Oh Boy, Oh Boy – 23 weeks

A couple weeks ago, we found out officially that we are having a BOY!

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Don’t let that cute little profile fool you – baby boy was pumping his fist at us the whole time of the ultrasound.  Pretty sure he’s going to be a feisty one.  We have picked out the name, but we are keeping that secret until he’s born – it is soooo nice to have one pronoun to call him by.

In the last post, I shared that we had adopted a puppy.  His name is Obadiah, Obie for short, and I have no idea what we did with our lives before him!  He’s a rescue – mom is a feral german shepherd-lab mix and the dad was either a daschund or corgi.  He has the long body and short legs of the dad and the ears and some coloring of the mom.

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If you would like to see more about him, follow the hashtag #ObadiahMartin on Instagram.  I am shamelessly taking lots of pictures and some vids – so you have been forewarned of the cuteness. Obie enjoys fetching…anything! and keeping his toys just out of our reach when playing.  He finds licking the surfaces of the house a wonderful past-time and setting himself into puppy fits (running laps through the house). He likes to sit just close enough that you can’t reach him to give a good pet, but when he chews on his antler, it must be right on top of one of our legs.

Back to the baby stuff!  We have planned the baby showers and I think I finally finished the registry.  We decided to stick with Amazon this time, because there are so many great products available on there!  Amazon has been awesome for finding all the items we need and, with Prime shipping, most everything will arrive in no time at no cost.

Can I just add that after we finished the Registry (and at least $10 shipped from the Registry list) Amazon shipped me a Welcome Box full of baby goodies!

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Look at all that loot!!  (This is not a paid-for-endorsement, and I have not received any goods or services other than what is inherent in an Amazon registry and the Amazon Welcome Box gift. If you would like more details about the Amazon Welcome Box, please visit this link.) We have started getting some baby products in here and there and already wondering where we’re going to put everything.

If you’d like to find my registry (because I don’t turn away gifts *wink*) click here!  The shower dates/locations are:

March 25 – Fairfield
April 15 – Springboro.

If you’d like more details about them, feel free to ask. The more the merrier!

Sickness – I caught either a really simple flu bug, or a bad cold – regardless, I was a hot mess for a few days and the doctor put me on TamiFlu.  I wouldn’t normally take it, but I had to get back to work and with all the complications people have been having with the flu, I figured we should be safer than sorry. Thankfully, all is well, but it seems that my immune system is still pretty low and I’m more susceptible to these viruses/bugs.

Other symptoms – Pretty sure that my growing belly and baby is pushing my stomach into a tight space.  I’m appetite is waning so I have to force myself to eat at times.  This contributes to heartburn, so my bottle of peppermint essential oil is never far away.

My belly has grown to such a size that sleep is getting uncomfortable.  I am no longer supposed to sleep on my back, but that means I have to alternate the side I’m sleeping on because my hips start to hurt after a while.  That usually coincides with a potty break, so that’s not too inconvenient.

Cravings – I had a dream that someone stole the last piece of my cheesecake and I was so mad afterwards that I demanded we get cheesecake for dessert that night after work.  And it was glorious.

Baby stats – Baby boy looked amazing on the scans!  Brain, heart, limbs, everything looks wonderful.  And he is so active.  His favorite time to squirm around seems to be when we’re at church trying to be still and pray.  The other day I saw my belly move for the first time with a kick (or punch).  Like a little alien moving around in there. He’s the size of an ear of corn now.  He can hear loud noises, like Obie barking at us when we play, and car honks. He does not enjoy when I’m bending over for anything and will promptly let me know with a little punch or kick right in the belly.

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When Life Gives You Lemons… 14 Weeks

We are officially into the 2nd trimester!

Since our announcement a couple weeks ago, the baby has gone from a lime to a clementine to a small peach to a large lemon! I have another doctor visit this week with one of the OB’s at the practice.  This is a new one for us to see but I’ve heard really nice things about him – from people I personally know, not just online reviews.

We have another fun announcement this week – we adopted a sweet puppy this weekend!  We are working on a new name for him – I am hoping “Obadiah” will take hold.  He is a mutt and I’m totally in love with him!  He will be joining our home permanently on Saturday and I can’t wait!

Sickness – There has been some confusion about whether I really had morning sickness or not.  I honestly have not.  However, I have caught a couple bugs (respiratory/viral) that have kept me from church a couple times. I had no idea that being pregnant actually depressed my immune system.  I almost feel like the baby-powers-at-be thought I was getting off easy with no morning sickness and decided to hit me with other stuff.  Oh joy!

Other symptoms – My digestive system has been really out of whack.  Since coffee makes me sick to think about drinking, I have had to up my fiber intake to balance out my “going.”  I’m not always successful and I feel like I’m on a roller coaster of not being able to go and being able to go too well.

Cravings – Nothing wild and crazy.  This baby makes it pretty obvious to me what foods will not fly, and thankfully fruit has been a safe bet throughout.  I’m not a fan of most veggies right now so I’m trying to get my veggies through fruit smoothies – Bolthouse blends are amazing!

Baby stats – Baby can yawn, hiccup, and swallow. The arms and legs are fully formed, and toes are separated. The pattern of folds in the ears are nearly formed, but hearing is still not established.  Does this mean I don’t need to play Mozart yet?

Mum’s the Word – 11 Weeks

Well hello!  After long last!   Sorry for having taken quite the hiatus from the blog – I have no real excuse except for laziness.  We’ve been doing well since the wedding and enjoying married life – traveling, eating (lots!  particularly burgers), and then all the boring stuff like cleaning and going to work.

Naturally, I had to start back up with the blog now that we have a pretty significant life change coming on.

See what we did there?  Went over pretty well with the Fam Fam too.  Only had to hit up 3 stops on Thanksgiving to get everyone in for the surprise.  See, I’m the baby on my side and there are 4 grandkids for my mom already.  Also, there are another 11 for my dad and step-mom.  But on Matt’s side, there’s a whopping 0 grand-babies, so this was a really big deal.

We’ve known since the beginning of October and keeping it under wraps was somewhat of a challenge.  Thankfully, I’ve had next to no morning sickness *fingers-crossed it stays that way* just some heartburn here and there.  We’re due June 12, 2018 – I’m really hoping that baby comes about 1.5 weeks later.  I have my last real opportunity to be selfish and I don’t want to share my birthweek! 🙂

So here are some tidbits of info on how the pregnancy is going so far.

Sickness – not much, just some light nausea if I don’t eat in a timely manner.  Never thrown up yet.

Other symptoms – Baby fatigue is no joke!  I’ve always enjoyed afternoon naps, but I could seriously snuggle up anywhere in the office at the drop of a hat.

Cravings – Taco Bell chicken quesadillas.  But really, it’s like non-cravings.  I had to stop drinking coffee because the thought of it made me nauseous.  I have been fine with hot rooibos tea, though.  I also have no desire to eat our Sunday morning donuts at church anymore.  So sad… and a lot of veggies have little appeal to me.  Fruit is working out well though.  yum!  Water is gross to me too (more than normal).

Baby stats – Apparently baby is the size of a lime and that seems crrrrrrazy to me.  Hands are about to open and then form fists. Bones are starting to harden. We got to hear the strong heartbeat last week.

Tune in next week for more news!