Friday, December 19, 2008

14 weeks!

Well I am officially 14 weeks!  It's so hard to believe I am in my second trimester!  I am continuing to do really well and slowly getting my energy and appetite back!  Last night we had pork chops and mac 'n cheese for dinner and it was really, really good!  I was surprised how much I enjoyed it!  I keep telling Matt I didn't have much of an appetite around dinner time!  I'm glad that is changing!  I'm still wearing my regular clothes but I'm afraid maternity clothes are in the near future!  I did buy one pair of maternity corduroy pants to wear to church!  My church pants are no longer comfortable!  

This week the baby is 3 1/2 - 4 inches long and weighs about 1 ounce.  The baby can now squint, frown, grimace and even suck its' thumb!  Its' kidneys are now producing urine!  The hands and feet are much more active now even though I can't feel any movement yet!  It's so amazing to read week by week how the baby is developing!  I can't wait to feel movement!  I think it will become more real when I feel those first kicks!  

I'm looking forward to Christmas next week!  Matt is off Wed. through the new year!  I'm excited to have him home and hopefully get some things done on our "list".  We are hoping to paint the baby's room and get our basement ready to start remodeling in January!  I'm also looking forward to seeing my family next week! Yay!  

Friday, December 12, 2008

Baby's First Picture

Yesterday we were thrilled to have an ultrasound and see our precious baby!  It's so amazing and unbelievable seeing that tiny miracle on the screen and knowing that's going on inside you!  The best was when we could see the baby move!  Just awesome!  I am 13 weeks right now and still feeling pretty good!  I'm feeling my lower abdomen beginning to get bigger and poke out now, especially after I eat a big meal!  I can't wait to feel the baby move but that is still weeks away!  The technician took measurements of the baby and my dr. will go over them at our next appt. in Jan.  It was such a relief and awesome feeling to see our tiny miracle yesterday!  We pray every day that God will continue to grow and nourish our sweet miracle into a healthy baby!  
Here you can barely see it's little legs are crossed!

Don't ask me what the other ones are b/c the tech went so fast we didn't get a chance to remember all she said!  

Friday, December 5, 2008

We have a heartbeat!!!!!!

Today was our second doctors appointment and we got to hear our sweet baby's heartbeat!  At first it took a couple minutes for the nurse to find it but when she did it was unbelievable!!!  I was a little nervous but very relieved to hear that beautiful sound!  The heartbeat was 160 bpm!  Matt was so cute and jumped up when she found it!  And we are super excited to have an ultrasound scheduled for next Thursday, gosh, I can't wait to see this tiny baby!!!  It's feeling more real now!  Wow!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving in Memphis

We had a great Thanksgiving this year!  We were in Memphis last week to spend the holiday with my family!  It was nice to be home and see everyone!  My brother's birthday is this Thursday and I decided to make him a cake while home!  It was a yellow cake with chocolate frosting!  It turned out great and very yummy!  Good thing I only had one piece and left the rest in Memphis!  No need to pack on any more pounds than I already will!  

These are my adorable cousins (they are my first cousins kids)!  Ali, Will and Julie!  
They were too cute taking this picture and were hamming it up pretty well!