Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy 23 Weeks - and Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Daniel and Mommy are up early watching cartoons while Daddy sleeps in a little (since Mommy got to have off Veteran's day!).

So what's new...hmmm...well you've definitely been growing more and more, and getting your move on! You're pretty low, so every kick seems like you're going to punch out through the bottom. I'm sure that's not going to happen, but it's still sort of weird. You're most active at night while we're watching TV, and pretty quiet during the day.

Next week we have another appointment (24 week or "6 month" appointment) where we have the big glucose test. Not really looking forward to that, although you'll probably enjoy it you fuel to jump around like a jumping bean!

The week after starts some traveling! Your first time on a plane will be on the inside! We're going to San Antonio for a meeting, and leaving Daniel and Daddy to bachelor it up for a few days. Then right after we get back we're going to see Grandma and Grandpa Stone's house for early Christmas and a wedding! That one all of us are going on!

So definitely exciting (and busy!) things to come! Already getting your registry started and all of that good stuff...stay cozy and warm inside! :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Bit Overdue...But...

We found out on October 20th that you are a BOY! The ultrasound went very well, and after a long wait through the whole thing (not that the ultrasound wasn't fun in and of itself!) up on the screen came confirmation!

So out comes the book of boy names! It's kind of weird (but we're still early!) that we don't have a solid name picked out for you yet, but we are getting close. I'm sure if your big brother knew that he was getting a baby brother he'd be excited (but pretty sure Daniel doesn't realize what is to come!).

Onto other things...the ultrasound was great, and you're growing right on schedule (or a couple days ahead) just like your brother. The kicks and other movements have gotten more pronounced as well, which is definitely exciting too!

On Sunday the 24th (10-24...easy to remember since it's your mommy's favorite number!) you were actually kicking so hard that daddy can now feel it! Very exciting! The moving and shaking hasn't stopped, and you have done some full on body rolls in that cramped little space.

Mommy is doing pretty well, aside from waddling pretty solidly by the end of the day. Your big brother has wanted to go for long walks after daycare (before picking up Daddy) which I'm sure doesn't help with the soreness. But at least this week there's not much overtime for Daddy, which means we all get to relax at home!

Another doctor's appointment this coming Friday, and this Thursday you will be officially halfway to your due date (20 weeks!). Time is really flying!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The 17 Week Checkin!

Well, little baby, you've had lots of excitement over the past few weeks. First we went to Las Vegas (all of us!) for a wedding. You aren't on the outside yet, but you've traveled far!

Then came doctor's appointment (just a checkup!) when we got back. Mommy's gained one pound so far (woohoo!) and we had a blood test to check for the open spine defects (negative!). So far so good there! Your heartbeat was about 154!

Then we did a breast cancer walk, where Mommy did a number on her feet (with blisters)! Later in the week, we had the TGen retreat and went for a little jaunt on Chase Field afterwards. Daniel had a blast running around on the field and kicking the baseball that a security guard gave him.

Which brings us to this weekend...we went to visit Grandma and Grandpa (Coon) and went to the park. Train rides, merry-go-rounds and splash pads! You're going to love it when you get big enough to do that with your brother!

Anyway, you are 17 weeks and 2 days today...and 4 days away from us knowing if you are a boy or a girl! It's a big week coming up!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Baby and the Fruit

I promised some pictures, and so I hope to deliver by the end of this post!

Nothing really huge going on this week, other than work, work and more work. And netbooks. Your big brother REALLY likes our new netbooks, so much that he tries to take them out of our hands whenever he gets the chance. I'm sure both of you will inherit these at some point!

In other news, it's 2nd trimester time! If we're looking for the fruit're a 3 inch lemon this week! It doesn't quite seem possible that this much time has already flown by! In just under a month, we can find out if you are a boy or a girl (and you will officially have a name!...that is...if we find out :) ). Some of the nausea has gone away, but there's still episodes of it. Mommy can actually stay up past 8pm (although not much longer!), and things are just overall a little better.

We've also set up the online pool just to guess when you'll be born, how big you'll be, and all of those other vitals.

As for are two from your almost 12 week ultrasound!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Almost 13 Weeks!

Well, little baby, you've had an exciting time! After we sent out your big "announcement" email, and everyone knows of your impending arrival...we've had a couple of appointments too!

After Labor Day weekend, had an appointment with the regular OB doctor...Mommy got her prescription for Zofran (which helps with the heaves and pukes!) and your heartbeat was all perfect! The next day, we had a trip to the perinatologist's office for your NT scan/ultrasound. You were just hanging out, waving once in a while...not bouncing off the walls like your brother was at his!

All things told, a pretty good week! We've got some exciting things come up too...including a trip to Vegas coming soon!

Well, that's about all for now! One of these times, I swear the pictures will be posted!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

10+ Weeks Already???

My, my how the time flies! Just another week until the news of your impending arrival will be thrust upon the world...or at least your grandparents :).

We chose Labor Day because we thought it was funny, and we had chosen another holiday (Christmas) for your brother. We aren't waiting until Christmas for you (hahaha!).

Anyway, you are 10 weeks and 3 days along now, which means you are over a quarter of the way until your due date! I keep adding the caveat that your brother arrived early, so perhaps you will too...we'll see when we get there!

In other news, we also bought Daniel a "big brother" shirt...going to make him another one to break the news with, but figured this one will do too...can't have too many of them. Your uncle Gary is already in the know about you as well, and he seems to be excited to be an uncle again.

With Mommy...well...still sick. She's trying some different things (ginger and stuff) to see if that helps, but every day there's a dry heave (if not more!). This is not the most exciting time, to say the least. But, if things go as they did with your brother, it should be looking up soon!

And I know I'm skipping around here, and this is more news about Daniel than you, but he had his tubes put in his ears on Tuesday...all the better to hear you with when you are born! He did really well with it, so there's nothing to be scared of if you have to get them at some point ('s hoping you don't!).'s appointments! Your next one is the day after Labor Day (the 7th) and then the NT test ultrasound the next day! We can't wait to get a look at you and see how much you've grown!

Well, that's about all for now!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

8 Weeks and an Ultrasound!

Welcome to being 8+ weeks along, little baby! On Wednesday, we had the first doctor's was GREAT because we got to get our first glimpse of you! Ultrasound pictures will soon follow here, but you had a good heartbeat, measured a good size and all of that stuff. Since it was about a week and a half earlier than we got to see your brother, you looked very different from what we remember him looking like!

So armed with a bunch of stuff from the doctor's office and two pictures, we are already excited to get another look at you when you're just a little bit bigger. Next doctor's appointment is on September 7th, and then you have the NT test ultrasound the next day. By then, you'll have gotten some real arms and legs and grown lots more!

In other news, mommy still has a small cold/sinus infection that's been keeping her up a little bit at night. Hopefully it isn't bothering you too! The stomach situation hasn't gotten better, but that should soon...with luck!

Well, that's about all! It's still nice and warm and toasty in the outside world here...and you have just under 7 months more until you get to see!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Magic Week 7!

And what are you doing this week...growing of course! Today you are actually 7 weeks and 1 day along, and the size of a blueberry...or a raspberry, depending on who you ask.

In other news, it's less than a week before we (hopefully!) get a glimpse of you on an ultrasound, which is definitely exciting! Your big brother won't be there, but we'll show him the pictures, and later he can come and see an ultrasound.

As for the puking...well, that hasn't stopped. Now it's just even being at the wrong altitude that can cause your mommy go dry heave and spit up stomach fluid. And tired tired tired she is too!

Anyway, almost time for your brother to get out of the shower! It's so much fun referring to Daniel as your brother now! Sweet dreams!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Let the barfing begin?

I tried long and hard to remember when the morning sickness started with your seemed like it started later, and with less of a bang, perhaps (building up and then getting worse). This time around, it seemed like the aversions and cravings and twinges of nausea came earlier (even before we knew you were on your way...had nausea right as your grandparents were leaving to go back to Montana!).

In any case, there's only been one real episode of throwing up...and it was on the same night that Stat and Daniel decided to throw up as well.

In other news, you are moving right along...6 weeks and 4 days! That puts you at the size of a sweet pea!

Today is also big news because your daddy turns 35 today! We celebrated by going out to Applebee's. Pretty soon you'll know what it's like to go out with the family (and maybe you can keep your brother occupied and tell him to stop running off!).

As for the TP Tuesdays (turned Wednesday's)...still at 10 sheets and holding! We need to get some pictures going on here soon when you start to grow so we can show everyone that you're on your way!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Let the cravings begin!

It's hard to remember (maybe I should have written this down before???) when the pregnancy cravings started with Daniel. I seem to recall that "salty" things were MUCH preferred over "sweet" things (in fact, sweet things were downright gag-worthy for while!). But things seem to have come on in full!

Lemon flavored things are particularly appealing. I'm not sure when I figured this out, and perhaps it was serendipity, but having a frozen lemon fruit bar was delicious! Lemonade was next (it seemed more appealing than Diet Coke at McDonald's the other day). Lemonheads candy seems really good right now (even as I type this!) as does just about any other lemon candy. I was a bit disappointed that one of the teas that I tried the other day has ingredients that I shouldn't consume while pregnant (lemongrass and eucalyptus).

And in for a repeat performance...breadsticks! It's on the list of "salty" foods that are my favorite, and I don't know why it's breadsticks in particular that seem so good!

I think we're in for a LONG 9 months if these cravings are here to stay (or...34 weeks and 2 days to go!). Somehow I don't think I'll be as lucky as to not gain any weight with this pregnancy as happened with Daniel. Eeek!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Five Weeks Along!

Well, you're 5 weeks along, 35 more til your due date (or 33 more weeks inside if you decide to come out early like your brother!). It seems crazy that we've known for just a little over a week that you're on your way! the spirit of keeping things entertaining, your mommy has been doing all sorts of online games and prediction quizzes and stuff. So here is one of them that was really funny!

Madame Zaritska predicts your birth experience
Madame Zaritska, using her mystical powers, has the following prediction:

The day you deliver, outside will be hazy. Your baby will arrive in the late evening. After a labor lasting approximately 4 hours, your child, a girl, will be born. Your baby will weigh about 14 pounds, 9 ounces, and will be 17 inches long. This child will have medium gray eyes and a little patch of blonde hair.


The other "game" is something on message boards that they call "TP Tuesday". Every Tuesday, you take and measure how big around your belly (or lack thereof) is. This week...10 squares of TP!

Onto other things...we are planning to get a shirt for your big brother to wear to tell everyone that you're on your way! Hooray!

Only 20 more days til first appointment, where we hopefully get our first glimpse of you!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Wow...that was fast...

Welcome to the world, little baby! Or, well, right now you're a whole bunch of cells more resembling a tadpole than a human, but you'll get there soon enough!

So I guess I can tell you a little about all of us! Your big brother is Daniel...he just turned 2, and he doesn't quite get it yet, but his world is about to be turned upside down! He will be a good big brother...we've trained him well for the job...and I'm sure you'll learn all you need to know from him!

About your parents...well...your Mom is a biology nerd, and your dad is a computer nerd. So that makes us a huge family of nerds, but that doesn't mean you have to be one too.

So as the title of the post that was fast in terms of neither I nor your dad thought you'd happen so fast! When that 'plus' sign came up, it was very surreal...fully expected it to be negative!

Anyway, here you are, and here's to more updates soon! Happy 4 weeks and 3 days!