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Thursday, January 26, 2012


Well we had an ultrasound last week. It was pretty neat :) We saw babies heart chambers, brain and internal organs developing! It was a high speed ultrasound because I am the highest risk for pregnancy. They gave us an 80% accuracy rate that it is a little boy!! Matthew is in heaven! We will find out for sure on Valentines Day at our 19 1/2 week ultrasound. He is just like his daddy- stubborn! It was pretty funny. First he was laying with his hands behind his head and his feet propped up, (Matthew said this is perfect TV watching position), when she went to measure him he scrunched into a little ball. Then, when she said, "Let's check his gender" he did what he is doing in the picture, crossed his legs, grabbed his foot with his hand and brought it towards his mouth. He can't hear outside the womb yet but you would think he could with how he was responding to her vocal cues!

I have been so very sick lately, I think I picked it up at school. First both Matthew and I had a 24 hour horrid bug and now Ive got a really bad upper respiratory infection that kept me out of school for a few days.  I am playing make up with all my work from that AND from my job. Matthew hasn't complained but I have felt like an awful wife lately. I can barely keep up with the minimum housework (and he has been helping) but our house is nowhere where it was before I was pregnant and sick :( I feel like I am disappointing him. I only have the energy to cook good meals about twice a week for dinner and three of my classes are night classes, so he is on his own during those nights to prepare dinner. I used to prepare five-seven dinners a week. He has been so patient and supportive though! I can't complain.

I have been worried about baby all day. This illness hit me hard. It is still so hard to find the heart rate on the doppler, but I try! With all our second and third trimester miscarriages they have been missed- we have had a heart rate one week and next ultrasound the baby has just died. No explanation, cramping, bleeding etc. So, it is hard for me to just relax and go with it. I am trying so hard though! I go in Tuesday for a checkup- just to hear baby's heart rate and get some peace of mind. I am so glad I have such an amazing OB.

I've been having some crazy pregnant dreams, I think I might start writing more stories :) I love to write and it is a great outlet for me.

I hope all is well with you and yours!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

We are all alive

I am really sick right now. I have RSV, strep throat, an ear infection and I am absolutely exhausted with all my classes. Today and tomorrow I am on bedrest while the meds kick in. I plan on blogging some tomorrow. Thank you for the emails! We are doing good. We heard/saw baby last week and are pretty sure of the gender! I can't wait to share tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Yep, it is a baby!

We had to go in yesterday and see the doc. We also got to see bean. Baby is just like his/her daddy! It looked like s/he was on a trampoline because suddenly s/he bounced in the air. The printer didnt work very well but while we were in there we got to see baby for quite a bit; bouncing, sucking thumb, and touching his/her face! Pretty cool :) We also heard the heartbeat, a resounding 167 beats per minute. We are 12 weeks 2 days along. Really hoping this is the one and babies six brothers and sisters are looking down from heaven.