Sunday, December 4, 2011

Baby Shields will be here in 20weeks!

It's been way too long since I've blogged. Holy smokes these past few months have truly flown by. But yet they can't go fast enough! Brian and I found out August 22nd that we were Pregnant!!!! It was pretty comical! Brian swore and new that I was pregnant and said, "Jenni please don't go buy a test because they are so expensive." Well finally I talked him into going. I took it and sure enough PREGNANT! We were SO excited and Brian of course said, I TOLD YOU! I was kind of in shock so I said, "Well let me just take another just to make sure" Brian then ran with the tests and hid them because he didn't want me to waste them! haha! I ended up finding them and took another. I was STILL PREGNANT! Too funny!

Here is a brief summary of trimester 1: Easy! Exhausted! No sickness! Some food sounded REALLY good or disgusting.

Month 4: The hardest yet! I got the stomach flu twice and had a few complications which led us to the ER. Everything turned out perfect. But still the scariest thing I've ever experienced. This led me to missing a few days of school so that way I can rest and take it easy! It seemed to work well! Not to mention my husband is amazing. I could go on and on and bore you with how lucky I am but I won't. Brian is just a wonderful husband, so supportive, loving and caring! He has helped SO much with everything. Love that man! He is going to be the best dad and I cannot wait to see him in that role! I know it will just melt my heart.

Month 5: I just turned 20 weeks! Awwww what an amazing feeling this is to be HALF way done! Pregnancy so far has been really awesome and easy but I am dying to meet this little one! Our baby has really started to move this week. I think it's doing flips or something, the coolest feeling ever!!! I can't wait till the feeling gets stronger!! One thing that has surprised me is that I didn't think it was going to bother me when people touch my stomach or talk to my baby. Well it does. It really weirds me out, and I hate it! The only person that doesn't bother me is Brian. I love when he touches my tummy and talks to our baby everyday when we wake up, when we are just lounging on the couch, when I get home from work and when we go to sleep! Other people..... not so much. I really feel bad about not liking it but maybe I will like it when I start to show more! Or when I get used to having this belly.

Here are some fun questions:
How far along: 20 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 9lbs. (stomach flu set me back a little)
Maternity clothes: Some pants only because they are OH SO COMFY!
Stretch Marks: None- I'm using lots of lotion to hopefully prevent
Sleep: Great! I have a pregnancy pillow and a wedge from a friend and LOVE them both
Best Moment this week: Feeling our baby do flips this morning
Miss Anything: Sleeping on my tummy and having wine now its the holiday time
Movement: YES lots today
Food craving: nope
Anything make you queasy or sick: When Angie was eating potato soup last night
Showing yet: oh yes
Labor Signs: no
Gender: Unknown. We have an appointment next Monday. Hopefully baby Shields cooperates. If I could make this baby a boy for Brian I would!
Belly Button In or out: in
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody: I've been really happy the entire pregnancy.
Looking forward to: Our Dr. apt next Monday! Love seeing pictures of our baby!
18 weeks!

20 weeks (my belly popped out this week)


  1. Awww, you're still tiny and adorable! Congrats guys! :)

  2. Thanks Kellista! I love you for calling me tiny! haha because I don't feel it! :) We are SO beyond excited!! :)