Saturday, May 30, 2009

Growth Spurt!

Remember this picture from last week? That was me on Sunday. The picture below was taken on Thursday, I had a lot of cramping off and on starting Sunday night and continued until Thursday, when I woke up with a baby bump! People at work who didn't know I was pregnant have started to ask!

This is me a day shy of 15 weeks:

Baby Vaesa: could be sucking his or her thumb, the eyes continue to move to the front of the face, the ears continue to develop externally but look like human baby ears. The bones that have formed are getting harder and retaining calcium. If an x-ray was done, the skeleton would be visible (how cool is that?).

Momma: has obviously gone through a growth spurt! I am finally looking pregnant instead of "plump or cushy." When I usually go to Subway I can sometimes eat an entire 6 inch, most of the time I would split a 6 inch. Ha. Friday at lunch I ate an ENTIRE foot long ham subway sandwich and a bag of chips without a problem. I impressed myself! I also felt Baby Vaesa on Friday, I was getting ready to teach a Medical Reserve class and felt what I like to describe as a bird in the belly flapping its wings. I knew it was the babe. I have felt it a few times since then, but not as strong. Another milestone...I have never had to pee so badly as I did today! A bunch of us from my mom's side went to Yew Dell Gardens this morning and I nearly peed myself getting to the bathrooms! I had to go so bad, that I didn't even bother to close the stall door! Sleeping has been another issue, my hips hurt at night, but I have been doing my prenatal yoga that seems to help. So these past few days I have seen and felt a lot of changes!

Daddy: has been wonderful as always :) He is working on fixing the bathroom as I write. He went to assemble to plumbing for the new sink and found that like the kitchen plumbing, the pipes were rusted and clogged bad enough that he had to replace some of the pipes. I guess that is the problem with the older homes! I am just thankful that he is handy and can fix and make such great things for our home! He is also trying to get someone to fix our AC unit, it hasn't been working for about a week. Thankfully it hasn't been too hot here and with the windows open and the ceiling fans on high its not to bad.

Other news: We had to put our family golden retriever down this past Tuesday. Sadie had lymphoma and had been doing great up until a week ago when it got harder for her to breathe. We will always miss you Sadie! On a happier note, we did get our plane tickets to Sarasota FL for a few days vacation, can't wait to spend the days on the beach! And can't wait to see some of our family that we only get to see once a year! Just 3 more weeks!

That's about all in the Vaesa home, until we see you in person love and hugs!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Birthday, Graduation, and Baby Vaesa Update

We celebrated Emily and Dad's birthdays this past Saturday with steaks on the grill, baked potatoes, green beans, and my creative cake!

My youngest sister, Jenny graduated from High School last week, can't believe she is starting college!

Baby Vaesa this week: is the size of a lemon and can suck its thumb, wiggling its toes, and making urine and breathing the amniotic fluid as the liver, kidneys and spleen continue to develop. Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over the body for warmth.

Momma: has my energy back! So much so that I might be doing too much and baby let me know it yesterday! I worked out in the yard planting some plants, but got way to hot (and very humid) so came in and started unpacking boxes that are still in the basement. I organized our new pantry that Alan built, worked on rearranging the other cabinets, went to Target and Lowes, and tried to help Alan with the bathroom remodel, but the its a very small room and the paint got to me. By 8pm my lower adomen started cramping, so I stoped and took it easy for the rest of the night. I read in a book where the cramping can be growing pains as the uterus grows.

Daddy: has been busy this weekend remodeling the full bathroom, mudding up the walls, sanding the walls, more mud, more sanding, painting (the heavy cream color that is in the kitchen and hallway) and he got the toliet back in and the sink in the bathroom (the sink isn't hooked up yet and Alan is at the fire department today, so looks like it will be a few days before we get the sink working). Alan has come up with a good idea for the nursey, painting a chalkboard above the changing table so we can keep track of how many times he/she pees and poops! Love it!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Taking a look inside: week 12

I'm getting a definite belly!

Profile picture! How cute is he/she?

Close up of face

The tech did a 3D ultrasound to see more detail, I call it the alien picture

Side profile again.

Baby Vaesa: is obviously doing great! We went for the ultrasound Monday, May 11th at 12 weeks and he/she measured a day early! Over achiever! He/she is about 2 1/2 inches long, the size of a plum from what I am told or a pacifier. All his vital organs are present and we are out of the first trimester! So bring back the energy! PLEASE!!! During the ultrasound baby Vaesa was moving around and did a complete flip for us! Grandma Judy, Grandma Karen, and Alan all got to watch. Heart beat is 170.

Momma: the last week of the first trimester was rough with all day sickness, but seems to be going away! My hips have started hurting, they feel like they need a good stretch. I bought a prenatal yoga video so we will see how that works. I am constantly hungry, not sure how this thing can eat so much, but by looking at his/her belly its getting enough food! Dr. appoitment went great, blood pressure was 120/72 that's high for me but the nurse said it was excellent and I was a little excited/nervous! I have gained a pound, so all look great.

Daddy: well he turned 30 this past Sunday and I asked him if he felt old and he said no. After the ultrasound I asked if he felt older today and he said yes! haha, poor daddy. He is doing great and got to see for himself that the baby had all extremities and so I wasn't depriving the babe of food. We still don't know if his blood type is negative, Dr. L said that there is a 15% chance that he would be negative, so basically odds are I'm getting the shot twice.

I think that is all for now, I'll update as the week goes on if anything new or exciting happens. But the ultrasound has got to be the coolest thing ever! Its comforting to know that there is a human in there that is making me sick, tired, and hungry all the time!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy 30th Birthday Alan and Mother's Day!

Alan's 30th birthday and Mother's Day! Alan's mom came up and surprised him Saturday! Alan got a lot of cool presents that we can't wait to use! We went to church with my mom and dad and sisters and then they came over for breakfast. We had a great day and the weather was beautiful so we got to enjoy our wonderful backyard!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Its a lime!

The baby: Is the size of a lime! Your fetus currently enjoys a 1:1 ratio between body and head, and has skin so transparent that blood vessels show right through. But, fingers and toes are no longer webbed, and hair follicles, tooth buds and nail beds are forming -- setting up a significantly more attractive future.

Mom and Dad: doing great, still working on the house. I have been super busy at work with the H1N1 flu (the reason for no update last week and a short one this week). Alan has read almost 3 pregnancy books and continues to worry about me getting enough food. My challenge is trying to eat PB crackers in the middle of the night without getting crumbs in the sheets. Anyone have suggestions for this?

Tim and Molly (Leadville, CO) sent us some baby clothes and a book, they are so little! Thanks guys! A friend of mine (Kim) gave me a bunch of maternity clothes for the winter and a very cool pregnancy pillow that helps me sleep! Plus a sling for when the baby gets here!

Ok, that's all for now. Till we see you in person lots of hugs and love!