Friday, May 29, 2009


11 weeks 1 day (DB)

My first prenatal appointment was on Tuesday. My doctor said that everything looks good. And I got to hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time. It was incredible to hear, and of course it made me cry. It's one of those things that just makes the being pregnant thing feel more real!

They moved my due date up to December 17th, which I am very happy about because that puts me a little further along than I've been tracking. I'm almost finished with the first trimester!

The nausea has just about gone away. It only seems to come on when I get really hungry now, so I just try to prevent that from happening by snacking a lot. I'm eating meat again, which is great! And this child still craves fruit all the time! Oh and I finally got to eat the hot dog I've been craving for two weeks (my doctor told me that I could have hot dogs as long as they are cooked... seriously, do people eat cold hot dogs? Yuck!).

Oh and the doctor told me that I had pooched... haha. But yes, I seem to have developed a tiny baby bump already, which I am super excited about! I'm down to three pairs of work pants that I can even semi-comfortably button anymore. It's been a while since I could button any of my jeans though. I'm still trying to make it to 12 weeks before I start wearing the maternity clothes. So close!

Between Carly, Diana and Tamara I have lots of maternity clothes at home to go through! And I hear there's this awesome second hand store out here that has a huge maternity section. Next weekend I think I might try the place out! I do have a clothing budget that I've been hording for maternity clothes.

9 weeks 3 days (DB)

Written on 5/20/09

Telling my Family: Obviously I wanted to wait as long as possible to start telling people about our pregnancy this time. And then Mother's Day was quickly approaching and I decided that that would be the day I would tell my family. Well, the Nemeth Boys annual fishing trip fell on that weekend and I knew that I would never make it to Sunday without telling so we went ahead and let everyone know on Friday night. We were all sitting around the kitchen table eating Moon Doggies. I pulled out a card and handed it to my Mom. She opened it and it was a Mother's Day card addressed "To Grandma". She read it out loud and sort of looked at me funny before opening it to find an ultrasound picture with a note saying that Baby Bishop was due to arrive this December. Then she got teary eyed and smiled really big and was like, "Really!!!" and came over for hugs. Poor Carly was trying to figure out what was going on. As soon as she figured it out she jumped up, started crying and hugged me about 4 times! Dad's eyes filled up with tears too as he patted Paul on the back. (Ashley and Julio found out a couple weeks earlier because Ashley noticed that I had not been drinking any caffeine or liquor at Nina's babies' baptism.) But Ashley was all teary eyed again too!

On Mother's Day, we went over to Grandma D & Papa Mike's house for a BBQ. The weather was really nice so we were all sitting out on the patio talking. I kept waiting for everyone to be outside at the same time but people kept wandering away! So finally I got everyone outside and I stood up in the middle of the group and said, "Okay, now before anyone else walks away again, I have something to say. We are pregnant!" There were some very shocked faces! But everyone started coming over to hug and congratulate us! And Grandma D was very happy (she had been so worried, I couldn't make her wait any longer. And once she knows everyone else will!).

General Update: My last ultrasound at Dr. Morris' office went really well. The baby had gotten bigger and was developing right on track. And we got to see her/his heartbeat going nice and strong. We were told that we had "Graduated" from the specialist and were released back to my regular OBGYN. My first appointment there is next Tuesday. My stomach is starting to get hard; it's really cool! My pants are not fitting very well. I can no longer button my jeans comfortably so I have started using a "belly band" on a regular basis. I'm not ready to start wearing maternity clothes quite yet though. I'd really like to make it through the first trimester before I move to the maternity wardrobe. Carly has given me a large container of all her maternity clothes, so I already have lots to choose from!

Most of the Fusion crew already knows now too. They have all been very excited and supportive as well. We went to dinner at Dana & Jeff's one night and while Dana and I were talking I just held up a picture of the ultrasound. She started crying right away! Jennie figured it out at her bridal shower when I drank sprite during her toast instead of campaign. I told a lot of the gals at Jennie's bachelorette party since it was pretty obvious that something was up because I was drinking Shirley Temples. Then we told the Scotts and the Spooners at the Ziegert/New wedding. Everyone has been so great! There are just a few more people to get the news to before we make it general knowledge!

Current Symptoms: I am nauseous a lot of the time, but I have not gotten sick at all. It's hard when it comes time to eat because nothing ever sounds good. But like I said, I'm not getting sick so I am still able to get food into my system! And I'm not quite as tired as I have been in past weeks, which is nice!

Current Food Cravings: Fruit (in large quantities), veggies, and cheese.

Current Food Aversions: Tomato based sauces, meat

Overall I feel great! I have no complaints! Even when I'm feeling sick, I'm just so grateful for symptoms because they make me feel like the baby must be okay in there. I still worry quite a bit, but I suppose that is normal. But despite the worry, I have allowed myself to get REALLY excited about this baby now!

6 weeks 5 days (DB)

Written on 5/1/09

Here goes my first pregnancy update!

Tentative Due Date: December 20, 2009

Doctors appointments:
On April 21st we had our first ultrasound. That was the point when we found out something was wrong during our first pregnancy so we were pretty nervous about this one. But as soon as the tech put the ultrasound wand in we could clearly see the sac. It was in the right place, and measuring right on schedule at 5 weeks and 3 days. But she told us that our next ultrasound would be the big one... the one where we should see a heartbeat.

April 28th was our second ultrasound. There it was... we could actually see our tiny little baby. And Baby Bishop's heart was beating. She/he measured at 6 weeks and 2 days. I asked the tech, "so once you see the heart beat, you're okay right?" And she said, "Last week you were about 50/50. Now you're about 97/98." And they told us that we should contact my regular OB/GYN and set up my first appointment with them for 3-4 weeks from then.

Upcoming appointments: Our last ultrasound at Dr. Morris' office is Tuesday, May 5th. And my first appointment with Dr. Hay is on May 26th.

Current symptoms: I get a little heartburn and a little bit of an upset stomach from time to time, but nothing bad.

Current cravings: cheese toasties with peas, fruit salad

Current aversions: spaghetti sauce

My thoughts: God is AWESOME! He has taught us so much about faith and trust through everything we have been through. He has blessed us beyond words.

I am absolutely amazed at how quickly babies develop! I had no idea you could see the baby's heartbeat at 6 weeks along. How awesome is the creation process!

I am so excited! Bring on the morning sickness... I want to know my baby is busy growing in there!

Finding out we were pregnant... (DB)

Written April 13, 2009

I was a couple of days late, but I didn't want to read into it too far. I figured my body could very likely still be recovering from the miscarriage. But on Saturday morning, I decided to use the last pregnancy test... just in case. And there was a faint second line. So I went and woke Paul up. He looked at it too, and neither of us was sure what to think. Are we sort of pregnant? So Paul called the doctor's office and they said I should come in for a blood test.

We were guardedly excited and optimistic. We were also very nervous and neither of us was really able to concentrate much so we took a long nap before going out for lunch. On our drive home from Meatheads, the phone rang.

"You're pregnant!" I responded, "I AM?!?!" To which Paul and I both started crying all over again.

So here we are again. I had another blood test this morning. Hopefully that will have good results too. Then we will schedule an ultrasound for probably sometime next week.

We are shocked, excited, nervous, happy... it is such a mixed bag of emotions right now. But above all, we are hopeful. And that is something I wasn't sure I would feel again so soon. And that makes me very happy.

God is AWESOME! And I feel terrible for being angry with Him after the miscarriage. But I think He probably understands.