Monday, January 31, 2011

Our Ultrasound Pictures

Here are three of our ultrasound pictures. The first two are the profile pictures where she showed us she thought BOY! And the third one is just a head profile picture. (These explanations are really for my mom who can't figure out what she is looking at sometimes with these pictures!) :o) I was going to post some 3D/4D ones for my sister but thought I would spare her since she "LOVES" those ones! ha!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

12 Weeks

Yes, you will be blessed with some weekly updates!! I don't have weekly belly pictures with Rylee so I don't think I will take them this time. I will try to post a picture every now and then though. I started this post sometime in week 11 and now getting around to posting it 12 weeks, 4 days.

12 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 12 Weeks
Size of baby: The size of a lime
Total Weight Gain/Loss: No loss, No gain.
Maternity Clothes: None yet. I did purchase a BellaBand though so I am hoping I won't have to buy too many maternity clothes.
Gender: I am thinking Boy!
Movement: I feel like I am feeling something but I know it's too early.
What I miss: Out of all things...LUNCH MEAT! I just need a nice turkey and cheese sandwich! :o)
Cravings: Watermelon! Ice cold Watermelon! Or any cold fruit.
Symptoms: Tired and Nauseous. I am hoping this leaves the second trimester!
Best Moment this week: NT Screening Bloodwork/Ultrasound.*

*Although it was great to see our baby, I would NOT suggest doing this if you are pregnant because you just lay there for an hour and a half full of worries. They spend the whole time trying to get a measure of the fluid behind the neck and if you have a baby like is NOT cooperating! Then you have your husband next to you not realizing what this "scan" is for all worried because he thinks the ultrasound lady is trying to find something that she can't find that is supposed to be there. Then he is all worried. Oh it was a good, hour and half of fun. I did not get this done with Rylee and would not do it again. Then the lady tries to take a guess at the gender in which she says is not 100% guaranteed and not to go out and buy paint and keep receipts of everything you buy because "all babies look similar at 12 weeks." So she guessed boy! I will show you some pictures I found on the internet that were rather fascinating. I had NO idea how really alike they really do look at this stage! They don't look between the legs at this stage, they look at the profile! The first picture is boy and second is girl. Our definitely looked like the first one!

We still have to wait until Wednesday or Thursday for the results of the bloodwork for them to give our 1/? number for what our chances of our baby having Down's Syndrome or 3 other syndromes they test for. And we wait another 6 weeks for our 18 week gender scan ultrasound.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Great Expectations

After 11 months of waiting, going back and forth, a false positive back in June (from a Doctor's office!)....we are anxiously and very excitedly awaiting a new addition to our family! Rylee Rose is going to be a BIG sister! In August 2011, we will welcome a new baby into the Thomson family and I can't wait to have a baby around again! I am definitely one that LOVES the baby stage and EVERYTHING that comes with it. And yes, many people know that I am dying for Rylee to have a sister but truth be told, EVERY time I think of this baby, I think BOY! I don't know if it's just because the names are easier to think of for boys (D'Brickshaw Thomson anyone?) or if it's because this pregnancy is 100% different this time around....either's a little red-headed boy that comes to mind. I am EXCITED and HAPPY when I think of Rylee being a sister to either a baby girl or baby boy! (And of course are praying every day for healthy and happy!) I know Rylee will be a loving and very attentive big sister just based on how she treats her baby dolls! (Let's just hope she doesn't hold the baby upside down by their feet! ha!)
We have had two ultrasounds already and everything is looking good! I go on January 28 for another detailed ultrasound and was told that maybe we would find out the sex. I am torn on whether or not I want to know the sex or not, but either way, that is amazing that at 12.5 weeks along...they might be able to know!
(Well at least D'Brickshaw would come up with Rylee in spell check every time also! ha! All I will say is you definitely find a lot names while it's football season!) ;o)