Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Found a Peanut...

On Tuesday I had my first appointment with my new OB/GYN practice and was a bit frustrated because if I had stayed with my previous practice... I would have seen by baby already... but alas I had to switch... the hospital I would have had to deliver at is way to far away and this hospital is literally 5-15 minutes depending on traffic... but everything depends on traffic I live in Atlanta... Anyway back to the story... I went in to this new practice for the first appointment knowing that I would talk to the Doctor learn more about the practice etc. etc. This first appt. was a typical exam, urine test, blood test, and all the lovely things that happen at a GYN appointment. BUT... while talking to the doctor I told her how I was so anxious to hear my baby's heartbeat... that I understood that the Ultrasound would have to be scheduled for later but that if there was any way possible on God's green earth to let me hear that whooshing sound... that I would be forever grateful. Well lo and behold... The doctor comes in with a portable Ultrasound machine... and said well I don't know if we will be able to see anything but SHE FOUND A PEANUT.... well really she found my little baby and in the middle of the little peanut was the little flicker.... OH JOY for that little flicker... really now I am so happy... I couldn't really get excited about being pregnant because I wasn't positively sure because I am a big fat worrier and the anxiety 'bout killed me... But OH BABY... I saw my baby.
The other wonderful thing is that my sweet doctor did not charge me... because right now we are paying Out of pocket and I had to work a whole day to pay for that Exam but OH BABY... I saw my baby.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I need books...

I need suggestions on what books to read about pregnancy and what I should be doing and help deciding what is the best birthing plan and all that jazz... Anyone... I have What to Expect when You're Expecting and I really dislike it... it doesn't address any of my worries... aargh... I just want to sleep and not have to pee every five seconds and more than that I just want to hear the heartbeat of this child... I had a difficult time adjusting to the idea of being pregnant and some of you know that I was upset... but now I am doing better... I am happy just trying to have faith that everything will work out and now I just want peace that everything will be fine...

Shawn and I call this baby Gummi Bear right now and I look forward to knowing it's gender so I can call it by it's name. It's weird that you can love something so much that you haven't met or anything... I think of Heavenly Father though... I haven't "met" him but I feel that spirit and in turn feel his love... it is really neat how this is kind of full circle... but that's the plan right... ok well I am tired... even though I slept 9 hours last night.... bring on the 2nd trimester I say.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Baby Mine.

So the New Year has started off with a bang... Maybe that's not the appropriate term to use but we'll use it to be funny anyway... The Sunday before Christmas, Shawn and I found out that we are to be proud parents in August. YAY... The news is both extremely frightening and wonderful all at the same time. We were able to tell our parents and family and I have my ultrasound next week so we will get to see the little gummi bear soon. I can't wait to see it. I have been feeling really nauseous and have to wear sea bands and all in order to keep my food down but Shawn has been a good sport... He knows that eggs, popcorn, and breakfast sausage are to be far from me.

The best thing so far though has been the support of our family... Heavenly Father must have really wanted this baby here because we aren't ready at all:) but we will be and as each day passes I feel more and more love for this little one and know that this is what life is all about. So heads up... Baby Armstrong is gonna be here for the next new year:)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year:)

In one more day... I will spill all, but for now... I am gonna watch UGA beat Michigan.