January 31, 2009

My 100th Post!

Whhooooiiieeee! 100 posts! Yeah. I know. It's not really that exciting.

But this is...

We are headed to Lawrence in just a few minutes to attend my 1st KU Basketball game! I'm super excited! We are going to Mass St. for some shopping then headed to Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch then headed to the game. After that we are going to do some shopping, go to dinner at Olive Garden (I'm already way excited for that) and then hang out some more! We are staying at the Hyatt Place (no visitors please :) ) for the night then tomorrow it's off to cheer for the Steelers as they win the Super Bowl!!! WWWhhhhhooooooiiiiieeeeee!!!

Rock Chalk and Go Steelers!

January 28, 2009

Our Baby is a lime! :) Man, I wish I could have a margarita to go with the lime... in due time! But it does sound oh so good! Your fetus currently enjoys a 1:1 ratio between body and head, and has skin so transparent that blood vessels show right through. But, fingers and toes are no longer webbed, and hair follicles, tooth buds and nail beds are forming -- setting up a significantly more attractive future.
Nothing new tonight. I worked way to many hours today so I'm off to bed!
Oh, and I guess my husband is trying to make it up to me for calling me ugly. See post below in case ya missed it. He got us tickets to the KU game this weekend. So we are making the weekend out of it and celebrating our "Valentine's day" a bit early! We are going to stay they night in a hotel and go to Olive Garden. Fettuccine here I come!!! Oh, I'm sure we'll shop a bit for Baby Jay as well! This kid is going to have so much KU stuff!!

January 26, 2009

Baby Jay

Baby jay is doing great! We got to hear the heartbeat again, a strong 156! Just like the last visit! It took her a little bit to find it so of course I was freaking out a bit, but eventually we got it! Doctor said everything was looking good and my beautiful uterus was measuring right on schedule. I asked him about traveling since I travel for work and he said not to travel over 30 weeks! I'm not gonna lie. I'm pretty pumped about not going on satellites. Sorry Tara. But don't worry. I still have 20 weeks to go until then! I can however still travel to GB for my bestie's wedding in August. He said an hour is max.

My head still hurts... bad. The doc thought that it would subside by 12 weeks which will be technically next Tuesday. Say a prayer... please! These are not any fun at all!

Oh, remember how I praised my hubby on my last post or two?

Well I take it back.

My oh-so-sweet-and-smart husband messed up tonight. When he got home from work I was sleeping on the couch (just a cat nap) and I asked him if I could get a new head since mine was hurting. This was his reply.

"You can put Jessica Alba's head on your body, but just not anything uglier than you are now."

Nice huh?

January 25, 2009

The Duggar's

I just finished watching the "Very Duggar Wedding" and WOW. I *can't* believe that Joshua and Anna NEVER kissed prior to getting married.
Blows my mind.
Not kissing?
Power to em' but there is no way Sean and I could have done that. Nor would we have wanted to either.
Still... it blows my mind.
As you can tell this really is a pointless post. I don't have much to post tonight. Tomorrow is our appointment with the doctor and we are looking forward to hearing the heartbeat again! Pray everything goes well!
Oh, something cute. Sean told me tonight that he is writing a little journal for Baby Jay to read whenever they are 18. He's going to write during the pregnancy and the 1st year. Oh how I love him!
Keep praying for Miss Harper as well at Kelly's blog.

January 24, 2009


This is something I have lacked for the past 6 weeks. I'm very lucky and blessed to have a husband that has kept up with the laundry, clean the dishes, pick up around the house, etc. I'm more than ready for my energy to be back. I have so many artsy projects I want to be doing and I can hardly get off the couch. I have about 3 weeks until I'm out of the 1st trimester and I'm really hoping what everyone is saying is true. Many a people of told me that I won't feel sick, will get my energy back, yadda yadda yadda. They also said I wouldn't sleep as much and well, I'm pretty sure I'm still going to sleep every chance I get! I love sleep. Shot me.

And yes, everyone has also told me to sleep now b/c I won't get it when the baby is here. I'm not even going to express my feelings on that one.

I also have found something people say about pregnant people to be VERY annoying. I've been called PREGO and CAN NOT stand it. Prego is spaghetti sauce. Last I checked, I am not spaghetti sauce. Call me pregnant, with child, expecting. But please, not prego (or fat).

Thank you.

Back to the energy topic.
Guess what I did today. I'll give you 2 choices.
A. Nothing
B. Nothing

Bet you'll never guess the right answer! :) I did manage to take a 3 hour nap after only being up for 4 hours. Then I woke up and felt like I had to have IHOP. Why IHOP? No clue. I don't even like breakfast food but hash browns sounds good. Sean suggested Gutchs and I then decided I HAD to have Bompa and Hummus. Other than that, the food sucked. I ordered fettuccine and it tasted weird. I'd pay someone to bring me Olive Garden's fettuccine. Now that my friend is heaven on a plate.

Well I know this sounds crazy but I think I'm headed back to bed. This whole headache everyday is going to drive me nuts.

Night ya'll!

Say a little (or big) prayer!

I've been meaning to do this for a while, but I recently came upon this gal's blog. Her name is Kelly and she had her baby girl about a week ago. Unfortunately, her baby, Harper, (love the name btw) got pneumonia in her lungs and is having some problems. She is getting better everyday, but I just ask you say a prayer for her. Thanks!

January 22, 2009

Sweet, sweet dreams

I've had a few people ask me if I have had any baby dreams yet. I can finally say I have, and haven't seemed to stop. My first dream was weird. Really weird. All I really remember was sleeping in a bed with Sean, my SIL and BIL (trust me, we don't do this) and all of a sudden I woke up and decided I needed an ultrasound. So I walked up stairs and Kayla had her sono machine all set up and ready. She did the sono and then found out we were having a boy. I woke up shortly after that.

The other dream was last night and all I remember was finding out we were having twin girls.

For 1, I KNOW we aren't having twins. I'm leaving that up to Sean's cousin who is having twin girls. Now for the girl part, maybe. We won't know for a little while.

I'm excited though that I'm finally having some dreams about what we are having. I CAN NOT wait to find out.

Anyone know where I can find patience? To bad Walmart doesn't carry that!

I also rescheduled our appointment for next Monday. I'm excited to get in there and meet with the doctor and to hear the heartbeat. I'm pretty sure I could listen to that forever. On the down side, I've started getting migraines. Not cool. They started me on a med and if its not better by my appt Monday I may need to go to a Neurologist. Again, not cool.

I'm finally starting to get a little (very little) bit of energy back. Still sleeping any chance I get and pretty much eating everything in sight. Pretty sure I'll be one of those girls that gain 50 lbs. Great.

Well kids, I'm headed to bed. Wow. 8:30. This is pretty late for me! :) Night!

January 20, 2009

A day for Change

Today has been a LONG day! I think I've had a headache daily from crying :S. We had Grandpa Ray's burial today and it was just what he would have liked. At least that's what Sean and I like to believe. He is buried at the Kansas Veteran's Cemetery in Wakeeney. It's a very nice, well kept cemetery. You can tell they take pride in it. Here's a few pics...

Today, as all should probably know, was a huge day for America. A new President Obama (grrr) is now our president. All I have to say is America should have let me vote for everyone and McCain would be our new president! But... he's not. So I must embrace this "Change". We'll see what's in store for the next couple years. And see what kind of history is happening whenever our Baby Jay is born.

Just for fun, here's a pic of my ADORABLE hubby, Sean. Isn't he cute! I took this picture so I could see my reflection in his glasses.

Oh and here's some pictures of family members from Sean's Gpa's funeral on Saturday!

Well that's it folks. I'm HUNGRY and we are eating Goulash and I'm excited! Plus, Sean's making it so it's even better!

January 18, 2009


My boys are headed to Tampa, baby!!! Now I just need like 2 grand so I can get tickets and go to the game! Anyone that wants to make donations is more than welcome!
Yah! I'm so excited! Also, the last time that my boys went to the Super Bowl was when Sean and I saw each other for the first time, again! We met at the Stadium club and our friends set it up so that we'd all hang out! And it's been happily ever after since! Awww!

January 17, 2009

A bittersweet day

Sean and I had a full day on our hands with a ton of different emotions. We had his gpa's funeral this morning. It was a really nice service and fitted Ray perfectly. Short and sweet, straight to the point. It's still sad he's gone but good to know he's in a better place. I also got to meet Sean's other Uncle Ron and his cousin Alisha and her family. I've been talking to Alisha on facebook for a while now, so I already felt like I knew her! After the service we had a little luncheon with some good food then headed to Sean's Aunt Rochelle's house. We visited for a while then headed to town for this...
Everything looks great and we are right on track. Baby Jay's heartbeat was 160 and nice and strong! He/She was moving it's little arms and legs and we could see it moving around. It was soo incredible!!! It definitely made all this nausea and blah-ness in the past few weeks very much worth it! I can't believe how much it has grown in just over 2 weeks. It measured 2.7 cm, so just over an inch! We could see a little bit of it's spine, some of the umbilical cord, it's huge forehead, it's eyes and mouth. Plus little arms and legs! I'm already completely in love with this baby! Again, I'm completely blessed!!! Oh, and she told me I have a posterior placenta which means I should feel the baby earlier!!! I can't wait!

Kayla, you are completely awesome!!!! We appreciate this more than you know!!!

Oh, after we looked at the baby she showed me other parts in my body. For as fat as I feel right now (thanks bloat) my uterus is only about an inch away from my skin. So that means (in my head) that I'm still fairly skinny :)! I still feel huge right now. I don't fit in maternity clothes yet but my normal clothes don't fit right so it was a struggle this morning. Poor Sean... :) Good thing I get to wear scrubs to work during the week! She also showed me my kidneys, bladder, gall bladder, and told me I had a "beautiful" pancreas! Thanks again Kayla!

Here's a few more pictures...

This picture you kind of have to use your imagination. Baby Jay is looking right at you. You can see it's eyes, the nose bone, and a mouth line! I think it's my favorite picture so far! You can also see their little arm!

This one you can see the arms and legs really well!
Isn't he or she ADORABLE! We are so excited!! :) (If you can't already tell!) We have our next appt with the doctor this Tuesday but I'm not sure if we are goign to be able to make it. We found out Sean's gpa's burial is that day and of course we want to be able to make it. So I'm going to have to reschedule, but hopefully just for later in the day.

January 14, 2009

Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Cream corn

This is what I'm hungry for RIGHT now... and actually the last 3 days. So I'm having a contest.
The first person to bring me these 3 items for me to eat (and they must be edible!) will win a super-de-duper prize... I'd be excited if I were you.
Ok. Set. Go! HURRY!

January 13, 2009

9/10 week stats

At my appt today, the nurse convinced me to stick with the August 10th due date. I told her that I know it's not that day, but she said the Doc won't move it unless it's a week and a half or more difference. So August 10th is what I'm moving too... which adds a week which is nice. I also found out my old roommate in college is due the same day as me. Crazy huh?

So here's the 9 week and 10 week stats!

Your little embryo has now officially graduated to fetus-hood. Adding to the excitement, a Doppler ultrasound device might be able to pick up the beating heart. With basic physical structures in place and increasingly distinct facial features, baby is kind of starting to look like... well... a baby!
With bones and cartilage starting to form and vital organs beginning to function, baby is making major progress. Body length will almost double in the next three weeks, and arm joints are now working. (Soon, legs will too.)

I'll do a belly pic soon. Something's going on in there :)

We have a heartbeat

and I could not be more excited!!! It was 156 bpm, nice and strong! The nurse tried for just a few seconds before finding it so that was refreshing. Sean wasn't able to hear it b/c he couldn't get off work. I'm glad he at least got to hear it on the U/S 2 weeks ago. I go back in a week for my 1st doctor visit and this Saturday I should hopefully get another U/S.

Kayla... You rock!

Nothing else to exciting going on. I have satellite clinic tomorrow and I'm not looking forward to it AT ALL.
1. I don't do good driving in a car right now. Considering I already feel carsick most of the time, this just makes it worse.
2. My doctor makes us finish charts on the ride back and I get carsick really easy whenever I read/write in the car. So tomorrow is pretty much going to suck.

Well that's it kids! Until next time...

January 11, 2009

Weekend wrap up

So I really don't have much to blog about today. The weekend has been pretty relaxed with a lot of laying around for me! I haven't felt that great this weekend. I'm starving all the time and if I don't eat every hour I start to feel sick. Here's the problem... NOTHING SOUNDS GOOD. So it's hard to eat every hour when you don't want anything. Oh well... nothing I can't handle. Not much fun, however.
In other baby news, I go on Tuesday to try to hear the heartbeat. We also get the chance to have another u/s on Saturday! I'm already excited.
Oh, and they arranged a funeral for Sean's grandpa for next weekend. It'll be a nice little get together and I'll get to meet some of Sean's family that I have yet to meet.
Sean and I had movie nights this weekend. He rented Gone, Baby, Gone. It's an EXCELLENT movie. Normally I fall asleep during all movies and this one kept me awake. Sean likes to figure out the endings before they happen and he wasn't able to do it to this one. Def. recommended by us!
Well, nothing else to report. I'm watching the Steelers play San Diego and I'm HOPING they win. Pretty sure they will b/c after all, they are the Steelers! And Big Ben..... delicious.
Nuff said.
Big Ben, if you are reading this... Call me :)

ETA: WAY TO GO STEELERS!!! Way to spank the Chargers! Booyah!

January 8, 2009

Sad news in the Rodger household...

Unfortunately, Sean and I received some sad news last night. Sean's grandpa Ray suddenly passed away last evening. He just celebrated his 79th birthday a few days ago. Although we are all sad about his passing, we know he's in a better place. He was ready to go and had been saying he was ready for a little while, so it looks like he got his birthday wish. As much as we'd love to still have him here, we all know it's for the better. Sean's handling it pretty well, as is the rest of the family for the most part.
We went and said our goodbye's today. He looked peaceful laying there. Luckily, Sean and I got to spend some time with him about 2 weeks ago at the nursing home. We got to share our good news with him and enjoyed the time we spent together.

We'll miss you Ray,
Sean and Andrea

January 7, 2009

1st Doc appt

So Sean and I had our first appointment today for "Baby Jay". It was over pretty quickly and just with the nurse. We went over family medical history and the do's and don'ts. I then had to have my blood drawn.

I'll be the first to admit I'm a chicken/baby/etc. So when it comes to drawing blood it's no different. You'd think being a nurse it's something I could handle.
With that said...

I'm going to make a *horrible* patient! :)

We tried to hear a heartbeat but were unsuccessful. It's still pretty early to hear a heartbeat on a Doppler. They are dating me at 9 weeks 2 days today. But I know from the sonogram I'm actually 8 weeks 1 day. They also gave me a due date of Aug 10th. I told them that I ovulated late and know what day it was and she didn't think that he would change the due date since it was only a week different. I'm still sticking with August 18th, however.

Oh, and I go back in a week to check for the heartbeat again. If she can't find it then they are going to order a sonogram. And then Jan 20th I meet with the doctor!!!

So here's my 8 weeks stats. They describe the size of the baby in fruit. This week "Baby Jay" is a raspberry!

Your baby is growing like mad, putting on about a millimeter every day and continuing to straighten out in the trunk. Though you can't feel it yet, baby is moving those little arms, legs and (now only slightly) webbed fingers and toes like crazy.

I'd love it if anyone reading this would keep us in your prayers and pray for a healthy baby and pray we hear a heartbeat next Tuesday! I'm not really nervous since we did hear the heart beat during the sonogram less than a week ago, but it's still a little nerve wracking!!



Oh, also pray for me to get to feeling better. I've come down with some sort of bug. :( I know it's not baby related due to a fever and all the fun things that come with the stomach flu :(

January 5, 2009

It's been a loonngg while...

But there's an awesome reason why...

Yup, that's right. Sean and I are having a baby. And as long as everything goes well and the baby continues to grow strong, we should be parents mid-August!

We are super excited and feeling so blessed right now! This has been something I've wanted since I was an itty bitty girl and it's hard to believe it's really true!

Sean's cousin's fiance is a ultrasound tech student right now and has offered to practice on me in the next upcoming months! So we are excited to get to see all the changes the baby will be going through! We did this u/s at 7w2d and she said everything looked good. The heartbeat was 136 and we could see little arm and leg bugs and the heart beating. I have some video I'll try to upload soon.

Also, we have nicknamed the baby "Baby Jay" in honor of Sean's beloved Jayhawks... would you expect anything different from him?

I've been feeling pretty good. Just tired and sick to my stomach at times, but nothing I can't handle. This whole food aversion thing is what is kicking my butt!! Tonight I made mac and cheese and Sean made this mexican casserole and I planned on eating his too. But I took one sniff of it, and that was it. Couldn't eat it!

Sean has been such a trooper through my moodiness and not feeling well at times. He's been Mr. Wife and I thank him for all that he's done! :) Love you!

Well, I have my first appointment tomorrow so I'll update then. Hopefully I get back to blogging regularly now if I continue to feel better!

Good night! :)