May 16, 2009

I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him

1 Samuel 1:27

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Here are some more!

A special, special thank you goes to Jeremy Kinman who took our pictures. He is my Aunt's brother-in-law and says he only does this as a hobby, but he could definetly do it for more!! Thank you Jeremy! We love them.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Maternity Photo preview.......

Many more to come......soon!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

why oh why

Why is it so hard to name this baby??? We have exactly 7 weeks from today until this peanut will be here.....and we can't just settle on a name. We have one. And it's more than likely the one we will probably use, but it's just still so hard to call him that. But we also have a couple more we like, but can't settle on middle names for them. I don't know why I am stressing out about this. I know he will have a name. He has to. We can't just call him baby forever. Well, I guess we could if he would have been a girl, there was that girl in Dirty Dancing that everyone called Baby, right??

I don't know. It's like I don't feel as connected to this peanut as much as I did with Luke. Not because I don't love him or anything. I just don't's weird. I guess Luke just takes up too much of my time, thoughts, and energy, that this poor little man only gets the leftovers. And at this point, there really is much leftover.

I am so ready for him to be here. 7 weeks seems like a really long time. But I know it's really not. Because he could even be here before then....which sounds crazy. Which is probably why I am stressing so much about his name.

I'm sorry peanut. We love you. I promise you will have a name. And it will suit you. It just may not happen until the day we meet you.

Friday, March 20, 2009

32 week appt

I had my 32 week appt and Peanut is doing well. My belly measured in at 30 cm...which is an increase of 3cm in just 2 weeks! Which is good because now I am only about a week and half to 2 weeks behind as opposed to a whole month. His heartbeat sounded good and everything looks great.

I have been having some pretty intense pubic bone pain. (is that tmi??) and my doctor said it's because I have Pubic Systemasis Disfuntion. I don't know if I spelled that right. Basically it just means that my pubic bone hurts really bad. But it's really very common and the only cure for it is birth. great. That is at least 5-7 weeks away! So until then I have to start physical therapy and wear one of those pregnancy support bands to help ease the pain. Because really, it is pretty intense at times. Like I can't even walk or get up from where I am sitting. So at least I know why now. Anyone have any experience with this?? Just wondering how you handled it and if it really went away after you had your baby.

Also all the Braxton Hicks contractions I have been experiencing are normal. But she did say that I need to time them when I am resting because I will have to call her if I have more than 4-6 in a hour at rest. Which I haven't done before, but I still definetly have them when I am sitting with my feet up. I am just so nervous this little one is going to make an early experience that I think I am noticing them more and more.

So, other than that. Things are going well and we are still just playing the waiting game for when he gets here.

And, this may sound crazy, because we have already ordered a crib, set it up, and put his bedding in it, but we are going to be ordering a different one! HA! We found on we liked better that actually goes with his other furniture in his room much better. And we figured since he will have this furniture for a while, we might as well be happy with it. So....hopefully it will come in on time!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Rewind Part 3

It's been awhile since I have blogged about the first parts of this pregnancy. So, here is another one so that we don't forget. Read the first 2 here

Rewind Part 1
Rewind Part 2

Even though we couldn't find a shirt anywhere in our neck of the woods that had anything remotely to do with Luke being a big brother, we went to plan B. When we were pregnant with Luke we had an excuse to come over and see our family because we found out the night before Valentine's Day and brought them all Valentine's Day cards. But this time was different. We had no special reason to just show up at their houses at like 7pm.

So, we called Brandon's parents and said we were dropping a kid off from Brandon's soccer practice at a house near by and thought we'd stop in to visit for a minute. (He coached soccer at that time). So they really didn't think anything of it. Well, we walked in and of course all their attention went straight to Luke, which always happens with all his grandparents. and Brandon, being his witty, funny self, decided to make hints the whole time to see how long it would take for them to pick up on it. So, as he was fixing Luke a drink he said something like, "Wow mom, your new fridge would hold a lot of BREAST milk in that door right there." To which his mom replied, "well, I guess it would if you needed it to." NOTHING. He acted like he was looking at their new microwave and opened the door and said, "wow, you could heat up a lot of bottles or baby food in their at one time," to which his mom replied, "well, yeah, you could." NOTHING. Luke kept their entire attention the whole time. Brandon's dad talked about his foot and how he needed to take it easy, and Brandon said something like, "yeah, Sarah might need to too." NOTHING.

That went on for literally 30 minutes before Brandon's mom said, "wait, why would you want to store breast milk in my fridge" (or something to that effect). Smiles ensued, and they knew. I couldn't help but laugh out loud the whole time because it was so obvious what Brandon was saying, they just never got it. It was hilarious.

After that, we headed over to my mom's and used the same excuse as we did with the inlaws, except this time it was closer to 8pm. So we showed up and my mom did the exact same thing with Luke. Scooped him up and it was all about him. So Brandon went to work on letting the cat out of the bag, saying pretty much all the same things he said to his mom and dad. It took my mom and sister about 20 minutes to get it. And then they didn't believe us! My sister ran upstairs, grabbed a pregnancy test, and made me take it. To which of course there were 2 big lines. It was so funny. Mom pulled out a book she had been saving for Luke about a big brother and how his parents brought home a new baby. And the big brother's name in the story was Luke. She dated it and wrote a little message in it. It was too cute.

So, needless to say, even though we didn't get to tell them exactly how we wanted too, it was probably the funniest thing I have ever seen watching and listening to my husband spill the beans and both sets of grandparents not get it for a loooooooonnnnnggggg time. heehee

Thursday, March 5, 2009

More Sneak Peaks

We are getting so close to being done with his room!! I can't believe we are going to fill this room with a little bundle in just two months. It's crazy. We are so excited to meet you little man....and your big brother is so excited to kiss you. We love you peanut!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I had another appointment today. And things continue on going well. Dr. G said that his ultrasound did come out very well and that he is actually measuring a week or 2 ahead! I gained 3 lbs since 2 week ago and his heartbeat was in the 150's. My belly is also growing....27 cm! That is good news. Means baby is growing and doing great in there.

I did remind her of those really intense contractions I had on 2 different nights...and she said that I shouldn't feel them like that. And if hydrating myself, and taking it easy) Which she said I absolutely have to do now and not pick Luke up as much as I do :( ....) doesn't work and I have another round of them before my next appt in 2 weeks, then she will probably want to see me and check me to make sure nothing is going on. Scary a little, because even though Luke was about 4 weeks early, I don't want this baby to come any earlier than that.

So that is all the news for now. We just continue to play the waiting game!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

29 weeks!

Well, I have made it to 29 weeks. Feels good to know that in exactly 10 weeks from today we will definetly have met this little man. I am feeling good, except for a few feelings of a bruised belly from this kid kicking me so hard from the inside. I swear he drags his entire heel across the length of my entire belly. Luke never ever kicked as hard as this one does, and I always felt him more up in my ribs, where this one I sometimes feel there, but it's usually always on the my far right side of my belly almost all the way towards my back. It's crazy how far back I can feel him move. My belly button is pretty much gone....and I really don't know if it will ever come back again. It is so stretched that it's hard to believe that this belly is going to have to stretch even more in 10 weeks.

I have another doctor's appointment tomorrow. I like when you start having them closer makes the time go by faster and you get to hear his heartbeat more often.

I'll let you all know how it goes!