Tuesday, September 12, 2006

He's Here! He's Here!

Category: Life

Sorry it's taken so long for me to give an update. I have been really tired and busy. Here's my birth story.

Last Monday night Matt and I went to the hospital so that I could be induced first thing Tuesday Morning. They asked me 101 questions, took my blood and put Cirvidil in, this is a drug used to "ripen" your cervix so that the induction will be more productive. Anyway, hope that you never have to get Cirvidil put in, it was not comfortable! They gave me an Ambien to help me sleep and it worked. Matt said that it made me snore loud and I slept through the nurses taking my temperature and blood pressure all night.

Tuesday morning at about 6:00 they woke me up so that I could take a shower before they gave me pitocin to start contractions. They held off giving me Pitocin for a while because I was already having contractions on my own, unfortunately after a couple hours they weren't progressing so they had to give me some Pitocin.

The Dr. checked me at around 8:30 and I was dilated 1 and he tried to break my water but the baby was up so high that he couldn't reach to break it so he said he'd try again later. I had contractions all morning, not too bad though. at about 2:00 the Dr. came in again and tried to break my water. I was only dilated to almost a 2 at this point (you should dilate one centimeter an hour) and he still couldn't reach my water to break it. (this was also extremely uncomfortable (uncomfortable is a major understatement)) I was kind of bummed out that I had not progressed more in 6 hours of labor. About 5 minutes after the Dr. left the room I had my first contraction from the depths of Hell. It was so painful, I can't even describe it so that you would understand what it felt like. When that contraction was over I had another one about 30 seconds later and they just kept getting more painful and closer together I was convinced that this was real labor then I felt water run out between my legs and I told the nurse that I think my water just broke. Matt was wonderful he helped me breath to get through the contractions and tried to help me the best that he could. I just kept having these contractions with sometimes only about 10 seconds to rest finally after about 40 minutes of this I told Matt that I wanted an epidural.

I told that nurse and wouldn't you know it someone else was getting one right then! I kept thinking that I needed it more than she did and that the anesthesiologist should come do mine first. The nurse said that I had to sign a release and I was like, I'll sign anything to make this pain go away! So finally about a half an hour later the anesthesiologist came in and I was laying there half naked because I was so hot and didn't care who saw me. He asked me a bunch of questions and told me all the risks and I did not care I just wanted the pain to go away. Finally after about an hour and a half of these contractions they were gone. I was so releved until the Dr. came in and checked me and I was dilated to a 2! All those painful contractions had done no good. The Dr said that he recommended a C-section. I asked him to give me a few minutes to talk about it with Matthew and His mother was in the room too. I wanted to go ahead and get the C-section and the nurse thought that it would be the best thing to do so that's what I did. Matt called my Mom and let her know that we decided to have a c-section and her and my Dad walked into my room right as they were wheeling me out to the delivery room.

He was born at 5:52 and he was beautiful and perfectly healthy Matthew saw him first and he cried when he saw him. His name is Henry Patrick Hawkins and I love him more than you can understand unless you have children.

Friday, September 1, 2006

41 Weeks and 1 day today

Current mood: happy
Category: Life

Well, I am going to have a baby, finally. I went to the Dr today and they scheduled an induction for Tuesday...Yeah!!!! I am hoping however that I have the baby on my own before Tuesday though. Please pray for me that I go into labor before Tuesday.

I am going to use this weekend to relax and make sure everything is in order for the baby when we bring him home next week. I will post pictures as soon as I can.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

40 weeks today...I'm due, I'm due!!

Current mood: okay

Well the day that I have been waiting for for the last 8 months has come and I haven't had the first sign of labor so unless something happens in the next few hours he will not be born on his due date. Well, now it's just a waiting game unless the Dr. decides to induce me, which I really don't want to do!! I stayed home from work today because I don't feel good so maybe that means labor is soon (I'm grasping at straws here). Well, pray for me that I can have the baby soon...I really don't want to write a 41 week blog.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

39 Weeks

Current mood: content
Category: Life
7Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me--to keep me from exalting myself!

8Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me.

9And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is perfected in weakness " Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

10Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong. 2Corinthians 12:7-10

I read this verse today and although I've read it and heard it countless times it spoke to me today about how I have been whining about my pains that go along with pregnancy and that I just want the baby to get here! and I realized that I should just use my weaknesses to exalt Christ. I know that if I just wait on God that my baby will be born on the perfect day at the perfect time because God is perfect and his timing is perfect.

I was thinking about trying all kinds of things to try to self induce labor...eat pineapple, drink some castor oil, walk 5 miles, and other things that I don't want to mention among mixed company. but now I am just going to live my life, relax, and let God do his thing. I have put my baby and my pregnancy in God's hands from the beginning and now that my due date is so close I'm trying to take control back from him.

So, 1 week from today is my due date and it looks like, possibly, next Thursday I will be writing a blog entitled "40 weeks today". but that's ok. I just really hope I never write a blog entitled "43 weeks today"!!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Warning: Contains Whining and TMI!

Current mood: frustrated
Category: Life

I never thought that I would be like this and by this I mean impatient for labor to start so much so that I was crying like a baby on Sunday because I didn't want to do anything but have a baby. I have 9 days left and I am sort of frustrated because nothing has happened to my body that are supposed to be indications that the baby is coming in the next 2 to 4 weeks. He has not "dropped", I have not lost my mucus plug (sorry TMI), I have not nested, and as of Friday's appt. I have not dilated at all.

I must have a really fun uterus. He obviously is having a good time in there! It looks like I am going to have a fully cooked baby, which I guess is a good thing. I should be happy that he will have a better start in life and all that good stuff. I just wish that I didn't have to be so miserable in the process. I can't eat anything for dinner for fear of waking up in the middle of the night gasping for air because of acid reflux and heartburn, my knees and back hurt during the day and my back and hips hurt at night and that's not even mentioning the fake contractions I have all day!

Well, I know that it will all be over soon. He can't stay in there for too much longer!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

38 Weeks

Current mood: crazy
Category: Life

Well, obviously the full moon did nothing. : (

He is still in there warm and snug as a bug in a rug. (I'm starting to sound like a mom) I had such weird dreams last night. I won't even tell you what they were about because they were kind of gross. just take my word for it.

As much as I want the baby to get here I am really not ready yet. (I don't feel ready anyway.) My countdown to my due date says I have 14 days left but something tells me, and I'm sure its the pessimistic side of me, that it's going to be more like 20 days left. I guess we'll have to wait and see. Anybody wanna guess what day he'll be born?

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Full Moon Tonight

Current mood: optimistic
Category: Life

I know that it is probably just an old wive's tale but supposedly nights with full moons are the busiest nights in labor and delivery at hospitals. Somehow the moon causes contractions and / or water to break.

I am hoping that the full moon will cause some labor to start. I may be out on my front lawn doing a moon dance tonight. Everybody sprinkle some labor dust on me!!

Friday, August 4, 2006

37 Weeks

Well, I went to the Dr. today and still no sign that the baby is ready to come out. Oh, well.... now that I'm considered "full term" it is fine with me if he comes out any time now! I have 20 days left until my due date at least. that seems like no time at all but I am so impatient that I know it will seem like forever!!

Saturday, July 29, 2006

36 Weeks

Current mood: ecstatic

Well, I won't be having the baby this weekend. I went to the Dr. yesterday and I asked her to do an internal exam (I never thought I would want one of those!!) She said that my cervix was closed up but the good news is that the baby is head down. Hopefully that means I won't have to worry about him being breech when the time comes to deliver him into this world. I really hope that he comes in the next 2 or 3 weeks! Matt has to go to Nashville the last week of August and he won't be able to go if the baby hasn't come yet.

I can't wait until I can post pictures of my little boy on here for you all to see!

I need to clean the house and I don't want to....come on nesting instinct!! I need you!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

35 weeks and 35 days left

Current mood: excited

I am getting really excited! I packed my hospital bag over the weekend and put the car seat in the car I was kind of scared to pack my bag, it seemed too early. I thought that if I packed my bag I would go into labor or something.

The ladies at work are giving me a baby shower today and I am so excited! I get presents and I get to eat pizza! I don't know which I am more excited about ; ) I am having another shower on Sunday that ladies at my church are giving. I am going to have a lot of thank you cards to write next week!

Monday, July 17, 2006

34 weeks and counting

Well, Thursday was 34 weeks and it seems like time is dragging on. I want August to get here! I can't sleep good because I can't get comfortable and I wake up every hour to go to the bathroom and I wake up a couple times with heartburn or acid reflux (Tums are like candy lately). This must be nature's way of getting you ready to wake up several times a night to tend to the baby.

I had to leave work one day last week because I was tired. I went home and slept for about 3 hours and came back to work. My boss is so nice! Of course I can't afford to do that every week. less hours means smaller paycheck.

I am having two baby showers this week and I am very excited! It's just one more sign that the day is getting closer.

I had a Dr. appt on Friday (I start going every week now) and I gained 8 pounds in 2 weeks! The Dr. said that it was probably mostly fluid. I hope so!!! I hope that when I go this Friday I will weigh the same or less. I also had an internal exam Friday....very fun. His only comment was "nice and tight" gee, thanks.

Thursday, July 6, 2006

32 and 33 Weeks

49 days to go I cant believe that I am going to have a baby next month!

I am trying to get everything in order for after the baby comes, especially since I feel more helpless every day. I sometimes feel like I cant do anything because Im so awkward with this huge belly. I measured my waist last night and it was a slender 42.5 inches! I think it was like 29 inches when I got pregnant.

I got my insurance forms to fill out when the baby gets here so that I can add him to my policy. My insurance premiums are going to go from $25 a week to $94 a week! Yikes!

I am taking my childbirth class on Saturday and I am looking forward to it. I hope to learn a lot.

Well, I think that this is that part of pregnancy when it starts being a pain and you just cant wait to get the baby out! Of course, I want to wait until 40 weeks I just want it to get here fast!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

31 weeks today

Current mood: good
Category: Life

31...ahhh yes only 9 weeks left, we have reached the next level of the countdown. I have been having some Braxton-Hicks contractions this week. For those of you who have never been pregnant before, no they are not named after Tony Braxton and Taylor Hicks' rendition of "In the Ghetto", they are like fake contractions. My body is practicing for the real thing.

They don't hurt or anything, it's just like all of a sudden my stomach muscles will get hard like I'm trying to flex my six pack (yeah like I'll have one of those anytime soon)

Matt and I went to our newborn care class last Saturday. I thought that it was worth it. I learned a lot. This week I'm going to breastfeeding class. I hope that it is helpful as well. I don't think that I'll make Matt go with me, I'm sure that he'll be happy about that, since he can't breastfeed anyway.

Friday, June 16, 2006

The Big 3 0

Well, I am 30 weeks now and at most (I hope) 10 weeks left. I know that it is going to go by so fast. I discovered that I have stretch marks yesterday. What a bummer! I was so hoping that I wouldn't get any. Oh well, I guess they are battle scars for growing a child inside my body.

I have a doctor's appt today and I want to ask so many questions all of a sudden. Usually when I go they say "do you have any questions?" and I always say no. but today I have a million. I have never seen the dr. I am seeing today so, hopefully he's nice. If he's not nice, I'll wait until next appt. to ask my questions. I'm such a scaredy pants!

Tomorrow Matt and I are going to take our newborn care class so we will be parenting pros after tomorrow! Well, I at least will feel a little bit better about what to do with this helpless little human when he comes out for the first few months anyway.

I want to go see Nacho Libre tomorrow too. I hope that we can, it looks very funny. Jack Black always cracks me up anyway.

Monday, June 12, 2006

29 weeks a little late

Well, this weekend I finally finished getting the baby room cleaned out. It looks so good. I can't wait to get the dressers in there so it will be complete. I am getting so excited but I still have 11 weeks left! I'm almost to single digits.

I have not been able to sleep very well that last couple nights. I feel tired but I just lay in bed for like an hour before I go to sleep. I am also having problems with my back and neck hurting when I wake up in the morning. If I have the same problem tonight I may start taking a warm bath before bed at night to relax. It couldn't hurt!

Well, Matt came home today (he's been in Arkansas for the last 2 weeks) I am so glad that he's home I missed him too much! I told him I would cook tacos for him for dinner so hopefully I can get through it. I still don't care too much for cooking.

Monday, June 5, 2006

Lamaze and other horror stories

Current mood: scared
Category: Life

I watched this Lamaze/childbirth DVD this weekend. Oh my stars! I am not looking forward to giving birth after watching that! I was actually crying while watching parts of it because it scared me so much.

Even the description of the epidural didn't sound too hot. and I definately don't want a C-section! I really would like to have the baby without drugs just like they did in the old days but I don't know if I'll be able to. I am kind of a wuss sometimes but I can be tough sometimes too if I want to.

I think what I'm going to do is try it without drugs and just with the breathing techniques and then if I can't stand it and my labor is progressing slowly I might decide that I want drugs in the middle of it.

I just don't want to be so numb that I can't feel to push the baby out and then I'll end up having to have a C-section. Pray for me y'all!

Just for fun I read in the Bible where God promised Pain in Child Birth to Eve. Ahhh I hope that fruit was worth it Eve.

Thursday, June 1, 2006

28 weeks today

Current mood: content
Category: Life

Well, 28 weeks, so close to 30. I think that I start my 3rd trimester this week. Yay! I was a little scared yesterday, my face got all red and blotchy looking and all the freckles on my face looked darker than usual but my skin seems to be normal today, which is a relief!

I go to the doctor tomorrow and I think it's just the normal stuff, ya know, pee in a cup, get weighed, blood pressure checked, listen to the baby's heartbeat, get my belly measured and go home. I guess I'll find out about my diabetes test tomorrow. I think that everything probably came out normal otherwise, I think that the doctor would've called me by now.

I had to buy a substitute wedding ring this past weekend because my fingers are swollen and I can't wear my wedding ring or engagement ring. I guess that I won't get to wear diamonds until my baby gets here. Oh well, the sacrifices you make for motherhood.

Friday, May 26, 2006

27 weeks

Well I am 27 weeks this week and I am feeling good. I am going to the beach this weekend so I get to wear my maternity bathing suit for the first time.

I had my gestational diabetes 3 hour test done yesterday because I failed the glucose tolerance test last Friday at my Dr. appt. I think I just ate too much sugar last Friday.

I had to do a special diet Mon - Wed this week and then I couldn't eat or drink anything after Midnight Thurs. morning. I showed up at Mary Black Hospital at 7:30 and they registered me and sent me to the lab where they took my blood. After they tested my blood they brought me a very sweet, flat orange soda that I had to drink in 5 minutes or less. Then I just had to sit and wait.

About an hour and 15 minutes later they took my blood again. More waiting and two episodes of Roseanne later took my blood ...then an episode of A Different World and the Cosby Show later took it again. I got to leave at 11:30.

So....let's hope everything comes back ok!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

26 weeks today, that's half a year! huh

My countdown is into the double digits now...

98 days til my due date. I guess this is where the countdown really starts. 14 weeks left, yay!

I am going to the Dr. tomorrow for my check up. This is the first time in my life that I have actually looked forward to going to the doctor. I guess its because Im going to the Dr. to make sure my baby is safe. Its amazing to think that if my baby was born today that he could survive! He is still so tiny (hes almost 2 lbs)

Tomorrow I have to drink an orange soda and wait 1 hour for them to screen for gestational diabetes. I hope everything comes back normal. I think that it will, God has been so good to me through my whole pregnancy. I have faith that he will continue to watch over my baby and me. I know every woman probably feels this way but I feel like my son is special, like God has something really special planned for his life and I cant wait to see what it is. I just pray that God will give Matt and me wisdom to raise him right and that my son will have a soul that yearns to follow God.

I thank all of you who pray for my baby and for me.

Monday, May 15, 2006

25 weeks

So, yeah I was 25 weeks prego on Thursday but I've had a very busy weekend! Please forgive me.

I now have a new trick! I can make my belly button pop out. I will show anyone who wants to see it. Most people don't though.

I am starting to get nervous and kind of scared about the baby coming. I don't know whether I'm ready or not. but I guess, ready or not here he comes!

Thursday, May 4, 2006

24 weeks

Current mood: lethargic
Category: Life

24 weeks = 6 months! I never thought back in December that I would get here! And now I think that August will never get here! But I've been through 6 months and I've only got 3 months + a few weeks left. It will be here before I know it.

I don't feel like cooking lately and I feel so bad for Matt. He is willing to cook but I don't want to eat what he wants to cook and he doesn't want to cook just for himself. I just feel overwhelmed by everything and I don't want to cook because then I'll have to clean up the mess it makes and that's just one more thing for me to do. I am going through a diva phase or a spoiled brat phase I guess. I just want to come home from work and lay on the couch and eat bon-bons while Matthew rubs my feet.

I told Matt the other night that I just wish I could have a cook and a maid. (HAHAHAHAHAHHA) They would have to work for free I guess.

Anyway I need to get over this laziness real fast because once the baby gets here I won't be allowed to be lazy!

Monday, May 1, 2006

Baby Kicks

Matthew got to feel the baby kick yesterday! I was so glad that he finally got to feel it. I can't wait until August! I'm so excited about having to baby here so I can hold him and give him lots of kisses!

It's exciting to think of what he'll look like. Will he look like me or Matt? Will he have blonde hair or brown hair (maybe red hair?) Will he have blue eyes or brown eyes? When I imagine him as a child I think of him as about 5 years old with brown hair and brown eyes. I don't know why. I think that he will be loving and funny and everyone will love him.

Sorry, just daydreaming a little!

Friday, April 28, 2006

23 weeks

I am pregnant. I woke up with a charlie horse this week and I'm still limping around 2 days later. (If my dad is reading this, I actually read in a book that night that leg cramps are common during this stage of my pregnancy!)

Speaking of horses I have eaten like a horse this week as well. Wed. was secretary's day (or Administrative Professional's day to be PC) and the company took us to Kanpai Tokyo which is a restaurant where the chefs cook in front of you on a grill. I ate Hibachi Vegetables with rice and Jumbo shrimp then we stopped at Brusters Icecream on the way back to the office and I got a waffle cone with two scoops and I ate the whole thing! I didn't even feel full afterwards. I didn't eat very much for dinner that night though.

Other than my leg, I feel really good this week. I have a lot of energy and I haven't been having any weird mood swings either. I am starting to feel a bit awkward with my belly. I can't pick things up off of the floor or get out of my car as easily cuz my belly gets in the way. I can't imagine how it's gonna be in a couple months! Maybe I'll get used to it. Well, everyone have a good weekend!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

22 weeks today

Current mood: grateful
Category: Life

Yeah!!!!! Ace is finally gone. That's all I have to say about that.

I'm 22 weeks today and everything's going well. I have to go to the Dr. tomorrow so we'll see what they say. I've gained 14 lbs so far and as far as I can tell it is all in my belly. If I gain 1 lb a week from now on (which is what my pregnancy book says you should gain) I will gain a total of 32 lbs. holy shnikeys! I'm gonna have to do some turbo jamz! (or something)

In other news, my power decided to go out this morning so luckily Matt woke up at 7:00 on his own. (we usually get up at 6:15 since we have to be at work at 7:30). I don't know why the power went out. I don't think it was windy or lightning or anything. Oh well, I was only about 15 minutes late for work (my hair was wet too since I could not blowdry it.) Hopefully the power will be back on at lunch time.

Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you, I left the icecream out again this weekend. arrrggg!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Don't Tell Me.

Current mood: annoyed
I am very annoyed by people who have negative things to say about my name choices for my baby. I almost am scared every time someone asks me what I am going to name the baby for what they are going to say. Most people are nice and encouraging but there are some people (you know who you are if you are reading this) who have something negative to say about every name that I say I like. If you ask someone who is having a baby what they are naming it pretend you like every name. I don't want to know if you don't like that name. Pregnant women are very emotional and do not need a reason to cry, so don't give them one.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

21 weeks today

Current mood: indescribable
Category: Life

I'm feeling the baby alot lately and my belly just keeps getting bigger. I will try to put a picture of my big belly on sometime.(if you all want me to). I think that it might be cool to get professional pictures taken of my belly maybe with Matt kissing it or something. Do you think that would be weird?

I was sad to see Bucky go last night...... mostly because he isn't Ace!!! Why do people vote for that Ace guy? grrrrrrrr (that's the sound of me growling in frustration) Bucky does live pretty close maybe I could meet him. He seems like a nice guy.....would I be a stalker if I tried to meet him? Maybe I should invite him to tea. (I would have to make him some sweet tea though) and his wife and twin brother could come too! then we could sit around and I can help him practice looking into the camera with puppy dog eyes like Ace.....I'll let y'all know how that works out.

Thursday, April 6, 2006

20 Weeks today

I am 20 weeks today. I am finally at the halfway point. (that is if I carry him for the full 40 weeks.) I feel him move every day now and its so exciting every time. I just stop what Im doing and concentrate on my belly. Its kinda funny that my belly is so big that (to me) it actually makes my butt look small. It hasnt gotten any smaller it just looks that way.

I am so excited, we finally went and bought a washer and dryer last night (that was the biggest check Ive ever written in my life). They are supposed to be delivered today after 4:00.

Im glad that I dont have to go to my moms house to do laundry anymore, it was a lot nicer than the laundry-mat but its very annoying to have to take up half a day a week to do nothing but laundry, its just a lot of waiting and watching TV when I could be doing something more productive with my time.

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Gas Explosion

Matt and I are finally going to get a washer and dryer. My dad came over last night and hooked up the gas so that we could get a gas dryer because supposedly their better than electric. I'll have to take my dad's word for it. I knew yesterday that he was coming over to do this for me.

This is all fine and good until.....

OK, so my friend Crystal posted yesterday that I should go to www.thedeathpsychic.com to see how I will die. I thought it might be fun....that is until I read my death prediction:

A gas leak in your home causes a major explosion, killing you in the blast.

needless to say, I was a little bit scared last night when my dad and Matt were working in the basement hooking up the GAS!!!

However, I am happy to say that I am alive and well today. Maybe I should get a house with no gas only electric. No... that would be crazy.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

19 weeks

Category: Life

Well, Today I'm 19 weeks along and so that means next week I'll be halfway there! I have started cleaning the baby's room, up to now it has been our "junk room" so having the baby is forcing me to finally clean it out. I have packed up all my clothes that don't fit anymore and won't fit in a couple months.

In other news, I have been so scatter brained and clutzy lately. This morning Matt said "uh, oh!" and pointed the the icecream on the counter that I didn't put away last night. I just bought it last night and so it was practically full. "what a waste" I thought as I lifted the top and saw the vanilla soup. I picked it up by the top to put in the garbage can and Splat! I scream, Matthew says "what's wrong" "I dropped it!" all over the floor. (this is five minutes before I have to leave to go to work) The dogs come running in to the rescue. I'm sure they think this is such a treat. Of course I'm having visions of sick dogs floating through my head. I cleaned it up the best I could with Abner's help laughing at myself and the dogs the whole time because what else can you do but laugh. I think Abner got all the places that I missed. I almost slipped a couple of times (icecream is slippery on lanoleum and bare feet) but my genius balancing skills saved me.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

To my baby boy

Friday (3/24/2006)was so exciting for me and your dad. We woke up Friday morning and we couldn't wait to go to the ultrasound to see you! We hadn't seen you in two months and we wanted to know if you were growing and we also wanted to know if you were a boy or a girl. We went to McDonalds and got some breakfast and we went to Eckerds to get a videotape so that we could watch you again when we got home. Grandma Cox met us there so that she could watch you too. When your dad and I walked into the Doctor's he looked at me and said "I don't care if it's a boy or a girl, I just want to know what it is and that it's healthy". I felt so nervous when they called my name to come back, I had been looking forward to this day for weeks and it was finally here. The lady who gave me the ultrasound was named Jill and she was nice. She showed me your heart beating and your brain and finally she told me that you were a boy! I was so happy, your dad and I couldn't stop smiling. Grandma was happy too! You are special because you are the first boy in my family. When we left the Dr. we called everyone that we know to tell them the news. Grandpa Cox was in Florida and when I told him you were a boy he said "no way!" he didn't believe me, but I told him that it was the truth. He was also very happy. I showed your pictures to everyone at work and your dad showed them to everyone at his work. I went to the store and bought some boy clothes for you and your dad bought a baseball glove for you. I can't wait until you get here! I want to kiss your adorable cheeks and hold you in my arms. I love you already.

Monday, March 27, 2006

How Exciting!!

Current mood: excited
Category: Life

I am so glad that I found out what I am having! I don't know how people can wait until the baby is born to find out. I have a whole different outlook on my pregnancy now that I know it's a boy. I can call him "he" instead of "it" and I can start thinking of names and daydream about what he will be like or look like. I feel like I hit the lottery jackpot because it seemed that the odds of having a boy were so slim. I was so excited and scared at the same time when I found out. I was thinking...."I'm not going to know what to do with a boy" but now I feel confident that God would not give me anything that I could not handle. (plus I do have God on my side if I do need help). I just hope that he's a big healthy baby (not too big though.... ouch!)

Thursday, March 23, 2006

18 weeks today

OK so, I get my ultrasound tomorrow so I will find out if the baby is a boy or a girl..My mom thinks that there are two babies but I'm not so sure about that. We will know for sure tomorrow. I have gone through 4 months without morning sickness and all of a sudden this week I have gotten sick two mornings. It's just not right!

I will let you all know tomorrow what it is so stay tuned.......

Monday, March 20, 2006


What a great weekend! We ate good food, saw good movies, had good times. Let's see…Saturday morning we watched "The Great Raid" I would give it a thumbs up. Saturday night we saw "V for Vendetta" also a thumbs up although it was kinda violent so if you don't like violence I wouldn't recommend seeing it. (Can I digress for a minute? This movie was rated R and there were several adults in the movie theatre with small children, probably ranging in age from 5 – 10. I don't understand why you would bring a child to an R rated movie when there was a kids movie playing in the same theatre?) Thanks for letting me rant for a minute. Last night we saw "Walk the Line" also a thumbs up! [Again, not for kids (mostly because of some cursing and drug use.)] So either I am very easy to please when it comes to movies or I got lucky this weekend

Friday, March 17, 2006


Current mood: bored

Yeah!!! it's Friday! I am looking forward to the weekend. Tonight it's Mom's house for cornbeef and cabbage (in honor of St. Patrick's Day). I think that it's funny that we grew up with my dad telling us that we were Irish and come to find out a couple of years ago when we were researching our geneology, the Cox's actually came from Sweden! There's probably someone in our geneology who was Irish so I'll keep believing that we are Irish (maybe 2/15 Irish :)).

Matthew doesn't have any concerts this weekend so I am looking forward to spending some time with him this weekend. I think we are going to go see a movie. We haven't been to a movie since we went to see King Kong on Christmas. I hope we get popcorn!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

17 weeks today

Well, I'm 17 weeks prego today! My belly is getting big so I finally am convinced that I am pregnant. I am glad that the nausea is gone! I go for my ultrasound next Friday and I am so excited to finally find out what I'm having! I think it's a girl but I could be wrong. I think that if they say it's a boy I'll tell them to check again because I won't believe it's possible. (for those of you who don't know, there are no boys in my family, we are going on 7 girls, 0 boys) But I will be so happy if it is a boy, although I'll kind of feel bad for him having to hang out with all us women! I'll keep everyone posted. Anyone want to guess what it is?

Saturday, March 4, 2006

some other random blog posts from myspace.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Current mood: happy
Category: Life

Well, after 6 months Henry is finally sleeping through the night. I had to let him cry himself to sleep for a couple of nights but now he goes to sleep without a peep. It's great! He sleeps for 11 hours. Yay Henry!

He tried prunes today, what a face he made!

Now we just need to start working on crawling.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Category: Life
I can't believe that Henry is already 6 months old! Where has the time gone! He just gets cuter and smarter everyday. He is sitting up by himself and he tries to talk. He loves to laugh. I tickle him all the time because I love to hear his laugh. I still am not sure what color eyes he's going to have, the color changes daily. It looks like he's going to be a blonde like his mama though. I just thought I'd give an update for whoever is interested.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Category: Life

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Current mood: ecstatic
Category: Life
I was playing with Henry tonight like I always do and he laughed out loud for the first time!! It was the most beautiful sound! I just thought I'd share my moment with my Myspace peeps.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Current mood: good
Category: Life

I have been back at work for a week now and it's not as bad as I thought it would be to be a working mom. I think that Matt being a stay at home dad makes it a lot easier on me though. The hardest part of it is that I miss Henry a lot during the day. He only wakes up once during the night now but he is still sleeping in his carseat or with Matt and I. To be honest I haven't even tried the crib in a few weeks... maybe I'll try it on a weekend night.. Henry went to the dr to get shots Mon. it was heartbreaking... :( he is 13lbs 4 oz and 25" long. He is so big!! Well, thought I would give an update for anyone who cares.

I was typing this with one hand since I have a baby in the other so sorry for lack of grammar...

Friday, September 22, 2006

Current mood: exhausted

Well, I've been a mom for 2 weeks and it is the most wonderful & exhausting experience of my life. Some days I feel like a human milk machine.

Henry is a really good baby though, really all he cries about is being hungry and that's easy to fix. I figured that out the hard way though. The first few nights when he would cry I didn't know what was wrong because I had just fed him and I just knew that he couldn't be hungry, but after I tried everything else I tried feeding him again and that's what he wanted. I think that he just really likes to eat a lot (I guess he gets that from me though). He doesn't want to sleep in his crib or his bassinet. He either wants to sleep in my bed with me or in his carseat. The last few nights he has slept in his carseat. I hope that he eventually will sleep in his crib because he will outgrow his carseat in a couple months.

Matthew has been a tremendous help. I don't know how I could have done it without him. I feel very blessed to have such a wonderful husband. Thanks Matthew, you're awesome!!