Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Anniversary

It's been 14 years since my husband and I made it official! I'm not talking about our wedding anniversary, but another important date. It was March 17th, 1996 when my hubby and I decided we would be together and we have been ever since. Even after all these years I can't imagine being with anyone else. I absolutely love Will with all my heart. I still look forward to him getting home from work every night. He is my best friend in this whole world! It may be hard to believe but he never complains, he is always willing to help around the house (often cleaning the entire house on his day off), does the grocery shopping, starts my car in the winter and is the BEST dad any kid could ask for. He's loving, caring and never selfish. I'm probably the luckiest girl on this planet. Happy 14 years, baby!

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Will and I had our first ultrasound on Thursday. I was so nervous I was shaking. Will did a good job trying to keep me calm. The staff seems to get a kick out of Will every time he comes to visit... Mr. Personality!

I knew since I was only about 8 weeks along that I would get to be more acquainted with the "hoo-ha wand". Which means a vaginal ultrasound. Yay me! I forgot to mention this to Will. Even after I removed my pants, he never thought to ask why I was getting undressed. Will positioned himself at the bottom of the table and he sat in the chair. There were two monitors in the room. One for the patient to view and one for the Dr. I told Will that I wanted him to sit next to me and he said he would move to that chair when they came back. Well, Dr. H and Nurse J returned and asked me scoot my butt down to the edge of the table. I gave Will the stink eye, but he still didn't budge from his prime seating. Finally I yelled at him, "I want you over here!" I giggled and explained that I know we've been married for over 9 years, but I wasn't comfortable with him looking straight up my va-jay-jay while the Dr. molested me with the happy stick. Everyone seemed to get a kick out of this. It wasn't until this point did Will realize what type of ultrasound I was really having that day.

Dr. H seemed very pleased with Pumpkin's size. The heartbeat was 150 and we even got to hear the lovely swish swish sound. It was music to my ears. Of course I cried tears of joy and hope, but they were still tainted with fear. Will kept asking the Dr if she only saw one (she did). And he seemed to get a big kick out of the Dr referring to the yolk sac. So he keeps referring to the baby as "Yo" now. We will return in 2 weeks to check the growth of the baby and determine a due date based on the baby's size. Then I may have one more ultrasound before I'm released to my OBGYN (who I haven't even found yet!)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Pregnancy Quiz

I feel like I have to guard myself in case the worst happens, but on the other hand I don't want to remember my pregnancy as being a miserable and stressful 9 months. I have to remind myself (sometimes several times a day) "Worrying will not change the outcome". I religiously check the toilet paper for blood each time I wipe. I panic with every twinge of pain. I can't even tell you the last time my hubby and I have done the deed, for fear it will cause a miscarriage (poor hubby). I know it's silly, but I just lost a baby a few months ago! The pain is still fresh in my mind. I pray to God everyday that he will not allow that to ever happen to me again!

I feel like I am testing my luck by getting so excited about this baby growing inside of me, but I saw this quiz on another blog so I wanted to give it a try.

How far along: 7 weeks today

Who knows: You do! We haven't made an official announcement, but we plan to after next week's ultrasound. My mom and BFF know and a few of my ex coworkers. I'm not very good at secrets.

Symptoms: Nausea (more so when I allow myself to get hungry) and headaches. The same symptoms as my previous pregnancies sans the tender/ sore breasts.

Total weight gain: I haven't weighed myself and I don't want to right now since I didn't lose all the weight from my previous pregnancy!

Maternity clothes: I'm not wearing any maternity clothes yet, but I did buy some shirts recently from Old Navy.

Stretch marks: Nothing new!

Sleep: By 9 o'clock I can barely keep my eyes open, but my previous 2 pregnancies I was much more tired. I'm wondering if it just hasn't hit yet.

Best moment last week: I don't think there was any. I started a new position at work, so I have lots of training classes, applications to learn and coworkers to get to know. My grandma passed away and my friend had brain surgery. But if I had to pick something, I would say Olivia deciding (for herself) that she will go on the potty now. All the candy, stickers and bribes didn't work. She just started going on the toilet and has been going since Wednesday. Ha!

Movement: The baby is the size of a blueberry, but I have those feelings like a butterfly is tickling my insides.

Food cravings: Varies, but I've been thinking about fresh fruit lately!

Belly Button in or out: IN!

What I miss: Cappuccino and Coke (I'm trying to not drink any caffeine)

What I am looking forward to: My ultrasound March 11th!

Milestones: Hoping to hear the heartbeat next week.

How is daddy? He is so excited about the baby and is looking forward to the ultrasound next week. Although he is usually guarded and doesn't allow himself to get too excited about things, I can tell he is hopeful that this pregnancy will go as planned. He's already planning and figuring things out.