Wednesday, August 27, 2008

It's a BOY!!!!

We had our big ultrasound on the 21st and right away we saw that it's a boy. He was definitely not hiding it! We are so excited and can't wait to meet him. Here are some pics:Sean said this is the strongest arm the u/s tech has seen and definitely a throwing arm for when he plays football for Notre Dame. =)Getting ready to suck his thumb:Waving to mommy and daddy!We have 2 names that we're choosing from, however the name will remain a secret until the day he's born. We've picked out our bedding and it's just oh so cute!!! We'll be working on the nursery in the next couple weeks.
Next week, I'll be half way through the pregnancy. I can't believe it's gone this fast! Makes me happy though!
Here's some belly pics of me at 18wks:

Monday, August 11, 2008


Not much changes these days, besides my belly and me feeling better =) I don't have any nausea left and honestly forgot what it was like to have it, so that's great! Now I'm in the countdown mode to find out the sex on August 21st. That's in 10 days!!
Had a little scare on July 31st when I woke with some spotting. I was out of town on business, but at least it was in Ft. Myers where I was staying with friends.
Went to the ER since I wasn't near my doctor. Had some more spotting as soon as I got in the ER bed, lovely. The Dr. came in and mentioned doing a pelvic exam to check out the cervix and that later we'd do an u/s. He said if the pelvic exam showed the cervix open then we'd cancel the u/s cause there would be no point...which freaked me out, I didn't think about a cervix problem. I asked if it was still possible to have a heartbeat if the cervix was open (cause I had hear the heartbeat at home with the doppler), he said yes. I couldn't wait for the pelvic at that point. It came about 15 min later and it took him awhile to find mine (said it was extroverted) and then found the tip and said it was CLOSED!! Best words ever! Then the nurse came in and couldn't find the heartbeat (doppler), I asked if I could do it and I couldn't find it either, which concerned me. However, the u/s showed everything was awesome! Measuring 15w5d!! I couldn't believe what I was seeing, it was amazing. I told him not to tell me the sex cause Sean wasn't there and he said then quit looking at the screen! Then I think I saw something quite obvious...I'm pretty sure it's a BOY!!!! =) Looked like "he" was saluting me! We find out for sure in 10 days!!! Then, we get to buy stuff, start decorating, making a registry list, etc!!!!!!!!!!!! I still can't believe we're here and almost finding out the sex....time is flying!
This is the fortune I received that night at an Asian restaurant:I couldn't believe it when I saw it...almost started crying right there!
I've already received baby clothes from friends and family and it's so exciting. Here's my belly at 16wks. =)