Sunday, January 30, 2011


The nursery is finally painted! I have been working on it off and on for the last few weeks and it is finally completely painted (except for the closet, but we are going to redo that anyway). So here is a picture to show the paint scheme. We don't have any furniture yet, so the room is empty. I'll take more pictures once we get everything we need for in there.

In other news, I have lost 4 lbs (according to my scale) or 2 lbs (according to the doctor's calculations from my last visit) in the last week and a half. This make me very excited because that means that the changes I have made are working! I have been walking a LOT more and eating less. I am not trying to lose weight, I am just trying not to gain anything between now and my next appointment, so my average will come back to normal. So far so good. I'm not expecting to be able to keep off everything because baby is growing pretty rapidly, but at least this is a good sign that I am doing the right things. We will see how it goes at my appointment in a couple of weeks!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Completely irrelevant

This post has nothing to do with my pregnancy, just fyi :-)

Last night I got a text message from some number I don't know. It said, something like, "You have signed up for inspirational daily texts. This will charge $9.99/month to your phone bill. Thank you! If you wish to stop, reply STOP. For help, reply HELP." So, basically I freaked out and sent back "STOP" immediately. I told my husband about it 10 seconds later and he said, "don't send anything back!" To which I replied, "too late!" Anyway, I got a text back saying, "you will no longer receive texts or charges, thank you" But after that I have gotten 2 more!! I am so frustrated about it! I called AT&T last night to make sure I wasn't getting charged for it, and if there was any way to block texts from numbers like that. They said I was not being charged (yet) and that the best thing to do would be to reply "STOP" like I did. I will be calling again today to make sure I am not being charged for them. It just bugs me that people do this and that I was dumb enough to write back. I tried writing them an email but, surprise surprise, it is not a real email address. I guess I'm just bugged... Sorry for the totally irrelevant post. I just want it to be fixed!! Not a good way to start out my week...

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Tonight I got the wonderful pleasure of spending 6 hours with my niece and nephew. My sister went to a dinner thing and needed someone to watch them. After a slight hesitation (only because of how late she would be out) I decided it would still be worth it to spend the time with them. Jordan has been in a really good mood, except for one small incident where he didn't want to share toys with his sister. Shelby has been adorable and babbling away. She keeps calling me "mama" and when I remind her that I am "auntie" she says, "huh??" It is too cute. I can't imagine what kind of work it would be to be pregnant and have a little one like that! I don't know how people do it, because she takes 100% of your time and attention, and she is extremely independent! It pretty much confirmed to me that I want to wait a few years before having a second child. We will see what God's plans are, since they are often different than my own, but I think it would be really challenging to have two children that close in age right at first, even though I'm sure the benefits are worth it when they are best friends later in life.

Pregnancy update- I still feel great. The newest development is waking up in the middle of the night because of a forceful kick coming from within me. Overall my weight gain is OK, but it is more than I would like. People keep telling me it will all come off eventually and to not worry about it, but I want it to come off sooner rather than later. We shall see. I'm watching what I'm eating more, although tonight I didn't do so well. Dion's, why are you so delicious??

Friday, January 21, 2011

Second Ultrasound

I got to see my baby again yesterday! I wasn't nearly as anxious for this one because I had one before, and we already knew he is a he, so I just got to enjoy it! Unfortunately he was not cooperating and his head was way down behind my hip bones, and his feet were up near my ribs. It was crazy seeing him kick on the screen and feeling it at the same time. Weird! She tried to get a 3D picture but he wasn't ever facing the "camera." He had his hands up around his face, too, which made it difficult. She said she got most of the measurements she needed and after I walked around for a while he still hadn't moved, so she estimated at the size of his head and sent us on our way. He is 1.8 lbs already and is going to have my dad's long toes and big feet. It makes me wonder how tall he is going to be. Anyway, here are a couple of pictures from the appointment. I love seeing my baby's face :-)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Church baby

Apparently my little man really likes church. Some background...
On Saturday I was starting to get a little concerned because I had only felt him move once or twice all day. I tried waiting for him to move when I was laying down (almost always happens), after I ate something sugary, and nothing. I figured I would give it another day and then see what happened. Fast forward to Sunday morning. After singing the first couple of worship songs, we sat down to listen to the band play a new song. Well, I don't know if he was dancing or what, but he was moving so much that both Jason and my dad were able to feel him. It was so much of a relief and I'm glad he woke up or got some energy or whatever happened to make him move around. And last night Jason could see him moving on my tummy. That is the weirdest thing! And he isn't all that big yet! (about the size of an eggplant, 1.7 lbs and 9 in long)

We have another ultrasound and doctor's appointment this week, so I'm looking forward to getting to see him again. Hopefully he cooperates this time and lets us get a picture of his face. Last time he kept his hand in front of his face the whole time, like he knew we were taking pictures and he was feeling shy. He wasn't all that shy about his parts, though...

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Painting and weight

We are going to finish painting the baby's room this weekend? I spent about 2.5 hours painting this afternoon while Jason was working on our entertainment center. Tomorrow we will do the stripe, and then the painting will be finished! (Until we do the closet, that is, but that is another project entirely.) I will take pictures as soon as it is finished, but you will have to excuse the lack of furniture, as we don't have anything except one piece. But you will get the idea!

In weight news: I have gained 10 lbs according to the doctor, but at that appointment I thought it should have been 14 lbs. I don't know why there is so much of a difference, but the doctor thinks I am doing really well. According to my calculations I should be up about 20 lbs at the moment, so I am really curious about what the scale will say when I go back to the doctor in a week and a half. I hope it doesn't look like I gained 14 lbs in a month! I would cry. We shall see how it goes. Two people at work have told me I look the most pregnant of the three of us at work who are pregnant. The kicker is I am not that big! And the most pregnant lady is at 33 weeks right now. I don't know why people feel the need to tell me how huge I look, it is not very nice to tell a pregnant girl how fat she looks. I am not terribly bothered by it because I have only gained the weight in my belly, and the other girl has gained all over (not to be mean, she just started out stick thin and now actually looks normal and she is super adorable). I guess I just don't need people telling me I look more pregnant than I actually am because I feel huge already.

Overall I am feeling great. I'm a little tired, but I think that has more to do with teaching than it does with anything else. I have started having backaches, which is unfortunate, because I don't have a supportive chair at work. I haven't had any weird cravings, although veggies do not taste as good as they used to. I pretty much avoid them all together. I have been eating healthier snacks these days, like trail mix, and that seems to make me feel pretty good. Fruit is also delicious, so I eat as much of that as possible. Especially apples, which I used to not care much for, are what sound the best most of the time. Pregnancy is so weird and changes your body so much in crazy ways. I just hope my backaches and sciatic nerve pain don't get worse because they are not pleasant.

All of this and I can't think of a better prize at the end of it all- getting to meet my son! We still don't have any names decided on, but hopefully we can decide in the next few weeks so I can finish getting the nursery ready. Who knows, though, because Jason really needs to think about big decisions for a while, and this is a huge decision. I know we will decide within the next 4 months or so, since I'm due exactly 4 months from today! Holy cow...