Saturday, January 29, 2011

Prayers Please

Earlier this week, Isaac's friend from daycare was diagnosed with Accute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Her name is Zoe Shillinger and she's two years old. She's such a little sweetheart! She likes to hand me Isaac's coat when I pick him up from daycare. Anyway, she and her family could really use your prayers. Things seem to be going pretty well right now, despite an infection obtained during one of her first procedures. The good news is that ALL has a 95% cure rate, according to her mom on Zoe's Caringbridge site. Here is a link to Caringbridge if you'd like to check up and see how she's doing:

Friday, January 28, 2011

My 100th Post!

I guess it took a while for me to get to 100. Probably because I rarely post anymore. Sorry. Life is busy.

Anyway, I'm 16 weeks pregnant now. Things are going well! We have another appointment on Monday, but this time it's with a nurse practitioner. We'll rotate between seeing my OB and the NP every other visit until we get closer to my due date. After this appointment, the next one will be in four weeks. That's when we'll get the BIG ultrasound. And yes, we do plan to find out what we're having.

The good news is that my nausea is finally starting to ease up. A lot of food smells still get to me, but I don't vomit as often now. I've also been feeling baby move every once in a while for a few weeks. That always makes me smile. However, I don't remember my last pregnancy being this painful. And by painful, I mean the near constant aching of my uterus. Also, when I move around in bed I can really feel my ligaments stretching. I've heard that second pregnancies are generally more painful, but I will still ask the NP on Monday at our appointment.

Also, we've named the pregnancy - Sequel. LOL.

In other news, this has been one crazy week for our vehicles. On Wednesday I finally got my long awaited remote car starter in the Rav4. Yippee! It's the Cadillac of car starters too - one mile range, two-way remote with an LCD screen that tells you if the car is running, how long it has left to run, the time, and if the doors are locked or unlocked. I think it can also tell the temperature inside the car, but I haven't tinkered with it enough to figure that out yet. I am in love.

Then on Thursday, I took the Nissan in to get new tires. I got the car in 2004 and we've never replaced the tires, so it's been a long time coming. We also had to get a new rim because it was bent from when J slammed into the curb a while back when it was icy. They also fixed the alignment. When I went to pick it up, the guy told me that we'll need brakes in about 10,000 miles. J drives the Nissan usually less than one mile per day, literally to work and back and we live very close to his office. That means we'll have to replace the brakes in about... let's see, 10,000 miles divided by 400 miles per year (and that's generous) equals... never.

I am so glad to have this week over finally! Whew, I made it to Friday!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Our First OB Appointment

Well, today was the day! We went in and chatted with our doctor (who we love!). After she gave me the full work over, she busted out the doppler and we tried to rock out to baby's heartbeat. Baby, however, had other plans and decided to be stubborn, so the doc couldn't find it's heartbeat. She said it was no cause for concern and that at this point, sometimes you just can't find it. But she said "We always want you to leave here knowing that baby is ok," so she sent us in for an ultrasound. I wasn't too worried because the same thing happened with Isaac. Anyway, we headed down to have the ultrasound done and saw that little heart just beating away! Baby is measuring 12w6d, which is prett spot on considering that I'm 12w5d today.

Here is our little peanut!