Friday, February 26, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Then we went to MOPS and it was Tea & Testimony week. 4 amazing women shared from their hearts and each one had such a touching story. Each story was so unique and special and it was so nice for them to open up and share their personal stories with us. I love that we have so many unique ladies in our MOPS group. However, I don't love that we are already over half way through with the MOPS year and that I feel like I have only barely started getting to know some of them.
After MOPS, Judah and I came home so that I could get him some lunch and get him down for a good nap. Last night I made Chicken & Broccoli casserole for dinner and Judah thought the leftovers were delicious for lunch! It made me so happy to see him eating that broccoli and loving it. He's always been pretty good about liking veggies but, it's been harder for me to find vegetable finger foods that he likes. He seems to like the pureed veggies more so, it's always exciting when he eats table food veggies well.
After his nap, we jetted off to Costco and picked up the usual stuff. It's amazing that I can be in and out in 30 minutes (not exaggerating) and drop $120 in that short amount of time. Geez, that's alot. When we got home, Jeremiah gave Judah dinner before he headed out to his Fire Dept. meeting then Judah and I did bedtime together. When I was giving him his bottle before bed, he was holding my hand so sweet. We have listened to the same CD before bed while I nursed him since he was 5 weeks old and we still listen to it every night while we sit in the chair. It is so precious to me that he knows that music means it's almost bedtime and it really relaxes him.
He is taking a bottle just a couple times a day now and I'm no longer nursing him. When I was spotting a couple weeks ago, I figured it was best to stop. It didn't really phase him and I think it was best. Of course, it was emotionally hard but, I think I had a good reason to stop. I believe that it is normally fine to be pregnant and still nurse a baby but, I didn't want to do anything that could possibly make me bleed more. I nursed him for almost 13 months so, I think I can pat myself on the back for that.
Well, when I started this blog, my intent was to basically just journal our everyday life. This post has definitely just been a journal entry about our day. I hope it hasn't bored anyone terribly!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
So, this morning I had nursery duty and let me tell you....I can hardly handle any child's snot these days that is not from my own precious Judah. Don't get me wrong, I love those kids in our nursery, they are all so special but, each time I wiped a nose this morning, I just about threw up. The nauseous feeling and crazy hormones have definitely kicked in. I feel bad for my husband, I think I am already much more moody this time around. Hopefully I'll learn how to somewhat control my mood swings sometime soon!
When I talked with my midwife last, she said that I shouldn't do heavy aerobics or intense working out right now. So, that means that I haven't been able to do my running or go to Zumba. I feel really bad about not being able to do the half marathon with Sally. I know that she understands but, I still feel bad about it. I was really looking forward to it and I knew that when we crossed that finish line, it would be the most amazing feeling of accomplishment.
My midwife did say that I can do walking and weigh lifting though so, I plan on continuing to workout.
Since we've had such a busy and on-the-go weekend, I plan on staying home all day tomorrow, cleaning and getting caught up on stuff. I'm looking forward to getting some stuff done and just having a good day at home.
Well, this post has just been a bunch of nothing. I better start thinking about heading to bed. Good night!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
The morning of February 7th, Judah woke up at about 6:30am and before I went in to get him, I took a pregnancy test. My husband and I had been trying for about a month and I was curious to see if I was pregnant, even though it was only day 29. Sure enough, a little + sign appeared and I was thrilled! I woke my husband up saying "this test isn't negative!!!" He was slightly confused at first and then really happy.
So, I texted Sally and shared our happy news with her and then called my mom and told her. We had a good day, we were excited and very happy. Well, that night before I went to bed, I started spotting. I thought that I was either having implantation bleeding, that my test was wrong or that I was going to miscarry. The spotting continued on Monday and then on Tuesday I was still spotting. Tuesday was MOPS and I wanted to announce my pregnancy but, I didn't know what was going on. It was such a roller coaster of emotions to want to be happy but, to also be scared and not know what to think. I called my midwifes office to see if they could see me. They told me that they wouldn't be able to see until Monday the 15th. So, I just waited all week. The spotting continued but, didn't increase and I didn't have any cramping. I didn't even know if I was still pregnant or if the baby was growing properly. It was so hard to not know what's going on.
I went to see my midwife on Monday and she recommended that I have a blood test done to see how the pregnancy hormone levels were progressing. In early pregnancy your HCG levels are supposed to double every 48-72 hours so, my midwife had me get my blood drawn on Monday and then again on Wednesday.
Well, today I got the call that my numbers went up well! They were 3600 on Monday and then 5800 on Wednesday. They didn't double but, it wasn't quite 48hours either and my midwife says that she feels pretty positive right now that everything is fine. Yesterday I was still spotting but, today I haven't.
So, now I am going to start getting really excited about becoming a family of 4 and I am so thankful to God for protecting our little growing baby. I definitely can't take this for granted because I know so many women who have had miscarriages or had trouble conceiving.
I hope this post wasn't too much information. I just want to document what has been going on.
Our estimated due date is Oct. 17th and I am SO EXCITED!!!
Sweet baby playing in the grass.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
It's so nice to be able to go out, alone and know that Judah is home having a blast with his Daddy. They love spending time together and it warms my heart.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
I have something going on in my life that is a blessing but, it is also scary and is requiring alot of faith and prayer at the moment. So, if you are reading this, please just pray for me to have faith and trust in God.
Today I have felt very blessed to have some awesome women in my life. Women that are transparent with me. These women share their lives openly and it is so refreshing. It's amazing how we can feel so vulnerable when we open up, whether it be we open up our homes or our hearts but, when we open up our lives, we can really bless other people. When we open up to other women, we can be so self-conscious and we can get so caught up in wondering what people will think. God has amazed me time and time again though, at how encouraging other women can be. The funny thing is, they don't usually know how encouraging they are.
So tonight, I am trying to not be too transparent, but still share a little of my heart. I am thankful that I know some really encouraging people and hopefully, I'll be blogging soon with FULL transparency.
Friday, February 5, 2010
•No sugar added Ice Cream. That is a happy thing!
•Judah fell asleep in my arms tonight before I had a chance to put him in his crib. He hasn't fallen asleep in my arms in literally months and I so enjoyed it. I sat and rocked him and didn't want to put him down.
•Tomorrow is Saturday and I'm planning on working in the yard with my hubby. We pruned our apple trees and I'm excited to get rid of the prunings. Call me strange if you want to but, I sure do enjoy working outside with my man!
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Tonight when I walked in from being at the gym, Jeremiah told me that he taught Judah a new word while I was gone. Judah can now say "pretty"! I guess the whole idea was for him to say "Mommy Pretty". What a sweet little boy and what a sweet husband I have.
In other good news, Judah drank alot more water today. For the last 2 weeks, he has just pushed anything to drink away from him. Anything and in any cup/bottle/straw. Anything.
Well, today we went and played with Sally and cousin Noah and Judah got to use one of Noah's sippy cups for water during lunch. He drank and drank so, we are borrowing it from Sally. I really hope he continues to drink well from it. Thanks Noah for sharing!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
So, today Judah and I stayed home and I got lots of things done. I did the laundry, mopped the kitchen floor, cleaned up after the dogs outside (even if that wasn't fun, I loved the fresh air), sorted through stuff and just got all caught up. It felt so good and I think Judah was happy to have a day at home too. We need to get back into a routine and have more balance in our lives.
Tonight I went to the gym. Per the 5K training schedule (remember, you do that one first and then you do the 1/2 marathon training), I was supposed to run 2.25 miles. I ran the first mile and then my stomach started hurting so, I power walked the rest of it. It got me down a little because this was the first evening that I haven't been able to do exactly what the training plan calls for. But, I did the full distance and that's what matters. I know it was harder tonight because I haven't eaten that well the last couple of days and I haven't slept enough.
So, tonight I'm going to bed alot earlier, tomorrow I'm eating alot better and tomorrow night, the treadmill and I will be better friends again. Everyday can't be easy right?
Here's a cute picture for today. This boy has great hair, I absolutely love it.
Monday, February 1, 2010