Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Heartbeat

Today we went to the doctor, after a LONG awaited 3 weeks. I thought our appointment would never come! We got to see and hear the heartbeat today and I have to admit, it was one of the coolest experiences. It was beating so fast... I am very happy that my husband was there today to experience it with me. The doctor had us frieked out for a short period of time though. Dave asked if he could see two, and the doc said 'well yes,' then paused and then said, 'but the one just looks like a yolk sac'. Phew! I thought Dave was going to pass out!! But there is a possibility that there is two roaming around in there... so we will just have to wait and see.



Since we are so early just yet, the doctors really couldn't pin point a due date for us, but gave us a pretty good indication and suggested that we are entering the 9th week. So at least that gives us a small idea of where we are. When we saw doctor our regular doctor about 3 weeks ago he estimated that we were due about a month earlier then this doctor put us at. But, we go back to our regular doctor now on Aug. 20... and with 3 1/2 more weeks down, I would think they will be more accurate come our next appointment.

We are both excited, anxious and nervous. This starts a whole new chapter in our lives, now the question is... 'Will it be a good book?'

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My very own Jell-O Jiggler commercial

Holy cow! Could I get any jigglier and wigglier??? I sweat like a wild animal in class and half the time I feel like I am doing the modified version of everything. I feel like I did the first time I stepped foot in a gym. I'm sure that is doesn't help that is 1001 degrees outside with 400% humidity, so the humidity trickles into the classroom, but jeepers, I'm going to scare the rest of the class away.

I do have to admit that I pushed CycleBox a little too hard on Monday. I was told to keep my heart rate below 120 BPM and since I don't have a heart rate monitor (yet), I believe I over exerted...mmmm...slightly. I had to skip out real quick towards the end so I didn't yack all over Jodi... (see Jodi, I was only thinking of you)! I just have to learn to set my tension on the bike lower and slack off on the bag (Jodi, I know you'll love me not heaving you into the bikes).

But, I cannot wait until I tighten up a bit and maybe look PG instead of just looking like I ate too many bags of cookies yesterday! :( It's all good and the jiggles and the wiggles will be worth it in the end. :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Nursery Ideas

Well, I have been searching around for some ideas for the nursery. (I know I am getting a little ahead of myself, but at least it is helping the time pass a little.) Any comments are welcome!

Here is a picture of the nursery theme that we both really like. Now, we say like, because it is more then likely to change our minds 20 or 30 more times. Isn't that how it is supposed to be? :) Since we don't plan on finding out the sex of the baby, we obviously had to go with a neutral choice.


Baby Easton

Today I had the opportunity of babysitting Tony & Tonya's little guy. Oh my goodness, what a joy. He is the most precious creature ever. It makes me more and more anxious to find out the results on the 30th. I am just excited to find out how far along we are and very anxious to make sure that everything is on track and progressing as it should. At least with us heading off for vacation this weekend, that will help the time pass ...a little... faster.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Patient Education

Yesterday was our patient education meeting with the sweetheart of an RN, Joan. I had no idea what to expect, no clue what it was all about. But it was very informative.... I think my husband was a bit freiked out after hearing the terms vaginal exam, vaginal wand, cervix opening, etc. I think he thought they were going to talk about how big my boobs are going to get the whole time. :)

Since we weren't expecting to get pregnant this soon I wasn't doing a very good job of keeping track of the dates that I should have been so we are ALL (including the doctor) unsure as to when we really conceived. With that being said, I have been stabbed, equally, in each arm, been poked at, pushed on and tinkled on my hand more times then I care to count...all in hopes of peeing in that stupid cup. As of now, we still are in the 'unsure' mode, but best guess tells that we are having a baby in February of '09.

My doctor called me yesterday and wanted me to get in before our scheduled date of Aug. 20... yah right... I got laughed at when I called to reschedule the appointment. Since I am in the transition of finding a new doctor (my current caretaker is leaving at the end of July), I decided to call and see if I can get into 'any' OB/GYN. With the shortage of staff and the unanswered questions, I was willing to be exploited again in a couple weeks to get the answers to our questions. After that appointment, which I got scheduled for July 30 (yippy), we will see our 'new' regular doctor from there on out. It will be nice to have a few questions answered and actually know, for sure, how far along we are.

We can't wait to tell our friends, but beings that we aren't out of the woods just yet...we have to wait. :( With the anticipation of finding out our due date, we have an exciting month ahead of us. Our good friends, Andrew and Rachael, are having a baby coming up here towards the end of July. How excited we are to meet the little tyke and know that 'hopefully' we will have a little playmate for him/her early next year.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

We are having a Baby!!!!

Today we found out the results of the test, and they are positive. Which means... we are having a baby! Unsure as of yet, and will find out more next week, but it sounds like we are about 5 1/2 weeks along.

Oh my goodness, where to start... am I going to be a good mom, am I going to eat, drink, do the right things so that our baby is healthy? So many questions, but we go in on Monday, July 7 to find out the answers to these questions. I am nervous, anxious and excited and Dave feels the same way. He worries he won't be a good father, when in all actuality... our family is pretty lucky because he has the kindest heart and the sweetest soul, there are no doubts in my mind that he is going to be a great father!

It's funny how this all happened too (well I guess we all know 'how' it happened), but we really hadn't been trying. Goodness, I have been on the pill for 16 years, yah that's right I said 16 years. Beings that the decision was made to go off the pill and leave the birth control up to Daveso that my body would get itself so that when Dave was, we essentially were. No way did we figure that it would happen within the first year, so of course, we weren't being too careful and it took all of one month - like Emeril says 'wha bam!'...and here we are.

I was nervous after I took two home pregnancy test and saw that they were both positive. I was scared that Dave wouldn't be happy, that it happened too soon, that he wasn't ready, but he actually caught me off guard and to my surprise, was thrilled when he found out.

Today is July 1, 2008, when you read this it will be an old (written) post...not published right away. I am writing this is 'real time' just not letting you see it...only because we do not want to jinx this and would at least like to make it thru the first tri-mester (which is the most critical) before we let all of our friends and family know. It's going to be hard, but hopefully it will be worth the wait. :)