Sunday, November 23, 2008

Its A Boy!!!

This past Tuesday we had our 20 week checkup and it was pretty exciting to say the least. This ultrasound appointment was important for several reasons. Of course this is when we have the option to find out the sex of the baby, but most importantly, this is when they check to make sure all vital organs and extremities are in tact. Needless to say, I was so nervous. So nervous that I put my sweater on inside out; which Nick kindly brought to my attention...AT THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE...G-Whizz Lisa...Get it together. Thinking back, I wasn't nervous because I was expecting something bad. I believe it was because I didn't know what to expect.

After an hour and a half on the ultrasound table, the tech confirmed Nick's greatest expectations. "Looks like you all are having a boy," she said. Nick responded with a fist pump and a resounding "YES!!!". She said she had to work really hard to get the film she needed because he wouldn't be still long enough. I believed her because I could literally feel him zipping from one side of my "stomach" to the other as if to say, "Leave me alone already...can't you see I'm sleeping?" He finally settled down after the first hour, and she was able to come back and get the rest of the shots she needed. We did get a couple of photos printed for us (see below). Photo 1 shows his face where you can clearly see the eyes and nose. Photo 2 shows one leg stretched upward, with bones intact, and the other leg bent at the knee. This one also shows his...well...umm.."package", as someone else so delicately put it. We also were able to get all 90 minutes on VHS...can we say, "Time for an upgrade." LOL!!! 21 Weeks and counting...

Friday, November 7, 2008

A Lesson Learned

We've come to the end of week 18 and it has been exhausting to say the least. All this build up of the Presidential Election has literally worn me out. I'm glad to say that its finally over with...or is it just the beginning????

The little munchkin and I we're feeling pretty good this week. I did almost cut my circulation off yesterday trying to wear some "non-maternity" tights with my wrap dress. I know...I know...what the heck was I thinking??? Luckily the weather was mild, because by lunch time, those babys had to come off. Needless to say, I'll be shopping for some stockings and tights this weekend, there's a cold front coming in. Call it a lesson learned.

Nick and I are scheduled to tour one of the hospitals tomorrow. Not sure what to expect, but we have to make our final decision by the 25th. We've pretty much decided which one we would like to deliver at, but Dr. M recommended we go and check them both out. I'll let you know how it goes.

Talk about being you all know, the Tennessee Titans are currently undefeated. What you may not know is that they play MY Chicago Bears this Sunday at the wonderfully historic Soldier Field. I would really hate to see the Titans lose their winning record, but hey, this is The Bears we're talking about. NOTE: See previous August 19th post titled "Bears -vs Eagles: A House Divided" for clarification. I checked the forecast and the high is 39 degrees. With that being said GO BEARS!!!!