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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

lemon drops keep falling on my head

This Monday marked week 13 for baby barron and I. I can't believe I am already 13 weeks. I found out I was pregnant when I was 4 weeks. Time really has flown by. Baby B is the size of a lemon this week. I love how with pregnancy, the baby is compared to a size of fruit or vegetables - it's funny. So, as far as I know, baby barron is growing right on track. I go to the dr. next Friday, I will be finishing up week 14 and will soon start week 15, CRAZY! Speaking of going to the dr., I changed my doctor. Same practice, different doc. I really didn't like my previous physician, which I mentioned in a previous post and I was torn between 2 different physicians to go to but I finally chose the one I think will be great. She was my aunt's doctor and she said she loved her! I really want someone who is going to treat me like I am her only patient, who can sympathize with me, who has a great bedside manner - amongst other things. I felt like my other doctor was always in a rush, was very "matter of fact" with me, which is great, but not when I am new to this whole pregnancy thing. There are other things I didn't appreciate so we made the choice to change doctors. I'm excited to meet her and see how things go. Please say a prayer that this one works out :)

Speaking of working out, I've had NO ENERGY to work out. I know I need to be active, which I feel that I am active at work with my kids. We are always on the go, but I also understand that I need to exercise outside of work. When I get home from my crazy day at work, all I want to do is take a nap. Here is what I do when I get home from work..... let the dogs out, feed them, grab a snack, go to the bathroom, turn on oprah ( only if the guests are good) and then crash on the couch for about 45 mins to an hour. I crash to hard that I wake up in a pile of drool. It's true, every since I've been pregnant, I sleep with my mouth open and drool like nobodies business. Rather embarrassing. Once I get up from my nap, I usually find a pile of pee somewhere from Rocky ( sooooooooooooo annoying and frustrating). Brandon gets home, we cook dinner, go eat somewhere or go to his parents house ( live 10 mins away). After dinner, I get back on the couch, check my online class and then watch TV and at 10 o'clock, Brandon and I call it a night. And that my friends, is the exciting life of ME.

Now, if I may, can I ask all of you to say a little prayer for me? Hear me out. Although I LOVE my job and I know this is exactly where I am supposed to be and where God has called me to be, I am struggling really bad with my emotions and certain situations at work. I won't go into details, but let's say that the past 5 months, yes I said 5, I have been tested in so many ways that I didn't know were possible. I love my kids to death. I would do anything for them, I really would. But I have been struggling with understanding some things. Also, being pregnant, hormonal, and emotional hasn't helped. I think my kids have spring fever and they really have been testing me and my partner. Can y'all pray for peace, patience, understanding, wisdom and strength as we finish out the rest of the school year. My partner and I prayed together after work and there is something to be said when you can pray with your co-workers. What an awesome thing. But I also know the power of prayer when there are multiple people praying for the same thing. So, again, do y0u mind lifting me up in prayer?

Annnnnnd, to finish up this post..... here are some pregnancy highlights :) I stole this from a girls blog I read where can I find these little thing anyway?

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 13 weeks 3 days
Size of baby: Baby B is 3 inches long - size of a lemon
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Not quite sure? Maybe gained 2 lbs?
Maternity Clothes: Not yet. Although I use the bella band to keep the pants on, haha.
Gender: Don't know and sooooo anxious to find out!
Movement: none yet, to my knowledge
Sleep: Haven't slept good before I was pregs :(
What I miss: sleeping without interruptions aka - going to the bathroom, middle of the night snack break
Cravings: fresh fruit ( strawberries, green apples, blackberries, cherries, peaches)
Symptoms: I have been feeling great the past 2 weeks! Other than being sleepy
Best Moment this week: When a lot of people at work commented about my emerging baby bump :)


Katie @ Chronicles of KT said...

i know how exciting it is to make it through another week, each week I get to say Im one week further in my pregnancy makes me so excited and one week closer to meeting my little guy.

Hang in there with the job and i will keep you in my prayers for sure!!

Also when do we get to see this little emerging baby bump??

Wendi said...

Will add you to my prayer list! Hope things work out at school. And I totally know the "fat" feeling.. you look great. Nothing to worry about - eventually it will be sticking out uncontrollably (where I'm at now!) haha!!