Wednesday, May 23, 2012

IT'S A ......drum roll....

Today I am 18 weeks and 5 days pregnant. I had the sonogram scheduled to measure Bean and to find out the baby's sex.  Bean measured exactly 18 weeks and 5 days, and was 9 oz. And so far, Bean looks healthy.  She... (that is right!) was a wiggle worm, and was moving all about, so the sonographer had trouble measuring her heart and getting a good view of her face.  She said that we shouldn't be worried, that all was good so far, but we would be scheduled to return in a month to check for those two things. 

My doctor said it was a girl on our 12 week appointment, when she tried to listen to her heartbeat and got nothing.  She had said, "Come on, let's go get a ultrasound room, your little one is girl, a diva!"
I guess she was right!

So here are some of our ultrasound pictures.

Bean at 12 weeks.

She looked like she was dancing which was so much more impressive live than in this shot.

Here is Bean from today!

This is her head and belly in profile.

Here is the "It's a Girl" shot- which I am glad the sonographer was able to explain.

And here is her foot.  Five toes... we counted!

 We couldn't be happier! 

Monday, May 21, 2012

I quit

So, as far as blogging goes, I have been the pits. 

I was really serious about this weight loss, and I started really well.  Honest!!  In fact to date I have lost 20 pounds.  And I did join a gym.  And I did go, four times even!  (Pathetic!)

So why am I quitting?

I jest, I don't really quit.  Let's just call it a delay.

You know, I had been down 22 pounds and I have been gaining a bit back ... in my belly.  I seem to have a visitor in my belly, and we call it "Bean", and we love him or her! 

Some of you know, some of you don't, but it was about time to explain the reason I stopped blogging.

Mike and I are expecting a little one and we hopefully will know if it is a girl or boy on Wednesday, May 23rd!  So soon, I can't wait to see "Bean" again.  We have had an 8 week and a 12 week ultrasound and so far everything looks great.  I was sick, and tired and not hungry at all.  I am a bit better at 18 weeks, but still eating is a bit of a chore, and forget cooking!  My due date is October 19th, the day after my Dad's birthday.  Alex was due the day before my Mom's strange. 

Alex is excited, he calls "Bean" "his baby" and told everyone at preschool he getting a sister.  I told the teacher that was news to me!  He changes his mind everyday if he wants a brother or sister.  I will follow up with the news of what we are having, but we couldn't be happier.  I am positive that the start of my weight loss in January made it possible for us to have this baby, so that has made it all worth it.

Much love to you all, and I promise to make good on my word to lose that weight, it will just have to continue a little later.