Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Nine weeks, one day

Yesterday I had the first doctors visit to check on the new babies growth. I have been a little nervous about this visit because this pregnancy has been so different from my last. I have been constantly nauseous and sick at least once a day. I’m more tired then I can remember being with when I was pregnant with the Kiddo and I’m growing a lot quicker.


Of course I expected the quicker growth, I’ve read that second pregnancies do that. Still it HAS been seven years so I thought maybe I’d catch a break… the growing plus the sick made me worry that there might possibly be two kiddo’s in there.

The doc checked me out and said everything looked great but when she couldn’t hear a heartbeat with the Doppler she went ahead and ordered an ultra sound just to make sure things were okay and to confirm how far along I am.

Baby M_9 week (1) 001Baby M_9 Weeks (2) 001

The little one measures at nine weeks and has a pretty quick steady heartbeat of 171 beats per minute. I should be due sometime around August 13th (a Monday), that puts me about two and a half months after my sister has her baby girl!!

Anyway for now I’m looking forward to eventually not feeling sick and hoping that maybe the high heartbeat and extra morning sickness mean this ones a girl (two wives tales but still…). Next appointment is the start of February, I’m pretty sure I wont get an ultra sound with that one but I write up a blog anyway to let you know how things are progressing.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Back seven years ago when I was pregnant with the Kiddo I played music to my stomach using a cd player and a set of foam earphones. I'm not really sure how well that worked but I'd read that music was a good thing and the Kiddo turned out pretty smart. Now that I find myself pregnant again I wonder at the things I may have done right and the things I may have done wrong with that first go round.

My sister is pregnant as well and she just passed the sixteen week mark (which is when the fetus begins to be able to hear actual sounds rather then just vibrations). Since her little one can now hear I have been thinking about those studies regarding music and pregnancy a lot. Technology has come quite a ways in the last seven years and my google window shopping has discovered some really amazing to the womb music systems. The best I've found? The Ritmo... basically four speaker surround sound music using your ipod. Sounds like the best of all worlds, even better you can re-use at least half the system once the baby is born by attaching it to a kid proof speaker system.
Actually the best part is that if I had one I could record the Man reading a story and then play it for the baby so that even though he will be gone for the majority of my pregnancy our baby will still learn to recognize his voice. I think, if I'm reading things right, you can even hook it up to your phone (I wonder how the Man would feel about making a phone call to my stomach heh).

Obviously at 129 bucks (on amazon, click the picture to find the listing) I can't really afford one of these but I stumbled upon a blog where the author is giving one away. Needless to say I am entering, the contest ends January 5th (in two days) so if you want something like this then head over there and enter... meanwhile lets keep our fingers crossed for me!!


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