Friday, October 23, 2009

The Babe

Yesterday we had our 1st baby ultrasound (the other 2 were to check my cyst) and an appointment too. During the ultrasound (our regular tech wasn't there and a new girl took her place) she said everything looked good, baby is measuring about 4 in., and that it had a nice heartbeat. We go back in 4 weeks (Nov. 23rd) for a more thorough look at the baby and to find out if it's a boy or a girl. At the appointment she just listened to the heartbeat and then answered my list of questions. She told me she highly recommends the H1N1 vac. so I need to find somewhere that actually has them. She also said low thyroid can affect the brain growth and that is why they test early and start patients on medicine. Hopefully everything will be okay and at the next ultrasound the tech will see that our baby has developed perfectly and nothing is wrong. I have my thyroid levels tested again in about 6 weeks.

Here's a picture of the babe waving "hi" to us.

I also wanted to thank everyone for their continued prayers on behalf of my Grandma. Things are looking fine right now but things change from day to day. Since there were complications, her recovery will be a lot longer and harder than previously expected.

This is a picture of my Grandma, Uncle Stephen, Me, Haylee and Aunt Pat last summer when we visited Iowa.

As far as how I'm feeling....I'm seeing an improvement but still not completely feeling great. I think the thyroid medicine I'm on now is making me feel sick and cruddy so I've started taking it at night to see if that helps. I think once it kicks in and my levels are regulated I'll feel alot better, or at least I hope. I'm not as nauseous, just no energy and feeling plain blah. I'm so thankful for Josh because he has helped with everything so much. I don't know what I'd do without him. He's one in a million.

I hope to update more often as the holiday season is approaching and we'll be getting out of the house to enjoy all the festivities whether I feel great or not. Haylee is so excited about being Nemo this weekend and she asks to wear her costume everyday. She is going to be the cutest Nemo ever!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

If it's not one thing, it's another!

I got a call from the OB today. My blood work came back showing I have a low thyroid problem. I asked if this was something I just had to deal with during my pregnancy and she said, "no, you will have to take medicine the rest of your life." She said to make sure I take the medicine she prescribes so that the baby will grow properly and she said that my levels will be checked again in a couple weeks. She also said this might be the cause of me feeling so sick.

I did a little research and it looks pretty common (1 in 50) for pregnant women. It said if left untreated (or if not diagnosed) it can cause miscarriage, and affect the baby's growth or brain development. After getting off the phone, letting it sink in, and doing some research, I have lots of questions to ask at my next appointment. It seems I will have to have my levels checked often during my pregnancy since they can change due to hormones and what not and my medicine will have to be adjusted.

Just one more problem to add to the list for this pregnancy. I think He knew what He was doing letting me have a smooth, uneventful pregnancy with Haylee because if my first one had been like this, Haylee might be an only child.

One postive thing, if this is what is causing me to be sick, hopefully starting the medicine will kick that to the curb. Or maybe the fact that I'll be 12 weeks Sunday might help.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Cheetos Addiction

Seems my silly little girl has an another addiction...

For breakfast this morning I gave her a little plate with a muffin on it. She then asked, "can I have some cheetos on my plate?"

And speaking of my silly girl, lately she has been saying the funniest things. My mom is constantly saying, "I hope you're writing this down." or "You should be recording this."

For example, the other day she got up in the computer chair, pulled out the key board and said, "I need to check my email." I about died laughing.

The latest is when Josh is holding her and she says, "I want my Mommy!" and Josh will say, "what about Daddy?" and Haylee says, "what about Mommy!" I love that one.

And my favorite is when we put her in her crib for naptime/bedtime. I love to just listen to her recap her entire day to her animals and carry on conversations with them. This is when I need the little voice recorder. The other day she was talking to her bear bear and she said, "you went potty in your big girl panties? In your big girl diaper? You're suppose to go in the big girl potty." And she makes this sound between each question and it just cracks me up.

Another time she was telling bear bear, "I had to go to the doctor, and get blood taken and I was scared, but then I went to see Grandma and she gave me a sticker and a sucker and made me cookies." She has such a good memory of every detail. She didn't get blood taken though, she got a flu shot but I think she was saying that from when I had to get blood taken and I said I was scared.

I just love my silly girl!

Oh, and one more thing. I'm 11 weeks today so I'm praying (and boy have I) that this nausea will be gone when I start my 2nd trimester!

Friday, October 9, 2009

It's zoo time!

This cool down in weather has been so wonderful. I've been able to get outside and get fresh air this week instead of constantly being inside and feeling crummy. I renewed our zoo membership and we've already enjoyed going twice in the last week. Haylee loves to run around and see all the animals and I enjoy the nice weather and being able to get some exercise and talk with friends. This week we met up with Merida and the kids and Haylee had fun holding their hands and also chasing the peacocks.

Me and Haylee also made cookies this week. She loved to put the dough squares on the cookie sheet. Then we watched them bake. Then she smelled them as they came out of the oven because they smelled so yummy. And as soon as they cooled down, we each ate a few.

I just love Fall, or whatever you call this slight cool down in AZ!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


is my pre-pregnancy figure (and now it's the, are you pregnant or just got some flab days).

is my ability to wear most of my pants (only 2 still fit, barely).

is sleeping straight thru the night (I toss and turn and have to get up to pee).

is my energy (I feel like a lump although I'm not really tired).

is my need for a nap every afternoon (which is a good thing I think).

are the days I make dinner every night (but hopefully I can tolerate it again soon).

are the days Josh gets home from work and I'm waiting to go shopping (now you know I'm pretty sick).

are the days that I didn't have to wear my sea bands 24/7 (they are my new fashion statement).

is my nausea, okay maybe not, but hopefully any day now!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Handmade Christmas Cards

I just put the finishing touches on my annual handmade Christmas cards and now they are available for you to purchase.

Whether you just need one set for your special friends, or several sets for all the people on your list, these unique, one-of-a-kind cards will be a hit!

*Each card is handmade and includes an envelope.
*Every set includes 10 different cards for $10.50.
*I can mail them out for $1.50 (per set) which includes postage.
*All Christmas cards will be ready no later than Dec. 1st, but most will be ready in November.
*This year you have the option of paying by cash or check, or thru paypal for a .75 fee.

**You can email me ( with the number of sets you would like, whether you want them mailed or not, and method of payment and I will email you back with a total!**

Please email me if you have any questions (, and please feel free to pass this on to your friends and family.