Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The cat is out of the bag

Well, as you can see from my lilypie ticker up top, we know our little baby is a girl. I've been hesitant to share the information b/c some people I know in real life read this blog and we weren't sure we were going to share the information until much later. But, as of last week, I think we've either accidentally or excitedly told everyone who reads this blog that it is a little girl - probably just by saying "she" or "her arms and legs" or something silly like that...but there it is. Most people IRL still don't know and won't for a while...but we have a little girl in there!!!

Also, I seem to have lied about last week being my last ultrasound with the old RE b/c my OB/Gyn appointment was cancelled and rescheduled to next week so I had to beg for one more ultrasound from CCRM. We had it today, so, as of today, THIS IS THE LONGEST PREGNANCY WE'VE HAD!!!! It is a huge day for us. We had an ultrasound at 10:30 and we saw a perfect, much much bigger little girl, with a heartbeat of 180!!! that is superfast...I'm guessing I was very nervous and my nerves probably upped her heartrate too a little but it is still within healthy limits. Everything is perfect as of today. We couldn't believe it. I got the fabulous nurse again and one of the nurses I am friends with stayed in the room just to see our girl:-) It was a great experience. She played with the new machine and did lots of angles and checked bloodflow and everything. We couldn't stop looking. Her little legs and arms were flailing (okay, not so little, she's going to be an octopus like mom!) and, at one point, Brett said, "is she sucking her thumb?" and we both immediately said, "no, she can't be - is she big enough to suck her thumb? do they suck on it this early?" and the nurse said, "probably not" but then looked at it and said, "Um, I think you are right, it really looks like she is sucking her thumb!". So there you go. I asked the nurse if we can start getting excited now and she said yes...she said we should go shopping. I'm still nervous and hesitant but I'm going to start letting go of this overwhelming fear and caution. We are pregnant with a strong, beautiful little girl!!!!

Here are our u/s pics from today...I can't believe the difference!
I will say this - this is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. I can't stop looking!
On another note, Brett had a fabulous time at his sister's wedding in Cancun. I was bummed all weekend that I couldn't make it. I mean, really really bummed. But, I was also really really sick with morning sickness and realized that I would have been miserable there and then probably would have made Brett miserable b/c he would have felt bad that I was puking in the room when he was out celebrating...and I wouldn't want to do that. So, I'm glad everything went well. I got to see some pictures- though not the pics from the wedding itself yet- I hear everything was absolutely beautiful. Oh, and brave me was actually able to give myself the PIO this past weekend ALL BY MYSELF. I was scared to death...but I did it! yup, a 1 1/2 inch needle in my butt! Never in a million years did I think I'd be able to do that...but I did and I'm proud of myself. I know a lot of women do this all the time...daily even...but I was always really intimidated by that needle. I can do all the other shots. Those women always impressed me that they could do it themselves...now I impressed me:-)

19 comments:

Jo said...

Congratulations!!! This is such exciting news! I am so glad that everything is going well and will keep you in my thoughts that the next 9 months are blissful for you (minus the morning sickness :D ) Enjoy your pregnancy!

Polly Gamwich said...

Wow ... what amazing pictures you have of your little girl! It's so amazing the shape and detail she already has!

Sorry the morning sickness has caught up to you :-(

I LOVE that you did your own PIO shots ... I admire you and all your kind ;-) ... I never did it on my own.

So so excited that you've further than you've ever been ... HUGE milestone! Congrats!!!!

Deanna said...

Congrats to you 10,000 times over!

Lisa said...

Congratulations Sue!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so excited and happy for you and will pray that this pregnancy sticks and you will have a LONG nine happy months!!!!

Stopping by your blog today and seeing this news nearly made me burst into tears for you. What a long road you have travelled. And to see those ultrasound pics is just amazing.

By the way, we've got 3 weeks left before we meet our little boy. I still can't beleive it.

The Turner family said...

I am sooo happy for you two!

Megan

Jill M. said...

So happy for you Sue!!!!!!

DAVs said...

Those are some really adorable pictures. Seriously.
SOAK IT ALL IN!!! That's your BABY!

Sky said...

She's a cutie! :)

Congratulations!

elliej said...

What a beautiful, beautiful baby you have in there. WOW. A big, big day for both of you. ENJOY xxx

Amber said...

Look at her! She's PRECIOUS!!! Now we are officially the only two who know the gender of our babies. I think my lil man already wants her to be his girlfriend. lol

meinsideout said...

Congratulations, that is fabulous.

To answer your question, yes, they have done immune testing and other RPL testing. I may ask about NK cells if this pregnancy is in fact doomed.

Kris said...

Congrats on the little girl! How exciting:):) I am so glad your pregnancy is going well!

WillBeMom said...

Congrats !!!!! This is very exciting :) Loved the pics of ur little princess :)
Hope the morning sickness goes away soon.

kayjay said...

What a beautiful little girl!!! I know how much of a relief it is to pass that milestone and I truly hope that the next 7 months go extra smoothly!! Enjoy every single second - even the morning sickness!!!

Me said...

Delighted you have such a strong little girl in there!

(I have given myself most all of my shots... except the PIO. I am impressed.)

DonnaPetit said...

It's the gluten I tell ya.......

Furrow said...

I'm so happy for you! She sounds like a fierce little thing.

Liza said...

she's perfectly beautiful!! xoxo

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

A little girl! SQUEE! I am so, so happy for you. As the queen in the pink palace, we love girls and all their delicious girlyishness.

And that was a huge milestone! Sending good energy you & baby's way!