Thursday, February 25, 2010

Doctor's Appointment!

So, I don't have gestational diabetes! Woo hoo! However, the doctor told me that my iron was a little bit low and that I should take a supplement once a day. I figured this is definitely not the worst that could have been. The baby sounded great and its heart rate was 140 bpm! This is a lot lower than the previous 150's... Baby Boy maybe? I go back to the doctor on March 9th for another ultra sound! I will get to see the baby and all its parts. They are checking on a part of the heart they couldn't see and I will also find out what it is weighing. Speaking of weighing, I have gained 15 pounds total and I am trying to keep the weight gain to 4 pounds per month... I hope I don't cave! Anyways, only 2 more days until we find out the gender and we could not be more excited!!!!! We will keep you updated!
Love Love Love

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Yes... Contractions. Last night I was laying on the couch and began to feel extreme pain and tightening between my hip bones! I could barely stand up and was telling Brandon I didn't know WHAT was going on. I layed down in bed on my back and there was like a hard ball between my hips. (I always thought contractions were up around the belly button) It went away after about 1 minute. But sure enough... an hour later, it happened again! I was beginning to worry. Finally, I fell asleep. I woke up 4 times in the night with these pains. I called my Dr. and she said that after hearing my description it sounded like contractions and baby moving from breech to head down. It has been breech the entire pregnancy. :) She said as long as there was no blood, pain while urinating, or lack of baby movement I should be fine. She was very assuring and said she would look for me if I was worried. I told her I would call on Monday. Preterm labor could be a possibility but if it was, it would be coming more often. SO... all in all I am finally feeling the pain. I can't imagine them being WAY worse than this! AHHHHHHH!!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

SO Excited!!!

So, after going through about a week of strong nerves and anxiety, I am finally getting super excited! Don't get me wrong, I was excited before, but now I am truly looking forward to EVERYTHING this baby will bring. I keep having these crazy dreams of walking in the park with Brandon and our baby and I think of all the weekends we will get to share together. I can't wait to go on walks together, go to the park, go on family vacations, the whole shabang. I am even excited about the challenges that I know will be here soon. I am so blessed to have such awesome family members who know what they are doing. (And who have let me practice on their sweet children all these years.)
I am starting to train Brandon on how to do "baby" things. We read all about life with a baby and he is so ecstatic and can not wait to be a "hands-on" daddy.
Also, my belly is finally growing! I think strangers can finally tell I am really pregnant and not just fat. At 22 weeks today, I bought my first pair of maternity jeans! They are so awesome and I can't wait to wear them. They are called Maternity LA. I bought them at Pea in a Pod. On a not so cool note, my belly button is beginning to pop out and is getting pretty ugly. haha
Last night, Brandon felt the baby kick so hard that he pulled his hand back and screamed! We were laughing so hard we were crying. That thing sure is kicking ALL the time now.
On Feb. 22nd, we have a doctor's appt. to have the diabetes and glucose testing done. I am totally NOT looking forward to that. Keep us in your prayers please.
All in all, this is just to say how amazingly blessed I feel to be having a baby! I just want to know if it is a BOY or a GIRL!!!!!


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Pregnancy Nerves are Kickin In!

So, after almost 5 months of being pregnant, I am finally starting to get nervous! I have been starting to think a lot about this whole "motherhood" thing! I am so overwhelmed with excitement and joy. However, I am starting to wonder how I will do a lot of things while I am working. I have been reading the book, Baby Wise, which I love! Here are just a FEW of my questions, feel free to comment with advise:
1. How will I continue to breastfeed while working? Is it possible?
2. How much will we be spending on daycare?
3. Will I ever get the opportunity to stay at home with my babies?
4. What is the gender of this baby?
5. What happens if I end up having to have a c-section?
6. Will my family be here long enough to help me become a good/healthy mother?
7. How will Mister adjust to the change?
I am usually not a nervous person, but I must admit, I am starting to freak out a little bit! I know that God is going to provide, and money is not even a concern. He has been faithful in His promises. I am also assured by His love and I know God is going to bless our family in so many ways. The anxiety mostly stems from the overwhelming desire to have many children and to get to spend as much time with them as possible! I am continuing to pray for doors to open for Brandon and his work. I am hoping my full-time job in the future will be to be the best mother possible! Please continue to pray for us during this awesome time.