Friday, February 27, 2009

Thank God It is Friday....

This has been the longest week ever. I am so happy that it is Friday...if I could I would do a back flip!! Between work & home I just feel like this week was never going to end! Tomorrow I will just be running errands & cleaning the house but I am excited for Sunday...we are having lunch with the family at Blue Willow for Tara's, dad's, & Max's birthdays. It is always so much fun to get together with everyone. We don't really get to see Cindy, Glenn & the boys that often & we NEVER get to see Jeff & Tara so it will be a nice family day! It does make me wish hat my family was closer; VA is 8 hours away so it is not like I can just jump in the car to see my parents....I miss & love them VERY, VERY much!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Heart Beat

I get so worried about the baby & since I can't see or feel the baby yet I went to Babies R Us and bought this lovely monitor so that I could here the baby's heartbeat when ever I wanted too. It doesn't sound like the Doppler at the doctors; it sounds more like a faint drum. The book that came with it says that the further along I get the louder it will get so that is awesome too. I felt so much relief last night sitting there listening to our Love Bug's heart beating away.....until he/she would move & I would lose it for a minute. I am thrilled that DH & I can listen to our baby's heart beat whenever we feel like it!!

NOT a Left Side Sleeper AT ALL!!

I have my snoggle pillow in our bed & love it to death but every time I wake up..which is a lot...I am curled up in it on my back. I am not a side sleeper at all; I have always slept flat on my back or on my right side. I am trying so hard to stay on my left side for the baby but it doesn't seem to be working for me at all. But then again I am sure that I am not on my back for that long since I am waking up so often through the night. I am not even showing that much & I can't get comfortable; I can't imagine how I am going to get any sleep when I get bigger. It is all worth all the uncomfortable nights of no sleep to know that our little love bug is growing in my belly!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Feeling All Alone Today.....

Today has been a horrible day all together.....I guess it started last night but it is still going. DH & I got into a fight & I just can't say that I understand that man sometimes. He can be the sweetest man some days & then others I swear he is the most selfish person walking the earth. I was having a hard day yesterday & told him in the AM that I was feeling overwhelmed & needed him so what does he do....makes my day worse by not thinking before he acted. I swear I only slept 2 hours last night because of this whole situation so now I am absolutely exhausted & just want to curl up under my desk & sleep but can't because I am at work & have been since 5:30 this morning. Then I try to call my BF & can't get a hold of her, so I left her a message & she has not called back....GGRRR.

Hopefully when I get home tonight the patio will be completed & that stress will be done & over with & then the new stress of buying new patio furniture will begin.....I need a vacation or maybe just a cabana boy to wait on me hand & foot for a week or so!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

So we decided that since the house market is so bad & since we can't sale our house right now that we would put some money back into it & add on a roof over our patio for additional space. This is what was done on it yesterday & I think that it looks awesome so of course we have to get patio furniture for it which is not cheap apparently! Why do we choose do do these things with a baby on the way? We have the money but I feel like we should be using it for baby stuff.....we have nothing for the nursery yet & I know that is because we don't know the sex yet but still. I guess I am feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the money that DH is wanting to put into our house right now; I know that he is making it look better & more beautiful but with a baby on the way I wish WE could slow down just a bit so that I could catch my breath & get some of the stuff for the nursery taken care of in a few weeks. Gotta love my hormones these days!

18 Weeks Today

I am 18 weeks today & couldn't be happier; we only have 15 days until we find out the sex of the baby & we just can't wait!! I don't feel like the baby is the size of a sweet potato at all though; I still don't feel anything at all except for bloated!! I still don't have that "pregnant" feel is making me a bit sad that I don't feel pregnant all the time. I felt it the other day when I got the diaper bag but that feeling faded & now I am back to not feeling it.....I just don't understand what is going on with my feelings & emotions! I feel a bond with the baby already but do not feel pregnant yet........what is the deal??

Monday, February 23, 2009

1st Baby Gift

Lance & I went shopping yesterday with his mom & dad & they bought me my first baby gift! I have been eye balling a Vera Bradley diaper bag for a while now & we were just walking in the mall & walked by Hallmark & there it was ....the Vera Bradley sign in the window! Of course we had to go in & see if they even had the diaper bags & they did & they even had the design that I wanted to my MIL bought it for me & I almost cried. I have been wanting to get something for the baby for so long now & we have just been waiting to find out if was are having a boy or girl so I haven't bought anything & it has been hard on me. I think that the shopping, registering, & nursery decorating are such HUGE parts of being pregnant that until you start doing something, you feel like something is just not right or missing. It is crazy that 1 little gift from my MIL & FIL could make me feel so close to the bay but it did for some reason & I became so overwhelmed with emotion yesterday when they bought it for me; all I could do is smile from ear to ear!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

17 Weeks Along & Barely A Belly

I have a small baby bump but nothing that makes me "feel" pregnant. It is frustrating to know that I have gained 10 lbs. but have nothing to really show for it. I know it sounds silly but I want my baby bump to be vi sable to the world....I want everyone to know that I am carrying our precious miracle!! I guess when I have my "bump" & after we find out the sex of the baby I will "feel" pregnant.....I hope, because all I feel now is fat & tired. I know that I shouldn't complain about feeling fat since there is another person growing inside of me but it is kind of hard to look in the mirror & see myself with a belly that doesn't look like a baby belly....I just look like I am getting a spare tire! I know it will come but I want to know WHEN??

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Our Furbabies

Bella Bear & Georgia Love are our 2 fur babies. We got Georgia our English Bulldog when we first moved in together in January of 2006; she is now 3 yrs old. We got Bella our all white Boxer right after we got engaged December 2006 & she is 2 years old. They have been the loves of our lives since we got them & can I just say "SPOILED"!! They both used to sleep in the bed with us...NOTE: they both weight over 60lbs...but it just got to be that they had more of the bed then we did & plus we were starting to talk about having a baby; I mean how were we going to get pregnant if they slept between us every night? So now they sleep on a pallet that has been created for them at the end of our bed & they love it & so do we! I am so happy that we have both of our puppies & Lance & I both know that they will take really good care of our little boy/girl when he/she arrives. It is going to be a Kodak moment when the baby comes home & meets their sisters.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Nursery Furniture Decisions

So we don't know yet if we are having a boy or girl so we have decided to wait until we find out on March 12th until we decide between these 2 furniture sets for the nursery. I think that once we know the sex of the baby that the decision will come easily; at least that is what I am hoping for. I really can't wait to find out the sex of the baby so that we can not only pick out the nursery furniture but also the stroller/travel system, the bedding, start decorating the nursery...just excited about doing it all!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Belly Bump Pictures.....

16 Weeks

14 Weeks

11 Weeks Along

Some More Catch Up Stuff

We had to have another U/S at our 12 week appt. because Lance was born with only one lung, one ventricle & because of his lung issue his heart is not in the correct place in his chest. We knew that Lance's issues were a birth defect & not something genetic but we were still both nervous for the baby. We had our appt. on 1/15/09 & this was a completely different view of the baby. The baby actually looked like a baby & not a blob & was waving at us; we could see the his/her arms, legs, head, heart, & big ol' was absolutely amazing & of course I cried. Lance had the biggest grin on his face & I guess we both just couldn't believe that we were seeing our little miracle on the screen that day. Dr. Hamner said that the baby's development was great & the heart looked strong & didn't seem to have any issues....WOO HOO!! Lance & I were so excited & felt so blessed that everything was OK so far. We did ask Dr. Hamner to look & see if he could see the baby's sex but it was too early, but it was nice of him to try. We have to go back to Dr. Hamner on March 12th, he will be preforming a heart echo & since it is my 20 week appointment we will also be finding out if we are having a boy or girl that day as well. Neither one of us care if it is a boy or girl just as long as he/she is healthy.......but we both really can't wait to find out so that we can start decorating the nursery & so I can starting picking everything else out!!

Baby Goodson 1st Ultra Sound (Catch-Up)

So I started this blog after being pregnant for 16 weeks so let me catch you up on how my pregnancy has been so far. All through the 1st trimester I was exhausted; as I am sure everyone woman is that gets pregnant; but lucked out & had no morning sickness at all & was so happy about that fact. We found out hat we were pregnant on 11/26/08 & had our 1st official U/S on 12/16/2008 & what an experience that was. It was my 8 week appt. & the baby just looked like a tiny blob on the screen but it was our little blob & we couldn't have been more excited that day to see his/her little heart beating so fast in there.

The Best Dinner So Far While Pregnant

We of course went to dinner on Saturday for Valentine's Day & we went to our favorite Japanese restaurant & I was craving crab cakes....well we sat down & the waitress was taking our order & guess what....they were out of the crab cakes.....HOW COULD THIS BE?? Our dinner was still really good & we did enjoy our Valentine's evening together but all morning Sunday I was craving those darn crab cakes. We spent yesterday after noon with my IL's & we went to Bonefish for an early dinner & OH MY GOODNESS do they have the freshest, lightest (no breading), most wonderful crab cake dinner that I have ever had in my life. The baby & I could not have been happier with the dinner choice that we made.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Feeling Very Blessed Today

I have had an overwelming feeling of happiness today. I don't know if it is just me getting my energy back or if hearing our little ones heart beat today but whatever it is I like it! I am so thankful that I have such a wonderful & loving husband, to have 2 beautiful frubabies, to have such amazing families standing behind us at all times & most of all to be blessed with the little one on the way! We don't know yet what we are having (& really don't care either way, just as long as he/she is healthy) & the waiting is killing both of us but March 12th is right around the corner & then we will know & I will be able to start the shopping process!! I didn't realize that gender made played such a huge roll in even things like a is crazy. I want to pick out all the "right" stuff for our little boy or girl....our little blessing!!