Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Our Little Valentine...

Well, we've had an exciting summer in our household. For one of us, there has been lots and lots of sleepiness, laziness, nauseated-ness, headachey-ness, and feeling yucky-ness. Projects and playdates have been pushed aside on occasion. We've watched lots and lots {and lots and lots} of television and movies. We've eaten out a good bit. One of us has neglected the laundry and the cleaning in favor of a nap. One of us has taken lots and lots of medicine in an effort to feel better. One of us eaten weird meals in an effort not to feel sick. We've not really been anywhere. I wonder why...

All that to say that we're very excited to introduce the newest addition to our family to you!

This isn't from today. This was taken at our 8 week checkup. The head is on the right in the picture, you can sort of see arm and leg buds, and the yolk sack is on the left hand side.
Big Brother has been talking and talking about "A baby!" We've assured him he has no idea what's in store for him. {We're well aware that we have no idea what's in store for us either!}

The pitiful little phone picture we used to share the news with those we weren't able to see when we told. (We told at 8 weeks this time - on July 8th.)

I'll share with you all of the details later in the week {and weeks to come}, but here is the information from my 12 week checkup today.

Baby's heartrate was fast at 168 bpm. My blood pressure was a bit higher this time at 126/86. (Last time it was a good bit lower.) I lost weight between the last visit and this visit but not much that it was a concern and it wasn't a surprise. We'll have a sex check at the next visit so maybe by the end of August we'll know whether it's a boy or girl!

I thought I'd do a weekly picture for you. I didn't do it last time but will try to be better about it this time. However, I didn't take one before my appointment and it's around 105* outside today so I was not lookin' great by the time I got home. And now I'm sitting in my Dawg shorts (if you went to UGA you know the ones I'm talking about - they say Dawgs across the booty and James likes to come up to me and "spell" the word) and you're definitely not getting a picture in those! Ha! I'll try again tomorrow.

We cannot wait to meet Baby Valentine! Please pray for a healthy baby {and a better feeling mama!}.

8 comments:

Anna Catherine said...

Yay!!! you announced it!!!

Lauren said...

:D

pendy said...

Aw, congratulations to all of you! So exciting.

Lynsey said...

Congratulations!!!! How wonderful.

Lynsey said...

Congratulations!! How wonderful. Can't wait to follow along with your updates.

Amy said...

WOOHOO!!!! I've been waiting for this post! :)
so excited for y'all! it is SO MUCH fun having two - don't let anyone scare you into thinking it's not :)
and i'll definitely be praying for you....i'm telling you, i think it was 100 times harder being pregnant and staying home with libbi than it was being pregnant and teaching kindergarten. i feel your pain, girl. hang in there...it does get better!!! congrats again and i'm gonna go ahead and throw my bets out there for a GIRL!!!

Jenna said...

CONGRATS, my friend! So excited for ya'll!

Jen said...

Congratulations, Lauren! I have loved reading your sweet stories about your precious little boy and can't wait to hear more about your new addition!