Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dear Grady

I just wanted to let you know that I really like taking you to work with me every day.

Love, Momma

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Checkup and random stuff...

So we had a doctor's appointment this afternoon...and learned a few things. First, I do not have placenta previa and Grady's kidneys are fine. Second, he is breech still. The doc says he's still got time to turn head down...we'll revisit this little issue at our 36 week check up. Finally, Grady is weighing in at 5 lbs. 7 oz. and has 7 more weeks to go. In other words...he's gonna be a big boy. Eli Ringo better watch out!

In other news, we are supposed to be getting anywhere from 5 inches to 2 1/2 feet of snow between Thursday and Saturday of this week. Hopefully it doesn't end up like this...

Last January's Ice Storm

I made some really awesome cookies tonight...and only ate three. Believe it or not, this was a triumph for me. It's the Quaker Oats cookie recipe under the lid of the canister. I don't put raisins in them, but I did add chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. The pb chips was a new addition and made them oh so gooey and yummy!

I'm now wearing maternity clothes that I was given when I first got pregnant. When I was given them, I thought, "I'll never be able to wear these..." Yep...they're now my staples.

Last bit of random information...I'm starting another baby quilt. It's going to be adorable. I hope that it ends up being neutral even though it's got lots of blue in it.

Just wanted to give a quick update. Hope all is well with you.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

31 Weeks

My belly...and Jon's beard!

The fetuses unite!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Things a Husband Should Never Say to His Pregnant Wife

These are purely hypothetical. My husband would never say such things!

1. You look weird.
2. I can't wait till you're back to normal.
3. Why do we have to wait 6 weeks to have sex after you have the baby?
4. You're bigger than Lyndsie (a friend who is 5 weeks further along than I am)
5. If Kentucky goes to the Final Four, I'm finding tickets and going! (FYI, the final four happens just two weeks after Grady's due date)
6. You're complaining alot.
7. I can't wait until you and your pillows don't take up 75% of the bed.
8. I want the second trimester back!
9. That shirt makes you look big all over.
10. You're a party pooper! Why are you so tired?

I feel like there may be a revolt against Jon after posting this. Please know that most of the comments were made as a joke. Those that were not a joke, were almost immediately agreed upon by me. And what I didn't agree with, Jon got a piece of my mind over. ;)

Jon's been fabulous through this whole pregnancy. I couldn't ask for a better partner in this process and I'm so thankful! What Jon lacks in tact, he makes up for in cleaning skills!!!


30 week Check-Up and Christmas in Review

I went to the doctor last Tuesday for my 30 week visit. All was well. My blood pressure was good – 98 over 60…and to think I was concerned that I may have high blood pressure… Grady's heart rate was 145, so that was good too. We are going to have an ultrasound done at our next visit to check on a couple of things. When we had the 3D ultrasound done in December they sent a short report to Dr. C. In the report they basically send measurement of amniotic fluid, baby's position, position of the placenta, baby's heart rate, and any little oddities that the sonographer may see. I have both anterior and posterior placenta so they want to be sure it's not placenta previa, and they are also going to check on Grady's kidneys. The fluid (urine) levels in his kidneys seemed a bit high to the sonographer so she wrote that on the report. My doc said that this happens a lot with the little baby boys and that once he's born and is circumcised, all should be fine. She just wants to take a look to be sure that all is good to go.

Our Christmas festivities were wonderful. We got to see most of our family, which is different from prior years. Over the Christmas weekend we went to Atlanta to visit with my parents and sisters and Mamaw. Trace and Bella were also there of course. They were so fun! Of course, Trace is still totally enthralled by Jon. They played non-stop for the 3 days we were in town. I told Jon that I was so thankful that God is giving us 3+ years before we have a 3 year old. I don’t know that I could handle one today. I have time to build my patience before we have to deal with a 3 year old Grady on a daily basis.

We got home the Monday after Christmas with a truck full of furniture for Grady's room from my parents' house. We seriously looked like the Clampett's heading up I-75. I should have taken a picture of it! Anyway…I was off work the last week of the year, so I got a lot done on Grady's room, including putting furniture together, finishing his quilt and painting his room.

New Year's weekend we went to Owensboro to be with Jon's side of the family. It was so good to get to visit with Josh and Jessi and August. Gus is walking now and talking - or chattering. He loves to hear his own voice, especially when he screams. He thinks it's really cute...which he most definitely is. We had a surprise party for Jon's mom Shannon who is celebrating her 50th birthday on January 14th. The whole weekend was a lot of fun.

Anyway…that was my catch-up rant. Hope all is well with you!