Wednesday, January 29, 2014

24 week update!

I am 24 weeks today! Yay!!! It is so crazy knowing that I am 6 months pregnant already. I am getting more and more excited each day, and so is his Daddy! I think being able to feel Baby Brody kick is causing me to get very anxious! Is it May yet?? I had an ultrasound yesterday, and he had his hands up at his face the entire time. We were able to finally get a great profile shot of him, but not so great 3D picture.  That's okay because we are very lucky to already have about 20 pictures of him so far! My doctor (whom I love so much) said that everything looked great, and his growth is right on track. He is in the 30-something percentile, and normal is from 10-90.  My sweet friend Heather came with me to the ultrasound. I love her dearly!  I am so lucky to have the best friends and family in my life. Everyone is so supportive, and excited for Brody. :) I am up ten pounds already! It is quite crazy to see that number on the scale, but I know it is 110% worth it!  I am feeling great so far. I never thought pregnancy would be this easy.  I am a little more tired than usual, but for the most part I feel great!

I am trying to make it into the gym at least 4 times a week.  I really need to push myself to go especially as I get closer and closer to my due date. So many of my "fit-prego" friends have told me it really pays off to be active throughout the pregnancy. I am hoping it will help me bounce back after Brody arrives.  I am starting Jamie Eason's Live Fit trainer off of with my sister Olivia. I am changing the diet, and making my own since I have to consume more calories. After all, I am growing a human ;) I will post updates, and reviews on the program on this blog. The first workout was great so I hope this helps to motivate me.

I can't wait to start on Brody's nursery, and I have decided I want the colors to be gray and yellow with cute elephants! We have a few other things we want to finish up before starting that fun project.  Brandon has re-stained our kitchen cabinets, and put new appliances in our kitchen. It looks completely different, and I am so in love with it! He is the DIY King! I will post pictures once it is completely done.  I guess Brandon wants this house to be absolutely perfect before Brody comes. He is going to be such a great Daddy!

How far along: 24 weeks
Gender: Boy
Weight gain: 10 pounds!!!
Maternity clothes: Just rocking a few pair of jeans that  still fit, but sticking to leggings and comfy shirts. Anything warm!!!
Stretch marks: None yet!
Belly button: Still normal, but I don't think that will last much longer
Sleep:  It's alright. Battling some kind of cold so that is keeping me up a lot
Best moment this week: Being able to see my sweet boy on the screen move around at the ultrasound. My sweet friend Heather came with me. I am so lucky to have the best friends in the world!
Worst moment this week:  This cold ....that continues to linger
Miss anything: Intense cardio. My doctor told me to not get to the point of being out of breath.
Movement: Only when I am still. I have an anterior placenta so the movement is very cushioned.  I'm not complaining ;)
Cravings: Food. Really anything and everything that is not healthy. Any kind of dessert!
Queasy or sick: Feeling great! I have been so lucky.  I am a little more tired than usual, but I was not expecting pregnancy to be this easy and fun :)
Looking forward to: Picking out Brody's middle name, and of course I can't wait for May!...and warm weather!!!!

Here are a few photos :)

Baby Brody's profile at 23 weeks and 6 days!

23 weeks! Finally, a REAL  bump!

Brody at his 20 week anatomy scan. He is a little wiggler!
I can't leave my sweet fur babies out. This is Rusty!
This is my sweet cuddly fur ball, Hudson!

Thank you for stopping by :) I will post again with in the next few days!


Friday, January 3, 2014

     I wanted to start blogging and documenting this part of my life so that one day I will be able to look back, and see what we were up to! I am a twenty-something that is engaged, and expecting a baby boy! I am trying to stay as active and remain as healthy as I can throughout this pregnancy so I will talk/rant all about that in my posts.  I want to have this blog so that I can look back one day and see what we did to prepare for this little bundle of joy.  I will also be planning a wedding once little Brody is here so I want to document all of that as well.
     I will go over a quick recap...This is such an exciting part of my life.  I am engaged to the man of my dreams who loves and supports me. I met Brandon three years ago, and have been officially together since February 6, 2011. Brandon is a transmission line engineer, basically a smarty pants.  He makes me feel so dumb, but that is okay.  I love how smart he is! He graduated from Virginia Tech so we are huge Hokie fans!! Let's Go Hokies.  I hope Brody follows in his footsteps, and receives his smarty pants genes. ;) I am so blessed that I will be able to be a stay at home mom and I am so excited that I will be able to spend all my time with Brody.
     We just found out on December 30, 2013 that we were having a boy. I have four sisters so I was hoping for boy, and Brandon was obviously hoping for a boy too. My gut knew all along that this little cutie was going to be a boy, but the appointment confirmed it.  We could not be more excited!!

The very first picture of teeny tiny Brody taken at 6 weeks.

This is Brody at his 20 week anatomy scan.  He was moving around the entire time so the pictures were not clear, but I was so excited to see him moving around, kicking, and flexing ;) We will be going back toward the end of the month to have another ultrasound.  We can't wait to see him again! 

Thank you for reading!