Friday, March 26, 2010

Baby on the Brain

It has been almost two weeks since I shared our exciting news with blogger world, so now I am almost 10 weeks! Yesterday we had our first "big" appointment where we were asked lots of questions, told lots of information, and I had several things of blood drawn to check "things." I just love how I can no longer recall what all the "things" were, I only remember two (to check my thyroid and to see if I was a carrier of the gene for CF). I swear I have lost some of my brain once becoming preggo. My husband agrees, he said I get confused sometimes talking to him, and that is not like me. I hear this is normal so I'm guessing I'm not the only one?

Starting at 12 weeks I will start posting little stats about my pregnancy every other week to keep everyone up to date and to also have something for me to look back on.

One thing I was surprised about is the number of ultrasounds given in pregnancy or should I say the lack there of. I guess from watching movies and such I was under the impression that we would get one almost every time we went to the doctor. I found out they really only do 2 or 3. I already had one at 6 weeks (I am having lots of morning sickness as you already know so they wanted to make sure I just had 1 lil peanut in there and because of some pain I was experiencing on the right side). At 6 weeks our peanut was very small and hard for us to see without the tech pointing it out. We did get to hear the heartbeat which was the most amazing thing ever. I will never forget the look on Ryan's face when he heard it, so precious! I was told that every other time we go to the doctor we will get to hear our baby's heartbeat through a Doppler. So at 12 weeks I go back so I am hoping we get to hear it then.

We already have to start making some decisions for a our lil peanut. The doctor gave us several pamphlets on optional tests that we can have done. One is a first trimester quad screening and nuchal translucency test. We are having a hard time deciding if we want the tests. It is such a hard decision; it would great to have the tests and hear everything is normal, but on the other hand I hear there are lots of false positives that cause lots of worry and more testing. I need some feedback on this and I welcome all opinions.

Have a nice weekend!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Long Time No See..........And Some News

Well it's been awhile since I posted, I know same old story. I always have good intentions, but it is always something. Usually it is school and travel. Well now it is me.

I have been sick a lot and so tired. Well I know what you're thinking this sounds like and if so you are RIGHT! I am pregnant. :)

We found out the week before we went to Mexico. The trip was a great time to relax and take it all in. We are so excited! The last day of the trip morning sickness started and it has never stopped. I don't just have it in the morning though, it is all day. They need to rename it for sure!

We were trying, but we both just had a feeling it would take awhile. Well, it certainly didn't so it was a very pleasant surprise. I am currently 8 weeks. I have been dying to share the news (another reason for the lack of posting), but just wasn't sure when was the right time. I know we are not out of the woods yet, but I am ready to let the world know. Please pray for our little one to keep growing strong.

I will update you all soon with more info and maybe even share some pictures. :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Back To Reality...

It is always sad getting back to the grind after vacation. Mexico was great, really relaxing, and just what we needed. The weather was not as warm as I would have liked (hence why I am still pretty pale), it has been one crazy winter so unpredictable, so I guess Mexico is no different. I will post some pictures as soon as I get everything sorted out at home.

We have been back home for 5 days and the only thing I have done is unpack. I wish I could say it is because I have been lazy, but I have been sick. It's been a rough week for me and I am starting to feel a little better. Thank God for my husband, he has been taking care of me, the house, and our puppy. He has endured my crabbiness, puking, crying, and even a hospital visit. He is such a trooper.

Well that's my short post. Bye for now.