Wednesday, June 30, 2010

bun in the oven.

okay, okay, so as usual, i've been slacking on the blogging...anway, let's get on with it. 

i would like to start out by saying that being pregnant is amazing.  amazing in great ways, and amazing in not-so-great ways.  i sometimes still find myself in awe of the fact that God has blessed us to be the parents of one of his miracles.  i totally understand now what my mom always told me:  "you won't understand what true love is until you have a baby of your own."  thanks mom for being just you, for being my mom.  being pregnant and on the verge of becoming a mommy myself takes life to a whole different level. 

alright so there was my emotional, hormonal prego side coming out...but here's the real story for this one:  i haven't told you anything about doctors appointments #2 and #3.  i had no idea what to expect seeing as how we don't have another sonogram until july, so besides being weighed (eeeeeek!) and peeing in a cup, everything was a mystery.

so, we show up, get weighed, pee in the cup and head into the exam room.  well "WE" didn't get weighed or pee in the cup...just me.  they really have no use for bryce's weight or pee.  (which the weight tracking for the daddy-to-be could be interesting...but that's beside the point.)  dr.  walters came in and as usual, was super cheerful and just all around fabulous.  i just love her to pieces.  she asked me how i was feeling, any weird things going on (i'll leave those of you who have never experienced pregnancy living in ignorance and those of you who have know the questions...) and then told me to lay down.  she put some gel on my stomach and put this little microphone on my stomach.  the most amazing sound i have ever heard in my whole entire life filled the room.  there it was, clear as day, this precious, little, super-speed heartbeat just thumping away.  170 beats per minute.  much like with the sonogram, i sat dumb founded with my mouth open, only this time i was staring at bryce, not the screen:)

doctors appointment number three was pretty much the same thing.  this time, baby t's heart rate was 158.  once again, we got another fantastic report. 

alright, so after much debating (mostly with myself) i have decided to put up some belly pics.  i had originally decided not to do this because right now i just feel like a huge fatty who's been chowing down the french fries.  (which, just so you know i haven't.  that was the first trimester thank-you-very-much.) well that and i think it's kind of weird to post pictures of myself with my shirt pulled up, belly hanging out.  i will say though that i find it way less creepy now that i can actually feel the little squirt moving around in his/her baby condo.  it's a constant reminder that we really are having a baby versus me just turning into a fatty. 

so, here you go.  for all of you who haven't been receiving the emails, i will now introduce you to my little bun in the oven baby bump.  yes, i am wearing the same clothes.  yes, it's in the exact same spot and YES I JUST WOKE UP.  no comments about the flannel pj pants (kuchel, this means you!) and back off the sleepy face...i haven't slept through the night once in the past 19 weeks.  i always have to pee.  ugh. 

alright, here's baby t's camp site at 15 weeks:

and here we are at 19 weeks: 

so, world, there you have it.  i have officially joined the cult of crazies that feel it's acceptable to put naked bellies on the internet for complete strangers to enjoy.  i can't even imagine what i'll post once the baby gets here.  my poor children are going to be so embarrased by their mother. 

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

whew! we really are preggo:)

holy moly it's been almost two months since my last post!  i can blame this on a few things:  1.  we are the owners of like four lap tops and none of them work.  pitiful.  2.  i've just been lazy.

so any hooo, i'm back in action and hoping to update the blog weekly, especially since the bun in the oven is baking away:)

since my last post, we've been to the doctor twice but this entry is about doctor's visit number one.

our doctor and hospital is in grapevine, about 30 minutes from our house.  i never really thought about the drive until we were headed to the meet with the gynecologist who had now become my obstetrician.  bryce gently reminded me "baby, this is kind of far.  you're not worried about this when you go into labor?"  thanks bryce.  add even more worries to the crazy pregant lady's list...

when we got to the doctor for the first time, the place was PACKED.  we filled out a ton of paperwork and then went back with the sonographer for our first ultrasound.  i guess i didn't realize how scared i was because i swear she rolled that thing around on my stomach for three minutes without saying a word.  i just knew she was going to tell me i was crazy and that there wasn't a baby in there.  i kept looking at her, then at bryce, then back to her, and no one was saying anything.  bryce finally asked, "are you measuring"  and she replied yes.  measuring what??!!  an empty uterus?!!  i was laying there silent on the table freaking out on the inside. 

then, she turned around the computer screen.

i can honestly say in my entire life i have never felt such wonder and amazement (and relief!).  there he or she was, with that little heart just fluttering away.  it was the most amazing moment of my life.  i was hoping she would just let me lay there and watch it for hours.  i swear i could have:)

so, she printed off some pictures and we were off to the waiting room to wait for the exam.  now maybe i'm a little weird, but i told bryce from the get-go that he was going to be a part of everything:  every doctor's visit, ultrasound, anything that has to do with my pregnancy and our baby.  so, i informed him that he would be meeting the doctor (i LOVE my doctor but wanted to make sure bryce felt the same way) and he would be in the room during my exam and to be prepared with questions.  okay, now some of you might think this is weird, but i figured he might as well meet the woman who is going to be all up in my business for the next nine months.

while we sat in the exam room, i asked him if he was nervous or uncomfortable.  of course he wasn't.  as always, bryce was so non-chalant about it all.  after the exam, we had some time with the doctor to ask questions.  she left, i got dressed and bryce looked over and said "that's it?"  i could have shot him.  i wonder how he would feel with someone poking and prodding around in no man's land...

so anyway, the first visit was not only successful, but it was such a relief to know that this is actually happening and i wasn't just losing my mind:)  well and it confirmed what the five pregnancy tests had already told us.

i wish we had an ultrasound machine at home...i swear i'd be on that thing all the time:)


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