my due date was thursday and this little guy is still not showing any signs of wanting to move out of his cozy little home. nothin'. nada.
i go to the doctor again today for another check. then again on thursday. if nothing happens by then, we'll plan an induction for the early part of next week.
please pray that they don't have to induce!! the dr. told me that if they do induce, i have a high chance of having to have a c-section. i really don't want that! yes, i'll live and everything will be fine, blah blah blah, but i'll be very disappointed-not to mention the recovery s supposed to be so much worse too.
i still feel fine though. just ready to move on to the next step!
well, i lost my camera cord to upload pics. so, here are a couple from sunday that my mom took with her camera.
i'm 28 weeks!
(goodness- the way my arm is hides my back an i look even bigger!)
and here are a couple of the 3D ultrasound pics of our little boy!!!
(this one's not 3D, but it's a good profile shot!)
(can you tell his eyes are open in this one below? we watched him open and close them when this pic was taken!)
(i just love this one below!)
it was so exciting to see his little face!! it made it even more real! it's still hard to wrap my brain around the fact that there's a little person in there! and that i'm going to be a mom! in about 11 weeks!!!
Y'all! I hardly slept. You know, like a kid on Christmas Eve or the night before they go to Disney World, or like most anytime you do something you've been anticipating for a while and are so stinkin' excited about. I don't know about you, but in situations like that I am so thrilled about what's going to happen the next day that I can hardly contain myself. I seriously dream of every possible situation for the next day's events. What could go wrong or right, exact details of the next day in my dreams set my expectation level for the actual day itself. Some of you might not have a clue what I'm talking about...others of you, I'm sure, totally get it!
Well, last night was one of those nights for me because today we have our ultrasound appointment to find out the gender of this little one inside of me!!!! I'm so stinkin' excited, y'all!!! Last night I didn't just dream that I would have one or the other. I dreamed it about twenty times and it was different every time- first a boy, then a girl, then twins (??) with one of each, then girl, then boy! I was so confused when I finally got up this morning! And it wasn't a heavy, deep sleep like one usually has while dreaming. I was constantly waking up throughout the night.
Either way it goes today-boy or girl-I will be happy as long as I know they are healthy. I know, every mom says that, but it's true. We will probably only have two and we both would really like one of each, the order of the two doesn't matter....but I really want both a boy and a girl. I usually say I would like my girl first, that way I know I've her. But I if they girl does come first I would be all uptight hoping number two was a boy, so whatever!
Anyway! I'm excited! I can't wait to stop calling the baby "it" or "the baby". I'm ready to start calling it by name or at least "he" or "she". The appointment is at 2:30, please pray that the baby cooperates! It can be as modest as it wants after birth, but for now- show me what you got!! :)
Three years ago today, i woke up, looked over at my best friend, and groggily but excitedly said "I'm getting married today!!!"
All of the girls and I were staying at my soon to be in-laws house and had been packing and doing last minute wedding prep before crashing around one a.m. Crystal and I woke up around 6 ish, I think everyone else was up aroud 7 or 8. I went to breakfast with my mom, dad, and brother one last time as a family...but of course I was too excited, talkative, and sentimental to really eat. Then all of the girls and I went to go get our hair done around 9. Sometime around 10 (I think), I was brought flowers and serenaded "Top-Gun style" by the groomsmen right there in the beauty shop! After getting our hair done and doing our make-up, the girls and I went to the church and got dressed.
I then had a few very precious moments alone with the man I was about to marry. We were in the church, just the two of us (and the photographers) the first time he saw me in my dress. Chad was on the stage, facing the choir loft with his eyes clothes and I walked up the center aisle a little bit before he turned around so he could see me coming down. It was so special! It was neat that I really got to see his reaction instead of being so far away at the end of the aisle and having to dodge people's heads to get a glimpse of him. What a neat time we had--it was probably what kept me so calm and (mostly) collected during the ceremony. Anyone who's married knows the craziness that comes along with wedding planning and wedding week stress, it was so great for me to be able to get a big bear hug from my man and just breathe a sigh of relief that "it's almost over" before the ceremony and remember why we were even there in the first place--for each other.
The ceremony was beautiful!! It was everything that I had ever pictured and more. We had so many little personal touches in it, which made it unique to us and our families. I'm not sure if I could pick one favorite moment of it--I loved it all! The video of pictures from childhood and together during our brief and kinda different dating relationship, saying our vows facing our friends and family instead of facing the choir loft, singing to my groom...all of these things and more were so perfect!
We headed to the reception which was so beautifully decorated by friends and family who volunteered to help out that day and the afternoon before. It was nice to see friends we hadn't seen in a long time and chat with them a for a little while. We had a beautiful cake and danced to "God Blessed the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts. Then, we "faked" our departure to friends and family holding up sparklers along our path to our getaway car--the Plymouth Prowler Chad surprised me with at the Bridal Luncheon the day before! We drove around the block, got some Red Bull , and came back to the reception where I was actually able to dance and relax!
Chad and I then drove to Orlando, slept in the next morning, went to Starbucks, and made our way over to Universal Studios (thanks to our friends Jamie and Scott, we had free tickets and didn't have to worry about what time we got there!). We had a very fun day! The next day we drove back to Titusville, but didn't see anyone we know because we went straight to the port and boarded a 5-day cruise to the Bahamas...where we were finally able to rest, just be togther, and start our life and husband and wife!!
Chad, I am so thankful that God put us together! I'm so glad for our journey-where we are now and where He's taking us in the future! This has been a great year! This next year will be full of more changes and challenges and I'm glad we'll be sharing all of them together. You'll be there to get me through my tough days and I'll be there to support you in yours. I know you will be a wonderful father. I love you!!
wow, it's been 3 weeks! i didn't realize it had been that long since i'd written. oops!
i'm over the thing i wrote about in the last post. actually was over it by that night or the next day. so all's good there. and no, you're not getting anymore details than that ;)
btw, why don't people tell you that's it perfectly normal to feel perfectly normal and healthy during pregnancy?or maybe they do, but maybe one hears so much bad stuff about pregnancy that one tends to prepare herself for the worst. even though my mom and most of my friends had generally good pregancies, i really thought it would be worse. maybe i'm totally speaking too soon and might jinx myself, but I'M FEELIN' GREAT!! seriously, except for weeks 7-9, i've really felt great! thank you LORD!!
i had a migraine wednesday. i forgot to bring my tylenol to work, just in case (usually if i catch a headache at the beginning i can prevent it from getting too bad). so it started around lunchtime and by the time i got home, i did not feel well at all. now, for the past year or two, my "really bad" migraines have been causing me to eventually throw up. sure enough on our way to growth group that night, i had to have chad pull over so i could lose my lunch in a bank parking lot. fun! but, since the migraine caused it, i'm still saying i haven't gotten sick from the pregnancy. :)
my next dr.'s appt. is next friday. just a routine check-up. listen to the heartbeat, ask some questions, see ya in four weeks. normal and uneventful is good! at the appt. after that.....we get to do the ultrasound to find out the gender!!! we're pretty excited! it'll be nice to see the baby again. we haven't seen it since 8 weeks and at that point, it's basically just a couple of circles and a blinking little triangle that's the heart. by now, it really looks like a little person! it's about 4 to 4 1/2 inches from crown to rump.
when i said i thought i felt the baby (at 11 weeks) i was wrong. i was told by my doctor that it won't happen until 16-18 weeks, but i think i felt it the other day. i'm at 15 weeks so it's close to what he said and i think it's totally possible! :) anyway, you're probably tired of hearing about baby stuff!
i've signed up to be a Southern Living at HOME Consultant!!! i'm so excited about it! There is real money-earning potential and promotions are very attainable! i'm having a launch party on sunday afternoon at my house, then my first party for someone other than myself is the next night! the hardest part so far is getting people to commit to a party date. i've had a bunch of people say they'll probably host one or they'll say "maybe in feb. or march". now i just have to follow-up and set a date....without becoming a pain in the rear. i'd eventually like to get to a point where i'm consistently doing 6-8 parties a month, but at least 4. once i get started and get some booked, i can get bookings from bookings and grow my network. then hopefully i can get some repeart business too. the hostess rewards are so good, i don't know why people wouldn't host one. i hosted a couple of them before i got into this and always earned free stuff!
if you're in the area and are interested in hosting a party, please let me know!!!
if you'd be interested in doing a catalog party sometime, please let me know!!!
my goal is to be a director by january 2010! that means promoting 3 levels in two years...with a new baby! it can be done, i just have to work at it! once i get to director, there are some other great perks too!
if you're interested in becoming a Consultant, please let me know!!
ever have a feeling of regret over something you did or said and you're ready to move on and do better, but you're just not sure if the person you hurt or upset is ready to forgive you and move on yet?
i shouldn't have even mentioned what chad said in my post yesterday, i've deleted it. i never want to paint him in a negative light in such a public place. i will be more careful in the future about what i say, how it may be taken, and who it could affect.
i have my next prenatal appt. next friday (the 4th). i don't think i'll get an ultrasound or anything, but it'll be a good chance to ask questions and find out how i'm progressing. today i'm 11 weeks 2 days, so at my appt. i'll be 12 weeks 2 days! just a couple days shy of being completely done with the first trimester!!
i'm in a weird phase as far as pregnancy is concerned. i feel a lot more normal...not nearly as nauseous or tired. as a few people pointed out last weekend, i'm beginning to get a little bit of a baby belly. it's funny, even though i know i'm supposed to get bigger, at this stage when it's just kinda fatty and not a cute or tight belly, it's not very fun to have it pointed out. and i haven't gained any weight, i'm still on the low side of my normal range.
y'all will probably think i'm crazy, but i swear i've felt the baby moving around the past couple of days. it's just kind of a weird sensation i've never felt before...kind of like a gas bubble, but instead of being a pain or feeling it all over, it's in one spot and kinda quick. hard to explain.
i hope y'all have a great day, a wonderful weekend, and a happy new year!
Graduated from FSU, lived in Germany for two years as a missionary, moved home and got married , we moved into a brand new house a year ago. Expecting our first little one in July. That about sums it up :)