Wednesday, May 27, 2009

16 weeks

We had our 16 week appointment today. We met with a doctor that we really liked. He spent a lot of time with us even though they were running way behind schedule. He discussed our genetic testing from the 12 week appointment, and said everything was in normal range - Hooray! We heard the heartbeat (143 this time)... Much lower than I expected. The neat part was that we heard a few kicks while he was monitoring the heartbeat. He said we have an active baby and I should be feeling him/her move sometime soon!

Big news was he updated my due date to November 11th instead of November 9th...

We go back in 4 weeks (June 23rd) to find out what we are having. I am still going with my girl prediction, but we'll see.

Off to the beach for a bachelorette party this weekend... I can't wait to see my favorite girls, get some sun, and be the best DD ever!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Likes and Dislikes with my pregnancy

I thought I would give you a quick rundown of what I am liking (craving), and what I am disliking (food aversion) during my pregnancy... some things have surprised me.


#1 - Salt and Vinegar Chips
YUM!!! This is probably my favorite thing to snack on right now!

#2 - Chinese Food
I am loving Hot and Sour Soup

#3 - Cheez Its and Pickles... together
I know this might sound strange, but I love eating these two together

#4 - Popsicles - The cheap ones that you buy in the bag and freeze!

#5 - Fresh Fruit - Watermelon is definitely my favorite!


#1 - Chicken Parm - This used to be one of my favorite foods, but now thinking about it makes me gag. I hope this comes back after November!

#2 - Seafood - especially fish - GAG!

#3 - French Onion Dip - I used to eat this by the jar...

#4 - Chicken Enchiladas - We went to dinner this weekend b/c I was craving Chicken Enchilada's and once they arrived I took one bite and was done.

I hope someone else out there has experienced the crazy pregnancy food likes and dislikes!

I also took advantage of my prenatal massage and it was FABULOUS! She recommends one every 4 weeks... We'll see if that happens!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day and a Busy Week!

Happy Mother's Day to everyone with little ones (or with little ones on the way)! Jay surprised me with my "first" Mother's Day gift this morning... A prenatal massage! I can't wait to use this wonderful gift. I also want to wish my mom a very special Mother's Day. I pray for God to bless my children as she has blessed my brothers and me. I don't know of anyone with a sweeter spirit and kinder heart. I love you Mom!

We had a pretty busy week with 2 band shows, a trip to Birmingham to meet my new niece, and a wedding. We were able have a short visit with my sweet baby niece, Millie during her big sister's ballet recital. Ann Huett did a great job!

Baby Henderson is definitely going to be on the go most of the pregnancy. I also wanted to post a few pictures of our first gifts for our new addition!

I hope you all have a great week!

Mom and me during Christmas (latest picture I have)

Jay's Easter Present

Baby Henderson Gifts

Ann Huett after her performance

Us with baby Millie

Monday, May 4, 2009

13 weeks and Ultrasound Update

Today we had our 12 week (really 13 for us) appointment. This was a long appointment with a lot of information. We first had another ultrasound, and this time it was AMAZING! It really looks more like a human now. At 8 weeks, I couldn't tell what the specific body parts were. Today, I could tell what was what without the tech pointing things out to us... The baby was very active, and heartbeat was strong at 167. I have thought we were having a girl the whole time and now am even more confident with the high heart rate. The ultrasound tech says the heartbeat numbers do not signify gender, but my gut is still going with girl.

We met with another doctor in the practice and she said everything looks great. She thinks I have passed the "morning sickness" time and am home free w/o any sickness. Praise the Lord! I had a lot of blood drawn for some genetics testing and should have the results at my next appointment. Please pray for everything to be okay!

We go back the end of May for 16 weeks, and June 23rd for the 20 week ultrasound! At our 20 week ultrasound is when we find out what we are having.

Have a good week and enjoy the pictures!

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