Sunday, February 28, 2010

Under 200 days!

So.... I've been waiting for today for a while!  I know... we still have a bunch of time to go, but today marks the day I'm 199 days away from my due date! :-)  Under 200 days!  Considering when I found out I had 255 days or so, a bunch of time has passed!

We're expecting a visit from cousin Heidi today - should be fun!

I also have a picture for you.  Again, just a pic of me since there's no baby belly yet (just fluff I'll work off after the baby is born!).  Got all gussied up for Breanna's bachelorette party last night, and figured why not take a picture.  Please excuse the cheesy smile.  Jimmy took a bunch of photos, and this one was towards the end of the group, but its my favorite (other than the silly smile).

11 weeks, 3 days

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Well, I think I can blame the huge lunch I had, but my pants are currently unbuttoned as I sit on the couch typing this.  They are uncomfortably tight.  I wish I could blame it on a growing belly bump... but I think it was just the overindulgence.  Oh well!

I do think that Eggo is moving on up a little.  The last couple nights I have easily found the heartbeat within about a minute, and both times I've found it about 3 inches or so below my belly button, but pointing the doppler straight into my tummy, not down towards my toes like before.

Jimmy and I were reading through the "Pregnancy Week by Week" book last night (thanks Dawn!), and It's crazy how much Eggo has grown the last couple weeks, and how much more the baby will grow in the coming 3-4 weeks!  Just crazy.

Well, that's all for now.  I took a picture this weekend that I was supposed to post, and then I didn't post it.  I'm now 11 weeks..... Maybe I'll take another one tonight so that it's exactly on the week mark.  Or I'll just post the "old" one! :-)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Eggo's Heartbeat!!!!

This is so cool.  I was able to find Eggo's heartbeat really well last night (after taking a couple day break because I had been getting too frustrated and making my tummy sore!).  We got it on video!

The quality isn't great, since we just have my phone to record video for now (I'm wishing for a video camera for my birthday / our anniversary!).  Also, Jimmy didn't realize it was recording video (he thought it was just recording sound), so his videographer skills leave something to be desired.

BUT.... you can hear the heartbeat!  At one point you can see the readout pretty good, and it's beating away at 166.  It's so cool to be able to hear this at home, because appointments every 4 weeks leave you wondering in between!  Plus, Eggo's not big enough yet that I can feel him / her, so it's nice to check in on the baby!

Eggo's Heartbeat

Friday, February 19, 2010

You know you're pregnant when......

Well, my wonderful husband made me dinner last night (like most nights).  He made pork chops, with applesauce (or gravy, take your pick!) and baked potatoes.  Unfortunately, my tastebuds did not approve of the pork chop (it was too "chewy").  I ate my baked potato and was still hungry.

After a slight emotional breakdown (I hate acting so ungreatful for the wonderful meals he makes.... and for liking something one day and despising it the next)..... we were trying to figure out what I would like for my second dinner.  Somehow the idea of "ants on a log" came to mind.  We had some celery around (not a normal thing), and peanut butter.  I had a box of rasins, and I was set! 

Jimmy proceeded to make me my second dinner..... I was really scared it wasn't going to be as delicious as I was imagining..... but then I took a bite, and smiled.  Of course, I had to call my parents so that someone else could laugh at my expense. 

I have to say, I'll keep this dinner / snack in mind for the future.... as it hit the spot!

Here's a picture.... just in case you forgot what ants on a log is.  Shame on you.  :-)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I can't believe we're here....

I just hit me today as I was sitting on the couch, watching an episode of The Biggest Loser (and tearing up like crazy - stupid hormones) while Seth was napping.

I can't believe we're here, Jimmy and I, expecting our first baby in September. 

If you had told me six months ago, or three months ago, that we would be celebrating hitting 10 weeks and expecting a wonderful baby in September of 2010 (not 2011 or 2012), I would not have believed you.  While we didn't have to go through as long of a process as some people have / do, and were lucky enough to find something that works, the process was much longer than we expected.  I was excited to go on Metformin, but really didn't have any expectations that it would help.  I was beat down, and doubting my ability to be the mommy I've always wanted to be.

I just keep having to remind myself that I'm living the dream we created, the dream we longed for, the dream that is now a reality.  It's so cool.  I'm so lucky to have a wonderfully supportive partner, best friend, and husband in Jimmy.  I know this process wasn't easy on him either, and I know I couldn't have gone through it with anyone else.

I can't even begin to imagine what the future will bring, because the present is more than I could have imagined.

10 weeks!

Well, I've hit 10 weeks, which technically means I'm a quarter of the way to seeing our baby! 

I'll have to take a picture tonight (though I'm exhausted, so I'm sure it will be oh-so-attractive)... as it's been a while since I've taken one.  Nothing has really changed in the belly region.... but I know I need to stay current and stay in the pattern of taking the pictures, or I'll stop and miss it when I do start to show.

Congrats to Karie and Dain on finding out they'll be having a baby girl in July.  Also to Will and Dawn who will be giving their adorable son Kai a brother in July!  Yay for friends finding out who they'll be welcoming soon!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

We heard Eggo's heartbeat!


I bought a fetal doppler from a lady on craigslist last week, knowing I wouldn't be able to use it for a couple weeks, but it was a steal ($40 for a $100+ doppler).  Well, I was playing around with it last night, and after drinking A LOT of water, I found Eggo's heartbeat!  I know it wasn't mine, 'cause it was twice as fast as mine, registering around 165-170bpm (a good, strong, fetal heartrate!).  It was soooooo cool!

I got Jimmy to come over (he was halfway through brushing his teeth), and he heard it too!  I lost it for a while, but found it once more and we just layed there and smiled!

After a wonderful weekend of sharing the news with friends, family, and the world, it was so reassuring to hear that strong clip-clop of a heartbeat.  We had never heard it before - at the ultrasound, we just saw it.

I can't wait to get home and find it again!  The doppler advertises that you can find the heartbeat from as early as 10 weeks.... well I was 9 weeks, 5 days!  I know it only gets stronger / easier to hear as you get further along.... so I can't wait!

We both agree the $40 I spent on it (thanks to a babysitting job) was already well worth it!

What an awesome experience we will remember for a long time!

As it gets stronger, I'll try to record it and post it.... should be cool!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Baby Eggo has been introduced to the world!

Well, we are now out in the open with our big news!  It's still a little scary, but exciting at the same time.  It feels so much more real now that we can share our excitement with others!

I want to thank our families for keeping our secret a secret for over a month.  We are so excited it's not a secret any more!

Can't wait 'til I actually start to look the part of the preggo lady - and 'til we get to meet Eggo!

Oh... and happy Valentine's Day! :-)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Exciting weekend ahead!

We are headed to Beaverton this weekend for 3 days.  We are planning on telling all the Grandmas (well, Great-Grandmas) about the baby!  We can't wait.  I've made copies of the ultrasound, and I'm excited to show off that little black and white blob!

We're also going to try to get together with a bunch of friends - and tell them!  We'll be pretty much public after this weekend because we're going to tell the Bible Study family... and I'm sure that will make it basically viral.

I'm a little nervous ('cause we're still in the first trimester)..... but I think it's right for us.


Monday, February 8, 2010

Introducing baby Eggo!

So.... our first real doctor's appointment and ultrasound went great.  The doctor was running 30 minutes behind (which stunk 'cause we were 30 minutes early - can you tell we were excited!?), but oh well.

Eggo is measuring 8 weeks, 5 days.  This makes complete sense because of my issues with PCOS and longer cycles.  This means my new due date is September 15th.  Doctor B said my due date will stay the 15th for the rest of the pregnancy.

After the oh-so-wonderful exam and pap, we got to do an ultrasound!  As he was moving around finding the little bean, I think Jimmy and I both saw Eggo and the heartbeat at the same time.  Jimmy grabbed my hand and pointed at the screen.  It was AWESOME! 

It makes it feel so much more real now that we've seen that awesome flicker on the screen.  Dr. B says my rist of miscarriage at this point (including the increased risk due to PCOS) is at 2%, which I think is a wonderful number.  He said everything looks great - and was happy to hear I'm having such an easy pregnancy so far.

My next appointments will be boring (10 minute appointments to check blood pressure, weight, and pee in a cup)... but they're scheduled!

Sounds like we'll schedule the ultrasound to find out girl or boy mid to end of April, around 18 weeks or so.

We are so thrilled - and planning on heading to Beaverton this weekend to share the news with all the Great-Grandmas, and some friends.  Yay!  We finally don't have to keep our mouths shut!

And of course.... the picture!  Didn't turn out great, but it was AWESOME in person, and it still looks like a healthy little peanut!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Eeeeew that smell

I've always been a smell-sensitive person, but I am not getting any relief from this "condition" while pregnant.  I think it's even worse now.

I think back to the weekend before we found out we were expecting.  We were visiting family in Beaverton, and of course, playing cards.  I literally had to have candles burning under my nose while we played cards because the smell of Kelsey's dog was killing me.  Everyone thought I was overreacting, and I thought it was strange I was THAT sensitive to the smell.  I guess now we can blame it on Eggo - and maybe Kelsey is less offended by my objection to her dog!? :-)

Just yesterday I was sitting on the couch (haha, no way!), and I told Jimmy our couch smells disgusting.  While I think it probably does need a scrubbing / febreezing.... I also know I'm a bit more sensitive these days.  Unfortunately once I smell something that's slightly offensive, it's basically impossible not to smell it without removing myself from the situation.  Woo-hoo.

Other recent developments.... chicken is not my friend, along with turkey, and sometimes pork.  Basically it has to be "overcooked" and dry or I think it's disgusting.  Beef (mainly ground beef), though, is okay.

The last day or two I've been a little off.  I'm hoping it's not the start of some morning sickness, but we'll see!  Most food hasn't sounded good, and anything I do eat just feels like it sits at the top of my stomach.

Oh well - we get to see Eggo tomorrow and that will make it all worth it!

I hope everyone enjoys the Super Bowl - go COLTS!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Haven't posted for a while....

I really haven't posted since Monday?  Where did the week go?

It was a busy week, and not a "normal" one.  Tuesday Laura stayed home with double ear infections.  This meant I drove Laura, Tom, and Seth to the doctor's office, and the pharmacy.  Tom stayed home all day and worked from home which was pretty strange... but it meant I got to go home early!

Tuesday both girls went to school, and I was looking forward to a nap in the afternoon.  Instead I got a call around 9:40am that Laura needed to come home from school.  She seemed fine, but still got to come home for the rest of the day. 

Yesterday was a pretty normal day.  I completely forgot to take Laura to Sylvan Learning Center after school (bad nanny - stupid preggo brain).  Oh well, they figured they'd just call and reschedule.

Today has been pretty "normal", but I got a call from Tom that Laura hurt her wrist at school and they had called paramedics.  They may end up at the ER... we'll see.  I'm babysitting Sophie tonight (so excited!) so that Wendy and Greg can go to a work dinner function.  It will be a long day, but definitely worth it.

I'm excited for the weekend.  Not sure what we'll do Saturday, but Sunday is the SUPER BOWL!  Go Colts!  Then comes Monday, and we get to see Eggo!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Engagement Photo Shoot

So I'm finally getting around to posting the pictures from the engagement photo shoot I did with Eric and Breanna.  They're getting married in March, and I'll be doing the pictures for their wedding too.  I'm really happy with how the engagement photos turned out. 

We went to the Edmond's waterfront.  I had been to the ferry docks, and a couple restaurants there, but never to the park!  It was a BEAUTIFUL day (can you believe it was a sunny, clear day in January!?).

Here are some of my favorites....