Wednesday, May 26, 2010

24 week appointment

I went to the doctor on Monday.. I was in and out of the office in less then 20 minutes!!

Everything is going well. I finally gained weight.. A little over 4 pounds in the last month, the Doc was very happy about that. My blood pressure was a little high, but nothing that seemed to worry the doctor to much.

Logans heartbeat was normal and everything is going as it should be..

In other news.. Logan likes to beat the crap out of his mom! I'm pretty sure he's going to be a UFC fighting champ.. Just my predictions. He was kicking me so hard right under my belly button that I thought to myself "self, if he keeps kicking there i'll have an outtie belly buton in no time"

I also have a sneaking suspicion that he's going to be a big ol' daddies boy. He can not be active all day and as soon as he hears Aarons voice he strats with the flipping and bouncing and whatever it is he does.. Who would have thought something so tiny could be so forceful..

All I know is i'm so in love witht this little boy and i'm ready to have him here with me, and his daddy.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Well folks.. It's been a little while since I last wrote. We went to the dr's office on Monday the 29th. It was the quickest appointment by far. We got there, checked in, and I peed in the cup.. It's the thing to do ya know.

We got called back and our Midwife came in and listened to the baby's heartbeat and asked if I had any questions.. I was concerned because I have been popping tylenol like it's going out of style and she ASSURED me I'm not taking enough to hurt the baby. She also explained that the horrible pain I am feeling in my stomach is just my body stretching and expanding to make room for the little nugget in me. Now, Here is my problem with that. The child in my womb is like the size of an orange.. and it's causing that much pain.. I'm FEARFUL for the coming months and the bigger the baby gets.. So please throw out a prayer.. or a hail mary.. or something for me!

After all that she sent me on my way, and as we were walking out a nurse stopped me and asked if I wanted the genetics bloodwork drawn, and I being me said OF COURSE! Aarons standing next to me going.. "what's that?" I replied with "just a test to see if the baby is healthy" The nurse just chuckled at us.

OH and let me tell you something else.. This is the same nurse that Aaron told I was abusing him, after he saw the sign on the door stating IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE YOU CAN TALK TO US.. so ofcourse my wonderful husband tells her "She hits me"

Back to the story... They took me into a back room to draw my blood and it took them 30 minute.. YES 30 minute, 3 nurses, and over 3 POKES to locate a vein and draw the blood!!! I was not amused, and then they had the audacity to make me feel guilty for having the veins I do! At one point I said it's the end of the day and I want out of here as much as you do, so let me show you the vein that ALWAYS works.. and I showed them and they were like.. well that's not good enough! NOT GOOD ENOUGH????? Well, It obviousy was because ten minutes later that was the vein they used!

So all in all it was a productive appointment! The baby had a good heartbeat, Aaron got to make a few jokes, and I was a human push pin....

That's all for now, but we find out the sex of the baby on April 21st.. so hold on to your seat and make sure to stalk then.

Love you all,

Stephanie, Aaron, and Baby Baker

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Baby Bakers First Pictures

We headed back to the Doctors today for our first Ultrasound. We checked in and barely sat down before we were whisked away into the maze of back rooms. we finally reached our destination, a very dark room with a giant flat screen T.V on the wall opposite the examination table.

I climbed on the table and before I knew it had globs of warm gooey stuff on my tummy, and my wonderful husband asking" Can I do that next time" and the nurse replied like a true champ with "what? climb up on the table and get gel on your belly"I was still giggling from that remark when I noticed our baby on the flat screen.

The baby was laying on it's back, it almost looked like it had hiccups, because every few seconds it's whole body would jump. That just tickled Aaron pink. We got to see the legs, arms, profile view, and it even did a roll and we saw it's spinal cord.. It looked like railroad tracks. The nurse said everything looked great. The length from the top of the head to the neck was normal, so that along with a blood test determined that the baby won't have downs syndrome.

This is a picture of the face, Looks like the baby is sticking its tongue out at us! Aaron and I are both slightly unnerved by skeletal looking head, but they assured us it won't look like that when he or she is born :) And finally, these are little Bakers legs! They are crossed at the top of the picture.. I hope that's not what we get on April 21st when we go in for our ultrasound to see if it's a boy or girl.

So I wiped up the goo and we were on our way back to the waiting room when the nurse called us back to the room! I was freaking out, but she saw the look of panic and said not to worry, she just forgot to get the heartbeat. So more goo went on my belly and she found the heartbeat. It was 154, which is normal. I once again wiped the goo from my stomach and was on my way to the waiting room.

I went through the whole weight, blood pressure, pee in a cup routine and it was back to the waiting room. Shortly after that we were whisked away to another back room where I met my Midwife. She had an amazing accent, Australian I think.. We are going to ask next time we see her. She said everything looked good and asked if we had any questions, we asked our questions and she was done, well... almost done. She had a few parting words for me... She told me that I need to gain weight the next time I see her ( I lost 2 pounds in 5 days ).. and if I don't gain weight.. I should at least remain where I'm at. Aaron is now on a mission to help me gain weight or at least eat more than once a day... I love that man :)

We have our 17 week check up on March 29th. And then on April 21st we are going in for our 20 week check-up, and to find out if we are having a boy or girl! We are really excited!!

We love you all,
Stephanie, Aaron, and Baby Baker.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

First Dr's Appointment

Well Folks.. Thursday morning we had our first appointment for baby Baker. With a quick pit stop for dad on the way, he was STARVING, and needed a one dollar mcmuffin and hash brown or his life would have ended right then. Well, that's not what he said exactly, but that's how I took it :)

We finally found the Dr's office about 10 minutes before my appointment and checked in downstairs in the main lobby.. and then they tell you where you need to get going to. I thought that was extremely weird, but whatever. So upstairs we went where I started to fill out some paper work, I was then called into a back room where they weighed me ( I lost 8 pounds since i've become pregnant), Took my blood pressure ( right on target, which is hard to believe because I was driving and aaron was freakingout, but thats a whole nother blog) and took my temerpature. I went back out to the waiting room to finish the paperwork and was called back immediately for my appointment. They are not messing around here.. in and out they have no time for slow people!

The nurse came in immediately and asked us if we had any questions, and told us we needed to pick a nurse or midwife. I was leaning more towards a midwife just because they are more personable and I'll have a better chance of seeing my midwife at delievery than my actual doctor. The nurse was like well we have three midwives and shes like the first one has been here for a week, I was like NEXT! She said the second one has been there for two years, that made me a little more comfortable, but I found out the third midwife has been there for like 12 years, and the nurse said that when she was delievering her third child this midwife was actually her nurse then. So she was highly reccomended. Come to find out she graduated from Olivet too.

The nurse proceeded to pull out a small bottle of what appeared to be water.. Well, it was actually glucose solution, and let me tell you just because they make it lemon line flavored, does not make it any easier to drink. The nurse informed me I had five minutes to drink this stuff. It was little I can handle it... My husband didn't have that much faith in me, because he pulled out his cell phone and started the timer. He's so funny...

I drank it all and informed aaron I wasn't allowed to drink or eat anything for the next hour, and aaron took his job seriously.

The dr came in and we found out we were actually 12 weeks and 5 days not 10 weeks and 6 days like we originally though. So we got to listen to the heartbeat and it was amazing. I peeked around the dr to see aarons eyes lit up with a goofy little grin on his face. It was probably the sweetest thing I ever say. After that it was upstairs for blood work and peeing in a cup, I must be normal because I didn't get a call back saying anything was wrong. We also got to schedule our first ultrasound for this coming Tuesday the 2nd. We are very excited.

This horribly long blog all to say the babys heartbeat was great and moms doing fine ( and daddy too )

Anyways, that's it for now.. I'll write again after the ultrasound..

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Things I have learned since I became pregnant

1. Eating is over-rated... Unless it involves chocolate ice cream with a side of olives... or a steak burrito YUMMY
2. Peeing 358 times throughout the day is way mo' better than peeing 923 times in the middle of the night.
3. Sleeping 12 hours a day is no longer considered lazy... It means the child in mean in constantly growing.. and wearing me the heck out.
4. Watching TV shows on TLC such as a Baby Story, Bringing Home Baby, and Birthday are no longer allowed to be watched! It only makes me think of the worse case scenarios, like having a baby with three heads and 5 in a half arms or ever worse.. A labor and delivery without an epidural

****Special Note****
For those of you who don't really know me that well.. I consider epidurals to be like automatic cars--keep focused, please-- They are both a gift from god. If God intended me to drive a stick shift he wouldn't have made automatics, and the same thing goes for labor & delivery, if the good Lord intended for me to endure all that pain with no help.. epidurals wouldn't exist. So please when the time comes------shoot me up!
5. Vernors is one of the only things that makes my tummy feel better when it's really hurting- To bad it's way pricier here than in Michigan, I'm going to have to stock up next time I go.
6. Not to tell anyone I'm pregnant unless i have the time or the patience ( which I'm short on these days ) to deal with a million and one questions and all of that well meant advice.
7.Raw meat is beyond the grossest thing... EVER.
8. I'm always irritable which is not good because I also am always on the verge of tears.. these things go hand in hand.. So shut your mouth, and don't make me angry.. Got that Student Accounts!
9.I never realized how much I enjoyed laying on my stomach and back, which I can no longer do.. because both positions are uncomfortable for me.. and bad for the little nugget growing in me
and finally, I have an amazing husband who does everything in his power to make momma bear and little baby to be as comfortable as possible... Wether its a backrub after a long day at my internship, cooking dinner for me--because the sight of raw meat is unbearable remember-- Or a trip to mcdonalds in the next town over in the middle of a blizzrd to get me a choclate shake. I love My aaron more than anything and I can't wait until our child is born so we can start our little family.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I'm Pregnant.....

On January 12th 2010, our lives changed.

We found out that we are expecting.

I am usually the person who grabs the camera whenever there are more then 2 people in the room. The reason? I am trying to capture "lifes moments". Aaron always laughs when I say that, but it's how I roll.

Can you imagine my surprise when Aaron- the one who hates the camera- is the one that grabbed it, saying we need to document this.

In my defense, I was still in a state of shock, as you can see from this picture.

When we found out, I had just finished my first week in the school district where I'm doing my internship, I have 4 months until I graduate with my Bachelors of Social work, and I literally just turned in my application for graduate school at the University of Illinois.

Aaron and I were weighing the options of packing up and moving back to Michigan- he has friends who are ready with trailers to come get us at the drop of a hat - versus buying the house we are renting and staying in this town for the next several years.

Oh how finding out your pregnant will just stop you in your tracks. It's been about a month since we found out, and i'm no longer in a state of shock.

I won't find out if I made in into the Master of Social Work Program until March, Aaron recently found out they were closing the BMW shop- which means, we could relocate to another state with a BMW shop for him to work at.

I'm not sure whats going to happen with school or where we will end up living, but I am sure I have a human being growing in me and I want everyone to take part of this, even if it's only through a blog.

So I hope you all enjoy stalking me, and you do so frequently, because I have made it pretty darn easy!

Love you all!