Friday, October 16, 2009

Watch me grow!

6 Weeks
Look at that....NO belly! All my pants still fit!

8 Weeks
Not much different, not much to see.

10 Weeks
Beginning to see a bump, but still not much...

12 Weeks
3 months down, 6 to go! All my pants still fit, but there's a tiny bump.

14 Weeks's official. I popped! Here's the belly...although now we're 17 weeks.
My pants don't fit anymore and I've had to move to maternity pants. But the problem with that is that they're all too big! So I spend my day yanking and pulling at them b/c they keep falling down! Soon enough I'm sure that problem won't exist.
I haven't felt the baby yet....I keep thinking of your post, Anna R., about feeling Tristan for the first time. The doctor said it might not be until 19 or 20 weeks. Guess we'll just have to wait and see!
I'm still bummed about having to wait 4 more weeks to find out the sex. I wanna know NOW!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Doctor Visit

I went to the doctor again yesterday...

We are 16 1/2 weeks, 4 months! Just today someone mentioned that I was almost halfway there. That's a very interesting thought. It still feels like it's crawling by...don't get me wrong, I don't want to wish it away or rush it along, but it just seems like it's taking forever!

OK, doctor statistics so far:

16 weeks, 3 days
5 pounds gained
150 heartbeat
(178 last time)

That's about it. We talked about the flu...I'm getting a flu shot from the school system and the doctor's office should have the H1N1 vaccine within a week or two. They're going to start witht he 3rd trimester patients, then branch out to 2nd trimester. She hopes to get me in within that time.
We scheduled our next appointment...4 weeks! Such a long time, and especially this time since our next appointment is a BIG one! Our ultrasound!!! She wouldn't let me come in early, though it would be equally great between 18 & 20 weeks. She's making me wait until 20 weeks for our next doc visit and the ultrasound. TORTURE! Just tell me already! I can't wait to start picking things out and buying stuff (although I'm sure Ant can wait!). Our appointment is not until November 12....forever away!
We'll keep our fingers crossed!
Also...a shout out to Tori for going with me to the doctor yesterday. If you didn't know, Tori's a nursing student at Lenoir-Rhyne and I'm her "pregnant guinnea pig" so to speak and she's doing a report on me and Anthony. Kinda fun if you ask me! Anyway, it was her first time hearing a baby's heartbeat and she thought it was super cool. Which it totally is. Oh yeah, and Tori is a super sweet girl and a very good friend! So thanks, Tori. It's so nice not to go alone!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Lazy Saturdays

Well, we're both finally feeling better. FINALLY! That's really good news. It took Anthony a little bit longer to shake it than me, but I think we're pretty close to 100% again.

I took some pictures yesterday and today...different families. But I wanted to show you my favorite one of Faith! She's such a beautiful little girl!

Now it's Saturday afternoon and I'm sitting here on the computer while Ant reads Dan Brown's new book on the couch. This kind of afternoon is the best...just laying around and being together. Most of the time we do this on Sundays, but today we just migrated towards the couch!

Anthony has been working diligently on our new bathroom. Here are some new pictures!

Yes..we now have a shower basin, the bottom of our shower. There is a drain and everything!

No, you're not seeing things. Anthony's head is hanging from the ceiling! We had to remove these 2x4s to get the new ceiling piece in. He's laying up in the attic among the insulation. Gross.

You should also notice the plumbing! There are pipes of all kinds! We've tested it and it officially works! So "technically" we could take a shower in there with the new pipes and the drain. But I'm not sure that would be good for the sheet rock.

Ta-da! Now there is no hole in the ceiling, the beginnings of a wall, and electricity for the ceiling light and fan! It's working... it's coming along! It's just a slow process. Ant took a couple days off last week to work on it, that's all the recent progress.

As of today he built the corner bench and we're officially ready to get our backerboard and tile! We're planning on picking up the backerboard and some more sheetrock so we can finish the wall and be ready to tile!!