Monday, December 22, 2008

14th week

So, I finally understand the week thing. I am technically 13 weeks and 3 days, so I am in my 14th week but I am not 14 weeks until the week comes to an end. Yeah! It makes sense now. So my doctors appointment was very exciting today. It started by me telling the doctor about how I am having dreams about twins and the people have told me I showing too early so they think it must be twins. He smiled and said, "well we will measure you and see where you are at, but you still look pretty small." So he measured once, then twice and laughed, "Well you are bigger then what you should be at for 14 weeks." Derek and I turned to each other and got a little freaked out!!! So he listened for heartbeats. He only heard one, but decided to do an ultrasound because a lot of times with twins you can only hear one heartbeat. So we got to see our baby, and yes it is only ONE baby. No twins for us.... It was awesome, we saw the head, the legs, feet, toes, arms, fingers. Our babies legs were spread, but he could not tell if it was a boy or a girl. Bumble Bee (my nickname for the baby) was moving all around like crazy. It was really great and the prefect Christmas gift. Oh, and the doctor scheduled my ultra sound with an actual technician for when we get back from our tip because he thinks I may be further along then we think. I don't think this is possible because this means that I would have had to be pregnant while on birth control. He just doesn't understand that I have a Scott growing inside me. Scotts are big babies with big heads. It will be interesting to see what the technician says. I can't believe that there is a real baby inside of me. So amazing. I think about how the baby is formed and how quickly it develops and I think about how much of a miracle it is and how can someone who is pregnant not believe there is a God. Being pregnant has been amazing, and we just can't wait to hold out little one.
So besides the mushy stuff I am having these little sharp pains called Round Ligament Pains. It is caused by the ligaments around the uterus stretching. These little boogers hurt. But the doctor said it is PERFECTLY normal, which put me at ease. Ohh also, I asked Dr. B and I can definitely have lobster and shrimp in Hawaii, just not everyday. I know it was selfish of me to ask, but how can I go to Hawaii and not eat lobster and shrimp? Dr. B laughed at me, but he is really great and I feel like the three of us, I mean four of us... kind of bonded today. He gave Derek and I a hug, and we both just feel so comfortable around him, which I am really thankful for. So we are off to Hawaii in 2 days, which is so exciting. Pray that we are safe and kept healthy! And mom, Dr.B did say no on airborne cause "herbs can be tricky"? So I am a little worried about that, but I think I will be fine.
Oh and Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

12 weeks!

Hi everyone. Well I am now 12 weeks along...YEAH! I can believe that I am almost 1/3 of the way through. I am also excited to get into the second trimester. I heard that the second trimester is the most fun. I can't wait to feel the baby move and to find out what we are having. Anyone had thoughts as to if they think it will be a boy or a girl??? My next doctors appointment is 12/22 which is 3 days before we go to Hawaii. I need to ask him what activities I can and cannot do while there. It is going to be hard to sit on the sidelines while everyone else is jumping from rocks...but napping on the beach does not sound bad! I have been feeling good. I haven't thrown up in about a week and a half, which is wonderful. I have been forcing myself to drink milk, YUCK, but it is not so bad as long as I have a brownie along with it. My belly is about 31 inches, and my pants are feeling a little uncomfortable. Since I wear my pants below my belly I think I will still have quite a few more weeks in them. I can't wait to buy my first pair of maternity pants, they look so comfy! Oh, and pray for me...finals are coming up and projects are due and I am tired!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Doctors Appointment

So Derek and I went to the Doctor yesterday, and we got to hear the heartbeat. When we first got in there Dr. B. Said that it was still early and we probably wouldn't hear anything, so he searched and searched, and right before he was about to put the microphone thingy away, there it was! It was loud and clear and it was perfect. I could have listened to it for hours. It was amazing. I will not be getting an ultrasound for another 9 weeks... which is kind of sad, but as long as I can hear the heartbeat and know that the baby is healthy I am happy. I feel as though my tummy has finally popped out a bit. Derek says I am looking more and more pregnant everyday. I am not sure if he is just saying that because he knows I am wanting to look preggers, or if he really thinks so., either way it is sweet of him. My next appointment is right before Christmas on the 22nd. By then I believe I will be out of my first trimester, but again the whole timing thing still is confusing. Yesterday the doctor said I was 9 weeks and 2 days, but last time I saw him I was 6 weeks and that was four weeks ago... so that would mean 10 weeks. I know the 40 weeks starts from the first day of my last period, but obviously I didn't get pregnant that week so the baby is actually 9 weeks, but I am 10 weeks...CONFUSING! Anyways, I am a happy camper! I am feeling better, although I am much more tired now.. but besides that I am feeling good.

Tummy: 30 inches

Monday, November 17, 2008

I am now 9 weeks pregnant... but the whole timing things is really confusing. Because Really I am more like 7 weeks, but the doctor starts the timing from the first day of my last normal cycle. So, I am not sure if when I read articles about what is supposed to happen each week, if I should read the 9 weeks, or if I should read the seven weeks? Help from you out there who have been pregnant! My next appointment is on Tuesday the 25th. I always get nervous that something will go wrong, I hope that is normal! I have not been sick at all lately, and I do not really "feel" pregnant. So this also worries me. I can't wait until the doctors appointment though. I hope he does an ultra sound. I heard at the 10 week appointment they we will see. Derek is off so he is going to go with me just in case.

So My waist has not grown since last week, but it is also hard to know if I am measuring in the exact same spot or not, but my boobs did grow by a whole inch!!! This is the one part of me that I was hoping would grow before Hawaii! :)

Here is my weekly pic. -------->

Monday, November 10, 2008

8 Weeks

So I am officially 8 weeks today. Today is the first day that I measured my belly and took a picture.

Belly: 28 Inches.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Dreaming of Twins

So I am having dreams that I am going to have twins. This is kind of starting to freak me out! Either I am nervous about having twins and that is why I am dreaming about it, or God is trying to prepare me... I am not saying I wouldn't be totally happy with twins, but wow going from zero to two is a little overwhelming. I guess I just have to wait and see what I am blessed with. (But I am still a little nervous) Who knows maybe Derek and I will be the new "John and Kate Plus 8"

Monday, November 3, 2008

We're having a a baby

It is official we went to the doctor and I am 6 weeks pregnant. I still can't believe it! We are so excited and are having a hard time with waiting until June to meet our baby boy or girl. I knew right away that I was pregnant. Not because I "had a feeling" but because I took 9 pregnancy tests. Yeah I know, I'm crazy. I just didn't think it would happen so fast. I was so happy to hear the doctor say for sure that I was pregnant. My next doctors appointment is on the 25th. So far I am feeling okay. I am nauseous all the time and hungry all the time. The tiredness has kicked into full gear as well. Well I will keep you posted, and more picks are going to come soon...