Yahoo! Another ultrasound and finding out the baby's sex - what a day :) See if you can guess by looking at the pictures...the nurse even pointed to our baby's "good stuff" with a little arrow for you - ha! It's hard to tell, but that's the bum and leg AND yup, you got it...it's a boy!!! She asked us to take a stab at it and there was no mistaken...I could totally tell it was a boy. We are so excited, Aaron especially. What an amazing feeling it is to know what you have growing inside your belly. Now we can really start finalizing his room, start our registry, buy cute baby boy clothes and call my belly by a name! How cute. So week 17 and 18 have been great. I feel great and am starting to feel some awkward little flutters/movement more and more. Maybe it really is just gas (that may have been too much information), but I don't think so. I promise I'll start uploading images of my growing belly shortly. Those may not be as cute as the ultrasound pictures but at least you can all get a good laugh! haha!! And for those of you that don't know...since I'm not sure I even mentioned it, the due date is February 3rd! And even more exciting news...we move into our new house this coming week. Finally, things are starting to come together and the stress is slowly lifting. Enjoy the photos - we did!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Wow I'm slacking. I completely thought I wrote last week? What is wrong with me? OH yeah...the baby is screwing with not only my hormones but my memory too :) ha. So week 15 and 16 have come and gone and we're now in week 17. I can't believe how quickly the time is flying by. Before you know it, it will be the dead of winter and Aaron will be driving me to the emergency room - scary, but an exciting thought. So our doctor's appt went well last week. We had some blood drawn, got weighed (still only have gained 3.5 lbs - who would have thought) and the other good/boring stuff. HOWEVER, guess what? We find out the sex next week, next Thursday the 28th. We can not wait! Finally, we can start putting together the nursery, pick out the furniture, bedding, start registering, etc. PLUS, we closed on our new house last Friday, the 15th and move into the house labor day weekend I think. Soooooooo much going on with us, even I can't keep up. But there is some more pregnancy stuff that I'm noticing...like little flutters in my tummy (which is the baby moving I'm told) and some very strange motion feelings (like as if I'm on an elevator, or escalator or swaying)...soooo strange. I really do not like that feeling, and am not sure that's even normal? Aaron and I are also starting to look into some prenatal classes, like infant CPR and birthing preparation classes - any of you moms/dads out there have any recommendations? So, next week will be a big week, maybe I'll save week 17 and write 17 and 18 at the same time - another ultrasound picture and baby sex news! Yippee!!!
Friday, August 8, 2008
Well, I'm actually in week 15 now, but I've just been beat this week and not feeling well, so I've been slacking a bit. Last week was a rough week. Most of you know this, but Aaron and I moved out of our Framingham house (sold it) and into a hotel for the month of August until we close on the new one. It was a very hectic, stressful and tiring day to say the least. So much so that I broke down at work the next day. I don't know why I thought I'd be able to handle going to work the next day after having the day I had and going to bed at midnight the night before, but let me tell you, it was not pretty. I started crying about 7:30 right before getting to work and kept crying when I got there until about 10 when I left to go work from home the rest of the day. I think my body was literally just so exhausted and beat that I just let it all go. However, living at the hotel isn't so bad, except for the fact that Herbie isn't really loving it, but it's definitely a nice temporary home. And then on Wednesday this week I really started to not feel well. It started with a really bad sore throat (still getting worse and losing my voice at the same time), but has now moved to my head, sinuses and I'm now breaking a bit of a fever. Sooo, mommy and baby plan on resting it up this weekend and hopefully going to get better. Little blueberry needs mommy to be well :) We'll write again next week after our Thursday doctor's appointment. Nothing fun (I don't think anyways), but I'll let you all know how it goes.