Monthly Archives: April 2009

News travels fast…


It always makes me laugh the way that rumors spread. Like, your friend broke her arm. But, you hear that she got run over by a car and was pinned for 17 hours. When really she tripped up some stairs. People always embellish the truth. So, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised after this last incident. Here it goes: Last Thursday I went to the OBGYN. She told me that our baby had a Choroid Plexus Cyst on the brain. Most of the time the cysts disappear. These are found in 1% of pregnancies, and 1/ 10,000 babies who have these are completely fine. But, babies who have Trisomy 18, also are found to have these types of cysts as well.  Trisomy 18, is a chromosomal disorder, kind of like Down’s Syndrome,  and the babies have a lot of health problems. Anyway, the doctor told me not to worry, that she had never had a baby that had Trisomy 18, and she see 3 cases of these cysts every month. Well, of course I worried. Because, I have been that 1/10,000 statistic, just recently. Jared and I decided just to tell a few people, for obvious reasons. Well, I get a phone call from my friend, and she tells me how someone told her that they had heard something about my baby. They had heard that the baby had a cyst and needed surgery, or something like that.  First, I was shocked because, I didn’t know how our secret got out, and secondly that of course part of the rumor wasn’t true. I explained the truth to my friend and of course she was shocked too.  So, if any of you heard that rumor, now you know the truth. Now for the good news! Today we went and had a level 2 ultrasound. They checked EVERYTHING on the baby. The cyst is now gone, and everything else looks great with the baby! We are hoping that this is our last scare and that the rest of my pregnancy will be smooth sailing.

I do want to clarify, that I am not mad about this. I am just thankful that everything is fine. 🙂 Because, once again God answered my prayer! He is great. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).


More confessions…


1. It bothers me when people misspell things. So, if I ever misspell anything, please let me know, and you can rub it in my face.

2. Our baby’s room looks like a room, not a room that holds junk! 🙂

3.  My mom, sister, and I are going to Josephine’s on Friday…I can’t wait!

4. I can’t wait for summer.

5. I drank a whole pitcher of blue Kool-Aid. It was delicious. All the sugar probably wasn’t good for me though.

6. I don’t believe in horoscopes, but am thinking that everyone that lives in  my house, or is going to live in my house is a Virgo….including the dog, probably isn’t a good thing. 🙂 (Me-Aug 27, Jared-Sept 2, Domino- August 20, Baby Hartsock-Sept 4ish)

7.It also bothers me when people mispronounce things.

8. My laptop is still broken, and it stinks.

9. Same confession as last week…Pregnancy does ever weirder things to your body…again I will not elaborate on this…lol.

10. I love checking how many people have viewed my blog, and love getting comments. It completely makes my day…yes I am a dork!

11. The dog was just excited to get new carpet in the baby’s room as I was, he ran around the room, and then we rolled around on the floor. Again…I am a dork.

12. I have to drive over to Barnes today for my surgery check up…I am not looking forward to that. 😦

13.  Jared and I can’t decide on a girl name to save our lives. It the baby is a girl…she may not have a name.

14. I hate calling the baby it. But, I also want to be surprised on what “it” is. I think it is a lose/lose situation. 🙂

15. I am going to miss all the sleep I get now, when I go back to work.



On  Sunday we had an ultrasound. It was great to see the baby, and can’ t believe that it’s grown so much. The baby was of course stubborn. It was laying with it’s head down and we couldn’t even get a picture of it. 😦 But, we did get to see that everything looked good, so that is the most important thing. We told the technician at the beginning that we didn’t want to find out the sex of the baby. So, as he was looking he says, “Well I know what it is.” Jared and I looked at each other. We both got really excited. I know we both thought “TELL US!” But, we knew we had to stick to our guns. So, we didn’t find out. He measured everything, and the computer calculates into weeks. I am 20 weeks, and everything measured at 20 weeks except 2 things. It’s femur of the leg measured at 22 weeks, and the abdomen measured at 19 weeks. It looks like it is taking after it’s mama, long legs and no torso. Poor kid. 🙂 Oh, well.  This made Jared and I even more excited. We can’t wait!!

My confessions this week…


1. Jared told my that my belly is looking bigger…it is true…it hurt my feelings….I think it’s all the pregnancy hormones. 🙂

2. The reason we aren’t keeping the hardwood floor in the baby’s room is because, I have an irrational fear that the baby will fall out of the crib and hit it’s head.

3. I’m actually loving being off work this week. The past few weeks have been rough, but being able to drive has really helped!

4. Getting all the laundry done this week really made me happy. More happy then one should get about laundry.

5. I am getting annoyed by the dog.

6. I have drank a whole carton of orange juice in 2 days. Before pregnancy…I didn’t even like orange juice.

7. I know I have been in the house way to long, when I get excited about 1. laundry, and 2. I get a secret thrill when I go get the mail.

8.  I can’t stand this cold weather crap. It is spring darn it! It needs to be sunny and a little warmer.

9. Pregnancy does weird things to your body…I will not elaborate on this. 🙂

10. I am really excited to go to Texas on June 4th, for a wedding. (oh, this means I have to get a dress…I hate that part) 

11.  I am loving that I can feel the baby move more and more each day!

12. I love that my husband is really observant, he told me that he liked the way I did my eyes today. (it was different than usual)

13. I have looked at my pretty nails 153 times today. ( I got a manicure yesterday)

14.  I have made a list of all the things I will eat and drink when I am not pregnant. They are 1. Tuna sandwich from St. Louis Bread Co. (dumb I know) 2. Iced Tea (I haven’t drank caffeine since I became pregnant) 3. A glass of blackberry wine 4. A Caesar salad from The Airliner 5. A Dr. Pepper Humdinger. I am sure the list will get longer

15.  I love that I have such amazing friends and family who have been there for me this past month. I wouldn’t have made it through it without you.

I know this wasn’t the most exciting blog, but thanks for reading anyway! 🙂 What are you confessions this week?

Facebook Stalkers Unite!


I am about to write a blog completely unrelated with pregnancy…or any problem. lol. I was just on facebook, and guess what? Two of my friends became fans of cuddling. Lol. First of all, I think it’s hilarous, that I know this. If you just wanted facebook to keep up with your friends, too bad, now you are a stalker. Let me tell you, I have officially become a facebook stalker. I think I may have a problem. 🙂  Sometimes I think I know more about my acquaintences, then actual friends, or husband’s day. For instance, I may know that a “facebook friend” has…a) Woke up crabby. b) Is having a really  bad day at work. c) Is going to Walmart after work. d) Is eating spaghetti for supper. And e) Is going to bed.  Or another one of my favorites…My friends and I are out for dinner, and I say “so and so is pregnant” and they say “yeah, I saw that on facebook.” Then you say, “yeah, that’s how I found out.” Or, you see someone haven’t seen in a while, but you know everything about their personal lives anyway. You don’t want to say…”yeah I knew that, I stalk your facebook.” So, if you, like me, are a facebook stalker, be proud. 🙂

Oh, I do have to write one pregnancy related thing…I can feel the baby move!! 🙂 It is so exciting.

Normal Pregnancy Stuff…YAY!


Now, that the drama is over, I can officially just blog about pregnancy!! 🙂 Which I know isn’t as exciting or interesting. But, I am glad that all of this “excitement” is over! I went to my high risk OBGYN, and good news, I don’t need him anymore. I can go back to my regular OBGYN and I couldn’t be happier! We heard the heartbeat again (that is like the 100th time we’ve heard it), but it is so WONDERFUL to hear! I go get my 20 week ultrasound in 2 weeks, and we are pumped. Just to let everyone know now, we aren’t finding out the sex of the baby. Yes, I am serious. We are going to be surprised. 🙂 Although, we both think it’s a boy, and so does MOST of our family and friends. We don’t care either way, we just want healthy. 🙂 I am starting to get a tummy, although if you didn’t know I was pregnant, you would just think I was getting kind of chubby. I know I will regret saying this one day, but I can’t wait to look pregnant instead of chubby. 🙂 I am also now hungry ALL the time. I feel like I am constantly snacking. I woke up at 2 a.m. last night, and my stomach was making all kinds of crazy noises and was starting to hurt. So, I woke up and ate. I felt so ridiculous. Oh well, I guess that’s normal. Well, I’m off, but you probably will be reading more of my blogs. I am off work until April 27th, and I am going to go nuts! 🙂