Monday, February 28, 2011

One Year Anniversary

On Sunday the 27th Mike and I celebrated our one year anniversary! We had a relaxing day at home and in the evening we got dressed up and had dinner at the space needle. We had such a great time! The restaurant is really beautiful and romantic and the view of Seattle is amazing, I really was not expecting the restaurant to be so beautiful, and for the food to be so good! It was so nice to be able to get all dressed up and go on a romantic date with my husband, especially to celebrate our one year anniversary!

Its so crazy to think that exactly a year from yesterday Mike and I got married and had a beautiful wedding where all our family and friends were there to celebrate such a special day with us. This year has gone by so quickly but it has been filled with so many changes. I am excited for this next year of marriage, I really feel like God has a lot in store for us.

Friday, February 18, 2011

25 Weeks

Today I am exactly 25 weeks pregnant, which means I have 105 days left until my due date! According to Chloe is now measuring at about 13 1/2 inches, and weighs about a pound and a half now. I also read that Chloe is getting more fat on her body this week and is starting to look more and more like a newborn. She is also getting more hair this week, and if I could see inside my womb right now I would be able to see the color and texture of her hair. Mike and I cant wait to see our daughter for the first time. We are so excited to see what she looks like and to discover what her personality is like. I wonder what kind of hair she will have, if it will be curly like mine or straight like Mike's, if her hair color will be brown, or blonde, or even red. Soon we will find out!

Mike has been feeling Chloe move a lot more lately which is so sweet and special. Last Sunday Mike's younger sister Brittany was able to feel Chloe move a little bit. Then on Tuesday I got together with my friend Jessica and Chloe was moving so much while her and I were talking that Jessica put her hands on my belly and was able to feel Chloe move and kick a bunch of times! Also I can see my belly move now when Chloe is moving, that's been really exciting! It never gets old being able to feel your baby's movements. There are times when she is moving so much and her movements are so strong that I just start laughing, because no one else sitting around me is feeling what I am feeling.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Baby Buys: Part 2

Chloe received a few absolutely adorable clothes from her Great Grandma Janice in the mail the other day! I cant wait to dress her up in all these cute little outfits!

6 Months Down

Today I am exactly 6 months pregnant! I really cant believe how fast this pregnancy has gone so far. Our little girl will be here before we know it! I have been feeling pretty good at this point in my pregnancy and only have morning sickness once or twice a week now. My energy level is much better these days but no where near what it was like before I got pregnant. I am however struggling a lot with leg cramps and back pain, but I know that's a normal symptom of pregnancy. I am also struggling with bending over now that my belly has gotten much bigger, its pretty funny actually to see me try to bend down and pick something up off of the floor, its not an easy task these days.

Yesterday Mike and I had an appointment with my midwife. While we were at the birth center there were 2 births going on. We didn't see anything obviously but they always light a candle that's on the front desk when a baby is being born, and Mike and I heard one of the newborns crying!

Our appointment was great, we talked about how I was feeling and any questions Mike and I had for her. For my next appointment which is on March 10th I have to take the glucose screening test to find out if I have gestational diabetes. I'm not looking forward to taking that test at all, I have to make sure not to eat anything for 2 hours before my appointment and then 30 minutes before my appointment starts I have to drink a really sugary drink that they give me in 5 minutes, then 30 minutes later they draw my blood. It's not that bad, I have it really easy because most people I have taken with say that when they took that test they were not allowed to eat all day.

 My midwife measured me, checked my blood pressure, we got to hear Chloe's heartbeat, which is always my favorite part. Chloe's heartbeat sounded strong and beautiful, and with the doppler we could hear her kicking in there! My midwife also showed us by pressing into my belly how Chloe was positioned in my womb. That was really amazing to be able to know where her head is, back, and cute little legs and feet!! After my next appointment which is in 4 weeks, my appointments will then move to every two weeks instead of 4!

Our childbirth class starts March 30th, we are so excited about starting that class. So many people have told me that the class we are taking is amazing and eased a lot of their fears about having a natural childbirth. Oh, and some other really exciting news, Mike finally felt Chloe move for the first time last Friday evening. That was so exciting to be able to share that experience together. Since then he has felt our daughter move a couple more times!