Monday, February 28, 2011

Celebrity Siting

Phew! What a week it has been. Jeff and I were both at a convention in St. Louis for a few days and had plenty to catch up on when we returned. All of that has kept us from posting lately. However, Baby BH had a chance to get his/her first photo with a celebrity! It's the Weeeeeaaazzzlllleeeee! Pauly Shore. As a big fan of the movies "Encino Man" and "Son in Law", I was pretty excited. I'm sure the baby was excited, too.

We also wanted to share a new belly pic. It's at 14 weeks 5 days. Although not especially noticeable when I'm dressed, this picture sho
ws the beginnings of belly growth.

I am happy to report that I'm getting some of my energy back. Some foods still taste off to me, but Jeff has been great about letting me dictate many of our dinners. He even went to the store for me the other night because I wanted breadsticks and chocolate soy milk. Lucky me!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Picture Show!

Hey everyone! Jeff here with my first post of the blog series and it is a really cool one. Today, Valentine's Day, we had a great appointment and sonogram. We went in to get a test to screen for Downs Syndrome and some other things and it looks like baby is healthy. We are just waiting for the blood work to confirm. So...while they were trying to get little baby to cooperate and move to the right position, we got a great show. For over 10 minutes we watched the baby moving around, almost sucking its thumb, and being stubborn (just like dad). They took several pictures and we have some great shots - including one of its little hand held up to the sonogram, saying hello!

Kristen is doing well, still sleepy and going to be early. I am still enjoying every time she burps! Hope you enjoy the pictures!

a good full view of baby and you can see its hand up near its face.

Time for your close up!

No, please, no more pictures! (that's baby's hand looking straight at the baby)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

First of the Belly Pics

Howdy! Lots of people are asking if I'm showing yet. Well, I can say that I've learned a pretty cool trick with my pants, which are beginning to get uncomfortable to keep buttoned all day. Take a ponytail holder, hook it on your pants button, thread it through the button hole, hook the other end onto the pants button. Voila! I imagine this is a good trick for big holiday meals, too.

So my body is changing, yes. But rather than looking pregnant, I think I look like I've eaten a few too many donuts (or too much rainbow cake!). But judge for yourself.

8 weeks 3 days

12 weeks 4 days

Friday, February 4, 2011

Pleasant Surprise

This week was our first visit at our new doctor's office. The appointment was with our nurse practitioner, Jesse. She was fantastic! Friendly, willing to laugh with us, very knowledgeable, and wonderful at explaining everything.


we got to hear the baby's heartbeat!

We had no idea we'd get to experience that at this appointment. It was amazing. We were both smiling and giggling and "Holy Cow!"-ing. Little baby was "wooshwooshwooshing" away at 172 beats per minute.

What a wonderful moment we won't ever forget.

Oh, and Jesse has said she thinks we should have a girl. The first prediction. :)