Thursday, October 4, 2012

Baby Making: 16.5 Weeks

Well I thought I would do a pregnancy update.
If you want to see my other pregnancy updates look here and here.
So far time has been moving really slow for me, 
March seems SO far away.
Maybe it is because I haven't had a classic busy semester with just taking one class
and so time is not going by as quick.  Sometimes I love that it is moving slow
when I panic that we have SO much to do before the baby comes but
then sometimes I just want it to fly by and want to have him tomorrow!

Speaking of "him", yes we found out we are having a baby boy!!
It was really fun to find out, we just did a family thing, most of our family doesn't live here
so we had a major Google hangout.
I am not going to lie, I pictured myself with a girl.
We had a perfect name we both loved and I can do nails and tutu's and tea parties.
Tractors, dirt and dinosaurs? I wasn't so sure.
I did have a really strong hunch it was a boy though.

But last night I made Ben bring in the giant boxes of baby boy clothes that
we got from his parents from when they had twins a few years ago.
I pulled out all the newborn blankets and onesies and all of a sudden 
I got really really excited for a baby boy.

The more I hear from people and spend hours online looking at 
things, I feel so much more content about a boy.  I can't wait to see 
a little Ben and to see Ben with a son.
Now for us to agree on a name!

I am still feeling pretty sick. 
 Actually there has not been a day since I was 6 weeks that I have felt good and like myself.  
I don't really remember what it is like to not be nauseous daily.
I am still throwing up every day and my gag reflex is out of control.
You should see me try and brush my teeth? Not cute.
I am praying that it goes away soon but also not getting my hopes up.
I still have food cravings and aversions.
I crave chicken nuggets A LOT especially the ones from Chick-fil-A, apples and pop.
I actually crave sweets now less than before I was pregnant.
I can't even think about ground beef, pork makes me sick to my stomach and anything 
with garlic or ginger I also can't stand.

I am having trouble sleeping, I am not used to having to get up in the
middle of the night to pee and I for some reason have the hardest time
going back to sleep after I do.
I guess my body is just practicing.

I am finally showing a little to the point where people can sometimes tell.
I actually want to be showing more so people can stop wondering if that girl is pregnant or just kind of fat.
Sometimes when we are out in public I stick my belly out more and touch my stomach so that 
people will know.  Pathetic I know.

I haven't felt any real movement yet.
Well maybe I have, sometimes I think it is movement but it also just could
be my stomach grumbling. 
I have tried big glasses of orange juice every morning
because rumor has it that orange juice makes the babies kick like crazy.
Still nothing yet I don't think.  I really can't wait for it though.

Well that turned out to be really long but I love hearing about my mom's pregnancy 
so hopefully this will be fun to look back on someday. 


Mrs.Marie Lester said...

ughhh i have the same brushing teeth issues! It's miserable!! hope the morning sickness passes soon for you girly! It's finally going away a bit for me thankfully, oh and peeing 5 times a night is fabulous isn't it? ugh thats probably the worst thing for me lol but hey we're doing it for our babies it's all worth it :)

Amira said...

Oh my gosh, DAYS would pass without me brushing my teeth, isn't that awful? There was a point where I would throw up so many times in a day - that all I could do was lay on the bathroom floor and cry. I finally started taking Zofran and it was a life saver. I never threw up again. Around 15 weeks or so I started to feel a little more human, and by 18 weeks I felt a lot more like myself. Definitely not the highlight of my pregnancy but I promise it gets so much better :-) Just keep truckin' girl - you look beautiful! And congrats on a BOY!!! Ahhh, there is something so endearing about little bow ties, suspenders and argyle sweaters, hehe

Amelia Kirchhausen said...

You look great Cassie!! We are so excited you guys are having a boy! SO MUCH FUN!!!

Cole and Paige Barnett said...

You sounds EXACTLY like I was when I was pregnant with Harper!
I found that popcorn was a good food to settle the stomach and that Shirley Temples tastes the same going down as they do coming back up!
Good luck with it all. This too shall pass. Although, I was sick up until the 7 month mark....but everyone is different!

thecottagediaries said...

This is gorgeous. I hope things get better for you soon!

Molly said...

Ahh, I didn't know you had a blog! This is too cute. Congrats on the baby girl!

Jenn @ What You Make It said...

Oh my goodness, I get behind on my blog reading and this is what I miss?!? Congratulations!! You look super cute with the beginnings of a baby bump! And for the record, I could totally see myself sticking out my tummy in public at a far earlier time than 16 weeks, ha ; ) Congratulations! I actually want a boy first so bad when we have kids, and then a girl. My friend has two baby boys and has said that after having one, she just wanted more ; ) Thanks for all the info, I really do love hearing about it!

Valerie Griffin said...

you are precious!

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