- I am a 29 year old teacher of fourth grade. My husband and I began TTC in March of 2008. We conceived our first month, but unfortunately it only ended in an early miscarriage. 8 months later we finally conceived again, and she was our take-home baby! Norah Jane was born on July 16, 2009. 7lbs 0oz 19" long and amazing. We recently had our sweet baby boy, Miles! He was born on June 12, 2013 at 3:37pm, weighing in at 8lbs 4oz, 20 inches long, and PERFECT! We are loving every minute of parenthood (even the frustrating minutes!). This blog is an attempt to chronicle the baby steps, foot steps, leaps, bounds, and milestones of this journey.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
So why was I up at 5am?? Oh, because our windows were open and what I thought was a low-tone toddler crying from far away in my dream, was actually happening in real life. I woke up trying to figure out where I was, and what that sound could possibly be. I figured out finally that I was in my bed, and I also figured out that the noise I was hearing was a toddler cry, but it was from pretty far away... I don't know how I heard it, or where I heard it from, but it was very strange, and kind of scary at 5am. It was low, like a soft wail, not like a hard cry... very strange. I shut our windows, and had a very hard time getting back to sleep. When I woke up at 6, I was exhausted, but it was totally time to get up. Oh well, summer vacation comes in 14 days!!
Today is my LAST day of 2nd tri, and as I enter the gates of third tri, I am anxious, nervous, and excited at the same time. I cannot wait to meet Norah, but I don't want her to get here too soon!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
My belly seemed to blow up over the last two weeks. When I take my belly shot this weekend, I think I am going to be surprised. I had three other teachers come up to me yesterday and ask where in the world my belly came from all of the sudden. Holy moly, it's getting big. I have a doc appt on Tuesday, and because of my recent growth spurt, I am nervous about the scale again. I need to let it go though. I am going to gain weight, there's no getting around that. What I'm nervous about is going OVER what she told me to gain, which was 25lbs.
Speaking of doc appt., this one is the infamous glucose tolerance appointment. They don't give you the drink ahead of time, they make you come in, drink it there, and wait for an hour. I need to remember to bring some papers to grade or something. I am going to be bored out of my mind. Let's just hope that I pass this one and not have to do the three hour... that would S-U-C-K.
Anyway, the students are about to come in. 3 weeks and 2 days until the end of school. I think it is 16 1/2 more school days. I cannot wait!
Oh, and 2 more days until 3rd tri!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Today has been awesome. It is Saturday, and we've taken advantage of the incredible weather. We went to yard sales, we got breakfast together, we went to Lowes and bought some handles and paint for Norah's dresser, we also got some hanging plants for the front of the house. We got some icecream from McDonald's too, which I have to say was INCREDIBLE. We also got me some Zyrtec, which I am hoping works because this benedryl is making me so tired.
Anyway, without further delay, here is the belly shot.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Then, covered belly:
Thursday, April 16, 2009
While I was there she checked Norah's heartrate, and it was a strong and steady 158bpm. I also got weighed and apparently lost a pound. So that puts me at +3 1/2 for the whole pregancy. Crazy. I just know I am going to gain 15-20 lbs in the last month though. Oh, I hope not. That will be so miserable in July!
Saturday I will be 25 weeks, which is 6 months! One step closer to 3rd tri, which I've been told is 26 weeks and 6 days. So soon! And with that, I'm out!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
In baby news, Norah is being active as ever. She's reminding me constantly that she's still in there and feeling a whole lot better than me! She is finally starting to kick a little bit higher, which is kind of nice. Now I don't have to look like I am sticking my hand down my pants to feel her kick. haha... but seriously. My belly has definitely shrunken. I would say it has reduced in stick-outness by at least a few inches. I don't know why. I think maybe she has moved positions again. I would be terribly worried if she didn't kick me all the time. I just look less pregnant now than I did.
That is all for now.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I have been miserable. I cannot stop coughing, my throat is closed up, my nose on both sides is closed up, and my ears are stopped up. Stupid Netti Pot hasn't worked for me, despite the 5 times I've used it over the past two days. I have been taking Robitussium since I was given the ok for it, I've been drinking juice, and been coughing up everything you can imagine. Been coughing so hard that I throw up. It has been tough. But, despite how I imagine it to be at 2am when I am coughing up a storm, I WILL get better. And on the positive side, it could always be worse, and thankfully, it is not.
In baby news, H got to feel Norah again yesterday... more than he's ever felt her before. It was adorable. He kept putting his face up to my belly and saying, "Norah... I it's daddy. I love you." Then she'd kick real hard. He's say it again, wait a second, then she'd kick again. Then, in his jerk-manner, he said, "Norah, if you love me more than mommy, kick mommy again." I giggled, and she kicked. It was so sweet. I love them both so much. :)
I also love this guy:
That's Oliver-- our Chiweenie. He's so sweet and loveable.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
I just can't get over that mirror. Ew. I had to get a shot with my face in it because of the position... I couldn't work it for just the belly, and I couldn't zoom either. I'm totally getting a new camera soon.
Now, off to my 24 week appt. I am hoping and praying that I didn't gain 15 lbs. :/
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Our plan was to get the other vehicle and drive both cars to the oil change place down the street so the oil could be changed while H was packing to go to St. Louis. We were going to pick it up, and he was going to get out of here fairly quickly... well, plans change.
We get home from church. I go inside to get the dog so he can ride with us.
I get inside.
Dog has knocked over the trashcan and taken things out of the can and strewn it around the kitchen. He has never done this before.
Dog has also peed on the kitchen tile.
I was fuming.
Grabbed the dog and decided to clean up the pee when I got back since H was on his way to the place.
Got in the car.
Car wouldn't start.
Went to grab my phone to call H and tell him about the car.
Realized I had left my phone in the car that H was driving down the road.
Went to neighbor #1s house. Not home.
Went to neighbor #2's house. Rang bell three times.
On third ring, realized that dog, who was just behind me, was three houses down.
Ran to get dog (in a skirt and pregnant).
Dog was four houses up and sitting on a Chinese man's lap when I finally got to him.
I have never met this Chinese man.
Chinese man didn't speak English.
Got dog and realized neighbor #2 was outside wondering who rang his bell.
Ran back down with dog in my arms.
Asked neighbor if I could borrow his phone.
Called H, who was trying to call me over and over so it kept going straight to voicemail.
Finally got ahold of him on 4th try.
He got home and jumped the car.
Got in the car to take to Auto Zone to get a new battery.
Car died again before we got out of the driveway.
Took battery out and drove other car to Auto Zone.
Bought a battery (who knew they were $75?!).
Check engine light came on.
Took car to Auto Zone. Dude ran alternator test... alternator is good.
Ran diagnostic test.
O2 sensor is bad. $100 fix in parts...who knows with labor.
Came home and H finally got to pack and go.
I am so very thankful that there isn't anything MAJORLY wrong with the car, I just find it crazy that all of this happened right before he was leaving town. Sheesh... Oh, and because of the new battery, O2 sensor fix, and the 4" memory foam mattress topper that we bought last night, we probably aren't going to be buying a new camera anytime soon. I reeeeeeaaaaalllly hope we find mine.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Speaking of Norah, she's been way less active lately. I am trying not to get too concerned, but it is making me nervous. I have an appointment on Monday afternoon, and the doc will try to find her hb then. I hope and pray everything is ok in there. I am terrified of losing her.
Ok, off to enjoy the day with H. I don't have anything really to update!