Friday, October 21, 2011

Big OB Appointment @ Week 11

Another Surprise Sono at week 11, because of some harmless spotting. Everything still looks great and very healthy. But I got  another sonogram out of it, and Ben got to be there this time to see it moving all around!! So crazy.

It's just so crazy to me how big it has gotten in just a few short weeks. God has been so good to us in letting me see sonograms so frequently. It really helps me to remember what a blessing this is, and reminds me not to get too wrapped up in the stress of getting everything (school) done in time. Love the little zamboni already!

Surprise Sono @ Week 9!!

It's getting so Big!!! 

Week 8 is Great!

Ultrasound 7 weeks, 6 days

The first ultrasound went great! Baby's heart rate was clocked at 136. Measured to be exactly as old as we thought. Our official due date, per Dr. Ku, is May 11. Just in time to get done with school! Ben and I are starting to do fun things like look through name books and pick out cribs, so it's starting to seem more like a real thing.
I still feel wonderful. I caught a cold this week so that's been dragging me down just a bit. However, the typical nausea and all that hasn't been a problem for me at all, thank goodness. At the last ultrasound, they did see a small blood clot somewhere in there, so I'm going back this Thursday, 10/6 to get it looked at again. Dr. Ku says it's nothing to worry about, it'll most likely dissolve on its own.  Good news is, another ultrasound!! So exciting.

How Far Along: 8 Weeks
Size of baby: Grape
Weight gain: 5 pounds
Maternity Clothes: Had to get a few shirts that don't hug my waist so closely... Good thing summer is over because my shorts don't hardly fit at all anymore...
Gender: Quien sabe?
Sleep: Still needing lots of sleep, but it's interrupted more frequently with potty breaks.
Symptoms:  Mostly just sleepiness.
What I miss: Sushi
Cravings: Carbs... and more carbs
Best Moment this week: Realizing that my mid-section (that keeps growing) is actually kinda hard in there... it's not just fat after all!!
What I am looking forward to: Sonogram on Thursday to see Peanut again!

In the Beginning...

In the beginning...
Even though it's still a semi-secret, we decided it's news enough to warrant the creation of
 a blog, which we will share with the world once my nerves subside a little! 
Ben and I are so thankful to have been blessed with the news that God has chosen for us 
to parent one of his little ones!
This road began back in January when we felt very strongly that God asked us to trust 
Him and his timing. Seven months later, two little pink lines showed up! Of course, Me 
being me, I didn't believe it. I had to take three more before I was convinced. Here we 
are, September 5 at 4 weeks. I'm so excited to go through all of this and see how God is 
glorified through our / our child's experience!! 
Should be an interesting ten months as I'm also wrapping up my master's degree (I'm 
actually due on the date of graduation), which requires some long hours. It has been such
 a huge blessing that I haven't been nauseated yet. It has allowed me to make it through 
my long days!!  
Life at the Zuverink House: 
How Far Along: 4 Weeks
Size of baby: Poppy Seed!! 
Weight gain: Nada yet
Maternity Clothes: Pshh... I can't justify the new purchases just yet.
Gender: Who really knows? Finding out around Thanksgiving!
Sleep: I am sleeping so much harder and longer
Symptoms:  Sleepiness... and weirdness if I go too long without eating
What I miss: Milk Shakes
Cravings: Chicken Tacos
Best Moment this week: Getting to tell family that we're get to add another member!
What I am looking forward to: The first appointment/sonogram on Sept 22. 
 Going to try and update every couple of weeks or so, so stay tuned!!!