Wednesday, March 28, 2012

12 Week Bump

Not much of a bump right now, just mostly fat.  But here it is anyway!  I was thinking of doing these every week, but it is probably going to be too much trouble.  I'll do them periodically, maybe a few for each trimester, just to see how much things change.

First Trimester, 12 weeks

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Dear Baby (11 Weeks)

Dear Baby,

After seeing you and hearing your heart beat, I can finally say that you feel real to me!  Before that, I knew in my head that I was carrying you because the tests said I was and because I was feeling all the early symptoms, but in my heart I just didn't want to admit it.  Because I was so afraid something would go wrong and I would have to deal with loss if I admitted there was something to lose.  Your daddy was different.  You were real to him right away.  He was sure nothing would happen to you and that we would both be healthy and happy for the entire pregnancy and beyond.  As we sat in the office and watched you move around, I couldn't stop the tears.  Not sad tears, of course.  Happy ones!  Your daddy was so proud standing beside me, holding my hand and looking at you.  He was so excited, he even peeked around to see the screen while the tech made measurements and snapped pictures!  But the greatest thing in the world was hearing and seeing your heart beat.  It was a little flicker and a tap-tap-tap, like someone tapping a pencil on a desk, but faster than someone could really tap (170 beats per minute!)

It was an experience I will never forget!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Baby Photos!

So now I can finally say it.  I've been quiet here for so long because I couldn't spill the beans!  We are going to have a baby!  We are 11 weeks along, just a couple of weeks shy of the second trimester.  Here are the very first photos of our baby.

I have just imported a few posts from a private blog I was keeping during the TTC and early pregnancy process.  I wanted to keep track of things but wasn't really ready to shout it to the rooftops yet.  Now that we are "out," I imported these and will be deleting the other blog.  I'm so glad to be able to talk out in the open about this pregnancy now!

The ultrasound appointment was absolutely amazing.  I've never had an experience like it in my life.  I could do nothing but lie there with tears in my eyes, watching the heart of my baby beat faster than anything I've ever seen!  170 beats per minute!    We measured exactly the age we thought we were and everything looked great.  It was a good day!