Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Baby Does Disney & Chillaxes in the Womb

Baby is 12 weeks 3 days today.  Measurements were all normal and we got to hear the heart beat for the first time.  Such a precious sound!  We will find out if it's a little boy or girl BooHeini the first week of December.
That tummy though! Leg propped and the right hand is up by their little face..straight chill mode. 
Then he/she turned toward the camera. Look at those little chicken legs..ahh. 

I started taking pictures of the "bump" on Week 10, but wheew I hate selfies and I didn't use any cute chalkboard or fruit to compare the baby to, so it's just me and the little "Tummy bear" (as Brett calls it).  Oh and Cooper makes an appearance in the last one. Haha
Week 10
Baby BooHeini got to visit DisneyWorld during this week from a trip I won at work. 3 parks in 1 day = Disney done right. 
Brett bigger than our rental car..lol

Week 11
Go Tigers go!

Week 12
Brett ruined this pic for me bc he said it looked like I was wearing a Michael Jackson glove..whatevs :)

 I'll leave you with a sweet excerpt from the book Waiting In Wonder: Growing in Faith While Youre Expecting that a sweet friend gave me.
"He gives us a taste of the delight there is in creation, of the delight there is in seeing another made in one's image, of the delight there is in seeing another grow in that family resemblance.  These are His good gifts."
We are definitely blessed by this "good gift" and still praying every day for a full term, healthy pregnancy.  I also still think about all the people who are waiting on their "good gift"....hang in there.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Baby BooHeini turns 10 weeks

We got to see Baby BooHeini again today. At first, he/she was upside down at the top of the womb like looking down and then started to doggy paddle around..haha..it was so weird!! But so amazing!! Little baby was just swimming away in there. They said everything is still looking great, which is so relieving to hear. I get so nervous every time we go in. But I think I've gotten better about taking each day as it comes and trusting God's plan for our little family. Here are the best pictures from today:

This last one is my favorite. Little arms and legs..i.can't.even. :)

I also wanted to share this precious video  I saw on Facebook of a couple who went through IVF and documented their journey in pictures. A lot of you probably saw it. I think they did such a good job of capturing the feelings and emotions that go along with the process: the multitude of doctor's visits, the crazy amount of meds, the bruised tummy, the hormone headaches, the emotional ups and downs. But in the end, they get their baby..well 4 babies!  Love this video! 

UT couple celebrates unlikely IVF pregnancy - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Gummy Bear to Teddy Bear

So I am now 9 weeks sober pregnant and lovin' every minute of it. I've really struggled with saying the words "I'm pregnant" because I feel like I'm going to jinx myself or something..and it still doesn't seem real. But, I've tried to work on really accepting that this baby is being prayed for by so many people and God already has our plan laid out.

I'm trying to embrace every part of this 1st trimester - the waves of nausea, the "I'm about to get the flu" tiredness, and the inability to "hang" when I used to be the last one to leave.

I refuse to complain (to anyone but Brett) because I know there are so many people who want to be in my shoes. That being said, I am ready to get to this 2nd trimester. I need some of my energy this little teddy bear has stolen, back.

*Yes, Baby BooHeini has graduated from "Gummy Bear" to "Teddy Bear". (see pic below)

So precious!

We did this ultrasound last week. It was our last appointment with our fertility specialist and my levels and the baby's levels were all lookin' good. I've been handed off to my regular obgyn and we have an appointment next week. I also got to ween off my shots, so I can actually sit correctly now (haha..but not funny because true) and am finishing off my meds this week. It'll be so nice to be off all of the progesterone....and just in time for the crazy pregnancy hormones to kick in...