Monday, August 31, 2009

24w0d ~ Pics

Had a few request to see an updated pic. Here ya go:

Saturday, August 29, 2009

24w1d - 6 months

Wow....I am 6 months pregnant with a very active little girl. God is soooo good. Can you tell that the news is still sinking in with me. There are times that I stop in my tracks with a deer in headlights look like, holy cow...I'm going to be a mom in 3 months. One thing infertility had taught me is to cherish every single minute of this pregnant. I love it all. The morning sickness I had, I would throw up with a smile. The tiredness, the backaches I take it all in stride. This is what I have prayed and longed for, for 5.5 years. I love it all.

On another note...I met and had lunch with my Doula Tracy today. She had her little baby there who was born I think in July with her. This makes number 10 for her, but her first waterbirth that she had. We spoke of things to come and just talked in general to get to know each other, since she will be there at my most venerable time and help coach my husband and me through it all. We set up another meeting that will be at our house for her to start teaching hubby the different massage tips and things that they will be doing during the labor. So all and all we get along really well. She is very honest about what is to come and don't give me any false hope that having a natural birth will be all flowers and easy. But the end result of the pain is well worth it.

Oh yeah, had my appt yesterday. Miracle is measuring right on target with a heartbeat of 150. I asked if I would have any more ultrasounds and they said nope, unless something is wrong. I'm like man....that sucks. Not sucks that everything is going great but that I don't get to see my LO. Good news is we have the 3d/4d ultrasound on Saturday and we'll get to see her then and from the way its look, next time is when she decides to make her entrance in this world!

Friday, August 21, 2009


Well today I am 23w0d. One more week and I am 6 months. 24w0d also marks the first step into viability. My baby girl would have a 50% chance of surviving after this point. However, all the following weeks are so much better with such better outcomes, it still feels good to be able to make it to this first milestone. LOL! I say first....but I've met a lot of milestones....milestones that a fertile mertile would never think of as a milestone but to me....they are. All I can say is Thank You God. I know without God blessing this pregnancy and watching over Miracle and I everyday I would not be able to experience this. My little Miracle is an active little busy bee and I love feeling her move and kick. I enjoy just sitting looking at my belly and watching her do her thang in there. Seeing my belly move with her is the most amazing thing ever! I still can't figure out what she is doing by what I'm feeling or seeing but I'm sure the moves will get more defined where I will be able to know exactly what body part I'm feeling.

There really isn't too much going on with me right now. We got the nursery room cleaned out and touched up painted so now we are waiting for the furniture to start arriving. I only ordered the futon so far and will order the rest of the items on the first. Then the fun will begin with putting everything together.

I have a lot of things coming up in the near future but for now its quiet. Let's see if I can remember them all off the top of my head:

Sept 5th - 3d/4d ultrasound
Sept 12th - Hospital Tour
Oct 10th - GA Baby Shower
Oct 14th - Office Baby Shower
Oct 24th - SC Baby Shower
Oct 29th - Mandatory Waterbirth Class at hospital
Nov 7th - Maternity Photos
Nov 14th - Labor/Birth Education Class

I think I got it all. Besides the every 3 weeks doctors appointments that go to every 2 weeks after 28 weeks, then every week after 34 weeks.

So I know with all this going on, the time is going to fly by and Miracle will be here before I know it.

Wow.....I'm going to be a Mommy! How surreal!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Some Pics....

We went to Ohio for DH's Grandmother's surprise 75th birthday party this past week.

Dad, Mom, Me & Hubby:

Mom & I:

Me & Hubby:

Just Me:

Playing Catch-up

I know...I know...I have completely sucked at updating. Thanks to you ladies who sent me messages asking me what the dealio was.

I think the problem was when I stopped writing my 'Hi Daddy' letters that I ran out of things to talk about. Hubby still asks for his letters, but I just haven't written anymore of them. You know they all were wrote from scratch, I researched on different websites and found pictures, etc to write the letter. A little time consuming, and fun at first, then it got old. I do kind of miss them though and seeing his face as he was reading it. Don't know...maybe I'll start back...we'll see.

Last Friday I hit 20 weeks. Hard to believe that I'm half way there. Today I am 21 weeks. Unbelievable. I can feel Miracle kicking all the time now, everybody else but DH can feel her kicking too. DH doesn't have the patience to wait for her to kick. Sometimes she can be kicking like back to back like 10 times and I have someone place his or her hand there and she stops. Its like she knows its not my hand and she gets shy or something. So of course every time DH tries she stops, but he never waits long enough for her to start back up. He says he can wait till he can see my belly moving and it will be no mistaking the kicks then. It's a wonderful feeling. I often wonder what in the world is she doing in there sometimes. Sometimes I think she is using my bladder or other organs as a punching bag or something because she is bored. I love it! Every single minute of it! I'm sure the BTDT mom's will quickly say wait till she is bigger with her foot up in your ribs. Yeah I know that must be uncomfortable but right now I'm enjoying every single minute of this! I love being pregnant. I love even more being able to feel my baby move and know she is in there without having to get the doppler to let me know.

Let's see...what else.

We have the 3D/4D ultrasound scheduled for Sept 5th. DH always wanted it and I didn't. I wanted how she looked to be a complete surprise and sometimes those 3D pictures look exactly like the baby. We chose the 24-26 week time because they say you can still see the head and part of the body at this time. After that time you will only get face shots or other body part shots as its simply not enough room for anything else to fit in the frame. Of course I'll share some of these here!

Huumm...what else.

Oh yeah I will have my baby shower here in Georgia, Oct 10th and my baby shower in South Carolina (my home town) on Oct 24th .

Hubby and I are taking a one day birthing class at a hospital (not the one we're doing the waterbirth at, but one closer to our home) on Oct 17th. My doula wanted us to the Bradley method classes, which take a whole 12 weeks, and DH was like NO WAY. So I found a class for 8 hours just so we can get the gist of what goes on. We still have to schedule the waterbirth class at the hospital that we are delivering at as well as the hospital tour, but right now their dates only go out to the end of August and I didn't want either of those till like October time or the earliest Sept.

What else??

Oh yeah, hubby and I are doing our maternity photos on Nov 7th. Can't wait to do those and see how they turn out. I can't believe how much these people charge for maternity photos! After many many hours and days of searching I finally found a decent priced photographer that did the quality of pictures and type of pictures I wanted for a reasonable price. She has also been booked to do our newborn photo shoot, which will be done within the first 10 days of birth. I really wanted to capture that small fragile newborn phase in the pictures. Can you tell, I'm excited about the pictures!!

Let see....what am I missing??

DH and I still haven't bought anything for Miracle. I think I was kinda of scared to even let my mind venture there. But now with almost 4 months to my due date and if she decides to come before 40 weeks....less than that we need to get on the ball. We have decided to purchase our nursery furniture on the 1st of Sept, so that will be exciting. Some people say wait till the shower some say don't. So we decided to get a few big items. I still have quite a bit of higher priced items for those that wanted to spend more. But what I was telling those who said wait is, I can't rely on people to furnish our nursery so we would rather do it little by little so we don't have a whole lot to do at the last minute. Well I did buy 2 things already...I bought the wood letters of Miracle name to hang in the nursery. They are being hand-painted as we speak. Found a company that hand paints the letter to match the nursery theme, which is the Kid.s So.ft and Fu.zzy Po.oh. She is also doing the outlet covers as well. I'll post pictures when I get those back. Plus I ordered some wall decals to hang in the nursery and that's it. We have a list of things we are going to buy on the 1st then we will wait to see what we get from the showers and then get the rest of the items we wanted that maybe we didn't get at the showers.

Okay, so maybe I should update more often. Because I really didn't think I had anything going on to talk about, but obviously I do from this long drawn out post.

Oh yeah last thing. I had my 3-week appt today. My OB likes to see her patients every 3 weeks instead of the 4-6 weeks thing. All is well, just the simple appt where they do the blood pressure, test the urine and listen to the heartbeat. I think she said I'm doing my glucose test at my next appt in 3 weeks. Praying that I pass the first test with flying colors and don't have to worry about any follow-up test with that.

Awh and the belly pic. I feel huge....yet everyone tells me I look so small. You can be the judge:

19 weeks:

20 weeks:

21 weeks: