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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

17 weeks and amnio results!

Just got a call from my Dr. office and my amniocentesis results came back and they are PERFECT!! YAY!!! HAPPY DANCE!!! I had a good feeling about them but it is always nice to get that confirmation that you are praying for.

The nurse then said "do you want to know the sex?" I quickly said "no, and I better get off the phone before I change my mind." She laughed and said "ok, bye, have a nice Thanksgiving." Shew!! That is over with. I knew they would ask me and I felt confident in my ability to say NO but it is TOUGH when it is right at your fingertips a 100% without a doubt conclusion if you are having a boy or a girl. I made it though and now should be fine to make it the rest of the way. We do have the 20 week ultrasound on December 14th but now that I made it past the amnio phone call I should be fine.

The baby is the size of an onion now accord to thebump.com. It is about 5 inches long.

I HAVE BEEN FELING IT MOVE SOME!!! Now that is the coolest thing ever. It has been very slight of course but I know that is what it is. I just can't wait until my husband and the girls especially can feel it move. I can't wait to see what they think of it.

I am feeling GREAT still.

Looking forward to some time with family over the Thanksgiving break as well as a few days off work.

Oh, and I meant to share that my husband broke his left big toe on Sunday. We had to make a trip to the ER. He was helping my Mom move a large piece of furniture into her flea market booth and it just slipped out of his hands and landed on his big toe and broke it in 4 places. No surgery necessary as of now so that is a plus. He goes to the orthopedic Dr. next Tuesday to confirm that decisions though. He is hobbling around but getting around much better each day.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and as always don't forget to count your blessings!
Dawn

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

16 weeks and an amnio

According to a website that sends me weekly updates of the baby and the growth the baby is now the size of an avocado and about 4 1/2 inches long.

Last week I had a blood test for genetic birth defects and my Dr. called me on Monday and said it came back elevated with some potential markers towards deffects. I had this same issue when pregnant with Lizzie. We chose to do an amniocentesis last time and we chose to do that again this time. Although, we feel like the results this time will be the same as last time, a false positive, we want to make 100% sure so that we are the most prepared.

If you have never had an amnio they sound and look much worse than they actually are. I was nervous about the procedure 4 years ago when I had it with my 2nd pregnancy but after it was over I thought "that wasn't bad at all." Then this time around it didn't worry me at all. Of course there is a slight risk with having an amnio so it is a personal choice to have one and you have to accept the risk. Both Dr.'s that perfomed mine were SUPERB and it was so quick and easy and painless. It really is an amazing procedure to me that they can stick a needle through your stomach and all the way into the womb and withdraw amniotic fluid and then it replenishes itself within 2 hours and the small hole made grows back together quickly also. Of course the whole miracle of a baby and birth still just blows my mind.

So now is the 2 week waiting period while they test the amniotic fluids chormosones and such to see how it looks. Hopefully, I will hear back about it the Monday after Thanksgiving. Although, I do feel hopeful about the results you do just never know. Prayers are appreciated.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

15 week Dr. appt. and more

I had a Dr. appt. this morning and all went very well. The Dr. found the heartbeat very quickly and it was a strong 160bpm. He said "do you know what that means?" I said a "healthy baby." He said "yep, a healthy boy or a girl." I said, "GREAT, exactly what I am hoping for." It was funny.

I then had some blood drawn which wasn't bad the ladies that do it are so good and it is just a little prick then they are done. WOOT!! Love that.

I go back in 5 weeks on December 14th for my 20 week ultrasound where we will get to see our baby but NOT find out the sex of it. We are taking our girls with us. They can't wait to see the baby. I am so interested to see what they will think of it.
Oh and I must add that I have exercised 3 mornings in a row. The past several weeks it has been sporadic but I am feeling really good and I figured with the time change that would give me a boost this week and it has and I have gotten in 3 AM workouts and I can tell. My body and my mind feel even better because of it. 1 more for the week in the morning to meet my weekly goal of 4 workouts each week.

Tomorrow is my FRIDAY. I am leaving town after work with the husband and some friends so that my husband can go hunting and I can just go veg. No kids!!! Looking forward to the time away.

Oh and tonight the husband and I have a weeknight DATE NIGHT. We are going to see the one and only MERLE HAGGARD!!!! OH YEA!!!


Monday, November 8, 2010

15 weeks (almost)

I am 2 days shy of 15 weeks pregnant. WOOT!! It is finally picking up speed. I think that is b/c my days at work are busy as well as my evenings at home or not at home as they have been recently.

I am feeling REALLY GOOD!! I am loving the time change that just occured on Sunday. It gives me that morning boost that I need to get up and exercise. Hopefully, I can get my consistency back before I get used to the time change. An added bonus this morning my kids woke up on their own in such good moods and there was NO WHINING and it was SO GREAT!! Again, that won't last long b/c they will get used to the time change but I will take the good mornings that I can get for now.

I have a Dr. appt. on Wednesday to check the heart beat again and then to do a blood test. The appt. I schedule after that will be the 20 week ultrasound. Although, we ARE NOT finding out the sex of the baby I am still looking forward to that.