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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Naval Oranges!

Week of April 19th :)




How Far Along? 15 weeks (yesterday)

Due Date: Oct 11

15 weeks, I feel like ballooned out this week
Total weight gain/loss: I feel like a mountain!

Maternity clothes? I'm rocking the Gap Maternity jeans but thats it. But i primarily wear Adams sweatpants, like always..roommate says she wants me to look more like a girl, but I looove sweats!

Stretch Marks? These scare the crap out of me

Sleep: I've been more tired this week, but I also had an exam that makes it hard to sleep. 

Best moment this week: last night getting to see Adam relax and have a day off, he hasn't had a day off in over 6 weeks. He deserved to let go and have some fun

Movement: I can't wait for this. The only indication that the baby is still alive is i keep getting bigger. I can't wait to feel Ash (its the nickname we have baby) move to know baby is ok

Food cravings: I haven't craved a whole lot this week.  

Beer gut?
Food aversions: the nauseousness at night has gone full force. I thought after the 2nd trimester it was supposed to go away...blahhh

Gender: no clue. and no I DON'T WANT TO KNOW, and NO I will not write it in an envelop to let you know, why would people even think that is ok??? You will find out come october. Sorry if you're too much of a control freak to wait. JUST CHILL! (sorry for the vent, people have been harassing me about it and calling me crazy and I don't feel it's right, i don't call those who find out crazy, so leave me alone!)

Labor Signs: none

Belly Button in or out? I'm hoping it stays in!! But Adam told me I need to take out my belly ring, but this scares me

What I miss: Not feeling like I'm the size of Texas, I know I'm making a baby, but for someone who has struggled with her weight her WHOLE life, being told I'm getting HUGE is not a comfort. Maybe when the baby looks more like a baby bump and not a beer gut I'll feel better...at least I hope so! Also I miss being able to walk without feeling like someone is stabbing my hip with each step I take. 

What I am looking forward to: for the bump to start looking like a baby bump instead of beer gut.  But most of all I'm looking forward to the end of the semester. I wish I could enjoy Easter with my family but Adam has to work and I have an exam monday, so I'll be studying all weekend. I think I'm getting a bit burnt out on school. 
Adam's "baby bump" compared to mine
There may have been some alcoholic influences for this picture


Size of baby: 




Baby's now the size of a naval orange!
Continuing the march toward normal proportions, baby's legs now out-measure his arms. And, finally, all four limbs have functional joints. Your fetus is squirming and wiggling like crazy down in the womb, though you probably can't feel the movements just yet.




Monday, April 18, 2011

My Husband

 I feel an overwhelming need to say this "out loud". I feel so blessed to be Adam's wife. He inspires me every day and pushes me to be a better person. Without him I wouldn't be who I am today and for all his sacrifices and dedication to our relationship I am truly thankful and blessed.

We've often said that if it wasn't for me being only 21 and a Jr. at Purdue we probably would have gotten married within the first month of dating. I was always a sceptic on "love at first sight" but seriously from the moment I laid eyes on him, I was done. 

Over these past 5 years we've had to deal with a lot, losses of many jobs thanks to both of us being in construction during a failing economy, nursing school, my continual mental breakdowns because of it and now a baby on a very limited salary. He works night and day (literally) just to support us and our now expanding family. While my time with him is so extremely limited, he works 16+ hours a day 5 days a week, with no days off, I cherish every second I spend with him. 

My hope for the future is that he will be able to go down to only 1 job to support us instead of 2 and not have to work every weekend. But who knows what the future holds for us. All I know is that I made the absolute right decision in marrying him. He isn't perfect, but he's perfect for me! I love him with all I have and can't wait for him to be a father to our precious baby bean!


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Making LEMON-aide!

Week of April 12th :)






How Far Along? 14 weeks 1 day!

15 weeks 3 days
it was 6 am and I was headed
to work. I was exhausted!
Due Date: Oct 11

Total weight gain/loss: As of the doc appointment last week i was up 7. What a hoss I am!!

Maternity clothes? I'm rocking the Gap Maternity jeans but thats it. But i primarily wear Adams sweatpants, like always

Stretch Marks? These scare the crap out of me

Sleep: I've been more tired this week, but I also had an exam that makes it hard to sleep. 

Best moment this week: hearing little one's heartbeat at the doc appointment...she said it was around 160!!!

Movement: I thought I felt something this week. it felt like something was vibrating in my stomach, but I only felt it one day.

Food cravings: I haven't craved a whole lot this week.  

Food aversions: none really, still getting slightly nauseous at night

Gender: no clue. people keep saying girl because of the heart rate. but i just don't know.

Labor Signs: none

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

What I miss: not everyone telling me I'm getting big...that is not very nice I don't care if I am pregnant. And most of all not being in pain all the time due to sciatic nerve issues. The shooting pain down my butt is killer and it's been going on since week 8 and it is just not fun!!

What I am looking forward to: for the bump to start looking like a baby bump instead of fat and hopefully soon getting to feel the little booger!

Size of baby: 




Baby's now the size of a lemon!
Your adorable little fetus is busy with thumb sucking, toe wiggling, (not so cute but equally amazing) making urine, and breathing amniotic fluid as the liver, kidneys, and spleen continue to develop. Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over her body for warmth.



**sorry for only 1 picture because my camera died and we couldn't do a belly pic

Monday, April 11, 2011

Escape Artists!

Last monday was one helluva day in the Chafin household. The previous evening we were on a wind advisory and had storms all evening. At some points I thought our siding was coming off. But it wasn't anything we hadn't seen before.

Well monday morning I was so looking forward to sleeping in a bit, I had worked all weekend and I had clinicals on Tuesday so I was looking forward to sleeping past 6 am. Well little did I know that's about as long as I got to sleep in because at 6:30 my husband comes rushing upstairs telling me he needs my help, the dogs were missing.

In my sleepy mind I thought he meant my Aunts 2 goldendoodles that we were watching while they were in Cancun. I immediately sprung out of bed, put on his sweatpants and walked down the stairs. When I got their I looked at him and pointed at the 2 dogs in their cage and said "THEY ARE RIGHT THERE!!!" He was like 'NOOOO our dogs!" For some reason this didn't bother me so much. My girls have never run away from home and when given the opportunity to run they usually stay close.

He said he'd looked everywhere, called their names and said he couldn't find them, so I needed to get in the car to help him look. Mind you it's POURING DOWN RAIN! As we were backing out of the driveway I spotted Luke our 13 year old deaf, blind and only dog with a collar on, English setter. Adam quickly and fairly easily got him in the house. He was the one I was worried about, because I was certain my girls wouldn't go far.

I started driving the path I usually take them on for a walk. No sign of them. We headed down the busy road of 141st street. No sign of them. We searched for about 15 minutes until deciding to split up. Adam went on foot while I continued to drive. I went everywhere I could think of. About 30 min into this ordeal I called my mom in tears telling her I couldn't find my girls. She asked if she needed to help come find them, and I said no just pray. Literally 5 seconds after hanging up the phone I saw a brown dog running from house to house. I screamed for my Kacie and she confusingly looked at me. She was scared of the car and I actually had to get out to show her it was me before she would come to the car.

I was so relieved to find my baby girl. I called Adam and he wanted me to come pick him up because the girls are attached at the hip and Sadie couldn't be too far. I did and then dropped him off. Kacie and I continue to search the neighborhood asking everyone we saw if they had found or seen a stray German Shepherd. Of course everyone's initial reaction was "is she nice" I said yes and then told them where we lived. They all said they'd keep an eye out for her.

about 1 hour and 15 minutes into this escaped I called Adam to tell him I needed gas, I was way on E and wasn't sure I could even make it to the gas station. He said he was now in his truck scouring other neighborhoods. I called some friends to pray on my way to the gas station. Then after filling up I called my mom only this time I was hysterical. I was bawling, because I was freaking out that I would never find my buggie again. I searched other neighborhoods for about another 10 minutes before calling Adam crying that we wouldn't find her ::Darn pregnancy hormones::. While on the phone with him, I pulled up next to these construction workers to a house a couple of houses down from ours. I too asked them if they'd seen a German Shepherd.

SURPRISINGLY the guy said YES! He said about 20 minutes ago on their way in they saw a lady trying to get a German Shepherd in her car at 146th street (Thats a MAJOR intersection!) He said it was right across from the new hospital. MIND you this is almost 2 miles from our house! I said thank you and turned back to the phone where I asked Adam if he'd heard that. He said, "I'm already on my way"

by the time I got to the end of neighborhood Adam passed me and I was 2 cars behind him. I saw him pull in the middle of the road and put his blinkers on. I pulled off to the side of the road and saw a German Shepherd come walking behind the truck. I immediately LOST IT! I started CRYING my eyes out!!!! (in fact I'm tearing up just writing this!) I called Adam to make sure it was her and he said yes! When we finally got home. I looked into those beautiful brown eyes and said "I should be mad at you but I'm just so happy you're home" 2 hours and a half a tank of Gas and my Sadie was FINALLY home!!!

The worst part of the whole thing was that Sadie and Kacie didn't have collars or ID tags. And when the guy said he saw a lady trying to get her in his car, I thought for sure she was going to have been taken. She may look mean, but she honestly is the sweetest dog!!! We dropped the dogs off and went to get Shampoo, collars and tags. $100, 4 hours, and countless tears later my dogs are clean, ID'd and happy to be home!!! THANK HEAVENS!
My babies, Kacie, Sadie and Luke



Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Georgia Peaches!

Week of April 5th :)


13 weeks! and Maggie
my aunt's dog

How Far Along? 13 Weeks yay 2nd trimester!!

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

Total weight gain/loss: Honestly have no clue, i've felt like a blimp and haven't wanted to step on the scale. Will find out tomorrow at my doctor appt. 

Maternity clothes? I'm rocking the Gap Maternity jeans but thats it. But i primarily wear Adams sweatpants, like always

Stretch Marks? These scare the crap out of me

Sleep: I got 4 nights of uninterrupted sleep this week! YAY!

Best moment this week: announcing the pregnancy to everyone and sharing this blessing with so many. I've been overwhelmed by everyones love and support!  Oh and hitting the 2nd trimester mark today!

Movement: I can't wait for this!

Food cravings: still pizza, but not as much. 

13 weeks, the "bump"
Food aversions: none really, still getting slightly nauseous at night

Gender: took a quiz online and it said boy...Adam will be happy with this

Labor Signs: none

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

What I miss: not feeling like a blimp! I'm bloated (or feel like it) ALLLLLL The time. Pregnancy isn't as fun as I thought it'd be!

What I am looking forward to: Doc appt tomorrow. Hoping everything is going well!!!

Size of baby: 


Baby's now the size of a peach!
Your fetus is forming teeth and vocal cords...savor this, their nonfunctional phase. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with his head now only one third the size of his body. And intestines are in the process of moving from the umbilical cord to baby's tummy -- much more convenient.





Yay for Plums!!!

Week of March 29th :)



How Far Along? 12 Weeks
12 weeks 1 day
Due Date: Oct 11, but i'd be happy with the 9th!!!

Total weight gain/loss: I honestly don't know, I refuse to step on the scale this week, I ate like crap!!

Maternity clothes? Just the jeans really. but i'm noticing my bra's are a little tighter. May need to get maternity ones

Stretch Marks? I'm scare of these

Sleep: I GOT A FULL NIGHT SLEEP LAST NIGHT!!!!

Best moment this week: I volunteered for this wonderful project gabriel and got to see my beautiful baby who actually looked like a baby this time!

Movement: 4-6 more weeks till I hopefully feel this!!!! CAN'T WAIT!!!

Food cravings: PIZZA!!!!! i've had it 4 days of the last week! see why I don't want to step on the scale!?

Food aversions: nothing really but I have been more nauseated this year than in the past few weeks

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!

12 weeks 1 day, it actually looks
more like a bump
Labor Signs: none

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

What I miss: having skinny days!

What I am looking forward to: My MD appointment next week and FINALLY getting to my second trimester (wow I can't believe it!)

Size of baby: 




Baby's now the size of a plum!As you move into the second trimester, baby shifts into the growth and maturation stage. After weeks in the critical development stage, almost all of her systems are fully formed