Thursday, July 31, 2008

it's a........... :)


so, my maternal instincts were COMPLETELY wrong- it was just a little too obvious from the view that we got. :) Poor kid, no privacy!
So, baby boy was being kinda difficult yesterday- my appointment started at 2:15 (well, they took me a few minutes late) but I didn't get out of ultrasound until almost 3:45, and I still had to meet with Dr. Gumina.
Well, the reason the ultrasound lasted so long was because the tech wanted to get a better look at the baby's head, and he just wasn't budging from his face-down, transverse position. he was moving, just not changing the position of his head. Well, there were a couple of things with the kids brain matter that they wanted to get a better look at, "cysts" they called them, but they're really not cysts. So, long story short, I get to have a high-def ultrasound where they will be able to see things lot more clearly. Doc said not to worry about it (yeah, right), but I do take comfort in the fact that EVERYTHING else about the baby is completely normal- kidneys, heart, bladder, stomach, liver, spine, bone growth, etc. Doc said if there really was something wrong, usually there would be other anomalies with the major organs.
Well, I didn't get out of there until 4:30. SO we rushed to KFC to get me some food, since I had to be Menomonee Falls by 5. BIG mistake. We changed our order 2 times because they "didn't have that", and what we did end up getting was old, tough, and not very tasty. Oh, well. I still ate it, but we made sure to give them a piece of our mind on an online KFC survey.

Oh, and Dad, I'm proud to be carrying your grandson. I'm still super excited, even though it's not a girl :)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

will this never end!?!?

I have to get this frustration out!
(sorry everyone, but I figure this entry will quickly be overshadowed by the upcoming ultrasound stuff this afternoon.)
I STILL have morning sickness. It hit me hard last night- I felt like I did when I was 10 weeks along- stomach turning over, feeling really weak, and threw up when I would stand up.
And then I threw up again this morning. What the heck?
I have been drinking TONS of water today, and even that has been making me feel ill, even though it's really good for me.
So, well, I have been trying to keep myself distracted, but that only works for so long. So, I've been reading blogs, and I came on one that has 5 quirky things about the author of the blog, and that got me thinking, well, that would be fun! I haven't really posted anything all that personal about myself, save for the pictures (that's as much skin as you'll EVER see of me online. I promise!
5 weird things about me:

1. The toilet paper has to roll OUT from the top- if I go anywhere where it is backwards (I mean ANYWHERE) I will switch it around. It has to be right. I know there's somebody out there who is opposite of me, cuz last week I went to a friend's house, saw their toilet paper was the "wrong" way, switched it, and a couple of hours later when I went back in there, it was "wrong" again! They switched it back!
2. I love my zebra rug. Jonathan hates it. I like it that it adds a special flavor and texture to the room. Never mind that we rescued it out of the trash. ("we" means "me")
3. I don't really like nick knacks. However, we somehow have quite the collection of random little trinkets that cover our window sills and the top of our piano and fill up our curio cabinet. Here's Why:
4. I can't throw stuff away. I have too many special memories associated with stuff. The set of glass angel candle holders we got as a wedding gift from neighbors when I lived up in Sheboygan, the set of 4 kitty cups that I got from a dear friend for Christmas, and unfinished pieces of pottery from college classmates, among MANY other things. None of this stuff matches or really is all that spectacular or noteworthy, but I think of these people when I see the nick knacks!
5.I love having other people live with us. Many people question how we can stand not having complete privacy, but for some reason it works, and I like the fact that we are comfortable enough with ourselves and our friends to be able to share our space.

There, I feel better already!

Monday, July 28, 2008

19 weeks pregnant

Well, 19 weeks already!
It's kind of funny to think back at the first 12-14 weeks of pregnancy, and how SLOWLY it all went by- the morning sickness was NEVER ending, and I just couldn't do anything without feeling like i was going to lose whatever was in my stomach.
Well, now it seems to be taking a turn around a very fast bend in the road. The baby is most definitely kicking, full-out kicks! Even Jon was able to feel it on Friday. I feel very fortunate because I know that there are a lot of women who haven't been able to feel that for a few weeks past where I'm at.
I've also started realizing that, yes, we really are having a child. WOW. the halfway point is upon us, the baby is kicking, and we're having the anatomy ultra sound this week. Crazy stuff!
Soon our housemate will be moving out (this week, I think) and the room she is currently living in will be the baby's room, so we're going to have to talk about what we want done in there. I have my ideas, but haven't really truly pitched it to Jon yet. It scares me to think about what he might have to say about it. We don't always agree when it comes to decorating and arranging furniture.
These pics are from this morning- 19 weeks. I don't seem to look as big as I feel, and I think I was looking bigger yesterday (Jon and I were walking around the zoo with my friends Diana and Nick and their son, Sam, and we had all kinds of free food for Tau fest, so I think the combination of the heat, water retention, Ice cream, hotdog, chicken sandwich, and grilled corn on the cob, my stomach REALLY looked pregnant :)
I'll be posting again hopefully Wednesday with the Ultrasound update~

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

your product does WHAT now?

this came with a new maternity shirt that I purchased on ebay...see if you can find the typo...

Monday, July 21, 2008

18 weeks Pregnant, and other stuff, too :)

Good Morning, everyone!
I have just finished my breakfast of bananas in cheerios (a healthy start, I must say!:) I had a rough night last night- just couldn't get comfortable. I was hot, and then cold, and them my back was hurting, and then I would have a dream and wake up from it, I had to pee not just once, not twice, but three times last night. Baby is definitely growing and putting extra pressure down there!
Without going into too much detail, I would just ask that everyone pray for Jonathan to figure out what he needs to do for his future employment. Third shift is really wearing on him, and he's beginning to poke around at some other prospects. We would really appreciate the prayers! thanks :)
This weekend was pretty busy- we had a family wedding on Friday night that I was actually able to make it to, I had a concert on Saturday that I was able to not be sick for (I woke up Saturday very dizzy and couldn't keep my food down) And Sunday I went to Church with B and KT and then swimming with their family, and in the afternoon we went to Chuck's birthday party at the Organ Piper on Hwy 100. COOl place! And the pizza was pretty good, too.
So, anyway, This is my 18 week belly- definitely getting bigger!
Other things are expanding, too... let's just say that Jonathan really is a fan of cleavage. :P
Have a great week, everyone, and God's blessings on your endeavors!


Monday, July 14, 2008

17 weeks and counting.... :)

Wow. 17 weeks pregnant already. I am starting to feel that "thick" feeling that I've been told about. " It feels like I just ate a whole bag of oreos without the pleasure of enjoying the oreos." (quote by Kimmy Lemke- when she was pregnant with Bekah)
Anyway, I had a FANTASTIC weekend with my family, and actually got a picture of everyone!! It was an amazingly beautiful weekend, no rain, cooler temps, low humidity, plenty of time to play outside, and we even had a bonfire and a moonlit polish golf game (which I lost) that was fun, despite feeding the mosquitoes.
Anywho, here I am with my growing belly. I think it's starting to pop out- I feel like the next few weeks there's going to be a big change!
This morning was a little off, though- I sneezed, blew my nose, got a nosebleed that consequently made me gag and lost my breakfast. First time in 2 weeks! Oh, well. At least I still feel alright for the most part.
Not a whole lot else to report- The pics are from this morning, and I'm throwing in my family picture- in no particular order, here are all the people there:
Mom, Dad, Chris(oldest brother), his wife Jenny(who is 6 months pregnant), their daughter Lily, Jonnie(next oldest brother) his wife, Kimmy, Their children Bekah, Alyssa, and Benny, my older sister Mandy, her hubby Dave, their three kids Dustin, Ethan, and Kathryn, me (4 months pregnant), my hubby Jonathan, my little sister Adrianne, and my little brother Joshua. I think that's Everybody!
Have a great day, everyone!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

just a quick Dr.s appointment update

Just had my 16 week appointment yesterday with Dr. Gumina.
She was referred to me by Diana and is really a great, down to earth doctor. We got there a little early- my appointment was at 4:45, and we got there about 4:35. I peed in my cup, stepped out of the bathroom, and they were ready to take me already, but Jonathan was out and about looking for some water for me. He showed up just as I walked back out into the waiting room to look for him, and then we went to the exam room. I was supposed to have my bloodwork done, but the phlabotanist had already picked up the bloodwork from this office, so it will have to wait until next time. We did, however, get to hear the heartbeat. Last time we tried, the doc couldn't find it, so we had an ultrasound. Anyway, the baby's heartbeat is in the mid 150's, compared to last time was up in the 170s.
I was weighed, and again I am still at 129.8 lbs.
Here is what my weight fluctuation has been:
Beginning of April: 135 lbs
May 5th (first Dr. appointment) 129.7 lbs
June 4th(2nd Dr. appointment) 129.6 lbs
June 20th: 125 lbs
July 9th(3rd Dr. appointment): 129.8 lbs

June was my sickest month, and also my busiest with shooting weddings. Dr. Gumina said that no matter what, I will be gaining weight in the next weeks. I am OK with that!
So, my next appointment is in 3 weeks. Blood work, and then ultrasound! Jonathan really wants to know what we're having, and I am willing to comply- despite my traditionalist streak:)
here is a pic from the first ultrasound 6/4/08- week 11, 2 days
baby measured 11 weeks, 2 days. Perfect!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

16 weeks pregnant, and feelin' fine!

Hello, again, my friends and family!
It has been a good week for the most part- still some nausea at bedtime and when I first wake up, but it is easily taken care of with a crunchy peanut butter toast!
Yesterday was HOT and MUGGY (think- swimming through the air) And I hadn't had enough water to drink the day before- we were driving from MN to home, along with everyone else in the Midwest, and so I had a bit of an issue with blacking out yesterday. Needless to say, I drank a ton of water to get that situation cleared up.
Jonathan had a good time today picking out music for the baby to listen to, and talked to the baby a bit to let her (him?) know what was about to be played. It was really cute. Then he hummed against my tummy. It tickled :D
So, the baby has been moving around a bit, at least I am pretty sure of it- like a little bug crawling on the inside of my skin, and even a couple of swift jabs (felt more like muscle twitches)
Here are a couple of 16 week pics of me- not a whole lot different from last week, but one of these days, you'll be able to tell I am preggers without me having to say so.
Love you all!