Wednesday, October 29, 2008

3D Ultrasound, Take 1

I have been a bit MIA the past few days so I'll try to catch up on things here.

First off, I changed my blog template and it erased all of my widgets. I lost my blog roll so please post a comment with a link to your blog so I can get my list back. Thanks!!!

My Mom had foot surgery so I was at my parents' house daily taking care of her...making meals and just keeping her company while my Dad was at work. Mainly we watch girlie movies and eat junk food :)

I had my 3D ultrasound today. It was ok. EJ's hand was in front of his face most of the time so we didn't get many good pictures. The good thing is that they invited me back in two weeks to try again. YEAH! But for now, here are the pictures (sorry they're so big) they sent us home with. Hopefully I'll get better ones next time. Oh, and we confirmed it's still a boy ;)

Thursday, October 23, 2008


I know there are a few Il Divo fans on here, so I wanted to post that they're going to be on Oprah tomorrow!

I big-puffy-heart you!

A sweetheart through and through, Emily of What to Expect When You're NOT Expecting, has tagged me with the "I Heart Your Blog Award".

Now, the way this works, is I answer the following questions with single word responses, and pass the award on to 7 other bloggers:

1. Where is your cell phone? Desk
2. Where is your significant other? Work
3. Your hair color? Brown
4. Your mother? BFF
5. Your father? Rock
6. Your favorite thing? Dessert
7. Your dream last night? Vivid
8. Your dream/goal? Motherhood
9. The room you're in? Computer
10. Your hobby? Baking
11. Your fear? Miscarriage
12. Where do you want to be in six years? Here :)
13. Where were you last night? Couch
14. What you're not? Bored
15. One of your wish list items? Camcorder
16. Where you grew up? PA
17. The last thing you did? Peed
18. What are you wearing? Sweats
19. Your T.V.? On
20. Your pet? Jimmy
21. Your computer? HP
22. Your mood? Hungry
23. Missing someone? Yep
24. Your car? Sorento
25. Something you're not wearing? Shoes
26. Favorite store? Motherhood
27. Your Summer? HOT
28. Love someone? Many
29. Your favorite color? Blue
30. When is the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Weekend

Now, I'd like to pass this award to 7 bloggers whose posts I look forward to every day Just ignore me if you've already done this, or go right ahead and post new answers!

3 Happy Hours
Make it Grand
My Dear Gherkin
Quest for a Lifetime
The Next Nine Months
Tracy & Christopher (if you're not actually in labor now!!)
Wishing for my Miracle

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Week 27

I had another peri appt this morning and all went well. I'm measuring right on track and EJ's heartbeat was great...which I knew b/c I listen to it daily :) I've been feeling tons of kicks all day, I'm guessing it was the hot chocolate and glazed donut that got him moving. LOL.

One week from today we're doing the 3D ultrasound!!

Ed's put EJ's crib together last night. I just love it. The Espresso color looks great against the paint color and the the lines are really nice. I'm so happy we chose that one. Now I'm just waiting for my glider to arrive and the nursery will be fully furnished.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Knock knock

Who's there?

Me...entering the third trimester!

I'm in a bit of disbelief here. I can't fathom that I have only 13 weeks to go. Time is seriously flying, just like everyone told me it would. Our nursery furniture arrived this weekend and we'll assemble the crib sometime this week. I will surely post pictures when it's all done. I love the color of the wood next to our blue walls. It's so fresh and clean looking. I hope EJ likes it as much.

I'm still dealing with wicked heartburn. It wakes me up in the middle of the night...on those rare occasions that I'm actually sleeping through the night. I now get up TWICE regularly to pee and of course my dog usually has to go out once I disturb his sleep. Ed has been sleeping in the spare room for quite some time. I don't know if I mentioned it before, but I have taken up snoring and he says I sound like a 400 lb man. I also burp like a drunken frat boy so add that to the snoring and I am one sexy lady.

But I LOVE being pregnant. There are many discomforts along the way, but I absolutely love it when I feel my little guy kick around in there. He's gotten into a good daily routine and I can count on him to move a lot at certain points in the day, and sleep through the rest. I've even seen my belly move a few times. That freaked me out the first time, but now I get excited to see it. I hope Ed can see it sometime soon. I feel bad that the baby is usually asleep when Ed is around, but give us three more months and Ed will be able to enjoy all of the kicks and screams EJ has to offer :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Snow Baby

Many of you know that I called my frozen embryos my "snow babies". Well, I just found and ordered this onsie from Hopefully in a few months I'll post a picture of EJ wearing it.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Happy 5th and Double Digits!

Today is my and Ed's fifth wedding anniversary! I can't believe it's been five years. It flew by in the blink of an eye.

We're going out to breakfast and then tonight we're going to see our favorite comedian, Craig Shoemaker. If any of you have the chance to see him, go for it! He's the funniest person I've ever seen. I've seen Ray Romano, Bill Cosby and George Carlin in person, and Craig is SO SO SO much funnier.

And EJ has only 99 days left from today!!! I can't believe we're down to double digits :)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Labor & Delivery, Takes 1 and 2

All day yesterday my belly was really hard. It was a lot like Braxton Hicks contractions, but it was constant all day long. Around 7pm Ed convinced me to call my dr. So I did and was told to head right over to Labor & Delivery. I was just expecting a bit advice to stay off my feet and maybe go to the office tomorrow. But I went right in for a Non-Stress Test (NST) to be sure I wasn't having contractions.

Everything checked out contractions, EJ's heart rate and movement was good, and my urine tested fine. So they sent me home. My dr said that if I still felt this way in the morning to go into the office.

And that's just what I did. I didn't sleep too well since my belly was so uncomfortable so I called my dr's office first thing this morning and they had me come in at 11 am. The appt went fine and they determined that my water had not broke, and my cervix was high, thick and closed. Yeah! I was then sent back to L&D for another NST. Better to be safe than sorry the nurse said. I was there for almost two hours and they concluded that all was well. Their best guess was that EJ had gotten himself into a comfy position and was just pressing on the front of my uterus making it very firm. In essence, his tush is sticking out and he's mooning the world. LOL.

I was told to just be a couch potato for the next few days and hopefully the little man will move around and get into a better position for me. Everyone in L&D was great and never made me feel silly for worrying over something so simple.

So now I'm exhausted from the stress and the lack of sleep and hopefully I can get a good nap in. This weekend is our fifth anniversary (hence the 101103 in my Nest name). We didn't have a ton planned, just dinners out and walking around the city a bit. But now we'll cut the walking around bit short and just enjoy hanging out with each other.

Oh, and as our tradition goes, we'll be watching our wedding video Saturday night which always ends up with us cracking up at our drunken-selves dancing at the end of our reception to "Paradise by the Dashboard Light". It really is quite hilarious!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

More decorating

I had this little end table since I was in high school. It was just collecting dust so I thought I could use it in the nursery for a lamp/CD player. I painted it to match the wall color and then stenciled on a saying that is the color of the bubbles. It came out pretty cute, if I do say so myself!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Please pray

Stacy is having her little man Isaac today. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

Here is her blog:

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Nursery!

We spent all morning Saturday putting up this border, painting the trim and door...and I did my bubbles! They're not exactly how I wanted them to turn out, but they're not too bad. Kinda cute actually!

The pictures below are too small to see my handy work, but if you click on them they will enlarge for you to see it better.

The furniture still has a few weeks until it comes in, but the hard part is now done. I can't believe my house actually has a NURSERY in it. I have waited so long to say that :-)

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Just to give Katie a little extra boost on getting that BFP, I nominate these guys to be on the first float in her parade :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Newest PG symptom

I told my Mom last week that EJ better come out and be the most perfect baby. He better sleep well, eat well, be a happy baby, etc. I just feel like it's one thing after another with this pregnancy. For all of you ladies going through IF or multiple losses, and you think you may get a break for an easy pregnancy, I am NOT the poster child for that! LOL.

Most of you know that I had months of terrible m/s, with throwing up almost every day. Brushing my teeth is still a daily chore that I gag over, and once in a while still lose my breakfast. Then I went through a few weeks of a bout of terrible insomnia. Overlapping that was awful heartburn and constipation that lasted for weeks too. I've had terrible sciatica pain for a couple of weeks left butt cheek is really sore most of the time. Then last week I got a yeast infection (oh joy!). Now that is finally gone and I have something to take its leg keeps falling asleep in bed at night. When I sleep on my left side, I wake up with my left hip and leg feeling like pins and needles. As soon as I move it goes away, but it's still annoying to be woken up by it a few times a night (as they say it's best to sleep on the left side while pregnant).

And the most bizarre of it all...when Ed asks me if I'd do it all over again for another child; without any hesitation I say, "Of course!" with a happy smile on my face. It's all worth it.