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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

10 week 4 day ultrasound

**Edit** If you double click on the image, it will open in a new window, larger.

This is a shot of the whole body. I don't think it was the best view we had today by far. But "he" is laying on "his" stomach, arms hidden, one leg can kinda be seen at the far left.

This is the one that amazes me. Everything is just what she labeled it as.
** Edit ** Mom wanted some clarification on this second picture, it is two ultrasound pictures on one printing. THERE ARE NOT TWO BABIES. The left side is a pic of the butt and legs as if he were sitting on a glass table and you were looking up at his butt (shame on you). The right side is a side view of the right leg.
Its amazing how developed "he" is already, at only 2 inches from head to butt. So total of about 3.5 inches now, head to foot. We saw "him" moving around, saw two arms and obviously two legs. She said the heartbeat was 160. She didn't tell us what day measurement the baby was measuring at though, so we'll have to wait until Thursday to find out. She said my subcorionic hematoma is actually bigger, I was hoping after these two weeks it would have been less but not so. So we'll have to get some specifics from the doc on Thursday. She seemed kind of surprised I wasn't on full bed rest. Hmmm... Lots of questions for Thursday.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

This is the matching bassinette and swing we found on craigslist fo great deals.

This is the car seat and stroller combination we also got for a great deal.

Both of these surprised me when I came home from a long day of work yesterday. Not only two vases of roses but also a COMPLETELY clean house. It was great.

I worked M-W-F this week and it killed me. For some reason my body is acting as if there's a switch in it....When I lay down I feel fine (and bored) and want to get up and do something. However, if I get up (including sitting up) I feel awful, have bleeding, nausea and pains in my stomach. I talked to the dr. and he said just to keep doing what I'm doing for now, the three days a week, until the end of the first trimester, unless anything gets worse than it is now. So that is what we're doing, working 3 days a week and laying flat most of the rest of the time. Craziness....

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Lots of information, not lots of answers

We saw the dr. today and he said I have a subchorionic hematoma. 2% of all pregnant women have these, but of pregnant women who beed during pregnancy that percentage increases to 30%. He said that is what caused the bleeding last week. What is left is the remainder. It is currently 3.5x3.5 cm. I still have a 50/50 chance of having a miscarriage. But he did say "everything will probably be fine" right after he said "you are still in danger of a miscarriage". The chance of miscarriage from a subchorionic hematoma are greater by three things 1) age of mother, 2) age of baby 3) size of hematoma. The older the mom, the younger the baby and the bigger the hematoma the higher your chances of miscarriage. I have the age thing for me on my side. But for the baby I am considered "in the danger zone" until completion of week 13. You are also in greater danger as long as the hematoma is larger than the baby. Right now the baby is 2.1 cm and the hematoma is larger. But there is a strong heartbeat and the baby is measuring right on track. The hematoma shouldn't get bigger and the baby should. The hematoma might be 1) absorbed into my body 2) expelled by my body (producing bleeding-red or brown-better if its brown) or 3) stay in me for whole pregancy.

He said I was okay to go off bedrest but to take it easy still. He said it was okay for me to go back to work on Monday. He said nothing I do, bedrest included, will help or hurt at this point. I have found information online that agrees with this and information that conflicts. I am going to tell work I can come back on Monday, but only working M-W-F next week and see how that goes before going full time.

I go back on Tuesday the 31st for another ultrasound and then again on the 2nd for a follow up with the dr.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Our tough little gummybear

The baby is 8 weeks 5 days old (I gained a day!!). It is 2.1 cm long. It's heart is beating 172 bpm. It has a head, body, arm and leg buds. And yes, there is only one. Whee!!!!!!!!!! We got to see it moving and hear the heartbeat. We see the dr. tomorrow for more info, but this is the important stuff. We will post more tomorrow afternoon after our appointment with the dr. Hopefully he will be able to explain some of the happenings of the last week.

Monday, July 16, 2007

For those of you who don't already know...we had a HUGE scare this past Wednesday. We spent the whole day in the hospital and I'm on bed rest since then. But they did find a heartbeat then and said everything looked ok for the moment and we had a 50/50 chance of carrying full term. I have an appointment for an ultrasound Tuesday night (tomorrow) and then a dr. appt Wednesday afternoon to find out if things are still okay or not. So for now we just wait...

Monday, July 9, 2007

Its alive and beating!!!!!

We had an unexpected dr. appt today and he said everything was fine and did an ultrasound and we got to see the heart beating!

This is just a closer up shot the dr. took showing just the sac and the baby.

We still have an appointment next week for a full spectrum ultrasound which will give us the exact (almost) age of the baby and let us LISTEN to the heartbeat :-D YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The dr. said....EVERYTHING IS GOOD!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Our weekend

We had a fun weekend. Friday night, Rich's friend from Jax, Logan called. He was to be our best man but was deployed. He now lives in Beaufort, South Carolina and called because he was up here getting ready to go out again. After just getting back in November...crazy. That is one cool thing about living here, all the east coast boats leave from here so we might get to see old friends once in a while.

Anywho, we picked Logan up from a friend's house and he came over for a bit. Then we picked up two more of his friends and we all went to Cheesecake Factory. It was such a fun night. We just sat there for two hours or so and chatted. Then we had to take them to the boat. We were able to drive right up next to the boat, which was the closest I've ever been. It was neat except there were lots of families there saying good bye to their dads/husbands and it was really sad.

Saturday we went to the mall for a little bit but had to come home because I was so exhausted. I mostly just laid around for the rest of the day.

Sunday we went to Sunday School but couldn't stay for church cuz I wasn't feeling very good. So, surprise, surprise, I just laid around for the rest of the day Sunday too. Richard spent two hours cleaning up and doing laundry which was marvelous. I see everything and want to do it but I just don't have the energy to get up. Or if I do, I immediately feel sick. Its very odd.

But that was our weekend and now its off to another week of joy at work !!! Yipee!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Oh Boy!

For those of you who are just dying to share all your baby naming wisdom with us, we are now accepting applications for names-with several stipulations.

1. It must be a boy name (no, we don't know yet, that is way down the road, we just have lots of girls' names that we like).
2. It must be a first name only (we have a middle) that goes well with Brill.
3. It must be a long name that has a shorter version or common nickname. For example: Jonathan (Jon) or Samuel (Sam). However.....
4. It must not be a common name-no Jon's or Sam's allowed. It must be unique but not wierd. If its on any top 10 list, we don't want it.

There, if you feel you must offer suggestions, this is the area we could really use help in.

Again, we DO NOT KNOW THE SEX OF THE BABY, we just have girl names we like already.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

We keep being off in our checkbook balance, by hundreds of dollars. However, we cannot find any discrepencies, and the errors are always in our favor. I just would like to say a quick thank you to whoever is making mysterious deposits to our account. But we are keeping track of all this money separately, in case it just disappears some day. Hopefully not though.

On the baby side of things, we started looking at names this week. I am thouroughly convinced choosing a name will be harder than 18 years of raising that same child. We have several good books, some that we purchased, and two that were loaned to me, so we've been reading up.

Yesterday and today I have been very panicky about losing another one. Part of me knows its probably silly, yet part of me knows its very real. Its been a very long weekend.