Wednesday, December 17, 2014

20 Weeks

It's hard to see the bump in this picture but I promise it's there! We are half way there and 20 Weeks has been an eventful week as we finally found out the sex of our baby GIRL and shared the news with family and friends! 

Finding out the sex is only a small part of the anatomy ultrasound they perform at 20 weeks and y'all it was just marvelous to watch as the technician moved around and pointed out all of the little intricacies of our baby. We could see the heart, the head, the spine, the bladder, the kidneys, the blood flow, the umbilical chord, the feet, the arms, the bones, fingers!, and so much more! It was amazing to watch her wiggle and squirm in there (and bizarre not to really feel it). After our full anatomy scan we got a good report on baby's growth and stats. At 13 ounces and a heart rate of 151 bpm she's growing strong and looking good! 

Here's a glimpse:

I am also starting to feel tiny kicks and flutters every now and then. Looking forward to feeling her move more and more! 

It's a....

In case you missed our big announcement last week! 
Matt was right all along! It's a girl! 

Monday, December 1, 2014

16 Weeks

We had our 3rd visit to the doctor this week. All looks good! Baby's heart is beating at 152 bpm. And we scheduled our next big doctor's appointment--which is when we will find out if it's a boy or girl!

Thought I'd just go ahead and answer a few common questions:

1. How are you feeling?
Much better now that the 1st trimester wooziness is gone. Feeling much more like myself (except for the whole growing out of my clothes business).

2. Will you find out the gender?
Yes! See above. I've not had any inclination whatsoever as to boy or girl so I'm anxiously awaiting the 20 week ultrasound. Matt thinks girl. I'll keep you posted.

3. What hospital are you using?
St. Vincent's. They've been so good to us throughout the past year with all of Matt's pancreas trouble--how could we not go back?

4. Are you still exercising?
Yep. I'm still following my usual routine of Zumba, Body Pump, Body Flow, Body Step, Yoga, running/walking--all with modifications when needed! But still feeling good!

We have a few pieces for the nursery headed our way in the next week or two so we have begun the great clean out of the office. We can't wait to begin to piece together the baby's room!