15 — August 1, 2017

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So the tater tot is 3.5 months old. People always say “time flies”, but it’s a little too fast for me. He is growing so quickly. I love seeing him thrive, but a small part of me wants time to stand still. Some milestones:

  • size 2 diapers
  • smiling and laughing (the best)
  • picking his head up
  • creeping (crawling on belly)
  • outgrown all newborn clothes
  • mommy got mastitis (no fun)

That last one just happened. Nursing is the best but continues to be challenging especially now with the infection. Hoping/praying it heals quickly. My tot has been pretty patient with me. Dylan is our little miracle man and watching him grow and change every day is such a gift.

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turtle time — April 9, 2017

turtle time

Here’s the lowdown on week 35:17796188_10155606236478797_2564839688165443975_n

  • cramps
  • crying (happy, sad, doesn’t matter)
  • peeing at least 3 times a night
  • hemorrhoids
  • can’t reach my toes
  • swollen feet, ankles, fingers
  • fuller face
  • I want to eat the world

I am officially a waddling woman. I also feel like I have a lot in common with turtles that have been flipped over on their shells. I have to roll myself out of bed, the car, couch, etc. I call it “turtle time!” On the positive side, I’m getting excited to meet our baby boy. God has given me the gift of the present and staying in it is what’s keeping me calm. I’m also grateful to my husband for all the prep he’s been doing. It takes a huge amount of stress off me and the baby. Baby…it’s crazy to think that we only have a month to go. Amazing…

 

31 — March 9, 2017

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17103271_10155513212843797_466283029471324603_nThirty one weeks today! Can you believe it? I’m so grateful. This baby boy is growing and I just pray he continues to grow until his due date and that my body holds out πŸ™‚ I’m feeling pretty good. I have the typical stuff: tired, occasional swelling, and peeing often. Other than that, I can’t complain. I’m just amazed by God’s goodness.

We had our shower this past weekend. Another reminder of how loved this baby and we are by our family and friends. This baby is blessed.

Tomorrow, we attempt to see our little tot…again. It’s our third attempt at the 4D ultrasound. The past 2 he’s been hiding his face in my uterus. Little stinker. Hopefully he’ll cooperate this time.

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.– Psalm 28:7

Hot Mama — February 8, 2017

Hot Mama

So hubs and I just got back from our babymoon to St. Augustine. It was great. Short, but great. We walked around, explored, ate/drank yummy food, visited with old friends and relaxed. When we got home, we had an extra stay-cation day and decided to get massages. I’ve never had a massage before. I scheduled a prenatal one for me and a Swedish for the hubs. I was looking forward to it. When we got there, we had to fill out paperwork. I sat down in the lobby and didn’t realize that the sun was perfectly positioned while hitting the back of my head. As I finished up my paperwork, I could feel the heat on my back. I got up and handed the woman at the front desk my clipboard and started seeing stars. I was blacking out! I had to lay across 2 chairs while they got me water and a wet towel for my forehead. I’ve always had issues with the heat, but never this fast and INSIDE! I think it might have been a combination of heat, dehydration and being pregnant. Five minutes later I was fine, but a little embarrassed and shook up from my little episode. Overall, the massages were awesome, but I didn’t expect a life lesson beforehand. Lessons learned: take it easy, stay hydrated, humble and know that God’s got this and us πŸ™‚

100 — January 30, 2017

100

Twenty five weeks and five days today. One hundred days to go! Unreal. Just unreal. God is good! I have my moments, crazy thoughts and feelings, but God continues to carry us. I have my glucose test on Wednesday. Was a bit nervous about it, but giving it over to God. He’s got this and us.

On a fun note, I bought some maternity jeans and a new bra yesterday and they are heavenly. SO comfortable. Hubs was so patient as I tried on almost everything in the store. Only to leave with 2 things. I also attempted to paint my toes yesterday. I was successful, but it was a bit difficult. Belly is getting big and it’s challenging to bend over. Looks like I’ll be getting pedis from here on out πŸ™‚

Grateful for every day our baby boy grows and I feel his kicks. I’ll be grateful for every last one of these 100 days we have left before we meet our little gift. Praying he’ll come when he’s ready and no sooner or later. It’s all in God’s perfect timing…

6mo — January 22, 2017

6mo

Six months! It’s such a huge milestone for us. I was waiting for the 24 week mark. It feels amazing that we’re here. I feel grateful for every day this little miracle is growing inside me. There’s even gratitude for the constipation, heartburn, swollen ankles, and my ever growing tight tummy. They’re all wonderful experiences that I’ll take and say “thank you, Lord!”

With every kick I feel my heart swell. God did this. He is doing it. And as I write this, my fears creep in and remind me that we still have a ways to go and so many things can go wrong. But God has carried us the whole way. No matter what we endure, He will never abandon us.

β€œWhen you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” ― Anthony Robbins

 

22 — January 3, 2017

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15781370_10209530651076305_6660187006759832546_nTomorrow we will be 22 weeks along. I’m so amazed and grateful. God is so good. When I think back on 2016 and how it started it’s miraculous how it concluded. We started out with our first failed IVF cycle and now with this baby boy growing inside me…I’ll say it again, GOD IS GOOD.

At this point, my cry control switch is officially broken. I cry just looking at my belly (happy tears). I’m stunned at what sets me off. I can be so happy one minute and then something as small as Panera running out of cream of chicken and wild rice soup makes me cry! I really wanted that soup.

Overall, feeling pretty good. I feel the baby more. Love it. Hubs has even felt him. Weird little pains and sensations happening daily, but I’ll take it. I ask God to help me focus on one day at a time and know that He will carry us as He has been all this time. Fears do cross my mind, but I continue to ask God to take them. Surrendering to Him is a daily, hourly, moment-by-moment task.

It is wonderful what miracles God works in wills that are utterly surrendered to Him. – Hannah Whitall Smith

21 — December 26, 2016

21

It’s been over 2 months since I last wrote here. So much to update on, but really the most important announcement is that we’re almost 21 weeks pregnant! Can you believe it? Last time I wrote, it was about our first ultrasound (which was tough). Since then, we’ve had about 10 more ultrasounds. The first trimester was a whirlwind. From our first one (last post), to having a subcutaneous hemorrhage, to a trip to the ER due to an incarcerated bladder…It was a roller coaster!

It was stressful, still is, but we’re so grateful to be where we are today. Also, we’re having a boy!

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Thank you for all the support and prayers. It has sustained us. We are so thankful. Praise God and Merry Christmas to all!

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