Sunday, May 29, 2011

22 weeks!

I'm 22 weeks!
Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 22 Weeks
Size of baby: Cora Jane is the size of a papaya.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm scared to find out on Wednesday.  I say I've gained a total of 10 pounds.
Maternity Clothes: It is about time to go in search of maternity shorts.  My shorts are a little too snug for comfort.  I'm also loving my husbands t-shirts.
Gender: It's a GIRL! Cora Jane (double name)
Movement: I feel her moving all throughout the day.  She gets going at night as we are going to bed.
Sleep: I'm still sleeping really well!!!
What I miss: I miss knowing what I want to eat.  I've had a hard time deciding what to fix for dinner.
Cravings: I still can't go without lemonade and fruit!!!
Symptoms: My back and hips hurt at times, but nothing unbearable...yet!
Best Moment this week: Getting out of school and knowing that I have the entire summer to focus on my little girl.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

School is OUT!!!

Today was the last day of school for the kiddos.  I have to go tomorrow, but I hope that I won't have to stay very long.  It has been a rough week at our school.  Several of my co-workers were let go and my heart is broken for them.  I also got my world turned around, because I was moved to teach fifth grade.  I, of course, am up for the challenge, but I'm still a little nervous since I will be off for a while with Cora Jane.  My sweet husband is going to go help me get my room moved in the morning and then my mom has agreed to help me get my room ready on Saturday.  Yes, I know that sounds crazy, but since my new room is ready and has been waxed then I'm going to get it ready for next year before I am really prego!  I figured go get it done while I'm still in school mode. 

I finished off the day with a one hour massage...BLISS!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

21 weeks!

I'm 21 weeks!
Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 21 Weeks
Size of baby: Cora Jane is the size of a banana.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm not sure!!!
Maternity Clothes: Last week the cool weather put me in a predicament.  I wasn't able to wear my dresses so I went to buy a couple of maternity pants.
Gender: It's a GIRL! Cora Jane (double name)  I'm a little stressed that people are going to call my baby girl CJ.  I have never wanted my children to be initials.  I'm praying that people will not shorten her name to CJ.
Movement: I feel her everyday.  I love when she is really active.  Donny had his hand on my belly one night this week and Cora Jane wasn't moving.  I told him she was already asleep.  He shook my belly and got her going.  It was a special moment.
Sleep: My sleep is still good!
What I miss: My clothes!
Cravings: I still can't go without lemonade and fruit!!!  I'm ready for the Farmer's Market to open.
Symptoms: Backache and headache
Best Moment this week: I made Cora Jane her first burp cloth.

Monday, May 16, 2011

20 Weeks

I'm 20 weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 20 Weeks
Size of baby: Cora Jane is the size of a cantaloupe.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I would hate to know after the beach trip and Tammy's birthday.
Maternity Clothes: I'm trying to make it the last 2 weeks of school without buying maternity dress clothes.  I'm surviving with the two maternity capri pants and jeans.
Gender: It's a GIRL!  Cora Jane (double name)
Movement: I feel her move everyday and it is the greatest feeling.  She is really activity in the morning when I'm getting ready for school and at night when I am laying in the bed.  Thursday night Donny had his hand on my belly and felt her move.
Sleep: My sleep is still good!
What I miss: My clothes!
Cravings: I still can't go without lemonade and the weird one this week was green beans.
Symptoms: Backache and a little heartburn.
Best Moments this week: 1)  Getting my first Mother's Day card from my sweet husband. 
2)  The best moment was when Donny felt her move!
3) We ordered Cora Jane's furniture this week and we are getting a bigger bed ourselves.

Update on her heart rate:  We cannot get a fetal echo until we are 24 weeks.  So, we will go on June 13th to the high risk doctor to get Cora Jane's heart rate checked out.  We will actually see our regular doctor on June 1st and I'm praying that when they listen to her that everything will sound great.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

May Beach Trip

We (Cody, Danielle, Donny, and I) left for a weekend beach trip on May 5th after I got home from work.  We got permission to come back on Mother's Day from our mothers.  We were working around the guys work schedule.  It was a great relaxing weekend filled with some great food!  We stayed in Orange Beach in a really nice condo.  Donny and I really missed our beach partners (Tammy and Billy), but we ate at some of our favorites.  Pappa Rocco's, Tacky Jack's, Lambert's, and one of my personal favorites Sea 'n Suds.  I am a at taking pictures on trips, but here are a few.

We were representing our team!

Cody and his wild hair!


Cody and Danielle

Me with my sweet husband!

Cody dug himself into a hole.

Cora Jane's "first" beach trip.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

19 weeks!

This is very late and I have a lot to blog about this week.  I must catch up!
(I'm not a fan of this picture.  We had just got home from the beach.)

I'm 19 weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 19 Weeks

Size of baby: She is the size of a mango.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Yes, it was worse than I expected...6 pounds.  In my defense I went 5 weeks in between my appointments.  The doctor said he wasn't concerned!

Maternity Clothes: I'm trying to survive the last few weeks of school in my dresses.  My pants are not comfortable and I found out my shorts didn't fit while at the beach.

Gender: It's a GIRL!  Cora Jane (double name)

Movement: She moves all the time.  I think she did relax while at the beach because while out on the beach she wasn't very active, but she let me know she was there at night.  I love feeling her move!

Sleep: I sleep well!!!  I'm enjoying it while it last.

What I miss: I miss being able to plan my outfits for school. 

Cravings: I still love my lemonade.

Symptons: Just a little heartburn and my hips have really been bothering me.
Best Moment this week: Wow!  A lot of great moments.
  • Finding out we were having a little girl!
  • Getting my first Mother's Day card from my husband.
  • Enjoying our time at the beach.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

It's a ...

Cora Jane will be making her appearance in September.

I do have a prayer request.  My doctor is sending us to a high-risk ob doctor because the ultrasound nurse notice an irregular heartbeat.  The doctor said that structural nothing looking out of place and that it could end up being nothing.  Of course I cried once I got in the car, but I trust the Good Lord that everything is going to be okay.  I got home and looked up some stuff on a pregnancy site about irregular heartbeat.  Apparently this isn't such an uncommon thing, but I also read that caffeine could cause an irregular heartbeat.  Well, then I felt really guilty.  I rarely ever drink caffeine unless I'm at a restaurant and drink sweet tea...Except for yesterday.  A couple of people told me to drink a Mt. Dew to get the baby active.  I had second thoughts and my other mother even told me not to drink it, but I did.  I'm hoping that contributed to the problem.  I also have always had weird heart issues in my adult life so she might be taking after her mother.  So, please pray for that doctor's appointment, for my little girl, and her mom and dad.  I know this is the Lord teaching me something because He has been dealing with me for about a week now and I think what I'm suppose to learn is all in this. 

I will post more on the event soon!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

18 weeks!

I'm 18 weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 18 Weeks
Size of baby: Baby S is the size of a sweet potato.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I KNOW I've gained probably about 5 pounds.  I'm scared of what the scales will say tomorrow.
Maternity Clothes: I'm about out of all my regular dress pants except my linen pants.  It is going to be dresses until the end of school I'm afraid.
Gender: We find out tomorrow...May 3rd!  I can't wait!
Movement: I have felt the little one move almost everyday for about 5 days.  It is the strangest feeling, but I love it.
Sleep: I sleep really well at night and haven't had to have naps in the afternoons although I took naps this weekend.
What I miss: My patience!  My patience at school are GONE!
Cravings: I still can't go without lemonade.  My new craving for the week has been chocoloate fudge P0p-tarts with milk.
Symptons: Backache and starting to get a little heartburn.
Best Moment this week: The best moment was feeling the little one move!  And I enjoyed resting this past weekend.

I will announce on the blog on Wednesday if we are having a little boy or girl with the name.