Well, we thought we'd get to find out what our baby is today, but alas, we didn't get to find out for sure. Our baby looked perfect and healthy, but... chose to sit nicely cross-legged. The umbilical cord was between the legs so we couldn't tell for sure what it is. The Dr. guessed that it's a girl, but couldn't say for sure, but she couldn't see any boy parts. Apparently "SHE" listens to me say "criss cross applesauce" about 20 times a day.
We have another appointment at the hospital in 2 weeks for a more detailed ultrasound, so we should be able to find out then. I don't want to have to wait AGAIN!! Oh boo.
We got the call today that the crib was in! So... of course we had to go pick it up right away and put it together!
Thankfully, the crib didn't come in many pieces. It was pretty easy to put together.
Gus trying to help out with where to put the pieces. Finally, we have a baby room.... granted there's really nothing in it yet. It's still nice too look in on and think that we're on our way, and this pregnancy is almost half way done. That's weird to think. I just can't wait to find out what we're having so we can really decorate! I can't wait for Tuesday because I'm going to beg that they look to find out what our baby is!
Here are the boys trying out the new crib. They approve.
Here I am... expectant mother at 16wks 6 days, and proud daddy overwhelmed with cribs. After getting my tire fixed due to a lovely nail that flattened another tire, we were off to lunch at Olive Garden. That was delicious. It really had nothing to do with our crib but it was our day. So, after lunch we went over to Babies R Us just to look around. We actually found a really beautiful crib that was the right color and the right price. It was only $299 and everything else we liked was $399-$499. Eek! We decided we'd just go for it and order it. Although my heart was racing and my hands were shaking, I knew it was a very exciting moment. It really makes things real. Aside from the sonograms, the 3 outfits that we were given for Christmas, and the few baby blankets that we were also given, there's nothing in our back room. With the crib coming in the next 7-14 days, it will be so real. I can't wait to start decorating! I can't wait to order the bedding and start painting the room. I want to paint the room neutral because I don't want to have to do it again in a few years, unless we really want to. I want something classy and classic, maybe a chair rail with a darker color on the bottom and a lighter color on top. Hmmm... things to think about.
Our first baby appointment was on November 21, 2008. That was so exciting! We got to see our little blob for the first time! They told us that we were due June 30, 2009. So I was officially 8 weeks pregnant. It was the most wonderful site, being able to see our little baby squirming around. It was very surreal. It was hard to believe that a baby was really inside of me. I didn't really feel any different, so it was hard to believe that I was really pregnant until we saw our miracle on the screen. Of course aside from spelling our last name wrong, the picture of our blob is perfect.
We then went on Decem
ber 23, 2008 for our second appointment and heard our baby's little heartbeat for the first time. Wow, that was amazing. I begged for another picture too since Gouger was spelled wrong and I wanted to send it to family. When we saw our baby this time, at 12 weeks....
It was shocking! It actually looked like a baby! It was moving all around and it was so beautiful! It was one of the happiest moments of our lives.
I did get in trouble with the doctor because I had lost 7 lbs. Granted, I have the weight to spare, but apparently, it's not good to lose that much weight in a week. Yep, I had the flu... bad. I felt horrible all week. I had to come back in 2 weeks to check that I was gaining weight again. I've never had a doctor tell me they wanted me to gain weight!
Alas, we had to go back on December 29th, because we were rear-ended twice in Will's truck and wanted to make sure that the baby was okay. Baby was still perfect and we heard the strong heartbeat again.
Our next appointment is on January 27, 2009. I can't believe that THIS year I'm going to have a baby! It's crazy to think about! At this next
appointment I'm going to be 18 weeks. I'm going to again beg and plead that we look and see if we can find out what we're having!
I can't wait to find out! We have found the bedding that we are going to get for either Harlow Isabella or William (Liam) Daniel.
Our story begins with Will's 1st deployment to Iraq. He left my first day of summer break, May 23 2008. It felt like the longest 4 1/2 months of my life. It was so hard being away from your best friend and not having any way of contacting him, until he called.
With a delayed homecoming and being
stuck in Qatar for much longer than expected, we were ansy and upset that plans had to change and Will wasn't going to be home as soon as we expected. Long story short, Will finally made his arrival back home on October 1st.
Exactly 22 days later, October 22, 2008. I found that we were no longer going to be a couple, but a family. This news was very exciting and terrifying at the same time. I found out at 5:30am, before work, and immediately woke Will up to look at the faint second line. He definitely saw it and hugged me as I cried, filled with so many emotions. I then, sent a text to Lindsey telling her my new findings, and confirmed that I was pregnant. That day was kind of a blur to me. I made an appointment to go on base and get a blood
test after work. I rushed out at 2:15pm and barely made it in time to get the lab work done. They then said that they'd call the next day to tell me the results. I was dying! I begged them to try to find out as quickly as possible, but they said they couldn't. Thankfully, somehow, I got a call 2 hours later telling me, "Congratulations! It's positive!" Of course I had to take 2 more tests just to see the lines come up!
Teeth: 9! both top and bottom teeth, 2 top molars and her both eye teeth, and left bottom molar.
Favorite Foods: pizza, strawberries, goldfish, french fries, apples
Clothes: 24 months
Shoes: size 5
Accomplishments: Signing a lot (more, please, strawberry, grapes, apple, clean, nice, flower, dog, bird, thank you!) Learning how to climb onto our bed, opening doors, climbing from the couch onto the side table. (not sure all of those are good things!) Being a BIG SISTER!
Age: 3 month
Height: 22 1/4 inches
Weight: 9lbs, 3oz
Favorite Foods: Mommy's milk, and formula to gain weight
Accomplishments: Surviving SVT, a week in the PICU, and being diagnosed with WPW Syndrome at 3 weeks old. Sleeping through the night at 5 weeks old!
First and foremost, I'm a Christian mother of two beautiful girls, an Air Force wife, and newly a 2nd grade teacher. I've taught first grade for 5 years, then moved to part time ELL after having my second daughter, now I'm moving up to 2nd grade!