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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

We have a LIME!

Week of March 22th :)


How Far Along? 11 Weeks

11 weeks
Due Date: Oct 11, but i'd be happy with the 9th!!!

Total weight gain/loss: up 2 overall but my mom said she felt like i've gained weight...oh Joy!

Maternity clothes? I bought 2 pairs of Gap Maternity jeans. My regular ones were just too uncomfortable. even though I've only gained 2 lbs the baby just doesn't move like my fat does. I had a 30% off coupon so I stocked up on several shirts and dresses that I can wear this summer. I just couldn't pass up the deals. 

Stretch Marks? None. I am dreading these, my sister says she is taking a monthly photo of my belly whether I like it or not. Hopefully there won't be stretch marks, I'm going to have to start putting something on my belly to hopefully prevent them

Sleep: still getting up like clock work. 1am, 4am and 6am. I guess it's preparing me for when little one comes

Best moment this week: We FINALLY got to spill the beans!!!! 

Movement: 6-8 more weeks till I hopefully feel this!!!!

Food cravings: none really

Food aversions: no not really. feeling much better this week. there was minimal nausea, but 5 hours in a car plus minimal sleep doesn't make for me feeling too hot

Gender: We won't really find out but I have several people thinking its a boy. according to my chinese gender chart its a girl, the chart has been about 60% right with my friends!

Labor Signs: none

11 week pudge!
Belly Button in or out? I'm hoping it stays in!!

What I miss: not feeling like a blimp!

What I am looking forward to: letting everyone know. I have to tell my boss tomorrow and I'm really nervous about it. I'm just scared what she will say, not sure why, she's like a second mom to me but still!

Size of baby: 







Baby's now the size of a lime!Your fetus currently enjoys a 1:1 ratio between body and head, and has skin so transparent that blood vessels show right through it. But fingers and toes are no longer webbed, and hair follicles, tooth buds, and nail beds are forming -- setting up a significantly more attractive future. 





Loving Prunes!

Week of March 15th :)




How Far Along? 10 Weeks

Due Date: I can officially say that I'm due October 11th!! We confirmed that my NFP works the best when figuring our due dates!!! The ultrasound confirmed that I was right when I ovulated and that the LMP method just doesn't work for me!

Baby Chafin 10 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: up 2 as of yesterday :(  

Maternity clothes? I bought my first pair of pants yesterday. My jeans were just so uncomfortable when sitting. I had to buy new kahki's for my clinicals and decided to make them maternity so that they would get me through the semester. I also put 2 pairs of Gap maternity jeans on hold for their friends and family sale that starts Thursday! I can't wait. They were wayyyyy  more comfortable than the crap I'm stuck with right now

Stretch Marks? None. I am dreading these, my sister says she is taking a monthly photo of my belly whether I like it or not. Hopefully there won't be stretch marks

Sleep: Was a good week for this. Only get up about 1-2 times a night now!!

Best moment this week: WE HEARD LITTLE BEANS HEART BEAT!!!!! 176!!!! I cried!!! I'm so in love with my baby already! I hadn't gotten attached until I heard that heartbeat. It still brings tears to my eyes!

Movement: 6-8 more weeks till I hopefully feel this!!!!

Food cravings: I had a craving for Wendy's spicy chicken sandwich earlier in the week. But right now this non-drinker really is craving a miller chill. and I rarely drink. I think it's the defiant thing of not being allowed to have one!

Food aversions: no not really. feeling much better this week. there was minimal nausea

Gender: We won't really find out but I have several people thinking its a boy. according to my chinese gender chart its a girl, the chart has been about 60% right with my friends!

Labor Signs: none

10 weeks. I felt as fat as I looked
Belly Button in or out? I'm hoping it stays in!!

What I miss: my pants fitting

What I am looking forward to: TELLING OUR FAMILIES THIS FRIDAY!!! (Adam's 30th Birthday). Since it's the first baby on both sides we wanted to tell both parents together and Adam's parents live 3 hours away and luckily they are coming up otherwise it would have had to be on the phone! I'm sooo excited to do this!! 
We told a few friends and my sister last week and I feel so blessed that everyone was so welcoming with it. I don't think i've ever seen my sister so happy. This baby has brought us so much closer and I LOVE THAT! 

Size of baby: 







Baby's now the size of a prune!
With bones and cartilage starting to form and vital organs beginning to function, baby is making major progress. Body length will almost double in the next three weeks, and arm joints are now working. (Soon, legs will start working too.)






Our Little Olive! :)





Week of March 8th :)
How Far Along? 9 Weeks

Due Date: According to my LMP October 7, according to my ovulation and NFP charting Oct. 11
Baby Chafin 9 weeks 1 day
It was Ash Wednesday and the
day we had our ultrasound

Total weight gain/loss: I'm afraid to step on the scale today. I ate WAY to much while in Savannah!

Maternity clothes? none but my clothes are tighter than normal. i'm in my fat jeans and they are tight :( I feel like I've gained 20 lbs already!

Stretch Marks? None yet...just my ones on my sides from growing too fast as a child. Hopefully we can avoid these!

Sleep: I'm tired all the time. Plus I get up 2-3 times a night, and I don't seem to sleep really sound. I guess this is preparation for when the little one arrives

Best moment this week: Passing my med/surg class!!! AND getting to go to Savannah GA for the weekend. BUT the best part hasn't happened yet...we get to hear the little one's Heartbeat on WEDNESDAY!!! (God Willing :))

Movement: too early for this, but my goodness what I wouldn't give to feel our little olive move!

Food cravings: Nothing really sounds too good. But right now I want lasagna. I'm probably going to go to the store to make it tonight!

Food aversions: The Nauseousness has subsided after every meal. But the worst part of being in Savannah was not getting to eat ANY of the yummy looking and smelling Seafood. I LOVE seafood. I was so sad I couldn't have any of it!

Gender: We won't be finding out

Labor Signs: none
Weekly belly shot. 9 weeks 1 day

Belly Button in or out? Innie and I hope it stays this way though I'm not looking forward to having to take out my belly button ring...they make pregnancy ones right?

What I miss: not feeling like a blimp. and being able to eat sea food!

What I am looking forward to: Doctor Appointment in 2 days! and getting to share the awesome news with everyone! I am getting so anxious to tell everyone! I want to scream it from the roof tops!!!

Size of baby: 



Baby's now the size of a green olive!
Your little embryo has now officially graduated to fetus-hood. Adding to the excitement, a Doppler ultrasound device might be able to pick up the beating heart. With basic physical structures in place and increasingly distinct facial features, baby is kind of starting to look like...well...a baby!





Oh sweet Raspberry!

Week of March 1st :)


How Far Along? 8 Weeks







Due Date: According to my LMP October 7, according to my ovulation and NFP charting Oct. 11
Baby Chafin 8 weeks 5 days



Total weight gain/loss: Actually down 2. Not really sure why since I've been eating like crap! Can't wait for the weather to get warmer so I can go walk outside!

Maternity clothes? none but my clothes are tighter than normal. i'm in my fat jeans and they are tight :( I feel like I've gained 20 lbs already!

Stretch Marks? None yet...just my ones on my sides from growing too fast as a child. Hopefully we can avoid these!

Sleep: Sleep what is that? I feel like I can't sleep, and I'm nauseous all the time!

Best moment this week: Passing my med/surg exam with an A! Whoo Hooo. This now means I'm passing the class. Also we may be going to Savannah GA for the up coming weekend!! So looking forward to a weekend away together!

Movement: too early for this, but my goodness what I wouldn't give to feel the little raspberry move!

Food cravings: nothing really sounds good. Everything makes me nauceous and I'm pretty much miserable all the time. I keep blaming it on stress and worry about school but I know it's not really that. 

Food aversions: I get nauseous after I eat every time! This is truly getting old! But I really don't mind if that means my little bean is growing

Gender: We won't be finding out

Labor Signs: none

Belly Button in or out? Innie and I hope it stays this way though I'm not looking forward to having to take out my belly button ring...they make pregnancy ones right?

What I miss: Not being nauseous all the time. It's worse when I'm tired and in nursing school you don't get much sleep! BOO

What I am looking forward to: Doctor Appointment NEXT WEEK! and getting to share the awesome news with everyone! I am getting so anxious to tell everyone! I want to scream it from the roof tops!!!

Size of the baby: 



Baby's now the size of a raspberry!
Baby is growing like mad, putting on about a millimeter every day and continuing to straighten out in the trunk. Though you can't feel it yet, baby is moving those little arms, legs, and (now only slightly) webbed fingers and toes like crazy.





We Have a Blueberry!

Week of February 22nd 2011

How Far Along? 7 Weeks

Baby Chafin 7 weeks

Due Date: According to my LMP October 7, according to my ovulation and NFP charting Oct. 11

Total weight gain/loss: 0 lbs so far...well from getting pregnant that is...I wish I would have been in better shape when we got pregnant! :(

Maternity clothes? none but my clothes are tighter than normal, especially bras and pants. i'm in my fat jeans and they are tight :(

Stretch Marks? None yet...just my ones on my sides from growing too fast as a child. Hopefully we can avoid these!

Sleep: Sleep was better this week, minus getting up to study.

Best moment this week: Passing my med/surg exam. (hopefully this is repeated this week as well) AND getting to see our BEAUTIFUL God-Daughter Madison for her birthday! :)

Movement: too early for this

Food cravings: none really. I just want to eat period. I don't get full as quickly as I used to

Food aversions: I get nauseous after I eat every time. hmmm

Gender: We won't be finding out
Labor Signs: none

Belly Button in or out? Innie and I hope it stays this way though I'm not looking forward to having to take out my belly button ring...they make pregnancy ones right?

What I miss: having skinny days!

What I am looking forward to: Doctor Appointment March 9 and getting to share the awesome news with everyone! We saw all of our friends this weekend and I wanted to tell SOOOO BAD! I most of all want to tell my sister. But we will wait till we hear a heartbeat

Size of the Baby:








Baby's now the size of a blueberry!
Baby's brain -- both hemispheres! -- is growing fast, generating about one hundred new cells every minute. Arms and legs are emerging as joints start to form, and a permanent set of kidneys (baby's third!) is now in place.





Adam insisted on a Belly shot

OH sweatpea!

Week of February 15th 2011


Baby Chafin 6 weeks
How Far Along? 6 Weeks

Due Date: According to my LMP October 7, according to my ovulation and NFP charting Oct. 11

Total weight gain/loss: 0 lbs so far...well from getting pregnant that is...I wish I would have been in better shape when we got pregnant! :(

Maternity clothes? none but my clothes are tighter than normal, especially bras and pants.

Stretch Marks? None yet...just my ones on my sides from growing too fast as a child. Hopefully we can avoid these!

Sleep: ehhh what is this? I get up twice during the night and pee, and I get hot really easily and am just not sleeping well overall.

Best moment this week: praying this pregnancy is a viable one and that we will be parents before the years over

Movement: too early for this

Food cravings: none really. Just being more conscious of eating period.

Food aversions: none

Gender: We won't be finding out

Labor Signs: none

Belly Button in or out? Innie and I hope it stays this way though I'm not looking forward to having to take out my belly button ring...they make pregnancy ones right?

What I miss: not being nauseated after every time I eat

What I am looking forward to: Doctor Appointment March 9 and getting to share the awesome news with everyone!

Size of the Baby:



Baby's now the size of a sweet pea!
Growing like crazy, baby is starting to sprout eyes, ears, nose, cheeks, and chin. Those little hands and feet -- still webbed like paddles -- might wiggle by week's end, the heart is beating (almost twice as fast as yours!), and blood is starting to circulate.







We're having an APPLESEED!

We found out February 8th 2011! :)

Baby Chafin 5 weeks!! :)

How Far Along? 5 Weeks
Due Date: According to my LMP October 7, according to my ovulation and NFP charting Oct. 11
Total weight gain/loss: 0 lbs so far...well from getting pregnant that is...I wish I would have been in better shape when we got pregnant! :(

Maternity clothes? none but my clothes are tighter than normal, especially bras and pants.
Stretch Marks? None yet...just my ones on my sides from growing too fast as a child. Hopefully we can avoid these!
Sleep: ehhh it comes and goes. haven't felt too sleepy or anything so thats good
Best moment this week: FINDING OUT WE'RE PREGNANT! and on the day we found out. PURDUE BEAT IU!!!! BTFU!
Movement: too early for this
Food cravings: none, I don't feel like my appetite has grown or anything either I'm just more conscious that I have a baby growing that needs nutrients, as opposed to before it being no big deal if I missed a meal
Food aversions: none
Gender: We won't be finding out
Labor Signs: none
Belly Button in or out? Innie and I hope it stays this way
What I miss: my boobs not hurting
What I am looking forward to: Doctor Appointment March 9 and getting to share the awesome news with everyone!
Size of the Baby:




Baby's now the size of an appleseed!Your embryo, which doesn't look like much more than a tadpole right now, is actually starting to form major organs (heart, kidney, liver, stomach) and systems (nervous, circulatory, digestive). Baby's presence in your uterus triggers production of HCG (the hormone detected by pregnancy tests), which triggers the production of other hormones like estrogen and progesterone, which triggers all those great symptoms you've probably been noticing!




Baby Chafin!

As I stated in my last post. Adam and I are expecting our first child! We are absolutely thrilled beyond belief about this. For those of you that don't know. It has been my dream to have children since I can remember. In fact on of my good friends once told me she was so surprised by me in high school because when we talked about what we wanted to do when we "grew up" I always said Mom. Now this was freshmen year in high school! I was 15!!

So needless to say I feel so blessed to FINALLY be pregnant and carrying this wonderful blessing. The reason I say Finally is because after Adam and I got married we said we'd wait a year before trying since we had never lived in the same city and we thought we'd enjoy being married for a little before starting our family. Well in that time I started my job and HATED it, the economy started to really slow for construction and since both Adam and I were in construction industry we began to talk about one of us going back to school for something different. I had speculated going into my senior year at Purdue that I wouldn't enjoy working such long hours that construction requires and had thought about going back to school. Well when I got laid off the decision was made for me. In deciding to do this, it meant Adam and I had to put our dreams on hold of having a baby. It honestly devastated me and I was in a pretty dark and resentful place for a while, not at Adam, just in general. I worked through all of that and worked my butt of to get into nursing school and haven't stopped since!

When I started last may Adam and I talked about when we should start trying. I originally said the following may, that way I would be 3 months or so when I got done and all that. however as school went on my feelings changed. All I wanted was a baby and as long as I was done with school thats all that mattered. Every time we discussed it the time frame just kept moving up. Finally we said that since it could take a few months we'd stop preventing in January and really start trying come April or May.

Well wouldn't you know that the first time we didn't prevent we created a baby. As some know Adam and I do Natural Family Planning. It had been a miracle to our marriage and to our commitment to our faith. I simply can't imagine ever not using it and for those who are skeptical of it. Adam and I used it faithfully for 2 years without getting pregnant! But anyways one of the many benefits of NFP is that I know my cycle inside and out! I don't' have a typical 28 day cycle mine is more like 30-32 days. Which meant the day that I ovulate was different.

Well I was about 10-12 days late and I really didn't think much of it. I was under a lot of stress with school, Adam was having surgery and it wasn't uncommon when under such stress for my cycle to be a little off. Well on Feb 8th I had the opportunity to have an observation day at the Burn Unit at Wishard Hospital. I went and saw a good friend of mine after and her new baby. Adam was fully aware that I was a little late. But on my way home I called him and said I think we should take a pregnancy test. He then asked "do you think you are?" I said "well I'm not positive but I'm beginning to think yes". So I stopped off at Meijer to get one on my way home.


Adam was home because for some reason that escapes me now he wasn't working. He was waiting for me as I walked in the door and followed me up to our room. He then said "well are you going to take it now?!?!?!?!" I said I guess, read the directions, and then did the test. I brought it back to my nightstand to wait. We had to wait 3 minutes but honestly we looked after 30 seconds and there were those beautiful 9 letters: PREGNANT


I immediately started to cry. Adam asked what was wrong and I said "nothing I'm just happy." in my mind i always thought that I wouldn't be able to get pregnant. I thought for sure I was going to be the one who needed fertility and all that, so I was honestly SURPRISED when I saw those 9 letters.  I went to go take a shower and Adam sat in the bathroom with me. I told him I thought I should take another. What if it was wrong...So he go the other one in the package. I stepped out of the shower, took the second one and finished my shower. I told him not to tell me what it said. When I finished my shower I got out and saw those 9 letters again. It slowly began to sink in. Next I call my doctor and said "I just 2 pregnancy tests and don't know what to do now" They asked if I had an OB and I said no, they said well here's a number go ahead and call them to set up your appointment. I call the OB but they were closed so I called the following day and scheduled my first appointment for March 9th. It seemed so far away but at least by then I would be done with my critical care class and could really enjoy everything.

We went to my parents house that evening for the first PU/IU game, which Purdue WON!!! and it was so hard to not to tell my parents. I wanted so badly to scream it from the rooftops but I didn't. It was even harder to keep it from them when I was getting so sick. I've been lucky not to have thrown up at all but I have nausea by the boat load. In fact this  was one of the signals I had. I would get nauseous after every time I ate and I was peeing 3 times a night. I will never forget driving home from Meijer pregnancy test in hand and just thinking that I really thought I was pregnant. I truly feel blessed to be pregnant and so thankful for this blessing.

On March 9th Adam and I went to our OB appointment. We were first called in for the ultrasound and I was so nervous. I had warned Adam that it would be a vaginal one so as to not scare him. The monitor was turned away from me and the chair was right against the wall. Adam had to stand in front of me, which sort of bothered me. I wish he could have been next to me. After starting the tech said "well there's only one" I immediately thought, BUT THERE IS A BABY???? she turned the monitor to me and I saw that beautiful kidney bean shape with arms!!!!!
Baby Chafin 9 weeks 1 day
After the tech showed us our baby she took some pictures for her measurements and then turned the monitor to us and we were able to see the bean move. It was amazing!!!! We also got to hear the heartbeat. It was a strong 176!!!! I've never felt so much love for my husband before. We created this wonderful blessing and I feel so blessed.

After our appointment we went to Mass. It was Ash Wednesday and we thought it would a great rounding out of the day. We still had no intention of telling anyone till Adam's Birthday. However after receiving our ashes we saw my sister and she came to sit with us. I just couldn't help myself and I looked at Adam and she said "hand her the pictures" so we did. She was ecstatic. It probably wasn't the best place to tell her but she was truly excited for us!! After mass we talked and we told her not to tell anyone, that we were going to wait to tell our parents together. I felt relieved that someone knew my secret and could be excited with me! After all she only had to keep the secret for 1 week! 

So that week came and went and we told all of our families and then I was finally able to tell our last few friends last night. So baby Chafin is due October 11th and we are so excited!!

I've been saving a weekly post about the pregnancy that I will post today. I'm not sure how the whole posting past drafts works so we'll find out. But I intend to have a weekly post about our little bean!
Thank you to everyone for your amazing support! I feel blessed in so many ways!!!