24 Weeks

Sunday, December 30, 2012

This week brought lots of tears and uncertainty. The ultrasound and the MRI provided heartbreaking news about Baby V and we are awaiting an appointment to followup with the Children's Mercy Fetal Health Team. I will share more at another time but right now, this momma's heart is heavy.

Keep Baby V, her momma, and her daddy in your prayers.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas to you and yours! 
I hope this season finds you in a happy, healthy, and cozy place. 
God Bless! 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

how far along:
22 Weeks

Nothing really. 
I get pretty tired when trying to get stuff done around the house but that is about it.

cravings/aversions :
Not much here either. My diet has pretty much stayed the same since before I was preggo.

movement :
Yes! I can totally feel her moving around in there. I really notice it at night when I am laying in bed. I can't wait until the hubs can feel her move!

Pretty good thanks to my Chubby Hubby. Totally worth the investment.

looking forward to :  
Christmas! All my siblings start to trickle home over the next week and I love it when we are all able to get together.

Still waiting on the results of the genetic testing. We should be getting the results soon. 

best moment this week :  
The ultrasound. Her little heart was beating away at 160 beats per minute and she is weighing in at 1 lb and 1 ounce. It was our most positive ultrasound to date! Good work baby v! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
We had our 22 week follow-up ultrasound with the perinatologist today.

I always get nervous heading to appointments but today both the hubs and I left feeling really good! The ultrasound tech and the perinatologist were different from the last two times we were there so it was a new prespective on our baby girl and the report was good! There were no structural abnormalities in her brain (no hygroma and no variant) and her heart looks good too! She is right on track for her growth and development for 22 weeks gestation. It did appear that one kidney is larger than the other but the perinatologist said it would be something that we just keep an eye on. They tried multiple times to get a good image of her little face with the 3D machine but the little stinker kept her hands in front of her face the whole time! 

What a relief to hear something positive about our little one. 
It is always so neat just to sit back and watch her move...what a little miracle! 


Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Two pretty big things happened this week and I am so excited to share...

First, sleeping started to become a little bit more of a challenge so I was waking up a lot at night to reposition. Sleeping on my stomach is not an option anymore and all the books tell you sleeping on your back is not safe at this point so I found myself flipping from side to side all night. Lack of sleep for me, means lack of sleep for the hubs. So we made a trip to Babies-R-Us and made a little investment....

I call it my "Chubby Hubby" and it has proven to make sleep a little more peaceful in our home! It comes highly recommended from me!

The second big thing that happened this week...
I felt our baby girl moving! I think I have been feeling her for a couple of weeks but since I am a first time momma, I wasn't really sure what I was feeling. Well, the hubs was not home on Saturday so I was laying in bed and there was no denying that what I was feeling was our baby girl. It was the strangest yet most incredible thing that I have ever experienced. I texted the hubs to tell him and then I just layed there and experienced the moment. 
What an incredible feeling. What an amazing little miracle.

O Christmas Tree

This little momma has been so tired lately! 
Usually over Thanksgiving weekend, the hubs and I go to the Christmas tree farm, pick the perfect tree, cut it down, and then bring it home and make that baby look magical with decorations. Well, Thanksgiving weekend was busy for us! I was on call for work so I had to go in for a couple of hours and then between venue shopping and wedding dress shopping with Emily, Christmas shopping, and being in St. Joe for Thanksgiving day I was worn out and a tree just was not happening. We debated the idea of an artificial tree but something just didn't seem right about it for me. We always had a real tree growing up and next year when our baby girl is here, we want to carry on the tradition of going on a tree hunt with her so buying an artificial tree seemed a little silly to me. Being tired but yet not wanting to get an artificial tree led the hubs and I to a hardware store to get a tree. In 10 minutes, we were in and out and had a real tree tied to the top of my car. 

The hubs put the lights on the tree and I handled the ornaments. 

O pretty Christmas tree!

And just because I love it so much, here is a pic of our mantel.
 It is decorated the same as it was last year but I just really love it. 

Merry Christmas time to all!

20 Weeks

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Half way there!

On one hand it seems like the first 20 weeks flew by but on the other hand it seems like I have been pregnant for a year. Strange how that works, right? I have felt great through my whole pregnancy...no morning sickness, no nausea, no weird food cravings/aversions (expect one really weird week where I ate 3 fish sandwiches from McDonald's. I have not had McDonald's in years and I don't really like fish but apparently I needed 3 in one week).  My doctor did prescribe migraine medication to me as I had pretty intense headaches around 14 weeks but I think it was a combination of stress, anxiety, and lack of sleep. Overall, I can't complain about how I have felt!

We want to say again that we are so very grateful for all of our friends and family who have been thinking of and praying for our baby girl. We are so blessed.

Here is to hoping that the next 20 weeks go a little smoother for our sweet baby girl!
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