Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Amused by the Trend

I have to say, since we've posted the ultrasound pictures, I've noticed a change on our boy or girl poll.  If you remember from before, I noticed that is was either always tied, or the girl votes were always up by one or two.  Since the pictures have gone up, the boy votes have been pretty consistently higher.  I think it was tied one time, but after that, boy has had the lead.

Maybe it was the Mooner picture.  Maybe a girl just wouldn't do that?  Haha.  We're still not sure which we're having, but I just thought I would point out my amusement  at the shift.  By the way, we should find out in about 3 weeks if Mooner is a boy or girl, so if you haven't cast your vote yet, do it while you still can!  You've got a 50/50 chance of being right and the prize is the satisfaction of being a good guesser.  :D

Merry Christmas all!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Time with Mooner

Well things have been a little crazy, but I figured I should update considering we're in a new week and all.  Actually, I think it's been a couple of weeks since I updated.  So if you missed week 16, we had an avacado (makes me crave guacamole a little bit).  And at week 17 we're onion sized.  Mooner's getting big.

I've had quite a few of you calling or writing asking how the baby is doing.  And as far as we can tell, Mooner is doing fine.  We haven't had an appointment for awhile, so we haven't heard anything new.  But, I've been feeling well, taking my vitamins and all that jazz. So I would guess Mooner is doing well also.
It's actually been interesting, there have been a couple nights now that I've been laying on the couch and every once  in awhile I'll feel a muted sharp poke in my lower stomach.  I know that sounds weird, but it's the best way I can describe it.  I'm not sure, but it's possible that little poke could be Mooner moving around letting me know he/she is in there still. :)

I know Mooner won't know anything about Christmas 2009, but it's been kind of fun.  He/she has already received a package!  What a spoiled kid this one's going to be. Receiving gifts even before birth.  In preparing for a short term guest, my mind has been more on cleaning and from there, getting the extra bedroom ready to be transformed into a nursery.  It's going to have to double as a nursery/office area, but I think we'll be able to get it worked out so that there will be plenty of room for both.  Nesting is kind of fun once it gets going.

Just a few small updates for you all.  We'll be traveling to and in Texas from December 26 - Jan 1, so prayer for safe travel would be much appreciated.  Once we get home and into a new year, I'll have a check-up on Jan 4.  Hopefully on that day, we'll also schedule our 2nd ultrasound, which will be at 20 weeks.  This means that, providing that Mooner cooperates, we'll be able to answer the question He or She!  We're very excited about that, so we're praying Mooner will be a good little baby and give us a good look. :)

Exciting things coming!  It's hard to believe that we're just a few weeks away from halfway through.  It's crazy how fast this is flying.  Sometimes I feel like I'm behind where I should be, but hopefully that's just me thinking too much.
Updates will be coming soon. Until then, have a very merry Christmas as you celebrate Jesus, the most precious baby born to us. And a blessed new year too!

Friday, December 11, 2009

The Belly Bump

It's been a little bit since I've updated.  You'll notice the fruit of the week is now an orange!  Mooner's getting bigger!

I know I've been a little remiss in my posting of tummy pictures.  I've had a bit more of a bump for a couple weeks now, so I figured it was probably time to start sharing.  I had Ryan take a picture yesterday, and hopefully I will keep remembering so that we'll have a "belly time line."  :D

Here is the belly bump at 15 weeks.  And that's even before I've eaten anything!  It's getting out there.

Also, I realized there might be some confusion between the ticker and the fruit of the week widget.  The fruit of the week is probably more accurate than the ticker up top.  The widget is set to the updated due date of June 3rd, the countdown is set to the original due date.  I might get to changing it soon, but you know, Mooner will come when Mooner is ready.

Ryan and I are enjoying these days.  It's a strange thing to know that these few months will be the last that it's ever "just us."  But we're excited to add onto the family.  I'm excited to see him be a dad though.  Already he says hello to Mooner every morning and gives my belly a kiss.  I can tell you one thing, this little kid is going to be loved on like no other little kid.

I've been trying to "nest" I guess you would say. We've re-arranged our living room, which might not have much to do with the baby, but we have to start somewhere, and since the living room is the room everyone will see, we figured we'd start there.  As far as a nursery, we at least know which room it will be.  Now we just have to get it ready to go.  Only 6 months to go! (I guess a little less actually)

Well, that's what's new in the life of the Kleins.  Keep stopping in for more pictures and updates.  Love to you all!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

In Love with the Lemon

Today, Ryan and I had our coolest prenatal appointment ever!  It was supposed to be for first trimester screening; basically to test for any chromosomal defects the baby might have.  In any case, it meant I got to have an ultrasound done, which meant we got to see Baby!

When we got to see "Mooner" (to be explained later), the ultrasound tech took a measurement and decided the little one was actually too big to be able to be tested.  But, she also determined that the most accurate place to put my progression is at 14 weeks and 2 days.  This also moves the due date (unofficially) to May 31st.  Officially, it is still June 3. It's only a few days difference, and I'm sure Mooner will pick the right time to come anyway.  We will just see what happens.

Now, to explain Mooner...
While the ultrasound tech was moving around, she decided to go for a 3D picture, and this is what we got.

She said that was the clearest picture of a baby's backside she has ever seen, and she does lots of ultrasounds! We got a good laugh out of it, and so for now, we're calling the baby, Mooner. :)

This was the only 3D shot we got. Mooner was moving around too much to get many more clear ones, at least in 3D.  But she did capture some other pretty fun ones that I'll share with you.

There are a few more on facebook if you want to check them out, but these are the best, I think.

It was so incredible to finally see our little baby.  Hearing a heartbeat is one thing, but this is just kind of magical. Unfortunately, I can only show you still shots, but we got to see Mooner kicking the little legs.  We got to see the heart beating as we heard it.  It was so incredible to watch this precious little one moving around.  I could have stayed there all day.  As it is, I can barely stop looking at the pictures.
We have another ultrasound appointment in about 6 weeks when we'll get to find out the gender.  I just can't wait to see Mooner again!  It's seriously like falling in love.
There have been times I still haven't felt like this pregnancy is really real, but I don't think I can ever feel like that again.   It's really exciting.

Just a few other things to wrap up.  We had a dr. appointment on Monday.  Baby is healthy, and growing well.  The heart rate has dropped to 140 beats per minute, which is good.  It's supposed to get a little slower as Mooner grows.  That's about all we found out, but it's good to know things are going smoothly.

Belly pictures will be coming soon, but they won't be nearly as fun as these.  Until next time!