Thursday, July 8, 2010

Guess What!

 I have had good reason to be lacking  in the blogger world. Beside traveling back home in June and having company here over July 4th we have been pretty laid back around here. 
Deric and I are pleased to announce that we are expecting our first BABY in January!! YAY

We are so very exicited and nervous of course. We have had many doctor visits and blood work over the past weeks.  I am officially 12 weeks on Sunday  but I couldn't wait to post! It has been killing me not to spill the beans earlier! So far I am feeling good for the most part. I have been sick a few times it usually happens at night. In the beginning of the pregnancy there were many smells that I can't stand and  you couldn't  talked about certain foods or cooking. I hardly ate anything and craved  ice cold drinks.
I am feeling like I am getting out of the being really sick part but fighting with being so tired. I could fall asleep at 7pm and not wake up till 9am! I am hoping I get more energy in a few weeks. Deric has been great... he cleans everything up and lets me sleep whenever I want!

So far we have had 2 ultrasounds and 2 normal appointments. I wasn't even sure I was pregnant when I took  the test. A  voice in my head kept telling me to take the test. Because it took my body so long for my HCG levels to drop from the miscarriage, I didn't know when I would get a monthly cycle.So when it never came I figured it would in the next week or two! HAHA So yeah.... never had a cycle! I took the test and called Deric right away. He didn't answer so I called my doctors and waited to hear back from them . While I waited I called my mom because I was totally shocked! The only thing I did when I read "pregnant" was "uhhh, that's werid"  I talked to my mom for awhile and Deric called me back. I think he was just as shocked!
I had to go in that day (Thursday) for blood work and then went the following Monday. My levels tripled over the weekend ! So we had a great start. We went in a week later for our first ultrasound because we didn't really know how far along I was and due to the miscarriage. During the u/s Dr. S saw our healthy baby, a heartbeat, and two sacs!! OHHH NO..... twins... which don't run in our families. Dr. S said she was really taking a long look because the other sac looked empty but there was still a possibility a baby was in there, or was in there. She wanted us to do another u/s the next week. 

When I went the next week the other sac was completely  gone and the ultrasound tech let me listen to the heartbeat! Baby heart was 144.... it was THE best sound I have ever heard in my life!

We went this morning for our 12 week appointment and got to hear the heartbeat again. I want a little Doppler at home.... I will never get sick of hearing baby's heart! Today it was beating 170 beats per minute. Here is a picture I took a few nights ago.... I already have a little baby bump!  


  1. YAY! i've been waiting for you to make your announcement! congrats again! you are going to make such a great mom! :)

  2. Yay!! So excited for you guys!!

  3. I've been patiently waiting to hear. :) Im so happy for you! Love you!

  4. I'm soooo excited for you!! I totally figured you would get pregnant again pretty soon after the miscarriage. They suck, but oddly are a sign of good fertility. So exciting that you are having a baby!! I can't wait until we start trying