Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pictures of our little boy:)

I'm sorry that it has taken me a couple of days to get these up! Thank you for all of the sweet messages, phone calls, facebook comments, etc. about our little man. Here is a wonderful shot of his profile. He doesn't look that long because his legs are tucked under him. My favorite part in this picture is his precious nose! This is a picture of Haley. She has done every ultrasound that I have had. The first couple were by chance, but now I request her because she is amazing. I knew that she would not give up until she found out what the baby was. She is always so encouraging and really takes her time with us. This picture was taken right after we found out that we were having a boy!
Here is the "money shot." I'm sorry buddy--I know this is humiliating! :) Anyway, it is clear that this baby is a boy. I believe that you can double click on the image to enlarge it. Once again, he legs are tucked under him. I think that he is going to like sitting on his feet.

Here are the first two outfits that Joey and I bought for our little man. I think Joey is concerned about how preppy I will dress him. I just love sweater vests and polos. I also thought he would need a good outfit for when he was working around the house with his daddy!

I normally try to take "bump" pictures on Tuesdays because that is when my week rolls over--if that makes any sense. For example, I will be 16 weeks on Tuesday. However, that plan is not really working. Joey has been working so late that I am already in my pajamas when he gets home with my hair pulled up and no make-up. So, we took a picture after church today. I am 15 weeks and 5 days here.

I have written about my students before, and they continue to be wonderful and so excited about this pregnancy. This was one of the many notes that my children wrote me on Friday after finding out that the baby was a boy. I like this one because Ralph was included in the kids know me so well! Unfortunately, Joey did not make the cut!

Joey and I went to a "New Parents Brunch" at church today. I love our church so much, and they do such a great job of making new parents feel comfortable. We met all of the nursery workers, and listened to different speakers. It has been a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

It's a BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Was there ever really any doubt? :) We had our appointment today, and most importantly, the baby was healthy and measuring correctly. He weighs about 5 ounces, and we could see his developing spine, his fingers, toes, nose, mouth, etc. His heartbeat was 153 bpm. When we started the ultrasound, he was curled over and his legs were "Indian Style." The lady performing the ultrasound said that he was in about the worst possible position, and I started to think, "Oh great, we aren't going to get to find out." We tried a couple of things though, such as laying me on my side and pushing the wand on my stomach a little harder to hopefully stir him, and finally he started to move. We got a clear shot, and clearly saw that it was a boy. Once he started moving, he put a tiny little foot right in front of the screen. It was precious. Then, he kept putting his hand next to his face and moving his fingers so that it looked like he was trying to snap them. He is so stinking cute!

After our appointment, Joey and I went to Target to buy a couple of outfits for our little man. It was really weird, and I kind of felt like I was shopping for one of our nephews instead of our child. We then went to Outback for a celebration dinner where we talked all about our little man.

We still do not have a boy name. In fact, we are really not even close to agreeing on one. We have very different opinions on what it should be, and we are trying to compromise. Hopefully, we will have one very soon. For now, we call him "little man" or "little buddy." I will post pictures tomorrow of the ultrasounds and our little man's new outfits. I am too lazy to walk upstairs to the scanner right now! It was a wonderful day! Thank you Jesus for our healthy baby boy!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Tuesday, February 16, 2010


At 14 weeks, Baby Glasgow is the size of a lemon! By now, the baby's neck is strong enough to raise its head off of its chest. He/she is now receiving all nutrition directly from the placenta. The baby also now has the ability to make a variety of facial expressions, and is starting to grow hair. The baby's hands are able to make a fist, and his/her fingerprints are already in place!
As for me, I am very excited that I am starting to gain a little weight. Since the start of my pregnancy, I have lost between 7 and 8 pounds. I have gained one of those pounds back this week. So even though I am still less than when I became pregnant, I am at least going in the right direction now. The pickle craving continues. I think that I could eat the entire jar in one sitting, so I have to limit myself! They are just so yummy! One thing that is not yummy...milk! I have hated it my entire life, and I still do. I have to force myself to drink it, and right now is especially critical as the bones are hardening. So, I'm off to get a glass right now (gag), and figure that I will do many things in my life for this child that I absolutely do not want to do. I will post a tummy picture soon.

Monday, February 15, 2010

One long post coming up...

While this is technically a BABY blog, I do feel like I should take a moment to tell about the greatest Valentine in the world! I know the last post was all about how wonderful Joey is, so I will refrain from doing that again, but he really did make my day this weekend with his thoughtfulness. are my TWO DOZEN roses. What did I do to deserve this you ask? Well, here is the story! Friday was an unexpected snow day in Tuscaloosa, so we did not go to school. Joey (unknown to me) had already arranged for a dozen roses to be delivered to me at school on Friday. We had previously discussed that we were just going to give each other cards this year for Valentine's Day and spend our money on a nice meal together, so I really was not expecting flowers. Friday afternoon, our school secretary called me and told me that the UPS man had brought my flowers to her house (she lives close to the school) since he could not deliver them to school. Without even thinking, I hung up the phone to call my mom and thank her for the flowers because I just knew that Joey had not sent them since we were just doing cards this year. After she told me that it wasn't her, I called Joey. He told me that it was him, and I was touched that he had done it but also feeling guilty because I had stuck to the "cards only" rule. When I started explaining this to him, he tells me that there is more. After realizing that school was going to be closed, he was scared that I would not have any flowers for Valentine's Day, so he called the company and ordered me a second dozen roses to be delivered to the house. That is how I ended up with two dozen roses. Is that not incredibly thoughtful? Needless to say, I have his favorite potatoes cooking right now--I normally only make them for holidays, but I thought that I would surprise him when he comes home!

Another very special flower that I received for Valentine's Day came from a student in my classroom. Every year, our school does a fundraiser where students may purchase carnations and send them to anyone in the school that they want. I have a sweet little boy in my class who has taken a special interest in this pregnancy. He checks on me constantly, tells the other students to quiet down so as not to disturb the baby, and is very protective of me in general. He is truly a compassionate, caring person, and I love how genuinely concerned and attached he is to this child. Anyway, the flowers were delivered today to the classrooms, and I did not notice this flower at first. I was touched by all of the flowers that my students had bought for me, but take a close look at the tag on this flower!
He bought this flower for Baby sweet! I later asked his mother if it was his idea or her idea, and she said that it was his idea and that she had actually asked him if he was sure that he didn't want to buy for a friend instead. He was certain that this is who he wanted his flower to go to. I try not to cry in front of my students, but for some reason this flower meant so much to me that it did made me tear up.
As we enter into the second trimester, the pregnancy becomes more and more of a reality to me and I am starting to do things that I initially put off. The weeks are starting to fly by, and I am quickly realizing how much there truly is to do. People ask us how the nursery is coming, and we just laugh because we have done absolutely NOTHING in there! So, to feel a little productive, I sat down last night and filled out a lot of paperwork. I did all of our pre-admission forms (brilliant idea) so that we will not have to worry with them when we go for delivery.

Joey and I also started filling out the information to sign up for classes. There are several different options, but we have decided to take all of the classes that pertain to us. Here is a short list of some of the classes offered, but there are many more. We do not actually start attending classes until after I reach 20 weeks.

In other pregnancy news, I had my first craving (that I am aware of) today. I went into Publix after school to pick up a couple of things. I have a standard route--produce first, everything else, cold stuff. However, today I made a beeline for the one thing on my mind--PICKLES! I think it is funny that I was craving pickles because to me that is the most stereotypical thing that a pregnant woman can want, but there must be a reason behind the stereotype. I do not buy pickles, and soon realized that I knew the taste of the pickle that I wanted, but I did not know what kind of pickle that was-if that makes any sense. I wanted the kind that delis give you on the side of your plate when you order a sandwich. I finally decided that I would go with dill (and that was the right choice), but then began the 15 minute quest to find a pickle that did not contain high fructose corn syrup in the juice--not an easy job! Thankfully, I found it and I have eaten four pickles since I have been home, and they are DELICIOUS!
I also decided at Publix that the time has come to start rubbing Cocoa Butter on my body everyday. Even though I have not gained any weight, I really do not want stretch marks. Here is the kind that I bought, and it smells wonderful. Hopefully, it will work:) Does anybody know of a brand that is better?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Welcome, 2nd Trimester!

Baby Glasgow is now about the size of a nutter butter!

Welcome 2nd trimester...I love you already! The second trimester brings a greater sense of peace that the pregnancy is progressing normally, an increased appetite, a lack of sickness, etc. The last week was wonderful....almost so wonderful that I began wondering if I was still pregnant because I felt like my old self again. Our last several Sunday School lessons have been on not being anxious, and not worrying, but rather trusting that the Lord is in control. So, I am trying to completely turn this pregnancy over to God, and pray for His will to be done in our child's life...easier said than done, but I am getting better. I know that it is the first of many things with this little one that I will have to turn over to Him! Making it through the first trimester does make it a little easier to not worry as much, though.

Joey was wonderful through the first three months. I was not the easiest person to live with, but he stuck in there with me, and I am so thankful for him. For several weeks, I was sick most nights, and took three hour naps a day. It was not uncommon for me to wake up to a prepared dinner, the laundry finished, and our house cleaned. When I was sick, he was always there to hold my hair, hand me a wet rag, or do anything that I needed. When I first met "hot guy #2," I never imagined that our love could grow so deeply. He is always there for me, no matter what. He has taken on many new responsibilities, such as changing the litter, and never complains. If I ever mention a certain food that I want, he makes sure that I get it. The other night, he asked me what I wanted for supper. I told him that I would love some teriyaki chicken, so he made it for me. I took one look at it, and thought that I would be sick. He didn't get upset, didn't complain, but simply put it away for his lunch the next day and helped me make something else. This pregnancy has made me love him even more than I already did. I know that the next part of our life will be wonderful, exhausting, incredible, trying, and every other emotion ranging from the best to worst. I am so thankful that this child will have Joey for his/her daddy. He is already showing what an incredible father he will be by the way that he cares for his child's mother. I guess I will let it slide that he has been calling our child Hector...yes, you read that right--Hector! :)

What's going on with the baby at 13 weeks?

Here is what little "Hector" is doing:

**He/she is able to make a fist and suck his/her thumbs.

**His/her ribs are growing.

**His/her intestines have moved into the correct position.

**His/her tooth sockets are in place and ready to produce teeth later on in life.

**His/her vocal cords are complete and in place.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Just to be clear...

Someone asked me recently if I would be okay if the baby turned out to be a girl. While I have been outspoken in the fact that I believe this baby to be a boy (and I still do), I have never said that I want it to be a boy. All I want is a healthy baby, and I do not care one bit if we get a girl or a boy. It's funny, though because when I dream about the baby, the baby is always a girl because I am calling her by her name in my dreams. I think this is because we have the girl name picked out but not the boy name, so I wouldn't know what to call a boy in my dreams. Anyway, I just wanted to clear up any misconceptions that I wanted a boy and would be unhappy with a girl.

12 week baby bump

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

12 weeks

Because we will not have another ultrasound until 15 weeks, I am posting an image from the internet of what the typical fetus looks like at 12 weeks. We are thrilled to have reached this point! This was our original date of when to officially announce our pregnancy, but my growing bump made the secret pretty impossible to keep. I spend at least an hour each day reading about the development of our baby, things that I can be doing to help him/her develop, and I also try to read about newborns even though that seems so far away. I am amazed at how much a baby develops in a week. Here are some of the highlights from week 12:
**The organs and systems are fully formed--now they are just growing and strengthening.
**The baby is about the size of a large plum.
**His/her bone marrow has started making white blood cells.
**The toes and fingers are no longer webbed, and he/she has the ability to put a thumb in his/her mouth...sucking will come later!
I will try to take a "belly bump" picture later today, but Joey is sleeping right now since he is on night shift. I have not seen much of a change in this area.