Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Mary Margaret went for her 2 week checkup. Dr. Joe said she looked fabulous. She is one ounce above birth weight, which is great! Simulac is treating her right. She is a good little eater. She is taking about 4 oz every 4 hours or so. She is such a good baby. Can't believe she is already 2 weeks. Wow, how time flies! Her next dr. appt is Jan. 20 when she will get shots :( Dread that day already!
Monday, November 28, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Still no change, BUT I go back Wed. for another check. I am set to be induced on next Monday, Nov. 21 if I don't have her before then. :) Yay, that is only 1 week away!! Destin, the girls, and I walked around the neighborhood tonight hoping to speed it up...
Well, we go back to the dr this morning at 9:00 for a sonogram and to see Dr. Cole. Hopefully I have made some progress to get this show on the road and we will be closer to getting to meet Mary Margaret and maybe set a date to induce. I'll update after the appt. Have a great Monday!!
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Mallory had so much fun at Caroline's party at Pump it Up. It was her first time to go there. Perfect place for a party! Then she and I did some shopping in Jackson and finished the day with a GiGi's cupcake :) She slept all the way home.
SaraBeth had a fun day in Starkville with Pop and Nana. They went to the basketball and football games and tailgating! She was so tired last night :)
Friday, November 11, 2011
Mary Margaret is as long as stalk of Swiss chard, and now she can hear and recognize your voice. We are not for sure exactly how much she weighs, but we go Monday morning for a sonogram. It is above average, because over a week ago, the sono showed 7lbs, so I am sure she is well on her way to 8lbs if she's not already :) A healthy baby girl is what we are praying for! The umbilical cord begins passing antibodies to your baby in preparation for delivery. By stockpiling antibodies, your baby will be better prepared for the disease and germs she'll encounter outside the womb. Your baby's senses are also getting more time to hone their burgeoning skills. She can hear and recognize your voice. Once she's born you'll be able to see her turn her head in your direction when she hears you speak. She knows her mom! Along with her hearing, her eyesight is improving each day. Her fingers are also becoming more coordinated. She can grasp her face or toes. And after birth she'll be able to grab onto your finger. Oh, I can't wait for that moment, when she is holding my finger, so sweet! Hopefully, just a few more days :) Both SaraBeth and Mallory were born during week 37, so we will see if Mary Margaret follows suit.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The girls have had a a super busy schedule this week :) They went to Starkville with Pop and Nana last Sat to the MSU football game, then they went back to Starkville Mon. night for basketball and then back again last night for more MSU hoops. They won 2 out of 3. Not too bad for the bullies. They have a tough one coming up this Sat. in football, Alabama. SaraBeth is going with Pop and Nana to the basketball game at 1:00 and then tailgating and football game that night at 6:45. Mallory is staying with me, and she has a birthday party for Caroline Hammock in Brandon at "Pump it Up." Then we will do a little eating and shopping in Jackson and then come home. I am sure Destin will be doing some hunting if he is feeling better by then, I sure hope he is better. Busy, busy. I am planning to start some Christmas decorating in the house and make a quick trip to the ackerman fabric store this weekend too. We will have church on Sunday and then back to see Dr. Cole and have a sonogram at 9:00 on Monday. Hope you all have a restful weekend as I am planning to! haha.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9 Thank you Jesus. As hopeful that we were that Mary Margaret might make her arrival this week, the Lord definitely knows best. His ways are definitely higher. Destin came down with flu like symptoms yesterday afternoon, and he is now on tami-flu for precaution. Hopefully he is on the mend, and will be good to go by the weekend. I can't have him down and sick right now :)He has to be there to meet little miss when she decides to make her grand arrival. Thank you Jesus that your plan and ways are higher than our anxious human desires. Have a great Thursday!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Well, I am a little disappointed to say the least. I went to see dr cole yesterday, and I had made no progress since last Thursday.... Frustrating. Anyway, I was sad last night, but I have got to stop being selfish about this and let God bring Mary Margaret in His time. I have so much to be thankful for, my blood pressure is still really good, only have a little swelling, I am able to still work, play with the girls, baby is doing well and has a good, strong heartbeat, and point blank, just must not be ready yet. I was reading my Bible this morning, and as always God has an important lesson for me today. "Commit your ways to the Lord, TRUST HIM, and He will act." Psalm 37:5 Boy, was that what I needed to hear today. Father, thank you for your faithfulness to answer me when I call for help, even when yor plan looks different from my expectations. I am such a planner by nature, that not knowing when MM will be here, is seriously about to drive me crazy. My prayer today is to trust Him totally on this, and I KNOW he will allow this sweet baby girl to be born on HIS perfect time, not mine. I go back next Monday, Nov. 14 for another sonogram and to see Dr. Cole. :)
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Mistletoe Marketplace on Friday, new Christmas CD's, and Holiday open house in Kosy on Sunday.... I am definitley in the Christmas Spirit! I am working on my shopping in full force. I am almost finished with the girls and Destin. I have ideas for most everyone on what to get them, just got to find the time to get those gifts. My goal is still to be finished by Dec. 1 so I can enjoy the holidays and spend precious time with our new baby girl Mary Margaret, SaraBeth, and Mallory. I am looking forward to helping with class parties, Christmas baking with MawMaw and girls, spending time in Possumneck, etc during my time on maternity leave. I am most of all looking forward to wearing normal, non-maternity clothes, and being much CLOSER to my regular size. Although I am sure the holiday cooking/eating will be fabulous and poundful, so not much dieting going on there. But come JAN. 1, LOOKOUT. I am going to start back running and watching my diet. Got to get ready for weddings in the spring, and swimsuit/beach season won't be too far away either. Anyway, back to Christmas, SaraBeth and I have been practicing for her choir Chrismas program at church, and she reminded me just yesterday, that Christmas is about more than presents, Mama... She said, Christmas is about Jesus. "It's His Birthday" that we celebrate. It was so sweet to be reminded of this from her. Even through the holiday madness, I pray that I will always remember her saying that to me in our kitchen in my mind, not just this Christmas, but for my lifetime. Jesus truly is the reason for the season and the reason we celebrate! Only 1 month 2 weeks and 4 days away :)
Ok, I just had to tell you all about this car seat we got for Mary Margaret. I LOVE it!! I used a graco one for the girls, but passed that on to my nephew. So glad we got a new one. It has a soft pillow headrest and I can't wait to see that sweet baby girl in it :) And, YES, it is already in my suburban ready to go!!! Any day now...
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Mallory is 3 and a half, and she truly has the "middle child" syndrome and Mary Margaret is not even here yet. She loves Toy Story! She is the boy that we never had. ha! She is full of life and going non-stop. She is enjoying ballet and can't wait for the recital (in may). ha. Mal loves to play in possumneck, ride the tractor and 4 wheeler, and go to MSU games with Pop and Nana. She likes school, awana, choir, and mission friends. She loves to eat candy and drink coke (like mama).... Mal is a very sweet, precious, skinny and tall, hard-headed squirt, and we love her so much!