Wednesday, January 30, 2008

7 week belly pic

My waistline seems to be expanding by the minute! I will need to buy some new pants soon, as all but three pairs are starting to feel tight. I know what your thinking: she better slow down or else she'll gain 50 lbs! I'll have you know that I am trying to eat healthy, and am walking on the treadmill 3 times a week for 45 minutes at a time. So hopefully I won't gain too quickly.

Today was a good day in terms of morning sickness. I was queasy this morning, but it went away after a couple of hours. Hopefully tomorrow will be just as easy. :)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

It's over, thank goodness!

After many hours of studying I am pleased to announce that today I PASSED THE PHR EXAM!!! YAY! I have no idea how I did it, but I did. Now that the exam is behind me, I can focus some energy on getting the house ready to go back on the market and baby planning. Now if I could only get rid of this queasiness.....

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Houston, we have a heartbeat!

Ben and I went to see my doctor today. I was extremely nervous, and I think he was too. We first saw the yok sak, and I had to hold my breath until she found the little white bean. Then...there it was! And right away I saw it blinking ~ the heartbeat was there, it was so amazing to see it. I can't wait to see this little bean grow into a baby. She said the heartrate was 115 and it was measuring the way it should for 6 weeks. We go back on Feb. 18th to hopefully hear the heartbeat. Here are some pics of the ultrasound, even though it just looks like a little blob right now. Please keep us in your prayers!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The day we found out...

October 16th, 2007: I was only 5.5 weeks, but we were very excited and surprised ~ we had conceived on the very first try! I had a blood test to confirm and YUP - we had done it!

Two days later my doctor had me repeat the blood test to make sure the pregnancy was progressing the way it should. Well, it wasn't. We had a miscarriage in late October 2007. It was very early, but that didn't make it easy. But we had the support of our families some close friends who we told, so although it was very tough, we slowly moved on.

I guess it was more quickly than slowly.....We tried again and got our 2nd positive pregnancy test on January 8th! (Well, let's be honest, I had more than 1 positive test. It was more like 5! The picture here is a snapshot of 2 of them.) A doctor's appointment on January 11th confirmed it, and a second blood test assured us that things are progressing much better this time. "Looks excellent," my doctor said when she gave me the news of my second blood result. We were very relieved.

Now we're just praying to see the little bean and (hopefully!) a heartbeat at our first ultrasound on January 24th. It will be early to see a heartbeat, but we're optimistic. Keep us in your prayers!