Friday, October 15, 2010

I Had a Baby! 

Yes, I did!  Some days I still have to pinch myself to believe it.

Andrew Timothy arrived on June 5.  He is super-cute and we are madly in love with him.

As you can imagine, I've been a little busy.  I have been neglecting this blog.  It's easier to upload pics on Facebook than Blogger, so I've been spending most of my online time over there.  If you'd like to join me, you can find me at:


One Month - 7/5/10

Two Months - 8/5/10

Three Months - 9/5/10

Four Months - 10/5/10

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Maternity Pictures

I got out my tripod today and had a little amateur photo session with Brian.  I am nowhere near a pro at this, but I think they turned out fairly nice. 

Maternity photos at 34 weeks:

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

PJ Party

Since I'd already had several traditional baby showers, some of my closest girlfriends decided to plan a different kind of event for me.  They decided to have a PJ party and ask people to bring diapers and PJ's as gifts.  It was such a fun, relaxing evening and just the kind of girl-time I really needed.  What a creative idea, too!

All of us in our PJ's:
Kristen, Jennifer, me, Sharon, Christie, Worley

Diaper cake made by Worley:

Making breakfast burritos for dinner:

Laughing at the peepee teepees Kristen gave us for boy diaper changes:

I also got tons of awesome Baylor gear, including this wipes case that Worley hand-painted.
(Too bad for Brian, his buds haven't gotten him any TCU baby gear yet.  Not that I mind!!)
Baby Showers

We've been blessed to have several baby showers in the last couple of months.  We are so grateful to everyone who has planned and participated in these events.  It's been so much fun!  We feel so loved.

Work shower at SWA:

Victoria, who did the majority of the planning.
My immediate work group:
Brian shows his tea pinky skillz

Shower hosted by my Fun Aunt Lou and her friends Karen & Mariann:

Personalized M&M favors

It snowed that day - March 20th!

Shower hosted by Tascal James, a lady at our church:
With Cheryl Mayborn and Tascal

Reception with our Sunday School class:

Monday, April 12, 2010

8 months/32 weeks

Here I am at 32 weeks on 4/12/10.  Still the same weight per the OB's scale as my very first prenatal appointment.

Monday, March 15, 2010

7 months/28 weeks...

Here I am at 28 weeks!  I weighed on Saturday and I am down a pound from my pre-pregnancy weight.  I guess that's the one advantage of dealing with the gestational diabetes diet for 7 months...  I can't wait to be done with that!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Funny for the day...
It's been a while...

Things are moving right along.  This week marks 27 weeks for me.  I had another sonogram and appointment with my OB yesterday.  The baby is perfect, and the doc is very pleased with my progress.  I never thought I'd be nearly 7 months pregnant and the exact same weight as when I conceived, but here I am.  The bulk of the credit goes to the gestational diabetes diet that I've been following since my first month.  The rest of the credit goes to ME, for dieting so strictly and exercising regularly while pregnant!!!  It has not been easy.

And speaking of which, my GD has progressed to the point that I now require daily shots of insulin.  When this course of treatment became unavoidable a couple of weeks ago, I was very upset and emotional about it.  I felt like I had failed in some way.  If only I had followed the diet a little better or exercised more (although that would have been practically impossible), if only I had done this or that....  if only I had been better or thinner or younger or whatever...  It didn't help that my primary care doctor seemed to lay the blame at my feet as well, even though this whole GD thing began because of the side-effects of some medication that HE had prescribed for something else, prior to pregnancy.  Isn't that the way most medications work?  However necessary they are, they often fix one thing while breaking something else. 

At any rate, my ob/gyn has been very reassuring and encouraging through all of this.  He acknowledges that I have several high-risk issues, but he also tells me that I am managing them the very best I possibly can.  It's nice to know that he is pleased with my efforts, and there's nothing else I could have done to change the way things are.  And I'm so thankful that the baby is healthy and doing just fine, which is the ultimate goal of all of this, anyway.

I must say that I'll be glad when pregnancy is over.  It's been hard to enjoy this part of the process with the dark cloud of high-risk issues hanging over me the entire time.  Just waiting for something to inevitably go wrong.  I'm not too uncomfortable yet, it's the pressure of the constant worry and glucose testing and injecting and hoping my blood pressure doesn't spike....  and I have so many emotions and guilt feelings wrapped up in all of that.  And lots concerns about having to be induced early, which is a likely scenario with my risk factors.

Three more months and we'll have little Andrew Timothy in our arms, and I won't be a diabetic anymore.  Three more months!  I have already made Brian promise to bring me a milkshake in the hospital as soon as our boy is no longer connected to my body!  :-D

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

24 weeks - 2/15/10

Valentine's Day 2010

Our last Valentine's Day as a family of two.  <3

Brian sent me roses at work.  I gave him a new Starbucks travel mug and a framed sonogram picture of our baby.  He grilled the most delicious steak for dinner and I made chocolate fondue with strawberries and shortbread.  It was a lovely day.