Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Here is a recent picture, taken this past Sunday on our front porch. We've been having some fantastic weather lately!
At my visit last week the doctor mentioned that she thinks the baby may be breech, which would mean having a c-section, but she was uncertain about its position and said that there is still time for it to turn. I guess I'll have a better idea at my visit this coming Monday. But, in my opinion, however this baby needs to come out is fine with me (as neither exit strategy is really "appealing".)
In other fun news, I am now officially uncomfortable...can't bend over to tie my shoes, takes a "three-point turn" to get out of bed, etc. I can't believe I am only going to get bigger in the next 3 to 5 weeks before this baby is born!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
I also painted the nursery today. Finally making some progress on baby stuff. Here are a couple "before" pictures:
And here are the "after" pix. And, no, just because it is a blue room doesn't mean we're having a boy. We just liked the color.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
- "you are really big...you've never been so big"
- "are you sure there is just one in there?"
- "you're huge"
Now THAT is a good way to start a Monday!
A 25 week photo of my HUGE belly coming a bit later this week. :)
Friday, July 9, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
And I still have no A/C in my house.
I am so hot that I am actually planning to head to the airport early...just to cool off.
Friday, July 2, 2010
I have a couple friends coming up to spend the weekend at the river, though, so I'm sure we'll have fun! (We'll be thinking about you, Michael! And they'll drink a beer in your honor!)
Also, I thought I would give an update on my 2nd anatomy ultrasound, which was completed on Wednesday. They took a good look at everything (again!) and spent some time looking in detail at the heart, and I'm happy to report that all looks good. The specialists didn't even want/need to see me back again. [They probably didn't even really need to see me the first time!]
I'll post another belly shot early next week. I am definitely looking bigger these days.
Have a great holiday weekend!
Monday, June 21, 2010
No, we still aren't finding out the gender. But we did get some pictures of the kid (or "the turnip," as Michael has taken to calling it.)
Here is the "outside view" at 20 weeks:
And now for the "inside" views at 20 weeks. All organs/body parts are accounted for and all measurements are on schedule.
First, the gorgeous profile...
Then, the face. You can't really see much here, but the ultrasound tech gave an unaided comment about the size of his/her lips. Looks like the turnip takes after mama!
And now for a shot of the hand (next to his/her face) and one of the leg. There are two of each of these...the hands and legs, I mean.
Looks like we'll be having another ultrasound next week to take a closer look at the heart (the baby was not in a greast position to get good shots of it, although everything we saw looked fine). If we get any better or different pictures, I'll be sure to post those.
Tomorrow, I head off for my company's annual offsite meeting. I guess I'll take turnip with me this year.
[Lastly, people are still having trouble commenting. The best way to ensure your comment shows up - unless you have a Google account, is to sign it "anonymous" and then just type your name at the bottom of your comment.]
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
So I figure I should start updating this blog more often, especially now that we'll be a family of three in ~5 months.
Here is the low down on what's happened so far:
March 5th: Take pregnancy test to confirm that yes, I am indeed pregnant. I calculate my due date as November 7th. I tell Michael by picking up a onesie at Target that says "Dad Loves Me" and wrap it up. When I give it to him after work he immediately senses that something is up. After opening the onesie, we both spend a few minutes freaking out (not in a bad way, just in a "Really? Is this really happening?" kind of way). We head out to dinner with our neighbors and I have to pretend to order a gin and tonic (really just club soda with lime). I am assured later that they were not fooled.
March 8th: Call to schedule my first prenatal visit with the ob/gyn. Mark it on the calendar for April 5th.
March 9th: I spend way too much time thinking about babies and pregnancy. I have remarkable difficulty focusing on work, and well, on anything else. I also read too many things on the internet which have me deathly afraid of a miscarriage or of something being wrong. I decide to stop this so that I won't go crazy. I also go on a business trip and my colleague wants to go out for sushi. I order a cooked Japanese dish and forgo a drink. I'm sure she knows, but hopefully she'll keep it quiet.
March 13th and 14th: Wake up in the middle of the night to some cramping and have some spotting the next day. Everything I've read says that this is relatively common. Despite this, am still worried.
March 15th: Still crampy and spotting. Still worried, but not much that can be done, so I wait. Michael and I discuss it and, just because I have a long, international business trip coming up, I call to schedule an early appointment at the doctor. Wouldn't you know they can't get me in until the day that I am supposed to leave for my trip.
March 22nd: Have first ultrasound (6 weeks, 4 days pregnant). To me, it looks like a dot. But they see the heartbeat and see that it is in the right place (i.e., not ectopic), so I'm all set to go on my two week business trip. I leave for Toronto just hours later.
March 22nd – April 3rd: Two very, very long and painful weeks of travel filled with nausea, exhaustion, and – oh yeah – work. I take the fetus to Toronto, Munich, Shanghai and Tokyo. Michael and I joke that the baby needs an in utero passport.
April 5th: Regularly scheduled Ob/Gyn appointment. They are still concerned (because I again had spotting during my trip) and they take another ultrasound. The baby still just looks like a blob. It still has a heartbeat. All is well.
Early May: A relatively calm month, thank goodness. I finally start to feel better with less nausea and exhaustion. I take the baby to Argentina for a week on vacation. This is one well-traveled baby.
Late May: Get blood work results back and find out I have "high fetal hemoglobin" and "low blood glucose", but neither of these are apparently a major issue. She tells me the "high fetal hemoglobin" is not a big deal, just "academically interesting". (Sidenote: I do not enjoy my health being academically interesting). She also advises me to eat more - or at least more frequently - due to my low blood glucose. I say, "Deal! Does that include ice cream?". Despite these two bloodwork anomalies, I feel fine, so everything is a-okay. We also learn that our downs syndrome and spina bifida screens come back within the normal range. I finally start to show a bit at the end of the month, although I'm convinced people just think I'm chubby.
Today, June 7th: I am 18 weeks (4.5 months) today. Apparently baby is the size of a bell pepper. Why must they always compare it to food? I'll post the two ultrasound pictures that I currently have on the website soon, and I'll have another "picture" to post after our 20 week ultrasound on June 21st. And, yes, I know I need to get a belly picture up now that I'm showing. I'll do that soon, I promise!