Dear Crissy

8 weeks pregnant

To say that I was anxiously awaiting my first prenatal appointment would be an understatement. I was going absolutely crazy with anticipation, and having my first peek at the baby was a huge relief. There is so much worry in those first few weeks of pregnancy, and I think most women can’t help but get a little nervous prior to that first ultrasound.

I actually received like 6 photos from the U/S, and this is the least clear. I think my husband must have taken the other images to work with him today.

eight week ultrasound photo

My appointment went well, and so far, so good. We saw a little Teddy Grahamesque baby (our U/S tech actually used the Teddy Graham description for babies at this stage, with their little arm and leg buds), and a healthy 167 bpm heartrate. Before anyone chimes in to say that I must be having a girl (due to the faster heart rate), my little boy’s was 180 at 8w, so I don’t subscribe to that particular old wives tale! :)

I am still sick pretty much every moment of the day (and night). In fact, my sickness seems to be getting more intense, and the vomiting comes more often. I’m really not even sure what the Zofran is doing for me at this point, maybe knocking the edge off a little.

Just trying to get through each day.

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  1. Lynn (lynnsc08) — May 23, 2011 @ 12:23 pm (#)

    Congratulations on getting to see your new little one! I’m so sorry to hear the “morning” sickness hasn’t gotten any better. Prayers that you’ll get some relief very soon.


  2. Mrs. Zwieg — May 23, 2011 @ 1:37 pm (#)

    Congratulations on the new little one! If I could, I would have a dozen more…I LOVE being a mom! But, so far I have my two boys and am very thankful for what God has blessed me with.

    I understand your pain with the morning sickness. I had hyperemesis gravidarum through my pregnancies and that was no walk in the park. But, the end result were huge and perfect babies so it was not all bad…just uncomfortable. God bless you on your journey! :)


  3. C @ Kid Things — May 23, 2011 @ 2:50 pm (#)

    My oldest son’s heartrate stayed around 160 during my pregnancy with him, my now 5 year old’s had beats around 140 and my daughter’s was all over, but mostly in the 130’s. So yeah, another here who says there’s no truth to the old wives tale, either. Glad everything is going well, baby wise, and I hope you start feeling better soon.


  4. YUMMommy — May 23, 2011 @ 7:54 pm (#)

    Here’s to hoping that your morning sickness gets better soon. I remember those days and glad they are over. It’s always such a joy when you get to see your little baby on that black and white screen and hear that heart pumping away. Hoping that you continue to have a healthy pregnancy.


  5. Denise LeBegue — May 24, 2011 @ 9:46 am (#)

    I am constantly amazed by untrasound technology. The fact that this is your least clear u/s is incredible. Congrats on your little teddy graham who is already so cute :) I feel your “morning” sickness pain. I suffered through with my first. Really no fun. It consumes your life and there’s nothing you can do about it. At least you have these u/s pics as a happy reminder of why you’re so sick.


  6. Lisa Davis — May 24, 2011 @ 11:32 am (#)

    :) Teddy Graham, I love it!
    Have you told Evan?


  7. Lindsay — May 24, 2011 @ 11:35 am (#)

    Congratulations on your new little one. The ultrasound was always my favorite part of the pregnancy! =)


  8. Keenly Kristin — May 24, 2011 @ 11:57 am (#)

    Teddy Graham…LOL. Never heard that one!! Ha!

    So happy for you…but I sure hope you turn a corner soon with your nausea and vomiting. That stinks. Hang in there!

    Kristin :)


  9. Jen T. — May 24, 2011 @ 12:17 pm (#)

    Congrats!! How fun to get to see your new little baby!! Morning sickness is awful!! I had it with both my kids horribly. Have you tried Zofran (they even have a generic for it). It helped a lot for me! Good luck!


  10. Michelle From Fun On A Dime — May 24, 2011 @ 2:16 pm (#)

    Congratulations! Such fun times and scary all at the same time.


  11. Angela Willis — May 24, 2011 @ 2:22 pm (#)

    Awww… Crissy. I am so happy for you, even through the blur of nausea. Take care of yourself, as best you can. Thinking and praying that your second trimester will make you feel ten times better so that you can enjoy your pregnancy fully!

    Angela W.


  12. Shop with Me Mama (Kim) — May 24, 2011 @ 3:01 pm (#)

    Awwwww!!! I don’t think I knew you are pregnant, so congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you :)


  13. Melanie — May 24, 2011 @ 4:13 pm (#)

    Congratulations on your new little Teddy Graham. I love that name:) I am with you on the feeling sick. Through both my pregnancies I was like the walking dead. Lost more weight than I gained and still had huge babies. I pray you find relief soon.


  14. Robyn Ely — May 24, 2011 @ 5:36 pm (#)

    Oh what a beautiful site ! I so love and remember pic’s as these ! So priceless
    that it brings tears to my eyes ! It is so so joyous !


  15. Alexa — May 24, 2011 @ 8:33 pm (#)



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