Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Half way there..

I can not believe it. I am in my 20th week already! It seems like this pregnancy is going fast. So far. I didn't get m/s which was a blessing. I didn't get to many food aversions which was also nice.

But now that I have hit the half way point, pregnancy has really kicked in. My uncooperative "Chickpea" can be an active one. You know when I am on a teleconference at work, driving in the car or eating dinner. But then when Daddy wants to feel a kick we get nothing. I think if "Chickpea" is a girl, her middle name should be Ann. If you don't know, just ask :)

Feet swelling is fun too! I took my IKEA stool to work and I lounge (kind of) at my desk. The nice thing is that Stephen rubs my feet when it is really bad. I know I know...I have a long way to go yet to be complaining all ready. I'm not complaining, I know this is how things are supposed to go.

I have a doctors appointment Friday morning and I will keep you all posted. I am most looking forward to the increasing number on the scale! NOT!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Survey says...

As you all know we had our ultra sound on Thursday and it was the big one. I woke up that morning both excited and nervous. Excited because I was going to get to see my baby again and nervous because I felt like something wasn't right. I was even more excited when they called and asked us to come in early.

As soon as the u/s tech turned the machine on and got a glimpse at the baby, she told us the baby was breach and that she didn't know if she would be able to determine the sex. After giving "Chickpea" a stern talking to, about how we are your parents and you have to listen to us, in an attempt to see some flipping...we got nothing but a sleeping baby.

Yes, we are disappointed that we don't know if "Chickpea" is a "he-pea" or a "she-pea" but we are glad to know that everything is ok. "Chickpea" has 5 fingers on each hand and feet that are 3cm already. Yes, this child will have big feet (I wear a 10, he wears a 12) but that is ok!

And because the baby's sex could not be determined, Stephen and I have decided not to find out till delivery day. Well duh...if we don't have any more ultrasounds, there is no way for us to find out!! :) We just think that if the next ultrasound isn't until December (we don't know this) that at that point, what is another 2 months. So everyone can keep voting based on the belly pics and the old wives tales that you believe. The Chinese Fertility Chart (May and 27 - http://www.thelaboroflove.com/chart/cal.html) says that "Chickpea" is a girl. But we will just have to wait and see.

Thanks to those who have listened to my tears for the last few days. I feel much better now :)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dum da dum dum...

Today is the big day! I am so excited because I feel like it has been an eternity since our last ultrasound. But really it's only been 2 months. And I have to say that I am somewhat nervous too. I am nervous that they will see that something is wrong though everything has been perfect thus far. I am also nervous that "Chickpea" won't cooperate and we won't be able to determine the sex. Yes I'll be upset but I also understand that if it is meant to happen then it will happen.

Stay tuned....

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Week 19

Morgan wasn't as cooperative tonight for our picture. She would rather have played pumpkin. She got a new pumpkin toy last week and loves it! For some odd reason, she is drawn to things that are orange. I am just curious to see how long it will be before I find stuffing all over. Anyhoo...is the picture we just took. Yep...I think it's safe to say that this pregnancy is for real. And if you don't believe me, just look at the belly!

Catch ya'll later :)

Maybe I am just paranoid...

As many of you know (OK..well maybe all) I tend to be a worry wart of sorts. Fine. I said it. Things bother me and there isn't much I can do about it. So you can only imagine the anxiety I have been having since I felt "Chickpea" move for the first time. Yes the bug in my shirt moment that I will always remember. But then it was a full week (eternity to me) before I felt anything again. And for the most part, I kept the worrying to myself. Stephen of course told me I was overreacting but that is what he always tells me when I am worrying about something that does not require worrying.

A few months ago on one of our many trips to Babies R Us I discovered Bebe Sounds - a Prenatal Heart Listener and of course I had to have it. And Stephen of course said it wasn't necessary. So I let it go but I checked out the reviews it received on-line. Some people said it was a waste of money and that it didn't work on the first try so they gave up. Others said it was well worth the money and that they listen everyday. So after weeks of not mentioning my desire to purchase the listener, I mentioned it to Stephen at the beginning of last week. I hadn't really felt any more movement and all I could think was that something was wrong. So on Thursday, after not feeling well all day I got Stephen to take me to Babies R Us for the big purchase. We got the "deluxe" version with the CDs to play to the baby. Hey...I want to encourage geniousness!

When we got home and read the directions and set it up, I was more then excited. I was going to hear "Chickpea" and know that everything was ok. Or not. All I heard was the hot fudge sundae from McDonalds settling in my stomach. And of course I was discouraged. But as much as I wanted to, I wasn't going to give up. Hey, there is always tomorrow. Friday came and went and no heartbeat. Then there was Saturday and TA-DA! Houston we have a heartbeat! And I was excited. Ok, Stephen was too. And to give credit where credit is due...Stephen found it first. It sounds completely different then the heartbeat you hear on the doppler at the doctors office. But it is there...amongst the noise of the gurgling belly. I am looking forward to listening as much as I can without becoming crazy..ier then I already am.

So today marks the start of 19 weeks! I can't believe how fast this pregnancy is going. Now if only I could get even a smidge of my energy back. This lazy butt wants to stay planted on the couch watching re-runs of 90210 and One Tree Hill (gotta love Soap Net!) and eating all things unhealthy. But wonderful Stephen thinks walking is good and always finds someplace to parade me around (the new Walmart, the Borgata, Bed Bath and Beyond) and while I never thought I would admit it, I kind of like the exercise.

"Chickpea" is the size of an heirloom tomato and is now able to hear what is going on in this crazy mama's world. And even crazier is that I can't wait to feel a good kick!

Thursday is the big day. With a little cooperation and a Coke at lunch we are going to know if "Chickpea" is a "he-pea" or a "she-pea" and I can't really say that I am hoping for one more then the other. It seems as though there are more of you out there hoping for a boy. Guess we will all just have to wait and see. I hope that whatever you voted for..you get what you want. And if you don't - too bad. There is always next time or a child of you own..whichever come first :)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Two things

First, "Chickpea" is due 5 months from today! Can't wait to meet the "he-pea" or "she-pea" when the time is right. I know things never usually work out on the given due date but it gives me something to look forward to.

Second, Summer hours at work have been extended till the end of October! I love my Friday's off because it means sleeping in. I am hoping things will work out and I can continue to due them. I don't like being so exhausted all of the time but I know its for a good thing.

Just thought I would share :)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Time flys....

Here is my 18 week photo. I just ate so maybe that is why the belly is looking extra large in this photo. I think the camera added 10 pounds this week :)

This week "Chickpea" is the size of a pepper. I love peppers!

I felt "Chickpea" move for the first time Thursday night. It was so cool! I was brushing my teeth and I felt like I had a bug in my shirt. I thought my shirt was too tight for a a bug but I checked anyway. No bug. It felt like a bugs wings tickling my belly. It only last a couple quick seconds though. I felt it again about a half hour later when I was getting into bed. I was so excited! I can't wait till I really feel some kicking. I know I know...I may regret saying that later when "Chickpea" is kicking me in the ribs!

That's all for now! Catch y'all later :)
Don't forget to vote if you haven't. The 25th will be here before you know it.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

17 Week Update

I know I'm slacking in the posting department...I am absolutely exhausted and the last thing I want to do when I get home is more typing!! We forgot to take a belly picture this week so I will make sure to take one this weekend. And yes..it is still growing!

So at 17 weeks "Chickpea" is this big:

Don't forget to vote whether you think "Chickpea" is a "he-pea" or a "she-pea"...15 days till we hopefully know for sure.

This has nothing to do with "Chickpea" but I thought it was cute!

Talk to you all later :)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Doctor's Visit today

We just got back from the doctors and everything is good. I didn't like what the scale said but they didn't seem concerned. We heard the baby's heartbeat again. She found it on the first try. Funny Funny....she asked if we believed in old wives tales because she thought it was the heart beat of a girl!! To funny! Last month it was the heartbeat of a boy. Only 21 more days till we know for sure!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Baby's Angel

I read this on someone's blog and I had to post it...

A Baby's Angel

A baby asked God,‘They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?’ God said, ‘Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.

’The child further inquired, ‘But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.’ God said, ‘Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel’s love and be very happy.

’Again the child asked, ‘And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don’t know the language?’ God said, ‘Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.’

‘And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?’God said, ‘Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.’

‘Who will protect me?’God said, ‘Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life.’

‘But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.’God said, ‘Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.’

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, ‘God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel’s name.’

God said, ‘You will simply call her, ‘Mom.’

Monday, September 1, 2008

New belly picture

Here is this weeks belly picture...16 weeks 1 day....boy oh boy the belly is growing!

And here is a cute picture of Morgan (my other baby!) that I took the other day.

It's September so this month we get to find out if "Chickpea" is a "he-pea" or a "she-pea". Don't forget to vote !! :)

Hope you all had a good holiday. We are off to get some ice cream :)