Wednesday, February 22, 2012

baby, sadie, hubby

clearing off the phone...
baby alien (11 weeks)

baby legs(11 weeks)

I made a little hat for baby while on bed rest. Sadie hates it.

my valentine's day present for T...the baby(12 weeks). it was a joke, but seriously I didn't get him anything else. 

Tee got me cookie cake:-)

New baby safe Volvo for the hubby:-) I guess this is his actual Valentine's present.

sadie using my pregnancy pillow, silly girl!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Underwater Maternity? yes please.

Before I was pregnant I came across these and fell in love. First off, if I could have any job, it would be to do underwater photography like this. Who knows? Maybe one day I will. Second off, what I would pay to have maternity photos like this, I do not know. I just love them. Here is the web site of Kevin Beasley who is the amazing photographer behind the lens. He also does bridal portraits and seniors underwater. Incredible. My favorites are of the ones of the mother bent backwards.

What do you think? Have great maternity photos? Please share a link in the comments below!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sometimes Part Deux

Brought to you by Young People in Love.

I can't stop myself from baby talking to my dog. I see her and immediately launch into a ridiculous voice, where I am sure I would slap myself if I was on the outside looking in. I also create her voice and say out loud what I think she would say/think if she could speak human. 

I want to freeze frame Sadie Bug trotting down the road like she is the biggest baddest dog on the block. (yeah, i'm loving me some Sadie this week)

I find it mildly concerning when I feel like I have already been pregnant for 40 weeks, when in fact it has only been 12 (ALMOST 13!).

I want to soak up all of these last moments as non-parents with my hubby. yeah, we can have a really good time together. And I can ask him to get me ridiculous things for Valentine's Day like a whole cookie cake for myself which cost more to ship than the cake itself. (which he did get, I checked our bank statements;-))

I decide to take the plunge and eat a lot of sugar this past weekend, including girls scout cookies, donuts, and lots of cinnamon toast crunch. Oh yeah, and a huge schooner of Mississippi Mudslide (shared with hubby of course). And then this Tuesday I will obviously have a cookie cake to eat as well.

It really hits me that our yearbook is due at the end of this month and I should be working on that right now, instead of blogging....or not.

I can't believe how lucky I am when I have a whole community that lifted me up in prayer and thoughts and kind words when I was going through everything last week with the baby. I truly believe all of those prayers helped heal me so I could continue on with a completely normal pregnancy! I am still receiving cards from members in our community. I love living in a small southern town.

I feel like I never, never, ever want to work out again, but I am going to do my new baby yoga dvd THIS WEEK. I promise.

I feel like a really good person when I let my students get away with stuff that really doesn't matter in the long run, but a lot of teachers have a conniption fit over. Sometimes teens need a break from all of the harassment.

Want to Share your Sometimes...??? Just copy and paste the above sentences and then erase the second half and fill in your own!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Crazy Sadie

Wow! Two posts in one day? Yup, I'm making the most of this bed rest:-)
 Here is a video T took of Sadie attacking my feet on bed rest. Super funny.

One of my Besties: Engagement photo shoot

One of my best friends,  I call her Swan, is engaged! Well, I am no professional photographer, but she asked me to do a quick photo shoot for her Save the Dates, so of course I said sure! We had to rush because her fiance had to get to work, so in about 15 minutes I took 154 photos. The ones they are using for their save the dates are not included, but I chose a few that I thought were super cute! My philosophy is- take lots of pictures- you're bound to get some good ones:-) Oh, and did I mention we were FREEZING???? Here are a few unedited!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Baby Update

11 weeks-thhe head is to the left, the picture is not as fab as seeing the heart beat (160bpm!)

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along? 11 weeks and 3 days

Size of the baby?  lime, although on my phone it says a fig and next week will be a lime. So who knows???

Maternity Clothes? yup, and I am having to wear more maternity shirts, which make my bump look smaller at this point. So I try and squeeze into a few of my bigger regular shirts. 

Gender?  unknown as of right now, but we can't wait to find out! My bet is on a boy.

Movement?  I SWEAR I have felt the beginnings of butterflies. It feels like a small light touch of a finger. But most web sites say you usually can't feel anything until week 12. So I am not sure yet.

Sleep?  I am so tired all of the time. I had been going to bed between 8 ad 9:30 but now that I am on bed rest I sleep whenever I feel like it. Which is a lot. And I don't sleep through the nights like I used to. I have started having weird dreams. Especially about being a pirate.
But I have to share the weirdest dream my youngest brother had. He had a dream that the baby fit into his hand and he took it to a restaurant so proud of the baby and was showing it off as he walked to his table. When he sat down he just set the baby on the table next to him and would coo and smile at it all through dinner. And it ate off his plate. I quote him now, "It was a cute lil' thing." How funny is that? 

Cravings?  Purple powerade, ice cream sandwiches, a night of eating pickles. What I didn't realize when I was pregnant how many foods would make my stomach turn. Sometimes the thought of a food will make me gag.

Symptoms?  Headaches have been getting bad. Almost one everyday. I am staying hydrated, but after I take two Tylenol it goes away. My stomach doesn't seem to feel as sick as before- which I am very grateful for.

Best Moment of the Week?  After a big scare, trip to the ER, hours of waiting to see a doctor, seeing the heartbeat on the ultra sound (pic above) was the best moment of my life. And I believe for my husband too. He was really expecting the worst after looking up stuff on his iphone.   

High Risk factor: As I mentioned before I had two issues of high risk. Well, this week I think that quadrupled somehow. On Thursday, I was picking Sadie up from my MIL when I felt something wrong down there. No cramps, just wet. So I excused my self to the bathroom and sure enough it was not pretty. I told my MIL, and we headed to the ER. After a frustrating time in the waiting room, then waiting in the ER I finally saw a doctor 2 hours later. ( We are switching hospitals/doctors after this experience). They did a physical exam and found a huge blood clot, but couldn't confirm a miscarriage so they sent me to the ultra sound tech. This is where we got to see the baby's heartbeat a second time. Ends up, I have a hemorrhage somewhere behind the baby. Of course at the time I didn't ask any of the million questions that are running through my head now because I was so relieved the baby was still alive. But I have a few appointments with some new doctors and hopefully we will get some questions answered. For now I am on bed rest for at least a week. 
For anyone newly pregnant or trying,  my huge recommendation for you would be to make sure you can get a hold of your actual doctor before you have an actual emergency after hours Ask them if it is okay to contact them after hours in case of an emergency and how to do so. I was told by my doctor I could call anytime and they would take care of me. Well, all of this happened and I called the doctor's office at 5:01pm (they close at 5) and the phone rang for a whole 2 minutes before my phone decided to hang up. No voice message telling me what I should do in case of an emergency, the ER would not page the doctor that was on call from my office. Furthermore, on Friday I called to see if they wanted to see me and they said no, just keep my original appointment I had monday, no would you like to talk to a doctor? Well, I decided I was going to get some second opinions and called back at 12:00pm and it went to an automatic recording that said "due to inclement weather the offices are closed, please call again at a later date to reschedule your appointment" I look outside and it is 60 degree weather. Yup, I am transferring. 

I will be sure to update you on the baby and me, and maybe I'll even have time on this bed rest to check out some cool nursery photos and share!! Also my MIL brought me some crocheting so I can try my hand at that!

Side note- The family and friends that have stopped by, given me a phone call or friendly facebook message has been unreal. I have never felt so cared for, and on top of that my mom has come down and seriously cleaned my house top to bottom so I don't have to worry about a thing. She even washed my carpets with a rug doctor. Also, my dear husband who I have never seen so upset as that night in the ER, has been more helpful than ever. And I know he is just as exhausted as I am from being so worried about the baby. I am one very blessed girl!