Sep 27, 2007

We're Moving Right Along! :)

How your baby's growing:The big news this week: Hands and feet are emerging from developing arms and legs — although they look more like paddles at this point than the tiny, pudgy extremities you're daydreaming about holding and tickling. Technically, your baby is still considered an embryo and has something of a small tail, which is an extension of her tailbone. The tail will disappear within a few weeks, but that's the only thing getting smaller. Your baby has doubled in size since last week and now measures half an inch long, about the size of a blueberry.If you could see inside your womb, you'd spot eyelid folds partially covering her peepers, which already have some color, as well as the tip of her nose and tiny veins beneath parchment-thin skin. Both hemispheres of your baby's brain are growing, and her liver is churning out red blood cells until her bone marrow forms and takes over this role. She also has an appendix and a pancreas, which will eventually produce the hormone insulin to aid in digestion. A loop in your baby's growing intestines is bulging into her umbilical cord, which now has distinct blood vessels to carry oxygen and nutrients to and from her tiny body.

Sep 25, 2007

My Little Olive!!

I was only one day off, I am officially 6w5d!! Due date is May 15th! Heartbeat was 133bpm. Normal range is in between 110-170bpm. So, healthy baby!! You can see the yolk sac and the fetal pole (baby). If you look closely, the little light bubble on the right is the yolk sac. And the other blob on the left close to the sac wall is Olive! :) Grandma Janice is OVERJOYED!! DAH was also there and seemed as in awe as the two of us. I'm glad he went. I hope this is the start of a good relationship between him and his child.

Sep 23, 2007

Great Pictures and Thoughts!

These are forty weeks, all drawn together. Looks like a loooong time, right? Well, cross off 6 of those blocks!!

This soooo describes me right now!

And this!! Oh man, is it really supposed to start this soon? Oy vey!!

Fatigue and Nausea

Well... it has all kicked in. As I sit here I am extremely tired, well, just feel worn out. Yet, if I go lay down, I can't sleep. I feel like I am in a daze. And this stomach stuff is no fun. I need to blog about it so I can remind myself for the next baby that it wasn't all bells and whistles. Haha, I'm kidding, I guess I don't have it as bad as others! But if I don't eat about every two-three hours, I get very light headed and my stomach hurts pretty bad. Yet, if I eat too much, I feel like crap too. So somewhere there must be a happy medium and I'm sure I'll find it somewhere. Mom and I went shopping yesterday and scrapbooked. I am finally caught up on Chloe's album. I went from Christmas to July in a matter of 3 hours! Haha. I suppose I will start collecting stuff for the baby album, of course starting with pregnancy.
I am off to Target today to look at their stickers and things and to buy the new candy corn Hershey Kisses. I LOVE candy corn and can't WAIT to try these!! ;)
Well fellow readers, have a great Sunday and enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)
Only 2 days until my appt!! Start praying she will do an ultrasound, I want to see my little Olive sooo bad! :)

Sep 21, 2007

Another Week!!

Your pregnancy: 6 weeks
Click to enlarge How your baby's growing: This week's major developments: The nose, mouth, and ears that you'll spend so much time kissing in eight months are beginning to take shape. If you could see into your uterus, you'd find an oversize head and dark spots where your baby's eyes and nostrils are starting to form. His emerging ears are marked by small depressions on the sides of the head, and his arms and legs by protruding buds. His heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute — almost twice as fast as yours — and blood is beginning to course through his body. His intestines are developing, and the bud of tissue that will give rise to his lungs has appeared. His pituitary gland is forming, as are the rest of his brain, muscles, and bones. Right now, your baby is a quarter of an inch long, about the size of a lentil bean.See what's going on in your uterus this week.

Worthless Court Time

Well, we got there and when he walked in I got pretty emotional. Then they kicked everyone out that was not on the dockett. So there went mom and there went my emotions. Anyway, it turned out that they just gave us papers saying they would see us in divorce court on Oct. 11. So I don't know if they dismissed everything or felt since we were already getting a divorce they would handle it then. I dunno. I did ask him if he wanted to be involved with the baby appointments and he said yes. So we'll see. I would love for him to be involved. It is his child too and it is important for me to give this child and this man a chance to be involved with each other. My child deserves a dad.

So that was it! Now I'm back at work and very sleepy!

Sep 19, 2007

Important Dates

I thought I would update with important dates in my life so everyone would know! :)

Sept. 21 - VPO Hearing (Don't really feel it is necessary anymore, but it can't hurt I guess)

Sept. 25 - My first OB Appt.

Sept. 28 - Mom RETIRES!!

Oct. 11 - First Hearing Date (To get Temporary Orders)

Just so ya know! :)

Oy Vey!

And so it begins... I got sooo nauseous this morning. My thyroid pill requires me to not eat for 30 minutes after taking the pill. I thought I was going to die. I get so hungry in the morning and it sucks to not be able to eat. So, tomorrow, if I feel like I did, I'm just going to eat! Pppbbbttt on the thyroid pill! I ate some Eggos, drank some Sprite, and then ate some crackers. I am feeling a little better, but it is definitely a stay-in-your-seat-and-work type of day. I am getting soooo anxious for my appointment on Tuesday. I really hope she does an ultrasound. I would love to put my mind at a little ease and see/hear the heartbeat. Tonight is cooking class, yay! Tempura and Rice/Chicken bowls. Yum! Well, off to teach Multiplication! Ohh, what fun! :)

Sep 18, 2007


Well, one day down, four more to go. I went to the fair last night with Rhonda and her kiddos. Had lots of fun, but boy was I tired. But I did eat my Indian Taco and brought home a Candy Apple!
So I enter the building this morning and I have a little girl waiting outside for me (teacher's kid). She asked me what took so long. I am usually here about 7:40ish, but today it was closer to 8:15. She had been waiting since 7:30am. Haha, I am loved! :)
This may be waaaay to early, but things sitting on my tummy are already bothering me. I know it's bloating, but I really think the next pant size is coming soon. Its really uncomfortable when I sit down. This sucks. I know to the non-pregnant people, your thinking, she is just complaining and making up symptoms in her head. Well, pppbbbttt on you! :P
I received a wonderful journal and Chicken Soup book from my sister and Bro-in-law yesterday. It brought tears to my eyes, this is going to be wonderful! :)
Now if I could just stop worrying about all the bad things that can go wrong.
Have a fabulous day to all my readers!

Sep 17, 2007

The Darn Body!

Well, I decided this doom-day morning needed its own post. My body has officially started playing tricks on me. Well, I don't know if they are called tricks because they are real, but their just evil. My womanly assets have started to grow. I noticed this morning when the bra just didn't quite look right. After adjusting and adjusting, it just didn't do anything. Well, I guess it is about time for a new one. Also, my digestive tract is aaaalll messed up. I am sooo bloated and having issues with bowels that my belly hurts. I blame this on Rhonda because she is the one who kept telling me... just wait... it will happen.. just wait. I have gained 1.4 pounds and I believe it is all in my intestines! Haha. Ah, the woes.

Still praying for a sticky Olive, keep those prayers coming!

Sep 16, 2007


I changed my comment section to where anyone can leave a comment. I'm sorry it has been on Blog People Only. Now it's for everyone! :)

Sep 15, 2007

Go Figure

Well guess who is feeling guilty and wants me back. Haha. DAH has been apologizing and telling me we can work this out for the past hour. He is down the street at a friends house. I hope he leaves me alone tonight. It makes me soooo mad. He even said he regrets the hateful things he has said about the baby. I believe someone has made him mad or dumped him. That is the only thing I can think of why the change of heart. Rhonda thinks maybe him and his dad got in a fight and he can't go back home. I don't care what it is. I'm all pissed off again. Yes he can be a great guy and make me happy, but how many more times must I catch him and be told he is cheating? TOO MANY!! I now have another being to protect from him and me and this baby come first! Ugh! Going to bed, goodnight!

BTW, I have a terrible belly ache and I strongly feel it is stress related. I was fine until he started messaging me. Off to sleep....

5 Week Info! :)

How your baby's growing:Deep in your uterus your embryo is growing at a furious pace. At this point, he's about the size of a sesame seed, and he looks more like a tiny tadpole than a human. He's now made up of three layers — the ectoderm, the mesoderm, and the endoderm — which will later form all of his organs and tissues.The neural tube — from which your baby's brain, spinal cord, nerves, and backbone will sprout — is starting to develop in the top layer, called the ectoderm. This layer will also give rise to his skin, hair, nails, mammary and sweat glands, and tooth enamel.His heart and circulatory system begin to form in the middle layer, or mesoderm. (This week, in fact, his tiny heart begins to divide into chambers and beat and pump blood.) The mesoderm will also form your baby's muscles, cartilage, bone, and subcutaneous (under skin) tissue.The third layer, or endoderm, will house his lungs, intestines, and rudimentary urinary system, as well as his thyroid, liver, and pancreas. In the meantime, the primitive placenta and umbilical cord, which deliver nourishment and oxygen to your baby, are already on the job.

Yeah for Garage Sales!!

Yesterday I went to a Garage Sale in my neighborhood. They had a huge bucket of Maternity Clothes, all for two bucks a piece! I bought four pairs of pants and three shirts. I got home and "tried" them on. Two of the pairs of pants were already too small in the thigh region (go figure!). So this morning I took them back. I knew someone else could use them. So she let me trade out the two pants for a bouncy chair! I already have one bouncy chair, but my friend Christa informed me I will also need one for Grandma's. So true! Anyway, bargains!

Rhonda also suprised me with a baby gift last night. One of those tummy time play mats! She is sooo funny. I'm glad this is going to be fun for the two of us. Haha! Thank you!!

So, I have to be at work at 9:45 and I woke up this morning at 7:30 wide awake. I hate that! I love sleeping!! After Sylvan I have a birthday party to go to and then we are going to Disney On Ice at the Fair!! Yipppeeeeee.... out of the house time! Haha, nevermind going with a 6 year old and 4 year old, hehe. It'll be lots of fun!

Tomorrow it is house cleaning and mowing day! Have a great day friends and family!

Sep 14, 2007

Good Morning!

It's FRIDAY!!! All of us in teacher land... one more week down!!! Woohooo!!! So, for clarification on my little Olive... (Ginger) I thought the nickname was cute while she was growing! Haha, you know like people call their babies peanut or bean.... well, what about Olive? Not little green people dancing about, haha!! Also, more clarification, if it is a boy, it will NOT be Oliver. Haha

So I was walking around the neighborhood last night with Rhonda and Marie and I was thinking about my symptoms. I thought I should go ahead and blog about my first week symptoms so that when I get pregnant again (ever!) or maybe my SISTER gets pregnant, we can compare. The 3-4 DPO I got extrememly stuffy with my nose, watery eyes, etc. I thought it was allergies. Since I am also a baby-phanatic I was reading up on every symptom all the time. Well, cold-like symptoms were a sign of early pregnancy. I was tired and had bad headaches. (Now these were symptoms before my DAH went AWOL on me. But of course continued after that too.) Now, TMI ALERT, I also had a reallllly bad yeast infection. I had not had one in FOREVER and thought it was really weird. Once again, I googled it, sure enough it is a symptom of early pregnancy. Now the week after that which would be the week of Sept 3-7 I completely ignored anything I might have had. Of course I was in la la land at this point so I have no clue besides the YI. Well, sometime during that week (if that week would have been "normal") I would have been taking a HPT every single day, of course I didn't. So when I took it Saturday (Sept. 8) it was BRIGHT positive and VERY quickly!!

Whew, sorry for the novel! I am feeling pretty good this morning. I guess I know it is Friday. I am still battling fleas with my dogs. It makes me feel gross and I know it is killing them. They have been medicated twice and bathed and vacuumed, etc. They are still scratching this morning. I am throwing out all bedding today and getting the carpet stuff this afternoon. Please pray for a flealess house, I know, it makes me sound nasty, but really I don't know where or when they came!!!

Okay I love you all!! Have a great FRIDAY!

Sep 13, 2007

Think Pink!!

I believe I have chosen Olivia Rose for the little one growing in my tummy. Her nickname can be Olive! :)

Now for a boy, I don't know, shouldn't matter since I am having a girl! :)

Sep 12, 2007

Tough Night

So, I am having a rough night. Went and told Grandma Karen (more on that in a bit), got to spend some nice time with my folks, and then came home. I'm starting to feel sleepy and probably hormonal. But I had a good cry tonight... my thoughts were..
1. Is it selfish of me to bring a child into this world knowing it has a DA Father?
2. Am I really going to be able to do this on my own?
3. Why is DAH so inconsiderate and disrespectful?
I had dreamed of the day he would rub my tummy and feel the baby kick. Now I know he has ruined that for both of us, heck, all of us. It just doesn't seem fair. As tears are rolling down my cheeks, I know I have to be strong and I don't think it is even a matter of this specific husband. I think it is just thoughts in general. I feel like I am cheating this baby out of a "normal" life. Don't get wrong, I am LOVING the thought of being a mom and I know it is going to be great, but I'm sure these thoughts are completely normal. It is still just really hard to grasp.

Karen was dumbfounded. She wasn't sure how to react to the pregnancy. She was far more emotional than I thought she would be. I know in a way she must feel part way responsible for her son's actions. Of course she is NOT!!! DAH made these choices on his own and no one could have stopped ihim, obviously. I think she felt DAH had robbed her from another grandbaby. I definitely reassured her I would be around for her to see me get fat, woes of pregnancy, birth, and of course she is the GRANDMA!! I know things will be just fine, just keep praying.

I also went to Rhonda's and broke the news to Chloe and Hannah. I told Hannah I had a birthday present for her. I told her I had a baby in my belly. She instantly asked if it was a girl or boy. Haha, gotta love kids! She then asked if she was going to get to see it and Chloe promptly said "Yes Hannah but it STAYS at MERE'S!!!". OOOHHHH boy this is going to be fun.
Which brings me to my next thoughts which make me cry: Chloe.
Dear Lord I love that little girl sooo much and I also know she was cheated out of a "normal" fatherly life just as my child will be. Don't get me wrong she has an AMAZING stepdad who has done sooo much more than anyone would have ever imagined!! As much as her and DAH didn't bond, he has at least been constant in her life for about 3 years now. I am sure we have many long talks and questions coming our way and I just pray for guidance and patience to help her through this. I know she will also be a big hemotional elp to me.

Well, now since I am all emotional again, I need to go to sleep.

Lots of love to my family and friends. I miss you sooo much sister!!!! :)

It's Official!

The bloodwork came back positive! Imagine that! I was so excited to hear back from the nurse. She said my HcG levels (the pregnancy hormone) was in the 1,000's which is a good strong number. My first OB appt. is September 25th at 3:30pm.

We told Granny and Grandpa last night. They were super excited about the baby. They were sad to hear about the divorce but I know I have their support 100%! They had lots of questions, but I was able to answer them all which was encouraging to me. I am so relieved!

Everyone at school is also very supportive. One of my teammates bought me some pink pacificers this morning and told me to keep thinking pink. They are soooo adorable!

Now I need to find the time to go tell DAH's mom. She is also going to be sooo excited to take this journey with me.

That's all for now, gotta go teach! :)

Sep 10, 2007

Way To Go Oklahoma Laws!!

Back to work today! I did tell everyone at work today. Some say it may be way too early to be telling people, but I know I also need their support and excitement. I also found out today from the lawyer a few things..
1. DAH (dumbass husband, as he will be referred to) can sign over all rights for custody and visitation. Although, he CANNOT sign over his financial obligations. The mother is the only one who can relieve him any financial obligations.
2. My divorce will not be final until the child is born. Seems fine to me, that means his temporary support will last longer and I and the child is covered in healthcare.

God has lots of plans for each of us. To us it may seem very confusing, to him, it's all laid out straight.

I went to the OB today to confirm my pregnancy. I should be able to call back in the morning to find out the results. I am still carrying one of the 5 pregnancy tests in my purse. Haha, it still doesn't seem real to me. I have so many supportive family members and friends, it's amazing. I hope when it is time to tell the extended family they all jump on the support bandwagon.

No symptoms yet. Still gassy and crampy at times. I drank a lot of water today, which was not easy!! It's amazing to see my mind go in overdrive to start thinking of another being that is living and growing inside me. Truly a blessing!

4 weeks:
You may be just finding out that you're pregnant and already your baby is the size of a poppy seed. The most dramatic and vulnerable period in her development begins this week and continues for the next six. During this time, all of your baby's organs will begin to develop and some will start to function. While your baby is in this embryonic period, she's particularly susceptible to anything that might interfere with her development. The primitive placenta is made up of two layers at this point. Also present are the amniotic sac, which houses your baby, the amniotic fluid, which cushions her as she grows, and the yolk sac, which produces your baby's red blood cells

Sep 9, 2007

I'm Pregnant!!

Well, I created a blog to follow along with my divorce and pregnancy.

It's day two of my known pregnancy. From the calculators I have done, I believe I am due around May 16th. Perfect timing for a school teacher. It still hasn't really sank in even though I have four positive pregnancy tests sitting on my counter. I am still holding anger towards my H because I know he thinks he can just walk away. But on the other hand, I don't want to hold him here either. If he feels he doesn't need to be in the child's life, then by all means, step aside.

I moved back in my house last night. I did not sleep well at all. I was up every 3 hours just tossing and turning. I hope it gets better.

Well, off to do some errands and be productive. :)


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