Saturday, February 24, 2007


We visited the Midwife again yesterday and got to hear a heartbeat....FINALLY! I mean, it was exciting to see it 4 weeks ago, but this...oh, THIS WAS AMAZING!!!!! This new little life with a little teeny heart just beating away at 160 bpm! WHAT A MIRACLE!!!
There isn't much new news yet. I've been feeling GREAT and just trying to get through this semester of school in one piece. We go back to see the midwife in 4 weeks and will schedule the BIG ultrasound then! YAY!

Since we will know the sex of our baby in the next 6-8 weeks, any name suggestions are appreciated! There are just too many to choose from. We're lookng for something somewhat traditional with a good meaning, but not popular. So, help us out if you have a good one! THANKS!

Here's the 12 week belly starting to REALLY "pop" out!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Feeling Better!!!

So, I never threw up, but the nausea and food adversions were INSANE!!! But, it seems that we're out of the morning sickness woods! It's been over a week now since I've had even a twinge of nausea. Some smells make me want to vommit and some foods (mostly meats) make my tummy feel heavy, but I've been eating VERY WELL this week!

We had a little scare last Sunday and ended up in the ER, but they did and ultrasound and couldn't find anything wrong. The baby looks AMAZING! So, after I had a good long cry (my version of a sigh of relief these days), we ate a late dinner and the rest of the week was uneventful. PHEW! (We don't see the midwife again until February 23rd, so we'll get to see the booger again then.)

I celebrated 3 things this week: the return of my taste for coffee (YAY), the end of morning sickness, and my 23rd birthday!!! I had school all day on my birthday, but we went out to dinner with our closest friends, as always, and my brother and his other half. I had a GREAT time......even without tequila this year! I had a few Shirley Temples and enjoyed ACTING as drunk as the people around me!!!!

Ralphy has been a bit odd lately. You know how animals can "feel" a storm before it comes? Well, I think Ralphy can sense that something is different with mommy. He has been very clingy, lovey, kissy and nervous (more nervous than usual for those of you who know about Ralphy's nerves). My sweet boy, my 1st "baby," has to be reminded twice a day that I still love him and he's still my baby!!! :)

Well, enjoy these pictures of my Ralphy soaking up the winter sun and the little ones (Annie and Kiki) that keep me going everyday!!!