Sunday, March 31, 2013

15 Week Photo

I will be 16 weeks tomorrow but here is my 15 week photo.  I just got around to editing it.  It is a little closer up than the last one.  Dominic and I will need to "chat" about that :-)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Fetal Doppler

When I was pregnant with Trevor, I never even thought of buying a fetal doppler.  However this time I bought one.  From 5 weeks - 12 weeks I was having weekly ultrasounds which of course gave me piece of mind, but I was still very nervous.  With my most recent miscarriage I had been going every other week.  One week we had a heart beat, two weeks later the baby had died.  So of course I was so scared of that happening again.

Throughout this pregnancy I have been lurking in various pregnancy boards.  I noticed many women talking about the Sonoline B Fetal Doppler.  So I did a little research on them, they received great reviews and were around $60.  Not too bad!  So I went ahead and bought one.  Best thing I did!  I am not crazy and neurotic about it.  I usually listen once a day (at bed time).  The beautiful sound of my baby's heartbeat just makes me smile and know that he/she is doing just fine!

Take a listen :-)

This is the Sonoline B Fetal Doppler.  I highly recommend it!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

What is a Rainbow Baby?

A rainbow baby is described as a baby that comes after a storm, a storm caused by miscarriage or stillbirth.  Since 2009, we have been living a storm that took forever to clear.  Our "storm" includes the death of our first son, 2 miscarriages and 1 ectopic pregnancy.  In January we found out I was pregnant.  We were very nervous and cautiously optimistic.  After weekly doctor visits and many ultrasounds, we have been able to relax (a little) and enjoy this pregnancy.  I am currently 15 weeks along.

Although NOTHING will ever replace our first son Trevor, it is nice to have happiness and hope in our lives again.  Dominic and I were good parents and we can't wait to "be" parents again.  This baby will be loved beyond words and very protected (maybe a bit obsessively)!

Below is a picture I created last week.  I plan on doing this every week.  It is something I didn't do with my son and I wish I had.  So here is to letting go of feeling "fat" and allowing myself to be photographed.