Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Baby at 13 Weeks

I had my initial OB appointment with my regular OB doctor today, and all still looks great with the baby!  My clot is still there and the same size, so they want to re-check me in two weeks.  Baby was moving all around, and they even took a couple cool 3D ultrasound pics for us.  My due date is now November 28th!

Baby at 13 weeks, 3 days...a little shy as he/she is facing away from us...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Heat Wave

It has been 90+ degrees the past couple days here in Northern IL!  A nice heat wave for the end of May.  Yesterday when Aunt Linda came over to play with Matthew, she suggested we break out the kiddie pool for him.  He had a blast.  The boy loves playing in water.


The Iris's are in full bloom right now!  There are so many, it looks like it need to thin them out next year.  Matthew loved smelling them, such a sweet fragrance.

Friday, May 21, 2010

We are Expecting!

Yes, it was a complete shock to us!  After almost 10 years of infertility, and 2 previous miscarriages, we were stunned to learn I was pregnant again!  It has been a rough first trimester.  I was diagnosed with a subchorionic hematoma, which is basically a blood clot in the uterus, near the baby.  It has caused many bleeding episodes, 2 trips to the ER, and more emergency ultrasounds than I would like to count. (Just thinking about our medical bills from the past month, yikes!) God has been so faithful through all of this.  We want to give Him all the glory.  Everytime the baby looks great with a strong heart beat.  I might be dealing with this condition the entire pregnancy.  I also have a strict no lifting anything over 10 pounds restriction, and have been told to take things easy.  So hard to do with a playful 2 year old in the house!  We have been blessed so greatly by many family and friends who have helped us out, espescially when Chris is away at work.  I have been given 3 due dates by the doctors...November 28th, 29th, and 30th.  So I guess we'll go with the 29th, until I hear otherwise.  A Thanksgiving baby!

Don't want to bore everyone with every ultrasound pic, but here are two of the latest.  So cool you can see baby's face and fingers in one!

Baby:  12 weeks, 4 days

Me, and my growing belly!  Seriously starting to show already.  Gotta love the "Are you fat or pregnant?" stage...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Big Boy Swing!

Cute video of Matthew swinging all by himself!  He loved it when Grammy would swing with him!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Grammy's Glasses

Matthew had a great time trying on some of my Mother's reading glasses while she was here for a visit.  Sharp looking dude in glasses even!