Friday, August 31, 2007

A Future Gymnast!!

Well, once again I did not need to worry at all. Little Don Rickles is Great! It is amazing to see the change in just 5 weeks. He or She was jumping around and turning like crazy. It was amazing to see the constant movement that I am so unaware of. The Placenta looked healthy and the heart was beating at 158 bpm. All very normal. The due date by measurement was March 11th so we are still in the same neighborhood. I feel fine today and I think I am starting to get over the first trimester fatigue. AND I still have not vomited once, which I am very pleased to report. Hope everyone enjoys the pics! I love having these, it makes it so real.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Start Spreadin the News......

I had an appointment yesterday. Everything seems okay, but they couldn't hear a heartbeat. They heard the placenta pulse, so that was good. The Dr is having me repeat an ultrasound tomorrow, so I should have some new pictures. He also let me stop the Progesterone, which I was more than willing to do. We told Jason's family last night. They were all very happy. Jeanine asked if we were going to give Patrick and Bridget a "run for their money". (3 kids in less than 3 years) I don't think so, since it took us 5 years to get this little miracle. I can't imagine how exhausting having 3 that little must be. One will be enough for at least 3-4 years I'm sure. I am very glad that Jason and I had these years though. Our marriage is so secure, and we are so deeply bonded, and I don't know if it would be the same if we had gotten pregnant right away. Sadly, we also know what we are giving up.... I'm sure that there will be times that we will look back fondly on the Sundays that we slept till noon. But supposedly it will all be worth it. More tomorrow.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

This kid is addicted to Cracker Barrel!

Ever since I got pregnant I have been craving my favorite meal at Cracker Barrel really often! I think Don Rickles loves hushpuppies. I have my appt on wednesday to see if we can hear the heartbeat. I only have about 8 more days of the progesterone, thank the Lord! I am starting to feel the growing uterus when I lay on my stomach or lean against things. This whole thing is very strange. There have been a lot of reports about the chemical BPA leeching out of baby bottles into the milk and causing neural syptoms and hormone imbalances. The affected bottles are of course, the ones I already have, and the ones I used on Meg and Cy. SO SCARY! They are the polycarbonate bottles, which are everywhere. So, Jason doesn't think we need to change, I do. He thinks I am worried for nothing. After all, Meg and Cy turned out Great! I figure that for 20 bucks we can switch over to safe ones and not worry about it at all. We'll see who wins......

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Changes all around.....

So, not only are we adding a baby to the mix, now we are looking for a new place to live. We are currently living in a 1050sq ft 2 bedroom apartment that is very nice but costs 1540 a month. That would be fine but they are raising the rent to 1710 a month. Crazy! So we need to find a cheaper place. I have been looking around and I think I can get us down to 1400. I still want 2 bedrooms if possible, mainly for all the guests we will have. My main priority however is safety. This area is very strange in that some areas are really safe and then 2 blocks away is the ghetto. The other twist is that Jason has decided that we need to stay 2 more years, so much to my dismay we will be here till 2009! I understand that it will be best for his career and our future but still! I am trying to make the best of it, but every day something happens that makes me hate it all over again. We'll see if the Baby makes a difference. Pregnancy wise, all is well, still tired but that's normal.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

All is well......

Hello to all,
We are well into week 9. I am feeling fine, just very tired. Sleeping for about 9-10 hours a night and still feel sleepy in the morning. I got all the blood tests back. Everything was fine. I am A+ blood type which surprised me. I am now in the process of figuring out what kind of OBGYN I really want. I am trying my best to avoid a c-section, induction, etc. I need to find doctors that will go along with this. That seems to be difficult around here. This area is quite backward when it comes to medicine. By the way I bought a pair of maternity pants and I have decided I will wear nothing else for the rest of my life!!! They are jeans but they feel like sweats! So comfortable! They are really too big right now, I am still losing weight right now so it may be a while till they fit. I am eating well, but I am losing about a 1/2 pound a week. My metabolism is so much faster now, I must burn off all I am taking in. I need to concentrate on eating more snacks. Molly and I went to look at cloth diapers today, I am looking forward to getting all my supplies layed in for this little babe. I got 17 outfits today for 15 dollars at the consignment shop. Other than that we are just hanging in here. Keep up the prayers, every one counts!

Friday, August 3, 2007

A new month....

I have entered month 3 now. I went to the OB on Wednesday. The Dr took lots of tests for all kinds of levels and traits. Cystic Fibrosis, etc. I had lost about 5 pounds, I guess from not eating. The Dr answered all my billion questions, told me to do the Progesterone for 3 more weeks, and said I can still sleep on my stomach, thank goodness! Molly has been embroidering some really cute onesies and bibs for the baby. People around me are very shocked that we don't want to know what it is. I think it's fun to keep guessing! One day you think it's a boy, then, maybe a girl! We have been having fun thinking of names. For now we call it "Don Rickles" because most newborns look a lot like him. I am having very few symptoms, just very tired. I feel wiped out after work, I am looking forward to weekends much more now. I will post again after I get the results of the tests. All the best to all reading this! Kelly