Thursday, February 28, 2008

Now we can listen to it anytime!

We rented a doppler on and can now listen to the baby's heartbeat anytime mommy has a full bladder! We tried it out tonight and after several unsuccessful attempts, we finally got it. It's so exciting to hear! It's beating at 170 BPM. There's an old wive's tale that a fast heartbeat means it's a girl, but it may be too early to tell.

Here is a little clip ~ you have to listen hard to hear it. It fades in and out because I am not a pro at using the doppler yet. A huge thanks to soon-to-be Uncle Mike for helping me get the clip posted! (You have to turn the volume on your computer all the way up to hear it.) Enjoy!

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Monday, February 18, 2008

Strong, healthy heartbeat!!!

It took about 3 minutes to find it, during which I was pretty much holding my breath. But once we heard it ~ ga-gong, ga-gong, ga-gong ~ I breathed a sigh of relief. Actually, I started laughing. My doc said, "Yup, there's a baby in there!", and I couldn't help but laugh. She said it was a strong, healthy heartbeat. We go back in a month for a check-up, and then 4 weeks after that we can find out the sex! My guess is a girl; Ben's hoping for a boy. It will be mid-April and we'll update everyone on whether it'll be team Pink or team Blue.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

9w1d belly pic ~ it's getting BIGGER!

None of my old pants fit me anymore, so I've purchased a few pairs two sizes up to be prepared. :) Plus, I have the bella band to use with my old pants ~ you zip them up but leave them unbuttoned and then put the bella band around it (it's like a huge rubber band, but not super tight). It works, but I still feel weird walking around with my pants unbuttoned!!

Ben cooked me dinner for Valentine's Day. We had: shrimp scampi, cheese fondue with bread and apples for dipping, lobster tail, rice with mushrooms and garlic, and broccoli. It was a feast and he was a wonderful cook. Oh, and dessert! It was an enormous chocolate souffle with chocolate sauce. A glass of milk was the pefect accompanyment.

My mom and Grandma fly up from FL today so I am meeting them in Hershey. I'm having lunch with one of my highschool friends and am going to fill her in on my growing waistline. Then my mom is coming back here with me on Sunday and she'll accompany Ben and I to our 2nd OB appt where we'll hopefully hear the heartbeat! Keep your fingers crossed for us! I'll update the blog Monday night.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Morning sickness = All day sickness ~ YUCK!

UGH. For the past 3 weeks I have been dealing with all day sickness. I haven't actually puked yet, but am very scared that I could at any moment. My friend Kel who just had a baby a few months ago said that she had it from week 7 to week 15. I told Ben this morning that we're going to adopt our next kid. He's getting very used to hearing me whine "I don't feel good!" all the time and has been such a good husband fetching me apple juice, tea, and my many other demands. I just can't wait to get to week 13 when hopefully this awful feeling will be a thing of the past.