Thursday, May 28, 2009

what happens in delaware

aaron and i traveled up to rehoboth beach, delaware for the holiday weekend. we rented a fantastic house and had a great time hanging out with everyone. here are a few pics from the weekend. hopefully i'll make it down to the basement tomorrow to really update the blog. got a few new pics to post from today.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

baby on board

just one baby on board. as much as i would have loved to have two, my body is thankful it's only one. so here's a pic of our little rice crispy. (the nickname is a reference to it's size) we were also able to hear it's heartbeat on tuesday. it was 151 bpm. it's insane to think something so small even has a heartbeat.

the baby measured at 7 weeks and 3 days. which was two days before my ivf calculated due date of december 24. baby westphal is due december 22, my dad's birthday. so looks like we're going to have a christmas baby!

everything looked good and i was released to my ob/gyn. no more treks to hickory or charlotte for medical care. i had to laugh, my RE gave me a little pregnancy care package that included a onesie that said, "made in charlotte" and technically it's true.

as far as symptoms go. i've been lucky and haven't had any morning sickness. just very burpy or vurpy and mild heartburn. some minor cramping and just tired all the time. one of the main reasons blog posts are short and far between. hopefully that will change in the upcoming weeks. we'll be documenting this pregnancy and with that will come the obligatory belly shots. right now there isn't much to see.

yes, it's gonna be very interesting to see what happens to my tattoo. maybe that's the real thing we'll be following. lol!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

mobile upload

random picture on my cell phone. what you'll see riding in my mother's automobile. and yes, he bobs. happy mother's day, mom!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

robots can love

cute video my brother-in-law's girlfriend made for a design class. starring both danny and karla. cute.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

slightly addicted

well i did great and didn't do a HPT (home pregnancy test) before my blood test. a big part of that was the fear of it being negative. but once i knew it would be positive i've pretty much gone to town. here are 3 of 5 tests i've taken the last few weeks. i think the main reason i continue to do them is to reassure myself that things are still going good. i don't think the paranoia will go away til after the ultrasound. what am i saying, it'll probably not go away til i'm holding a healthy baby or two in my arms. 1 week and 1 day to go.

i've done 7 weeks of injections, 4 of those weeks doing intramuscular injections. it's getting harder and harder to tolerate them. or i should say my tush is tired of them. hopefully, after the ultrasound i'll only have 2 more weeks. i am so looking forward to that day.