It's a.....

GIRL!!!!!!!!!! Apparently our first ultrasound (and my maternal instincts) were off! We're so excited though and it's great to know more about our sweet, new little person. Mom got to go the ultrasound with us since she's currently visiting which made it even more special. I'm also starting to feel her kick now on a pretty regular basis.


18 weeks

Well, I'm 18 weeks and popping out of my clothes! The fun continues! Maybe that shouldn't have an explanation point after it;) We had our monthly doctor's appointment yesterday and everything looked good. The doctor found the heartbeat with no trouble this time, so no emergency ultrasound:) Yay! I've had a cold for a week and half that I can't seem to knock and although I haven't been feeling horrible the doctor felt it was a sinus infection that might hang on for a long time and prescribed an antibiotic. I'm up with a nasty cough tonight as you can see by the timestamp, so hopefully the drugs will kick in and knock this infection out. There was also a slight mix-up with the ultrasound so we didn't have it yesterday when we went into the doctor. I wanted to mention this since I've been telling everybody that we find out if it's a boy or a girl this week! We'll have to wait a little longer. I guess we were supposed to schedule the ultrasound and we thought that the doctor's office scheduled it, which they did last time because it was an "emergency". Anyway, I'm actually kind of excited that it's postponed because my mom is coming to visit next week and now she'll get to be here for it! Check out my chubby belly pics and take special note of the background, which is our new nursery color. Love you all! Have a great night!


On Faith...

I found this poem and wanted to pass it on. Love you all!


An Ode to Faith
-by Patrick Overter

When you have come to the edge
Of all the light you know,
Into the darkness of the unknown,
Faith is knowing that
One of two things will happen,
There will be something solid to stand on,
Or you will be taught how to fly.


Belly Shot: 17 Weeks!

We've reached 17 weeks! It's been a pretty exciting past couple weeks for us. I will start with the best news first. Last Friday I went into the doctor to have blood drawn for the quad-screen. This is the test where they check your blood for the certain substances and can then determine the chances of your baby having a neural tube defect like spina bifida or anencephaly or a chromosomal defect like Down Syndrome or Edwards Syndrome. My blood screen came back showing that our baby had almost no chance of having any of these problems. Needless to say, we're very relieved.

The other thing that happened this week is that I have started to feel the baby moving. It's just a slight fluttering at this point and I've only felt it a few times, but it was so exciting! I'm also getting my bump so here are some pictures for those of you who won't get to see see my pregnancy in person.

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