Friday, April 29, 2011

Mommy's slacking..

Sorry, Logan, mommy's been slacking with the posting lately.. Its been an exhasting eventful last couple of weeks and I havent had much time to spare and so the computer was definately something out of my reach recently.. okay, lets see what i need to update you on..

Let's start with the fact that I missed posting my 21 week update.. nothing new, really.. just having a hard time getting a full night's rest, but who knows that if that has to do with the pregnancy or not.. you're still growing and more and more people are noticing ya!! :-D most think it's just a little extra weight but some say its an obvious baby bump cuz of how round you are getting :-)

20 weeks, 4/23 about 150 lbs (11 lbs gained)
lol.. and let me jus tell ya that people get shocked by how big you are getting so quickly.. and mommy is pretty shocked too.. I walk by a mirror and go "who's that with the pregnant belly?" lol..  its kind of weird cuz i dont think i look pregnant until i turn to the side and its a little bit of a shock still..hahha..

moving onto my 3rd Dr option.. i finally got to see the midwife last thursday and have made the decision to stay with her.. ive also decided to deliever at Elmer, attempt to not go for the epidural, and also breastfeed..  I feel a little more confident now because the midwife seemed to know what she's doing in all those areas and had nothing but encouraging positive words to offer me and i know all those things are challenging, but your mommy is strong, stubborn, and determined, and everything is gonna be just fine :-D
Last friday, some men came over and laid down the carpet for the basement.. it looks GREAT and your big brother and sister are loving all the extra space down there.. there are a few more repairs that have to be done (the trim is next, then the doors on the holes in the walls that give us access to the water heater, etc.. and the other half of the ceiling, and the windows..) however, those are not really important right now and will take time and money so for now, we moved the things from the play room down there and the play room will be starting to turn into your room soon :-D i'll be sure to keep you updated with pics on that too :-) work is never done for mommy and daddy (esp daddy, he's working so hard on everything.. you should be proud :-D)

On Saturday, we had the grandparents over for Easter dinner because your brother and sister was at their moms on Sunday, Easter day.. and it was really nice to get together with everyone, as always :-) and i realized that that was the last big holiday without you.. the next big holiday is Halloween and hopefully we willl have you in a cute costume for that :-)

For Easter, daddy and I went to my grandparent Krumm's for a traditional Italian family holiday dinner :-D yum!!

On Tuesday, Daddy and I went to Babies R Us and registered for your baby shower.. man was that overwhelming!! theres so much!! and I definately think I need "Aunt Nikki"'s help with fixing it up a little bit.. I had NO clue what i was doing.. and daddy was a little help, but I need all the help i can get.. haha.. "Aunt Nikki" and I are gonna get togehter soon to discuss that and your baby shower plans :-D cant wait!!!

I think ive covered everything over the past week.. Sunday we are 22 weeks and I'll definately post a new baby bump picture then.. but for now, keep being your little crazy energetic self because daddy and I love to see and feel you move :-D And I also love how when daddy talks or touches you, you seem to "perk" up.. i love how you two are bonding already :-D its amazing.. and also, let me add that your older sister just ADORES you already.. shes always rubbing you and saying hi and talking baby talk to we cannot wait for your arrival!! but please, take your time, because we definately have more "prepping" that needs to be done before Sept. :-)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

19 weeks

Well, Logan, we are about halfway.. yay! :-D We had a great week as I already mentioned in the last post, so I dont have much to update anyone on anything right now, except for the 19 week picture.. And the fact that you are still moving around like crazy in mommy's belly.. I told daddy that I dont think you ever sleep and I pray that this doesnt mean that you won't sleep after birth either..ha. I dont mind the energy, that keeps life exciting :-) however, if you dont let mommy sleep, now THERES a problem..ha. and then daddy went on to mention (because he was reading up on my pregnancy and the weeks ahead.. how ADORABLE :-D he loves you so!!!) that in a few weeks, you will REALLY be moving.. You'll know when you are upside down and flip around even more and you will react even more to sounds.. *sighs* oh boy, Logan.. theres already never a dull moment with you.. :-D

Oh, I forgot to mention that this week daddy also felt you move for the first time! :-D on 4/13 at night, when i felt you kicking, I told daddy to put his hand on you and he was reluctant because everytime he does, you stop. but finally, you kicked for him! about 2 or 3 times! .. and he LOVES feel you move! now he puts his hand on you every once and awhile to see if you are moving.. last night he felt you kick a few times again. :-D Its amazing and i cannot believe that i am falling more and more in love with you already!! daddy falls asleep every night with his hand on you, mommy's belly.. he loves you very much already too :-D

We also told your brother and sister about your sex on Wednesday when they came over after school.. they are both really excited to have a new little brother, although i won't lie, Aubri wanted a little sister.. she reacted with "i guess the boys are always first" :-) ha. so im sure she can wait for a little sister :-D

another small note: I no longer fit into my size 5 skinny jeans :-(

end of week 19, 4/16 at about 147 lbs

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Logan Riley Hearn :-D

Wow, what a past couple of days!! Mommy's been busy.. I'll start with the 19th week sonogram daddy and I went to yesterday. It was great seeing you again, I love ultrasounds :-D You were def active, as you always are.. :-) the Ultrasound Tech could barely keep up with you! ha. But you definately were not shy about showing us your "parts" the first thing we saw, she said "see the leg? and theres the other leg.. that thing right there, not a third leg. theres no doubt its a boy!" it was so nice to find out you are a boy! :-D We are ESTATIC! of course Me, Aubri, and Mom-mom were thinking you were a girl and were a little shocked.. but now that we know your sex, we can give you a name! and there was no doubt, we both thought you looked like a Logan. So Logan Riley Hearn, it is :-D I emailed and facebooked everyone yesterday, and friends and family are really excited, love your name, and cant wait to start shopping for ya! :-D I am too, but I am trying to contain myself..haha.. Daddy and I need to go register for baby shower gifts soon so "Aunt Nikki" can start planning the shower. :-) We are excited because Uncle Jeffery and Uncle Larry and mom-mom and pop-pop hymer bought your crib already, so I cannot wait to finish your room to see how it looks! :-) now we just need the stroller, car seat, baby carrier (i want a sling type thing so it's easier to carry you around when i dont have the extra hand), rocker, and dresser, those are the most important things we are focusing on right now.. can't wait to register, how exciting! :-D daddy thinks its "corney" and funny how excited i am about meeting you, but i just cannot help it!! not that i want to rush the pregnancy because i am loving every minute of it, but i cant wait to see your personality, how happy and active you are, and what you look like.. will you look more like daddy or me? will you share some of the same traits as your brother and sister or your grandparents or even Uncle Shaun? :-D Anyways, it was interesting to see how much you've grown! we can no longer see all of you in one shot at the ultrasound! and i was a little disapointed because you were moving so much we could barely make out your face.. we did see you for a bit and you are adorable! :-) your nose and lips are so cute!

your head          your face                  your leg           your spine

                                                           your umm "boy parts" (ha) and your foot

Today I went to another doctor, Premier Womens Health of South Jersey and met with Dr. Hapner. It was different from the South Jersey Clinic in Salem right away because I waited only about 5 minutes and the office was really organized, clean, and quiet.  Everyone was really nice and helpful. the Dr. helped me feel at ease about some of my worries and patiently answered all my questions. Even though the visit was short (about 20 minutes) it was not rushed at all and the Dr. was very attentive and focused on me and i LOVED it!! :-D I am never going back to the clinic again! I made an appointment for May but am not sure if I am goint to keep it because i am visiting another dr. next week, a midwife who delievers at Elmer which is what I am aiming for, but I heard Underwood is nice as well. I am nervous about the midwife because it is a little different, but either way I will be fine because I definately like Premier. :-) My weight was 147 (which is what the scale at work said as well..) and your heart beat is about 150 which the dr said is very strong and that is around what your heart rate has been so far. The Dr. said my uterus is right under my belly button which is where it belongs and that i looked good and had a good weight as well and my urine is perfect (the clinic always said my urine is not right.. i dont know..) and that i need to go get some blood tests and my urine sent away for lab testing before my next appointment. Ill do that after i see the midwife on monday and decide which dr i will be seeing for the rest of the pregnancy. :-)

I have yet to get anyone else to feel your movements.. maybe you are shy like your sister said.. ha. :-)  and more people are noticing that i am pregnant although everyone i know says im still "little".. for the first time, my guests at my table at Applebee's noticed i was prengant.. that was kind of nice and weird :-) ha.

and on another note, I wore my first article of materinty clothing today. a pair of jeans i got from a yard sale for $1, size small. I can still fit into my regular jeans, however, it was nice to wear jeans with an elastic band beacuse they are VERY comfortable :-)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

18 weeks

here you are at 18 weeks, 4/9 :-D
about 147 lbs.. my goal is to gain at the most 25 lbs, so thats about 8 lbs down, 17 to go..ha. P.S. I still fit in my size 5 skinny jeans, yay! :-D

Im starting to get REALLY excited and anxious to see if you're a boy or a girl so i can FINALLY call you by name!! only a few more days.. yay!! You're still moving around a lot.. mostly kicks, punches, or jabs.. pretty agressive, like you're doing some kick boxing in mommy's belly..ha. I keep trying to get people to feel your movement with me but everytime someone else puts their hand on you, you stop!! Your big sister Aubri tried to feel you last night, but she thinks you're being shy ;-) sometime soon, Im sure it will happen.. I cant wait! I also cant wait for random people to start noticing that I'm pregnant. Even though I feel huge, everyone says I'm still small and strangers and distant friends who dont know im expecting just kind of eye my belly a bit probably thinking "is she fat or pregnant?" hahha.. I just dont want to be one of those annoying mothers who tells EVERYONE that Im carrying you, but I'm DYING to brag, so I cannot wait til you are more noticable and more people ask and give me an oppertunity to boast non stop about my future motherhood and my amazing baby whom i love so much already! :-D

Thursday, April 7, 2011

5th Doctors Appointment

I think you knew I was taking you for a check-up today because you were moving around like crazy, baby! :-) I wish daddy couldve been around because I definately could feel your movement with my hand on my belly and I know he's dying to feel you move! It'll happen soon enough... The doctors appointment went okay.. The doctor kind of upset me again and made me even more excited about the two appointments i made with different doctors over the next 2 weeks. I am just not comfortable with this one I have currently. Last visit, he told me to get my blood work done for a test to see if you had Down Syndrome or not.. and I dont remember him explaining the reason for the blood work thoroghly because if he did, i would have told him no. I dont care about any disabilities you might have, I will love you just the same, as long as you are happy and healthy. This visit, he went to go tell me the results and I told him i didnt want to hear it, I didnt want to be worried about you.. as long as you are healthy im fine. Then he went on to say that I am confusing him and I agreed to take the test and I should of said no in the first place. Well he didnt even ask, really.. and he never thoroghly explained it. Whatever. He practically forced me into hearing the results cuz he was so upset.. and it was negative. Like I said, it doesnt matter.

The doctor weighed me and apperantly im about 150 now. I find it hard to believe that I gained SIX POUNDS in ONE MONTH. So I'll def be checking my weight on other scales this week (my scale is old, so it might be off, but it says im 145).  And he gave me a referral to go get an ultrasound and I sceduled it for next Tuesday. We also listened to your heartbeat and it was about 144 (it should be from 140-160) which means its kind of slow, so if the wives tales are true, maybe you ARE a boy like "aunt nikki", daddy, and some of my friends think.. we will know for sure next Tuedsay! :-D I am VERY excited because that means I can finally call you by your name instead of "baby" and I just love ultrasounds.. It gives me a chance to see and hear you and I cannot wait! :-D Btw, just for the record, I did think you were a girl in the first place, but now Im not so sure...

I know in the beginning, I didnt seem to enjoy my pregnancy but now I am LOVING it.. I look and feel GREAT! and I have never been happier! This is definately the best thing that has ever happened to me and I am starting to imagine life after you are born and I cannot believe I am finally gonna be a MOMMY! :-D WOW!  The only downside is the back and leg pains, but really that is nothing compared to how happy I am to have you in my belly! :-D

Monday, April 4, 2011

Is that what I think...???

Soooo usually you are very active, Mommy feels you move about 90% of the day.. and I LOVE it! :-D Hope that means you are one active, happy, bubbily baby! :-D And it makes me even more excited to meet you! However, today Ive been feeling a different movement.. not fluid movements, not jabs like punches and kicks.. more like twitches. And at first i thought it was just you being crazy (like your mommy..hahha..) but then i started to get worried cuz i felt it pretty much all day.. I finally gave into my parania and looked it up and maybe its hiccups?? could i be feeling your hiccups already?! I have no clue...hahhha.. but if i do figure out that they are hiccups in the future, i want to make sure i remember this day because HOW CUTE ARE YOU?! :-D (18 weeks)

And I think that yesterday i could feel you move outside of my belly. I had my hand on my belly when i was sitting down and was pretty sure i felt you so i laid down and tried it again and you moved again! then i called over daddy and he put his hand on you and you stopped! hahaha.. this happened several times last night (April 3rd, 18 weeks) and after a while, he just thought i was imagining things, but i think i'm right.. :-D and i hope you'll move for daddy soon because hes anxious to feel you :-)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

17 weeks

3/2, about 144 lbs (will find out for sure on doctors scale at the end of this week)