7.24.2013

The stats...

Ok this post is about Baby Henning just a forewarning... the stats, the how we found out, etc. Ill start with a detail I seemed to have left out last week.
How far along am I?
I am currently 13 weeks. My due date is at the end of January, on my favorite oldest aunt's birthday actually. That is a running joke that my favorite oldest aunt and I have by the way, I am her favorite oldest niece. 
How we found out and when?
We found out that I was pregnant a few days before Memorial Day, back at the end of May. I suddenly found myself craving a Sonic cherry-limeade, which was weird because I haven't had one of those in years. Also I really wanted red meat, a nice juicy steak. Finally, I was really irritable so much that even Sean made a mention of it. I told him to back off I was getting my period. So when I thought, what the heck I'll take a test just to make sure it was negative, I was in a bit of a shock when the test read pregnant. Thank you Katie for your advice to purchase the word pregnancy test!
How have I been feeling?
Pretty crummy and tired but then again that is typical of the first trimester. Remember my post about being in a rut, yah eating saltines and drinking 7-Up while lying on the couch all day doesn't do much to get the creative juices flowing.
But it is all about attitude, I can get through this period obviously as has millions of women before me. My morning sickness is all day but it gets really bad at night. Seattle was a little rough just with all the walking, feeling sick but the best part was telling my family in person and not having to hid such a big secret from my mom. Sean and I really wanted to tell both sets of future grandparents in person, which we were able to do. 
Food-wise?
I went through the consistent diet of Sprite/7-Up and saltines, then I found that small bowls of cereal consistently throughout the day helped to ease the nausea. Some days food tastes wonderful, other days, I have no interest in food. I have a new found love for lemonade. The biggest food aversion has been sugar, I haven't wanted it as the thought of baking then eating makes me want to vomit. 
Support?
Sean has been wonderful, picking up the extra work around the house that I am too tired to get done, he is always asking if he can get me something and so far I have only asked him to pick up fish tacos for dinner one night, other than that no grocery store run for sudden cravings. A friend of mine from middle school is pregnant and we share the same due date and that has obviously brought us closer. We were both feeling crummy together and encouraging each other through texts and calls. It has been to have a blessing! 

*I will do a full disclosure now so as not to disappoint any of you, I won't be doing a weekly bump update on my blog. I will post updates and photos here and there but it won't be a consistent weekly blog addition. I don't feel the need to tell you if my belly button is in or out or if my wedding rings are on or not. It is wonderful for those bloggers who do but it isn't for me. 

p.s. All that pomp and circumstance for the new Royal Prince yesterday is normal for all new babies leaving the hospital, right? Ok, good because I expect nothing less ;-) 
When we found out...

45 comments:

The Pink Growl said...

It will be a royal baby for sure!! haha so excited for you guys! Can't wait to see you with a cute little bump!

Rachel said...

Meg, so exciting!
I hit 13 weeks yesterday!
I just posted my announcement this morning ;)

http://floralandfudge.blogspot.com/2013/07/baby-baby.html

birdie to be said...

What a cute post! So excited for you!

Megan said...

So excited for you!!

Heather said...

So sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, but I am definitely excited and happy for you! How cool that you and your friend share the same due date!

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

Exciting! Continuing the wish you & the little one the best during your pregnancy~

always, koru kate

Allison said...

That's so wonderful you got to tell both sets of future grandparents in person!! :)

TheTinyHeart said...

SO exciting! I hope the morning (and evening) sickness goes away soon!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Treasure Tromp said...

ah so excited for you two!!

M. at Making Sense of Cents said...

So exciting! WOOHOOO! :)

still being [molly] said...

so EXCITED for you, meg! y'all are gonna make amazing parents!

Jessica said...

You aren't going to tell us about your belly button, say what?!! JK! So happy for you two. I think the test stick with pregnant on it looks amazing in pictures as opposed to the lines or whatever! Hope you are feeling better these days!

Carly said...

Yay! Love this! Wait a few weeks, you'll feel WAY better. I was SUPER sick, and around week 14 felt totally normal again!

Are you finding out the gender????

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Becky K said...

Such lovely news Meg! I wouldn't mind daily updates on Baby Henning :) That's wonderful you got to tell both families in person, though exhaustion is never the greatest travel companion. Take good care of yourself lady!! We can't wait for January!

<3becky
www.loosefromthezoo.com

Sarah said...

Great when you have good support around you, especially when you're feeling really bad. I think my first pregnancy, my husband ate a million scrambled eggs because that's all the energy I could muster up! Yay for new squishy babies in the future!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

I craved lemonade early on too, and my sugar cravings just kicked in about Week 33, so perhaps yours will come back too!

Hilary said...

Are you finally feeling better?

The Granberrys said...

So, so fun! Yay! I totally understand not doing the bumpdates. I did, but that's because I didn't want to forget a thing...so if you're even slightly nostalgic, write it all down somewhere! It's fun to look back on and compare/help your friends too!

Amanda Bumgarner said...

Oh my gosh! I had to jump right down here and post a comment about the favorite oldest thing. That's a joke between my dad and I! I am his favorite oldest daughter, and I often sign cards and such, YFOD (your favorite oldest daughter). Cool you do something similar!

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

I must say your first paragraph had me a little worried. I was having strange cravings for broccoli (so random) and have feeling super irritable. I also chalked it up to my monthly visitor. But now I am thinking...

Lauren @ Marked By Grace said...

So happy that the secret is finally out!!! :) Praying for you girl!

Kendall said...

How wonderful! It sounds like you are right on track for a healthy pregnancy! Are you going to find out the gender?

Stesha said...

Aww I am so happy for your guys. I am sorry you are not feeling well, that is awful and never fun. Sean is great for helping out, wish I had some advice but being that I have never been preggers I don't! lol love you friend!! ps I hope its a girl!

xxS

Kaylin said...

Yay. Such great news. Hope you are feel better soon.

whit | Black Little Button blog said...

Te-he he, yes of course! I will be on the front steps with a trumpet in hand. No promise if it will be played though.

My birthday is at the end of January too, my fingers are crossed your little one will have the BEST birth-date! :)
-wHiT

brooke lyn said...

ah man! this is all so exciting. hope the morning (read all day) sickness gets better!

Alexa said...

Yay! I was just reading through some of my favorite blogs (I have a minute...amazing!) and am so glad for your little update. The morning sickness will get better, I felt that way all through November/December: just awful. I never did bump updates either, didn't want the blog to turn into a baby/pregnancy blog and it hasn't! But I liked posting occasional maternity photos, or when I found a really cute maternity outfit to show off, or when I just needed to vent and be real with my readers - people like that! So happy for you Meg!!

Kari said...

Hope the morning sickness passes quickly! So excited for you two!

Megan Brink said...

Ahhhh I love this. I can't WAIT to read more about Baby H. You're going to make the best (and most beautiful!) mama!

Kasey Lynne said...

I can't wait to be an honorary auntie!! ;)

Kristin said...

So not preventing, but not necessarily trying?? very exciting!

Shannon Hearts said...

Congratulations!!!! YAY YAY YAY!!!
www.shannonheartsblog.com

Care said...

Oh what fun stats! These will always be great to have to look back on and that baby Henning is going to be so wonderfully loved!! *crossing fingers* here's to hoping I get to meet baby someday;)
(that last pic is so fun:))

helen said...

LOVE THIS UPDATE!!! so excited for baby henning!! CONGRATULATIONS again!!!! hang in there; the first trimester is almost over!!!! our babies will only be 3-4 months apart!! :)

Rachel Lawson said...

This is cute!! I also suffered from my morning sickness lasting all day. It was the worse!! I think it's wonderful you were able to tell your family in person! How fun is that?! I'm sure the paparazzi is already prepping themselves for the first glimpse of your baby :)

xo
Rachel

Jane said...

aww so very happy for you. it must be a really exciting time!! hope you have wonderful pregnancy weeks and months ahead!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

in all honesty, i'm so relieved you're not going to do a weekly update. thank you. and if i haven't said it i'm so excited for you two. :)

Leslie said...

SO excited for you and your hubby!!! It is the best thing in the world!

Krista said...

Congrats again Meg! Such great news, what a blessing indeed :) Take care of yourself and don't feel guilty for doing so. It is one of the few times in life where you will have the opportunity to be pampered, you gotta grab it! ;) Hope you sickness begins to pass soon!

Rachel Andre said...

Congratulations Meg & Sean! I'm 16 weeks and our baby is due Jan. 7th. Things get immensely better during the 2nd trimester. You only have a couple of weeks to go hang in there pal! xo

Karrie S said...

Congrats! Did you know that a lot of hospitals play the Lullaby song when a baby is born? On busy days, I heard it up to six times in a day!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

This was fun to read, thanks for sharing!!

lori said...

i am SO excited for you!! :) i felt SO much better at 15 weeks, so i am hoping you will too... and your energy will come back in a few weeks too, promise! for now, just hang in there and rest up! :)

Betty said...

Congratulations! So very exciting!!

natasha {schue love} said...

AHHH! How exciting!!! Just saw that you mentioned you were pregnant and wondered how long it's been that I've totally been out of it! Congrats!!! xo