Thursday, February 26, 2009

Doctor's appt

Today, I went in for a routine appointment. Theo was with me. He was so sweet to sit and wait with me for an hour and a half. Nothing new to report. Everything is going as expected. Dr. B wasn't too concerned about my weight loss. On their scale, I have only lost 4 pounds but according to our scale this morning, I've lost 7 pounds. The good thing was we got to hear the baby's heartbeat! It was around 160 beats and going strong! He said we got lucky because sometimes you can't detect the heartbeat with the doppler until 14 weeks. So we were pleasantly suprised! I told Theo hearing our baby's heartbeat (both this time and with Carter) is my absolute most favorite sound in the world :) Carter's uncontrollable laughter is a close second. Unfortunately, it will be another 2 months!! before we get to find out the sex. I was hoping more like 6 weeks instead of 8 weeks. Oh well, it will be here before I know it. I can't wait to find out! Theo and I have differing opinions about the baby's gender. If you haven't voted on our poll, please VOTE!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Baby Rooms

Finally, a post that will not involve bodily functions of any kind! I know it's been a long time coming. Even though baby blueberry doesn't really have a room yet and we obviously don't know if we will be decorating a girl or boy room, I have been perusing different websites for baby bedding. If it's a girl, I am almost certain this will be her bedding...

You can visit
to see it better.

Let me know what you think.

On the flip side, if it's a boy, I haven't really started looking for boy bedding. I am still trying to decide on Carter's new bedding. He's still in his yellow/green dragonfly room. I loved this room for a long time and spent many hours in his nursery even before he was born. But now that my sweeet little newborn is a 2 1/2 year old rough and tumble (well, not really) boy, he needs a room to match his boyish personality. Here is what I will most likely do Carter's room in. It's pricey but I really, REALLY love it....


Obviously I am no artist so his room won't have the cool design on the wall, but you get the basic idea. If/when I decide on baby boy bedding, I'll post a picture. I probably won't be looking for boy stuff before our next ultrasound. I really feel like I'm having a girl but I won't be any less happy even if we do have another boy!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Week 12

I'm three months pregnant today. The time is really starting to fly by. I have been feeling better. The morning sickness is not completely gone but I'm at least getting a break from it. I am not going to elaborate further on that this week. I have made a vow not to talk about it as much.

I am ready to start showing and most excited about feeling the baby move. I loved that feeling when I was pregnant with Carter. It will be neat this time that he'll get to experience that too. Theo and I are in the process of trying to work out the logisitics of where this baby will sleep. We have a 3 bedroom house but one room HAS to be an office. We are on a list for a bigger house but that may talk a long time. We don't want to buy a new house at this point in case we might be moving. So we'll see. God will take care of it one way or the other. He is the supplier of all of our needs so I trust He sees what's going on with this situation too!

So, here is the news in little blueberry's world this week....WOW little blueberry is now a lime! :) (
The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.

Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be. From crown to rump, your baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Week 11

I usually posts on Mondays but the past few days have not been good for me. Morning sickness is in full force and I finally broke down yesterday, called Dr. B's office and asked for some phenegran. I am going to pick it up from the pharmacy today so hopefully I will feel better soon. I will admit, this has not been fun. I keep asking myself/God "How can something so wonderful make me feel so bad?" I know everyone is probably tired of hearning my tales of sickness but that's all I have to report at this point. I long for the days when I have exciting news to write about. Right now, I'm consumed with nausea and throwing up. It will get better......

Here is what little blueberry is up to these days...(

Your baby, just over 1 1/2 inches long and about the size of a fig, is now almost fully formed. Her hands will soon open and close into fists, tiny tooth buds are beginning to appear under her gums, and some of her bones are beginning to harden.

She's already busy kicking and stretching, and her tiny movements are so effortless they look like water ballet. These movements will become more frequent as her body grows and becomes more developed and functional. You won't feel your baby's acrobatics for another month or two — nor will you notice the hiccupping that may be happening now that her diaphragm is forming.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Week Ten

I've made it through a quarter of my pregnancy so far! Yea! Only 30 more weeks to go. On a positive note, I am still sick but it hasn't been near as bad the past few days as it was the beginning of last week. Theo and I went to dinner at some friends house on Saturday and I managed to keep down shrimp etoufee of all things. I am still throwing up everyday (5 days straight and counting) but I don't feel constantly sick. Theo grilled hamburgers last night and made potatoes. It was delicious! Ok, enough my with baby bug is what's going on with little blueberry now.... (courtesy of

Though he's barely the size of a kumquat — a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, your baby has now completed the most critical portion of his development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature.

He's swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including his kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function, though they'll continue to develop throughout your pregnancy.

If you could take a peek inside your womb, you'd spot minute details, like tiny nails forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow on tender skin.

In other developments: Your baby's limbs can bend now. His hands are flexed at the wrist and meet over his heart, and his feet may be long enough to meet in front of his body. The outline of his spine is clearly visible through translucent skin, and spinal nerves are beginning to stretch out from his spinal cord. Your baby's forehead temporarily bulges with his developing brain and sits very high on his head, which measures half the length of his body. From crown to rump, he's about 1 1/4 inches long. In the coming weeks, your baby will again double in size — to nearly 3 inches.

Here is what my nine week pregnant belly looks like (Not much different than my non-pregnant belly. So if you notice a pooch, that's nothing new!! LOL)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Hard Week

The morning sickness has been in full force this week. I keep hearing Dr. B's words in my mind..."morning sickness peaks at 10 weeks and that's usually as bad as it gets". Ok, I'm almost 10 weeks. I know in my head I can make it but it's hard to believe that when I am bent over a trash can most of the day. I've lost 3 pounds so far. Not quite to the 10 pound mark that I was with Carter but I'm well on my way. I'll be honest and admit that it's really difficult to enjoy being pregnant when I feel this sick. But I know this too shall pass....just not soon enough :)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Week 9

Today, I am nine weeks along....only 31 more weeks to go. That seems like forever at this point. Today has not been a good day in terms of my morning/evening sickness. Poor Carter, he keeps asking "What's wrong mommy?" and saying "Mommy all done frow up". Oh my baby, I sure wish I was done with all of this morning sickness. I think it's been harder this time around because I do have to take care of Carter. Alright, enough with all of for the good news. Here is what little blueberry is up to this week:

Your new resident is nearly an inch long — about the size of a grape — and weighs just a fraction of an ounce. She's starting to look more and more human. Her essential body parts are accounted for, though they'll go through plenty of fine-tuning in the coming months. Other changes abound: Your baby's heart finishes dividing into four chambers, and the valves start to form — as do her tiny teeth. The embryonic "tail" is completely gone. Your baby's organs, muscles, and nerves are kicking into gear. The external sex organs are there but won't be distinguishable as male or female for another few weeks. Her eyes are fully formed, but her eyelids are fused shut and won't open until 27 weeks. She has tiny earlobes, and her mouth, nose, and nostrils are more distinct. The placenta is developed enough now to take over most of the critical job of producing hormones. Now that your baby's basic physiology is in place, she's poised for rapid weight gain.