Sunday, March 13, 2011

Pre-Natal Care

Pre-Natal Self-Care for baby #6

This blog will be used to journal my pre-natal care, pregnany milestones, fears, joys, and feelings throughout the next 36 weeks of my pregnacy with baby bean #6.

Weeks Gestation: 4 weeks 2 days

Weight: 260


Ketones: (-)

Movement: none

Prenatal Vitamins:

Omega 3-6-9:

Red Rasberry:

Folic acids: Yes, in the form of spinach in my smoothies and fresh green veggies!

I believe I am around 4 weeks and am basing this on when Ibelieve we conceived (February 23rd). So far, I haven't experienced any nausea. I feel fantastic! I definitely get tired throughout the day, especially after eating. Billy has been so sweet lately. He's taken over my duties quite often and just let me go lay down and rest. What a sweet hubby!

I ended up not using keytone stripes during my last pregnancy, but I do think I am going to order them and chart my results this time around just for my own records (curiosity). So...will be ording those in a bit.

I'm drinking about 1.5 liters of water a day...just can't seem to get enough of it! Love my H2O!!

Craving fruit like crazy and anything FRESH! Hating salty food and meat at the moment.

We told the kiddos we we're pregnant and they are all excited. It is neat to see each of their reactions to the idea of adding to our family. To Rylan it is no big deal. Nolan and Gideon are shining with joy and tell everyone we meet that I am expecting. Layla continuously rubs my belly and tells me how much she loves the new baby and Licoln has learned the word "baby" and pats my tummy.

Tonight, Layla crawled up in my lap and asked me to show her what the baby looks like. She loves checking in on the 3D pic of the embryo development I have posted on my too. hehe

I can't tell you how much joy Billy and I have about adding to our family. I feel so blessed.

"Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them."

~Psalms 127:3-5

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Another Bundle of Joy due Thanksgiving 2011!!

"And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me." Matthew 18:5

Praise God for his blessings! They come in so many different ways. This past Tuesday evening I came home from some alone Mommy time and decided since AF was due the next day and I had one last PG test sitting around...Well, why not? I had taken a test Friday and got a BFN and again on Sunday (BFN), so I was totally expecting one more BFN. I was wrong. As I starred at the test in disbelief, a line began to appear and immediately joy filled and overflowed my heart and I cried out to God, "Thank You Lord! Thank you for this Blessing!"

We have always allowed the Lord to determine the size of our family, but in the past few months my desire for another baby has grown immensely and it just seemed like it was never going to happen.

I ran out of the bathroom crying tears of joy and showed Billy the test. He didn't believe at first due to it being a $1 store test, so he went out to pick up some digital tests.......and both said PREGNANT!!!

So, we are thrilled to welcome our new blessing into this world this some time around this next Thanksgiving!

God is Good all the time and all the time God is Good!