Thursday, April 30, 2009

I know it's been a long time, but baby Curtis is here! He was born one day before his due date on April 19th, weighing 7 lbs 3 ozs and 20 1/2 inches long. I'll post a full birth story later, just wanted to let all of you know.

Here's a picture of our prince!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Things are good

Things are going well. Had my 28 week appointment last Thursday. I passed my Gd test with flying colors, which wasn't unexpected, but nice to hear. Doctor said that baby and mommmy are happy and healthy.

The weekend after valentine's day we'll (well mostly DH) start changing our computer room into the baby's new home.

That's about it. Not much else to report.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I'm a bad blogger

I know, I know. I haven't been on here in ages. Since I only have three months before I go on leave, I have a huge amount of stuff at work to get done before then.

Curtis John is great (that's the name we chose). He kicks every day. DH finally felt him kick last Saturday (January 3rd) and saw him kick me on Wednesday (January 7th). We went to get a 3D ultrasound on Saturday and were a little disappointed. The pictures were not as clear as we had hoped, but my anterior placenta may be the reason.

DH and I have been getting lots of practice taking care of babies. His cousin had identical twins in September, 12 weeks early. They've been home for awhile and we spent every Saturday at the house, hanging out with the parents and changing diapers, feeding, dressing, and general baby care. I like makes me feel like I might actually know what I'm doing when the time comes.

I will try to be better in updating, as it is getting rather close to the end of this wonderful pregnancy.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We found out...

we're having a BOY! No doubt about it.

I think being a mom has finally hit me. Suddenly I have a son to start thinking about. All the responsibilities, the hurdles and triumphs he will have in his life. The wonderful things his father will be able to teach him. I wonder if he will get his father's wide chest and solid frame. Whose nose will he have? It's so crazy.

Also, I've been feeling the baby move since November 16th, which is freakin' awesome. He is very active most of the time. Now I can't wait until it gets strong enough for DH to feel.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Big U/S on Nov 25

Just before Thanksgiving, which is perfect. I'll be able to let work know just before going on vacation.

We did get a chance to see the baby today. She couldn't find the heartbeat on the doppler, so we got a bonus sono. Baby was kicking! I don't think he/she likes the sonograms so much. It's amazing how much the baby has grown in six weeks.

Now there is just the wait until the 25th...three weeks.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Still living, breathing, and growing

Just a quick update. Things are still great. Outgrew my first set of maternity pants and had to go shopping this weekend for more. I'm at that fat lady stage. Looking forward to the time when I actually look pregnant.

Our next appointment is Nov. 4th and hopefully we will find out the gender of our little one.

Monday, October 6, 2008

I'm here, I swear.

Everything's fine, honest. Just life and work happens...and naps happen. Oh my god the napping that has gone on is insane. It's amazing I'm conscious right now.

Had our third ultrasound about two weeks ago. Baby was bouncing around having a grand time. We saw arms, legs and eye sockets plus a beautiful heartbeat. Also found out my bladder was growing some seriously strange bacteria and went on cipro for 5 days (just did the follow up test today, hopefully it's gone).

On Sunday I had my first dehydration cramps...didn't have any water until lunch and apparently baby does not like that. Everything was fine once I downed two glasses of water at the restaurant.

As far as showing...nothing the general public would notice but I can notice something in the mirror in the evening when I strip down for bed.

Being spoiled by frequent ultrasounds is now driving me nuts. I can't believe I have to wait four more weeks to know that everything is okay in there. I just keep telling myself no bleeding=happy baby. It's freakin' hard!

Also, my parents gave us the money to purchase our dream stroller. Brand new they cost upwards of 800, but we found one on craigslist in practically new condition for 200. They're made in Europe. It starts out as a bassinet and then has a toddler seat that clips on after you remove the bassinet and the seat is good up to 75 lbs. It's freakin' gorgeous. Here's a picture of it with the bassinet.

I will try to update more often.