Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Random is How I Roll

Has it really been almost 2 weeks since I updated? I get all Posty McPosterton right around me doctor’s appointment, don’t I? Gosh! And, yes, Justin says my mind just runs and runs and runs. Occasionally, it all just comes right now. This, my friends, is merely a fraction. I backspace a lot, remembering there are lots of things that people just don’t care to read about.

Really, I think I’ve been waiting to get pictures on here of our newly completed basement that I’m sitting my butt in right now, but yeah, I’ll do that some day. :)

Anyway, the baby is officially kicking the crap out of me and has been all day today! Wow – he/she just doesn’t feel like sleeping today! Justin laid his head on my belly last week and was amazed to be able to hear the baby moving around in there. It was cool! I believe I’ve officially “popped”. There is no denying the belly now. Eighteen weeks and I’m round. I’ve also gained 9 pounds so far too. Hey, it’s my 4th! Back off, I can do that!

So, baby is good. Mommy is good. I’m enjoying this pregnancy much more than I did Jaden’s. I don’t know what it was, but I just did not enjoy that pregnancy, nor really that labor and delivery. I’m looking forward to this one though. I believe we’re going to get to birth at the Wesley BirthCare Center and I’m pretty stoked about that. I’m having a birth photographer and things are just going to be exactly the way that I want them! I look forward to meeting this baby. Seeing how the others have grown makes me long to know this one too. Two weeks from today, we find out if it’s a boy or a girl. As much as I want a boy, I’m skerred to have yet another Justin running around this house – I already have 3 and that is more than enough! Regardless of gender, this kid better act like me. :) lol

We found a church last week. I cannot begin to tell you how exciting this is for us. We’ve been so many places and been praying for so long. The search took about 5 months and was HARD! It’s Pleasantview Baptist and it’s a great fit, we think. I’ve been excited for this Sunday all week! It’s going by so slow! I feel like it’s a place where we can all really grow and that’s my heart’s biggest desire.

Well, off to bed I go. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and it’s going to be a busy day, beginning with making Pumpkin Waffles. YUM!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

RLS & Boy or Girl

I have Restless Leg Syndrome. I’m lucky enough to have it not only when I’m pregnant but all of the time. It comes and goes. I don’t have it every day or even every week. I probably even can go a month without it bothering me. However, when I’m pregnant, it’s worse. I have it a lot more. With Jaden, I dreaded going to bed it was so bad. I would stay up until 2am just so I could go a few hours without laying in bed being tortured. It was miserable!

I have it this time as well, but I’m managing. I’ve noticed that if I miss my vitamin for 3 days, I definitely get it. It doesn’t seem to bother me as much if I keep up on my vitamins. Last night, I was reading up about it and it mentioned that people with RLS often have cold feet as well and that socks may help. Last night, I slept with socks and slept the best I’ve slept in a week! I have also been consistent with my vitamins for the last few days too.

I’m not sure if any of them are related, but I’m keeping them up!!

Also, in 4 weeks, on December 9th, we get to find out if it’s a boy or a girl. I’m still thinking boy but have this sinking feeling that all of this boy stuff that I already have is going to be a waste and I’m going to have to start all over with girl stuff. That is really the main reason that I want a boy. The seasons and sizes will all be right for a boy and I don’t want to have to start all over for a girl and figure out whether to keep or get rid of the boy stuff. In 4 more weeks, we’ll know though!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sigh of Relief

Mama is worn out! It has been a crazy busy day!

First of all, we’re almost done with the basement. I’d share pictures but it’s going so quickly now that I haven’t gotten any. Every spare moment since Saturday has been living and breathing getting Justin into that basement and it is paying off! It should be completely done by Friday, Lord willing!

Today is Veterans Day, which means emotional to me. I know I’m crazy but I do get emotional any time we talk about Veterans and patriotism and the like. I started the morning off in tears.

We had our baby check-up today. I’ve been worried for the last few weeks. I’m not sure if I’m feeling movement yet. Some times I think I am, but I’m just not sure. Last month, we got to see the baby’s heart beat, but we didn’t get a heart rate so in my mind, I’ve worried that the heart beat might be not strong enough and is the baby ok. Then I wasn’t feeling movement like I’m used to feeling by now, so I was worried as well. I was nervous for today and beyond ready.

The nurse immediately put a doppler to the belly and searched for a few minutes…the minutes seemed to drag on and on and on. I was anxious, nervous and scared. I couldn’t look at Justin. She kept looking, then I heard it. As soon as she hit it, I heard it and immediately let out my breath and started crying. I had to try to control the crying because she was having a hard time keeping on the baby to get a heart rate. I was so overwhelmed.

I have to say that out of 4 pregnancies, I’ve never cried when I heard the heart beat, but today, I couldn’t stop crying. Then the baby moved under her doppler and the heart rate was 154 – good and strong! It certainly was an answer to prayer! And, I measured big, which was another concern. I measured myself the other day and I was measuring small and that worried me further.

All is well!

Migc had his first pads on and stick in hand hockey practice today and he rocked it! That kid is so good at sports. I’m proud of him!

Now, Mama has been out of the house since 11am and is worn out and ready for bed! Night Night


16 weeks

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Blah Blah Blah

I got nothin’.

We’re still working on the basement. We got carpet today. We still need to sand one wall, paint all walls and put up trim. It does feel good to have carpet though. Hopefully in a week or two at most, I’ll be able to live in my house again and begin to put things in their proper place.

We went from moving, to moving everything back in, to garage sale, to basement out of commission. I’m so ready to have my whole house back and figure out where everything goes again and to get organized again…before I lose my mind!

We have our next doctor’s appointment on Wednesday. I’m extremely eager for this appointment, mainly because though I am well into my 15th week, I’m not so sure that I’m feeling movement. I’ve always felt it by now, so I’m trying not to worry myself. According to my measurements, I’m measuring small too, which has never happened before either. So…I’m eager for Wednesday.

All the kids are great. Nothing there. Justin is great. Nothing there. Life is grand. Nothing there.

See, I got nothin’.