Tuesday, November 10, 2009

17 weeks u/s pics of his face. :)

Too long since last post. 19 weeks. :)

Well, it has been a long time since my last post. Isaiah is growing and growing - as is my belly. Most days I feel great now, though I have to admit the weight gain has been hard - and I never wanted to be one of those women who worried about that. But having my wardrobe not fit and my thighs look huge has been harder than I imagined. I am eating well, and not too much, minus the occasional brownie :). I haven't exercised as much as I should, but working full time and pregnant seems like exercise! I have managed to walk the dogs almost everyday - so that is something.

Currently I have a sinus infection and have had serious sciatic nerve pain for the past few days. Today I had my 1st pre-natal massage and Isaiah seemed to really enjoy it - at least it got him moving a lot. I can defiantly feel him moving now - more and more everyday. It is THE best feeling I have ever had. At first it felt like I was being poked and now it feels - well - like a baby swimming in my belly!

I cannot believe I have the perfect little man growing in my there. I am 19 weeks now and we had a 3D u/s 2 weeks ago which confirmed he was a boy. He moved a lot during the u/s, and he rubbed his eyes, covered his ears and rubbed his little feet together - I have NEVER seen anything more amazing. I could have watched all day - but again Henry says he needs his privacy.

Henry is SO excited about Zay - and it makes me love him more than I ever have. I am so happy that I chose such a good daddy for him. We talk about Zay all the time and Hen literally giggles - it is so cute. I cannot imagine either of us loving anything more. How blessed we are. We have our next u/s in 2 weeks and it will be a full anatomy. For now - he is perfect and we feel blessed.

My mom bought Zay his whole bedroom suit - thanks GJ! - and Henry plans on putting it together over Christmas so we can get his room ready. I am so excited for mom to come and for us to play in his room, decorating and getting it prepared for the little man. My shower is just a few weeks away and I can't wait to see my family's reaction to my ever growing belly and all of Zay's kickboxing skills. Enough for now - I will try to keep up better in the future. :)

Monday, October 12, 2009


Wow I have totally neglected this blog for a few weeks! But the good news is I have been keeping up with the topics I need to post about – so hear they are:

On September 25th I had my 1st real appt with Dr. Alexis and LOVED her! She spent over 20 minutes in the room with me – which was great – and answered all my questions. I got to hear the baby’s heartbeat, literally melts my heart and makes my whole week! The baby was very active moving around during the appointment – I could not see or feel the movement but heard it on the u/s. (12 weeks)

On October 1st I thought I felt the baby for the first time, it felt like a dull pushing in my lower abdomen, first one side, then the other. Not certain, but I think it was the baby moving. I haven’t grown that much this month, pictures above.

Over the weekend of October 2nd I began to feel somewhat better and actually went out with friends until after 11 pm! IMPRESSIVE. I felt a little trashy being in a bar – LOL – but we had a good time playing darts and pool. This week I had 2 dreams that the baby is a girl -= which is strange because all along we thought it was a boy.

October 6th we went to the perinatologist, as usual I was nervous before hand … what would they find, what would I see … Henry was able to meet me there which was great – I wanted him there as much for me as for him! We went in and got to spend about 20 minutes looking at … OUR LITTLE BOY! Yep – he’s a boy. For the 1st 10 minutes we couldn’t really tell, and the tech never would guarantee it, but he clearly had a penis – see pics above - <3. He was moving all around and kicking his legs and arms – it was simply the most amazing thing I have ever seen. He is Perfect. So cool. Henry and I are both ECSTATIC. It seems our every thought and conversation is about baby Zay. His name will be Gabriel Isaiah Wintz, he will go by Isaiah – Zay for short.

We will see him again in 4d on the 24th and cannot get to the next “viewing” fast enough.

Friday, September 25, 2009

12 Weeks

So it has been awhile since my last post - we have been busy. We took a trip to Phoenix for my mom's 60th bday, a surprise to her and we had a great trip. Then returned to the daily work, sleep, routine.

I have been feeling much bteer the last week or so and seem to be nicely sliding into my 2nd trimester which officially starts 1 week from today - YAY!!!!!

I went to my 12 weeks appt today with Dr. Alexis, who I LOVE (it only took 3 tries to find a good one!). SHe spent 30 minutes in the room with me, answered all of my questions, and didn't make me feel crazy with all my weirdo concerns.

THEN, she pulled out the doppler and I got to hear the little guy moving all around, doing push-ups and getting pumped, according to Henry. LOL. The heartbeat was great and baby was very active. I have no words for how good it feels to hear that sound! Who knew you could fall so in love. :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

11 weeks pregnant!

So we are quickly approaching 11 weeks pregnant, in 2 days and I cannot believe how time is flying. It seems like yesterday I found out. At the same time, it has already been a long journey to meet this little guy. So 2 weeks left until the 1st trimester is over, for those paying attention October 1st marks the 2nd trimester. I will post more pics then.

I haven't gotten much bigger than I was in the last update picture, my Dr. says this is normal - some women gain alot and then slow down. She said I may not look any bigger again until into the 2nd trimester, or I may hit another growth spurt, you never know.

My mom has been GREAT and send me not only lots of books and baby gear and videos but also raided her own closet for clothes that would fit me in this odd stage of pregnancy when most maternity clothes are too big and most of my clothes are too small.

Fetal development in pregnancy week 11:fetus in third month Maybe you’ve noticed… your baby is a super-duper grower! Your lil' fetus will be gaining a substantial amount of weight this week and has already achieved fruit-size-status comparable to a plum. What's more, your little scientist is already starting to explore their body, focusing most intently on touching their head, and especially their face and mouth. Their mouth in particular will provide them with hours of entertainment. This happens not only because your baby is gaining coordination, and is therefore able to move a hand on command, but also because their palms have gained sensation and can actually “feel” what it touches.They're also developing their swallow reflex this week. And lastly, your baby's smelling and other olfactory senses will begin developing this week, which when combined with the maturing taste buds, will provide your baby with their first experiences of taste and smell.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Updates on Pregnancy

I am feeling better this week than I have so far, even though my morning sickness is getting worse ther est is subsiding. I am now almost 10 weeks pregnant - it is CRAZY to think I only have 2 more weeks until my 1st trimester is over. Wow, has it gone by fast. Only 6 weeks until we get to have the 1st 4d ultrasound, the picture above is the type we will get at that time. We will probably get to find out the sex then, but maybe not. If it is a boy it is more likely we will find out early, b/c his junk shows easier! LOL.
I can't wait to find out. Henry and I spent the day on the couch yesterday and saw about 1000 baby commercials - we cannot wait to meet this little guy. :)
So we are pretty set on names ...
Girl = Gabriella Elyse Wintz
Boy = Gabriel Isaiah Wintz
However, boy middle name (which he will go by) is still negotiable. Suggestions? Something different, but not too ethnic. :)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

September 1st

The 1st of every month we will take and post pictures of the pregnany - so here goes the 1st post. September 1 / 8.5 weeks.

From September 1st

From September 1st