Monday, October 31, 2011

So What Do Y'all Think?

Here is our (almost) completed nursery!! I am definitely getting more excited and less panicked now that things are coming together.

The Dr. is going to check me this week. (Hope it isn't painful like last time!!) I'll let you know if I've made any progress yet toward labor!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dr. appointment Update

At my latest appointment this week everything continues to look great. The doctor thinks I will go the fully 40 weeks. Last week I was 50% effaced and no dilation.

I need to post some pics. I have just been so busy trying to get everything ready for our baby. Today was spent shopping all day long wrapping up loose ends. I've finally gotten ALMOST everything. We still need the monitors and plan on getting the AngelCare ones. Have y'all seen those? They've gotten great reviews and are supposed to help prevent SIDS b/c they monitor movement and can detect when a baby is not breathing.

I'll try to get some pics up soon!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thanks to all my Blog Friends + Bed & Dresser Pic

Thank you for all your sweet comments on my posts! It always warms my heart. I want to say a special thank you to those of you who continue to read my blog and comment even though you are still waiting for your baby. I know that it can be painful. But to tell you the truth, when I was right in the midst of going through the 4 miscarriages it always brought me so much hope when I would read stories of other women who were triumphing over recurrent pregnancy loss. I would think, "If they can do it, then I can too!!" I sincerely hope that I can bring someone hope that even despite all the odds it can happen!! I also love to mention my sister b/c even though she wasn't able to have biological children (due to unexplained infertility), she has 3 BEAUTIFUL children through adoption. Adoption is such a miracle too, and they are just as much a part of our family as all the other children. There is NO difference whatsoever in our hearts!!!

So all that so say... THANK YOU!! I appreciate each one of you so much who read my little blog. :)

I'm also posting a pic of Jay the other night working on the nursery. You can see the bed in the background with the bedding draped over it. In the floor is the dresser in about a million pieces!! It took him about 4 hours, but he got it together! And I love it!

I'll post more pics in the coming days. :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bump Shot from Last Week

This picture was taken last week. I was about 34 weeks. The background is our nursery walls! The top is Pale Pink Petal, and the bottom is the bead board wallpaper that I posted about previously. Jay did a great job and put in many hours on this! :)

I continue to be in awe and thankfulness every single day that things are going so well. I don't take a single day of pregnancy for granted. I continue to hope and pray for you who are longing for a baby. You are not forgotten!

I also read several blogs today of women remembering their babies that were lost through miscarriage. As I read, I remembered my sweet babies and thought of theirs as well. They are always near my heart and safe in the arms of Jesus. I love them so much and want to see them someday when I reach heaven.

I hope you all are doing well! Jay and I have been very, very busy today preparing our home for Baby Girl. I hope to post some pics soon of her finished nursery. Back to work. My laundry is calling! :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Few Updates

Gosh, I can't believe it's been so long since I posted. Here's what's been going on:

- Jay is almost finished painting the nursery! (Pics to follow when he is completely done.)

- We had our baby shower, and it was just WONDERFUL! Truly a dream come true!

- Our baby bed and dresser have arrived! Jay is going to pick them up TODAY!

- My mom had surgery and is thankfully doing well and is back home.

- And last BUT NOT LEAST, I am on my way to 35 weeks! Can you believe it?! For someone whom it was a miracle to make it to 8 weeks and now here I am at almost 35 weeks, I am SO incredibly thankful!! (Updated pic of me to come soon.)

Thank you for continuing to read my journey. I'm sorry that I've been absent lately. I've just been very busy trying to get ready for Baby. I've been working at home this morning trying to get things in order. Today's goal is to get my bag packed for the hospital!

I hope y'all are doing well! Have a wonderful fall day!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Pics Not Showing in Previous Post

I don't believe the pics from the previous post are showing. So I'll just include the links here:

Thanks for looking! :)

Sciatica Update + Crib Sneak Peek

Well, actually it wasn't sciatica at all. So, in my last post, I told you about the terrible, shooting pain I was having in my leg. Ouch!!! Well, I hobbled to the doctor's office and found out that it wasn't actually sciatica but something very similar. With sciatica, the pain is on the outside of the leg. Mine was on the inside, which means that Baby Girl was irritating the nerves on the inside of the pelvis. (I don't remember what they're called.) Apparently, she's starting to make her way downwards, and I may have flair ups of this. Someone recommended I see a chiropractor. If it gets very painful again I may look into that!

The good news is that I'm SO much better!! Even that same day I was already a lot better and able to walk with just a small limp. Now I'm not limping at all.

I also got my blood checked for anemia b/c I've been SO tired. The results were great (even better than average). He said that I'm just so tired b/c my body is having to send all that oxygen to a growing baby.

This past weekend we drove over 2 hours and visited our Little Guy (our baby boy who was with us through foster care from birth to 7 months). I don't often talk about him on here, but my hearts aches for him almost every day. Sometimes I still cry b/c I miss him so much. And it's honestly still a real struggle at times to know that he's not going to be our baby b/c, in my heart, I felt as though I was his mommy. I guess it's just too painful to talk about, so I don't very often. HOWEVER, I will say that the Lord gives me the strength I need. I'm okay, and I know that He is in God's hands. The Lord heard our prayers and placed him in a wonderful home. For that I am SO grateful! So yes, it's very hard. But at the same time, I have peace knowing that he is loved and cared for where he is.

We had a wonderful visit. He's growing so much. I still love him as much as ever! He will always be very, very special to us.

So, up for this week: Jay is going to paint the nursery! We're going with a pale pink. It's so pretty & feminine. Also, I finally ordered a crib just this morning!! I've looked and looked and looked and finally made the decision! It's a good price and got great reviews. Here it is! I think it will go really well with our bead board wallpaper! Here is also a pic of the changer/dresser that we ordered. Love it! :)

I hope y'all all have a wonderful week!!! Enjoy this beautiful fall weather. Here in KY it's so nice out!