Sunday, March 25, 2012


Welp, we're now 13 weeks into our journey with Baby Us! Our little bit is the size of a lime (about 3 inches) now. We had a busy week this week signing our contract with our doula and meeting our new OB and midwife, whom we absolutely love :) Friday we had just a quick appointment where we were able to hear the heartbeat again, but not able to view the baby this week. Normally we wouldn't have appointments so close together, but since we switched doctors we had a meet and greet appointment with them. I have a short video here where you can hear the heartbeat. It's not as excting as seeing our precious soul, but a wonderful reassurance that he or she is still partying it up in there :)

I don't have a pic of my belly, as I didn't gain any weight this week; my belly didn't really change enough to constitute another pic of it. Anyway, my handsome photographer is in the Grand Canyon with his brother :)

The highlight of this week was just getting our ducks in a row for our support team. Our new OB is a HUGE supporter of natural birth, and our doula is just a blessing with all the support she's already provided through education. I've been scared that I'm not tough enough to climb this mountain, so to speak, but with these amazing women and my greatest supporter ever, my husband, behind me I just feel overwhelmed with encouragement and love that I can do this the way that God created me to.

The tough spot this week has been emotions. I feel like a nutcase on a rollercoaster, for real!! So far I haven't had the easiest pregnancy, although it could certainly be worse! I do thank God for the troubles that I've had, knowing that they are really blessings. However, sometimes I feel guilty when women talk about how awesome pregnancy is and I want to punch them in the throat ;)

I've had awesome help from friends and family this week. Hubz, as always, has been so tremendously amazing! He found our doula and new OB, made all the appointments, and has done all the work of scheduling, listing and asking questions, and praying for us to find the right "team". My friends Michi and Caroline helped me work on the (overwhelming!!) registry. And my future sis-in-law sent me some great info on baby dental care! I feel exceptionally blessed to have such amazing, supportive people in my life!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Baby us!!!

I guess if you're reading this you probably already know that we are going to have a mini-us or baby-us at the end of Sept.!!

I wanted to start using my blog as a place for updates so I'm not bombarding people on facebook with info, and so I don't leave anyone that wants to know about us out of the loop.

So here goes!

This is the latest pic of baby us :) It was taken last Thursday (March 8). It was so cool because little bit just starting dancing and kicking its little feet while we were watching!! It was amazing!! The doc said everything looks PERFECT with me and the baby! That was a HUGE load off! He actually said that I was made to have this baby. I thought that was pretty funny, since I feel the same way :) And ironically, that's what the doctor told my mom when she was pregnant with me!!

Today I'm am 12 weeks preggo. So the baby is the size of a peach!! Isn't that a peach? (hehe). This week my biggest challenge has been weight. I'm very thankful that I'm no longer sick all day everyday or sleeping my life away, but I am having a big issue with my belly. I never thought I'd be that way. I mean, I think pregnant women look adorable!! But so far I've gained 4 lbs. (This is a feat that previously took me about 10 years to do). All four of those pounds are in my belly, I swear, It's SO big! I knew it was coming, but I guess I didn't expect it so soon! Starting this week I'm supposed to gain a pound a week! EEk!

In other news, we met with a prospective doula this week and have an appointment with our new hippie-and-more-natural-birth-friendly OB and midwife next week :)

...Oh, and here are some tidbits to answer some of the most common questions we've been getting:
1. No, we don't plan to find out what we're having. We'd like to be surprised :)
2. The only names we are sure of are the boy's first name, after his daddy :), and if it's a girl, the middle name will be Marie, after both our grandmothers.
3. We have started registering, but since I'm a researching eco-nut it's taking me a while to research each product so if you want to check it out it's at And we're hoping for most things to be used (bought off ebay or whatever) or organic to allow our baby to have the smallest eco-footprint possible.
4. And we did get our extension to stay in California until December so we won't be moving and having a baby in the same week (yaay!)

If you have any more questions, please feel free to email me. I feel like it's pretty hard to keep people in the loop when you live on the other side of the country :/