Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Are you freak'n kidding me?

So this morning was my BIG ultrasound to see the baby for the first time.  I have been nervous for a week and didn't sleep much last night thinking about it.  I was more worried about something being wrong with the baby rather then if it was a boy or girl.  Our ultrasound lasted a little over an hour and baby Roberts seems perfectly healthy, 10 little fingers, 10 little toes and in the 35%tile!!  Thank Goodness!  He/She layed still most of the time, completely opposite of both Kate and Nick.  It kept its little ankles crossed and thighs together for most of the hour with one hand bent behind its head.  Little kiddo must have been snoozing or is just a calm baby, which does confirm the fact that I have not felt a lot of baby movement this time around, which could be why I was nervous going in this morning.

Anyway...We were not able to see the gender of the baby, no joke, its legs never opened up! I can't freak'n believe it!  Still no idea if we are adding a baby girl or boy to the family, it is driving me batty!  I so wanted to start buying fun boy or girl things for the baby, oh well, we will find out eventually, I hope.

We do have another ultrasound scheduled for April 24th, not necessarily to find out the gender, but to get better pictures of the baby's heart.  The way baby was laying we couldn't see the heart either and the Dr. needs very specific pictures of the heart.  So, while they are taking a look at the heart hopefully they can take a peek between the legs too.

In the meantime, here is a profile picture of Baby Roberts, isn't he or she just adorable!  We think so!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

18 weeks!

About the Mama...
  • My energy level was up until a few days ago, then I think I got smoked with allergies a little early.
  •  I CAN NOT BREATH out of my nose AT ALL!!! (See picture below, constant running!)
  • My baby belly is getting bigger day by day.
  • I am wearing all maternity clothes now, and slowly having to buy new.
  • I think that I am feeling little kicks here and there, which is amazing, I am really excited for them to get stronger over the next few weeks.
  • My ankles aren't swollen yet and I can still wear my weddng band, so that is good.
  • The heartburn continues to exist, but I can control it with Pepcid and Tums.
  • I am constinately thirsty, so I am drinking a ton throughout the day, making me have to use the bathroom about 10 minutes or so...UHG!
  • Love'n fruit roll-ups right now and cheese:)
About the baby...

  • Fingerprints now give my baby a unique identity.
  • Cartilage has turned into bone.
  • The umbilical cord is strengthening and thickening.
  • His/Her ears have settled into their final position.
  • He or she is about 6 inches long, head to rump and weighs about 7 oz, the size of a banana.
  • Now the real question...
    In less the 10 days we have our ultrasound!!!
    What do you think?
    A Boy or a Girl?
    Leave a comment with your guess!  I am excited to see what you all think!
    I know what I think, but I'm not telling...again.
    The answer will find itself on my blog on the NIGHT of March 28th, we can't wait!
    (Even for you Grandma's and Grandpa's)
    So you better check!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Couldn't ask for better weather!

Wednesday:78
Thursday:75
Today:72
Saturday:75
Sunday: 72
Monday: 75
Tuesday:79
Wednesday:79

Can you believe the weather forecast for Michigan in March, unbelievable and absolutely gorgeous out!  This week the kids have had half days of school and NO SCHOOL today, perfect for playing outside, riding bikes and getting dirty!  Speaking of riding bikes...Nick didn't have a bike to ride, so off to the bike shop we went.  Kate got her "big girl" bike for her third birthday a few years back in June.  Nick didn't get his last September for his 3rd birthday, well, because it was September and almost time to put bikes away for the winter, so we thought we would wait until Spring to get his.  It was such an exciting moment for Nick to go to the bike store and pick it out, he hopped up on the bike of his choice and took off right in the store.  After the bike shop we headed to a local paved bike path that was FLAT, Nick was overjoyed with excitement to ride his new bike!
Nick and his new "Motorcycle" Trek bike.

He really thinks it's a motorcycle and makes the "VROOOOM" sounds when pedaling.

 Nick taking a look at his new wheels.
Kate was a old pro at riding her bike and just zoomed off and left Nick and I in the dust.
She thinks it's "cool" that she can stand up and ride,
I think it would be cool to take off the training wheels!

Enjoy the sun!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

16 weeks

 Today marks week 16 of being preggo!
16 weeks, I can hardly believe it, almost half way done!
Although I look like I am 20 weeks along.
I am excited for the next few weeks when I will start feeling pregnant, and not just fat.

I had my 16 week appointment this week, all is well with both me and baby.  I still have not had the chance to see any pictures of our wee one, but I did get to hear the heartbeat again, 157, does that mean boy? or girl? only time will tell. We do have our 20 week ultrasound scheduled for March 28th, so we should find out at that appointment.  Mike and I both still think it is a boy. 

I am in the "Honeymoon" phase of pregnancy right now, and things are pretty easy, I feel great and seem to have my energy back.  I finally kicked that cold and that has made all the difference in the world, I just hate being sick!  I am craving milk, water, yogurt and fruit right now.  I am NOT liking Coke or Pizza, which is strange because I used to LOVE them both, I hope that changes, cuz I like my Friday night $5 pizza.  Once in awhile when I get really hungry I start to feel a little nauseous, but for the most part that is done too.  Apparently I have that "Pregnant" glow because Kate told me that all of my pimples were gone and I was sooooo pretty when I was getting ready for church this morning. So kind of her.

Now on to baby...
MY BABY CAN HEAR ME THIS WEEK! "Hi Baby, it's Mommy!"

He/She is 4.8 inches crown-to-rump and weighs about 3.5 ounces, about the size of a Large Navel Orange.  The picture below is kinda what I look like, cute huh?  I think he has his dad's nose, LOL!


He/She is gaining strength in its back and can straighten its head and neck more.

He/She has both eyebrows and eyelashes now.

Baby is spending its days kicking, curling toes and moving its tiny arms and legs, although I can't feel it yet.

And that's the baby update!
 
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