Thursday, December 15, 2005

It's getting closer...

Well, we went to the doctor yesterday and everything is going wonderfully! The baby is growing and she is already well over 4 pounds and 16 inches long.

She likes to move around and kick a lot, but the last few days she has limited her movement to when I want to go to sleep. Donnie said she likes to play with me. She is so big though that when she does move, my stomach looks like it is doing the wave.

Her heartbeat is getting so loud and strong! Last month when we went to the doctor she was moving so much that you could hear the heartbeat, but it was muffled by the sounds of her movements. This time, even when she moved, her heartbeat was so clear.

Last Friday was my last day at th enewspaper and we all went out to lunch. My editor gave the baby a present. Now she has even more clothes! It is always very exciting to get more things for the baby, as I am sure she will make use of it all. It also makes me excited for her arrival!

We are down to the last 7 weeks, unless she decides to come a little early. I have been really antsy, but Donnie has always seemed to be very patient about it. Then last night he was playing with Kasi (Deidra and Nnamdi's two-month-old girl) and afterward he looked at me and said, "I want our baby NOW." It's nice to know he is just as excited as I am!

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

The belly is growing...

Well, we are officially starting week 32 today. I can't believe how fast the time is going by! Pretty soon it will be Christmas and then our little girl will come about a month after that. I really didn't gain much weight at the beginning. In fact, I even lost a few pounds around month 4, but at our last check up I was back to gaining and I have gained 18 pounds overall. I know they say you are supposed to gain between 25 and 30 pounds, but I am not trying to go that route.
The doctor said that normally babies at week 31 are about 3.5 ibs and 15 inches - from now on, her weight gain will exceed her growth in length. Genetics also plays a big part in that growth.
As requested by Kayli, here are pictures of my large belly. I know that most of you will not believe that it is real unless you see my skin with your own eyes, so that picture is there to. Sorry my belly is so white!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Our Little Girl

We went to the doctor again and had another ultrasound. These are two of the pictures from that. I didn't include the last one because I couldn't really tell what it is and so I don't know how to describe it. The tech said it is a good footprint, but Donnie and I don't see it, so we left it off.

This is a shot of her profile. You can really see her cute face. Starting from the right side of the pic, you can see her forehead, then her little nose, and finally her lips. Maybe she'll have Ralston lips. The "hump" after her face is her rib cage. You can see the little lines of her ribs.

This one is a little blurred when we scanned it. It is a shot of her profile. She has her arm raised above her face. She kept bringing her arm up, but it seemed she didn't quite know what to do with it. We looked away to check out her heart and when we came back, her mouth was open and she had her hand there! I guess she did know what to do with those tiny little fingers.

She is now about 1 lb 7oz and 12 inches long. We are at 25 weeks, and we were told that genetics take over size development at about 28 weeks, so I guess we will see how big she'll grow. We are guessing she will be pretty large since I was 8 lbs 3.5 oz and I am a twin!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

The baby's progress

Well, the good news is the baby now weighs more than a pound - 1.2 pounds to be exact. She is growing very fast and is already about 9 inches long!

Of course I look like the baby weighs about 10 times that much! I guess we will see in about four months!

She is so active too! She must never sleep because she is always kicking me or punching me. It feels really interesting. Donnie and I flew to New Mexico last weekend with my mom and dad and the baby was very excited the entire flight. Hopefully that means she likes to fly!

Everything is going well and we are getting ready to go back for our second ultrasound. Hopefully, we can see her face this time!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

The Big News

We found out today that we will have a baby girl in February! We had our first ultrasound and saw our beautiful girl. We have to go back for another one next month, because she is already stubborn (like her dad) and wouldn't turn her face towards us. Next time we are hoping to see her lips and eyes (well at least the lids), and her nose.

Her heartbeat is at 140 and we were told that anything from 120 to 160 is good. We saw all four chambers and the aorta and they were doing their job.

The one thing she is very proud of is her leg. She moved her legs around like crazy. Every time the ultrasound camera came toward her she would flash her bum and wiggle her legs. The ultrasound technician said she could tell our baby was proud to be a girl because she kept showing us that she is a girl and not boy.

We are very happy that all is going well with the baby and can hardly believe that we are already in our fifth month. Time is really going by fast!

We really like the very best baby site. You can go there and look at the progress babies make week by week. We are currently on week 21 and so we can see how I am changing and what's going on with the baby. Moms-to-be can also track their weight gain, eating habits, and other items. We highly recommend the site. It's something that maybe Jeannette and Kathryn might be interested in as well.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005


Welcome to our site! We thought this would be a great way for our family and friends to stay in touch with us and know what's going on in our lives!

We are currently expecting our first child and we find out tomorrow - 21 September - if we will have a boy or a girl. We think it will be a boy, but you never can tell.

Right now Donnie is majoring in accounting at BYU and he spends most of his time doing homework. It will be nice when this semester is over and he can breathe for a little bit.

Amy is currently in her last semester at BYU and will graduate in December. She is working for the newspaper on campus, The Daily Universe as an assistant editor and she is interning at a local paper, the Daily Herald, writing for the entertainment section.

We hope you'll enjoy our site and visit often!