Sunday, June 27, 2010

Busy couple of weeks...

So we have been very busy... sorry I didn't make it around to posting last week.

Let's start with week before last. We had a little scare. Tuesday I went home sick from work with some stomach pains and by Tuesday night it was so bad I could hardly walk or lift my legs up without cringing. I told Jeff that if the pains were still there Wednesday morning that I was going to see Dr. Motley. After a night of no sleep and (on a scale of 1-10 pain) about a 20 pain level, I made an appointment and Jeff took me in town. They hooked me up to a machine to check for contractions and that checked out good. Baby boy's heart rate was great so we didn't have any concerns there. They did some blood work and tested for fetal fibronectin to tell me if there was a possibility for pre-term labor. We prayed that the tests would come back negative. Honestly, I don't know how I would have handled 14 weeks of bed rest... but our prayers were answered and the tests were negative. The doctor said it was possible that my muscles had stretched too much too quickly and that was causing the pain They recommended that I take Tylenol to help alleviate the pain and so far that has helped.

Last weekend I went to El Paso with my Dad to visit my Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. We had a blast, as usual. I don't get to spend a lot of time with them, so I cherish each moment with them. We went to Las Cruces on Saturday and ate at La Posta and the Saturday night, Grandmother took us to see a historical play called Viva El Paso. It was at the neatest place... an outdoor amphitheater, right in the side of the mountain. It was beautiful and the show was awesome.

I had my monthly check-up Wednesday and all is well. Baby boy is still measuring at a great size... although I was still a little shocked by the weight on the scale. It's just strange to continuously watch it go up and up and up. But it's all worth it. I measured at 26 1/2 cm... so I am right on schedule. 27 weeks today! My doctors appointments are now going to be every 2 weeks. I can't tell ya'll how ready I am for SEPTEMBER 26th!

I thought I would show ya'll a front view picture and then a side picture to show you the differences in see me face on and when I turn. I find it amusing.



In other news... Jeff and I woke up this morning and let the dogs out and they started barking and would not stop. Here is what we found.

And this is after Jeff cut it's head off... so it's missing about 6 inches. Needless to say... we bought a little 22 rifle with rat shot so we (and I use that term very loosely) don't have to use a shovel to kill any more snakes. Lucky for me that I married a "snake wrangler". Gotta love the country.
Wishing you all a great week and a wonderful July 4th.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Third Trimester Already?!

I can't believe I'm already in my third trimester... how time flies, but WOOHOO. Not much to report again today... We've had a busy weekend and are so glad tonight is finally here. We are both in need of some much deserved R&R.

As I told you in my last post, we saw Wicked on Friday night. It was absolutely amazing. We saw Wicked in London on our honeymoon and I knew it was going to be a pretty unbeatable experience... but I must say the performances were pretty comparable. I am really hoping we will go see more shows in the future. Jeff really enjoys them and I could see a musical once a week and be perfectly happy.

John and Judy's party was a success. It was great to have everyone out to the house and we really enjoyed spending time with everyone. The boys decided that a belly flop contest was a good idea... you should ask them all how they are feeling today. At a certain age, belly flops don't work so well... especially when you do 8-10 in a two hour span. Below is a picture of Jeff... He decided to try and master the "grab your ankles behind your head" approach. This morning however, he was just trying to master standing up out of bed without cringing. 30 year old men + belly flops = disaster waiting to happen. But please notice the good form!
I went out to Stephenville today and spent a little time with my mom's parents, Mimi and Papa. My Aunt Debbie and Mom also happened to be there and we all ate lunch together and just relaxed. Even amidst all his confusion and "hard moments" a little glimmer of the old Papa still manages to shine through every now and then. And how spectacular those moments are. We were talking about names and I told everyone we had decided what to name him, but that we weren't telling anyone yet... as I was talking to Mimi and Debbie and Michelle, he chimed in with a big ole grin on his face and informed me we should name "little man" Leon. And man, did he ever say it with pride. I love seeing that side of him. My prayers are with them everyday.
My dad and I are headed out to El Paso this weekend to visit my Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. I can't fly anymore after next week and I knew in the fall when we normally go visit, Baby Boy will be too small... so Daddy and I are headed out on Friday. I'm so excited to see them both. I'm sure we'll play some dominoes... maybe a little skip bo... and definitely eat some AWESOME Mexican food! The kind you can't get here. Yum-yum!
Baby boy is sitting pretty far forward today and it has been a little painful. I think I prefer him sitting in a more central spot with the punching and kicking me than sitting this far forward. I hope you all enjoy the picture. I think the last picture I posted made me look a little bigger than I actually am. So hopefully this one is a little more accurate.
Can't wait to see what this week has in store! All my love.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Not much news

We don't have much going on... Not much news to share. I'm still feeling good... little man is getting bigger stronger every day. I can actually see my stomach shapes change when he moves around in there. It's weird but absolutely amazing.

We have decided on a name... but have also decided to keep it a secret for a little while. Everyone will know what his name will be before he is born though. That I promise.

We have a busy weekend coming up. Friday we are going to Dallas to see Wicked with a group of friends. I told Jeff a few months back that was all I wanted for my birthday, and it's finally here. I am so excited. I love theater. Saturday we are having a party at our house for John and Judy's birthdays. It will be nice to have everyone out to the house to enjoy the pool and a reason to have a party.

I didn't think a picture of myself was necessary this week since I posted one so late last week... but you will get a new picture of me Sunday (hopefully). I did find this great picture of Jeff and I from our 1 year anniversary and thought it was too cute to not display... Aren't we just adorable.

I hope you all have an amazing week and weekend.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Almost 24 weeks...

It has been a busy week... Doctors appointments and a full weekend that I just recovered from.

The doctors appointment went really well last week. I was told by Dr. Motley that I am going to have my hands full when our little man shows up. She tried for about 5 minutes to get a good reading of his heartbeat and every time she could actually hear it well... little man starting turning circles so she lost it. We finally gave up and just laughed about how stubborn he was being.

Friday morning I headed out to Colonial with my co-worker Liz. It was a short-lived but fun little outing. It was entirely too hot for me to be walking around for hours on end, so Jeff took a couple of his buddies out for the rest of the day. I did a little shopping and then headed home a took a nap. Saturday Jeff played golf and I worked at the house for a while. I'm working on getting everything orgainzed. It's taken me a while, but I'm finally starting to feel like we are really back in our house. We headed to John and Judy's for a Memorial weekend BBQ and had a good time with them. John, Jason, and Jenny came out and spent the night and we all headed to the lake on Sunday morning. The boys played golf and we spent the day relaxing at the lake. The early morning turned into a late night, but a very memorable one.

Monday we got everything cleaned up and headed home. Once we finished a few chores Jeff and I parked it on the couch and didn't move the rest of the day. It was wonderful.

Tuesday was my birthday (thanks for all the calls and text messages and facebook messages) so we went to dinner with my parents and then came home and relaxed. I was still kinda worn out from the busy weekend so it wasn't too exciting. We are celebrating my birthday next Friday with John and Judy going to see Wicked in Dallas! I'm so excited.

I'm working on our registry. Babies R Us is almost done and Sawyer is going to help me out at Target on Saturday. Hopefully that will be complete by Sunday, but we will see.

I'll leave you with my 23 1/2 week picture. Little man is kicking and moving all the time (unless people want to feel him) and I've enjoyed getting to know his little kicks and movements.

Have a great week and weekend.

Love, E