Friday, February 25, 2011

Smiles & Sugar

Yesterday Baby S got a real dose of sugar. We headed to the doc for a standard glucose screening to ensure mama doesn't have gestational diabetes. It begins with about 8-12 ounces of an orange, sugary drink that sort of reminded me of Hi-C. If you want to know more, this gal thoroughly documented it on her blog, The Mommy Diary.

Immediately after drinking it, Baby S began what would turn out to be a day of gymnastics. LOL I don't know how else to describe it, other than to say our little one was behaving as if he was let loose on a playground full of friends. :-) Such fun to feel all that movement!

We also had THE BEST ultrasound experience of the pregnancy. Y'all know mama's desire for one of those adorable profile pics that make you sigh, 'awwww'. Well, our blessing has determined to be bashful and make us wait to see the real thing. We learned a couple new terms "anterior" and "vertex". This means the baby is curled head down (AWESOME) in a fetal position and sort of facing my back, rather than my tummy. No wonder getting a good photo is such a challenge. The good thing is, if baby can remain in that position for the next 14 or less weeks, we'll be all set for a normal delivery. Woo-hoo! That'd be awesome. We will be 26 weeks tomorrow, 2/26, and we'll now be making bi-weekly visits to the doc. Wow! Time is going by so fast and we want to enjoy every moment.

So, here's a pic that shows baby's face. If you look closely, you can see an eye, the nose, and a heart-shaped chin below a smile!!! Or, a smirk? Either way, it's definitely an expression. I think baby was say ha ha, I'm playing hide-and-seek, but I'll give y'all a peek.

I'm thinking the baby already resembles dad, especially in this pic from his childhood.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

We love you!

Good morning, Baby S -
We pray God's covering over you today and always. We pray for you from head-to-toe. That you know the love of Christ, that you follow the Bible as a lamp to your feet, that you know without a shadow of a doubt that you are miraculous, special, beloved, blessed. We pray God will keep you safe inside the womb and out. That you keep growing stronger with each day. That your physical, spiritual, and emotional self be optimal, whole, and healthy. We pray that you stand firm as an individual. Whether you be an artist, preacher, lawmaker, government or business leader, ballerina, stay-at-home-mom, a food server, chef, or an educator, we want you to love who you are and never let the world lead you.
We love you so much!!!

"I lift up my eyes to the mountains — where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip — he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD watches over you — the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD will keep you from all harm — he will watch over your life;
the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore."
-Psalm 121

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Crib finalists

I'm still pretty stuck on the Davenport Baby Appleseed crib, but here are two other contenders. The first is the Creations Summer's Eve and the second one, I discovered yesterday, is the Europa Cameron. At this point, it's safe to say I'm kinda done shopping. I think. :-)

Monday, February 14, 2011

You shouldn't have...

I was expecting and wanted nothing for Valentine's Day, but my Dearest came home yesterday with this large package. It contained two extremely cute and comfy PJ/Lounge outfits and house slippers. I'm a blessed girl, I tell ya.
I'm so blessed.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Whew! Time flies.

It has been a while since our last post. The three of us traveled to The Carolinas to celebrate Mr. & Mrs. S's 7th wedding anniversary. We had a great time, tho momma came home with the flu. Evidently someone down there passed on icky-ness to me and these past several days have been extremely challenging.

Taking every precaution, Dr. R. prescribed meds and recommended lots of liquids (water and white grape juice) to avoid dehydration. Plus, the nurse gave me carte blanch to eat whatever I wanted. Better to eat anything I've got a taste for than to eat nothing all, she said. Mr. S has done an awesome job taking care of us, preparing meals, administering medicine, forcing us into the shower... Yeah. It's hard to get motivated even to bathe when you feel you've been done in by an 18-wheeler.

On the (much) brighter side, here are a few pics pre-yucky stage!

Us Plus One with Ryan Kesler, center for the Vancouver Canucks.

UPO in front of the North Carolina Capitol.

7th wedding anniversary dinner at Red Stag Grill

South Carolina's Capitol

UPO in front of the Capitol in Columbia. This was our 17th State Capitol.

The baby has been kicking up a storm! Yay! Saturday he will be 24 weeks in utero and that means we've got only 16 weeks to go. That number made my heart skip a beat. Can you imagine? If the Lord wills, in four short months we'll be bringing home baby! It makes me tender-hearted and teary-eyed to imagine we'll be touching, holding, and caring for our little miracle.

Until then, I'm enjoying every minute of the R&R, tho some days I feel positively lazy. LOL I know my day is coming, so I'm basking in this flu-forced bed rest and the next few weeks of nesting. There are a few little projects I'd like to tackle, e.g. hanging some pictures that have been sitting in a corner since we moved in a few months ago, wiping down baseboards, organizing and getting rid of stuff we clearly don't need/use.