Monday, June 25, 2007

More OB updates!

I hope that you all are doing well. As I mentioned in my last blog, my OB appointment was today!!! However, I also had an unexpected OB appointment last Wednesday, so I have to update you on two appointments. Here goes....

Wednesday, June 20: (9 weeks 4 days)

On Sunday, I started having some sharp-ish type cramps on my left side. They weren't horrible, but they were uncomfortable. I tried taking the medication I had been prescribed for cramps, and it didn't help. Tylenol also did not help. Laying down didn't help either. So, when the cramp was still there on Wednesday, I called in and asked them if there was anything that I needed to be looking for, or to watch out for. They said that due to the fact that they were going to be closed on Thursday and Friday, to go ahead and come in for a quick look just to be on the safe side. So, I happliy went. I love any chance that I get to see our little baby. Everything was fine with me and the baby. My OB said that it is just my ligaments stretching to make room for our growing baby. That's what I originally suspected, but better safe than sorry. Anyways, I got to see our little miracle, and my OB said that he/she was awake!!! It was SO cute to see our little one moving around!!! Also, you can actually make out legs and arms on the ultrasound!!! Well, the arms not so much because baby has them on his/her head, but definately the legs!!! I'm going to attach the picture so you can see. The legs are the top left of the baby. His/her feet are together and the knees are bent. Soooooo cute!!!!

Monday, June 25: (10 weeks 2 days)

Brian and I had our originally scheduled appointment today. Everything is still great!! Baby has now grown to an inch and a half long. The heart rate at this appointment was 140, which is still strong. Baby was sleeping, so we didn't get to see him/her moving around. Dr. Weber tried poking at him/her, but he/she didn't want to be disturbed. They must get that from Brian, because he DOES NOT like to wake up!!! lol We got to see the eye buds (they are black spots on the ultrasound), and we also got to see a hand!!! So, baby has two legs and two arms, and everything looks perfect!!! We cannot WAIT to meet this little one that is causing me so much nausea and heartburn!!! lol Our next appointment is July 9th, Brian's birthday!!! So, be looking for another wonderful update!!!

Here are the ultrasounds. The first one is my ultrasound from today. I am 10 weeks 2 days in this ultrasound. The head is the left side and body is the right side. The second ultrasound was taken at 9 weeks 4 days. Baby's legs are the top left, and head is the bottom right. Enjoy!!! We love and miss you all!!!

9 weeks

10 weeks

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Baby Update!

It's time for the latest baby update!!! My OB appointment was yesturday, and it was FABULOUS!!! Brian was actually able to be there, and he got to see our baby and the little heart beat!!! I fell in love with him all over again when I saw the look on his face. He couldn't stop smiling and was so amazed when he saw the little heart beating away. The heart beat was about 167 beats per minute. The baby has grown SO MUCH and is at least 7 and a half times bigger than at our last appointment. Though it can't be seen on the ultrasound, he/she already has arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, and toes!!! The brain is growing and developing, and everything is looking wonderful. Originally, we weren't going to find out the sex of the baby, but we are debating if we really want to wait. The main reason for wanting to find out the sex of the baby is because Brian would get to be there when we find out. We had always envisioned him being there for the birth and us both finding out the sex at delivery and him announcing it to everyone. Since he is going to be in Iraq, we may find out whenever we can so he can be a part of that. We haven't made any decisions yet, but we will let you all know when we do. So, our next OB appointment is June 25th at 9am, so we will post an update when we get back. We love and miss you all!!! Thanks for following our updates!!!

8 weeks.

Monday, June 4, 2007


We FINALLY "know" where we are going. It isn't 100% definate, but I'd say it's about 95%. We found out today that we will be going to BAUMHOLDER, GERMANY!!!! From the time that we found out that we were going to be moving somewhere, we have wanted to go to Baumholder. It is not far from an American hospital, K-Town (which is also referred to as "Little America" and has a Chili's!!!), and Rammstein Air Base!!! We love that it is clost to Rammstein because it will be more convenient to catch a Space A flight back to the states. ALSO, we know A LOT of people that are going to Baumholder, and most of them are good people!!! So, we will have lots of friends there. So, that's the great news!!!

The bad news is......Baumholder deploys to Iraq in November for 15 months. I am trying not to think about everything that Brian is going to miss out on, but we both know that he is going to miss SO MUCH!!! It breaks my heart to think that Brian will not be able to be there for the birth of our baby, but we understand that we are a military family, and that is part of the job. Understandably, we are upset, but we know that there is not much we can do about it. So, we are trying to be strong and focus on the positive.

That being said, I will be in Houston sometime in November. I will be having the baby in Houston since it will be so soon after Brian leaves and R&R will not be offered yet. So, at minimum, from sometime in November 2007 to February 2008, I will be in Houston staying with my mom. So, to all my Texas friends, COME SEE ME!!!!! I probably will not be able to do much long distance traveling (like the 3 hours to Killeen) since I will be about 35 weeks and they frown on that. Plus, I am unsure of my vehicle availability while I am there. All the details will be worked out later, but I'm sure that this is going to be a very busy couple of months for us.

Anyways, I love and miss you all!!! Take care and I hope to see some of you soon!!!

Friday, June 1, 2007

Make yourself a dang quesadilla......

So, lately I have been nauseated all day, everyday. I don't actually vomit (sorry if tmi) but I feel YUCKY ALL DAY!!! The mere thought of food has been so gross to me that I've been forcing myself to eat because everyone tells me that it will make me feel better and the baby needs me to eat. So, today, I broke down and took my anti-nausea medicine. I am trying to reserve it for when, and if, the nausea gets REALLY bad. Today wasn't so bad, but I was just NOT in the mood to be nauseous all day. I was also doing some reading, and supposedly, if you wake up nauseous during the night, (which this baby has me doing quite frequently between being sick and having to pee) then try eating before you go to bed so your tummy has something in it. So, tonight, I was taking a shower, and I got this overwhelming urge to make a quesadilla. Not anything fancy, just beans and cheese. So, I did. And, it was yummy. Hopefully, I will get a good night's sleep with a full tummy (which, I don't like doing because who likes going to bed full?) and tomorrow will wake up less nauseated. We will see. If not, at least the quesadilla was yummy! Goodnight guys and gals!!