Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy 2009!



As I look back on 2008 I am in awe. God is so good! I just can't wait for the next years adventures to begin. I pray that your night is fun, and safe. We will see you in the New Year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Vacation

So the past few days have been fun.  We hopped on a plane on Friday to Texas only to get into a car and drive to Kansas to visit some of Josh's family up there.  I had a blast!  I had never been to Kansas first of all, and it was so much fun to see the fam up there.  While there we did a historical tour of all the places Josh has lived.  We started in Olathe and went to three of the four Kansas houses.  That night we went out to eat with Denny, Diana, Doug, Chanda, Lyndsey, Terry, Kole, and of course the four of us.  The next day we went to downtown Kansas City and visited UMKC where Dave got his advanced degrees and then to the Plaza where we saw the cutest light display.  We also went to Union Station where we saw this huge train and Christmas display.  It was really something.  It was to Doug and Chanda's to stay the night after that.  We played cards until 2:00 am but we had a blast, so it was worth it.  On our way back we stopped in Wichita where Josh had the fondest memories.  So that was really fun.  We saw his school's, the tree he ran into impressing a girl, the fields he played soccer in, the zoo he never shuts up about, the house he made lots of memories (and trouble) in, talked to the current owner who was a little freaked by our spying, and the church he went to.  It was quite a trip.   The only down side was my nausea.  Apparently our little one doesn't like the car as much as daddy.  Oh, and we learned that grapes and anything grape flavored is a bad idea.  Ask the girl in Dick's who watched me cry as I wiped throw up off my shirt.  Yikes!  Anyway, we are back in Texas now, and are looking forward to seeing all the family here.  Happy New Year!    

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Here we go again...

And believe me we will never get bored of it. 

We went for another ultrasound today and Baby Thye is perfect! The little heart beat has sped up a little to around 176 beats per minute and the length measured at 36mm. I can feel it growing every time I feel a cramp on that side, which is really cool. What was most fun today though was we were able to see what actually resembles a baby, not a blob or tadpole.  If you look closely on the left hand side you can see the head (which is the biggest part of the baby right now). Then right below is the heart beat. You can see it flashing slightly. Then the best part, hands!! They are to the side of the heart beat. Before the camera was rolling Baby was shaking them uncontrollably, only as if to say, "Hi mommy and daddy."  Then as soon as we had our excitement, Baby settled down to be photographed and measured. Good little one. But daddy kept trying to get the hands waving, since that was hilarious and so cute. One thing you can't see on the video are eye sockets. Yep, this baby will have eyes! Hopefully big and blue with amazing lashes like daddy. At least that is what I am hoping for. Thank you for all your continued prayers and take a look at this amazing Christmas miracle.

 
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Monday, December 22, 2008

Feeling good...

Josh is home safe. I am not throwing up.  My cats still love me.  And tomorrow I get to see our baby again.  So life is good.  Just thought I should let you know since last post was a little sad.  More to come tomorrow...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I miss my hubby!

So Josh left on Tuesday for the Midwest Music Conference in Chicago. I think I have cried myself to sleep every night since he left (but I am pretty sure it is the hormones and I am not that big of a baby.) Anyway, I do miss him. He flew out on Tuesday. You know. The day the whole country was under storms and Chicago runways were covered in ice. Yeah that was good for me to know sitting at home worried to death! Everything changes when you are expecting. I even drive differently, like totally grandma style. I think I even cower at people if they are driving 5 over the speed limit. I am scared of everything lately. So as I watch the news and see that Chicago is getting more and more snow everyday, the thought of my husband flying home just seems like a far off reality. I feel like he will never come home. And then I don't want him to come home because I don't want him dying in a flight. It is just so frustrating, and scary. But I am kind of getting used to living in fear. I am scared of everything now a days.

On another note, I have discovered a couple of other things (besides being a complete fraidy-cat) I am not loving about pregnancyville:
- Fruit roll ups and mac and cheese combo (but I thought they sounded good...)
- Plugged up nose, runny nose, nose issues period! (this doesn't help the tummy either)
- And constipation (seriously if anyone has suggestions I am open, YIKES!)

Things I loved about pregnancy:
- Wearing big clothes
- Feeling my baby grow, daily (I never thought I would love cramps so much!)
- Having my cats lay on my stomach every time I am sitting (they know...)
- Thinking of baby names, texting them back and forth with my hubby (he has had some weird ones though)
- Reading everything I can find (maybe that is why I am scared though. I think I might cut back)

Anyway, I am off to bed. Pray for me tomorrow as Friday night alone will feel very sad. And pray for Josh's safety home on Saturday. Thanks!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Baby Thye is eight weeks old.

Hi everyone. I read my email today just to be reminded that my baby is still growing, and aging. At eight weeks my baby has little eye lids, feet, brain cells and is crossing its hands over its little beating heart. I can't wait to see Baby next Tuesday. Keep us in your prayers!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Yay for hands and feet!!

I just read in my little book (actually I have six of them now. Is that too many?) that my baby has hands and feet. It still has a little tail (which I am sure daddy wants to turn into a little you know what) but hands and feet are a good start to looking like a little person. I can't wait until my next ultrasound. At this rate I will go poor just trying to look at my precious miracle. But who cares, right? Hands and feet. Love it!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's Christmas Time at the Thye House

Thanks to my amazing husband, it is finally Christmas around here! I was very sick after Thanksgiving, which is usually our day to put up the tree, the lights, and all the accessories. But it just didn't happen for me. Without Josh's help I am not sure it ever would have happened. I even told him I didn't want to put anything up since then we have to take it all down. Both tasks that were feeling way too overwhelming for me. But he did it anyway. And I am very glad he did. I fall asleep to the tree lights every night. Calming... He is very proud that he did most of it himself, so I had to share. Good job babe!













Monday, December 8, 2008

Baby Heart Beat- try not to be amazed by this!

Okay.  So thanks to my amazing (and I am going to add "adoring" since he is so cute trying to remember that is what he is) husband, I was able to get this on the blog. He gave me the genius idea of emailing the video to myself, similar to texting someone. Why didn't I think of that? I am going to blame it on mommy brain. Anyway, here is the cute little heart beat.  Amazing that something so small is so alive, inside of me.  God is good!

 
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Baby Thye is seven weeks old!

Josh finally got to hear the heart beat today! It was super cool and he was so excited to record it on our phones, so we can have it with us always. Every time I hear the little beep, beep, beep, I just want to hug my tummy (which is growing as we speak). Here are some pictures from the ultra sound. I tried to circle the baby in yellow and the yolk sack (which is nourishing the baby until the placenta forms) in pink. I put that picture first, then the one with out all the markings. So hopefully people can see it this time. I actually think the six week pictures are easier to read, but hopefully by our December 23rd ultrasound the baby will look like a baby and pictures will go uphill from there. I will try and upload the video from my phone, as soon as I learn how to do that...














As you an see on the bottom of the pictures, the baby has grown and the heart rate is slowing down. If you ask my friend Kim she would say it is because I am having a a boy. The Chinese birth calendar tends to agree with her, but we will see. What ever it is, it is 12.11 mm (last week it was 3.7 mm) and the heart rate is 144.5 beats per minute (compared to 156). Happy and healthy is all we are going for!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

How many babies???

ONE! I am thanking my lucky stars at this point. I knew God wouldn't give me anything I couldn't handle. So when the thought of twins was starting to get entirely too overwhelming, I was very happy to hear there was only one baby in my tummy. I am already scared to death that I am going to mess this one up. Good thing I have practice time before I get another. Yikes...

Anyway, here are some of the pictures I got from the ultrasound. But I have to admit, the best part was hearing the heartbeat. It made it feel real. Like I wasn't just reading about something in a book. Seeing it on a stick. Hearing it from the doctor. It was really inside me. Growing. Living. Making mommy sick as a dog! You know, good things. I have another ultrasound Monday. I just can't wait. Wow, nine months feels like forever at this point. It is like when you were a little kid who had bought Christmas presents for everyone in the school store, but you just had to give it to them early because you couldn't wait to see their face. Yeah, patience does not run through my veins. That's for sure. All I want to do is see my baby! But I guess this will do for now. And please do not be like my husband and laugh when you think you can't see anything. It is there. Adorable as can be. :o)


This is Baby Thye's first picture. Just a nice shot for mommy and daddy. You can see it on the right hand side (no wonder the cramps were awful on that side). The over sized tad pole looking thing. So far our baby has a big head, one big black eye hole, and small little bottom. Taking after Josh. No small butts in my family. But if you look closely it is smiling at us. Let's hope for daddy's dimples!


Here is the heart beat. You can see it at 156 beats per minute. Very strong heart beat. But since it is only six weeks old (seven weeks today) it was very faint and oh so cute. I couldn't stop crying.




And here is the overall size. My baby books tell me that in the sixth week the baby should be between 2 and 4 mm. Our baby is at 3.76mm. It says average on the picture, but I am pretty sure Josh and I have huge potential of having giant children. Being the smallest ones in each of our families, the thought is not just an exaggeration. But we will see. In time...



So, if you didn't catch on. I had to do my ultrasound early. It was scheduled for today, but I had to go in on Monday due to excessive bleeding over the weekend. I am fine. But when she did it I was six weeks, meaning the baby was 4 weeks old. Today I am seven and the baby is five weeks. Still my potential due date is calculated for July 27th, 2009. Regan is pulling for the 17th, her birthday. Either way, I will humongous during the hottest months in AZ. Yay for me! But honestly, after seeing the baby on screen, I just can't wait to hold it in my arms.

Some more goodies!



Well this carrying a little life just gets better and better, in some ways.  Although I have discovered that throwing up in the kitchen sink is much easier than the toilet (for a number of reasons), I have also discovered that other people are as excited about our baby as we are.  Yesterday I got the cutest little booties from one of my favorite families, the Fosters.  Former DV family, and current Imoni Events family, they are just so dang sweet.  While in Texas over Thanksgiving, since they are the biggest Texas fans I know, they visited the fan shop and just couldn't resist.  I have to admit, I don't mind.   This will be a great way to impress the Texas Thyes when we show off the little one(s) eventually.  Thanks ladies!  I love them. :o)   



   

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Good and Bad

So even though my baby is the size of a pea (my "little sweet pea" according to What To Expect...)  I am finding that my clothes are no longer fitting.  Mostly the pants and bras.  And since this is a family friendly blog, we will only talk about the pants. ;o)  This was extremely disheartening at first.  To realize that you have nine long months ahead of you, and your pants are already paging SOS as you try to put them on in the morning.  But the good thing about being pregnant is you do not have to zip up your pants, and it is entirely socially acceptable!!   Isn't that great?  Thanks to my good friends, who have already been down this road, I have been introduced to the Bella Band.  It is a tube top looking things that you can place over the unbuttoned pant regain and voila, preggo pants (even if only a little bit preggie), but cuter.  I have just started to love my wardrobe again... 

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving




We hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.  We certainly have a lot to be thankful for and we know you do too.  Thank you for being a part of our lives.  We love you all!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My new favorite thing...

Sympathy!  After the last couple of blog entries, I have gotten a lot of phone calls, emails and comments on my well being.  It is nice to know that people care.  I am actually not doing that bad.  I am a little bit of a drama queen right now to be honest (which I am sure you all are shaking your heads like, she is just realizing this).  I was telling my sister in law this morning that I am trying to stay positive but it is hard when there are no signs, besides bad ones, that we are having a baby.  I look the same, no fun belly.  I can't pee on any more sticks, because that fun has worn off.  And I have to wait until next week for the ultrasound.  I keep telling myself that I will be better once I have a picture.  Maybe I am just a baby.  But it is sweet that every night when Josh has to give me my progesterone shots (since my estrogen is high as a result of the fibroids) he is very encouraging and loving.  He tells me how strong I am, as he pokes a two inch needle in an already bruised back, and always kisses my forehead while I am cringing (or crying) from the pain.  I have to figure that after all this lead up, having the baby will be a cinch, right? :o)  Anyway, all this to say thank you for being in our life and helping us through this time.  It is a very exciting time, something I am reminded of everyday I feel my uterus grow!  Now, if I can just get a picture...       

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My new favorite thing about pregnancy.


I decided that I am going to try and concentrate on all the good things about being pregnant. Almost everything I have read so far has been so negative that I started to wonder yesterday whether I was really feeling bad, or was it just the negativity I was getting from all the learning I was doing. So I decided that every so often I would write down the things about pregnancy that I like. You know, to counter the things I hate every now and then. So today's new favorite thing I like about pregnancy is... GIFTS! I had coffee (actually raspberry Italian soda) with my friend Emily today and she got me this really cute book, my baby's first present! How fun is that?? So I had to chronicle it. It is a little chick that plays "The Farmer in the Dell" and it is so soft. Apparently it will also teach my young one how to count. So score! Here's a cute little picture.




Monday, November 24, 2008

Josh has it too...


So apparently I have a really sweet hubby who is experiencing morning/all day sickness too. Finally, sympathy pains... Today he was walking in the hallway, and all of a sudden started throwing up in a trash can. Then the orchestra director walked by and said, "Yep, you sure are pregnant." Poor thing. Good thing I wasn't there or it would have been two of us! But then he called and said he wanted to come home and lay down. No way Jose!! I work like this all day long and he needs to keep his sick days. So he toughed out the rest of the day just fine. But it made me think of a this really funny cartoon I had seen the other day, when Josh wasn't so sympathetic to the "wonders" of pregnancy.

Good Reading

So my good friend Sarah gave me this book called "Pregnancy Sucks: When your little miracle makes you miserable" and it is the funniest dang book ever. I was glad to know that some of the things I am going through are shared by all "preggies". But mostly I am happy about how informative it is. I really feel like I know nothing. And as I sit around the house pondering what I am going to name the baby, what colors I am going to do the nursery, if I am going to have a nursery, or how much weight I am going to gain, it is nice to actually learn something. And since pregnancy isn't always that fun, I also appreciate the humor. Thanks Sarah!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Things I hate...

Things I hate about being pregnant (so far):
- sharp cramps (thought those were gone for at least nine months, heck no!)
- no more hummus (believe me)
- overall irritation with almost everyone (especially other drivers and my wonderful husband)
- not being able to eat during the day and getting sick when I pig out at night
- not being able to stay awake during the day and then having insomnia at night (even though I have taken no naps!)
- feeling like the days go by so slow...
- realizing maternity clothes are ugly and way too overpriced
- not remembering anything exactly right (which I am really good at usually)
- not being able to button my pants when I am sitting down (even though my baby is the size of an orange seed)
- feeling like a complete idiot, all the time

And I am sure the list goes on. More, hopefully happier, news tomorrow...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Blood work good, check!

Well the past couple of days have been a whirlwind. I know you aren't supposed to tell anyone you are pregant until you are past 13 weeks, but when you have been trying for three and a half years, kepping a secret is utterly impossible. So we have been on the horn telling all the people who have been praying for us that is has happend, and we are finally pregannt. I never tire of saying it, but I am getting tired. Nothing compared to having a new born in the house I am sure. Or two. We got the second blood test back yesterday and everything looks great. My numbers are still high, but we will find out if we are having mulitples at the December 3rd ultrasound. So until then I am trying to keep my self busy. Reading books, searching online, etc. We just have so much to learn! So if you have any suggestions let us know.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We are having a baby (maybe two or three)!

After three long years of trying for a family, our prayers have finally been answered and we are having a baby in July. God is so good, and as we embark on the Thanksgiving holiday, we certainly have even more to be thankful for this year. The blessings are overwhelming! I go in tomorrow to schedule the ultrasound and give more blood. Apparently my bloodwork was through the roof (same thing happened to my step-mom Sue when she had Conner and Tanner) so we will see. We might have two or three babies a brewing in there. At this point I have already kicked into mommy mind set. I don't care how many there are, I just want them to be happy and healthy. And even though they are like a month old, I can't wait to meet them. To find out if it is boy, a girl, one of each. To name them. To hold them. The list goes on. I am so excited! Josh is too. Apparently he told his classes today and the kids even wrote "Mrs. Thye is Pregnant" on the board. I love high schoolers sometimes (sometimes...). So if you want to keep up with our progress, our thoughts, feelings, decisions, just tune in. We are happy to have you along for the ride. We love you all!

The proud parents to be: