Children too are a gift from the LORD, The fruit of the womb, A reward. – Psalm 127:3

Friday, March 30, 2012

Miss Callie Rae, Due August 17th!

Well, we had our 20 week check-up yesterday (I was 19w6d). Baby's heart rate was 130 at the ultrasound, and 155 about 15/20 minutes later at my OB appointment. Guess she was taking a nap. It is confirmed that we are having a baby GIRL!!! And her name is Callie Rae. 
Showing her stuff :)

(took this pic off my comp with phone, sorry its blurry) Here she is holding her hands up in front of her face

Sticking her butt out towards the doppler. That her butt cheeks and back of her upper legs

Legs spread wide open

I finally finished the tree in the nursery today. Couldn't love it more!  

So we are very happy and excited. Now I can finally start going through all the girl things I have from my niece- clothes, swings, carseat, toys and more!!! 20 weeks down, 20 to go! (Less would be ok with me too)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

18w3d Ultrasound

We went to Vol State yesterday for a free ultrasound to see how out little hamhock was doing. I wasnt expecting a lot since it was a class of students doing the ultrasound so they could get practice on live patients. We actually weren't even sure if we were in the correct place at first! The baby's heartbeat was a strong 160! So far, its not been under 158, so based on the heartbeat theory, it's a girl, but we all know that this theory isn't true by any means! 
Here are a few of the photos they emailed us. Baby was being very stubborn, laying down facing my spine, legs crossed most of the time. So we didn't get many good ones this time. Ignore the names at the top. Those names are the students who were working with me at the time :)
Leg and Foot. Looks big to me! lol

Baby made alot of fists while we watched!
Looks like an alien here :)

Baby even gave us a thumbs up!

We are measuring right on track, but that is expected with IVF. :) Also, last week I got the results of our Triple Screen back, and we are 100% in the clear for Spinal bifida and Down Syndrome. We are blessed with a very healthy baby!! Only 150 days until my due date and we actually get to see what our sweet baby looks like! Oh, and it looks like we may be #teampink :)

Friday, March 02, 2012

3/2/12 Marks 16 weeks :)

Happy 16 weeks baby! Today I had my Triple Screen blood work, should hear back in a few days. Dr Wingo said it usually gives a lot of false negatives, so I am not even sure why they bother with it?! If our baby does have DS or SB, what of it? We will still love our sweet baby no matter what!! Today the heartbeat was about 150. Took a few minutes to hear a steady beat. When the Dr first found it, the baby moved so he had to keep searching. Stubborn already :) My blood pressure was great today, 127/74. Usually my top is around 133, bottom is about average for me, so I guess this baby is doing some good for me that way. I've gained 9 lbs since 10wks. I am not happy with that. But whatever. I am just going to have to be extra careful and make sure I don't snack just to snack!
My next Appointment is March 29th, 19w6d, where I will have an ultrasound then meet with my OB. I am going to an outside source for a FREE ultrasound on March 19th, 18w3d. It's being offered at Vol State so that Ultrasound Tech students can get practice on real people. I am just excited to see how much the baby has grown compared to 8w5d when we got to see last!