Thursday, July 28, 2011

13 weeks

We had another OB appointment today and was lucky enough to see our little one.. The baby is very active though I can't really feel it yet, at least I think I can't being my first i'm not sure exactly what I am supposed to be feeling.. 

But all looks good, Good heartbeat, 10 fingers which it was wiggling around quite a bit and 10 toes. We saw the spine, legs, feet and head.. everything looks as it should.. She tried to find out the gender, she didn't see anything between the legs but it's still kinda early so that can change. We will know for sure on September 7th when we go for the more detailed sonogram.. But my doctor is awesome and gave us a couple pics today..

baby Hands

Feet and Legs

Side view - sorta, we saw alot better on the screen but was moving to much to get a good shot.

So All seems to be going well. It was so awesome to see the baby moving on the screen. I can't wait til September 7th,, then we will know for sure if it's a Boy or Girl.. I'll be happy with either I just want a healthy baby.. But can't lie it would be fun to have a little girl to dress up, but a boy would be just fine also. Just wouldn't be able to play with hair bows then.. lol..

Shelly <3

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Name Game

I think one of the hardest descions with being pregnant is giving our baby a name.

It is something they will obviously have for the rest of their lives and an important thing to choose.

I am 13 weeks today and we are getting closer and closer to that date when we will be able to tell if our little jellybean is a boy or girl. While all we care about is a healthy baby we have been throwing around names for both genders until we find out for sure.

Now naming I thought would be fun, and it is in a way, but also hard. We have to decide on a name we both like and agree upon and sounds good with the last name Marino. We have already agreed we do not want anything to common or nothing too crazy that the kid will be made fun of. Something Unique. 

Our Trouble seems to come in Boy names, We don't want anything common so Robert, John, Richard and such names are out for us. Currently the only name we both like is Devin. And while that is a good name we would like options in case we decide Devin is not for our little one.. We just can not think of another boy name we like that is not too common.. 

Girl names seem to be no problem, we have several we like, currently we like Lily, Leyla, Leah, Brianna, and Bella, though I think we are moving farther away from Bella, everyone seems to have that name right now. Thought that was our first pick in  girls name.

So I ask you all out there.. have any suggestions on any unique boy or girl names for that matter that sound good with Marino? We need some good imput at this point.. thankfully we have plenty of time to decide, but we would like to start calling our baby by its name as soon as we can. 
you know once we can find our exactly if it is a boy or girl.

So suggest away.. I would love to hear all your ideas...

Shelly <3

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Getting over my Fears

So everyone has a fear or two, right, Mine include Spiders and Dentists.. see a long time ago I had a horriable experiance with a dentist.. I had a bad absess and went to an emergency room type of dentist to get it taken care of since I did not have dental insurance and it hurt so bad I was getting headaches. 

Well this dentist was rough and gave me no pain meds at all after even tho the tooth did have an infection. In short I was sent back to work right after they pulled it, which at the time was right across the street from the hospital. I got dizzy and really sick about a half hour later and it was not a fun afternoon or couple days after that. Ever since then Dentists terrified me. 

I am not a big fan of pain to begin with and the thought of another person in my mouth messing around scared the crap out of me. I can honestly say I have not had the best mouth care in the past and when I was younger did slack on the brushing, though I have "soft" teeth to begin with and will never have perfect teeth, not taking care of them as I should have just made them worse. Now that I am in my 30's and take better care of myself I needed to get over my fear and get my teeth fixed. Esp. my front 2, One of which is cracked and broken and generally does not look good. after all your smile is the first thing people see when they look at you and I always try to smile with my mouth shut.

So while I am pregant and unemployed I was approved for Medicaid. Which covers dental work. I looked into getting it fixed last year before I lost my job and with partial coverage they wanted $500 to fix it. I don't know about you, but we are a paycheck to paycheck household and I just did not have the extra $500 to spend. Medicaid covers dental procedures 100%. 

So with a little pushing from Damien I made an appointment to get started. Might as well take advantage of the full coverage while I have it right! Well I had a cleaning of sorts last week. The dentist was very nice understanding and gentle, so they gave me 2 more appointments in coming weeks. My first one was today and I am happy to say one of the 2 crappy front teeth are filled and looking so much better. 

I go back again next week for the more extensive messed up one, that one will need a root canal and a crown, the filling just won't cut it.. I am a little nervous but once that is done,  I can smile again. and not be ashamed of my teeth. and with the baby coming I am sure I will be wanting to smile a lot! So Wednesday I go in and get that done, and Thursday is my next OB appointment.

I am happy I found someone who is gentle, understanding and not pushy, there is nothing worse then a dentist scolding you for crappy teeth, that is why I can to you because I know they are crappy I don't need a reminder..

So in another week of so, I will have better teeth, and probably another pic of our little jellybean. I am currently 12 almost 13 weeks and everything seems to be going well.  I'll be happy to get all the dental work over with that is for sure, the dentist is still not my favorite place but I think I can confidently say it is not one of my fears anymore.. now Spiders are another story.

Til next time <3