Thursday, September 1, 2011

Babies and Technology

I'm a user of an Android phone and I found 2 neato applications that I FREE dollas!

The first one is called BabyBump, and after entering the due date of my bebe, it gives me daily AND weekly updates on how my Tater-Tot is doing, and how my body is doing. Lot's of info and advice is found here, too. It's informing that in week 7 (which starts tomorrow!), my "baby's brain is becoming more complex and is developing cavities and passages vital for circulating spinal fluid. The baby's face is also becoming more defined with the lenses of the eyes and middle part of the ear forming. Tiny arms, legs, hands and feet are also just beginning to bud." Whoa.

I'd like to add here, that I haven't experienced "morning sickness" yet..which is expected to start last week, this week, or next week, if I get it at all. *fingers crossed* please NO. However, I have felt a little off, a teeny weeny bit nauseous...more like motion sickness...which has only thrown off my appetite. NOTHING sounds good to eat anymore, everything sounds YUCK! That stinks, because I love food.

The other application comes from BabyCenter, another really resourceful website AND phone app. It gives me more information and updates on the growth of the bebe than BabyBump did for week also adds that the bebe is the size of a blueberry.

Check them out.

I'm Pregnant!

This comes as a surprise.
Well, not completely a surprise, since I know the story of the birds & the bees...but still this news was unexpected and unplanned. My boyfriend (yes, I said boyfriend) and I found out 11 days ago by taking 2 home pregnancy tests, and then a blood test the next day. Positively positive.

I broke the news to my mom the morning of the blood test, and to my step-dad that evening. This was a tough and uncomfortable conversation to have. Mixed feelings of disappointment and concern and support were shared...and understandably so.

My boyfriend, Dominic, and I have known each other for 6 years, and been together for 2 years (whoa, I just realized that TODAY is our anniversary....good one). We don't live together, but have been discussing plans to save $$ and find a house to rent together for MONTHS now. Obviously, these plans have now been bumped up to the top of the To-Do-List. So has an engagement.

Dominic has been working on a plan for a while now to ask me to marry him, and I know this because he flat out tells me...with a smirk on his face. I've expressed my feelings to him that I want him to do this when "the time is right" and when HE wants to do it, but at the same time, it would be easier to tell people that we're expecting a baby if I at least had a ring on my finger. So, what is a girl to do but wait :)

Only a handful of people know about the exciting news...yes, I'm excited...and nervous, unsure, relieved (that I'm not infertile), happy, calm, anxious, curious. Our friends have sent supportive and excited messages to us, which feels pretty darn good I must say. My younger brother, the Uncle of this lil' Tater-Tot (that's what we're calling the baby for now), was surprisingly happy for me. That was a relief. Actually, I haven't even told anyone about this blog yet...I'm waiting to announce it after my first doctor's appointment coming up in 5 days. Gotta make sure everything's legit and ok before freaking more people out :)

Literally, the day that I took the home pregnancy tests, I bought this adorable pack of "gowns" from Target, along with these mommy books and some pre-natal vitamins. I display these gowns in my room as a constant reminder to save every penny that I can and to keep my priorities in line so that this baby gets everything it needs.