Thursday, July 29, 2010

14 1/2 weeks

1 week til my next appointment! I feel like it's been a while since I've been to the doctor so I'm excited to go next Wednesday and get checked out. I think it will be a lot easier to hear the heartbeat this time so that's something to look forward to. Tyler and I ordered a crib and changing table this past week as well as some cute little painted animal scenes to hang in the nursery.

I'm antsy to get started decorating the room! I think we will wait another 5 weeks before going all out though so we can make special touches according to whether it's a boy or girl! (We'll find out in early September.)
I'm still trying to hold out before spilling the beans about the baby to everybody, but it's getting harder as I get bigger!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

13 1/2 weeks

This week has been pretty lazy for me! I've been soaking up the last few days of nothing to do and gearing up for getting my AP summer assignment sent out, professional development/meetings next week, and hopefully getting things organized up at school. What happened to July?!?
Tyler and I are excited to go to Austin tomorrow for Kevin & Jordann's wedding this weekend! It will be a lot of fun to get out of town together for a couple days and see some friends we haven't been around in a while. I've been putting it off, but today I really need to try on some dresses and figure out what the heck I'll be wearing to the wedding! It's strange when the rest of you is the same size except your belly, but I can't bring myself to buy a formal maternity dress since we don't go to many fancy places.

Here is the current belly picture- not sure if I'll keep doing one each week once school starts, but for now I've got the time!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

12 1/2 weeks

If you've been wondering, the reason all my posts are # 1/2 weeks instead of full weeks it's because my doctors appointments have been on Wednesdays and that's halfway through the gestational week I'm in. So anyway, I've just gotten in the habit of noting progress halfway through the week instead of waiting til Sunday!
Here is a 12 1/2 week belly picture taken on photobooth like the last one. I feel a little bit bigger this week and haven't even tried to wear jeans or my size 2 shorts probably since the end of June. I'm thinking today I might go through my closet and find out what fits (or has potential to fit later) and pack up the stuff that's already too small. Five pounds can make a big difference!
I've bought some great cotton dresses from Target and the San Marcos outlet mall when I was down there on Tuesday and Wednesday so hopefully those will last me at least a couple of months! Dresses are definitely the most comfortable thing to wear since there isn't a waistband.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

baby belly 11 1/2 weeks

So, I've been feeling a lot bigger lately! It might not look like much in a picture but I sure am uncomfortable in any kind of fitted pants or shorts. It's still early to buy maternity clothes though so I think I'll get one of those Bella Bands (or a knockoff) that you can wear over your pants without having to button them.

I can't wait til it actually starts to look like I have a pregnant belly instead of looking like I just ate a ton of Mexican food. . . which the odds are, I probably did :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

11 1/2 weeks

Here we are in July- almost done with the first trimester and had another doctors appointment again this morning! This time I turned in a bunch of paperwork, medical history, consent forms and that kind of thing at the beginning of the appointment. Then a girl who is working under Dr. Michelsen as a PA-in-training came in to try to find the heartbeat using the doppler.

We didn't have this done at the last appointment because it was too early so I was excited to be able to hear it after seeing it in June. The PA let us know that it's VERY common to not be able to find the heartbeat this early on since the baby is still very small at 1 1/2 inches (or the size of a fig according to babycenter). It's still a little nerve wracking though as they move the doppler around and around and around without hearing anything, but she assured us they only find it this early about 50% of the time.

Luckily our doctor came in and after a minute of searching was able to find the little heartbeat! Tyler and I both got to hear it, (about 160 bpm if you're interested- compared to my 60 bpm!). She said they'll use the doppler every time to check on the baby since they won't do an ultrasound at each visit. Next was blood work- not too exciting.

I've been feeling pretty good lately- not much nausea since the 8th or 9th week when I was on APPA and feeling kind of crummy. I am sooo sleepy though! I can't get enough naps which works out well since it's summer time :)

I'll have a quick routine appointment in early August, and then in early September we'll get to find out if it's a boy or girl! That will be my next scheduled sonogram. It will be hard to wait 8 weeks, but the anticipation is fun too.

(FYI: Not very many people know yet that we're having a baby so I'm just discreetly updating my blog but took the URL off of my facebook page. I'll put it back up when we want everyone to know and my posts will already be done! Look at me planning ahead.)

7 1/2 weeks

We had our first doctor appointment on June 9th (the week after school got out). Tyler came with me, which was fun, and we were anxious to get "confirmation" of the pregnancy. First they did a urine test and said the test came back positive, so the doctor told me they were going to do an ultrasound!

We got to see the teeny tiny baby, then only 12 mm long from crown to rump. Amazingly it already had a heartbeat which we could see thumping away on the screen. The doctor said he/she had great cardiac activity and everything looked good! In the picture, most of the screen is my uterus, the black area is fluid, and the fuzzy white part in there is the baby!

Tyler and I wanted to wait a few weeks to tell the good news so we kept it to ourselves for a month before announcing it to the grandparents. It was fun to have a secret just to ourselves for a while but it was also so great to see our parents' & siblings' reactions.

Friday, July 2, 2010

baby gump!

Surprise! We're expecting a baby on January 23rd, 2011! Tyler and I found out in the middle of May and have enjoyed keeping the secret to ourselves for a while. Now we're excited to share it with everybody!I know, I know. Who's the incompetent person who HAD to have the digital pregnancy test? The "which line is darker/is there a line at all" ones are difficult to interpret! Especially when the line is verrrrry light and you think it might just be an imaginary line in your brain. In the end, Clearblue came through with a black and white yes or no, and it was yes!!!