Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Baby update!

I had my second appointment today (I'm in my 9th week) and it went very well! I got to hear the little heart beat!! I was so excited!! I wanted to start crying but I held it together! It was so amazing hearing my baby's heart beating right inside my belly. I couldn't believe how it made me feel. Then I got to have another ultra sound and actually SEE the heart beat! It was awesome! I don't have the new ultra sound picture scanned into the computer yet so I'll have to post it later but there's a lot more to see now, although it's still a little peanut! It's amazing and awesome how life forms and so exciting to see each stage of life forming. I also found out that I should know by my 17th week what the sex of the baby is. My doctor was very nice and personable and I think I'm going to like her. I just can't wait to know what I'm having!! It will be so exciting to know and be able to start calling it by it's name. Which brings me to my next update: we have boy and girl names!! Since there are so many pregnant people around me I'm going to go ahead and announce them so that no one steals mine! lol. jk, but seriously, I don't want any awkwardness in the future weeks if me and someone else came out with our names at the same time and we had the same name picked out. Anyways, without any further ado:

Boy - Julian Bryce
Girl - Brooklyn Alivia

Now, I'm not saying these are set in STONE but I'm pretty sure I love them both! The only reason I would change either of them would be if I came across a name that I loved even more and just KNEW it had to be that one. So let me know what you think of my names!

Nothing else that interesting going on in our life here. Work is work and I'm already ready for Christmas break! It's so cold and windy today I felt like I might die from hypothermia walking to my car tonight after the basketball game at my school!

Hope everyone is enjoying the cold weather wherever you are!! Merry Christmas Shopping!! :)

Steph excited mom-to-be


Lydia said...

Congratulations! It's so exciting to hear the heartbeat for the first time. That's awesome that you'll find out the baby's sex at 17 weeks. You'll probably know before I do, my doctor prefers waiting later to be sure he gets different measurements with the baby being a little bigger. Will your doctor do an ultrasound at each appointment?
I like your names! We won't be stealing them, so don't worry. :) Good luck finding the energy to get your Christmas shopping done. I've done mine when Garrett is at Mother's Day Out, so that's been my motivation to get out and do it. I didn't want him tagging along.

Aileen said...

Steph, I was excited for you today you finally hearing the baby's heartbeat. That makes it even more real. I know you would feel emotional when you heard it. It is an emotional event! I hope you didn't freeze tonight, it is soooo cold out there! I can't wait to see the pictures!

Guess Family said...

Hearing the heartbeat for the first time is so exciting. I remember when we heard Quinton's the first time, Gabe got really choked up. It just gets better from here. All the discomfort is worth it in the end. They grow up fast though! Enjoy your pregnancy.

Stef and Jared said...

yay yay!!!!! and MORE YAY!!!! im sooooo excited for you! I bet that it is an amazing experience to feel your child grow!!!!!! and to see he/she as small as can be! =) I can't believe you are going to be a MOM! wow! you will be a great mom bc you are a great woman,wife,and friend! =) I love you so much! and I love your baby so much!!!!! Im going to be an AUNT again! =) Love the names too=)

Melissa@MamaMonoblogs said...

Um, excuse me, but I believe you heard the name "Brooklyn" from me b/c I told you we liked that name if our next one was to be a girl.
So, anyway, I like your names. Especially Brooklyn:oD
It's ok to cry when you hear the heartbeat, and when you actually see the baby moving around and right after the baby is born, and many, many subsequent times after the birth over many small things.
I told mom to tell you to take your camera the next time you go to your check up that way you could film listening to the heart beat and then Waylon could hear it too. It comes out pretty clearly on camera.
I can't wait to find out what you're having too. It's only a few weeks away now. It'll be here before you know it.
I hope it's a boy- hehehe