Saturday, March 27, 2010

Date Night

Granna Viv (Brett's Mom) usually keeps Hunter one night every weekend. Hunter loves her very much and he doesn't mind a bit to stay with Granna and Toal! Toal a.k.a Coal is Viv's black Lab and Hunter's best friend! It's also nice for Brett and I to have a night to ourselves and to spend time with our friends.

Instead of going out last night, surprise, we stayed in because of my NAUSEA! I finally broke down and called my doctor. She called in a prescription to the pharmacy and it has helped, however, nighttime seems to be the worst for me.

We decided to order O' Charley's to go! The soup, salad, and rolls were delicious and it definitely hit the spot!

Then Brett had the wonderful idea of buying the Blind Side and watching it while we ate! It is one of my favorite movies and I love Sandra Bullock! Sorry the pic is a little blurry! For all of you who have seen it and know me well, I can always quote something from my favorite movies! This is my favorite part- It's when Leigh Anne is looking for big Mike and she encounters some of his old friends. One of the friends threatens that big Mike is going to get his! The conversation eventually gets to the point to where she says, "You threaten my son, you threaten me! You so much as cross into downtown, you will be sorry. I'm in a prayer group with the DA, I'm a member of NRA, and I'm always packing"- as she pats her purse! Love it, Love it, Love it! Also, I must add that I am a Kappa Delta Alum and Collins was a Kappa Delta at Ole Miss! Collins is Leigh Anne's daughter! Just had to give a KD shout out!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! We are getting ready to take Hunter outside to enjoy this beautiful day!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

First Doctor's Appointment

Baby Spradlen is on the way! I went to the doctor on March 15th for my pregnancy confirmation appointment. I had an ultrasound and to be honest, I had a moment of panic. I couldn't see anything when it began and I kept thinking, where is the baby?! Finally, I saw the heart fluttering and felt ten times better. The heart rate was 145, which according to the Old Wives Tales, is a GIRL! Then on Friday I met with my new doctor- the doctor that delivered Hunter moved. She is wonderful and I know I will like her just as much!

The small dot is the nutrient's ring for the baby and the "blob" to the right of it is the baby! This was taken when I was seven weeks, two days! Now you can see why I was a little nervous at this appointment because of the ultrasound below of Hunter!

What a difference two weeks make in a baby! This is the same appointment I had with Hunter at nine weeks. You can actually see the nutrients ring and a baby!

Right now baby Spradlen is no bigger than a grain of rice and most of the internal organs-lungs, liver, kidneys, and intestines- are in place, but they are not yet fully formed and they do not yet function fully. This is the most important month for the baby's growth!

I have been exhausted which is hard with a two-year old running around and am constantly nauseated. No morning sickness so far though- knock on wood. I am ready to have my energy back, so bring on my second trimester! We are so thrilled to be adding to our family and that Hunter is going to be a big brother! We are blessed and pray to be blessed with a healthy baby!