Monday, March 30, 2009

12 weeks!

Tomorrow I will officially be 12 weeks!! According to my weekly emails, our baby is about 2 inches (from "crown to rump"...not including legs)

.....or about the size of a lime!

OR....about the size of......

Emma's doll "Boots". heheee.....Grow, baby, grow!!!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I could probably be all computer-savvy and scan these pictures, but it is so much easier just to take pictures of these pictures. ;) So here ya go:
After my ultrasound, I wasn't sure I was going to get a picture to take home, so... while left alone in the room, I snagged this secret shot.....(it had been left up on the screen...I did NOT do an ultrasound on myself! haha.)

You can see the head, one of the hands and two little feet!!!

And then I did get a picture to take home!!! (Head on the left, feet on the right.)

The doc said everything looks GREAT, good heartbeat, Baby is measuring a few days bigger than my "week 11" mark. Grow, baby, grow!! :) My every-two-week ultrasounds are coming to an end....and my next one will be at 18 weeks......and it'll be the boy/girl one!!

And when I got my blood drawn? It actually LOOKED thin. They usually have a hard time getting a good vein and filling the tubes. It was flowing fast today and looked actually different. Maybe it was just my mind playing tricks on me.....Weird......!

So, overall, a very good appointment! Four weeks to go! ;)

Great appointment

I don't have much time to update you now, seeing as how it is naptime now or never! But the appointment went VERY well, my spoiled belly and I got ANOTHER ultrasound and I got to see the baby dancing around again. So thankful. The doctor says everything looks great!!! Someday, when I open my own OB office (not really) I am going to provide snacks for the pregnant ladies who are there for three hours and well into lunch. ;) More later.....

Monday, March 23, 2009

11 weeks!

I will be 11 weeks pregnant tomorrow and our baby is about the size of a fig, which if you are not up on your fruits, is about an inch and a half! I am still mostly queasy -- most of the afternoon and my Lovenox is starting to take its toll on my skin. Ouch! But it is ALL so totally worth it. Tomorrow is my first appointment with my brand new OB! I am not anticipating an ultrasound -- I think I have been spoiled at my specialist's office and I might not get another one for a while. :) I'll update when I can!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


We stopped by HEB tonight for some more of my favorite cereal....and I could not get out the door without a hot rotisserie chicken and a watermelon. And I didn't go to HEB for those things....but once I was there -- I had to have them. Mmmmmm.....I was eating the chicken before I even got my shoes off when I got into the house! I know! CHICKEN! A worker at HEB also saw me looking around in the "healthy food" section where you can fill your own bags full of nuts or pretzels. She told me I could have a sample. Oh really? She said I could have AS MANY samples as the baby wanted. ;) I ate a pretty yummy peanut butter coated pretzel.....

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

How big is our baby?

According to my weekly emails from Baby Center, our little baby is about the size of a kumquat!

I had no idea what that I googled it. Look how cute! ;) I am 10 weeks pregnant today and oh, so thankful. It is very, very easy to get scared or worried, but our message at church on Sunday was about how God is bigger than our fears. And I really do believe that. And while I google kumquats, I certainly do not google "MTHFR" or anything else that could send me into a worrisome tailspin. :) I was 10 weeks "pregnant" the day I had my d&c over the summer, even though the baby stopped growing around 6 weeks. I just know God is protecting over this little one and he/she is growing big and strong! ....And I've got the all-day-queasies to show for it. ;)

"Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful." Hebrews 10:23

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Little One, Updated!

We saw our baby dancin' today. :) It was quite a surprise!!! Last time we had an ultrasound, Baby was a bit bean-shaped. Today our baby was baby-shaped!!! And the second the ultrasound started, we saw our baby just dancing away! It was amazing. Feet kicking, arms waving. Heart going strong -- even faster than last time, probably because the baby was getting a workout in there. ;) Emma came with us this time, so she got to see her little sibling dance, too. :)
The doctor congratulated us and sent us on our merry way, with a referral to a new OB. He promises that this new doctor is the best. :) I'll go there in 2-3 weeks.
Every once and a while, I'll ask Emma if she thinks the baby is a boy or a girl. Today she said, "It's a girl. It has to be a girl because I am a girl!" haaha...We'll see!

Here's a picture of our little baby. The head is facing down with legs up in the top right corner. What a cutie!!! And here's a picture of me...............

Nine weeks!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Tuesday @ 2:30

Tomorrow at 2:30 we get another peek at our little baby. (I am really getting spoiled!!!) This is our last appointment with this doctor...but I trust him, so I know he will put me in good hands with the next doctor. But I am trying to think of all of the questions I can possibly ask tomorrow. He's not going to get rid of me easily! ;) As always, ultrasounds make me a combination of excited and nervous. Your thoughts and prayers for us at 2:30 would be greatly appreciated!!!

Yesterday as Emma and I were playing in her sandbox, I had a thought. We were putting sand into the funnel and watching it slide through the little opening and down into a bucket. But every once and a while, the sand would stop and I'd dig my finger down into the funnel and pull out a pebble. Once the pebble was out, the sand flowed again and the fun continued. This happened a lot. Maybe we have cheap sand! :)

Anyway, as we sat in our newly-stocked-with-fun-toys backyard, hundreds of bubbles floating around us from her bubble machine (aren't birthdays great?), I pictured God. I pictured God in Heaven looking down on me and watching ever so closely. And protecting our baby. Because, from what I understand, all it would take is one little blood clot to affect our tiny baby. But I believe He's up there, watching the pathway to the baby and taking out the "pebbles". I believe that He cares that much and knows that tiny of a detail of what is going on inside of me.

Psalm 139 13-18
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Looking Pregnant

I have always looked pregnant very early. With Emma, at 8 weeks, I had to tell my coworkers because it was getting obvious. And over the summer, I had a lady ask me how far along I was -- at FIVE weeks. And I do realize that our little baby is kidney bean sized right now, but my tummy is much bigger than that!

This is the conversation I had yesterday at the maternity store:

Lady: Oh, how far along are you?

Me: (embellishing) 8 weeks.

Lady's Pregnant Daughter: (sticking her head out of a dressing room) Oh, you are so little and cute and I'm so big!!! And I'm just 29 weeks.

Me: Oh, you look great! You are supposed to be getting bigger!

Lady's Pregnant Daughter: But look at you!

Me: I am only 8 weeks pregnant!

Lady's Pregnant Daughter: WHAT?!?!?!?! EIGHT WEEKS?!?!?! I thought you said eight months!!! Are you sure?

Me: Yup. Pretty sure about this.

Translation -- Being 8 months pregnant was feasible, but being only 8 weeks pregnant was jaw-dropping. ;) Really??

Now maybe you understand why I need maternity pants at 8 weeks!