Friday, September 28, 2012

Hear ye, Hear ye...

Okay, okay. I know what you're going to say before you even say it. Yes we have been gone for quite some time and while we wanted to give you updates we wanted to lay low for a while before we started posting. So after weeks (dare I say a month) of waiting I am proud to announce that we are officially PREGNANT!

S is currently 8 weeks and 3 days pregnant. And guess what!? We got the news that she was pregnant on my birthday, August 29th! That's a birthday gift that will be hard to top for a while.Of course I was would be in class when S would get the news so I kept my phone attached to my hip until she called. And when she did all I could hear on the other end was her hyperventilating from crying so hard. Through her gasps of air she was able to utter the words, "It's positive." I was so excited but since I had to handle heavy machinery I couldn't get too emotional. I had to quickly end our conversation.

So my birthday dinner ended up being a celebration for not only me but for our family as a whole. Our daughter E was equally excited and got emotional after hearing the news when she came home from school. The day was so special and exciting that none of us could keep the smiles off of our faces.

 After we went to the doctor and took the blood test we had to have two ultrasounds before we would be released to our Ob/Gyn. The first ultrasound was on September 13th and it was the first time we got to see the baby that we had only been seeing in our dreams. At that point the baby was about as long as a chocolate sprinkle but curled up like a lentil bean. But even at such a tiny size we were able to see the heartbeat of the baby. It was at that very moment that I lost it. I got so emotional that I started crying. All of our hopes and dreams had culminated in that moment. Sounds kind of corny but hey, that's how I was feeling. I didn't even realize that you could see the heartbeat that early. And it was at that moment that we named the baby Boo-Boops (the sound that a heartbeat makes)

The technician (Jenny) was so wonderful and equally as excited for us. Our fill-in doctor was also in the room with us checking in and giving us some friendly advice. She (the doctor) was so lighthearted and funny and all we kept thinking was why wasn't she our doctor from the beginning. She was cracking jokes and making us feel so at ease and comfortable. Even when we asked her questions that we thought were crazy not only did she answer them with no judgement but she came right back and gave us some zingers to laugh about. All in all our first ultrasound was a positive one. 

The next ultrasound appointment was on September 24th (this past Monday) with S being 7 weeks and six days. We knew that the baby would be bigger but we weren't prepared for the fact that what was once a speck on the screen was now a larger speck :). Wow! How time flies. By now the baby is about the size of a kidney bean and while that is still small it seemed so large in comparison to the baby that we saw merely ten days earlier. The heartbeat was still strong and our love grew even more. We toyed with the idea of letting E miss the earlier part of school so that she could see the baby for the ultrasound but soon changed our minds. I think seeing something that looks more like a baby than a speck will be more interesting to a twelve-year old.

So here we are and while we are happy to be at this point with baby and mommy doing great we are still anxious to get past the first trimester. S still wanted to keep the news a secret until after the first trimester but I just couldn't wait.

So there you have it. We will do our best to keep you up-to-date with what's going on. Please post your comments and questions as always. We would love to hear what you have to say.