Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Home Strecth of the 1st Trimester

On black Friday I will be 10 weeks, finally hitting the double digits in my pregnancy. That is something I did not do my last pregnancy, so this is huge for us!!

Next Wednesday we have another sonogram and we will have our Harmony test. Now, I would like to talk more about this Harmony test. Someone "attacked" me for having this test when it is not needed and because I just want to know the gender... 1st off, this test is needed. I am high risk and having lost my baby this past summer, this test will be able to answer a lot of questions the doctor has, my husband has and I have. 2nd off, yes we will get to find out the gender with this test... but that is not the main reason for the test!!! Finding out the gender is a silver lining with the Harmony test. I have been on pins and needles the past couple weeks worried about my baby and about miscarriage and I think finding the silver lining in everything is really helping my fear of the unknown.

I am still not able to workout until after my 1st trimester is over and when I do reach the 2nd trimester, I will only be able to do light cardio. Hopefully by then I will have more energy to hit the gym, because right now all I want to hit is the bed!!

I have had a rough time with morning sickness and have even been in and out of the hospital. They finally gave me something that helps... ZOFRAN! Seriously, this pill has been a lifesaver but it has also been a pain in the butt...

Zofran says it may cause constipation. The word "may" is an understatement... it DOES cause constipation. TMI but I had to use an enema earlier this week. Oh the joys of being pregnant, and I love every single one of them!

Food wise, I still do not have much of an appetitie at all. It is very strange. With Caleb, I had severe morning sickness but I could eat anything and everything. With this one, food, water and even diet coke just sounds plan disgusting to me. I have to force myself to eat a cheese stick every couple hours. I also live off of mashed potatoes and vanilla wafers, seriously carbing it up! I am ready to be able to eat again... eating for 2, HA.. I am barley eating for 1!!

BUT... the 1st trimester is ALMOST over and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am ready for the 2nd trimester and to start feeling better. I will keep you posted after my next sonogram!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Finding out the Gender

I have spoken to a lot of women who do not want to find out the gender of their baby. To me, this is crazy! I understand why they do it, but I am a planner and need to... well, plan!!!

I have things to monogram, a nursery to finish, clothes to buy, and dreams to dream!! I am VERY excited about finding out the gender of our baby.

Which brings me to this blog entry... We were told that I am high risk and with being high risk, we are able to take a test called Harmony that will tell us everything about our baby's DNA, including the gender... at 10 weeks!!!

10 weeks!? I did not find out the gender with Caleb until 18 weeks! 10 weeks is even better!!! Of course we said "SIGN US UP!"

We have the test scheduled for December 3rd and it takes around 10 business days for all the results to come back... so by December 17th, we should know the gender!!! Casey and I plan on picking up the envelope together so that neither of us know before the other. Then we are going to have a small dinner to reveal the gender to everyone in our family.

Pink or Blue... Boy or Girl... Sister or Brother... Son or Daughter... Cora Mae or Dax Marshall!!!

Which one do we want?

To be VERY honest, I do not care! I am so over the moon that we are pregnant again and that in 7 months we will have our rainbow baby in our arms. If I had to absolutely pick one or the other... I am torn because of what my boys both want.

Caleb wants a sister SO badly. I even mention a boy and he says "NO!!!"

Casey on the other hand, he wants a son. Someone to carry on his last name since he is the last of the Flowers.

We have talked and if it is a girl we will try once more for a boy but if it is a boy, we are done. I want to be done, I don't want to try again so in this area I would rather have a boy. However, I would LOVE to give Caleb a sister and have a daughter to be best friends with.

Honestly either way I am going to be over the moon!!! Cora or Dax, I am so ready to start planning out our life together. Momma LOVES you!!!