7 Weeks

Again this week, I am a day late. The sonogram visit was yesterday. It was awesome! I love seeing my sweet little baby. We also got to hear the heartbeat. We did find out for sure that there’s only one. Which is actually better. We would have be excited to have two but one will be so much easier! Everything looked great. I’m right on track for 7 weeks. The heartbeat was on the fast side so everyone is thinking boy now. I have a feeling it will be a boy. I’ve actually thought that for about a week. I would be excited either way for sure, but I’m still hoping for a girl!
No belly pic this week again. Still holding off on that since there isn’t much to see at this point. Cody thinks he can tell a difference. I’m not sure if that should offend me or not. I shouldn’t be showing at all at 7 weeks and if I am it’s not baby….it’s just me gaining weight!!! Oh well. I’m not worried about it because I can’t tell a difference. If anything I feel thinner.
Slight morning sickness has set in. No…umm…outward expressions of it. Just some nausea. It goes away right around lunch time. Convenient, I know. Even so, food doesn’t really sound/taste good right now. Cold food does. I am loving fruit and pickles right now. Anything juicy. I’ve been really thirsty, too. I did eat an earlier breakfast and drank some juice this morning. I didn’t feel nauseated for very long so maybe that’s the key. Eat often and start early! I’ll try it and see if it works. Either way, if this is as bad as it gets I’m lucky!
So this week, my little baby is the size of a blueberry.

OH YEAH!!! Here’s the sono too!!! You thought I forgot!!!
Cody, Marissa, & Baby

6 Weeks

This blog is a couple days late. It’s been a busy week! I was 6 weeks on Tuesday 12-22 and had my doctor appointment Wednesday 12-23 so I wanted to combine them into one post.

I decided this week not to measure my tummy and take a picture. I figured that it was too early to start seeing changes and that I’d wait another couple months to do that. I wish I would have. See, at the doctor appointment yesterday he did a sonogram. In that sonogram there were two embryos and two sacks. That’s right! We’re having twins! They’re going to do a transvaginal ultrasound on Tuesday 12-29 which will give a much more clear picture. The doctor did leave room for a mistake on his end but he seemed sure of what he saw. I really don’t think that he would have even said anything if he wasn’t 100% sure. So there ya go. Twins.

Other than THAT this week has been pretty uneventful. I’m starting to experience some of the more unpleasant pregnancy side effects but nothing too bad. Still no morning sickness. *knock on wood*

We are faced with the task of deciding if we can keep both dogs. We have time to think about it, but it just really seems like it would be alot. We’re going to have to move somewhere less expensive. Our lease is up in August. Babies (plural now) are due in August. So there’s moving, adjusting to the move, having babies, adjusting to the babies, the expense of everything, and then dealing with two dogs who will both be a little over a year old. Getting rid of one is not my first choice, but we may not have a choice. We have to do what’s best for the human part of our family first, the canine part second. It makes me sad to think about it. I love my furry babies.

Anyway, the only pic I have this week is the one that shows the size of the babies. In week six they are the size of lentil beans.

Cody, Marissa, & Babies

5 Weeks

Today is 5 weeks. I realize I won’t be showing for a while but I wanted to start documenting on a weekly basis what’s going on. Honestly, it’s mostly going to be for me later on. I don’t want to forget anything. It seems like this will take forever but I know when I look back on it, it will have flown by! I was going to weigh myself too, but I’ll save myself that humiliation. Instead, I’m going to measure my waist line where I can best figure my baby bump will start growing here in a few months. Today I (shamefully) started at 36 in. So we’ll see how fast that number increases.

According to babycenter.com my baby is the size of a sesame seed this week.

Also of note, my doctor had to reschedule my appointment because of a death in the family. I can understand this. I decided that I really didn’t want to see him anyway. He doesn’t do sonos in his office and I really want that convenience. I’d rather not have to schedule things with the hospital unless completely necessary. Now my appointment is with Dr. Cowart on December 23. Then on the 29th I’ll have my sono. I’ll be 7 weeks on that day so hopefully we can hear the heart beat! I’m so excited.

We’ve also decided that it’s best not to discuss things TOO far into the future. We have a tendency to disagree about things before we agree on them so it seems best to postpone those…umm…discussions.

Cody got online today and was looking at what the baby looks like now. He’s kind of starting to get into it which I LOVE! I think it hit him. He had to see it in writing. It still hasn’t really hit me. I’m just so anxious about the doctor appointment!

Nausea has started in. I haven’t gotten “sick” yet but I think I got pretty close today. I’m still pretty tired for the most part. Hormones are hitting me HARD!!! I’m trying to control it, but I’m starting to react to things very quickly and intensely. It’s kind of fun to have an excuse to say what I really want to say. I’m not complaining about that but I think everyone else will start to soon!

Aunt Jillian got Baby Wells some gifts yesterday. (they are below) My mother-in-law Barb also got us some diapers. They are soooo tiny!!!

Not my sono…just came with the frame!

Cody, Marissa, & Baby

Guess What?!

On Thursday December 10, 2009 Cody and I found out we are expecting a little bundle of joy and we couldn’t be more excited! No it wasn’t an accident. We were so fortunate to conceive on our “first try.” As of this blog I am 4 weeks and 4 days along.

I had been having some early symptoms of pregnancy but thought that there was no way that we could’ve conceived that quickly. I kept trying to convince myself that I wasn’t pregnant so I wouldn’t be disappointed when I found out it was true. I thought the best way to do that was to take a test. So when I woke up on 12-10 the first thing I did was take a pregnancy test. I was watching it as it was doing it’s thing. All of a sudden an extra line started to appear in the background. I watched it closely thinking I must be imagining it. But sure enough, the longer I watched the darker the line got! I hurried out into the bedroom to my sleeping husband. I told him to wake up! He opened his eyes and looked at me with tears in my eyes, a smile on my face, and pregnancy test in hand. He moaned…I’m not really sure he was processing what this meant. He got up with sleepy eyes and looked at the test. Then a big smile crept across his face. He hugged me while I cried.

We called his mom on his phone and my mom on mine. When we had them both on the line, I held one phone up to each ear and told them together that they were going to be grandmas! My mom cried and his laughed with happiness! They were both shocked I think. None of us thought it would happen this quickly! Then I called my step-dad and Cody called his brother and sister-in-law. On my way to work I started calling friends and more family. Of course I couldn’t keep my big mouth shut and within seconds of arriving at work my co-workers knew. My friend Selena went our on her lunch break and got us our first gifts.

It just seemed like it couldn’t be real, so on 12-11 I took another one in the morning just to be sure. It too was positive….Can’t have 2 false positives, right? Also on the 11th is when Cody shared the news with his co-workers.

So here we are now…Today the rest of Cody’s family will find out and so will Facebook! That’s been the hardest part for me…not posting it all over the place! We wanted family to know first before Facebook did so I’ve tried to be patient!

Our first appointment is on Friday December 18. From what I understand we probably won’t have a sono that first day…Which is fine I guess. I’m so anxious to see my little bean. I think that’s when I’ll actually “believe” that this is for real.

I feel fine. I’m just tired all the time. I’m not sick at all yet, but according to Google I won’t be for another week and a half probably.

So, this is the start of a new chapter in our lives and we’re so excited!

Cody, Marissa, & Baby