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Friday, November 26, 2010

Movin' and Shakin' right through Turkey Day

So this week has been exciting!  Baby Hyde decided to give me a fantastic birthday present.  As of Tuesday, I can feel BH moving when he or she is kicking when I put my hand where the kicks are!  Yesterday BH was kicking hard enough in the bathtub that it was causing shock-waves in the water!  It's been exciting.  Derek hasn't felt it yet.  Everytime I get him  to stop what he's doing to feel, the baby has stopped kicking hard enough to feel.  It will happen eventually and I'm just ecstatic that I can feel it!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I know I have a lot to be thankful for this year.  Happy Holidays!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sonogram video and good news...and so much to be thankful for

I tried uploading the video from my sonogram last week, but I think it's just too big!   It's really neat!  The lady doing my sonogram even switched to 4D imaging so we can see the difference when we go back in January.  I go back to Dr. Anderson in about two weeks, so hopefully we will get a definite answer on Baby Hyde's gender!

Now for the good news...I know it has nothing to do with the baby, but I am achieving another of my goals that I had set before I had children.  I will graduate with my Master's of Education in Administration on December 17th!  I passed my comprehensive exam and have been given approval to walk!  It feel soooo good to have this accomplished before Baby Hyde gets here!  I still have to do my observation hours next fall, but that will not be a problem in my current position.

This holiday season I have so many blessings for which I am thankful!  Finishing my degree, Baby Hyde, wonderful family and friends.  Things are falling into place better than I could have ever dreamed.  I only hope everyone else can find as many things to be thankful for as Thanksgiving and another Holiday season approach.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

No Definite News, But....

It sure was fun!  StorkVision is a really neat experience.  We got lots of good sonogram images, and the DVD of the whole appointment is SO neat!  They even did some 3D images!
SO sweet...

Already trying to twirl the hair like mom...

I know that sonograms are used primarily to ensure the baby is healthy, but having these images and the video makes Baby Hyde that much more real to me.  The image quality is SO much better than at Dr. Anderson's office.  Going with my mom and grandma made it even more fun!  I can't wait to go back in 8 weeks and see the differences!

We still didn't get to find out for sure the baby's gender, but the lady doing my sonogram made an educated guess.  Click here if you would like to know the guess.  Please don't comment about it directly on FaceBook or here because some of my family members do not want to know what the baby is before he or she is born.

Baby Hyde is definitely showing personality already!  He or she was sitting on his or her feet and would not move.  When BH finally decided to stretch those legs, it was with feet crossed like this....

I really did have to laugh.  I'm not going to stress too much about what gender Baby Hyde is.  As much as I would like to know now, I also know that I will find out in March or April.  I think it's so funny that BH is so active and moves constantly but refuses to spread those legs and let us see!  I know my grandma got a kick out of the baby's antics.  She says she's old-fashioned and doesn't want to know yet either!

Maybe we will found out December 2nd....and then again, maybe we won't...I'll just have to wait and see...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Let's try this again, shall we?

Okay, I'll admit it.  I'm falling into that trendy, money grabbing trap that is having a sonogram done for the sole purpose of having pictures and videos.  Granted, they will also do gender determination, so I MIGHT find out what Baby Hyde is going to be tomorrow.  Stork Vision also does 3D and 4D imaging during the 3rd trimester.  I am really excited to see what those images will look like.

(No they aren't Baby Hyde, but hopefully we well get some just as good!)

The really great thing is I'll have great images and maybe even video to post on the blog if everything goes well tomorrow.  They ladies at Stork Vision even give you a free return visit if for some reason they can't do a gender determination and you want to know.

The best part is I get to take my Mama with me to experience it!  I invited my grandma too, but she isn't sure she wants to go.  She says she's not "up to date" with all of the technology advances.  What she really means is she isn't sure she wants to know.  Part of the fun for her is waiting to see what the baby will be when he or she gets here! (Love you Mom!)  Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to give those of you who are anxiously waiting good news and an answer!  Cross your fingers and toes for us!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Belly Diaries 2

Here is the latest update from the Belly-cam!

That's quite a bit of difference from 16 weeks.

Ready to Stay Healthy!

So this is the second round of antibiotics in 3 months.  My diagnosis--ear infection, sinus infection, AND throat infection.  I haven't had to do this since the end of 2007!  Unfortunately, it took stronger antibiotics than Azithromycin to get it done.  That doesn't bode well, but I think after this week I will have some time to breathe. I have my formal observation at school and my Master's degree COMPS exam coming up this week.  I think with those out of the way, I'll have a little less to worry about.

I also have a fantastic sister who offered to help me deep-clean my house as a birthday present!  Doesn't sound like much, but when you just don't want to do anything but crash on the weekend, having an extra hand to help out is the best thing she could do for my birthday!

So hopefully between getting my big stressors of the year out of the way, and some help cleaning, I can step back and breathe and relax!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Half-way there!!

I can't believe I'm half-way through! It doesn't seem possible that it's been 4 months yet!

Unfortunately we don't know if Baby Hyde is Thomas Brandon or Arianna Michelle yet.  When we tried to find out on Thursday, the baby decided he or she was going to give us all a taste of what kind of personality we can expect!  The baby was positioned so we could see it's bottom and it's legs spread wide but at just the wrong angle to be able to determine what we were having!  Derek and I both had to laugh.  My OB is determined enough that he is going to try again in 4 weeks.  Maybe then we will get a little cooperation.

We did get some cute shots of the baby looking right at the camera though!