Monday, November 17, 2008

Drumroll Please....

…..well, can you tell?

Yeah….me neither! Luckily the ultrasound tech can find all the necessary parts! We are going to be blessed with another little girl. I am so thrilled! Caeleigh even more so. On the way to the Dr. Office, she was sitting in the back seat of the car with fingers crossed (on both hands), eyes closed, repeating her mantra, “please be a girl, please be a girl, please be a girl.” I, of course, was so worried that if this ended up to be a boy, she was going to cry or be extremely disappointed. Thankfully, she got her wish.

So, I do think Sean was hoping for a boy. His reaction was pretty mild. I did notice a slight twinge of disappointment. But, he IS such a good daddy to Caeleigh, I know he’ll love having two “daddy girls.”

This baby girl (yet to be named) was quite the pill during the ultrasound. She would not cooperate fully for about 30 minutes, then she finally did. I hope that is not a sign of what is to come! Here is a profile pic of our baby girl!
After the tech said it was a girl, Caeleigh immediately turned to her Daddy, pointed her fingers at him and said, “Ha! 3 to 1! You’re outnumbered.”
The rest of my doctor appt. was uneventful. I still need to continue with biweekly appointments. My blood pressure was a little bit higher, but still in the normal range. Baby’s heart rate was 166. Everything looked good for the ultrasound as well. I’m measuring a week ahead of time. So I’m thinking we’ll meet this baby at the end of March.
So with the stock market crashing let me know of any good investment ideas to pay for TWO weddings!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Week 18

Had a checkup today. Blood pressure was 100/76 and the baby's heartbeat was 166 (last appt. was 156).

I checked the
Chinese Conception Calendar and it is predicting a baby girl. So in two weeks, we have the 20 week routine ultrasound and hopefully will find out. I need to plan....if you know me, you know how I like things predictable and not surprises!

Don't forget to vote tomorrow!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Was that flutter a gas bubble or baby moving?

Well, over the past week I have really started to feel this baby growing inside of me move. At first, I wasn't sure...Sean says I'm pretty gassy lately, so I passed it off as gas. But then the movement persisted and my lower stomach just felt "twitchy." I'm 18 1/2 weeks along and should start to feel movement, so I'm hopeful that it was!

My bloodwork for syndromes and various defects all came back negative so that is a good thing! I have another check-up tomorrow. The progesterone shots have been going well, no real side effects (Thank goodness! Internet postings had me petrified! I really should follow my own advice and not believe what I read on the net, but I was so anxious about these shots.)

Halloween with Caeleigh was so much fun. Nana made her mermaid costume and I found her a wig to complete the Ariel look. Sean took her trick-or-treating in the neighborhood and I handed out the goodies to the kiddos. Usually I'm pretty strict about the middle schoolers who don't even bother to dress up and don't give them candy, but this year I only saw one! My new pet peeve is a doozy though! This year though, many kiddos don't even bother saying "Trick or Treat." They just open their bags after I open the door. Geez! What is the deal with that? Finally with the older kids I would stand there holding back the candy until they said those magic words...boy! Did I get some eye-rolls, but they said "Trick or Treat!" (And luckily no one smashed our pumpkins later!)

Well, the Colts are coming on soon! Gotta get ready...I'll keep you posted on tomorrow's appointment!