Pregnancy – Week 17

Food poisoning or stomach bug for Christmas. A terrible night with diarrhea and lots of throwing up for both Sergey and me. We’ve survived but took a few days to recover. I called the doctor’s office and they’ve assured me that it should not have harmed the baby. We felt so icky that we’ve even decided not to decorate the house this year!

Feeling like a needle is poking in my lower abdomen. Turns out, it’s the round ligament stretching and growing muscle. Nothing to worry about. It’s more pronounced after exercise.

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Pregnancy – Week 16

My joints are getting loser and I started to feel my knees pop more than usual. Chiropractor suggested wearing shoes with better arch support, not to cross my legs and to divide my weight equally between my feet/legs when I stand or sit. And it helps! I feel less popping!

My skin feels more dry and itchy. Applying more lotion to remedy that.

I’m feeling butterflies in my stomach. :-) That’s probably our little one bouncing around. :-) So exciting!

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Pregnancy – Week 14

We’ve finished our full 1st trimester! Absolutely strong and healthy! It helps a lot to go into pregnancy with great immune system and strong/healthy body and mind. I had absolutely no morning sickness or any adverse symptoms one always imagines coming with being pregnant. Felt absolutely awesome the whole 3 months. At times I’d even catch myself on a thought whether I am really pregnant?! :-) Occasional tiredness and doctor visits, especially the ultrasounds, are my constant reminders of a new life growing inside of me. I feel very lucky and blessed!

Took some pictures of the baby bump. It’s hardly noticeable still, which together with having practically no symptoms makes it very easy to hide my pregnancy from others. We’ll probably wait until January to tell at work and friends.

Sex during the first trimester was awesome! A bit scary at first whether it would be ok for the baby, but everyone no matter how big or small can use a few hormones of happiness. :-) A bit insensitive on the outside in the first weeks, however a whole volcano more of feeling on the inside! Closer to the end of the first trimester, I’ve regained feeling on the outside as well as the drive for making love to my lovely husband! Love this wonderful man!

This week we also had the GoDaddy holiday party (12/7/12). This year’s party was nothing compared to previous years. However, for us it was more of an anniversary. 12/11/10 – Sergey proposed to me in front of 5,000 people at the GoDaddy holiday party! It was a fairy tale! On top of that, Sergey won $15,000 tax free money, which was a great contribution to our wedding budget.

12/10/11 – a month after our wedding. We came to the GoDaddy party dressed in our wedding attire. :-) We definitely were the most amazing looking couple at the party! Sergey won $5,000 this time!

12/7/12 – no one at work yet knows, but this year we had the next logical step – we were at the party pregnant. :-) And, of course, we were yet again the most adorable couple at the party. This year the money prizes were considerably smaller, but we still won $1,000!

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Pregnancy – Week 13

Back to work after a 4-day weekend! The US holidays are clustered in Nov-Dec. But unfortunately, there aren’t many holidays throughout the rest of the year. Nonetheless, it’s hard to go to work on any Monday.

On Wednesday (11/28/12) we had our 1st trimester screening for any syndromes and abnormalities. Going in absolutely confident in our baby’s health. We got to see our little one once again! :-) Only 9 days after our first ultrasound. Today baby was at least double in size! Since this appointment was early in the morning and even I was still half asleep. :-) Baby was half asleep as well, and was patient with the doc taking all necessary measurements. After the doc was done with the tests/measurements of the neural tube on the back of baby’s neck, she was nice to let us check the baby out. :-) We have a cool video of this session. We got to see baby’s head, heart, stomach (which was full according to the doc), the skeleton, and tiny butt (, little hands and legs, and we were even able to count all little fingers and even toes! Amazing! Our baby even did a full body stretch before the jumping began all over again, like during our first ultrasound. :-) The full body length measured at 8.2 cm! Our little shrimp! :-) Both of us get an incredible blast of happiness from seeing our little one. It was worth waking up so early! :-)

The rest of the day I spent dealing with insubordination in my department. The whole afternoon was spent in meetings with employees that did not accept the change in management in our department. I’m proud to say that everything had been resolved in a nice manner and we’re seeing much better performance and attitudes.

On the weekend we tested Sergey’s new Facebook app, watched movies and cooked liver cutlets. Yum!

I have the most amazing husband in the world! I was feeling a bit down, but mostly my own thoughts gone off the orbit. He listened to me carefully, and then brought me back to my senses by reminding me that we’re together, healthy and happy. It’s amazing to have my best friend and the love of my life in the same person always next to me! :-) I wish our children will be as happy as we are!

Also, this week I’ve been taking some medicine for the yeast infection docs said I had. Although I didn’t feel any symptoms, they insisted I did a full 7 day treatment. So I did. Good girl.

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