Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Wednesday, April 25, 2007 4:11 PM

Current mood: sad
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For my Grandma, who passed away this morning and who will never meet her future great grandchild. A woman who, knowing how badly I wanted a baby, made me a blanket and jacket about 2 years ago and put it away (before she ever even knew she had cancer) just in case she didn't make it that long... Our baby is very lucky to have her in heaven looking after him/her.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

April 24, 2007 (14 weeks, 5 days pregnant w/ Venily)

Picture: 13w

Well, I've been pregnant for over 100 days now and I'm finally feeling great!! I haven't felt really sick in a long time! I also have tons more energy than I did, which is great b/c I can finally get stuff done now! I've also been walking a lot every day since it's been nice out, and I really think that that is helping me out! The only real complaint I have is that my lower back absolutely kills me by the end of the day, but it's so much better than always being sick! Plus Jason helps me out in every way that he can, so I can't complain!!

My appointment yesterday went great! We got to hear the heartbeat again, it was 153 beats per minute, which is perfect. I've also put on 2 1/2 pounds since my last appointment, which is right where I'm supposed to be. So, for everyone that keeps asking me where I'm keeping that baby, don't worry, it's in there somewhere, lol! I can really tell that I'm getting bigger, it doesn't matter if anyone else can or not. All of my blood tests came back great too. No problems with anything. We have also decided not to get the triple screen blood test at 16 weeks. It was a hard decision b/c it would be really nice to know that everything is okay, but at the same time I think the rest of the pregnancy would be really difficult if we found out everything wasn't okay. It might give us some time to prepare, but I think we'll deal just fine if we find out once the baby is born.

My next appointment is May 22nd and my doctor said that during that appointment we can finally schedule our big ultrasound (for about a week after that)!!!!!!! We're really excited!!! So, hopefully by the end of May we'll know if we have a little boy or a little girl!! I can't wait, Jason is literally going to have to restrain me from going out and buying a million different things once we find out!

Jason is so cute too, last night he had a dream that he was riding in the car with Mike, Jake, and our baby in a car seat!! He said every time they'd stop, he'd take the baby out and play with him. He said he couldn't tell if the baby was a boy or girl. Then they'd be driving again and Jason would look down and realize that he didn't put the straps on right and he'd get nervous and quick buckle him in! He's so cute, he's going to be such a good Daddy!!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Friday, April 13, 2007 11:54 AM

Current mood: giddy
Category: Life
I know I'm obsessed, it's actually a very serious problem I have! Anyway, I found these additional ways to predict if you're having a girl!

It's a girl if:

You had morning sickness early in pregnancy (Yes, most definitely)

Your baby's heart rate is at least 140 beats per minute (Yes, it was 184)

You are carrying the weight in your hips and rear (No, I don't think so at least, but it's still early- I'm kind of hoping that doesn't happen though!)

Your left breast is larger than your right breast (Yes, a little bit, lol!)

Your hair develops red highlights (No, I don't think so)

You are carrying high (I don't know what is considered high or low, plus it's still early)

Your belly looks like a watermelon (Too early to tell)

You are craving sweets (Yes, but that is pretty usual of me. I was also craving chips (which I never eat and is a predictor of a boy))

You are craving fruit (Yes, I eat fruit all day long)

You crave orange juice (Yes, I drink it every day!)

You don't look quite as good as normal during pregnancy (I would say yes, but Jason and my Grandpa disagree. Jason says that after I have the baby, he wants me to go back to the size I'm at now rather than my usual size. And my Grandpa said that pregnancy looks good on me and he told Jason that he should keep me pregnant. He also said that I was starting to look like a Jew that just got out of a Nazi concentration camp, lol, my Grandpa is so funny!)

You are moodier than usual during pregnancy (Yes, I agree!)

Your face breaks out more than usual (Yes, unfortunately)

You refuse to eat the heel of a loaf of bread (Yes, but I never have)

Your breasts have really blossomed! (Yes, definitely, Jason's favorite part so far!)

Your pillow faces south when you sleep (I have no idea, I'll have to ask Jason!)

Your urine is a dull yellow color (I have no clue, but it's opposed to bright yellow, so I'm going to say yes, lol!)

You hang your wedding ring over your belly and it moves from side to side (Lol, I actually just went and tried this and YES, it did!!)

You add your age at the time of conception and the number for the month you conceived and the sum is an odd number (Yes, 22+1=23!)

So, according to a majority of these, it's a girl!!!!! The doctor just needs to tell me already so I can get on with other things!! LOL! Oh, and I just got a package yesterday from Rick's parents. The cutest baby outfit I've ever seen in my life and a Willow Tree figure of a pregnant woman. I was so excited opening them, it could have been a treasure chest filled with gold and diamonds and I wouldn't have been more excited, lol! I almost started crying when I looked at the little outfit! It's sooooo cute, I can't wait to put a little baby in it. I'm starting to cry right now just thinking about it!

Thursday, April 5, 2007

April 5, 2007 (12 weeks pregnant w/ Venily)

Picture: 11w, 2d

I'm 12 weeks today, which means I'm in my 2nd trimester!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm very excited about that, I've heard it's the best trimester!!

Unfortunately I'm still sick a lot. I've felt sick most of today. Also, I'm still tired a lot during the day, still nauseous at a lot of the same things, and I'm still having trouble sleeping at night! Other than that, things are going well! I'm just looking for some of those other things to get better very soon!

We are still having a hard time with names for a boy.... or I should say JASON is still having a hard time with names for a boy! It has to be a girl, it just HAS to!!! I know we still have a long ways to go, but I don't think Jason will EVER find a name that he likes! If anyone has any more suggestions, please let me know, and don't worry about what the names start or end with b/c Jason will just change his mind again anyway!

Our next appointment is on April 23rd and I'll be 14 1/2 weeks at that time!