Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Someone here wants to say hi!


Monday, November 27, 2006

Status report

Still nothing new to report. No changes, the belly doesn't look any bigger, i haven't gained any weight yet. Thanksgiving was great, the food was excellant and we even had left overs from Mom and Dad's that they dropped off to us.
It was a depressing weekend for us because we don't get to spend it as a family. Ian and I had to work and as a result we miss out on our time with Scott. I think we all just miss each other so much right now. Ian and I don't see each other for more than an hour each day. I couldn't tell you when the last time we had a conversation that lasted more than 5 minutes was. It's like we work opposite schedules, If I work late he's asleep when I get home and when he works late I'm a sleep when he gets home. It's like we haven't seen each other in days. We only get one day off a week and it's never the same day for the 2 of us. So that's 3 months with out a day off together. SUCKS!!

No doppler yet. I'm hoping it will come today.

Here's another meme from Stacie's site.

You can only type one word.No explanations.
Yourself: Tired
Your partner: Sick
Your hair: tangled
Your Mother: excited
Your Father: loving
Your Favorite Item: camera
Your dream last night: poop
Your Favorite Drink:milk
Your Dream Car: safe
Your Dream Home: cozy
The Room You Are In: family
Your Ex: gone
Your fear: birth
Where you Want to be in Ten Years? retired
Who you hung out with last night: Scott
What You're Not: relaxed
Muffins: blueberry
One of Your Wish List Items: doppler
Time: ten
The Last Thing You Did:eat
What You Are Wearing: pj's
Your favorite weather: warm
Your Favorite Book: baby
Last thing you ate: banana
Your Life: hectic
Your mood: stress
Your Best Friends: love
What are you thinking about right now: work
Your car: perfect
What are you doing at the moment: typing
Your summer: wonderful
Relationship status: married
What is on your tv: TLC
What is the weather like: freezing
When is the last time you laughed: Thursday

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Second Trimester

Well, not much has changed. I'm patiently awaiting our December 14th appointment, it feels like it will take forever to get here.
Nothing much to report, I've been feeling pretty normal. The craving for pizza has subsided a little, although I still love it. Lately I never know what I'm in the mood for. I was craving Captin Crunch cereal for awhile, when I went to the store to buy it I walked out with 3 boxes! Not all Captin Crunch but I just LOVE cereal.
This week I'm craving TURKEY! I wonder why ;) Too bad I won't be getting any :( I have to work on Thanksgiving and then we're going to my in-laws for dinner. My MIL is making cornish hens....I'm sure it will be delicious, but I'd sure love a full belly of turkey with all the fix-in's. I'm going to make a dish of my mother's stuffing recipe, since I don't think Ian or I will survive the day with out it. Now my only hope is that he doesn't eat it all before I get home from work.

My prenatal vitamins make me sick to my stomach so I take them at night before I go to bed. The only problem lately is that I wake up in the middle of the night to go pee and I feel sick. Oh well, I'm loving being prego, although it seems nothing has changed from not being.

We bought a doppler on Ebay. I'm hoping to have it on Friday. If not then we should have it Monday. I can't wait!

Well, that's about it. Like I said nothing really new going on. Here's a belly shot from today.

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Friday, November 17, 2006

Meet the Doctor

Yesterday was our first appointment to meet our OB. It started out exciting then we waited in the waiting room for an hour! I had to pee so bad but was holding it because I knew that they were going to make me go when they called us back, but after an hour wait I just couldn't hold it anymore. While I'm in the bathroom, I literally flush the toilet and then I can hear the nurse calling my name in the waiting room. Are you kidding me! I knew this was going to happen. I wash my hands and come out and then she says "Oh no you went to the bathroom? We need to get a sample, you should have waited." To which I replied, "Yeah well listen lady, I've been here for an hour waiting to be called back, our appointment was at 10am it's now 11am! Your sample was about to be all over the waiting room floor! I'm sure we probably have another hour ahead of us so I'll be able to go again before we leave." Sure enough I was able to go again before we left, although the doctor did not keep us waiting once we got back to our room.
Our doctor was great. She took her time, answered all our questions and never kept us waiting. We got to hear the heartbeat, which was amazing! She had some trouble finding it at first and I was a little freaked out, she found my pulse and I was even more worried because I knew it was way to slow to be good, if it was the babies. Finally we found my little choo-choo train running strong in there. It was so cute and it really did sound just like a choo-choo train, chugachugachugachugachuga so fast. Once we found the heartbeat and Ian heard it he immediately asked if we could buy a doppler on eBay, lol. I think he was excited. I think that if we had a doppler we would be addicted to listening to the baby everyday. We tried to hear it again last night with a stethoscope, lol. Not going to work.

We won't be getting another ultrasound until around 18 weeks :( But she said that she will try and get us copies of the pictures from the ER so I can't wait for those. If she can't get the copies then she told us that if we're really anxious she could do a bedside ultrasound for us so we might have that done if I can't wait.

I go back on Dec. 14th, I'll be almost 16 weeks by then!! Amazing, I can't wait!

Saturday, November 11, 2006


I still can't believe it myself. Thank you so much for all your comments. It's so great to know that everyone is so excited for us. Everyday is just a miracle. The first time I had spotting all the way through, never a day with out a little something, so this time it's like everyday I'm in pure joy that nothing's gone wrong.
I'm having some issues with food still. I'm always hungry, but I can't eat a normal amount at one time. I eat a little bit and then I get sick of it so quick, it's weird. I've always loved to eat so this is a bit of a change for me. I'll think I know what I want and then as soon as I have it I take 4 bites and my stomach says "Ok that's enough." What? No it's not. The stomach and I are in a bit of a power struggle.

So I don't know if I wrote this in the last post but we go back to the doctor's on Thursday. This time we actually get to meet the doctor. I'm so excited. We got a list of dates for child birth classes too (they start in March for us) They are at a perfect time so Ian and will both be able to make it after work and meet there. But I don't want to get too far ahead of myself. I'm so afraid of Jinx'ing the whole thing. I've been trying to act like everything is normal, nothing different going on, and every time I think or act pregnant I get paranoid that something will happen.

For now we just keep praying and loving and doing everything we can to keep this baby safe.

Friday, November 10, 2006

11 weeks

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June 4th

Today was our first appointment. I was so disappointed, we didn't even get to meet the Dr. just talk to the nurse. I thought we would at least get an ultrasound since I'm already 11 weeks. I was excited to have Scott with us so that he could see the ultrasound. He's so excited! I was so nervous about telling him since he's so much older and has been an only child for so long. I wasn't sure how he would react, but he was very excited and happy.

We had a party today for Scott's birthday and told the family. They were all in shock. We decided to have a group photo and Scott said, "Ok, 1,2,3, KARI'S PREGNANT!" Everyone just sort of froze. They weren't sure if he was joking or what.

Cole and Ryleigh are very excited and kept running up to me to tell me that there was a baby in my belly, lol.

Well I'm not sure if we'll be able to get an ultrasound pic again and the ER kept all of the last ones :(

We have an appointment to meet the Dr. next Thursday so I'll keep you posted on what happens next.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

4 hours

That we'll never get back.
This morning we went to the ER. The spotting I mentioned in the previous post stopped that same day. However, yesterday morning I awoke to more, redder spotting followed by hysterical crying. Ian and I got ready and tried to call the Dr. but it was too early. So off to the ER we were.
I wasn't in any pain, just terrified and we needed answers.
We got to the ER at 8:45 am. We didn't see a doctor until after 10am and then they did an exam and found no blood! I swear I wasn't crazy, Ian saw it too, it was there. One huge weight lifted, everything seemed to "look" ok. Next it was off to ultrasound. After bloodwork and peeing in the cup. We waited over another hour to get sent to ultrasound.
Finally we get there and there is no Dr. just an ultrasound tech, who was very nice and tried to be as helpful as possible, but he wasn't allowed to tell us anything, because the Dr. had to make the determinations. He could only take the pictures.

Well, we got to see the baby, hear the heart beat, and see the baby moving. It was amazing! I wish I could have seen better, as the screen was on the side of me so the angle was hard to see. I know at one point I saw and arm and hand with fingers, like the baby was waving to say "I'm ok Mom and Dad, don't worry!" At that moment I felt a huge sigh of relief, but I couldn't shake the fact that we still had to wait to hear what the Dr. had to say.
After the ultrasound it was back down to the ER where we waited for well over ANOTHER HOUR! I literally passed out on the exam table and Ian fell asleep in the corner sitting on the floor. It was awful and we were both tired and STARVING!
We finally get the Dr. back in and he said that everything looked great and my HGC levels were very good.

We finally left the ER sometime after 1:30 pm.

I go to the OB next Friday, hopefully we'll get some ultrasound pics that we can keep and share. The hospital kept all the ones from the ER. :(
I hope I can get some more answers and more relief.