Saturday, May 30, 2009

Is it November yet?

Thursday we went in for our monthly Dr. appt, and to hear our baby's heartbeat for the first time with the Doppler there. We have one at home that we use every couple of days, so I wasn't worried. I remember every time they put the Doppler on with Preslie you could instantly hear a strong heartbeat. It took the Dr. like 15-20 seconds to find our little baby's heartbeat. It seemed like the longest time of my life. I laid there in shock as she was searching for it, and I for sure thought that the baby was gone. The baby's heart rate was 158 and very strong. I was a mess after the appointment, I was so glad we were able to hear our baby but just so sad for Preslie.

Friday we had an ultrasound to test if the baby has Down Syndrome. The ultrasound was about 30 minutes long and we just stared at our little baby. We got some great pictures of the baby stretching out it's little legs, and wiggling around. Oh how I love the little baby inside of me. It is just so dang cute! I am just sooo sooo scared to lose it. I wish it was November already!

We find out what we are having July 6th. I was 90% sure it was a boy and now I have no idea. I think we all secretly want a girl, but I think it would be easier to have a boy. We will love whatever God gives us, and we are very excited to find out who this little baby is.

Please everyone vote on our poll for what you think this baby is!

Thank you all for your continued support and prayers...please keep us in your prayers, we really feel them. We feel so blessed and loved, and we could not have done it without all of the continuous prayers coming our way.

17 comments:

Janey said...

Rylie--so glad you heard the heartbeat and got to see the baby! You're definitely in my prayers and I'm glad you keep getting good news (it is scary, those few moments before you hear anything!!!)

loves to you!

Courtney said...

I voted girl based on the heart beat. We'll see though, either way I am thrilled for you.

*hugs*

Nathan Coffey said...

I vote BOY - and you can name him Drew, after your favorite former co-worker here in D.C.

Preston and Keri Robertson Fam said...

I think it's a girl. When I was pregnant with Kayston, his heart beat was always in the 130's. Brylee's was always super fast in the 150-160's. Who knows, it could be a myth. You should try out my favorite baby gender predictor. It's laboroflove.com and it's the one where you enter in your birthday and month of conception. It's been right for almost everyone I've done it on! Good luck! Let me know what it says!!

Preston and Keri Robertson Fam said...

sorry, it's thelaboroflove.com! =)

Brittanie said...

I remember that feeling so well. Don't doctors know that when they're dealing with an angel mommy they need to find the heartbeat RIGHT away? My placenta with Erin was anterior, so it was always fairly difficult for them to find her heartbeat, and it always terrified me.

I convinced myself I was having a boy. I think it was because I wanted a girl so desperately. I had left Cora's room just the way it had been. If it was a girl, I could use everything, especially the clothes. But if it were a boy I'd have to pack all the girl stuff up and I knew that would have been so hard.

You know, no matter the gender, it will be hard. Having that baby there, getting to be a mommy, it going to show you what you missed out on. I felt so bad, because all those beautiful moments with Erin I'd break down and cry because I didn't get them with Cora. It got easier, but that first couple of months, I had to start over in my grief journey because I didn't know what I had really lost before.

Anyway, I'm glad you had a great appointment, and as always, I'll be praying for you and your baby!

Jennalee :) said...

Glad to hear everything is going great! I have to say that our guess is that you are having a boy, but it's just fun to contemplate either way. It will all turn out wonderful regardless!

Aubreydoll said...

I wish this wasn't so hard for you and I can't wait for November too for your sake! I'm excited for your 20 week ultrasound but I don't know what I'm going to vote for yet on your poll...

Sami and Mark said...

How come they had to check for down syndrome? I had to do that when I was pregnant with Audree. Good luck with everything and keep staying positive!

Michelle said...

So glad you got to 'officially' hear the baby...such a sweet sound...a blessed sound! Relax and breathe my friend. Faith...Faith and trust that your Heavenly Father loves you...I know it's easier said then done going through what you have, but enjoy those moments my friend, all those sweet moments until November...then you'll have a whole new adventure!

Janee said...

I'm so glad you got to hear the heartbeat and see your lil one! We are praying for you guys!

Bob, Emily, Ellie, and Kate said...

I am thinking it is a boy. But I am pretty much always wrong... I hope you are feeling good.

Bateman said...

You are in our prayers always! We think you are going to have a boy, because Preslie needs a brother to tease. We love you and will be excited either way!

McGinnis Family said...

Ok, I totally voted boy. You've said you thought it was a boy from the beginning so, I'm trusting your instincts. However, from this post...maybe it's a girl. I kept saying Rylie was a boy 'cause I was so afraid to admit she was a girl. Hmmm, it will be exciting to see what the sex is.

I'm glad they finally found the heartbeat. It's so scary when they don't instantly find it! Scares the crap out of me everytime. I'm so relieved all is well! HOpefully, for your sake and Chris', November will come SOON!!!

DaViD + KaTie + aLeXiS said...

Glad to hear things are going as well as they could be... hang in there!! I can't wait to hear what the gender is- my vote is GiRL.

Jamie said...

Hey Rylie! I can't wait to hear what you are having. I hope everything is going well for you. My guess in the baby poll will be for a boy. Little boys are so fun.. I'm kinda bias though ;)

Marni said...

I was thinking about you this last weekend. Hope youre alright.