Thursday, July 28, 2011

14 weeks

This update is going to be short and it's a little late but I've been busy with work and being pregnant! I am now 14 weeks and 2 days!!!! Peanut is between 3 1/2 in - 4 in and is about the size of a lemon! Peanut can now squint, frown, pee, and possibly suck his or her thumb! Ahh that's crazy! My mom took a picture of my belly on July 25th, so it's been exactly a month since my previous picture!

Not showing much yet but doctor says soon enough I'll be out there! Oh, me and Dylan decided on a name for a boy and a name for a girl but I'm not going to announce Peanut's name until we find out what we're having! I'll give a longer update and a more detailed update next week!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Best Present Ever!

I went and met my doctor on Thursday, July 14th and loved her! She's young and upbeat which made me feel very comfortable since I was really nervous! All is good with the me and the baby, peanut is healthy and growing and moving like crazy! I can't feel the baby moving but I saw the baby flipping and turning all over the place when I had an ultrasound that day, best birthday present ever. It's really weird to think that's what is going on inside of me, my little peanut is dancing and being active already! I wish I could have taken a video for Dylan to see since he was working. It's really hard to explain exactly what the baby was doing and for it to impact him the way it impacted me! The doctor was joking around and said probably means it's a boy (Dylan was stoked about that) but that's not for sure since it's too early to tell. My mom is determined it's a girl and she's dancing like her mommy! I can't wait to find out whether I'm having a girl or boy, I find out SEPTEMBER 8TH! I don't want to wait that long, I'm ready to buy cute stuff and set up peanut's room!

School: Ehhh, I'm kind of ready for school to start, I love having a change in my routine but of course two months into school, I'll be ready to be out of there! I'm taking three classes at ACC and one online and working every day at the daycare. I'm going to be so tired but I am determined to finish school, even when peanut gets here! I've got everything set up to get my Associates Degree then I plan on applying to Texas State in the spring for the fall semester of 2012!!!

I'll post a picture of my belly on July 25th, not much has changed! I just feel chubbier when I know in reality I haven't gained any weight!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

We've Only Just Begun

Finding out I was pregnant was a huge surprise to the both of us so we chose to hide it until it was the right time to tell our parents. That time never came because my mom guessed it, mother's intuition I guess. After my parents knew, a little over a week later Dylan told his parents and I told my brothers. At first everyone was shocked and disappointed since this is not what we had planned for our future but the news settled in shortly after and everyone became excited. That's just a little background to the family finding out!

Now to what is currently going on with peanut. I am 12 weeks pregnant today and peanut weighs about a half ounce, about the size of a large plum! According to the scale I haven't gained any weight but I can feel my body changing and adjusting to what it's about to go through.

My mom and I decided that we are going to take a picture of my growing belly every month on the 25th! This picture was taken on June 25th when I was 9 weeks and 4 days pregnant!

I went to the doctor on July 5th and got my first pictures of peanut! This is peanut at 11 weeks!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Emily and Dylan

Back in May of 2010, I ran into an old friend who I hadn't seen since middle school. He told my best friend Lauren to give me his number cause he thought I was "cute". A couple weeks later I decided to text him and we started talking from then on. Since I was moving to College Station in August, I didn't want to start a relationship, so we kept it casual at first but things were better than we thought so we became, in his words "official", on July 2, 2010. Dylan is an amazing boyfriend and spoils me rotten, I am a very lucky girl. He truly is my best friend who I can go to for anything and everything.

Recently we found out some big news that is going to change our lives forever, I'm pregnant! It was not planned and a HUGE shock but now we're excited to start this new journey together. Dylan is very supportive and I know he's going to be a great dad! This is the main reason I've started this blog, I want to blog my entire pregnancy and after the little one is here!

A Little History

When I was in high school, I never thought this is where I would be a couple years later. My life is like a road that has a lot of turns and swerves but I wouldn't go back and change anything.

I'm about to be a junior in college at Austin Community College. I spent my first year there then transferred to Blinn College for my sophomore year and now I'm back! I plan to receive my associates degree in childcare by spring 2012 then transfer to Texas State to get a degree in education to become a second grade teacher.

Family is my life, we are very close and I'm happy to be back in Austin with them. My parents are the most amazing and understanding parents I could ever have. I have two older brothers and one younger brother. My oldest brother Ryan is getting married to Kaylea in December of this year and we couldn't ask for a better pick! They have a son Dakota who is four and is the goofiest little boy. My brother Mason is into music and is in school to become a producer, he's quite amazing at what he does. My little brother Matthew is a sophomore in high school and is very involved in athletics. King is my pug, he's two and still acts like a puppy. He's very spoiled by me and my parents and loves attention.

I work at my soon to be sister-in-laws mom's daycare, Childrens Garden Pre-School. I'm a teacher in the Infant room with Kaylea. The babies in there range from ages six weeks to one year. I couldn't ask for a better job, I get to play with babies all day and be apart of them growing. Also, working with Kaylea and her mom allows us to become closer as we become a family.