Friday, July 29, 2011

Pregnancy and Summer Update

Oh how wonderful it truly is to be pregnant and to feel the constant movement and kicking and punching from our little bundle of joy.

even sooo.....

I'm so ready to be done. I'm at the point that I NEVER SLEEP due to not being able to get comfortable and having a lot of cramping, Braxton Hicks, hot flashes, crazy back pain, and nausea. It's crazy because before you get pregnant, you always wonder how you will handle all the special little ups and downs that come along with pregnancy...and then you find out.

I've been getting really nautious lately(with some violent throwing up) and having a lot of headaches. I'm trying to do everything you're supposed to and hope that it all is enough for our little guy. I worry about him sometimes. Ryan always tells me he is fine, which I'm sure he is, I just worry.

I'll admit that I'm so ready to meet our little guy and to become a mom. I can't wait!! We've had so much fun getting the baby room ready, debating on a name, and putting things together. I'm so lucky to have married someone who is pretty patient with me and someone who was willing to take a Lamaze class and not get too mad when I laughed during the breathing exercises. Oh how I love my best friend and forever companion!!

I will admit that I feel lucky about having a more mild summer this year. I'm really thankful for that because my swelling has begun to get worse. If it were any hotter, I think I would look more like a balloon but it usually goes down once I go to sleep. Ryan laughs because he can make marks on my legs that will stay for awhile. I'm glad someone gets some amusement out of it! :)

Yay for being 35 weeks and only have 5 weeks or less to go!!!! I can't wait to meet you my little munchkin!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Little bit frustrated..

So we went to our second ultrasound to remeasure baby boy's anatomy. He moved a little more which we were very happy to see but we still couldn't see his face and had to make another appointment. The next appointment is so that we can make sure his little nose and mouth are forming correctly. I'm sure they are but it makes me nervous to not know with a surety that everything is going well in there.
To make matters worse, they told us that the amniotic fluid is low. My immediate reaction was to ask a bagillion questions: Is he still able to breathe alright? Is he still growing at a good rate? How do I get my fluid to go up? Is that why I don't feel him kick very strongly??? I hate having so many questions and not having immediate answers to them. They told us that he is still growing just fine and that for the answers to my other questions I would have to ask my doctor. MEH!!! I hate having to worry about the little guy.

Another thing that made us nervous was going online and finding out information about low amniotic fluid and what it can do/not do to the baby. I hate when I look online because I over diagnose myself and get all worried.

I just can't wait until we go again on Saturday and hopefully everything will be looking up!

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Are there any good/healthy ways to make the baby move around when we go in for the next appointment?? I need some advice as to what to do before the appointment so that he will be awake and not be shy.

IT'S A BOY!!!!!!!

We thought for sure that we were going to be having a girl seeing how so many other people we know are having boys and the fact that honestly, we wanted a boy first (so there could be a big brother to all the other siblings) and thought FOR SURE we would have a girl because of what we wanted. I was getting kind of excited thinking that we were having a girl because I love all the little girl stuff that you see everywhere. There are so many cute little outfits that always drew me towards the girl sections...and then the day FINALLY came to find out what we were going to have. I was starting to get anxious about finding out and didn't want to be sad one way or the other and kept trying to think this way.

The two nights before finding out were torture. I was barely able to sleep for any good amount of time but when I did sleep I had crazy dreams about the baby and what it was going to be. I'm thinking the cause of this was my Doctor telling us that we may not get to find out the gender and that we could try to find out another time. The last dream that I remember having was that our baby wasn't being cooperative and wouldn't open it's legs until the very last moment of the dream (before being woken up to go pee for the umpteenth time of the night) where the baby decided to spread its legs like wings on a bird and showed us his little hershey kiss. (Schmecle :) ) I told Ryan this in the morning and he laughed....

So we go into the appointment and I lay down on the table. The sonographer started first trying to take ultrasounds of the baby's anatomy to make sure it was growing well. Unfortunately baby was not wanting to be cooperative and had his arms and legs crossed over his face and his genitals. I kept praying over and over that baby would show us what gender it was so that we could start planning the nursery and figure out names before the baby came. So after about a half hour...the baby decided to open his legs and we found out what gender! It was sooo amazing and exciting to realize that we are having the little boy that we have wanted for so long. I couldn't stop smiling and Ryan (he'll probably kill me for this) wiped away a tear. It was so precious and such an exhilirating moment for us!

We still have to go back on the 16th to recheck his anatomy measurements and hope that he'll actually move around this time. I'm excited to go back though so we can get more pictures of our little man.

So now we are struggling to decide between the 4 boys names that we have liked for so long. (We pretty much had the girl name picked out..figures right?) It has come down to the following:

Carter Ryan Nielsen
Aiden-Ryan's new fave because he found out it's his great Great grandpa's name

We've been talking a lot about Carter so I'm thinking that may be the winner but we'll see. I'm just glad to know what we're having.



                                                                        Isn't he a doll?

I'm completely in love with him

His leg from the cervix view

Yay!!! Prego bump.

His foot.
I will tell you all...I've only gained 4 LBS!!! Which I'm completely stoked about. I'm pretty sure
I'm going to have a chubby baby because I feel so huge already and I'm still a week to halfway! :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Something new...

We don't really have anything new or exciting going on besides the baby news so that's probably what everyone will be reading about for the next little while until something new and exciting comes along...even though having a baby growing inside of me is pretty dang exciting..let me tell you! :)

So i've started to experience round ligament pain and holy schmoly am i dying when it happens. It freaked me out at first because I felt really tight and crampy in the abdomen area and i had slight bleeding...but our worries were gone as soon as we went to the doctor's and got to hear our baby's really fast heartbeat. We were a little nervous at first because the doctor couldn't seem to find any heartbeat but mine, but then our doctor said that he had found it and that the baby must not like the doppler because he/she kept kicking it away when he would hear the fast thudding heartbeat. He also told us that we have quite an active baby! :)

It was so precious. Made us pretty much smile from ear to ear.

I think that i've started to feel little kicks here and there. It's pretty exciting and new so i'm not quite sure if i know what i'm feeling but the doctor said i may be feeling it already. I'M SO EXCITED!!! At least to be able to feel the kicks but maybe not so much to have a baby who is super active and may be active at night...we'll see. I just want our baby to be healthy.

School is getting really tough right now. The end of the quarter is coming up quickly and with being sick and laying in bed doing only minimal homework, i'm behind. I honestly thought that being pregnant and going to school would be just fine...however, I was wrong! In most of my classes I do just fine but in the ones where I have a lot of memorizing and seems absolutely impossible. I'll make it through though. I have been at the library every night for the past few weeks.

This brings me to say that I have an absolutely amazing husband who is so patient and helpful. He has been working overtime and bringing home extra work to help keep him busy and to help pay down bills before the baby comes. I'm so very grateful for him and all that he does for me. LOVE YOU HONEY!!! :)

The end.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Complaints of Pregnancy

AH!! I feel like I'm going crazy. I never thought that going to school and being pregnant would be so hard. It's so hard to concentrate and I'm not getting good sleep anymore. I didn't think that would start until way later in the pregnancy but it already has. Booo! I really hate complaining so much but I just feel so uncomfortable, tired, nautious, bloated, etc. The list could go on and on.

I feel like I need a vacation where there are palm trees, warmish blue water, and beautiful sunshine! Warm sunshine at that.

On a better note...

I freakin have the best husband in the world. It amazes me how much he can handle with me being prego and all. Last night he had a meeting at church and on his way home guess what he got me... Jamba Juice just because he loves me. He had even gone to 7-Eleven but knew that I would want Jamba more.

I can't thank my Heavenly Father enough for giving me such an awesome husband and a new little baby growing inside of me!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Baby Story...How our baby came along! :)

So we are pregnant..finally! and this is the story.

We were getting really down because it seemed like every one of our friends was pregnant or already had a baby and we were babyless. When I finished my Fall Quarter in December, I told Ryan that this was going to be the month...he thought I was crazy. Before December, when we had been doing all the infertility treatments, pills, labs, etc, we hadn't felt very optimitic about things so I figured, hey, maybe if we're optimistic and I keep telling myself everyday that it'll happen, it just might! I had started to feel really strange and have "pregnancy symptoms" but didn't believe that we were really pregnant and we waited until I missed my period. On Christmas Day night, I took the first pregnancy test and it was positive. We were excited but didn't want to get too excited because we had had a false positive the month before. So we waited another week and I took another test. It was positive again. I called the Drs office to tell them the news and to ask if we could do a pregnancy blood test just to be positive. And of course it was.

I am now 11 weeks almost 12 weeks and can't wait for the nautiousness to go away..HOPEFULLY.. and to not keep getting these crazy migraines anymore. It's all been worth it and I couldn't ask for anything more in my life. I feel complete and so happy! I have a wonderful husband who supports me and gives me things I want when really he probably shouldn't, and I have a house, a car, and now...a baby on the way. I thought it would never happen and it still seems sort of surreal I guess you could say to think I have a little baby growing inside of me. I'm so ecstatic though too!!

So anyway, that's our baby story thus far. The doctor says everything looks fine and the baby's heartbeat is strong and the length is good. We're off to a good start.

And P.S.
 Hurray to becoming a blogger family!