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Welcome! My name is Mrs.G and I started this blog so people could share in my mis-adventures in wedding planning. I married my southern gentleman on September 6th, 2009. Throughout our courtship I became enamored with everything southern and desperately want to become a steel magnolia.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

8 weeks

How far along? 8 Weeks, 32 weeks to go!
The baby is as big as: a green olive....gross 
Maternity clothes? not yet, but I can say that by the time I get home this preggo is feeling the pinch. 
Stretch marks? nope
How I am feeling: like crap. This week I feel really disconnected from everything. No matter how much sleep I get I am still tired, no matter what I do or don't eat I am still nauseous, there is just no feeling better at this point.  
Best moment this week?: Telling my family, friends and bloggies! The news was met with great excitement and even a few tears. 
Movement?: Nothing yet. 
Food cravings?:nothing of note, if the thought of it doesn't make me gag I eat it. 
Gender?: still feeling boy. 
Labor Signs?: Nope
Belly Button in or out?:innie 
What I miss:  not feeling like I am going to throw up all the time. 
What I am looking forward to: the second trimester.
Weekly Wisdom: throwing up at 7 am in your work bathroom stall while the person in the stall next to you has explosive diarrhea does not make a happy Monday.  
Milestones: seeing bean for the first time on the 20th and hearing heshe's heartbeat... a strong 157 bpm.  

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I just threw up.

It was so violent that I now have broken blood vessels on the sides of my eyes and speaking of my eyes, they are very bloodshot.

This is going to be a long 8 months.

7 weeks

Written 11/16/2012

Man I can't wait to share the news with you guys and not have to back blog.

How far along?7 Weeks, 33 weeks to go!
The baby is as big as: Blueberry! 
Maternity clothes? Not yet, but I have made my selections and now wait for after Christmas sales...
Stretch marks? nope, but I did get a random zit on my hip... What is that about?
How I am feeling: Morning sickness has arrived and its brutal. I haven't actually thrown up yet and I am child of the mindset vomit=feeling better, but much to my dismay nothing will make this nausea go away. Even water makes me gag, which a problem because I believe I am becoming slightly dehydrated. 
Best moment this week?: Making my appointment to meet with a midwife! We found out they are really flexible with their paitents because they want everyone to experience a natural birth, so keep your fingers crossed that I am not high risk and can move forward with a home birth. 
Movement?: not yet, but good lord I have had some major cramps this past week. Which is what I can expect because my uterus grew from the size of a fist to the size of an orange. 
Food cravings?: Nothing. Food in general makes me feel less than stellar. 
Gender?: Feeling a boy. 
Labor Signs?: Nope
Belly Button in or out?:innie 
What I miss: Being able to eat anything and being comfortable when I sleep. I am already getting uncomfortable when I sleep on my stomach, I see a full body pillow in my future.
What I am looking forward to: Everyone knowing.
Weekly Wisdom: cloth diapering is confusing, it is probably going to take me these next 8 months to figure out which system will be better for us. 
Milestones: My brother in law called me on Saturday and asked if I was pregnant. He said I had been liking some baby stuff on Facebook, which I had liked CHOICE (the midwifery group) and DIY maternity which I came back quickly with no I wasn't, I was just showing support for friends.... he then proceeded to ask in a whiny voice "Well, why not?". I have to remember that people can see my every move on Facebook....

Monday, November 26, 2012

6 weeks

Written 11/9/2012

How far along? 6 Weeks 
The baby is as big as: A sweet pea
Maternity clothes? No, but I will say I am not looking forward to having to get them. I have been looking around and pickin's are slim ladies. 
Stretch marks? nope
How I am feeling: I thought I was tired before, but this tired ain't got nothing on this level of exhaustion. Everyone hits that 3 o'clock wall or whatever, I hit a 9 0'clock wall, a 2 0'clock wall, a 5 o'clock all and then decree I won't fight it anymore and I will be in bed by 8:30. Waking up at night to pee is getting ridiculous... 4 times last night.. 4! 
Best moment this week?: getting the new carpet installed in the back room! That will be our dog free, kid friendly area. Husband has been pretty crafty this week too, he is building a baby gate to keep the beasts at bay. 
Movement?: nope.
Food cravings?: I wanted a soda, so I had a few sips and called it a day. I didn't feel that guilty considering it was only a few sips. 
Gender?: This week I feel girl, becuase my face is breaking out, they say if you have a girl she steals your beauty. 
Labor Signs?: Nope
Belly Button in or out?:innie 
What I miss: sleeping through the night...
What I am looking forward to: Sending out our Christmas cards with the announcement, that is how we are going to tell extended family. I have the card and the outfit picked out.
Weekly Wisdom: When you are plus sized the scope of cute clothing options is narrow, add being short to that and it is narrowed even more, now add pregnant on top of that and it is almost NON EXISTENT! 
Milestones: Starting to get organized, and make plans for what needs to be done before the baby gets here. I am a planner and this is my time to shine! 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

5 Weeks

Written 11/2/2012:

How far along? 5 weeks
The baby is as big as: an orange seed
Maternity clothes? Not yet
Stretch marks? nothing new 
How I am feeling: I am beginning to feel nauseous of a morning if I move around too much and if I let my self get too hungry. Reflux reared it's ugly head yesterday and I still feel the burn this morning. On a funny note, they weren't kidding when they say your sense of smell is heightened, I was in the in car with my mom and I could smell metal, like holding pennies in your hand. I started sniffing around and it was the zipper on my coat....needless to say it had to come off.  Other than that my boobs are starting to ache and I feel like  95% percent of my life is now dedicated to sleep and going to the bathroom.
Best moment this week?: people are going to think I am crazy, but it is reassuring that my symptoms are increasing. 
Movement?: not yet.
Food cravings?: this week I have had two instances of food cravings, I would have killed for a bagel and cream cheese with that jarred salty cheese ball meat on it, or a big burger. 
Gender?: I have a feeling it is going to be a boy.  
Labor Signs?: Nope
Belly Button in or out?:innie 
What I miss: a real good poop. There I said it. You know how after a good poop you sometimes feel like you can conquer the world? I haven't had one in about 2 weeks.
What I am looking forward to: Telling the family at Thanksgiving 
Weekly Wisdom: Even this early, discussing names can be a really touchy subject. Husband and I are pretty set on our boys name, but girls names are another story. He hates everything I pick out for being to weird and I hate everything he picks out for being to common or plain. This will be our first real test in compromise. 
Milestones: it hitting me that in less than 30 days we put up or Christmas tree... that Christmas is only 52 days away...that I should probably look at the black Friday deals for baby stuff...because I will have a baby next year... and ZOMG! I will have a 5 month old this time next year.... GULP!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

4 Weeks

Written 10/26/2012

I choose this shirt because it is flowy and will probably last my entire pregnancy 

How far along? 4 weeks
The baby is as big as: a poppy seed

Maternity clothes? No, but because the bloat is of epic proportions, yoga pants are my new best friend.

Stretch marks? none that weren't there before.
How I am feeling: Pretty good thus far, the only real symptoms I am having are that I am more tired than usual and I am peeing constantly. I find myself waking up more, but not necessarily to go to the bathroom, although morning pee time seems to be getting earlier. Hello 4:45 am. 
Best moment this week?: finding out my eggo is preggo!
Movement?: does gas count? 
Food cravings?: I can actually say pasta, when I made my meal list for the next two weeks I realized I had 8 pasta dishes listed and was told by my husband to "pump the breaks"
Gender?: Don't know yet, but husband and I have decided to find out. 
Labor Signs?: Nope
Belly Button in or out?:innie 
What I miss: nothing yet, although I did realize today that my beloved diet coke and I had to break up this morning. 
What I am looking forward to: my Dr. appointment on November 20th 
Weekly Wisdom: I used to say that I didn't think God played a role in getting pregnant, you just hear some horrible things that happen to babies at the hands of their parents, and I couldn't wrap my head around a God that would bless them with a child and not me.  I think that was my own hurt and bitterness talking, but now... I get it, He has a plan! 
Milestones: Finding out I am going to be a mama! 

What Baby G is up to this week: 
 At 4 weeks
  • The ball of cells is splitting into the embryo (your future child) and placenta
  • Baby's neural tube, the building block of his spine, brain and backbone, is already formed.
  • The amniotic sac and fluid are forming into protective cushioning for your baby.

3 weeks 6 days

Written 10/26/2012

I sat at lunch, talking with Erin and Crystal and then it hit me. I was eating a baked potato, and it was delicious, when all of a sudden the bite I had just taken almost came back up. My stomach turned over on its self and the thought of putting another fork full in my mouth made me gag. Something was up.

I knew I could be pregnant and was dead set on waiting until the 27th, my projected start date, to test. I didn't want to test and deal with the let down. But something was nagging me (other than Crystal, who wanted to stop at Walgreen's on the way back to work...). 

My mind waged a war of am I or aren't I?
I was bloated beyond belief, this isn't common for me...
I didn't have tender breasts..... isn't that the big flashing light sign everyone talks about? 
I had cramping but it wasn't from one side and it wasn't like a real cramp, it was almost like a pulsing sensation in my lower abdomen that led to general discomfort.

So after almost yacking up my baked potato at lunch I thought "what the hell" and took a pregnancy test around 5:30 pm on 10/25/2012.

Husband and I had been trying for over 2 years and I knew that this month, with the stress of our financial situation and trying to bring our marriage back from the brink of collapse, that it had to have been too much for my body to handle.

We didn't worry about preventing, I mean 2 years of one lines and tears and we could honestly say that we thought we were never going to get pregnant without some form of medical intervention. So we just had fun.

I pee in the cup, at this point I would like to admit to you that I was peeing by way of night light. I like to do my business in mood lighting what can I say? Anyway,I decide to use one of the those cheapie tests that come with the OPK that you get on amazon because I don't think I am pregnant and I didn't want to wast one of my First Response tests.  I dip it in and see the one line, great. I knew it. I then started an internal scolding " You knew you were only 11 DPO and even if you were it isn't first morning urine", and "You should have waited until Saturday like originally planned".  So I finish up, flip the light on, wash the cup out and look down again before tossing the test in the trash and do a double take...there was something there.

a little faint something.

I hold it up to the light to see, and think there is no way there are two lines.

It was literally like the time stood still, this was literally the effing Da Vinci code, is there a second line or not? Once I got my wits about me I thought the only logical thing to do was compare it with an unused test. 

I tore open my last cheapie and set it down beside it for comparison.


There is definitively something there.

I had told my mom about Crystal's suspicions but didn't tell her I was taking a test, I screamed for her because I needed a second opinion, which with her eyesight probably wasn't the best choice, but she was the only other human home.

In the moments before she got to the bathroom door I felt like a cliche, all those times I would hear about women not knowing or seeing a second line. I would scoff and say two lines is two lines!!!

She looked at it and didn't really understand what she was supposed to be seeing and kept turning it the wrong way. But after I got her straightend out by pulling the wrapper with the instructions out of the trash for reference, and telling her no more than three times that I had followed the instructions to the T, she finally said "I think I see a line."

See for your self, what would you think?

sorry for the blurriness, my hands were shaking and sorry that it is upside down lol.

Because my mom wasn't as a reliable source as I had hoped I grabbed my laptop, pee stick in hand and I referenced and and both said a line is a line.

Still in disbelief, I text the pic to Crystal.

She said she was 98% sure I was.

I wished the line would have been darker to be sure, then my mom in her excitement said  "take one using the first response."

By this time it was 6:00. My mom tried to be reassuring and said to not be upset if it wasn't positive seeing as I had only tested 30 min before.

My mom was able to quell her excitement long enough to not be in the bathroom with me while I tested, although she did walk around with my first pee sick to different colored surfaces and light exposures to see if she could see it more clearly. 

I went in peeled the foil back and tested again.

I remembered Crystal saying that the package says  it could take 5 minutes, but really the second line shows up in a matter of seconds.

I counted to 20, placed the cap back on and held my breath.

As the test window began to register my results I clearly saw two lines.

I am officially a member of the 2 line club!

I got on the baby websites to determine my due date which is early July. 

Telling Husband

Written 10/26/2012

I had always wanted to tell Husband in a super cute way that I was pregnant, the only issue being that I wouldn't be able to keep a secret like this for long, so it had to be something that could be cute in a jiffy.

When I found out the day before his birthday it really left the door wide open as to what I could do. 

I could get him a onsie that said world's greatest dad, a happy birthday Dad card, or a cake that said From Katy and baby. 

The issue was I didn't want to do it in front of everyone and because EVERYONE was going to be at our house on his birthday I had to go back to square one. 

What to do, what to do? 

See husband was working and wasn't due home for about another 2 hours. 

I racked my brain. 

My mom was about to leave to go get a card when I thought wouldn't it be funny if I "Proposed" Parenthood to him? I thought about this in a joking manner. 

But joking manner aside, I thought it was a pretty good idea. 

I ran out the front door to stop my mom and told her my idea and she said that was perfect so now we were on the hunt for a box to put the stick in. 

I found my sunglasses case, it was white and kind of jazzy with a black velvet inside, just like a ring box, even if it wasn't just like a ring box the pee stick fit perfectly so it was going to be used anyway.  I got everything set up and ready to go, and then waited, and waited and waited. 

The clock ticked past his time to get off work, and then 40 more minutes passed. 

Isn't that lucky, the one night I have life altering news and he gets held up at work? 

He finally pulls in the drive way around 8pm and he is on his phone. 


Usually it is with his mom and it doesn't take that long.....

I go out side and he is on the phone with his sister and he won't stop his jibber jabbering. 

I physically had to go outside and intervene because I was about to blow the whole thing and yell "WILL YOU GET OFF THE PHONE I AM TRYING TO TELL YOU I AM PREGNANT IN CUTE EFFING WAY AND YOU BEING ON THE PHONE IS RUINING IT." 

He got off the phone and brought him in to the house and I sat him down on our couch and he said he was confused to which I replied he should be. 

I grabbed the box which was close by, took a deep breath and got down on one knee. 

He started laughing and asked me what I was doing and I said "Husband... Will you be a parent with me?"

Popped open the box lid and he saw the stick and was utterly shocked. 

I believe he said 
"SHUT UP!" 'SHUT UP!!" ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME!?!" "NU HUH!!" (please note that these were exclamtions of excitement, I don't want you to mistake these pc undertones as anger)

Then he proceeded to shower me with kisses. 

I got the whole thing on tape and I can't help but go back and watch it for a good laugh and a tear of happiness that usually ensues...hormones. 

We are trying to decide now how to tell the parentals. 

Friday, November 23, 2012

A very thankful Thanksgiving

After a long blogging break I have decided I am ready to blog again, and thought of no better way to start than to say what I am thankful for.

My family. I am not going to sugar coat it, my family irritates me a good 45-50% of the time, but goodness I love them.

My friends. not to sound to hallmark card but they are the family I get to choose and not to brag I think I did a pretty dang good job choosing these ladies.

My marriage. I almost lost it this year but in that dark time we both made the decision to stay and work on our issues and rebuild a stronger marriage and we are beginning to see our hard work pay off makes me proud of my husband and I and out relationship.

and last but not least...


That's right! The Mr. and I are expecting and we couldn't be more excited! I am 8 weeks along and we are due July 5th.

I hope everyone had a very happy Thanksgiving!!!