Monday, January 23, 2006

Back in Action!

My week 11 update is a little late since I was sick last week, but here it is! The baby is now the size of a fig (on the left!), about 1.5 inches long and weighing .25 oz. He/she has started to move around a little bit and may even start getting the hiccups! Lucky for me babycenter said I won’t be able to feel them until 16-20 weeks!

Looking ahead to the future, I’ll be 12 weeks in just two days! (Wednesday) I’m happy to report that weight has stayed the same since my last doctor appointment on January 9th and I still have about an inch of growing room in my pants! My belly seems to have grown a tiny bit, just enough to make me start thinking about maternity clothes and worrying about where I’ll find them in plus sizes. I did some quick looking this morning and found that Fashion Bug carries a narrow selection of plus size maternity clothing online and in certain stores. (Lane Bryant advertises maternity, and then directed me to the Fashion Bug website!) Two of the stores listed were in Elk River, MN (about 30 miles from Twin Cities) and in Rhinelander, WI. Both are definitely places I can get to, so I’m happy with that! I also picked up some lounge pants that were on clearance at Walmart this weekend. I got them a size too big and they have a drawstring on them, so we’ll see how/if they work!

By the time we leave for AZ on February 3, I’ll be into my 13th week, almost in the clear for my morning sickness. Hopefully! I’m hoping to be able to stop taking the Unisom and still be able to get out of bed in the morning! I’d like to be one of the lucky women that has morning sickness stop dead in its tracks for the 2nd trimester! I really don’t want to be sick on vacation! Or on the plane for that matter, which I’m a little nervous about. We’re flying out of Minneapolis in the evening and flying back I the evening, so I should be feeling pretty good. But I can’t take my Dramamine and the last time I flew without it I ended up handing my puke bag to the flight attendant as we got off the plane! On Saturday during our little outing Josh and I went to the local drug store and picked up some motion sickness bracelets. We’ll see how that goes! I’ve heard some good things so I hope they work for me!


Juicy said...

AJ, You made me cry!

Auntie Jill said...

This is such a good idea - and I loved reading everything. (sniff) Where the heck were your Godparents when you got into town with your news in Dec.??? lol I need to tell you though, one of the sweetest moments of my life was when you told me that you were pregnant. (sniff)
Our Goddaughters have always been so very important and special to us. You are like a daughter to me. Thank you for always including us in the important parts of your life. In my mind and heart you're still just my little camping buddy - in reality, you're going to be a mother! Wow.... (needing a kleenex now!) And my Joshy-Woshy - Alissa, if I could have hand-picked a husband for you I couldn't have possibly done any better than him. He is an awesome man and you're both lucky to have each other. You're going to be fabulous parents. Be kind to each other and always try to find the humor in all the things you're going to be facing in the months and years to come!
I'll continue to watch for updates - again, thanks for sharing your journey. (I have to go wipe the mascara off my face now)
Love you lots and lots!!

Auntie Jill said...

Sowwwwwwy.... lol

Grandma Pelot said...

Alissa & Josh. I love that you're sharing your feelings and wonderful discoveries as you go through this your first pregnancy. And also the icky times that all mothers go through on the way to a woman's fulfillment! I'm looking forward to all the happenings along the way. Love you both! Love Grandma Pelot. Grandpa, too, of course.

MrsGiggles said...

I’m so glad that everyone likes the blog! I showed it to Josh last night and he was impressed! :-)

To my God-momma – Awwww…I don’t even know what to say! Thank you for all the kind words. It’s always been important to me to include you and uncle in everything and we always will. Yeah, I guess that husband guy is alright, isn’t he?! ;-) LOVE YOU LOTS TOO!

PS-I don’t have a cubical to cry in at work, everyone can see me! LOL…I hope no one comes up here cuz they’re going to think someone died!

To my Gramma – Thank you! I’ll tell it all…the good, the bad, and the ugly! LOVE YOU LOTS TOO! :-)