Saturday, August 29, 2009

18 weeks!

We are all doing fine. Baby is growing. Marvin is working and going to school. I'm taking care of him and the house.
Since Tuesday I've not been feeling well. I had a tiny fever, sneezing, stuffy/runny nose. I'm pretty sure it's my allergies. Here it is, Saturday, and I'm still sneezy and stuffy (no more fever). A lady at church told me she was congested her whole pregnancy. I finally broke down and took some sudafed last night ( I was determined to not take medication). I had a hard time sleeping. Marvin had me get up and take a hot shower to loosen everything up. It did! Not totally, but enough for me to go back to sleep for a few hours. He's been waiting on me all morning. He's so sweet! Hopefully I can get another foot rub! =)
We leave on Friday to go to Florida to be sealed. I'm so excited. My good friend Kari is coming down too. I'm looking forward to spending time with my family. I miss them like crazy!
Two more weeks until we know what we're having!!!! I can't wait!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

17 weeks! Woo Hoo!

Time is really passing quickly. Yikes! I'm feeling great. I still don't have much of an appetite and I'm tired out easily. Thankfully I don't have to work so I can rest whenever I need to. =) 3 more weeks and we find out what we are having. We have already decided on a girl's name, but we are having the hardest time figuring out a boy's name we agree on. Probably because I'm so certain it's a girl I won't even consider a boy's name... We'll see! =)
Renee, my sister, wants me to have a baby shower in October. I thought that was too early (6 months), but she said it would be hard for her to come up in Nov. or Dec. to have it then. So October it is!
We are getting ready to go to Florida Labor day weekend to be sealed in the Temple. what a neat thing to have that taken care of before the baby is born. =) Marvin wants to take pictures to mark the event. Yuck! I don't feel very pretty, just pregnant. But I told him we'll take a few... then come back after the baby is born and take more.
Marvin had his first week of classes. He said they are kind of boring. He's been working in the computer programming field for a while now. So, they are teaching him things he already knows. Oh well! He's got to do it to get his degree.
That's it for this week!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

We are getting sealed!

September 5th, 2009 at 9:00 am, we are going to be sealed in the Orlando Florida Temple! Woo hoo! I will be with my sweet Marvin for time and all eternity. What a great blessing! I hope our friends and family can come too. We know it's on a holiday weekend and it's early in the morning... so we understand if no one can come. As long as Marvin and I are there... we're good! Can't wait!
Went to the doctor today too. Baby's great! Heartbeat is strong. 3 more weeks to find out if we need pink clothes or blue ones. =)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

4 months! 16 weeks!

Baby is definitely growing everyday. I can feel things in my uterus... stretching and fluttering. I'm pretty sure it's the baby moving. I'll know for sure in a couple of weeks when that's all I'll feel. =) I'm feeling those flutters right now as I'm writing this. Hmmm? Very cool!
Marvin is doing great. He starts school this week. He and I went out yesterday most of the day to find a used minivan. He really wanted to get one. We searched on "craigslist" and found several we wanted to look at. Marvin did not want to buy a new one or a used one from a car lot. He felt very comfortable getting it through "craigslist." We ended up getting the 2nd one we looked at. We only looked at 3, because I felt so strongly about the second one. After the 3rd one I didn't want to look anymore.
The guy that sold us the minivan was a very nice man. I felt like I could trust him. We got a 2002 Ford Windstar for $1940. It has 150K miles on it, but for the price that we paid we wouldn't mind if we had to put a little work in on it. The man kept it in very good condition. And before we left he gave us a little photo album for baby pictures. He works for the company that makes them. So sweet! We feel good about it.
Saturday evening we went to a ward pool party. I helped take care of 2 kids (their single Mom had to work). They wore me out! This morning when we got up to get ready for church I decided to stay home. I could barely keep my eyes open when I was ironing Marvin's shirt. After Marvin left I went back to bed and slept off and on until he came home. I'm feeling better now.
I have a doctors appointment on Thursday. Can't wait to hear the little ones heartbeat again!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

15 weeks!

I can't believe we made it this far. Next week I'll be 4 months pregnant. Wow! I'm feeling a lot better. I still have nausea, but it is so much better. I'm still pretty tired and I have to take a nap everyday (or I'm cranky). Marvin took me out on a date last night and the hostess that seated us was pregnant. I told Marvin how grateful I am that I don't have to work while I'm pregnant. I know I could do it if I had too, but I'm glad I don't.
We're looking forward to my parents coming for a visit on September 11th. They are going with us to our ultrasound appointment when we find out what we are having. What a special memory!
Marvin finished his summer semester with all As! He worked so hard for them. Next week he starts his fall semester. He's taking 3 classes, 2 online and 1 not. =)
That's it for this week.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

2nd Trimester! 14 weeks!!! =)

We've officially made it to the 2nd trimester! Woo Hoo!
Not much has changed. Still tired and nauseous. The nausea is getting better, but I still have to take a nap at around 2 or 3 everyday. Whenever I miss it I get kind of cranky. =) My next appointment is August 20th. We already made the sonogram appointment to find out what we are having. That will be on September 11th (I'll be 19 weeks and 6 days). My parents and maybe my sister Renee are driving up to be there for that wonderful announcement. It'll be so nice to have everyone in the sonogram room to see the baby and find out what the sex is. One step at a time. Of course we are going to tell everyone what we're having. We are so excited! =)