Week 29 - June 29, 2009

I have to brag a little bit on my first baby. I think we have him “pee” potty trained. He is doing so well. We started allowing him to pee outside and he loves it. Amazingly enough he has also showed much interest in peeing inside!!! I’m so excited. It’s like a light switched on suddenly and he’s almost completely potty trained. I hope I don’t jinx it. Go Lucas!!!!

Why couldn’t today be the day we have the ultrasound? I can’t wait to see my precious baby again. I am really feeling pregnant now. It’s getting hard to bend over and get around these days. My lower back is hurting and my teeth have seemed to start to not match up. I had a horrible time with this when I was pregnant with Lucas.
I went to the chiropractor last week for my monthly adjustment and it seems as though that’s when my back started hurting. I didn’t have my normal doctor so maybe he did something my body wasn’t used to. I guess this is really around the time of the pregnancy when lower back pain starts. It’s pure murder getting up out of bed to go to the bathroom at night and then getting out of bed in the morning. I guess my muscles get stiff just laying there. I feel like an old woman just trying to go pee. Once I get up after a while it goes away. I’m still sleeping very well so I can’t complain about that. But I am really feeling pregnant now. All my body wants to do is sit. I have tons of fatigue and want to not do anything. I’m getting out of breath/heart pumping hard just doing the simple every day tasks. I guess it’s this extra weight.
Pray for Chad and I as we try to name this baby is it’s a boy. We have our girl’s name but the boy name is a lot more tricky. I mentioned “Issac” to Lucas as being the baby’s name (I guess I probably shouldn’t have done that) and that’s what he calls the baby now. Chad doesn’t like it but I’m so in love with that name. Every name he suggests doesn’t sound the way it does when I say Issac Michael. I just pray every day that God will help him change his mind. Oh, please God!!!!

Week 28- June 22, 2009

The 3rd trimester! Yah!!!! I can’t believe how fast the 2nd trimester flew. Wow. I have my last “month” appointment on Tuesday. Here on out I’ll go every two weeks and then it will be once a week. I believe I’ve gained about 6 lbs this month. EEK! I’m scared to step up on that scale but in all actuality I’ve only gained about 5 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight. So I feel good about that. But towards the end of the pregnancy that’s when the weight really starts to pile up. My goal is to only gain like 15 to 20 lbs. That will be less than half of what I gained with Lucas.
I went out to run a few errands for Father’s day on Saturday and it was SOOOO hot. I believe it was in the 90’s???? I was miserable getting in and out of the car with Lucas but got it done and went home to a nice cool house to nap. Lucas’ nap time is MY FAVORITE time of the day. Not that I’m ready to have a break from him but I’m ready to take a break and rest. I’m really feeling good just a little tired here and there. Mondays are horrible. I feel drugged and have a hard time getting through the day. I’ve noticed lately that I’m out of breath with the simplest activities. I guess it’s the extra weight I’m carrying.
Had my doctor’s appointment today. Gained 1 more pound than I thought. So I’ve gained 6 lbs from the weight I started with. I’m happy with that.
Dr. Wingo listened to the baby’s heartbeat. The baby was squirming around and it was hard to get a correct reading but it was 153. He measured me and said I’m measuring 1 to 2 weeks ahead!!!! So before my next appointment on July 6th I’ll go have an ultrasound to see how big the baby really is. He said it probably is okay and that it may be the way the baby was laying. That’s kind of exciting to know that the baby might come sooner then we thought! I saw during the ultrasound at 20 weeks some of the measurements said 21 and 22 weeks. Maybe this is just going to be a big baby. They also said Lucas was big but just a week early he weighed 8 lbs and 2 ozs, totally average.

Week 27 - June 15, 2009

This week has been pretty good. I had a little bit of swelling in my fingers and had a hard time getting my rings off but it seems to go down by the morning. With Lucas I was already swollen up. I pray that I don’t retain as much fluid this time around.
Living in the bathroom a lot lately. Every time I get up I have the urge to pee. The baby is growing and I can really feel it. I can feel the baby move on both sides at the same time, so I know this baby is getting bigger! I am still feeling really good and sometimes still forget I’m pregnant.
Chad and I can’t agree on any boy names. I think we’ve agreed on a middle name but it’s hard agreeing on the first. We have the girl’s name chosen but I think this baby is a boy. That’s the hardest thing about having a child is naming him or her. A name is so important and the child will have to live with it for the rest of their lives. So I really stress out about choosing the “perfect” name for my “perfect” child!

Week 26 - June 8, 2009

Feeling great this week. Getting up at least twice a night to go to the bathroom. I get so stiff during the night that it sometimes becomes difficult. It’s getting hard to get out of bed, get in bed and turning over. I’m sleeping really good, though, so I can’t complain at all. I bought a body pillow several weeks ago and I love it!!!! I wished I had one with Lucas. I had a hard time sleeping my first pregnancy. This one is SO different. With the pillow it feels like I’m sleeping on my stomach which is my favorite sleep position.
Friday morning I woke up and didn’t feel well. I had to push myself to get stuff done I wanted to do. I was nauseated, upset stomach and just fatigued. I’m not sure if I ate something bad or if it’s just the pregnancy. Saturday I felt much better after some rest the day before.

Week 25 – June 1, 2009

Well, Lucas’ birthday party went off without a hitch and I got through my busy, busy weekend. I’m exhausted because I’m so used to getting at least 1 nap in a weekend and there was no time for rest. Now this week is VBS. I leave work and go straight to church. We’re there until about 8:45 and then rush home to jump in the bath and into bed. It’s hard but Lucas is having a great time. I had a hard time on Monday. Lucas is back in school after 2 weeks and is going into a new class and has a new teacher. It’s as if he knows no one. His best friend David is in the classroom next to him. It feels like we started all over dropping him off at the daycare for the first time. I worried all day about him but I believe he did okay. Chad picked him up and he said he seemed fine. I just don’t want him to be scared and upset. I’m sure he’ll just need a few days to meet new friends and get settled. It still breaks my heart. Nancy offered to take him this week to give me a few more minutes at home before work. She said he cried on Tuesday when she dropped him off. I probably would have cried with him. That hurts my heart!
Feeling a lot of soreness and pressure in the lower part of my stomach from I guess the baby’s weight. it seems to get worse when I’m tired or have a full bladder. It feels as though I have ridden a horse. During the night when I get up to turn over or get up to go to the bathroom, which is only once a night, it’s really sore. Other than that I’m still feeling great. Tired from all the craziness that’s been going on but I’m still loving being pregnant. Getting a little swelling but not bad at all. The baby is getting stronger and stronger. I love it! Most movements are felt in the morning and all day. In the morning it’s down low but throughout the day it’s up high. I can actually push and he/she will kick back. It’s sweet! At night he/she is really quite. I hope they’re this good once they’re born.

Week 24 – May 25, 2009

Whoa! This is going to be one busy week. I have a doctor and a chiropractor appt. Plus I was gone all last week so I need to get caught up in 3 days since Monday was Memorial Day. I have a wedding to attend this weekend. I need to decorate and shop for food for VBS. Lucas’ birthday party is Sunday and then the VBS kick off is right after the party. Then next week is VBS. I’m going to be exhausted.
The glucose test went well. No call back so I guess it was negative for gestational diabetes! The baby sounds great with a heartbeat of 150. I have gained 4 lbs since my last appointment. I have 1 lb left to play with before I’ll actually have gained weight since I found out I was pregnant! I feel great about my weight this go-around. Of course I started out bigger with this one than Lucas. But I want to keep it below 15-20 lbs. That’s about half of what I gained with Lucas, 52 lbs! It’s getting hard to not eat a lot because I seem like I’m always hungry.
The baby is really starting to move more and more throughout the day. it’s so nice to feel him or her move and am awestruck just thinking about having another human being inside me! It is truly a miracle. Those unbelievers out there need to go through a pregnancy. After that there would be no way you could deny God. We are truly blessed with this baby. God is so good to us!
New complaint of the week is really painful varicose veins in a gross place. Hot baths with Epsom salt seem to ease the pain. Lord, please allow this to go away. I don’t think I can sit all day long at work without being in tons of pain. Other than that I feel really good. Starting to feel some pressure near my bladder. I guess it’s from the pressure of the baby.

Week 23 – May 18, 2009

Look below for new pictures!
We’re in Gulf Shores this week on vacation. The weather was not that nice. We had Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of sun. Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday were either raining or cloudy. We had plans either shopping or other things. Thursday we went to the outlet mall shopping and then on Friday it was Lucas’ birthday. We let him pick out a toy (leaf blower) at Wal-mart and then took him to the movies for the first time. He did pretty good until the movie candy kicked in. By that time it was almost over. We saw Monsters v. Aliens. I wanted to see Up but it wouldn’t be out for another 5 days. We then went to McDonald's for lunch then back home for a nap. We decorated for his birthday, wrapped his presents and got him a little cupcake so he could blow out his candles. He had a great birthday!
We had an awesome time as this was our first “family” vacation together. Lucas didn’t get in the water much. There was a portion of the pool that was only 1 foot. He got in for the first time and after a while he fell in and got right back up. That was it for the water. He sat on the side and put his feet in but wouldn’t get in all the way. It was really cold so that also may be it.
At the pool one day I actually felt the baby kicking really high and asked Chad if he wanted to feel it. He finally got to feel this baby. I was so excited! The baby is getting really active now and letting me know they’re in there.
The pregnancy is going really good. A lot of the time I forget I’m pregnant. I think I feel much better this pregnancy than last. I only remember feeling a few times the last pregnancy when I enjoyed it. There was always a new symptom popping up. This time, so far, I feel really good and highly enjoying this pregnancy. I also feel much bigger than with Lucas. Next week is my doctor’s appointment and glucose test. We’ll see how much I’ve gained.