Wow... it has been a super crazy couple of weeks. To start off my sweet grandmother spent a very long 8 days in the hospital.We thought in the beginning that she had a stroke. Thank God for answered prayers, because it just ended up being a nasty case of acute pneumonia. She is all better now! That same week we had our 11 week check up. Baby was a lot bigger and Dr. M was so happy with the checkup that he said he would see us in 2 weeks!
look how much I've grown!
Singing "She's Everything"
Also that week was our trip to Lubbock to see Brad Paisley. I gave Chris and the boys tickets for Christmas. We had so much fun! It was really a good show and to top it off we were 3 rows from the extended stage so we up close and personal with Brad. His opening acts were Scotty Mcreery and The Band Perry which were both very good as well!
This is County Music!
Moving on... so last week was a holiday week which meant no school or work for me or the boys! Yay for that... Then the rest of the week was a little crazy. Our office was being painted so I didn't much time at work. Friday Kaden didn't feel well so I stayed home with him... And here we are on to the end of week 12 and the beginning of week 13. Some time this week I start my 2 trimester... its kinda confusing on how it all works... Either way I go back to the Dr next week and should hear the heartbeat for the first time... so excited about that! I found this really neat idea on Pinterest and knew that I wanted to do this... so here is the 12 week photo!
Well, its been a crazy week or so... Chris and I had a great time in Orlando. I didn't take many pictures... I guess because we've seen it all before or maybe we were just enjoying the alone time... It was a nice get away other than I had a couple bad nights with feeling rather yucky...
Our first night we stayed with Chance and Renee, had a nice dinner at Squid Lips. We got up the next day, made a stop at the beach
I, of course had to put my toes in the water! It was calling my name. I love how peaceful the ocean sounds and how calming it can be to just stare out at the waves rolling in. I could so live close to a beach... that it until hurricane season... No thank you!
We went shopping, several times... I even spent quite a bit at Motherhood Maternity... love their sales! Plus, my pants are getting a little tight! UGH!!
Sunday was Super Bowl Sunday, the commercials were a little disappointing but all in all it was a good game and thank goodness Brady didn't win... Chris would've been really upset! We had leftovers for dinner that night so we decided to order dessert from room service.
that's a red velvet cup cake!!!
The next few days I went to class and we just stayed in mostly... I did talk my sweet hubby into dinner at The Melting Pot. It was really fun, I very much enjoyed the conversation and the company. I got pretty lucky with my man! It was rather expensive but if you ask me, worth it! If you've never been, its a fondue restaurant. We got the 4 course option, spinach artichoke cheese fondue for the appetizer, a house salad, seafood, chicken and steak fondue for main course and the chocolate fondue for dessert. All I can say is its a wonder they didn't need to roll me outta there! I was quite the piggy!
Our main course...
We had a long day on our return trip, we both had to work the next day and have our first official OB appointment! Chris and I were really happy with our new doc. Dr M. He was patient, gentle and didn't seem to mind questions. It was nice to feel comfortable. We got to see the baby and he said he would like to keep a close eye on me until we hit the 2nd trimester mark which will be on Feb 28!It means more money but I guess in the long run it will be worth it! Baby was once again moving and wiggling!
Tomorrow is the big reveal day on Facebook. Its Valentines Day and I thought it would be a neat day to do it! I guess we will see what happens!
I cant believe we are already in our 9th week with this little one! I saw Dr B for the last time on Tuesday. She did our final sonogram, gave me directions on how to wean off all of the hormones and basically said good luck! She did say that the baby looks great, that its growing well and we even got to see it moving around on the screen. Can I just say I feel really bad saying it... but what else do I call him or her til we know its a him or her!?
Yesterday I had some spotting which completely freaked me out. It later occurred to me that it was probably just from the vaginal ultrasound. It was very light and not enough to really be worrisome... not that I wasn't. But all seems well today!
I am so excited to move on to the next step in our journey. We see our OB for the first time next week. It probably wont be very much fun... I know I will for sure get blood work done and an exam... blech. I am hoping to hear the heartbeat. We will be 10 weeks next Tuesday or Wednesday... (depends on who you ask for the due date!) I'm just gonna say Labor Day Weekend!
Saturday Chris and I are leaving for 5 days in Orlando Florida. I have a work conference so Chris is tagging along. We are gonna spend one night with his brother and sister-in-law. I'm kinda excited because we spent our honeymoon in Florida nearly 10 years ago (May 2002).