Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  This year for Halloween we dressed up the girls as Texas Longhorn cheerleaders and we were Texas Longhorn fans.  The girls looked so cute in their cheerleader dresses.  Last Friday we attended our church annual trunk or treat.  It was cold that night, but the girls did well.

Haley and Rachel

Sunday, October 30, 2011

31 Week Update

How many weeks?  I'm 31 weeks.

How am I feeling?  I'm feeling ok.  I have been having more of those braxton hicks contractions which worry me.  I know they are common in the 3rd trimester, but I don't like them at all.  I'm definitely feeling bigger as well and am having more aches and pains from the heavy belly.  I'm trying to take it more easy and not do a lot of walking in fear that the contractions will increase to the point of being too many and cause a problem.  I'm so glad to be this far along and I really do hope and pray that I will be able to keep going.  

Weight gain?  My weight changes, but roughly I have gained a total of 22 pounds.

Doctors appointment?  I see my doctor weekly so I will be seeing him again this week.  Last week when I saw him he said things looked good still.  My doctor is a very optimistic person.  In this situation, I need to be more like that.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Baby Shower

Last weekend (October 22) my good friend, Kristen hosted a baby shower for me to celebrate little Kayla.  Kristen did a wonderful job and my friends and family had a great time.  It was nice to receive some new baby items for Kayla as well as gift cards for things I will need after she arrives.  I appreciate all who came to the shower and for all the wonderful gifts.

Me after opening the gifts
The cake.  It was so good!
A close up of the cake.  It looked beautiful.
Picture of the food

Monday, October 24, 2011

Completed Projects!

I finally completed some art projects that I have been working on the past month and a half.  I'm so proud of myself for finishing them.  I love doing arts and crafts but, I'm just slow at getting them done.  I wanted to show them off since I think they turned out really good.

This LOVE sign was the hardest to do, but it was worth it.  It looks great!

This is a picture of the Houston Texas Temple glued onto a wooden board.  Click here for the directions on how to make this.  Its really easy to make.  Didn't take much time at all. 

Here is the I'm a Child of God sign for Rachel and Haley's room.  It will look great in their room.  

Sunday, October 23, 2011

30 Week Update

How many weeks?  I can't believe it, but I'm 30 weeks!

How am I feeling?  I'm feeling good though I'm getting more uncomfortable.  I'm having a hard time relaxing and not worrying about how much longer in this pregnancy I'm going to go.   Since 28 weeks along, I've had 2 minor false alarms that have scared me.  All is ok though.  I hope that continues.  I'm happy that I'm still sleeping well even though when I get into bed Kayla decides to kick me a lot as if saying she is not ready for bed.

Weight gain?  I didn't gain any this past week.  I'm holding steady at a total of 21 pounds total.

Doctor's appointment?  I'm seeing my doctor weekly now.  I'll be seeing him later this week.  I did end up seeing him last week due to a concern I had.  Thank goodness all is ok.  My cervix is holding closed which is a good thing since I have a cerclage.

Baby preparation?  We are still working on the nursery and getting that ready.  It's hard for me to do a lot with it since I'm taking things more easy.  We still need to order and put together the chest of drawers and we need to get a mattress for the crib.  I have some things to put on the walls as well as get the curtain up.  Slowly we will get it all done. 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

29 Week Update

How many weeks?  I'm 29 weeks. 
How am I feeling?  I'm feeling good especially after starting off the week last week with a stomach virus.  It started a day after coming home from the hospital.  I was miserable.  Its no fun feeling so sick while pregnant, but I made it through and it only lasted for 24 hours.  I can tell that I'm in the 3rd trimester even though I have never before experienced a 3rd trimester.  I'm having some back pain, mild heartburn at times and other annoying symptoms.  Other than that I am enjoying Kayla's kicks and am so happy that I'm still pregnant.  The weekly progesterone shots and the procardia medication are working well for me.

Weight gain?  I've gained 2 1/2 pounds in one week.  I have gained 21 pounds total.

Doctors appointment?  I don't have one this week.  Last week when I saw him all continued to look good.  My cervix looks good and I was not put on bed rest.  He was optimistic.  That was a relief! 

Baby preparation?  Yes I finally finished the "I am a child of God" sign for Kayla's room.  I still need to finish the one for Rachel and Haley's room.  Its almost done.  My mom is coming to visit me later this week and she is going to help me get Kayla's room ready. 

The sign for Kayla's room

Thought I would throw in this picture of my beautiful girls and I after church today.  They are so precious to me.  They looked so cute in their matching dresses. 
My beautiful girls (Rachel & Haley) and I after church

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pictures of the girls

Rachel and Haley are doing well.  Not much new is going on.  I usually take a lot of pictures of the girls, but lately have not taken so many, but here are some of the pictures I have taken the past 3 weeks. 

Rachel playing with daddy's shirt

Rachel hiding in daddy's shirt
Rachel and Haley playing with the tent
Rachel not wanting to go in the tent.  Haley is having a blast!
Rachel finally decided to put her head in
Haley likes being in the tent
Rachel up close

Little Haley

Sunday, October 9, 2011

28 Week Update

How many weeks?  28 weeks.  I've made it to the 3rd trimester! 

How am I feeling?  I'm feeling better than this morning.  I had to go to the hospital today after I woke up and started having a lot of uncomfortable braxton hicks contractions.  I was having more than 4 an hour.  My doctor told me to call if I did.  I called and he wanted me to get checked out at the hospital.  I was scared not knowing if I was going to be admitted or what was going to happen.  Well after 6 hours of monitoring at the hospital I got to come home.  It looks like I was having some uterine irritability.  I wasn't having as many contractions as I thought.  At least it didn't show that at the hospital.  My cervix looked good.  I was put on a medication called Procardia to help relax the uterus and was given a shot of progesterone.  I will be getting weekly shots of progesterone until 36 weeks.  Since being home from the hospital, these medications have helped and my uterus is much calmer.  Also the doctor suspected that I have a bladder infection.  So I'm on an antibiotic as well.  A bladder infection could have caused the uterine irritability also.  I'm so glad all ended up going well at the hospital and that I'm back home and still pregnant.  What a way to enter the 3rd trimester!

Weight gain?   I'm up only 1/2 a pound.  Total weight gain 18 1/2 pounds.

Doctors appointment?  Yes I will be seeing him again this week for a follow up.

Baby preparation?  I have been working on the decorations for Kayla and the girls room, but have not finished them just yet.  I did get Kayla's letters painted.  I just need to hang them up over her crib.


Monday, October 3, 2011

27 Week Update

How many weeks?  I'm 27 weeks and still going strong.

How am I feeling?  I'm getting over a cold that developed last week.  Other than that I'm feeling good.  The pregnancy is going well with no problems.  I'm feeling Kayla kicking and moving around often.  Its amazing to feel her.  I can look down at my belly and see ripples from her moving around.  Thomas enjoys feeling her when he touches my belly.  She is growing well as I'm feeling bigger everyday.   

Weight gain?  I've gained 18 pounds total.  I'm still within target of my weight gain.  

Doctors appointment?  Not this week.  Last week when I saw my doctor all looked good and Kayla was measuring right on target for gestational age.