I'm a wife, a daughter, a sister, and I'm working towards being a mom. I love children and the joy and excitement that they bring.
My husband and I have been trying to start a family since September 2007 and it has been an emotionally rocky road. We're praying everyday that God gives us understanding and patience to rest in the fact that His timing is more perfect than we can ever imagine.
On his way to TWO!
And I know there'll be days When this life brings me pain And if that's what it takes to praise you Jesus, bring the rain
Journey to BabyG
**RE Appointment September 23**
August 24, 2009 - IUI #1
August 23, 2009 - +OPK & HCG Trigger
August 21, 2009 - Ultrasound = 1 follie on the right. A few more days for smaller ones to grow!
I keep promising belly pictures but by the time I get home in the afternoon my shoes come off, my school clothes come off and I throw on my comfy jammies and lounge around the house. I will do my best to get one taken and posted this weekend when I look cute when MrG is home with me :)
BabyG is getting very strong these days. All morning long I feel like I've been getting one roundhouse kick after another to the cervix/bladder/pooper area. It's not time yet, little one. Chill out in there. I haven't been kicked in the ribs yet but I'm starting to debate on what would be worse - feeling like the bottom's about to drop out/I'm going to pee myself or getting knocked in the ribs. I'll let you know when s/he decides to test the rib action.
I have had a great pregnancy this far. I'm totally shocked that (knock on wood) my belly button is still in tact, I don't have stretch marks (I was SURE those would come early and be horrid - benefit of being a fat girl I guess?), I don't have the linea nigra and haven't had hemorrhoids either! I feel really good with the exception of some rough pelvic pain especially at the end of the day. I couldn't ask for anything more.
At my doctor's appointment on Monday they told me my blood pressure was up again for the second appointment in a row. I keep trying to tell them that I'm 99% sure my BP is up because I'm coming to them straight from school. Teaching 6th-8th grade isn't exactly a cakewalk kind of job! I'm on my feet all day, I'm getting bigger and they're stressful little boogers so it's no wonder my BP is high lately.
They are being extra cautious and testing me for preeclampsia. Sunday I get the joy of collecting ALL of my pee for 24 hours so they can test it for proteins. Freaking. Awesome. I can't wait. I've got my little red jug with my name written on it in permanent marker and I've already told MrG that Sunday we aren't doing ANYTHING but sitting around the house and waiting for me to pee. It's going to be SO fun. I have to keep it refrigerated too so I'll have to bring it in a cooler to school on Monday to take with me to my appointment that afternoon. Good times.
I will update this weekend with a picture - FOR REAL this time!! :)
I'm not sure what's going to happen when I'm up with a newborn all night long but I am EXHAUSTED right now. School's going well I'm just really tired dragging myself here at the buttcrack of dawn every day. I don't know who thought it was a good idea for middle and high schoolers to have to start their school day at 7:15 am but it's ridiculous & they don't function that early (neither do I!).
I'll enter 3rd trimester on Friday! Everything's going really well. I always thought I'd blog about pregnancy more than this but apparently not! I think I'm still in denial that this is real in the first place. I keep reminding myself that there IS a baby in there and it has to come out somehow. It feels like a fantasy or something.
We've made a lot of progress on the nursery but I'm not going to post any pictures until we're finished with it. Curtains went up today and we're *almost* done with the other decorations. The walls are painted a fun shade of green - it took me a while but I love it now. MrG is awesome and is working really hard on it. I'm helping where I can but it's rough on me being on my feet all day and still doing stuff at night (ever heard of lightning crotch? It's real and it's terrible).
We've got several busy weekends in a row including going home for a shower on Labor Day weekend. I feel like time is flying by but at the same time I feel like I have a long way to go.
I'm thinking about changing my blog address but I'll have to figure that out at home.
I promise a belly pic and some nursery pics very soon. I'm such a blogging failure. If any of you are still reading - I'm sorry for neglecting you. :)