Friday, September 21, 2012

My surprise!

Ike text me yesterday afternoon, and said "I have a surprise for you when I get home."  I spent the next few hours trying my best to figure out what it was.  I knew he had gone straight to work, and then straight to his office meeting so there was no time for him to stop and get anything.  I decided it must be to tell me something exciting.  I even called my sister to debate this.  Girls just go crazy over any type of surprise (or at least this one).  He walks in and hands me this t-shirt with his work logo on it, and says surprise!  To be honest I was excited about the the t-shirt.  Then he says and there is this..

Ike knows I have been dying for a Kindle Fire so he gave it to me (now he did say he may have to Indian give a few times...I'm ok with sharing).  I was so excited!  And to brag on him now...He won this Kindle Fire at work.  His work does this thing where if people think you are doing a job they can but you name on this "wall" online.  Ike's name has been on there several times and he was drawn to win!  I am so proud of Ike!  He is so smart and such a hard worker!  NOW at the cooperate level they draw for another winner, and that winner gets a CAR!  Woohoo!  I doubt if he wins that, he would give it to me, but maybe!  He's such a great guy!  I'm a lucky girl!!!    

Thursday, September 20, 2012

First Trimester!

I wrote this post along the way. I'm trying to catch up. I am actually 13 weeks TODAY! So I will hopefully do that post soon with better pictures and the cute chalkboard my friend Molly made for me! I can't wait!

First Trimester Summary!
I am one those people who rarely ever gets sick. So it's not something I really understand. Poor Ike, he has such a weak immune system (better lately), and I have found myself thinking he must be faking it can't be that bad. I am sorry to admit I thought this about pregnant people too. I thought there is no way they are SO tired, hungry, sick, etc... I am eating my words! I don't have morning sickness. I feel fabulous in the mornings, like a new woman! In fact several times I have been up cleaning first thing in the morning. By 2 in the afternoon I am ready to crash! I'm exhausted which I feel like is an understatement. The nausea kicks in about this time too, and don't be mistaken I am still hungry. V.E.R.Y. hungry. At my very hungriest in my pre-pregnancy life didn't come close to this hunger. But with all that I could not be more excited and happy to know this is all for the little baby that is growing. We are pumped!

*****This is for my documenting. I NEVER want to to seem that I am AT ALL ungrateful for this sweet blessing and miracle. It's all worth it!

I waited until 10 weeks to start the weekly updates.....

How far Along: 10 weeks
How big is baby: The baby is the size of a prune
Weight gain/loss: 2lbs
Maternity Clothes: Not yet. But my sister mailed me a HUGE box of clothes she got for me! So exciting!
Stretch Marks: No, but I may delete this if I get them...
Sleep: Ummm... not too great I get up once or twice to go the restroom in my normal life so that has doubled. I also sleep on my back so I am trying to train myself to sleep on my side.
Diet: Craving red meat, no real aversions
Gender: Should know late October
Movement: Not yet
The belly: It's growing! I think it is mostly just bloating for now, but Ike and I can tell a difference.
What I miss: Sleep and feeling good, but the excitement out weighs anything!
Symptoms: Heartburn, sore boobs, frequent urination, feeling nauseous, tired
What I'm looking forward to: Our next appointment, and REALLY the October appointment!
Best moment of the week: Starting to look at baby bedding, and getting the maternity clothes from my sister!

11 weeks

How far Along: 11 weeks
How big is baby: The baby is the size of a plum
Weight gain/loss: Pretty much back to normal
Maternity Clothes: Not yet
Stretch Marks: No
Sleep: still missing it.
Diet: Craving Cheese!
Gender: Should know late October
Movement: Not yet
The belly: It is definitely bigger!
What I miss: This week I miss diet coke! I haven't had any coke or coffee since we found out I was pregnant, and this week is really the first time I have given it much thought. I also miss being tan dumb I know...good thing it will be cold soon (right?).
Symptoms: Heartburn, frequent urination, feeling nauseous, tired...ALL of these have gotten a lot better already.
What I'm looking forward to: Our next appointment, and REALLY the October appointment!
Best moment of the week: Well we had a little scare (not my best moment) but I got to see the baby this week after all.

12 weeks

How far Along: 12 weeks
How big is baby: The baby is the size of a lime
Weight gain/loss: back up 2 lbs
Maternity Clothes: Not yet
Stretch Marks: No
Sleep: It's ok. I keep waking up on my back which makes me panic..
Diet: Still craving CHEESE! and now I can't stand thinking about eating ground beef which I was eating a lot of at first.
Gender: Should know late October
Movement: Not yet
The belly: It is growing! I think it doubles in size throughout the day! Ike really only sees it at night, and is so fascinated with how big it has gotten. His comments are priceless last night he says, "Wow your stomach used to be so hard now it feels like you have a balloon in there." He says this like it's the greatest thing ever, and can't understand why I would get mad!?!?! 
What I miss: Fitting comfortably into my clothes! This weekend we cleaned out the clothes I have already out grown, and it was most of them.
Symptoms: Heartburn, frequent urination.  I feel SO much better it is unbelievable!
What I'm looking forward to: Our next appointment, and REALLY the October appointment!
Best moment of the week: This week we worked on baby's closet too, and cleaned out all of our clothes that we don't wear/can't fit in. Still a lot to do in that closet!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Just random

I have been dying for a coffee table for my living room.  It's a pretty large room, and it just needed something to tie it together.  My dad can build anything so I had been searching over pinterest to send my mom ideas for him.  He's a busy man though and had not gotten to it.  One Saturday my mom text me a picture of the table below.  I loved it!  It's the perfect size and shape!  They got this table for 3 bucks at a garage sale!  How is it I never find anything!  So after a little chalk paint, it's the perfect table for our room!  I love it!

A few weeks ago my friend Emily came to town to visit.  It was a coincidence that the Wilson's had stopped by the same night so we all got to visit.  It was so fun watching Emily and Connie's kids play together.  I always love getting to catch up with these girls! 

Buster was in LOVE with Emily's girls.  We are going to have to consider having him fixed.  Ike always thinks there is no need, but I think with a baby on the way there is now a need!  He's very sweet and loves on them (LOTS of kisses), but he's so hyper that he scares me.  SO I think it's time!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Praise the Lord!

The Lord is so good to us! We can't say that enough, and we are sooo thankful for all you who have been praying for us.

Here is the story. After the cysts were finally gone, we tried the Letrozole for a few months, and every month the progesterone test would indicate that I had not ovulated. Since this did not appear to be working, we decided to give clomid a try for a few months. The first month on clomid, my progesterone indicated that I had ovulated!!! First little victory! Let the waiting begin!

Friday July 20, Ike gets home from work, and he asks me if I had taken a test. Of course, I had not because it was only day 29, and it was afternoon. I was certain IF I was pregnant it would be negative plus I did not need to go the restroom. So I refused, and I reminded him how it puts me in a bad mood to get a negative test. He would not let up until I took a test. At first I was like see its negative, then all of the sudden the second line began to appear. I COULD NOT believe it was possible. Then of course we stood over it for the next 30 minutes questioning if it was really a positive. We headed out to get one that was a little clearer. And it said it, PREGNANT! All these months of getting the not pregnant and there it was! It was surreal! We had a little mini party for ourselves, but knew we were not out of the woods yet. Saturday was the first day of blood work. They measured my HCG levels which were 122. Our doctor seemed pleased with these numbers but we would have a check on Monday (level was 303) and Wednesday (690), so my numbers were more than doubling every 48 hours. We were on pins and needles waiting for the results everytime I would have blood work. Our doctor seemed pleased with these numbers so that helped us relax SOME. Our first ultrasound was Friday August 3. It was a crazy morning, we were filled with nervousness and excitement! It went great. We had been hoping to be able to hear a heartbeat, but we weren't quite able to this visit, but we could see it, which was reassuring. That afternoon was the afternoon Ike and I left for Texas. On our way back when we were in Dallas with the Ward's, I started having some bleeding which stopped over the night. It was too late I was already in panic mode. I called the doctor and had our Friday appointment moved to Thursday.  I couldn't wait another night. On Thursday we went in, and I really did not know what he was going to say. I know spotting is pretty common, but with my history I just was not sure. BUT everything was great! We were able to hear the heartbeat!!! A sound that was like music to our ears! August 17th was our last appointment with our specialist. They said we were graduating. I think we both had some mixed emotions about this because with the specialist we go to see the baby every week, but they felt good about it so we were ready. We were officially 8weeks farther along than we had ever really been!

Our baby's first picture!

This is the picture we sent my parents to tell them.  We are hoping Buster is excited about this news!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Coming March 2013!!

Very Very excited to share this little miracle is set to arrive March 2013!!!
Our little cupcake!
More to come!

Monday, September 10, 2012


One day I was reading my friend Vanessa's blog, and realized they had moved to Dallas.  At first I was like oh how neat they are in Dallas, then it clicked wait a second we are GOING right through there NEXT WEEK!  So I immediately text Vanessa so we could get a plan for seeing them.  It had been FIVE years since we had last seen each other.  Vanessa and Lucas were such good friends to us in Augusta, and were a big part of our dating life and then engagement.  She even helped Ike pick out my engagement ring.  I seriously would have lost my mind if she had not been there.  I miss her terribly (especially as my workout buddy).  It was so great to get to catch up, and it was so nice that it felt like no time had passed since we were last together.  Vanessa did a great post with a blast from the past you can see it here
Somehow the only pictures we got were from the morning before we left instead of the night before when I looked decent.  :)  It will definately not be that long before we see them this time!