Friday, June 24, 2016

23 Weeks and Nursery Sneak Peak

This mornings weekly pic!

We have made some really good progress on the nursery.  We have decided to do a Pixar themes nursery and I think it's going to be so cute!  Here is a little peak!

-Liz 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

22 Weeks and Baby Drama

Earlier I posted that we had some drama with our 20 week anatomy ultrasound.  We had it done the day before we left for France and my mom and Jude came with us to see the baby. During the ultrasound everything looked and seemed fine and we didn't have any concerns beyond any travel tips from the doctor.  After the ultrasound we had a quick appointment with one of the midwives who informed us that they had found a white spot on Noah's chest wall that shouldn't be there.  They said they weren't sure what it was, that it seemed to be bone but maybe not.  They said that they didn't think it was a big deal but they wanted us to see a specialist when we got back just to be sure.  So we were a little worried but they assured us that they were just being cautious.  

When we got back from France, S had 3-4 missed calls and messages from the specialist asking her to call and make an appointment. When she got ahold of someone Wednesday afternoon they insisted that they had to see us right away and got her in for 8am the next morning.  Their urgency of course made us really worried and googling what we thought was going on didn't make things any better.  So we show up early the next morning and they do AN HOUR AND A HALF LONG ultrasound.  They remeasured everything and double checked everything.  Then the specialist came in and he did ANOTHER ultrasound.  In the end they didn't find anything.  Our Doctor didn't send over any images for them to look at and after looking all over they didn't see anything at all out of the ordinary.  Then the specialist went into a laundry list of all of S's risk factors and how they could impact the baby, like how having an higher BMI could lead to a late term still birth, which was a bit much.  In the end they told us that even thought they don't think anything is wrong they are going to co manage S with our OB and so we will see them again next month for what I'm sure will be more ultrasounds.  

Of course we are so happy everything seems fine with Noah, but I think they could have handled things a bit better at the specialist.  There was no need for them to make us so worried.  I'm sure it was partly because we didn't call them back for a week to schedule, them not knowing we were out of the country, but still.  

 Wrapping up a few ultrasound pics from the specialist and S's 23 week photo.  Next week she gets to go in and do her glucose test (they are doing it early), so the fun never stops!
-Liz 



Monday, June 13, 2016

Cannes, France!

Our week in Cannes, France was amazing!  S won the trip through work so it was all paid for by them, which to me makes it even more fun!  We stayed right on the beach in a beautiful hotel.
It was a perfect 70-75 degrees the whole time we were there.  S handled all of the traveling pretty well with her compression socks, lots of snacks, and a small travel fan.  Strangely enough non of the French people we met at all of the events and restaurants could understand why being pregnant would mean she wouldn't want to drink.  Especially at the fancy free dinners where the drinks were limitless.  They really wanted her to at least have some white wine!  So funny.
I had to do the drinking for the both of us.
It was lovely wandering the streets of Cannes and seeing the open market where we got the best raspberries I've ever eaten, stopping at little cafes for lunch and just people watching in general.
Of course my favorite part was all of the pastry shops and desserts.  This place was pure heaven.
The caramel ones were to die for.
One of the last nights we were there we had dinner in a castle that S's company had rented out for the night!  It was so pretty and when we arrived they had the red carpet rolled out and waiters standing with trays of champagne!  I've never felt more glamorous.
Our last day we decided to just relax and enjoy the beach.  The water was cold but the sun was warm so we napped and read and lazed about.  We had a very fancy lunch out on the beach was well.  It was a pretty perfect way to end the trip.
We sure missed Jude, who was back home with my mom for a few days and then S's mom for a few days.  He had a great time with his grandmas though and boy did we come home to find a spoiled little dude!  It was a great trip and the perfect baby moon for sure!
-Liz 



















Friday, June 10, 2016

20 and 21 Weeks!

So we are back from France and had an amazing time!  I'll have to post a recap of it soon.  Also we got our 20 week ultrasound and got refereed to a specialist.  Everything is fine, thank goodness, so I'll post more about that later as well.  So many things to tell you all!  But all I have time for right now is the 20 and 21 week photos.
In France!


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

19 Weeks and Starting to Pop!

How adorable is that preggy belly? She is really looking pregnant these days!  
Still dealing with some nausea and throwing up, but it seems to be less and less frequent.  In 1 week we have our 20 week anatomy scan!  And then that next day we leave for France!  It's all so exciting!!
-Liz 

Friday, May 20, 2016

18 Weeks!

First off, here is my beautiful wife at 18 weeks
We are tired today because yesterday we went and saw Florence and the Machine! It was super fun and Noah's first concert!  Apparently he thought it was pretty crazy and went nuts a few times.  We also counted 11 pregnant ladies at the concert which were only the ones who walked past us!  Also, while we were in line the guy in front of us dropped a huge wad of cash which S spotted and returned to him so he gave us $20 for drinks as a thank you and then on the way out S found $40 on the ground!  The weather was so perfect, the concert was outside and it had rained so hard all day that we were worried but in the end it was a totally cool, rain free, breezy night.
Concert selfie
Actually a friends pic, our seats were not this close.  She was awesome!
Jude having fun playing dress up with his friends yesterday.  

Some convos I had with Jude yesterday:
"Thunder is scary because it comes with lightning.  And lightning can make you dead."
"We should get an otter or a panda because they don't pee.  They don't have peepees."
After hearing the shocking news that they do pee and that all animals pee
"No, really?  All of them?  Tell me which ones don't pee."
-Liz 




Thursday, May 12, 2016

17 Weeks

I can't wait to feel this little guy kick!  In other news, S is still not feeling great.  Hopefully she will be soon.  And she officially is too uncomfortable to wear anything other than maternity work clothes.  Also, today is my birthday!  Yay!
-Liz