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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Me, Gus & Mamie

I totally forgot about this picture and had to show. I was trying to take a picture of Gus a few weeks back and my belly kept getting in the way. So cute! -Sarah

28 and 29th week

I have been so bad at blogging. Things have been going great. I am growing which means Mamie is growing :) I have been super busy with work which I love and really is making the days fly by. I have photographed tons of babies which I love. A week from last Thursday I started feeling really bad. The pollen has been so bad this year and man it hit me hard. I am back to normal now. YEA. Taylor is getting hit now with his allergies. Hopefully he will get over it much quicker than I did. I think with all this rain the pollen should be gone. YAHOOOOOO!!!!! Lets see what else has been going on. We have been busy getting the nursery ready. Mom and I picked up the crib last week and Taylor and I spent Friday night putting it together. I washed all of her bedding and got it all on the bed. I have to walk in her room every day. It just makes me smile because before long she will be in there. Kris, the lady that is doing the drapes picked up all the fabric last week as well. I can't wait for those to get ready. They are going to be SO cute. This week the chandelier and her rug came in. :) Now I need to think about art for the walls. I still for sure want a tree painted behind the crib. We will work on that later. The neighbors had a crawfish boil the other night and it was SO much fun. We have such a great group of totally laid back people in our neighborhood. We all hung out and the kids played. I can't wait for Mamie to be here so we can take her to this stuff. Tuesday was a really big day :) Jyl did a 4D ultrasound for us. Mom, Brit, Silas, Taylor and I were the only ones that could make it but that's okay because we have a DVD of the whole thing. We were so excited. Mamie has been so active I was just hoping she would do good. Nope, she slept and slept and slept. I drank a diet Dr. Thunder to see if it would make her move and she did move her little mouth a bit and smiled. It was so cute. I called Jayna afterward and told her it didn't surprise me that little Owen Weber was showing out in his 4D. He sucked his thumb and was blinking his eyes. Typical Weber ;) Mamie was being shy I guess. We did get some great face shots and gosh it was so amazing. Seeing that little baby in there ah........ She is around 3lbs. 3oz. now. Such a big girl :) Jyl also confirmed that she is nice and comfy on my right side. Her feet and hands are right there at my ribs. Last night Mamie started moving around so much my belly was doing all kinds of crazy things. It was amazing. She woke me up in the night as well. Little booger :) Well that is about it around here. I have a really big weekend. Friday I have a wedding in Hot Springs and Saturday I have a wedding in LR. Both are around 8hrs. I am excited and really glad I have such great girls working for me. I know they will really help me out these last couple of months. Here is what baby center sent me for the 28th and 29th week of what baby is doing. Hello, Sarah! 28 Weeks By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can open and close her eyes, which now sport lashes. This movement is more of a reflexive blink than a deliberate opening and closing, but it won't be long before she's batting those beauties at you. >>Read more about this week Hello, Sarah! 29 Weeks Your baby is growing rapidly now. This week he weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is getting bigger to accommodate his growing brain — which is busy developing billions of neurons. Every day, about 200 milligrams of calcium is deposited in your baby's skeleton, which is now hardening. With this rapid growth, it's no surprise that your baby's nutritional needs reach their peak during this trimester. >> Read more about this week -Sarah

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Passed My Glucose Test!!!!

Wednesday morning if you all remember I had to go in for additional glucose test. I past all of them which is so great. "Thank you Lord!" I feel so blessed He has been so good to us. Today I woke up feeling like crap. I am sure I am not the only one right now being totally over taken by the pollen in the air. Every year about this time I get this gunk and it usually turns into bronchitis. I have had the hardest time breathing today. It probably doesn't help that I don't have much room to breath with a growing baby in my belly pushing on all of my organs. I took it easy today and have a doctors appointment tomorrow morning. Taylor has been such a good hubby. He brought me some soup home for lunch and is now cooking us dinner. He really can cook good. :) Brit and Silas came up to see me this afternoon which totally made me feel better :) Silas wanted to crawl all over KiKi (that is what he is calling me) I love it. Oh, time for dinner. I will post later. I need to show you guys another belly shot. It for sure has grown this week. -Sarah

Monday, April 13, 2009

27 Weeks

I am 27 weeks today which means I am in my 3rd trimester and I have 91 days to go!  YEA!!!!!  We had a great Easter weekend.  Taylor was off on Friday so we headed over to the lake to stay at Annie and Alan's place.  Thursday night there were some really bad storms.  Brit called to tell us the tornado's were headed straight for us.  I am not that scared of storms but I was this time.  We were staying in a trailor on Lake Ouchita.  Yall I can't tell you how freaked out I was.  My body was so tense Mamie was totally kicking around in there.  She had to have known something was going on.  The electricity went out and it was SO dark.  We decided to make a run for the storm shelter that had 2 ft of nasty water in the bottom.  I didn't care as long as we were safe.  I was not about to sit in that tin can while a tornado headed for us.  The storm made a turn right before it got to where we were which was a blessing.  All I could say over and over was "Thank you, Thank you, Lord for keeping us safe".  Dustin and Ashley came over the next morning.  We had planned on renting a boat but it was cloudy and really cold.  We decided to hit the races instead.  We had a great time and lost all of our money :)  Saturday morning we headed back to LR and met Mom, Dad, Jason, Brit and Silas at Trinity Methodist for the egg hunt.  Silas was so cute.  He wasn't too sure about it all.  He pretty much just kicked the eggs around on the ground.  Britney and I ran around afterwards to look for stuff for Mamie's room.  Still trying to decide on a bed.  The one I wanted is not going to be made in time and truthfully I don't want to be one of the first to try this bed out.  We found some great fabric for the window treatments and a chandelier and rug that I need to order.  I can't wait to get it all put together so I can show you guys.  Sunday we headed to church and then over to Mom and Dads for Easter lunch.  We all stuffed ourselves, then sat in the den playing with Silas and watching the Masters.  Mamie, your daddy LOVES some golf!

So anyway, back to me being 27 weeks.  I am feeling good.  Having a few back pains here and there but I think that is just part of it.  :)  Heading back to the doctor this Wednesday for more glucose test.  WHOOOHOOO!!!  I will keep you all posted.

Sarah

Hello, Sarah!

This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Belly Shot :)

We went to the doctor for my check up on Tuesday. When I first got
there I had to drink down some kind of orange drink and then was told
to be back at the lab in an hour for my glucose test. While we waited
we had another ultrasound. Mamie has gotten so much bigger. She is
measuring at 2lbs. 3oz. I can't believe it. She is a growing
girl :) After the ultrasound we met with Dr. Sellers. He said
everything looks good. My placenta is still a little low so they will
have to keep an eye on it. I think he said they will give me another
ultrasound at 34 weeks. I love all these ultrasounds and getting to
see her. The glucose test didn't go as well. I missed it by 4 points
which they said happens a lot. So next week I get to go back at 7:45
Wednesday morning and spend most of my morning having my finger
abused :) just kidding. They will just have to prick my finger 3 or
4 times. Hopefully I will come back with good news on that.

Yall are going to be so proud of me. Taylor just took a picture of my
belly. I am not doing as good as Kathy did on her pictures but at
least I am getting a few here and there. I loved watching her grow on
her blog. Anyway here is the belly and a few ultrasound pics of our
little Mamie.
-Sarah

Monday, April 6, 2009

26 Weeks

This past weekend was kind of crazy.  I headed out for a lovely walk with the dogs Friday morning at Two Rivers.  It is flat and I can let the dogs off their leases to run.  Well about half way into the walk I started to really hurt.  I decided maybe I should turn around and head back.  The pain got worse.  I had to sit down and kind of curl up in a ball.  What the heck was going on.  I got up and made it back and laid back in my car for a while.  I really thought I was about to throw up everywhere.  Well, when I got home Britney told me I needed to call my doctor.  So I did and he told me to rest and if I was still in pain to come in.  I took a warm bath and drank tons of water which made me feel much better but not normal.  Taylor headed out of town and I spent the weekend here with Alyson (girls weekend :)  The whole weekend I just didn't feel right.  My back was KILLING me.  I felt crampy and Mamie didn't move but a few times which was so not normal.  I really started feeling like something might be wrong.  Taylor rolled in Sunday afternoon and while we were eating lunch Britney came up.  I started telling them how I just didn't feel right and I was worried and then............... I totally lost it.  We called the doctor and they told us to go to labor and delivery just to be on the safe side.  WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  We all jump in the car and off we go.  Yall I can't even begin to tell you the thoughts that were going through my head.  We get to St. Vincent's ER and I walk up to the counter and told the ladies that I need to go to labor & delivery.  They started shuffling around and saying "Oh my goodness are you in labor!"  I was so embarrassed.  I tried to calm them down and told them that I just needed to be checked out.  They wheeled..........Oh yes! WHEELED me in a wheel chair up to labor & delivery.  I had my little entourage walking behind me.  Mom and Dad had come up as well.  They say they just wanted me and the father in the room right now.  Taylor got a little confused because he thought they were talking about my dad :)  Hello Daddy Tay!  They had me put on a gown and get in bed.  The first thing they did was get a monitor on Mamie.  I was so nervous but then we heard lots of banging and then her little heart beat.  The nurse was very pleased and said she was very active in there.  They said she had probably turned and her back was against my belly and she was facing my back.  NO WONDER my back was killing me.  She had been kicking my backbone all weekend.  They also monitored me for contractions which Hallelujah I had NONE!  The nurses were so nice and told me it was very smart of us to come in.  It was so nice having all my family there.  That meant so much to me!  So all is good in the hood here with me and Mamie.  She decided to move around last night.  I really think she heard her daddy and decided to move.  She also decided to start kicking me in my ribs last night.  It made me so happy to feel her again even though that kind of hurt :).  I am feeling much better.  They want me to take it easy until I meet with my doctor again which is tomorrow.

Tomorrow I will have my glucose test and another ultrasound.  I can't wait to see that little nugget.  I will give an update tomorrow hopefully oh and we will so get on a belly picture this week.  

Here is what baby center sent us this week. Only 98 days to go!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello, Sarah!

The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. He's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he's born and takes that first gulp of air. And he's continuing to put onbaby fat. He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel. If you're having a boy, his testicles are beginning to descend into his scrotum — a trip that will take two to three days.

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