Thursday, June 26, 2008

Our Baby!!!!

So today I had my first OB appointment. Huge milestone, I know. I was excited, nervous, and fortunately, mostly nausea-free! Thanks to "What To Expect When You're Expecting", I was fairly well informed (I thought) on what to expect but I was surprised that I got to do an ultrasound! Little did I know I'd get to see my baby for the first time today.

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The other surprise we got was that I'm even further along than we thought. No more is the February 14 due date. They've moved it to January 25! That puts me at just past 9.5 weeks (woot! that means I'm closer to the end of the first trimester and, hopefully, morning sickness). The baby was all squigly-wigly and moving around (soo cool to see) and I could see his/her little heartbeat too. :) Seriously, it's such a cool, weird, exciting feeling.

I've been sometimes sick, sometimes fine for most of the time now. I have days that are mostly great and then BAM! - I'm sicko for 2 days and it's miserable. I still have major food/drink aversions - coffee mainly (though I'm happy to say some forms of chocolate are back on the menu), beef, most meat, anything spicy, etc. I basically live on fruit, cereal (thank goodness milk is fine!), and a few other staples like potatoes. Btw, "morning sickness" is a TOTAL misnomer for me. When I get sick, it's either all day, or only at night. The fatigue is definitely pronounced, but Hashimoto's definitely helped prepare me for that part of it. It's a little bit different fatigue too - it's not so dehabilitating, but more like, all the sudden I just really wanna take a nap or at 8:30pm I just know I'm ready to sleep for the night. Crazy, but not horrible.

It's still crazy to think that there's a little life inside of me but Preston and I are really really excited and happy. And totally scared that we'll be responsible for another human being. But mostly excited.

For those of you who are interested, YES we intend to find out the sex of the baby AS SOON AS WE CAN! Lol. It's killing me that we don't know already, but we'll have to wait until at least 12 weeks and probably 15. Assuming the baby cooperates. And we'll probably let everyone know the name choices too, but in the mean time, we're just glad that everything is going good, it's looking like I will NOT be classified high-risk (WOOOOHOOO!! no amniocentesis!) and all is happy and healthy so far!

Please continue to keep us in prayer (all 3 of us!) - it's always appreciated!

Here's one more of the cute little peanut!
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Anonymous said...

SO AWESOME!!! I am so excited for you! The baby looks awesome and YEA for being farther along than you thought! And thank you for being willing to tell everyone what you are having and laying out name choices. :o)

Anonymous said...

Bri!!!!!!!!!!!! This is so exciting! Congratulations! Will I get to see a little baby bump on the 26th? Hope you are feeling well. Take care and get lots of rest!

Matthew Saville said...

Congrats to you all!


Genypher said...

Congratulation! (If you do feel nausea, take papaya. When the doctors tell you that you can't take normal meds, it is a more natural way to deal with it.) I am so happy for you!

Katie and Kyle said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm very happy for you! I hope you aren't sick too much longer. Yucky stuff. I'll be so excited to follow this and even more excited to see your little one next year!

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