Sunday, May 27, 2012

13 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights
How Far Along: 13 weeks
Size of baby:  almost 3 inches long
Total Weight Gain: +6 lbs from pre pregnancy
Maternity Clothes: starting to pull them out.  Everything pre pregnancy is getting tight.  All my skinny jeans are super uncomfortable. I put on pair of maternity jeans and they were SO comfortable! I just went today to forever 21 to stock up on some new summer shorts and shirts- hooray for cheap and stretchy!
Cravings: popcorn. natural simply salted.  YUM
Gender: don't know yet.  Ultrasound to tell on June 12. We're kind of thinking girl because the pregnancy seems to be different.  BUT we'll be super happy with either!
Movement: I thought i've felt baby a few times around night time.  But I didn't feel Rome this early so i'll wait and see.
How's momma: doing good! During the first 12 weeks we had some potassium drama.  at my 8 week appointment we found out that i was low.  2.7 (normal is 3.5-5.5). I wasn't feeling good and had lost 8 lbs from my initial pre preg weight.  Dr. Hill started me on potassium supplements and at this last appointment (12 weeks) I found it it was up to 3.7!!
Best Moment this week: Getting to see our sweet baby via ultrasound again.  The movement blew me away.  The detail of the tiny formed bones, legs, arms, head.  Such a miraculous GOD we serve!
What I miss: I'm a lot less picky this pregnancy about staying away from all the trendy things with pregnancy.  It seems the "rules" are always changing about what a pregnant woman can or can't have/do.  I think the thing i've missed is advil and my migraine medicine.  Since being home in NE i've had 8 migraines.  They are just miserable.  At this last dr appointment, I got a new med that worked on the most recent migraine I had.  Hopefully I won't have any more- but if I do, I hope this medicine keeps working!
What I am looking forward to: Going to Lexington this week for Kerwin's wedding.  We're gonna make a weekend of it, and i'm looking forward to spending time with our family!
Roman: He is all about the "baybay" when we pray, he thanks Jesus for the baby, he kisses mom, dad, and the baby goodnight, He is so sweet at learning about the baby in my womb.

We're growing!

We are ecstatic to announce that our family of 3 is becoming a family of 4!!!

Our expected due date is December 2, 2012.  I am 13 weeks along.  (belly pics to come :)

Here are our first two ultrasounds.

12 weeks 
8 weeks

Isn't the growth amazing?!? I'm in awe of the miracle!

We are so truly excited for this new little baby. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dad's 50!

While we were home, we were able to celebrate dad's 50th bday. 

His actual bday was a few days after we left but this way we got to do a surprise party.  I talked to gma Elge and she took care of the rest.  Ty, Mike, and Jay lured dad out of the house after graduation saturday and took him to York for some work related things Tyler needed to take care of.  The rest of us went to Chances R and waited for them to show up.  

It was so much fun waiting with dad's three brothers and some of their families.  We were ready and waiting when dad rounded the corner, and seeing his face full of shock and then watching as all the pieces came together in his mind was well worth all the hassle of coordinating schedules, menus, locations, etc.

 grandma great Elge got roman and sloane icecream with sugar cubes on fire.

Early the morning we left, papa took both grandkids out to the tractor for a ride.  Roman LOVED it.  Papa let him drive for a bit too!

 Early in the week, we got to go ride the tractor with dad while he planted beans.  Roman wasn't sure about the filling up the planter part but he learned where that button was fast!

Roman had LOTS of tractor time and has talked non stop since we've been back about them!

Graduation week

Last week, Roman and I went up to NE for the week.  We spent the time getting ready for ike's reception. During our free minutes, rome spent lots of time in the tractor with papa and playing around the  house with the uncles.

Dad and the boys met us in Kansas City to pick us up... Roman loved the uncles being with us!

At one point, they were all sleeping :)

Before graduation, Rome and Sloane took a bath together.  They didn't really know what to think of the other being in there.. ha!

He did it!!

So proud of this kid!!

We did his reception the night before graduation hoping to eliminate the stress of after graduation receptions.  It was so nice to just enjoy the others after graduation knowing ours was done!  Ike did so well.  I was so glad that we got to be there for all the events of graduation week.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Kerwin and Lois

We are so happy to welcome Lois to our family! Kerwin and Lois started dating a few months ago, and in the time we've spent with her we are just so excited to get to know her more! Their wedding will be June 1 in Lexington, Kentucky. Then, After the wedding, Lois will move to live in Siloam with Kerwin.  We are just so excited for the wedding and for the many happy family times to come!

Naturals Game

         Saturday Night, Ty and I each picked one friend to go with us to a Naturals game.  I brought Ariane and Ty picked Dave.  It was such a fun night! We went to the new RIB CRIB before (our fave resturaunt!) and then to the game.  Our seats were great. Roman LOVED being able to run up to the net right behind home plate and watch the guys play.