August 31, 2009

Carly and Anish Visit

Carly and Anish, our first of many visitors left for home today. Carly is Melissa's sister and Anish is her fiancé visiting us from Calgary. We had a great time eating some Austin cuisine and shopping at the outlets.

It was nice to see them because it had been 1.5 years since we last saw them. I can tell that Campbell (our dog) misses them both but Ivy (our cat) is very happy they’re gone.

I hope they had a great time. I would like to apologize to Anish about missing the numerous museums in Austin. Maybe next time he can focus more on this while Carly, Melissa and I watch reality television.

See "y'all" in December.

August 29, 2009

Still Here

We have been bad bloggers this month. We have been very busy getting ready for the multiple visitors we are expecting over the next 3 months.

We eliminated 25% of our "junk" to make more room for Bit. We added shelves in our garage to move some of our left over "junk" out into the garage. We painted Bit's room a neutral color (Harvest Wheat)since we aren't finding out if Bit's a boy or a girl. We got new carpet in all the bedroom's. Melissa ordered some decals to put in Bit's room. We even have purchased some clothes for Bit. So as you can see we have been B-U-S-Y.

Honestly, we really don't know what we should have at this point in the pregnancy. We are going to get help from some friends who have been there done that to help us figure out what to buy. We will most likely start buying baby furniture in October/November.

As for Melissa, she is doing great. She does suffer the ocasional headache and some leg cramps but overall this is a great time for us both.

I am doing well and love looking at Melissa's growing belly. I feel like I am glowing when I get to feel her belly. I am over protective of Melissa and Bit but that's just me. We plan on going to Melissa's family for Christmas in Calgary (7 weeks before due date). Our Doctor said unless we have any complications it should be okay. However, my sister's Doctor won't let her go over an hour from her house when she has 8 weeks left. It makes me a little nervous. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

Wow, I am all over this place with this entry!

August 14, 2009

Identity Crisis

We had our OB visit this morning. Everything is looking good, Bit's heartbeat was 151. All in all it was actually a pretty routine visit compared to most. No ultrasounds or blood work just pee in a cup and ask my questions and we were out of there. Sounds pretty boring right, well it would have been if it wasn't for the mind blowing life altering event that occurred (besides Bit's presence of course.) I am officially A-.

I know, so what right? Well, when you go your whole life writing on forms and putting yourself in a box with all the O+'s of the world it's pretty shocking. I'm actually kind of surprised at how the news of not being O+ has affected me. I feel as though someone has told me that I have brown eyes instead of blue or that my feet are now appearing where my hands used to be. I'm sure my new A- self will slowly come to terms.

Since I am now A- and our donor was O+ this means I will have to have a RhoGAM shot. I'm kind of glad I didn't know this before as I think I would have been more of a stress case through the first trimester.

August 12, 2009

The Wrath of Bit

Amy and I always joke that whenever I'm not feeling well that Bit is angry. Eat a cheeseburger, Bit gets angry, wait to eat when I'm hungry, Bit gets angry. You get the general pattern. Well last night after work I stupidly decided that it would be a great idea to have soup for dinner. I'm not talking soup out of a can here people I mean dozens of ingredients, spices I've never heard of, made from scratch soup. So after a long day at work I schlepped it to the grocery store, bought said ingredients and spices and proceeded to spend the next 3 hours making soup. Don't get me wrong Amy and I thought the soup was AWESOME and so was the fresh baked bread I bought to go along with it.

One thing you need to know about me is that I hate, I mean HATE to throw up. I will do everything in my power not to do it. Although I have had bouts of nausea these past 13 weeks I have been successful at not throwing up. Deep breathing, trying not to make my mind go elsewhere and eating so many WarHeads that mouth has gotten raw has helped me with this. That was of course until last night.I'm not sure if it was the extra piece of bread I just knew was a bad idea to eat, the pre-natal vitamin I normally take right before I go to sleep or just doing to much last night but either way BIT WAS PISSED! Bit-1 Mama-0. Game on!

August 1, 2009

Lots to Share

Coming out to the office and friends
Thank you all for your advice on letting my co-worker know. I opted to send an email instead of doing a face-to-face. My concern was that it would become about me with her having to plaster on a fake smile, ask a million questions and push down all the feelings that she would feel like she couldn't express. She was very appreciative of my sensitivity to her feelings and she has been so great all week. The rest of the office and friends are so excited for us. Although it's a relief to have the cat out of the bag it has amped my anxiety that there are more people to tell if something goes wrong. I wonder when I will start to relax.

NT Scan

We got to see Bit again this week during our NT scan at 11w6d (measured 12w2d). Everything looked good according to the ultrasound tech and we could see Bit have it's hand up by it's face. We could see 2 legs, arms and fingers. Heart rate was 171. We'll find out the results next week (not that it will make a difference either way). I'm still waiting for this to feel real. I know it's strange with all the ultrasounds we've been having, all the preparation and symptoms but this still doesn't feel like it's happening.


We have started touring the daycare circuit. Trying to get our name on as many waiting lists as possible. Some of the places left us feeling very sad and discouraged but fortunately there are those few bright shining stars that give us hope that there is a place that will meet our list of criteria. One place is absolutely amazing. Teaching Spanish, sign language, music, etc. The teachers come to the home for home felt like the Harvard of daycares. Only problem is that Bit wouldn't be able to start until August so we would have to figure out an interim solution for 4 months.

Sorry I've been MIA all week. With the disappearance of nausea has come the headaches. I'm normally prone to headaches but without my trusted Advil to make me better I've been left with cold compresses and heating pads to try and ease the pain. One more week and we're in the second trimester!!