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 Among many of the inaccurate and out-of-date facts pointed out to us today was that a mother can drink less than 5 drinks a day and be okay and not at-risk for fetal alcohol syndrome.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.