Friday, April 18, 2008

I saw a foot!

On Monday morning my mom and I went to see the doctor for the first time. That was so exciting! My doctor is in my ward at church so it was a bit awkward. So after initial "introductions" I think everything will be peachy keen from now on... It was really cool though. Dr. Tutt did an ultra sound to measure the baby to figure out when we are due! It was so neat.

He said we are due on November 12th. Fortunately that's only 3 days after what I had thought. I was scared he was going to say we were due two or three weeks later than I thought. AND THERE IS ONLY ONE BABY!!! So ha!!! If you look really close at the picture you can see the heart. It's the very very small triangle looking light spot just under the chin. At the doctor's office you could see it beating so it was more obvious, but it's an image that will be with me for the rest of my life. The baby was making these little twitchy movements cause it's learning muscle coordination. And at one point the baby stuck out it's little foot! It has feet!!! It looked like a little tiny tooth pick or needle with a bent end. I started crying. It's so hard to believe that there is a little tiny person inside of me with a beating heart and little feet and hands! Then the nausea hits and I can't help but think how long summer feels and that I won't be delivering till this fall... Seeing the baby made it all so real for me though. For a while there I was starting to wonder if I really was pregnant and the whole thing was just me with a defective pee stick and some kind of nasty evil stomach flu that never escalated or got better. But there it was cute, tiny, and peanut shaped! I am so excited!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Is it just me???

Ok, so, last time I said I hadn't really been that sick, that I just get waves and it goes away. I forgot to knock on wood after saying that... How wrong I was! Starting probably the next day nausea was my constant buddy... I mean enemy. I still have long periods of relief and I know it could be worse (knock on wood) aka barfing my guts up, but it's still not any fun. Preston likes to make fun of how I breathe when I don't feel good, he usually regrets it like 30 seconds later but it's not funny! I blow air like I'm in labor already and I guess it's funny now while I feel good and think back. He says he's trying to distract me from it. I love that guy, he's a nut! He does his best to take care of me even though he has no clue as to how that's to be done. My favorite thing he does for me right now is when we are driving through our speed bump heck... I mean our apartment complex and he knows I don't feel good he will drive on the wrong side and put the wheel on my side in between the bumps. It's really sweet! Yeah, he still gives me reasons to love him more and more everyday.

Here's my other thing... what the crap with all the people who have just found out that I'm pregnant and come up to me and give me a hug and some of the first words out of their mouth are "Aww... wouldn't it be so cute if you were having twins?" !!! What is that? Translation... "Wouldn't it just be wonderful if you didn't sleep for the first TWO years instead of just one, had to buy twice as many diapers, played mommy tag team with your boobs while you breast feed both kids, had one of your two mothers and/or your mother in law live with you (I love them but remember Preston and I moved out of their homes but not for them to move into ours) and used up your small supply of names you worked so hard to come up with and agree on over the last 4 years?" My answer is so obviously NO! If it did happen that way and I had to push two instead of one, don't get me wrong, I would love both of those children as much or more than any child deserves. It's just a lot of stress to deal with. Ya know??? I also want to know, did someone hold a private meeting amongst my friends (who by the way, DON'T know each other) and say let's see if that 'secret' thing really works, let's use it against Amy as soon as she gets pregnant. We'll make her have TWINS! I love you, my dear friends, but STOP!!!

Honestly, are there any other women who have experienced this, and have gotten away without having two? I really hope so cause I'm in trouble if not!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Alot can happen in 5 months! Who'da thunk it!

So to start off, Charlie has destroyed several more toys to the point of being unrecognizable. We should start buying bulk! You can tell when he gets a new stuffed amimal cause it seems to snow in the office about a week later. As you can see... ->
(I think that was an elephant, today the cloth that surrounded the stuffing is in several pieces ALL OVER THE HOUSE!)

He's a tiny little nut with a BIG personality and probably way too much energy for us! Though, at the end of the day, if we haven't done something to run that energy off our living room becomes a nascar track! "He's making a left turn!" Ha ha! He uses both couches as extensions to his track when he's going to fast to make that 180 degree turn. It's pretty funny to watch, particularly when he ends up on the tile going way to fast... Just like nascar- skid, compensate, crash anyways lol! (By the way, I hate nascar but I love my puppy!)

In other news, on March 19th at 3AM I discovered that we are expecting yet another addition to our little family! Yep that's right I'm about to get fatter! As if I really need that part of it but, we are absolutely thrilled! We are due (at least as far as I know cause the doctor will confirm on Monday) on November 9th 2008. So that puts me at 9 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I'm already in the third month!
Preston and I decided we don't want to know what it is till it's born so don't expect any big announcements of "It's a BOY" or "It's a GIRL". I've also been told several times that I am a genius (also by myself) because I plan to have the baby shower AFTER the baby is born. This way there is NO way it can turn out to be a boy after we told everyone to get pink stuff and there will be NO fat jokes or games or stories and so on and so forth... Not only that but I always thought baby showers were boring because you couldn't even see the baby, just a fat mom. So we will play pass the baby instead of "win a prize for guessing the right amount of toilet paper squares that will fit around fatso" so HA!!! I win like 5 times! And so do all the people at the party, but I win better!

A friend I work with suggested I have a sprinkle then a shower and just get the basics in neutrals for when the baby comes. I'm still considering cause there's way too much opportunity for the fat stuff in that but, I will need bottles blankets and stuff so... my dilemma... see?

Oh well... I've been wanting a baby since I was like 11 so I'm happy as a clam! So far I've been really lucky because there hasn't been a lot of morning sickness, just waves of intense nausea that never make it to the relief point of barfing. Otherwise I'm tired, hungry, constipated and gassy, not to mention I have to pee ALL the time now! Yeah, that was probably too much info huh? It's the truth and it's all VERY common! Ask any woman that's been pregnant, they'll tell you! Maybe...

Chloe getting bigger by the month...