Wednesday, March 28, 2007

March 28, 2007 (10 weeks, 6 days pregnant w/ Venily)


Well, we had our first major scare today with the baby! I was spotting this morning and, of course, freaking out!! I looked at all of my books and the only thing I could find was about m/c's (I can't even write out the word). So, I called Jason crying and he told me to call the nurse. I did and she told me I could come in right away for an ultrasound.

We went in and everything looks great!!!! I am SOOOO RELIEVED!!!! We got to see the baby moving around like crazy! He/she was waving his arms around all over the place and kicking like crazy! Then he (it's just easier to refer to one or the other, we don't know yet!) was arching his back up and practically doing flips! I was laughing too which made her (haha, I'm being annoying just like the books) move all around! We also got to see her little heart beat and we got to hear it too! 184 beats per minute, perfect!!! And she's measuring the perfect size and everything else is great! Jason was just absolutely in awe, I loved it!! The woman doing the ultrasound said that everything looked great so we went to the nurse and she said that everything is fine. Sometimes that just happens b/c the placenta isn't taking up the entire uterus yet and there is still some area where blood can come from. I'm just glad that's over, and it was great to see the baby and know that everything is going to be okay! I wish I had taken a video of our little baby moving around, it was so crazy how clear everything was, the picture doesn't do it justice, but he/she is still the cutest baby I've ever seen in my life!

Monday, March 26, 2007

March 26, 2007 (10 weeks, 4 days pregnant w/Venily)

Well, my first appointment went great! Everything is looking good! The only weird thing is my uterus is backwards or something, which isn't going to cause any problems, but might cause me some pressure on my back until the baby grows upwards. Oh, and I didn't hear the baby's heart. Didn't even remember to ask about it, I was kind of overwhelmed!

I'm really kind of torn now (even more than before) on which hospital I want to continue at. I went to Burlington for this appointment and really liked my doctor and all of the staff there, plus it's so close to our house that I could walk there if I wanted to. But, at the same time, I really want to transfer to Kenosha because of the facilities there and the technology and all of that. After talking to Kathy yesterday, I'm pretty sure I'm going to end up going to Kenosha. But, then thinking about it, the next several appointments are only going to be 10 minutes long each, so do I really want to drive all the way to Kenosha for a 10 minute appointment? I don't know!

Oh, and my doctor said that there is ABSOLUTELY no problem with being a vegetarian!!!! He said that I actually probably eat better and more healthy than non-vegetarians, so everyone that was concerned about that can forget about it now (including Jason who asked like 50 times if there is anything I need to do differently or specifically eat b/c I'm a vegetarian)! He also said that because I'm so tall, I'll probably always look smaller than how far along I am and that it has nothing to do with how much food I eat or anything like that. He said that (along with being a vegetarian) I will probably cause a lot of people to be concerned with what I'm eating, but that there is absolutely no need to worry. SOO, if you are reading this, that means: yes I'm fine, yes I'm eating healthy, yes I'm doing everything that I'm supposed to be doing, and yes I might look small, but I am tall. Lol, I already anticipated that that would be a problem!

Other than that I'm still feeling sick a lot and I've developed a new thing where every single night I wake up at like 3:00 or something and need to go to the bathroom and I feel sick and I then can't fall asleep for several hours! Also, I have crazy dreams all the time now, mostly about being pregnant and ghosts!

Oh, and we've been talking about names more and we are both pretty set on Venily for a girl and, as of yesterday Jason didn't like ANY of my names for boys, so we're still looking! Jason doesn't want anything that sounds dorky (which none of them did) and he's thinking something that starts with a "B." So if you know of any good "B" names (or any names for boys) that are unusual, but good and not dorky, please let us know! :)

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Saturday, March 24, 2007 1:00 AM

Current mood: hopeful
Category: Dreams and the Supernatural
I had my first specific dream last night that told me what the sex of the baby is going to be! I've been having crazy dreams every night and most of the time I'm pregnant, but this one was VERY realistic! Jason and I had gone in for an ultrasound and I was laying down on the table and the nurse was doing the ultrasound and we were watching it on the screen. It's still way to early to find out, but we were also doing a chroionic villus sampling which is a test that they do for genetic disorders if you're high risk that also can tell you the sex of the baby (and they preform it between 9 and 12 weeks). Lol, I have to add that I went to the library yesterday and picked up a bunch of pregnancy books and was reading them all day, which is probably why I had this dream (and I have no plans on getting the CVS test)! Anyway the nurse took out the needle and put it into my stomach and took out some of the fluid or whatever they do. Then she waited a little bit and asked me what it was that I was hoping for. I told her a girl and she looked a little sad and said we'd have to wait a little bit longer to find out. So, we waited for like another minute and then this huge button popped up that said "yes." The nurse smiled and looked over at us and told us that we were having a girl!!! I was so excited I couldn't stop smiling! Then I woke up and realized that I had fallen asleep on the couch and that it was 2:15am. I went to bed and told Jason, lol, but I couldn't get back to sleep until 4:30am because I felt so sick.

Anyway, now I think I'm having a girl! It changes every day, though. The other day I was convinced I was having a boy b/c I'm not much more emotional than usual (but I'm already a pretty emotional person), but I do think I'm a slight bit snippier than usual. Lol, my reasoning is that more estrogen would make you more emotional and more testosterone would make you snippier, but who knows, I have nothing to compare it to! I also read that there was a study that found that if you have morning sickness (and I do ), you have a slightly higher chance of having a girl. But, also, I looked at the Chinese calendar and it says a boy! Lol, guess I'll just have to wait a few more months and find out! But, girl OR boy, I'll be happy either way so it doesn't really matter. I just wish I KNEW because the suspense is killing me!!!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

March 22, 2007 (10 weeks pregnant w/ Venily)

So, I'm 10 WEEKS TODAY (out of 40)!!!! I'm 25% of the way there!

Jason saw a little girl riding a bike today with sunglasses on and decided that he wants to have a little girl! Lol, then he decided that he wants a boy first so that he can look after his little sister. He doesn't know what he wants! I saw the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Spring program today and cried when the little kids did solos. I just thought how proud Jason would be if he was their father. He'd have his little camcorder set up and I KNOW he'd be crying too!! Lol, I can't wait!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

March 18, 2007 (9 weeks, 3 days pregnant w/ Venily)
Jacki helped us start this website for our new baby, she's the BEST!!! I hope to keep it updated regularly so check back and don't forget to leave us a comment!!

Well, Jason and I got married on July 8, 2006 after being together for 5 years. We've been hoping for a baby ever since we got married and we just took our honeymoon in February on a 7 night cruise to the Caribbean! When we got back from our cruise, I was feeling funny and Jason went out and bought me a pregnancy test on Valentine's Day! I took it the next morning and found out it was POSITIVE after 6 months of trying!!! We both are extremely excited and can't wait to start our own little family!

The first couple of weeks after finding out were very tough for me! I was VERY sick for 3 weeks straight all morning, day, and night. I had to practically live off crackers and ginger ale! The past week and a half I have been doing a lot better. I'm still nauseous a lot, but it's much more manageable and I have got my appetite back. Now the only time I really get sick is at night or if I go too long without eating! I'm about 9 1/2 weeks along right now, so I'm hoping the sicknesses will disappear entirely very soon!

We've been to the doctor already, but go to our first real appointment on March 26th, so I'll have more to write about then. We're hoping to hear the heartbeat, I can't wait!! Our baby's official due date is October 18th. I'm really hoping for a girl and Jason just wants a healthy baby and has absolutely no gender preference. We're still narrowing down very unique names for both boys and girls and we'll let everyone know when we're down to only a couple! Please click on the online baby pool to make guesses about our baby!

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Saturday, March 03, 2007 9:32 PM

Current mood: happy
Category: Life

So… a LOT of people have been asking me if I have any names picked out for our baby and the truth is I have a MILLION! I have a list that I've been adding to for years! Some of them I've outgrown or they've become too popular, so I'll only write down the ones I still really like. Seeing as I grew up w/ a really common first name and we have a pretty common last name, Young, I only like really unusual or unique names. AND, Jason and I had a verbal marriage contract that said that I get to name our kids, lol, and I am going to hold him to that!!!! J/K, I'll let him have a little bit of say! So, let me know what you think of these names or if you have any other names that I could add to my list to consider!

GIRLS' Names!!!!

* Venily- (probably my favorite, Jason wants to call her Venna, but I would probably always call her Venily)

* Kalika- (I love this name! Jason doesn't! It is from one of my favorite books as a kid, The Last Vampire)

* Raezel- (Love this name! Pron. "Ray- zel")

* Icelyn- (Love it, but I don't know about a fall baby?)

* Mailee/ Maylee


* Hayden- (Jason LOVES this name b/c of Hayden Pantierre, but I don't know if it's too popular?)


*Auden, Ayla, Skya, Skye, Daia/ Daya, Raya, Raina, Ryla

BOYS' Names!!!!

* Haizen- (LOVE it!!)

* Malikai- (Love it, but Jason HATES it. I think it sounds like a really strong name, but everyone I know tells me someone bad w/ that name.)

* Raiden/ Raidan- (Love it! Jason thinks it's too much like Raidon (the element, lol))

* Joss- (he was one of my students while student teaching, but I would like to make up a longer name for this one- Jason doesn't like it)

* Stryder- (Jason hates it, I dated a guy w/ this name, lol!)

* Decklin- (Love it! I got it from Kyle XY, but I don't know if it's too popular for me?)

* Brychan


* Storm, Callum, Kahlo, Asher

LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!!!!!!! I am also considering adding "Reyer" as a second middle name to all of my children like I added it to my middle name.

Some combos I really like are Venily Raya (Reyer) Young, and Haizen Storm (Reyer) Young!

Friday, March 2, 2007

Friday, March 02, 2007 4:45 PM

Current mood: cheerful
Category: Life
So.... our official due date is October 18, 2007!!!! I knew it was going to be around there sometime, but it's crazy to actually hear it from a doctor! We are both super excited about this baby, it's going to be such a huge, wonderful change in our lives!!! I've been reading everything that I can about babies and am back to watching my baby shows and Jason is super obsessive about me and the health of the baby. It's really cute, but it can get annoying sometimes! He is going to be a very protective father! I'm still really, really sick and pretty much have to constantly eat crackers and ginger ale. There are some days that I can barely get off the couch because I'm so nauseous- and for some reason it is bad all morning and day and then gets even worse at night, but I know it's all going to be worth it and that this stage doesn't last forever (at least I hope!). We are sooooo excited and can't wait to have our own little family!!!!!!