Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Light At the End of the Tunnel

   There is a light at the end of the tunnel! Logan Cole Johnson will be making his appearance in just a few days! I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow at 3:15! She already has me going in next Friday for induction. Maybe I can make it until then! I can't wait to hold him and see him for the first time. Garrett will be an amazing big brother.
   I am nervous about not being with Garrett for a few nights. He has only spent the night away from us 1 time in his 27 months of life! :) That was when he was 2 months old. I know he will be in great hands while I am in the hospital....but it is soooo hard to know that I won't be able to give him his night bath and rock him to sleep. I will miss his smiling face in the mornings when he wakes up. On the other hand, I know I have a major job ahead of me. I am so grateful that I have family that is going to help us.
   While I am in the hospital, I asked my sister to post pictures of Logan on facebook for our friends and family to see. If there aren't pictures on my page, then check Hannah's. I hope everyone has a great week! If I hear of any new news, then I'll share it.
   Good luck to Brent & Brandi Skaggs! They will be welcoming baby Bronner Skaggs into the world tomorrow! We are praying for a healthy delivery and baby! :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

5 Weeks to Go!

Here is my 8 month picture with my precious family!

How Far Along: 34+ Weeks! (I really have 6 weeks to go, but my doctor already said she'd induce me a week early!)

Size of Baby: Logan is clocking in at five pounds and could be as tall as 20 inches by now.
Total Weight Gain: I have gained a total of 18 lbs!
Maternity Clothes: I have to wear all maternity clothes now. Even my t-shirts are tight...so I wear Clint's when we are just sitting around the house.

Stretch Marks: Ugh! Lets not go there. :(

Belly Button In or Out: My belly button is starting to stick out. Everyone is noticing my protruding navel!
Gender: It's a BOY! Logan Cole Johnson will be entering our family soon. Garrett will have a little brother.

Movement: Logan was kicking the stew out of me daily but now it is different. I feel him all day, everyday but he is doing more of a rolling. He will ball himself up and stick something out like an elbow, knee, etc.
Food Cravings/ Aversions: I am just hungry all day long! I eat breakfast and take a few snacks to work. I eat my snacks before lunch. By lunchtime, I am starving! I love eating!

What I miss: I miss looking normal & having a normal stomach.
Sleep: I haven't had the best sleep in several weeks. I have leg cramps, numbness in my hips, & have to go to the bathroom 3-4 times a night!
Symptoms: I have been having some Braxton Hicks contractions. I don't have them everyday. Sometimes I have them at night. I've also had some pains in my lower stomach. They go away after a few minutes. These could be some contractions as well. I'm not sure.
Best Moment This Week: This week has been incredible. Sunday was Easter. We spent the first part of the day with my in-laws and the second part of the day with my parents. I loved watching Garrett hunt Easter eggs!
Wednesday we had bad weather. School was delayed & then we ended up dismissing early. That afternoon we had terrible tornadoes. A tornado hit Ohatchee which is about 2 miles away from my own neighborhood. It destroyed my coworker's home. This hasn't been the best week... but I am grateful and thankful I still have my home and family.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Doctor's Visit

I had a doctor's visit on Tuesday afternoon. I have been feeling very flushed lately. I also had a very tough time sleeping Monday night. We had pizza for supper and it just didn't settle. Anyways, when I went to the doctor my blood pressure was high. It has been elevated the last few times that I've gone. This time it was the highest it has ever been. The doctor said they would check it again before I left and if it was still high, then she was going to admit me into the hospital for observation. The doctor also made me have another ultrasound. She wanted to make sure that my weight gain was mostly baby and not extra fluid. I have to admit that I was excited to get another ultrasound. Logan looked great on the ultrasound. He is already head-down!! He weighs 3lbs. 1oz. His lungs, heart, and size looked perfect! My urine was fine and I haven't had a lot of swelling. So with that, the doctor decided to let me go home and prescribed bp meds for me. I slept so good last night but had a hard time staying awake today at work. I go back Friday afternoon to have another BP check. I've checked it all day and it has been great. I have put all this in God's hands. I am confident that everything is going to be great. I have some amazing friends, family, and coworkers who are soooo very supportive. :)