Saturday, September 26, 2009

Brief Glimpse at the Nursery

I got my letters and I love them. Lisa, the lady who painted them is still having quite a hard time in the hospital so keep her and her family in your prayers please.

I say a brief glimpse as I'm only going to show you one wall, until the nursery is finish which it won't be finish until after my showers....but I did want to share the letters with you.




Tuesday, September 22, 2009

WooHoo...I Passed!

My one hour glucose test! I was a little worried since I'm not the healthiest of healthy eaters. But all is well! Thank you God!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Tooo Sweet!!

I'm sure you all remember my most favorite nurse Nancy. Nancy was Dr. ML nurse. I was with Dr. ML for a laparoscopy, and 3 IVF's, and 2 chemicals before moving to Dr. S for this last cycle, so Nurse Nancy and I have spent a lot of time together and shed a lot of tears. Well I put Nancy on the list to get an invitation for my shower. You know not really thinking that she would show or do anything with the invitation, but just to let her know I was thinking of her and would like for her to enjoy this time with us. If that makes sense. Well to my surprise I get a box today. DH and I are both looking at each other like did you order something, I said no, he said no so I open it. Its a shop n learn cart cover off my baby registry and it says Congratulations, I'm so happy for you, Nurse Nancy. I was over the moon. How freaking sweet was that!!

Another surprise gift I received was from a friend on FF named Amy. I was totally surprised! She never asked where I was registered or anything so I was completely shocked when I read the little gift card, it was too sweet. She sent me a 2 piece Poohbear towel hoody set and a Poohbear hoody and washcloth set. Sooooo sweet!

Another surprise gift came a few months ago from my fellow friend/blogger Christina. A wonderful book on what to expect for the first year and this soft soft...did I mention soft (the kind of soft that makes you just want to keep rubbing your hand over it) pink Pooh blanket that I want to keep for myself. Just playing! I'll let Miracle use it a little bit and keep it for myself the rest of the time! ;o)

I feel so honored to be surrounded by so much love! And to be surrounded by so much love from TRUE FRIENDS who I have never actually met face to face but I feel like I've known them for years.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Third Trimester....WooHOO!

Yesterday I made it into the third trimester - 27 weeks! Thank you God!! That is truly amazing! I can't believe how quick everything is going.

I had a doctors appointment yesterday. Drunk that icky glucose drink. The drink itself wasn't too bad, but afterwards I felt kind of "off". Hoping that I pass with flying colors. I also had to get another RhoGam shot yesterday.

I must say that I love my doctor. She is so nice and down to earth. She did tell me it was time to remove the belly ring because my belly was really stretching now, so I took it out last night. DH was very happy about that as he has been wanting me to take it out from the very beginning.

After work I went and got a 2 hour maternity massage, compliments of DH which was my anniversary gift from our anniversary back in June. I was just waiting to use it.

We have our showers coming up soon and I am so excited about it. We are now having 4 showers. I remember once thinking I wonder if anyone will throw us a shower and now we are being showered by love from everyone and it is truly amazing.

DH's job called and they are throwing him a SURPRISE shower on Oct 7th and wanted me to be there. I can't wait to see DH's face as he has absolutely no idea! Oct 10th is the shower in GA which will be at my house. DH let me know today that he was ordered to make sure I am out of the house until the shower begins by our hostess Lisa. I was like what, why? He was like I don't know, I didn't ask any questions, but just said okay I will make sure she is gone. LOL! Then Oct 14th is my office shower and Oct 24th is the shower in my home town in South Carolina. I can't believe how many people are looking forward to and wanting to share in this time with us and celebrate the pending arrival of our little girl. Amazing!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Saga Ends.....

So after much thought today, I decided to delete all the post about T2D. Not because of the threats of a law suit as I know there is not a case for a lawsuit. Not because I was asked to have it removed by anyone, but because I have a heart.

Even though the company did not provide the items in the time they said they would, Lisa, the owner always responded to me in a respectful way as all my emails to her were respectful as well. She may not have had her timetable correct on when she would finish the item, but she would take the time to respond to me.

What I do not condone is the way Jacquie the lady who stepped in for Lisa handled the situation. Jacquie response was rude from her initial contact to me and it was very uncalled for and disrespectful. But as I said I will not allow myself to stoop to her level and lash back at her. Yet, I responded yet again with respect only to get another rude reply from her. This on her part was poor customer service. Lisa, the actual owner never replied to me in such manner, but I can’t say the same for Jacquie. Jacquie attacked me, my religion, and my friends. I can not lie and say that it did not hurt, because it did, but I have so much more in life to look forward to and focus my attention on, than the rudeness of one person.

I do hope that Jacquie has learned from this that being kind in an email can go a long way, and you don’t have to be rude to get a point across.

As I stated in my very first post about this incident, that I love Pooh and all characters of Pooh from classical Pooh, to the traditional Pooh, its Pooh, and I love Pooh. So I will hang the letters without thought and I’m sure because they are Pooh and because it is my baby girl’s name, I will love it.

With infertility we have all known a different level of pain that some people will never understand. The pain of a loss, the pain of never knowing if you will ever be a mother, the pain of being lapped by friends and family members, the pain of feeling less of a woman because of how we have to struggle to do the ‘natural’ thing a woman is supposed to be able to do. We hurt, we cry, we scream and get depressed and no one understands that pain unless they have walked in our shoes.

Lisa emailed me and told me that she has two small children, and that she is indeed in the hospital and indeed fighting for her life from a very serious brain tumor. I can not fathom having my mother in the hospital fighting for her life and I’m 27 years old. I can’t imagine how that must feel to a 7 and 3 year old to now have to walk in those shoes. I send my prayers for Lisa and her family during this difficult time and wish nothing but the best for them and pray for the best outcome.

Some of you may wonder after all the attacks how I can be so selfless and lay down my feelings and think of others. It’s because of the love and care that God has taught me to have. Others may not see it, others may question it, but I know the love and care that God has taught me to have and I know that I try my best to portray it.

When I say "I am a Christian"

by Carol Wimmer

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I'm not shouting "I am saved"
I'm whispering "I get lost!"
"That is why I chose this way."

When I say..."I am a Christian"
don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble
and need someone to be my guide.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak
and pray for strength to carry on.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed
and cannot ever pay the debt.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I'm not claiming to be perfect,
my flaws are too visible
but God believes I'm worth it.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I still feel the sting of pain
I have my share of heartaches
which is why I seek His name.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I do not wish to judge.
I have no authority.
I only know I'm loved.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Video...What you think???

So I made this video to show at my baby showers.

Let me know what you think.... (Make sure your sound is on)

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No Title

So I couldn't think of a title for today's post as it has no specific point.

Hubby and I went to the hospital tour yesterday. It was very nice and informative. The rooms are nice and we got to see a birthing pool, which hopefully if all goes as planned thats what we will be using.

The crib and changing table came last week and hubby and I put it together. It looks very nice in the room. I stood at the door and got teary eyed just thinking, wow I will have a baby in here in just a few months. I've been getting very emotional lately...not sure where it is coming from but the tears definitely keep coming.

Any who I think thats about it for now. Nothing much to report.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Pam....as requested!

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3d/4d Pics ~ 25w1d

Foot touching forehead: Girl Confirmation Shot:

Muscle Woman:

Both hands covering face:

Love this shot - No more pictures please:

Praying:

Cuddled up so cute!

Hand resting on knee:

Long leg and foot, sitting on hands!

Resting:

Hi Mommy & Daddy

Tiny Smile:

Mean face! Wonder where she gets that attitude from! LOL!

Miracle 4d - Frowning:

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4D - Opening and closing mouth:

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Nurse home visit

So I have pretty good insurance with A.etna. When I got pregnant they called and congratulated me. Sent me new books on motherhood and stuff. They have had a nurse call me monthly to check on me. Now again...this is my insurance company doing this...nothing to do with my doctors office. So last week they called and said because I'm African American, had the SCH earlier and 2 miscarriages that I could be at risk for pre-term labor and they wanted to send a nurse to my home to discuss pre-term labor and signs to look for. I knew already that African American women were higher risk for pre-term labor, but never knew why. They said its covered 100% by insurance so all you have to do is agree to a time and they come out on weekends too. I was like cool, yeah I would like that.

So the nurse comes today. We watch a 10 minute movie on pre-term labor, different things to look for and what you should do for different situations. Then the nurse went through this book she had brought with her to leave with me. Has all the information in the book that was covered in the movie and a section for me to write down times as I monitor contractions and stuff. I really needed this as I didn't know what a Braxton hick felt like, didn't know the difference between Miracle moving and a Braxton Hick and actually thought and worried about quite frequently how would I know the difference. While she was there I had a Braxton Hick. I put her hand on my belly and said is this what you mean, it lasted about 20 seconds and she said yep thats it. She said these are normal as long as you're not getting a lot in an hour. They recommend that you spend 1 hour laying down and monitoring your uterus to see if you get any contractions at all. I was like wow, a whole hour everyday, thats a lot. But I will start doing it if I do feel my belly tightening up a lot more. Especially now I know what to look for.

They will now also call I think every month...maybe its every week I don't know to check on me. The paper I signed before she left said the cost was $350 but nothing for me since insurance covered it. That was nice of them to be so proactive in helping me bake Miracle longer.