Sunday, August 30, 2009

Impatiently awaiting those movements....

I found out that I have an Anterior Placenta. While this is not harmful to me or the baby boy it is quite frustrating. Now instead of the baby having to kick against my skin/tissue for me to feel it, I have to wait until he is strong enough to kick against the placenta AND my skin. The plus side (have to stay positive) is that I will probably get another ultrasound because of this. Its common for the baby to be facing the wrong way because of the placement of the placenta.
Here is a picture of what I'm talking about. The first baby is positioned "correctly" with the placenta behind him, the second is an Anterior Placenta where the baby is located behind the placenta instead of in front.
I was told that I probably wont feel many of those "butterfly" or "bubble" feelings that women talk about when describing the first movements. Ill probably go from feeling nothing to full out kicks.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Frogs and snails and puppy dog tails....

Is what little BOY'S are made of!

Yep, we found out this afternoon that we are having a little boy. We are beyond excited. In the beginning I said that I wanted a boy first for the older brother so I'm very excited! Shopping wont be as fun in the beginning because little girl clothes are far more fun. That being said, as soon as he is old enough to fit into JCrew's crewcuts I will be a happy lady and Anthony will be in trouble! I can already picture our matching argyle!
I have a video clip from the ultrasound that is really neat. You can see the heart beating, and the baby has hiccups so his whole body jumps... its adorable. Problem is I cant figure out how to download it off of the disc, so I'll try and get to the apple store this weekend and have one of the guys there help me out. Here are a few pictures from today though: (profile shot, shot showing his "manhood", and his adorable leg and foot)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Time has officially stopped.......

Our big ultrasound is this Friday at 8:45 and we couldn't be more excited... or impatient.

This is the slowest week ever and is just dragging on! I definitely see a trip to Nordstroms and BabyGap happening on Friday afternoon. I have to buy at least one or 2 fun things! My mom says that she is not buying the baby anything else (she was AWESOME and bought us a great early baby shower gift which I will post pictures of later), but I know my mom and I think even she laughs in her head when she says that. I'm also 99.9% sure that she already has boy and girl fabric picked out for the first quilt and is just waiting for the call to see which fabric to order :-)

I had my normal pre-natal appointment this past Friday and everything went well and as expected. I gained 2 pounds last month, which brings my total so far up to about 5 pounds. I'm trying REALLY hard not to gain too much, but I'm sure the yummy Dairy Queen I had last night isn't going to help me accomplish that (side note: chocolate dipped vanilla cone= heaven on earth).

I was a little bummed that they didn't have the blood results back from my 1st and 2nd trimester blood tests that check for Downs, Spina Bifida, and a few more conditions. She said the results would be in any day and because of my age and family history I really have no reason to worry. But worrying is what a first time mom does, so I called today to see if my results came in. I really wanted them before the big ultrasound to ease my mind. The nurse didn't give me the exact numbers (normally like 1/10,000) but said that all the tests came back great. So that eases my mind for now, Ill get the numbers at my appointment next month.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My first BUMP pictures!

They aren't the best as they are self portraits, but you get the idea! Also, ignore my makeup and hair stuff :-)

I'm starting to look pretty pregnant! This is around 18 weeks.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

17 Weeks!

Baby's skeleton is hardening, changing from rubbery cartilage to bone, and fat is finally accumulating around it. The umbilical cord is getting thicker and stronger, and those little fingers and toes are now topped by one-of-a-kind prints.
I also for sure felt the baby moving around in there last night while laying in bed! Cant wait until the movements start everyday and when Anthony can feel them. My bump has grown so much this past week, it actually looks like I'm pregnant now!