Thursday, March 29, 2012

14 Weeks

Sorry for the delay in my weekly post. I've been a slacker about taking the belly photo this week.... But alas here it is...

Not the best photo of Mommy Park but I was exhausted yesterday and as I finished cooking dinner finished I had a "let's get this picture over with" moment.

We had our 4 month appointment on Monday and Matt was able to hear the heartbeat for the very first time! Exciting moment! Our doctor also said that all looks well... I have perfect weight gain and my iron counts are where they should be!

I have scheduled our 2nd Trimester Ultrasound for April 27th... that means that we will be finding out if Baby Park is a boy or girl in UNDER A MONTH! We will host a gender reveal party with family and friends... any excuse for me to throw a party. This means that Matt and I will find out the sex of the baby right along with our other guests! So excited and I cannot wait to share all of the fun photos! I am already busy planning!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Week 13 Update

Happy Monday all! Mondays mean that I get to cross off another week in the baby countdown! This week is especially important because it marks the start of my second trimester!!!

Here is the 13 week belly photo... I skipped on week 12 because Matt was in Colorado on vacation skiing with my family.

I feel like my belly has stayed the same size though in the last two weeks so no big changes.

On Thursday I went for my 1st Trimester Genetics Screening which included a blood test and an ultrasound. Matt was unable to go with me so he missed out on hearing the heartbeat for the first time! Such a bummer that he was unable to come with me but it was such a joy to hear the wonderful sound!

The 1st Trimester Genetics Screening is to look for indicators of Down syndrome and Trisomy 18 or Trisomy 13. I am happy to report that there were NO indications of Baby Park having any type of genetic disorders. In fact we had the best possible results (1 in 10,000) YAY... we never had any real concerns that there was a problem except of my crazy pregnancy brain which makes me focus on the oddest things and obsess over them... Like being convinced that Emma would be a "little person" after watching an episode of Oprah... true story!

I was going to have a regular check up on 22 March with my OB but just rescheduled for the following Monday so that Matt can join me.. It makes me so happy that he wants to be so involved in this process! I know that he just wants the opportunity to hear that wonderful heartbeat so I was happy to reschedule.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Baby Park Coming September 2012!!!

YES! Matt and I are expecting a tiny Baby Park in September! Due date is September 24th!
I am currently at 11 weeks! Here is the current home for Baby Park...

I plan to post weekly photos on here and updates so that family can stay up-to-date!

The ultrasound photo that I shared yesterday... is from last week so Baby Park is only 10 weeks old.

During our visit with the doctor it was so exciting to see a healthy heartbeat and a little active baby!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Thirty Before Thirty Update

Thirty by Thirty UPDATE

I am sad to say that I have not managed to cross off as many items as I had anticipated from this little nifty list. but I am happy to report that I have a huge item currently in progress... one which will still take a few months to complete... 
Here is my Thirty by Thirty

1. Get Married Married the most wonderful man January 29, 2011
2. Become a Home Owner - Matt and I bought a home in Alexandria last September 17, 2010
3. Take Emma to Disney World -  We took Emma to Disney last November and had a BLAST!
4. Go Scuba Diving
5. Become a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
6. Go on a Winery Tour - Traverse City Old Mission Wine Tour
7. Get a Dog - Currently looking at breeders! I see a Weimaraner puppy in our future.
8. Take a Cooking Class
9. Run a 5K
10. Plant a Vegetable Garden - Currently looking to start this in the spring!
11. Take a Photography Class
12. Spend a Minimum of 4 days Hiking and Camping with Matt
13. Take Emma Camping
14. Cook a Full Thanksgiving Dinner
15. Do a Family Photo Session and use the Picture for a Photo Holiday Card
16. Go to Europe with Matt
17. Take Dance Lessons - Taking lessons currently. There is even a performance at the end of the sessions
18. Give up Fruit Snacks… this will be a HARD one for me
19. Take a Family Vacation with another Family
20. Enlarge a Photograph that I’ve Taken and display as artwork in my home
21. Become a Government Employee
22. Find a cheap and hideous piece of furniture to refinish/reupholster and make it BEAUTIFUL
23. Create a Fitness Goal and stick to it- worked out with a trainer before my wedding
24. Redesign and decorate an entire home… on a budget - work in progress
25. Get my Event Planning Business up and running
26. Become active in the PTA
27. Give Emma a brother or sister - Baby Park will be arriving in  September!

28. Become organized enough to scrapbook
29. Cook at home for a full Month... another SUPER Hard one
30. Go two months without buying clothes

ehhh I still have a lot to cross off!