Tuesday, October 18, 2011

We Have a Heartbeat!

Today I went in for my second ultrasound. The baby has grown into a little peanut with a heartbeat instead of just a yolk! Kindof exciting! The peanut is about 12cm long but has a heartbeat like no other! So far everything looks good, and we should be welcoming a little baby by June 4, 2012.
I am still battling the morning sickness. What really sucks is that I can find something that settles my stomach and it will work for a few days and then all the sudden it doesnt anymore. I am able to keep things down with the medication the doctor put me on but I still don't feel very good. My husband the other day, bless his little heart, says to me "You can't be sick all the time babe!" I don't think I have ever wanted to punch someone in the face as bad as I wanted to at that point! I don't know how to explain to him that this is for real. I am really truely sick and don't feel like doing anything. That includes the dishes, laundry, cleaning bathrooms, etc. It takes enough for me to motivate to go to work the 3 days a week that I am. I wish he could be pregnant instead so he might understand. Or even better if I could just not work while I was pregnant, I would imagine more would get done around our house, but reality is we can't afford for me not to work so take it or leave it!
I guess the one up side to being so sick is that it is really helping me not to smoke. I can't say that I have gone a full 24 hours without a cigarette YET, but I have probably cut down to less than 1 cigarette a day. I feel like I am doing better than the last two times. It is funny to realize all the funny things that make you want to smoke (as a smoker). For example, when I am done brushing my teeth. Ok so its gross but I got into the habit of smoking right after I brushed my teeth, now I am lost after I brush my teeth. I am a little OCD when it comes to routine. When something in my routine gets messed up it drives me batty! (I am sure if my mom is reading this she is laughing a little:) Needless to say, I have to find a new routine because smoking cigarettes apparently was a big part of my routine. Cigarettes are truely my one regret. I wish I would have never started so I didn't have to try and quit.
Well life is moving forward. Have a busy 9 months ahead but we are ready! We are praying that the 3rd time is in fact the charm:)


  1. I would like to comment but this thing never lets me...this is a trial run...ok all systems go. This might be hard to accept, but I will come over and help out at your house once a week. Let me know when is a good time for you and I am there! Love you, proud of you....and theres nothing like being preggo!

  2. I always tell my husband when I'm pregnant that someday in heaven he is going to realize how sick I really was and he is going to feel REALLY BAD that he didn't help me more. It might actually be sort of a blessing that your are working because if you are too busy to think about how you are feeling it might help a little bit. Morning sickness is the worst. I hope you can start cooping soon!

  3. boys don't get it. just because I am not currently puking does not mean I don't feel like crap! Andy gets progressively better each pregnancy about that. I have done no cleaning today, and am not pregnant what is my excuse? it is really exciting to hear the baby's heart. have a great week.

  4. Ok...YAY!! Yes, sick sucks. A lot. More than a lot. And Smoking?! Yup, super sucks. But, a baby? A heartbeat? Girl, you are going to have the best gift in the world. Thank God for all these exhausting trial, because the rewards at the end are he BEST. I am SO proud of you! Love you! :-)