Tuesday, July 28, 2009

IT'S A.........................

BABY!!! haha Yup, we opted not to find out. Although Richard thinks he got a glimpse of something, but who knows. Guess we just wait until he or she arrives. Logan came with and thought it was pretty neat, although got a bit bored when the nurse was taking all the necessary measurements.

Everything looks great, we had a very active little one, but she was able to measure everything she needed to. Weights about 9 ounces, about an ounce ahead of where it should be at 18 weeks. All systems looked great and intact. It was being a bit stubborn when she was trying to take heart pictures, but I think she got them, Heartrate was around 136.

Here's some pictures from our visit. She did the standard ultrasound images, and then some pretty cool 4-D ones, such an amazing technology.

And it looks like quite large feet already!

I think this is the baby's "no please don't take my picture" pose, hands up face turned away.

This one is neat, looks like its smiling.

The ever popular side profile shot.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Is there such a thing as being too organized?

If so I think we're there. We pretty much have the baby's room done. We found a bedding set this weekend and the crib is put together. Most everything is washed and put away, and we washed all the bottles this weekend and put those away as well. Except for a few odds and ends, and some artwork I think we'll make for the room, I think we're done. Here's some pics of our progress.

Here's Logan helping Daddy with the painting.

Here's the crib set we chose, well I guess I should give Richard credit he picked it out.

Friday, July 24, 2009

17 week appointment

We had a doctor appointment on Wednesday. Everything went well. I've only gained about 4 pounds so far, woohoo! The baby's heartbeat was very strong and around 155. The doctor guessed a girl again. At least he's consistent, haha.

I never seem to have questions or concerns, things are going well. I sometimes feel like I should make stuff up because my appointments are so quick. But I guess I've been fortunate.

I think it's officially time to put the non-maternity pants away, things are getting too snug. Actually have a pair of maternity pants on today, still a bit roomy so lots of room to grow.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Mush, mush, mush.....

Just ask Richard, it's official I have preggo mush brain, and I think its getting worse by the day, haha! I've taken to asking dumb questions at work, I consider myself to be a pretty intelligent person, so usually feel even dumber after having realized my dumb question. My co-workers just laugh at me, all is forgiven, given the circumstances.

Last night I think was the worst. All evening I seemed to be having issues putting words together correctly, causing me to giggle. At one point I yelled at Maggie to "go to sleep" instead of "go lay down", it went downhill from there. The topper: Richard and I were laying in bed discussing names, he had said he wanted to use 'Dayle' as a middle name for a girl. My response was that we couldn't use an 'M' name because the poor childs initials would be MDG. Which in my head was the beer, so I laughed for quite awhile, literally laying there with tears rolling down my face, unable to breathe through my laughter. Of course than laughing even harder when I realized the initials would have to be MGD for that to be valid. Probably doesn't come across as funny here, but believe me it was hilarious. I'm just glad Richard hasn't started recording me, look out then.

In other news, we got the nursery painted this weekend. When I say we I mean Richard painted and I did the taping. I HATE to paint, I'm not good at it, and just have a general dislike for the whole process. But it does look fabulous. Richard picked a color called Toasted Coconut, kind of an orangey brown, I call it giraffe brown. We loved the color so much we painted before we even have a theme picked out. But I think it should be a pretty easy color to match, hopefully.

We have a doctor's appointment on Wednesday, and our ultrasound is next Tuesday. I think we might take Logan with so he can "see" the baby. He's very excited about that. We're still undecided if we want to find out the sex. Initially Richard absolutely did not want to find out, but lately he's starting to bend a little. Which makes me feel bad, because I give him a hard time about it all the time. So I'm not really sure if he's just giving in to me, or he genuinely wants to know. But I think either way, if we do find out, we probably won't share (sorry everyone). Although, if you know me, that might be pretty impossible. I'm usually an open book. So we'll see what next week brings.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

It's been awhile.

It has been awhile, but really not too much happening. I'm feeling well, which is always good. We've started to bring baby stuff up from the basement, and wow do we have a lot of blue stuff. If this baby is a girl, we'll be starting from scratch, but if it's a boy it won't need new clothes for a long time. I decided that since I'm going through stuff I'd orgaznie Logan's old clothes by size, going well so far, just slow. Although Logan likes when I work in the baby's room because he gets to play with his old baby toys. He's been going through boxes of toys, and deciding what he thinks the baby would like, he does well for the most part. He's going to be such a good big brother.

Richard has been working in town for a few weeks which has been really nice, but this week he got sent out of town again, hopefully just for this week. It's kind of nice when we have doctor's appointments because usually on those weeks they keep him in town. Wonder if my doctor would object to starting weekly appointments now, haha!

Logan is doing well, he's enjoying the summer, riding bikes, playing in the pool, etc. He is however missing is Gwamma (my mom), he must ask everyday when she's coming back. I think this summer he has more of a concept of how far aways she is, because he realizes how long it takes to get to Papa's house, so she can't easily just pop down for a visit. So he's glad to hear it's only a few more weeks. And of course the other question we get all the time is when, can we go to Papa's house. 4 year olds don't have the greatest concept of time yet, so we always mark things on the calendar and cross off days, that helps. With the baby he just says it will be here for Christmas.

My good friend Mindy, is making us bloggers look bad, she's set a schedule now of when she'll be blogging, maybe that's the way to go, since I don't often remember to post things. Guess if it's scheduled I wouldn't have much choice, we'll see how that goes. Although, with Richard being out of town, I don't have computer access at home and don't often get a chance to blog at work. Should be working, haha!

Well, tata for now!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Second Trimester

YAY! We made it to the second trimester. Officially 14 weeks yesterday. I had a pre-natal appointment last Monday. They didn't think they could've picked up the heartbeat with the doppler so we got a freebie ultrasound (can't post the pics, computer at home isn't connected to the internet these days, working on it though). The little bean was kicking and moving all over the place, in one of the pictures it even gave us a little wave. It still had the alien look to the face, but all other parts had developed to look like what they should, little hands, little feet. Always amazing! And the heartbeat was good.

My doctor was a bit concerend about my high blood pressure at that appointment, i think it was 125/90. I did mention that I had driven through terrible traffic to get there and was running late, so that could've contributed, but she still wanted it monitored anyways. So I was to use the little checking stations at CVS (or whoever has them). They are not however, user friendly for someone who has to use their right arm. Because of having lymph nodes removed on the left side, I have to use my right. Impossible in those machines, but it wasn't for lack of trying.

So back I went this past Monday. Blood pressure was back to normal, hmmm, maybe it was that traffic after all, DUH! But better safe than sorry I guess.

They were able to get the hearbeat on the doppler, and the baby was also kicking the doppler like crazy. Fiesty little thing.

Lately, Richard and I both have thought we could feel it moving, so I happened to ask if it was possible. My doctor said that if this was our first we probably wouldn't even be asking that, because we wouldn't know what to feel for, and given the way this one kicked the doppler he figured that yes indeed we were feeling the baby. Usually we can feel it at night, laying in bed, very sublte, but still there.

No big plans for our 4th, just enjoying the long weekend, maybe start organizing some baby stuff, seeing what we still have from Logan. Our humidity has finally dropped off, and temps are actually supposed to be cooler than normal, in the upper 70's and low 80's so I'm sure we'll be spending some time outdoors.