Saturday, December 5, 2009

Pregnancy Update

I believe it is about time I start updating my blog regularly. One day after I have Baby Bristol, I will wish I had kept record of how my pregnancy had gone. I will have to back track a little and hopefully remember (which I have a hard time doing these days) the highlights of a few weeks back, so here goes.

At 16 weeks I went in for my monthly visit. Josh was unable to go because work had been pretty crazy. I had gained 4 pounds, since my last visit which made a total of 5. I met with Dr. Wells and was able to hear the heartbeat. The last time we had went to the doctor, I was 12 weeks and it took the doctor a few minutes to find her heartbeat, which was making me really nervous. It was finally found and I was relieved. Well at 16 weeks, when Dr. Wells placed the monitor on my growing belly, it was loud and clear. I wanted Josh to be there so badly because I knew he would have been amazed at how loud it was. Dr. Wells also asked if I had felt the baby move. Of course I hadn't and he told me not to worry that I would probably feel some movement in a next couple of weeks.

As the weeks past, I was beginning to feel better. At the start of my pregnancy, I was put on Prometrium which was progesterone because my levels were low. I believe this was making me feel pretty yucky in the mornings along with the normal pregnancy symptoms. Eating toast for breakfast was getting old and finally when I was taken off the Prometrium, the yuckiness began to fade. On the other hand, being tired was part of my daily routine. If you knew me prior to being pregnant, you knew I was never a night owl, well now it is even worse. My bedtime usually ranges from about 8:30-9:30. I would say it is closer to 8:30 the majority of the time. I lay in Josh's lap on the couch while he plays with my hair and then I am usually asleep within about 5 minutes.

During the 18th week, Josh and I were laying in bed. While on my back, I felt a "thump" and a thought crossed my mind, "Is that the baby?". Then a couple seconds later another "thump" and I immediately knew. When I told Josh what I had felt he said, "It wasn't the baby, it was probably gas." I knew he was joking and that the "thump" I had felt was most definitely the little baby growing inside of me. After that night I began to feel more and more "thumps". It was such an amazing feeling. As I sit here and type our precious baby girl is kicking away inside my belly. Wow, what a great God we serve!

At the 20 week appointment we went in for the second ultrasound. I had waited for this day since I found out I was pregnant. I wanted to know the gender of our baby. Those people who don't find out what their having...more power to you because I could not do it. I went in to be weighed and I had gained 4 more pounds, which made a total of 9 pounds. During the ultrasound, the tech said everything looked wonderful and that the baby seemed healthy. She was showing us the monitor and she tried for probably 15 minutes to find the baby's gender. Well "little one" didn't want to cooperate. It was sitting in the breech position and on its feet. So basically we were unable to know the baby's gender and they said it would cost us $200 to have another ultrasound. Josh was SO upset and I was too of course. We were elated that the baby was healthy, but disappointed that he still didn't know the sex of our baby. We had to tell our parents and friends that we didn't know the gender and they didn't believe us, but soon realized we weren't lying.
My friend Christen told me about a place called Sneak Peek Studios. They do ultrasounds for really cheap and will look for the baby's gender for an hour if need be. So I called and got the next available appointment. Within three minutes of the tech, placing the monitor on my belly, she announced that we were having a girl! I was so excited. Bows, dresses and frill filled my mind. I think Josh was a little nervous knowing he would have a girl, but was glad to know what she was.

Since that appointment, we finally agreed on a name. Josh said that if it was girl he wanted to name her Bristol and I wanted to name her Claire after my great grandmother. Well the I caved and her name will be Bristol Claire. It has really grown on me and because I hear so many names at school, her name really stands out as being different. How do I feel? I have been feeling really good thus far. I will get occasional cramps in my legs, my syactic nerve will catch sometimes, and my back has begin to hurt after standing for long periods of time. I haven't had any particular food cravings. In the beginning, I craved tomatoes or anything with red sauce, but now I eat just about anything. I think I would get the refrigerator if I could. All in all, I have had a wonderful 22 weeks of pregnancy. I will continue to keep you updated on the latest news. Continue to pray that Bristol stays healthy and that we will have a great delivery. I can't wait until April to see our precious baby girl that God has blessed us with!
Here are few picture of the last several weeks.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I'm Back

Yes, I know, it has been quite sometime since my last post. Three months and eleven days to be exact, but who's counting. Extremely ridiculous! The only thing I can blame it on is how busy I have been with school and our house. We (meaning Josh) is in the the process of laying laminate wood flooring in all the bedrooms and the living room to get ready for Baby Musgrove.

I went back to the doctor today and heard the heartbeat. It was much stronger this time than last. The doctor said that the heartbeat is around 150 beats per minute. It was truly amazing to hear that little heart beat. Josh and I will find out Novemeber 19th what Lil' Musgrove is. We can't wait!!
Enjoy the pictures of how God's miracle is growing. Due date: April 6th

Ultrasound at 7 weeks and 5 days. It looks like a little Lima bean. :)

Beginning of the belly shots. 14 weeks and 5 days

16 weeks 2 days

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Wednesday's Tradition

If you follow Kasey's blog, you know that on Wednesday's my mom (Gabby) gets the girls to spend of some time with them. When I am working, I try to go see them because they always make me smile. These two girls are like my own and they both mean the world to me. Well, this past Wednesday I managed to make it to Mom's. Here are some really sweet pictures of these precious girls.

Hayley being silly

Leighton cheesin'

Mom loves this picture. What a sweet face!

Leighton feeding Gabby

Making funny faces

I love this one of Leighton!!!

Leighton was getting in to the funny faces. I had to help Hayley.

Trying to take a serious picture, but Leighton was still giving the funny face. :)

Leighton singing, "Shake your boodie, shake your boodie."
Playing with Papa

Papa getting Hayley...I don't think Zoe was liking that too much.

4th of July

Yes, I know this post is really late. I would say that I have been really busy, but that would be a lie. For the 4th, we always go to my aunt and uncle's to eat hot dogs and hamburgers. Afterwards, we headed to Mema's (Chad's grandmother) to watch the fireworks by the pond.

As you can tell, Josh wasn't in to taking pictures.

I guess I tasted good.

Friday, July 3, 2009

2nd Annual Girls Day Out

Last year, Monica, Melissa and I made a trip to Orlando to use our FREE Universal and Island of Adventure tickets. We were awarded these tickets for being Florida teachers.

Pictures of last year's trip: We wore sunglasses, our hair was dry and we are smiling.

On the Spiderman ride with our cool new shades. Still dry and smiling.
Let's just say that last year's trip was much more pleasurable. When we planned our trip we had no idea what the weather would be like. After reviewing the forecast we realized that there was a 70% chance of us getting wet due to rain, but we took our chances anyway.

This year's trip: WET, WET, WET!!!

The weather was not looking good.

The Spiderman ride with our cool shades and smiling. $8 ponchos that were well worth the money and nappy hair.

Day two: We went to Wet N Wild where we had a wonderful time. It didn't rain, but we didn't need sunscreen either. It was quite cloudy, but who cared because we were together enjoying our girls day out.

A Weekend at the Lake

Last weekend Josh and I headed to the lake for some much needed R and R. We also took Ali and she loves being at the lake. Whenever I was in the water, she was too. She loved getting on my raft and floating with me. Most of the trip for Josh was spent sleeping because he would get up early and go fishing, then he would fish late in the evenings. I on the other hand, spent most of my time with my nieces, Kaci, Addison and Tymber. (Bruce's girls) Kaci and Addison live in Alabama so we only get to see them several times a year. I thoroughly enjoy playing with these sweet girls. They have grown so much and we miss them dearly.

Mrs. Janie (Josh's mom), Kristi, and Mr. Richard (Josh's dad)...No, he doesn't usually smile like that.


Kaci and Halie fishing...By the way, Ali stole their dogs.


Addison showing off her dive

Halie, Addison, Kaci and Tymber

Addison with Ali. I think if I would have let Addison, she would have taken Ali back home with her to Alabama.

Mrs. Janie bought the girls some Play-Doh and I decided to join in on the fun. They were making all kinds of different animals and I thought that it would be appropriate to make a beautiful sculpture of Ali. I think I did a pretty good job.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

3 Years From Today

Monday, June 15, 2009

Practing for the PGA

Well I know it has been almost a month since I have posted. Yes, I am totally slacking at blogging, but I promise I will do better this month.
Josh was off of work about 2 weeks ago because of all of the rain and it was the beginning of my summer vacation. He got the bright idea that we go golfing. Let me fore warn you that I am pretty good at most sports, but in golf I am what you would say to be well below average.
Before setting out to totally embarrass myself, we had to go buy me some golf clubs. (As you can tell, I do not play golf much.) After our trip to Wal-Mart, I was ready for our day at the course. I had clubs, a box of balls, and a golf glove. I looked like a pro, but can guarantee that I didn't play like one.
The course was pretty wet, but we didn't care. The first couple of holes I would hit a couple of shots and then just pick up my ball and get back in the golf cart. I knew going in that it would probably take 8 shots to get my ball to the pin, so there were times that I would pick up the ball and throw it as far as I could. I mean I am good at softball, so why not merge the two sports together?
Josh on the other hand is quite good. He would get mad would make a bad shot, but when I made a bad shot (almost every time) we would both laugh. All in all, we had a ton of fun and enjoyed spending the time together.
Here are the pictures and a video. I hope you enjoy them.

As you can tell I am not on the fairway. This this where my ball landed most of the time.

Josh beating his club on the ground.