Wednesday, March 25, 2009

It's all downhill from here...

So far, pregnancy has been a breeze. I was so thankful to not have any morning sickness or any sickness period. However, the last couple of weeks have had a slight change of pace. First of all, I've started getting up to go to the bathroom every morning at either 4:30 or 5:15. It's weird how it is like RIGHT on the dot of one of those times when I wake up. This is odd to me because I NEVER wake up in the middle of the night and never have. I am trying to enjoy the fact that I can just get back in bed and go back to sleep without having to feed someone, change a diaper, hold a crying child, etc., so its not that bad in the grand scheme of things, but it is annoying. And I try to roll over and fall back to sleep to make the sensation go away, but it doesn't. Gets worse. So I have to climb out of my warm, perfect position where I can finally breathe and feel comfy, and go sit on a cold toilet sit. Ugh. Secondly, I feel like it takes work to get a really deep breath. Like, I have to sit up strait, tilt my head back a bit, and then breathe to get that deep breath that feels like, "ahh." So I feel like one of those really big guys that are so overweight that they are out of breath when they walk from the couch to the bathroom. So thats annoying. Thirdly, I have made it hard for Matt to sleep because I am already a talker in my sleep, but I've started making this weird goat noise while I sleep...the way Matt "re-enacts" it, it sounds like a goat and a baby cooing at the same time..kind of a "a-a-a-a-a-oooooh" mixed with a quiet groan. So thankfully, that doesn't bother ME much, but I do feel sorry for Matt! Ok, where am I at on the list? Fourthly, I noticed my first stretch mark on my tummy yesterday. That was actually really hard for me to stomach, no pun intended. I will say, not trying to brag, but I inherited really smooth, pretty skin on my tummy from my mom (thanks, Madre!) and now it will never be the same again. Fifthy, I now have cankles. The swelling of my ankles is just crazy. I get sock lines when I wear socks, and my legs are so white that when I take the socks off, it looks like I still have socks on because of the swelling/sock lines. Ok, this is all the moaning and growning you will "hear" or read from me. I am not a complainer by nature, but I do just want to be honest about what I am going through at this point. I'm just a little nervous because I already have these "ailments" and I still have 4 months to go..hence the "its all downhill from here." So everything will probably get worse over the next few months, however, I will soon have one sweet, precious gift from God to take my mind off of it all!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

It's a Boy!

We are so excited! As soon as his little image flashed up on the sono machine, the tech said "Oh! I know what it is already!" And I said excitedly, "WHAT?!" And she said, "It's a boy!" And I said "Reeeeallllly?!!?!?!?" And Matt did his little giggle/chuckle thing! I was SO excited because everyone around me had me convinced it was a girl! I did the ultimate drano test that is supposed to be completely accurate, and it was wrong. The heartbeat was always around 170, which is usually "girl speed" and that was I was actually surprised! But deep down I still thought it was a boy, and stuck to that. Matt and I made a bet the night before we found out, he said girl, I said boy. I won a massage! Yay for me! Thanks Owen!! :)
His name will be Owen Louis Kelly. Owen is just a name we like and just both agreed on since the time we were engaged. Louis was Matt's Pap-Paw. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but I know he was a good man, and I'm glad we are naming our son after him. Owen will have plenty of people on the Kelly side of the family to tell him about Pap-Paw and why his Daddy wanted to name him after him.
Please continue to pray for a healthy pregnancy & delivery.
Now it is time to start shopping!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Last day as a gender neutral pregnant person...

So if my title didn't make sense, this is the last day before we find out "who" is growing in there! I wanted to share some of my thoughts. First of all, before I was pregnant, I'd ask other pregnant people if they prefer a boy or girl, and they would say, "Oh, either..I just want a healthy baby." And I thought, "thats a bunch of crap." But now that I'm there, I totally agree!! However, my only thing is I do hope that whatever the doc tells me "it" is, that it is accurate. I really don't want to bring a boy home to a pink room. But I've got fabulous friends and family that would probably rush to my house and slap a coat of blue paint on top of it in a jiffy!! :)
I am almost halfway through my pregnancy, and I gotta say that I am so blessed. So far it has been a breeze. No sickness or anything! The only symptoms I've had are tiredness in the first trimester, and that really wasn't bad because I have a fabulous hubby who didn't care that I didn't get off the couch for 13ish weeks, and then within the past week, my feet have begun to swell. Again, I married a man that is ok with me propping my feet up when I get home, so its all good!! Other than that, I feel great. I'm just happy all the time, and that is a wonderful feeling. And Matt can do no wrong in my eyes right now, so I think that is why he is happy all the time too!! It is just a thrilling, exciting, happy, emotional time in our life right now, and I am so grateful that God has blessed us in this way. It has strengthened my ability to trust in the Lord and lean on him. I pray much more fervently now, I trust him more whole-heartedly, and I have found pure joy in the Lord for realizing his love for me in the way He blesses us. And when I say emotional time, I have tears in my eyes right now while writing this!! All this to say, I've heard of the joy & excitement a child brings to a family, but now that I'm starting to experience a taste of it, it is pure bliss. And the cool thing, its just gonna get better!