Monday, December 24, 2007

20 Week Ultrasound Pics

I finally figured it out, so here they are. They all say on them what exactly you're viewing. Isn't she cute?

Oh...she's sucking her thumb in this one! ^^^

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Pictures of Our New House

We're finally settled in and everything so I'm going to start posting pictures of the house as I have time. I've taken them so it's just a matter of uploading them all. I'll be adding them all to this post, so hang tight!

Front of the house w/ our minivan.

Front w/ bay window and entryway.

Front entryway. Front door on the left, garage door beside that and laundry room directly in front.

Front entryway again, hallway to living room on the right.


Kitchen 2

Bar in the kitchen/family room...and Athena

Family room

Family room skylights

Bay window in the family room

Dining room...we still have MORE boxes to go through. Oh, and our new coats! Mine is blue and his is mustard yellow :).

Family room/dining room/entrance to kitchen

Dining room

Living room and Bear's tail

Living room and Athena peeking out the patio doors.

Living room

Athena and the patio door

The backyard and Bear. Look...we have big tree!

Stairs...very important part of a two-story house.

Downstairs bathroom...across from the stairs.

Aramil on the first landing on the stairs.

Upstairs bathroom, across from the stairs.

Master bathroom

Master bathroom

Such a nosy bear!!

Nursery, not quite finished yet.

The huge, gorgeous crib! I'll post pics when we get the crib set and mattress on.

Right side of the closet

Left side of the closet

Friday, December 21, 2007


We had a doctor's appointment at Westerly Women's Health in Westerly, RI on December 14th and got to hear the baby's heartbeat, and an anatomical ultrasound was scheduled for December 18th at 10:00 a.m. at Narragansett Radiology. We waited around for awhile in the lobby and then went back for our turn. The radiologist was very nice and funny and got started right away. We saw the baby's spine, ribs, heart and chambers, the four lobes of the brain and stomach. We saw so many things I can't even name them all!

He said, "Alright, it's time to get down to business now." He moved around on my stomach a lot and then said, "Oh, there it is. Can you see it?"

I said, "Is it a boy?"

He zoomed in further and said, "'s a girl!".

We were so happy! Mark jumped up and immediately put his hand on me and smiled. We received ten ultrasound pics. It was incredible to see the baby the way we did...she was clenching her fist and releasing, and playing inside me where you could see it in the screen. Just as I suspected, her head and abdomen measured 20 weeks plus and her legs were 19 wks 1 day and arms were 19 wks 3 days. She'll be short, no doubt about that! According to the doc, she weighs 0.8 pounds and will be about an eight pound baby if she's carried to full term. Also, since I didn't get an appointment in time I wasn't able to have her tested for Down's Syndrome, but the radiologist was able to tell us that she does have the nasal bone that most children with DS don't have, and doesn't have a thick flap of skin on her neck which is also a big indicator. So far, she's happy and healthy which is what we like to hear.

The name we've chosen is Audree Elizabeth, by the way. We didn't like the traditional spelling of Audree (Audrey) so we changed it. We bought a bunch of clothes for her and are setting up the nursery. We have the dresser and glider, so we have to buy the stool for gilder, a twin bed (since we only have a two bedroom house now) and the crib. I'll post pictures of the clothes and nursery when I have the chance. Also, my scanner isn't working properly so I'll post the ultrasound pictures when I get that figured out.

Audree's Journal

Thursday, December 6, 2007

We've moved!

Just letting everyone know that we've moved. If you'd like our new address please contact me at and I'll send it right out to you!

I'll have pictures of the new house up pretty soon. It's a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse. I like it, it's cute :). Pics to come!

Friday, November 9, 2007

14 week update!

Well, we went to the baby class today, which was a total waste of time. Among many of the inaccurate and out-of-date facts pointed out to us today was that a mother can drink less than 5 drinks a day and be okay and not at-risk for fetal alcohol syndrome. Right...not. I'm not taking the risks. I will turn 21 and be pregnant, but I'm not going to have that celebratory drink that they say is okay. It's not with us.

Anyway, we had an ultrasound today. Mark got to see the baby for the first time today and he was very excited. He took a video which is posted at the bottom of this blog. The ultrasound machine's printer was broken so we didn't get any ultrasounds from the doctor, but I was able to take pictures from the video and that works for us. Here's what we have:

I'm measuring correctly, just over fourteen weeks and will get another ultrasound at twenty weeks, when we hope they will be able to determine the sex. Anyway, that's about all that's going on today! I'll try to post more pictures as I have time. And, here's the video; if you pay attention closely you'll be able to see the baby move. Please ignore the talking, it's Mark, the doctor and I discussing the baby and my lack of appointment. I'm about 7-8 weeks late on appointments, but it's no fault of mine; I wasn't in the computer as pregnant, even though they found out at the Click here to see the video (it won't let me post it right now).

Thursday, November 8, 2007

It's been awhile...

Well, it's been awhile, huh? We have orders to Groton, CT for the USS Virginia. This type of submarine is the kind that goes out for 6 months at a time every 1 1/2 years. So far, it hasn't done the 6 month deployment, which isn't great news. We knew Mark would go out to sea, and here it is! We're not sure of dates yet, but it'll all work out. We're hoping he'll be home for the birth, but if not that's okay too. We're really busy trying to pack and just get everything ready in general. We have a new car now and I'll post pictures as soon as I have a chance. I'm in the middle of laundry so I thought I'd sit down and write a blog since I've kinda been neglecting it.

Anyway, we're 14 weeks pregnant now. I'm out of the first trimester which puts my mind at ease a great deal. I was very sick a few weeks ago so my doctor put me on Phenergan, which helped tremendously. I'm very glad to be over it, though. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow and I hope they'll do an ultrasound, but we don't know yet. If they do they may be able to predict the gender, but we'll see. For kicks, I decided to try a Chinese Gender Predictor. Try and see if it was right for your kids! Here's what it says for us:
Kind of ironic that it says the baby is a girl, since when the doctor used the Doppler and the heartbeat read to be 164, he also predicted a girl . He says there's no real science behind it, he's just a seasoned veteran and has kids of his own. According to the doc, 130-145 is a boy and 145+ is a girl. Apparently, men are lazier...even in the womb ;).

I'll try to update tomorrow after the doctor's appointment. I'm taking my camera to record a video of the heartbeat and hopefully the ultrasound.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Bought some baby things!

Mark and I went shopping at Babies R Us and bought a few things for the baby. We've also found a new car....expect pictures soon! And...we're 8 weeks pregnant today! Only 4 more weeks to go, and hopefully the morning sickness will go away :).

This is a picture of everything we bought.

The soft baby has a bird, turtle and two giraffes and says, "two by 2".

The cute pacifier holder.

A really cute rattle/teether.

Mark's pick...a Tubmarine, since Daddy will be on a submarine.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

And off to the Emergency Room...

Tuesday evening, after Mark went to work, I noticed some spotting and some cramping pain. It got worse and so I called the doctor-on-call. He told me chances are I was either having a miscarriage or an eptopic pregnancy, and it wouldn't matter if I went to the doctor or not. I asked for a referral to go anyway, and he sent one. I called Mark and he took me. We arrived at 10:05pm, and checked in. About an hour and a half later, we were sent to a room. I had blood drawn and gave a urine sample. Then, an ultrasound tech wheeled me down for my first ultrasound. Mark wasn't allowed to go with me, so I went alone. I had to have a vaginal ultrasound since the baby isn't old enough to show up on a regular ultrasound. The tech started the ultrasound and after MANY painful minutes later, showed me my baby. Here's a picture of an ultrasound similar to what our baby looks like now:
Be aware: this is NOT actually our baby, just an ultrasound that's very similar.

Anyway, I also got to hear the heartbeat, which was 136 bpm. According to the myths, it's a boy...but we'll see! Anyway, I have a gestational heart murmur (doc says it's because my heart is working harder to provide for two), and the due date has now moved to May 7th. This is good because...Mother's Day is May 11! So, if all goes as planned (which we know it won't!), I'll be a mom for Mom's Day! The baby is fine...apparently, some bleeding is normal during the first trimester :).