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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

28 weeks...Hello 3rd Trimester! :)

28 weeks...YIPPEE!! We had our 28 week appointment yesterday and got to have another ultrasound. We sure are lucky to get to have so many ultrasounds to keep an eye on our precious little girl. She's doing GREAT! She's growing like a champ and her heart is beating at 154 bpm right now. As the ultrasound tech measured Bethanie, she is measuring at around 30 weeks...but the tech says that this will not change the due date. How much sense does that make?? Anyway...Bethanie is now 3 pounds 3 ounces and is measuring at 30 weeks 3 days. She's in the 91 percentile already...oh dear. So, either we are going to have a real big baby, or she will come earlier than the doctors are saying. We are hoping for the latter. :) The tech also says that it looks like Bethanie is going to have Daddy's nose...Bryan's not so sure, but check it out. Very cute!!
Check out little Bethanie's pictures below...she's being shy and covering part of her face, but it's amazing how much she's looking like a real baby. We are getting SO excited! I can't wait for her to join our family!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Made a baby on funny! Check out our little girl:

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Joys of Pregnancy...

The Joys of Pregnancy...
  • Waking up with leg cramps
  • Waking up in the middle of the night to pee
  • Not being able to get comfortable no matter where you sit
  • Feet and Legs getting extremely tired just from standing up for a little while
  • Feet getting really hot and swelling up like balloons
  • Being HOT all the time
  • Having a hard time getting up out of bed because you feel so heavy
  • Feeling like you have to pick up your belly when laying on your side because it's so heavy
  • Having your bladder used as a trampoline
  • Stressing about money and being prepared for when the baby comes
  • Having every ache and pain be "normal"
  • Feeling like you are eating way too much but not being able to control yourself
  • Not being able to shave your legs as easily as a big belly in the way
  • Not being able to reach my toes to paint them even though they need it
  • Not being able to get comfortable at work no matter what you do
  • Not fitting into any of your clothes anymore
The REAL Joys of Pregnancy...
  • Knowing that you are growing a miracle inside of you
  • Knowing that even after all the aches and pains, it will all be worth it
  • Knowing that there is a real human inside of you
  • Feeling the baby kick and move around
  • Seeing and hearing the baby's heartbeat
  • Seeing your baby grow and get stronger with every ultrasound
  • Knowing that your baby is developing perfectly
  • Knowing that you will soon get to hold that precious child in your arms
  • Feeling the joys and fears of parenting
  • Decorating and getting the baby's room ready
  • Seeing other babies and thinking that I will have one in a few months
  • Looking in the mirror and enjoying your belly because it's not just's a baby!
  • Watching your husband's face light up when he gets to feel the baby move for the first time
  • Knowing that your baby is healthy
  • Imagining what life will be like in a few months
There really are ups and downs to pregnancy...but just knowing that little Bethanie will be here before we know it excites me beyond belief. :)
"I'm so excited and I just can't hide it!!" That's how I feel. LOL