Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Finding out the sex of the baby

Today our appointment was at 10:45am. I was so happy that we were finally finding out the sex of the baby. Feels like we have been waiting forever.

We make our way to the ultrasound room and I hopped up on the table. She gelled up my belly and started looking at the baby. The first thing we saw was our little baby's private parts. We are having a BOY!!!!! No doubt about it!! Turns out that drano test worked. I'll have to explain that. Basically you pee in a jar then take it outside to add 2 tbsp to it. Immediately close up the jar and watch it change colors. Keep in mind a person non-pregnant person needs to add the drano. If its brownish black its a boy and if its bluish green its a girl. Well I did it two different times and it was brownish black. My MIL wanted me to try it and she was right. She said it predicted all three of her pregnancies correctly.

Back to my appointment. The lady said the baby was very healthy. I found out I was wrong about how many weeks I am. I guess I misunderstood last time I was there. Instead of 21 weeks and 4 days I'm actually 20 weeks and 4 days. The baby is measuring at 21 weeks and 6 days. That doesn't affect my due date. Our sweet little boy is already weighing 15oz. He had 133 bpm. He was very active during the ultrasound. She showed us the chambers of his heart, kidneys, umbilical cord, and his stomach. She said he looked great. She also took a look at the placenta and it is where its supposed to be. She had a hard time getting a picture of his face. He wanted no part of it. We finally saw a closeup of his face and he looked beautiful. I even saw him open his mouth several times. Almost like he was trying to talk to us. Nathan and I loved every minute of it.

I also found out I gained 3 pounds this time around. Last time I had lost 3. It will be interesting to see how much I gain next time. Now onto the pictures of my beautiful baby boy. :)

He's definitely a boy!!

I love this one of him. Looks like he is blowing bubbles.

Doesn't he look precious??!! The lady said that his skull is still fusing together. So that's why it looks strange.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tomorrow is the big day!!!

Tomorrow Nathan and I find out the sex of the baby!!!! We're so excited!! I can hardly contain myself. My appointment is at 10:45am. I'll be there for almost 2 hours. Sometime later tomorrow I will update with what we are having. Eeeeeeeeeeeeee!! :)

I'll be so happy once we know what we are having. It will be so much easier. :) I can't wait to start looking at names again. I'm so giddy I can't even stand it.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

20 weeks and 1 day

Saturday marked 20 weeks along in my pregnancy. Sadly I don't have any pictures so far. I haven't felt like having my pictures taken. I was too tired yesterday and today I haven't been feeling the greatest. I woke up early because my hips were KILLING me on both sides. It hurt way too much to lay on either side. So I got up ate cereal and then a couple hours later I went back to bed. I felt better when I woke up and did a few things around the house. Then later I started feeling bad again. Sometimes I just never know how I am going to feel day in and day out.

So far this is what my baby looks like at 20 weeks:

Isn't that awesome!!! On baby center it said my baby is already 10 inches long from head to heel. I can tell baby is getting bigger because he/she is kicking so MUCH!! A little bit ago he/she was kicking so hard I thought he/she was surely going to come out. lol Last night I baby was kicking and it tickled a bit. Nathan was wondering why I was laughing. Unfortunately Nathan hasn't felt the baby kick yet. Usually by the time he puts his hand on my belly the baby stops moving. I've gotten him to keep his hand there and nothing. I've been telling baby how he/she has to start kicking for Daddy. I'm sure it won't be much longer before he can feel him/her.

Monday, June 16, 2008

19 week and 1 day pictures

Darlene took these pictures late yesterday evening. They are much darker than I hoped, but they turned out alright.

I don't feel like in pictures my baby bump looks that big. Different times of the day I look bigger. The baby moves all the time and is in different positions. Its weird and amazing all at the same time. While we were at my parents house yesterday I felt the baby punch extra hard and I actually yelped out loud. This was while Korey was telling us about something. A little bit later I felt a hard kick and yelped again. It was so funny.

I've already been thinking about how I'm going to miss all these kicks/punches once the baby is here. I'm trying to cherish every moment of my pregnancy. Nothing can compare to the feelings I've experienced so far. It truly is a blessing.

Next Wednesday, June 25th we get to find out the sex of the baby!! We're both so excited. Hopefully after next Wednesday we can start looking at baby names again.

Yesterday was Nathan's first Father's Day (to-be). Whenever he woke up I gave him a card and a book about why God made Dad's. He loved it. Korey and Franklin gave him a movie and a really sweet card that had our picture on it. :)

Here's a picture of Nathan holding the presents his family gave him. It was so sweet.

Monday, June 9, 2008

18 weeks and 1 day pictures

These pictures were taken yesterday. My wonderful hubby took the first few pictures of me. I thought he did good. :) My MIL took the one of me in the green shirt. I love my new top. Nathan says it looks japanese/chinese. Its so comfortable & thin!

Sometime last week I fell asleep at an angle on the couch. I woke up suddenly because I felt a very strong kick. Even after I woke up the baby was kicking extra hard. I figured it was time to go to bed. :)

The baby has been very active this week. I feel the baby moving all over the place all during the day. Its truly an amazing feeling and I love it!!

I think my morning sickness is back. Thankfully yesterday and today I didn't get sick. The days before I was so sick I didn't think I was going to make it. The heat doesn't help either. Its been so hot here that I've been staying in the house as much as possible. Its was 100 degrees here yesterday. Its not even summer yet. I'm going to have a horrible time. I so can't wait for the baby to be here.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

New Hairdo *Before & After Pics*

It was time for a new look and something much COOLER!! My hair is so thick it felt like an inferno.


Please excuse my dirty mirror. Didn't realize it was that dirty.

This is the best I could get of the back of my head.


I love the side view of it. I didn't change my hair color even though it does look like I did in this pic. Apparently the flash brought out all the red in my hair. I love it.

I think this is the most up to date hairstyle I have ever had. I absolutely LOVE it!!! The lady also thinned it after she cut it. It feels SO much lighter. Its definitely not near as hot as before. I had originally planned on waiting till the baby was almost hear before cutting my hair, but I couldn't wait. As hot as it is and the fact I get hotter now than ever...I couldn't wait no longer. It was 96 degrees here today and I was about to die. The short hair helps.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

17 weeks and 1 day

Nathan took my picture this time. Poor guy doesn't understand my direction when telling him how to take the picture. His Mom does a much better job. This picture doesn't show the real size of my stomach I don't think.

So far this week I have felt the baby move a whole lot more. Thursday night the baby didn't want me to sleep apparently. All night long I felt like somebody was punching my belly all the way across. The next morning I was SO VERY sore. Despite that I loved feeling the baby be active.

I'm also having a harder time getting comfortable at night. Which means I'm not sleeping well. Used to I slept the best on my left side. Now no side is comfortable for long. I'd like to look for a body pillow this weekend. Hopefully I can find one.

My hunger has increased so much its CRAZY!! I'm always hungry. I feel like I eat every hour or more. I'm having a hard time figuring out what to eat now a days. I'm sure that all will change soon.

I can't wait for this little one to be here. :)