Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Post Ultrasound


Before My 4d Ultrasound to Find Out The Gender

I can hardly type I am SO EXCITED!!! It is 3:30 and Steve will be home at 4:00 so we can make it to Columbus for our appt. at 5:00. We got an awesome deal on a 4D package that includes 2 visits so we will still get to go back between 28-34 weeks to see the babies' features.
Today, we are just finding out if we are having a boy or girl... I will be SHOCKED if it is a girl. In my head, it is a boy already!! Steve along with the old wives' tales have me brainwashed I guess!

Today I was visiting my friend Jessica and we were browsing bedding on a website called Baby SuperMall...they had some of the really good beddings that I was looking at for really awesome prices. I am not sure if we will or not, but I know I'm gonna want to go to Babies R' Us after our appt. We'll see if my hubby is cooperative or not....

Well here we go! I don't think I have been more anxious about anything EVER!!! Sorry if this post seems a little choppy..I'm kinda cookoo! I'll let you know it all goes!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Something Popped Up!!

Today me and mama went to Callaway Gardens to the beach. I was laying back in my chair and I just looked down and noticed my stomach looked different. I said, "Mama, does it look like my stomach is really rounded right at the bottom?" She said, "yes it looks different like there is a baby in there." SO WEIRD!!! I think I looked about 100 was like my ribs poked out at the top....then went in...then right under my belly button it poked back up. To me it looked like a mini Nerf football! :-) I'm so silly though...when I got home I laid down in the bathroom floor and looked in our full length mirror and pulled my shirt up. I wanted to see what it looked like from the side! I'll get a picture put up soon, but I'm pretty sure it is only noticeable when I'm laying down. YAY! I'm finally getting a bump....should I be happy?? I'm sure 5 months from now I'll be hating my bump and ready for it to go away! haha :-)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

2nd Trimester Has Begun!!

Well, I'm 14 weeks today so that means that I am officially in my 2nd trimester. Honestly, the 1st trimester was kind of a breeze...especially when I compare it to some of the stories I've heard. The past couple of weeks since my 12 week check up have been good. I've had more energy and my nausea has pretty much dimished. I'm so glad!

Last week we went to Disney World. I was very worried about all of the heat but I actually did pretty ok. It was Steve's first time so I wanted him to feel like he got the most out of the experience and I didn't wanna be a party pooper. The day we went to Magic Kingdom was great...very overcast and we were in shaded or air conditioned waiting areas most of the time. It was supposed to rain that day, but it held off until about 4:30 in the afternoon. My sweet hubby carried a heavy backpack with waters, snacks, etc... around all day. I felt so bad for him! The next day we hung out at the hotel pool then went to City Walk & Universal that night. We got to go to a live taping of Family Feud which was really really cool!! Steve Harvey is the new host and the show we viewed will be on Sept. 23. I wish we could have been contestants!!! The next day we went to Universal early in the morning to ride all the rides. It was SOOO hot!! There were several things I could not ride so me and mama just sat in shady areas and waited on Steve & daddy. We wound up having to leave a little early b/c the heat was just draining me!! Overall, it was a very fun trip. I felt so much better than I did last month when we went to Cancun.

-I still don't feel like there is anything in my belly!! I can't wait til I can feel it kicking!

-I go back to the doc in 2 weeks, then in 2 more weeks to find out what it is...I'm so impatient and I just cant wait. I think it is going to make it all seem more real. Plus I'm ready to call it something!!

-While we were gone, I got a sleeper at target for the baby. It is yellow with a little duck on it and it says "squeeze me"

-Right now I have 3 friends that are pregnant. It's kinda cool to be able to talk about all of this fun stuff (and not so fun stuff) with other girls.

-Me and mama picked out the fabric to recover the rocking is chocolate brown with tan swirls..very neutral b/c this rocking chair will probably be in our bedroom & living room a lot.

-Steve continues to say, "It's a boy, it's a boy" I want a girl but I know how much I adore my nephew Jack so a boy would be wonderful too. I just hope Steve isn't disappointed if it's a girl.

-So far, we do have a tentative boy name...Tyler Chad Tittle and call him "Ty"...Chad was my brother's name & we both really like Ty. Steve says Ty Tittle sounds like a big football player :-)
As for girl names...we just haven't decided on one that we both agree on yet. I'm not gonna worry too much about it until we find out the sex

-I think I may have gained a couple of lbs on vacation...I've gotta start eating a little heathier. I know I 'm gonna gain weight but I would like for it to be "baby weight" not "Ashley you've been eating too much junk weight"

Well that is about all I have for now. I'm sure I'll post again after my 16 week doctor visit. I'm so happy about sharing the details of this amazing journey with my friends and family!! Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. :-)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

12 Week Doctor Visit (7-6-10)

Yesterday's doctor appt. was pretty short and sweet. I was 12 weeks and I knew I was going to hear the heartbeat. I was excited and for some reason I was thinking that the heartbeat and an ultrasound were kinda the same thing....I'm new to all this stuff! I brought my mom along b/c I was thinking she might get to see the baby. I also wanted her to see where my doctor was and to meet him. (I love my doctor! He's so thorough and he was always so kind and understanding when we were having a hard time trying. I feel like we've really bonded.) Steve went too.

I was a little bummed when they came in with this little handheld thing that looked kinda like a walkman. Apparently, that's what they use to listen to the heartbeat each time. Dr. Bowie said, "ok, it may take a little while to find it so don't freak out." I was prepared for it to take a while but as soon as they put it on my tummy you could hear a loud heartbeat probably like 3-4 seconds later. It was very strong...166 beats per minute. Last time it was only 140 beats per minute. The doctor said that it was normal for the heartbeat to go up and down like that. I think it is probably faster b/c the baby can actually move around has arms & legs!! When I went the doc the first time the baby was the size of a it's the size of a's grown so much!!! I'm still not showing though and I've only gained 1 lb. but I guess that's good for now...I'll have plenty of time to show!

A few sidenotes...

My friend Miranda told me I should start buying Disney movies for the baby. She said that Disney movies were the only ones that her little girl would watch over and over. So, on Saturday I went to Santuck with my parents. They had them for five dollars!! I got Cinderella, Beauty & the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and The Lion King...I know I'm gonna have to get some more gender neutral ones. I plan on getting four more next month when we go back.

Two cravings I've had are Krystal Chiks & Lucky Charms

Orange juice has been making me feel kinda sick in the mornings so I'm cutting that out for awhile.

Steve's aunt Darlene had an antique rocking chair she was saving for us so my mama took it home and she is going to refinish the wood for us and replace the fabric on the cushion. It's perfect!

My next doctor's appointment is scheduled for August 3. Then around August 16-17 we'll get to find out what it is!! SOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!

I'm loving being pregnant and Ilove the way Steve looks at me and touches my belly sometimes.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010