Monday, May 31, 2010
I had my monthly doctor's appointment on Friday. It went great! The heartbeat was 162! We only got to listen to it for a second, but it was absolutely amazing!!! Such a cool thing. I can't wait until I'm a little farther along, then I'm going to order a doppler so I can hear Bean's heartbeat every day. According to an old wive's tale, girls hearts beat faster than boys, and anything over 140 is in the "girl range". We'll just have to see!! :) We have an appointment for our "Anatomy Ultrasound" on July 26th, our SECOND ANNIVERSARY!!! What a blessing that we can do it that day, I can't wait... and I am SOO DARN EXCITED to find out if our little Bean is a boy or a girl... and then, let the shopping begin!!!
I'm finally starting to get past the morning sickness, and am so ready for the "honeymoon trimester" to start. I could use the energy!! All in all, the pregnancy is going great and I am finally starting to enjoy being pregnant, wahoo! :)
It's so fun to document the pregnancy in photos, so here's 11 weeks! :)
Friday, May 21, 2010
I was so proud of this talk I'd put together. Two days after I gave it, I got a nice little Facebook message from the ward clerk. (Note to self, remove from friends list, lol) Bishop would like you to give a talk! So either I worked my bum off for good reason and my talk really was stellar, or I totally bombed and he's giving me a re-do. Either way, I have 8 days to compile another talk. I can do it!
Any and all suggestions are welcome!
Galations 5:22-23 "The Fruits of the Spirit"
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Whatever size our Little Bean actually is I do know that he or she is busy growing and making Mommy know that they're in there. None of my pants button anymore (at 10 weeks!!) and I spend most of my mornings in my new "office". I've seriously considered bringing my computer and files and setting up a lean-to in the restroom so I can actually get some work done.
Oh the joys of pregnancy. It's a good thing babies are so darn cute. I know it will be worth it a bazillion fold. I can't wait to meet this little one!! He or she has lots more growing to do, so I'm praying baby stays put, and develops right on track! Until Thanksgiving... then I'm sure I'll be begging to meet Bean.
I feel like I'm actually starting to round out and my belly seems to be pushing up behind my belly button now. Before it sat below and looked funny (to me). I caved and bought maternity pants, and I tell you... I may never wear regular pants again!! Cute pants with elastic waistbands?! Why aren't all pants made like this!? I will certainly be saving them for all occasions involving big meals. No more unbuttoning after too many pieces of homemade apple pie! :) Mmm pie! I think I am going to hunt myself down a piece, and shop online for more maternity pants! (All productivity has gone completely out the window, along with my attention span, lol.)
They smell bad.
They are crowded.
They take FOREVER.
Not my favorite place in the world. Not to mention, any time you're in an emergency room... it's usually not for a good reason.
Monday was quite an adventure.
I got a phone call from Matt, "I might be going to the hospital." I proceed to freak out COMPLETELY. He has hurt his knee and EMT's are on their way. He'll call me when he knows what they need to do. No, don't leave work. I hyperventilate for a few minutes, then he calls back, the ambulance is taking him to the hospital. ($$ca-ching!$$)
I got there a little before 4pm, the guaranteed "30-minute wait time" tripled. Then we finally go to go back to a room, or so we thought. Actually Matt got assigned to "Hall Bed A". Not comfortable. More waiting, they come get all of his information. They do x-rays. 3 hours and counting... no pain medication. At least I got to be there to hold his hand when they straitened out his knee. Luckily I still have all of my fingers in tact. The doctor was pleasant, but his exact words were, "I can't really diagnose an injury like this in an emergency room." So they put him in a nifty knee immobilizer, gave him a lovely prescription for Darvocet and sent him packing with a referral to a bone and cartilage specialist. It was after 9 when we finally got home. Poor guy.
Matt had a follow up with the specialist yesterday. No surgery!! YAY! He has some torn cartilage, but it should heal on it's own. As long as he takes anti-inflammatory meds, it should heal within a few weeks and hopefully he can go back to work June 1st.
I wish I'd taken a picture of my sweetheart in "Hall Bed A" so we could have documented the adventure. Although it's an experience I'm sure both of us would soon forget. I have to say, through all the pain he was amazing. Barely complained, and didn't punch the nurse when they had to move his leg. Most impressive.
And the worst part!? 5 hours+ in an emergency room, and nobody would let me hear Bean's heartbeat. Meanies.
Monday, May 17, 2010
We are both unbelieveably excited and can't wait to welcome our first baby in December.
I made these tshirts to tell our families!
Both of our families were so excited!
And my Dad will get to have a grandbaby on each knee!
If you look at the picture above really closely (you can click on it and it will get bigger...) you can see our baby's little toes forming.
I can't believe I'm getting a belly already! It's so amazing to watch it grow. I didn't even realize there was such a difference until I saw these two pictures side-by-side!
I'm hoping to be able to blog about the pregnancy and keep everyone updated. We have another appointment on 05/28 and I am so EXCITED to hear the heartbeat!! What a miracle.
The love I have for our sweet baby already is undescribable. I am due December 16h, and I'm praying our sweet Bean gets here before Christmas!! I sure don't want any birthday/holiday sharing!
What a special season to get to celebrate new life, the same time we're celebrating the Savior.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Have you ever had one of those conversations that isn't spectacular at the moment, but in hindsight... you look back and tear up at the words that were said? I had a conversation with my Dad a few years ago, just like that. We were talking about my sweet hubby, and we were discussing how fabulous he is. :) My father said, "Matt puts his heart and soul into everything he does. When he learns to believe as you do, I have no doubt in my mind that he will give 110% of everything he has to commit to the cause." How true that statement was. I sit back now and take in my surroundings. I am a blessed woman. I am a lucky girl. I cannot wait to see the things that Matt does in the future. "Oh the places you'll go!" I thank God every day for the blessing of this wonderful man in my life. I am counting down the days until we can enter into the Lord's Holy Temple and be sealed for time and eternity.
Let thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love;
here's my heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above."
Two days and counting...
Monday, May 10, 2010
What would I say?