Thursday, May 31, 2007

May 31, 2007 (20 weeks pregnant- HALF WAY! w/ Venily)

Picture: 19w,2d
Venily: 20 weeks


While we were in the car on the way to the hospital Jason said that he had been thinking about it and he thought that he'd rather have a girl! I was very happy with that, but was sad too, in case it was a boy and then both parents would have been hoping for a girl, lol! That's not something you would ever want to tell your child! Then, while I was getting my ultrasound done, during the first part they just looked at my organs and stuff and Jason was still in the waiting room, but I kept looking at the baby and thinking I saw "something" that would indicate that it was a boy. Of course I wouldn't have been unhappy if it was a boy, I was just really hoping for a girl and had VERY strong feelings that it was going to be a girl! Then Jason came in and they did all of the different measurements for our baby. They look at all of the major bones and all of the organs and things. She said that our baby was very active but that it was very good at taking pictures, lol! I knew it was active, she has already woken me up a few times in the night! Everything looks good with the baby though! Her heartrate was 136bpm. Then, by using all of the measurements that they took of things like her leg bone, waist, and head they calculated where she is at. She weighs about 3/4 of a pound. She is in the 55 percentile (which is good). And at exactly 20 weeks today (I'm halfway there!), she is measuring at 20 weeks, 1 day!!!! Just perfect!! Then she looked to find out the sex! I was preparing myself that she was going to say "boy" and she looked at her for quite awhile, just to make sure. Then she said that she was 99.5% sure that it was a GIRL!!!!! I was screaming and laughing and crying and grabbed Jason's arm because I was so happy! She said that she hadn't seen someone get that excited in a very long time, LOL!!! I couldn't help it, I'm so excited- that's exactly what I wanted! Then she showed us her little girl parts, lol, and said she could tell it's a girl not only by what she couldn't see, but by what she could see too! Hahaha, Venily must know that I'm getting all excited again just writing this, because she's kicking me hard right now, lol!!! And yes, we're still going with Venily for the name!! We still haven't decided on a middle name or names, but I'm sure we'll have one very shortly!! So, yep, we're parents to a gorgeous little baby girl named Venily Young!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait until we can finally meet her!

Our scanner isn't working, but as soon as we are able to we'll have up the ultrasound pictures from today. There is a picture of her foot, her face from the front, and one of her whole profile. She's a little cutie!!!! Also, when I get some time tomorrow, I'll be updating this whole site, so check back!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 4:54 PM

Current mood: ecstatic
Category: Life
So, my ultrasound is tomorrow and after I HOPEFULLY find out the sex, I'm going to start my baby registry b/c if I do it now, I can get a $20 gift card to buy baby stuff myself!! My question for moms is... Is there anything that you really recommend that I should get?? Also, I am going to be breastfeeding and was wondering if anyone knows of a good brand of breast pump that works well and is also cheep (like no more than $50- I know some go for like $350!). THANKS!!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

May 22, 2007 (18 weeks, 5 days pregnant w/ Venily)

I had another great appointment today. I am 18 weeks, 5 days! Everything is still looking great! The baby's heartbeat was 148 bpm and I'm measuring good (though I feel HUGE) and I am gaining the right amount of weight. I'm up to 135 from starting at 126, so I've gained 9 POUNDS so far!!! I can't imagine more than doubling that!

My next doctor's appointment will be June 19th. AND I got to schedule my ULTRASOUND today!!!! I tried to get it as absolutely soon as possible, but they are really booked. The soonest I could get was Thursday, May 31st at 2:45, so that's when I scheduled it!!!! I will be exactly 20 weeks at that time (HALF WAY THERE to seeing my gorgeous little baby!)!!! I am so EXCITED, I can't wait to see what I'm having! If that baby doesn't show me then he/she is going to be grounded as soon as it's born, lol!

Friday, May 18, 2007

May 18, 2007 (18 weeks, 1 day pregnant w/ Venily)

My baby is crazy!! He/She has kicked me really hard a couple of times over these last two days! I actually don't know what that baby is doing, it feels like it's using it's head or something, lol! I don't know, a couple times it did it I was listening to loud music in the car and it just might have been head banging, lol! :) Every time the baby does it I laugh so hard! Other than the hard kicks every once in a while, I feel the baby moving around ALL THE TIME!! It is a very active one indeed, I'm so happy! It makes the whole experience much more real. I'm really hoping that the baby will do one of those hard kicks when I'm getting my ultrasound so I can see what the heck it's doing in there!! LOL!!!! :)

Sunday, May 13, 2007

May 13, 2007 (17 weeks, 3 days pregnant w/ Venily)

Picture: 15w,2d
Picture: 17w, 3d

Sorry I haven't updated in a while, I've been really busy!

I only have about 2 weeks left until my ultrasound!!! I'm so excited, I can't stand it!! It's like a million Christmases, birthdays, parties, and first dates all rolled into one!! I don't even know if I was this excited about my wedding, lol! I am really hoping the baby cooperates! I can't take much more suspense!

The baby has been good. No problems and I think I can safely say that the morning sickness has passed! I had really bad lower back pain and headaches for a while but even that has gotten a lot better. A lot of people ask me if I've been getting any unusual cravings, but I haven't really. I am hungry a lot and sometimes I want something really specific, but it hasn't been any one thing really consistantly.

I'm pretty sure I've been feeling the baby move around now too, which is so exciting!!! I've been feeling it for about a week now, but I was pretty skeptical at first. It feels a lot like what people describe, butterfly wings, popcorn popping, just really light feeling. It also sometimes makes me think of tadpoles swimming around! =) I LOVE it, I can't wait until it turns into real kicks and Jason can feel them too!!

Also, I'm getting quite huge, lol! I've started wearing some maternity tops now and some regular ones that look maternity. I've also had more people starting to notice. An eighth grade girl told me the other day that I had a very cute little pregnant belly, lol, she's friends with my brother and he told her. Then in a different class I had a boy raise his hand and flat out ask me if I was pregnant! Hahaha! I told him yes, but that that was a very dangerous question to ask someone. He said that was the rumor going around the school, lol. It's funny because I always get people that look at me, look down at my stomach and then look back up at me and you can tell they're wondering, but they don't say anything because they know better, in case they're wrong. I think it's funny too how just because I'm pregnant, people think I'm hard of hearing too. I've overheard a bunch of people talking about me, and I just laugh. I even walked by two teachers, one of which I knew from grade school and I was only like 3 feet away when I heard one say to the other "wow, she doesn't even look pregnant!" LOL, people are so funny.

So, we're been buying some things for the new baby already! Nothing like specifically for the baby, but just some things we'd like to have. The other day Jason and I bought a DVD camcorder because we wanted to have it to capture all of the little moments to show the baby when he/she is older. Now we're thinking we will probably videotape the birth! Hahaha, somehting to scar our child if he/she ever watches it. I've heard that it's fun to watch afterwards because there are so many things going on, I don't want to miss out on anything. If anyone had their birth taped or knows of someone who did, let me know! I'd love to know if they thought it was a good idea or not and how it went and stuff! We also bought a new digital camera (the exact same one that I had stolen at the Kalahari a few months ago). I know I'm probably going to screw up my baby's vision with all of the pictures I plan to take of him/her! lol. I also bought a c.d. of songs to listen to while you're trying to put your baby to sleep. I used it when I worked at the daycare and I really liked it! Other than that, we've been pretty good about not buying anything, I'm trying to wait until after we know what we're having! I also picked out a car seat/ stroller that I really want, but we're waiting a while to buy that too because Jason doesn't want it sitting around our house with no baby to put in it. I can't wait to get it, it's soooo cute, I want it now just to look at it!

I'm still having very strange dreams and lately they have gotten even crazier!! The weird thing is how strong the emotions are that I feel in the dreams. I wake up and the emotion stays with me for like an hour. I wake up really mad, scared, happy, etc., all depending on what my dream was right before I woke up, lol! I was wishing that I could turn my dreams off, but the other night I had such a great one! I dreamt that I had the baby! It came on really suddenly, so there wasn't any time to call people up or anything to tell them that I was having the baby. Jason and I just went into the hospital, I got put into a room and like 2 seconds later I had the baby!!! It was great, no pain at all! LOL!!!! I was in such shock at how easy it was. I was holding the baby in my arms and I asked Jason if I had an epidural and he said no, there wasn't enough time. I couldn't believe it and I told him that it hadn't hurt at all. He gave me a weird look and said, well, it looked like you were in a lot of pain. Then I was like, I don't even know if this is a boy or girl!! He told me it was a girl and I looked down at her and she was the prettiest girl in the whole world. She had a little bit of brown hair and blue eyes and she was just perfect. Then I'm like well, she doesn't look like a Venily.... but she will. Lol. Then I realized that I must have blanked out a whole lot of what happened, because I couldn't even think about how much she weighed or anything. Jason told me that she weighted 7 lbs, 6 oz and was 22 in long. I felt so good then, I was walking around just holding my little baby and Jason called up some people to come over and people came to see her. I was mad then because everything had happened so quickly, we didn't even have a chance to videotape the birth or take pictures or anything. Lol, then I wanted to take a shower, but I didn't want to put my baby down and Jason was too scared to hold her! :) It was the best birth I could have asked for, lol, too bad it can't be that easy!!!!

Well, I hope all of the mothers had a great mother's day today, mine has been really nice! Jason got me a necklace with a dragonfly on it with our baby's birthstone, it's really pretty, let's just hope he/she is born in October! A week from Tuesday is my next appointment and I get to schedule my ultrasound on that day, I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!