Friday, September 16, 2011

11 Weeks!

Hello again! I know it's been a while! We've been SO busy lately that I have not had time to even think about blogging! Well here is an update on mini coop's progress. He/she is just over 1 1/2 inches long and about the size of a lime, is now almost fully formed. His/her hands will soon open and close into fists, tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under his/her gums, and some of his/her bones are beginning to harden.
He/she's already busy kicking and stretching, and the tiny movements are so effortless they look like water ballet. These movements will become more frequent as his/her body grows and becomes more developed and functional. You won't feel your baby's acrobatics for another month or two — nor will you notice the hiccupping that may be happening now that the diaphragm is forming.
We're definately cookin a baby! lol Now about mommy. I'm feeling alot better. I had a few weeks with horrible nausea. I've learned that if I get up and immediately eat i'm fine for the rest of the day. My energy has come back for the most part. I still get sleepy, but I am much more productive now than I have been! I can finally start to eat well balanced meals now. For a while it was mashed potatoes, pasta, and mac and cheese!  I'm starting to get a bump so I will start posting "baby bump" pictures soon! I went to the doctor on September 6th for my 10 week check-up. The doctor brought in his device to hear the baby's heartbeat. Thats all that was happening on this check-up. He moved it all around my belly and couldn't find the heartbeat. I didn't get worried because he assured me this was common. So lucky for me I got to go and get another ultrasound! Yay! Mini Coop was hiding down low in my uterus and thats why we couldnt hear the heartbeat. We got a good report. Strong, fast heartbeat! I couldn't believe how much he/she had grown in such a short amount of time! It actually looks like a baby now :) We go back on October 4th for our next check-up. We should find out what is the first week of November! Yay! I'll see ya next time!
Here is Mini Coop's latest photo!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

8 Weeks!

Hello again! Well, I am now 8 weeks along (2 months down, 8 to go!)  Mini Coop is now the size of a raspberry! We're doing good but still VERY tired. I haven't had any unusual cravings yet but I CANNOT eat canned peaches! Oh my goodness those did not settle well the other day! I go back to the doctor on September 6th for my 10 week check-up. I think all they do on this one is listen to the baby's heartbeat. I'm starting to get a little baby pooch. I would not call it a bump by any means but I can see it growing! Here is a picture of my first ultrasound. It's pretty blurry and you can't see much but mini coop is in there!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

We're Pregnant!

I'm going to be a mommy! We couldn't be more thrilled! I have so many family and friends that I decided to create a blog to keep everyone updated on Mini Cooper (that's its name for right now)! Well to give everyone a little history Jordan and I will celebrate our 4th anniversary this month (the 25th) and couldn't imagine a better gift! We are finally settled in to our new dream home with plenty of space to start a family and both of our careers are doing great as well. We are so blessed and so thankful! We decided to start trying about 5 months ago. No luck each month. I was starting to get discouraged! Luckily I had my yearly appointment with my gyno and was talking to him about starting our family. Long story short I was timing my ovulation wrong! ( sorry this might be TMI for some :)) That was on June 15th and July 25th I found out I was pregnant! They really do know what they're talking about! haha Well, we went to New Orleans the weekend of July 22nd. I felt fine until lunch on Saturday..... We sat down and I took a few sips of sweet tea and oh boy did my body not like that. I ran to the bathroom and got sick :( ugh. Hummm, I thought, could I really be pregnant? I went back to the hotel and took a test,negative. So I went on with my vacation and didn't think anything else of it. We got back home on Sunday and Monday I knew something was up. I hadn't had any of my usual "monthly" symptoms. I was talking to momma on the phone and she made me go get a test at walgreens. I went home,took it, and what did I see...

Well that wasn't enough so I had to take one more.....

Ok, so I guess I'm pregnant! Yay!
I called the doctor and went and got a blood test just to be sure and of course, it was positive :)
I had my first OB appointment on Monday 8/8/11. I had a consultation with the doctor first. He answered all my crazy I then went and got my lab work done. If you know me you know how bad I hated that! Then, the best part. I got my first ultrasound! We got to see Mini Cooper for the first time and his/her sweet little heart beat :) It was very surreal seeing the heartbeat. Everything looks great! I'm six weeks and Mini Cooper will be here April 3rd! We're so excited and just ask that you keep us in your prayers for a healthy baby. See you next time!