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Thursday, October 01, 2009

In case you missed my status, we found out last night that we're having a little girl. We went to an ultrasound place that does not require a doctor's referral and they had the neatest ultrasound room. It was set up like a small theater. We got a CD with pictures and video's from the ultrasound. It was awesome.

Jason was having difficulties with the website he was maintaining so he deleted the account. He created a new one. The address is jenniferandheather.yolasite.com/

The site doesn't have a lot on it yet, but it does have a couple of video clips of the ultrasound from last night. Click on "Sights and Sounds". You can't see in any of these that she's a girl but the tech took a look from several angles and said every time that she thinks it's a girl. My experience with these has been right on in the past. Our next ultrasound will be scheduled for week 20 which a very short 3 weeks away. The dark area on the top of the head is where the soft spot is but much larger than what it will be when she's born.


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TAMMYS40 10/26/2009 12:31PM

  That's great. My prayers for a healthy girl are with you.

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DAYHIKER 10/1/2009 4:31PM

    How nice! Technology is a wonderful thing sometimes!! We old timers had to wait the entire 9 months to know these things!

emoticon Cindy

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SHINAKO 10/1/2009 3:34PM

    How neat!
Heather, huh? Already picked out the name? :)

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Just ranting here, skip this if you don't want to hear negativity about my ex.


So my ex-husband that never seems interested in his daughters life calls me to chastise me this evening because I didn't tell him she has the flu. If I thought it was super serious, I would have made the call but to be completely honest he never even crossed my mind. Why would he when he never shows an interest in her?

And he seems more upset because we didn't call him to tell him about picture day. I did tell Jennifer that she should call him but even she made it sound like he wouldn't be interested so she didn't want to waste the time.

He never sees her except maybe once or twice a year. He's so caught up in his own little world that he doesn't make the time for Jennifer unless it's by his rules. He never takes the time to just see Jennifer...all his other brats have to tag along and she's not real fond of them. I just don't get it.

He said that he calls her but how am I to know that when he doesn't communicate with me? I don't ask Jennifer everyday if she's talked to him. I do suggest on occasion that she call him or try to see him but she's never interested and I take it as her feeling she doesn't really feel wanted or needed by him.

I had to force him to pay child support through the courts because he quit paying. Then one year when I called him to help pay for her to have teeth removed (for braces) he asked what I was doing with the child support!!! Apparently he forgot that he's supposed to also pay 1/2 of her medical bills which he fails to do. So I JUST had the thought...if he's going to be so "interested" in how she's doing then he's going to pay his share from this point forward.

I told him if he's interested in her life then he needs to call me but he won't. I wasn't thinking about him when Jennifer got the flu because I was scared to death that I was going to catch it and I don't want to do anything to jeopardize this pregnancy; I've waited way too long for it.

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TAMMYS40 10/26/2009 12:28PM

  RANT RANT AND RANT SOME MORE. You have reason too. Hopefully for your daughters sake he will take more of an interest. If that is what she wants. You can't blame her if she doesn't want to mess with him. Keep your spirits up with us if you need to. You have to let it out. Hang in there.

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GMEAN2055 9/23/2009 8:51PM

Don't let him get to you...Thats what he is trying to do. Your daughter has a mind of her own and if she wanted to talk to him she would of called. Hope your feeling good.....

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TEDYBEAR2838 9/23/2009 1:37PM

    I hope that it can be worked out for your daughter's sake.

Just let it go if you can't fix it. The stress is just not worth it.

Breath slow and deep.

NOw, doesn't that feel better.


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SOPHIEMAE2007 9/23/2009 11:39AM

    My friend's ex-husband used to do the same thing to her. She would call me in tears. Her daughter would spend time with her dad, but he always critisized her when she was younger. Said she was fat! Cripes she was a child. Later when her daughter became a teen, she got it in her head that she wanted to live with her dad. I think she thought it would be a lot easier and to be able to get away with things. Big surprise, it didn't happen. She became the baby-sitter of her stepbrother and found out she couldn't do things she wanted to do. Now she is back with her mom, but she is 20 yrs old now and in college. She is still a long way from growing up but is learning quickly.

Anyways, sometimes I just wanted to smack this guy, but it wasn't any of my business. I always thought he was a jerk, especially after they got divorced. He would follow us around when we would go out or have a buddy follow us to keep an eye on his ex-wife to find something she did wrong. Never happened. He was the one that got caught going off to a casino the night he was to have his daughter!

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GRANNY1972 9/23/2009 8:14AM

    My daughter goes through the same thing with her sons dad. If you don't tell him something he throws a fit and if you DO tell him he acts like he could care less and why are you bothering him!! It's a no win situation. You just keep doing what's the best for you and your children and just don't worry about him.

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SHINAKO 9/23/2009 7:08AM

    Nuts to the ex, that's all I have to say about him! You and your children come first- anyone who's not in their lives will have to wait their turn.

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ETTEZEUS 9/22/2009 11:51PM

    I'm always here for your rants. I don't mind them.
Big hugs!

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Regular OB Checkup

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Went to the doctor yesterday for my monthly checkup. Everything continues to be normal except my doc wants me to go see a cardiologist. I've been having some odd sensations - for no apparent reason my heartrate increases and I can feel my pulse throughout my entire body; it makes me breathe a little heavier and more shallow and makes me feel a little weak. Jason says it could be anxiety but I don't know. Typically it happens a couple of times a week and usually after I eat but it happened yesterday morning while sitting at my desk before I had a real chance to eat.

It took the nurse about 10 or 15 minutes to find the baby's heartbeat yesterday, which was a little scary, but she did finally find it and it continued to be a strong 158-162 bpm. May have only taken 5 minutes but felt like a lifetime.

I had a really odd dream last night about us taking the baby out to find out if it's a boy or girl then tried to put it back (it was a boy). Crazy hormonal dreams...

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DAYHIKER 9/13/2009 2:32PM

    I was just reading here (after copping your S'nS nutritional information for my grilled chicken) and see that hearty congratulations are in order for that highly anticipated new baby! How wonderful!!! I hope that all will go smoothly for you and am going to add you as a Friend.

God bless,
Cindy emoticon

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SHINAKO 9/9/2009 5:37PM

    I once heard (through workplace gossip, of course!) that when you dream about your baby's gender, that's what gender it will be.

Scary about the strange sensations. It KIND OF sounds like an anxiety attack, from my limited knowledge pool, lol, but it's ALWAYS good to get it checked out, just in case. Carrying extra packages does tend to do wonky things to our bodies, hehe.

I'm glad the baby's heart was going strong!

One of my WoW friends just had a baby this morning (they induced her last night.. I was GLUED to Facebook!) so I'm kind of on a baby high right now, lol!

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TEDYBEAR2838 9/9/2009 4:45PM

    Hope everything settles down for you kathy.

Keep us posted.

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NT Scan Results

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Hey everyone! Just got a call this morning from the doctor's office that completed the NT Scan. They said everything is normal! If you need or want more details on what the NT Scan is, read my August 26th blog. It's basically checking for Down's etc.

I'm so happy!!

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    That's great Kathy - I'm very happy for you!

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URNIGHTNURSE 9/8/2009 8:24PM

    YEAH!!!! emoticon emoticonWe're going to have a baby. emoticon

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ETTEZEUS 9/3/2009 11:26PM

    Woo Hoo! I'm so happy for you too!!

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TEDYBEAR2838 9/3/2009 6:28PM

    emoticon News Kathy. emoticon for keeping us posted on our little baby. She'll/he'll be a part of all of us and we'll get to know and love your child and watch them grow.

How are you feeling? Getting rid of that morning Sickness?

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UNIQUECHAR 9/3/2009 6:21PM

    YAY!!!! I'm so happy about this! I had no idea that they could check for that. It's so awesome how much technology has advanced!

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SOPHIEMAE2007 9/2/2009 6:14PM

    That is great news!!!

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Start of baby website

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Jason has it started - he's outlined part of our story and at the bottom of the page, click on the speaker to download and hear the heartbeat.

The thumps in the sound wave is the baby doing flips. It's too awesome.


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MARYBETH_OHIO 8/31/2009 1:04PM

    Wow Kathy that is so cool I just loved it and the ultrasound images thank you so much for sharing ..

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BELIEVING4US 8/30/2009 5:18PM

    AWESOME, we are believing for our miracle this month!

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PRIMALMICHAEL 8/29/2009 8:35PM

    That is very special! Congratulations!

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ETTEZEUS 8/28/2009 8:49PM

    OH MY GOSH!! I looked at the ultrasounds and there is one picture there that looks like a baby skunk!! Looks like eyes and a nose staring at me with that white stripe going down the back. I about fell out of my seat laughing so hard!

I know you love animals but really Kathy, I thought you wanted a baby....ROFLMBO!!

Seriously, What a cool site. I'm happy Jason didn't go in to detail on what those idols looked like. I'm just really happy they didn't work on me. I WILL NEVER touch them again. My gosh, the first time I did scared me to death when I was late and you and Stephanie turned up pregnant!!

Sounds like a nice strong HB to me!! Can't wait to hold the little bugger.

Great Job Jason!!

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SOPHIEMAE2007 8/28/2009 7:35PM

    Cool! Pretty neat to hear it doing flips!! emoticon

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    Wow, things have really changed since I had my kids. We got to hear the heartbeat, but they didn't even do "ultrasounds" let alone sonograms unless a person was high risk. AND we didn't even have internet back in the olden days...lol

I didn't know the sex of either kids until they were born. I like the new way better! If for no other reason, you can buy pink or blue if you want...and not just yellow and green. emoticon

It really gives parents the opportunity to follow the baby's growth and even bond before it's born.

Thanks for sharing this with us. I bookmarked the link so I can follow the updates!

Again, congrats to you both!


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FLORIDAFLUTIST 8/28/2009 12:21PM

    What a wonderful site Jason is creating for your baby! It is so cool to hear the heartbeat (and thumps!). It's amazing the technology we have! I know your child will treasure this.

That is so interesting about the fertility idols! Hmm....did they really work or was it just an amazing and timely coincidence?!! Really makes you wonder! That will also be a very fun story for your child to pass along to friends and family!

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KERI8587 8/28/2009 10:59AM

    Kathy that is the coolest thing ever! You will have to show me how you guys did that when the time comes for me! (Many, many years from now. haha)

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SHINAKO 8/28/2009 6:48AM

    That is too cool! I love hearing the heartbeat and the little flips. I didn't know the fertility idol story- I guess it worked, haha! I also LOVE how he's writing it- like it's a story to your child.

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ETTEZEUS 8/27/2009 11:31PM

    Cool! I'll check it out soon! I'm heading to bed now. It's been a really long day with the late start on transcription!

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HISTOMOM 8/27/2009 10:01PM

    Kathy...this is SO COOL!!! I had forgotten how great of a sound it was...A baby's heartbeat...I can't wait to read more. BTW...I had no idea about the "Idol"...it really worked for you and Jason...and I guess Stephanie and Craig....I am now a believer in miracles!!!

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