My Little One
14w and 2d today. At times my pregnancy seems to fly by and at other times I cannot believe I still have 6 months to go! I decided to start this journal because I was hoping it would help for me to be able to and look back at how far I've come.
In mid December I took a HPT test because I was 2 days late- and I'm never late. There was a line. A faint line but a line. I'd taken so many negative tests that I couldn't believe it. I started shaking- I actually had to sit down. We were definately not trying but my b/c script had run out the month before and seeing as we were new to the state I didn't have a dr here (the script should have been good until Jan- when my appt was, but the pharmacy messed it all up). So we decided to use condoms in the mean time- and well obviously we found out those really aren't 100% protective :D .
Anyway, I called DH- the poor man was at my parents' home fixing their dryer and of course really couldn't say anything in response w/o telling my parents the news. I probably should have waited to tell him- but I was just so shocked!! His response: "well, are you going to come pick me up now?". I had to laugh.
So we then waited very anxiously for our first appointment. DH came with me- but when he saw that there were really no other men in the waiting room he decided to wait in the car :D .
I had an ultrasound- but at 8.5 weeks I could only see a little white "blob" on the screen.
At 11.5 weeks I went in for another ultrasound for the first trimester screen. This was the best experience of my life. My baby was jumping all over the place. The tech was laught because she wasn't sure she could get any measurements. My baby was 2 inches long :).
At 13 weeks I had my 2nd appt and finally got to hear baby's heartbeat- a very beautiful sound, but the baby was moving around a lot so I didn't get to hear it for long.
And today is 14.2 weeks. I still haven't felt baby but I have had to switch to mostly maternity jeans (but I can still wear my regular shirts!). On March 16 I get to find out if I am having a boy or a girl!!
The name we have for a girl is Elizabeth "Lilly" Sadie- Elizabeth is a family name on both sides, I love the name Lilly but I don't know that my daughter would want to be called Lilly when she is an adult- so this gives her options, and Sadie is my great-grandmothers name.
For a boy Andrew Ryan (but we aren't sure about this one)
Wow- long time no update! I'm really bad at keeping up with journals.
Anyway, my little one is doing beautifully. We found out a few weeks ago that we are having a girl- Lillyanne Sadie (Sadie is my great-grandmothers name- she turned 91 last month and is truly looking forward to meeting her great-great grandaughter!).
I have finally begun to feel her move- little kicks a few times a day, and yesterday I actually saw her move from the outside. I'm amazed every day that in just a little while I will be holding my first baby- that I am actually going to be a mom. I think I sometimes still don't believe it, but I look forward to that moment with such excitement!
We have bought some clothes and a swing and a sling, but we are trying to hold off buying more until after the baby showers. It's hard to wait though- but I do know that right now we need to be saving our money so that we can afford for me to be off for the full 12 weeks after Lilly is born.
My next appt is on April 23 and I have another ultrasound the same day b/c at the last one they could not get accurate measurments of her heart. I can't wait to see her again! It seems like it is so far off...but I am sure it will be here before I know it.
Only 20 weeks left! Half way there. wow. :D
I cannot believe there is only 12 weeks left until I get to meet Lily!
Lily is very active lately- much to her father's delight. We love to watch my stomach move and Ryan loves feeling her kick his hand. He's taking a much more active roll in this pregnancy now that he can feel her. He even talks to her once in awhile. I think he's still a bit overwhelmed with the idea of being a father to a little girl, but I know in my heart that he will fall in love with her the moment he sees her.
We have another ultrasound on June 5 because at the last one in April she was measuring too small. I hope she has had time to grow in the last 6 weeks! I look much bigger so I am hoping that is a sign that she is bigger. Her kicks are also stronger, so I know she is gaining strength.
I really can't complain about this pregnancy, it has been easy- and the times that it gets hard I just tell myself how much it will be worth it after she is here. The worst of it was that I had a kidney infection a few weeks ago, which was very painful, but the antibiotics kicked in quickly and I was fine within a few days. I just want her to be happy and healthy!