So its been a hot minute since the last time we updated all of you on the progress of Baby Buck. We had our first ultrasound at Redwing Mayo along with our first visit with our doctor there. Everything is looking really well with our little peanut. I'm considered 9 weeks 3 days along and baby's heart beat was a healthy 172 beats per minute and is one inch long. I can't even begin to describe how awesome it was to see our little bug moving around on the ultrasound, such a little wiggle worm we have already. My first thought was this kid is going to be a future crossfitter. Although its to early to feel any movement yet, its such an awesome feeling knowing that our baby is happy and living it up inside its temporary home. I never knew I could love someone so much already and have yet to meet them in person. As I watched the baby wiggle around on the ultrasound screen, I couldn't help fall more in love with this kid and feel so incredibly thankful that God has given us this gift. If you think about the whole process of conceiving a child and how timing has to be so precise and then how it goes from small cells to a full blown human is incredible. Its a miracle! God is incredible, the development of a human being is incredible! How can people not believe in our awesome creator?? Seeing this child change every time we are blessed to be able to see him or her makes my faith in God go even deeper, and makes my love for God even stronger.
Morning sickness has been up and down, from weeks 6-8 it was all day sickness and its finally starting to get better. I notice a little in the morning and then at night right before bed. Food has been up and down, basically crackers, toast and any white carb but as of lately Ive been able to get more protein in which is good. Heart burn set in last week and the gagging feeling happens off and on through out the day. Im trying to see the humor in all of this and well pregnancy isn't so glamours. Somedays I can't eat enough and then there are days where nothing is appealing. But with heart burn I get reminded of everything I ate at each meal, oh so pleasant! Cravings have been all over the board, pretty much anything salty right now is amazing and cheese, anything cheese related I love. Since last night I have been on a taco kick, which I don't hate. Man I love me some tacos and I'm hoping this baby has a love for guacamole, chips and salsa as much as I do. I like to think the baby is having a little fiesta in my belly as I devour said tacos! Its funny at how amazing certain foods taste now that Im pregnant! I have been able to continue with crossfit 5-6 days a week and love being able to continue to stay active. My five o'clock class is actually the time when I feel my best so being able to crossfit has kept me pretty happy. Im being smart about my workouts and lowering my weights and modifying certain movements but Im just happy to be able to move. The days when we are just lifting are a bit mentally harder, I can already tell my strength has gone, I've lost my strict pull-ups that I was so proud to be able to do. But I know that strength is something I will always get back. With our more intense WODs I can tell that I huff and puff a little more with all the extra blood flowing through me. I compare it to when I did a crossfit class at 10,000 feet in Breckenridge, just short on oxygen and more quickly to. But overall exercise feels good and I pray it continues that way throughout my whole pregnancy.
My first Mother's Day was pretty special. I got to enjoy the afternoon with my mom and sister in law at brunch. Afterwards I hung out at my parent's house and just visited with my mom out on their deck. It was such a gorgeous day to be outside, the whole weekend was. Ryan was so sweet and gave me a nice card and a bouquet of tulips. The evening was spent grilling out with Ryan's mom and dad and just enjoying the evening. I can't wait for next Mother's Day to have baby in my arms!
I have had so many friends and people send us cards, gifts and just messages that they are praying for us. The kindness that people have shown us is unbelievable! It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it! I just hope to be able to spread kindness to someone else in a similar situation as Ryan and I. This afternoon I got to visit with one of my high school classmates and college roommates that I haven't seen for a while. She is a mom of two adorable boys and listening to her talk about her boys and just being a mom makes me so excited to be entering into the mom life! Her gift she gave me and just the time we got to spend visiting means more to me then she probably knows! Thank you Ashely, you are the best!! Thank you to all my girlfriends who have taken the time to send me gifts, cards and messages, you sure know how to make a girl feel loved! Its pretty awesome to know I have such an amazing group of friends that I can get future mom advice from.
Our next appointment is June 15th and we won't have our next ultrasound until Im 20 weeks along. We will keep you posted on all the baby updates. Also Ive been meaning to do a post on how spring planting went for us so stay tuned for that! For now enjoy pictures of Baby Buck and look for our video of baby moving on Facebook and Instagram!