Wednesday, August 26, 2009

BABY COTTON IS A...

We went to the doctor on Monday, August 24th, and found out that this precious little being growing inside of me, AKA-baby cotton, cotton-ball, cannon-cotton ball, is a sweet little GIRL...We are so excited. everyone is, especially my manly, football loving husband. After we found out, he said he was "going to the cafeteria", and he snuck to the gift shop to get a pink AUBURN shirt and matching booties. He is so proud of his little girl, and can't wait to hold her. She was being modest at first when we were trying to see if in fact she was a boy or girl, but quickly arose to the challenge. I will post US pictures as soon as i transfer them from my phone. We are so proud and blessed!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

BABY COTTON!

So, haven't mentioned this yet on Blogspot, but today I am 17 weeks 6 days pregnant. Tomorrow is the big day where we are finding out what "baby cotton ball" is. Brad and I are so excited. The ultrasound below was the first US we got of the baby. I was 9 weeks pregnant. I haven't blogged about baby cotton yet, and I can't sleep because i am wired and my husband and his friend are downstairs playing PS3 NCAA 2010, so I am going to tell all about baby cotton. I found out I was pregnant at about 1AM on May 21 (2 days after Brad's birthday) at St. Vincent's ED, and here is the story of how I got there. Brad and I were watching the DVR'd season finale of American Idol and I of course fell asleep. I had this weird/horrible dream about a spider and actually thought it was real. I ran around the bedroom in my sleep, and ran into something and knocked myself out. I was awakened by Brad shaking me, telling me to wake up. I started flipping out, and sweating, running around the house with this splitting headache. I passed out again in the bathroom, and Brad carried me to bed, and called my dad. He came over immediately and we went to the ED. Brad and I had been joking on the way there about how crazy the story sounded, and how everyone would think I was crazy, or he is a wife beater. We got there, and everyone was real nice. They got a CT of my brain. The lady asked me "is there any chance you could be pregnant", and I said no. Keep in mind I had previously taken 7 urine pregnancy tests and they were all negative, and I was only 2 days late. I just thought my body was coming off my birth control pills. so, i got the CT scan, and the doctor wanted labs and fluids because my heart rate was up. they stuck me 5 times and was able to get labs but not an IV. The doctor came and told me there were some "abnormalities in my tests" My CT was normal from where I hit my head, but I have a "congenital arachnoid cyst", meaning I have had this cyst on my brain ever since I was born, but he said it was small and an "incidental finding", and it was probably nothing, but I just needed to see a neurosurgeon. that really scared me. then he said, "oh, you are pregnant". all i could think about was the CT scan I had and i just started crying. to make a long story short, i was pregnant, and I went to the OB that next monday and was 5 weeks pregnant. Baby cotton's heart rate was 176 at the 9 week visit, and 170 at the 13 week visit, and tomorrow is the 18 week visit, and hopefully baby cotton will reveal it's privates to us to see if the baby is a brad or jennifer junior. We are very excited and nervous all the same with anticipation. We will find out soon enough what "BABY COTTON" is...TO BE CONTINUED...