Sunday, January 26, 2014

Short Cervix....Ahhhhh!

At my 19 week anatomy ultrasound I found out that I was having a little girl but my doctor also discovered that my cervix was short. Now if you don't know what that means it pretty much means that I am at risk for preterm labor. If my cervix continues to shrink then it will eventually open (dilate) and my little one will be on the way. Whew, talk about overwhelming!! We're not sure if my cervix has always been short or if it has started to shrink. I'm only 20 weeks, at the halfway mark, and little Nylah needs to stay in for at least another 17 weeks to ensure that she is completely healthy.

The high risk doctor is the doctor who discovered all of this. This was my first meeting with him. I was originally meeting him because of high blood pressure during my first trimester (which is pretty much under control with the aid of medication). Now I am taking a progesterone suppository in which I have to insert every night. I have not been put on bed rest yet but hubby and I have a feeling that it may be coming much sooner than we anticipated. From all of my research, I have read that progesterone is pretty effective so I hope it works! I'll be back at the DO in a week for him to check my cervix again. I'll be praying, taking my meds and resting as much as I possibly can in hopes that my cervix doesn't get any shorter. I'll keep you posted.       

We Found Out Baby's Sex!

Well at 19 weeks, the time finally arrived to find out our little one's sex! Hubby, expecting a boy, and I, with no preference were very excited for our Thursday afternoon anatomy appointment. I felt like there was a little girl growing, inside of my tummy and I was absolutely right!! We got a chance to get a good look at her, her brain, heart and all of her little body parts and it's amazing how much she has grown already. I can feel her little movements and seeing her just made me even more excited, Daddy is with out a doubt excited too!

After my appointment I had to share the news with family and friends. I really wanted to have a gender reveal party but I knew that my mother could not wait, she can't wait to find out most So, for very close family and friends I took a picture of her ultrasound and added the words it's a girl and texted it to everyone. For everyone else, I decided to make a gender reveal cake and post the pictures on facebook and twitter (the easiest way to spread the word).

 "Bowtie or Bow? Who Knows?" Designed with a handmade bowtie and bow made by by me!
And here is the inside of the cake with pink icing and a picture of our baby girl "Nylah"! So excited to meet her!!! 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

We're Expecting!!!

Here Ye, Here Ye there is great news to share. The Dogan kingdom will be filled with even more greatness. In about 5 more months, the King & Queen will be welcoming a little prince or princess!
Yes, my hubby and I are expecting now and our precious bundle of joy is supposed to arrive on June 14, 2014! And we are beyond excited! I have not blogged in a very long time because I have a hard time multitasking these days. Mama-to-be is just too I haven't done any baking lately, just eating, sleeping, working, searching pinterest for baby stuff and being pregnant.
I am currently in my 17th week and I will be blogging about all of my pregnancy ups and downs right here!!! So stick around with me ans hubby and I embark on this awesome journey.