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Thursday, August 30, 2007

The nurse at the doctors office stuck a needle IN MY STOMACH yesterday.

Apparently it was a routine test they neglected to inform me on the details of. I was there alone.

IT SUCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Shopping for baby

I've had several people ask about buying things for baby. First of all, we don't know yet whether it is a boy or a girl. Yes, we are going to find out. And yes, sometime not too long after we do we will tell everyone.

What we know right now is colors for the nursery:
Girl: Bright Pink and Orange
Boy: Chocolate Brown and Orange

We are not a fan of pastels, for the nursery, blankets, clothing anything.

That's all for now, soon I will be getting the registries all up and going.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

R got put on nights. Fabulous. Just freaking fabulous.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Thursday update

The doc said things were AMAZINGLY better this time than last time. He said he didn't tell me last time but I had only a 35% chance of carrying the baby even to 8 months. And that the hematoma was the biggest he had ever seen in his 20 year career. He said if it was the same size this time or bigger still, he was going to refer me to a specialist, feeling it was out of his range.

However, it shrunk from the size of a 5.5cm 3D sphere to that of a 3cm flat circle. This way, not only is is less in size, it also takes up almost no room, as it is basically flat. The difference of a baseball in my uterus compared to a piece of cardboard.

He said the baby is 3.5 inches long from head to butt (or CRL Crown Rump Length), which is right on target. Because of this good progress, he is moving my dr. appt schedule to "normal" which means I see him not again til 16.5 weeks, 4 weeks from now. This is good, but I was liking the pictures every two weeks.

Also, he told me, that in the third "set" of ultrasound pictures on our website, you can see the hematoma very clearly. This is actually the 5th picture down if you're counting the ones with the arrows and non arrows. The baby is laying on his/her back and you can see a white circular, U shaped object hanging down right next to the baby. This is the hematoma, ideally, this whole area around the baby would be a black sphere.

He also said he couldn't endorse travel at all in the 3rd trimester but he wouldn't stop me at the airport. He said the major risk is blood clots. He said air travel is much better than car travel though, as the most I can be in a seated position from this point out is 2 1/2 hours. I have to sit for 2 1/2 hours, then get up and walk around and eat/drink for at least a half hour before sitting again. Not bad, we can handle that. Now we just have to hope that everything is boringly normal from here on out so I have no questions about traveling by air home for Christmas, when I am 31 weeks preggo.

All in all, the baby is doing completely better than last appointment, when we had pretty dismal results. We are so excited! As I think I said last time, we might actually have this kid after all.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

12 weeks 4 days

Here are our pics from tonight's ultrasound. The tech said the hematoma seems to have gotten smaller from the last time, and is now more the size of the first time they saw it. The baby is right on track size wise and has a strong heartbeat still. We might just end up actually having this baby :-D. Everything looks good now, we just have to wait to talk to the dr. on Thursday. We got four pics today. The unedited pic is on top, right above the pic I have put words and arrows on. Therefore, the first and second pic are the same photo, one without arrows and one with.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Boy or Girl?

We will find out in September whether it is a boy or a girl. For now, we are opening up a poll. Start the guessing...

Thursday, August 2, 2007

The dr. said today that the baby is 4.5 cm long from head to butt. The hematoma is 5.5 cm long and 5.5 cm wide. He said he is "worried" and "concerned". He said there is nothing they can do to treat this, the only thing is to wait until the next ultrasound and see if the baby is still growing and has a heartbeat. That will be in two weeks.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

4D Ultrasound

THIS IS NOT OUR BABY. I REPEAT, THIS IS NOT OUR BABY. However, it is an example of a 4D ultrasound of a 10 week 5 day old fetus. This is the exact age of our baby. We will probabloy not get the 4D ultrasound done because Tricare does not cover it, but I think its really neat and wanted to share it with ya'll.