Showing posts with label Pregnancy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pregnancy. Show all posts

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Landry James Howard

I prayed for 3 things. No induction, no c-section, and most importantly a healthy baby.

God is faithful and answered all 3 of my request!


Monday, July 9, 2012

40 weeks


how far along? Not pregnant!!
how are you measuring?  Not pregnant!
size of baby? 8 pounds 20 inches 
heartbeat?  beating
total weight gain/loss? -5lbs(and Landry weighed 8, not sure how that happened)
maternity clothes? Yes 
sleep? No complaints
best moment this week?  Landry is here!!!
movement? Tons!
food cravings/aversions? ICE COLD water.
gender predictions? It's a boy, Landry James Howard
what i miss: Not much this week
what i'm looking forward to: Watching this sweet miracle of ours grow and mature for years to come!
how are you feeling? BLESSED...
pregnancy moments: 3-4% of babies come on their due date... I guess Landry liked the 9th!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Letter to my sweet boy

Dear Sweet Landry,

It's almost time for your arrival into this world. We are all ready to meet you. Mommy can't wait to hold you in her arms and kiss your sweet face. I can't believe we are this close. In some ways it feels like I have been pregnant forever and in other way I can't believe it has gone this fast.
From the moment I found out I was pregnant I was beyond excited. I have dreamed of being a mommy my whole life. I remember wanting to cry, scream, jump up and down, and laugh all at the same time. I remember going back to bed to tell your daddy. He was still half asleep, but very excited. That morning while your daddy showered I just prayed over you. I know God has great things in store for your life.
I called the doctor as soon as they opened that morning. The doctor I wanted to see didn't take our insurance so we had to change, but its all been for the best. I don't think I got any thing done at work that day.

 When Daddy and I told your grandparents, both Grammy and Nonna cried. Both Grandpa and PawPaw sat in shock. Your Aunt B and Aunt M went a little crazy and your all of your uncles were happy.
My first appointment they told me you weren't due till the 9th of July. I thought I was due on the 30th of June so I cried. After our doctors appointment we waited a week before telling all of our friends and extended family.

 I was very lucky and my only pregnancy symptom was a few hot flashes. I didn't get sick once.

We celebrated Christmas and we were all wishing we knew if you were a boy or a girl so we could buy things. But the doctors couldn't tell us yet.
Mommy thought for sure you were a girl. So when they told us you were a boy I was surprised. But your daddy just looked at me and his eyes lit up. I knew he was so happy to have a boy. He can't wait to teach you all about cars, sports, camping, and all things boy. When we told the rest of the family they were all thrilled.
I picked out your name while watching football with daddy long before we knew you were a boy. I just loved the name! And if anyone ever asks, you can say your mom named you while watching football.
I have loved feeling you move, it's my favorite part of pregnancy. At first I wasn't sure if it was you, but I quickly learned. I remember trying to get your daddy to feel, but every time he came over you would stop. I had to lay very still on the couch and he had to push on my stomach pretty hard, but he finally felt it. I loved seeing how excited he got. It was a fun moment we shared together that I will never forget.
You have never let me forget I was pregnant with all your movement. You truly are a miracle growing inside of me. Our God is an awesome God and I have never felt it more than when I feel you move inside of me.
Once we knew you were a boy we had so much fun preparing your room. Your daddy is such a hard worker and did a great job painting and hanging everything. We can't wait to bring you home to it.
Landry, if you turn out just like your daddy you will be a great man! He has taken such good care of us during the last 9 months. He is ready to meet you and hold you. I know you will have so much fun growing up and doing things with him. You are so lucky to have him as your daddy.
We are very ready to meet you. I can't wait to look into your eyes and see your sweet face. I am ready to hold you in my arms. We love you so much already!

See you soon!

-Mommy and Daddy

Monday, July 2, 2012

39 weeks



how far along?  39 weeks
how are you measuring?  39 weeks (right on track)
size of baby? According to the Baby Bump app on my phone our baby is about the size of a mini watermelon 20 inches and the weighs about 7.25 (our sono said 7lb 5 oz)
heartbeat?  120 bpm
total weight gain/loss? 20lbs
maternity clothes? Yes 
sleep? No complaints
best moment this week?  The in laws got here this past weekend so everybody's ready.
movement? Tons! Except for today, it really slowed down.
food cravings/aversions? ICE COLD water.
gender predictions? It's a boy, Landry James Howard
what i miss: Not much this week
what i'm looking forward to: Meeting my little man. Come on sweet boy! I also am looking forward to homemade ice cream on the 4th!
how are you feeling? Ready...
pregnancy moments: Dr. said today that I am still at 1 cm. However, this time she was able to strip my membranes to help me out. I really don't want to be induced. I am praying that our baby boy will come on his own.

Monday, June 25, 2012

38 weeks



*My mom wore this top when she was pregnant with Breanne and Emily. So she wants to have a picture of each of us wearing it.*


how far along?  38 weeks
how are you measuring?  38 weeks (right on track)
size of baby? According to the Baby Bump app on my phone our baby is about the size of a leek 19.75 inches and the weighs about 6.8lb
heartbeat?  146 bpm (he was very active while we were at the doctor)
total weight gain/loss? 20lbs
maternity clothes? Yes 
sleep? Sleep? Sleep? I don't get much of it these days. It takes me forever to fall asleep because I am wondering all about when labor will start. I get up regularly and it takes me longer to go back to sleep each time.
best moment this week?  Meeting sweet baby Knox.
movement? Tons! I keep thinking its going to slow down because I have read that its supposed to, but not our little guy.
food cravings/aversions? ICE COLD water.
gender predictions? It's a boy, Landry James Howard
what i miss: Being comfortable
what i'm looking forward to: My in laws get here this Saturday and while I am excited about it, it's kinda stressing about it.
how are you feeling? Tired, uncomfortable, hot, ready...
pregnancy moments: I am soooooooooo ready to hold Landry. It has hit triple digits the last two days and I just don't think I can take it any more.Dr. said today that I am still at 1 cm. She couldn't strip my membranes to help me out because she couldn't get in far enough. I really don't want to be induced. Landry is just having fun move around staying nice and cozy.

Friday, June 22, 2012

C-Section


I just need to get this off my chest. 

Last night after Bible study us girls sat around talking about c-sections (three of us are pregnant and 1 has a one year old). And I just found out today that another person I know is going to have a c-section. It just seems like everyone I know lately has had a c-section. Co-workers, friends, family members, etc. I realize that you don’t always have a choice, things happen, but honestly, I don’t want to have surgery. I don’t know why I feel so strongly about this, but I do. I say that now, but if the doctor came to me tomorrow and said that the best thing for Landry is a c-section, I would do it in a heartbeat no questions asked. I don’t want to offend anyone who has had a c-section, I totally understand that sometimes that is what’s best. However, if you could just do me a favor and pray for a vaginal birth for Landry I would appreciate it. I know everything is in God’s hands and He knew what would happen long before I even thought about having a baby. In the end I complete trust that He is in control of the situation and if that means a c-section then so be it. It won’t be the end of the world, but I would prefer a vaginal birth.

Thanks for the prayers.