Sunday, September 27, 2009

Oh no!

Ugh, So... last night before I went to bed, I had my first battle of "morning sickness" (or midnight sickness, whatever.)

I asked Jack not to listen because I'm weird about people hearing me throw up... and even though I turned on the water in the bathroom-- he still heard me. And it made me want to cry.

This morning I woke up and felt like being super sick-- but, luckily, I held it back... No throw up for me.

Hopefully, I won't have it too terribly bad... then again, I'm not that far along... I can only imagine what the next week will bring me. :(


Friday, September 25, 2009

My little baby's heart is already beating...

Reading online, week at 5 my little baby's heart is beating and circulating blood. Woah, how great is this? According to baby-gaga this is what is going on: "Growth is now largely focused on their little head, which is starting to develop much more rapidly than the rest of their tiny body. This is because their amazing brain is undergoing some very crucial and rapid development in order to effectively regulate their heart rate, blood circulation, and other vital functions. As for the rest of their miniature body, what were simple limb buds last week are limb flippers this week and the tail is more expressed. Amazingly, within a mere five weeks your little miracle is already developing the rudimentary forms of their liver, pancreas, lungs, stomach and nasal pits while their little heart is already increasing its circulation. Your baby is now a whopping 4-6mm in length."

That is some intense stuff... Be careful, little baby. Your libel to fall over with that big o' head of yours. ;)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Today was the first day

someone talked to my belly and petted it...

This is going to be a long 8 more months! ha ha.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Week 4!

"Fetal development in pregnancy week 4: embryo in first month By the end of this week the round and pointy ends of your little pear-shaped baby will be slightly more exaggerated and their body will look more like that of a miniature manatee. Despite your baby not looking particularly human without any eyes, ears or mouth, the earliest developments of what will become the larynx, internal ear, and eye lens are already forming, although you’d have to be a trained expert to recognize them for what they’re going to be in the future. Likewise, tiny bumps are forming on your little embryo which will eventually be their cute little arms, elbows, fingers, legs, knees and toes. What’s more your little swimmer will have a teeny tiny tail by the end of this week-- but don’t worry, it’s just the end of their developing spinal cord! A microscopic photo would reveal what seems to be their vertebrae filling out the spine and tail. Although they aren’t bones yet, but rather, the “bone seeds” that will give rise to your baby's tiny vertebrae, ribs and sternum."

That's a lot of crazy stuff that's happening already!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Well technically...

Technically speaking, I can't be just two weeks pregnant since that's when you ovulate or something... So, I am about four weeks pregnant.

I don't know.
This is all weird and doesn't make sense. I hate it.

Slightly broken hearted, but really... only two weeks?

Well, got the call from the doctor today that I'm only at two weeks. What does that mean? That means that I will not get to see my sister graduate from law school which makes me very, very upset. And the fact that she is upset, breaks my heart and makes me feel like complete and total shit.

I'm sorry, I didn't plan to get pregnant. I really didn't, and honestly I wish that it could be better timing. I'm missing out on the things I really wanted to enjoy in life. I feel selfish for some reason.

Anyways, two weeks along... which is barely nothing. According to, this is what is going on... "Your little blastocyst is now separating into two distinct parts: the amniotic cavity (or yolk sac) and the embryo (your baby-to-be). The yolk sac’s main job is to protect and nourish your baby until the placenta is fully formed. Right now, the placenta is just beginning to take shape, but won’t be complete for another 8 weeks or so. The beginnings of the umbilical cord are visible and partly functional, although it is still not fully formed."

A blastocyst? What kind of word is that? Blastocyst... I'm not even sure how to say it.

Anyways, that's all I have for an update. I'm estimating the babies arrival around June 8th... hopefully sooner, I really want to see my sister graduate.

Mama Bear out.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Yes, Your eggo is preggo.

Well, hello. As my first post, I feel obligated to tell you all a little about myself, my story, and my current situation. Most of you probably know who I am, but those who don't, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Schylar. I am 18 years young and pregnant. Yep, you heard me... pregnant. Now, don't get me wrong, I understand there are tons of girls out there, much younger than I, having children, but man, was this a shocker!! You see, I had lots of really detailed future plans for myself. I wanted to get my head on straight and do what I had to do to make lots of money, get a good home, find a fantastic job, and live the American dream. (You know the one I'm talking about, married to a man with a three figure income, in a warm suburban home, with the 2.5 kids... you get the picture.) Well, looks like there were other plans for me. My ex-boyfriend, Jack, and I were talking and I mentioned I had a late period. I had informed him that the only reason that I could think of was because I was very sick with the flu and my body had put it off... When I had first missed my period I took a home pregnancy test and it came back negative. I didn't really worry about it, but when my period was still late, I still didn't really worry, I thought it'd roll around eventually... after all, I was just sick. Anyways, like I said, I had mentioned that I was still late to Jack and he thought it'd be a good idea to get a test. Just to be sure. Well, Jack and I went off to the store, picked out the clearblue digital pregnancy test and we took it home. Now, I wasn't thinking "Oh, I'm pregnant." I was thinking quite the opposite. I took the test, set it down and while I was waiting I put my things away and I came back into the bathroom, picked up the test... "Pregnant". Written clear as day, and my heart started pounding, I started to breathe funny, and I just yelled at Jack that he needed to read this. I was crying so hard that I thought I was going to pass out. My mom was in the living room at the time, met me in the hall and walked me to a chair while she went and got my father. They were both very supportive, but I still very upset. I asked Jack to please leave, because I really needed some alone time to think. I sat there, trying my best not to cry. A million questions and feelings were rushing through my entire skull. "What was I going to do? How am I going to tell people? What about school? What about money? How was I going to provide for my baby?" Mom was very, very supportive. Telling me that this was not the end of the world and that everything happens for a reason. She told me that her and dad love me more than anything and that they will be here for me completely. I took those words to heart, and although I was terrified, they calmed me down. I know that my parents would never abandon me, as scary as the entire situation was. I went to bed that night had dreams of just reading the test, over and over again. Jack and I spoke about what our situation would be. I told him that even though I'm pregnant, that I did not want to get back together at this point in time, but I did want him to be apart of the babies life and to be a supportive father, and he agreed to change the things he needs to be able to provide for his baby.

As of today, I went to the doctor and got an official "yes, your eggo is preggo." And again, I cried and cried and cried, but once I started talking about it, realizing all the supportive people I have around me makes me feel fantastic and that this entire thing isn't the end of the world. People love me regardless and support my decisions. I'm lucky and maybe this is all a blessing in disguise. :)
I start my prenatal vitamins tomorrow and I'm not looking forward to other pregnancy woes... I mean seriously, my boobs already hurt, I'm cramping cause my uterus is growing, and I can't control whether I cry or not... Now, I'm going to deal with morning sickness, a growing belly, and being tired all the time? Are we sure this thing isn't a parasite? ;)

Anyways, that's all for now.

Mama Bear out! :)