Wednesday, May 27, 2009

All is well!

DH and I went in for the appointment yesterday. They got us in right away which was nice - less time to sit there worrying! I knew things would end up being ok, but there's always that nagging feeling in the back of your head the thinks the worst, you know? Especially since I hadn't really felt him at all that morning.

They start off trying to listen for the heartbeat. Usually they place it on my belly and we hear it right away. But yesterday it took them a few tries before we did. And let me tell you - I was so scared! But, they did end up finding it and it was the best sound I've ever heard!

Next they did an internal exam and she said my cervix looks PEREFECT - doesn't even look like it bled. Sweet!

So - she said everything looks great, but "based on everything we've been through to even get pregnant", she's putting me on pelvic rest for a month. I/we know we most likely won't need that, but it's nice they want to be extra cautious with me - I won't complain!

I have a trip planned for CO this weekend (leave Friday, come back Sunday night), then I fly out again Monday for a work trip to PA and come back Thursday, then drive up to my parents house for my sister's shower Friday after work through Sunday.

They did ok me for the flying, though, and gave me copies of my paperwork "just in case", although they're not expecting anything to happen. It was kind of cool reading the paperwork - especially the big "IVF" written right at the top. ;-)

So, guess that's it. I'm done rambling. ;-) And we do realize this was extremely minor in comparison to what could happen during pregnancy, but we both were still so extremely happy after we left. We didn't realize just how nervous we were until we left. Now, let's hope everything else from here on out is smooth sailing!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sad Day, Happy Day, Nervous Day

A lot of emotions going on today.

Sad: today is the anniversary of when my cat got hit by the car. Which, if any of you read back then and remember, was the start of a really long, bad summer which ended with my kitty not making it. Maybe I'll post pictures later to cheer me up - to remember the good times. We miss you, Riley!

Nervous: started spotting red yesterday. Wasn't a ton, but enough to freak my out, of course. My OB has a rule to call whenever you have spotting of any kind. Of course they were closed yesterday so I called today and they are having me come in today for a pelvic exam and check the heartbeat. And then based on those, if we do an u/s or anything else. I haven't spotted today, but I have been feeling some funky feelings in my uterus, cervix, etc... But, then again, they could just be normal and I'm just more tuned into them right now based on the spotting.

Happy: I officially start week 21 today, meaning I have officially completed the first half of this pregnancy. I was just thinking about this the other day and thought to myself - how in the world did that happen?! I've been very lucky and have been feeling very well so far. Here's to hoping it continues that way!

Hope everyone had a great long weekend!

Monday, May 18, 2009

It's a Boy!

It's a boy!

I have been calling it a he ever since we got that first positive beta. I don't know why, but I just did. And turns out, I was right!

The little guy didn't want to cooperate at first. He was sort of crossing his legs and had the umbilical cord between them so she couldn't tell for sure. But then the u/s tech had me lay on my side to try and get him to move and he still hadn't moved enough. So finallly the tech and I were just poking at my belly until he finally moved enough and showed for sure he was a boy!
It was so awesome to watch the ultrasound - we could have stayed in there all day!

Heartbeat was 158 andd everything looked perfect! The tech said he was about 6-ish inches and about 11 oz (in the 50-60th percentile which is great!) and measure right on track for where he should be.

Also got the results of both parts of our previous NT scans and they all came back great. And there were no soft markers or anything today, either!

DH was so excited - I loved the look on his face! He will now have a little fishing partner and my sister's baby will be a year when ours is born, so they'll be close in age to play!

After the results we went out to dinner to celebrate, called everyone we knew, and now here we are!

I have a little boy - a son! - growing in my belly - yay!

Today's the Big Day!

Yay! I'm nervous (always am before an ultrasound - the whole "what if" thing always creeps in") but I'm also very excited. And so is DH - 3:30 can't come fast enough today!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Hair Cut Day!

So today's the big day - for my hair. ;-) As I posted below, I haven't had my hair cut (by a professional) since the 9th grade. My only criteria are:

- long enough for a pony tail
- no bangs
- low maintenance
- not too short - I have chubby cheeks I'm sure are only going to get bigger as this pregnancy continues.

Kind of nervous what they'll do, but I'm sure it'll probably be pretty boring. If I had to guess, it will just end up being - cut inches off, layer it. ;-)

I'm looking forward to the hair washing and hair "playing" the most - thank you DH for the gift certificate!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Big Ultrasound on Monday!

So - in preparation for Monday's big ultrasound, I'm going to attempt to put voting on the right side of my blog. So, if you're up for it, let me know what you think!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Thump and a Book

So, I felt another "thump" today, so I am beginning to think it is the baby, although still not 100% sure. I don't think I'll be 100% sure until it happens more often and is a little harder. But yay for now if it is!

Outside of that, I've been feeling pretty good. Still sleeping like crap - that's probably the biggest thing right now. I am such a light sleeper right now - I wake up so easily - and it's not always to pee. I knew the not sleeping was going to happen, I just thought I had more time! lol

I also noticed I had my first skin tag - they're kind of freaky - yikes! It's tiny and I know they generally go away, just weird to see actually happen. I think I'll just not look for now. ;-)

On a different note, this past weekend, we went away to visit DH's family for Mother's Day. It was a nice trip. I hadn't been able to go out to visit since Christmas, so it was great. We catered to his mom and tried to not let her do anything (although not always successfully!). I wasn't expecting anything myself for Mother's Day since I don't technically have a baby in my arms, but his sister and nieces got me a card and a gift, it was pretty cute. And some friends sent well-wishes as well, it was kind of cool!

DH didn't do anything (and I agree) since we aren't technically there yet and didn't want to jump the gun, just in case, you know? I'm completely ok with that and can't wait for next year!

Besides the card/gift from his sister, she always gave us a box of the old books she and DH used to have as kids - it is so cool to look through them. And DH said he wanted to pull each of them out and read them to my belly - yay! Although not one of those books, DH took a book out of the elementary school library last week (his idea!) and read it to my belly last night:

It was actually a pretty good book - I've never read any of the Clifford books. DH thought it was pretty funny and now that I think about it, I wonder why, too - seems everyone did - maybe they were out after I was too old for them? Who knows!

Either way, it was so cute watching him read last night. He was so into it and it just made me fall in love with him even more!

OK, guess that's it - I hope everyone has a great day!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Baby? Maybe?

Oh, one more thing! I'm not 100% sure, but that last 2 nights, I MAYBE felt the baby? The first night I was reading one of the giant Harry Potter books and last night I was using the laptop. Both times, I had them resting on my belly and I could feel some "thump, thump, thumping". I'm really not sure if it was the baby or the weight of the book/laptop "settling" things on my belly.

Does that even make sense? Either way, I'm going to hold out officially saying anything until I feel it again - without something sitting on my belly. ;-)

Lilacs and Tulips

We are going out of town this weekend to visit DH's family. If we stayed home, we'd get to go to Tulip Festival. Lots of vendors, yummy food, good bands (I think Third Eye Blind is headlining?) and, of course, lots of tulips. Parking sucks - hard - but I love to look at everything.

But, to make up for it, Rochester (where we're going), is having their Lilac Festival this weekend. It sounds pretty similar I think and hey - who doesn't love the smell of lilacs!

So maybe we'll check it out and maybe take some pictures. Tulips are a lot more colorful to photograph, but I'll most likely have my camera in hand just in case!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Getting my Hair Cut!

I just schedule an appointment to get my hair cut next weekend! DH gave me a gift certificate for Christmas since I kept talking about doing it and I haven't used it yet!

I haven't had my hair cut by a "real" person since the 9th grade - and I'm 33! I always just keep my hair long-ish and just trim the bottom. I never saw the sense in paying someone to do that, so I've always had my mom or DH do it for me.

So, needless to say, I'm pretty excited - curious what they'll come up with - that and I love when people play with my hair - yay! My only criteria is it still has to go in a pony tail and no bangs. Oh - and not above the shoulder. Sounds pretty boring, but that's me. ;-)

I can't wait!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Happy Birthday, Grandma!

Sort of. ;-) My Grandmother's actual birthday was back on 2/21 and we had a small family party to celebrate her 90th birthday. Can you imagine living 90 years?! The things you must have seen!

Well DH and I went up this weekend for a second party - one for the extended family. It was supposed to be held at someone's house on Sunday, but my grandmother ended up being admitted to the hospital (she's ok!) Saturday so we moved it there. She was in good enough condition they let us have it in one of the big rooms there so we could all fit and she was able to come down for it.

It was a surprise - even all of the nurses were in on it, it was great! The look on her face when she saw the big birthday sign and again as she saw each of our faces. It was so amazing - to see that look of joy, love, and happiness on her face. Yay!

So, once again, Happy 90th Birthday, Grandma!