Tuesday, January 24, 2012

13 week appointment

Our 13 week appointment went great!  Everything came back perfect, and it was fun to get to see our little baby again on the ultrasound.  The tech refused to look between the legs, not that you can find out this early, but a speculation would have been fun :) Oh well - March 9th will do. 
Blood pressure was still perfect.  My doctor actually went back into my chart from last time, and found that my pressure didn't start becoming elevated until 28 weeks last time.  It's just a waiting game to see if I'll have any of the same problems this go round.  I'm going to try to have a regular birth this time too - good news is that I can still try even if I have to be induced.  No guarantee, but since I wasn't pleased with my last doctor, I want to try one more time.  If it doesn't happen then I know for the next child I'm destined for a C-Section.
I thought I was getting better with the nauseousness, but nope.  This past weekend it came back with a vengeance.  Oh baby, please don't make your mama feel sick the entire time she has to carry you!  I don't feel like I've gotten my energy back either.  I'm in my second trimester on Friday, so hopefully it comes back around soon!
Heart Rate 155bpm

Monday, January 16, 2012

NYC Trip

This is a long overdue post.  Back in the beginning of December, I headed up to NYC for the first time.  I went with a few gals from Daniel's family (his mom, aunt and cousin).  We were part of a larger group who takes the train up once a year and stays for a few days.  It was exhausting as there is lots of shopping and walking to do, but it was really fun.  We saw 2 Broadway shows "Anything Goes" and "Mamma Mia".  I loved Anything Goes - Sutton Foster is amazing.  We also went to a day show of The Rockettes.  All of our meals were super yummy (including all the deserts).

9.11 memorial

9.11 memorial

9.11 memorial

In front of the NYC Balls

Us before dinner one night

Had to get a picture with Elmo for Hadleigh :)
Dinner at Lombardi's Pizza (yummy!!)


Rockefeller Tree

Friday, January 6, 2012

We're expecting!!

Yep! We are expecting baby #2!! We are super excited and nervous all at the same time.  My due date is July 28th, which is a month shy of Hadleigh's 2nd birthday.Currently I'm 11 weeks and not feeling well at all.  With Hadleigh I didn't feel this sick - I'm nauseous most of the day.  I think it's just starting to get a little better.  I now have days where I'll only feel nauseous a little bit, but then the next day it knocks me off my feet.  I'm showing already   - it's definitely true when they say you show quicker with your second!  I need to start taking belly photos to track the growth.  I want to make sure I do most of what I did with Hadleigh with each child.  Good news is that my blood pressure has been great so far.  The real test will be after 20 weeks to see if it starts to elevate or not.  I really really don't want to be on bed rest this time around!
We had our first ultrasound on December 23rd and everything checked out wonderful.  On 12.31.11 I did the at home blood test for the chromosome defects and down syndrome.  I sent those off, and I'll have a follow up ultrasound on 1.18.12 to get the results.  Daniel and I don't really care whether this child will have down syndrome or not - it was just a way to see our growing baby in an ultrasound :) Sneaky.
More updates to come!
Heart Rate 176bpm

Just hanging out with my BFF...

Oh you know...the usual.  Lily and Hadleigh running around playing with the occasional "Give Lily a kiss!" or "Give Hadleigh a hug!" :)