Monday, October 26, 2009

16 week ultrasound!

Well today was the big day. Bruce and I were so blessed to get to see the baby for over an hour while the tech patiently tried to get baby to cooperate and let all of us see the goods. The baby looked amazing! Bruce couldn't believe how much the baby had grown in just 8 short weeks. They had a couch in there for him to sit on, but he didn't sit for very long. He was so captivated by what was going on with the baby. The baby kicked and wiggled like crazy! We were also able to see the arms, fingers, legs, toes and heartbeat.  I am looking forward to feeling all of those precious kicks we could see on screen, but I'm sure after a while, my rib cage wont appreciate them. After an hour and twenty minutes, the tech finally told us that we needed to reschedule and pray that the baby would cooperate next time. We were a little disappointed that we weren't able to determine the gender, but we were so thankful to be able to see the baby for so long! 

We rescheduled another ultra sound FREE OF CHARGE for Thursday, October 29 @ 11 AM. Everyone please pray that baby will let us see all their goods so we can start shopping!!! At the very top of the post is a picture of the baby from today's ultra sound.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

We have a baby bump!!

Above: 14 weeks, 6 days

Above: 13 weeks, 2 days 

Good news, Good news!! I have finally stopped getting sick on a daily basis, for which I am VERY thankful!! Bruce I and were wondering if the oh so famous "baby bump" would ever make an appearance, and this week it did!  We are so excited!! 

Thursday, October 1, 2009

12 weeks and counting...

We had our 12 week check up on Monday. Of course, our first stop was the scale. I lost 8 lbs since our 8 week visit and of course, they didnt like that. They gave me some nausea medicine and it is now my new best friend and I no longer despise food. They went over all the blood work, and everything looks great. They told us that my blood type was A negative, so I will receive the rhogam injection around 22 weeks. We were able to hear the heart beat on the doppler for a few seconds, but that was it. The baby kept running from the doppler, but I was so glad to hear the heart beat, even if it was only for a few seconds. The doctor said it was between 150 and 160 and that it was a nice strong heart beat and was happy with it. The doctor told us that because of our insurance (tricare) we probably wont be able to have another ultrasound until 22-24 weeks, and even then we have to make up an excuse to get one. In the mean while, Bruce and I plan to go to a place in Fredericksburg, VA called "sneak a peak" at 16 weeks. We do have to pay out of pocket, but we will be able to see the baby, hear the heart beat, get pictures and of course find out the sex of the baby :-D We will be 16 weeks the last week in October, so we are anxious for this month to pass by quickly.