Now, everybody knows to just avoid asking the “Are you pregnant?” or “When are you due?” questions, as you might never know if the woman is actually pregnant. But, what about when a woman really is pregnant?
When a woman becomes pregnant, it seems like all these people with thoughts on the pregnancy creep out of the wood-work. They either offer unsolicited advice, ask the most bizarre questions, or make statements that should be kept behind sealed lips.
Pregnancy seems to make loose lips. And we know what loose lips do. Yep, they Continue reading →
Baby girl gave us a scare two weeks ago. I ended up in the hospital with horrible pre-term contractions. We thought for sure that she was going to come early. Thankfully, she is still cooking for a bit longer. We’re just taking it one day at a time. We made it to the first goal of 30 weeks, so the next goal is 32 weeks. Until she comes, I’m supposed to rest. Doing so is kind of difficult with three rambunctious boys and us moving in a few months. There is so much to do! I am beyond thankful that my mother-in-law has decided to come down and help until baby girl in born. Her being here has been a huge help and has helped relieve a lot of stress!
So, I normally do my baby bump updates on Wednesdays (the day I turn that particular week in pregnancy). But, things have been a bit crazy around here, so you’re going to get it a day early. As I mentioned last month, we’re going to be PCS’ing soon. So, we’ve been in the process of getting our house ready to go on the market. Have I ever mentioned how crazy it is to try to get your house re-painted and done over with 3 little kiddos running around? No? It’s like a nightmare! We’ve had to become pretty creative about when to work on certain projects. It’s also included a lot of late nights after the kids get to bed. So, yeah, I never sleep. Our initial goal was to be finished by mid-May. HA! We’ve now stretched it to end of May. We’ll see if that happens. *crossing fingers* Okay, time for the baby bump (a day early) . . .
Week: 26 (Technically 25 weeks and 6 days, but who’s counting? Oh wait, me!) Continue reading →
These past few weeks have been interesting and exciting. We had our gender reveal party where we found out we are having our first GIRL! I’m still shocked. But, when I finally saw that ultrasound picture, I was more convinced. That picture revealed what were definitely NOT boy parts! There is no mistaking that. Yay for a girl! Oh man am I terrified! lol!
A week ago was also my first centering group appointment. The Naval Hospital recently started a program for pregnant women, called centering groups. It’s basically where they put together groups of pregnant women who are due around relatively the same time, and those women get together once a month and have a “joint” appointment. Don’t worry, it’s not as weird as it sounds. We each privately have our normal checks for weight, fundal height, baby’s heartbeat, etc. But, afterwards we get together and have group discussion. That’s where the fun comes in. The centering groups are optional and are geared more towards first-time moms, but they encourage “seasoned” moms to join the groups for experience and added discussion. I felt really lead of the Lord to go ahead and sign up for a centering group, and I am so glad I did! That first appointment was so much fun! The midwives heading up the group are apparently excited about me being in it, because I’m the most experienced mom and I’ve had all my children at the same Naval Hospital. I’m exceptionally excited about this centering group experience because, Continue reading →