Friday, March 22, 2013

Hearing voices..(in a good way) :D

Not much going on these days. I have been doing a lot of spring cleaning and getting rid of all kinds of junk that we no longer need…I have to say it feels good to unload! I have been feeling good but tired and forgetful! They say that the baby is the size of an avocado and that she/he can start to hear our voices! This is great news because T and Sj have been talking to my belly like crazy! (At least the baby can hear all these words of love now)
We bought my first little batch of maternity clothing, as my “normal” cloths seem to be getting a tad on the tight side!

I had the most unexpected thing happen to me. Our daughter is a horse back rider and has been taking lessons for a while now.  I love going to the barn, the horses are beautiful and it is nice to watch them frolic. For the first time ever I was bitten by an animal… yes bitten by a horse in the leg, she actually lunged at me with her teeth. It was one of the scariest moments of my life and one of the biggest bruises I have ever had! I have to say I now have a fear of horses!  I was not even doing anything just standing in the barn waiting for Sj to be all done (like I always do). Luckily I am fine and my tetanus shot is up to date! We all find it a little funny now but at the time it was scary!

Take care and have a great weekend everyone!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Was a great week!

We celebrated our first Wedding Anniversary yesterday! We didn’t do anything major. It was a beautiful sunny day so we took a drive to where we got hitched and ate at the little bakery where we had gone after we were married.  We unthawed our wedding cupcakes from a year ago; we could only get one bite down…I have to say they were much better fresh!  It was a nice little day for us!

We are now in our second trimester! On Wednesday we heard the babies heart beat for the first time!! It was so amazing to hear!! We have our 3D ultrasound booked for April 17th!! We will also be finding out then if we are having a girl or a boy!! On April 18th we have our regular measurement ultrasound (a lot of pee holding in row!!)  We found an ultrasound place that will allow your partner/support person into the room from stat to finish and they give you photos! So I am hoping to be posting pictures of our little monkey soon!

 I have had two people say “it’s a girl that we are having”. My boss was person number one. She said she checked something called a Chinese gender calendar and it said girl for us!  Person number two was a co-worker who is about to become a grandma she said she has “girl vibes” for us and “boy vibes” for her daughter in law (we are due only a few days apart). My feeling on it all is that it really doesn’t matter! But it will be interesting to see if this “Calendar “ is true! Just for curiosity I looked it up and checked to see if it was correct for my first pregnancy and it was so who knows! LOL

The fruit of the week is an Orange (I am actually eating one as I am writing this) 

T and I on our Wedding day <3 xoxoxox

Our wedding cupcakes a year later.. to bad they tasted awful post thaw!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

My first pregnancy has left me terrified for this one

I had just turned 16 when I found out I was going to be a mom. To make a very very long story short I was kicked out and left to fend for my unborn child and myself. I wont go into all the details because it’s just the birth of my daughter and the way I was treated that is scaring me the most.  Her birth was traumatic and being alone with no one there to hold my hand or tell me it would be ok didn’t help the situation. I had not been informed of my choices or even explained to how the birth may or may not go. I was injected with medications and attached to drips; I had no idea what they were or why I was taking them. Staff ignored me and when all was said and done (her birth is a blur to me) I was wheeled into a room with another mom and her husband.   It was the middle of the night and they where sleeping. I remember it was dark in the room and my daughter was sleeping calmly in her little bed. I was alone on my side of the curtain in the dark quietly crying. When she woke I tried to breastfeed her for hours but it didn't seem to be getting anywhere. Pushing the button a few times for the nurse who came but didn’t help me or even show me what I was supposed to do. After awhile no nurse came to see if I needed help. I would push the button but no one would come. Sj had calmed down so I assumed she was getting feed.  The afternoon finally came and a nurse appeared, she said she had to take Sj for a sugar test, which was just a little prick on her heel and would be right back.  When the nurse returned she was feeding Sj a bottle of formula and told me that her sugars were way to low, she would need to be bottle-feed. Weather that was true or not I have no idea, but I did as I was instructed. I was in the hospital for three long days and I was unable to even take a shower. No one informed me that I had torn and was stitched up; I only realized that after I was home.  I was very young and I know that things will be much different then it was 12 years ago but I still have that deep fear for this birth. I have a vision how I would love it to go but things don’t always go as you plan. When we talked to the midwives about this they were very understanding and helpful. I was so happy when they told us that the hospital where we will be delivering this bean has private rooms where you stay for the entire delivery and post delivery, they say it has a very “home” like feel and we are hoping it does! I am so glad to have Sj and T with me through this pregnancy. It helps me ease some of that anxiety to know that I will not be alone! 

Have a happy weekend everyone and stay positive

It looks as though our baby is the size of a lemon this week!

Friday, March 1, 2013

One little monkey jumping in the womb!

Well yesterday was a day to remember for sure! First let me say that it is hard to believe that we are in 2013 and that rude people work in health care! T was not allowed in the room with me until the very end, that was upsetting for us both as this is both our child and we feel that it is the other parents right to be in the room from start to finish. Regardless! The tech was rude and did not explain what we were looking at or anything; we both got a "weird" vibe from him. He also would not let us take home a picture not even one as a memory :( With my first pregnancy I was treated horribly (that's putting it lightly) through my pregnancy by everyone Doctors, Nurses, Techs, Teachers. I was told by a one doctor to get an apportion it was the best thing to do for someone in my "situation"...I ended up not going for any prenatal care until I was almost 6 months pregnant. This situation stirred up a lot of those old emotions as I felt I was being treated the same way all over again. We are not sure what the guys problem was but we were so excited for this day we had waited and talked about it everyday since we started this journey and he kind of ruined it for us only a little because we did get to see our beautiful baby and it was amazing. She/He really did look beautiful!  Our next ultrasound will be someplace else even is we need to pay or drive an hour! We also met with the midwives on Thursday and feel it would be the best route to go for us as they were so friendly and understanding with us, they really treated us just like close was great! They explained everything and answered all our questions happily! 

The fruit of the week is my favorite!...a Peach!