Thursday, December 29, 2011

Week 27

Exciting News!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  The baby does love it's Daddy.  Taylor was finally able to feel the baby move multiple times this week, I am so excited now.  I was starting to think he would never get to feel the baby move.  I am actually able to see my stomach pop and jump.  The excitements we get to share with our children before they enter into the world.  I LOVE every minute of being pregnant!!!!!!!!!!

88 more days to go.  This is the last week of the 2nd Trimester I can't believe how time is flying by.  This past weekend was Christmas and we had lots of family time and this coming weekend is the beginning of the NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!  I am welcoming 2012 with open arms!!!!  And you know what this means, it means that this kiddo will be in my arms before we know it, and I can't wait. 

The baby is the size of a head of cauliflower, and is estimated to be at least 2 lbs and is approximately 14.5 inches long.  I hope that this kiddo is staying at the weight that it is suppose to be because it is going to be a long and hard delivery if not.  ;-)


Letter for you to read in the future...

I just wanted to write you a little note in this weeks post just to say Thank you!  You helped Mommy so much this week and you didn't even know you were helping, or maybe you did.  On Tuesday, December 27, 2011 mommy lost a special part of her life when Joey her 6yr old Blue Jay passed away and when mommy was crying you would give me a kick just to let me know that you were here for me.  I was having a hard time that day and when I needed it the most you would let me know with a kick that you were there for me and that I wasn't alone.  Thank you so much for being here for me.  I Love you so much!!!!!
~Love Always,

Here are a couple of pictures of Joey so you can see how beautiful she was.

This last picture is the last picture mommy got of her

Friday, December 23, 2011

Week 26

My belly is growing more and more.  I can't believe that I am at the end of the 26th week.  This kiddo is playing soccer in my belly.  It is having a blast kicking it's Momma, because it knows it can't get in trouble right now so it is taking all it's shots now.  Taylor still hasn't felt the baby move but he also doesn't really try to hard to fell the movement.  His conclusion is that the reason why he hasn't felt the movement is because when I start feeling the baby move I get excited and my body chemicals send a different vibe to the baby and it makes the baby stop moving.  But I try to get him to just keep his hand on my belly and he puts it there for like 30 seconds then he is done.  Just wish he would wait to feel the baby move because once he did I think he would feel the excitement and joy as much as I do.

Not much has happened this week.  My belly seems to be growing and stretching more and more I sometimes wonder if there is more than one baby in there because I feel HUGE.  But I know there is only 1 in there.  This kiddo is not going to be a tiny one I don't think.  Oh please wish me luck and hopefully its not a 10lb baby.  I know this is my 2nd pregnancy so that is why it is different but I was not this big until right before Landon was born.  Well I have another week and a half before my next doctors visit so I will have to see what the doctor says about my belly growth.  :-)

Well this kiddo is already enjoying life.  It already knows what kind of music it likes and I love playing music and feeling it kick.  It will be another one of it's Paw-Paw's little dancing machines.  Every night now when I'm ready for bed I listen to music and when it likes a song it lets me know.  My dad will be happy to have yet another grandchild to dance and sing with.  The funny thing is that the music is not just one genre it is all different kinds and that is going to be awesome because this family is not a specific music family we love all genre's of music.  With it's Daddy, Paw-Paw, and me loving all types of music it will have a lot of different opportunities to enjoy everything.

This weekend is Christmas I can't believe that this year is almost over.  Where in the world did this year go.  Taylor and I already started talking about the day we go to the hospital and when we bring the baby home.  I know planning this early is kind of funny but with our kiddos they will do what they want but hopefully this one will give us more time to plan.  I want to have some kind of plans just in case I am not given time again and also I like that he wants to know exactly what I want.  I have already started a list of the hospital needs I will need to have and also what I will want to have with me.  Such as I have a stuffed elephant that I want to take with me to have a picture taken of the first day and then the elephant will be used in the weekly and monthly pictures to show the growth.  The following picture is a picture of the exact same elephant I have used in a photo with a newborn. 


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Week 25

This week has been uneventful and that's the way I like it.  I am feeling a lot better this week and I am so happy about that.  I was getting tired of the continuous sinus infections.  The baby is kicking more and more and that makes me so HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I will have to take it more easier at work though.  Worked to hard Monday and was really hurting a lot in my belly area and then I re-injured my wrist.  I did call the doctor to check to see why my belly was hurting so much and they told me to relax and take it easy that night and see how I felt in the morning.  All I did that night and the next day was kept making sure that I felt the baby moving around.  By Tuesday my belly wasn't hurting anymore but my wrist and hand was swollen twice it's normal size and I had to wear my brace again.  It is no fun getting OLD.

This week started out the with going and finishing up the Babies R US registry.  Couldn't have done that without the great and much needed help of Amanda.  :-)  Now the only thing that we have to do is pick out a crib which I found one online but they don't sell it in stores so I can't go look at it and I want to actually see the product and also pick which room I want to use. 

The time is flying by.  I know with Christmas just next weekend time is sure gonna fly by.  I can't believe that 25 weeks have gone by so fast.  If I calculated it correctly I just have about 101 days left until my expected due date.  Butterflies start fluttering in my tummy when I think about that, or maybe it is the baby kicking me.  Life is going to be so different and I just can't wait to start again another chapter in my life with this little bundle of joy.  I dream of the day that I get to hold this child in my arms and not let go.  I hope that I am not one of those crazy mom's but I have a feeling that at first I am going to be just because of what I went through.  Everyone is going to have to have some patience with me.

Well the acid indigestion has calmed down now with the new medication I am on.  I just have to remember to take them.  I am horrible with taking medicine. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Week 24

24 Weeks Down!!!!!!

I can't believe how fast time is flying by, before I know it I will be in the delivery room.  Then it will be a year old and then 10 years will have flown by.  I just wish sometimes we can just stop and freeze time.

This kiddo has been one happy kid this week.  It has been kicking and moving around so much that it feels like it wants out.  We went to the doctor yesterday (Wednesday, December 7th) and everything is looking great.  It was funny to see the look on the doctors face when he was trying to check the heart beat and the baby would not stop moving and running around.  You would think with only such a small amount of space that the doctor would be able to find the heart beat easily.  Well this kid had him working hard yesterday.  It was so funny it felt like the doctor was drawing on my tummy with his monitor because he was chasing this kiddo around so much.  Love the feeling of movement, like a little fish in my belly.

I am still dealing with a lot of acid indigestion.  Talked to the doctor and he gave me other med's that I can try.  Crossing my fingers in hopes that these will work, because my TUMs are not helping at all.  I also talked to him about my constant sinus infections and migraines.  But I forgot to talk to him about my gallbladder attacks.  I need to start making a list.  Because my memory is already horrible and being pregnant makes it worse.

When I read articles on different sites about the growth of the baby and what the development is at that moment.  It amazes me, because last week the article referred to the baby at the size of a large mango and I could not for anything image a large mango.  Well this week they gave me something that I can actually picture and they are stating that the baby is the size or an ear of corn and approximately 1.25 lbs.

My next doctors visit is scheduled for January 4th. and this will also be my glucose screening test to check for gestational diabetes.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Week 23

Well this week has been just so fun, NOT!!!  First I started out Monday with Laryngitis what fun that is and then come Monday night I started seeing this rash on my face.  I did noticed that my face was itching a lot Sunday evening but come Tuesday the rash started looking worse.  I did get my voice back Wednesday still scratchy and horse but at least I can talk and people can hear me again.  By Friday the rash is starting to look better.  Now I am just dealing with a stuffy head and congestion.  Like I said before I guess my immune system is going crazy this pregnancy.  I haven't been sick like this ever.  It seems like it goes away and then comes back a few weeks later.

What I have read they are saying the baby is still about 1.1 lbs and is the size of a large mango.  It can open and close it's eyes and the ears, fingernails, and finger prints are all developed.  The baby is kicking and moving around more and more.  The count down is getting closer.  I have about 115 more days!!!  I am getting so excited and I can't wait to meet our little bundle of joy.  I have already started looking into Waterbaby Swim Classes I want to get this kid to love water just as much as I do.  While I was pregnant with Landon my mom and I talked about the swim classes and we found a couple of places so I just started looking at them again.

Last Saturday my mom and I went through all of Landon's baby stuff that we still have.  We wrote down everything that we have and also made a list of everything that we might need.  I couldn't believe how much stuff I actually had.  We found 2 baskets full of small toys and then came the laundry basket and box full of blankets, bath towels and wash cloths.  I felt so bad because I made my mom cry a couple of times but I needed her to help me I couldn't have done it alone.  Then Saturday night we were sitting around talking and she made a comment to see if we can start the baby registry online.  What a wonderful idea that was then I didn't have to go into the store.  I know I will need to go to the store for a couple of items to be added just for the fact that I can not decide by looking at pictures online.

Next Wednesday 12/7/11 is my next doctors visit hoping all is still going great.  :-)