Tuesday, July 21, 2009

First OB Appt

Was extremely uneventful...I totally thought that he would check on the baby with an ultrasound since he had never actually seen or heard it just to make sure everything is coming along swimmingly...but apparently not. I hadn't had my yearly exam since last July, so he of course had to do one. He said that he wouldn't be able to hear the heartbeat without the actual ultrasound, so he didn't even try.

I got lots of new Mom information about the hospital and insurance stuff (ugh!) and another book to read through, but other than that, uneventful. I was definitely disappointed that nothing more was done. It makes me really worried because I don't go back for another 4 weeks. Am I worrying over nothing? Am I just being selfish because I wanted to see our baby again and make sure he/she is growing like he/she is supposed to? Maybe I should have a little more confidence in my OB, but after all that we have been through, I can't keep from having that worried feeling constantly there.

It looks like my weeks actually change on Thursdays now too. My OB looked at his little calendar and said that I will be 11 weeks on this Thursday. So...trying to keep the worrying at bay until August 19th, where hopefully we will actually get to see our little one again.

Friday, July 17, 2009

10 Weeks!!

Yes, that's right....I am 10 weeks today! I need to start posting some pictures of my belly just so I can document the changes. There hasnt been a whole lot, but I can notice a little bit of a pooch. I'm still getting sick on occasion, but usually it's not too bad. I think I might have to start looking at bras...lol. I am about to overflow the ones I have right now :)

We have my first OB appointment on Monday at 3:50pm. And it turns out, hubby is able to get off work for a few hours to go with me! Yay!! He has a pretty understanding boss, which is really nice.

And...we have already been thumbing through baby names in our book :) I told hubby last night that I would like for both of us to come up with 5 girls names and 5 boys names. That way we will have a nice variety to look at and narrow it down from there. I am sure it will take us a while to get them together, which is alright! I just want some ideas to go off of.

Okay...hopefully pictures will be coming soon, even though there isnt really a whole lot to see! :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

9 weeks 3 days :)

I haven't had a whole lot to write about recently. Things are moving along as far as I know :) I don't go back to the Dr. until Monday afternoon. Hubby won't be able to go with me this time, but I think I might actually have my Mom meet me there. I am going to venture to guess that they will be doing another ultrasound considering this is the first appointment with my OB. I am sure he will want to get a good look at everything. Well, at least I would hope. And of course, I would really like to see our little peanut again :) I am sure the growth will just be amazing!

I was given several books this weekend on pregnancy. The "What to Expect When You're Expecting", "Your pregnancy week by week", Baby Name Wizard, Belly Laughs with Jenny McCarthy (by the way, it's hilarious!!!!), and "The Expectant Father". It's great to not have to buy these for one. And, honestly I have been getting a lot of good information out of them. And as I said, the Belly Laughs book is flipping hilarious! I love it. It cracks me up :)

Hubby started reading "The Expectant Father" the night we brought it home. I was super impressed. He read all the way up to the third month. He said that it is all really interesting and was asking me all kinds of questions about the things I am feeling. He is so excited.

I have been feeling pretty good. Got sick Monday morning before I was able to eat anything, but have been alright since. When I get home from work I just want to crash on the couch for the rest of the night because I am pretty worn out. All of my pants are still fitting alright for the most part. Now, my tops on the other hand are slowly dwindling down. Not that there's anything really noticable yet, but I am not a fan of tight tops, and a lot of them are starting to get a little snug. I'm keeping my eye out for tops that arent maternity, but are cheap and hide the middle :) at least somewhat for a little bit.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

8 weeks 5 days!!! And my 3 year Anniversary!

The ultrasound went fantastic today!! The baby is measuring 8 weeks 5 days. We got to hear the nice strong heartbeat again at 187bpm. My RE told me it was time to head out the door and graduated me to my OB (who is just right down the hall). We also got to see the baby move!!!!! It was so incredibly awesome!!! It was just a tiny flicker of where the leg buds and the rear are, but we got to see it!! Ah!!

I have been given a due date of February 11th. A little Valentine baby :) I had an appointment for my yearly exam already scheduled for the 20th of July, so I was able to head down there and let them know the good news and just switch the yearly to an OB! It feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders for the time being. By then, I will be a few days past 10 weeks.

I have also figured out that if I don't let myself get too hungry, I can keep the nausea down to a minimum. I think that's why I didn't have any issues over the weekend because there was always food available and I was almost always snacking on something. I am going to try to keep food with me at all times from now on. That means I need to find more healthy foods that I can snack on. I have been snacking on a peanut butter sandwich throughout today and it seems to have helped.

Hubby and I have been married for 3 years today! He is my best friend and I love him so much! We couldn't have asked for a better anniversary gift!! :)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Losing my cookies....again :)

I was doing so well!! And then I think I jinxed myself. I have been feeling pretty sick since yesterday late morning. Couldn't even eat breakfast this morning because too much time was spent in the bathroom...so I am eating Honey Nut Cheerios as we speak :) It's actually nice to have the sickness back because it makes me feel a little bit better about the baby. The other thing that I noticed yesterday was how exhausted I was. I had to cut guard practice an hour short because I really just was not up to being there for 3 hours. I feel pretty rested so far today, so we shall see how the rest of the day goes :)

I have been itching to put up a ticker of some kind that says how far along I am, but I don't think I am ready to do that yet. Maybe after this week's appointment? Eh, we'll see. Anyone have any thoughts on this??

Hubby and I are celebrating our 3 year anniversary tomorrow (Wednesday)!!!!!! Yay!!!!! And, our next ultrasound is tomorrow :) It should make for a decent day. At least we will get to have lunch together somewhere!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Back from Camping!

Well, we are back from a long weekend of camping. We did a lot of relaxing. We only went on one long trail walk, but it wasnt too bad. I was pretty worn out by the end, but other than that, felt pretty good. I took lots of naps midafternoon. And...huge accomplishment, I didn't get sick all weekend! Whoo hoo!!

The weekend was pretty good, other than on the 4th when it rained for most of the day. That was not so much fun. My two oldest nephews stayed the night with us Friday night, which was fun and amusing. They played in the rain for most of the morning Saturday. My in-laws got them all hyped up on sugar and then we took them home to my Mom and Dad :) Hehe.

As of today, I should be around 8 weeks pregnant. I am extremely nervous for this week's appointment on Wednesday. There is always a fear in the back of my mind now. I try to keep praying that all will be alright, but with everything that we have gone through, it's really hard. So, if everyone could just keep praying with me, that would be awesome. I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Whoo hoo!!! A four day weekend!!

So, I am officially taking off work tomorrow. I will be sleeping in (hopefully) and getting ready for our camping trip. Hubby and I will be able to go early and set everything up and then enjoy the rest of the day. I am ready for this 4 day weekend! It should be great. It's been in the lower 80's here, which is fantastic because it will make for a great weekend with the weather not being very hot.

My "morning" sickness is back. I can't really refer to it as morning sickness though, because it hits me at different times of the day. It hit me last night and I now know to stay away from Cheeseburgers. It also hit me this morning right after taking my vitamin. However, there will be no complaints from this blog!! I welcome all the symptoms! Now, if I can just finish a meal! I can only make it about halfway through and then I can't eat any more, even though I am pretty much starving by meal time. Its a little strange actually...

Well, this will probably be the last post until we get back from camping on Sunday. Then we will only have a few more days before our next ultrasound!! I can't wait!! Until then...everyone have a fun and safe 4th of July!!!!