Wednesday, December 31, 2008
We have had a pretty crazy '08. After 3 surgeries, countless injections and more tears and heartache than I could have been prepared for we feel so blessed to be expecting our little one. A year ago I never would have imagined what this year would bring but honestly I now can't imagine not going through it all. I think this process has taught me patience, perseverance, and hope and I think I will be a better mother because of it. We are looking forward to an exciting '09! Hopefully we will see some changes for the better taking place in the economy and of course we will becoming parents.
We are looking forward to a pretty low key New Year's Eve. We're heading over to some friend's house and then heading up to the cabin with the Vann family for a few days. Next Tuesday we have our big ultrasound where we will confirm the sex and get the baby's measurements. I'm really excited to be able to see him moving around again. I'm starting to feel him more consistently now. I love feeling him kick and move around and I'm anxious for J to be able to feel him too! I'll post more pics later but here is the belly pic from today at 19 weeks. The little guys is now about 6 in. long and weighs about 9 oz. Mango's are one of my favorite fruits, too bad they really aren't in season because my mouth is watering looking at that one!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Other than the freezing temps around here this week (we are waking up to temps in the teens which is very unusual for us), we have nothing very eventful going on. We are just getting ready for the holidays and trying to stay warm.
We watched my friend's daughter Nevaeh on Sat evening which is always fun. She is such a sweet little girl and is starting to crawl. She was born on May 30th so she and our baby will be exactly 1 year apart. Here's a pic of Jimmy and Nevaeh checking out the 1st snow of the year.
Last but not least, the fruit of the week which is no such thing this week. It's actually an onion. Onion's are pretty much my least favorite food. Yuck, although my little guy is an onion I won't hold it against him. Hopefully he won't make me cry like onions do!
Um, no...I actually don't!!!! This baby is obviously the most important thing in my husband's and my life right now and probably will continue to be so until the day I die. If you had been through what I went through to create this little guy you might understand but if I am offending you for keeping a blog about my pregnancy then by all means, don't read it. And, certainly don't take the time out of your busy day to comment about it.
Whoever you are please take your negative comments elsewhere...enough said.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
We had a good weekend hanging out with friends and relaxing at home. This weekend I think it's time to get started on the X Mas shopping. I have done none so far (I feel like scrooge this year) so I'd better get the ball rolling.
I had my first comments from strangers this week on my popping stomach. A stewardess on a plane last week told me she thought she saw it kick! I had to laugh since I've hardly felt him kick yet but at least she knew I was pregnant and not just fat. Also at the dry cleaners today the woman behind the counter asked me if I was expecting. I proudly said "YES!" It's fun to walk around with a pregnant belly. It makes me feel special like I have the importance of a whole human growing inside me. People look at you differently.
I am feeling great, pretty normal, just bigger. Tonight when I was sitting I think I might have felt him for the first time. I felt a little tap tap, 2 times. I don't think it was gas and it was in the spot where his little foot could be. I can't wait to feel more!
This week the baby is as big as an avocado. He is almost 5 inches long and can now hear us! I told Jimmy to watch his mouth now that his son can pick up his voice! He is also now growing eyelashes, eyebrows, hair and toenails.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I took J to Babies R Us for the 1st time on Sat. which was a fun experience. He was having a hard time keeping everything straight (apparently bassinet, boppy, swing, glider, stroller, Ergo, etc. all start to sound the same after a while). It was fun though and now I am looking forward to registering in a few months. Nothing else very exciting going on around here. I am off to San Fran tomorrow morning for my work X Mas party and then we have a pretty quiet weekend ahead of us.
I'll leave you with another belly pic taken today at 15 weeks. I'm starting to look more pregnant by the day!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
He was moving around and amazing to watch. He has 10 fingers and toes and looks like a real baby. What a sight to see. He was measuring at 13 weeks 1 day, so a little ahead of schedule and was almost 3 inches long with a heart rate of 153 bpm. He is beautiful and healthy!
My belly is growing by the day and I'm sure that I look huge and extremely pregnant, although everyone around me begs to differ.
Here he is, I think he looks like a little Jimmy! What do you think? Do you see the "boy parts?"
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
This one is from Hannah
8 Favorite TV Shows
2. So You Think You Can Dance
3. The Biggest Loser
4. Big Brother
5. John & Kate Plus 8
6. The Hills (I know, it's bad)
7. Gossip Girl
8. Kath & Kim
8 Things I did yesterday (Not a very exciting day)
1. Held Nevaeh
2. Took the dogs for a walk
3. Made dinner
5. Felt Nauseous
8. Lots of laundry
Favorite places to eat (kind of weird right now because I want weird things)
1. The Game
2. Anything Mexican
4. Red Robin
6. Olive Garden
7. Taco Time
8. My own kitchen
8 Things I'm looking forward to
1. Holding my baby!
2. Kissing my baby!
3. Smelling my baby!
4. Finding out the sex of the baby
5. Thanksgiving at our house
6. Christmas with my family
7. My belly popping out so I look pregnant instead of fat!
8. Going to bed
8 Things on my Wish List
1. A beautiful Nursery
2. New carpet upstairs
3. A new railing
4. A better economy
5. A healthy baby
6. A front porch
7. New Bedroom Furniture
8. A vacation to a warm climate with my husband
And this one is from Natalie
I am supposed to go to my picture folder and open up the 4th folder and pick the 4th picture, then post it.
So here is the picture.
My sweet Dad practicing his Grandpa skills in Cannon Beach this summer with the dogs. What a fun summer get away with my family. Dad, next year you can carry a baby instead. We won't put the baby on a leash, it won't smell bad, and it won't bark at you!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Here's another belly pic taken at 11 weeks 6 days. I can definitely tell a difference from 2 weeks ago! I know it has a long way to go but it looks huge to me :-)
Monday, November 10, 2008
On another note, our backyard is so full of leaves it is ridiculous. I think about 75% of them have fallen now. We are going to my parents house for the weekend so they will have to wait until next weekend to be raked and bagged. Hopefully by then they will all be down and we'll only have to do it once. Just in case you don't believe me...
We went to the cabin last weekend and it was a nice relaxing get away. It's actually nice to get away from the cell and computer for a few days and just watch movies and play games. We are so lucky to have the cabin and I can't wait for our kids to enjoy it!
I had my monthly appt with the ob this morning and she did a quick u/s. It was so amazing. The little one was moving all around, it's arms were moving up and down and it's little body was squirming around. It looked like a real baby with limbs and big belly. Next week we have a big u/s where they will look at the baby for quite a while and take all of it's measurements. I can't wait to be able to watch it for a while. I'm starting to feel a lot better. Last week was tough with nausea and headaches but I've been feeling good the past couple of days and I feel like my energy is coming back a little as well.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Things are still just moving along nicely. My stomach is getting harder and I can hardly wait for another 6-7 weeks when I will feel the little one moving around. Last night we watched history be made and I thought to myself, this is probably one of those events that I will always remember where I was and what I was doing when it happened. For me it was eating salad with Italian dressing (I've been craving it, something about the vinegar) laying on the couch with my husband and thinking about the world I will bring our child into. Regardless of whether America made the correct decision or not this is an exciting time and I feel lucky to be able to live through it.
Today I am 11 weeks and the baby is the size of a lime. It is growing really fast right now and is developing teeth buds, hair and fingernails! So amazing!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
On another note, in case any of you men out there were wondering, this is how you give your pregnant wife a heart attack! This is where I find J today when I look out the window! Great, just what we need are more Dr's and hospitals. Luckily he finished without a scratch and I was very happy to see him climb down that ladder for the last time!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Our little raspberry is growing right along and it's heart rate was up to 162 bpm. It is actually growing ahead by 3 days which puts me at 8w4d today. I can't believe we are this far already. It feels so much more meaty to be able to say 8 or 9 weeks, it is actually becoming real! I'm a little worried that our baby is growing so big so fast, although he is still so small. Jimmy weighed over 9lbs when he was born and this scares me to death. I'm not sure if the husband's weight when born has anything to do with how big your baby will be but It's on the list to ask the Dr. If we do have a huge baby it's all Jimmy's fault! It definitely has nothing to do with those cheeseburgers I've been craving!
I swear I already have a little baby bump. I had a head start with IVF on the weight gain but I have a feeling I'm going to be showing pretty early. I'll take our 1st baby bump pic this week so you can see what I'm talking about.
Here is a pic of our little bean as of Friday. We are so in love!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
We had our 1st appt at the ob-gyn this AM and all is well. We saw the baby again via ultrasound and it's little heart was beating. We have another u/s at the fertility clinic on Friday when they will measure the heart rate and we will be able to see the little raspberry in more detail. I love having all of these appts so I can keep an eye on this little bean and make sure it is growing right on track!
This weekend my parents spent the night on Friday and brought us a little package of fun baby stuff, a maternity shirt and a bella band. On Sat my mom and I went shopping and my dad and Jimmy went to The Man Store (Home Depot) and looked at a few things for the house. On Sat. night we went over to our friends Mark and Janna's house with Morgan & Nicole and the precious girls, Sophie and Ella. They are just the sweetest little things and getting so big! Here are a few pics of the little rascals!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
1 baby- 6 people
2 babies- 33 people
3 babies- 3 people (confused)
Only a few more days and we will know the answer!
In other news, I got to stop my daily injection in the bum of progesterone yesterday. We will now only be doing them once a week until November. I am thrilled and am so excited to not be limping around anymore because my bum is sore.
I'm still feeling good. Tired and hungry but good. No sickness or weird symptoms. I hit the 6 week mark on Sat and that is usually when the sickness kicks in but maybe I'll be one of the lucky ones!