Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
We have made it to 29 weeks, and if God forbid Caleb were born this week he would have a 9 out of 10 chance of surviving. That is very comforting. He is about 3 pounds now, and is compared to a loaf of bread. His white fat cells as forming at a more rapid rate, and he has perfected his sucking ability. It is so crazy to me that he will be in 11 weeks!! YAY. My body is totally starting to feel pregnant though. He is kicking like crazy at all hours of the day, he is fluttering all around my belly as I type this. I love it though. My belly is starting to grow more and more, and the little aches and pains of pregnancy are occurring more and more. However, he is worth it. The past few weeks have flown by so I hope that continues. I have a lot to look forward to in the next 10 weeks, and I know August will be here before we know it.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
I have to tell you that I am soo excited about this weekend. It is going to be crazy busy but such a blessing at the same time. Tonight I have to work at 4, and as soon as I get off Nick, Bella, Sydney and I are jumping in the car and heading for Pikeville. MATT IS IN TOWN TO VISIT FOR THE WEEKEND!! He is actually in Kentucky, at home, and not 9 hours away at Shepards. He is doing so well, and this is just one more step towards full recovery. It is going to be such a blessing to have all of our family together once again. I honestly did not know if we would ever see such a day again when I first receieved the news on Christmas Day. All I can say is GOD IS GOOD!! He has worked such a miracle in Matt's life, and in all of the lives of the people who love him. I can not wait to spend some time with my cuz, and pray for some Aunt Libby roles. I have been craving them the entire pregnancy. My aunt is by far the best cook in the entire world. Every holiday she tries to teach me something new, however, I do not know if I will ever be as good as her. It is also hard to concentrate every holiday because Matt is always sitting there staring at me, and waiting for me to mess up so he can make fun of me :). That was actually something that I would have missed if God forbid he wouldn't have recovered. THANK YOU LORD FOR YOU INFINITE BLESSINGS.
Saturday morning we are going to go out and look at some bedding for the nursery, and decide for sure if that is what we want. I also have baby shower planning to do with my grammy. She has to decide on a day before 32 weeks and then I am going to help her make invites online. Poor thing doesn't even know how to turn on a computer. I wish I could spend the entire weekend in Pikeville, but Nick and I both have to work on Sunday. Therefore, we will be traveling early Sunday morning.
4D imaging is booked. Tuesday at 2 at Lexington Fetal Photography. My hubby has his final physical test for the fire department Tuesday morning at 10. He told me that Tuesday after his test would be the best time to go. So I called today, and we are booked! I can't wait to see what little Caleb looks like. I truly believe that he will look just like his daddy!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Here we are at 27 weeks and the baby is approximately 2 pounds, and 9.6 inches. I read somewhere this week that if God forbid he were to come now he would have an 87% chance of survival and normal life. That number comforts and scares me at the same time. They say that his facial expressions are almost fully developed and that you may be able to see them in an ultrasound. Nick and I are looking into 4D ultrasounds, and I think that we may make the trip to Lexington to have once completed. Lexington Fetal Photography is having a Mothers Day sale until the 20th of May, so that is a definite possibility. Little Caleb is kicking like crazy this week, and the other night Nick and I watched (I guess his foot) move around and around my belly button. It was sooo neat. I find myself staring at my belly at night a lot and just watching the movement. It is amazing to know that he is in there, stretching, kicking, flipping, tugging etc. I have included a picture of my belly at 27 weeks, for your enjoyment.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
How yummy does this look??? I have to admit that throughout my entire pregnancy I have craved a frozen strawberry margarita. There is nothing better than lounging my a pool on a hot summers day with a nice frozen margarita in your hand. Many people have suggested that I give into a virgin one, but I have been instructed by various bartenders that it would not taste the same. Therefore, as I sit here on this cinco de mayo 2009 my mouth is watering for a margarita and a nice mexican dinner. Mexican is a possibility, but I guess I will have to wait 96 (hopefully) more days to indulge myself in my ultimate craving. By no means am I am alcoholic in any way, but I just love the flavor. Nick and I have joked about him having one ready for me when I arrive home from the hospital. However, I know I will have to get the breast pumping thing down first and have some back up milk for baby Caleb. I don't know if he would find the ingrediants of a margarita as tasty as I do. Nick is trying to plan something for tonight. We always go to Mexican on Cinco De Mayo, and I can not wait to pig out. However, I do not know what we will do afterwards. Hopefully hang out with some friends and catch up.
I have to admit that the days are starting to tick by now. Last month we had something planned every weekend, and therefore the weeks went by rather quickly. However, this month our main plan is to save money, and therefore we have no trips planned, or anything to look forward to. June I know will be filled with baby showers for my pregnant friends and myself, my little sisters high school graduation *tear*, and a big move. Therefore my plan for July is to maybe work a few days a week, lay on a float in the middle of a pool like a beached whale, and decorate our new house/apartment (don't know which yet). I am mostly excited about beginning the decorations for Calebs room. It seems so far away, and I am so excited to make my visions a reality, put away his little clothes, organize all of his presents, and prepare for my baby. Therefore, I am asking any mommies out there what they did when they got to this point in their pregnancy to pass time. We need to be money conscious, so no big trips or expensive outings, but just little ideas. Please let me know if you have any suggestions so the time will pass by, and I will be ready to Caleb to be in my arms.