Monday, March 26, 2007

Belly shot

We had another doctor appointment last Friday. Everything went well and our nuchal translucency test came back good. I took a belly shot last Friday too. You can't really see much. I can't wait until I really look pregnant. I'm tired of getting these weird looks when I tell people that I'm pregnant and they look at me like I've lost my mind. Next couple of weeks, I hope. I scheduled the next ultrasound for April 27. Hopefully (keep your fingers crossed), we'll be able to tell if it's a little boy or a little girl. I'll be sure to keep everyone posted.

I went out and bought stuff to make my own thank you cards for baby gifts. I'm starting to get crafty....scrapbooking, personalized cards, what's next? I guess I need to get it out of my system now, since I won't have much time once the lil one is here. Other than that, there isn't much new going on here. We are just getting ready for the warm weather. I'm dreading it and looking forward to it at the same time. I hate the cold, but I'm not sure how hot my body is going to run being that I'm human incubator until September.

So, here's my belly shot, 14 weeks 2 days.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Eventful weekend

Whew! I had a busy weekend. Thursday, I left work about lunch time and drove to SC. Friday I spent the day with my mom. We ran errands and I got a few new maternity items. We actually found some gender neutral stuff for the baby, since we don't know what it is yet, so Mom got the baby lots of stuff. Friday night we had dinner with the Skeltons. It was nice to see them since I haven't seen them in awhile. Saturday I drove to Anderson and met up with Beth and Alli. It was so nice to get to see them and their babies. I really wish we lived closer. We have some great friends here, but the majority of them are moving soon or don't have kids so we won't see much of them once the baby comes.

The babies were so good all day. They were both a little fussy before we left the house, and since I don't have one of my own and have no idea yet what all to expect, I thought maybe the little girls would be fussy all day. But they weren't. They were so good, except when it was time for them to eat. But I totally understand that, I get a little unhappy when I'm hungry myself. They slept through both lunch and dinner, so both mommies got to eat hot meals! And again, I got more maternity clothes. =) We couldn't figure out what else to do and it was good for Beth (and Alli, too, I'm sure) to get out of the house for a little while, so we went shopping.

All in all, a good weekend, but I was certainly tired when I got home last night and I'm still feeling it. I think I'll be in bed early tonight! Here's a picture of all the girls after dinner on Saturday.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Baby's first phot

We had our first ultrasound yesterday. It was for a specific test, the Nuchal Translucency (I'm not sure if that's how you spell it) test. This test looks at the fluid around the baby's spine and the nasal bone and then they took just a little bit of blood from me. Somehow, they can look at all that stuff and give us a percentage that our baby will have Downs. The doctor said everything looked good and we'll get the results back in about a week. I wasn't too worried to begin with, but Marc was concerned that something would be wrong with the baby, so we had the test. I just wanted to get that first ultrasound a little earlier.

So, this is one of our first pictures of our lil one. The baby was so active and squirmy yesterday. And Marc was just amazed that I couldn't feel any of the movements. I gather I'll start feeling them in about a month. I think the average is about 16 weeks. And from what I hear, you aren't even sure if what you feel is really the baby or not. At one point, we were looking at the baby and he was on his tummy, then all of a sudden, we could seem him flip and he rolled away from us and all we saw was his back. He kept touching his face (looked like he was sucking his thumb). We could see the heart beating and he took a gulp at one point and we could see the fluid go into his belly. It was amazing! Oh, and just so no one is confused, we don't know what the sex of the baby is yet, but I don't like calling the baby an "it". So, I may refer to the baby as he or she or him or her or just the lil one or the baby. Don't read too much into it guys. We'll be sure to let everyone know what the sex is once we know.

Oh, and just so everyone knows....they could only see one baby in there. We are pretty darn sure we aren't having twins.

I'll leave you with one last photo. =)

Work knows

I told my boss on Wednesday that I'm pregnant. She was very happy for me and all smiles. We talked about everything for a little while. Then she asked the due date and I told her and she said "Oh." I told her I was a little concerned about it (I'm due right at the absolute busiest time of the year for my job). She said not to worry, there isn't anything we can do about it so not to worry. Then, a guy I work with asked me if I was pregnant. He was so cute about it. He obviously didn't want to hurt my feelings if I wasn't. He danced around the subject. He told me that he and another co-worker were discussing it, so I told her as well. It is amazing how quickly word spreads at work! I guess some other women I work with were wondering and they asked the woman co-worker I told, and I guess it's all around to just about the whole office now. I also told my deputy chief, and she was so excited for me and gave me a hug. She said she loves September babies (her oldest was born in September). Then she comes in Friday morning and brought me a baby gift. It's a beautiful cd of lullabyes. She said that her youngest child loves the cd, so she thought I would enjoy a copy.

Everything is good at work and no more secrets. =)

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Doctor Appointment

We had our second doctor appointment yesterday. There wasn't much to the appointment, other than we got to hear the heart beat. That was cool. It was about twice as fast as my heart beat. She moved the little machine so you could hear just mine and then she put it right over the baby so you could hear both. It really eased my mind to hear it. It made me feel that things are going okay in there and the lil one is doing okay. I still can't feel the lil one moving and you can't see my belly growing yet, so this was nice. Our next appointment is in 3 weeks. It was supposed to be 4 weeks, but the doctor is on vacation and in 5 weeks Marc will be in San Diego saying good bye to Bobby. So, 3 weeks it is.

Speaking of San Diego, Marc is going to visit Bobby. He is deploying for Iraq on April 10th. I wanted to go with him, but that is a really busy time for me at work and I won't be able to get away. Best wishes to Bobby (please be safe) and Norma (you're always welcome to come and visit while he's gone, like last time). But not to worry, I'm going to take my own trip. I'll be going to SC in a couple of weeks to visit with my parents and my 2 good friends who just had babies. Beth's baby, Laney, is a week old today. And Alli's baby, Sarah Bradley, will be 3months here very shortly. Who would have thought when we were in each others weddings we would have all been having babies within 1 calendar year of each other?

Last night we went to dinner with 2 guys Marc was in the Marine Corps with and their wives. We went to Buca di Beppo. It was pretty good, huge servings, everything family style. It was a good time. It's too bad that both couples live way out in Maryland, about 180 degress on the other side of the beltway from us. So, it's hard to get together with them, and when we do we usually meet them in the District. That's one of the problems with big city life.

Off to start our Saturday.