Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fingerprints, Sonograms, & Swim Class...

Today I am 14 weeks pregnant! =)

This week baby has developed fingerprints... I found an article that I just thought was amazing so I decided to share-

Your baby now has fingerprints! Book 'em Danno! Believe it or not, he actually created them himself while swimming around in the amniotic fluid. As he moved his hands, the skin on the tips of his fingers formed unique ridges and folds. That's why no one in the world has the same fingerprints, not even identical twins!

Isn't that just AMAZING? Well, I thought so anyway...

So I'm pretty undecided about whether I am going to have my gender ultrasound when it is scheduled at 16 weeks. I'm nervous they won't be able to tell, and I'm even more nervous that they won't get good enough measurements of all the organs. All this has me thinking, why on earth don't I have a friend who's a sonogram tech? Someone find me one of those!

And of course we have our third Water Babies class on Friday... something that has been so fun and yet has made me realize that I am the mother of 'the bad kid'. No joke... Princess is the only one screaming for no reason... trying to run away from me... pitching fits when she doesn't get her way.... oh and NOT swimming! I get stared at- a lot. Of course at that point I'm wondering where my "Just you wait!" t-shirt is for all the mothers of 6 month olds...

Well, sounds like the monster is awake now so we're headed to the park with our freshly painted, matching pink toe nails... (Today was her first pedicure!)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

All over the place...

It's been FOREVER since I've blogged. I've just had SO much going on...

so where should I start? With Princess's birthday disas.... ugh, party!? :)

or my impromptu trip home to Alabama?!

or maybe with my doctors appointment?!

Well in my defense I started planning that birthday party months in advance... but then I got pregnant and everything got a little shifted. I now see all the value in the world in having a party at an all inclusive place like Chuck E Cheese!

And I went home to Alabama just because I wanted to... I missed my grandparents SO much and I know they were missing the princess! So much to the dismay of my husband, I just got in my car and drove.... with an expired license plate and all the while telling absolutely no one of my plans so that they (ahem, my sister) could not make unwanted plans for me. It was perfect because everyone had to come visit ME and I got to stay in just one place. Normally going home is such a disaster because we try to fit in seeing people who live a hundred miles away from each other. We're currently planning a trip for next weekend to go to my brother in law's graduation.... I'll let you know how that goes.

Something else that happened was the official launch date of the church we just planted here in this beautiful city ....just a soft launch though! We don't have a building yet so we haven't been getting the word out and planning a big shindig just yet!

So0o0o today I had a doctor's appointment. I was 13 weeks yesterday and I was pretty nervous because I had been having a HORRIFIC pain my side for over 24 hours. This morning the pain was magically gone and now my side only hurts if someone presses into it.... orrr punches me in the side (I know this because I am the mother of a one year old). ANYWHO... the nurse practicioner that I see every other visit (her name is Glenda, and I LOVE her) scheduled me for a gender ultrasound in THREE weeks. So now I'm totally terrified that pea will not open up those legs as early as 16 weeks!!! And I'm having to pay for this ultrasound.... I sure can't pay for two. So don't be surprised in three weeks when I'm telling you all to pray for pea to spread 'em wide! ...It'll be the only time I ask, promise! :)

Princess has her second swim class in the morning... which is just ridiculously fun! I'll definitely keep you updated on her mad swim skills!