Monday, August 1, 2011

Almost There!!!

Well I've almost made it to the end of this pregnancy and I don't think I've ever been more ready! This pregnancy has just been a challenge. I hope the recovery isn't. It's been difficult the last few months with Jonathan being on night shift. That means, no one to do those little sweet offerings for me. I ask my kids and they're like, " Do I have to?". My response...No. I guess and hope this means that the muscles in my stomach from getting up and down with my kids and for myself will be so strong that the recovery after my C-Section will be easier than before.

Ms. Marlie Sheree Headley will be here September 8th and I am counting down the days. Only 5 weeks and 3 days to go! I was hoping to get another sonogram before having her, but I guess we'll see her soon in person. I've finally reached the every 2 weeks appointments and that just guarantees the closeness.

I just also found out that my husband will continue with night shift from August to December. I have to admit this brought tears to my eyes. Here I was thinking I'd have some kind of help after the baby gets here, only to discover, I'll be on my own much of it. Since I can't do anything about it, I just suck it up and take a deep breath, and take it like a grown up. But deep inside I just want to boo-hoo and cry..."It's not fair"!!! It's definately going to be a challenge to get Kylie to school every morning, on top of keeping the other girls schedules normal while mine is CRAZY! Lord, I just pray I have a good baby. I pray for patience, energy, understanding, control, and sanity!

Please pray for me!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

15 Weeks

Well, I'm 15 weeks and starting to feel much better! I'm getting my appetite back finally! My desires have been fresh produce such as greens and fruit. No meat though! I go back to the doctor April 11th, but not for a sonogram. The sonogram will be in May. We plan on taking the girls and we absolutely can't wait! I'm definately starting to gain weight and feel the scales will show more than 1 lb at the next visit. I'm still having some dizzy spells and headaches, but I feel like they are starting to slack some. No movements yet, but according to the weekly e-mails I get about being pregnant, I should start feeling something within the next 3 weeks. I have gotten to hear the heart beat and that just fills my heart! My challenge right now is to find a way to get little ones to stop hitting my belly. I know they don't mean to, but it's really worrying me. That, or this kid better come out strong! LOL

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

12 weeks and 3 days

You would think after two children already, I should know a thing or two about the weeks, but unfortunately I don't. I guess with the girls I wasn't counting down the days until I got out of the first trimester from being so sick. I'm able to keep some control over the nausia. Still gagging though. Especially when I brush my teeth. I've managed to not have to take any of my nausia pills and that's a plus because I hate what they do to me. But my appetite is starting to kick in. I smell something and if it smells good, I HAVE to have it. This is a fore-warning of spending money when you go to the store to buy a completely different meal than was bought two days prior for the week. It takes more time, but the accomplishment of satisfaction is amazing!

I'm definately stretching more and more every day. My belly is getting tighter and in the way. Since I sit the majority of my day at work, I've found it more comfortable to wear dresses than pants. I'm not much of a "dress" person, but you can't beat the comfort.

My next appointment is this upcoming Monday and I'm pretty excited! MAYBE I'll get to hear the heartbeat finally! I'm not sure why they didn't listen to it last time. All they did was take tons of blood from my body. Everyone keeps asking about when I'll find out what I'm having, and I'm as clueless as they are. Who knows??? This visit they are supposed to do a gluclose screening after I drink a 20 ounce of coke. My appointment is at 1:00 p.m. Do you think that means I'm not supposed to eat and just drink the coke? Or does it matter?? I guess I'll have to call.

Well, I decided to post a picture to mark my progress. I hope you enjoy and keep up with me this pregnancy.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

These Days...

Things have really been in fast forward lately. But that's a good thing. I am going into my fourth month being pregnant and thank God for that. Trimester 1 down the drain. The morning, afternoon, night time sickness has got to go! I was never like this with my girls, so we are definately praying for that boy. This is probably my last child, so it would be great to bring a boy into our family. I already have a little belly pouching and all the pains of stretching from my past c-sections.

I have decided that after this semester of school, I'm going to take a break from school since Ihaven't had one since 2009. I'm kinda looking forward to it. Although it makes getting further along even longer, I will get to have some ME time and time for my girls without distractions.

Jonathan is coming upon 1 year of service to the Police Department. He's so happy! I'm just a happy wife that is glad he's finally gotten the dream job of his.

The girls are still taking Taekwondo. Kylie is a green belt and Natalie is a "Little Dragon" about to get her first stripe. These girls make me so happy!

I guess that about sums it up for now! I'll keep posting...