Friday, January 28, 2011

sneak peak

We had yet another ultrasound today...we finally got a glimpse of the baby's face. Normally her hands are up in front of her face so we can't see much. These aren't the greatest pictures, but here is a glimpse for you....
Apparently her head was jammed up against my uterus or the placenta or something so the ultrasound tech couldn't get a good shot. But, its the best we've gotten so far! I am really looking forward to this baby being OUT of my belly and moving on to the next part of life. I've got to make one giant Target trip to pick up some things for me and for the baby and then I think we're ready!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Despite my best efforts to ward of the stomach bug that has been going around Duluth for the last month, it finally hit us. Hit me, more like it. I don't even know where I got it, but all I know is that being sick while being 34 weeks pregnant is NOT FUN. Not that being sick is EVER fun, but it just makes it that much worse. I have a hard enough time sleeping these days WITHOUT throwing in an upset stomach. I'm praying that Aaron and Matea don't get it and we can be healthy for the rest of the winter.

In other news....
-Its finally going to get above zero today! Yeah!! I hate the cold.
-I am officially a Packers fan during playoffs. GO PACK, GO!
-I cornrowed Matea's ENTIRE head of hair last week, and I am very proud of myself.
-I am hopeful to not be pregnant too much longer. :-)
-I have been enjoying Phil Wickham on my ipod these days. Check him out.

Well, I am going to try to take a nap and re-hydrate myself while Aaron and Matea are at church this morning. I am thankful that I got sick on the weekend so Aaron didn't have to take time off of work to help me out with stuff. He is a great husband and father!

Monday, January 3, 2011

pregnancy update

It is EXTREMELY painful for me to post this horrendous picture of myself on the blog. This is honestly the first time I've intentionally taken a picture of my pretty much one of the only ones I've got! This is me at 30.5 weeks-ish. Yep. That's pretty much all I've got to say about that!!

In other pregnancy related news........
-my blood pressure has been pretty good so far. It started creeping up a bit the last 2 appointments but nothing to worry about
-I am now at weekly appointments. Good times.
-I had an ultrasound last week to check the growth of the baby (my HBP and my medications can cause the baby to not grow very well). My sister was in town for a few days and was able to come with me. It was REALLY fun for me to have her there (especially since we sat around FOR FOREVER at the appointment). We got to see the baby yawn and then stick her wrist in her mouth. The baby is a bit on the small size, but nothing to worry about at this point. It sounds like they'll check again in a few weeks.
-Oh yeah, have I mentioned on this blog we're having a girl? I don't remember.
-I have been feeling nauseous a lot lately. EXTREMELY annoying.
-I am fine to deliver at St Luke's ("our" hospital) anytime after 37 weeks. February 10 is 37 weeks. Keep that in mind.
-I am SO ready to be done being pregnant. It has been a very easy, uneventful pregnancy which I am very thankful for, but I am just ready to be done. I miss my clothes that fit, being able to cut my toenails comfortably, and my exercise videos.

So, I think that's all I've got! Things are moving right along..........!
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