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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Baby Harper is growing fast....

Baby Harper has a face and can now officially be called a "fetus"! The reproductive organs are beginning to form and soon will become ovaries or testes... What do you think it's going to be? The fingers and toes are growing fast but are still webbed. Baby Harper is still super tiny, he/she is only .31-.43 inches long! I cant believe it can be that tiny but have so much going on inside! An interesting thought... this time next year Baby Harper will be 20 weeks old... Wow!
Sometimes I still can't believe that I'm really pregnant and that there is really a baby in there! I'm feeling pretty good these days as long as I keep eating every couple hours and take it easy I can function pretty good :) I think I've about got it figured out how I can keep from feeling like crap. One thing I haven't gotten used to is how sore my boobs are. They have been sore since the day I had a positive pregnancy test and it's only gotten worse. I can barely sleep on my stomach because they don't like to be squished. haha I don't understand how people can stand to run when their boobs feel like this. Are they crazy or just that dedicated? haha I can't really tell that they have gotten any bigger bras still seem to fit the same so that's good :) Next weekend I head to Owensboro so we'll see how well I hold up on that flight. I'm going to call the doctor tomorrow to see if they have any tips for flying if I start feeling sick. I know I can't take Dramamine but maybe there is something else... After I get back from Owensboro only one more week until we get to hear the heartbeat... I've heard it's the most amazing thing ever!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I guess this is the 7 week slump...

Whew...It's been a long last couple of days. I've been on a roller coaster ride of feeling good one minute, and horrible the next. I spent about 5 days last week in a complete blur I felt so bad. Turns out it was the prenatal vitamins that were giving me problems. So, I stopped taking those for now and I felt better for a day or so and then this weekend I was sick, sick, sick. I spoke with the doctor yesterday and she said she was concerned that I got dehydrated. She told me that yesterday (Monday) I really needed to focus on drinking lots of liquids or I'd be having to come in for a hydration IV... that scared me a bit and I drank as much as I could yesterday. I feel like a new person today :) Yay!!

When I talked with the doctor yesterday she said that the whole "morning sickness" thing doesn't usually really flare up until about the 7th week... guess that's why I'm feeling so icky. I can't believe it's already been 7 weeks... In only 21 days we get to hear the heartbeat :) Yay!!!

James has this feeling that there are TWO babies in there. As some of you know when we did the artificial insemination they found that I actually had two eggs that developed and ovulated... so, there is a chance that there are two...Oh wow wouldn't that be crazy! Hopefully we will be able to clear all of the speculation up when we go in November 2nd! haha

Only 21 more days until our first doctors appointment... We can not wait :)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I've felt better...

I do feel lucky that I haven't actually thrown up yet but I do NOT feel good. I think this morning I was pretty close to having my head in the toilet. I have been incredibly tired all weekend. Yesterday I slept until 8, took a nap at 10, and took a nap at 1, then went to bed at 9:30. Crazy! James and I are going to the Vikes & Packers game tomorrow night....we are SUPER excited but I'm getting a little nervous about staying up so late. I have to get up a 4:30 to get ready for work, then the game doesn't start until 7:30...Its going to be a late one. I will definitely need a nap before the festivities! haha

As dumb as it sounds I wish I were showing already...Its like I need to see the little bump to really believe there is a baby in there. I guess I still have a while to wait, the doctor said a lot of times with the first pregnancy you don't show until 12-16 weeks. I'm only at week 6...but, only 4 more weeks until our first doctors appointment, and then we'll get to hear the heartbeat! Cant wait!