Monday, July 27, 2009


Its been awhile since I've updated, so be prepared for a long post.

First of all: School. My classes start August 31st. I am excited to finally go back and make something of myself. Seems like all I do lately is pop out babies.

Secondly: Sophie. She's doing great! Still into everything and giving kisses all the time! She's such a joy. I love her dearly. Today I was folding her laundry and she decided that I wasn't paying enough attention to her, so she walked up to me and layed her head in my lap and gave my knee a kiss. (I'm smiling as I type this)....I will take that kind of diversion any day! She's such a sweetheart.

And now to Michael. I'm so proud of him. He went to the gym today after over a year of not going. Also, he is now a PCP! Yay! That means a $1 raise, and he's starting to pick up iChoice shifts again (extra shifts means overtime which means more money!). So I don't feel as worried now about going down to Part time at work once school starts. And that's one less thing to stress about.

Moving on to me and my pregnancy....I had a doctor's appt July 8th. Finally gained 2 lbs!!! After months of losing (-17 lbs total), I have finally started gaining a little. And I'm also not dehydrated anymore. That's a MAJOR accomplishment. Also, I only throw up once or twice a week now instead of 2-3 times a day. That makes me pretty happy. Finally feeling Peanut kicking around now. Oh....!! Speaking of Peanut.....
.......I had my ultrasound on July 9th. Took forever to get any good pictures. This child kept its legs closed for the first 25 minutes. and finally....after lots of jostling, frustration and turning on my sides...Hannah opened her legs! Yep...another girl =). I'm thrilled. Her name will be Hannah Julianne (after my mother, Julie, and my grandmother, Ann). I go for another ultrasound on Aug 20th because they couldn't get a clear picture of her heart. The doctor came in and talked to me and showed me on a couple of the pictures that they were able to get, there was a white spot on her heart. He said that it could be nothing and although I shouldn't worry too much, there is a possibility that it could be sign of a genetic defect. So I am going back at the end of August so they can hopefully get better pictures after Hannah has developed a little more. I am not letting myself worry, because what would that accomplish? Genetic defect or not, we will love Hannah the same, regardless. And it is probably nothing anyway, but I will keep everyone posted on the details when I find out more.
After my ultrasound, the doctor was also kind enough (I am rolling my eyes) to tell me that Hannah is measuring small, so my due date has yet again changed BACK to December 5th. BLAH. Which is a slight concern, because that's only 7 days before finals. So hopefully I can talk to my doctors and discuss a birthing plan. I am hoping they will agree to induce me on my due date if I haven't had her by then, so that I won't miss final exams. We will see what they say...

So I guess that's it. I will try to do a better job updating in the future!


  1. YAY! Another little girl. That is so excting. I didn't know Michael worked at MSHA. Now that I think about it, I do remember that name but I never made the connection. I used to work in the staffing office. I-choice is a great way for him to pick his own extra schedule and work some OT. I hope you all are doing well.

  2. Congrats on another girl! I know you're excited! We'll definately be praying that Hannah's heart "spot" was just a fluke. Keep us posted!