Sunday, July 18, 2010

It's Been Awhile...

Well, I guess I just have to face the facts...I am not good at blogging. Hopefully, I can get better, but I guess I had better not hold my breath!

Well, quite a bit has happened since I wrote about Brian & Suzanne's wedding. Fast forward to Sunday, April 4th. I was expecting my monthly gift, but hadn't had any signs that it was coming. So on Saturday, April 3rd, I decided to buy some more pregnancy tests. I had planned on testing the next week if nothing happened. On Sunday, April 4th at about 4 am, I had to go to the bathroom really bad. I got up, decided I am just going to take a test, and hoped that the results wouldn't ruin my Easter Sunday.
The test came back with a very faint positive. My heart started racing, wondering if this was for real. I went into the bedroom and woke Tom up. He was kind of out of it, but said to not try to get my hopes up incase it was a false test. I agreed with him and tried to go back to bed, but I just couldn't.

That night we had some friends over for an Easter feast:


Well, the next morning, I decided to use the other pregnancy test that came in the package, and I got another positive, only this time the positive line wasn't as faint as it was on Sunday.

I called my doctors office, explained what was going on. They scheduled an appointment for Wednesday, April 21st. A few days before my appointment, I was experiencing cramps in my lower back. At the April 21st appointment they did a sonogram just to make sure things were o.k. This is the first picture of Baby B that we saw!!

Baby B - 6 1/2 weeks along.
At my next appointment on May 12th, the doctor ordered another sonogram because she wasn't able to pick up the heartbeat on the doppler. She said that she was sure everything was fine, but she wanted to show me that everything was fine. I went in for my second sonogram.
Baby B - 9 1/2 weeks along.
I have had a really easy pregnancy. I really can't complain. There was a two week period of time that I was on some antibiotics for a Urinary Tract Infection. The antibiotics made me pretty sick, but when they were finished, I haven't really felt ill at all. I have had a few run-ins with foods that don't agree with me, but other than that, just tired.
Here are some pictures of my ever growing belly & some sonogram pictures:
Me at 15 weeks.

They think it's a boy!!

Baby B's face!

Me at 19 weeks.
I will have another sonogram on August 2nd. I am dealing with something called marginal previa. Basically the placenta is really low in my uterus at this point, not quite touching my cervix. The doctor said that most cases correct themselves as you get further along in pregnancy. Hopefully, this will correct itself. I don't really want to think about what happens when it doesn't correct itself.

From the span of March - July, we have made two trips to Oklahoma to see Tom and Becky. We went over Memorial Day Weekend, and then again July 9-11th. July 9th - 11th, Emilee and Kelvin were able to drive up from Texas with their cute little daughter Lydia. Also while we were there, we found out that Tom and Becky had been chosen to be adoptive parents of a little boy due in October...Exciting times!! I had my camera with me, but I didn't take any pictures...go figure!

One of the summer projects that Tom and I wanted to do was to re-finish the cabinets in the kitchen. I don't think they had been touched since the place was built in the 1960's, 1970's. We are very pleased with the outcome!

Cabinets BEFORE

Cabinets DURING

Cabinets AFTER
We are very proud of ourselves, because quite honestly we had no idea what we were doing, we just did, and were totally happy with the results!
Tom celebrated his 32nd birthday on the 4th of July!! We had a BBQ at the Draper house in Gardner, and then went to this Brazilian Restaurant on the Plaza in Kansas City called FoGo de Chao! It was really good!
And now, you are caught up!