Sunday, September 30, 2007

Jellybean

Well here is our newest addition, now dubbed jelly bean. So far so good, baby is growing on track and has a strong heart beat.


Friday, September 21, 2007

Week 8 Appointment

Well today I had my first appointment with Janet for this pregnancy. I was excited, she was excited. I am her first repeat patient in this practice she is in. She comes from Vermont. It's nice to have a comfortoble relationship with her. She mentioned that she is moving to my home town, which I think is really cool. Homebirth? Hmm probably not. Too many kids at home, MIL, plus I think the hospital she works for would have a problem with that. So we'll still use the birthing center.
She did not attempt to get the heartbeat on the dopplar. Its still a bit too early for that. She did an exam and said my uterus is feeling a little smaller than 8 weeks. I'm not overly concerned with that since I measured small thoughout my whole pregnancy last time. We are getting an ultrasound which is good news. I expected to have to wait until 18 weeks, but I'll be glad to see if the little bugger is growing in there.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Take two

I can't find time to keep up with blogging as much as I used to. During my pregnancy with Alexandra I wrote quite often, I wrote updates on the pregnancy and on the doctors appointments. Which I hope to do again. It shouldn't be too difficult to find time to write.
I am now seven weeks pregnanty with baby number two. Alexandra just turned 11 months old which means she'll be 18 months when this one (nick named Walrus) arrives.
Things are different this time around with this pregnancy. I guess its because its the second pregnancy. With the first everything was so new and exciting. This time I've yet to feel any type of bond or attachment to Walrus. We also were not actively trying to get pregnant either, as with the first pregnancy we tried for three months. We felt lucky that it happened to us so quickly.
I'm hoping this one is a boy, but I don't feel that it is. With our history we're more likely to have a girl, with Steve having 3 girls and 1 boy now. Also I've read the closer intercourse to ovulation the more likely the chances of a boy. By my calculations we were way off with ovulation.
I guess we'll see what the next 230 something days have in store. Next week is my first appointment with my midwife Janet. I believe she'll be excited, and that I am likely her first repeat patient in her new practice.