Saturday, August 22, 2009

The small white flicker...

Who would have thought that the single flicker of a small white line could bring so much joy to Josh and I? That flicker was the movement of our babies heartbeat!

This past week, Josh and I went in for our first ultrasound visit! We met with our Dr. who was REALLY nice! Josh also was able to experience what it is like visiting the "female Dr." for the first time...he was a trooper! He quickly came up by my head!

Something I have seen on movies numerous times, but never REALLY believed...the gel. Was it really warm? Or did they always pretend it was to fool you and it was actually an ice cold substance being dripped onto your stomach? was warm! And what a relief, because they do not keep those rooms warm at all (especially when you are sitting on a paper covered Dr.'s bed/cot in a sheet). We were able to see our baby right away from the "tummy" ultrasound, but it was very difficult to make it out. I was a little disappointed because I couldn't see anything. I felt like Rachel on the friends episode when she said "YEAH! But I don't see anything :(" Haha! Josh was all excited because he saw, but I didn' was a cluster of cells that were really fuzzy.

That's when our Dr. decided she better do the vaginal ultrasound. I will not go into detail here! This was so beautiful! The moment the camera displayed our baby on the screen-both Josh and I melted. It was instant love at first sight! You could clearly see his/her head, its arms and legs! The Dr. said he/she was continuously kicking me, but I couldn't feel anything yet.

You see, I have been feeling so wonderful this whole pregnancy. I would feel nauseous every now and then, but nothing like other women experience. I'm pretty alert, not too tired...overall I feel normal! So before this appointment, I would question whether or not there really was a baby in there at all (yes, I did pee on another stick one day just to said yes!).

The moment our Dr. pointed out a small white flicker that was moving rather quickly (165 beats), it all became a reality! That was our babies heart beat! It was a small living human being inside of me! Then our Dr. did the most beautiful thing...she turned the sound on :) It was the most beautiful sound! Josh leaned over me and touched the screen and said "That, that right there...that's our babies heart beat!" I will never forget that moment! I could see it in Josh's became real!

We also were blessed with pictures! Now I've seen a lot of ultrasounds pictures in my life, and these were SO REAL! So easy to see :)

Enjoy McBaby McRae...we have been!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I thought I'd want to eat while pregnant...

So here we are - 9 weeks in - and there are about a dozen foods (probably more) that I cannot eat. If you know me, you know I'm a sucker for buffalo chicken wings...yeah - RIGHT! This baby wants nothing to do with them! Turns out it's chicken in general! The small, sight, even the sound of chicken - YUCK!

I have been blessed though :) NO THROWING UP! WHOA WHO!!!!! TMI for some, but wow - what a great feeling. My nauseousness has slowly been going away too (as the weeks go on). Before you know it, I'm going to be SHOWING!

Josh and I have been lounging around our house all summer as well! Well, basically these last couple weeks, but have been watching countless hours of HGTV! We keep hoping that someone will redo a backyard similar to ours, but NOTHING! What we wouldn't give to have someone come and remodel our backyard! For free would be ideal, but I'd probably pay them too! I'll cook for them, that's for sure!

I became so desperate that I went onto and tried to find a way to submit our house, but I couldn't. So if anyone knows someone who wants to remodel a backyard-let me know...I'll open up ours! Don't get me wrong, we love our yard, but we really enjoy entertaining...and we want it to be "kid" friendly for our that one is on the way!

Here's the other thing! Josh and I are here at my parents house right now, and my mom went to the Miss Waseca/South Central Pageant. So here we are, my Dad, Josh and myself - and nobody wants to cook. So what do we do - order a pizza! But before I call in, I go online to check for coupons (I'm acting like a mom already!). Anyway, Domino's has their website set up so you can order online - that I knew. But what I didn't know was that you can actually watch the steps of "Order placed, prep, bake, box and deliver" It's unbelievable! I love it :) The delivery bar is flashing now-which means they will be here soon...YUMMY!

Off to wait for the Pizza Delivery Man!