Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Quality time with my boy

Today Judah and I didn't do a lot. We woke up, hung out, went to the store and as we pulled into the driveway, I told him we could have left over Macaroni & Cheese for lunch. Of course, as soon as we came inside, I needed to use the bathroom. When I came out, he was quietly sitting on the kitchen floor with the bowl of Macaroni (that had been in the refrigerator) between his legs. Nothing was spilled and there was no mess. It just cracked me up that he was sitting there with his Macaroni. Of course, I'm not a big fan of him helping himself to things in the fridge but, he didn't get in trouble this time, he got his picture taken instead.

He took a long nap this afternoon and when he woke up, we went outside for a walk. I put him in the stroller and walked 45minutes. If this little girl is ready to come see us, that should help her get moving. She's a girl and she's fashionably late.

Tonight, Jeremiah and I took more time with Judah than normal at bedtime. We read a few more books than we usually do and I sang him more songs than normal. It's weird putting him to bed and wondering if it's the last time that we'll be doing bedtime with him, without the new baby. I enjoyed the quiet day that we had together, it was special and just what we needed before this big transition.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The 19th

Today is the 19th and that makes me 2 days over due. I actually feel pretty comfortable but, I just keep wondering when little baby will be ready to come out. I have a friend that is 31 weeks pregnant and her water just broke and her baby will be spending a couple months in the NICU when it arrives. It really puts things into prospective for me. I would so rather be over-due and have a fat and happy baby than have a baby that's 9 weeks early. Please..... say a prayer for that girl and her family, it must be so scary to know you're about to deliver a baby so early.

This was us exactly 21 months ago. Yep, Judah is 21 months today. Maybe this little one will decide that the 19th is a good day, like her big brother did. Obviously, I'm white as a ghost in this picture but, who really has color in their face after pushing out a big baby without any meds? I just remember this moment so well and it was perfect.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday we visited the pumpkin patch and it was so much fun. The highlights were definitely the free tractor rides and train rides. Well, it was actually a bunch of little train cars being pulled behind a tractor. Judah currently has an obsession with tractors and trains so, it was such a thrill for him to go on these rides.

While we were there, Sally and I had our husbands take some pictures of us together. We took lots of pictures together when we were pregnant with the boys so, we're trying to get pictures the second time around also, even if it's more difficult this time because we are busy with our boys!

Can you see the pumpkin I'm hiding behind my tummy? Yep, I can hardly see it either!

My sweet boy.....soon to be the best big brother!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A big fuss, most likely over nothing

Over the last month, when I've gone to see my midwife, my tummy hasn't been growing at the normal rate. It actually measured about the same size for 3 weeks. So, last Wednesday, I went for an ultrasound to see how baby is doing. She measured really tiny, in the 5th percentile and about 6lb. This alarmed my midwife (and me!) so, they sent me for a non-stress test at the hospital. She passed the NST with flying colors. My midwife said that she wanted me to closely pay attention to baby's movements to make sure they don't decrease and then come back for another NST on Saturday.

I went home and I was really scared, confused and nervous. I didn't understand why she would be small. I've had a really healthy pregnancy, Judah was huge when he was born, I was a normal size when I was born and it just didn't make sense. I started praying for little girl and I know other people were praying as well.

Saturday I went for the next NST and she did great. They want to see the baby's heart rate increase when she moves around and she was moving a ton and her heart rate did fabulously.
Monday they had me come in for another ultrasound and another NST. The ultrasound turned out better that time. She measured in the 33 percentile and about 7lb. Good news but, still confusing as to why she was so small just 5 days prior.

Wednesday (yesterday) they had me come in for another NST and another ultrasound. Of course, the NST went great and the ultrasound went really well also. She measured 8lb, 4oz and in the 65th percentile. The 3 midwives I see are totally confused. They are happy that she seems like a normal, healthy baby but, it doesn't make sense why she appeared so tiny just one week ago. They even had a radiologist go back over all the images and he said that they were correct. Maybe the 1st ultrasound was wrong or maybe God just put some fat on her bones! Who knows!!

Long story short......I have much more peace of mind now than I did a week ago. Baby is most likely just fine and because we've had 2 ultrasounds lately with good results, I don't need to keep going back in for all those tests. I've heard a lot of stories about how ultrasounds can be very wrong in determining the size of a baby and I really believe that. Even the midwife said that they can be way off. I'm just thankful that they didn't decide to induce me last week when it seemed like baby wasn't growing.

Now, I'm just putting all the worries behind me and I'm excited for this girl to join our family!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday wrap up & 39 weeks

Today we all over slept so, we missed church. When we finally got up and got going, we headed out to meet my sister and her family for a late breakfast at Ihop. It was super busy in there but, we had a lot of fun and the boys did great. After breakfast, Jeremiah, Judah and I went and did our monthly grocery shopping trip.

This afternoon, I went on a walk by myself. It was the most beautiful day and it was so nice to be out walking in the sun. I took some pictures of my shadow with my cell phone. I remember when I was little, I always thought my shadow was interesting. Today, it just looked funny.
My view looking down at 39 weeks:

I haven't blogged as much lately because I've been "over thinking" what I want to write. I need to get back to the reason why I started blogging. I want to remember and document our everyday life. So, as I go into this next season of becoming a mother of 2, I'm going to try to not over think it or worry about what people might think of me and I'm just going to blog our normal life. It might just be little details about how baby girl is sleeping or eating.....I just want to be able to go back and see what life was like. So, no more over thinking for me!

Here's to the normal and small details that we need to remember. :)


About a week ago, I got the idea that I really wanted little girl to come out and join us today. I thought that it would be a fun birthday for her to have and that it would be perfect timing. Well, obviously, God has different plans because it's 9pm, and I don't have any signs of being in labor. I'm at peace with her staying in as long as she needs to. She is measuring quite small at this point, which is so weird because Judah was huge and up until recently, she seemed like she was growing at a normal rate. I'm convienced that she is perfect already though, and she already has a huge peice of my heart.

I've been reading Psalm 139 alot lately. It actually might be my favorite book of the Bible. I find such peace and amazement in knowing that God created us and our babies. He knew us before we were born, He knew everything about us before our parents even knew us, and He knows everything about our children!

Psalm 139

1 O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.
3 You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.
5 You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it.
7 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,” Even the night shall be light about me;
12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
13 For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You.
19 Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God! Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
20 For they speak against You wickedly; Your enemies take Your name in vain.
21 Do I not hate them, O LORD, who hate You? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties;
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.

Friday, October 1, 2010

What October means to me

I'm so happy it's October. I love fall and I love that this will be the month of Baby #2. Here is just a partial list of what October means to me.

~Pumpkin Spice Lattes
~Cinnamon and pumpkin candles on my table
~Pumpkin patches with awesome photo opportunities
~The smell of the neighbor's wood stoves burning. I'm jealous, I want a wood stove.
~Judah gets to start wearing all his jackets and they way he says "jacket" is so cute.
~Falling leaves
~Crisp morning air and sunny afternoons
~Pumpkin muffins
~Thanksgiving planning (we are having it at our house this year and I'm delegating, a lot!)
~Crock pot cooking
~Knowing that baby #2 will be here sometime this month.
~Passing out candy to trick or treater's that come to our door.
~Finding a Halloween costume for Judah.
What does October mean to you?


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