twenty-three weeks.


Happy Thanksgiving!!

I am beyond thankful for ALL of the blessings in my life! I have such a wonderful family, great friends and a healthy baby boy in my belly. The Lord is so good.

We are at my in-laws for the holiday so my picture this week is a little change of scenery.

Weighing in at nearly a pound and a half, Isaiah is growing like a little weed! He is supposedly going to gain about 6 oz a week for the next few weeks. I guess this is his big growth spurt time.

Unfortunately I’ve been having more heartburn in the last few days. I’m starting to pop Tums like they’re Lifesavers….which, in a sense, they are. It’s nice they provide some relief from the burn! Hopefully that doesn’t stick around long….

Only a few more weeks (hopefully) until we’re in our new home! Looking forward to it!!

Turkey Day 2013

twenty-two weeks.

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Well, we are officially under contract with a house! That doesn’t mean we have closed on it yet, because there is still much to be done as far as inspections and paperwork, but we are so close! Please say a prayer that the inspection goes well this week! If all is good and all goes to plan we should close on it by the first of the year.

Now on to the reason we’re here…baby! I was reading on my “What to Expect” app on my phone yesterday that this week our baby will start to really pack on the pounds and will be double the weight he is now by the end of the month. Shew, hopefully I won’t be!

Have you ever heard of the term “Pregnancy Brain”? Well either way, it’s real and it’s happening. Yesterday I almost forgot my cat had a vet appointment to get her yearly shots and I had just looked at the calendar the night before! The other day I was telling a story to someone and THREE times I forgot mid-sentence what I was about to say. It’s a little embarrassing, but I try my best to laugh it off…

I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving next week! We get to see lots of family and eat tons of delicious food…and just in time for my growing appetite!!

twenty-one weeks.

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Boy, does this boy like to move it, move it! He is constantly moving around and kicking. It’s mostly when I’m sitting or laying down, but it’s crazy how active he is. Sometimes I think he might be practicing Kung-Fu in there…

We had another ultrasound this week just to check a few things from our last appointment, but I never mind having them, because it just means we get to see his precious little face again. Everything looked healthy and his growth and measurements were right on track with where he’s suppose to be right now, so that is good news. Praise the Lord!

One fun thing we did this week (well I think it’s fun, my husband probably doesn’t find it as exciting) was register for some classes at the hospital where we’ll be delivering. I am taking a breastfeeding class and then he will join me for the “New Baby Care” and “Infant CPR” classes. They may turn out to be pretty common sense classes, but I feel it can’t hurt to take them…especially when they’re free!

Thanks to some friends and family, we have already received so many baby clothes and accessories that I had to go buy some storage containers to put them all in. We are so blessed to have such generous people in our lives. This boy will surely not go unclothed in his lifetime (well except while making his debut, but what do you expect?).

twenty weeks.

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We’re halway there! I can’t believe we get to meet our baby boy in 20 weeks (give or take a few days)!

Some updates on baby Isaiah this week: He now has taste buds, which means I need to eat lots of the things I want him to like as he’s growing up so he’ll be used to them! He’s about 11 oz. in weight now, according to my ‘What to Expect’ app. It’s crazy to think he’s that small. He is constantly moving around and/or kicking. The kicks still aren’t too violent at this point. I’m not looking forward to when that changes..

I can tell I’m getting a little bigger day by day, because I’m starting to feel some pain in my back a little bit. That’s no fun when you work with kids all day and are on your feet a lot (no swelling in the feet at least!).

We created a gift registry today and added a few items to the list. It’s exciting picking everything out, but it also makes it seem even more real that it won’t be long before our baby is using those things!

nineteen weeks.

19 wks - banana w txtWith all of the excitment from finding out the gender on Tuesday and Halloween on Thursday, I’m pretty late on posting this weeks pregnancy picture.

As you probably know from our gender reveal post, we are expecting a baby boy! His name will be Isaiah after our favorite passage from the Bible…Isaiah 40:31. Look it up if you aren’t familiar with it. It’s great.

Watching our baby on the ultrasound screen was incredible. He was wiggling his little arms and legs…he’s just adorable already. No biased opinion there, of course! 😉

I feel him move in there a little bit more everyday and I absolutely love it. I know eventually the movements won’t be so sweet and faint, but for now, I get really excited when I feel them.

I have random cravings for hot dogs. It sounds obserd, but if I think I can smell one or I see someone eating one I immediately want it more than anything else. That has really been the only odd craving I’ve had so far.

I can’t believe we are almost halfway through the pregnancy! It’s a little scary to think about, because I feel like there is still so much to do and prepare for before he comes. We are currently looking for a house (so say a prayer for that, please!), then we can begin working on a nursery and all of that fun stuff. We are so excited!