Sunday, August 30, 2009

Don't take life forgranted

Tommy's brother and his girlfriend are 22 weeks pregnant and are in need of some prayers. Last week she lost a bunch of her amniotic fluid. I don't know all of the details yet but they don't think the baby will survive with the little amount of fluid that is left. She will stay in the hospital until 24 weeks (viability) and then deliver. Hopefully the baby has a chance at life. Please pray for the baby, the mom & dad, and the doctors.

Ironically, I found this video from another blog that I follow and it really hit home. You really can not take life forgranted. What a beautiful and strong little boy.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

4 weeks

So if my calculations are correct I should be a little over 4 weeks. I want to keep a journal of symptoms, etc for the pregnancy so I'll start with 4 weeks.

How far along? 4 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: even
Maternity clothes? None yet...hopefully not for a while
Stretch marks? None
Sleep: Great, I'm so tired lately so I'm glad my sleeping hasn't been interrupted
Best moment this week: The positive test result
Movement: Nope...not for a very long time
Food cravings: sweets
Gender: not a clue, I couldn't even guess right now
Labor Signs: No...not for a very very long time
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss: Nothing
What I am looking forward to: First OB appt. in 2 weeks
Weekly Wisdom: Stop worrying and start enjoying
Milestones: Getting pregnant

On another note, I just found out my sister made homecoming court. She is amazing, she's a star athlete in softball and volleyball, great personality, decent grades and she still is very grounded. She's not stuck up or selfish, she's very friendly and we're very proud of her. So congrats Leighann! We love you!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Can it be true?

Tommy and I have been trying to get preganant since May. It has been really hard on me since we decided not to tell anyone until it happened. So every month when it didn't happen it was so disappointing and I didn't want to overwhelm him by talking about having kids ALL the time. And last month I really thought it was it. It just felt like that would be the month...I was wrong. So this month I wasn't very optimistic and guess what...I took a pregnancy test this morning and it was positive!!! We are so excited, cautious but excited. I called the doctor and our appointment for a check-up and to confirm the pregnancy is Sept 11th. Tommy doesn't want to tell our parents until then so it's going to be really hard to keep the secret. Especially since my dad's birthday is tomorrow and we're going to be around the whole family. I agree that we should wait too, we're just worried that this may be a false positive and we want to be certain before we tell everyone. But I'm posting it if any of you know our families please keep it quite. Thanks! I guess our journey has begun.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Summer Rewind

Tommy and I have been really busy doing a makeover on our backyard but we have had some time to vacation and enjoy the summer. In May we went to Gulf Shores in May for our good friend, Nick's, birthday. We only went for a quick weekend but it was nice to get away and relax on the beach. On our way we stopped at the USS Alabama which was pretty awesome. It's such a huge ship. We stayed at a condo a few blocks down from a new restaurant/bar/nightclub called the Handout. It was a really awesome place. It's right on the beach and it has lots of activities for kids. It also has 3 different bars, a band stage, and even little speciality shops all in the restaurant. It alot of fun. And their bartenders know how to make the best pineapple juice and malibu, yum! Here's a picture Nick as the captain of the USS Alabama and a picture of our last morning on the beach. It was a great weekend and much needed relaxation!

In July we went on the annual family Toledo Bend trip. Last year was such a blast and we couldn't wait to go this year. The Toledo Bend trip has been an annual tradition for my family for about the last 10 years. The ENTIRE family goes and we all sleep in one HUGE lodge. We have about 40-50 people attend each year. Unfortuanately this is probably the last year for the trip since my grandparents' health is getting worst and the 3 hour trip to Toledo Bend is probably not great for them. We always have a great time on the trip and this time was no different. 13 of us went on a chartered fishing trip the first day and we caught over 180 sac-a-lait. Not to shabby. That was plenty to feed the whole crew that night. The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing and tubing behind the boat.

The following weekend was the girls weekend in Foley, AL, Fairhope, and Biloxi.

And next weekend we're going to VEGAS! Neither one of us have ever been so it should be a great time. We aren't big gamblers but I think just seeing everything in Vegas, the hotels, the shows, the casinos, will be alot of fun. We also plan to rent a car a go to the Hoover Dam which should be interesting. Well I'm sure I'll have lots of pictures of vegas to post next weekend. Hope you have a great week.