Thursday, February 3, 2011

Healthy Heart

I had an appointment with my OB today. It was such a sigh of relief, seeing that little heart beating beautifully away. Between getting in a car accident last week, and then being in the hospital this week for lung complications, I was very worried about my little bub’s health. But he/she’s a trooper, because it is strong and healthy and resilient, and for that, I’m hella grateful for.

I even, on the ultrasound this morning, got to see it move its little hand up to its mouth to suck their thumb. Oh my heart it was adorable! Here’s a pic that was taken today. It’s not great, I know, and in case you couldn’t tell (because I couldn’t) the head is on the left, and its torso is toward the right. That little black blob (although, curiously enough, shaped just like a heart) is the baby’s heart, getting strong.

Things are hard.
But I have so much to be grateful for.
I’m just taking things day at a time, and mostly coping by buying fashionable maternity clothes at this adorable (and expeennnnnssssive, sorry Brandon!) boutique. I’ve decided that looking cute and wearing designer clothing makes puking in a garbage can just that much easier. Seriously. :)

Also, mostly just so you can gasp in surprise at how big I am already, is a picture that was taken on Sunday, at 13 weeks. Me getting hefty! (I think by my 3rd pregnancy, my uterus decided to give up and like explode.) But – GROW BABY GROW! :)

17 comments:

bananas said...

You have an adorable fetus, I must say!

I said it in email but I will say it for the world to see: You are NOT BIG. It's just that the rest of you is small!

Now rub your belly for me and tell fetus I said hello!

Maeve said...

I want to get pregnant just so I can buy that top!

You look lovely and I hope that your lungs start cooperating so that the rest of you can relax and enjoy this pregnancy!!

Tylaine said...

That's terrific news! And you look smokin hot in that shot....I love those glasses (makes you look very intellectual......not ofcourse that you're not :))

Sia Jane said...

:D is all I can say :D

Keep caring for you too.
So proud of you and so happy too :D

You just brightened my day xxxxxx

Pattie Cordova said...

Happy that you're doing well and I completely agree with you on the maternity clothes. I'm about 5 months pregnant and I have a couple of the CUTEST jeans from one of Heidi Klum's maternity line and it *almost* makes up for my huge thighs I'm sporting right now.

Whit said...

I love you. The end.

Just That ZombieGrrl said...

You look absolutely radiant and beautiful, and I'm glad your little bundle is doing well. I hope you start feeling better. I understand (from friends/colleagues over the years) that the second trimester means far less nausea and far more enjoying sending your husband out for weird food combination.

What kind of car accident? Are you (and anyone who was with you) doing ok from it?

Katannah said...

I've been a coward and waiting for this picture before I post. I can't think about you without happy tears. You've fought so hard for this moment and I want so badly for good everything for you. I will keep thinking healthy strong thoughts for Child Within and envisioning good growy things. But lovey... please don't stuff Hairy.

Suzi Q said...

I'm so happy for you!!you look adorable!! Not hefty :)

Krista said...

Love your shirt! They now sell maternity clothes at Forever 21, but only at the South Town mall. I found a way cute dress there for only $22! Glad everything is going well with the baby!

brie said...

A few things to say:

first, thanks to all for your incredible love, support, and kindness. i always forget how awesome my blog readers are. your support and well wishes honestly mean the world. i mean it.

second, krista, i can't wait to check out forever 21's maternity line! and, for your info, i can give you the name and address of the designer maternity boutique that i go to - they're going out of business at the end of february, so everything is 50-80% off, so you can get some killer deals!

i <3 you all!

brie said...

oh and katannah...SO good to hear from you. your little I is getting adorable. :) and, don't worry, i won't really stuff hairy...hahaha

allegri said...

you look sooooooooooo hot!

Kara said...

I too indeed would definitely consider getting preggers just for this amazing shirt... hmmmm....

emo said...

Brie, how HAPPY I am for you!
Glad to read that everything is going good with your baby.

Thanks for letting me paint your nails and do some wax'n. I had fun with that.

Arielle Bair (Becker) said...

So happy for you. I am praying that everything goes well and that YOU and baby stay healthy. So glad you got to hear the little heartbeat. :)

Sarah said...

OMG, I must have missed this post. You are SO CUTE. A lot of my friends have said that they bump out a lot sooner with their 2nd or 3rd pregnancy compared to their 1st, and all of them say they carried differently for each pregnancy. I really wonder (because I am a nerd) what makes the difference?! Either way, you look completely adorbs! Give him/her (I think it's a her!) a little kiss for me. Well, that might require some complicated gymnastics, so maybe have Cade do it, k? GROW BABY GROW!