Saturday, March 28, 2009

We are having a................

BOY! Yesterday was quite a long and exciting day. On the information sheet that I received from my doctor it said to empty my bladder and then drink 18oz of water thirty minutes before my appointment...and so I did. I probably even drank more than 18oz because I was quite thirsty. When we got to the place of the appointment we waited...and waited...and waited...and then learned that one of the doctors had been called away for an emergency c-section and so they were running a bit behind. As we were waiting I started feeling like I would soon need to go to the bathroom and wasn't sure how much longer I could wait. The idea of having them pushing on my midsection at that time didn't sound like a comfortable time. We were finally called back and as soon as they started the ultrasound the tech commented on the size of my bladder and soon let me empty it!! What a relief! I was then able to focus on seeing our baby and not seeing our baby and trying not to pee my pants!

I can hardly find the words for what I felt looking at the screen and seeing our little guy moving around. At times he was looking straight at us, however he is a litter mover and didn't stay in one position very long. When we first tried to take a look for the sex of the baby he had his hands and feet towards his bottom and the cord was running straight between his legs. We had to go and look at other parts of him (hands, feet, heart, kidneys, brain, nose, mouth....) before coming back for another look. He quickly agreed to stop being shy and show us that he is a boy! :) WE ARE HAVING A BOY!!!! Kevin and I have been looking forward to finding out what we are having and it feels so surreal now that we know. We kept saying it over and over yesterday and giggling with excitement.
After looking at the baby's different measurements and making a few other adjustments we have a new due date of September 1st. We left the appointment with report of a healthy baby boy, some pictures they printed for us, a cd with several of the photos, and a vhs tape of the ultrasound for us to watch later! :)

We are grateful for the good report we received yesterday and continue to feel truly blessed.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Quick baby update

I had my monthly doctors appointment today. It was short and sweet. Heard the baby's heartbeat and got the info I needed for our ultrasound tomorrow. It is always amazing to hear the heartbeat and I can't wait to see our little blessing tomorrow!!! Kevin and I are both extremely excited to find out what we are having and are crossing our fingers that he/she will want to show us.

In other exciting baby news.....I'm pretty sure that I have begun to feel the baby moving. At first I wasn't sure if what I was feeling was the baby or not, but over the last few days I realize that these are definitely feelings I've never felt before. It's so amazing. I will enjoy these little movements as I hear that they can become quite painful in the months to come.

That's it for now. More updates to come tomorrow!!!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


We bought a house!!! Well, we are still going through all the fun (ha) steps of the inspection (which we had done last week and are now waiting for the seller to respond to what we asked him to fix before closing) and waiting for closing in April. It has definitely been a learning experience and one that I am ready to have done.

Kevin and I had always said that we would probably start looking for a house when I was done with school and working. However, once we found out that we were expecting our baby we knew that we would not be able to stay in our apartment, and so the search began. We spent several weekends going out looking at houses. We decided to concentrate our search over on the Northwest side of Indianapolis close to St. Vincent. This was not an easy decision because we would have loved to stay in the broadripple area, however we quickly learned that we could get much more house for our money outside of broadripple. It was on one of our first house hunting trips that we saw the house that we have now buying. As soon as we walked in it felt right. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms (exactly what we were looking for), a large living area with a fireplace (which I was looking for), a kitchen with plenty of cabinets and a pantry (which Kevin needed for all of his kitchen toys...we are currently storing some of our kitchen things in our dishwasher because we have run out of places to put them in our small apartment kitchen), a formal dinning room, a sun room, a wood patio (which we both wanted), and a nice sized and already fenced-in yard (with a storage shed where Kevin talks about storing all of his new lawn toys!). While it has not been the easiest process we are super excited and can't wait to be in our new home. There are only some minor things such as painting that we want to do otherwise the house is pretty much move-in ready!! So who wants to help us move?!?!?

Here are some pictures of the house....

Picture no snow, the sun, a grill, and patio furniture!!!

Baby's room (will be painted once we know girl or boy)

We can't wait to be all moved in! We definitely have a lot happening this year and are thankful each and every day for all the many blessings in our life.