Monday, June 30, 2008

14 Week Check-up and Fourth of July plans

Nick and I went to our 14 week check-up today.  Originally Nick had planned to come with me to the appointment, but accidently forgot and volunteered to substitute at work.  Of course, me being pregnant, that did not go over well and then my hormones kicked it and it was blown way out of proportion.  (OOPS).  So of course this past Sunday was a horrible day for me because I was just crying over everything, when there was no reason to do so.  I was just extra sensitive.  

Good news, Nick changed his schedule to make it to the appointment, which turned out we were not having another sonogram so there was really no huge point for him to be there, except to hear the heartbeat for his first time.  Overall it was a great appointment.  We heard the heartbeat which is around 158 this time.  Our doctor keeps suspecting it is a girl, but we will find out July 21 for the Ultrasound and then July 28 we will have a regular appointment with my doctor to get the results on how the baby looks and all.  

Doctor's reasoning for it being a girl, heart rate is high and then pretty much every patient she has had an easy time getting the heart beat of the baby turns out to be a girl.  When it is hard to find the heart beat it has usually been a boy.  Well when she puts that monitor to my belly the heartbeat immediately starts pumping.  So we will see!!!  Nick and I do not care, as long as it is healthy of course.

July 4th:
We leave to go to San Antonio to spend the weekend with my parents and my sister and her fiance.  We are going to enjoy the fireworks and River Walk for the today and then on Saturday head to Schlitterbahn for some cool water and a little fun.  My mom and I will not get to do many of the rides so you will find us in the lazy river while the boys and my sister go have to fun on the rides.  The rest of the weekend we will head back to my parent's house in Spicewood (right out of Austin) and go out on the boat on Lake Travis and enjoy each other's company.  Should be a great relaxing weekend and hopefully good weather!!!  

Nick and I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend.  

Friday, June 20, 2008

Summer is Here

Summer is in full swing for Nick and I.  Nick is still working but does not have summer school till July, which I know he is super excited because he needs a break.  I finally got my cast off two days before I headed off to Florida with my mom and sister to visit my grandma and Jack.  

Florida was not totally the sunny Florida I missed while there.  It rained almost everyday, but it was off and on.  We had a really nice time visiting grandma and Jack.  We went to the beach two days, visited the Sea Turtle Farm, shopped, visited with my Aunt and Uncle, and had lots of good food. (oh and lots of icecream!)   

When I got back into town, I started physical therapy on my arm for the next three weeks.  Began my house cleaning for the summer and relaxing.  Nick and I finally bought baby furniture and got the baby room set up.  All it needs is some color and decorations, which will come as we know if we are having a boy or girl.

For the next couple of weeks we do not have anything planned but our 14th week appointment and getting ready for July 4th weekend.  We will be heading off to San Antonio and Schlitterbahn to meet up with my parents and my sister, Abby and her fiance Chris.  

More to come later!!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

12 Week visit

Went to visit and had to wait awhile because my doctor had delivered 3 babies today.

Today I had to do all my blood work, which was not fun and I got to hear the baby heartbeat, which was 166. She was like you are having a girl, lol. (that is a myth about high baby heartbeats).

We talked about doing other test for down syndrome and such, but Nick and I decided we are having this baby no matter what so it was unnecessary.

Other than that we set up my 14th week appointment which we will get another picture of baby. And then at 18 weeks we will find out the sex of the baby.

We are grateful everything is doing great.

I'm enjoying being pregnant more and more. I rarely was sick (maybe 3 days) and I'm finally getting my energy back, but still need a nap every now and then.

Nick and I are trying to pick out names, but it is super hard, hopefully next time I post we will have something. That is all for now!