Saturday, April 26, 2008

26 Weeks....and counting!

I had my 26 week check up this past friday. We are getting closer!!! I had to take my glucose (sugar) test then. They make you drink this wonderful sugary orange drink and then in an hour they prick your finger and test your sugar levels. Well.....I failed that test! So I have to go for a more intesive 3 hour test. They will require me to fast (which is no good....hello I am pregnant remember.....I need food all the time!). The fasting will be the easy part - just nothing after midnight. I can handle that, but not being able to eat until after the 3-4 hour test.....that is going to kill me! On top of not eating I get to drink the wonderful sugary drink again, plus let them draw blood (not a actual needle) 4 different times throughout the test! Wow what a day that will be! I will be sure to let you know how that goes.....

On a brighter note, Mom and I took Brody to the beach today! It was BEAUTIFUL!!!!! We had fun. I put sunscreen on, but obviously missed several spots that are RED! But all in all it was a great day.......

Friday, April 18, 2008

25 week update

I am currently 25 weeks pregnant! We are getting there quickly. I am now growing rapidly. Someone tells me how big I am getting at least once a day. Even my kids at school tell me I am getting bigger. Yes, I know! And no, there is not more than one in there! Thank the Lord :)

The baby is really active now. Even as I sit here and type it is kicking me to death! Sometimes it is subtle, but others times it startles me how hard such a little thing can hit and kick! Bryan finally got to feel it a week or so ago. It has been active for a while, but it has really gotten busy the last couple of weeks.

I am really enjoying pregnancy, even though I am getting big. Here are some of the latest will see that my bellybutton no longer exists!

First Baby Shower...

I had my first shower last night at the dance studio. It was really nice and I got some really great things. Even though we don't know what we are having we still got a lot of essentials. Thank you to Tina for my first little pink dress for baby girl and the cutest little t-shirt and jean shorts for baby boy. We received our first of many packs of diapers! That was exciting. We also got lots of adorable bath towels and wash clothes, and some blankets, plus much more!

The girls that I dance with are like my second family. I have been with so many of them for years. It is really exciting that they are getting to experience this fun time with me. Here are some pics from the shower....

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Update on everything exciting!

Hello to all! I am very new to this so forgive me as I am learning exactly how this all works.

A quick overview to catch you up on what is going on in our family.

Bryan and I are expecting our first child!!!! I am currently 23 weeks pregnant (over half way!). Only 17 more weeks to go! We are expecting our little one to arrive, as the doctor put it, "on or around August 1st". Because they rarely arrive when they are supposed to!

We have decided to not find out the sex of the baby. So it will be a surprise to all. I know a lot of people think we are crazy, but it has been very exciting so far. Instead of planning for one, we get to plan for each.

Here are some pictures taken throughout the pregnancy so far....enjoy!

20 Weeks

Sonograms from 18 and 20 weeks

Here I am at 20 weeks waving to Mommy and Daddy

These are my feet at 20 weeks

At 18 weeks I have already learned how to put my hand in my mouth

18 weeks

16 weeks

14 weeks....the first belly pic!