Saturday, October 22, 2005

Week 11

Well, we are in week 11 (1/4 of the pregnancy is over so far!!). I actually had to go out and buy pre-pregnancy pants last night to wear to my friend Kim's wedding shower today...kind of fun and yet crazy!! They are SO much more comfortable than the pants I've been wearing to work every day, so I'm happy (and you will be seeing a lot of these two new pairs of pants!!!!).

So, week 11, here is what they say we can expect this week:
How your baby's growing: Your fig-sized baby is now fully formed — measuring 1 1/2 inches long and weighing in at a quarter of an ounce. His skin is still transparent, allowing many of his blood vessels to show through. Some of his bones are beginning to harden, and tiny toothbuds are starting to appear under his gums. His fingers and toes have separated, and he may soon be able to open and close his fists. He's already busy kicking and stretching, and his tiny movements are so fluid they look like water ballet. These movements will increase as his body grows and becomes more developed and functional. As his diaphragm develops, your tiny tenant may also start to get the hiccups. Because he's still so small, though, you won't feel any of his workouts or intrauterine gulps until sometime between weeks 16 and 20.

I always think that is fun news. Also, I've attached a recent photo of the proud parents...for those of you who asked bc we don't get to see most of you all of the time. As I begin to "show" we'll send you pictures of that as well (as long as I don't show just that I'm gaining weight!).

Love you all,
The Mitchells

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Picture Answer...

Yep, if you guessed that The Mitchell's are having a baby then you were correct!!!

We just got back from our 10 week appointment and everything is going wonderful. The doctor took me off of my meds for the insulin resistance and the progesterone for now we are just watching thyroid, vitamins, and morning sickness!!! The baby moved around a TON during the sonogram today and we were both floored at how much bigger he/she is.

So, that's our BIG news. You can read below to the old posts to see the detailed information!! Oh, and our new "estimated" due date is May 15th, but it will probably just come when it wants to!!

Love you all,
Joe and Andrea

P.S. The top photo the baby is waving, the second is a picture of the skinny legs and feet, and the third makes it look like a teddy bear!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Medical Stuff

For those of you wondering about our medical is the update: I have to go in every Monday for blood work because my progesterone (a prego hormone for the first trimester) was really low. They had me on a supplement and now we are doing VERY well. I am still taking both the thyroid and the insulin resistance meds on a daily basis. One of the doctors concerns was that we needed the Metformin (insulin meds) to conceive, which puts me in a "high risk" group for now...also we conceived a week later than he originally thought which means the meds were the "way" my body got pregnant. If you have more questions maybe Isaac can help or for those of you that know a doctor ask them...that's all the info I really understand!! :) I do know that the progesterone probably caused my morning sickness to be worse, so now that we are off the supplement I can actually breathe throughout the day without a trash can nearby. My poor brother-in-law, Drew, his fiance Sandra and my friend Wendi got the rough end of my morning sickness while we were in Orlando...and I had to use the barf bag for the first time in my life...horrible way to fly!!

So far with the preganancy...

Well, this is the first time I'm both doing a blog and writing a mass amount of people about our latest developement..."Baby Mitchell". As of today we are 9 weeks. We have kept it pretty underwraps so far. We have told immediate family and a very few number of friends. So far things have been pretty good. Morning sickness has been a factor and some of my hormone levels have been off, but everything else seems to be working correcty! As of right now we have been to the doctor 2 times already (yep, Joe goes with me!). By the time you guys are reading this we will have just gotten our 3rd appointment and 2nd set of sonograms (our first sono, at 8 weeks, is posted here). The doctor has put me in a "high-risk" category so we have decided to wait and shout it from the roof till we are more in the clear. Here are some tidbits you might want to know:

  • the pregnancy was somewhat planned...not excactly on timing, but we knew we were ready when it happened
  • found out we were prego on Friday, September 2nd (after leaving a party at the Orender's house), and then double checked on that Sunday and Tuesday before calling the doctor
  • we will probably find out if it's a boy or girl, but won't know till December or January
  • our "estimated" due date is May 16th