Daddy and I got to experience the greatest joy of all yesterday… we got to see you for the first time. Our hearts were lifted tremendously when we heard your fast heartbeat of 144bpm. Many tears of joy were shared between your daddy and I. Tears of pure happiness. Tears of patience and hope. Tears that our prayers have finally been answered and you are our sweet little babe. We can’t believe you are here!
It was an emotional week for us. You’ve been in our hearts forever and we’ve been through some hard times to get you, but here you are. Our little babe. We’ve prayed about you for so long and we’ll continue to pray for you… every single second of the day.
After our ultrasound you and I 😉 wrote cards from you to my side of the family! You introduced yourself to Grandpa Regan, Grandma Kim, Grandma, and Auntie Lex and Uncle Bruce. We slipped the card and a picture of you in the mail. We sat by our phones for the days to come. What a surprise they opened… the Regan family cannot wait to meet you, little one. Many, many tears and eeeeeks of excitement were exchanged via the phone! We will be telling your daddy’s side of the family next weekend. What a blessing you are. We love you sweet little babe of ours. Thank you for being you, thank you for being ours. Forever.
Loving you for life,
Weight gain: Still at 124lbs, but feeling a little more puffy! I swear I have arm cellulite, but I’m hoping the mirrors are lying!
Maternity clothes: Guess what??? I purchase my first pair of maternity jeans! After our ultrasound, I was so anxious to pull the trigger on something. My old clothes are still fitting.
Gender: Totally finding out! Going against everything we ever said.
Nursery: I’m thinking creams, neutrals, whites, golds, silvers… the one thing I know I want is a wrought iron crib. 🙂 Loving this direction and can’t wait to continue to develop the design.
Movement: Can’t wait to feel the babe!
Sleep: Still sleeping really well… knock on wood! 🙂 Only up in the wee hours of the morning to tinkle.
What I miss: Nothing! 🙂 Just enjoying every minute of this journey and soaking it up.
Best moment this week: Without a doubt, this goes down as the best day of our life. On April 18th (the same due date as our first pregnancy) we got to see our baby and hear the heartbeat. Talk about music to our ears. The most amazing moment I’ve ever experienced and it made everything so real. We are having a baby.
Here’s a video taken from our iPhone… it’s neat, because you can actually hear the heartbeat!
KV was really sweet and offered to come to our first ultrasound to document the amazing day. Here’s a link to the video. Pretty amazing! 🙂
Another amazing moment was telling my side of the family. Since we won’t see them in person anytime soon. After our ultrasound I bought 3 cards (Mom, Dad and Alexa). I wrote them a letter from Baby Thorne and enclosed an ultrasound picture. On Monday they all received their letters. Tears of happiness, they are all so excited. I won’t lie, I was most excited about Lex finding out.
Looking forward to: Telling the Thorne’s, we’re heading to Atlanta this weekend! We’re so excited to spill the beans. Even more excited for next Monday… we have another ultrasound. 🙂 I’m very thankful that REACH monitors patients so closely. It’s a peace of mind (that’s for sure).
Cravings: I think it’s all in my mind… I’m finally preggo, which means I get to stuff my face and give in to these wonderful carb infested cravings. 🙂 Wrong. I’m off to a so-so start and when I go for the cookies I remind myself that the babe would probably benefit more from colorful fruits and veggies. I definitely allow myself crackers, toast and more sweets. Before becoming pregnant, I tried to stay away from starchy carbs throughout the day. At night, I enjoyed whole grain carbs and on weekends I splurged a little more. I’m learning that it’s really hard to abide by those habits. 🙂 Moderation!
I’m not going to lie, I have been a lot more hungry (more than usual) and this week I’ve had this obsession with crackers (any kind, you name ‘um), hummus and tabouli… not just any tabouli, Whole Foods, homemade tubs of tabouli.
ps… I’ll never forget today… today is the day that I sat down to answer email and polished off an entire tub of Sabra hummus with carrots and celery.
Symptoms: This week, I hardly feel pregnant. I really don’t have any symptoms. I read that symptoms can come and go… and as crazy as this may sound, I wish I felt like poo right around now. It scares me that I’m not. However, I went to acupuncture yesterday and she told me my lack of symptoms is because of how religious I am with acupuncture. 80% of patients who do acupuncture prior and after conception don’t feel any early symptoms. With acupuncture your body is naturally balancing hormones, toxins, etc. that lead to symptoms.
Workouts: Still loving working out. I always have though. Last week I ran 5 days (3 six milers and 2 four milers). In addition I’m still going to Group Power. 🙂 Last week I went 3 days.
Images by our friend, Kristin Vining (she also put the video together)