Monday, April 21, 2008

Hungry, hungry baby!

I've decided that Baby B must be about the hungriest little thing to ever have grown and developed, because I am hungry all. the. time. Poor Matt, we'll eat some dinner somewhere and even if I say I feel too full, about 15 minutes or so later I always feel like I haven't eaten anything! I haven't been sick yet at all (thank the Lord!) but there are some things that just sound gross when I think about them. Spaghetti, however, sounds wonderful. Even right now, at 10 in the morning! I can also tell that the hormones are starting to run amock. I get tired so quickly and I had my first 'pregzilla' type day... I got really angry over something at work, and had to resist the urge to yell and throw things. Luckily, I was able to just get over it pretty quickly.
We went to our first doctor's appointment last Friday, and it was actually kind of disappointing. We met with a nurse practitioner, and basically sat in her office for an hour and 45 minutes and listened to all the things that can go wrong with the pregnancy and all the different things you can be screened to find out if you might be at risk for... fun stuff such as Down syndrome and cystic fibrosis. They also didn't do anything to confirm the pregnancy, which surprised me! We could be weirdos who like to go to doctors' offices and pretend we're pregnant for all they know. They did take a TON of blood from me, so I guess they'll do bloodwork that will confirm it, but we didn't leave the office feeling very encouraged. All that to say, I think I am going to switch doctors and go to the one my sister in law went to instead. Maybe we'll have an ultrasound to show soon!

From what I read, this week (8 weeks) Baby B is about the size of a kidney bean and swimming around in his or her little sac which is about the size of a grapefruit! No wonder my pants are already getting tighter (or maybe it's all that spaghetti!). He/she has little teeny fingers and little webby toes that will develop after the fingers. In the next week or two we should be able to hear the heartbeat!


Tara said...

Congratulations Matt and Lindsey! I found your blog through my sister's blog (Leah)... And am thrilled that you all are parents! Congratulations! I hope to keep up with you more now that I know your blog address:) Congratulations again- What a wonderful journey you have begun! (And yes, the hunger pangs are normal- Don't worry, its a good sign:))

Katie said...

Lindsey and Matt,
Congrats on the news of a baby Brogli! Lindsey, this is from your cousin, Katie, in Naples, FL. I've been looking at your blog every once in a while since you posted the link on your mom's caring bridge site. I thought I'd look at it again today as your Grannie (my great Aunt of course) called my Dad and he called me - happy news travels fast in our extended family - no matter our extended geography! So, I just wanted to give you my well wishes for a safe and smooth start to your pregnancy!
Email me sometime - travelkatie21 @ hotmail dot com.

PS: My husband, also named Matt, is also a fan of Firefly and Battlestar Galactica!

Alisa said...

You are SO CUTE! Mmmmmmm....spaghetti with ranch! (: Is it just me, or is the tail getting smaller each day!