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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Half way there

So were officially half way there. According to the book we're at 5 months, but technically we're only 18 months. I'm saying half way. I went to the Dr. a few days ago and got to hear the heartbeat. Besides that they really don't tell me much. Just that I'm pregnant. I want to be like... no kidding is that what you call this? I did find out one thing though. Lately I've been waking up with really bad pain in my lower back and down. They say it's a little bit early, but they think it's my sciatic nerve (spelling?). Basically the baby gets comfortable in a place that makes me miserable.
We get to find out what we're having in 2 weeks and I cannot wait! I thought for sure I'd be able to tell by the heartbeat by now cuz a lot of times boys heartbeats are around 120-140 and girls are 140-160 ish. Unfortunately our baby is too smart for us.
9 Weeks: 191 bpm
13 Weeks: 146 bpm
18 Weeks: 145 bpm
This tells me nothing because it's so close to the middle. Which means whenever I go to hear the heartbeat the little boy gets excited so his heartbeat speeds up, or the little girl is sleeping. I was hoping for 120 or 160 but really we're just happy everything sounds good and we haven't had very many complications. We can't believe how fast the time is going by but at the same time it feels like a dead stop sometimes.
This is a picture of me on our nightly walks. My only exercise cuz the gym downstairs doesn't have air conditioning. It's too hot to get on that stupid treadmill.

I offically had my 1st stranger ask me when I was due. I was very excited about that! Branden said the only reason they could tell is cuz I was walking funny after eating. I get really full and my tummy gets huge when there's food in it. My mother inlaw is a life saver for getting me 2 belly bands. I still can wear all my clothes, without the bands, I wouldn't be able to. They're too tight on my bladder! I recommend these things to everyone who plans on having a baby!
I'll keep everyone updated as soon as we know more! Thank you for all the well wishes we really appreciate the love and support while we're so far away!

6 comments:

Brian and Ali said...

Sooo cute Breezy!! I cannot wait to find out what you're having so we can do fun baby crafts and go shopping with each other via picture text messages!! Ha ha! :) Such a cute, little baby belly too! (Even though you're still so tiny... it's not fair!) I am glad everything is going well and that you have your belly bands. Miss you!!!

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Sara McArthur said...

I need to figure out the belly bands because just this last week my pants are so uncomfortable I am either wearing skirts or leggings these days :( Finding out what you are having and the first ultrasound is amazing. I suggest filming it for your family since you are gone, we just did it on our camera phone and it is awesome to replay it and see the reaction! Hope you guys are doing well!

Rylie said...

Look at your cute little baby bump! We can't wait to know what you are having!! Aren't those belly bands awesome?! We miss you guys!!

Ash and Matt | A SoCal Story said...

I can't believe you're already half way there! You are so stinking tiny, Breezy! I'm excited for you to find out what your baby is :-)

Chris and Jen Wright said...

Your baby bump is TINY!!!! I think that was me at 8 weeks.. haha so adorable!