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. :)