Wednesday, May 21, 2008

My Little Peanut

So I had my first prenatal checkup last Thursday. I was really excited to meet our Dr. We had a lot of problems with the Dr. that we chose when I was pregnant with Shannon so we wanted to find someone else. We had heard a lot of things about a lot of Dr.s but we heard the majority of them about Sherri Russel. We decided to try her out and we Love her! She is a midwife, and has been doing it for about 20 years. She's been an RN for about 25....I think. Basically she has been doing this for a while, and she has delivered over 2,000 babies! She asked a lot of questions and just really just tried to get to know Jeff and I, which made me feel good and like I was important. At the end of the appointment, she informed me that I would be getting a pelvic exam, yippee for me, and an ultrasound! Not too happy for the first one, but ecstatic about the second. This copy isn't really that good, but it's a picture of the little "peanut". That's what the girls have been calling it. No, the two white dots aren't part of my baby, they are just the markers that Sherri put on to measure the size of the baby. Crown to rump, it is 2.02 cm. Quite the little football player! :) The little circle thing above the baby is the yoke sac, which supplies the nutrients until the umbilical cord is formed. Based on the size, I was 8 weeks and 4 days along. So today, I'm 9 weeks and 3 days! The due date is still Dec. 21. My next visit is on June 12, and we will be able to hear the heartbeat then. I'll keep you all posted, keep praying for a boy please! :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A Little Vomit Never Hurt Anyone!

Okay, so it started! I'm in the beginning of the "morning sickness" rage! It started last Thursday when I was leaving to go to a church retreat! I have always gotten car sick, ever since I was little, but car sick mixed with morning sickness?, watch out! We went up to Deer Lake, and stayed in a lodge called Pine Low. It was beautiful! So we had to go through Spokane to get there, and head north out of Spokane. When we got to the north end of Spokane, we stopped at a spot with a few little fast food spots and it was all I could do to get out of the van and RUN into Taco Time!! Consequently, I only got a few saltine crackers for dinner that night. Friday I felt a little nauseous, but nothing to the point of throwing up! Saturday morning was okay too, but as soon as we got back in the vans to go home, I barely made it to Spokane, which is only about 30 miles from Deer Lake! We stopped again for lunch, and when I got out of the van I felt better. I decided to eat a small Quiznos sub. We didn't even make it to I-90 before I made them pull over at Les Schwab. I decided to leave my entire lunch there! I know, generous of me! :) Sunday was okay, and Monday too, but Tues. at work, it happened again! I usually HATE throwing up, but for some reason, I don't mind this time. I wasn't sick AT ALL with Shannon, and most people say it's different with boys and girls! So because I'm sick with this one, I'm hoping it's a sign it's a Boy!! Everyone keep praying!