Saturday, October 31, 2009

belly pic

Belly pic, week 14... Baby is growing,,, that's for sure!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Week 15... heading into week 16!

So, in less than 5 more weeks we are over half done! WOW! Finally things are starting to speed up! Its still going to be a long wait until April though!

HUMMM,,, why was I feeling the little ghost baby moving and now I haven't felt a thing for about two weeks!?!?! You would think once I start feeling it, I would feel it more, not less! My friend, Amy, at work said maybe it's because my uterus is so stretched out from the third baby that he or she just has lots of room to roam! I am trying not to be worried and just pray that I will feel baby moving and fluttering soon! I keep telling myself, I am only approaching week 16, so maybe it is still too early. I didn't feel Jett until week 18- probably because he was my first and I didn't know what I was feeling for. I felt Oakley from week 13ish on,,, he was a tough and active little dude from the start!
So, I wonder why,,, when I know what I am feeling for, why I haven't felt this baby yet. PRAYING, PRAYING, PRAYING!!!
AND I don't know why but lately people have been telling me about miscarriages, stillborns and SIDS! AGHH!!! Don't need to hear all that right now! So,,, I just keep praying for peace and comfort!

Other than just feeling FAT for no reason,,, because I feel so good that I don't even feel pregnant, I am doing good!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Oakley's opportunity!

I had to go to the DR. today to see if I had shingles,,, and I do in fact have shingles, but that isn't of importance to this story.
I saw Sandy C who is a PA but totally compatible to the Drs. She is also an assistant coach for Oakley's soccer team. Oakley was excited to see her! I told him that she might let him listen to the baby's heartbeat! After we discussed the shingles she asked us if we wanted to hear the baby! Oakley quickly said "SURE!"
She engaged Oakley in the whole quick process! She had him hold the doppler and "find the baby" Sandy was so sweet to make him feel so special about finding the baby! Then she let us listen to the baby for several seconds... she said it sounded like 15o's~
When we got out to the car he said, "I can't believe I got to hear the baby's heartbeat. It sounded like someone hitting a hammer on a piece of wood, really fast!"

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Week 13 and Dr. appt

AHHH, finally, I am outta the first trimester! YEAH!!! Not a whole lot has changed,,, other than my belly is slowly growing, I've told a few more people mostly at work, I'm feeling some light movement, I started Physical Therapy (PT) and we told the boys!
The best part of the week was Friday Oct 16th when we told the boys. We've been hyping them up for awhile now about this big "Surprise" we have for them. After supper I sat down on the couch with them while Cory videoed the whole thing. They were really wondering what was up when dad started the video on the camera! I told them that our prayer had worked because mommy's going to have a baby! They were both very surprised with big smiles and giggles! Oakley's first comment was "how do you know."

The third Dr. appt (Oct 14th) was with Dr. Hill. This was the first time we've met her. She was running late, as OB Drs usually do, so she seemed very rushed with us. She said the baby's heartbeat was in the 15o's but honestly, we could barely hear it because their Doppler sound is such poor quality. (I'm just not impressed and neither is Cory with the heartbeat thing,,, which is sad because I remember that being a very exciting part when I was pregnant with the boys!)
I felt rushed to hurry and get my questions in... one of which was this pain I've had in my neck/gland area for over 4 months now. I tried taking Zertec as it was suggested to me at my first Dr. appt but I still get the pain and there is obviously a small lump in there. We don't think this is pregnancy related. She wants me to get it checked out by an ENT (Nov4th). She did say it doesn't feel like lymphoma because it probably wouldn't hurt and would feel harder and less "movable". I don't feel worried. Oh, I did get my regular flu shot while I was at this Dr. appt and now I am praying about the H1N1,,, if i should get the vaccine or not!!??!?

The movement I am feeling is not like the butterfly flutter I remember from the boys,,, it is more like this little peanut is balling up and doing a flip. Every once and while I will feel pain and pressure very low, on my bladder and then it will go away as fast as it came. I think this baby is really feeling out the boundaries!?!?! I felt two stronger movements today while sitting on the couch. It make me say, "Oh Hellllooooo baby!!" Now, I am really excited for all 3 of the boys feel it move!

So, what hasn't changed...
My students still don't know their teacher's pregnant; they're middle schoolers and don't pay attention to anything that doesn't directly pertain to their social life! :)

Cory is still perplexed at my growing belly but hasn't gotten too overly excited about this baby thing!

My back still hurts, PT hasn't made a difference,,, other than in my checkbook.

Cory and I are still in major disagreement about finding out the sex of the baby! He wants to know- he's a planner. I don't want to know because I want it to be different than the first two and I just want to be surprised the day the baby comes (everyone knows I want a girl but it won't matter when I hold my healthy baby!)

Well, as I head into week 14, I am praying for health of the entire family and for this mommy to be pain free!

Monday, October 5, 2009


Come on baby kick me!!! (I know, I've done this before and I know I'm going to want it to stop kicking me around 28weeks on...) I am just so ready to feel the "butterfly in my belly!" and I'm so excited for my three boys to feel kicks from the outside!

Oakley said the sweetest bedtime prayer tonight! He asked God for a baby sister,,, "and God please bless her and make her come out of mom really healthy!"

This is so neat because we still haven't officially told the boys that we are having baby. That stinker Oakley just has so much intuition~ I love it!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

11 weeks and counting...

WOW, I am nearing the end of the eleventh week. This week did go by faster although, with this back pain, I am not sure how!?! I am still very excited to get done with the first trimester and I am so excited to feel those movements. (shouldn't be much longer since i know what I am feeling for and we have confirmation that this little one is very active!)

The highlight of the week was when my back pain increased to more than I could handle,,, then I started cramping around the front so I ended up going to the Dr. for a quick checkup. I just wanted to make sure everything was okay and discuss my stupid backache! She determined the cramping was just "third baby pains" and the backache needed a new chair at work, physical therapy and possibly a new job! haha! Unfortunately I can only take Tylenol which doesn't do a thing! I did get to hear the comforting sound of the little one's heartbeat!!! At first she kept looking for the heartbeat on the left side and all she could get was my heartbeat. I knew from feeling a "hard ball of pressure" it was on the right. I pointed to where I thought it was and said, "Try right here." She did and there it was,,, well for a second, then it moved. She found it again and then it kept moving! She said, "It sure is an active little thing." I thought to myself, "yeah just like it's dad and its two brothers, can't sit still."
Anyway, it was great to hear the baby was okay in there and meanwhile I just need to "cowgirl up" as my mom would say.

I saw the chiropractor and got a massage on Thursday. I felt a little better Friday but today (Saturday) the back pain is just ridiculous!
K, well, I am going to go "Cowgirl up" and get ready for Oakley's soccer game and Swimming birthday party.