Thursday, May 27, 2010

Looking prego!

I was getting ready and saw myself from the side.. It happens so fast!

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Baby bump

Early in the morning.. I need to learn to wait and take it after I'm "ready" for the day!

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Our little peanut!

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

9 weeks

I am 9 weeks today. I have had an interesting and memorable week. The most dramatic for me is that I'm showing, for real. I was TOTALLY not expecting it this fast! I've given up fighting it, and I've started wearing maternity pants. They sure are comfortable, but it was a hit in the gut.. literally! I went for my sonogram apt on Friday. Mal and Aniston were able to go with me. This pregnancy will be a lot different than mine with Aniston. Randy worked for Fed Ex then and had every monday off, so he went to every appointment with me. This time, its UPS schedule M-F and working 50 hours a week. Hopefully, I can work it out where Mal can keep going with me. Dr. Hurst said the baby was measuring just right, and he placed my due date for December 26th. He said that as long as everything goes great, and especially if I'm dialating early, like last time, he will enduce me the week before on December 19th or 20th. I'm hoping its the 19th because the baby would share a birthday with Nanny (Randy's mom) and Gina (sister n law). That would be fun. Dr. Hurst's plan is to get me home before Christmas and before he goes out of town the week after. All this sounds good to me!

Aniston is getting more excited every day about the baby. She has started talking to the baby through my belly button. She likes to get me water so the baby will be strong and healthy. She's also excited about being able to share her toys and clothes with her baby brother or sister.

We've been thinking of names, and I'm pretty sure we've found our favorites. That of course will remain a secret! We'll always take your ideas!

I will post sonogram and baby bump pictures later today. We've got a busy day ahead of us, if I can ever get off the couch! We've decided to put our house on the market and we found a house we love. Pray for us that we are able to get it!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

French Fries, Milk and Sore Boobs

I'm 8 weeks this week, in my world, but we'll see what the doctor changes it to May 27th. I actually feel really good most of the time. I get really tired very easy, and I've noticed I get out of breath pretty quickly. I'm sure it has a lot to do with the fact that I haven't been to the gym in a month. I really want to work out, but I'm scared to. All the "rules" say you can do whatever you did before except weight lifting, but I'm paranoyed. I need to buy one of those heart monitor watches to help me keep track of my heart rate, and maybe I'll feel more comfortable. I'm hungry all of the time, and I've realized that if I don't let myself get too hungry or too full, I don't get sick. When I do, its ugly!! It has been hard for me to retrain my brain that I'm not on a diet and I can eat normal. I've been craving salty foods, like chips and french fries, so I really need to get that in check. I'm also drinking a TON of milk and water and tea. I really like an occasional soda, I'm not gonna lie!

I've been really shocked until lately, and I'm getting more and more excited. I'm really nervous, which I'm kinda surprised by. I have an overwhelming sense that something will go wrong. When I was prego with Ani, I was oblivious and so happy, the whole time. When I have these thoughts, I just pray them away!! We are so blessed and I just know in my heart we will be again!

My main complaint with being pregnant is my sore BOOBS! I warned you about the use of that word, and here it is... I feel like someone is sitting on my chest and a slight breeze brings me to tears! Taking a bra off or an occasional bump will send me to my knees! I'm sure Randy is sick of hearing me complain! I keep forwarding my "babycenter" pregnancy updates to him so he'll see i'm not just being a drama queen.. this time!

I'm also having a really bad time with my allergies. I'm constantly sneezing and scratching my eyes out! I've been taking a children's Claritan during the day when I can't bear it anymore, and a childrens Benadryl before I go to sleep. I hate taking medicine at all, so to make it ok in my brain, a children's dose is ok. I've never realized how much I love my Allegra and Flonase until I can't take it! UGH! I'll be so glad when this bad allergy season is over.

I had Ani take a picture of me today, and here is the first "prego picture".

No "prego" belly, just my normal "not so flat" pudgy tummy. I can tell I'm getting bigger around the waist because my clothes are tight, and I can't "suck it in". I'm actually ready to start showing, that way I'll look prego and not just chubby!

I'll keep you all updated!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

First Post

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to our "Bun in the Oven" blog. We will post updates, pictures and fun stories about our new "little Schmidt".

Warning: Don't read if you don't want TMI... it's hard to talk about pregnancy and not mention boobs!

As of today, I'm about 7 weeks pregnant. I had my first appointment a few weeks ago, but he really couldn't tell me much. They marked my "due date" at about December 26th-January 6th. My next appointment is May 27th and he'll do a sonogram then. He'll be able to tell me my due date more specifically at that time. I'm excited about the timing, for lots of reasons. My mom's birthday is December 28th, and that would be so special for them to share it. Also, I'll be "big" during the cool weather. I'm not so excited about having a Christmas baby, only for the kids sake. And, winter babies are sick more with lung problems! All in all, We're SUPER excited, now that the shock has worn off!

For those of you that don't know, I had to be on fertility treatments to get pregnant with Aniston. We were told it wasn't possible to conceive without it. Well, apparently it is. I was on birth control, and took anitibiotics for my wisdom teeth surgery, and.. there you have it! Now, we have a bun in the oven!

Aniston is very excited about her baby brother and baby sister! She doesn't understand that there is (hopefully) just one baby! She has told me recently that her sister is Leeslee and her brother is Jim. She can't wait to share her room with the baby, and also wants to help daddy change the poopy diapers. She'll be SUCH a great big sister & I'm so excited to see her with the baby!

Everyone keeps asking me how I'm feeling, and the answer is.. PREGNANT! Every typical symptom you can name, I have it... I'm tired, nauseous, my boobs hurt, I'm cranky, and my nose is stuffy all the time. I'm also very bloated, and drinking lots of water to try to help this, and peeing constantly!

I've been a little worried about our living arrangements once the baby comes because we only have 2 bedrooms. We had  settled on the fact that we were going to be an only child family, so we weren't thinking of needing to increase our space. Now, since we were thrown this curveball.. we've been in panic mode. I've finally come to peace with the fact that  we'll be able to make do. People do it all the time, right? I have to be honest, that a lot of the reason I'm ok with them sharing a room is because I've found some really cute fabric combinations to have my grandmother make bedding for the kids, whether its a boy or girl. We'll make do!

God knows what he's doing, so I'm gonna let go and let him guide me!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned!