Wednesday, July 01, 2015

30 weeks

Well- here I am down to single digit weeks left in my pregnancy and have I done weekly belly shots?
Have I blogged through the changes and growth of our little one?
Well no since in focusing on what has not been done- here is an update! =)

How Far Along: 31 Weeks
Size of Baby: About 3.5 lbs and 16ish inches long 
Gender: Boy!! 
Name: We call him Little Dude because we are waiting till birth to reveal his name!! 
Maternity Clothes: I'm pretty sure I have been wearing maternity clothes since I got a positive test! =) The full panel pants and shorts I find more comfortable, unless I have a belly-band on (which are amazing)
Movement: He moves around a bunch at different times of the day. I love feeling him move: kick, punch, roll, stretch and especially respond to his daddy talking to him!
Cravings: I really have not had any serious cravings. There are times certain things sound good to me at certain times, which I guess would make it a craving... I am just not like crazed over it till I get it. I have enjoyed the fresh veggies of summer time and especially watermelon!! 
Medically: This pregnancy has been an adventure. I was told around 12 weeks that my thyroid needed to be managed with a prescription and I tested positive for Group B Strep. When it came time for my glucose test 2.5 weeks ago- I failed that and had to go in this past week for a three hour fasting blood drive! I was wondering if I was going to have any blood left! We will see those results soon!
Best Moment of the Week: Yesterday Mr.J and I took my sisters to Kings Fest. It is a tradition and though I didn't ride anything, it was fun hanging out and enjoying the day. One of the booths there was "Rock for Life" (a pro life booth we have enjoyed talking with and supporting over the last few years) This year they had casted rubber babies in the sizes and weights at different stages of pregnancy- 8 wks, 12 wks, 15 wks etc... The largest one they had was... 30 weeks!!! I cried picking it up and holding it close to my own little 30 weeker! The reality of meeting Little Dude flooded me as I felt him kick! My heart broke knowing little ones like him are aborted on a daily basis! I thank God for every day that I have had with him and look forward to all the others God has written for us!!!

This is the little 30 week baby; amazing to think Little Dude would be ok if he was born now- I just can't wait to meet him!!

Monday, April 06, 2015


i can not believe that i am almost half way through this pregnancy!
Life has been so busy and with my working as a seasonal farm hand, its going by so fast!
i am now 19 weeks- 20 on Friday! SO crazy!!!
i had been dreaming of seeing that word for so long i almost didnt believe it! =)
right after the test- shocked and excited!
this picture is how we told our families on Christmas day
zoomed in pic of our Peanut

red eyed from tears of joy!

 Below is my Favorite and i leaving the doctors office- SO excited!!

8 weeks and queasy most days

Grand ambitions to take weekly shots with the chalkboard to document the progress... hasnt happened!

A dear friend at church is three months ahead of me- She is due in June with a little girl!!

We were able to get a surprise!
A non scheduled ultrasound to find out we are having a
Little Dude!
So excited and cant wait to meet him!! Dreams and prayers are already filled with thoughts of him and the man he will grow into. Watching my sister with her boys, and soon to be daughter, i know it goes by fast! i am enjoying every moment i have with my Little Dude! i look forward to meeting him, smelling him, loving on him, teaching him, growing with him and living life with him! Mr. J and i are so incredibly blessed with our Little Dude already! i thank God daily for him!!

i will do what i can to take more pictures and belly shots! We will be around, and getting round-er! =)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

from the last blog post

i have no excuse for my not blogging. Sure there are plenty that sound good to my ears, but they fall in vain to the ground of no one cares to hear them. 

MUCH has happened since my last post. . . 

And by much, i mean a whole person much!

YEP! Mr. J and i are pregnant!!!!

We found out two days before Christmas and with family in from out of town, we HAD to tell them!! Mr. J wanted to wait till after our first doctor's appointment, but i just couldnt! i needed to have that support group of prayers and encouragement around, and the way i got hit with morning sickness, i would not have been able to keep it a secret from those closest to me!

Our first appointment was Monday January 19! Such an exciting and nerve wracking day! With everything that was in me, i wanted to be excited, but the fear of what happened the last time i sat in that doctor's office was crippling me! Mr. J was so sweet and compassionate- in the parking lot before going in, we prayed: just thanking GOD for the little life we already loved SO much!

The midwife i saw was the same who went through my last pregnancy with me. She was super excited to see me back and we went straight back for the ultrasound. It was the moment of truth

-Did i trust GOD in all things, especially the life He was knitting in me?!

When the screen first came to life, the midwife goes,
"Oh look there's the sack,..." 
The screen showed an empty sack- 
NO baby! 
My heart literally stopped! 
"No wait, that's your bladder..." needless to say she is NOT an ultrasound Tech and did not know how to manipulate the machine properly. When at last she did find the sack there was our little Peanut! MY heart swelled and the tears streamed! We had already more baby this time than we did with Enoch. We got to see and hear the heart beat and the peace that filled me was like none other!

Two weeks later the midwife wanted to see me again. Just to make sure things still looked good and the baby was growing on target. 
i will be to the first to say those were the longest two weeks of my life! i had days of extreme morning sickness (that did not limit itself to the morning) and days of fear and anxiety like i have never known before. Those days i tried praying, focusing on scripture and truths in the Word- it was a battle that God had already won, but i had to fight through. With warriors fighting with me, i made it, but there are still moment of doubt and twinges of fear. 

-Did you know you will still have cramps when you are pregnant and they dont always mean miscarriage?!

-Did you know that you can throw up everything you put in your mouth and still get sick, even when there is NOTHING LEFT?!

-Did you know that more changes in your body than just sporting a babybump? (which by the way has JUST started to show)

-Did you know that you can be having a normal conversation and then burst into tears for NO known reason?!

-Did you know that anything that once made you teary, suddenly makes you WEEP?!

Anyways- the second appointment my mom was able to come with me. The ultrasound showed a growing, big baby!! They already have arms and legs, the heart beat was stronger and they were moving around!! Again the waterworks flowed and my heart praised God in heaven for this little miracle! 

i can not describe the journey i have already been on with this little one. . . nor can i fathom what is left in store! i CANT believe that the second trimester is not far away and i am already a third of the way through!
Prayers would be appreciated as Mr. J and i try to figure out the steps we need to take: medically, financially, and locationally... (in the process of looking for a house amidst all this excitement!)

i will post again soon with pictures of the last couple of months- because lets be honest, thats what MOST people like best about a blog, right? =)