Monday, January 2

16 Weeks

What a busy, wonderful week!  This week started on Christmas day.  We spent the morning opening gifts with the Morgans.  We both were blessed with some incredible gifts this year, but hands down the best gift we received was that of sweet Baby M.  After spending time with his side of the family we came home to exchange gifts to each other and make breakfast.  Around noon my family showed up!  We had quite the full house with Mom, Mel (and baby andrew baking away), Matty, Athena, Grandma and Grandpa Chandler, Gary, Nathan and his girlfriend!  It was wonderful spending the day with those we love most and a great kick off to our 16th week of pregnancy.

Since I was still stuck in bed (with my back) for most of the week I decided to start working on some crafts.  I guess you could say that I am nesting. :)  I successfully created two sweet lovebirds {previous posts} and got some antique shopping done.

After several phone calls to my doctor we decided to try and see a chiropractor for my back.  Bed rest and pain meds were only masking the issue and I needed a solution before going back to school this week.  This chiropractor has saved my life!  After only three visits I am walking and experiencing little to no pain!  Praise the Lord.  Now if only his services were free. ;)

We finished off the week by brining in the new year!  Over the weekend we traveled to the Hawkins' ranch where we did some hunting, relaxing and spent time with close friends.  I'm so excited to finally be able to say our baby will be here this year!

Just for fun here are a few pregnancy questions I get asked often with answers. :)

*When is your due date?  As of our most recent measurement, June 5, 2012

*What week are you in? Just finished week 16, into week 17 now.

*What was your weight pre-pregnancy? 118

*What is your current weight? 124 (gaining weight is one of the hardest parts of pregnancy for me!)

*Have you had an ultrasound? Yes, two!  It's so exciting 

*Do you know the gender of your baby? Not yet but we will in 16 days.

*Do you have a name picked out? Yes we have names for both boy and girl but are keeping them secret (at least from the internet) until we know what we are having. 

*Is the child being named after someone?  Middle names are family names or variations of family names

*Who is going to be with you during delivery?  As of right now Josh and my mom.

*Natural or medicared childbirth?  Are you kidding, definitely MEDICATED!  

*How are you feeling right about now?  Excited, the baby has been moving quite a bit today.

*What was the first thing you bought for baby? A sock monkey deer. :)  

*Do you feel you are ready to have a baby? Definitely... I think.

*Are you excited or scared about delivery?  Super nervous.  Excited once the baby is out!

*Any food cravings? No, more like food aversions.  I used to love meat, now I don't care for it.

*Anything you loved before that you absolutely cannot eat anymore? Meat!

* Anything else you'd like to share or vent about?  I've been having really bad dizzy spells and low blood pressure... Something to look into at our next appointment. 

1 comment:

cal+claire said...

There are definitely a lot of ups and downs with pregnancy. It's so great to celebrate the "ups" so that the "downs" don't really put you in a bad place. This baby is going to change your life (and mine is going to change my life), but that's a good thing that God has set in our hearts to do! I think it's okay to have a healthy fear too.