Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Abbie will be celebrating her 5th Birthday on Wednesday and we will be celebrating with a dinosaur movie night for her friends on Saturday after Jon-Michael and I return from our 1st child birth class.
My next appointment is Friday, Dec 12th and I will report back then.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
There was some good news that came out of the visit today. I've only gained 1/2 lb since the last visit three weeks ago. I can't complain with that. My blood pressure was fine as well, 130/72. The glucose test seems to make the numbers rise a bit.
Abbie and I are scheduled to attend the Big Sister class on Monday which will be exciting for both of us. We will get to tour the new nursery at the hospital and see the babies too. Jon-Michael and I decided to take child birth classes and we are scheduled to start those on Saturday, Dec 6th and finish up on Saturday, Dec 13th.
I will start going to the doctor every two weeks at this point and my next appointment is on November 26th.
Kyleigh has really gotten active since the last visit and I've almost got her schedule figured out.
I've got all of Abbie's baby clothes washed and put away in the nursery. We will be working this weekend to get the nursery back together and move the rest of Abbie's toys over to her big girl room.
That's about it for now, keep us in your prayers as we get through the last few months before the big arrival.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
What else is happening...I went back to the doctor on 9/26 for a follow-up visit due to my blood preasure being so high last week. Thank goodness it had come down to 120/62. The nurse again had a difficult time finding Kyleigh's heartbeat but when she did it was a strong 151 beats per minute. I was told that my blood work from last week had come back completely normal as well. I continue to worry about my left foot swelling the way it does and finally got a reasonable explaination. My mid-wife told me that more than likely Kyleigh was comfortable on my left side and was pushing on a nerve or blood vessel causing swelling on one side more than the other. She told me to watch my salt intake, drink plenty of water and to prop my feet up whenever possible.
We discussed the frequency of my next few visits and I will continue to go for follow-ups every 4 weeks for the months of October and November and starting in December will begin going every two weeks until January when I will be a regular visitor every week.
We've started doing some baby shopping and Abbie's has picked out Kyleigh's coming home outfit. I've posted some pictures of the things Big Sister has picked out so far. We also managed to find some GA Tech baby items for Jon-Mike since he isn't appreciative of the GA Bull Dawg items we've bought so far.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Today was an eventful day. We are finishing transitioning Abbie into our once guest room and making it her new BIG girl room. The walls have gone from Asian orange to Princess pink and purple. Her new Disney Princess furniture (including bunk beds) was delivered today along with her new mattresses. We haven't quit finished painting but hopefully will get it finished this weekend.
Over Labor Day weekend we went to visit Ashley (Jon-Mike's sister) in Savannah and went to the beach for Abbie's first visit. Leave it to me to come home with sunburnt feet so severe that I couldn't walk for a couple of days. On top of the sunburn my feet begin to swell taking me from my once size 6 shoe to now a size 7 1/2. That week I went to the doctor to determine why my feet were so swollen and he chalked it up to the sunburn which also threw my blood pressure off the charts (as far as I'm concerned 140/90). He also decided that I should go ahead and test early for gestational diabetes.
NOW two weeks later my right foot has gone back to being somewhat normal but my left is only getting worse. Today we went for our 20 week check up. Yep, I'm half way through my pregnancy (wooo hooo). I had my glucose test first which wasn't too bad and I passed with flying colors. Next we went for our ultrasound. The tech was wonderful and said the baby was very active and seemed to really enjoy the sugar drink I had for the glucose test. This one was alot better than the first one. We got to see all angles of the baby and they put it on DVD for us too. After the US I met with my midwife and my blood pressure was still high (150/80). She decided to send me back to the lab for additional blood work to determine if this is pregnancy related as it just started two weeks ago or if its genetic. I should know the results next week and have to go back for a follow-up on Tuesday. Everything else was fine. She told me to stay off my feet as much as possible and to rest when I could (easy for her to say...she doesn't have a 4-yr old running around).
The baby is completely perfect, size, weight, everything is right where it should be.
Oh and for the news you've been waiting for...
Friday, August 22, 2008
We got to hear the heartbeat. It took the nurse a while to find the heartbeat which completely freaked me out but when she found it, it was a wonderful sound. She said the baby is very active. I guess it may be time for me to cut back on the sweet tea. The heartbeat was 152 beats per minute. At our 1st ultrasound it was 164. She said all of my initial blood work had come back normal and my blood preasure is below normal (which is typical for me).
We go back to the doctor in four weeks (Sept 19th) for another ultrasound and to hopefully find out if we are having a boy or a girl. We've been discussing baby names and have a boy name picked out but we can't reach a decision on a girl name.
We've registered and had Abbie help us out by picking baby toys. She was so excited to use the scanner at Babies R Us and we let her pick out the baby's first toys.
That's it for now...check back on September 19th for the big announcement!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
On July 16, 2008 we got the confirmation we had been waiting for. I was 12 weeks pregnant!!!
For those of you who know our story, God blessed us with a beautiful baby girl (Abbie) on December 3, 2003 through the miracle of adoption.
Our plan had always been to add another baby to our family when Abbie got older and we decided that 2008 was the year for the addition. Abbie is starting school in the fall and we felt that she would now be old enough to help out with a baby.
On May 30, 2008 we submitted our application to our adoption advocate to start our 2nd adoption and scheduled our first meeting with them for June 27, 2008.
During all the excitment I never stopped to think that I could be pregnant. I knew I was "late" but after 9 years of "trying" we had given up on the idea. I finally gave in and made a trip to the drug store for the dreaded pregnancy test. Seriously after spending the money I have on these things, taking another one and waiting for the negative result had just gotten to be unbearable over the years.
Over the week of June 4, 2008 I took 4 tests because I couldn't believe it when I saw the "+". We decided to share our news with our families on June 11, 2008.
God has blessed us and taken our family into uncharted territory and we can't wait to share every minute with our friends and family.