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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

12 Week Appointment

Dear Baby,
   I had my 12 week check-up today & everything went great!  They were able to find your heartbeat on the Doppler & it was 166 beats per minute.  You also just kept moving & would not stay still for very long!  The doctor said that was great!  You have a very strong heartbeat & you are very active, which the doctor says means that you are healthy. 
Daddy & I were so excited to hear the good news. 
    I have another ultra sound in 2 weeks to check on the "mysterious" spot in my uterus.  However, we learned today that the spot is no longer a mystery.  The doctor believes it was a twin that didn't develop.  We are sad to think that we could have had another child & it didn't grow, but we are beyond happy to know that you are here & that you are growing & continuing to do well.  I am going to try & not stress so much about you (doctor's orders), but it is so hard because I love you so much & I just want to protect you from anything bad. 
   It was such a great appointment, we didn't get any bad news & everything went great.  I think you are going to be a little acrobat when you get here based on all your movement today!  That's OK, you do whatever you want & whatever makes you happy.  Always know that no matter what, Daddy & I will love & support you every step of the way!  We love you sweetheart & will "see" you again in 2 weeks!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

12 Weeks

Dear Baby,
    We made it to 12 weeks!  Daddy & are so excited!  We had another ultra sound on Friday & we got to see you moving around & hear your heart beat.  Grandpa came with us to the appointment because he really wanted to see you & hear your heart beat too, he was so excited!  The doctor says that everything is going well & you are still growing like you should.  We couldn't be happier.  They still don't know what the mysterious "spot" is that is in my belly with you.  They think it could be a twin that didn't develop, but they don't know, so we are having another ultra sound in 2 weeks so they can monitor it to see if it is still growing or getting smaller.  We are always happy to have an ultra sound since that means we get to see you. 
    We have our "official" 12 week appointment on Tuesday & we won't have an ultra sound, but we will get to hear your heart beat.  It seems like time is going to fly by now.  It's so hard to believe that you are going to be here in 6 months!  It seems so far away, but so close at the same time. 
    In the ultra sound we just had you were actually turned & "looking at us".  The photo wasn't very good, but I am uploading it anyway.
   I hope you are having a good evening & getting lots of rest.  I am heading to bed since I have to get up early in the morning for work.  We love you & will talk to you again soon!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Dear Baby,
   Wow, Mommy celebrated being 11 weeks pregnant with you by getting the flu!  I have a flu shot scheduled, unfortunately the sickness got to me first.  I can't believe we are almost done with the first trimester, it seems like just yesterday that we found out about you!  I noticed today that  my pants are fitting a little tighter despite losing 11 pounds, so hopefully that means you are still growing & continuing to be strong & healthy!
   Daddy & I have an appointment on Friday to see you again & we can't wait!  Not too much has been happening around here.  Not a day goes by that we don't talk about you.  Actually, today is Mommy & Daddy's 8 year wedding anniversary & Daddy said his "gift" to me this year was YOU!  I told him that was the best gift ever because that is what I always wanted. 
    We just love you so much & are really enjoying "seeing" you grow in my belly & keep praying that you are healthy & strong so we can meet you!  I hope you have a wonderful night sweetheart & we love you so much!  Hopefully I will be off all of these medicines soon & will feel better, so just hang in there.