Thursday, September 30, 2010

15 Weeks...

The highlight of this week was feeling LillyClark move for the first time. It is the best feeling ever, and it has made me even more thankful for this wonderful blessing God has given us! Every time I feel this precious miracle move, it is a reminder that we owe all of the praise to Him. His plan for us to have a child was SO perfect, even when we could not see it!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

14 Weeks...

I went for my 14 week appointment today. I told Michael there was no need for him to miss work and go because all they would do is fetal heart tones, measurements, etc. and he really wouldn't miss anything. Well, little did I know that LillyClark (that's what our families are calling the baby to keep from saying "it") was going to be strong willed and not cooperative. My doctor tried for a while to get a heart rate with the doppler. You would hear about two beats and then LillyClark would move. Finally she said she was tired of chasing the child and that we would just do an ultrasound. I was upset that Michael didn't get to see it, but I can bet he won't miss another appointment no matter what I say!

LillyClark was in the middle of a flip...
We go back in 3 weeks, and hopefully after that we can start saying "Lilly" or "Clark". CAN'T it WAIT to find out what it is!!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

13 Weeks

Please excuse the all natural look this week. I have felt less than stellar recently. So far, this has been the hardest week for me. It has been full of doctor visits, phone calls, lab work, bed rest, etc. I've had some issues with my blood pressure skyrocketing and then bottoming out. The doctors seem to think it has something to do with hypoglycemia and me not eating enough (which, I know what you're thinking...judging by the size of my belly, THAT doesn't seem to be the problem). I have noticed an increase in nausea which may inadvertently lead to a decrease in food intake. Quite frankly, the only thing that sounds good these days is a cup of Wendy's chili with TONS and TONS of hot sauce in it. SO weird, I know. Michael and I were in the drive through at 10:00 pm last night. Michael asked the lady if they sold their chili in vats...unfortunately, she did not know what a vat was. Guess that means he will be making many, many trips to Wendy's!!!
We are leaving for Orlando on Friday. Michael has a conference, and I am tagging along. You will find me at the pool. Yes, in my maternity swimsuit. No, I couldn't care less...I will know NONE of these people. Who says poolside bed rest isn't better for you anyway?!?!

One good thing from this week, is that we got to sneak and unexpected peak at Baby Ford. It just happens to be looking SO precious sucking its thumb. Blurry and hard to see, I know. She said my bladder was too full to get a clear picture...what else is new?!?!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

12 Weeks...

He's My Baby Daddy!

Well, Michael and I have a BIG announcement:
Meet Baby Ford

We are so excited to finally be able to spread the news. Michael and I will be expecting our first child in March (the 20th to be exact). I am 12 weeks pregnant, and I am planning on doing a weekly post starting this week.
We cannot explain how excited and thankful we are to have a healthy, precious baby on the way. God has truly blessed us beyond all measure.

The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy.
Psalm 126:3