Thursday, April 23, 2009

Vegas baby!

Ok the time has finally come! VEGAS!! I am so excited! My parents are already there and my sister is on her way! We leave tomorrow at 6 am.

I just can't wait to see my dad and to see his reaction. I will describe everything next week (I know, a long time from now) but the weekend is going to be hectic. Every minute is pretty much planned and filled. I just can't wait! It will be such a relief to be able to talk about it with my dad. And not have to use code when speaking with my mom.

Alright, enough of this. I am going to finish packing! =)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Wrong week...again

Ok so I am actually 9 weeks. 9 weeks, 4 days to be exact. Today's appointment was a tad stressful. First, I couldn't find parking. I was stressing that I would miss the 15 minute window they tell you to arrive and then tell me that I would miss my appointment.

Fast forward to the exam room. The nurse comes in and says that today's appointment would just be a quick physical and go over lab results. I asked about the ultrasound and she responded that we wouldn't do an ultrasound today. I started tearing up as I explained to her that the whole reason I was here today was to get an ultrasound so I could surprise my dad in one week. Well turns out I needed one anyway because the nurse could not locate the baby's heartbeat.

So the doctor takes us to the ultrasound room but not all of the equipment is sterile. So she gets the wand ready and can't find the baby. Then she tells me that it could be because I have a full bladder or because I am not really pregnant and I had an egg that was never fertilized. That's when panic and a meltdown almost set in. So she told me to go to the restroom and we would try again. But the second time was fine and she was able to find the baby. But she said that it looked like the baby was not 11 weeks. So she made an appointment at OBGYN to get a more in-depth ultrasound. After that everything was fine. So my experience might not sound all that stressful to you. But with hormones and my anticipation for a smooth experience rattled my nerves.

But in the end, I got to see my baby wiggling his/her fingers and moving around. I got to hear the heartbeat. And I got plenty of pictures to give my parents.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

11 Weeks (2)

Hot dogs, pizza, ranch Corn Nuts, Croissanwiches from Burger King - OUT! My list of foods that sound absolutely disgusting to even smell is steadily growing daily. What am I craving now? Korean food! Anything Korean! Give it to me! Don't forget the cucumber kimchi! The other day I went to a Korean restaurant. Usually I will not eat by myself at a restaurant. But I didn't care! I was so hungry that I didn't want to wait for the food and then drive home. So I had a huge spread to myself and I was happy as a clam! No worries - I didn't eat it all. I had plenty of leftovers!

In other news - My ultrasound is tomorrow!! Which means ONE week until I see my family! It is getting harder and harder to not slip and tell my dad or grandma. Now that my life pretty much revolves around my growing baby being careful to not slip it in to everyday conversation is almost like conjugating irregular Spanish verbs (I was horrible at it). In fact, I did say something to my dad but my mom was able to say it was related to an April Fool's joke (luckily it so happened to be the day before I messed up!). So I pretty much stick to work, the weather, and my allergies when speaking to my dad.

The other day I had a faculty meeting and a teacher turned around with a huge grin on her face and said that I am showing! Yes, yes I will get a picture up as soon as possible. But it doesn't really show that well in a picture. But I will post one anyway. Soon!

More to come tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

11 Weeks

My first ultrasound is this week! So Jessica and I were talking about what we think the baby will look like. It's crazy to try to imagine what my baby will look like. What color eyes? My lips or Jamie's? Obviously the baby will have brown hair.

Jessica thinks the baby should look more like me as the baby should not have Jamie's nose or head shape. However she thinks the baby should have his color eyes and ears. That's it. I have to admit that is pretty funny. She also says that the baby should not have my hair type as I have been blessed with the Asian trait of stick-straight hair.

I plan on getting the crazy 3-D ultrasound. All I have to pay is $100 and who wouldn't want to get a little peep at the beautiful baby I have inside me? Then it will answer some of the questions I have. But that won't be until later. Much later.

Oh and as for my favorite snack? Throw away the Ranch corn nuts. In fact, thinking about them kinda makes me want to get sick. I don't really have a replacement favorite yet. Pretty much anything sounds good. Right now I am watching a commercial for Taco Bell and even though I ate that for dinner, a 7-layer burrito sounds soooo incredibly good. But I will settle for an ice-cream sandwich. Right now.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

10...1/2 weeks

Here is the first picture of my baby! Jamie thought my uterus was the baby...You can't really see it but it is at the very bottom of my uterus (the bean shaped looking thing on the left). It looks like a fuzzy ball. It's crazy to think that is my baby!! My next ultrasound is April 17 so I will hopefully have a better picture!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

10 Weeks

So I picked up a kid and pulled a muscle. Yes I know that I shouldn't have done that but I wasn't thinking. Obviously. So my stomach was hurting and I was really worried. So I went to the ER today because I could not get an appoinment (of course!). The baby is fine and I am fine also. I was just really worried and stressed. But the doctors and nurses were really nice. We got to hear swooshing sounds in my belly. Sounded like wind in a tunnel. But best of all...We got to see our little teeny-tiny fuzz ball! Words can't explain the emotions that I felt seeing our small dot on the screen. Relief. Joy. I started crying and couldn't stop. All this time I haven't felt pregnant. It was just so crazy. I mean sure my pants are tight and I am hungry. But it's just hard to imagine I have a baby. The ultrasound just made it seem real.

So. Lesson learned. I will not pick/lift any students again. I don't want to go through that experience (the worry not the awesomeness of seeing my baby) again!