Friday, January 15, 2010

thoughts

I'm thinking a lot today about......

1. My grandma. Today would have been her birthday. And she has been gone from our lives for almost eight years now. :( :( I wrote a lot about her last year on her birthday -- see here. I still miss her.

2. A girl at work I know who lost her precious little baby boy at just 20 weeks. She went for her ultrasound and learned the baby's heart had stopped beating. My heart is breaking for her. Being pregnant myself, this bit of news hit me very hard and I feel indescribably sad for her. :( :(

3. My sweet sweet little baby growing inside of me. (I couldn't have them all sad, now, could I??) I am looking forward to the day when I get to start feeling him/her moving around. I went to the doctor on Friday and was able to hear that little heart beating ridiculously fast. A good fast. Baby sounds healthy, and I think my morning sickness is going away. Yay!! I am loving my little baby!!!

4. What Not to Wear. Okay, I wasn't really thinking about that a lot today, just thought I'd mention it since I'm half-watching it now. :) :) It's about a witch?!?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

a slowwwww return :)

Well, here it is a week later, and I only posted that one little thing. Or a BIG thing, depending on how you look at it. ;)

Today was my first ultrasound at the hospital, AKA my first chance to see that there is indeed a little moving person who is quite alive inside of me!!! It was lovely, and reassured me quite a bit -- and now I have a lovely grainy picture of our beautiful baby-to-be.

Highlights of the exam included:
1. Seeing that little heart flashing on the screen
2. Watching our baby move its hands around by its face
3. Finding out that everything is indeed okay and little baby looks good for its age!! I am so thankful!!

Low points of the exam included:
1. Being made to fill up my bladder an hour before the appointment time, and then having to wait an extra half hour before it even started. My little tiny bladder is still recovering -- owww!!
2. Having a pretty crabby and condescending ultrasound technician. However, she miraculously seemed to recover from her bad mood when she found out I worked at this hospital. :) :)
3. Jamie wasn't allowed to come in until the very end. What's up with that??

Anyways, I was so so happy to see our little baby. You don't even know how emotional it made me. I have to go get some blood drawn tomorrow, and then see the doctor on Friday to see how much weight I've gained this trimester (!!!), and hopefully to hear the baby's heartbeat.

I am soooooooooo excited!!!

Our little little baby's photographic debut: