Thursday, February 26, 2009

13 Weeks Along...

It's been a week since we went 'public' with our news.  It's so nice to hear from so many people wishing us (and baby!) well.  Thanks to everyone for the comments, emails, and votes!  Looks like more than 60% of you think (so far) that's we'll have a boy this time around.  We'll see! 

I found this really cool image of a baby at 13 weeks- WOW!  We can't wait until our next appointment (late March) and hope to get another peek at our little one in there!
So far, I've been feeling pretty good.  I am still a little tired in the afternoons, but I was lucky to (almost) completely miss dealing with morning sickness at all.  This was the same with Jillian's pregnancy...  I know, I'm very lucky!  (For so many reasons!!!!)  I also caved and pulled out the maternity pants already (MUCH earlier than I did for Jillian!)  I'm not really 'showing' yet so I can't post a belly pic, but it is SOoooo much more comfortable to wear things that don't restrict me at all when I sit down.

Anyway-  Just wanted to give a quick update with how things are going!

Take care,

Nancy, Ryan and Jillian too!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Nervous, anxious, & excited!

We're officially 12 weeks along tomorrow so it seems like the time to share our news has come! 

I feel totally anxious about making our pregnancy public, and ended up calling Bethesda this morning (where our OB appointments are) and begging them to double check our baby's heartbeat with a doppler.  It was loud and clear, beating in the 160's, so that's good news!

Although every pregnancy is filled with unknowns, Ryan and I feel a lot better knowing that we have safely gotten to this point.  Wish us luck as we work toward becoming a family of four!

Check out this cool photo I found online of a baby at 12 weeks- I guess he/she is already about 2.5 inches long!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Another Ultrasound

You would think that the nauseous feeling I've been dealing with in the mornings, or the increasing discomfort I'm dealing with in some of my jeans would be enough to comfort my stress in regards to this baby... but no.  The image of a heartbeat on an ultrasound however, ahh..... it does wonders...  

Ryan and I are feeling pretty darn great after our appointment this morning, and the new snap shot we got of the baby!

Relief with one photo:

First Ultrasound

Because of our miscarriage recently, we were able to get an ultrasound appointment at 6 weeks.  We are very happy to report, that even that early on, our tiny baby had a nice strong and visible heartbeat!  This was great news as the odds of a miscarriage drop to something like 4% after seeing a heartbeat...  

The day we found out...

We found out we were expecting on Dec. 23rd, 2009.  What a wonderful early Christmas present!  That morning, Ryan had gone out early, and came home with Chick-fil-a for breakfast. (A personal favorite of mine.)  My oh-so-romantic husband came into our room where I was still sleeping, and set my delicious box of Chick-a-mini's on my pillow next to me.  The delicious smell of chicken woke me, and I enjoyed breakfast in bed.  After eating, I got up and decided to take a pregnancy test.  We were hopeful it would be positive, but planned to wait until after my birthday on the 26th to try to avoid a false negative.  I couldn't wait.  So, when the test came back with a shining plus sign, I quickly stashed it inside my discarded chicken box, and set it on Ryan's nightstand.  When I called him in to, "look in the box!" he said- "oh, no thanks baby...  I'm pretty full" (Thinking I had saved him one of my mini sandwiches... yeah right!  lol)  Anyway, after another tiny prompt, he opened it and lit up like a kid on Christmas.  We are so excited!  We shared our news with Jillian, and then waited a few more days before spreading the info to immediate family.  We're being a little cautiously optimistic about the situation because a few months ago, we had a miscarriage at 12 weeks.  It was difficult to deal with, but we knew at the time- should we be blessed with another child in the future, we would not be able to picture our lives without that exact little person.  And so, we anxiously await the arrival of our newest family member, on September 3rd.  Wish us luck, and please use this website to follow along with our pregnancy, and the first year of our new baby's life!