Sunday, September 5, 2010

4 months

I promised myself I would document our pregnancy. In the beginning I wrote in a journal almost everyday... I just looked at it and the last entry was July 8 :( So, I figured I would document some things here on this blog.
I am a bit over 16 weeks pregnant. I feel great compared to the first 13 weeks. I can hardly fit into any clothes. I finally broke down and went to get some "maternity clothes" last week with my mom. Nothing fit me and NOTHING looked remotely cute. I decided that I will just buy normal clothes in a bigger size and that will work for the time being.
We went to the doctor last week and baby Greer was doing great. I always get a tad nervous going in... and then I feel happy and relieved when we hear the heartbeat. As soon as he put the doppler on my belly we heard that little heart ticking away at 155. This little one has always had a high heartbeat, meaning either: girl or high strung like it's momma and daddy.
We go back this Thursday for an ultrasound. I've had some cramping and pressure throughout the entire pregnancy, sometimes more than others and he wants to check my cervix to make sure everything is how its supposed to be. If it is, then we carry on, literally. If not, there is a procedure that they can do that would allow it to remain closed until the end of the pregnancy. I have a feeling that everything is A-OK, but I am so thankful that we will double check. ALSO, we will take a peek to see if this little one is a baby girl or boy. I have gone back and forth on this.. some weeks I feel like it's for sure a boy, then a girl, then boy, and so on. It's like the doctor said... its a 50.4% chance its a boy and 49.6% chance its a girl. Now where's the fun in that?! All this time I thought the Drano test, Chinese gender chart, and ring test were the real deal ;)
Everyone always asks if we want a boy or a girl and of course the correct answer is "we dont care, as long as its healthy" and I have found that its not just the politically correct answer, its how you really feel at this point. Would I love a little mini-me that is a prissy, curly blond haired, mess like I was? Of course. But, I would also love a little blue eyed, blond haired, smocked wearing, mini jared just as much. We will be forever blessed and thankful for this baby, regardless of if its a little jar or sar :)
I will keep everyone posted on what we find out this week and I will post pics soon of this growing belly.
Hope you all have a great Labor Day!


Mimi and Pops said...

I think you looked so fabulous in the maternity clothes. I just think you look so cute in anything right now with your little "bump"!! CAN NOT wait to find out what this sweet, precious, baby is going to be. Either will be perfect!! My heart says a boy........:)
MUCH LOVE!!!!!!!!

In this wonderful life... said...

SO exciting! Everything will be perfect!! I'll say prayers!

I can't wait for you to document the pregnancy on the blog. I want to read, of course. And, I want to see that lil baby bump ;)

Melissa said...

Thanks for the update. I know that with Hayden I was nervous before every appointment and reassured after the appointment - hearing that heartbeat is a wonderful thing.

Good luck checking on the gender and with the whole cervix thing!

I am sure you and your little belly look very cute!

Tara Gibson said...

i am sure you are an adorable preggo girl! I bet your little one is a girl!