Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ultrasound CRAZINESS!

So, we met with our doctor after we got back from Robert & Rikki's wedding to review the ultrasound results. She said because of the way the baby was positioned, they were unable to get a good look at the umbilical cord to see if there are two veins and one artery (which there should be). She said there was no reason to believe it wasn't anatomically correct, but we could schedule a follow-up ultrasound to make sure. I agreed, thinking it would just be another chance to see the baby.
We went in on 4/21 and the technician asked if we wanted to know the sex of the baby. I told her they had told us already at the last appointment and that we're having a boy but it would be great if she'd confirm that.
Long first she said 'Oh, those look like the boy parts right there.' then said "Actually, if I had to guess, I'd say it could be a girl." The problem was the baby was moving around everywhere and wouldn't open it's all. The technician tried over and over to get a clear shot, which was complicated by the fact that the genitals were right under my belly button, making it even harder to get a clear picture. We walked out without knowing if it's a boy or a girl. The last thing she said was it wasn't clear enough for her to say either way. I'm so surprised! Part of me is glad we went in for the 2nd ultrasound because it would have been more shocking to think it was a boy until birth. I still just want to know if it is a girl or a boy, so I can plan!
Maybe this is God's way of telling me I need to stop trying to control everything. :)

Regardless, we did get some cute updated photos of the baby. Here's a profile and a foot!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Chris felt the baby move!

Today is a special day in so many ways!
Chris and I started dating on October 13th, so I always called April 13th our 'half anniversary'. Those of you who know me well know I will come up with any excuse to create significance with dates. :)

The other great thing about today is we got engaged a year ago today! Chris and I were laying in bed this morning and laughing about how much has changed in a year....married, pregnant....nuts! Here's a picture from our skiing trip at Copper right after Chris proposed.

While we were laying there talking about all our changes, I felt the baby start kicking and told Chris to put his hand on my stomach. Not the first time I've told him to feel the baby kick, but the difference was this time he actually felt it! How great is that?

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Robert & Rikki got married!

We just got back from Florida! Robert and Rikki got married on April 2nd. It was a beautiful ceremony and I'm really happy to be able to call Rikki my sister now!!

Another neat part was while we were getting ready for the wedding, the baby started kicking very hard. I was with Rikki so took her hand and put it on my stomach and she felt the baby kick. I just love the fact that she was the first person to feel the baby move and it was her wedding day! I'll never forget it now.

I took some pictures, but haven't gotten them off my camera yet. Here's one that Jen took. It's kind of silly. Rikki was posing like that because there were so many people taking pictures of them cutting the cake, it was like paparazzi. It's wonderful to see Robert grow up to be such a great man. Kind of weird to see him married now, but I'm really happy for them both.

The other great part of the trip (not the only one!) was getting to spend time with my nephew, Jonathon (Jen's son). He is the greatest little baby! I'm in L-O-V-E!