Thursday, February 26, 2009

Pregnancy Update: 17 Weeks

So a friend says I need to update my blog. I totally agreed, but had no clue what to update it with. At her very wise suggestion I decided a pregnancy update. Usually how is the pregnancy going is the first question out of anybody's mouth who has not seen me with in the last 5 days. In some ways that is such a funny question to me because I can't see or tell how the baby is doing from appointment to appointment. I just know how my body is changing from week to week. I figure my belly is getting bigger so the baby must be fine. So I guess I will try my best to answer all those pressing questions in this blog.

How is baby doing:

Things seem to be good. The heart beat has dropped from 166 to 150 beats per minute within two months. Its amazing to me that it can change so quickly. It has quit a ways to drop still. We think this is one ornery child because every time they try and get the heart beat he/she likes to move around. They (my doctor or the technician) are always saying "that little stinker".

We have decided to go with an "ABC" themed room. We are not going to go crazy with matching bed spread and everything but our very white apartment needs a little color in it. That is very exciting. We have been given a crib and already have my great grandfathers rocking chair. I would like to get a dresser or a changing table but that is not a necessity. Tony and I are planning on moving into our apartment in May. Its basically the same size apartment with the same layout...just one more bedroom. It will be in the same complex though, so moving shouldn't be too difficult.

Our big ultra sound is in three weeks. However, we won't be finding out the sex of the baby. To me there has been something amazing and unexplainable to pray for a healthy baby. I don't have to worry about any preconceptions or being disappointed with the sex. I just get to enjoy my growing tummy (I actually don't mind it too much). I think I would have my child's entire future planned out if I knew what it was. I'm so excited to hold them in my arms for the first time and just love them.

How am I doing:
I am doing pretty good. I feels like I have doubled my belly size in the last week. I'm kicking myself because I didn't think about measuring my belly from the beginning. I am going to start that this week. Tony and I have a calender that we are putting monthly pregnancy pictures in. I've also been writing down what the baby's heart beat was and anything else significant (such as when we got presents or other important family dates). It has been fun to keep track of.

Everybody asks what I have been craving. Well, the big thing is orange juice. I was never a huge fan of it before I got pregnant and now I can't get enough of the stuff. Another thing is spaghetti. I think I would eat it three times a week if Tony wouldn't get annoyed with it. I loved that meal anyways but now it has expounded. Yogurt is another one. That craving isn't as prominate but I do a yogurt every day for lunch and boy is it good. My taste buds have changed a bit. I don't like anything that has a really sharp taste...such as pepper jack cheese.

I think I might be feeling the baby kick but I'm unsure. Every once in awhile I feel like I can feel my pulse in my stomach....Tony and I think that might be the baby. I can't wait till we can both feel him/her.

How is Tony doing:

Tony is wonderful. He is so excited to be a dad. I love watching his face when he rubs his hand slightly across my belly or someone talks about the baby. He is going to be such an amazing Dad. He is excited to finally feel the baby move...hopefully some day soon. He has been busy getting the paper work ready for us to do and going over our budget w/ a fine toothed comb. :) He is hoping our kids have my curly hair. God has really blessed me with an amazing husband


So that is the update on our life and how the baby is doing. We are excited as spring comes, with summer soon to follow.


Andrea said...

Yay, you finally posted a blog! I am so happy to read your baby updates even though I talk to you regularly. I am just sad I won't be around to see your baby in person. I don't know about you, but I could eat spaghetti everyday of the week.

David and Marianne said...

Great post Heather! Haven't seen you for awhile so it was good to catch up via blogsite!! You two are so awesome... can't wait to see a precious baby added to the family pic : )

David and Marianne said...

Thank you for the sweet words Heather. We love you guys too!!

Anonymous said...

Time for another update, Heather! Remember that there are some people who don't talk to you or see you often. :)