Thursday, February 19, 2009

3rd Sonogram and Check-Up

I went for a check up yesterday. I have started going every two weeks now. Dr. Mills wanted to see how big Sarah Beth was getting and to make sure everything was good and it was. She weights approx. 3 pounds and 12 ounces. She was so sweet on the monitor. Roger was not able to go to this one with me so Mama and the boys went. The boys were amazed. Andrew especially liked hearing the heartbeat. The sonographer did it twice for him. Ben says he is ready to go back and see her. She is a very active baby in the womb. More so than I remember my boys being. I have gained a total of 11 pounds that's not bad if you ask me. She will start gaining a good bit probably from here on out. They expect that she will be average size. The boys were 7.3 and I suspect she'll be about the same. It's getting closer. Dr. Mills said I should have a baby around April 20th or 21st....which is only 8 weeks from Monday. I really want to get her room setup soon...I'll post pics when we get that done!! Here are the sonogram pics. My next appointment is on Roger's birthday, March 4th.

Mud Ridin!

This past Saturday, Roger and the boys had a big time while I went to get a haircut. When I returned, they were all pretty muddy. A couple of weeks back, Roger brought home a tractor and tried to clean up in the back yard....after all the rain, it was pretty muddy on the back side of our land. So he took the opportunity to let the boys have some fun. Andrew rode his four wheeler while Roger and Ben were on his. Andrew had a time getting himself and his bike all muddy!

Roger and Ben...aren't they cute!!

What will we do when Sarah Beth arrives?? Will she enjoy the outdoors as much as Ben and Andrew??? I'm sure her daddy will have her loving the four wheeler as much as they do for sure!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Finally Friday!

I am so glad it is Friday. It has been a long week...or at least it seems. When you get to the last weeks of pregnancy, time doesn't seem to fly as quickly as in the beginning. Sarah Beth has been so active over the last few days. She will poke out her knee or elbow (not sure which it is) and you can actually see it on my belly. I know she is getting more and more crowded in there. I go for a sonogram next Wednesday. It will be exciting to see her again!

So tomorrow is Valentine's Day. I have the most wonderful sweetheart in the world! Roger is so good to me! I can't imagine my life without him! My heart still goes "pitter patter" around him! I am so thankful that God placed us together. He is a wonderful husband, best friend and daddy to our kids! I am so anxious to see him with Sarah Beth. I know she'll have him wrapped from the beginning! Tomorrow night we will celebrate by attending the Sweetheart Banquet at church!

We are blessed above measure. The boys haven't been sick hardly at all this winter(Thank you, Lord). Besides an occasional cough or runny nose...the Lord has kept them well! I am so grateful! They are both getting excited about Sarah Beth. Ben keeps asking me when is she going to come out of your belly??? I know they'll both be big helpers.

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! God Bless!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

My Little Student of the Month

Andrew is growing up so fast...already almost finished with the 1st grade...time is flying by...

This morning he received the Student of the Month award for January. Roger and Mama came to watch as he received a certificate and t-shirt. He was so excited...grinning from ear to ear!

He was thrilled that his Daddy was able to take off and come and watch him...they are so handsome, aren't they!!

I am really glad that Andrew enjoys school...and he does so good! So far, he still has never gotten his name on the board...I'm afraid if he does...he'll probably cry! He is tenderhearted. We are so proud of him, though. It does pay off to discipline and raise them to be respectful! Just gives me a full heart today!! We love you Andrew!

Sugar Test

Whew! Glad that's over. Yesterday I went for my check-up and sugar test. I had to fast for 12 hours and then they drew blood. Then I had to drink this sugar drink (tasted like a really sweet sunkist). I had this done with Andrew and Ben so I knew it wasn't going to be fun. This time though I got really light headed and started to feel as if I were going to pass out. They had me lay down and it finally passed.

Everything still looks good. I actually did not gain any weight this month...I am trying really hard to eat healthy and not gain a bunch of weight...before I got pregnant I had worked so hard to get off weight from Andrew and Ben and still wasn't where I wanted to be. So far I have gained 10 pounds. I think that's okay but I do know that in the end you usually put on a good bit of weight...we'll see. I discussed with Dr. Mills about what to expect with my due date. He said that he would see how I dialated but that he definitely would not let me go past 39 weeks. So, I have 10 weeks to go. I really want to be prepared with my classes and I've got to get busy on lesson plans and such!! I have definitely carried this baby all in the day I'll get a picture on here of my's just a little ball in the front!

I will start going every two weeks now to the doctor. My next visit will include a sonogram to check everything and see how big Sarah Beth is getting. It will be fun to actually see her moving and not just feel her. I also can't wait to see if she has any hair...I'm excited about BOWS!!

Keep us in your prayers!!