What a whirlwind to share! Baby number 3 was a long time waiting but the end of November I finally had a missed visit from good ole Auntie F. After several pregnancy tests, YES I went over board and took SEVERAL. For almost a week ALL negative. How could this be!?!? For those who know me know that all those negatives were quite the cruel punishment ;)
Still, confident that I was infact pregnant despite the negatives I packed up the boys and we left for Iowa. My first test I took in Iowa after two days of waiting very impatiently I GOT A POSITIVE!!!! Very faint and my husband was hunting in South Dakota. Also if you know me ... patience is something I swear I was born without ;)
Being around all of our family was so hard. I wanted to shout it from the rooftops BUT with our first two I told my parents and sisters right away and this being my last, I wanted to do it differently! I really wanted to tell John in a special way BUT again I am super impatient and staying with family made it hard for me to be creative so I made him an ECard type of thing and shared it with him in private. (see below) I wanted it to be a surprise and special. Just so happens I will be almost 10 weeks on Christmas so we made a SUPER cute Christmas card for everyone to open on Christmas. We will see their reactions via skype! (thank God for technology) I will share the card with the you all as soon as I feel we are in the clear to share. It really is pretty cute!!
I researched some really cute ways to track and share this pregnancy with everyone for a few reasons.
1. I was TERRIBLE at documenting my first two, my first we didn't have amazing smart phones with great cameras and my 2nd ... seriously I barely remember it at all because I was chasing a 1 year old around.
2. I was SO unhealthy with my first two, I ate WHATEVER I wanted when I wanted. Didn't work out ... EVER. Now due to serious health issues when both my babies were young made drastic changes in my lifestyle. I am now a health & fitness coach, I work out 4-5 times a week, we eat clean and I am SO THRILLED to have a healthy active pregnancy.
3. We don't live near family so I want to be able to share all milestones with them.
4. This will be my last pregnancy and I want to remember it in detail.
So I hope for a few things with this tracker, to inspire others to be healthy and active during pregnancy, lord knows I needed that my first two AND that I can keep everyone in the loop!!
So here it goes starting with week 6!
Dec. 1, 2014
How far along - 6 weeks
Baby size of: Sweet Pea
Favorite moment this week- The news sinking in that this is happening
Miss Anything: Caffeine, Coffee, Java, Energy ;) You get the drift!
Movement: Aside from cramps ... nope
Food cravings- Nothing specific at this point
Anything making you queasy or sick- I had an upset stomach all this week and last, not queasy but upset stomach and very crampy, no matter what I did ... yuck.
Have you started to show yet- NO
Gender- Impatiently don't know yet
Belly Button in or out- In
Other Notes: Hiding this from family is SO HARD.
Exercise: Cardio was a little exhausting doing it with the heat on in Iowa but I managed
Sleep: Hit or miss, could be bc I am not in my bed, but weird sensations in my arm and restlesness kept me up a few nights while others I slept like a baby.
Looking forward to: ENERGY and First OB appt.