Tuesday, November 30, 2010

12 Weeks

The Meats
Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 12 Weeks and growing! :)
Size of baby: Baby-to-be is just over 2 inches long (about the size of a lime) and weighs half an ounce.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Loss of 4lbs. :(
Maternity Clothes: None yet! I am holding off as long as possible!
Gender: To early to tell... We will find out soon!
Movement: I haven't felt any movement yet.
Food Cravings/Aversions: Pizza. I want pizza all the time.... everyday! Yum.
What I miss: Feeling "normal". That won't happen until about 2 months after this baby comes to town!
Sleep: I've been sleeping pretty good.
Symptoms: Most of the nausea is gone. I only get sick when I eat anything spicy!
Best Moment this week: We have been having some slight complications. When I went to the doctor yesterday, she assured me that the baby is doing great! I loved seeing the baby on the ultrasound. It threw it's hand up like it was waving at us! So precious.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Opryland Vacation

   Clint, Garrett, and I took a family vacation to Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tn. this past weekend. It was beautiful! You could not see a single sign that there had been a flood. Everything looked perfect! Friday we arrived and had a hard time finding a place inside to have lunch because of so many people. I made reservations that night at Solario's. Solario's was the mexican restaurant inside the hotel. It was fantastic! They had the best chicken fajitas that I've ever eaten! It felt like we walked a thousand miles that evening looking at everything. Each time we went walking around, we found new places inside the hotel that we had not seen yet. It was huge!
   We took Garrett to the ICE show. It had 2 million pounds of carved ice. It was 9 degrees inside to keep the ice so perfect. They made us wear special coats to keep us warm. I let Garrett ride down the ice slide. He liked it until he got stuck half way down.
   Saturday we got up and at breakfast at Cascades. That was a wonderful breakfast. I had a ham, bacon, sausage, etc. omelet. Clint had the California b'fast. He had sausage, eggs, biscuits, gravy, etc. Garrett ate so much, I thought he was going to be sick! We decided to eat pizza for lunch. That night we made reservations at the Cascades again. I had a flat iron steak with a special horse radish sauce. Clint had herb chicken with sweet potatoes. It was good but VERY expensive and classy!
   That day we went to the Grand Ole Opry to see the Rockett's! They were fantastic! Garrett sat through the entire 2 hour show with his eyes glued! He loved it. I was so afraid he wasn't going to sleep good each night. He was so exhausted that he just fell asleep both nights. He did great.
   Sunday morning Garrett got to eat breakfast with Santa. The breakfast was amazing. They had a buffet with every kind of breakfast food that you could think of. After breakfast, we loaded up the car and headed home. Opryland Hotel is an amazing place that everyone should experience. Next time, I hope Clint and I could have a get away.... just the two of us. That would be such a romantic place. It is a great place for a winter honeymoon!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas is Around the Corner!

   Christmas is around the corner and I love it! Garrett is already excited when he sees the trees lit up in the mall. I can't wait until I can put up all of our decorations. I plan on starting today.
   I have my 10 week doctor's appointment today. I should get to hear the baby's heartbeat! I am so excited. I will feel relieved when I hear that everything is okay with this baby. Each visit during the 1st trimester makes me a bit nervous.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Toddler Johnson

    Garrett is 19 months old. He is full-speed, non-stop, and continuous until bedtime. He loves to pull out all the vents in the floor, pull off his socks, pull everything out of my bottom kitchen/bathroom cabinets. He is so intelligent. His vocabulary is getting larger and larger everyday. He loves trains and books!
    He is the most amazing thing in my life. It seemed just like yesterday that Clint and I were waking up and getting ready to go to the hospital for the delivery. Time has flown by. Garrett has taught me many things about myself. God has blessed me with an amazing gift and I thank God for him everyday.
    The best thing that Garrett has said to me so far is, "Wuv you Momma" and "night night wuv you". If I am every feeling down, I just look at him and he makes things better. I love him so much. He loves his daddy. Daddy and Garrett get into so much! They love being outside together. Garrett's favorite thing is riding on the lawn mower. Now he loves wearing his baseball cap. Dad bought him a miniature wallet also! So cute!
    I have a few friends that have faced some hard times with conceiving. I pray for them daily that God will bless them with all the experiences that I have been blessed with. God has a plan for them! After being around them, it is hard for me to see all these young girls that have babies everyday and just don't care. They don't take care of them and a family member usually takes over.
     I also have a few friends who are on the same journey of parenthood as I am. Lauren & Joseph will soon get to experience holding their own child for the first time. They will not fully understand until they see their child for the first time in the delivery room. AMAZING! Jennifer & Clay were blessed with the delivery of beautiful twin girls today! She will be an amazing mom and he will be a fantastic father!
    God is amazing!