Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

26 weeks!!!

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Prayers for my SIL please * UPDATED

Thanks for the prayers! Today, she was finally released from the hospital and they are home.

She had a severe UTI and possible infection in her uterus but thankfully, she's on the mend.

Yesterday I was with the little ones and I must say-taking care of a newborn (not even a week old) and a 19 month old will keep you on your toes! Last night each time I had to wake with little L, my heart was sad knowing that my SIL wanted to be the one waking with her new daughter.

I'm just glad I got to help and spend time with them and that my SIL was able to get the proper care she needed.

My dh came over and stayed the night also, so we both joked we were getting some practice time in before our little one arrives in a few months!

Boy is it exhausting! Exhausting but obviously so very worth it.

Thanks again for all the prayers-I know it helped with her healing and the sadness she felt being away from her babies!


My SIL, the one who just had our sweet little niece a few days ago, was taken to the ER by my brother with a high fever, shivers, high blood pressure and some other things I didn't quite get.

They are thinking it might be a severe UTI or something to do with being anemic (she found out her iron was dangerously low after delivering).

They're waiting for lab results right now, but the doctor said she'll def stay over night and maybe a couple days in the hospital.

On top of not feeling well, it's gotta be so hard to be away from her new baby and 19 month old.

Just asking for prayers that they find out what's wrong and also that she recovers quickly!

Thanks y'all!

"Pray...there is immeasurable power in it."

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Friday, October 26, 2012

It went down again...

I know I'm not suppose to worry but I do.

This is now the second time in a row for it to drop.

I'm upping my injections and adding another suppository during the day.

I just want my body to work properly and provide all that she needs to continue to grow and healthy.

Like I said, I know I shouldn't worry...but I do.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Still in disbelief that I'm pregnant.

Even typing that title with the words "I'm pregnant" feels so unreal to me.

Tomorrow (or technically today, since it's after midnight) I'll be 25 weeks and I still feel like I need to be this is all an amazing dream.

I don't know if this is like most IFers turned preggos or maybe it's most women in general, but I can't believe there's this little person inside of me.

Even though,
I've had 3 ultrasounds...
My belly is def growing bigger and bigger and I'm being asked when I'm due...
My amazing families are in the process of planning my baby showers...
I listen to her heart beating every night...
Her kicks are strong and simply the greatest thing I've ever felt...
I can see my stomach literally jump when she wiggles and kicks...
People ask how she is doing, by name...

All this and I am still in complete awe that this is happening.

I thought that my growing tummy, the talking about it enough and planning for her upcoming arrival would make it sink really sink in but like I said, more times than not I'm just in awe.

I'm guessing that it won't officially sink in until she's placed in my arms.

I can't wait to meet her.

It's crazy, how can it feel like February 4th can't seem to get here fast enough but also, at the very same time, OHMYGOODNESSWEARE15WEEKSAWAYFROMMEETINGOURDAUGHTERFACETOFACE?!!!


And just for a little belly bump update, here's a collage of the bump, starting at 11 weeks and then every other week until 23 weeks:

She's definitely growing in there!

So very thankful for this pregnancy, even if I still feel like I'm dreaming at times!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Thanks for the encouraging words and prayers yesterday. Thankfully I was only in a funk/anxious/upset for a bit in the morning.

My sweet dh woke up to me crying, and then I told him about my numbers going down and also, on top of everything, it seemed like baby girl wasn't as wiggly as she normally was.

His first response, was to say not to worry and then he lead us in prayer.

Little girl was still rather still which had me anxious, but my sweet dh rubbed my belly and started to talk to her...

And she instantly started wiggling and kicking.

She loves her daddy so much already.
And boy oh boy are we blessed to have him as our leading man.

From that moment on my heart was calm and my anxiety slowly crept away.

Later that morning, we left and met his parents and brother and headed to the state fair, which was amazing!!!

Great food, great family times and tons to look at.

The only draw back was that I'm quickly realizing my physical limitations! I've always had back problems (because of a incident while I was 18) but am normally ok as long as I stretch if it gets too sore, but now, it gets sore/tired much quicker. Also, my feet get so unbelievably sore and so that mixed with my back meant more breaks...

Breaks in between fried food yumminess.

Speaking of fried food, I'll show y'all a little sneak at what we all tried. And no, I didn't eat everything on my own (except for the corn dog and fried bacon cinnamon roll), we mostly shared to try a variety! Perk of going with others!!

Now, I'll show the picture, but please don't judge. We were at the fair and this only happens once a year. ;)

1) Jalapeño, cheddar corn dog
2) Pulled brisket nachos
3) Fried cheeseburger bites filled with cheese and jalapeños
4) Cotton Candy
5) Funnel cake with strawberries
6) Fried bacon cinnamon rolls
7) Fried Pb&j

My top favorites: The jalapeño cheddar corn dog, fried cheeseburger bites and (surprising) the fried bacon cinnamon rolls.

Here's me in my happy place...

One was my dh's by the way, I was holding it for him as he went to get drinks. But, it sure did make for a funny picture!

All in all, yesterday started rough, but with the amazing support and spiritual guidance of my dh, my anxiety quickly turned to peace. And the state fair was a huge success...making yesterday a great day after all.


Monday, October 15, 2012

A little discouraged

I got a call from PPVI today and last weeks draw was the first that my progesterone dropped.

They don't sound concerned but for me it's hard because even though I've had major progesterone issues throughout this pregnancy, the one consistent thing, however, has been that it has always (even if just a point or two) gone up.

Until last week.

I looked up my numbers on their little chart and it shows I'm middle zone 2.

I'm sure it's just the hormones talking but hearing that it went down for the first time, really made my stomach turn.

I've got plans to post about all my progesterone numbers from this pregnancy, especially because I think if can help give hope to those struggling with low progesterone or PCOS...but today I was surprised by the decrease and therefore will be trying to shake that not so great feeling....

Heading to the State Fair of Tx today.
A jalapeño cheddar corn dog (or ten) is a must.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Today is:

A no bra kinda day.
And of course no make up.
And I'll be wearing my dh's super comfy, oversized sweat pants.
And a pony tail.
Oh, and house slippers.
Did I mention no bra?

Why all this glitz and glam for this girl?!
I've been pretty busy lately running around and I've noticed that my back and feet get tired like they've never been tired before.

So that's why today is a stay in and relax kinda day!

Besides, doing laundry does not take being all dolled up.

Or a bra.
A bra isn't necessary for doing laundry either.

Aww...the good life! ;)

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

It's that time of the year!

My absolute favorite time of the year is fall! It's perfectly kicked off with my birthday (thanks for the well wishes ladies!) and my husband's also!

The weather is gorgeous:

And I always have my husband pull down my fall decorations from the attic. First thing was putting my wreath, I made a couple years back, on our door and then secondly laying out some of the other fall decor to decide where to put it:

And of course fall means lots of scarves with cardigans:

And boots with leggings:

Other perks of fall:
-lots of fall candles to be lit at all times during the day/evening
-state fair and our church's carnival (both have food that I think about all year long!!)
-Aggie football (which we're actually doing pretty good this year...whoop!!!)
-the lead up to Thanksgiving with family and of course my favorite holiday, Christmas.
-the beautiful leaves falling and gorgeous colors of the trees.

And normally I would add here watching the Rangers in the post season but because of this year's rule changes in regards to the wildcard teams, we were eliminated on Friday and will not be advancing. But not just that, our guys just didn't have the heart here at the end. I'm really hoping we can learn and move forward from know, hopefully come back next year and win it all!

So yes, this is my absolutely FAVORITE time of the year. There are so many blessings to be seen and so many memories to me made.

I'm going to make a sign for my mantle with this quote I love, and thought I would leave y'all with it here at the bottom-it's a great reminder if you ask me:

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The last five years

Every year, for the past 5 years, I would blow out my candles and wish, hope, plea for "THIS to be our year."

And this morning I woke up to my sweet daughter's kicks, reminding me that this year, I would have to change that wish.

I'm feeling SO overwhelmingly humbled by all the blessings that God has put in both my life and my husband's life.

Last year of my 20's and I have a feeling it's going to be the best yet...

(This should be called "death by chocolate" chocolate cake...I like chocolate but not quite enough to request this doozy of a cake again! My sweet cousin did a great job though! I just fell into a chocolate/food coma shortly after consuming a small piece of this!!!)

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