Life is a test. We are not present on earth to just exist; we are here to learn. Life is a lesson. Love one another unconditionally. Love thyself unconditionally. We spend our whole lives learning to do this. Some succeed and some never have a clue. I'm trying. Love my fellow man. Don't react and don't always have to be right. This is one I'll have to work on for the rest of my life. Appreciate each day and recognize positive and negative as a part of life's experiences. Look around me and see life at it's best. The joys of living come as you strive to achieve your dreams. Its the quality of each day that is important, not the distant dream once achieved. Teach and nurture my children. You can never give them too much love. -Randa Jex 1/1/94

Tuesday, December 14

Week 9 Bump Update

I will try and do these every few weeks and maybe more than that when I start getting really pregnant.

I'm 9 weeks, 4 days! (1st Trimester)

How many weeks/days remaining: 30 weeks, 3 days

Expected Due Date: July 15, 2011

Next Dr. Appointment: December 22...second sonogram!

Size of baby: Baby Jex is the size of a prune...1.5"

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Lost 1.5lbs but don't you worry I have been eating like a 300lb truck driver. My theory is this lil baby must be a Jex Boy and requires A LOT of nourishment just like his daddy.

Maternity Clothes: Not needed yet however I just grabbed a loot from the Gap on Cyber-Monday just in case the bump creeps up on me. Oh and I got a maternity swimsuit at Target because it was on sale and I fully intend to be a 8-9 mo. pregnant beached whale in a pool most of next summer. Also my friends Laura and Kim are loaning me some maternity clothes because they rock!

Gender: Won't know until February. A friend here is planning a gender-reveal party so you are all invited! We want to find out at the same time our family does! I think it's a boy but I am slightly hoping for a girl so she can borrow her cousin Elle's is slightly insane and fabulous! Lisha went from hoarding markers and paint pens in college to hoarding adorable baby girl clothes as a mom.
Sickness: None...yet. Thank God!!! I am a pitiful sick person! I don't always feel so fabulous right before I go to bed but wake up feeling normal. Zach said God gave me the short stick on vision and hearing so the least he could do is give me a great pregnancy.

Workout: Working out 3-4 times a week. Still doing Turbo Kick but at a much lower intensity than I used to. Would love to still be running but it is way too cold outside!

Movement: Won't have any for a while...Sweet Pea is too small.

Sleep: Like a log as always. I am grateful for every night it stays like this because I know the day is coming soon where sleep is hard to come by.

Pregnancy Highlights: It's been great so far, if all of my pregnancies are like this I might have 10 kids. Loving how quickly my hair is growing and it is thicker than usual! You have to understand, I was born with the thinnest, finest hair so this is a huge perk for me!
What I miss: Clear skin.
Sometimes I miss Dr. Pepper and Sweet Tea, I gave up caffeine altogether. The other night at a party someone brought milk favorite holiday adult beverage and it was killing me that I could not have it.

Cravings/Aversions: I crave Baked Potatoes- I literally could have them for every meal. Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches are always yummy in fact I have one every night as my second dinner. I cannot stand the sight of grilled chicken or fish. Ewww. It's crazy because we used to eat Chicken every other night. I have to eat every 2-3 hours, not because the Dr. told me it was healthy but because I literally will rip someones arm off or resort to dog food as soon as hunger hits. I can go straight from not hungry at all to insanely hungry in 2 seconds flat.

Symptoms: Hunger, Bust has grown a size-boooo! At this rate I am screwed!, Sleepiness- not during the day but around 9pm I feel like I have been drugged...I was a night owl, not anymore.

Best Moment this week: There are a few: Zach told me for once in our lives he can't keep up with me and my eating. Zach dreamed we had triplet girls....hahahah. The same night I dreamed that I was in labor and we had a healthy baby- and at birth HE had red hair and freckles and was so cute.


Lisha said...

Can't wait for the next 30 updates! and yes...Elle might share her clothes becasue we are running out of room in our attic to store everything so you might get REALLY lucky and have a holding container shipped to you filled with little girl's clothes!

baby girl clothes said...

You're lovely! Enjoy your pregnancy ;)