Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Good appointment

The 28 week checkup went well. My gestational diabetes test came back good and my blood pressure continues to be good. Because I'm O negative, I did have to get the RH negative shot today (in the bottom of all places!). The shot is an injection of RH immunoglobulin to prevent my body from developing antibodies that could attack Abigail's blood. It was a little painful and the injection spot may be sore for a couple of days. We heard the heartbeat through the hand-held device (Fetal Doppler) that the doctor had. Everything is going well. Thank you God for a good report! We go back in 3 weeks for another checkup. Please keep us in your prayers. We boldly ask God for one more day. Until next time...God is good! All the time!

28 week appointment & 3 years since our 1st date

I go for my 28 week appointment at 3:30 today. No ultrasound just a checkup. I should get the results of the gestational diabetes test that I took a couple weeks ago. I also may get the RH negative shot today. Please pray all goes well. I've been feeling good but getting more and more tired. I know it will just get worse so I'm trying to get as much rest as I can. Mark has been great through all of this. I certainly appreciate his kindness, concern and love.
We actually celebrated an "anniversary" last week. On Tuesday, July 22nd, it had been 3 years since we officially met and had our first date. Boy was that an exciting evening! We met online in May of '05 and talked on the computer and the phone up until the first meeting at mom and dad's on July 22nd. I was sooo nervous to meet him in person. I had a bad experience with a previous meeting with someone I met online so I was very anxious about meeting Mark. Mom and Dad were with me during the first part of the date. We were all talking and trying to get to know each other more. My parents and I worked out a plan prior to Mark coming over and we would give a sign (can't remember what it was exactly) that he was "ok". After too long, I gave them the hint that I was comfortable with Mark and they hinted that they were too. Mom and Dad went to bed and Mark and I watched Ladder 49. We were so corny at that time. We texted each other during the movie instead of talking to each other. I guess it was nerves but the night ended well. That was just the beginning of a beautiful thing. I'm so thankful that God allowed us to meet. Mark is an amazing man and I thank God for him every day!
I will post an update of our appointment later. Please keep us in your prayers. We boldly ask God for one more day. Until next time...God is good! All the time!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Second class

Our second class at the hospital went well last Tuesday. The teacher discussed possible complications with pregnancies as well as various medications mothers can take to ease their pain. We watched another video too. Thankfully, the teacher for this class was more animated than the teacher for our first class. The first one reminded me of the Micro Machines guy; she talked very fast and with little hesitation between her sentences. Either it was past my bedtime (which it was) or I had a hard time understanding her. It was a relief to see someone new teaching us.

We don't know what type of class Candy will take next. She's inquired about a few but it would occur during bad days for us (vacation, etc).


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Birthing Class: Part One

Last night, we attended our first (of two) birthing class. It was definitely interesting and intuitive. The class started at 7P and lasted until 9P. There were probably 10 moms/coaches. It was fun listening to everyone state what they were having and their respective due dates. One couple stated they didn't want to find out what they were having. The due dates ranged from August 23rd-early November. There was even a couple forcasted to have theirs on the October 21st, the same day as ours.

Like I stated, the information explained to us was very informative. We watched a video towards the end of class. We absorbed a lot of feedback from fellow couples as well as the instructor.

Leaving the class, we knew we had made a good choice in attending. Our second (and last) birthing class is Tuesday, July 22, at 7P. We're looking forward to it!


Thursday, July 3, 2008

24 week ultrasound



We went for the 24 week ultrasound yesterday. They were able to see what they missed on the last ultrasound. Everything is still going well. We only got a couple good pictures. One of her foot and a side view of her head, chest and hands. I go back in four weeks for a check-up. I have to take the gestational diabetes test before I go back. Please pray that we stay healthy and strong for the next 16 weeks. Abigail has been "thumping" me alot the last couple weeks. It still amazes me that there is a little life growing in me. I've not been sleeping well but I guess that's normal. Thank you all for your prayers. Please keep us there. We boldly ask God for one more day. Until next time...God is good! All the time!

Happy Birthday

happy birthday

We have two birthdays to celebrate this week! Happy birthday to my neice, Jacqueline, who turned 1 on Sunday and Happy birthday to my brother, Thomas, who turned 33 today. Hope you had great birthdays! Wish you many more! We love you!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Special visit

Last night, my dad and stepmom called and asked if they could come and visit for a few hours today. We were very honored and accepted the invitation. They arrived here around 330p. Since we had to wait for Candy to get off work at 5, I spent time talking and visiting with one another. Once Candy arrived home, we decided to head to dinner at Ruby Tuesday. We had a wonderful time eating and spending quality family time together! Afterward dinner, Dad and Donna began their trip back to their house. Meanwhile, we arrived home shortly after. We thought, all the while, how wonderful of an afternoon we spent with them! We love them so much and had such a great time. Of course, we hope that another visit can be scheduled very soon!