Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Doctor Appointment #2

February 22, 2008:
Ok, now that it's been over a week since my last doctors appointment, I think it's time to update everyone on what has been going on. My second doctors appointment went well. Ben was working in New Orleans all week, so I asked my mom to stand in for Ben since I didn't want to go to the doctor by myself. I had to start scheduling my appointments at 3:15 since it's easier to leave school at the end of the day without having to get a sub for my class. I arrived at the hospital around 3:00, picked up mom and headed over to the doctors office. I knew they had a bunch of stuff scheduled since my last appointment was short and sweet. We weren't in the waiting room but a few minutes when they called me back to do my second sonogram. Little peanut was very active this time. He/She has grown quite a bit. He/She is almost 2 inches and about the size of a lemon. Mom & I got to see little peanut turn was the coolest thing. I can't wait until I can actually feel him/her moving around in my belly.

I finally got to meet Dr. Hall. He is very nice and I feel very comfortable with him. I feel like he will do a great job taking care of Little Peanut and I over the next 6 months. Dr. Hall decided to move my due date up to AUGUST 30, 2008. He said that the baby was bigger and much easier to measure this time. He/She measured 11 weeks and 5 days (give/take 3 days).

I have been having tons of dreams about little BOYS. I don't know where they are coming from. Maybe it's my conscious preparing me for a little boy. So, i'm going to go out on a limb and be the first one to say that I think Peanut is a boy. Of course I may be wrong, but that is just the feeling I have right now.

I am going on 13 weeks and I have not been sick once until last Sunday. That was my first time to actually get sick and luckily it was on the weekend. Ben & I got up and got ready for church. Right when it was time to leave I started feeling woozy. I told Ben that I get nauseous often, but have never gotten sick and that it would pass soon. So we loaded up the car and headed to church. We almost got to Jackson St. and I told Ben that I needed to go back home. Luckily I made it back home and to the bathroom in time. =) I have been fine ever since Sunday. I think I have figured out that taking my prenatal vitamin on an empty stomach isn't such a good idea. I have since started taking my vitamin at night after dinner. Hopefully I won't have anymore sick episodes. I have been very blessed these past 13 weeks to only be sick once. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed.

Until next time....

February 13, 2008:
I had another Doctor Appointment today. Not much time to update right now. He moved my due date up to AUGUST 30, 2008. Turns out that i'm further along and it was much easier to measure the size of the baby this time. Will update more soon. =)

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Week #8

Your pregnancy: 8 weeks

How your baby's growing:

New this week: Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from your baby's hands and feet, his eyelids practically cover his eyes, breathing tubes extend from his throat to the branches of his developing lungs, and his "tail" is just about gone. In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. You may be daydreaming about your baby as one sex or the other, but the external genitals still haven't developed enough to reveal whether you're having a boy or a girl. Either way, your baby — about the size of a kidney bean — is constantly moving and shifting, though you still can't feel it.