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It’s a…


BOY!

This morning I had my 20 week ultrasound. There’s no doubt about it…there’s definitely a tiny little man in there! 🙂 Today he weighed 13 ounces and his heart rate was 145. Everything looked good, he’s perfect!

We brought Adaline with us and at first she was very excited to see the baby on the “tv”. After awhile she got bored with it and my mom took her out into the waiting room. I’m glad that we brought her, though. It seemed like she understood what was going on a little better being able to see the baby moving on the screen.

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Once again he was much more docile than Adaline was during her ultrasounds. I’d really like to feel him move more, but I hope the “laziness” is a sign of a nice, calm, laid back personality. That will make it nice and easy on mommy in the future 🙂

We tried to get a family photo in the lobby. Didn’t turn out too good. Oh well.

Now we’re going to be busy preparing the nursery and picking out a name. We pretty much had the girl’s name pinned down already, but boy’s names are harder for us for some reason.

Well, I’m off to the baby name books!

(The internet hasn’t been working at my house all day. So even though I got home from the ultrasound at 10am, I wasn’t able to post anything about the baby until I decided to walk over to my mom’s house and use her internet at 5pm!)

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Half Way There! 20wks


I’m 20 weeks pregnant today. I can’t believe I’m already halfway through the pregnancy! This pregnancy is going by so fast compared to Adaline’s…probably because I’m chasing a toddler around now, I’m too busy to think about it.


(Ignore the grumpy looking face. I thought I was smiling, but I’m just too tired to tell anymore ;))

The baby’s given me a few really good kicks over the past few weeks, but they’re limited to maybe one a day and at first only one every few days. The past couple of days I’ve been feeling a lot of squirms and flutters, but they’re all very small and very low and not strong enough to see or feel on the outside yet. I’m hoping the movement really picks up soon because that’s my favorite part of pregnancy and it’ll be so great to see Adaline’s reaction once she’s able to see and feel the baby move 🙂

Tomorrow (Monday) morning we’re going bright and early to have the 20 week ultrasound. We’ll get to find out the baby’s gender (hopefully)! We’re bringing Adaline with us so that should be interesting.

Now’s your chance make your guess before the announcement after the ultrasound…

Do you think it’s a girl or a boy?!
Let me know in the comments!

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Nuchal Transluncency Ultrasound 12 weeks 4 Days


Nearly 3 weeks ago I had my 2nd OB appointment and my Nuchal Translucency ultrasound, but never got around to blogging about it because I was so busy planning Adaline’s birthday party.

On 07/27 I had my 2nd OB appointment. I had an internal exam and PAP smear (Insert sarcastic “Yay” here) and we got to hear the baby’s heartbeat. The doctor actually had a hard time finding the heartbeat. He looked around for awhile and couldn’t hear anything. Then he went lower on my stomach and said that he needed to push my uterus up above my pelvis (*Remember this for later.). Then he found the heartbeat but the baby immediately moved away and he had to try to find it again. Once he did he said that it was good in the 150s.

So, this is a picture of me at my OB appointment at just 12 weeks and 3 days.

Yeah, check out that bump that I’m rocking. And that bump? Apparently not my uterus since the doc had to push it up past my pelvic bone and whathaveyou. What that means, boys and girls, is that the adorable baby bump that I’m rocking is actually my stomach…my big, fat, stomach, that looks like it’s a uterus full of baby. Don’t let it deceive you since my uterus and baby are both hiding discreetly behind my pelvic bone. Dude, why am I so fat?! Well, at least my fat stomach had the presence of mind to disguise itself as a baby bump rather than what it actually is…an oddly shaped muffin top. This way people think I’m a cute little pregnant lady instead of an uber-fatty. Ahem.

Moving on, after getting the news that my baby bump is actually a cellulite bump I took the next logical step and went immediately to the nearest ice cream stand for a chocolate cone. I had it almost entirely demolished before getting back to the car when my hubby took this picture.

When we arrived home and were preparing Adaline for bed she wanted to put on my maternity shirt.

The following day we had my Nuchal Translucency scan. It’s a test that can only be done between 11 and 13 weeks where they measure the back of the baby’s neck to see if it’s thickened which is common in babies with Down Syndrome. They also do a blood test and these two tests together will tell you the risk factor for your baby. We just like to get an extra peek at the baby and 12 weeks is such a great time for an ultrasound because the little ones are moving like crazy even though you can’t feel it and they have tons of space to bounce around it.

I was 12 weeks 4 days at this scan (I was 12w1d at Adaline’s scan) and this baby was completely different from Adaline. Adaline moved like crazy…so much so that it took them the longest time to get her calm enough to measure her neck. She literally bounced off of the walls of my uterus and did flips and everything. This baby was very laid back. The movements were all small wiggles and hand movements, nothing big. It was so interesting to see how different this baby was compared to my daughter. Even though this baby stayed pretty still (s)he was still in the wrong position for the test and we had the opposite problem. The tech had me coughing and smacking my belly to try to get the baby to move into a different position and each time it would just fidget every so slightly as if to say, “Leave me alone! 5 more minutes, mom!”

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We asked the tech if she could give us and educated guess on gender. She said that if she had to guess she’d say that it’s a…boy! But she also said that it’s much too early to tell (I knew that already) and that she’s been wrong before at this point. At Adaline’s nt ultrasound they “guessed” girl and obviously they were right, but at my nephew’s nt ultrasound they also “guessed” girl and obviously they were wrong…so a nt gender guess is still 50/50. We’ll be able to find out pink or blue in mid-September.

Right after the scan they let me know that the neck looked normal but to remember that the blood test is important and then I went upstairs to have blood drawn. I’ve read online that many women get a finger prick for this test but both times I’ve had blood drawn from my arm. The hospital called a few days later to let me know that all of the test results looked normal and to give me the risk factor, which I don’t remember the exact number, but it was very low.

Here I am after the ultrasound and blood test. You can see my hubby’s reflection in the window taking the picture.

I’m now 15 weeks and officially out of my first trimester. This seems to be going much faster than my last two pregnancies which I assume is probably because Adaline takes up so much of my time the days go by pretty fast.

Here’s my growing baby bump from the first trimester. You can see that it only took me a few weeks to start growing (although again, it’s just fat ;)).
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And just in case you think I’m one of those weirdos that’s stuffing my shirt…here are the bare belly shots.
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I have another OB appointment next week and as long as there are no problems my next ultrasound won’t be until mid-September.
Now you’re all caught up on the baby business.

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Early Ultrasound 9 weeks 2 days


Yesterday I had another early ultrasound. This was the follow-up to the one I had two weeks ago. The baby was very small at the time so they wanted to make sure a twin wasn’t hiding in there.
Apparently there wasn’t. There’s just one sweet little baby in there. She had no trouble finding the baby this time. We saw the heartbeat and it was 167. We also got to see the little one give us a few wiggles and shimmies 🙂

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The head is to the right and you can see the baby’s arm buds!

After my ultrasound I went to my first prenatal appointment. It’s just a lot of talking and answering questions and whathaveyou. Everything’s good.
Below you can see me at my appointment accompanied by my friend the Bubba Keg. That is the “jug” that I drink water out of every single day…not just when I’m pregnant 😉 (I kinda love water). It always impresses the doctors but seems to frighten average citizens.

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Early Ultrasound 7 weeks 2 days


Yesterday on mine and Cool Daddy’s 8th wedding anniversary we had an early ultrasound. We were checking to see how our little one(s) were progressing. Also, since this is a Clomid baby there’s a 10% chance of twins so we wanted to see how many babies! I was 7 weeks 2 days along which means they had to do a transvaginal ultrasound.

The ultrasound tech turned the machine towards us and said that she was seeing a gestational sac and a yolk sac, but because it is still so small she wasn’t able to see the baby yet. She was going to have me come back in two weeks to check again. At this point I wasn’t crying, but I was definitely upset. I knew that not seeing a baby even this early on isn’t a great sign. I had an early transvaginal ultrasound with Adaline at 7 weeks 5 days and we were able to see her and her heartbeat really well.

Then she said that she was going to take a look around at my uterus and ovaries to see what was going on in there. While she was looking around in there she moved and twisted the probe every which way which, I’m not gonna lie, hurt quite a bit. Still I was hoping that while she was looking around in there she’d find the baby. Then she said, “I spoke too soon.” And she turned the screen around. Right away I could see slight movement inside of the sac and I said right away, “Is that the heartbeat flickering?!” She said yes! Yay!

Here’s the first ultrasound of our little one.

And just in case you can’t figure out what you’re looking at, this one spells it out for you.

The tech only saw one sac and one baby but she said that doesn’t necessarily mean there’s only one baby in there. Because the baby is so small and because she had a hard time finding it at all she said that it’s still possible there’s another in there. At this point I’d be pretty surprised if we found out it was twins. Then again she did have a much harder time than the tech that did Adaline’s ultrasound, so maybe there is another one in there that she missed.

For comparison here is Adaline’s ultrasound at 7 weeks 5 days.

The tech also said that the baby is measuring right at 7 weeks 2 days, so it’s not too small, and the heartbeat was 128 which is good for this point in the pregnancy. We’re going back in two weeks for another ultrasound to get a better look. I’m just so thankful that our little one is okay and that we were able to see the heartbeat today instead of having to wait another two weeks which would’ve been excruciating.

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Wordless Wednesday: Two Lines


So last week this happened…

You can’t see it in the picture, but there’s actually a very faint second line on the test I took on May 27.

But in case you need more proof…

Brand new Cool Baby coming to a blog near you in February 2012!

(In preparation of my impending morning sickness I am recruiting Guest Bloggers for June and July. Please check this page and contact me if you’re interested!)

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