Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Verdict is In....

So this morning we had our level II ultrasound to see the anatomy of your little baby. I was so nervous last night that I couldn't sleep at all, I kept waking up and waking Dan up. So as it always goes I finally fell asleep about 30 minutes before the alarm went off which really meant I hit the snooze for another 20 mintues and was late getting out of the house.

It was really awesome to watch since you could see everything! I mean we saw the 4 chambers of the heart, the bladder, the stomach, 2 kidneys, a liver, lobes of the brain, every bone in the spine, legs and arms. There are 2 of everything there is supposed to be so we are grateful for that. The baby is measuring right on target so the due date is still sitting at June 17th. The heartrate was 152 bpm and weighing in at a hefty 8 ounces! Unfortunately it took a little longer than it should have since the baby loves to lay on its back (wonder which parent that came from?? here's a hint - I'm a side sleeper). Every time I turned the little bugger turned too so it was hard to get a good shot of the spine.

But, there was one thing that was very clear so if you don't want to know what the baby is stop reading now.

The legs were wide open as the baby was sleeping and we saw the 2 legs and then we clearly saw something in's a boy! Dan is ecstatic and I'm sure I'll never hear the end of it since he has insisted from the very beginning that it's a little boy. He wouldn't even discuss girl names no matter how much I tried. So we are excited and get to go shopping now!!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

17 Week Appt.

Well this morning was my monthly appointment. I'm now 17 weeks and 2 days, the time is really flying by. The appointment was really quick since the doctor was late for work this morning and seeing that I was her first appointment I didn't get seen until 20 minutes late. I heard the heartbeat which, unfortunately took a little bit of time since the little one was all over the place. The doctor would get it for a few seconds and then s/he would move to a new, more comfortable place. Everything looked good and she was surprised to see that I was still in normal jeans.

I also did my second trimester blood screening (ewww...). This was the first time that I have had my blood drawn, by myself, sitting up without passing out. It was quite an accomplishment and I will say that I'm very proud! The poor phlebotomist; she probably thought I was a nut job since I wouldn't stop talking about the cat on her calendar and snow. Oh well, whatever it takes to stay upright.

Dan will be coming to my next appointment on Thursday the 15th of January (which is also Dad's birthday). This is the big sonogram appointment where we will hopefully (cross your fingers) find out the gender. So until next week....

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Goodbye 2008

To celebrate the ending of our horrific year we headed out to TJ's house to hang out and watch the ball drop. There was a ton of food, a bonfire, ice luge, pool table, and darts...basically enough to keep everyone going until midnight. It was WAY too cold out (20 degrees) for me to watch the outdoor festivites of football and the ice luge so I stayed inside with the other women and Heather's new baby girl. She's adorable and so well mannered it's unbelievable. Everyone behaved themselves and Dan and I headed home around 1 am.

We hope everyone had a wonderful New Year celebration and made it home safely. We are very excited for what 2009 is going to bring us and hopefully since 2008 was so harsh to us this year will be better!