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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Test - video

This is a video from last Christmas when my husband got me my exercise bike. Just trying this out to see how it uploads. I am WAY behind.

video

YAY!! IT WORKED!!! I want to start posting a video from time to time and now I know how easy it is. Wish I would have been doing this all along. DUH!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

21 weeks and CHRISTMAS IS COMING (pictures)!!!

YAY!! It is only 2 2/1 days until Christmas. I LOVE IT!! I have always been a big fan of Christmas and now that I have young kids I love it even more. Chloe is at a great age (6) and is so into it and the best part is that she loves to get gifts of course (I mean who doesn't) but she also loves to go pick out gifts for other people. I love that!! Lizzie is into Christmas of course b/c she repeats everything Chloe says (and more)

We have a busy Christmas Eve and Christmas day. We thankfully do not have to travel b/c all of our family lives within 10-15 minutes of our house so we just hit them all on one day. It is GREAT!! Everyone is satisfied and we enjoy it too.

On another note, I have made it over the half way hump to 21 weeks pregnant. WOOT WOOT!!

Still doing pretty well. My energy levels has been a little low the past few days but hopefully that will turn around. I am not sleeping well, I wake up in the middle of the night to pee and then for the life of me I can NOT go back to sleep and I just lay there. It drives me crazy. I am so tired and I want to go back to bed immediately but I just can't. I have laid there for up to almost 2 hours and then I finally must doze off. God is trying to prepare me for the interrupted sleep when you have a new born but I would rather just sleep good now and just have it hit me after the baby is born b/c you can NEVER be prepared for it fully at all.

I will leave you with a few pictures of Chloe and Lizzie this past Sunday when they sang at the church choir concert. They looked so pretty!
Chloe is the first "S" .
Lizzie's song was about rocking baby Jesus in a cradle. It was so sweet. These are all 3-4 year olds.

This is the Mabry crew (minus one brother who was there but had to leave).
My Mom and Dad w/ the girls.



Thursday, December 16, 2010

20 weeks. HALF WAY THERE!! OH YEA!!!

Here is the baby. All was well. Of course we knew everything was good genetically from the results of the amnio but it was good to actually SEE a healthy looking baby on the screen. Not sure how well you can see these but they will have to do.

Feet:
profile pic with head/body and arm/hand up by the head.
Another profile pic. The nurse said it was waving at the girls. (They were with us)


This is the face. You can see the eye sockets and bridge of nose and mouth and chin.

So I am 20 weeks along now. I can't believe it. I am glad it is finally going by fast though b/c those first 10 weeks or so just seemed to creep.

I am still doing really well. Feeling GREAT!!! I don't sleep well but what's new. The other night I woke up at 1 in the morning to pee and COULD NOT for the life of me go back to sleep. I ended up having to go to the living room with my book and I read 4 chapters and laid back down at 2:30 and I think I might have gone to sleep about 3. So frustrating when you are so tired. Of course even when people aren't pregnant they have sleep patterns like this.

Exercise is non-existent. No excuses though, just not doing it. I just am not making myself. I will eventually though. I was doing pretty well with it for about 15 weeks then it got pushed to the side.

I can't believe it is 9 days before Christmas. This really is blowing my mind. I am SO EXCITED though. I love Christmas and so does my husband so this is always fun and you can imagine how much a 3 1/2 and 6 year old child loves it.

I do wish we would get some snow. I LOVE to watch it snow. I am not hopeful though that we will get some anytime soon.

Bye for now. Have a great weekend. We have a Christmas party to go to and a church choir concert that the girls will sing in. I also have to do the shopping for J b/c I only have him one small gift so far.

Friday, December 10, 2010

19 weeks!

WOW!! I am 19 weeks along now and approaching our 20 week ultrasound which will be next Tuesday, December 14th. YAHOO!!

Even though we aren't finding out the gender we are SO LOOKING FORWARD to seeing him/her. We are taking our girls with us to see it so that will be so much fun. They just won't know what to think about it all. I think it is crazy that there is a baby growing inside my belly, I can't imagine what a 3 1/2 and 6 year old must think about it. Just too much to comprehend I am sure.

HELLO, it is 15 days until Christmas!!!! Can you guys believe that? I do love Christmas. I always have and even more so now that I have children. This weekend J and I hope to get our Christmas shopping finished. We just have 2 family members to buy for and the girls and I think we know what we are getting them.

I have got to get some stuff for J but I have NO IDEA what to get him. He said "just get me something." Well "something, WHAT?" I don't know. I love to get people surprises but when you can't think of what to get someone and then they don't seem to know of things they want them how in the world do you buy something for them?

Back to the pregnancy...I feel VERY PREGNANT all of the sudden. It just hit me yesterday that my belly feels really big and in some clothes it looks REALLY BIG too. I am loving it though. Just embracing this pregnancy and enjoying every minute of it.

I am feeling him/her move around a lot more now. I just can't wait until J and the girls can feel it move which should hopefully be in a couple of weeks or so.

Have a great weekend ya'll!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Belly bump pics!!!!

I finally had my husband take a picture of me then I took one in the bathroom mirror also. These pics were taken on Tuesday, November 30th which was 1 day shy of me being 18 weeks.

Someone said to me the other day that "the balloon inflates much faster the 3rd time around" which made me feel a lot better by my rather large belly that I already have. I'll just take that comment and run with it.

I am feeling GREAT!! No complaints so far. Just taking it day to day and really enjoying this pregnancy.