Friday, December 28, 2007

Prayer requests!

Today is a big day for Trish, she is having her beta today and we are all hoping for a great result because she and her hubby really deserve it!!!... They have been struggling with IF and miscarriages, so please give her your support.
Trish, I really hope this is the ONE..... A Big hug for you and David!!

On a different note, please also have Kathy on your thoughts and prayers as she is waiting for more answers after an appointment next week. Her baby is having an irregular heart beat and therefore she has been referred to a pediatric cardiologist.
Kathy, I really hope you get reassuring answers next week!!

The last Friday of 2007!!!

My appointment yesterday was a very short one. The report of the genetic u/s I had on Friday wasn’t ready so we couldn’t discuss about it. My OB/GYN told us everything must be great because he didn’t hear anything from the genetic specialist and during the u/s he hold me everything looked OK. Usually if there is something wrong he calls your OB/GYN right after the u/s and he didn’t so I assume we are OK. My OB will review the report once its there and he won’t call us unless he doesn’t like something.

I have had a very busy week!!!… Being the last week of the year there are a lot of things that need to be done at my office so we are all stretching every second as much as we can…

In the stores it is the same story… The days were hectic before Christmas with all the orders that needed to be delivered for Christmas and now with the ones for New Years. No complaints about it, we are happy that things are going great. Last year things were kind of slow after Christmas and we thought this year will be the same but nope, so far we have had a great week and we hope for great sales this weekend!

On a different matter, I guess it’s always nice to put a face to a name. I am kind of reserved of posting pictures on this b.l.o.g. I really don’t know why, maybe because this is the place where I can come and write about everything and anything -at the same time- without really thinking before. It is my “escape” place when I need one…. But then Farah inspired me because she posted a pic and I was happy to “meet” her and now to actually picture her talking when I am reading her posts. So I decided to do the same thing. The picture will not be here forever, just for a while so you can picture me when you read.

I hope you all have a wonderful new year’s celebration and a 2008 full of health, work, love and great surprises!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

My best christmas gift ever!

I didn’t have a chance to update during the weekend but I am very happy to report that everything went well at my appointment, and it was my best Christmas gift ever!...

I just can't express how relieved I felt walking down to my car after hearing the specialist said that everything looked great. Actually, I was supposed to get several pictures of the baby but something went wrong with the machine and the nurse couldn't print them. The doctor was very upset with the situation and appologized a lot of times... I told him not to worry and that I was more than happy just to hear him say everything was OK, but he was really worried about the picture incident.... He told me that he would give me a 4D u/s free to make-up for the inconvenience!!!... That was nice!!!... Now I just need to do a little research on when is the best time to do it, if you happen to know please let me know!!!

I didn’t tell in my lasts posts that thank God there is nothing wrong with the baby, this kind of u/s was recommended by my OB/GYN even if everything looked right and we decided to do it. Here in my country is common practice to have an u/s every time you have a follow-up appointment during pregnancy, so I am lucky to get to see the baby each time I go to the OB/GYN. This genetic u/s is not mandatory if everything looks good but my OB/GYN suggested having it done anyway. We are convinced that we would not terminate the pregnancy if something went wrong but we did wanted to know the results of the genetic u/s so we could prepare the best we could to deal with the situation, in case we needed to. Thankfully everything looked right.

My OB/GYN is getting the report about the u/s and I have a follow-up appointment tomorrow to check on the pregnancy and to discuss the results.

Even though the u/s was very detailed and it took like 90 minutes, the baby didn’t want to cooperate too much when we wanted to confirm the gender. I needed to move to my side for a while and then to move to the straight position again and when we were giving up the baby gave us a nice view… I am sure you can guess with the picture added to this post!

I hope you all had a great holiday! ;)

Friday, December 21, 2007

...Where there is life there is hope!!!!

Good news first....
Where there is life, there is hope!!!....
I am extremely happy to report that our prayers were answered!!!…. My online friend Kathy got great news yesterday after her follow-up u/s, everything looked good and baby Benson was as happy as can be with a strong heartbeat again!!!

And now, a little update about my life these days:
I had an appointment with the endocrinologist yesterday to check on my thyroid levels and everything looks good. No need to increase my meds at this point, which is great, and I hope to keep the good news coming after my u/s this afternoon.

I don’t know if my u/s is like the big u/s that those of you living in the States get. This one is a very detailed u/s performed by a genetics specialist. Here they call it “Level IV -Genetic u/s”. After the u/s I will get a report and a copy will be sent to my OB/GYN. We will discuss the results with the specialist during the appointment and then with my OB/GYN next week. This is the u/s were we will know for sure the gender but it is the last thing I am really worried about…. I just want everything to be fine!!!!

I wouldn’t be honest if I tell you that I am completely relaxed. Every time an appointment gets closer I get nervous and anxious, …. Well this time is no exception, I guess I was fine during the past few days but then today I really feel the anxiety. The T is not going to be able to make it today for the u/s as he has to attend the Christmas party for all the employees at the warehouse. I will be going all by myself so please send me all your good vibes, thoughts, and prayers!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A kindly request!!!

This time I am here with a very friendly request:

Please, have Kathy and her family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through a difficult time.
Kathy, a big hug for you!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Something fun to start this week!!!

….I guess with all the things going on during the past few weeks I forgot to write about something fun!!…

When our past OB appointment was approaching, the T kept asking if we would be able to know the gender of the baby and every time I told him that it was still very early to tell for sure. Then when we were in the u/s room and the doctor was performing the u/s the T told him that I was very, very impatient about knowing the gender. After I heard that I just laugh out loud!!!… You see, I WAS THE ONE IMPATIENT!!!!…

So, the doctor told us it was still early to confirm and that he didn’t like to tell before it was sure. Then the T said that I've told him the same thing, but if he could give us a “clue”. He doctor laughed and told him he would give us a clue on what he was seeing but also he told us not to come after him if in the big u/s we get a different confirmation.

So, I said that I could wait until the big u/s but the T said that he wanted the clue… Now it was totally clear who was the impatient one….!!!… So the doctor kept looking at the screen looking for a good view and then he freezes it and makes it bigger…. And then he says OK, here are the upper part of the legs and, if you see here, this baby at this point seems to be a GIRL!!!…
So, we'll see if we get that confirmation on the big u/s on the 21st!!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

I've been tagged!!!

...for a while now and I haven't realized it!!!

Tina tagged me, but as my life has been kind of crazy lately, I haven't had much time to spend on my blog, and I just noticed it a few days ago.... Well, she is one of my readers, and now online friend, who after a long IF road is now pregnant with twins. She is having a follow up appointment and an u/s today to see the heartbeats, so please keep her in your toughts, prayers and chicken dances!

Tina: All of my fingers crossed and a prayer for you today!!!... ;)

As I've been tagged, here are 8 random things about me:

1. My passions in life: travel, knit/crochet, cooking/baking, running

2. I have never smoked

3. I have never been drunk - I rarely drink more than 2 glasses of any alcoholic beverage

4. I’m fortunate to have been in 38 countries around the world

5. I have a bachelor in Industrial Engineering

6. I have also 2 technical degrees - One in culinary arts and the other one in baking and pastry

7. I lost my father when I was 4 years old, my mom was 29 and pregnant. She lost the baby also.
With the loss of my father, I think I lost my mother too…. I believe she never actually fully recovered from the whole thing, she became alcoholic and still is, so I grew up in a very tough and modest environment....

8. I married The T, my college sweetheart, after 9 years of dating... Yes, NINE YEARS!!! -I was ready to sue him if he didn't propose - ;)

Now, I tag you..... I like this tag thing because I believe is a great way to get to know you better, so if you have a chance, get in this tag process and tell us more about you!

Monday, December 3, 2007

15 weeks and growing!!!

Wow, it really amazes me to see how our baby ticker keeps changing each week. It seems that this week our treasure is starting to look much more like a little one. And well, also since the beginning of this week I feel that my belly is popping out and I am so excited about it!

The firsts weeks of the pregnancy, even though I felt great I was bloated and I notice it in my clothes, but then I guess it went away slowly because a lot of my pants that felt tight started to fit just right again and I still fit in a lot of my regular clothes. I can’t wait to start showing and feel the baby move.

The weekend was very good!!!... The stores were very busy and we had record sales. Also one friend from college came to visit and we kind of “took advantage” of it and went to visit this new place in the city. It is a man made river that starts in downtown, goes to the south and it finishes inside a park. We knew it was a nice place but I really didn’t imagine how gorgeous it is. It is 1 mile long and has a promenade on the sides where people can walk, and along the way it has a lot of different kinds of fountains and waterfalls. It is just beautiful and I believe I will come back to take a few pictures and show you so you can see a little bit about where I live.

I hope you all have a great week and a very happy Monday!!!….