Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fun Packed Weekend

This weekend turned out to be jammed packed full of fun. Zach's mom's company had their family day at Six Flags, so we packed up and headed out to Six Flags. Yes, I know I can't ride the rides, but I was very supportive of Zach. Especially when it came to getting our photo taken with Batman... and don't forget on our way out, his favorite, Daffy Duck! I did however get lots of walking in for the weekend. Sophia even got a Wonder Woman onesie to wear! Zach was very excited about it. After the full day of walking at Six Flags, I came home completely exhausted and was asleep at 9:15 on a Saturday night. I know.... lame, but at least I am getting plenty of sleep!
We woke up early on Sunday morning, 7:30! Crazy! We went out for breakfast and got a phone call from my friend Shawn and her husband and they invited us to the Cowboys game later that after noon. Zach was super excited, as was I since I have never been to a Cowboys game. So again we packed up and headed to their house to meet before the game and drive out together. We tailgated for a couple of hours, had a great hamburger (yes I am telling you about the food that I had since I was not par taking in the drinking festivities) We headed into the game to check out our seats. 50 yard line, visitors side, rows 5 and 6... can I say AMAZING! I couldn't believe how close we were. More food... Super Bowl Nachos!! Yummy. We had a great time despite the fact that we lost to the Redskins. But I did get a ton of exercise in over the weekend, so I was recovering for the past two days, so it took me awhile to get this post up. Enjoy the pictures from our FABULOUS seats!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Chinese Cabbage

28 weeks. 12 weeks. 84 days. Third Trimester. The count down begins. Well that is if she comes on December 18th, personally I am hoping for a bit earlier, but who knows what will happen. Sophia is a little over 2 pounds and 14.8 inches... almost 15 inches long. She is bigger than Zach's foot :) Her eyes are now opening and blinking, and she can possibly see light, which I find interesting... does she see light through my stomach? Hmmmm makes you think. I hope that she has perfect eye sight and long beautiful eye lashes to go with her brown eyes. That is my guess, brown eyes and brown hair. Zach has brown eyes and brown hair, but maybe she will have my eyes, sometimes brown and sometimes green... mostly depends on what I am wearing, but I definitely think brown hair except Zach and I were both blond babies. As we get closer and closer to meeting her, I think more and more about what she will look like. I know she will be beautiful.

Check Up!!

Well today I had a check up at Dr. Herzog's. I was excited that I got to take a half a day off work today. So I went in early this morning to have my GTT test (Glucose Tolerance Test). I was not allowed to eat or drink after midnight last night, which wasn't a problem until this morning when I got up and was getting ready. I never knew how hungry I got in the mornings since I eat first thing when I get up. I was starving. I packed up some snacks for after the appt. and headed out. After getting my finger pricked and blood drawn, drinking some very sugary tasting sprite drink, and waiting for an hour to get pricked again, found out my test was negative... meaning no gestational diabetes!! It was great news, we were a little worried since I was having some problems processing sugars before I got pregnant. My blood was drawn to check my RH factor since I have O negative blood and I am RH negative as well. I will get a super fabulous shot the next time I am there.

After a little more waiting, I heard Sophia's heartbeat, which ranged from 145-150. All great. He told me I am growing perfectly!! I also talked with Dr. Herzog about a little discomfort Sophia has been giving me lately. I feel like she is climbing up inside me, up underneath my ribs, where she has been hanging out for the past couple of days. He told me this was all normal, and the cure... to lay on my left side... aaahhh yes, if I could only lay down all day long that would be fabulous. So instead I come home from work and spend the evening either on my couch or in the bed. My mom says, "Welcome to motherhood! She is going to fit in great with you and Zach... all she wants you to do is lay down... she will be laid back like you two!"

After that I got to run some errands... pick up some stuff for Maverick. Then I stopped by Dillard's and got some tights for Sophia's Christmas dress and some hair bows to go with her Spiderman outfit that Zach has for her... He is excited about her wearing it, but I had to make sure she looks like a little girl while wearing her Spiderman onesie. Don't worry I got a cute little jean skirt for her to wear with it as well!! I can't wait to put her in it!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Head of Cauliflower

27 weeks today!!! One more week down, 13 more to go. This weeks comparison is to a head of cauliflower, which seems odd to me. She has grown some this week, we finally hit around 2 pounds and 14 1/2 inches, if she were to stretch out. A couple of nights ago Zach posted that he finally got to feel Sophia kick, which was really exciting for me as well. He was never patient enough to wait her out to feel her kick, so I sat on the couch with him, and put his hand on my tummy while we were watching tv. Then out of no where he asked, "Was that it?" He said it felt like a "pop" to him... he was very cute and excited, as you could see if you read his post. The past couple of days she seems to be getting more and more active through out the day. I enjoy the time of day when I get to come home, sit on the couch, and feel her move around inside. It is a comforting feeling when she moves around.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Quickening!

No, I'm not talking about that powerful release of energy that occurs when an immortal is beheaded in the classic movie The Highlander. I'm referring to the time when Sophia can be felt moving around inside Jesse. She's been feeling Sophia for a few weeks now, but I hadn't felt anything yet. Well I felt it for the first time today and it was crazy. There's actually a baby in there and not just 12 extra pounds of Taco Bueno. I'm way excited and can't wait for Sophia.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

An English Hothouse Cucumber

Today I am 26 weeks. My online website refers to her as an English hothouse cucumber. She is around 14 inches long, which seems almost inpossible to me, but I guess she is kinda scrunched up inside! She also weighs around 1 2/3 pounds... almost two whole pounds. Also on our count down we are finally in the two digits. 98 more days til we get to meet our little angel. I can't believe I only have 14 more weeks to go. I am getting very excited. Yesterday and today she seems to be moving around more often in the afternoon, as well as at night when I am ready to go to bed. Still waiting for Zach to be able to feel her... hopefully soon... she needs to kick a bit harder.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Pregnancy Update

I am starting this blog to keep family and friends updated on our family since we found out that we will be having our first baby in December. We found out that I was pregnant on April 10, 2008. We could not have been more thrilled. My first trimester was pretty easy, I was just constantly tired and wanted to sleep all the time. By the time my 14 week rolled around, I was feeling back to normal, well normal for being pregnant. On July 30th we found out that our little bundle of joy is a girl!!! I am very excited to be able to share a mother-daughter relationship with her, like the one that my mom and I have. Zach was excited too, he is still grasping having a little girl. We decided that we are going to name her Sophia Marie. Sophia was my great, great, great grandmothers name and Marie is my mom and my grandmother's name.
Sophia has started to move around a lot more now inside me. She kicks mostly at night when I am really relaxed. I can't wait to share her kicks and punches with Zach. As of now we are working on getting her room altogether. I am lucky enough to have a great mother-in-law who is making all of Sophia's bedding. Could I ask for anything more?