Friday, September 30, 2011

12 weeks

I can't believe I haven't written a post in 3 weeks baby! 

We have been able to find you using our at-home doppler and we are so excited every time that we hear that beautiful thump thump thump. 

We are having a party with some of your future faux aunt and uncles to tell them that we are expecting you to join the family next April! We are really excited and can't wait to celebrate your expected arrival.

Both Mommy and Daddy's work know about you now and so do all of your family in Maine! Everyone was so excited and can't wait to meet you (but make sure you keep on cooking in there for a good long while)!! 

Love you baby! xoxox

Thursday, September 29, 2011

9 weeks

Dear Taddy!

We got to see you again yesterday. You were measuring perfectly with a beautiful heartbeat of 169 bpm again! 

I could see your beautiful head and heart and the little paddles that are the beginning of your little legs.

We are so in love with you and get to see you again in 4 weeks. 

I can't wait baby. We love you and are so glad you chose us to be your parents. 


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

8 weeks

I am getting nervous little one. 

Daddy and I are anxiously waiting for our next ultrasound on the 27th.  You had such a strong beautiful heart when we met you 2 weeks ago, and I just desperately hope and pray that you are still in there growing and healthy. 

You mean everything to me and I hope that God's plan is for you to come home with us near April 1, 2012.

Love your Mommy and Daddy.

Update: Sunday (8/21) I had a little bit of spotting. Went to the doctor's the next day and got to see you again! Measuring 7w6d with a heartbeat of 169 bpm. 

Daddy wasn't able to make it so he can't wait to see you on Saturday! 

You look like a little turtle today love!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

7 weeks

Today I am 7 weeks pregnant with Taddy.

This has been an amazing week.

Monday morning I went in to get my last set of betas drawn. The number was 14,566 which meant that the number definitely doubled within the 72 hour time frame! 

I had my ultrasound on Monday night. Robert and I were so anxious and hopeful that this would be different and thankfully, it was. 

We saw Taddy. With a beautiful, strong heartbeat. The sac was perfect and measured EXACTLY 6w1d. Taddy's heartbeat was the most beautiful sound we had ever heard at 117 beats per minute it was even stronger than the technician expected. 

Rob and I were so blown away and are soooo excited. We immediately texted our parents with a picture of Taddy saying, "Hi Grandma and Grandpa. I have a heartbeat!"

Now we are just holding our breath till our next ultrasound appointment on August 27th where I will be nearly 9 weeks. 

*fingers crossed for a healthy sticky baby*

Monday, September 26, 2011

6 Weeks

Today, August 7th, I am 6 weeks pregnant with Taddy. 

Robert and I have been calling this baby Taddy since it looks like a tadpole right now. 

Tomorrow is my first ultrasound.
At 5 weeks, my HCG was 2590
at 5 weeks 2 days, my HCG was 4774. 
Doubled after 55 hours which fits well into the 48 - 72 hour time frame.

I pray that this little baby is sticky. According to my calculations we are due on April 1, 2012. 

We have already told our immediate families about Taddy. We knew that if something did go wrong we would want them to support us and know what was happening, and this means they should also have the opportunity to be happy with us. Telling everyone was absolutely amazing. Now we are just praying we get to also tell them that our Taddy shows us his/her heartbeat tomorrow.

I will not be publishing this until we make Taddy known to the rest of our friends and family, but will continue to document along the way. 

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Good morning all! 

I have some amazing news to share with all of you today. 

Rob and I are expecting! 
Our little one is due April 1st 2012!

Today we are 13 weeks pregnant and so elated! I have been writing posts nearly every week since we found out, so I will start to share those. 

I am sorry I haven't been posting much otherwise, I have been sleeping so much and was focussing on growing this baby as healthy as I possibly could. 

Here is Robert with Baby's picture at our last ultrasound on Wednesday. 
Baby was measuring 12w6d!

We are so in love and pray each day that this is our take*home baby!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Back from Vacation

We have been away for almost a week now visiting our family and friends in Maine.

We had an absolutely amazing time and my cousin's wedding was beautiful (another post about this later this week). 

Here are some pictures of us at the beach!

Me, Mom and Sister Cindy

Hubby and I with Guiness

We had a great time picking up Sand Dollars and Seashells

And my favorite picture of the day!

(all taken with my iPhone)