Pregnancy Update: Grow, Baby, Grow!

You may remember that I've been taking it easy because there has been some restriction in the umbilical cord to the baby. This can lead to growth restriction which could lead to having to take the baby early if she weren't getting enough blood/oxygen. We found this out four weeks ago, so William took over even more than he already does at home, I don't walk any more than I have to, and I either … [Read more...]

Pregnancy: Halfway There!

I am completely convinced that you hit a time warp the second you find out you are pregnant and your life stays on fast forward forever after that. With that in mind I know I shouldn't be surprised, but I can't believe this pregnancy is halfway done! I'm 23 weeks on Wednesday and everything is trucking along. How I'm Feeling Physically The nausea that made me want to throw up all day, every … [Read more...]

Are You Having A Boy or A Girl?

When I wasn't being a crazy person worrying during the first trimester, I managed to perform several of the old wives' tales for finding out the baby's gender. Here are the results: The Ring Test: The ring made a very distinct circle over my belly, indicating a girl (although this one says the opposite gender depending on what site you look at) The Chinese Gender Calendar: Said it is a … [Read more...]

One Trimester Down, Two To Go!

We weren't exactly trying to get pregnant, but as my OB/GYN says, if you aren't preventing, you're trying. Why I Checked While we were in California in June, my skin was really good. Not a pimple in sight. I just wrote it off as the lovely water and relaxing. But, when we were packing up to head home, I got a weird wave of nausea. The boys had been talking about not feeling great the night … [Read more...]

Just Like That, It’s Gone

I saw the woman crying as she left the office and thought, "There are few things as sad as seeing a woman sobbing as she leaves the OB's office." Two hours later, I was the one sobbing as I left. But, before the sobbing, there was lots of smiling and hugging. I took a pregnancy test on January 8th and it was positive. I found out later, I was probably only 3 weeks pregnant (or so). I … [Read more...]