Monday, September 24, 2007

Wait, What Was I Saying?? (9/24)

Pregnancy gives a whole new meaning to the term “Dumb Blond.” I’ll be in the middle of talking with someone or on my way to get something when suddenly – I have absolutely no idea what I was doing! I’ve also forgotten the names of everyday objects, and am completely stumped by the simplest questions.

Case in point: When talking with my friend Kelly this afternoon she said – You’re seven weeks now right? After thinking about it for a moment, I said “No, I’ll be seven weeks on Thursday.” It didn’t dawn on me for the next fifteen minutes that I’ll actually be eight weeks on Thursday. Silly Bobbi!

An update on the job: I like the kids. They are sweet and funny and some can listen very well. I think my real problem is the nine hour day. For those of you who are not preggo (or for the men who will never get it) – working 9 hours feels more like you’ve just gotten done jogging up three flights of stairs after running a ½ day marathon after working out at the gym for 5 hours. When you’re pregnant – you’re tired ALL the time. Your body is using so much of its energy up just doing what it needs to support the baby that when you add a full time job on top of it – phew it’s exhausting!

I think I need to take a nap…

Friday, September 21, 2007

Whoosh Whoosh, Whoosh Whoosh (9/21)

We heard the heartbeat this morning!!! Of course being the hormonal emotional freak that I am I cried my eyes out, but it was amazing. There is something so overwhelming about the thought that I am able to have this wondrous little baby growing inside of me. I guess with everything we have been through with the trying and hiccups along the way I just feel amazed that its finally happening for us.

Today’s ultrasound was the last we will have at South Jersey Fertility Center. It was a bittersweet moment as we headed out the door after our appointment. On one hand, I am glad I no longer need to be seen for infertility. On the other – I have come to really trust and care for some of the doctors and nurses I’ve met. I got a little choked up saying goodbye to Kat. She was a great nurse - sweet and caring, and I could feel the genuine happiness radiating out of her for us as we hugged goodbye. She’s really one of those people who make you feel special and cared for. I’m going to miss her.

My due date has changed (again! lol). Our baby is now due to be born on May 8th! That means I was officially 7 weeks preggo yesterday (Thursday). This is so exciting!!!! Hopefully that also means we will find out the sex of the baby right around Christmas. Since we’re still only 7 weeks we’re going to wait until the beginning of November to announce our news to the world. It’s been so hard to wait! We’re just so excited that we want to tell everyone we meet! Already we’ve told a few people, mostly because we just can’t help ourselves. I’m just so happy!! Below is our next ultrasound pictures. The first is just of the baby with the current measurement. Right now its 10.92 mm long, which means it’s a little less than half an inch. I’ve been told its about the size of a blueberry. (So Cute!!) The second picture is of the heartbeat. The baby’s heart is beating at 135.15 bpm! Enjoy the new pics!! (I'm soooo happy!!!)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Exhausted!! (9/18)

Who knew two-year-olds would have so much drama??

So it’s my second day as the head teacher in the toddler room. There’s lots of screaming, crying, pushing, hitting, and snotty noses. I’ve come to hate the word “Mine.” Most of the kids are good – I mean they are Two, so of course they are going to have their moments. Plus I keep reminding myself that most are sweet and just want to be loved.

I’ve had between 7 and 16 kids in one classroom at one time. I have two assistants so I can split them up and send some to the adjacent room, but still! Sheesh…that is a lot of little people to run after, and MANY diapers to change.

Preggo Mc Preggerson: I'm also really feeling the fatigue from the I'm sure that has a lot to do with my lack of energy at work. Other than the fatigue, a bit of nausea, and my boobs hurting (sorry but its true), I've been um.... a little emotional of late. :)

Prime example- My friend Nichole emailed me this link... and while watching it I had tears streaming down my face. The little girl in this (Connie) is so absolutely precious that you just can't take your eyes off of her. So so sweet.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Heartbeat! (9/14)

Wow, what a day… and its only 11 AM!!

This morning Tony and I went for our second ultrasound. Baby is a little smaller than the doc would like, but still looking good. (To that Tony says, “Well, we’re both small people!”). One very amazing thing happened while we were looking at the ultrasound. We saw this little bit of fluttering on the screen. The baby’s heart has started to beat!!

I can’t even express the amount of joy I feel at seeing my baby’s heart beat. I hardly remember anything else the Doc said – all I could see was that little flutter on the screen. I am completely dazzled by it.

I came out of the exam room and showed the picture to one of my favorite nurses’ Kat. She said I was glowing & I felt like I was too.

We go back next Friday for the next ultrasound and I absolutely can not wait.

The only strange thing that happened at the office is that the Doc said our Due Date was different from what we had been thinking it was. He predicted a due date of April 11th. That’s a month earlier than we thought! We realize that he’s the Doc, so he should know, but I’m not so sure. If you do the math (my estimated conception date was August 12th), the date comes out to be May 6th. So until we get a reaffirmation of the due date – I’m sticking with May (though I’d be happy to have my baby sooner!).

Baby stuff aside, I had some other good news this morning! I had an interview earlier this week for a preschool in Voorhees. They were looking for an Assistant Teacher in the Toddler Room. So, I went in and applied. At the interview, the Director mentioned that there was also a possible opening for the Head Teacher position in that room. Since she wasn’t sure at the time, I gave it a fleeting wish, but let it go. As long as I could be a teacher in some way – I would be happy! Well, she called me this morning and offered me the Head Teacher position!!! I am ecstatic! Finally I get to be a teacher!!! I cannot wait to get started on Monday with creating lesson plans and meeting the kids!

This has been a truly fantastic morning!

Here’s the second ultrasound picture. It’s a little fuzzy, but you get to see our little one again!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

When You Least Expect It - A Miracle!! (9/13)

I thought I would start this blog to sort of share in our journey to parenthood, as well as keep our family and friends up to date of the progress of our growing Baby.

As most who will read this know, we have tried for over two years to get pregnant. Through doctors visits, surgeries, hormone drugs, needles (lots and lots of needles), and many disappointments…we’ve finally gotten pregnant! The surprising thing is that we were not currently on any of the fertility drugs or having any treatments when “poof” pregnancy happened! I guess everyone was right – when you stop trying so hard, sometimes it can just happen. (Although I think some of the credit for getting preggers is due to the fact that I had just quit my seriously toxic job as well). I just thank God for the opportunity to feel like a fully functional woman blessed with an amazing gift.

I’m still in a bit of shock over it actually. One day I’m thinking about my plans for the coming year and the next thing I know – I’m pregnant. I’ve got this amazing little miracle growing inside my belly! I feel like the luckiest person alive. Everything we’ve been through to get here seems like a dream someone else was having. I can’t stop touching my stomach. I can’t wait to cradle my baby in my arms!

So we are 6 weeks and 2 days along. Our little one is about the size of a lentil bean. Baby’s heart has started to beat (though we haven’t seen or heard it yet), and many of Baby’s organs have started to form. Won’t be long now til things will really start to take shape!

Meanwhile, I have been exhausted. Sometimes I get a little nauseous, sometimes my boobs hurt, sometimes I’m bloated, and sometimes I get some cramping (uterus “stretching”). Mostly it’s all been pretty mild. I just keep telling myself that the crappier I feel the more Baby is reminding me that it’s safely tucked away in my belly and that everything is all right.

Here is the photo from our first ultrasound. We had it done on Tuesday. At that time we were only 5W 6D along. We have another ultrasound appointment tomorrow & I can’t wait to see Baby again.