Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Baby Update...

Today I am 12 weeks and 4 days pregnant and we had an appointment with our doctor. We really like him because he is young, funny, answers all of my crazy questions and puts up with my paranoia. He says everything looks great and I am measuring right where I should be. We also heard the heartbeat and it was 160 bpm. Somedays I feel pregnant and some I don't. I barely have an appetite, I go to the bathroom constantly and my clothes are already getting tight. We go back to the doctor on December 19th to hopefully find out if we are having a boy or girl. I can't wait to design our baby's nursery. Friday we are headed off to Ohio for a post-Thanksgiving visit with Paul's family. We hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving with their family.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Baby Boy or Baby Girl?

Just for fun I decided to look into old wives tales and myths that predict the sex of the baby.
Here are the results:

Chinese Calendar: BOY

Wedding Ring Test: BOY

Heartbeat Myth: GIRL

Cravings: BOY

My Gut Feeling: GIRL

Hopefully, in a little over three weeks we will find out if we are having a boy or girl. I can't wait! I don't care either way, but for Paul's sake I am hoping for a baby boy.

Monday, November 17, 2008

More Ultrasound Pics...

Today I am 11 weeks and 3 days pregnant. Here are a couple ultrasound pictures from the visit to a specialist for routine screening tests. The ultrasound technician said all off the baby's measurements looked great. We had to keep poking at my belly to encourage the baby to move into different positions. Now Paul thinks it is funny to poke my belly knowing that it affects the baby. Once again, it was really cool to see my baby move inside of me. I can't wait to find out what we are having.Above is a good shot of the baby's profile.

The baby looks like an alien in this picture. (front view)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Our First Baby...

Paul and I are extremely excited to announce that we are expecting our first baby. I am currently 10 weeks and 4 days along with a due date of June 5th, 2009. At our appointment today we actually saw our baby kick and move. It was very emotional.
We were hesitant to tell people right away because we had a miscarriage back in July. Now that we are farther along than our first pregnancy, we felt the time was right. Below is a progression of the ultrasounds that we've had so far. It is amazing to see the difference in such a short amount of time.
4+ weeks
5+ weeks 7 weeks 10+ weeks

Paul's Birthday...

Paul's 32nd Birthday was yesterday. I made him a cake and decorated it like a hockey jersey. It was my first time using fondant icing. The jersey was supposed to be white and red, but the red turned out orange. The buttercream icing was also supposed to be red, but turned out pink no matter how much coloring I added. I dont think I did that bad considering it was my first attempt.