I took a HPT and it was positive. Dh didn't act too excited, he said he wants a baby with me, but I think he's just scared.
I go in the third week in October for bloodwork and paperwork. I have to pay $150 up front so that's why I made the app so late. The week after that, I see Dr. Graves. My cousin goes to her and really likes her, so I'm lucky to have gotten her. I would feel uncomfortable seeing a male doctor, although there is one in the practice. All the rest of the dr are women though.
I'm dying to tell my parents, ecspecially my mom. But Dh and I said we would wait till I see the dr. I could tell her after I have my pregnancy confirmed, but I'll just wait till I see the dr, and make sure everything is allright. By that time, I should be almost three months along, and I'll be out of the scary stage. Then me and mom can go look at baby stuff and maternity clothes together.
I haven't had any major morning sickness. I have had a queasy stomack off and on all this week, and my back hurts some. I've also haven't had much of an appetite. The only things that have sounded good were cereal, and fruit. Sometimes for dinner, I've been drinking a malt. The foods that I used to love like pizza and cheeseburgers have made me sick just thinking about it. I was driving home from work last night with my window down, and the smell from the resteraunts were making me queasy. If that is all I get thruout this pregnancy though, I will be happy.
I am nervous but also looking forward to my dr visit. I can't wait till the nurse says that I am pregnant. Dh isn't coming with me for bloodwork. He can't get off that much. I will do allright though, I just look away when they stick me. I think that is the only thing they will do as far as a dr visit. Then they will go over paperwork. Dh is coming when the dr sees me though. I am scared of papsmears and stuff. I've never been, so I am nervous.
I will write more when I have more news to tell.
The last two weeks have been really tough to get thru. I was always queasy at my stomach and I didn't really have an appetite. When I did eat, it was either fruit or a malt, but I couldn't eat that much at one time.
Today, I am feeling much better. I'm not as tired, and I don't feel queasy. (Knock on wood!)
I've been counting down the days till I go to the doctor. Less than three weeks!!!! I did slip and tell my boss that I was pregnant. She might wonder why I kept telling her I couldn't baby-sit for her two Tuesdays in a row. When my period was late, I told my friend,Kendra, about it because I needed to tell a girlfriend, so when I talked to her on the phone last Saturday, she asked if I was pregnant, so I had to say yes! She said she pulled it out of me. DH doesn't know. He thinks he is the only other one. But I'm glad I told Kendra, she said when she goes to see her family at Thanksgiving, she is going to get her sister's maternity clothes since Kendra and her Dh want to start trying in a year or two, so she'll need the clothes eventually. I needed some church clothes since I don't have any of those yet, just casual stuff. I always think Kendra dreses cool for church, so I'm sure her sister will have some cool maternity clothes. And I'll probaly be showing or starting to show by the first of December, and a lot of people will know I'm pregnat, so it'll be o.k. to get the clothes from Kendra, and Dh will think that noone knew before.
It has been awhile since I last wrote. So, what has been going on in this body of mine- well, I haven't been as qeuasy, just usually it hits me around 8:00 at night. But I have been fighting off the tiredness a lot! I can't get enough sleep even when I get over 10 hours at a time. At least it is Friday, and I can sleep in tomorrow.
I had my prenatal visit on Tuesday. I think they just wanted the $150.00 from me. That's why I didn't see the doctor. When I first got there, I had to fill out some paperwork in the lobby, just on my health and stuff like that. My appointment was at 3:00 and it took several minutes to fill that out. I had taken my pregnancy journal with me in case their was anything they told me I wanted to write down, (there wasn't). I have been trying to write in it every week. (It has a page for every week on how I feel, my appetite, mood, and a place for notes) I wrote in it while I was waiting for them to call me back. I got it all filled in and was still waiting, so I started reading an article on Kelly Ripa, and of course, that's when I got called back. The first thing they did was bring me into the office and show me how much it would cost to have this little munchkin. Then she wanted the money. Then I had to watch a show on prenatal care. (I already know all this stuff, I've been reading pregnancy books for over three years) I guess everyone has to watch it when they have their baby at that hospital. Then the really fun part came- a nurse came and took me to the exam room, and gave me some papers on test and and stuff. Then she wanted to get blood. I am a BIG baby when it comes to needles and I didn't have anyone with me. My dh said to wait to tell the parents untill we see the doctor. His decision, not mine! I didn't take a pregnancy test till I was 17 days late, (again dh's desision since I had taken two before and ended up starting several days later. ) And I set up the appointments late so we could save $150.00 So when I DO finally get to tell Mom, I'll be close to three months along. Dh said at least the risk of miscarriage goes down. Next month, I'll get to bring Mom with me to the dr.
Well, back to the appointment. I told the nurse that it was better to get blood on the upper part of my arm, so she looked at my right arm and couldn't find a vein, so she looked at the left arm and found one at the crook of my arm. I was looking away, and she said "I don't even have the needle yet" I wasn't looking untill it was all over. It seemed like forever till she was finally thru. Then, I was all done. I was in and out before the hour had gone by! My arm felt weird having a bandaid in the middle of my arm, so I took it off. I hate taking those things off. My arm was sore for a day, and I just noticed it's now bruised. I'll have to make sure Mom doesn't see it, or she'll be asking 20 questions.
what is really funny is- I met her for lunch Monday, and I got a sandwich at Quizno's. I can usually eat most of the sandwich, some chips, and a cookie. I could barely eat half of the sandwich, and I ate two bites of the cookie, and no chips. Mom asked me if I was feeling o.k. and I told her I hadn't been feeling good. She said"Maybe your pregnant and don't know it". I wanted to tell her, "Yes, I AM pregnant, and I DO know it". I just have less than a week, and then she will know. I think instead of telling her, I'm going to bring some stuff to the house and let her figure it out. I'm thinking that I'll bring over a maternity shirt and show her, then give her a brag book, then give her my pregnancy test. I don't want her to figure it out untill the very end. I want Dad to be there too! They both want another grandbaby.
Well, thats about all for now. I will write after my dr app. and tell you all about that and what my parents say.
I finally saw Dr. Graves on the 26th of October. Michael came with me. I really wanted him to since I didn't know what a pap smear would feel like, since I never had one done before. I know I should've had one done a long time ago, but with all my other medical stuff, I just wanteed to get that taken care of. So, we go to the dr, and the nurse does all the routine stuff, then we go to wait for Dr. Graves. She was a litle older than I expected, but she was really nice. She had a girl with her in training, and I said that was fine she was in there. (SInce it was a female) She did the papsmear and although it was a little uncomfortable, it was allright. The most special part was we got to hear the baby's heart beat. I got tery-eyed. I think Michael got emotional too! Now he lays his head on my belly to see if he can hear the baby. He is really excited. Dr. Graves said I was between 11 and a half to 12 weeks along. (the fetal age). I think it's easier to count from my last period, so I am 12 weeks and five days today. My next appointment is two days before Thanksgiving, and the sonogram is Dec. 1st. My mom is going with me to my next app, and Micheal, my parents, my brother and my in-laws are coming to the sonogram. I hope we will be able to tell what we are having. I saw a bib that siad "I love my daddy" last night at Wal-Mart so I got it for Michael. I got blue, it'll go for a boy or girl.
When we got home from the dr.app, I told Michael he could tell his parents since I was going to tell mine. I kept mouthing to him to tell, and his mom kept saying, "What are you talking about over there". He never would say anything. Finally his mom asked if I went to the dr, and I said "yes" and she said "So, the baby is due in May, right?" We are always around Michel's parents and she knows when I don't feel good. She was making little hints like she knew I was pregnant and was saying that Grandma's know stuff. (This is her first grandbaby) She wants a boy so the last name will continue on. Well see at the first of next month.
Michael and I went to my parents. My dad was gone so I didn't get to tell him at the same time. I told Mom, "You're going to be a grandma again". She was really excited!!! She said if she suspected anything, she would've made me tell her. I called my dad on the phone later, and asked him how he's liketo be a grandpa again. He was really happy too. I told my younger brother when he was at school at lunch, he said he wanted a nephew. A lot of people at my churck know. The dr. said I'm over the scary stage, so I've been telling lots of people. There are three of us at church that are due in May. One of the girls has been married almost as long as Michael and I and they were trying for awhile, and she is due the day before me. (the 11th) So I told her we would have to stay in touch to swap pregnancy stories.
I guess that is it for now. I probably won't write again untill after my next app.
Michael (32) and Joni (27) married-April 27th,2001
expecting our little bundle of joy May 12th,2005
12 weeks, and five days
4 weeks till we see what you are, little bundle of joy!!!!!!!!!
Well, once again, here I am-I don't have a whole lot to tell. Everyone that I told that we were expecting was really excited. One of my friends from church started jumping up and down, and gave me a huge hug!
I'm starting to feel a little better, I can go quite awhile without feeling queasy. I'm getting over being tired, if I lay down for about an hour, then I'm fine. The two new things I have now are-I start coughing and can't quit and sometimes I throw up. I also get out of breath but I think it's probaly because I am out of shape and haven't worked out in several months.
Mom and I went yesterday to get our nails done. There is a school here in town that gets their training by working on people and the prices are really cheap. Mom's was only $5.00, but mine was $7 cause I had the girl do a french manicure. They also do facials, massages, and different things with hair. I told Mom that when I'm 8 months along and not feeling very pretty, me and her will have to come in for a day of pampering. I think we are going to really celebrate and do the nails, facial, massage, and our hair done. I told Michael last night that for our anniversary, I was going to have them fix my hair and make it all fancy. I told one of my friends about the place and how cheap everything was, and I'd let them practice on me all they wanted. I'm going to try to go back and get my nails done a few days before Christmas, and that way they would be pretty for all the family gatherings.
I have never seen my mother in-law more excited than what she is over having a grandbaby. She's dying to start buying clothes and can't wait till we find out what it is. Michael said the other night that he thought she would want to be in the delivery room so when I get closer to my DD, I'm going to ask her. I thought she might feel weird seeing me go thru all that but this is her first grandbaby, so I guess she wants to see it first born. My mom is going to be in there with me and Michael, so I'll have lots of help. The other night my brother was over at the house and he said after we hold the baby, he gets to be the first one to hold it. I told him he'd have to fight the grandparents first. And since Mom and Barb will be in there when I deliver, they'd be the first ones, then Dad and Mike get a turn. I told him he would be out of school soon after the baby was born, and he could come over a lot, and hold it.
My next appointment is next Tuesday. I think I'll be around 17 weeks when I see Dr.Graves. Maybe she will listen to the heartbeat again since Mom hasn't heard it. This will be her first time to come with me. I'm going to rotate every month, next month, I'll ask Barb to come with me.
Well, nothing else to write about. Next week will be crazy. I'll probaly work for Gina on Monday and Wendsday. My appointment is Tuesday, and Thursday is Thanksgiving. Friday, Michael and I are both off, so we are going to put up Christmas decerations, and the tree. Saturday, we will either go somewhere or hang out at home.
This Saturday, my family is coming in to stay at my moms house. My cousin is playing basketball here with her college team, so I will probaly go to mom's sat morning for breakfast, and Sat night, I'm working so I don't have to work next Friday. It sould be an easy night. Gina and David are going to Branson to watch a show and they might take Noah too. So I might just have Jack. I think I'm getting there at 3:00 and Jack will go to bed around 8:00. They will be home around 11, so I'll probaly bring a movie to watch and read a book.
Well, nothing more to say. I will write back in two weeks, when its not so crazy. Sweet dreams, my precious little child!
I had to change my username because this computer messed up and I couldn't get on with the old name, so now I am "babyinwaiting".
So, I guess I should fill in on what has happened since my last entry. I had an appointment with Dr. Graves on the 23rd of November. Mom came with me and she got to hear the heartbeat. It was at 151. Dr. said every thing was looking good, but I had a slight vaginal infection so she prescribed some gel to use every night. I had to end up paying $40 since they didn't make a generic brand. That really set me back, I was planning on paying a bill with that money.
Thanksgiving was really good. Michael and I ate with his parents at 11:00 and we visited with them for awhile, then we went to my parents around 4:30 and stayed till 8:30. We would've stayed later but Michael had to get up at 6:30 the next morning. He was supposed to be off but they made everyone come in. He gets off Christmas Eve, though, the first time since he's worked there. I guess they are making up for him working that Friday. I'm glad he is off. We are going to finish our shopping during the day, then eat at his parents with all of his side of the family.
December 1st was my sonogram. Both sets of grandparents were there. We found out what the baby was, we wanted to know. IT'S A BOY!!!!!!!!!!
When the tech told me that, it finally sunk in that I'm pregnant. Before, it didn't seem like I was. Now I can say "baby boy" instead of saying "it". I rub my belly every night and tell him sweet dreams.
After my sonogram, everyone went out to eat. Michael and I spent the rest of the afternoon spending time toghether. we went to Pennys and bought him an outfit.It's a fall outfit, it was on sale. I wanted to get him something and since summer clothes aren't oot yet, I got him a sweat suit outfit.
I had another appointment the 14th. Everything is looking good. I'm almost 19 weeks. I can't believe I'm already this far along. Now I'm waiting for him to kick.
I'm getting excited about Christmas. This time next week, Michael and I will be at the mall, buying our last minute gifts. Christmas Eve, Michael's family will come over and eat, then we'll watch the kids open gifts. Christmas morning, we'll open gifts at his parents, then go to my parents to open more gifts and eat. I can't wait!!!!
Michael & Joni April 27th,2001
waiting for our baby boy, May 12th,2005
Well, I am back again. I wanted to write before now but with the holidays, I was so busy getting all that taken care of.
Christmas went really good. Michael got off for Christmas Eve, (finally) I think it was just because the way it fell during the week. We spent the day toghether just hanging out. Christmas Eve, we went to his parents. Bill and Barbara came over as well as Scott, his girlfriend, Rick, Julie, Logan and Hannah, and we ate dinner. We watched Logan and Hannah open their gifts from Michael and I and his parents got them something too. That is something they have always gotten to do, we get the kids something. Next year, Micheal, and I and his parents will go to Bill and Barbara's. We rotate every year. It will be fun keeping a 7 month old away from Barbara's tree. I told Julie she'll have to help me with the baby. Julie and Barbara got me a bouncer and an outfit with matching shoes so I also had something to open. I'll have to remember to send them a picture of the baby in his outfit.
Everyone stayed for quite a while, except for Scott and his girlfriend. I think they were going to see her family.
Christmas morning, we went to Michaels parents and opened gifts. I got some really cool stuff. Michael got me a keyboard, a baby blanket, a Winnie the Pooh baby outfit, some maternity pants, and some other little stuff. From his parents, I got- passes to all three theme parks in Branson for next year, a fancy plate set, a maternity shirt, and some other little stuff. My boss also gave me a candle from Pampered Chef and $50.00 cash. I bought a maternity skirt and dress at Motherhood Maternity, a purse at the mall, and I still have $20 something left so I'm going to buy a dress from Liz Lange at Target.
We went to my parents about 11:00 Christmas day and ate lunch with my family. The people that were there was- my mom and dad, Spencer, Jeremy, Tonya, Michael and I, and the girls-Viv and Val. And Spencer's girlfriend, Christina, came right before we ate.
After we ate, Dad read the Christmas story from the bible, then we opened gifts. I got a bath set that had a c.d. in it,candles, and some other stuff. After we opened presents, the guys played pool, and the rest of us talked. Spencer, Christina, and Val went to watch a movie, and Viv played with her new doll. Viv was so cute when we were opening presents. She was helping Dad hand out gifts and she didn't open her stuff till everyone had all their presents, then she opened hers, and she had all her stuff open before we were done. She would open something really fast, and barely look at it, before going to the next one. Only after everything was opened would she see what she got. Later, I was showing how to wrap a baby and telling her how to take care of a real baby. She kept wrapping her baby and showing us. She's a ham!!!
Later that night, we drove around looking at Christmas lights.
For new's Years Eve, we went with Michael's parents to First Night. We watched a magic show and the magician was really bad. I told Michael he needs to check into seeing if he can to a magic show next year. Michael is SOOO much better than that guy was. He could get a lot of business if he wanted to, but Michael thinks since he's never got paid to do magic, that he can't. At least he has a birthday party he's going to do this Sat. Julie's neighbor wants to hire him. He finally made up some cards so if people are interested, they can have a card to look at and call. He'll have to stop for a couple months when the baby is almost here since I go with him to help, but after the baby gets here, business should really boom, since it will be summer. Then he can start doing some big shows with his illusions. I just have to get little since I have to be his assistant for the illusions.
Anyway, back to First Night. We also watched Rockin' Broadway. Local people sing a bunck of Braodway songs. They have been doing that at First Night for four years. They are really good. We also watched some high school kids sing. At midnight, we watched the fireworks, and came home. New Years Day, Vivian came over. Michael wanted to use her on his chair illusion that he built to put on his business card. She looks really good, and she looks older than five. At first she was scared, but after she saw herself on the camera, she kept wanting to take pictures. We took her for ice cream, and she spent the night, and went to church with us.
Monday was a lazy day. Michael worked on his magic routine, and I layed around. Mom and Spencer came over that evening, and Michael tried out his routine on them. Then it was time to begin getting ready for work again. I had to work some over Christmas break but Michael was off. I think we are getting used to it though.
The day after Christmas, I felt the baby move. At first I wasn't sure, and I told Michael I thought he moved. Then a few hours later, I felt it again. It was several days and I felt him kick. When he first starting moving, he was on my left side, now he mostly stays on my right. I feel him every once in awhile when I'm moving around, but I can really feel him when I'm laying down. He is active too, which I'm really surprised. I didn't think I would feel him this much at only five months, not since I just started feeling him. A few days after I first felt him move, I finally felt him kick. I love that feeling! I could lay down all day just to feel him. Michael has felt him twice. Last night, he felt him for the second time. Michael isn't too patient though, he thinks he should feel the baby as soon as he puts his hand on my stomach. I was getting worried last night. I really hadn't felt the baby move too much, and I had been laying on the bed watching t.v. and when I was ready to go to sleep and he still hadn't moved. I kept telling the little guy just to move once so I know he was o.k. but nothing! Michael was telling me not to worry, that he was just asleep, and that I was restless. Finally aroud 11, I felt him kick. Then I went to sleep after that. I think I was so restless is because before Christmas, I wasn't getting that much sleep, having to get up at 6 in the morning. Now I get to sleep late, and I'm not tired untill one or later. Plus, my skin gets itchy at night. I was going to take a Benedryl last night but forgot, I think I'll take one around 9 tonight and see if that helps the itchiness and my restlessness.
I have my next app next Tues. at 2:30. Mom and I are going to spend the day toghether. We are going to eat lunch and get facial before the app.
I can't believe I'm already at 22 weeks. I've been feeling a lot better, still get tired easily and have to sit down. The queasiness has went away. I still gag some and feel like I am going to throw up if I cough too much. But I am feeling good. I love being pregnant and can't wait till the baby moves so family can feel him.
I will write next week after my app.
I love you, little guy. Can't wait till you are here. Just don't come till you are supposed to be here. Keep moving inside me so I know you are safe and healthy. Mommy loves you SO much!
Michael & Joni April 27th,2001
waiting for our baby boy, May 12th,2005
I had another dr visit. Dr. Graves said everything is looking good. I'm weighing at 142. I was weighing about that before I got pregnant, but I lost some during my first trimester since I was so queasy. The nurse said I was 22 weeks and 4 days, so Friday I will be 23 weeks.
The baby has really been moving a lot. I love feeling him and I could lie in bed all day just to feel him.
It is so weird to love someone so much and I've never seen what he looks like. I told Michael that last night while we were in bed. From the way he answered, I think he does too, although he didn't come out and say it!
I finally spent all my Christmas money from Gina. I bought a black dress from Target. I will probably buy a few more things for church over the next month, then not buy anything else. Maybe Kendra has some stuff that I can wear. I think we are going to get together Sat, so I can look at the stuff then.
Mom and I were going to get a facial yesterday. I got mine, but Mom kept waiting for the lady to finish up with another client and by the time she was done with the other person, it was too late, since we had to be at my dr app. We'll ahve to do it another day, when we both don't have anything to do.
I bought a black maternity shirt (Liz Lange) from a consinement shop, and an outfit for the baby. From Wal-Mart, I got him some sneakers. The outfit and shoes will both go good toghether.
Michael did his magic show Sat night. He did relly good. I'm glad Julie ws there. I was nervous! Michael said he was too! I hope business picks up. It'll be nice having that extra money. It won't really be extra since we need it for medical bills, and for the baby.
Nothing else going on. Probably won't write until next week.
I love you, my sweet baby boy! Only 18 weeks untill due date, I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Michael & Joni April 27th,2001
waiting for our baby boy, May 12th,2005
I wrote last week but the computer knocked me off and I don't remember what I wrote about.
Michael and I are both trying to get over being sick. He got the flu and I have a cold. We were supposed to go to Lambert's last Sat for Dave's birthday, but we were too sick to go. We are just going to be lazy this weekend and stay home. I keep saying I'm going to church on Sunday mornings and at night, even if Michael doesn't go at night with me, but we got sick, so we haven't been in awhile.
Today I am 25 weeks! and so far, everything is looking good! My body felt weird last night, I felt like I was going to get sick, but I already was, but I ate an orange and then I felt fine. I guess my blood sugar was getting low. I've been sleeping in real late this week, and since I didn't have to work yesterday, I stayed in bed all morning and watched t.v. I have only been taking one cold pill at night just so I can sleep, though it's been hard to sleep thru the night. I can't find a comfortable position for very long, or I have to blow my nose. Michael is really glad it's the weekend, so he can sleep in a little. But he'll get up by 9:00, he can't stay in bed as long as I can.
My next dr. visit is Feb 8th. I don't know if its a routine visit or thats when they'll do the glucose test and the shot for the rhogam. I am going to call to find out.
This little boy has been moving like crazy! Last Friday night, (before I got sick) Michael was in bed already sick, so I decided to stay up for awhile and read. The baby started moving and kicking like crazy and I put my hand on my belly and asked him what he was doing in there. It was like he got mad at me, cause he stopped!
I thought it was really funny!!!
Well, I will write more this time next week, when I am 26 weeks. I can't believe I am getting close to my third trimester. YAY!!!!
Sweet dreams, my little baby boy. Stay where you belong untill you are fully baked. Mommy and Daddy love you lots and lots.
Keep moving and kicking so I know you are allright.
Michael & Joni April 27th,2001
waiting for our baby boy, May 12th,2005
I am at 26 weeks today. It seems like the time is going by so quickly. But in a way, it's going slow too! I guess I just want to see this baby boy that Michael and I have created. I can't believe it has gone from to one day it will be a baby in my arms.
I have my app this coming Tues. It is just the routine visit. I need to set up the childbirth class next week before it gets too full. There is a fair coming in March for expecting moms and moms with babies that I want to go to. It's free. I think mom is coming with me.
I think Michael and I are finally over this sick thing. I still have to blow my nose some times, but I feel a lot better than I did last week. I'll probably even go to church on Sunday.
We can't find a baby bed with a drawer underneath, so I think we are going to order one from Sears. I am geting excited about getting stuff ready for the baby. He won't have his own room, but at least I'll have a little bit of space to decorate.
I still can't believe how awesome it feels to feel him move around inside me. I like watching my belly move. I wonder who he'll look like?
I got a book from the library- It's "Guess how much I love you" and I'm going to read it every night before bed. Then after he is born, I'll see if he recognises it. I just wish Michael would talk to my belly, maybe he feels stupid doing that.
Well, I guess that is it for now. I can't believe there are only 97 days till my due date.
Michael & Joni April 27th,2001
waiting for our baby boy, May 12th,2005