Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New US Date!

So Chris realized that he couldn't attend the ultrasound if it was on the 14th of August because he has a mandatory meeting for work in Birmingham. I was worried they would push the date back even more when I asked them to reschedule, but THANK GOD they found a date earlier...well, its only three days earlier but we'll take it. So now we will find out what we have on August 11!


Thursday, July 24, 2008

The wait continues...

I went to the doctor yesterday for my monthly check-up. It took all of 5 minutes. We drew blood for more routine tests and we listened to the heart beat. It took her a while to find the heart beat which scared the mess out of me, but it turns out the baby was moving all over the place and she couldn't pin point it long enough to get a rate! You could actually hear the sound of swooshing as the baby moved away from the Doppler sound head. She did finally track it down and it was at 152 beat per minute which is great.

I've been feeling the baby more which is pretty alien. Chris THINKS he may have felt it the other day but it is still hard for him to feel. The doctor was surprised I felt it as early as I did but I think when you are really aware of what you should be feeling you probably notice it earlier.

The one big disappointment from the doctors appointment was that they forgot to schedule my 20 week ultrasound. This is the big ultrasound where they take measurements of all the limbs and organs and figure out if its a boy or girl. Apparently they forgot to set mine up and so they had to scramble to get me an appointment soon. There is a time frame of a couple weeks to get these particular measurements before the baby gets too big and crowded in for them to be accurate. So they got me the earliest date they could...AUGUST 14!!! Ugh. I thought I just had a few days let to wait, not a few weeks!! And so we will continue to wait and continue to hold off planning a room, etc. until AUGUST....

But other than that no complaints. Other than the number on the scale at the MDs is bigger than I ever thought I would see in my life....still on track with healthy weight just sucks to see that number on the screen!!


Saturday, July 12, 2008


I started to feel kicking a few weeks ago, but now I know for sure that is what I am feeling. At first it's hard to decide if it's anything at all because it's so light and so infrequent. Now I feel something almost every day. Chris says he still can't feel it but I figure in a couple of weeks that will change.

We have a week and a half until the next MD appointment. Hopefully the 20 week ultrasound will be the week after that. Up to this point pregnancy has been rather dull for us...which isn't a bad thing at all. But I'm ready to find out what we are having and to start moving forward with plans for a baby room and things of that nature!