Monday, September 29, 2008

Who wants to grow up?

I like to play hide and seek with my dogs. I'll chase them down the hall trying to tickle them on their backs and grabbing at their tails. While there running down the hall, I'll switch back and run through the kitchen into the bathroom and hide in the shower. I then start to let out a little whistle.

Pound, Pound, Pound, Here come my dogs down the hall, slipping and scratching on the kitchen tile floor as they try to run as fast as they can slipping the whole way. At this point I stay really quite. They run into the bathroom and out the other end into the quest bedroom.

I peek at them out of the shower curtain. They have stopped with their body stiff, Tails sticking straight out, Their ears perked up waiting for me to whistle again.
Then I let out a little whistle and two little snouts come poking themselves into the shower. I then yell and they prance up and down, I pet them and scratch them behind the ear and say, Good boy!! You found me. I then do it all over again and find a new place to hide.

Sometimes they don't fall for my tricks and they catch me before I can hide and I yell out giggling and laughing as their tails are whiping with excitement, and their front paws dance up and down, Tongue's hanging out of their mouths. I was playing this little game the other morning, Laughing and giggling, yelling and screeching as they chase me around the house, When my neighbor knocked on my door.
I answered the door a little out of breath, "Sorry, Just playing with my dogs!" He laughs and says, "Some people never grow up."
If that could only be true!!

12 weeks!! Almost through the first trimester!

I'm 12 weeks today!! It's getting easier to breath every week. I still hear horror stories about people miscarrying at 12 and 13 weeks, But I'm feeling better about the whole thing. I think this baby is here to stay. (This is me trying to tell myself not to worry, But then I worry that I just jinxed myself. How do I even live with myself with all this worry?)
I'm almost through my first trimester!! Yippee!! A lot of people have been asking me if I'm "high risk" because of in-vitro. I'm happy to say, NO!! I should be just fine.
I still don't look pregnant. I can wear some of my old clothes, but I got a couple of maternity pants that I have to continue to pull up all through the day. They tend to be awkwardly baggy. I have some clothes a size bigger and they are a lot more comfortable.
I still feel good. I find I'm really picky about food. I'll be starving but nothing sounds good. My back gets stiff and sore. I think the baby is more in my back then my belly.
All and all, I feel good!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

10 weeks 5 days and feeling good

I went to my first appointment with my new ob/gyn yesterday. Shaun and I both liked Dr. Damore. She's very friendly and personable. We talked in her office. Asked guestions. Got a run down of what to expect, and got a bag of free stuff. Yea! For free stuff.

I'm really going through ultrasound withdrawal. I love to be able to see and REALLY hear the heart beat. Dr. Damore did the Doppler to hear the heart beat, She was moving it all around my belly and we couldn't hear a heart beat. Mean while, I'm holding my breath. She told us before that we might not hear it with the Doppler, But that doesn't work with a nervous mother like me.
Finally, We picked up the heart beat!! Music to my ears. I really needed that comfort. I can't wait until I'm through this 1st trimester and I don't have to worry so much. I'm sure the worry never ends, But a little ease is good. Shaun joked that we wouldn't be leaving until we heard a heart beat because he knew I would probably be impossible to live with otherwise.

I've been feeling really good!! I never get sick anymore. Sometimes I feel nothing at all. That's why I need to hear the heart beat to make sure everything is going well. Make sure I still have a baby in my belly.

Tonight, Shaun and I are doing movie night. He went to get us Cafe Rio and a movie. I love to snuggle up and watch a movie. It's a great way to end the work week. RELAXING!!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Help, All my blogger friends

I was trying to add a new blog to my blog list and it wouldn't let me. So I pushed the cancel button and it erased my whole blog list!!
I love reading every one's blog. Could you please leave me a comment with your blog address. I would hate to loose them.
Thank you!
Keep on blogging!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

9 weeks and I got to see my baby move!

I went to my last appointment with the fertility center today. I will miss them. They have been really great to Shaun and I. They have baby pictures lining the hallways and I told them to save a place for my little baby. I'll keep them posted with how I'm doing.

I got to see my baby move!! The ultrasound was so amazing! The baby has grown so much! It's really in the little bean stage. My little Jelly bean. I got to see and hear the heart beat. My own heart just swelled with happiness. My little baby was moving around, so cute!! I forgot all about the nausea and fatigue and I felt like the luckiest women in the world. It just blows my mind to see the baby moving and it's little heart beating.

My fatigue and tiredness has gotten better. Thank goodness!! It was getting a little ridiculous. My baby is growing so fast it's no wonder that the first trimester can be so hard on you. I'm starting to have some "normal" days mixed in with the not so good days. That's been nice.

I have my first appointment with my obgyn (Dr. Damore) who my sister-in-law, Kelley, referred me to. Thanks Kel!

My due date was changed today from April 11th to April 9th. Will see what Dr. Damore has to tell me when I see her on sept. 18.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Happy Birthday Shaun!!!

Today Shaun turned 31! What can I say about Shaun.....
He sometimes looks and has the same mannerisms as Ben Stiller. When I watch Ben Stiller's movies I laugh even harder because he reminds me of Shaun. Shaun is often told he looks like Andy from the office, and he does.
In the picture above we're in Mexico and he started doing a Tom Cruise impression and I died laughing. I don't think everyone else thought it was as funny as me, but what can I say, Shaun makes me laugh.
Shaun is funny!!
Shaun loves Buffalo wings and mountain dew. If he could live on those two alone, He would.
Shaun loves books, Not just any books, but church doctorine books. He reads and truly ponders the books with scriptures. Most people know Shaun is extremely insightful. He could read for hours and hours. I love his desire to learn and fill his spirit. I tease him that his spirit is so much older than mine. So guess what Shaun got for his birthday.......books!! Just like he gets with any other occasion which requires a gift. That is all he every wants. You need help or insight, You talk with Shaun.

Shaun is a chatterbox, but also, a great listener. He can be at any party and have a conversation with anyone. The funny thing about that is, He really just likes to stay home and watch a movie or guess what?! He is a home body, but he's also extremely friendly and easy talk to.

Shaun is an animal lover, Which contests to his sweet side. He's compassionate and cares about others. Shaun has the best ability to help you see the best in yourself. He's elevating and really helps you see and believe in yourself and your own personal talents.

If Shaun could go anywhere in the world he would go to Israel. He has a real affection for the Jewish people and loves to study their history. If he could go back to school he would get a PhD in religious studies. He even wants to send are kids to Hebrew school. We'll see how that goes. Someday I would love for him to go back and study his dreams.

Shaun is caring and thoughtful, When anything bad happens, I'm feeling sad, or just having a bad day, He is the first person I want to call or be with. he really knows how to take care of me. I can be myself and he loves me just the way I am. That's important, because just like the quote:
"A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway"
That is Shaun! He is so non-judgemental and he is the best friend this girl could ever want.

Well, That is a little bit of Shaun at 31. I could go on and on. He is amazing!! I love him and think the world of him!! Thanks Shaun!! Happy Birthday!!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

8 week update

Labor day!!! Got me thinking about my own labor day! Scary! Today I had a bunch of things I wanted to get done....but....too tired!! We did go out and eat with my brother Drew, his wife Katie, My sister Tara, Jared, Ashley, Brittany, and Thomas. We went to the Cheese Cake Factory, Yummy!! I did have a delicious strawberry cheese cake. I love those holidays off work.

My pregnancy symptoms are still the same. I have to admit that today I was extremely on the ornery side. Look out!!
This week my pants started to fit a little to snug over my tummy. I'm getting a little pooch already!! I wonder if because of my swelling with my hypo-ovarian stimulation has made it easy to pooch out. It is exciting. Now for the awkward stage when you don't really look pregnant but you start to grow and have a pooch. I'll have to take pictures of my growing belly. I can't wait until my 9 week mark to have another ultrasound and see the baby's growth. Thanks for your continued prayers! Take care!!