November 18, 2010

20 Weeks Results

Another great appointment has me over the moon! The baby is looking good and measuring right on track! We were able to see him or her kicking away and moving the little arms and legs. I was really hoping for a thumb-sucking picture, but you can't have it all! Hahaha. I love that this office is so careful with IVF patients. The MFM gave me another cervix check yesterday to make sure that it was still long and closed. The good news was that it looks great.Also, he scheduled me for a another level one at the MFM office at 31 weeks. He said another ultrasound wouldn't harm anything! I love that guy!

Mr. Later Than Most really enjoyed the scan. He hadn't seen one since 6 weeks, so he couldn't believe how big the baby was. We both laughed and laughed when the baby looked straight at us!

They did notice that I have anterior placenta. All that means is that the placenta is in the front of the uterus. It will muffle the baby's movements and kicks for a while, so I may not feel too much. I did feel a ton of movement yesterday, and today I've felt some squirming here and there!


Here are some pictures! They are not nearly as good as the last scan, but I love them anyway!


Another great appointment has me over the moon! The baby is looking good and measuring right on track! We were able to see him or her kicking away and moving the little arms and legs. I was really hoping for a thumb-sucking picture, but you can't have it all! Hahaha. I love that this office is so careful with IVF patients. The MFM gave me another cervix check yesterday to make sure that it was still long and closed. The good news was that it looks great.Also, he scheduled me for a another level one at the MFM office at 31 weeks. He said another ultrasound wouldn't harm anything! I love that guy!

Mr. Later Than Most really enjoyed the scan. He hadn't seen one since 6 weeks, so he couldn't believe how big the baby was. We both laughed and laughed when the baby looked straight at us!

They did notice that I have anterior placenta. All that means is that the placenta is in the front of the uterus. It will muffle the baby's movements and kicks for a while, so I may not feel too much. I did feel a ton of movement yesterday, and today I've felt some squirming here and there!


Here are some pictures! They are not nearly as good as the last scan, but I love them anyway!

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November 16, 2010

Tomorrow!

Ahhhh! I'm so excited for our big ultrasound tomorrow! Of course, we aren't finding out the sex, but we are thrilled to see this little one. Mr. Later Than Most hasn't seen a live ultrasound for 14 weeks, so he's very excited! It's very, very early in the morning, so I'll be sure to update some time tomorrow!

It looks like we'll officially do our registry after Thanksgiving. We have family who are ready to buy Christmas gifts and would like some guidance. My sisters are busy planning my shower, which will be February 12th. That will be here soon I'm sure.

Here is my 20 week picture:


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November 11, 2010

Feeling Good :)

Not too much going on here, which is honestly the way I like it! Slowly but surely we've been buying a couple of things here and there as deals arise. I've been playing around with online wish lists at BuyBuyBaby and Babies R Us. It seems that Mr. Later Than Most and I will register after Thanksgiving and before Christmas. My sisters have a place all searched out for the shower, and it appears that it will be February 12th. I can't believe how close that can be.

In the meantime, my goal tonight is to check out all of the classes that my hospital offers. Being the teacher that I am, I plan to sign up for a couple. Mr. Later Than Most has been asking about which classes we'll be taking, but he said I can't tell his friends. ha! Apparently one of his friends signed up for a "car seat" class and everyone thought it was funny. I think I'll skip that class, but I'll still use the local fire department to double check our work. Although, it's a little early to think about installing a car seat. :)

I'm so, so excited for our MFM appointment on Wednesday! Even though we are not find out the sex, we still can't wait to see this little one on the screen. Mr. Later Than Most hasn't been able to attend an u/s since week 6 when I had that perigestational bleed. So, I'm sure he'll be impressed with what he sees.

As for shopping, we have bought more than I thought I would at this point. Well, I just love shopping in general, so that seems to be the problem! Ha! So far we have a bassinet, many neutral clothing items, a few books and toys, the infant seat and base, a Boppy, and Bumbo. Oh, and last weekend I bought a glider! I couldn't help it! It was a really great deal and the wood is black. I haven't seen one with black wood before! For the nursery, we plan on doing black and cherry. My friend is giving me her crib from Land of Nod, and it's cherry. Then we'll do a cherry changing table. We plan to use a shelving unit from Ikea and it will be black. Then the glider is black and tan. We plan on painting the walls white and having a black chair rail go around the room. It's not very nursery like, but we're not too much into the brightly painted walls. I'm not sure that I can picture everything in my mind, but I'm sure it'll come together :)

November 3, 2010

Baby on the Move

For about two weeks I've thought that I could maybe feel this baby moving. It's so tricky. Here and there I'm like, "What's that?" Sometimes it felt like my stomach growling. Other times it was just a light brushing. I was feeling it for what I thought was once to twice a day. Well, until yesterday.

Yesterday we had an institute day so I sat all day. All morning I had lots of fluttering and what feels like ticking in my stomach. Sometimes it felt like I was on a roller coaster and my stomach was dropping. This went on here and there ALL DAY LONG! I laughed almost every time. For some reason I think it's so funny. Today, the same thing was happening. Here and then when I would sit, I could feel some squirming going on. 18 weeks is kinda early, but I know that it's nothing else. When I feel it, I kinda stop everything and just try to find the words to describe what I'm feeling. Mr. Later Than Most thinks I'm crazy. I told him that the baby was doing flip flops yesterday. Heehehehe

We've done a little more purchasing. I dragged Mr. Later Than Most to Babies R Us on Saturday for a teaching lesson. I trained him well. He now knows what infant, convertible, and booster
seats are. I heard him ask his mom to test him on the phone the other day (hahahahaha). We picked out our stroller (Baby Jogger City Mini). Well, this weekend I went hunting on Craig's List and found the infant seat adapter for the stroller. Someone was selling it in the box for half price. So, we went downtown tonight and picked it up. The lady liked us so much that she also gave us her barely used (and neutral colored) Bumbo. Sweet!