Wednesday, January 26, 2011

First outfit and great deal!!!

I went to Macys the other day, not really thinking I could afford anything in there. When I stumbled across the clearance rack and found these two little outfits, size 3 months old. You won't believe how much I payed for them! Only $3.00 something, can you believe it! I'm so going to keep checking back with them :) What a great find!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

20 Weeks Pregnant!!



I've made it to 20 weeks!!! He is strong, healthy, and growing more and more every day :)
At 18 weeks he was weighing in at 9 oz's so no telling where he is now: maybe 10 1/2 or 11 oz's?
He is packing a very powerful kick and my husband can feel the baby now when ever he wants. He is an active little thing and already loves to wake me up in the middle of the night with his Kung Fu kicks. His feet are at the very bottom, and his head is right under my belly button. So when he kicks, I feel him jabbing me at both ends, LOL! I'm loving my belly and very proud of it. I'm not one of those women who try to hide it. I am so blessed to have it and am soaking it up as much as I can every day!! My next appointment is Jan-31. I believe he will be checking out my cervix and measuring my uterus again, as well as listening to the baby's heartbeat. He might even go over my 18 week ultrasound. I will stay in touch till then :)
Still not sleeping very well... I wake up at 2:30-3:00 and can't get back to sleep till 5:00-5:30am. When I wake up he wakes up and starts kicking me really hard, as if he is saying, "mom... I'm trying to sleep here!" I decided to go ahead and put a room together for him, even though we will be here only for a month and a half after he is born. It is more for me than him. It is helping me get organized with his things and every time I walk in there, I think "WOW I really have a baby on the way... THAT IS SO COOL!!" I can't wait to rock him to sleep at night and kiss his little face, fingers and toes. I know it will take me a while to stop crying every time I hold him, bathe him, change him, look at him, snuggle with him... I'm not going to leave his side for a very long time! Sorry family that want to babysit, SO not going to happen ;) But you can hold and feed him from time to time :) I want to soak up every second with him, even when I'm sleep deprived: no shower and drool dropping from my chin, haha! No, really, Justin and I are so excited over him and love looking at baby things and finding cute little things in which to dress him. Once I get more put together I will take some photos for you :)
Love you all and I will keep in touch.
Laura

Thursday, January 20, 2011

19 Weeks Pregnant!!


So this week, I am feeling him all the time. Jumping, kicking, twisting, and rolling. Whenever he rolls I feel a lot of pressure. My husband can now feel him on the outside and he just sits there waiting to feel him kick with his hand on my tummy. He loves spending his time feeling the baby move.
I have been dealing with insomnia for the past week and it is slowly getting better. I am just so sleepy all the time and can't seem to get my energy up. But the baby is going non-stop. He is always active. He will sleep for about a hour or two, then he is up kicking again, LOL! So cute. My tummy has gotten larger and really firm. I am starting to feel pregnant. I guess when you go through so many years with out getting pregnant it is hard to come to the realization of your pregnancy. I am always shocked and surprised when I feel him kick, and before I hop in the shower. I see my BIG belly and I'm like wow, I'm really PREGNANT!! Then I thank you Lord for this baby and then I cray for like the 100th time that day.
It truly is a miracle having a child and feeling it grow inside of you everyday...
I love my sweet baby boy :)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

18 Weeks Pregnant- It's A BOY!!

Last Tuesday we went in for our sonogram. We got a shock when they told us that our baby is showing 19 weeks old at 18 weeks. And that it is a BOY!!! His feet are a inch long and he weights 9 oz's and has really long legs, and fingers!!! We could not get a good profile view, so we ended up with this one, LOL!
He was yawning, smiling, smacking his lips together. When we zoomed in on his hand, he was playing with his ear. It was so cute!! He would not sit still, which did not surprise me because he is always jumping and moving. I can't even count how many times he moves in one day, it is really non-stop. It was so wonderful to see and meet our little man. We are so blessed and happy that he is well and that his blood work came back normal. SO this weekend we wanted to surprise our families with a baby revealing party. We popped it on His parents at dinner with a candle in the baby that reads "It's A Boy" for his moms Birthday.
Then we showed them the video of the sonogram that my husband filmed.
The next day we went to the beach to see my family and it was my sisters Birthday, so I brought her out a cup cake with blue flowers on top and sang Happy Birthday to her, then my husband brought out a three tear cake stand with all the cup cakes on it. There were babies, baby feet, and baby bottles.
They were SO surprised!! And my brother in law says ITS A BOY! Then my sister says ITS A BOY!!! She loved her Birthday surprise!! We then showed them the video of the sonogram. It was a wonderful weekend and we enjoyed sharing this wonderful blessing with them all.
Thank you Lord for your many blessings.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

17 Weeks and 6 days Pregnant.



Sorry I got behind on Blogging this week. This past week we went to the doctor and he did all my blood work, urine, pap-smear, and heard the heartbeat. He looked at my cervix and he said it is closed and looks great. My uterus is measuring at 18 inches and he said I am right on target for my 17th week. He said we need to wait till I am 19-20 weeks pregnant before my insurance will cover my ultrasound... I was crushed... I was so looking forward to it and finding the sex out...

The fact that all my family is going to be in town this coming weekend was going to be perfect for a revealing party! My sister who lives in South Carolina and my other sister who lives in Panama City are coming down, as well as my mother-in-law. Now They gave us a little Build-A-Bear recorder and recorded the babys heartbeat on it for us to take home. So needless to say, I play it all the time. Once we find the out the gender, we are going to Build-A-Bear and do a boy or girl. then we are going to put the baby's heartbeat in it :)
It stinks being in transition and not having insurance, and our own place... We are moving to Australia at the end of July beginning of August after the baby is born for my husbands PhD in Sydney. So I'm feeling a bit out of sorts with not having my own home and not being able to nest and do a baby room for my little one. I could, but I'm just going to be here for a month in a 1/2 after the baby is born, so there is really no point in it. I feel like I am missing out on being a first time mom with the whole nursery thing. I really wanted one to come home to after the hospital... I have always dreamed about it, but at least I have this sweet baby and it won't know the difference... I will just do one in Sydney.

My lack of sleep and hormones are not helping the matter either. My tummy has grown so much in size/ weight that it is putting a lot of pressure, on my shoulders and hips when I sleep. My tummy is heavy and so are my boobs, they are killing me!!
If I just shift my weight on the couch, bed, walking, or graze them ever so softly, they start to sting and burn. This morning they were bright red. No fun... My poor husband is learning that they are hands off right now, even though they are very tempting to him, hahaha! He has been great about the whole thing and is very willing to help me out around the house when I pass out during the day. I have been going though dizzy spells and tingling head and the feeling of me passing out. This is just me sitting down. But when I stand up, I get really dizzy and light headed as well. This makes it really hard for me to do anything lately but to just sleep.

The upside to my 17th week is that I'm feeling the baby all the time now. Not just little flutters but kicks! I talk and sing to it all the time and my husband is getting a kick out of it as well, no pun intended ;) We are looking into a 2D-4D package. If we do a 2D to find out the sex of the baby we get a 4D 50% off. We are going to wait till the baby is about 30 weeks along before we do the 4D. With this package you get a DVD of the ultrasound with music playing on it, tons of photos to take home, plus a slide show of all the photos and a couple other goodies! The price is super cheap! I just want to remember this pregnancy for the rest of my life because it might be our only one. No one really understands that unless you have walked a mile in our shoes... This baby is so special to us and I tear up once a day, okay a lot... just thinking about the Lord blessing us with this amazing child and praising His name and thanking Him for His many blessings in our life.

I'm praying for those ladies out there still struggling to get pregnant. I really do know where you are, and the pain you are in... I hope that this IVF Blog is an encouragement to you. I never thought that we would be blessed with a child, but the Lord works in mysterious ways...
Don't give up.