Tuesday, June 17, 2008


...the newest member of our family....

Yep...we are expecting! Not that it's that much of a surprise to anyone at this point. Just about everyone knows already but I hadn't had a chance to document it on here yet.

These ultrasound pictures were taken on May 29th at 7 weeks 0 days. In the top picture you can see the heartbeat along the bottom of the screen. Very strong at 142.04 beats per minute (BPM). The baby is on the right hand side. The kidney bean shaped black area is my uterus and the baby is that little blob that the lines are kind of pointing too.

In the second picture I think the baby is a LITTLE easier to see. "He" is between the two 'x's and is looking right at the screen. If you look really closely you can make out eye sockets near the top 'X'. Like a little alien gummy bear.

When I was pregnant with Jenna....we waited TWELVE weeks to tell ANYONE. After we were through the first trimester. We were afraid to jinx things. I'd never been pregnant before and I was worried about miscarriage and the idea of telling everyone...only to have to tell them that I had lost the baby...would have put me over the edge emotionally. We also really enjoyed having our own little wonderful secret for nearly 3 months.

This time around....we started telling people at about 6 weeks. Ha Ha.... We are so excited we can hardly stand it! I bought Jenna a shirt that says "Big Sister" and that's how I told Jim and that's how we've told other family members. We just waited for them to notice the shirt. Some people (Aunt Jane) saw it right away. Others (my parents) weren't so in-tune and the shirt had to be pointed out to them. After the family knew...we just kept on telling everyone.

Jenna is excited to be a big sister and when asked what she wants to name the baby she says "Julie". When we ask her what she wants to name the baby if it's a boy she thinks for a few seconds and then says "I'll name him Girl". Poor kid....not even born yet and already has a big sister who's picking on him/her.

So far not much in the way of sickness. It's actually been pretty much exactly the same as my pregnancy with Jenna. I gag when I brush my teeth and that's about it. I did throw up once the other night but I think it was because I took my prenatal vitamin on an empty stomach. Those things are pretty nasty (and taste even worse coming back up!). Other than that I feel pretty good. The worst time of day for me is in the evening. I just feel tired and sluggish and sometimes a bit quesy but nothing major. I can't complain!!

We are due on January 15th! Seems so far away but I know it will be here before I know it!


Casey Jo said...

OMG Kelly, I am due on January 22nd!!!! I got my FINAL due date today when I went to the doctor... My Ultrasound is scheduled for the 25th of June....I am soooo excited for both of us!! and I have to agree on the prenatal vitamins being horrible coming back up... I had that experience this morning. I thought I was going to have to call for a priest to do an exorcism. It was horrible until well after 1:00pm. Other than that, so far...so good. My first doctors visit went well...ALL of my questions were answered and everything is looking great so far. Congratulations!

melanie, aka Mo said...

Hey Kelly, I am thinking you need to buy a "Little Sister" shirt too! Just a feeling! Then, we can just spewwwww estrogen! Congrats... melanie

Zhohn said...

Congrats Kelly! I saw your comment on Casey's page a while back but I didn't want to mention anything on here.

I love the idea of the t-shirt! How funny that your parents didn't notice!!!

Good luck with the pregnancy and keep us updated!

Kim said...

welcome to my new little "niechew" (niece/nephew)!

Jenny said...

I read this the other day and didn't leave a comment. So sorry!

Congratulations! How exciting for you. Hope this is a very smooth pregnancy for you. Lots of love to the big sister!

Faithful Froggers said...

How wonderful and exciting!!!