Hi! My name is Holly and I'm 23 years old. I'm married to a wonderful guy named Todd and together we have a beautiful 13 month old daughter. She has been such a blessing. Her name is Addison and she is so much fun! We are expecting our 2nd little blessing Dec. 6, 07 but I know it will be earlier due to a repeat c-section. I am going into my 3rd year of teaching and am excited for the new challenge. I have taught 5th and 6th grade, and am now anxious to be moving to 3rd grade!
I'm nearing the 1/2 way mark and just found this board, but I think it's a wonderful way to keep track of the things that are going on during my pregnancy. To date, I have felt the baby once or twice, but nothing consistent yet. I'm anxiously looking forward to that as it is the neatest thing ever!
My big u/s is scheduled for July 16 (the day before my birthday) and I really, really want it to be a boy! I have planned everything out as if this baby was a boy, so if not, I'll be in a little bit of trouble, but not much I look forward to keeping track of all the amazing things to come throughout this pregnancy here and can't wait to write more
Just adding some info from my myspace.com account:
April 24, 07
Went to the doctor and...
We have a heartbeat!!
I was so relieved to hear this little bean's heart going...nice and strong too at 155 bpm. It's a little lower than Addy's was at this same point in time, so maybe it's a boy The doctor said everything looked good so far, and the tech had no trouble finding the baby. She measured it to be 8w1d and I was only supposed to be 7w2d, so they moved my due date from 12/8 to 12/6. Yippee!! We also decided yesterday that unless I go into labor on my own, this little bean will be born via c-section on 12/3. I just wanted to share with you all that my bean is doing well and we are looking forward to adding another member to our family!! Look for the u/s pic in my pictures
May 25, 07
2nd prenatal appointment today
I had my second doctor's appointment today, and it went pretty well. The baby's heartbeat was nice and strong at 166 bpm I did get some unpleasent news. Somehow, they detected Group B Strep already, so I am on medicine for that, and I also lost 4 lbs. I think the losing weight has to do with m/s and having NO appetite whatsoever, but I'm looking forward to hitting the second trimester and gaining so weight for this bean. Just thought I'd update everyone Take care!
I had my 16 week checkup and all is well...what a sigh of relief. For the past few days, I couldn't shake the feeling that something was wrong, but the tech found the heartbeat almost immediately and it was beating away at 148 bpm...That's the lowest I've ever experienced...even with Addy, so I'm hoping for a boy
I finally gained some weight. I was down 4 lbs at my 12 week checkup and I gained 5 lbs...so really a total of one lb...hehe...but it's a start. I scheduled my u/s for July 16. Seems so far away, but it's really only 3 weeks. I cannot wait! It will be the best birthday present ever to find out what we are having.
Haha...I just got thumped! I was sitting on the couch poking at my tummy. I have felt the baby once or twice, I think, but I REALLY wanted to feel him/her kick me. I stopped poking because I couldn't feel anything, and about 5 minutes later, I felt a huge THUMP!! It was so cool! I forgot what it felt like. I hope to feel him/her on a more regular basis, but I'm just happy I finally got to feel the bean
I feel like poo today! I don't know what the deal is but the last few days I've been so blah! I don't know how else to describe it. I don't remember feeling like this with Addison, and it makes me feel like a bad mommy for feeling this way while pregnant with #2.
I think part of it is that I still don't feel the baby as much as I'd like, and it worries me at times, but I know that worrying is part of the game. I also have NO appetite whatsoever. I can't seem to find anything that looks appealing, but I am forcing myself to eat every now and again. The only stuff that really looks good is junk food, and I can't eat that all the time.
It's nice to have a place to write down my thoughts and feelings on this journey. I just wish at the time being they were a little more positive. I'm going camping this weekend, so maybe that's the boost that I need to get me into a happier mood. Hope so
Man! This little one is kicking my butt! I don't remember feeling this way AT ALL with Addison. I still feel sick and nausues all the time....what is that all about? I'm in the second trimester??? Anyway, just needed to complain
Monday we had our 20 week/gender u/s appointment. We are having a beautiful...BABY! Little stinker wouldn't share with us whether it was a girl or a boy, so I have started calling it Baby J. I don't like calling it "the baby" or "it," but since we don't know what we're having, we can't call it Lauren or Dylan yet.
Overall, the appointment went really well. The baby is healthy and has all 10 fingers and 10 toes. She said based on the u/s results, it ruled out 80% of all birth defects The heartbeat was nice and strong at 160, which makes me think it's another girl, but Todd refuses to believe it. He thinks the heartbeat was that high because Baby J was moving around, which is true too! Who knows. We'll have to wait to find out.
We discussed with our doctor when we would have our repeat c-section. I know it's a ways off, but I was just curious. She told us she usually does them 1 week prior to the due date, which would make my date Nov. 29. She said we could go earlier, but we would have to do an amnio and I don't want to do that, so looks like we'll have a little turkey baby
We found some bedding too! I was looking all morning for unisex bedding that was super cute and I found a great set on Ebay. It's sage green and has little frogs all over it with blue dragonflies and pink flowers. Sounds pretty unisex to me Even Todd liked it. It's a 9 piece set, so it literally comes with everything we need for the room. After Baby J is born, we'll add the letters for his/her name under the toy bag that comes with it. When I get pictures taken, I'll be sure to add them
That's it for now. I'm in a much better mood the past few days because I know the baby is healthy. Makes me feel a lot more relieved Take care!
I'm taking a break from internet shopping I've been looking online all morning at maternity clothes! I have a gift card to use at Motherhood Maternity, but I am interested in what some of the other stores have for clothes too! I'm getting ready to go back to work, and I realized that all my maternity clothes from before are winter clothes. I don't have any summer or fall clothes to wear...Sounds like the perfect excuse for a shopping trip!
Within the last few days, Baby J has become A LOT more active, and I LOVE IT It definately makes the pregnancy feel more real. I know there is a little someone inside there kicking and hitting me! I feel a lot more reassurance too by feeling consistent movement. Baby J sure knows how to make mommy happy!
This was me last night at dinner...I was so angry. We went out to eat with the in-laws (parents, siblings, etc) for a birthday. While we were there, I mentioned to Todd that we needed to make sure his mom was still going to watch my nephew this year, or if my sister needed to find somewhere else to take him. His mom will have her hands full by the end of December with Addison, Ethan, Baby J, and possibly my new niece Alex. Anyway, his mom told us that she will be fine watching him, and then preceeds to start in on how we need to pay her on a more consistent basis. We've had this discussion several times before and she's asking us to pay her as much as a normal daycare. I DON'T THINK SO!!
We get into a little argument in front of the whole family, and DH isn't sticking up for me at all. He keeps saying, it's up to you to pay her and giving me this "I told you so look." Well, then I said to her that the amount of money she is requesting is too much for us to pay considering all the other bills I have to pay each month. I also said that if MY MOM could afford to not work, she'd be willing to watch the kids for free. His mom goes off about how she's here 4 days a week and my mom is only here one, missing the point that if my mom could, she'd watch them every day of the week. Needless to say, she starts crying (she'd been drinking a few adult beverages) and then the whole family looks at me like, "Way to go Holly!" I was so steaming mad....
I know if we take our kids to daycare it'd be a lot more, but at the same time, they'd be doing a lot more for her. Sorry....I just had to get that off my chest. I was so mad last night, and then DH acts as if nothing happened. Grr!!