It's Official!

We're having a baby! Ha! As if we didn't already know. I had my first appointment today and everything looks great. I'll be 10 weeks on Wednesday. Heart beat was in the 170s and so tiny! I don't remember seeing the heart beat before 20 weeks last time so it was new and amazing to see it pumping so tiny. Baby is just over and inch from crown to rump and aging about 9wk3days. I have a due date of 29 October and am hoping for a Halloween baby. I think that would be tons of fun! Anyways, that's about it right now. Here are a couple of pictures or our newest baby bean to be!


Some Pictures....

....from the last week or so.

A birthday cake I made for my friend who just had a baby. It's called Topsy Turvy. I think it's tied with Brother Bean's Sand Castle cake for being my favorite so far.

This is us at the Titanic Museum in Branson last week.

Baby Bean showing her new cousin some love!

Baby Bean playing dress up.


I'm still here...in some form...

Well we went to Branson last week for a couple of days to visit some in-laws. It was a lot of fun. We played in the pool at the hotel, stayed up late playing cards, went to the World's Largest Titanic Museum and just had a nice relaxing mini vacation. It's always good to get out of dodge for a few days.

I am doing good. I am past all previous d-days for miscarriages so it puts me a bit more at ease with the whole pregnancy. 8 weeks always seems to be my 1st and most important mile marker and I am now 3 days past it. Hooray! Now if I could just get my health care options in order I would be good. With my insurance we are limited to the mercies of certain people and if we don't like the decisions they make we can choose to do a "point of service" options which is paying out of pocket up to a certain amount and then being covered from there. It's not a large amount but enough to stress you out just a little. My beef is where I currently am I don't have a female OBGYN option under my complete coverage and I also don't have a hospital with my labor options available under my complete coverage. I am going to tour the only hospital option they give tomorrow and decide if it's going to be acceptable or not. I know they may sound snooty to some but when you are having a baby and having so many doctors appointments and such you really should be able to have every option you want at your disposal. I'll let you all know how the tour goes and what we decide. Other than that I am feeling ok. My appetite is insane and I am trying so hard not to give in to it because of my last weight gain. The same thing happened last time and I gained nearly 10 lbs in the first trimester. I am aiming for less than 5 lbs this time. Hey, did anyone else who has had a second, third, etc. child ever noticed getting bigger faster than the first time? Maybe it's in my head but it feels like my belly is growing so fast too early. Any thoughts?

On a different note. Baby Bean has not had any pee pee accidents in over a week and after going poo poo on the potty last week a couple of times she has now started telling me when she wants to do number 2 in the potty and actually doing it in the potty! Hooray! 2 weeks for potty training (in respect to pee pee and not poo poo) has got to be some kind of record! I'm hoping for only another 2 weeks on the whole pooping thing. Wishful thinking? We'll see!


26 and Feeling Great!

I'm still here. Nothing big really happened after the last announcement so I took a small break. I am feeling great and impatient for all the wonders of pregnancy to take over. I love the big belly, the baby kicking, knowing what it is (to narrow down names and paint colors), getting to wear the maternity clothes, etc. I love being pregnant and am always impatient during the 1st trimester. Not only does nothing noticeable really happen then but there is always the lingering thought in the back of my mind that it may not stick. But I have faith in God and his timing so if it's to be (and I feel different about this one than the last one) then it will be. I don't know why, but everytime I think of the baby I picture a brown headed girl. Intuition or overactive imagination? I guess we'll just have to wait and see!

Yesterday I turned 26 and while yesterday itself was uneventful I had a fantastic Birthday Weekend! It started Friday with Mr. Bean having the day off and taking Baby Bean and I to the Galleria in St. Louis. There he took me shopping for some new dress boots (Black Suede Marc Fisher) as I had actually worn holes in my last pair and was about to break the zipper. He also got me some really cute new shirts that are made of stretchy material so I can wear them now and through the 2nd. trimester. Nothing like dual purpose clothing! Then we stuffed ourselves at the Cheesecake Factory before heading to Peoria for the weekend to celebrate with the extended Bean family. There we say "The Other Bolynn Girl" which was good but nothing really spectacular. We went shopping and had a wonderful birthday dinner and cake with the family. I also brought home 2 lbs of Decaf. Highland Grogg coffee beans. They are like Heaven! Other than that there really isn't anything new going on. I'll be sure to keep all updated though when something does come along.