Friday, May 31, 2013

16 weeks!

How far along? 16 weeks

 Total weight gain/loss +4lbs
Maternity clothes? Yep! Just started this week!!
Stretch marks? Nope

Sleep: So far so good... Besides getting up to pee!
 Best moment this week: finding out its a HE & feeling the first flutters!
 Miss Anything? TANNING! I'm so pale :(
Movement: little butterflies!
Food cravings: not really... But I will NEVER turn down a taco!
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope!

Have you started to show yet: yes!  I had the a stranger congratulate me for the first time this week!!

Gender: BOY

Labor Signs:  not yet!

Belly Button in or out?  In

Wedding rings on or off?  On

Happy or Moody most of the time:  happy!

Looking forward to: Beach this weekend and stuffing my face with boardwalk food!! 

15 Weeks

Well... I totally have given  up on my chalkboard.  It just wasn't working out... Every time I erased it I would have to re-paint it  with the chalkboard paint because it would leave an imprint of the last thing I had written.  So I've moved on to black foam board and chalk markers!! Still kinda has the chalkboard look...  

These weeks seem like they are flying by!!  I made my 15 week poster and never got a chance to actually take the pic!  And I we didnt want it to go to waste... So, here we have Pat posing for the camera, in deep thought... LOL Love him!!! 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

4 Month Check Up & Flutters!

Went to the doc today for my 4 month check up!!  I gained 4lbs!  Doctor Lim says baby has a heart rate measuring at 152 bpm and that his heart sounded he was already full grown, meaning he is very active!  So far I've had a smooth pregnancy & everything looks great!  Next appointment is the big 20 week sonogram!!

The past few days I've felt tiny tickle in my stomach... At first I thought it was my belly growling but now I'm pretty sure it's baby Anthony!!! It Feels like butterflies in my belly... I can't WAIT for Pat to be able to feel it too!

Looking forward to tomorrow!  We're headed to the beach for a little fun in the sun!  Preggers needs a tan like something serious!!! It's the Ravens beach bash in Ocean city! I'll get my dose of the sand and Pat will hopefully get a little piece if the Superbowl champs!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

It's a BOY!!!

It's official!  There is a penis growing inside of me!!  How weird is that!?  This past Sunday, Pat and I found out that our little baby is indeed a boy!  I had a feeling it was a boy!  I guess call it that motherly instinct.  The very second the nurse put that sonogram on my belly there it was staring at us...  his penis!  I said, its a boy!!  I had always pictured myself having a baby girl, bows, tutus, ribbons, ruffles....  Now it looks like it will be more football, cars, trucks, and dirt!  that look of excitement in Pat's eye made all of those thoughts girly thoughts disappear...  We are having a baby boy!  And he will be beautiful!  And Pat is going to be an amazing father!   It just makes pregnancy and the things a head so much more... REAL!  This is really happening!  The amount of love I have for him already is unexplainable... And I just CANNOT wait to meet him, and finally hold him in my arms...  Only 24 weeks to go!!

I think we're are going to name him Anthony, I really liked Gianni, but Pat vetoed that because of Snooki!  WTF!?!  So Anthony it is.....  still not 100% on the middle name but there he his ladies and gentelman...  Anthony Phipps!

Friday, May 17, 2013


So now I feel like I'm all caught up with my Blogging! :)  We are now in the present!  And we are counting down till the gender reveal!  More and more lately I've been seeing on Pinterest and Facebook friends that people are having gender reveal parties...  I love a good party, especially when I'm the guest of honor!  But let's get real here... How the HELL could I ever go to a sonogram, let that nurse put the words boy or girl in a sealed envelope and drive home, to a bakery or whatever... There is absolutely positively no fucking way I could ever ever ever get out of the parking lot without ripping that envelope to shreds!!  I was that kid around Christmas time that the second my mother had left the house, I would snoop under beds, in closets, the attic, the basement to find my presents!  I would get a knife and cut the tape on the wrapped gifts under the tree to see what I got!  I guess that may mean I have a problem LOL

I am just SOOOO excited to know BLUE OR PINK????? Something tells me that it's a boy!  I have always wanted a little girl, I am a girly girl, I love hair, makeup, clothes, and gossip!  And I cherish the relationship I have with my mother....  So I've always pictured myself with a little baby girl with ruffles and bows and tutus OH MY!  But I feel like its a boy!  And that really excites me too!  I envision cute little hats, and suspenders and Ravens and Orioles gear!  Pat, like about every other man I know, is hoping for a boy... He talks about football practice, and karate lessons, and I see that glimmer in his eye!  Either way we are both going to be super happy and excited!! :):)

I must say, I am very proud of myself...   I, who am normally a super shopper, have been able to suprisingly restrain myself from buying anything!  I have not bought ONE SINGLE THING!  Next Sunday when I find out... GAME ON!  eeeeek!!  I cant imagine buying all brown or green or yellow!  I want PINK OR BLUE! :)  haha

Mother's Day!

Last Sunday was Mothers day, and I was really celebrated!  Pat was so sweet, he had a dozen roses sent to my office with the cutest little card :)

The only complaint I've had so far in my pregnancy is that I'm EXHAUSTED at all times, I haven't been sick at all!  just TIRED!  Im sure Pat is tired himself of hearing me complain about it! haha So my Mom suprised me with a Boppy Prenancy Pillow!  Its AMAZING I would higly suggest it!  I named her Penelope!   With her with me I have definatly been sleeping better at night!  Besides the nightly 3:30am bathroom visits!

14 Weeks

13 Weeks

12 Weeks

Facebook Official!

How nerdy am I that I was SO excited to be Facebook official??  I couldn't wait!  I got a great idea from Pinterest to make a chalk board to make the announcement as well as keep track of the weeks that seemed to be flying by!!!

With that post we got an overwhelming response from our friends and family!  It was a great feeling!  I was out of the closet!!!

1st Trimester Screening

Our closest friends knew we were expecting, but I wasnt comfortable about being completely out of the closet until we hit that 12 week mark, and I wanted to wait for the results of the 1st trimester screening...

So I was doing a lot of hiding out at the house, and ignorning phone calls and texts...  It was getting pretty suspicious that the Phipps' missed St. Patricks Day AND Opening day for the Orioles.  Who are we?  I just couldn't go because as soon as I turned down that first shot of Fireball the cat would definately be out of the bag! :)

We got the good news that everything was ok with baby.   And another Sonogram!  Oh hi there!

But I was still a little nervous to let the the news out, because at my last doctors appointment and she reviewed my bloodwork, I was told that I am a carrier of Cystic Fibrosis!!  Whattttt!?  In order to pass it on to baby, you have to have two codes of it in your blood, and I had only one code.  So, Pat had to be tested...  If he also had this #32 code in his blood, most likley the baby would have Cystic Fibrosis... SCARY thought!!  So the very next day, Pat had his blood drawn and we waited...  5 more days!  A scary 5 days...  But the news was good, Pat did NOT have it in his blood!  We are good to go! 
So we were ready to shout it out!  We're expecting... K+P=3! 

First Doctors appointment

It was so exciting to go to my first doctor's appointment.  I didn't want to tell anyone except for the CLOSEST of close.  I felt like I was lying, to myself and others since I hadn't got the confirmation I needed...  I was so worried that I had myself all excited and the doctor was going to examine me and say, oh sorry!  You're not pregnant!  Is that weird? 

But... I was!  I got the confirmation I was looking for, and two days later I got to see my little baby!  And they gave me a due date of November 8, 2013!  So excited to have my baby for the holidays!!!  :):):):)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Telling the parents...

The first thing we wanted to do was share the great news with our parents!!!

 To tell them, I designed a card... On the front read "Blue or Pink!?  What do you Think?"  And inside said, "Baby Phipps Coming November 2013!"

Pat and I decided to video tape them...  First stop was my parents...  I was so excited to share the news with my mom!!  Anyone who knows my mother, knows that this is the exact reaction that you would expect... LOL

The begining

Ok!  Here I go...   My very first blog entry!  Where do I begin? 

My name is Krista and I am 31 years old, married to my very best friend Patrick for almost 5 years now...  I know it sounds a bit cliché to say that I'm married to my best friend, but its true!  Pat and I started off as very good friends, until that one drunken night in the year 2000... You all know what that means :)~  Hook up's turned into dates, those dates turned into a relationship, that relationship turned into an engagement, and that engagement turned into marriage, and that marriage made a baby!!  So here we are...  PREGNANT!

October 3, 2008

It took us a long time to get here, and sometimes I never really thought we would ACTUALLY be here...  Pat and I have always had a very active social life... With no children we have always been able to do whatever we wanted to do! Go places, do things, buy things!  And we have always had a great relationship.  Pat was  actually the one pushing to start a family before I was.  I was a little more hesitant because Ive always loved our life, our freedom and our relationship, and I was always scared that a baby would change everything. 

In the summer of 2010 we agreed, it was baby makin' time!  I just assumed as soon as we started trying it would happen...  and it just didn't work out that way!  for the past 10 years I had been doing everything NOT to get pregnant.. and NOW I couldn't!!  Doctors told us on several occasions that everything was fine.  But we just didn't understand what the hell was taking so long!  Around this past holiday season, we had agreed that we would stop trying so hard for a while and this spring we would really get serious and see a fertility doctor.  So we went on with our plan,  took it easy and didn't stress.

Sunday, March 10, 2013 I was feeling really sick, coughing aching, wheezing.  I was convinced I had pneumonia, because it was going around.  That morning, I drug myself to Patient First to try to get some antibiotic  to kick this bug out of my body...  The nurse puts me on the scale, takes my blood pressure and asks... Any chance you're pregnant?  NO WAY I said, no chance at all!  She asked for a urine sample anyway, because she said it was protocol.  I sit in the room waiting for the doctor coughing my lungs out...  Dr. Horowitz comes in, examines me and says... "Well, Mrs. Phipps, you have a severe case of bronchitis, but I'm very torn as to how to treat you, because your tested positive for pregnancy!"  W H A T ? ? ? ?  I was in total disbelief...  I didn't know if I should laugh or cry!  All I wanted to do was run home and tell Pat!!!!  Finally!!! 

I took that piece of paper, and framed it in a cutesy little baby frame and bought Pat and I both a book about pregnancy...  Wrapped it up and ran home and gave it to him.  As he ripped open the bag the frame fell to the floor, and he just stood there looking down.  Finally he picked it up and kept saying.  What? For real? Is this real? Today? Now? Did this happen today? When? How?  LOL  He couldn't even complete a full sentence. 
I remembered that I had a home pregnancy test so I ran to the bathroom to take it.  I had to make sure, it still just didn't feel real!  Soon as I peed on that sucker it was positive immediately!

The rest of the day Pat and I sat on the sofa with no TV and sat there, talked and basically tried to let it sink in... There would be no St Patrick's celebrations this year, there would be no Oriole's opening day.  Our plans have changed!
We're having a baby!  K+P=3