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  #161  
January 17th, 2014, 10:22 AM
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OH wow ladies!!! Sorry I havent had time to stop and think the last month...everything has been go go go to get ready....feels like December took only a blink to go by and January is almost over

Everything has been going great...just no time for anything I promise I will update this weekend. I have belly pics and nursery pics that I will post this weekend too.
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January 19th, 2014, 11:05 PM
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I can't wait to see an update!
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January 26th, 2014, 08:54 AM
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Oh wow it is so good to see so many of my JM sisters that I havent seen in forever!!! I miss you all!!!!!! Thank you for checking up on me
Time has totally flown by the last couple months...I cannot wait to meet this little one! I will say this I will MISS being pregnant. This pregnancy has been such an amazing one and I love feeling Squirt move around inside my tummy, talking to Squirt, singing to Squirt, and dreaming of what they look like. I kinda like that I’ve had this little one to myself...that may sound strange but it has been such a blessing for me. I smile with every kick and movement...I love the kicks to the ribs and bladder...I love watching my tummy dance around.

In just 9 days I will be holding this little one in my arms
My doctors moved up my EDD by a bit and decided to be on the safe side and have me deliver earlier than what was originally planned. I was supposed to deliver February 13 but they moved it up to February 4....I am totally okay with it now. I was a little nervous being so early I will be 36 weeks 5 days and according to the ultrasounds Squirt is looking great. If I start having contractions it would be bad...so early is best.

Squirt is looking great...my last ultrasound was on the 23rd....Squirt was asleep and was not happy about being woken up...look at this fussy face...

Squirt's measuring 5lbs2oz...so looking great and is head down. No cramping or pains. Some swelling of the feet and face in the morning when I wake up...but it usually goes down after I move around to get dressed.

I have had a ton of stuff to do the last couple months....Ive had to get everything for work straight, the house ready, nursery completed, clothes washed and countless other things. I’ve pretty much done everything...the only things left are:
  • take dogs to be groomed
  • have carpets cleaned
  • clean house top to bottom one more time
  • get hair done
  • finish lesson plans for my sub
  • buy a few odds and ends
  • stock up the pantry and frig
  • hang shelves, artwork, and mobile in nursery

I am so blessed that my mom will be staying with us for about 3 weeks....it makes me feel so much better knowing she will be here to help out.
Scott is so excited....he has been busting his butt to get as much done as he can...he is so cute...he worked on the nursery for 2 weekends straight to make it look perfect....he is going to be such an awesome dad!!! We have a few more things to hang and I will make something with the Squirt's name to hang on the wall...but that wont happen for a bit.
Here are a few pics of the nursery:




We got some scary news about his dad yesterday...he was put into the hospital for a kidney infection and they discovered an aortic aneurysm. He will have surgery tomorrow morning. I’m so glad they found it before it could rupture. I have been praying for a successful surgery. Scott has a huge meeting in Dallas tomorrow so he can’t be there but will head to Houston on Tuesday. I’m not allowed to travel so I cannot go. He is so torn....he was like should I go...I don’t want to leave you here for two days...I told him I will be totally fine and to go....I would feel better knowing he was there. He said regardless he will be back on Tuesday night b/c he didn’t want to leave me alone for too long.

I’ve been busting my butt at work trying to get everything done....I am working on my grad program to become an administrator and I have to have 160 hours and I’m trying to get all of them done before Friday....I’m currently at 145....so this week will be a lot of running around to get the last 15 hours. My last day at work is the 31st...I really wish I would have taken off Thursday and Friday....just to have a couple of days off...but oh well I need my hours.

Ive also been dealing with allergies....cedar is kicking my butt this year and Ive gotten a sinus infection and nasty cough from it....Ive got to take Rx to help get rid of it...I cannot have this cough and runny nose after a csection.

I have a shower on Tuesday from my work and a shower Wednesday from DH's work....hopefully we will get the last few odds and ends from our registry that we need or gift cards.

I haven’t gotten much bigger over the last few weeks...my tummy is just small...my mom was the same way...my doctor tells me everything looks great and not to worry about Squirt not having enough room.

January 26, 2014
35 weeks 3 Days
  • Weight: 156
  • Waist: 39
  • Mood: great...getting so excited to meet Squirt
  • Energy: when I start off in the morning...I have a ton of energy...but by the end of a long day at work...im exhausted.
  • Appetite: pretty much back to normal...I just cannot eat big meals because I fill up very fast and there isnt a lot of room for food.
  • Cravings: salty foods and lemons...I drink only lemon water now....it is my fav
  • Morning sickness: as long as I snack on something every couple hours Im good
  • Symptoms: trouble sleeping - my hips start to hurt and I have to go sleep on the couch or recliner in the middle of the night. using the bathroom often, feet and face swollen in the morning, still wearing my regular shoes and wedding rings though. shortness of breath but can still walk fast at work...still carrying high and I am pretty much all baby.

Well, I guess that is about it....I will try and do another couple updates this week...I have my last two appointments before delivery.

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January 27th, 2014, 09:49 AM
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Stef!!! I can't believe the end is so close for you!!! I hope you are able to update!!!
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February 1st, 2014, 07:47 AM
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Oh my gosh it is February!!!!!! Our little one will be here in 3 days
I had such a real dream on Thursday that squirt was a girl....I've had girl and boy dreams throughout the pregnancy but this dream was sosososo real. I guess we will find out in a few days.

I had two appointments this week and squirt is doing great...I didn't have a full ultrasound but they checked the heart and a few other organs and doc said squirt was growing....guessing should be 6lbs 4oz on Tuesday. Heart rate was 150 friday.

The shower at DHs work was so sweet...we were able to get most of the stuff we needed...they ladies were so amazing....they had it all decorated and had made lunch for everyone in the office.....I know it meant a lot to me but Scott was so happy....it really showed him how much he meant to them and how much they appreciated all his hard work.

I didn't really have a shower at my work....it was a going away type party...it was nice of them and I know it was just a few that arranged it and it meant a lot.

My students all made me cards and gave me flowers and begged me not to go...all day long yesterday kids kept coming in my class hugging me and giving me cards they had made...I got about a 100 little notes and cards....those mean more to me than anything else.

My mom, dad, and meemaw will be here Sunday to help us get the last bit done.
Scott's dad is in the ICU after surgery...we've been praying for good news....he has been having problems with his breathing after surgery. I keep telling DH to go see his dad...but I don't know if he will...he feels torn about leaving me....I know I will be fine....I want him to be there for his dad.

I'm getting so nervous....which I know is normal....we have wanted this for so long and here we are...the little one that we prayed for will be here so soon.

I went back and reread my TTC journal...I had posts that were so painful to read....I could tell how hopeless I was feeling some months and how excited I would be for others. When we started our TTC journey I had no idea it would last so long BUT now that our little one will be here in 3 days...the last 5 years seem to not matter because even though it took so long, the journey was worth it....I learned so much about myself and I like to think it prepared me for the next journey, being a mommy. I know God has a reason for everything and even though I may have wanted to be a mommy years ago...now is the perfect time and this little one has been waiting just has long for us...I cannot wait to hear their cry and see their beautiful face, toes, and hands and hold this beautiful miracle, that we prayed for for so long, in my arms.

I will upload my 36 week pic and then take one last photo before we head to the hospital on Tuesday.

February 4, 2014
36 weeks 5 Days Delivery Day!!!!!
  • Weight: 159
  • Waist: 40
  • Mood: so excited to meet our little Squirt!!!
  • Energy: electrified!!!!
  • Appetite: anything and everything sounds good...but dont have a lot of room for food
  • Cravings: salty foods and lemons...I drink only lemon water now....it is my fav
  • Morning sickness: none
  • Symptoms: trouble sleeping - my hips start to hurt and I have to go sleep on the couch or recliner in the middle of the night. using the bathroom often, feet and face swollen in the morning, still wearing my regular shoes and wedding rings though. shortness of breath but can still walk fast at work...still carrying high and I am pretty much all baby.

Total weight gain during the pregnancy - 24lbs
Waist start was 32....so I gained 8" in tummy



I will try and post the big news as soon as I can
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February 3rd, 2014, 06:50 PM
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Cant believe that your little one will be here tomorrow...and cant wait for you to experience meeting him/.her for the first time

I'm going to say boy for you...

Cant wait to meet {him} !!
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February 4th, 2014, 07:53 AM
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Stef, I know it maybe a while before you read this but your last post made my cry. You'll be a mommy and what you said is true, all the pain and hope and time, is all worth it. Holding your baby (hopefully by now) will be an amazing experience and I'm so glad that your time is finally here.

I hope squirt is healthy and that he/she is perfect in every way. I'm seriously thinking girl for you though!! And with that I can't wait to hear the news that they are here and you are holding them so tightly that all the love from the past 5 years of ttc comes flowing in. <3
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February 7th, 2014, 01:58 PM
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I couldnt agree more! as hard as ttc is once you get that precious sweet little baby in your arms then you feel like that whole journey of ups and downs made you the mommy you need and want to be! I love you my sweet friend and Im sooooooooooooooooo excited for you to meet your sweet precious baby!!!
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February 7th, 2014, 06:20 PM
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Stef, I pray everything is wonderful for you! We are anxious to meet your lil Squirt. Can't wait for your update!!!
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February 9th, 2014, 02:20 AM
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Seen your update on the main board. So happy all went well
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March 5th, 2014, 12:02 PM
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Hope things are still going well with little Hunter. So happy that you are finally holding your baby!!!
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March 27th, 2014, 08:45 PM
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Hey Stef...hope you are lost in new momma bliss. I wanted to come by and share MY good five-years-later baby news (see below ) and congratulate you!!! Hope to see a picture of your little guy soon!! xoxo
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April 13th, 2014, 02:52 AM
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Hey Stef...hope you are lost in new momma bliss. I wanted to come by and share MY good five-years-later baby news (see below ) and congratulate you!!! Hope to see a picture of your little guy soon!! xoxo


Mandy I am so over the moon happy for ya girlie!!!!!

I've been following your DDC.... I love when vets get their well deserved BFP.

I love your siggie. It makes me smile whenever I see it....you totally need to start a journal.
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