Thursday, June 19, 2008

I have a problem.

Let's just get it all out in the open. The cravings have begun. Yesterday I had a normal lunch of a sandwich and potato chips with water to drink. I decide to go out and get a candy bar for a little afternoon pick me up. While I was at it, I got two- one for now, one for tomorrow, I thought. What do you know, before I even realized it, I had eaten 2 regular sized Snickers bars in a row. I'm not talking about the miniatures. These were regulation Snickers. With almonds.

You should know this about me. I haven't allowed myself to eat a regular sized Snickers bar since I was like 17. I've had the miniature ones, and probably ate more of those than a big bar would have equaled, but it was the principle. I have tried to remain on some sort of diet since college. But yesterday, I defied it all by eating who knows how many calories and grams of sugar at one sitting. I just threw the wrapper away and didn't even look at the nutrition facts!

I have vowed to not let this happen again, but I can't promise anything. Luckily, I have a loving and supportive husband who thought it was a great idea for me to eat two candy bars. He wants Amelia to be born chubby. That is fine with me, however I do not want to develop gestational diabetes with this two candy bar habit!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The best part of pregnancy so far

Yesterday I felt Amelia flipping around inside me! It was the craziest feeling. I've been concerned that I haven't been feeling her move yet, but really I think the movements have been so tiny that I haven't really noticed them. Yesterday I was laying on the couch after work when I felt something wiggling in my tummy! I thought it might have been her, but it could have also been mistaken for a hunger pang since it was getting close to dinner time. Then it happened again and again after that. Cliff was asking me to describe how it felt and the best description I have for it is like when you are in a car and you go over a steep hill fast, it's like what happens to your stomach then. Other times I have felt more like a thumping, which is what I think it feels like when she kicks. But yesterday, I think she was flipping around. It was awesome!

I have loved every second of being pregnant so far, with the highlights being the day I found out I was pregnant, the first time we heard the heartbeat, and then finding out she was a girl. But I have to say that actually feeling a little life moving around inside me has to be the best yet! There's nothing like it!

Update on the nursery plans: the crib, changing table and bedding are all on their way. It's so fun getting packages. It feels like getting presents, ha. We are going out of town this weekend for Cliff's dad's wedding, so we won't be able to start on painting and putting stuff together until next weekend. I am ready to turn that guest room into Pink Town!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

It's A Girl!

The wait is over! Most of you already know that we are having a girl. We are just thrilled! But I have to tell you about the emotional rollercoaster we went through the day of the big ultrasound. Of course I had been a nervous wreck as I always am before appointments, always dreading bad news. This time I was nervous and anxious to find out the gender. I had been counting down the hours. My appointment was at 9, and at 8:30 I thought, yes, only 30 more minutes. Then my cell phone rings and it's the dr's office telling me that the ultrasound tech has a sick child and wouldn't be coming in that morning. They rescheduled my appointment for the following Monday, but still wanted me to come in at 9 to see my dr. UGH! You would have thought the world had ended! I was crying and carrying on like a 5 year old. I was so disappointed. Plus we were leaving from the appointment to head to the beach and I really wanted to know the gender before going shopping! But I pulled myself together and Cliff and I went to the dr.

Around 9:45, as we were in the waiting room, I saw the tech come in. I took a deep breath when I saw her. Cliff said it was like she was a rockstar or something. I was trying not to get my hopes up, but then she called my name a few minutes later. Shortly after that we were able to see a beautiful healthy girl squirming around on the screen! It was really crazy because I still couldn't feel it, but since then I have felt movement a few times. I'm ready for a good strong kick from her!
After all that drama, we were thrilled to find out that we are having a baby girl and I love to be able to call her a "she" and by her name, which is, by the way, Amelia Kate Furr. Kate is after Cliff's mom, who many of you know passed away 4 years ago. Amelia is her first grandchild and we miss her so much, especially at milestones in our life like this. We are proud to be able to honor her by giving our daughter her middle name.

Now that we know who she is, I'm am busy searching for a crib and preparing her nursery. I will post some before, during and after photos of the project soon! Below are some pics from her ultrasound. The middle one is pictured like she is sitting on the camera, so you see her little booty, and supposedly you can tell she's a girl. It could have been a boy for all I knew! One of my favorites is her sweet little foot!