Thursday, November 12, 2009

Kicking Field Goals or Pushing Baby Carriages

A few weeks ago I was in Shiner for a very dear friend/old school teacher's funeral. I stopped by Dad's office so that I could ride with them to the service. Linda and I were talking about the baby and it's movement, etc. Dad quickly chimed in with "ah, he's kicking field goals in there." Linda came back with "or pushing a baby carriage." Whenever and with whomever we talk about the baby with, you can safely bet that the conversation will be about the sex at some point or another.

Not finding out the sex of the baby has been so much fun and I highly recommend not finding out to everyone. It has been hard, but everyday I wonder what it really will be and imagine what it's going to be like when we FINALLY know. Most people say that they are planners and have to have everything ready...well, I'm a HUGE planner and I'm nosey, but this surprise is going to be so worth it. I can't wait for the doctor to say, "It's a...." I especially can't wait for Nick to go out and tell whomever is there what it is. I have found that there are lots of people out there that just DO NOT like it if you don't know what it is. I usually just say that it'll help me get through the labor. Then there are the people that say, "good for you!"

Since the ultrasound yesterday, I CANNOT stop looking at the pictures and watching the DVD. I'm on a major high right now and don't think it'll end for a long, long time. I can't wait for it to be here. I can't wait to kiss it, cuddle it, rock it, feed it, steal it out of the bed in the middle of the night when it's asleep, change diapers, take it shopping, read it books, dress it up, take it to church, take lots of pics of it, lay it on Daddy's belly, lay around with it, and LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I've loved babies since I was little bitty and always begged Mom and Dad to have more. I always knew that I wanted to be a Mommy and I can't believe that I will be very soon, well actually, I already am. Only 83 more days!

So this post is pretty much everywhere. The idea was that I was going to put a list of people's guesses so far, but I'll hold off until after the baby shower this weekend so I don't have to make another list. However, I do want to note that Mom officially changed her vote to girl today after looking through the pictures agan. Dad is still voting boy because of the muscular arms!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Our Precious Little Boy or Girl

The 3d/4d ultrasound at this stage is beyond amazing. I was soooo nervous and excited all day today. So many thoughts were racing through my head especially after dreams I've had. Everyday you just hope and pray that everything will be fine and soon we will be a happy and healthy family of 3. Since this was an elective ultrasound, it was an out-of-pocket and out-of-the-office visit. I found a place in Sugar Land that ended up being awesome, Baby Image. It's a one room suite ran by 2 men. The guys were SUPER nice and the room was great. It had a HUGE TV and a really large, comfy chair for me. Nick was thrilled right when we walked in. We told Mike that we were not wanting to know the sex so there were several moments that Nick and I had to look at each other. We were probably beaming more today than on our wedding day. So, here are some pictures. It was a great experience and I will definitely go back to the same place when we have more kid(s).

Definitely daddy's child...look at those chubby cheeks and that nose! It's blessed with the Popp nose.

Sucking it's thumb. Ick! Nick says it has my fingers. Thanks, babe!

Those are my guns! haha!
Put up your dukes!

Like every parent, I'm biased to my child, but golly isn't it cute! This just makes me want it out RIGHT NOW!!! Nick has been excited about the baby since we found out we were expecting, but he is beyond thrilled now. I finially feel like he is more of a part of this pregnancy.

Going through SD Cards

Maddie when she was a baby

And I just had to post some of these pictures after 8 months!! Holy crap, that means we will be married for 2 years in a few months. Is there a way we can make time slow down? Especially once our baby gets here?

For our year anniversary, Nick surprised me with a mini-getaway to Gruene. We didn't get to do anything to major because we had other more important things to be at....Uncle Louie's benefit. Sunday morning we headed out somewhere....I didn't know where because Nick planned it all.

The Lamb's Rest Inn....highly recommend going to this B&B. Funny thing is, it's right next door to Dave and Cathy's (Nick's relatives) place and we never knew until after we were there.

Buying a beer at Gruene Hall

The Lamb's Rest Inn

Our wedding cake...what survived the fall at the wedding anyways. It was still super yummy and moist after being in the freezer for a year.

It was a great little trip and I must say that I have the best husband a girl could ask for. We can't wait to celebrate our 2nd anniversary with our bundle of joy!

My very own piss bucket!

Excuse the yuck-o word. It's really a word that I don't like, and very seldom use, but it has a story behind it that I had to blog about.

When I was very little, like 3ish, I remember going with my family and Mamaw and Papa to a doctor's appointment in Houston. Well, I think it was in Houston and I think it was something to do with accupuncture that she had to have. I'll have to ask someone else all the details. Papa has always chewed Levi Garrett tobacco. When we were little we would feed his bad habit and give a case or something like that to him for Christmas. (Nick has shared with me that he and his brothers would also give his Gramps tobacco for gifts!) He always had his "spit can" or "spit bucket." While we were at the waiting room, I asked him about his "piss bucket" because I evidently couldn't say spit. It kinda stuck and I remember calling it that throughout my childhood. Every once in a while there is still reference to his "piss bucket."

When I was at the doctor and they told me that I would have to do a protein sample, I had no idea what that would entail. Well, it entailed this....

Collecting urine for 24 hours. It was gross and terrible and the longest 24 hours ever. When they handed me this jug, I immediately looked at Nick and told him it was my own piss bucket! So, we had to turn in the 24 hour urine collection in and they tested it for protein. If it would have had protein in it, that would have meant that I had pregnancy induced hypertension or preeclampsia which is not good. We are still watching my blood pressure very closely and there's still a chance that I might have to do this test again. So far it seems like I probably have underlying high blood pressure, which is still not good, but it's better than pregnancy induced. That's how we understand it anyways.


On October 30th, Mom and Wanda came with me to my doctor's appointment. It was just a routine check-up along with the glucose test and protein test. They were both very excited about getting to hear the heartbeat, seeing the hospital, and meeting our doctor. The morning was crazy and stressful. We had to be at The Woman's Hospital by 8:00am to sign-in and drop off my urine sample. Then I had to go next door to the OGA clinic to chug the "dreaded" glucola, which ended up being an ok tasting fruit punch. Then we rushed up to our drs. appointment and then ran back down for the blood test part of the glucose test. It was lots of running around, but we made it everywhere in time...just barely. My mom and Wanda were rather impressed with how nice everyone at the clinic and the hospital were as well as the looks of Dr. Cone! When he walked out they both said how "nice looking" he was. Crazy old ladies!

27 weeks preggo

Picture with Granny

Granny and Grammy

We ended up getting very good news from the appointment. No gestational diabetes and no preeclampsia!