10 Weeks (and Happy New Year!)

Happy holidays, my sweets!  I hope the past couple of weeks have been positively magical for you.  This post is almost a week late because of Christmas, but better late than never, right?  (P.S. let’s disregard my makeup-free face and overall exhausted expression in this photo!)

How far along? 10 Weeks
Baby is the size of: A prune
Total weight gain: I’m still down 7 lbs… hoping to start gaining soon
Gender: we’ll find out in February!
Name: we had fun discussing names with the family over Christmas, but we still haven’t picked anything
Maternity Clothes: my mom gave me a cute pair of maternity pj’s for Christmas, but other than that, nothing yet
Stretch marks? nope
Sleep: I’m alwayssss tired these days
Movement: Still too early to feel anything
Best moment this week: Getting baby-related Christmas gifts!  So cute :)
Miss Anything: I miss eating!!
Belly button in or out? In
Food cravings: I’ve been craving more sweets lately, especially cinnamon rolls!
Anything making you queasy or sick: The altitude was tough on me during our Christmas trip, and looking at/thinking about most food still makes me nauseous
Labor Signs: nope
Symptoms: Still sleepy and queasy 24/7 and battling the breakouts!
Wedding ring on or off? On!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty happy
Looking forward to: Feeling this baby move in a few weeks!!

I’d also like to take a quick moment to thank each and every one of you for reading this little blog in 2012.  I’m looking so forward to feeling like a normal person again and getting back to regular posting!  It is such a joy for me to connect with you all— to have a special space to post inspirations and exciting milestones.  It means so much to share it with you.

I hope you have an exciting, safe, and FUN new year!

xo

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9 Weeks

How far along? 9 Weeks
Baby is the size of: A large green olive
Total weight gain: So far I’ve LOST 7 lbs (normally, I’d be happy about this, but it makes me a bit uneasy)
Gender: not sure yet, but I’ve been having inklings that it’s a girl
Name: still throwing out options :)
Maternity Clothes: none yet, except belly bands, which are awesome!  (let’s be honest… I’m wearing yoga pants 90% of the time anyway)
Stretch marks? nope
Sleep: Still sleeping a TON.  Haven’t been this tired since I had mono!
Movement: Too early too feel anything, but cool to know our little peanut is wiggling about in there.
Best moment this week: Getting to spend some time with family who I haven’t seen since becoming pregnant
Miss Anything: I’d love to be able to take a long, hot bath… and eat normal food.
Belly button in or out? In
Food cravings: Not many.  Travis has made me waffles more times than I can count… breakfast, lunch, dinner— it’s never a bad time for waffles!
Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of onions, the thought of most food
Labor Signs: nope
Symptoms: My skin has been breaking out like crazy, so I’m trying to get a handle on that.  I’d say this week that I’m queasy more often than nauseous (that’s a bit of an improvement… I’ll take it!)
Wedding ring on or off? On!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty happy (though, a bit bored since I spend most of my time laying low at home these days)
Looking forward to: heading to Tahoe for Christmas week (haven’t had a “white Christmas” since I was 10!), Travis having 1.5 weeks off work!!

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8 Weeks

I’ll be doing weekly bump photos on the blog, starting with the picture we took last night at 8 weeks :)

How far along? 8 Weeks
Baby is the size of: A raspberry
Total weight gain: I’ve actually LOST 5 lbs. so far (morning sickness officially SUCKS)
Gender: not sure yet!
Name: we have a white board on our fridge where we’re writing down and voting for our favorites :)
Maternity Clothes: no need yet
Stretch marks? nope
Sleep: I am asleep by 9 most nights and can easily sleep for 10-12 hours… I’m ALWAYS tired these days!
Movement: The baby is starting to move this week, but of course I can’t feel it yet
Best moment this week: Seeing the ultrasound and that beautiful fluttering heartbeat!  I couldn’t stop crying… there is no feeling like it.
Miss Anything: I miss being able to eat anything other than plain cheerios!  And just generally would love to not feel nauseous 24/7.
Belly button in or out? In
Food cravings: yuck, food is the enemy these days
Anything making you queasy or sick: Being awake :)
Labor Signs: nope
Symptoms: sleepy… and have I mentioned nauseous? hah
Wedding ring on or off? On!
Happy or Moody most of the time: I’d say happy.  Sometimes I get fed up with being sick all the time.  And of course every cute or heartwarming thing I see these days makes me tear up like crazy :)
Looking forward to: Christmas, the end of the first trimester, and getting to eat like a normal person again!

xo

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A Big Announcement!

Hi, my sweets.  So sorry for the lack of posting lately, but I promise I have a good excuse…

I’m very excited to announce that Travis and I are expecting a little bundle at the end of July!  I’m 8 weeks pregnant today and morning sickness has pretty much taken over my life (which is why I haven’t been posting on the regular.)  I’m hoping that I feel better soon and that things shake out around here.  Until then, postings may be a bit sparse for a while.  (You can get updates on new posts by becoming a fan of {bb} on facebook.)

I definitely plan on chronicling this adventure in pregnancy and motherhood on the blog.  And, as always, your advice/stories/comments are always welcome and encouraged!

Thanks for bearing with me while I tackle the first trimester.  Fingers crossed that I’m feeling better soon!

Also, I just HAVE to share this with you… This is how Travis decided to announce my pregnancy to his Facebook friends :)

I just love my silly husband!

If you’re looking for a little holiday inspiration while I’m away, check out these festive {bb} posts:

A gift guide for your girlfriends.

One for your mom.

And don’t forget the men in your life.

xo

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Girls!

Anyone else super pumped for the return of Girls on HBO?  They just released the trailer and it looks ah-mazing :)

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