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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Gift from my sweet friend Megan!

We went to dinner with my friend and co-worker Megan, her husband, and their precious 10 week old little boy. At dinner Megan surprised me with this magazine, Fit Pregnancy and told me she ordered a year subscription for me. What a thoughtful gift! Thanks Dempseys!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

"Your Baby Looks Perfect!"

We went in for our first visit with Dr. Hirsch, my OB, today. We saw the nurse first and I had some blood taken to check my thyroid levels. Hopefully the medicine I am taking for my thyroid issue is working. Then the nurse snuck us in for an ultrasound. We saw our little raspberry, and the heart was beating away! She said she measured it at 162 bpm! She said that was very strong. I know it's still hard to tell in the pictures, but in the first picture the baby is like a kidney bean. The head is on the left side and the heart is in the very middle, and the "tail" end is on the right. The black circle near the head is the brain developing! It was so amazing! The second picture is a zoomed in image of the first, it's a little harder to see.

After the ultrasound we saw Dr. Hirsch, and he said, "I can't ever say there is a zero percent chance of miscarriage, but your baby looks perfect. You have nothing to worry about." That was such a relief to hear. We got a lot of paper work from Northside, the hospital where we will deliver, and a few other goodies. We are scheduled to go back on July 20th (4 weeks) for our next appointment.

I think it is really starting to feel real now! I have a baby inside me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

8 Weeks!

We have grown from a blueberry to a raspberry!
How far along am I? 8 weeks
Total weight gain/loss? down one pound from starting weight
Maternity Clothes? Still don't need them yet, but doing my famous bargain shopping and finding some cute things on sale!
Sleep? Still staying tired, but I swear my body does not allow me to nap. Every time I lay down, I think of 10 things to do and end up getting up to get stuff done. I am sleeping really well at night.
Best moment this week? Finishing grad school yesterday, and we have our first appointment with my OB tomorrow. We are praying we get to have another ultrasound!
Movement? nothing yet, still too early
Food cravings? I am still loving popsicles, and crackers are my new best friend. BBQ baked Lay's taste pretty good. Several things have started to sound really yucky, and I have thrown away a lot of food, that sounded good, but I couldn't eat it.
What I miss? I really don't miss anything. I went to a little pool party after our last class yesterday and the girls all had sangria, but I didn't even want any. The thought made me feel a little sick.
What I am looking forward to? Going to the doctor tomorrow and making sure everything is okay with the baby. I ordered a doppler last week so we can listen to the baby's heartbeat at home. It's still pretty early, but we are going to try soon to see if we can hear it.
Milestones? The baby is now 1/2 in. to 3/4 in. long. Eyelids are forming, the nose tip is present, and internal and external ears are forming. The elbows are present. The arms and legs have grown longer and have finger and toe rays.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Offically A Grad School Graduate!!!

I know this doesn't have anything to do with the baby, but I am so excited so I thought I would share. I went to Georgia State today for the last time. I am now officially finished with my Master's degree. This has been such a big goal of mine for a long time, and I feel very satisfied with myself! It seems like everything is just perfect and all happened with perfect timing. I can now relax and do NOTHING for another 6 weeks before going back to work. I think work will be different this next year, knowing that I don't have to do to grad school at night and not having projects and papers to do all the time. ( I don't mean to brag, but GO ME!!!!!!)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Gift from Krissie

Krissie, my neighbor, surprised me with this sweet gift today. It's a frame with spaces for milestone pictures and a journal for recording thoughts during my pregnancy and letters to the baby. It is so much fun getting "baby things". It makes me smile! Thanks Krissie!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

7 Weeks Today!

How Far Along? I am 7 weeks today
Total Weight Gain/Loss? When I weighed this morning I was down three pounds!
Maternity Clothes? Not yet, but might start shopping for some fall clothes soon.
Sleep? I am getting more and more tired. I am still waking up at 6:30, thanks to Lilly.
Best moment this week? Telling some of our friends at the crawfish boil
Movement? Nothing yet
Food Cravings? Cheese It's are my favorite. I also had to call Chris yesterday to bring home banana popsicles and firecrackers popsicles.
What I Miss? I still miss coffee and we went to Mexican last night and I missed cheese dip :(
What I Am Looking Forward To? I am looking forward to telling everyone. It is hard to still keep quiet about it to everyone
Milestones? Facial features are becoming visible, including a mouth, tongue, and eyes. The major muscles are developed. Arm and leg buds are developing.
Other Notes? Our next appointment is Thursday, June 25th. We are praying we get another ultrasound!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Thanks Aunt Hope and Uncle Brian

We saw Aunt Hope and Uncle Brian this past weekend and they gave us a very cute ducky outfit and a Mickey Mouse hooded bath towel! Both very cute! Thank you!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I know it's tiny, but it's our baby!

So we went to ACRM (Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine) hopefully for the last time today. We had our first ultrasound and even though our baby is so tiny it was so amazing. We were able to see the gestational sac, and the baby. If you look at the picture, the black jellybean looking thing (between the x's that are the furthest apart) that is the gestational sac. The little white thing in there (between the two stars) is our little baby! It was so amazing to see the little heart flickering away. Of course, I cried when I saw it. It is so unreal that it is so tiny, and already has a heart beat. I get teared up just thinking about it. We are really itching to tell people now, but we have not made a final decision about when to tell.

Dr. Carpenter and our nurse Tammy gave us a very sweet "graduation" present today and told us that we had graduated from them and we were to go back to Dr. Hirsch, my OB. I opened the pink and blue box and inside was a precious silver baby spoon with "Best Wishes, ACRM" engraved in it.

Our next appointment with Dr. Hirsch is in two weeks on June 25th!

This is such an awesome day!

Six Weeks Today!

Our Sweet Pea is the size of a sweet pea today.

How Far Along? I am 6 weeks today
Total Weight Gain/Loss? Thankfully I have been making it to the gym everyday, so I am still the same
Maternity Clothes? Not wearing any yet, but Megan gave me some really cute clothes to borrow yesterday. Can't wait to wear them!
Sleep? I am really tired at night when I lay down, and sleep pretty well between 10 and 6, but other than that not much sleep
Best moment this week? Our ultrasound we are having today! I can't wait to see our teeny beany!
Movement? None
Food Cravings? Two days ago I made hash brown casserole, it was awesome. I stopped and got a milk on the way home from the gym yesterday...weird. No major craving yet.
What I Miss? My morning coffee
What I Am Looking Forward To? Finding out the sex of the baby so I can do serious shopping. I have bought a few neutral things, but watch out cause when I know the real shopping is ON!
Milestones? The beginning of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and chin are forming. The blood is circulating, and the heart is beating twice as fast as mine. The little webbed hands and feet are moving around.
Other Notes? It's our anniversary today, and we couldn't imagine being more in love and wanting this baby in our lives more than anything else. This is a dream come true!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Look what Uncle Josh, Aunt Megan, and Cousin Mackenzie got us!

Uncle Josh picked this out all by himself! The pregnancy journal is so cute! It has little cut out frames that you can put pictures in on each page. It has places to journal from pregnancy, the three trimesters, and after our little duck arrives. We also got a pack of very cute onesies! Thank you Uncle Josh, Aunt Megan, and cousin Mackenzie!

First Ultrasound Tomorrow!

Our nurse Tammy just called and they are squeezing us in tomorrow for our first ultrasound. We get to see our little duck tomorrow!!! What a great anniversary present! Look for pictures tomorrow!

Monday, June 8, 2009

4th HCG check

I went this morning for my 4th blood draw to check my HCG levels and they went from 905 to 5,584! The nurse said my "levels looked great!" She also told us that we get to schedule our first ultrasound now. I asked her if we could do it Wednesday, which happens to be our 3rd anniversary. She said that our doctor is already booked, but she is going to go ask her if she can double book so that we can come that day. I am waiting for her to call me back. What an amazing way to spend our 3rd anniversary, seeing our little ducky for the first time!

What an amazing feeling! I have never felt better in my life!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Baby Sevin's First Gift!

Thanks Mimi! I am going to be such a cute little ducky.
Baby Sevin

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Week 5

I saw this on someone else's blog, but I thought it would be cute to do each week to see how things change...

How Far Along? I think I am 5 weeks and 1 day
Total weight gain/loss? Exactly the same so far
Maternity clothes? Not wearing them yet, but I did find a few shirts on super clearence so I bought them.
Sleep? I have not been too sleepy yet. I am having trouble sleeping through the night, with having to go to the bathroom so much.
Best moment this week? Getting the call from the nurse that my levels are continuing to go up and that we will probably get to do our first ultrasound very soon.
Movement? No movement in there right now...I'm sure this will come later :)
Food Cravings? Not really craving anything yet, maybe cheesy things...Cheese Its, and Mac 'n' cheese. I can't seem to get enough water, too. I am already peeing so much because I can't stop drinking water.
What I miss? Nothing yet, this is great! I feel wonderful!
What I am looking forward to? EVERYTHING! I don't even know where to begin. I guess the closest thing I am looking forward to is our first ultrasound and being able to see "Squirt" (That is what Chris is calling him/her), and being able to see the heatbeat.
Milestones? The babies organs are beginning to develop!
Other notes? I still can't believe how great I feel. I know I shouldn't say this, because I will probably jinx myself. It is so hard not to tell everyone that I am pregnant. I want to call every person I know and scream it. I am thinking we will wait until my birthday (July 11th) to tell everyone.

Coincidence...I think not

While talking to my Dad last night, he informed me that the baby's due date is the same date that my grandmother, his mom, passed away. I went to see her just a few days before she passed away this past February 3, 2009. I think it is pretty special that our baby's due date is February 3, 2010. It gave me goose bumps and made me smile. I know she is at peace with her Lord, and is still watching all of us down here!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Just saw some great news!

I know this is silly, but I just found out that Ann Taylor Loft (the only store I shop at) is bringing their maternity section back!!! I was getting a little worried about where I would be shopping in a few months and now I my worries are gone :) Such simple things in life make me happy!

Nurse just called

I went in this morning for my third HCG blood test and the nurse just called back and my levels are 905! Thursday they were 119, and now, four days later they are 905. She wants me to come back next Monday for one more check and then she said we would be scheduling our first ultrasound! I am so excited! I have been pretty worried since I have been pretty symptomless, but the rising levels is a great sign. I really have been feeling great. No morning sickness yet, or food aversions. I have been going to the gym and walking for an hour on the treadmill. Hopefully I can keep feeling this great ! God has blessed us!