Tuesday, May 26, 2009

15 Weeks

Well I'll be 15 weeks tomorrow. Here are some more bump pictures. I still have only gained 0.5 lbs, but I'm beginning to show. I had been feeling wonderful until tonight. Fried food does NOT work out so well. I'm really only eating vegtables and grilled food so that I can keep it down. If I eat unhealthy it usually makes its way back up. I had a homemade funnel cake today at work, and have thrown up 8 times in the last two hours. I won't be eating fried food for a while. The combination of the heat, exhaustion, and unhealthy food finally got to me. I'll try to post the updates on the baby's growth tomorrow. Please notice the privacy fence in the background that my dad built for us. One of the nicest gifts we've ever received!

Oh I almost forgot to update about our Memorial Day weekend. Friday, a friend of mine from high school and I went to watch Bethany and Holly's recital and out to eat at Fulin's with them. Saturday Rich and I slept in and went to Opry Mills and Olive Garden on a date. Sunday we rented "Taken" and LOST episodes and napped all day. Memorial Day we went to the Gourley's with LOTS of people from our church and had a cookout. It was a wonderful weekend! I forgot my camera on Memorial Day, but am on a hunt for a new camera bag so hopefully I'll be taking it with us more often. Finally, here are the pics!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Week 14

I'm going to try to update every week what all the new developments are with the baby. Here are the week 14 updates. The weight gain update: drumroll please...... 0.5 lbs. I still have yet to gain a full pound, just a half of a pound!!!!

How your baby's growing:This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck his thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, his facial muscles are getting a workout as his tiny features form one expression after another. His kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around him — a process he'll keep up until birth. He can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch him sucking his thumb.In other news: Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces. His body's growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.) He's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active.

14 weeks, 1 day ultrasound

Wednesday night Rich and I were moving my classroom because it had to be finished by Thursday morning. I had terrible cramps and had to sit down for a while. We worked until around midnight that night and went home to go to bed. That morning I woke up and the cramps were gone so I stopped worrying and went to work at 6:45. Around 10:15 I was filling out paperwork with the special ed teachers, and I felt something going wrong. I went to the bathroom and had started hemoraging. I immediately called my doctor and he said to get there asap and not to drive. So one of my friends that I work with drove me to meet Rich at Centennial where we get all of our ultrasounds. Needless to say, I was FREAKING OUT! They got us in for the ultrasound as soon as we got there. Everything is completely fine, actually better than fine. I had a condition called "placenta previa" which is when the placenta attaches really low and covers up where the baby would come out. No big deal, but they were hoping it would "migrate" so that I wouldn't have to have a C-section. Apparently my body was doing exactly what the doctors wanted, and the placenta was migrating. This is why I had all of the cramping and bleeding. Now for the wonderful news.... I am actually 10 days further than what they thought so they are probably going to officially move up my due date to November 18th at my next appointment. I am actually (today) 14 weeks, 3 days. The ultrasound tech also did a little something extra for us as a surprise. We were planning on waiting until the baby was born to find out the sex, but she said, "I'm going to do something for you guys since ya'll have been through quite a bit, but don't tell anyone." At this point, I had no idea what she was going to do. I was thinking extra pictures or something. I could see everything on the flat screen on the wall so I watched her go underneath the baby's butt inbetween it's legs. Then I saw something that looked like a third leg. I said, "is that what I think it is?" She said, "yea, it looks like it's going to be a boy." She said she was 99.9% sure that the baby is a boy, and that she would be shocked if it was a girl! Needless to say, we were thrilled!!! We are going to wait to get anything though until it is confirmed at our 20 week ultrasound. Here are the pictures of our sweet baby. He is really snuggled up to his mommy and holding on tight to me. I wanted to make sure I got a clear picture on here so I put a few up.

Bentley's spoiled rotten!

Bentley now gets to eat steak about once every other week when we have our steaks. He LOVES it! Here are a few updated pictures on Bentley. He had surgery yesterday, and is already back to his old self. No big deal, he just needed to be "fixed."

"Please Daddy"

"Much better than that dried up dog food."

My reason for getting behind on my blogs...

I have decided to work full-time this summer (even though everyone thinks I'm crazy). I got a job at "The Wave." It is a day-camp for elementary school students at First Baptist Church in Hendersonville. One of my friends that I student taught with told me about it. I wasn't going to work full-time this summer, but since I am going to part-time next year, I figured I would try to put as much as possible in savings for the baby. So, I am working 7-4 Monday through Friday starting the day after Memorial Day, and the camp ends the day we go back to school. The BAD part about it has been that my trainings have fallen after school everyday so I have been exhausted. I've been going to work at the school from 6:45-2:30, leaving and letting the dog out, and heading straight to Hendersonville and working from 4-9. I haven't been able to make it home until 9:30 plus I've had trainings on the weekends so needless to say, I haven't even had time to turn the computer on. Here are some pictures of what all I've been up to.
At the first grade performance at the PTO meeting!

My first class

Doing our Mother's Day flower pots

Mother's Day

Mother's Day was fabulous! Rich and I went to church together, came home to change, and headed to Smithville to celebrate at mawmaw's. It was a wonderful day. I love getting to be with all of my family. I was a little low on energy and felt kinda out of it that day, but I had a great day. I woke up to the sweetest card from Rich! Here are some pics from Mother's Day.

The life of the party!
Mawmaw's cake!

Happy Mother's Day Mom!

Sophia and Destiny

Mamaw listening to her card from Justin and Christy.

She was so touched by all of her cards. I love you mawmaw!

You really have to know my Aunt Donna to understand this picture, but she is SCOLDING my grandmother's dog in this picture. LOL!

Prego Pics

I am showing a little bit. This shirt shows "the bump" a little better than most. These were taken at 14 weeks on Mother's Day.

8 week ultrasound

This poor blog has been neglected. It is my first day off in a few weeks so I am going to be doing updates galore. Stay tuned! Here are pictures of Baby Hall at our approximately 8 week ultrasound. The heartbeat was 178. This ultrasound was done on April 14th, and this is the day that we heard our baby's heartbeat for the first time. I must admit that I got emotional. The realization of how great God really is hit me all at once when I heard that. This pregnancy has made me question how anyone with a baby or that has gone through a pregnancy could ever doubt if God existed. I already know that God has such special plans for our baby, and I pray every night for the call on this child's life. I'm overwhelmed with joy all the time for this little miracle growing inside of me.
Little arm and leg buds

The 3-D ultrasounds