Friday, September 28, 2012

If I was a cat or an otter, the baby would be born already

We had our second Dr. appointment this week and have some edits. According to the ultrasound and Dr. Barnett our due date is now April 21, 2013 (yikes-a Taurus!) and we are 11 weeks prego (I was just glad to hear someone confirm the week # for me!). The due date may change depending on the information they get from future sonograms but he says that sonogram due dates and much more accurate that determining the due date any other way. We also listened for the heartbeat but alas, we didn't hear it. We did get to hear my insides gurgle. OK, that's weird, sorry. On to baby stuff!

How far along?
11 weeks
Total weight gain: 3 lbs since our last visit (4 wks ago)
Maternity clothes? not yet
Stretch marks? nope. (not even going to say 'not yet' because that implies they will at some point show their wicked faces).
Sleep: interrupted by the constant need to visit the little girls room
Miss Anything? wine and my energy
Movement: still too early but can't wait!!
Food cravings: anything cheesy and olives. I don't usually crave something until I hear someone mention it- then I want it RIGHT THEN!
Anything making you queasy or sick: nothing in particular but white rice or toast usually make me feel better pretty quick
Gender: unknown. You can make your guess in the poll on the right side of the blog though :)
Labor Signs: oh gosh- I don't even want to start thinking about that yet!
Symptoms: heartburn, migraines, mild nausea (very seldom and usually doesn't last too long!), and we musn't forget the awesome breakouts
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: one word. emotional.
Looking forward to: our next Dr. appt @ 15 weeks and getting to finally hear the heartbeat

Baby LaCoss is about the size of a lime right now! Too bad that makes me think of the wonderful little concoction called a "lime-a-rita". Sounds gross and it's best described as a beer and a margarita mixed but they are wonderful. Try one and think of me :) Little baby LaCoss no longer has webbed fingers or toes and is also starting to grow tooth buds, nail beds and hair follicles. To add to the alien-like appearance, the head-to-body ratio is 1:1. It is incredible that we are almost at the end of the first trimester! Time flies!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Holy. Shit.

There is a real live baby growing in my belly! No more talking the talk- we are walking the walk too! Up until this point, Scott and I have sort of been in a make-believe zone, in awe and wonder- is this real!? Well, we've got proof and this is whole having a baby deal is on like Donkey Kong!

Wednesday Scott and I had out very first ultrasound appointment and it was unbelievable! They need to warn people:

CAUTION- may cause unexpected explosion of insane emotions!

Laying up on the table and seeing the little baby come into view, realizing that that's what it was- a BABY, was such a crazy feeling! I busted out laughing and made the ultrasound tech loose her place, Scott's bottom jaw JUST about hit the floor. We both were grinning ear to ear. We got into the elevator, stared at the ultrasound pictures for a while, and then remembered that we needed to push the button to take us downstairs! "Sorry- Scott and Sarah have checked out- will return in....who knows if they ever will!"

The tech was amazing and answered all of our questions and amused us by letting us watch the tiny baby for a really long time! She pointed out its little nubs that are currently arm and leg buds, and we even saw it move, which was really just seeing the image get a little blurry for half-a-second- but STILL!! Here are some stats from the visit:

Heart beat: 168 beat per MINUTE! We did not get to hear the heartbeat but we did get to see something just as incredible- our baby's tiny heart, fluttering with those insanely fast little beats!

Size: 1 inch. 1 INCH! (I know most of you are estimating an inch with your fingers right now- yes it's itty bitty but growing bigger every day!)

Estimated Due date in relationship to the baby's size: April 14. We will still go with April 12 that the Dr estimated, for simplicity's sake.

Here's Baby LaCoss' premier!

Baby LaCoss 9 1/2 Weeks Old 9/19/12. Head is to the right. Blows my freakin mind!

I notice that I use the words 'little' and 'tiny' frequently in this post. One thing that was not little during our first ultrasound was my bladder! It should be cruel and unusual punishment to require any human to drink at least 16 oz of water 1 hour prior to an ultrasound, not allow any 'emptying of the bladder' and then push really freakin' hard on said bladder with the ultrasound wand. I guess that's only just the beginning of the discomfort I will soon be enduring!

11 weeks prego today (I think. The whole week this has totally got me confused! Nope- still brunette). I may turn into a smoothie any day. Can't get enough of them. I use fruit that I have cut and frozen, Greek yogurt and either coconut milk or OJ. Put all that jazz in the magic bullet and YUM-O! Jelly Belly's are another necessity! True. love. Scott is doing a great job with quitting smoking and is having cravings of his own- anything for that sweet tooth!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Olive ya baby!

Scott sent me a text a few days ago that may be the most amazing thing he has ever said to me. It gave me chills, made me smile, scared me a bit and made so glad to be going through this with him as my partner. He's the best.

"There is a little girl here in the waiting room at Dr. Henderson's. She is so cute, she is playing with the toys and singing along to everything she does! Can't wait for ours!!!"

Excuse me while I dry the tears from my eyes! 

Baby LaCoss is the size of an olive this week. Olives ---> Olive juice ----> dirty martinis. mmmm. Must. think. straight. So...olives. Scott and I share a lot of inside 'jokes', bits of memories that have stuck when the rest of the memory has faded away and silly sayings that only ever strengthen our bond. When we first started dating, Scott, being silly, used to tell me that everyone was jealous of us because of the love that we had found. Nasty look from a fellow bar-goer? Jealous of that sexy arm candy :) Bad hours at work? The boss is just jealous. Mayo on your burger when you ordered it plain? Jealous burger joint employee. My mother even surprised us and on the back of our Bride and Groom table place card at our wedding was printed "Jealous table".  Remember, never take yourself too seriously! Be silly, laugh, smile and love.

Now I would like to take a moment to tell Scott that I can't wait until we are watching our little one play and sing, and I love the moments I have with you when we play and sing together and Olive Juice 2tM&b x infinity +1. 

Now back to the baby! 9 Weeks Pregnant. The tail is gone but the heart beat is strong enough to be picked up by a Doppler ultrasound- hopefully we will get to hear it next week! Baby LaCoss has also graduated from an embryo to a fetus this week~ Growing up so fast already. I am feeling pretty tired but otherwise happy and healthy!

Saw this photo on Pinterest and could not stop laughing!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

One thing leads to another


Baby LaCoss is the size of a raspberry this week! Which got me thinking of chocolate raspberry cheesecake and raspberry smoothies and sorbet, oh my! Hadn't had any major cravings, until this past Sunday when I wanted Chinese food at 8:30 in the morning! Scott laughed when I told him, reminding me that they were probably not open yet. I settled for a normal breakfast and had the best Chinese food of my life for lunch! I am always up for shoving my mouth full of fruit- but I have loved fruit my whole life so that's nothing new.

We had our first Dr. appointment and really like our OB. No ultrasound yet but we have an appointment on September 19 for ultrasound #1. Taking bets on whether Scott will pass out or not! Hopefully we will get to hear the heartbeat then.

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