Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Kick Kick

Felt my first real kicks today at 18 weeks. Just sitting at work doing my thing and all of a sudden...kick kick on my left lower belly. Definitely different than the little pops I've been feeling the past couple of weeks. It kinda startled me at first but I knew what it was right away. Kinda cool. I felt my belly and I could feel exactly where he/she was laying. I've been rubbing on it today so maybe that triggered it. Now I'm just waiting for it to happen again. :-)

Monday, March 29, 2010

7-17 week progression

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Had my 16 weeks ultrasound today to check my cervix and the baby. I was getting nervous beforehand but my fears were put to rest once we got going. The doctor said my cervix looks good to go and nothing to worry about and the baby looks good too. HB was 147 and strong. It was moving around stretching and waving to us. It wasn't very cooperative when it came time to see if it is a boy or a girl but the tech said she is 80% sure it is a boy. I saw what she saw and I just knew she would say that. I guess I still have a 20% chance of having a girl but I'm pretty sure what we saw were boy parts. Oh well, they said he looks good and healthy from what they can tell so that's all that matters. I wore blue today and I keep dreaming it's a boy so I'm not really too shocked.

It was really neat watching it move around in there. We got good profile pics. Tony said he could watch it move around all day. I asked him if he felt any differently now that he's seen it and it's probably a boy and he said he kinda wanted it to be a girl. I asked him why and he said because he knew that is what I wanted and it would make me happy. I thought that was very sweet and I just told him I am happy. We have a healthy looking boy so either way it's a good day.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Big day tomorrow

So I'm still having headaches but I really think they are from my neck and shoulder injuries. I will talk to the doc tomorrow about it again.
We have a big day tomorrow. Hopefully we will be able to see if it is a girl or a boy. But most importantly the doctor will be able to tell us if my cervix is in good shape. Normally, I would really be stressing about this, but I truly think it is gonna be okay and my body will be able to carry to term.
The thing I've been most stressing about lately is a name for this kid. I'm trying not to even think about it since there is no point in trying to find names when we don't even know the sex yet. Tony is stuck on Blake for a boy which is not gonna happen. For a middle name maybe, but not for the first name. He insists on making me crazy and stress over his stupid names Slade, Drake, Gage, Blake, ugh! I think he thinks it's funny but he doesn't realize that stress is bad for me. He shouldn't put any undo stress on me just for kicks. But he is Tony and that's what he does. I really hope this baby is a girl because the thought of having to raise 2 Tony's scares the crap out of me. Hopefully we will find out tomorrow.
Think pink.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Surprise appt.

So I've been having headaches for the past 4 days off and on all day long. I finally got around to talk to the nurse and she said I should come in, so I did. The doctor asked all sorts of questions but we still aren't sure what the cause is. she prescribed me something because I said Tylenol does nothing to help. She said if this doesn't get the headaches under control, then I need to go to the ER to get my head checked out. She said it might be pregancy migraine related but we don't know. The drugs she gave me should help. I go to the osteopathic doctor tomorrow to get adjusted so maybe that will help and be the cause of it all and we can be done with it. We will see.

While I was there, she listened for th eheartbeat again. She said the baby is at the stage where it will swim away from the doppler when she pushes on it and sure enough she said that's what our baby did...swim, swim swim until finally she caught it and I heard such a strong little heartbeat this time. At 12 weeks I thought he was lying to me when he said this is the heartbeat because I barely heard anything. But this time, it was unmistakeable. 150bpm strong. Picturing the baby run away from the doppler was so cute.

So here i am at 14 weeks. I think I've shrink at bit. Maybe last weeks picture was a food baby or something. I think I'm holding up pretty well so far though. Finally gained some weight: 2 pounds. Now I jsut have to figureo ut how to fit 2 liters of water into my schedule everyday. I'll be in the bathroom every 5 minutes now.

Friday, March 5, 2010

7-13 weeks progress

11-13 week pics

Definite change in belly and boobs. I think I'm gonna start looking at the camera for the next round of pics.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Belly Band

Tried it for a day and it's a no. Too itchy. So I guess I'll just have to go buy more maternity pants.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Maternity pants

I bought my first pair of maternity jeans on Sunday. I thought I might be able to go a little longer without them but once I tried them on, I was amazed at how comfy they are. What have I been missing? I only bought one pair of jeans but work pants are soon to follow. I tried the ones with the big pouch of material that goes over your bump, but my bump is more of a beer belly at the moment so they were too big. I ended up with the low riders that have the elastic waiste. So much better, no more buttons crushing into my belly button. I also bought a belly band. Jury is still out on that one. I'm wearing it now, but it is itchy. At least I don't have to button my pants though.