Friday, December 19, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Saturday, November 29th, Josie met Santa Clause. We set her down on his lap and she immediately grabbed his beard. She done really well with him. Never cried once. Kayla on the other hand! She was fine when she was sitting with her bubby, but when we moved Riley to put Josie on Santa's other knee, she started crying. So she ended up having to stand infront of Riley and she still pouted.
Sometime this month we had Josie's first snow. I don't remember what day it was but we took pictures when Daddy got home. If you look real close you can see it in the background. It was dark by the time we both got home. Daddy picked up a handful for her to feel. She wasn't quite sure about it but still touched his hand.
On Dec 3rd, we left her alone with Grandpa & Grandma Jones for the first time. It was our 14th anniversary and Mike wanted to go out to dinner. I would have taken her with us if it was up to me. But I know we need to get away from her, both for her sake and mine. It sure was hard though and I won't be doing that anytime again soon. The way I look at it is, I'm away from her Monday through Friday from 8:15 to 4:45 and that's enough break for me. I'm not ready for a babysitter on my time off.
On Dec 10th, I got the Santa hat out and we took some pictures. She cooperated with Mommy for a little bit. Hats don't seem to bother her but she sure don't like tummy time.
Dec 1st, she has started reaching and playing with her toys on her playmat. She is also lasting longer periods on her own now. Which is allowing Mommy some time to get other things done.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I'm back to having trouble with having to come to work and not stay home with her. I actually count down the days in the morning to her that we get to spend together. So only one more day of work and we get the weekend! That trailer is looking more promising to me. I think Mike stills thinks I'm joking about moving but I'm not. Yal it would be sad but in the long run do you really think it would be that big a deal! That and this economy is scary and our bills are just getting higher and higher and I don't see anyway out.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Mom has her today and she called a few minutes ago and said she won't keep her pacifier in her mouth cause she keeps sticking her tongue out.
I will try and get a picture again tonight.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Mike & I tried to take her 3 month pictures on the Sunday that she turned 12 weeks. We got a few and then she decided to spit up her formula everywhere so that didn't last. This happened though after I got everything set up and her changed down at Mom's so she could help me and Josie decided it was time for a nap. So after she spit up all over her outfit and the backdrop I had to postpone it til the next weekend. So this past Sunday after church, Mom, Michelle, Riley, Kayla and I took her pictures and we got some cute ones. The one with the hat is the ones we took on her 13 week Sunday, the jean outfit is one I got taken before she spit up everywhere.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
My appointment is tomorrow and I'm really hoping I find something out! I told Mom this morning I think she has decided that she is comfy and she's not leaving.
I created a ticker for this blog today and it says I only have 8 days left. Wouldn't that be nice if that were true. Could be but maybe not!
I also created a playlist for the blog. I didn't know there was a song that was "Josie." I even knew the song when it played but didn't realize that was what they were saying. Stuff like these playlists annoy me when I go to a site that has one but I had to make one for me cause I love music! Josie will most definitely have a wide range of music that she will be exposed to. I like everything but opera. I can listen to it but not my choice. And Mikey likes the heavier stuff. I like the music of the heavier stuff but I can't stand the screaming and not understanding what they are saying. That and the cussing! I mean come on can you not get your point across without saying the "F" word every other word. I do believe you can! Sound like a prude don't I?
Well that's it for now! We'll see if you get another day out of me! :-)
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I woke up this morning around 6:30 and felt a little nauseous. Well I was so lucky I got to vomit again! I hate that!!! My back still hurts but not like yesterday although my belly is hurting also. This girl has got to be making her entrance soon! I think she's waiting though so Daddy will have time to spend with her. I think Thursday would be good though, that would get it soon and yet I think Mikey could survive not working for two days. I'm sure Dennis or Steve would fill in for those days. Brad still thinks that it is going to be this Saturday and he requested that I have her around 12:03 a.m. so that he is the one that got the date just right. I hope she comes before then but if not that day will work for me. I'm just hoping she's not gonna make me wait until my due date. If I make it I have a doctor appointment Thursday and it's suppose to be with Stowell. I'm gonna ask him what the plan is if I make it that long. He talked like he wouldn't let me go past my due date and I really hope he doesn't. Kind of getting tired of waiting.
One good thing though is the boys are out reading meters and as of right now I feel like I can make it today which means I can get everything closed out for the end of the month and Michelle will only have to do postings. So that will work out for us here at work also. All though she is more important that work but if I have to wait on her at least I can get that done.
That's it for now! Hope to not talk to you tomorrow.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Friday evening he got up and slept on the couch cause his arm was hurting. I was teasing him and said he probably slept better on the couch and he said he did. Sorry!!! I can't control my bladder.
Saturday evening I went out to eat with Dad & Mom and then we went to Target. We ended up at my house and watched another movie. Nathan & Emily came over and Nathan brought me a frosty. That was very nice of him since I called him last weekend to bring me one. No that was nice they didn't have to bring me one.
Mom said she was going to stay until Mike got home and I told her she was nuts. He doesn't' normally get home until around 2:30. I finally got them to go home around midnight. I then took me a shower and went to bed. Mike didn't get home until 2:45.
Yesterday, mom came over and we got in the pool all afternoon. Emily finally came and we talked her into getting in the pool with us. The pool felt so good on my back. I've been having back pains since Sunday morning. And floating around the pool yesterday felt really good. I think the way my back feels right now I may have to go home and do it again tonight.
Dad went and got us all pizza. It was very good. I hadn't had Pizza Express in a long time.
Well anyway, if I make it to my due date I only have 10 days to go! I'm hoping she decides to come before then though cause I am not comfortable at all anymore!
Hopefully I won't talk to you tomorrow!
Friday, July 25, 2008
I'm being a little more patient today. I don't really know what has changed but now I'm thinking I would rather she wait til towards the end of next week. I just hope she does come in time that I am able to make it to Riley's birthday party.
I slept pretty good last night for a few hours but when that alarm is suppose to go off I'm already awake and I can't fall back asleep. Evidently Josie couldn't sleep either. She was very active from about 6:30 this morning til around 11:00. While I was getting ready you could see my belly move and it looked like a wave roll across it. It is such an amazing sight and feeling. I absolutely love it and it is indescribable.
I forgot that I had not posted these ultrasound pictures yet. These were taken on May 1, 2008. At this point she was in a Frank Breech position. Meaning her butt was down and her legs were up and over her head. She measured 26 weeks and 6 days.
The ultrasound on July 17, 2008 we didn't' get any pictures but you couldn't see much either. Never did see her head since she is in the down position. We got her on video though. I need to get it all burnt over to DVD but I figured I would wait until after she is here and burn that video with all of her ultrasounds.
Riley and Kayla went and rode in the tractor parade Wednesday night at the fair along with Rick & Michelle. I called Riley to see how his parade was and got some pretty good stories. He was concerned about a tractor that was in the parade that wouldn't keep running. He says him daddy told the guy he would get a chain and pull him and the guy said no. So they had to keep stopping cause that guys tractor kept dieing.
Then out of the clear blue sky he says "I get to race my 4-wheeler when I turn 5." I told him he was gonna be 5 in a couple weeks and the fair would be over. He said he knew and he got to race the 4-wheeler where the mud bog was cause they had a circle. I laughed and told him that gives him a year to practice. He said he could only practice when Daddy was home cause Mom couldn't handle it if he wrecked cause she had Kayla. I told him that was a good idea. He is too cute!
Then he called Mom at lunch cause he found a trampoline at "Nards" (Menards) that he wanted for his birthday. And he would like it to be set up for his party cause that would be fun. Well needless to say Papa Doug ordered it for him so they are going to go pick it up this weekend. I told Riley when and if he got one I wanted to come jump with him and he told me I had to wait until Josie was out of my belly. It's too bad we don't stay that innocent and comical!
Here's a picture Michelle took of the kids on the 4-wheeler this past weekend.
Well that's it for today! We'll see if I make it through the weekend. If I do I'll talk at ya Monday!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Don't get me wrong, I fully enjoy the feeling of being pregnant. Feeling Josie move and seeing her move but I am so ready to meet her and be a mom. People will call me Mom and it still doesn't sink in. I look straight through it when they say it and finish the conversation. I guess that I think they aren't talking about me or something.
I timed myself last night and I am getting up now every 1.5 hrs to pee. I thought I was going to get to sleep in this morning since my appointment wasn't until 10:15 but at 6:50 I was wide awake. I laid in bed after Mike left and watched TV for 30 minutes then I got up and got in the shower. I don't know why I can't sleep in. Now's when I need to do it cause that is most definitely going to be out of the question for quite some time.
Oh well! She'll be here before I know it. I am just thankful that I have had no problems. I could be like Amy and be stuck in the hospital until I had her. Yal she'll probably have hers before I have mine and she's due a week behind me but at least I don't have to lay in a hospital bed waiting to have her.
Well that's it for now. We'll see if I talk at ya tomorrow or not!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
My restless legs last night were awful and then the storms and Mike had the TV on and so I watched it and I wasn't really tired. Well I'm making up for it today. I'm hoping when I hit the pillows tonight I can go straight to sleep. The last time I looked at the clock this morning I think it was 2:45.
This morning when I got up and got in the shower I started feeling pukey. Well lovely, I puked again. I have made it this whole time without actually throwing up and I've done it twice now. And it is so weird too cause you don't actually puke anything up. Kind of like you are puking up spit. Mikey had to get me a glass of water and then I puked it up. After about 5 minutes it finally went away and I could finish my shower. Mom said that she puked when she was going into labor with me. Well it didn't work last week when I threw up but maybe today it will! :-)
I done some scrapping yesterday and these are the pages I got done.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Saturday, Michelle, Mom and the kids came over early morning and we swam pretty much all day. Riley is getting very brave in the pool and I'm glad. He was pretty timid until Michelle put him in the swim classes at IU. They really did make a difference for a class that only lasted two weeks. Kayla just isn't' afraid so I don't' think we will have to worry about her being timid. Shes actually too brave at times.
Yesterday, it was just Mom & I in the pool. It was almost too hot to even be in the pool but I'm gonna use it as much as I can cause we've not really had a very good summer for the pool.
Mikey let Roscoe loose while he was outside and the brat took off again and Levi followed. I am so over that dog! I'm still attached to the dummy though so I have a hard time thinking of letting him go. But with a baby I'm not going to be able to deal whit him much. Our neighbor up on the top of the hill at Lawson showed up at our house around 8:50 and had the dogs. We got them home, locked up Levi and tied Roscoe back up. It will be a very long time before Roscoe is ever let loose again. They both got a wipping from Daddy when we got home. Probably have no idea why they were even in trouble. Don't' know what I'm gonna do with them all but all 3 are wearing me out! Poor Kodi can't see anything anymore but other than her eyesight and her hearing she has nothing wrong with her so I can't bring myself to put her down. But she's getting kind of annoying also because of not being able to see or hear. I don't think she's gonna be around much longer though so I'm just gonna wait her out. If she starts to get sick then I might be able to do it but right now I can't bring myself to it.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
One thing I'm not imaging though is she has been alot more active. My stomach is constantly moving. This morning she had hiccups. It didn't dawn on me until they went on for about 5 minutes that it was hiccups and not her kicking. If it was her kicking she kicked at timed intervals.
She has also been on my left side more than usual. She rarely is on my left side, she seems to like my right but every once in a while she moves so hard she feels like she is sprawled across my whole stomach but you can see a big hump on my left side.
I'm definitely ready for her to be here now, since quitting my shots my patience I think is wearing thinner. More so that I'm afraid for her since I quit my shots. I'm sure God will look over us and keep her safe but it's still in the back of my mind.
It sure is nice though not taking shots anymore. I had planned on sleeping in Saturday morning but instead it decided to storm and between the storm and Kodi I couldn't sleep. I did get to sleep a little late Sunday morning but my bathroom breaks aren't really allowing that now. I have also had some weird dreams the last two nights. Everyone says you have some weird ones while you are pregnant but other than at the beginning of the pregnancy I haven't dreamed. Course they aren't lasting long now cause I'm up every 1.5 hrs to 2 hrs to use the bathroom.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
She is getting more active. The books say that I would feel less movement because she was running out of room, but she's actually more active or it's just a harder feeling so I feel it better. I love to sit and watch my stomach move. It amazes me! Mikey had his hand on my stomach last night rubbing her and he said it was so weird, I asked him what, and he said it feels like I have an alien in my belly. I've only been saying that now for about a month and a half. When you could really start to see my belly move. If she doesn't move, that's how we both get her to move, is rub my stomach in circles and she almost always will start moving. I told him she's gonna come out wanting her butt rubbed cause I'm pretty sure that's the bump we feel when we are rubbing.
I've had my bags packed now for two weeks and am just waiting for the time! I'm nervous about that. I'm scared but I know the doctors know what they are doing. I am just hoping I don't end up like Dawnna and have pospartumcardiomiopathy. Right now that is all I am worried about. I feel that everything with her and the labor will be okay.
We had another doctor appointment this morning. We had to see Greathouse again. Josie was active so I didn't have to lay on the non-stress test for an hour like I did last week. That was a relief. I asked her though about the likelihood of me going into labor this weekend after my last shot tonight, and she made it seem that the Heparin shots were no big deal. I think that kind of disappointed me, but then she ordered an ultrasound for next week, so I'm looking forward to that. If I make it, we'll get to see her inutero one more time and then it shouldn't' be long and she'll be here!
Maybe she will wait and my belly will have some time to heal from the shots before she gets here! I guess we'll wait and see.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
We have been married for 13 yrs as of Dec 3, 2007. During this 13 yrs we have never taken birth control. We have always wanted a family, we didn't necessarily agree upon how many children. I wanted 4 and Mike only wanted 2. However, God had different plans for us. It has taken alot of trial and tribulation to get to where we can say we are going to be parents. We have gone through several fertility treatments, we have discussed adoption, and we have also even considered a child free lifestyle. To be quite honest, I thought the later was what we were destined for.
When we went through fertility treatments in 2000, I kept all of our problems to myself. We didn't discuss it with anyone other than immediate family and even that was limited. Well within the past year, a friend's daughter was having difficulty becoming pregnant. Her mother would come and discuss situations with me. Then another friend's brother had problems. Well, in discussing openly about the problems, I realized we aren't the only ones and that infertility affects alot of people. Both of these couples have became pregnant and had healthy children.
I had another laparoscopy surgery January 2007. When Dr Stowell and I discussed this, he gave me three options. 1st- laparaoscopy 2nd- Lupron injections 3rd- hysterectomy. I was devastated, I never imagined in my wildest dream that I would ever really hear those words. I knew in the back of my brain that hysterectomy was a very good possibility. Mike & I discussed our options and decided to do the laparoscopy. My endometriosis was definitely back and had gotten worse. He wanted to then put me on Lupron shots. We wanted a second opinion so we decided to see Dr Gentry in Indianapolis.
Dr Gentry wanted me to go ahead and do one round of Lupron shots to give my body a break after the surgery. We decided that with two Dr's telling us this, we had better do it. I was told to take the shot and when it wore off to call Dr Gentry and we would discuss our options. In the meantime we also had a blood test ran to see if that might be our problem. There is only one place in Indiana that does it so we had to go there. That was St Francis in Indianapolis. The nurse called with the results and that was most definitely a problem. We didn't know if that was the only problem but it definitely was a factor. The way she explained it to me was that I could have been pregnant a million times and not known it because my body would reject Mike's half of the baby. In other words, like an organ transplant and I rejected the organ. They wanted to do Heparin shots and a low dose baby aspirin to see if it would correct the problem when we moved forward. The Lupron shot then finally wore off September of 2007. Dr Gentry, Mike & I then decided to try and use the two embryo's that we still had frozen from 2000 and see if they would work. We were given a schedule of medication that I needed to take to prepare my body for the transfer. Mike got very good at given me shots. We had the transfer on November 15, 2007. The embryologist told us that if it worked to let the baby know that it had already taken a ride in a minivan before it was even thawed. (She had to go pick them up at the previous doctor)
We found out on November 29, 2007 that the blood test was positive! We were finally pregnant, it seemed so surreal. After all this time and effort it finally worked. We don't know if it's because of the shots or not but God definitely had our backs. We then had to wait 6 wks to find out if they had both taken or just one.
We went in for our first ultrasound January 8, 2008 (Mike's Bday). There was only one heartbeat. Mike was happy, he was scared of having twins, I was kind of disappointed but still very happy! We had several more appointments with Dr Gentry and was released from him to go to our normal doctor at 12 wks. We then began seeing Dr Stowell, Dr Weiler and Dr Greathouse.
We found out at 20 weeks that we were having a girl. I had pretty well felt that from the beginning. It took the ultrasound technician forever to figure out what she was because she had her little feet tucked up under her butt and her legs squeezed together. She got her to move for a split second and got the shot. She then went back into the exact same position. She was already stubborn!
That night I was expected to go home and get the quilts ordered so we could decide on what we were doing her room in. Mike was anxious to do something. I ordered three quilts from Pottery Barn and waited for them to be delivered. The night they were delivered I had to make a decision and we went to Lowe's that night to get everything to do the room. Mom then came over that Friday and painted for me and then Mike & Brad hung the wainscoting Saturday and we finished the room up on Sunday.
Things calmed down for a little while after that. Then we had my shower on June 8th. That was something! Friday evening we had torrential downpours and major flooding. Saturday the water kept rising in Dad & Mom's field. We went to bed Saturday evening thinking we were going to have to call everyone and move the shower to my house. If we were going to have to do that then I had to clean the house, Mike had to clean the garage and our driveway had to be fixed from the rain water. At 7:45 Sunday morning, mom called and the water had gone down. We were back on for their house. Then at 10:00, dad called Mike's cell phone and they had no electricity. At this point all we could do was laugh! Well the electricity came back on and everything worked out great. The heat was a little warm but it wasn't raining! When I got done opening everything up and stood up from my chair, I had sweated so much that it looked like I had peed my pants and my feet looked like Professor Clump! But the stash we got was well worth it. We loaded everything up in Michelle's van, the chevy truck and my Jeep. When we unloaded everything the family room was full. Mike wanted to go through everything that night. I finally made him go to bed at 11:00 pm. Riley wanted to stay and "help us situate Josie's stuff" So Monday evening when I got off work I went and got him and he helped us put some of her stuff up. Mom ended up having to help me get all the laundry done. She took half of her clothes and blankets home with her and I would stop each night and pick up a load from her, wash a load at my house and put Mom's load away. It took us the whole week after the shower to get everything washed and put away. She is definitely not hurting for clothes for the first year.
Now it was time to just wait for her to get here!
I have another Dr appt tomorrow and I have 3 shots left!