Monday, December 8, 2008

Bad Start to a Good Morning

Nick and I had no time sensitive commitments this weekend. Actually, I didn't even work Friday (why didn't I post? um...well my DVR was 99% full and I made a serious commitment to myself to take care of that problem. By the end of the day it was 37%! When I commit, I commit!) so we really had no serious early morning time commitments for the past THREE days. So the, it makes the most since that this morning, when we have our doctors appointment and both need to be out the door by 8:30 (we usually leave at 9 and 9:20), that Ellie would think it was a WONDERFUL idea to roll in dog poop in the back yard. She has done this like four times in her life, and she picked TODAY as a good time. I actually saw it before it happened...she was to excited about some smell. I tried to yell for her, but I couldn't get there in time. There was SNOW and I had no shoes on! She was on her back and I knew it was DOOM.

She came in smelling like, well dog crap, so before either Nick or I could shower (we only have one...oh our little house) we had to give her a bath. Then I jumped in the shower while Nick blow dried her hair (she has this really full hair and she gets so cold in the winter if she is wet...and she is really spoiled) and somehow, miracle of all miracles, we still managed to leave the house on time!

So, the doctor! Do you ever really look forward to something, then its like nothing? That was kinda this appointment. We spend a good 40 minutes waiting to see the doc for about two minutes. It was an exciting two minutes I guess... I have gained two pounds which they said "only" about but I thought was pretty good! They said I don't have to sleep on my side like my pregnancy book said, or at least not yet. When he did the exam he said I was really growing, but you all can see that from the 14 week picture. We got to hear the heart beat, which was beautiful. We could also hear the baby moving around in there! He said in the next 3-4 weeks I will start to feel the movement! (creepy and exciting). We also found out that our next appointment (January 6th) we will get the big ultrasound! We aren't finding out what it is, but if we were, this would be that ultrasound. It is really detailed and they said we could bring a DVD to burn it on so we can show everyone! So exciting!

So that's it. A really annoying start to the morning what with the dog crap and everything, but a pretty great end what with the sweet little heart beat and the promise of an ultrasound in four weeks!


  1. Hi Sarah, I've been following your blog for awhile. I'm 9 weeks pregnant with a baby from IVF. Hope everything continues to go well for you! What a grand way to start the morning, with the dog doo! Last week, my husband and I were getting ready to leave for our last RE appointment and one of our cats barfed on the bed. Lovely. Take care!

  2. I had a beagle that loved to roll in poop. I can't tell you how many new collars we had to buy for her. I'm glad you got to hear the heartbeat! I bet that is one of the most wonderful sounds a mother can hear. I can't wait to hear one myself. My 2WW is almost up. I feel some pretty strong symptoms, but I'm not getting my hopes up, since I've been let down so many times in the past. :-) I do have heartburn from hell, though. :-) HA!


    P.S. - Just a side note - being from southeast Texas (now san antonio), I've seen a little bit of snow ONE time in my life. I was 5. I built a 12 inch snowman. I absolutely LOVE cold weather (or what we consider cold here), and one day...just one day, maybe i'll see some snow again!

  3. Yuck what a way to start your day.

    At least you got a wonderful ending with your little baby.