Wednesday, May 25, 2011

More Baby info

First off thank you everyone for the sweet comments and congratulations! It's been so hard not to write about this sooner.

Some background info:

-I found out I was pregnant a little over a month ago.

-No this wasn't an accident but it was a surprise. After we moved Kristian said he would be okay with us having a kid so we decided to not really try but also not try to prevent it and just see what happens at first. I was convinced it would take a long time to get pregnant but surprisingly and very thankfully it happened pretty quick. I know there are so many couples out there that try for years so I realize how lucky we are and I'm truly grateful for that.

-I'm right at 9 weeks with a due date of Dec. 26th, this was pushed up from the initial due date of  Dec. 30th.

-I had my first ultrasound at 5 1/2 weeks to make sure there was a baby actually in there and we were able to see the first flickers of a heartbeat. I had my second ultrasound yesterday and it was amazing to see how much bigger the baby had gotten in just a couple weeks, it actually looks a bit like a baby now. The heartbeat was strong and the doctor said all my tests results were great. Even though I'm still in the scary first trimester he said my odds of miscarrying after two very good ultrasounds are right around 1% so he gave me the all clear to make it public. I'm still nervous and anxious to get past the first trimester but I definitely feel much better after yesterday's appointment and his words of encouragement.

-Yes we will find out the gender.

-No we won't be announcing the name prior to the birth for several reasons which I'm sure I'll talk about later.

Here are pics of the little one. Yeah it's a little weird to put pictures of my insides on the Internet. Oh well.

For those that aren't experts at looking at ultrasounds I labeled each end of the baby to help. Personally I think the kid is freaking adorable.

Here is another angle of the baby with the baby more vertical and the head at the top. Our kid has a huge head just like it's father ;)

I was going to include the post I had written a month ago about finding out but this post is already really long so I'll save that one for tomorrow. Yes the next several posts will be very baby centric.  Please bare with me and I'll try not to bore you too much ;-)


Melissa said...

Congratulations again! How fun and exciting!

bananas. said...

first of all...CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! i'm very VERY happy for you. i know already you're baby will be one the cutest EVER!

second, and for the record, this -- "we decided to not really try but also not try to prevent it" -- always means you're trying ;)

third, i have to warn you. i don't take baby posts very well so if i seem to fade away that's only because it goes against my religion (ha!) to follow mommy-type blogs. don't worry i'm telling you this b/c i like you. there's only so many ways i'm able to "ooh and aww" over baby stuff.

and now i'm breaking out in hives. dammit! look what you did!

hehe i'm only kidding abou the last part.

congrats again my dear!

longest comment ever over and out!

Teenage Bride said...

Oh my goodness I had no idea!!! I could not be happier for you!!! This is so exciting and such great news!

Welcome to the club mommy-to-be!!!

God bless you and your husband in this very exciting time!!!!!!!

Christin said...

Ah! I missed the first post. How exciting. Congratulations!

brittany said...

CONGRATULATIONS to you and your hubby! i know you two will make a beautiful baby, can't wait to see pics!

Polly said...

I'm so excited for you two! My husband and I just found out we are 8 weeks pregnant. What an awesome time :) I'll be sure to stick around for months to come just to see and share in your excitement. Congrats :)

Bicoastal Bride said...

Congratulations, and how exciting for you and your husband! I'm so happy for you! :)

april said...

Aw, beautiful! I didn't get an ultrasound until 20 weeks and even then didn't see anything. :)

We did announce the name a week after we found out the gender, but it was non-negotiable. We did not let anybody into the discussion part.

The heartbeat is the part that I remember. Like, whoa, this is a real person in me.

Congratulations again! Tim @ INOVA and Brian Cook both had second babies this month. Babies are in the air!

KLaw said...

Happy happy happy happy!

Kristen said...

Ahh!! I had saw this post first in my google reader, so I had to go back to the first one quick!

How exciting! Crazy how just after a few weeks baby looks less like a bean and more like a baby!

Can't wait to hear more

PS isn't it the hardest secret ever to keep?!


Venassa said...

Ahh so exciting for you guys! Baby posts don't bore me since that what I'm all about lately. I couldn't wait to announce my pregnancy. I wanted to wait until I was out of the danger zone but I just couldn't.

Meg said...

That is very exciting girl--no bores here. :)

I can't wait to hear about why you aren't going to announce the name prior to the birth, you've got me interested.

bananas. said...

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! @ your comment. i'm sure K was loving it.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Congrats again!! Look like you're growing one adorable little bean in there!

Marcy XOXO said...

So I am late with this BUT CONGRATULATIONS SISTA! HOW EXCITING!!!!!!! So happy for you and the Hubs ;)

Salt said...

OMG YAY!!! It seems I picked the perfect time to come back...I would have hated to miss this! Congratulations, friend!!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Aww! Love the ultrasounds! What a special time! I'm so happy for you! :)

Mrs. Lopez said...

Congrats! How exciting!

d.a.r. said...

So so so exciting!! :) I love that you shared early--no way I could keep it a secret for 12 weeks, haha!