Monday, April 20, 2009

Mommy has a Choo Choo in her Belly

Very early this morning the whole family went to the OB's office for my 12 week check up (even though I am over 13 weeks now :)). It was the first visit for Z and S and although we were not that optomistic about hearing the heartbeat (my uterus is tipped back) S still wanted to go, just incase.

Z was thrilled to be going to the doctors office as soon as he heard it was an appointment for mommy instead of himself. He skipped all the way there and was very chipper for 7:20 AM :) These visits are very quick and before we knew it the midwife was in the room ready to find the hearbeat. I laid back and watched Z carefully. He eyed the midwife suspiciously and wondered what the box with the "microphone" was. As she searched for the heartbeat, Z heard all of the static and asked, "What's sound that is?". Then we heard it....."woosh, woosh, woosh".....the little heart was beating strong at 150 bpm. S and I were very surprised and smiled at one another and Z asked again, "What's that?" We still haven't told him about the baby (we are waiting until I am showing) and so S responded with, "that's a choo choo train".

Later on at the park, Z came running over to me and said, "Mommy has a Choo Choo train in her Belly". I laughed and told him that I did. He then asked, "Is it Thomas?"

Well Z, we are not sure if it is a Thomas Train or an Emily Train and we won't know for another 7 months or so. But don't worry Z, you will be one of the first to find out!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Raising Z and .........

I know I haven't posted in a very long time but there is a good reason for that :) S and I are expecting! I am due next October and we are very excited :)

That being said, I am soooooo sick! The nausea set in the week before we left for Aruba. Our vacation went pretty smoothly because I spent most of my time outside in the nice breeze and I had so much family support. A few days after we returned, I got really sick :( I lost 7 lbs in a week and a half (I was getting sick 5-6 times a day) and the doctor put me on medication. It took me about 2 weeks to figure out the dosing on the meds and I started to feel a little better. I now only get sick once a day but an unfortunate side effect of the medication is that it makes me sleepy. I spend most of my day feeling like I have been hit by a bus. It has been hard on Z but he is learning very quickly to be independent and is really good at entertaining himself! Poor little guy :(

I am fading fast so I need to put an end to this post :) I just wanted to give everyone an update and let you know that I am still here and will try to be better about posting. I have lots to share.