Sunday, January 25, 2009

18 weeks pregnant

It's a girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
pj's and hippo!
I love these clothes!!
First crocheted blanket from a sweet lady at work. First onesie, cute blankie and frame.

Since we found out on Thursday that we are having a baby girl, we have been so busy we haven't had a chance to buy anything girly. Thanks to Bill's mom and sister and some friends from work, we already got some cute girly stuff!! We also got a few things for our baby at Christmas time including OSU socks, some binkies, bibs, tigger and pooh. I am including pictures of the "girly" gifts. I am so excited to be having a girl!! I have always wanted one of each, but all along during this pregnancy I had a feeling that it was a girl and only imagined buying girl stuff!! :)

We had sooo much fun Thursday night at our BIG reveal with the cake. You can go to Bill's blog to watch the video from that night-- I am including pictures of the cake before cut and after. our friend Katie ( did the cake and did an amazing job!

I didn't realize my stomach had grown so much since the last picture until I took a picture yesterday.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

It's a....


I'll tell you later...

I will post later tonight if it's a boy or a girl! We know what it is and are sooooo excited to finally find out. We have to wait until we tell our family with our "cutting the cake" plan til they find out if its a boy or a girl. I do want to say that everything looks good and measurements are still the same due date. and the baby had hiccups during the ultrasound. :) "It" is very limber because the toes were way up by the head! It was so neat to see. They actually did a 3-D ultrasound and we didn't even know they were going to. The mouth was opening and closing, so that was neat. I'll post some ultrasound pics...

Thursday, January 15, 2009


In one more week we find out if we are having a baby boy or baby girl!!! I can't wait! I am such a planner, I can't imagine not finding out. It's gonna be a very slow week. I really want one of each, so really I don't care if its a boy or girl. I did the Chinese gender predictor online and it says girl. I have heard those aren't always right though. Hmmm..I guess we will see. I have had certain boys in my class who make me want to have a boy and certain girls who make me want to have a girl. What do you think we are having?? is what we are going to do. After we find out (that afternoon), Bill is going to call our friend, Katie, who makes cakes (AMAZING cakes, by the way!) She is going to make either a pink or a blue cake, depending on the sex. It will be frosted really well so you won't be able to see the color of the cake. I think it may have question marks decorated on the top or something. Anyways...that evening Bill will pick up the cake and bring it to our house. Then our family is all coming over and when we cut the cake, they will find out if it's a boy or girl on whether the cake is blue or pink!! I'll have to take lots of pictures of the cake to keep in a baby album. We thought that would be a fun way of telling the family if they are going to be buying blue or pink for our newest family member!! :)

I am also having the kids in my class vote that day. They are so cute...everyday they tell me that my stomach is getting bigger. One boy named Cooper told me that I am having a girl because girls have girls and boys have boys. I asked him if his mom had him or his dad...and he said his dad. ha. Then kids started asking me how I got I ignored that question. that's up to their parents to come up with something clever. :) Poor kids...they are the ones to witness my mood swings and lack of energy and sickness.

As far as how I am feeling...after 16 weeks, I started feeling MUCH better. THANK GOODNESS! I can actually eat now. I still get morning sickness right after getting up, but that is nothing compared to being sick all day. I still have my nervous moments though--I worry about so many things going wrong. it's so hard after dealing with a pregnancy loss knowing everything will be okay. Some of the most recent Google searches from freaking out was when my dog stepped on my stomach, when I went over a HUGE bump in the road, whenever I woke up and my stomach seemed to shrink, and whenever I thought I ate moldy apricots. After this next ultrasound and we see that the baby has grown and is healthy maybe I won't freak out anymore. Hopefully I will start feeling the baby move. Actually, sometimes I think I am feeling the baby move because there are little pops and bubble feelings here and there. It's not very often though.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

Wow...this is going to be an exciting year! We had a fun New Year's Eve and today is officially my last day of Christmas break. I sure could use a few more days and could certainly get used to sleeping in and doing whatever I want!! I am trying to get lots of sleep because I know in about 6 months, no more sleeping in!! I didn't really get everything accomplished that I planned to over the last two weeks...oh well!

I had my monthly doctor's appointment on Tuesday. I enjoy going because every time I get to hear the baby's heartbeat! This time it was 147 bpm. I was worried my doctor would get on to me because I had a feeling I had lost weight over the past month. And I did, a few pounds. She wasn't worried about it, especially since i am still sick and that's kinda expected 1st trimester. But now that I am in the 2nd trimester, hopefully I will gain some more. I think I eat less than I did before being pregnant. I have to eat such small meals and snacks throughout the day. Some days my stomach is smaller than other days and that worries me! The doctor measured and felt my belly. She said, wow, there's a big baby in there! So that made me happy to hear!
I bought a pregnancy body belt to help with my back problems. It really does help! I am so glad I don't have to walk hunched over anymore.