Archives for the month of: December, 2008

Well, heck.  Maybe this pregnancy thing isn’t going to go by too terribly slow.  I have made some progress.  I am feeling strange stretching in my abdomen that is called “round ligament” something or other.  It feels like a strained muscle – without the exercise.  Also, I clearly have a legitimate baby bump – even my skeptical husband sees it now.  I have been running around for the last few weeks sticking my belly way out asking, “do I look pregnant?”  He finally says I do.  That’s good.  I haven’t been to the gym in a couple of weeks and my “food cravings” have consisted of onion rings and root beer sooooo the bump was a bit suspicious.

Oh, and you know what else?  I can find baby’s heartbeat easily using my nifty home doppler device.  I used to have to push it way down into my pelvic area to the point of cramping in order to hear the reassuring “woosh woosh woosh” of my little one.  Now, he/she is right on top of my pelvic bone and very close to the surface.  I love that sound.

We are off to Cabo for a week for our babymoon with hubby’s wonderful mom and dad and sister/brother in law.  I can’t wait!  I got the cutest little tankini tops to hide the belly – and they were on sale!  But the best part is that when we return next Friday, we get to go to our early gender detection 4D ultrasound.  We will finally get the answer!  We can’t wait.  In the scheme of life events, the sex of your babies is very critical.  Will we be spending Sundays on the little league field or the ballet studio?  Will I have someone to shop with and receive decent Mothers Day gifts? 

I’m looking forward to 2009.  We have some great ideas for the shop.  We are buying a new home and will get to set up a nursery (!) and we are inaugurating  Barack Obama as president.  Life is good.

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Baby is now 11 weeks and 3 days and the size of a fig, or a lime.  By the end of this week, I think he/she should be the size of a kiwi – a small kiwi.

Our last ultrasound appointment was nothing less than awesome.  Baby was moving his/her little paddles and we could actually see his/her face on our ultrasound pics.  That was a super shock!  Baby has a little nose and mouth and he was trying to suck his itty bitty thumb.  I’m in love!

A week from Monday is our Nuchal Transluscency scan.  They take a little blood and use that along with the measurement of baby’s neck to determine our chances for having a Down Syndrome baby.  If the chances are higher, we will be given the opportunity for an amnioscentisus (which is incredibly hard to spell).

We also hope that at that point, baby will be almost 13 weeks by then, we will be able to see the sex of our little fig.  The chances are kinda slim but it would be great to know right before Christmas time.  It’s funny – I always wanted a little girl but since day one, I had a sneaking suspicion that this little fig was a boy.  I’m actually afraid that I will be disappointed if he/she isn’t a boy.  Mostly because it will prove my sneaking suspicion was wrong.  I hate being wrong.