Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

Today is Christmas Eve, which doesn't really mean a whole lot other than Christmas is tomorrow. Matt and I went to the doctor today with Keith in tow to have a check up.

We all got to listen to Helmets heart flutter away. It was amazing! Helmets heart rate is still very strong and fast, beating in the 160's again. When we first saw it at six weeks the heart was beating in the 160's.

There's only four more weeks before the next ultrasound. Four long weeks. I will be twenty weeks pregnant at that point and the doctor can give Helmet a proper check up to make sure s/he is growing properly and that s/he is healthy. With as strong as Helmets heart is and as sick as s/he made me in the beginning, I'm sure s/he is fine. I am so excited to see Helmet again to see how big s/he will be.

The best part about that appointment will be getting to find out if Helmet is a boy or a girl (I'm guessing she's a girl)! At that time I might stop calling the baby Helmet but I can't guarantee that other people will stop!

Well, it is getting late and I need get to sleep before Santa gets here!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Fourteen Weeks and officially in the second trimester

Well, today was a great day! Matt baked bread while I made puppy chow... although little Helmet didn't like it. However, the house smells great and the tree is up and it's finally feeling like the Christmas season is here. I can't wait for next Christmas when Helmet is here, too. The only hard part is Matt's new work schedule. I really miss him when he's gone. I didn't think it would be so difficult, but it is.

According to the literature everything is going well with the pregnancy. My belly is so hard now I can't sleep on my stomach anymore, my favorite way to sleep! I've gained seven pounds, so the baby must be growing like a weed in there. And boy does it hurt when I move too quickly! I don't mind at all, it's well worth it.

My next appointment with the doctor is Christmas Eve day at 8:15 AM. I'm excited to hear the heartbeat again! After that we get to find out if there is a boy or a girl in there! The suspense is killing me!

Here's a picture from our ten week appointment. It was so funny the doctor had to poke to get the baby to move and startled the poor dear so much his/her heart rate jumped up to 181. So much stress on my little Helmet. :)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Scary Day!

Yesterday was a scary day. I no longer like Fridays! Ugh! Matt and I were out and about doing errands and as usual I had to use the restroom (ah pregnancy). So, I did when we got to Sam's Club. I had been having spotting now for about a week, but it was either brown or pink (normal I guess) and there wasn't much there. Well, this time it was not spotting and it was bright red. On top of this, I had been having bad cramping all day. I thought for sure I was having a miscarriage.

So, Matt took me to the ER (with Keith in tow) where we had to wait for four hours before anyone could see us. It was a busy night! Thankfully, there was a little boy there who Keith could hang out with. The nurses even gave them each a Hot Wheels car to play with (and keep). When we did get in the doc checked me out and said I looked okay but they would do an ultrasound just in case.

Since it was so late at night there were no doctors working in US but there were technicians. The first thing the tech told us was that she couldn't tell us anything because she wasn't authorized and the hospital could get sued. Understandable but disappointing. But Matt has been through this before and as soon as the little bean was on the screen he pointed out the heart beating. He said to the tech, "I know you can't tell us but that's the heart right?" She smiled and said, "I can't tell you what that number is either."

167 bpm. That's a good and healthy heart rate! She even printed a picture for us.

Needless to say, everything is fine and I was worried for nothing. What a great start! :p

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I'm pregnant!

And it only took four pregnancy tests to be sure. :-D