Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Baby Boy Herr?

We had our second regular appointment yesterday at Dr. Svientek's office. A few weeks ago, on Halloween, we had an ultrasound, just to make sure the baby was on target where we thought he/she was. The due date was moved to June 12, so only one day difference. Yesterday was our monthly appointment with the Doctor. As always, they were excited to see Lucy, and luckily, she was pretty calm for most of the time. Number 2 gave me quite a scare though. This was the first time we were going to hear the heartbeat, but when Dr. Svientek used her heartbeat finder machine (I totally forget the name of it!), it took an awful long time. Being previously pregnant, I knew that sometimes it might take a few minutes to find the baby, but after 4-5 minutes our doctor exclamed "It must be a boy, since he's making me chase him!" followed by laughter and a quick "Just kidding, I have no idea really!" But, of course we're hoping for a boy, even though another girl for Lucy would be fabulous! But, that's just another reason I love our doctor, and if any of you ever have babies in Bloomington, I will force you to go to her!

Anyways, after those comments, and an even longer 3-4 minutes more she gave me two options: 1-get an ultrasound now just to make sure everything is great, or 2-make an appointment for two weeks until the baby is a little bigger and try the heartbeat again. I made the obvious choice.......there was no way we were waiting two weeks to make sure our baby had a heartbeat. Every second of every day I would just be worrying. And, she agreed with me, so Lucy and I went back to the waiting room to wait some more for the ultrasound technician. And this time we got my favorite lady. She's so outgoing and fun and talks a lot when she's doing the ultrasound (which is very comforting). And, she always takes lots of pictures and gives us multiples of each pose. I love her. We're trying to find a scanner to put the ultrasounds up, but honestly right now they're not very exciting yet. It's like "See our baby??...that tiny white blob on the right??...no, the other tiny white blob on your right." :-D

Lucy is doing pretty great too. Still no teeth at all, but she's had some pretty bad nights lately, so we're hoping that it's because of teeth coming in. Even though she's not crawling on her knees yet, she sure can get around. If you walk past her into the kitchen, she's about two seconds behind. We're still getting used to the fact that she can follow us around now....it's so weird how big she is! I miss my little 6 1/2 pound snuggler already! Lucy is definitely not a snuggler now. She withstands our hugs and kisses but only for a short time. Then, she wants to be off and moving.

Pray for me and my being sick, it still stinks, but every day is closer to getting better, right? I'm hoping.....

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Our First Doctor's Appointment!

I had my first doctors appointment for the new baby today! As always, everyone flocked to Lucy and told me multiple times how adorable she is (it never gets old!)! It was espiecially fun to see Dr. Svientek with her. She asked all about how she was doing, and what her "skills" are, and she couldn't help herself from playing with Lucy for a bit.

She wants us to have an ultrasound in 2 1/2 weeks (on Halloween!), to get an exact due date, since she said that with nursing, my cycles are not exactly reliable for the baby's due date. But, until then, our tentative due date is June 13, 2008!!! AWESOME! Right smack in the middle of all our summer 2008 weddings though, so we might not be able to make it to all of them. :(

Besides having my blood drawn, the appointment was great, because it reminded me how much I love our Doctor, and the entire staff at the office. They were excited to see us back, and probably even more excited to see Lucy (but who could blame them?). Now, we're just very excited to get to see the baby earlier than expected on the ultrasound in 2 weeks.

As for Lucy, she's doing so great! She still hasn't cut any teeth yet, but as a nursing mom, I'm okay with that. Her new big thing is that she's doing this fun army crawl. It's a struggle, but she can do it pretty good. We have learned how stubborn and independent our little Lucy is already at only 6 months! We try to get her to crawl more by putting toys in front of her, but if they're just an inch too far away from her, she just gives us this look like "Nice Try," and won't crawl at all. Then, when we're not looking, she will crawl 4 times to get to a toy she needs. She's just such a ham!

Well, off to try and get some chores done while Dad is out at RCIA and the little Lucy girl is asleep!