Saturday, March 19, 2011

Caitlyn Antics

Last weekend at church during the pastor saying a prayer, Caitlyn starts saying very loudly that she needs to poopy and potty.  I told her ok in just a min but she kept repeating it and it would get louder each time she said it.  So I had to take her out.   Luckily for her she really did go on the potty.  She's been doing a lot of the crying wolf when we are out and about when it comes to using the potty.  We usually get into the bathroom and then she doesn't want to go anymore.  I'll have to write a whole other post on potty training though...and how much I despise it! 

Monday, March 14, 2011

1st Trimester Update

We did our 3rd IUI in December. I tested on NYE and it was positive! I was in a little bit of shock! I didn't have any bleeding or cramping this time around which I was thankful for. I did have 24/7 nausea for about 6 or 7 weeks. It was horrible. I would come home from work and basically go strait to bed. Jared would take care of Caitlyn then after dinner / bath she'd come in and cuddle with me and watch cartoons. That's how we functioned during this time. We had our first u/s on January 21st at about 7 weeks with Dr. Macklin's office. The heartbeat measured at about 147 bpm. Our second u/s was February 1st with Dr. Nudity and the heartbeat measured at 176 bpm at this appt. There is a myth about the rate of the heartbeat and if it's a boy or girl. If the heartbeat is slower than it's a boy and faster it's a girl. Caitlyn's was always higher in the 170's. So when the heartbeat was slower at the first appt I was sure it was a boy! Of course this baby is going to keep us on our toes! We had our 3rd u/s on March 3rd and the heartbeat went up again. I can't remember the exact number as I didn't write it down right away but it was in the high 160's. Everything is looking really good and progressing as it should! I started wearing maternity pants between weeks 9 & 10. They were just so much more comfortable. And I'm mostly wearing maternity tops now as well. We're in our 14th week and everything is just going like clock work! I'm feeling much better although I'm tired and exhausted at night. By the time Caitlyn goes to bed I'm not far behind her. And I'm usually sleeping by about 9 or 9:30. Everyone thinks we're having a boy. And I kind of feel like that too but not as strongly as I felt we were having a girl when I was pregnant with Caitlyn. We can't agree on a boys name. Of course we have a girls name picked out. Why are boys names harder?

Over all I'm feeling really good and things are looking great! I have my next appt on March 31st. Will have another pregnancy update then!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

3rd Times a Charm

This is so cliche...but true!  Our third IUI worked!  I tested on NYE and it was positive!!!  Our due date is September 9th, 2011.  This was Caitlyn's due date as well.  I truly believe that my mom is watching over us and had a hand in September 9th was her birthday as well!

I'm working on an update of my first trimester and will post again soon!