April 22, 2009

The Heartbeat

Mike and I had another doctor’s appointment yesterday. This was a quick one with no ultrasound, but we did get to hear the heartbeat. It was pretty cool to listen to it beating away and knowing it was inside my stomach! The nurse said that so far my pregnancy has been perfect. This kind of made me giggle…since I have pretty much felt crappy this whole time.

Today I broke the news to my bosses at work. They were super excited and very supportive. They also claim that they knew all along. One of them even went so far as to tell me that I could take time off for shopping. I thought this was pretty funny. Don’t tempt me mister….

Totally changing topics, but two of my Facebook friends that happen to be pregnant wrote on their status updates today that they have cankles. For those of you that don’t know, cankles is a combination of calves and ankles and it’s not pretty. I guess it happens to pregnant women??? Pleeeeease don’t let this happen to me. Pretty please.

April 16, 2009

The Giant Pillow

We are 15 weeks as of today! It feels like a looooong time since I have had a glass of wine.

I am supposed to stop lying flat on my back starting next week…so I have been practicing sleeping on my left side (I guess this is best for the baby). The result? I wake up in the middle of the night flat on my back. I tried putting pillows around me so I wouldn’t roll around, but just end up knocking the pillows onto the floor in the middle of the night…which of course wakes me up. It was time to take drastic measures.

Yesterday, the most expensive pillow I have ever bought arrived from Diapers.com. I ordered a Leachco Back ‘N Belly Contoured Body Pillow. All I can say is, poor Mike. This sucker takes up at least half of our gigantic Eastern King bed. It feels like I am sleeping in my own world, it’s pretty hysterical. The good news is, I was stuck between the giant arms and didn’t roll onto my back. Mission accomplished. Only 6 more months Mike…and then maybe I’ll let you borrow it.

April 9, 2009

Six Months Away...

It's hard to believe that my 30th birthday has come and gone, and the baby is due six months from today! I've had quite a week so far, between the birthday party on Saturday, Opening Day on Tuesday, and my birthday and a Giants game with Danielle on Wednesday. This was the baby's first of many Giants games, but may be one of Danielle's last night games of the year! She is a trooper, but since she's not a baseball fan her favorite parts of the going to games are always hot dogs and beer, and she can't have either of them while she's pregnant! Maybe she'll actually pay attention to the game now? Regardless, I had a good time explaining the game to her a bit more and teaching her how to keep score (what does E2 or FC mean?). I told her that she'd need to know how to keep score so she could do it at the baby's little league games, but I think she'd rather work the snack bar!

I continue to look at the ultrasound picture from last week, and really can't believe how much the baby has changed from the prior picture. The whole thing is now very real, and I couldn't be more excited. We're going to start the remodel work at the house next month to get the baby's room ready, which means I am getting kicked out of my closet and losing my desk. I have come to figure out that these are the first of many sacrifices I'll be making from here on out! I tell Danielle all the time, though, that I appreciate the sacrifices she is making by being pregnant! After the week I've had, I think I may join her in the "no drinking club" for the next few weeks. I can't wait for her to start showing a bit, though, since I've started talking to her belly at night but sometimes it doesn't really seem like there's anyone inside yet!

April 6, 2009

Mike Celebrates the Big 3-0

This weekend Baby Led went to Mike’s (aka daddy) 30th birthday party at 1515 in Walnut Creek. All of the Davidson’s and Lederman’s were in town to celebrate. Good thing Baby Led is still in the womb because daddy wasn’t setting a very good example for baby to be. He had a little bit too much fun on his birthday. I guess you only turn 30 once… I, on the other hand, was very well behaved and stuck to Shirley Temples and water shots. Oh, the joy of pregnancy.

Mike got some really great presents including a newborn size “Giants first t-shirt” and a San Francisco Giants 101 Board Book. Baby Led is going to be a Giants fan whether I like it or not….

Thanks to all of our friends and family for coming out to celebrate. As referenced above, Mike had a REALLY great time.

April 3, 2009

Lots of Information

I thought this might make ya'll laugh, though unfortunately it's not a joke. These are the pregnancy books that we are currently reading: What to Expect When You Are Expecting, Pregnancy Week by Week, Pregatini's (thx Dom & Jon!), The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy, The Best Baby Names Book (thx Haav and Kevin!), The Girlfriend's Guide to Baby Gear, Diary of a Mad Mom to Be (thx Christina!), The Little Black Book of Hollywood Pregnancy Secrets (thx Robin!), It Could Happen to You (this one's really good), The Baby Name Wizard, The Expectant Father (thx Robin!), and of course, Pregnancy Sucks for Men (thx Katy & CJ!)

I guess once we finish all these it's time to start on the newborn books, since neither of us really have the first clue what to do once we actually have a baby!

April 2, 2009

Growing Tummy...

After taking a good look at the baby yesterday, this is all feeling very real. We took my first belly pictures last night, which I will definitely not be posting. I thought my tummy was flatter than it looked on film, oh well. We are at the beginning of week 13 today and I think my tummy is starting to grow a bit. I am finally starting to eat real meals again, so I guess I will gain back all the weight I lost in the first 3 months. I guess since I am eating again, it’s time to start exercising!

Last night, Mike and I were talking about how well traveled Baby Led is already. So far baby has been to Florida to visit Grandma and Grandpa Davidson, LA for the Oscars, Scottsdale for the Giants Spring Training (Mike’s 30th bday celebration), and Palm Springs.

April 1, 2009

12 weeks 6 days

Early this morning we headed to UCSF for our first trimester screening. This is basically an ultrasound where they measure the fluid in the baby’s (or fetus, as the doctors say) neck to determine the probability that the baby has any chromosomal abnormalities. Our results were good, which we are very happy about!

This was also the longest ultrasound that we had so far. The baby was moving its arms and legs around, which was very cool. We also saw the heartbeat and lots of my insides (gross). The ultrasound technician kept pointing out my full bladder (you have to drink 24 oz of water an hour before the ultrasound and hold it!), which made us laugh since I had been complaining to Mike for the last hour about how full my bladder was. We were also told that the baby’s bump looked “very prominent” and the technician thought it was a boy. I am not 100% convinced because I have heard about a lot of mistakes this early on, so we will just have to wait and see.