Friday, March 22, 2013

It's a Girl!

  
It's official...it's a girl! We went for our anatomy ultrasound this week, and we found out that we are having a girl within 5 minutes of the appointment! Consequently, she did not cooperate very well for the necessary pictures, and we spent almost an hour and fifteen minutes attempting to get her to turn over. Thankfully, she did, and the technician and the doctor were able to get all of the pictures that we needed. That was the longest appointment of my life, and I don't think I could really breathe until the doctor said everything was fine. 

You wait all of this time, hoping something is alive and moving in there. Every appointment seems scary until it's over and you can relax again. I know that we have no control over it, but it doesn't make it any less terrifying. Even after seeing her prior to this and hearing the heartbeat various times, it seemed more real this time. I feel 10 million more times better now that all of the bloodwork and pictures show that she is healthy and does not seem to be at risk for anything! We know that anything can change at any point in a pregnancy, but we are continually praying for a healthy little girl on loan to us from our loving Creator. 

Here are some new pics of our girl:
she spent most of the appointment in this position waving her arms and legs all around!
a little "L"...she knows sign language already!
waving hello

I love her already! I even started crying during 2nd period the other day while the kids were taking a quiz. Thankfully, no one seemed to notice. I have purchased a couple of things for her, but I am not going to do much more because she won't need much to start out! My favorite so far is this:


We also bought a Vinylmation Minnie to add to our collection! Too cute!
Happy almost spring break, blogger world! Until next time!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Almost there...halfway at least!

We're getting closer to 20 weeks! YAY! We had an appointment this week, and everything looked good. We'll find out whether we are buying pink or blue in the next few weeks...if he or she cooperates.

We had a wonderful surprise yesterday with a snow day. While most of our coworkers literally saw no snow, we had snow fall most of the day. Although it is quickly melting, it was still nice to have something this year. Most people are mad that we had a whole day just for rain, but we didn't really see that! I didn't feel so great yesterday, and I am home today with a sore throat and earaches. I don't know if this is going to turn into something else or not, but prayers are much appreciated that I can kick this soon and protect this baby along the way.

I felt bad taking off today because there are a bunch of other people out too, but it was really the only day the rest of the quarter that I could possibly take off. I just have to make it through the next 3 weeks, and we will have 10 glorious days off from work! While it will more than likely be spent working on the new curriculum and getting the nursery ready, it is still 10 days without students, hopefully extra sleep, and relaxing to prepare for the last quarter of the school year.

Supposedly, I was supposed to get more energy this trimester, but I haven't seen too much of that yet. I have been able to say up a little bit later (8:30PM!), but I am exhausted before the school day is even over, and on days off, I cannot sleep past 8AM. Maybe this will improve. I'm just thankful to not be throwing up like I was. I still get nauseous regularly, but now it is if I don't eat enough or eat regularly. My work schedule just does not afford me the ability to eat regularly, but once the students know, maybe!

Well, it's back to trying to be somewhat productive while also resting so I can go back to work for Friday and at least pretend that I feel better for the day.