Monday, December 5, 2011

Baby Barrett

Brian & I are thrilled to announce that we are expecting our 1st baby this May.  We decided shortly after getting married that we were ready to start a family.  It took a little longer than we had expected to get pregnant but as things always seem to go the timing couldn't be more perfect.  The official due date is May 26th, which almost allows me to finish the whole school year with my wonderful 1st graders. And I am secretly hoping Baby Barrett will be 4 days late because I think that would be the most amazing birthday present.  Pregnancy has definitely taken a toll on my emotionally and physically (I am part of the lucky group, who has "morning sickness" all day long).  Luckily now that we have officially finished the 1st trimester, it is getting better, but much to my frustration it is not gone.   But I know it will all be worth it in the end!

So I stole this adorable idea from Emily @ One Day at a Time:
How Far Along: 15 weeks 2 Days

Size of the baby: Baby Barrett is now the size of an avocado, he/she is approx.. 4 to 5 inches and weighs approx.. 3 to 5 oz!    

Total Weight Gain/loss: I have gained almost 3lbs.  According to my books I should have gained around 5 so I'm almost there.  It's been a struggle with the "Morning" sickness.  

Maternity Clothes:  I can still fit in most of my regular clothes, aside from the fact that my jeans will no longer button.  But I did buy a couple tops from Gap the other day to accommodate my growing belly.  

Gender: SURPRISE!! We are not going to find out till Baby Barrett arrives in May! 

Movement: They say with the 1st pregnancy you most likely won't feel anything for 16 to 18 weeks but I swear I felt a little flutter last night.  

Sleep: Sleeping pretty good, between my multiple nightly bathroom breaks.  

What I miss: Not feeling nauseous and not having smells literally have me running for the bathroom.

Cravings: Little Cuties (the baby oranges)  I can eat like 5 in a day.

Symptoms: Nausea

Best moment this week: Pouring over baby rooms with the hubs on pinterest and cleaning the room out so we can get started on decorating.  Also I have a Doctor's appointment on Thursday where I will get the hear the heartbeat again, which is always amazing!


Leslee said...

I hope you continue to feel better each day! Yes, it WILL definately all be worth it when you see that little one for the first time; LOVE.AT.FIRST.SIGHT!!!

I applaud you for awaiting the gender until birth!

Emily said...

Oh my goodness...Congrats on your news! I hope you have as wonderful of a pregnancy as I have. Also you will love the weekly updates...if your like me and make your blog into a book yearly!

How fun I can't wait to watch as the time flies by, promise I know.