Friday, July 23, 2010

Thursday, July 22nd - 1st official appointment

Thursday, July 22nd - 1st official Baby appointment
Sorry for not really updating everyone before now, but not much has happened from my last post until now... only morning sickness, which lasts most of the day. Fun, fun!
Morning came all too early for our house yesterday for Baby's 1st official appointment. We (Bethany and I) set our alarms for 6am and pulled ourselves from our beds. Bethany was up and fixing cereal for breakfast before I could even really keep my eyes open. I was shocked!!
We, Bethany & I, headed out a little after 6:45am and got to the base to fight base traffic. We finally made it through the gates and toward the base clinic. We got there shortly after 7:15am, beating the clinic even opening, despite the fact they told me to be there 15 minutes early!! After a little shuffling of paperwork to find or recreate my folder (believed to be at Jax Base due to parent orientation), we were finally called back to get my vitals. Bethany took pictures of each step, not missing a beat. She took a picture of my blood pressure being taken, it's measurements (the machine's results), and my weight results. (She said she didn't want to take a picture of my temperature being taken. "It just doesn't look right.")
The lady then walked us across the hall, where they were able to do an ultrasound to confirm baby's estimated due date, size, etc. to be sure all is on track. Bethany had tons of questions of what was what in the room and she absorbed every bit of information. During the ultrasound, she was able to see baby. She couldn't peel her eyes from the monitor any easier than I could. Bethany asked about the heartbeat and she showed Bethany the beating heart. Bethany asked if she could hear it and she turned the sound on. Bethany's eyes got so big and she said, "Wow!" It was priceless. She said the heartbeat is so fast because the baby is so small and when it gets bigger, it will get slower. The lady was amazed Bethany knew that. She said that not many people know that and said she was very proud of Bethany. I was too, as I hadn't told her that yet. The lady measured the heart beat and it was 176 beats per minute.
After measuring the baby and trying to look at the baby at every angle possible, the lady said baby isn't as far as we think Baby is. She remeasured and looked again and I have to agree with her. The Baby didn't look as old as the pictures I've seen online and where I think Baby should be at this point. She's guessing baby to be about 8 weeks and 5 days, as of yesterday. She also took 3 pictures of Baby so that we could share with Daddy.
When she was doing the ultrasound, she also came across a cyst and said it's about 3cm in size. She said it's nothing to be too alarmed about (since I've had them in the past), but if it grew to 5cm, we might be a little more concerned. She is referring me out in town or to the Jax Base to get a 2nd opinion on both the baby and the cyst. I have to call today to find out which place I'm headed to and the date and time as well.
When she had finished the ultrasound and left the room, Bethany realized she forgot to take a video or picture of baby during the ultrasound. She went to take a picture of the picture left on the ultrasound monitor and realized she was taking a video. She recorded her discovery and then she said, "Well, that's Baby!" and laughed.
From there, we headed to the lab so that I could take the glucose tolerance test. I drank the super sweet drink (tasted like orange soda, only sweeter and with no carbonation or fizz). We sat there an hour, which drove Bethany nuts, as she couldn't see or take pictures of anything happening. Once the hour was up, I had my blood drawn. Of course, that was action, so Bethany recorded the gentleman drawing my blood... both viles. She didn't miss a beat. The 2 guys drawing blood in the lab thought she was cute and kept laughing. I think it brightened their day too. She was amazed at how dark my blood was and said hers was really, really light colored red. Little does she realize, when it's in a vile, it will make it look darker than what a cut or scrape will look like. So cute and so priceless!!
As you can see, I've not only got my "Little Momma" working along side me but also not missing a beat with her camera either!!
(Daddy is out to sea, otherwise he would have joined us. However, we've kept him updated via e-mails. Bethany can't wait to show off her pictures and videos!!)
Hope all is well for each of you.

Friday, July 9th - New Parent Orientation

Friday, July 9th - New Parent Orientation @ Jax Base...
This morning went well at the New Parent Orientation. We did the orientation and then lab work. Bethany & Chad enjoyed (or seemed to enjoy) the orientation. They showed a 15 min. movie clip of baby from conception to birth. They then went over paperwork of do's and don'ts during pregnancy. At the lab, they pulled 6 viles full of blood to do whatever tests they run. They also had me do another urine sample and stuck 3 labels to it. Not sure what that's all about, considering I already did the pregnancy test here at Mayport and with 6 viles of blood, you'd think they'd have what they needed. Next thing you know, they'll want a hair sample and my right arm!!

Well, Chad is already on me. He said I can't have fish, Red Lobster's shrimp or any fish due to the mercury. He said I can't hold or pet Precious, our cat, due to the germs she's carrying. (Although the pamplet said I couldn't change cat litter due to the ammonia it has, puts out, whatever - but Precious is an outdoor cat, so no worries, for me at least.) He also said no cold meats or sandwiches, as it all has to be heated up and steamy. See what I get for Chad actually reading the pamphlets and fliers they put into the folder for us!!! He never reads anything, but today, he decided to read, read and read!!! He also said no fresh carrots, as they all have to be baked. Guess I'm limited to spaghetti!! LOL. As soon as Chad heard me pulling stuff out of the freezer (to cook chicken), he wanted to know what I was doing and what I was cooking. Guess the Kitchen Police is on patrol!!! LOL.

Blog - Not yet entered (as some already know) from July 8th, 2010

Thurs. July 8th, 2010...
Bethany was so precious earlier today. She wanted to know what a 9 week old baby looked like inside of the tummy and how big they were. I showed her an online pict from a week to week pregnancy website and she was shocked. She said their ears aren't like our ears, because theirs are so hard to see. She said it's like they don't have ears and they don't have these (pointing to her ear cartilage). Priceless. She wanted to know if I could rotate the baby, so I put it on a 3D rotation and she was shocked. She asked about why the baby was ducking it's head and why it had no hair. She also asked about it's small tail and then wondered what happened to her tail. LOL. So cute!! I then told her that the baby was about 1 inch long and that it weighs just a hair less than a penny. Her eyes got so big that I wish I had the camera handy!! My little angel is so smart, yet so innocent, and yet it's so priceless to see her learn and care about her sibling!! I just know she'll make the perfect big sister!!

She also scolded Saddie, our puppy, from jumping up on my stomach before I could. (She must have seen Saddie getting ready to jump, while I was working in the kitchen.) She immediately said, "No. You'll hurt the baby!" Our puppy sat down and just looked at her and Bethany said, "NO!!" Saddie looked hurt and Bethany walked off. Saddie just sat there looking like, "What just happened?"

So, as you can see, I've got my "little momma" working along side me, who's going to be a great big sister!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Babies Room

Well I think we have decided that Baby Henson is going to have a Pooh Bear Nuetral color room
not much pink and not much blue. We have found a lot of different things we like and are strongly leaning toward that. Just in case anyone was wondering. God bless and have a great day.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday 1st Official Doc. Visit

Jules woke up feeling the wonderful pains of morning sickness, I woke up extremely tired but i guess i can understand that since i only received four hours of sleep"DUTY" late watch. We are headed to NAS Jax to have blood work done and sit through a parenting class. Guess having a nine year old doesn't qualify you for knowing what your doing. We will post more later today but for now Have a Blessed day.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

9th Week

Jules pointed out today she is no longer eight weeks but now 9 weeks, We have designed this site for everyone to keep up with what is going on with the little one and so that I myself can read about how things are going, once I am floating in the Southern Pacific. I hope this finds everyone well and look forward to reading and seeing the Post you all have added as well. God Bless you all and thanks for taking a second to let my girls and the soon to be Boy/Girl know you care.