Tuesday, March 25, 2014

8 days to go!


 I took this Prego-Selfie today. I am 38 weeks.  She feels lower today than she even did yesterday.  I'm starting to feel really tired, lots of pressure, but not completely miserable yet. I"m so thankful to be carrying this sweet girl and am just trying to enjoy every second I have left.  I'm not going to lie though, I'm ready to meet her!

Because I have gestational diabetes, my doctor has me doing kick counts twice a day.  Sunday, the baby's kicks were not measuring up and got everyone a little worried so we went to labor and delivery to be monitored.  The baby looked beautiful on the monitor! We are once again so thankful that God is taking care of me and this sweet baby.
 This picture was taken at 37 weeks.  I am pretty convinced I'll be having a 9lb + baby.  We will see.

 
Tony took this pic of me Sunday evening after we got home from church.  It's a more flattering position that the one I took today ;)
 Here I am at 36 weeks.

I've been busy making cute little things for my new girl.  Little spit-up bibs and burp cloths are my most recent projects.




 We are doing cloth diapers with this baby, after she gets out of the newborn diaper stage.  We have been working on our diaper stash and getting ready for her, all around!
 

 

We are all ready to see this baby.  The kids drew this on the sidewalk last week. That's Tony and me, holding hands, with hearts above our heads.  Can you tell which one is me?



 Please be praying for us as we await this baby's arrival.

My C-Section is scheduled for April 3rd at 7 am.  We appreciate your support and prayers. We will keep you all updated as the date gets closer!


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Catch Up Post: Christmas, Winter, Snow, Birthday, and Baby Update

 It's been 3 months since I've blogged. A lot has happened. I debated about updating all of our Christmas pics, talking about how great it was and updating everyone on how our winter was.  To be honest, I can't make myself go there... all the way.  Here are some snippets and pics to sum it all up.  That's what everyone wants to see anyway, right? photos!

We had the Cobb Family Christmas at our house this year. 
 It was great to have Mimi and Mamaw here all the way from Oklahoma City. 
 After Christmas morning at our house, we headed to Arkansas for some good 'ol Allen Family Christmastime.  It was filled with tradition, yummy food and lots of laughter. I set up the tripod and we took some family pics.  Here we all are!
 Caroline and Zoe are at the age where they play wonderfully together, most of the time. They were such buddy-buddies this trip!
 My love, me, and the bump.
 The kids and I made our first "homemade" gingerbread house.  We were snowed in for several days and didn't have a kit, so I just used what we had (mostly leftover Halloween candy) and they had a ball! I think we started our own tradition. 
 We got LOTS AND LOTS of snow this winter. In fact, as I type this we are having a "snow day".  The kids have used all their snow days for this calendar year. I'm not sure what they do to start making them up now. I guess we will see won't we?!





Caroline turned 5 in February.  I am still in disbelief! We only had a family party this year. My parents came over for the party, and so did cousins Indie, Kinzi, Zoe and Ezra! We had so much fun!  She wanted a Hello Kitty party, so that's what she got.



I had two amazing showers.  One in Edmond, and one here in Tulsa.  God has gone above and beyond to provide for this baby.  We feel overwhelmed and so loved!


 
My mom came over for the Tulsa shower and I snapped this of her and the kiddos before she left.  She will be back when the baby arrives.

okay, here come the belly pics.  Part of the reason I decided to post today was because I was worried that one day this baby girl would get on this blog and find no updates of when I was pregnant with her, like I did Caroline.  Here are the catch-up belly pics.  (feel free to skip over them)

31 weeks
 32 weeks


 34
This was taken yesterday, one month till my C-section. 


Baby Update:

35 weeks, 1 day pregnant
29 days to go until my Scheduled C-section on April 3rd.
Baby Girl is measuring 3 weeks ahead of time. Yes, 3 weeks big. Ooops
Weight gained till now, only 3 lbs.
Gestational diabetes diet and exercise program going great!
Feeling good, except I'm having intense lower back pain. 
Spending every available second with my big kids, enjoying them.
We are in full "get ready for baby" mode around here!
Getting excited!  We cannot wait to meet her!
Still haven't decided 100% on a name yet.



That pretty much catches me up around here. I'll do my best to update as we get closer to baby--  especially now that I don't have the dreaded catch-up post to do. Ha!