Thursday, August 31, 2006

What a week...

Well, the week started out really great. We got the news that we are having a baby boy, and for the most part everything is looking perfect and right on schedule! All good news!

It sorta went down from there. I hesitate to even post this blog, only because I know that Josh and I are so incredibly blessed, and I don't want to sound ungreatful at all, but sometimes ya just need to vent! So here it goes...

Tuesday morning I woke up feeling ok, but not exactly "right" of you know what I mean. Well, by 10:00 that morning I was throwing my toenails up at work. Never a fun thing! I thought is was a little strange to be having morning sickness this late, especially when I have felt so good the past few weeks. Well by the the time the aches, fever and other fun things that come along with a stomach flu set in, I was pretty sure this is not morning sickness. So I finished my last 3 patients of the morning, called my temp, and headed home to spend the rest of the day wretchedly ill! The good thing is it only lasted 24 hours, but I went ahead and called in for Wednesday, just in case...

So Wednesday morning, I am feeling a little better, PRAISE THE LORD, when Josh calls and says his car is on the fritz, and he really can't get above 50 MPH without it doing some scary things. Well, any of you that know Josh's car, know that it is on it's last little miles anyway. It's a 1992 Honda Accord w/ 180,000 miles on it and it has NO A/C!! Fortunately for us, we have been using his brother's car for the past 5-6 weeks while he's been traveling, so Josh hasn't had to battle the 100+ degree heat w/ no a/c. That has been a HUGE BLESSING!!! Anyway, we decided it is probably time to bite the bullet and just buy a new car.

Can I just say, it was less stressful buying our house than it was buying a car! The guy we worked with was really nice, but you just can't help but think you are getting ripped off somehow. Maybe that's the cynic in me, or maybe car sales guys have a bad rep for no reason, but that's how I felt. Nothing and everthing sounds like a good deal all at the same time! So to make a long story longer...we now are the proud owners of new car, well, semi new car. We bought a 2006 VW Jetta w/ 19,000 miles on it. it's white w/ tan interior, very basic, but I love it! And more importantly, Josh now has a reliable, safe car! God really is so good to us!!

So tomorrow we go to the "high risk" Dr. for the level 2 ultrasound. I am hoping to get some really good pictures of Beckham, especially since Buddy ate the last ones! (I won't even start on that!!) I'll post when I know more.

Monday, August 28, 2006


I know it's been a really long time since I have posted anything. I have had 2 Dr. appt's since my last posting. And today we found out we are having a LITTLE BABY BOY!!! Yes, a boy. I never thought of myself as the mom of a boy, but I love the thought of it now. And I know the Lord has given me exactly what I am suppose to have. Josh is, of course, THRILLED! He has wanted a boy since we found out we were expecting.

The guy who did the sonogram said everything is looking right on schedule. He is exactly the size he should be. He has all of his arms, hands, legs, feet, eyes, etc... His kidneys, brain, heart and spinal cord all look good too. The only "bad" thing we learned was that there may only be 2 blood vessels in the umbilical cord, where there should be 3. So Friday I am heading to the "high risk" doctor to have a level 2 sonogram to help us to see if that is really the case. If it is, then we will be monitored very closely from here on out. Starting at 28 weeks I will be having weekly appts. and a sonogram every month. That will be to track his growth very closely, and if he shows any signs of growth problems, my Dr. said she will deliver me early. I am praying that the tech was wrong about the whole thing. And if it is true, that he will continue to grow normally until term. Although, a few weeks early would give us a great tax deduction for 2006! As long as he is healthy, I am good with that!

So for the long weekend, Josh and I are planning to start on the nursery. We are hoping to put up a chair rail and paint. We are thinking a football themed room!

I feel him moving around all the time! Just about the time I begin to settle down at night, he decides it's time to "play." I guess that's why so many babies are born with their days and nights mixed up. I am feeling really well. Morning sickness is completely gone...Praise the Lord... And I haven't had any really weird cravings. Well, that 's all the scoop for now. I will try to post again after the second sono on Friday!

Here's the latest pic of BECKHAM JEFFREY FARIS!! Isn't he CUTE??