James and I began this blog at the very beginning of our pregnancy with Wyatt to share and update our new adventures as we became pregnant and start the new season of parenthood. Sixteen weeks into pregnancy, I had to go into surgery to ensure our son would not come too early and shortly after, we found out Wyatt has Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). This is our humble attempt at being transparent and hopefully sharing the joys and love of Christ through this roller coaster ride we're on. And now to share even more with the new miracle on the way.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

18 Weeks

This is my 18 week post but it's on the last day of the 18th week!  I wrote the post on Sunday (it's now Wednesday) but all the info is still true and the picture was taken on Sunday night!  :-)  

Well, my post surgery doctors appointment went well.  She gave me the go ahead to return to work.  So, I did.  I was hard returning, getting back into that schedule as well as very good.  I enjoy my kiddos.  They mean the world to me.  :-)  What's next you ask- well, 2 week check ups at Dr. Hickman's office (the specialist) and my monthly check ups at Dr. Watkins.  

My dad, sister and niece came in town Friday night for the North Texas Irish Festival.  Dad has been a part of that for the entire 30 years it's been happening.  He got his 30 year pin and everything.  James and I went Saturday afternoon.  We took Ronix.  He was SOOO excited.  Dogs and people everywhere.  He didn't know what to do with himself.  Sounds like we need to take him out more so he gets used to it and doesn't freak out with excitement!!! 

James and I figured out what color to paint the nursery.  I'll post once we actually buy the paint and get it on the walls.  We did put the crib together today.  That was really exciting.  Our only blunder is that we put it together then realized we should have done in the baby's room because with the door on the hinges.  So, we'll have to take one side off and then get it in the room. We decided not to do that today.  We'll wait until we've painted. :-)  

Here are some pictures from the week:

Weekly Update:

How far along? 18 weeks and counting
Total weight gain: about 140.  I'm climbing back on up the scale.  I've been tracking my food intake very carefully to make sure I am getting what I need.  I'm not perfect but I know exactly where I am. 
Maternity clothes?  I ordered some maternity pants for work.  I'll start in those tomorrow.  My yoga pants are even beginning to be a little tight around the hips.  Booo! These are my favorites.  I also have a pair of maternity jeans that I am loving.  
Stretch marks? nope.  Praise be to God! 
Sleep: Lately I've been waking up in the middle of the night or not able to fall asleep and so my default is to roll over on my stomach when that happens but even that is starting to get uncomfortable.  But once I am asleep, I'm out like a light!!  
Best moment this week: I love, love, loved getting to see 2 good friends in the same day.  One Tuesday, Brenna came over in the morning and Sarah came over in the afternoon.  Both with kids in tow!  :-)  
Miss Anything?  working out.  I went up to 24 Hour Fitness today and freeze my membership.  
Movement: So, I've been getting these weird feelings and pretty often and I'm thinking those are this little boy taking out my insides!  Just sharp bits of "pain" but not really pain here and there all the time.
Food cravings: pizza and sonic breakfast burritos... man, those things are YUMMY!
Anything making you queasy or sick: It's been good for a while now.  Thank the Lord! 
Gender: A BOY!!!  Still working on a name.  I don't know if we'll ever come up with one.  How do you people do it?  I mean it's so permanent. 
Symptoms:  My stomach is getting tighter.  I feel full and hungry like all the time now.  
Belly Button in or out? still in
Wedding rings on or off? on of course
Happy or Moody most of the time:  I'm pretty happy.
Looking forward to:  Figuring out this naming thing and decorating the nursery.  I've got a pretty good idea of what I want the end result to be... now it's just getting there... and for CHEAP!  :-) 

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