Sunday, September 5, 2010

The month of August--Weeks 8-12

Once again, I'm WAYYY behind on updating the blog.  I hate to make excuses, but on top of work and jury duty, I've still been pretty tired every night, and when I think about making a post on here, I usually decide to go to bed instead.  I hate to admit it, but I've gone to bed at 8:30 three times this week, and on normal nights, I'm in bed by 9.  I can tell that I've had a little more energy during the day.  When I get home I can actually cook supper and take Bailey walking before I get too exhausted. 

We had our last appointment in Nashville on August 17th, and my doctor released me to my regular doctor.  It was kind of bitter sweet considering how much time we've spent down there for the past 7 months or so.  We got to see Baby Waltrip again during this visit, and let me tell you, he/she has really grown and developed.  Check it out for yourself....

It was amazing to see that it actually looks like a baby now with a head, arms, and legs (but if you look closely it still had a tail at this point--haha).  To top it off, the little thing was moving all over the place.  It's unbelievable that something only 1 inch can look so much like a baby.  The heartbeat was 170 which was a lot higher than a couple of weeks before. 

Last Monday, August 30th, we had our first appointment with my OBGYN in Bowling Green.  Everything went great, but we realized how spoiled we had gotten by going to Nashville every week to two weeks.  By 9 1/2 weeks we had four ultrasounds in Nashville, and at our first appt. in BG of course he didn't think we needed an ultrasound.  We did get to hear Baby Waltrip's heartbeat again, and it had increased to 178. We get to go back on Sept. 27 for our next appointment and an ultrasound will be included in this one. (I made sure to ask!)  Then, on Sept. 28 we made an appointment at a 3D/4D ultrasound place to find the sex of the baby!  In case you're wondering....I've always thought and still think it's going to be a GIRL, and Brad is still thinking BOY.  I guess we'll know for sure in a little over 3 weeks!!!  :) 

We've still been continuing our weekly picture of me and my belly.  I'm going to go ahead and apologize for the bad lighting and shadows in all of the pictures.  We take these early in the morning right before I leave for work, and every place in our house makes shadows.  We might have to start doing these pictures in the afternoons when the sun is actually up and shining in the windows.