Sunday, November 29, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
So I have discovered a few things about life. When you are dating someone, everyone asks, "when are you going to get married?" And when you are married, everyone asks "when are you having a baby?" and then when you get pregnant, everyone asks, "what do you want, a boy, or a girl?" And of course ever since Brandon and I made the announcement, we have been flooded with that very question. The thing is, we really don't have a preference. I know people will say, "we want to be healthy of course, but we r-e-a-l-l-y want a ____. Well for us, that isn't case. We legitimately just want a healthy baby. Ideally for us, we would love one boy and one girl. What God has in store us, remains to be seen. So at least this go around, we really don't care. We will find out January 7th. Which seems like ages from now!!
As far as old wives tales go, At my 9 weeks and 4 days appointment, peanut had a heart rate of 183. Dr. Hearn says anything between 150-200 is great! So I am completely satisfied with that. He also told me not to believe that the gender has anything to do with the heart rate. So, I am listening to Dr. Hearn.
Yes, this is Dr. Hearn. Not the best picture, but this is the only one on the web site. I have to say, this man is truly an amazing doctor. I have been around physicians basically my entire life, and not many have as good of bedside manner as my dad, but Dr. Hearn has it!! He is so reassuring and caring and loves spending time with his patients. There aren't many like him. I think that is why he is the most sought after OB/GYN in the Anderson area.
According to babycenter.com our baby has reached the size of a medium shrimp and weighs nearly an ounce. (Length: almost 3 inches, head to bottom.) Fingerprints have formed on the baby's tiny fingertips, the baby's veins and organs are clearly visible through the still-thin skin, and baby's body is starting to catch up with the head — which makes up just a third of the baby's body size now. So here is picture of a medium shrimp! ha!
Also, I have been trying to research baby gear, so if you have any ideas of things that work and don't work, please let me know. So when we go to register, we know what to get. Speaking of registering, if you know of good places we should be registering, besides like Target, tell me!!
Finally, I am having an attack of the hormones! I cry at dumb commercials and I have been sort of mean to random strangers! Not really on purpose, it is just happening! I hate it! I can hear the words coming out of mouth, but can't stop them! Also, I am having crazy dreams!! About all sorts of nutty things! :)
Well if you are here, you know that! But let me tell the story any way.
First of all, if you are just finding out via the internet, sorry! Brandon hates all things social networking, i.e. facebook, twitter and even blogs! He thinks that too many people, know too many peoples business because of the internet. So, I have resisted the urge to take the plunge into the internet announcing until we got through the first trimester. And well, we are through it! :)
Let me catch you up on the last 13 weeks. Brandon and I found out on September 5th. Opening day for Clemson football. It was a great day all around, we got a positive and so did our Tigers!
We immediately told my parents at the game, and Brandon called his brother. We waited to tell his parents until the next day, because we wanted to tell them in person. We also decided to tell one friend each, because we were so excited!
Brandon decided to tell Christian, because he and Steph were staying with us and heard me frantically call Brandon upstairs after reading "pregnant" on the test. We were sure they thought something was up any way! ha!
I picked Samantha. She had been a rock for me in the months prior, being a sounding board for me. Samantha has this great ability to listen to you, and not tell you what to do. Which, is what I had needed. So for me, it only seemed natural to tell the person that had to listen to me complain, listen to me rejoice!
On a sad note, my momagin passed away a week before we found out. I can honestly say, I have never been in more pain, ever. For those of you who don't know, my Momagin was my grandma, but she was so much more! She kept me every single weekend when we lived in Ohio. And all the way through high school each summer, I went and spent with her and my Papa Dave.So needless to say, she was not just an average grandma!
I had been asking her for like a year to crochet a baby blanket for me, because one day Brandon and I would have a baby. Plus, she had terrible arthritis, so it took her a really long time to make blankets. You will be happy to know, the last thing she ever crocheted was in fact my baby's blanket! When we went to clean out her house we found it, along with several items she had bought for her great grandchild! That was just the kind of person she was! :) I know that our baby has a special angel in heaven looking out for it!
In the weeks that followed we told our family and close friends. And, I began to worship the porcelain god. The baby refused to like anything I ate, and I could keep nothing, and I mean nothing, down! My fabulous doctor, gave me a prescription for Zofran. God's gift to cancer patients and pregnant women alike! If you are ever pregnant and have terrible nausea, beg your doctor to hook you up with this stuff!! It has alleviated almost all the sickness. It is not full proof, but I can actually eat food! Which, if you know me, is a big deal, because I love to eat!
So here we are, 13 weeks later. Most of the fatigue, nausea and bloating have passed. And I am just waiting for the day that I actually look pregnant. I know, that sounds like the dumbest thing ever, wanting to be fat! But, right now, I am not really showing. My pants are tighter that is for sure. And occasionally, I may put something on that sort of kind of shows a stomach, but I think it just looks like I am eating too much in hopes of getting a job as a mall Santa, instead of preggers!
Well, that is all have right now.