12 Weeks!

Holy smokes! It's the last week of the first trimester! WOO HOO!! Come Monday next week I'm gonna be walking around looking like I just won the lottery!

Symptoms: Dare I say...the constant nausea is wearing off. KNOCK ON WOOD RIGHT NOW!! I am still getting sick randomly, but at least it isn't the all day long, why does this baby hate me, someone save me sickness. I am still extremely tired most of the time though.

What I'm Eating/Craving: No actual cravings just yet. I am finally able to drink tea again so I haven't been turning to soda anymore thank goodness! I am excited that I have been able to eat a wider variety of foods lately though!

Weight Gain: No weight gain since the last update. Still sitting at 1 pound gained in the first trimester! 

What I'm Wearing: I'm having to wear maternity bottoms now, which I don't have too many of. Looks like I'll be making some online purchases here pretty soon!

Mood: Happy most of the time. I was under a lot of stress the last few weeks so I was pretty crabby for a few days, but I think I'm doing better now.  

Due Date: Still October 13, 2014.

Next Prenatal Appointment: April 28th. My appointment today went great and I got to see the baby stretching and moving all around! I swear it already looks like Gabriella from the side! 

Gender Predictions: I still have no clue! Most days I think it's a girl, but then other days I second guess myself.

Baby Names: We are definitely still struggling with a girl name! Leave any suggestions that you may have! I am totally open to them!

Looking Forward To: Finding out the gender! I am going to go at 15 weeks and pay to have an ultrasound done. My OBGYN doesn't tell the sex at all for some reason so I'm going to have to make it happen myself!

We got 3 huge boxes of diapers today in the mail from my grandma and they are actually the first baby anything that we have in our house for this baby and it seriously made me so excited and made everything feel even more real! I am so in love with this baby already its gonna be hard for me to have patience for the next 6 months!

Talk to you soon,


10 Weeks!

Finally in the double digits of pregnancy! The time is ticking by so slowly right now and that doesn't really surprise me because pregnancy goes by so slowly no matter how much you enjoy it. I cant even think of anything else that lasts for only 9 (or 10 depending on who you ask) months but seems to last an entire lifetime.

Symptoms: Still feeling nauseous 99% of the time and actually started throwing up last week. Wahhh! Really tired at random times during the day which leads to me not getting much done around the house.

What I'm Eating/Craving: I don't think I'm really having cravings for anything yet...except soda! I hate it so much, but I broke down and had three fountain Dr. Peppers last week! Luckily on Saturday I didn't finish the one I got that day because I started to feel too sick. I'm hoping I can go back to no caffeine. I'm not really eating different because nothing sounds good...ever. I can't wait to be enjoying food again.

Weight Gain: Well this week I am actually down 3 pounds so total weight gain so far is only 1 pound! I'll be really excited to get out of the first trimester with only 1 pound gained! 

What I'm Wearing: Still wearing my regular clothes most of the time, but I have started wearing a pair of maternity jeans that are too comfy to keep put away any longer. 

Mood: Really emotional all the time, really stressed out about the rest of the year and all of the different things going on, but I'm feeling pretty happy most of the time.  

Due Date: Still October 13, 2014.

Next Prenatal Appointment: March 31st! Can't wait!

Gender Predictions: I'm actually floundering between boy or girl! I just can't tell anymore! I feel like only a daughter would make a pregnancy so hard, but then again my face is a lot clearer than it normally is and I don't know if I should contribute that to my new skincare routine or to the fact that its a boy. Gahhh!

Baby Names: I've never had any problem thinking of names before I was pregnant or even when I was pregnant with my other kids, but suddenly there isn't a baby girl name that Ryan and I can really agree on and stick with! Naming kids is so important to me and I put a lot of thought into how it will impact their future and all of that kind of stuff so this time around I guess it's just gonna be a longer process than it has been before. 

Looking Forward To: I am still so excited for the end of the first trimester! I can't wait to feel like a human again and not like the hosting body for an alien parasite!

It seems like this post is a lot of complaining, but I have to be honest right? I am so so so very blessed to be having another baby, but it doesn't mean that the first trimester doesn't still suck for me! 

Talk to you soon,


8 Weeks 1 Day

What a journey it has been to get to this blog post! 

Ryan and I have been wanting to expand our family for some time now, but we finally made the leap and I had my IUD removed (TMI?) the first week of November 2012 (!!!). We thought it was the perfect time and just assumed that I would get pregnant pretty quickly because I was a lot healthier than I was before, the effects from the IUD disappear almost immediately after being removed, and we had been praying about it. We had no idea it would take over a year to finally get a positive pregnancy test! 

After many months of tears (from me of course haha) and frustration, and lots and lots of praying we are so so so thrilled to be expecting another little baby Hill! So without further ado, here is my first official pregnancy update! I'm not sure what I will be calling them yet, or if I will just title them with how far along I am. I think I am going to update every two weeks until its starts to get more interesting haha! I have been wanting to do a pregnancy blog since I first started blogging 100 years ago! 

First Signs of Pregnancy: Super tender breasts and I was yawning constantly while I was running on the treadmill! I didn't really think anything of it at first until a few days later when it wouldn't stop!

First Positive Pregnancy Test: February 10! I took another one on the 11th and 12th too, just to be sure! 

First Prenatal Appointment: March 3! So exciting! I nearly cried at the sound of the baby's heart beat and the fluttering on screen! 

Pregnancy Symptoms: SUPER NAUSEOUS all of the time, extreme exhaustion, major food aversions (from just about all food), and I can't drink anything but water. I was already off of caffeine and sodas for the last six months or so, but I was drinking decaf iced tea with a packet of Truvia, now I cant even stomach that, its ice water all day everyday. 

Weight Gain: EEK! Not much, 4 pounds. I'm going to be trying to keep that number pretty low this time around! The first two I kinda went crazy and indulged in everything I desired, but it took a long time to get all that weight off so I don't want to go through all that again.

What I'm Wearing: My regular clothes most of the time, except with the addition of a Belly Band. I don't feel like I actually look pregnant just yet, but I am definitely showing A LOT faster this time around. 

Mood: Varying between elated with life to beyond miserable. Being as sick as I am this time its been quite hard for me to find the joy in everyday things. Seeing the baby yesterday though turned me around and reminded me why I am voluntarily going through this. Added to that is a twinge of fear of the future, I am terrified of the delivery, terrified of working while having a baby, terrified of basically everything that comes with adding another person into the mix. 

Due Date: October 13, 2014! I know I will deliver before then, c section and all, but I am very excited that its within the same year of getting pregnant because then it doesn't seem as far away! (In my head at least!)

Gender Predictions: I am really leaning towards another girl. I just have a feeling that Max will be my only son.  

Baby Names: We've already got two names picked out for boys, but we cant agree on a girl name! I don't think we are going to share the name until after the baby is born though! 

Looking Forward To: The end of the first trimester! Not only will I feel so much better to be out of the dreaded danger zone, I'm excited for the calmness of the second trimester. I can't wait to not feel sick anymore! 

I think that's it for now, folks! I'll share a belly picture once I feel like I look more pregnant that like I just had a big dinner! Let me know if there is anything I am leaving out that you might be interested in!

Talk to you soon,