Monday, June 9, 2008

Bobble-head Baby...

Second ultrasound went fantastic. Although I have to say, I was hoping for the external kind. I'm just feeling a little too intimate with the doctor's ultrasound wand. I was kind of hoping that at 10 weeks they might try the Doppler, but I figured it was too early. Boo! Having a huge, billy club style, wand shoved up your privates is never a fun time, although seeing Baby M totally made up for the fact that I have now been violated with that damn thing three months straight!

Baby M looks more like an actual baby! A very large, bobble-head-esque baby, but a baby nonetheless. Rob swore he saw a penis, I had to gently correct him, "No honey, that is the umbilical cord." That man has high hopes for our child apparently. When the doctor was showing us the baby, I swore he/she was waving at me. We saw arms, legs and the heartbeat now beating at 167 bpm! I never, ever get tired of hearing and seeing that heartbeat, how amazing is that sound? Seriously! Baby M is even measuring ahead! Whoo hoo! Though SUPER exciting, it is always a little awkward to hold a 10 minute conversation with the person who happens to have a large, lubricated stick in your nether regions! Most importantly though, Baby M looks healthy and happy in there and I am incredibly relived. So relieved, in fact, that I finally gave in and let my mom call every close and distant relative from Oregon to London to tell them. She spent the entire evening on the phone telling people. I'm hoping she didn't actually call her sisters in London, as it was 2:30 in the morning there, but I wouldn't put it past her!

I'm feeling a lot less sick lately. I get about one bad headache a week, which is hard to deal with at work and small bouts of nausea when I wait too long to eat but other than that I feel SO much better. YAY!

So I KNOW these pictures are simply of bloat and not of baby, but I figured I'd post them anyways. Today I am 9 weeks and 6 days, but Baby M is measuring 10 weeks 5 days! I actually feel less bloated and I've only gained 1/2 a pound so far since I found out I was pregnant. I'm sure the lack of weight gain is due to the three weeks of nausea which made me not want to eat anything. Still none of my pre-pregnancy pants even come close to fitting me anyways, so I've got some crazy bloat going on still! Here I am in all my bloated glory:




If I push it out a bit I look a 5 months pregnant already!! HA!


And here is what everyone has been waiting for, the REAL star of this show,
the incredible Baby M! Ta-da:



"Let it go, Let it roll right off your shoulder.
Don't you know
The hardest part is over
Let it in, Let your clarity define you
In the end
We will only just remember how it feels

Our lives are made
In these small hours
These little wonders,
These twists & turns of fate
Time falls away,
But these small hours,
These small hours still remain"

-Rob Thomas "These Small Hours"

35 comments:

Baby B said...

I'm delurking... Wow, so exciting! Congrats on Baby M!

Erin said...

Wow...just wow! First and foremost congrats!! What an exciting experience to see your baby looking like a baby for the first time. Is it sinking in yet? I have been following your blog for awhile and I love how candidly you write about your journey. It keeps my hopes up for my future BFP.

JustaKidAtHeart said...

Wooo hooo and you look great

Marcy said...

For me, the u/s where baby actually LOOKED like a baby (it has a head! And arms!!!) was more exciting than the one of a blob with a heartbeat.

And I didn't gain a pound until I was 16wks. At that point I started gaining a steady 2lbs/week up till about the last month. The books all tell who how much you're supposed to gain when, but honestly every woman is so different.

liina said...

This one should have been your last internal ultrasound :) Keep enjoying your bump - bloat or no bloat :)

Harmony said...

i am so glad everything went so well! you and your baby look fantastic- so cute!

can't wait to hear more updates!

Jackie said...

I wish you guys only the best... I look at you two as inspiration. We are commencing our 15th cycle... and have an appt with an RE for later this month. My GYN recommended also an IUI.

Your little bean looks too cute... glad you are feeling better!

Beth said...

Wow, I can't believe your babe is a week ahead of schedule, that is awesome!!! You must be a really good host. Congrats on such a great u/s.

K-tell said...

I love it! I'm 9w6d today, so I just love reading your posts. Although it looks like you're moving ahead pretty quickly! Go Baby M!

Lauren said...

Yay! I'm so glad your ultrasound went well.

Take as many belly pictures as you can! I've taken them with each pregnancy and I treasure them so much. We did it every 2 weeks from the time we found out about them. So special! It may just be bloating at first, but it's still because of your baby!

Congrats again!

orangestar17 said...

Whoo-hoo!! Congratulations on your beautiful bobble head!

Katie Faye said...

Baby M looks beautiful already -- and so do you!! So glad mom and baby are doing well :)

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations! What great pics! I'm at 19 weeks myself and remember having morn. sickness from 7 weeks until 17 weeks. ugh. I'm glad you're feeling better and that things are going so well.

Anonymous said...

Hooray! I am so happy for for you and your DH! Congrats on a happy and healthy Baby M! Your baby belly is too cute, btw.

Lindsay (winsywade on BOTB)

Mary said...

What a perfectly beautiful photo of your baby!

MundaneMicrowave said...

I love your pictures, you are so cute! And Baby M is baking up quite nicely. Good luck!

Fiddle1 said...

Congrats on the great ultrasound and heart rate!

Happy Not-So-Newlywed said...

Haha- you're so funny with your "bloat." You look great! So did you graduate to an OB? How exciting!

Melissa said...

Congratulations! Glad you are starting to feel a little better.

Erika said...

WOW.....how exciting!!

you look great!!

LDRN said...

Congrats! Your pics are too cute!!! Both of you look fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Hey, congrats! If you're measureing early, is there any chance that you may have either impanted early, or possibly had some success with some good loving even before your IUI? Just saying'! This is exciting, glad to hear you're not feeling so ill all the time!

Emily said...

You are looking great, Bev! enjoy it!

It's going way too fast already!

ptg said...

Congrats again on the pregnancy! I love the photos, especially the one where you're sticking out your tongue. :o)

Esther said...

Yay! So happy for you that everything looks great!

kathysr98 said...

Congrats! So excited you've gotten pg. I've been off having a baby & not paying much attention so it was great to see this the first time to look at your blog in nearly 3 months. It's even better that baby M is due on my birthday!

Ségolène said...

I discovered your blog only today and I have read it from beginning to the end. I am really happy for Rob and you & I wish you a wonderful pregnancy.
Kindest wishes from a French mom in Germany.

Emily :) said...

Awwwww, Baby M is so cute!!! You're now one day ahead of me! December 31st??? Maybe it will be a tax write off baby! (my cousin was born on the 31st, my aunt and uncle prayed she'd be born in time for the tax write off!) My next Dr's appt. is the 18th as well with an u/s for the NT scan, as much as this baby is sucking the life out of me, I wouldn't be surprised if he/she is measuring 10 weeks ahead of schedule!!!! (jk) I'm starting to feel a tad bit better too (knocking on wood) but the nausea kills me when it happens. Evenings seem to be the worse now, it used to be mornings. :::sigh::: ALL THIS because I love that baby so much! ::rolling eyes::: :-) I just hope baby starts treating me (and you!) better so we can REALLY REALLY REALLY love it! :-) Hang in there, 2nd trimester right around the corner (I have a countdown on my calendar of when I should magically start feeling better!)

s.e. said...

Look at you looking all cute. I bet the cord looked like a really LONG penis. Funny!

You have a little overacheiver already. Great news.

jlcumber said...

Hmmm...I had that wand one time. Back when I was 16 and they were trying to figure out why I was in so much pain (cramping). Fun stuff. But it looks like it was worth it this time (again) for you. :) I loved seeing the pictures!! You are the cutest preggers lady ever!!!!

KayAlSo said...

So awesome! I "know" you from the nest and I'm thrilled for you. Lucy is a great name, btw.

K.M.L said...

Congrats! I just came upon your blog and have read part of your story. My husband and I are in the same boat. We've been trying for over 4 years and have been doing IUI's the past 3 months. We'll find out if it took this week... Thank you for sharing your story to give us all hope! I can't wait to keep reading! -Kasey

Julie said...

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Anyway, I have a blog called Leelou Blogs (www.LeelouBlogs.blogspot.com) I make custom and free fun blog stuff. I just came across your blog and I think you're so cute.
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Anonymous said...

I think that's the most beautiful baby I've ever seen. And I have 3. Congrats again, Bev.

GHM

Jamers125 (from the Nest) said...

I am still so, so excited for you and Rob.

We got bad IF news last week, so it's good to have people like you to check in on to keep my hopes up. Thanks.

~Jamie

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