Thursday, December 29, 2011

Week 7

You are the size of a blueberry and you are beginning to form paddle-like hands and feet.

We decided to tell our family and close friends that we were pregnant with you over Christmas!  We got a special shirt made for Audrey.  On the front, it had an owl and it said "Guess WHOO has a secret?".  On the back, it had two owls, a big one holding a little one's hand and it said "I'm going to be a big sister!".  Most everyone saw it pretty quickly, and everyone was super happy for us and super excited.  This is definitely the best Christmas gift ever!  Momma had "morning sickness" start up this week.  It's not fun, but it means that everything is healthy.  Momma combats it by keeping her stomach full...REALLY full.

Momma had another ultrasound at 6 weeks 5 days and you were visible and starting to look like a baby!  We also got to "see" your heart beat, which was a wonderful, glorious sight!  I can't tell you how thrilled I was!

Stats for the Week:
Mood:  Happy
Energy: Very, very tired
Sickness:Nausea - big time
Cravings: Anything high calories, fat and protein!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Week 6

You are the size of a grain of rice and the neural tube along your back is closing this week.

Momma had her first ultrasound of you this week at 5 weeks 4 days!  It was truly amazing to see the first images of you.  You couldn't see much this ultrasound, but the doctor said that everything was developing nicely.  I had my first appointment on 5 weeks 5 days (December 21st) and your due date is officially August 17th, 2012, although, you will arrive a bit early by section - more like on or around August 10th.  Can't wait until I get to kiss your precious face for the first time!

Stats for the Week:
HCG on 5w4d:17258
Mood:  Happy
Energy: Tired
Sickness: None
Cravings: Meat and lots of it

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Week 5

You are the size of a sesame seed, and your body is starting to take shape -- even though he looks more like a tadpole than a baby right now.

Momma is still happy and doing well this week. The progesterone pills I am taking are making me a bit tired, but other than that, no sickness and doing great.  Momma is wrapping up her last week of school before Christmas break.

Stats for the Week:
Mood:  Happy
Energy: A little tired
Sickness: None
Cravings: None

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Week 4

We were so excited on December 6th, 2011 to find out that we were pregnant with you!!  I cannot express the joy that I am feeling and the thankfulness and gratefulness to God!  We are so blessed to have you as our second miracle and newest member of our family!

We found out super early at 3 weeks 4 days and Momma went in immediately to have some blood work done and get on some medicine.  Momma suspected that she was pregnant with you, but wasn't sure until I got the positive test!  The BBQ Chicken Pizza that I ordered over the weekend definitely had me wondering.

You are now nearly the size of a mustard seed and your umbilical cord is starting to form.

Stats for the Week:
HCG on 3w4d: 54
HCG on 3w6d: 178
Mood:  Happy and grateful!
Energy: Plenty
Sickness: None
Cravings: BBQ Chicken Pizza