20 October 2006

Week 22

The picture is not the best, but you can see that I have got a little more of a belly this week. I went to the dr. today and have FINALLY gained some weight. I am now over the weight of where I started from...yea!!! My regular dr. was not concerned with the little weight gain since I was not skinny to begin with. She had a patient last month that gained 7 lbs total and had a 10lb baby...it just happens!!! Baby moves around quite a bit and I feel it the most in the evenings. The heartbeat today was 151 beats per minute and that is always so nice to hear that sound!! I go back for my regular appointment in four weeks, but I have my ultrasound before that so it won't seem like such a long time. The room will hopefully be finished this weekend, and we can then finish putting the crib together. Have a great weekend!!

14 October 2006

Preparing the room!!

HOCKEY HAS FINALLY STARTED AGAIN!!! Last night was our first home game...they lost, but looked really good and seemed to communicate well! We are off to another game tonight and are so glad to have some sports to watch again!!

Last weekend I had finally decided on some bedding and Chad liked it to, so we ordered it! We were not positive on the exact colors of it, but had decided that we wanted the room to be a really light shade of blue with about a one foot strip of white at the very top. We decided to add the white because we think it will help the room look a bit bigger. (We seem to be adding lots of furniture and the room keeps getting smaller!?) The bedding arrived this week and we both really like it. It is very simple, but cute! We also bought our bed last weekend and currently it is riding around in the back of Chad's car! Hopefully by tomorrow night we can move it inside!!!
We had nothing besides hockey this weekend so decided it was the perfect time to paint.
As you can see from the pictures the room was a very bright shade of blue to start with so we knew it would take two coats to cover it all up, but that's ok. I have also included a picture of the bedding so you all can see it! We are going to add some little metal stars to the wall to help pull it all together! It seems really early to be getting this all finished, but with three holidays coming up the next couple months we just knew we had to use our time well!
Hope you all have a great weekend! GO HUSKERS AND STORM!!!!!

11 October 2006

21 week picture

Here is a picture of me at 21 weeks!

11 Oct 2006--Ultrasound Results


Chad and I went in for our 20 week ultrasound this morning and everything looks pretty good!! We got to see the spine, the thigh, a foot, the brain, and the heart. We also got a nice shot of the arm and elbow. Baby is sitting really low right now and is breech...so I will go back in 4 weeks for another ultrasound. I lost more weight and dr. said that if I lost more between visits they will check my thyroid to see if it is causing problems. I told Chad that I am not going to let them remove it after birth if it is causing weight loss...why is weight loss a problem???? It's not to me!!! Dr. also stated that if I only gain 20lbs total that will be enough nourishment for the baby!
Baby is measuring a week behind the due date, but as long as it continues to grow, there are no concerns with that. My computer with the scanner is not hooked up to the internet currently so I will try to scan pics later to post...both of the ultrasound and me! I have a little more of a belly now then before so I was really hopeful that I had actually gained some weight...dr. said to start eating more high calorie snacks...like ice cream! Who wouldn't like to hear that!!?!?

06 October 2006

ultrasound picture

This was our ultrasound picture from 15 August...it will be interesting to see how much has changed in two months time! I will post a picture as soon as I have one on Wednesday!!

6 October 2006--20 weeks

Hard to believe that we have already hit the halfway point in this pregnancy! I have been feeling really well and stayed home from work today (PTO!!) in order to clean house and get the room a little closer to looking like a baby room!! I have almost everything out of it and now just have to decide on bedding and a crib...it is so hard. After I decide on those then I will have to decide which color to paint the room...hopefully my mom will come up and help with that!
I really don't want to do the whole theme thing because I just think it is too overwhelming for baby...so I am just looking for something very easy on the eyes and in neutral colors. I raided my niece Burlynn's closet a few weeks ago and have some little diapers and a few sleepers so I am slowly getting a few things! I have included a picture of Shane and Burlynn from a few weeks ago. We LOVE that little girl and hope that our baby is as good as she is.
On Wednesday I go back in for another ultrasound and we can hardly wait to see baby again. We have decided that we are not going to find out the gender. We believe that it is a great surprise in life and even with modern day medical abilities we still like the idea of being surprised!!