Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Up and Down

 Lately my hormones have been crazy, one minute I'm up and then next I'm down, it's so insane that I know it's from pregnancy! This week I have had more feedback on the belly than normal, one of our students said, "Don't take this the wrong way but your belly is getting bigger."  Of course I don't take it the wrong way this lil guy was bound to show up sometime! Of course with me getting bigger I have had some trouble with my wardrobe, which for women in general can be frustrating and sometimes stressful, thus putting me in a bad state. Thankfully I have an amazing husband who loves me just the way I am, even if I do wear the same leggings at home.... a week straight!
Then on Friday, would have been my mom's birthday and normally I don't get emotional but of course I was in a weird mood. So Lance asked me what we should do in honor of her and I said well I already had decaf coffee, cuz my mom loved coffee and being pregnant I don't drink it as much. But I didn't think that was enough so I said, "SHOPPING"  mom loved shopping, I know what your thinking.... What a hard thing to do but I felt it was appropriate! So Lance took me shopping which at the same time was definitely needed, I was able to get a couple things for this belly! So with the ups and downs this week I have to say I have had more ups!
P.S I love my husband I'm sure this pregnancy has been just as hard on him as it has for me but he is truly amazing and very patient with me. If I see a commercial for food he lets me go out and get it, he buys me flowers to cheer me up,

 and he hasn't complained about scooping the cat poop! Ladies, he is a WINNER for sure!


WEIGHT: 117.5
FOOD CRAVINGS: T.V ads... haha no really it's happened twice this week I saw a food commercial for something and I had to have it
SYMPTOMS: Nothing too bad, still a lil tired and had a couple backaches, and Hormones, well I guess those aren't new but my husband says I have been a lil feisty this week...oops
WHAT'S NEW: Most of my "normal" pants don't zip and I can't wear the belly band cuz the zipper digs into my skin, so it's pretty much maternity pants/shorts from here on out (with the exception of my boyfriend pants lol good thing those are around)
THINGS IM LOVING: My hair! I'm not losing as much, I can go longer without washing it, and it's growing faster than normal!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Name Reveal

Ladies and Gentlemen I'm happy to announce that we have finally picked a name for this baby!!! Yes I said finally because to me it's been a long time coming!
I didn't think picking a name for our children would be that difficult since I had pretty much had names picked out years before I was married (Yes I was that girl, daydreamer and all) But of course I learned that my husband has a say also and that it's not just my decision :) however he didn't like any of my names and honestly I think I outgrew some of them anyways so it was back to square one.
We had picked out a few names in the beginning of the pregnancy and then tired ourselves out so we called it quits for a few weeks....a couple months to be exact. For us we wanted our child's name to have a  good meaning or some kind of sentiment. We tossed around my mom's name Jaimie because she was and will always be a huge part of my life. Then we thought about lance's name first and middle maybe carrying down the grandfathers' names. And then of course on my dad's side using some Japanese heritage and continuing to carry on my Great-Grandfather's name Takeo, whom my dad and brother are also named after. And while Lance really likes Takeo I didn't want it to be a first name so we thought it would be a great middle name. So we are using Takeo as the middle name which means, "WARRIOR." which if you know Lance you would know that in another life he would have been a warrior, gladiator, samurai, braveheart soldier all in one!

So how could this not be perfect for his son! 
Now that we have the middle name, on to first names. We came up with 3 names we really like but just couldn't figure out which one to go with: 

1. Emerson= strong, brave
2. Bowden= one who brings news
3. Declan= full of goodness

So we decided to have our friends and family vote and help us out: While I was really pushing for the the first 2, Lance really liked Declan. And the most votes went to.......EMERSON.  After all the votes were in we waited about a week to decide and while I thought it could potentially be too much pressure asking people to vote, it was neat to see what people picked and why, but they were all great sports and really nice about it! We were really close to picking Emerson and even tried it out for a day lol but it didn't feel right and I was really hoping we could do this vote thing and have the one and that be it but unfortunately it didn't work out that way and we had to go with our hearts, so we picked ...BOWDEN!!!
Even though he is not here yet I would like to introduce our soon to be newest addition to the Ainsworth Family:

Bowden Takeo Ainsworth

In honor of this lil guy I dedicated my sbux drink to him, plus he's the reason I needed it :)


Week 22
Weight: 115 (must be all these sweets) need to def cut back or atleast try :)
Food Cravings: cupcakes! (I was never a big fan of cupcakes,  and this last week I ate 3!) 
Symptoms: been waking up with headaches and headaches through out the day :(  my stomach is stretching and it feels tight and a lil uncomfortable, started getting tired again (naptime is back)
What's New: Feeling Bowden move a lot! (love this)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The first movement and much more!!!

As my tummy begins to expand (along with my appetite) I have begun to wonder "When I will feel this lil thing." Well, friends it happened! I was laying in bed this week, ALONE because my husband was on a mission's trip and feeling a lil more lonely and emotional without him, I was needing a special touch. I guess you could say it was more than a Special touch. God sure does know how to lift me up and just the right moments. Well anyways, it's kind of hard to explain and honestly I didn't know if I really felt it until it happened again a couple days later. Lately I had been wondering what it would feel like, "Would it hurt?" "Would it make me jump or be sick"? LOL I know I'm weird but it was like soft and yet so loud to me at the same time. And no it didn't hurt or put me in shock, it was pretty cool! I'm not really sure how else to describe it but I felt the baby!!! Since then I have felt the baby every day and I love it!!!
Well it only gets better!!! Yes it does!!! On Monday my husband came home from Guatemala and we had to go straight to the baby apt. I went into this apt with a lot of expectation. You see, a couple weeks ago a friend of mine game me a girl's number who is practicing to be a sonogram technician and needed practice so she connected me with her. Well I set up an apt hoping to find out the gender of the baby, and the night before the apt she cancelled on me due to the weather :( I was so bummed. So this apt put me at 19 weeks and technically my dr. waits til 20 weeks but it was my lucky day!!! She was able to tell us!!!
Let me rewind a little, so last summer before we got pregnant I had a dream that I was pregnant and had a little boy (blonde hair, blue eyes...he was beautiful) Before that dream I had always wanted a girl but after that dream something changed and I have wanted a boy. These last 4 months I have had 2 more dreams about having a boy and of course my gut feelings were telling me, it's a boy. So my heart was at ease Monday to find out that yes we are having a BOY!!!
 We bought our lil guy his first Teddy and a very soft teddy jumper!

 We are so thrilled!!!! My dreams are literally coming true!!!!
Now all the fun planning begins as we get ready to tackle the nursery and decide on his name.


WEIGHT: 112 (told you my appetite grew)
SYMPTOMS: This past week my back has been hurting (not sure if this lil guy is sitting on a nerve or what)
FOOD CRAVINGS: Still liken those cheetos :) Also I have always had a sweet tooth but kinda laid low with it since I got pregnant but now it's back!!! UH OH (P.S chick fil-a re-did their brownies....amazing!!!!)