Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Here is just a few pictures from the past week.

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Ducky, Olivia and Blackie.

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Olivia got this Minute To Win It game in her Wendy’s kids meal.  I assumed that she wouldn’t care at all about it.  But, only Olivia would think that they were giving out Squinkie beds.  LOL!  And to think I almost tossed the toy in the trash. 

Do you see a pattern here?  Olivia only likes really small or really big things. 

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What can I say?  She’s a silly girl!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Prayer Request

I do not know Jessica, but my sister-in-law does and many of my friends do.  My heart just broke when I read this.  Many many prayers go out to this family.

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Asking for prayers from any of you that know Derek and Jessica Glenn Nichols, scratch that from everyone! Jessica was 37 weeks pregnant and due to preeclampsia had a heart attack. She went through triple bypass surgery early yesterday morning and the baby did not make it... Jessica's heart is currently working at 15% capacity and she is in critical condition. They are great friends and wonderful people with strong faith. God be with them and their girls Hailey and Kensie.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

17 Weeks

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Current size of baby: Apple

How far along? 17 weeks

Total weight gain: 8.5 lbs

Inches Gained: 3.5 inches

Maternity clothes? Yes.

Sleep: Not so good lately. It could be because Olivia has been waking up every night which isn’t like her. I’ve been dreaming of a full night’s sleep. I can picture my new baby snickering at that idea. . .LOL!

How I'm feeling: Extremely fatigued. I’ve struggled with fatigue for years, but it’s been awful lately. I’ve struggled with a lot of conflicting emotions from joy to guilt to excitement to worry.

Best moment this week: Anytime Olivia talks about her new baby “sister” (she’s sure it’s a girl) it brings me such joy. She tells me all of the things that she is going to teach the baby and has so many questions about it all.

Food cravings: Mozzarella Sticks, anything with marinara sauce. It’s turned into an obsession.

Food aversions: Not too bad anymore.

Gender: Unknown

Labor Signs: NO

Belly Button in or out? Out

What I miss: The absence of worry about this pregnancy. I ended up in the ER as a precaution on Monday night. The next few months are going to be so difficult for me. Once I make it to 30 weeks, I’ll feel a tad bit better.

What I am looking forward to: My first progesterone shot is tomorrow morning. I’m looking forward to it and dreading it at the same time. It makes me feel good to know I’m doing all I can for this baby, but I hear it’s a nasty (and thick) shot.

Milestones: Every day that I’m pregnant is a milestone to me.