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.