Tales from my life as a mom of 2 sons and 2 daughters


Cheli On Monday, August 22, 2005

Level 2 Ultrasound is scheduled for September 27th at 9am!!!!!!!

We will find out the sex of the baby then if baby cooperates

I have my guess as to what it is... Doug has his desire for what it is.... what do you think???????

Cheli On Friday, August 12, 2005

Big changes big changes... good changes. I registered for classes today at Pellissippi.. I figured there is no time like the present to get to started.. so I enrolled in 12 credit hours this semester. My English Comp.. I got the highest score possible. Elementary Algebra (basically started from the Algebra beginning because I SUCK at Math so if anyone is any good at Algebra 1 let me know and I'll PAY for tutoring LOL) I am also taking my computer class which is required for my major which is basically an overview of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (should be an easy class anyway) and my last class is a Philosophy class Introduction to Ethics.. I am REALLY looking forward to this one.. I hope that it isn't too conservative.. we shall see. I got the pell grant.. 4000 something dollars a year or 2025 a semester just like Doug which means come the end of September we should have a nice couple of checks coming. YAY!!!!

Budget still on track, still looks good, all bills paid on time or before and soon we hope to move ahead.. those people who helped us with rent a few months ago will be paid back by next month and things look good. We'll keep working hard and saving up.. hopefully when Baby comes I will be able to take the full 6 weeks off with out worry of financial hardship if I choose to (but am thinking 4 weeks will probably be good). Still not sure who is going to watch baby while we're at work. We are looking into daycares of course but not too many daycares offer services until midnight. So if anyone in the area knows anyone (or themselves) who might be interested in setting up some type of schedule with us.. a couple days a week or something.. we'd find a fair pay (and who couldn't use extra money). I just feel so much safer with the idea that we will KNOW the person watching the baby and trust them.

Next week I have 2 baby appointments. I have one on Monday with the midwife which is my normal monthly thing and then I have an appointment on Tuesday with my old doctor who also happens to be the one who does the ultrasounds for the birthing center. He did the first trimester testing and I go in next week for the results and will most likely schedule the 2nd trimester testing then as well.. usually done around 16 weeks I think.

And best of all.......


Cheli On Saturday, August 6, 2005

Baby update!!! We went to Wally-World and get the sonogram pictures we got last week updated onto a disc so we can show everyone :) Thought I'd go ahead and post them... 11.5 weeks in the pictures... 12.2 weeks now.... will the first trimester EVER end???

Cheli On Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Hi Everyone! I had a doctor appointment today for an U/s WOOO HOOOO! Everything looks wonderful.. they said I am actually measuring about 12 weeks but they are going to leave me where I'm at as far as due date and all so February 17th is it looks like. We got to see and hear baby! OMG baby has gotten SOOOOO big!!! Heartbeat was 166 and we got a video and pictures!! We also got to see the baby's face!!! OMG it was sooooo amazing!!!! YAY!!! I have lost 1 1/2 since last appointment which they say is fine and the doctor told me not to take the prenatals for the next few weeks and see if I stop the morning sickness and if I do they will switch me to Flintstones vitamins and supplements as needed. I had the first trimester screening today which was why I had the U/s.. they drew blood and took measurements of baby. Doctor says the nasal bone was there and in place and the fluid at the base of baby's neck is measuring normal so that gives me 85% chance of having a non-Down Syndrome baby and then after the lab work comes back in a few days if all is okay it take me to 95%. I go back around 16 weeks for the 2nd trimester testing for Spina Bifida and another one.. and then again at 20 weeks for Anatomy!!! Doctor sheduled another appointment with him in 2 weeks.. don't know why because I am seeing a midwife now but whatever.. double the care, double the appointments, double the chance of seeing baby :) Just thought I'd share ;)

Cheli On

So it's official.. I'm a moron.. I am on a pregnancy board (all the women are due around the same time as me) and they have all gotten fetal heart monitors and heard the heart beats.. so I got one.. stupid me. I tried for 3 days and no baby so I got scared and went the local hossy last night to make them ease my mind. Explained what had happened and the moron doctor used a doppler to try and find baby.. couldn't.. told me not to worry and go home and get some rest.. YEAH RIGHT. So Doug just took me to a different hospital and they called someone down from OB and she tried the doppler.. after about 5 minutes.. there was baby. I felt dumb but I was SO relieved and she just smiled and said that with where she found the baby's heart beat she would guess that I'm further than the 11 weeks the doctor is saying. ROFL..She said I'm probably closer to the date that cooresponds with my last period which would put me at 13 1/2 weeks almost 14 weeks. Guess we'll find out tomorrow since I have my first trimester testing and an ultrasound.

Morning sickness has come back with a vengence... I think I am allergic to the pills they have me on or something.. if I don't take them I feel WONDERFUL if I take them.. with in 30 minutes I am praying to the toilet gods.. which is wonderful since I have to work and they keep track of my log times on the phone and every time I go into busy status to go puke it take away from the time.. I am going to talk with the OB tomorrow and with the midwife when I see her on the 15th. Hopefully they will tell me to nto take the stuff and just take supplements.

I got that book "The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy... Everything your doctor won't tell you" it is the funniest thing I have read in a long time and SO true. Well it's 1am.. guess I'll go finish this second bowl of cereal and bananas and go to bed so I can be up bright and early tomorrow for the baby appointment.