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Confession:

We ordered pizza tonight since I couldn't get it off my mind all day. I totally out did Chris and ate 4 pieces plus the crust from his 2 slices. Wow. I'm impressed with myself but embarrassed I ate that much at the same time.
That's all. Nothing else to confess!

Hibernating

Yes, my title is true. I am going to be in hibernation for the next couple weeks. My new favorite thing to do is to curl up on the couch and sleep! I am gone almost every day of the week so come the weekend and I park it here on my nice and lush leather couch. I really don't plan on doing anything extra until my 2nd trimester. I am still not a fan of food but have managed to start packing on the pounds. I don't get it? Well maybe I do, its the bread. It's totally bumming me out. I know I need to get over it because come August I'm going to look like a beached whale laying on the beach in Maui. People say I need to "embrace" it. Yeah, I don't think so. The baby bump is great but bumps anywhere else just aren't right. Any advice on how to get through this "awkward fat girl" looking stage? Help a sister out! I'm going to eat my pear and go back to sleep now...

1/4 of the way there!

10 weeks down, 30 to go! In a way 30 weeks sounds like eternity but when we look at how fast these first 10 weeks have gone it seems like Baby Andrews will be here before we know it. I am starting to feel better. (knock on wood!) I still have those terrible moments but I think I am through the hardest part. I had my first doctors appointment yesterday, ouch is the only word I can use to explain it. I told my nurse that my doctor is going to have to give me an epidural at month 8. I am no super woman and I am definitely not going to try to be "all natural". We turned down all the "diagnostic tests" that they offer in the first trimester. Its amazing how many decisions we are already having to make. We decided that there was no reason for us to have them test for down syndrome and the other diseases because no matter what the outcome is we are going to keep our baby. I am so thankful that my doctor is Pro-life and a devout Christian. I would never want to be under th…

Our 2009 Bucket List

This is our list of things we want to accomplish before 2009 kicks the bucket...
We will cross them off as they are accomplished..

Home
new bathtub and stone in guest bath
remodel closets
install new gate in our front patio
plantation shutters
Change the den to the nursery

Personal
Deliver Baby Kate in October
Chris working towards his CPA & MBA
Find a new home church and get involved
Get our bodies back in shape

Travel
Cabo San Lucas
Maui
Las Vegas
Palm Desert
Catalia Island

Praise the Lord!

First of all, thank you to everyone who prayed for us today. Yesterday was scary and to be honest totally had me freaked out. I didn't sleep well and this morning I couldn't do anything except sit on the bed and listen to worship music. It was the only thing that could calm my nerves. I got to the doctors office and went in right away for the ultrasound. I laid on the bed and closed my eyes and prayed. My nurse found baby Andrews right away and before I could say amen she said "I found the heartbeat!" I wanted to stand up right then and do my happy dance. I looked at the screen and there was our little one, floating around with a perfect heartbeat. We sat there and watched it for a little bit. The baby was showing off..kicking the legs and moving the arms all around. Coolest thing ever to see. Ahh such a sigh of relief. Also, baby Andrews arrival date got pushed up today, 4 days ahead of schedule! 7 more months and we will be holding this little one!! Can't belie…

Prayer Request

Just a quick prayer request... I am going in for another emergency ultrasound in the morning due to some complications today. This verse has been on my mind all day..
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6

what's new

So my new obsession aside from bagels is girl scout cookies. You know the carmel and chocolate ones that used to be called somoas. I bought a box of carmel delites and a box of peanut butter patties last week. Yesterday the carmel delites some how disappeared. I thought it would be a good time to go catch up with the cute girl scouts at my local Albertsons and see how their sales were going. They were doing great and they were almost out of cookies so I thought I would help them out by buying some carmel delites. They were very appreciative. I was happy to help. Chris called when I was on my way home from visiting my new friends and just laughed at me. What can I say? This baby has good taste and knows what's good. Plus Baby Andrews is doing a great job at growing and needs to be rewarded with some special treats every now and then. That's all on me! Chris was just accepted to be the newest board member of our homeowners association. We are not fans of associations at all but …

8 down..32 to go

I am now 8 weeks pregnant! Time is flying considering I found out when I was only 3.5 weeks pregnant! The latest and greatest things about being in my first trimester is I can't get enough sleep. I feel like I am constantly exhausted. When I get my little spurts of energy I clean the house, do laundry, walk and try to live like a normal person. Unfortunately that does not include eating. Oh how I can't wait to love food again! All I have been eating is cereal and bread.
Ok, so onto what is going on with Baby Andrews..."he" now has webbed fingers and toes, and is about the size of a pumpkin seed. Additional developments include the formation of eyelids, the tongue, and intestines. Isn't that amazing? Something so small has webbed fingers and toes! I now really have no clue if it's a boy or girl. At first I had a strong feeling that it's a boy now I have no idea. We will find out on my mom's 50th birthday! What an awesome surprise it's going to be fo…

another glimpse

Yesterday was our check up ultrasound. I've had a couple issues with this pregnancy so my doctor is keeping a close eye on me. Fortunately because of all my issues it means I get a couple extra looks at our baby. (not going to complain) We went in and my nerves were totally calmed. I knew in my heart that everything was going to be ok. It is the coolest thing being able to lay in a room and watch your baby on a monitor. I held my breath at the first glance. I saw the baby but no heartbeat. I was amazed at the difference in 12 days. Last time we saw Baby Andrews "he" was a blob and you could hardly make out the head. This time it was very easy to see the head, little arms and two little leg buds starting to form. We got a closer look and there was the little heart beating right on track. 163 beats per minute to be exact. Just perfect. We were so relieved. The ultrasound tech asked if we wanted to hear it.."ya!!!" She turned on the sound and it released a flow of…