Saturday, January 30, 2010


My body has a strange way of handling stress. There are some stresses that my body handles normally, headaches, sleeplessness, etc. These are stresses that I am aware I am stressed about. But for some reason my body tends to take some stress upon itself and not tell me about it! For example, when I was in high school and college, the week before exams I would be super emotional and not have patience with those around me. I wasn't consciously worried about my exams and feverishly studying or worried that I wouldn't do well on my exams but for some reason my body was still responding with stress. After several years my mom pointed out to me that I always acted strange around exam time. With this knowledge I tried to calm myself and not let exams bother me but I haven't seemed to be able to accomplish that.

Fast forward to now... On Thursday we had our ultrasound to do measurements of the baby and find out the gender. I took the day off to celebrate and clean our house for some showings we had scheduled. Well, I went to eat lunch with Lee and he commented that I was being short with him and then on the way home I just started bawling. I know your emotions are crazy when you are pregnant but I haven't been this crazy in the past 5 months so I couldn't figure out what was going on. Then I remembered my issues with exams and realized I was probably nervous about our ultrasound. It was such a bummer because I had been so excited about finding out about boy or girl and then all of a sudden I was just so sad and worried that something would be wrong with the baby and what would I do and how would I handle it if that was the case.

Well, just to make sure to not leave you in this same dilema let me tell you that our ultrasound went great and the baby is perfectly healthy as far as they can tell at this point. The baby was super cooperative and they were able to check all the vital organs and get some great pictures...including the all revealing one! But more on that later...

In case you aren't skilled in looking at blurry ultrasounds (and this one is very blurry because I took a picture of it in order to put it on here) this is a picture of the baby lying on it's back. It's head is on the right side and you can see the chest and and arm on the left side. The facial profile is facing up. This is my favorite picture we have so far. I think it is very sweet.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Kids' Perspective

I am taking tomorrow off so that I can go to the doctor and have my today my class did a graph to show what their thoughts are on the gender of our baby. We do a graph everyday and the choices are normally "yes" or "no". Today's graph took them a lot longer to decide on. They stood at the graph and debated for quite awhile. Their reasonings were very interesting and worthy of sharing with the world!

One said, "Well my mom had boys, so..."

Another, "Mrs. Williams is a girl so it will probably be a girl."

One asked me, "What did you pray for?"

I said I just prayed for a healthy baby and he said, "That's what my mom prayed for too!"

According to my class we are having a boy. The vote was close but more people voted for boy! We shall see.

Friday, January 22, 2010


Today, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., and so I could get my room cleaned up, we watched Our Friend Martin in class. The movie has a lot of popular music in it and at the end when the credits are rolling it plays several of the songs. Well, as I was putting some books away (while the music was playing) I felt a strange feeling in my tummy.

The baby was dancing to the music!! I think this baby likes music. I don't know what that says about the gender but for now I'm just sitting around waiting to feel some movement again. I thought it would kind of gross me out when I first felt the baby moving but it didn't!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

This Baby is Getting Big

So, I know the baby is only 5 1/2 inches long and 7 oz. People can't really tell I am showing that much at this point. But, I think this baby is getting big! I know there is so much more to grow but here is where we are at this point.

7 weeks

17 Weeks

Also, as a current update for the gender vote...

boy: 2

girl: 8

If you haven't voted yet you still have a week left!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

What KIND it is!

Well, we had an appointment today and everything is going well. The nurse was able to find the heartbeat on her very first try and the heart rate was good. We also made our appointment to find out what KIND it is (aka girl or boy). We will get to find out what kind it is on January 28. Unfortunately for you we had decided that we would have a superbowl party to let people vote on what they thought we were having by wearing either pink or blue to the party. We expected our appointment to be a little closer to the Super Bowl so it wouldn't be so long to wait but it didn't turn out that way so I guess you will just have to wait about a week and a half longer than us! You can however cast your vote for what kind it is in the comments. Just about 4 more weeks to find out if your guess was right! Happy guessing!