Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The crib!

I can't believe I almost forgot to post this!
We bought the crib!! I am SO excited! It is going to take like 2 months to come in, so I wanted to get it ordered asap! I can't wait to get the nursery all put together!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A first

First of all... where I work, we have meetings a lot! I am usually not a part of them, it is for members of our organization. Normally when there is a meeting going on we have food catered in. We use the same caterers everytime we order food, so I know the people that work there.

So... the other day we had a meeting. Before it was getting started I walked down to the kitchen (next to the meeting room) to get some water. One of the ladies that works with the caterers' came up to me and said, "are you expecting?"

Someone noticed! hahaha
I even said, you are the first person to ask!!
So that means I definitely have a pregnant belly!


Monday, April 26, 2010

The God we want...

In Sunday School yesterday we've been talking about praying, and the question was asked, have you ever prayed for something that you think is impossible and you know that it will never be able to happen unless God does it?

Then someone threw out this quote, "There is a God we want, and there is a God who is. They are not the same God. And the turning point of our lives is when we stop seeking the God we want, and start seeking the God who is."

How true.
So many times I have tried to pray to God and ask Him for what I think should happen. Or what I want to happen and when. It is only when I step back and realize that my time is NOT God's time that I have the peace of knowing that He is the one in control. We try sometimes to mold God into what we want Him to be. In going through infertility, my prayer for so long was to just get pregnant. Right then. That month. I wanted it on my time. It is so difficult to hand over everything to God and let Him have the control. Now that I am pregnant, I find myself sometimes, begging that our child be carried to full term and be healthy. It is so hard to give it over. I know that God's plan is the best plan. But I pray constantly that His plan is the same as mine!

Have you ever heard the saying "God laughs when you make plans" ?

One guy in class said that his problem was that he would say - God let me handle it up to this particular point, and then you can have it. How many times do I do this? We need to just give Him everything. Up front. Before we try to "handle" it ourselves.

I felt really inspired after that class.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

It's all good!

I ended up calling my doctor Monday afternoon about the cramps/pressure. Overall I'd rather be on the safe side and talk to a doctor and it be nothing, than just self diagnose and it turn out to be something.

They called me back yesterday morning and said come on in Wednesday at 9. So I did. I got to hear our little boy's heartbeat again! Music to my ears! She even had to chase him around because he was moving so much! And he kept kicking! Love it! The doctor checked my cervix again and all is well in that area. They did say I had a small amount of blood in my urine, so they are going to send it off to see if I might have a uti. BUT overall I'm good to go!

I asked about the round ligament pain (RLP) and she said that is what I have. Basically it's just stretching that's causing the cramps. I am not really in pain, it is really just annoying. And it isn't all the time. The doctor told me that basically I just have to deal with them because everything looks good. Praise God!

Thanks to those that commented yesterday and have been through it!

Monday, April 19, 2010


I felt like I had a pretty productive weekend! I got our office cleaned out, and the dressers cleaned out/off so that we could start painting them for the nursery. The Mr. got really excited about it! So we headed off to the store to get all the supplies. And he finished it this weekend!! I was so impressed! And it looks SOOO good! I can't wait to get the crib and see everything together!

I didn't go into my appointment last Thursday...
so I started getting these cramps/pressure in my lower abdomen Wednesday night. I was so glad we had an appointment the next day so I could bring it up. During the appointment I told her about it. It isn't constant, but it is uncomfortable. It isn't painful either. Just a dull cramping/pressure. And it is really low... like as low as you can get on my abdomen. The doctor said that since we were going to do the ultrasound anyway she would check my cervix and make sure I wasn't dilating. I'm not, yay! She said my cervix looked "nice and long" (thanks? haha).

Anyway, so the cramps/pressure hasn't gone away. Like I said, it isn't constant... it comes and goes, but it is definitely still there. I feel like maybe calling the doctor just to make sure this is "normal" but at the same time I was just there and everything was good. Heartbeat was strong, cervix was closed, baby boy was looking good :) I've been trying not to do researching on the Internet... but I looked around anyway. Looks like a lot of girls have had this and it is just stretching.

I had a long talk with God yesterday about it. I want to get back to the place where I didn't worry because He is in control. No matter what I do God is going to make sure everything happens the way it is supposed to.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

17 weeks and a surprise

The 17 week appointment went great! Heartrate was good, blood pressure was good, questions were answered, etc. But the surprise was even BETTER!!! I asked the doctor if she could give us a sneak peek... and she did!!! We're having a BOY!!! I am sooo excited!! And shocked! We really thought it was a girl! When she told us you could hear botht the Mr. and I gasp! :) I can't wait to start looking for boy stuff!!


Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I am so excited I have my 17 week appointment on Thursday! I am going to ask her if we can get a sneak peek to see what the baby is :) Probably not, but hey it's worth an ask!

This past weekend we decided on a crib. I don't know if I mentioned or not, but we are going to use two dressers that we currently have. The Mr. is going to sand them and paint them white to match the crib. And I get to put fun knobs on them! So... being the perfectionist that I am, I want the whites to match PERFECTLY. I know this may be difficult, but it's not impossible. I ordered two different samples of whites that should be here by the end of the week. Based upon which one we can match (PERFECTLY) that's the color white we are going to order. I will post a pictures of it once we decide.

yay :)

I have been trying not to get stressed about work lately...
I am more than likely not going to be returning after I have the baby. Of course they don't know that. I am stressed on when to tell them, how to tell them, if my insurance will still cover me while I would be in the hospital, etc. Obviously I won't say anything definitely until after the baby is born...
anyway, I'm just trying not to stress.

Hope everyone else is having as pretty of weather as we are!!! It is finally spring!! I love the warm weather!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Some updates:

Looks like I'll be going on-line to Old Navy and The Gap to order my maternity pants! :) Thanks for the advice! I am actually getting a package (hopefully this weekend) from my SIL that will have maternity clothes in it. Have I mentioned that the Mr. has 4 older sisters? Our baby will make grandbaby # 13 on that side of the family! The sister that is mailing the clothes just told us this week that she is expecting # 5. Yup. FIVE. Insane. And, you can only guess, she has had no trouble. Zip. None. Just another day for her. I am excited for her, don't get me wrong. But wow.


So last weekend we looked at some cribs... and I want to go to one more store to look. I think I have picked out what I want though. One of the stores said it takes about 2 months to get the furniture in. Dang. If I ordered within the next month, that would put me at about 7 months before we got the crib! I know me - I would be in panic mode! haha So hopefully we can figure out what we want this weekend.

We have a couple dressers... a long one and a tall one, and after talking with the Mr. we decided that we will just paint those and use them in the baby's room. I will just have to get prettier knobs. But I am SO excited about this! Not only will it save money, but how fun to have a little project to work on! (well, I will do what I can... sanding and painting is probably not a good idea!)

I know I mentioned a few weeks ago how this pregnancy hasn't really hit me yet. Well it is definitely starting to - and I am SO beyond happy! I think now that my belly is growing and people are starting to notice, it makes it real to me. Now I am thinking - wow, I have tons to do to prepare!

I have been looking at bedding. Which is hard when we don't know what we are having yet, but I have a big feeling it is a girl. (I would LOVE a boy, but the Mr. has tons of girls on his side of the fam, and the heartbeat has been around the 160's). I know I don't want a theme, and I know (if it's a girl) I don't want a ton of pink. There are so many cute things out there but lots are way too expensive.

Oh and have I mentioned that we have already made some diaper purchases?? :) We were told that if we buy diapers every time we go to the store we'll have a stash by the time baby gets here. Not only that but we will get used to spending some extra money at the store. It seems weird to see diapers in our house! haha
On a side note, I am strongly considering doing cloth diapers... like starting when the baby is like 4 months old or so... after they get over all the newborn diaper changes!

I find myself so distracted at work, trying to find new places to look for baby stuff! I better actually get to work!

Monday, April 5, 2010


First of all... Praise God for such a beautiful Easter! It was absolutely perfect!

Second... wow! Maternity pants are soooo comfy! yep, I broke down and went shopping. Actually I HAD to... I seriously have nothing to wear! Friday, before work, I complained until I left the house about what I was wearing. It was tight. Like I was trying to make myself fit into the pants and shirt (which I actually was...)

So on Saturday, the Mr. said, "That's it,we're going shopping!"
I hate shopping... have I mentioned that?
The Mr. is really good about picking out outfits for me... so we headed out to Motherhood Maternity. I found a couple pairs of work pants. But I was a little disappointed that I didn't see any jeans. I saw capries, but no jeans.
Then we went to Ross, and would you believe they only had ONE rack of maternity. And on that one rack they had about 5 pairs of small pants. And of those 5, there was 0 jeans.
Any suggestions on where to buy pants and jeans????? I am desperate! I don't fit in anything anymore!

(No, I'm not complaining, just need some clothes!)

The Mr. and I also went looking at some cribs! EXCITING! I pretty much know what I want. I have it in my head... I just have to find it in a store! I am only 5'1" so I want to make sure I can actually get the baby out of the crib - since I don't want a drop side. :)

Not that I wasn't before, but I am starting to get really excited about everything!! I guess it is finally starting to sink in that it is REAL!

Switching subjects... yesterday at church we sang the song "In Christ Alone" - which I LOVE! and it was just so fitting for Easter...

"There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bough with the precious blood of Christ"

Love it.
Hope everyone else had a good Easter!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

15 weeks...

I can't believe I'm 15 weeks today! I haven't really been keeping up with things each week in this pregnancy, so I figured I would write a few things that are going on...
- my belly has officially "popped"
- I have got most of my energy back
- yesterday I ordered on-line my first 5 maternity shirts!
- I am outgrowing my pants FORREAL! I have to go shopping!
- there hasn't been any foods that have been "gross" to me
- I have had many dizzy spells
- I really miss sleeping on my stomach
- and eating turkey sandwiches
- my face is breaking out more than when I was a teenager
- I think I'm going to try prenatal yoga this weekend
- I really want to buy that book Baby Bargins
- I'm sure there's more... I'll add if I think of more.

My next appointment is in 2 weeks. Yay! Then in 5 more weeks, we'll find out the gender! Wow! I am really going to go crazy planning once I know what we're having. I can't wait!