Thursday, July 30, 2009

NT Scan results are in!

And they are normal! We are so happy! This means our baby has a very low chance of having Down Syndrome or Trisomy. If you aren't familiar with the NT Scan, here is some info:

NT Scan

Sunday, July 26, 2009

16 week appointment/furniture ordered!

This past Wednesday was my 16 week appointment. Everything went well, the doctor found the heartbeat pretty quickly and it was 150 (down from 162 at my 12 week appointment, and the doctor says it will continue to fall). I have gained 4 lbs, which was very exciting to me since at my 12 week I hadn't gained anything yet. I guess it is time to catch up! My blood pressure is still 110/70, the lowest it has ever been! They also took another vial of blood for the NT scan, and I should get the results in about a week. And that is about all that happened at the appointment, it was pretty quick. Our next appointment (20 week) is scheduled for August 21, and if our little one cooperates we will learn the sex!

Yesterday we ordered Sprout's furniture! After a lot of research, and going to look at it twice, this is what we decided on:

The crib is Munire Essex (all the furniture will be white)-

It is a life time crib which converts into a full size bed. Here is what it looks like as a bed-
Crib as bed

The dresser (which we'll use as a changing table) and hutch are Munire Urban-
Dresser and hutch
except instead of the combo dresser pictured, there will be 6 drawers.

The furniture should be here in about 8-10 weeks, and we are very excited to set up the nursery! The only other thing we need to find is a fully upholstered glider, but that won't take as long as the furniture so we aren't too worried. My parents have offered to buy all our furniture; thank you Mom and Dad for this very generous gift! Sprout thanks you too!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

First blog!

Well, we are starting this a little late, but I am excited to have a place to write all about the baby. Right now we call it sprout, because that is what it looked like in our baby book when we decided we needed to give it a name a couple months ago. I like this little quiz, so I'll try to do one every so often:

*How far along?: 15 weeks 1 day
*Total weight gain: None so far, but I expect that will change soon.....
*How big is baby?: 4 to 4 and 1/2 inches according to my book
*Maternity clothes?: Yes!
*Sleep?: Pretty well
*Best moment this week?: Going out on the boat with Bailey
*Movement?: I haven't felt any yet
*Food cravings?: Fruit! Absolutely any kind of fruit! I can't get enough
*Labor signs?: way too soon for that
*Belly button in or out?: In
*What I miss: Sleeping through the night
*What I'm looking forward to: My 16 week appointment
*Milestone: About a week ago I noticed a little bump poking out....although I don't think anyone else would notice!

Thanks for reading!