Saturday, March 28, 2009

Baby pictures

Yesterday we had our second doctor's appointment and they did an ultrasound (they do ultrasounds all the time there! it's so fun) It was really fun to see the baby moving around. Both Greg and I were amazed by how well developed the baby already is. The first picture was actually done with their new 3-D Ultrasound machine... it's a side view.
This second picture was just done with the regular ultrasound... but it shows a pretty good front view...Anyway, it's always exciting to see that there really is a baby in there after all! And to see him/her moving is reassuring too. We go back for another appointment in a month and at that time they will check to see if they can find out the sex of the baby. Hurray! I still think it's a boy... but who knows.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Life Update

Well, I know the blogging has been a little sparse lately. I have just been focusing on basic survival... not a lot of energy for "extras." But I know I owe you all some recent pictures and a small update.

As far as the pregnancy goes... I feel like I may be on the way "up"... the worst may be over. I have been throwing up a bit, and of course somewhat nauseous and tired. But I really feel like it's only going to get better and better.

A lot of people have been wondering when (and if) we're going to find out the sex. And the answer is YES we will find out as soon as we can. But that won't be for a few weeks yet. I am 13 weeks along now, and I think that they will do the ultrasound sometime around 18 weeks... I'm not sure. Of course, we will keep everyone updated.

Greg, Elisa, and I had a nice little getaway over this last weekend. It's spring break for JBU so Greg has some time off. We had a really nice time just relaxing at a hotel (thanks to Kristine for the discount rate!). We didn't do a whole lot. We took Elisa swimming several times in the hotel pool... at first she clung to me like a little monkey and cried at the littlest thing. She was kind of scared. But by the third time she even got into her starfish floatie and floated around. We had so much fun. We didn't take any pictures of her swimming... But here are some pictures from playing at the park... she loved the tube, and she loves her big ball. And the sunglasses just crack me up.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Visit with the Fam

So my parents have been here for the last week. It sure has been nice having them around. They leave tomorrow... and I'm not really looking forward to them leaving. They've been such a help with Elisa... and the cooking... and the cleaning. They've let me sleep in in the morning while they get Elisa up and feed her etc... It's been so nice, especially since I've been feeling extra tired and sick.

I think they've had a lot of fun playing with Elisa too. Mostly we've just hung around home, but we have had a few adventures too. Visit Greg's blog to read about and see pictures of Elisa at the Gentry Safari.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Exciting news!

So... well, there's something you should all know... if you don't already. I'm pregnant. Yep. It's true. Elisa's going to have a little brother or sister. Right now I am 9 1/2 weeks along. That means that this little baby is due to be born around October 3rd. Anyway... that's the exciting news. One of the most frequently asked questions has been, "was this planned?" I think people are kind of shocked that we're pregnant again already. But yes, it was "planned." Elisa will be 22 months old when her little sibling comes along. I feel pretty good about how close they will be in age. I am kind of hoping for a girl - so they can be fun little sister playmates. But of course I would be ecstatic about having a boy too. In fact, I kind of think that this is a boy.

I have been feeling... a little sick... but soooooooo much better than last time. I'll definitely be glad to get beyond this first stage of the pregnancy. But I am able to take care of Elisa and that's the important thing. The nauseau comes and goes (which is so much better than the constant nauseau that I had last time), I haven't thrown up at all, I have been able to eat, and I haven't been light-headed or fainted. So, there are things to be thankful for. But I would appreciate your prayers that I would feel well, and that this first stage of pregnancy that many refer to as "morning sickness" will pass quickly. Thank you!