Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Bear With Me...

I won’t be receiving the Expectant Mother of the Year award. Is there one of those?

I feel absolutely horrible that my little one has not received half the attention that J-Man did by the time I was 16 weeks along. I tell myself everyday –take a picture of your belly… type something up to post… you will regret it if you don’t…


As you can see, I am not listening to myself. I would like to tell all of you that I will make an extraordinary effort to do better and allow you all to be my accountability partners in this but I don’t want to fail. So, I will just take it one day at a time. Hopefully getting this first-post-in-a-while out will help me get back into the swing of things.

There have been quite a few things going on since I last posted. Here’s a little list to highlight them…

September 7-14 th we spent a week with my family (mom, brother, sister-in-law, and hubby and little one) down in Myrtle Beach. We had a lovely time and I thoroughly enjoyed spending beach time with my men. J-Man turned into a huge-mongus water bug and loved the ocean and the pool. My little baby is definitely growing up on me.

September 22 nd , Daddy J stepped into a new ministry in our church and was ordained as a deacon. He was nominated to be on the ballot not actually voted upon in the initial vote. However, a deacon who held a seat stepped down so Daddy J was the next in line and he accepted the offer. I am so proud of him.

September 25 th , Daddy J and I celebrated nine wonderful years of marriage. I never thought I could love that man any more than I did on the day we wed, but I certainly do. He is my life partner, my soul mate, the half that makes me whole, and my rock. He has developed into a wonderful husband and father and loves his family with everything in him.

At twelve weeks and six days (9/26), I had another doctor’s appointment. It was a lengthy one, all of the first pregnancy appointment things that have to be taken care of… lab work, another “yearly”, a talk with the insurance lady for her to tell me how much my insurance wasn’t going to pay… and for it to get worse in 2014 since the my insurance for next year will be different. (I really just have to count my blessings in this area, because it could be worse –with no insurance at all.)

Some good news out of that appointment? Anatomy ultrasound appointment set!! November 21 st ! Woohoo!

Some more good news? I heard the little one’s heart beat. I never knew how tough it would be to get to that appointment after losing a baby. For a couple of weeks before the appointment day, I had thoughts that I wouldn’t hear a heartbeat. Really kind of put me in a down mood. However, in that moment when my doctor finally found that wonderful sound, I cried. I was elated that everything was okay at this point. It definitely gave me the assurance that this little one was okay, at that moment.

On October 13-16 th our church held our fall revival services. We have an evangelist that is a member of a church and he came back to do the revival. It was a wonderful week of fellowship as well as studying true repentance in the life of a sinner (lost and saved).

At sixteen weeks and two days (10/20), I felt the flutters. The flutters are way up in my diaphragm and I know that the baby isn’t that high, but I am sure feeling it there. At first I thought it was gas, but when I could feel it on my hand, I knew it was something more. I have been feeling them all morning today as well so I know now it wasn’t just a fluke. By the way, I first felt J-Man at sixteen weeks and three days. Too cool.

I think that about wraps everything up. I do have another appointment Thursday for a monthly check-up. Praying for another good report!