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Friday, November 18, 2011

I gotta baby comin!

He gives me daily reminders. I've never felt something move as much as he does. He moves!!! More than I even do. I get kind of nervous about it. He makes my whole belly shake. It feels like bubbles...almost like he's passing gas in there. He hiccups alot and they are fast too, usually three times per day. I actually want to address this with my doc. Is this normal. I hope it is. He's moved alot the entire pregnancy and I can actually sleep through it but I don't know any other pregnant lady right now that's experiencing to that affect. I don't know. Since I am a first time mom I have nothing to compare it to. Feedback here would be good. LOL.

I have less than 60 days til the due date now. My appetite is back up a little, due to the fact that he's kind of low, although I can tell that he's not too small because I feel his movement on all sides of my belly. However sometimes he likes his head further to the right and then sometimes to the left. I've eaten what I felt like was alot this week but no weight gain and I hope that's ok...that maybe my metabolism is running a bit faster. I read that happens. I know this is all stuff I can address with the doc on Wednesday. I am doing what I can to control my anxiety about things like this.

All my friends who have been pregnant with me are starting to pop. LOL. My friend Meghan went into early labor on her birthday and is on bedrest as she waits for the baby to bake another week. My friend Adrianne is being induced tomorrow. My friend Kristen is due in 39 days or so.....who else......I know a couple girls due around the same time as's all coming up so quickly. I don't know if there is enough training to overcome this feeling of nervousness over practically everything. I have a 3D ultrasound planned on 12/20. I'm so ready to see his face!! However I told my husband that even if he comes out looking like a little old man he will still be the most beautiful baby I've ever seen! emoticon

He's my Christmas present this year!

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MRS.CARLY 11/30/2011 7:54AM

    Pregnancy sounds like the weirdest thing! All that movement inside your body! I have a lot of movement in mine, but it is just gas passin' through, HA! I can't wait to see his first pictures. I'm so excited for ya'll!!!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/20/2011 6:49PM

    My son was very active in vitrio too. I think boys often are. He had the hiccups a lot.

I've seen tons of babies delivered as a nurse and never saw an ugly one. They are all cute.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 11/19/2011 10:37AM

    Jamie, I'm so glad to see you focusing on the positive! "So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today." Matt. 6:34 I'm so proud of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 11/19/2011 8:19AM

    Exciting ;) miss the baby moving feeling ;)

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Feeling backed into a hypothetical corner

Monday, November 14, 2011

Hey! I had a fight with my husband tonight and I wasn't sure where to post this question. I'm not sure which of my blog readers will understand my sitaution. I think it will vary. However I'm depressed and I wanted to talk about it anyway.

I married a man from Oregon. He's a wonderful man! I've seen and heard how some husbands can be and I'm thankful I don't have someone who puts me down or has some strange addicition or worse. However the fight we had tonight is a tough one to solve.

We live in GA. He misses Oregon terribly. He's lived here several years because of the military. His intentions were to return to Oregon after he was done with the military. However he met me on eharmony and sent me an invitation to chat. We hit it off and the rest is history. We've always talked about Oregon. He wants to move back. He's always given me the hypothetical five years story. He's shown me homes and places he wants to live which is maybe 15 miles from where his parents are located. He misses his parents and he says he misses his home. He's never declared GA to be his home. His mom, dad and sister live in Oregon. His dad has MS and Josh also feels guilty for not being there to help his mom. All of his parent's extended family live in UT. The families see each other two to three times per year back and forth.

I live in GA. Lived here all my life. My parents and friends and extended family are all here. When I married Josh I told him that I would be willing to move back with him. However, my mother, other relatives and my close friends have made me feel guilty about it. I can't deny that I'm afraid to be such a great distance from them. I hate to fly but I'm willing to do it to see my family as often as I can. My parents are terrified of flying and they don't have a lot of money for travel. And I would still willingly do this traveling myself to see them.

So my mom was giving me another guilt trip again. Telling me that I would not have a support system out West. She and my dad financially give more to Josh and I than his parents. She said the girl should be close to her know basically everything she can to make me feel bad. I told her that I don't want Josh to not have more time with his parents. I told her it would be fair for us to move there a while. Unless they decide to leave Oregon, we would be their support system.

So I got to talking to Josh about it tonight. He gets angry with my parents about this discussion. He's called us selfish about this before. He says he needs to be there for his dad. I understand and support this. I told him that I would willingly go. However, for how long? I asked him how long we would be there. He mentioned maybe from the time our child reached 5....(5 years until college) or whatnot....All hypothetical.

So I told him this would be fine but I wanted to spend more than one week a year visiting relatives in GA. I would be leaving everything behind for who knows long. I mentioned that maybe I could come one month every summer while Joey was young to spend with family in GA. I want Joey to know his GA family the way he will his Oregon family.

Josh thinks I'm being irrational. His arguement is that he's gone years without seeing his folks. He thinks a month is too long to spend without him and he says I'm making decisions without him. He says he can't just spend a month now in Oregon when he wants to. My arguement was the fact that if we move in five years, he will get everyday with them, since he wants to live close by them, like ten minutes down the road. I only get once every month or two months with my parents now. He thinks I'm being unfair to want this for me and for my son. He says he was mad because he wants to be included but I was only thinking if his vacations were only one week out of the year, I would like to extend my visiting time in GA for longer. I can't just agree to one time per year, if I'm leaving my parents when they are 60 and when our son will finally be old enough to establish a relationship with his GA grandparents.

I know I'm possibly thinking too far ahead and I blame my mother for bringing this up but I feel like she is making me choose between my husband and them and I feel like my husband is making me choose between him and them. If I'm going to be ten minutes away from my in-laws in five years. I told him I would willingly go. However I feel like I'm cutting everything off just to please him. Why can't he compromise a little with me? Am I being irrational?

I have a job that works around my schedule by the way, which is why I have not mentioned my work being a problem for me because it would not.

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MRS.CARLY 11/16/2011 8:07PM

    Hey there honey! I understand where you are coming from. I hate to say it, but parents need to butt out when it comes to a husband and wife relationship. You chose Josh, you have "forsaken all others" for Josh, I think that is beyond just choosing only him to be with. I have to say that I understand where Josh is coming is REALLY hard to have a parent with a disability, especially aging. I am constantly telling my parents they need to buy a condo here in Austin for later on when they really get up in age (my dad is already 70). I also understand your side. You want to be near your family. I think you need to weigh the pros and cons of both areas. What would you be doing in Oregon, would Josh have a job opportunity? Would you have a job opportunity in the future? What is the economy like in both states, what is the cost of living in both states. What kind of home could you get in oregon versus Georgia. I personally like the west coast, Oregon is beautiful country. I would like into the school systems out there, I'm assuming education will be important to your son. Now it is time to start thinking about your little one. How will HE be impacted by this? You and Josh need to sit down and talk about your values and what you want for your son, figure out what is important to each of you and decide which state has more to offer.

Neither me or my husband live near his parents. We don't really have that issue because my husband hasn't seen his mom since we got married.....3 years ago, and he is fine with it. I, on the other hand see my parents quite often, they visit me, and I visit them. It is give and take. Your mom and sister could stay to visit in Oregon, you could fly back to visit them.

Can you work out a compromise with your husband? For example when I got the job offer in Connecticut, I told my husband "if we don't like it, we will apply for jobs elsewhere and move out, lets just give it a year". Well needless to say we headed back to texas within 8 months. Can you try to work something out with him? I know you don't want to uproot your child, but at the age of 3 or 4, he won't still be in school.

Don't let YOUR mom and families influence you. This is a decision for YOU and JOSH to make!!!! My parents made an agreement to butt out of my relationship with me and my husband. You have to draw that line somewhere! He won't be deployed anymore, so you don't have to worry about being alone in oregon either!

Let us know what you decide!

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MISTYMOVIN 11/16/2011 4:23PM

    In all honesty, your conversation with your hubby shouldn't be which side of the country to live on, but where is the best place overall to raise your kid. Neither hubby or I are from GA. His family is in Ohio, Florida, NC and Arkansas. My family is in Maryland, Oregon and Montana. We met in DC, when neither of us was from there, but living there because of the Air Force and Coast Guard (I was living with my Dad and going to college). With exception of my mom who lives in Savannah (she moved here a year after we moved here), we have no family nearby. My kids don't see their extended family very often. But we have a good job here, the area is nice, it's good for our kids and we're happy here. Here could be anywhere, home is where you make it.

Trying to plan 5 years ahead with a baby on the way is commendable...but I'll guarantee the one thing that excels at breaking plans is a child. You can plan all you like, but life has a way of doing things you might not agree with then, but later on, you'll say...oh it was all for a reason after all. We moved down to the Savannah area because that's where hubby got a job after the Air Force, with the idea of staying for a couple of years and trying to move out west. That was almost 13 years ago. Now with my oldest in high school, I'm loathe to move to uproot our family unless it was for a very good reason. Do I wish they spent more time with family? Sure. but it's made the few times we have spent with family all the more important and memorable.

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WONDERWOMAN 11/16/2011 3:48PM

    Well, this one hit a familiar cord with me. I could write two pages on this subject...both sides. I'm quite a bit older than you (closer to your parents' ages), but still a lot of similarities and a lot of differences. I'm from MI - H from GA. He came to MI in military - Vietnam Era - married a "girl from here" (not me the first time - lol). Tried moving back to GA and she wasn't happy, so they came back here. He made MI his home, they had kids, divorced, we married, raised the kids here (MI). Spent most of that time with my parents; lots of it caring for them. He was great through it all; but we were both tied to good jobs here also. However, there were times he would get angry we didn't spend more time in GA. My parents passed, and we agreed to spend most of the winter months in GA once we retired. It's been three years now and I will say it's been a challenge for me. The cultures are very different, I miss my family, I miss my friends, I miss my activities and everyday life. However, it's only fair I give him the time there, his parents needed us (his mom is still alive, dad died our fist winter there).

BUT here's the way we've managed to make it work - all along we both agreed that we would never deny each other whatever time "home" we felt we needed. He retired 8 years before me and spent at least a month at a time there while I stayed in MI (maybe took a week vacation and flew down to visit while he was there). Now I come back to MI for anywhere from 2 weeks to a month during the winter (I still have the kids, friends, and my sister/family here). So while we may not necessarily be happy with the way things have gone every step of the way, we do try our best to understand life is a compromise and we need to do so in order to make things work at all.

This is a very tough situation, and not to trivialize those who said their families live 5 hours away; across country is a whole different ball game! One thing I learned is that things seldom turn out as we plan, so I wouldn't worry too much now about 5 years from now. Yes, you do still need to keep talking about it, but you both need to ease up a little and agree to disagree right now and hopefully work toward an amicable outcome when it does happen. Both keep an open mind to each other's needs and wants and ultimately what is best for the family unit. Are you sure there won't be a second child by that time? Will you still have the same job? Will something have happened to one of your parents? Will Josh be able to find work there? How will you deal with the climate (I know that sounds minor, but believe me it is not)? It's not practical etch a plan in stone right now and be certain you will be able to follow it, or even want to, when the time comes.

You have a right to feel hurt by his rigidness right now. And he probably has a right to expect you to plan to move there "lock, stock, and barrel" if that's what you've led him to believe you were planning on doing. But you both have a right to realize your feelings might be different than you thought before. Maybe some of this is so powerful to you right now because of where you are hormonally. Right now, give birth to a healthy baby and mom, dad and baby enjoy your first years together. This is your family.

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KJDOESLIFE 11/16/2011 1:27PM

    It doesn't seem like he's willing to compromise with you. If you do come home for a month every year, there's no reason he can't come for a week of it with his vacation time. Ideally, you could make two 1-2 week trips during the year, but that doubles your airfare costs to make two trips instead of one. I agree with the others that this is a decision between you and your husband, so don't let your mom make you feel guilty. But also realize that he may never want to leave Oregon if you relocate there. He may say "5 years" now, but that may certainly change once he's back there. Good luck!

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COOKWITHME65 11/16/2011 12:00PM

    So sorry this is coming up while you should be relaxing and preparing for your son's arrival. This is probably not going to be the first time you will argue with your husband regarding this issue. Try to explain this to him and come to an agreement that it will be spoken of calmly and not in an upsetting and threatening way. This is an important decision for you as a family. May I ask why in 5 yrs from now? Will he be in the service till than? Sadly his ill Father at that time may not be around or living in an assisted living environment where he can get the help he requires. MS comes in many different forms and stages. I do not know his level but it is something to consider. Also realize when you move to Oregon you will not have the support of your friends. You will need to make new ones. With your son entering school that shouldn't be to bad of a problem. I think the idea of spending an extended time in Georgia during the Summer is a great idea. Maybe your husband could travel down and visit you midway thru? If your husband is thinking 5 years from now don't get to worked up over it. A lot can change between now and then.

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-AIMIE- 11/16/2011 10:39AM

    I believe since before getting married you told him you would be okay with moving...then you need to at least give it a try. If you get to Oregon and you just aren't happy, I don't imagine he would force you to stay there. Since he has been away from his family for so long then I would say make the move, continue to stay close with family in Georgia with technology and such, make regular visits for weeks at a time! I honestly think if I were in this situation and he didn't wanna be in Georgia and I didn't wanna be in Oregon then I would find somewhere right smack in the middle and give that a try that way neither family could complain that you favored one over the other LOL!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/15/2011 10:35PM

    I agree that you have quite a problem. And of course I want to be completely honest with you. You may not like my answers but I'm older and see the picture from afar. I'm not personally invested so I can be objective.

In my opinion both Josh and your parents are being selfish. They need to think about what is best for you and your child.

I completely understand that Josh misses his family and wants to be with them. But basically he is asking you to exchange places with him. Your parents are right - you won't really have a support system there. It sounds like your MIL already has her hands full if she has to care for a sick husband. It's nice that Josh wants to help his father but he is about to become a father himself and it is going to be a full time job for both of you to parent this child for a while.

Josh chose a temporary career that caused him to have to be away from his family so you are in no way at fault for that. You didn't make the same choice.

Are Josh's family going to be able to baby-sit? Help with expenses? You really can't expect your parents to financially support you in another state.

Have you ever been to Oregon? It's a lot different than Georgia. You may prefer it but you may also hate it.

What do you think of his family? Are you going to want to spend all your free time with them?

To be honest if you move that far away you will see your family very little and you will have to decide if you will be okay with that. If your parents are 60 then they probably won't be around when your son graduates from college. Would they consider moving to Oregon?

Since you are willing to give up your home to move to Oregon Josh is the one who needs to compromise and realize you need more than a minimal relationship with your family. A month a year isn't too much in my opinion.

You are not being irrational at all. Everyone is jockeying for control and you are in the middle. You are a smart girl and love everyone. Consider your child and everything else will fall into place. Your child deserves to know both sets of grandparents.

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APIRLRAIN888 11/15/2011 1:06PM

    We both live away from family
Hubby is 600 mile! Me half a world away
My dad is retired so he visits months at a time with Sis
I go back for a month or two once every 2-3 yrs

We visit his parents on holidays, but probably spend more days together with my family.

But we phone and Skype ;p

But totally understand. It's and hubby deision.
Maybe try a 5 yrs there, u never know

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SABRINALONDON21 11/15/2011 11:28AM

    This is a tricky one, I think the decision needs to be taken jointly with your husband and your families need to accept it. I understand his concern about 1 month, it does seems like awful long time. Maybe you can try a week or a couple of weeks and see how it goes. My parents live in the US and I live in Europe, I am an only child. I see them once a year, and find that more than two weeks is too much both for me to stay at theirs and be away from my own home. You are lucky, with today's technology there are things like Skype where you can video chat anytime you want and it is free, share photos/ videos. It beats letters, emails and phone calls. Best of luck!

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    Ahh, so this is where I have to stick my neck out and disagree, in some aspects, with Lalaflowers. Your one month with your family is so very important! Our 2nd daughter and her husband live three hours away from us, and 3 minutes away from her husband's family. While this is very difficult for us, her family, we understand and try not to get too jealous or frustrated. At the same time, they make every effort to plan holidays and such around our schedule because they know that they see his family every day, and not ours. It is very considerate of them, and we appreciate it, and the fact that his family usually supports this "plan".

A month a year is NOT asking too much, in my opinion! Your parents don't like to fly, cannot afford to travel that much, and out of courtesy for them, a month is the thoughtful thing to do! I think it is rather selfish of your husband and his family if they begrudge you that time spent with your family--how else are your children going to remain close to them! I think it's a horrible thing to keep families separated just because of selfishness!

Yes, it IS you and your husband's decision, and only yours. But it is ALSO vital to be loving and considerate to both sides of the family--that is, if they are important to you!

I hope you don't mind my shooting it straight from a distant grandparent's point of view!

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LDY_ALI_79 11/15/2011 8:17AM

    I agree with LaLaFlowers 100%. I live more than five hours away from my parents and I see them maybe 5 times a year. I just really want to say is stay connected to your husband because at the end of the day it's him, you and your kids life.

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LALAFLOWERS 11/15/2011 7:44AM

    First. I'm sorry you have to have such a difficult argument. There really isn't a good outcome for either of you, or for that matter.. both of you.

I'll first start out by saying that I have spent the last 20+ years living more than a 5 hour drive away from my parents (and sister who is very close). We've made it work, and do still love to get together. My parents are able to travel, and now that Mom has retired, are setting themselves up to travel even more. So, yes.... our financial situation is different.

First comment: This is between you and your husband. You're mom will always be your mom, but she is no longer your parent. She should stay out of this situation. And, I do feel that she's being selfish to want to keep you tied to her apron strings. She has said that she would love to keep you close. Now, she should be there to support you in any way that she can. With love and understanding. If she has worries, concerns or other things she needs to discuss... Your dad is a great person to discuss this with. With him, closed doors, and then, go on with life.

As to moving away... yes, you don't see each other all the time. Nope, you can't just pop over when Mom & Dad need something. But... Long distance phone deals are a plenty! Basically, you don't have to pay to be able to talk on the phone to your hearts content! I usually talk to my Mom every couple of days.. even if only for a couple of minutes. At least once or twice a week, we talk for an hour or more on the phone. My kids now spend lots of time talking to "Omi & Opi"... sometimes even calling them in the afternoon to tell them about something special at school.

Don't set any set times to spend once place or another. This can be worked out each and every year, depending on the situation. Based on what's happening in your life, and in your parents... The beginning, with a baby... you are visiting, not the little one. When he is older, yes... if you can swing it, spending a longer time can be fun! I'm lucky enough to be able to leave my girls with my parents for a month each summer. This way, hubby and I have a long date month! We act like 'bunnies' (wink, wink), we go on dates, and some times... we just get to do what we both want, without having to co-ordinate child care with each other. It's a great time.. but we both end up really missing the kids. But.. our kids are older now (10 & 7), and I'm only a 12 hour drive away. It didn't start this way.

If you need to feel that your parents get to see Joey grow up.. learn & teach them how to use Skype. Make sure your folks have a place to get to high speed internet. (if they can't swing the cost at home... what about a library nearby? or somewhere else that they can get to easily). It's an easy way to see each other frequently, without traveling. You too set it up at home. Then, your parents can see Joey doing what ever you want them to see. He'll know what they look like.

Last point: support system. Nope. Your family won't be there. The friends you have now won't be there... but you know what... Hubby's family WILL be there, you will make new friends... (believe me, with young babies.. it's not too hard to make friends... mom's groups, preschools, mommy & me classes, church nursury, etc...) And, in reality.. your support group will grow! Cause, if something happens where you really, really need YOUR mom... and no one else will do... You'll find a way to get her to you.

Good luck... and feel free to talk more to me about how I make a long distance family work. We are very close, and my kids love my family lots. Cause we always find a way to be together. It's a choice. and then determination.

(sorry for the very, very long answer to your blog)

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NIELSENSLADY 11/15/2011 1:06AM

    That's what I'm afraid of. I'm afraid as they get older, they will need me more. However I know my son will probably only be keen on summers with grandma while he is young.

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JENJI_RUNNER 11/15/2011 12:40AM

    Ultimately, this is your decision with your husband, not your mom's. I don't think your one month idea is unreasonable. Maybe there could be a compromise, trying out 2 weeks in the summer for you in GA? Remember things will change as parents and children get older.

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Still Here, Less Visible, A few weeks to go!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I made my visit this evening to see how my friends are getting along which seems to be pretty well! I'm glad to see. The weather is getting cooler here and I love it! The heat and my pregnancy weren't getting along well.

I had my class today which was very informative. I tried not to be distracted by the fact that my baby is running an elbow across the side of my stomach. Hee hee! He is a little dancer I suppose. Or maybe it was from the cookies I fed him today.

I still am only up about 20 pounds! My baby rides up and down. Sometimes he's low and sometimes he's high. My pelvis feels it on different days. I'd rather him be down so that I have more room in my tummy area. It is what it is I suppose. I have all my appt's lined up before delivery and I am really excited about my 36 week ultrasound!!

I have been watching shows and reading blogs about weight loss and it's definitely important to me. I don't know how long it will take to heal yet but getting in activity is something that I want to make a priority when I can once again. I think I want a hula hoop!

Either way I'm glad to see my friends are doing well and I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving! I just hope I have room in my tummy to eat!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 11/14/2011 10:39AM

    Happy Baby Carrying! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/14/2011 10:22AM

    It was so good to hear from you!!

The weather here is up and down. We finally had a hard freeze - very late this year. I like the cool temps but not the cold temps. I find my temp tolerance has narrowed as I age. LOL.

My son was really active too. So much so that in the sonograms he looked like a gymnast. LOL. The only thing that calmed him was putting my stomach on his dad's back.

I like hula hoops too and tried it not too long ago and wasn't very good. I guess I'm not as flexible as I was when I was younger.

I hope you can eat all you want for Thanksgiving. It's my favorite meal of the year.

You will be able to start the new year getting back to your plan!

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MRS.CARLY 11/13/2011 10:11AM

    Getting so close to see the little man!! I bet you guys are SUPER excited!

Thanks for checking on us!

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APIRLRAIN888 11/13/2011 12:48AM

    Hang in

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Third Trimester

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Talk about change in a month!

I've put on 16 pounds in the entire pregnancy. I think the difference in the one month of these two photos is about 5-7 of those pounds. I popped! LOL!

I wish I had another pic of Joey but I haven't had any new ultrasounds. I go in for my Glucose test next week with fingers crossed. Aside from that its just been the usual. I'm working again and it's from home and I like it....most days. LOL.

Joey (my baby) is very active and moves and rolls and hiccups. I talk to him and play music for him. He reacts very well to his dad's voice which I love! I admit I am nervous in this last trimester. Need to sign up for baby classes, choose a birthing plan, I need to find breast feeding supplies for cheap and of course the labor part!

Taking it a day at a time....a lesson at a time really. I can't wait to see a 4D pic of my baby but I won't get one til later.

Hope everyone's doing well in Sparkland!!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/21/2011 7:33PM

    It was sooooooooooooo wonderful to hear from you. You look wonderful and so does Joey!! LOL. You are really doing well on the weight gain. I didn't gain much during pregnancy either.

I remember my son in there doing the cancan. LOL. The xray tech said he was so active they thought there was more than one in there. He would calm down if I would put my stomach on his dad's back. He once turned all the way over to get ready for the birth canal when I was in the bathtub. It looked like the scene from the first Aliens. LOL.

You have a lot to look forward to. Get plenty of rest while you can. emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 10/20/2011 11:15PM

    Hurray! Baby Joey's on the way! emoticon

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MRS.CARLY 10/20/2011 9:15PM

    You are doing great!! Your face is actually looking thinner as the pregnancy goes on!

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APIRLRAIN888 10/20/2011 6:57PM

    Awe congrats!!!!!!!!!!!

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My lil Joey

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hey guys

Long hiatus. I finally got over the severe morning sickness after the 5th month. It's been replaced my a desire to eat eat eat! Last weekend I exercised more than I have in months and my eating was not bad...not too much and I put on almost 5 lbs in two days. Ouch!

Doc didn't want me to put on more than 10 but I'm not sure where to count. I weighed 205 at conception. Got sick and lost to 197 and this morning, I'm at 209. It's all in my gut too. Sooooo I guess I'll see how the doc feels about it next week. It's hard to put food down and I try not to eat til I'm miserable but I snack alot which could be the issue. On Friday, I'll be 25 weeks pregnant.

My Joey is delightful and full of energy. He kicks or moves alllll day! I cried watching him during the ultrasound. He covered his face with his lil hands, folded his legs over his head and began playing with his toes and he wiggled alot. We barely got a glimpse of his lil boy parts but glimpse we did! So we know.

My mom has dropped over 700 on baby stuff. If I didn't have a shower I'd be doing ok but I plan to have one or two hosted by family and friends. I am excited about the party food part. LOL!

I have a new job as a call in customer service agent from home. I have a couple of days left of training and then I can bring in a paycheck. Yay!

Here are some pics I'd like to share.

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    Oh, how WONDERFUL!!! Keep us posted, ok?

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COOKWITHME65 9/24/2011 8:13AM

    You are doing wonderful and look so happy. He will be here in no time. Congrats!

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BEMILLER30 9/22/2011 2:15PM

    Awwwe! So cute and exciting. I'm so happy for you!!

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KARVY09 9/22/2011 11:41AM

    Looking good! I still think the 10 lb thing is BS.

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TWINSMOMMY607 9/22/2011 8:31AM

    How exciting! Congratulations!!

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    Congrats!! How exciting!! emoticon emoticon

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SUZANNE0606 9/22/2011 12:14AM

    So excited for you!!! Enjoy this time in your life!

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ALLBW2U 9/21/2011 10:23PM

    Congratulations!!! Stay healthy....and keep that baby healthy.

Thanks for providing an update. It is so cool and so exciting watching as babies grow and develop into those little children who can completely wrap us around their little finger. They forever change our lives....and make them (our lives) even better.

Best wishes always.....Bill


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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/21/2011 10:23PM

    You look radiant, GF, and so does Joey!! LOL. Your mom is going to be a fantastic grandma!! LOL I'm so glad you are feeling better and can eat!! Soon will be totally in love and absorbed but 10 little fingers and toes.

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APIRLRAIN888 9/21/2011 10:12PM

    awe! congratz! my sis found out on monday she is having a boy too

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