13 December 2011

Little Change Of Plans

The ultrasound I'd had scheduled for Monday got cancelled. Something happened and they aren't going to be getting the machine to demo.

So, instead, I have to do my ultrasound with the hospital. I have it scheduled for Thursday afternoon. It's so close, but I still feel like something's going to happen to prevent this appointment, too...

I am excited, though.

Hubby's working, so he doesn't get to go to this ultrasound. That's fine, he missed one of Ethan's ultrasounds too.

We're going to go for the more expensive {$200 out of pocket}, 3D/4D ultrasound in the city toward the end of the pregnancy anyway.

So, now instead of waiting 5 days, I have only about 46 hours left! I can't wait to finally see my baby!

Aliens In the Belly

A few days ago, I wrote a post on my other blog about how active Izzie was being that afternoon. I commented on how I couldn't wait until she was big enough for Hubby or the kids to feel her moving as well.

I thought it would be a few weeks from now.

Well, Hubby and I were sitting last night, and he informed me that the night before, while I was sleeping, he felt her kicking and flipping around.

It's pretty awesome. =)

She is getting more and more active as the days go by, and I'm getting more and more anxious to meet her.

5 more days until we get to see her!

11 December 2011

19 Weeks and Workin' Out

I've made it to 19 weeks. It really doesn't seem like I can be this far, already. I've been so busy with school, writing, the kids, their school, my school, and the new house to really have a chance to sit back and enjoy being pregnant.

It's finally getting to the pleasant part, and it's just flying by...

I still have days where I wake up nauseated and puking, but they are getting fewer and fewer.

Hopefully, next week, I can have some big news! I haven't heard anything yet, but I'm not really expecting to until Monday {if anything prevents our ultrasound from happening}.

I'm up another pound from last week, bringing me to a total of 10.2 pounds down from my pre-pregnancy weight.

I finally got in my two new prenatal workout videos -- Glow - Prenatal Cardio Sculpt with Tonya Larson and Denise Austin: Fit & Firm Pregnancy {both can be found on Amazon.com}.

I love the first one! I haven't done the strength part of it, yet, but the cardio is so much fun!

Tomorrow, I'm going to give the Denise Austin one a try, and the strength part, as well. I love Denise Austin workouts, but it can be tough some days to tolerate Denise Austin. That much energy, enthusiasm, and energy... she's getting paid a lot of money. =P

06 December 2011

Exciting News on the Baby Front {Possibly}

I had my appointment today, and everything is going great! Baby is healthy and no worries yet. I am 18 weeks, and the doctor was going to make me wait until my next appointment {Jan. 3} for an ultrasound.

Well, he's now looking into getting a new 3D ultrasound machine for his office, and I get to be one of the first people to "demo" it. There is supposed to be someone bringing it up on the 19th of this month, and I've got an appointment for it!!

I know I shouldn't get my hopes up too much. A lot could happen between now and the 19th. Something could happen and the guy may not be able to make it, or the doctor could have an emergency and have to deliver a baby or something.

But, hopefully, in the next couple weeks, we can finally get to see or baby and get an official gender.

I will be 20 weeks.

I got a flu shot today, and my arm is sore...

Raiden has his follow up in about an hour on his ear infection. I'm feeling pretty good that he's feeling better.

04 December 2011

18 Weeks

Today, I am on Week 18 of this pregnancy. Technically, 20 weeks is the halfway point, but at the moment, I'm about to my halfway point. My last pregnancy ended at 36 weeks, and though I'm going to do what I can to keep this little one right where she is until May, I'm not expecting it to be much later...

We go into the Dr. on Tuesday, so until then, there's really not a whole lot to report.

I am still down 11.2 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. I'm hoping to keep my total weight gain between 10 and 15 pounds. I'm sure that will be fairly easy. I gained 20 with Ethan, and that was the most; 11 with Kayde; 13 with Raiden.

My new maternity clothes should be in tomorrow. I'm excited for some new shirts!

I'll have a new belly pic up soon.

29 November 2011

17 Weeks

I am almost to the halfway point in my pregnancy.
This one's gone by so fast.

Baby is very active, and now that I've got my own doppler, I've been tracking her heart beat. It's been staying steady between 140-145 so far.

Her kicks are getting stronger now. I can't wait for the kids to be able to feel them.

I go into the doctor next Tuesday, and I'm hoping we'll get to schedule our 20 week ultrasound soon. I'm getting excited and anxious for it.

25 November 2011

She's Got Heart

I finally got in my Fetal Doppler from eBay today!

It wasn't a completely horrible experience, but so far, it's been my worst eBay experience yet. According to the thing that tells you when it should be there when you buy something, I should have gotten it this past Tuesday at the latest. It just came from AZ so really, it should have been here Saturday. Well, the seller didn't send it until Tuesday and tried to blame the "delay" on the Holidays. Well, if they'd sent it on time, the holidays shouldn't have affected it at all...


We got in the Doppler today, and found Baby's heart beat. It was going steady about 145 BPM.

We have to wait for the gender, though. I still have a couple weeks before we go back to the doctor, but I'm getting anxious for our next ultrasound. It better be before Christmas, though! Grandma and Grandpa are coming down, and I want to be able to show them pictures.

Things are going well. I'm just a few days from 17 weeks. The morning sickness is going slowly. There are still about 3 days a week I wake up to puke. My weight is staying steady {I'm hoping not to gain too much since I was very overweight to begin with, the biggest I've ever been pre-pregnancy...}. And the belly is slowly growing.

I've been feeling "her" move the last couple weeks, and "her" kicks are getting stronger.

16 November 2011

Kinda Disappointed

I called to schedule our 3D/4D ultrasound today. I was hoping to make it next Tuesday... Sadly, it's not going to happen.

The only appointment they have open in the very near future are tomorrow morning or the 6th of December.

Unfortunately, Raiden has an appointment tomorrow at noon. The ultrasound place is 2 1/2 hours away, and there's no way we could get there, have the ultrasound and make it back in time.

Same for the 6th. I have an appointment in the morning, and I'm pretty sure Hubby is working. I don't drive in the city. I can, but I start to have panic attacks, so it's not a good thing, especially being pregnant.

So, I'll have to see how next month goes and call back after Thanksgiving.

I'm disappointed, but now that I think about it, I'm okay with it. I'll only be 16 weeks, and that's about the earliest you can determine gender on an ultrasound. She may not cooperate, and she may not even be developed down there enough to see anything. I really don't want to be told she's a girl, then find out later she's actually grown a penis...

I'll be 18 weeks at my next doctor appointment, and will have an ultrasound scheduled shortly after, so I'll probably just wait for that one and get the 3D thing done later. The price does go up after 24 weeks, but we'd be able to see the baby better after that.

We'll just have to see how things play out between now and then, I guess...

15 November 2011

Maternity Clothes Woes

Why do maternity clothes have to cost so much?
Why am I so damned picky about them!?

I've spent the better part of my morning shopping at various places online for some more maternity clothes.

Right now, I have 25 weeks {more like 21-23} left of this pregnancy. I've been wearing my maternity pants since the beginning of September when I was only about 6 weeks along. Despite what some people will say, they actually are much more comfortable than trying to squeeze into already tight jeans while dealing with severe bloat and a growing belly.

But, I'm having a tough time finding clothes I actually like that don't cost a fortune. My usual go to shop is Motherhood Maternity, but, even there, I'm struggling. They usually have such cute stuff, at fairly decent prices.

Maybe it's a bad season to be shopping for clothes {I never was much of a fashion guru}, or maybe it's just my mood...

But, I kinda need some new shirts and possibly some pants that aren't jeans. I like to dress up and look "good" now and then, and some days, jeans just aren't it.

Oh well...

Guess I better just suck it up and do it while I still have money.

14 November 2011

Burn, Baby, Burn!

I am now 15 weeks. My newest symptom: heart burn/acid reflux.

Yet another reason to believe we'll be buying pink!

With Kayt, I had such a hard time sleeping from the acid in my throat, and nothing seemed to work. I ate Tums like candy, and still not enough relief for it to matter.

25 weeks to go, and it's only going to get worse...

Any "miracle" cures from the Momma's out there?

And, here's the 15 week belly pic:

08 November 2011

Welcome to the Second Trimester

Yep, I have officially hit the second trimester, the "fun" time of the pregnancy. Of course, there are still a few more weeks before we actually hit any fun.

My morning sickness is trying to diminish. Most foods still make me want to puke. Certain smell still send me running for the toilet. While I've been getting things done, I still feel exhausted.

In a few weeks, I will be far enough along to find out if we're having a girl or boy. I'm looking forward to that, but I'm still nervous. I keep thinking how it'll be if they try and tell me we're having a boy. It's a horrible thing to admit, but I will be disappointed. It will definitely take getting used to.


I'll have a new belly pic up next week, and they will get more frequent now that the baby will be growing faster and the belly will too.

04 November 2011

Dream House

As much as I fought it, we looked at seven more houses yesterday. I'm actually glad we did. I think we found the perfect house. From the pictures online, it wasn't that spectacular, and I was reluctant to even drive by the house. But, the moment I stepped inside, I knew I wanted it to be mine.

It's in town, only a couple blocks away from Kayde's school, and close enough to the school next year that I won't have to fight with the district about the fact that she WILL attend the school in town.

It's a 4-bedroom, 2 bathroom. Beautiful carpeting. Beautiful front yard, and the perfect, private back yard for the kids. The kitchen is sort of small, but there's tons of storage space, and some room to expand. I'm sure it'll be perfect, though. The previous owners knocked out the garage and expanded the family room, turning the "upstairs" into a master suite. It's got a huge bedroom, two giant walk in closets, and a bathroom with a tub, and I believe a shower.

The greatest thing is it's stick built {no having to transfer our loan to another company and all that fun stuff} and even if we were to pay full price we can afford it.

I'm trying not to get too excited about it, though Hubby did call the realtor we're working with and told her that is the one we're very interested in putting an offer into.

I just hope that it's finally over. I'm tired of looking at houses {in the last three weeks, we've walked through close to 30!}, I'm tired of arguing over it. I just want to sign the papers and old the keys in my hand. I want to walk in the front door and be able to say "this is all mine!".

01 November 2011

Quick Update

It's been some time since I've updated here... And, honestly, there's not much to report.

Went to our second doctor appointment this morning. I am 13 weeks. Heart rate is at 150, things are going well.

Morning sickness is still around, still taking it's toll on me. I'm hoping to be able to make the trip for a 3D ultrasound toward the end of this month. If not, it'll be right before Christmas that we get to see if we're having a girl or boy.

01 October 2011

Oh, It's a Miracle!

The doctor gave me a prescription for Zofran at my appointment yesterday. It is a freaking miracle drug!! I got it filled this morning and it's been amazing so far.

Sure, now I'm even more exhausted, and my headache has become borderline migraine, but you have no idea how amazing it feels to finally be able to eat!

I went to lunch with a family friend this afternoon, and got to eat a small salad, half a BLT and some fries.

I have been craving salad for weeks now! It was so good.

30 September 2011

Gummy Bear!!

I was so excited to see our little Gummy Bear today. Everything's going great so far! There is only one baby {relieved but disappointed}, and it is healthy and going strong. We didn't get to hear the heart beat, but we did see it on the ultrasound, it was up at 160 BPM. I'm still not sure I believe it's really in there, though. This is baby #4, and I'm still in denial. I never imagined I'd EVER have 4 children, though I always knew I wanted a big family.

My due date is May 6, going my by LMP. The ultrasound actually came up with May 12, which is about where I thought I should be, but there is only 6 days difference between the two dates. I am confident with my doctor, though, and know things will be taken care of better this time around so I'm at peace with the earlier due date. I'll be 9 weeks on Sunday.

28 September 2011

A New Game

I found this fun little game toward the end of my last pregnancy and thought I'd start another "poll" for this one. I know we've still got time, but, you can always come back and change you answers.

So, if you get some time, head on over and make your guess!!

Oh, and here's my first belly pic:

6 Weeks

25 September 2011

Baby Is Killing Me

I think I'm just being wimpy because the boys were so easy, but I feel like this baby is killing me! I've been on the couch the last few weeks with horrible nausea. I haven't been able to cook much of anything, because the smell of everything makes me want to puke.

This coming Friday, we have our first doctor appointment and will be getting our first ultrasound. I'm more than excited for that. I think it may finally become real to me then. Maybe...

I'm also kinda nervous. For the past 3 weeks or so, Kayde has been convinced we are having twins. While I'd love to have twins, and know it is a decent possibility of having twins {there are twins on both sides of our families and I'm pretty sure Kayde had a twin}, I'm not sure I could handle it.

Other than that, nothing is happening right now... It's too early for much anyway...

11 September 2011

Gagging It Down

The worst part of pregnancy, is the morning sickness. I think the majority of women will agree. The rest of them have never had the blessing of puking every morning and throughout the day, the constant feeling of nausea, the desire to eat, but even the sight of food will turn your stomach and send you running to the bathroom...

With the boys, I had the nausea, but I could eat. It never got to the stage of puking. I was thankful for that. But, I think it spoiled me.

This pregnancy is going so much like my first. I take this as both a blessing and a curse.

We really want another girl. Hopefully, this will be our last baby. Tomorrow, I will be about 5 weeks, and I've had the nausea, the heart burn, since I found out I was pregnant. To me, this means either we've got a girl, or I've been blessed with twins {crossing my fingers on that one!}.

That's a story for another time.

Today, I made the most amazing roast pork with onions, red potatoes, and carrots in the crock pot {by the way, I'm looking for crock pot recipes}. And, while I did gag down a few carrots, a couple bites of pork, and a small potato, that's about how my days have been all week.

Nothing tastes right. The smell of food turns my stomach. I'd rather not eat at all...

The horrible thing, at only 5 weeks, I know this is only the beginning. I have at least 10 more weeks of this crap ahead of me...

06 September 2011


Just got off the phone with the doctor's office. I'm very relieved to have gotten into the doctor I had for my first two babies. I really like him and feel comfortable with him and his staff.

Unfortunately, I probably won't be in to see him until early next month. I should be about 8-10 weeks by then. I just wanna do it now!! I go in to "preregister" on the 21st.

I do like the fact that he now does ultrasounds in his office, and I will get one at my first appointment. That will be nice, rather than haggling with our hospital and trying to find my way around there since the "renovation"... Hell, I don't even know where the front door is!!

But, this is a little weight off my shoulders. A little bit of relief in the back of my mind. The spotting has stopped, and I got myself re hydrated, quelling the cramps a bit, too. Things are feeling good. I am officially a day late today.

05 September 2011

Six Days Ago

Yes, six days ago, we learned that our family of five would be expanding to a family of six.

We are expecting our fourth child around the 14th of May, 2012. This is an unofficial due date, as I have not been to a doctor yet to confirm. I will let you all know when we know.

I am starting this blog completely as a pregnancy/baby blog. I know there are people out there {some of whom read my main blog} who struggle with infertility. I am excited for my pregnancy, as I should be. But I'm also aware that some people may not be, and may not want to constantly hear about it.

This blog will be for those who do, and a place to stay away from for those who don't.

I will do short updates on my main blog {as a Friday Fragment... fragment}.

So, here it is. Enjoy!

I look forward to spending the next 9 months with everyone, waiting and watching my baby grow.

Oh, and everyone -- THINK PINK! We are hoping for a little Zoie this time around, though we would be perfectly thrilled to have a third boy. =D