{French toast makes the needle worth it}

Tuesday, November 1, 1994

I’m 26 weeks pregnant.  I had to fast from midnight last night until my appointment today.  They did a glucose test.  After they took blood, Chris took me to Denny’s.  I ordered French toast, scrambled eggs and bacon.  It tasted great!

After we ate, I had to return to the office to take more blood to check my blood sugar levels.  Aside from the fact that I HATE needles, the appointment went fine!

{it’s a girl!}

Tuesday, October 4th, 1994

I’m 22 weeks pregnant.  We got an ultrasound done today and guess what??

We are having a little girl!!  I’m so excited!  Wow!

a girl….a daughter

It was so much fun watching her move around during the ultrasound.  Lord, please help me to be a good mother!

Chris and I went shopping; he picked out her very first pink outfit!  I’ll put it on her for coming home from the hospital.

{first time feeling the baby move}

Wednesday, August 17. 1994

I think I felt the baby move!!  It felt like a minnow darting around inside of me!  Wow-I can’t believe I am really pregnant!

We’ve been thinking of baby names.  So far we have thought of Ashlee Nicolle, Caitlyn Alana, Cayla Jeane, Micah Allen, Zachary Daniel….not sure about any of these yet!

{10 weeks}

Monday, July 11, 1994

LeeAnn is here with us and so she was able to go with us to our appointment today.  This time I saw Dr.  Climer (he looks like President Clinton)  Not overly friendly.

We got to hear our baby’s heartbeat!! Both Chris and I got tears in our eyes!  Squirty was really excited!

We went to Sea World with Paul West afterwards.  It was really hot out, but we had fun.  Chris bought me a fresh-squeezed orange juice icee.  It was delicious!  And Chris won a stuffed football for the baby.  Hmmm….what if it’s a girl?

 

{is baby okay?}

Monday, June 20, 1994

I started spotting yesterday and having some cramping.  I’m a bit worried about the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy, because of my endometriosis.  Anyway, I called the doctor’s office and they wanted me to come in.  They did an ultrasound and the baby is right where it should be-safe and sound in my uterus.  We saw its little heartbeat and its about 11mm long.  It was SO amazing seeing its little heart…I wonder if we’re having a boy or a girl…

I’ve still been nauseous and tired, but not too bad!  I’ve lost my appetite…I sure hope I don’t have morning sickness the entire pregnancy.  I’ve heart that some women suffer with it the whole time!

{first appointment}

Wednesday, June 15, 1994

Stacy drove me to my appointment with a CNM (certified nurse-midwife) this morning at 8:30am.  Her name is Bobbie Bodnar.  She was Melanie’s midwife.

The appointment went okay…but it was long.  I did paperwork for about an hour and a half, and then I saw Bobbie.  She did an internal exam, a Pap smear and felt my uterus to determine how far along I am, etc.

I am 6 weeks pregnant.  My weight is 135 pounds and my due date is February 7 of next year.

{flu?}

Friday, June 10, 1994  

Ugh.  I’ve been feeling sick, might have the flu.  We moved into our new apartment on the first, so maybe just exhausted from hauling all of our stuff up to the 3rd floor!  Maybe I should just take a pregnancy test before taking any flu medicine, just to be on the safe side.  Chris is at work (he ended up working the day shift today, so he went in at 3:30am and will be done around 2:30pm)

later in the day on Friday…

Well, I took the pregnancy test.

I AM PREGNANT!!!  I’m so excited!  I’m so happy!  I can’t believe it!  We’re having a baby!

No wonder I’ve been feeling sick.  I hope that carrying everything upstairs didn’t hurt the baby.  What if getting into the jacuzzi hurt the baby?

I’ll have to make an appointment with the doctor.  I wonder what doctor I should go to?  I’ll call Melanie Parker and ask about her doctor.  I think she has a midwife, also.

Chris just called-I told him the good news.  His reply was “wow” and then he was really quiet.  But then, once he started talking again he was really excited.  I wonder if he will ever be nervous or scared?

(when Chris got home, he walked into the house and immediately gave me a huge hug…I love it when he is affectionate!)

{brownies for my hubby}

Saturday, April 22, 1993

1:40pm   Just made brownies (saucepan brownie recipe from Mom), and decided to spend some time in the Word before Shawna comes up.  Chris is out witnessing-it’s a beautiful day-windy and warm.


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I’ve got a lot of housekeeping to do yet today.  I really need to clean the birdcage, sweep and mop the kitchen floor and clean the bedroom.

kissing in the kitchen

I’ve been struggling with my desire to have a baby.  I just can’t imagine how neat it would be to make our own baby!  I know it is work-extremely hard-but I still want to have his baby.  Lord, please help me to be patient and understanding; to be content and trusting that in your time, You will give us a child.

I miss my mom-I’m listening to a tape called “My Mother, My Friend”.  The thought of saying goodbye when they go back to Bolivia in June makes my heart ache.

I’ve been reading Creative Counterpart  by Linda Dillow over these past few weeks.  I am learning much about submission and about my role as a wife.  

Lord, please live through me to put all these things I’m learning into practice.