Tuesday, September 28, 2010

11 Weeks!!

11 weeks pregnant

Friday, September 24, 2010

10 Week 3 days - told Melinda & Richa!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

8 + 9 Week update!

I guess technically, when I have '9 weeks' as my title, I'm showing the pictures a baby at 9 weeks, but my questionnaire is actually for the previous week lol. 

How far along: 8 weeks, then 9...missed a week in there!

Total weight gain/loss: 

Maternity clothes: On Sept 14, I had to buy size 8 petite dress pants from Reitmans because my old pants needed a safety pin to button them up, and the hole on my hip was getting biggesr lol. Also got 2 cute button shirts, one blue one grey, that hide my belly well. And I look cute lol. I really loved wearing these new clothes to work today. :) Haven't bought new clothes in awhile! 

Sleep: I'm less tired than I was in August, but still *love* to nap long and deep. And sleep in. 

Best moment this week:  Telling Kat that she's going to be an Auntie, and talking preggo stuff with her! 

Icky Stuff: Nauseous most of the time, but no puking yet. Getting close tho, thought I was going to puke on the guy sitting on the express bus beside me this morning. It was a mistake trying to read Seabiscuit on the bus!

Belly button in or out?: In. Belly pics being taken every week.

Craving: Grilled cheese sandwich, made my Mister. Yummmmmmmy and cheesy.

What I miss: Absolutely NOTHING. I'm the happiest I've been since our wedding/honeymoon in June '07. 

What I am looking forward to:  Seeing how much baby grows...waiting for that next ultrasound! 

Milestones: Finally telling Kat our wonderful news :) It's been hard to keep it from her! 

9 Weeks

9th Week of Pregnancy: Get Ready for Those Hormones!9 Weeks Pregnant

Baby's now the size of a green olive!Your little embryo has now officially graduated to fetus-hood. Adding to the excitement, a Doppler ultrasound device might be able to pick up the beating heart. With basic physical structures in place and increasingly distinct facial features, baby is kind of starting to look like...well...a baby!

Your baby is busy growing. Her face looks more baby-like each day—her eyes are developed but concealed, and her nose, lips, and ears are becoming more defined. She's also starting to exercise her expanding muscles. Her fingers and toes are looking less like stubs. Although she's a wiggler—and you could see that on an ultrasound—she's still so small that you won't feel these movements. Her reproductive organs are developing, but even if you sneaked a peek you wouldn't be able to tell that she's a she (and neither could your doctor at this point).

8 Weeks

 8th Week of Pregnancy: Common Symptoms9 Weeks Pregnant

Baby's now the size of a raspberry!
Baby is growing like mad, putting on about a millimeter every day and continuing to straighten out in the trunk. Though you can't feel it yet, baby is moving those little arms, legs, and (now only slightly) webbed fingers and toes like crazy.
No wonder you're excited to tell someone about your pregnancy. Your baby is no longer a mass of cells, but he's looking more and more like a miniature baby-to-be. Your baby's face is becoming more defined: eyelids have formed, his nose is beginning to protrude, and his upper lip is taking shape. Where there once were only stubs, fingers and toes are starting to develop from his arms and legs. His heart is beating quickly and strong inside his tiny body.

How Big Is Baby?

Your baby-to-be is now just over a 1/2 inch long. He's a little bigger than a dime.

Nina Moved Today

One of my closest friends in the whole world, Nina, moved away today. My heart feels super sad but I'm also so happy for her. This move brings her a house, cheaper rent, and a space for her studio. And a place to visit!

But, coming home on the streetcar today, all I wanted to do was go over to her house, have some tea and talk. I sad to think I can't just walk 3 mins and go over to her place. I can completely be myself there, no matter the mood. I can share my fears and talk thru my anxieties. 

Nina is a hugs reason we are even pregnant now. It was with her that I went to yoga, talked about my fears aout going to work. Nina put together my resume, after I had put it off for so long cause I was scared. Nina's encouragement and support was what got me thru my first interview for a part time job at the bank, which led me to other interviews and to this position. And when Nina saw me working, it encouraged her to do a project she had been putting off for awhile. It was mutual growth for both of us.

It's awesome and powerful to think about where we both were in our lives in February, and just how far we've come *today*. I'm pregnant and so happy and she's onto a great new journey in her life...and we're only a few hours and a phone call away ;) 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Told Kat!!

I finally got to tell Kat tonite!!

"so guess what?" 
"You're going to be an Auntie"
" way.........really?? really??....alma...oh my far along are you?"
"I know, can you believe it? 9 weeks!!"
"Oh my God, how long have you known??"

I wish I could have taped it lol! But neither skype nor messenger worked, and the volume on the speaker wasn't loud enough..but that's ok...I'm so *so* happy to have shared the news with her! You're going to be an auntie!

Feels really great to let her know...that we are both Mom's now :) Well, Mom's to baby's with no tails...we were already Mom's when we met back the beginning of April 07..Mom's to our boys, Boomer and Quixote.

Monday, September 6, 2010


Saturday night, I dreamt we had a baby girl..I guess my subconscious keeps telling me we are having a little girl lol...Amanda said she knew from the beginning she was having a boy...but I don't know what to think - other than my dreams in the past had a knack of coming true lol. A little girl with black, soft curly hair. And in my dream, everytime i smiled at her, her face lit up and she smiled back at me...I think I've been reading too much Breaking Dawn lol.

Last nite, I just had to start at Cupcake's was an overwhelming need to put the picture frame on my lap and just stare and touch cupcake's paper. Baby is real, really growing inside me, growing strong with a strong heart. I'm really pregnant and little cupcake is really growing inside, really with me. It's so beautiful and such a miracle. :)

Also, I have my 'Dearest Cupcake' letting in my's just such a comfort. I hope Cupcake enjoyed the dancing on Saturday nite lol!

Please God, take care of our little one :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

First Ultrasound!!

Blueberry Cupcake measured at 7w3d (I'm 7w2d), is 1.1cm long (Saf was 1.1lbs when she was 5.5 weeks, and Baby K was 1 lbs!) and little ones heartbeat came in at 156 bpm. We got to listen to the heartbeat - twice!! It was amazing and so nothing I expected. We are just amazed...I don't know if it's sunk in yet that this is real - not just an hcg test, or a pee stick - we actually saw Cupcake and saw his or her little heart flicker. A miracle.

And another awesome thing? I video'ed the whole thing so we'll get to listen to Cupcake's heartbeat as much as we want! I am so thankful for technology, both big and small lol.

We also told Amanda, Alberto, Aunt Nella, Uncle Justo and Milly this evening...Amanda and Alberto kinda had a feeling, but Amanda was so sweet and cried after asking 'really??' a few times lol! I said 'we have some news to share with you guys....we're having a baby!' And then of course, hugs all around. When we told Aunt Nella, she started to was so sweet. Amanda took pictures too, which I'm really looking forward to seeing.

What a wonderful day :) One of the best days of our be remembered forever. 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

7 Weeks!

A few days late...but here'goes!

How far along: 7 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Up to 123.7..gained 1.1 lbs from last week. Not what I was hoping for! Again, I started off about 7 lbs over what I would have wanted to start my pregnancy at, so I don't want to gain any extra too early. I was hoping I would lose a few pounds actually!

Maternity clothes: No, but my work pants are tighter than before, but I have gained 8.8 lbs since the end of Feb. They are definitely not loose lol!

Sleep: I love to nap. More than anything. From the moment I get up to the moment my head hits the pillow for my early evening nap, I fantasize about curling up and sleeping with Baby Kaos, Saf and Q.  Mornings are especially hard.

Best moment this week:  When Mister touches my belly, being at the City and Colour concert - sitting on the lawn,  listening to band that brought back vivid memories of Cape Breton, watching the TFC game, the Ex and the beams of lights, knowing our Cupcake is with us. 

Icky Stuff: Some nausea, but very little. Mainly just exhausted in the morning.

Belly button in or out?: Innie.

Craving: None this week. 

What I miss: Absolutely NOTHING. I'm the happiest I've been since our wedding/honeymoon in June '07. 

What I am looking forward to:  Tomorrow's ultrasound..we pray that Cupcake is strong and healthy, and I hope we can see a heartbeat.

Milestones: Told Dani I'm pregnant last Thursday! Couldn't help it, my heart was pounding I was so excited to tell her! Felt pretty guilty afterwards, because Mister and I said we weren't going to say anything to close friends until after the ultrasound. I felt bad and apologized to Mister. This is his time to announce too..and we should always do it together!  I had a crappy day at work today, and I have someone there who really wants me gone. What I said to Lorna and Nina today was 'I've been thru worse. The most important thing is this little one, and I can survive anything else.' I have to have faith in the universe that we've been blessed to this point and we hope for guidance through the next while. 

Please God help our little Cupcake to stay with us, be strong, be healthy. Please guide us.

Your Pregnancy: Week 7

Gotta pee...again? There's a triple whammy at work here. HCG (pregnancy hormone) increases blood (and urine) flow, your more-efficient kidneys rid waste quicker since you're now peeing for two, and that growing uterus is pressed right down on your bladder.

Baby's now the size of a blueberry!
Baby's brain -- both hemispheres! -- is growing fast, generating about one hundred new cells every minute. Arms and legs are emerging as joints start to form, and a permanent set of kidneys (baby's third!) is now in place.