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First of all, we can't thank you enough for all of the calls, texts, emails, and love we received over the weekend. We are so blessed by all of the people who already love our little one and so glad this pregnancy is finally public knowledge! Keeping a secret is hard, yall. I thought I would give a quick rundown of the first 12 weeks and our experience so far. I won't be offended if these posts aren't your cup of tea. This week will be pretty baby centric just to catch up, but I'll maintain more of a balance in the weeks to come. I love following along in pregnancy journeys though so hopefully you do too!

I have to say that after reading this, anyone who has experienced pregnancy might really hate me. I have had an amazingly smooth pregnancy so far. I managed to escape all of the nausea and morning sickness, and for that I am truly thankful. I know I am one of the lucky ones in that regard. Other than bigger boobs and acne worse than that of a teenager who's just hit puberty, I really haven't had any symptoms at all. Honestly, this has been both a blessing and a curse. Not being sick is a huge blessing that I don't take for granted, but it has been hard to be overly excited right off the bat because I haven't felt pregnant at all. That doesn't help with the worrying aspect, but Baby Phelps is right on track and growing beautifully!

We found out we are pregnant pretty immediately. I believe I was about 4.5 weeks, and I will post that story later this week! I will be 13 weeks tomorrow, and the doctor thinks my belly should start protruding any day now, so that is exciting! I am all about the bump and basically wanted one right after I peed on that little stick. 

Week 4
We found out we are pregnant! We are in shock/awe and honestly just can't believe it! My twin sister and my mom came to visit us that weekend, so we told them in person and then Facetimed my dad so they could all find out in the same weekend. Still doesn't feel real!


Three generations ;)
Week 5
Wait, we're pregnant?! Still not sinking in!

Week 6
I had my first doctor's appt, and we thought I was about 8 weeks, but the doctor did a little math and decided to hold off on the ultrasound for another two weeks. I was so bummed, but he assured me he just didn't know if it was late enough for a heartbeat. It turns out I was only 6 weeks at this appt, so the doctor was spot on. 

Week 7
We had our first ultrasound! Seeing our baby on the screen and that little flicker of a heartbeat was the most beautiful sight. Parker and I held hands the whole time and just watched the screen, completely mesmerized that we were looking at our baby. The ultrasound dated baby Phelps at 7w6d, so basically 8. The heartbeat was 136, and this is about the time I start convincing everyone I know it's a girl because my friend is having a boy, and his heart rate was much higher at this age. Yes, that is what I solely based it off of.


Week 8
Parker's parents came to visit us, so we were able to tell them in person with a sonogram! It also happened to be my father in law's birthday with my mother in law's birthday close behind, so we used their birthday gifts to tell the good news. We also Facetimed my little sisters and were able to tell Parker's sister in person as well. Immediate family knows- time to tell the extended family!


Week 9
We told a few more people the good news! It's so weird telling people- we are so used to keeping it a secret! We love sharing it though!

Week 10
I am still feeling good and have run almost every day this week. I've really tried to keep the exercise going during pregnancy, and getting in 2 miles almost every day has been awesome. The way I see it, I haven't been sick, so I have zero excuse not to work out.

Week 11
Round ligament pain started in the form of a sharp tingling pain, and the doctor said that means baby's growing and I will likely start showing soon. This is basically my first real symptom besides the boobs and bacne, so I kind of love it. We also got to hear the heartbeat this week at 11w2d!! The doctor let me record it since Parker couldn't be at that appt. It was the most beautiful sound at 140 bpm! Also, I now think it might be a boy. Parker can't believe I'm not positive, with all those years of medical school I have. Okay okay, it's just fun to guess!

Week 12
Round ligament pain is still coming and going from time to time, but the biggest thing that has set in is the pure exhaustion! I am not doing anything more than I usually do, but all I want to do is take a nap in the afternoons. It's hard work growing a human! I took a nice hour long nap both Saturday and Sunday, and it was just what the doctor ordered. You can't really see it through my clothes, but I am starting to see the tiniest little bump (really it just looks like I had one too many cheeseburgers)! I can't wait for it to get bigger!


Now that we are all caught up, I can start with the regular bump dates later this week for week 13! It's been a wonderful ride so far, and I am enjoying every minute of growing this sweet baby.


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24 comments :

Kate Mitchell said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to follow along!

Aishlea said...

Love it! I love following others' pregnancy journeys!!

Ladonna said...

Congrats! Enjoy every moment.

Jen said...

You are so adorable! Can't wait to follow along with your journey. :)

The Jessa Olson Blog said...

I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to see all the updates. I love how you announced it the parents.

Lisa C said...

Congrats again! The best part of having a girl is the future DG legacy!

Julie said...

I'm super excited to hear all of your updates. I'm so glad you haven't been sick either...I was SO SICK! lol! Altho I had hyperemesis gravidarum...lucky me. My tummy didn't start popping out until after 20 weeks haha!

Emily Stewart said...

Cutie patootie! I love this and I love the little banner you used to do the bumpdates! This makes me so excited and I'm so glad you're feeling great. Well, really I just love getting to share this experience with you at the same time so there's that. And you're right, growing a baby is exhausting! :)

Samantha @ Life is But a Stream of Thoughts said...

I absolutely love your banner! I can't wait to see your cute little bump! I'm so so so excited for yall!

Ruthie Hart said...

I LOVE the idea of the bump pics with the banner! Keep taking them, I was SO glad I was really persistent with Ford... 2nd time around, I suck! I am sure telling your Danielle and your mama was SO FUNNNNNNNNNNNN!

AnchoredNLove said...

congrats. I am thrilled for you and hubby. I know you're over joyed as well as your family. I can't wait til its me.

Carly Blogs Here said...

Aww so special that you were able to tell your mom & sister in person (and facetime your dad)- I'm so glad you've been able to avoid most of the not-so pleasant side effects, can't wait for more of these updates :)

Becca Evans said...

Congrats! I loved tracking my pregnancy with my daughter. I still look back at it from time to time. After she was born, I created a book (I used Mixbook but you could use whatever) of all my weekly updates and pictures and ultrasounds and whatever else is pregnancy related. I figured one day I can give it to my daughter when she's pregnant but for now, I love looking back and remembering all those things.

Susannah said...

Yay! I'm so glad you're feeling well!!! :-)

Sami said...

Congrats! How wonderful!!!

Jenny @ Creatively Blooming said...

You are so cute! I'm so glad that you've been feeling good. I love the gifts that y'all gave Parker's parents. Can't wait to see all of the little Aggie gear that Baby Phelps gets!

Janelle Vannice said...

I'm glad you'll be sharing your journey! Can't wait to read more! :)

Miranda Pridgeon said...

So happy for you guys.
I've been beyond lucky with this pregnancy too.
Only symptoms I've had were a couple break outs on my face and some minor back pain after long days at work.
If I didn't have a bump I would never think I was pregnant!

Bailey Kay said...

I love it!!! You make the cutest pregnant lady ever! I can't wait until that bump appears!

Hana R said...

I love it!! Class of 2037!!!!!!! Whoop!

Melzie at Ribbons and Rotor Blades said...

I just love this post!!! That stinks Parker wasn't there the first time you heard the heartbeat but that's so awesome that they let you record it!!!

Mary Piasecki said...

I can't even tell you how cute I find this! I am so glad I found this blog!

Stephanie said...

Don't feel bad if you go back and forth on whether it is a girl or boy. I never had a clue! I am so happy that you haven't felt sick at all. I wouldn't wish that upon anyone.

Kenzie Smith said...

I was lucky and did not experience any morning sickness our nausea either. How fun to follow along on this fun new adventure :D

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