We were in and out of the OB in record time! I think it took a total of 15 minutes and that included my flu shot, me gaining 2 lbs (boo!), hearing Baby2's heartbeat for the first time (150 bpm) and discussing whether or not to do quad screening test. We did the quad test with Lily but only because Dr. R recommended it. He thought there was something wrong so he wanted the results. Since this is not the case this time around, we've decided to forgo that test as it's extremely inaccurate and if it did come back abnormal (even falsely so) that would be more stress than I want or my blood pressure could take. So we decided to go directly to the Level 2 u/s for our "big" u/s. There is a perinatologist that comes to Fa.rgo every other week so we're going to have him do our big u/s instead of just an u/s tech with the regular machine. This is solely for reassurance that everything is fine. Dr. R doesn't think it's needed but wants us to be able to relax and enjoy this pregnancy instead of waiting for the shit to hit the fan again. We really appreciate that! My next appt is 1-9-09 at 16.5 wks. Lance was so shocked that it's not sooner as we're use to seeing Dr. R every other week or so. I told him this is how it's done when you have a regular pregnancy! It kinda freaked him out:) I thought that was too cute!
Today is our 4th wedding anniversary! I can not believe it's already been 4 years! Time flies when you're having fun!! Marriage is SO much better than I ever thought it could or would be. I know this is partly (ok, mostly!!) because I have such an amazing hubby. He is more than I ever thought my husband would be. He's going to be such a great father too. I can't wait to see it!
My JYC prompt today was "the perfect Christmas". This is my journaling.... my page will be added once I've done it!
Our perfect Christmas…includes more days like today! Today was such a perfect day that we couldn’t ask for anything more as we’ve been so blessed. It is our 4th anniversary. We are in our beautiful home with our gorgeous Christmas tree glowing. We’re warm, safe and happy. We just heard Baby2’s heartbeat for the first time today at our 12 week doctor’s appt. We had a wonderful lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings that was on sale. I found Lily’s ornament at Hobby Lobby (50% off). It is a pair of beautiful pink angel wings. I luckily found the last one. It’s absolutely perfect; as anyone who looks at our tree will know exactly what and who the pink wings represent.
We decided to set up for a picture in front of our Christmas tree with all the animals to document our perfect Christmas. This is when everything went a rye! Uggs doesn’t like to be held but will put up with Lance so Lance is holding the brown meow. Teddy wants to look at Lance not at the camera. The fat one is just plain “out of here”. So I hit the timer on the camera, run to grab the fat one and stand next to Teddy. Well Teddy turns around to look at Lance because Uggs is howling. So I put the fat one down on the couch to reset the timer. I get that taken care of and the fat one is gone. I’m chasing the dang cat around the kitchen table all the while the camera timer is beeping. Needless to say, I get the giggles and we get a picture of Lance, Uggs and Teddy watching me chase Maui around. I finally catch the fat cat and reset the timer. I scurry to the tree and we got this picture….it’s not picture perfect but we will take it! Phew!!!