Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Doctor's Appointments and 25 Weeks

This post is a little late because of our eventful Christmas week! Last Monday (December 21) I had an appointment with my Doctor. It was time for my dreaded glucose test and I was not looking forward to it! Luckily I was able to drink the Fruit Punch flavor instead of orange since all things orange have been giving my awful heartburn! My appointment went great and Dr. Oliveria said Aubree sounded wonderful. My glucose results came back the next day and I was happy to find out that I "passed" and would not need to do the longer test! Woohoo! My blood pressure was normal and I've gained 14 pounds. I was shocked at that number because that 14 pounds feels more like 40!

On Tuesday, we headed our for another sonogram. Aunt Mallory was able to come and see Aubree with us. Before the doctor came in, I was laying on the table with my belly exposed and Mallory kept saying "it looks funny when you laugh." :) We were able to see our sweet baby girl while Dr. Weiss took all his measurements. He said that Aubree is about two pounds and everything looks great! We go back in a month to see her again. It so much fun to see how she changes each month. We could see her little hands opening and closing around her face while he was taking her profile picture. She is such a little miracle and Jon and I are so blessed. We can't wait to meet our sweet little girl!

Aubree Mae-25 Weeks

Jon and Mon (25 weeks 2 days)

Christmas with the Cousins!

On Sunday (December 20th) we headed to Aunt Gail and Uncle David's house to celebrate Christmas with my cousins! It's always a fun day with four kids under the age of 9 digging into tons of presents! We had lots of yummy food and had a great time spending the day with my wonderful family. Aubree got a beatiful quilt from Aunt Gail and Uncle David that they found on their Branson trip. Thanks Aunt Gail and Uncle David! Below are a few pictures from our day!

Aunt Mal!

Cole and Clair opening their gifts!

Luke and Blake! They got an xbox 360! The look on Luke's face is priceless!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

24 Weeks!

Basketball season is here, which means Jon is only home 2-3 nights a weeks. Since he is the photographer, I didn't get a picture at 23 weeks last week, but I was able to track him down long enough this week to get one :) I'm starting a scrapbook for Aubree and beginning this week, we are writing a letter to her each week to accompany my belly pictures. Hopefully one day she can look back on it and see what her journey was like.

We've made some progress in the nursery and it is almost completely cleaned out. It has been my gift wrap room for the last few days, but once I get my mess cleaned up we should be ready to paint! I can't wait to get the furniture here and see what it looks like all set up. Her nursery is going to be black, white, and pink. I'll post pictures as soon as we start the nursery.

We only have 1.5 school days left until Christmas break and we can start our LONG to-do list! We still need to go register, make progress on the nursery, switch some furniture around, etc. It doesn't look like our Christmas break will be all that relaxing, but I'm looking forward to getting some things accomplished. We are having Christmas with my family this Saturday and then we'll be with the Enlow's on Christmas day. Of course our Enlow holiday would not be complete without our day after Christmas shopping extravaganza! I'll have to try and take some pictures this year! Maybe we can get Bena in action (last year she knocked a sign over on some lady's head). It's always an exciting event!

I have a doctors appointment on Monday which will include my glucose test and then we have a sonogram on Tuesday. We're very excited to see Aubree again! I'm sure I'll have much more to update after those two appointments.

The Enlow Christmas Tree! Notice my shopping is DONE :) Jon assured me that next year he will "Clark Griswold" the outside of our house for Aubree's first Christmas!

24 Weeks!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

22 Weeks!

We are back in the swing of things after a nice Thanksgiving break. We loved getting to spend time with our wonderful families and celebrate all that we have to be thankful for this year. We started Thanksgiving break off with a night at the Stars game. This has become our new favorite thing to do!!! Jon got us a great deal on some tickets and we enjoyed cheering the Stars on to victory. Our next trip will be on New Years Eve!

On November 24th we had another sonogram. I get soooo excited to see our sweet baby girl on the screen. We were happy to hear that Aubree is growing and everything looked great with mom and baby. The doctor said she weighed 1 lb, 1 ounce and was about 11 inches long. Her heart rate was strong and her head was down. I told him I thought she had been tap dancing on my bladder and he said "more like punching!" Most of the movement I have felt has been very low in my stomach. Last night was the first night I felt a kick up closer to the middle of my stomach. She decided to start a dance routine about the time I was laying down for the night! This is by far my favorite part of the pregnancy so far. I love feeling her move around! We go back on December 22nd to see her again and I can't wait! Here is Aubree Mae at 21 weeks:

Aubree-21 Weeks! What a sweet profile!

Currently, I am 22 weeks pregnant and still feeling great! I get short of breath at times, especially after I eat, but other than that I have been feeling great! We've made some headway in preparing the nursery. We sold our old furniture on Craig's List and now we're working on cleaning out the closet. Our furniture is in and we would like to get the room painted and set up before we go back to school after Christmas break. Luckily we have some expert painters to help us out from the Enlow side of the family :) Y'all get your paint brushes ready!

On a side note, I am so proud of my wonderful husband! He has lost a little over 20 pounds on his diet. I told him that he needs to keep it up so that in May he can be my trainer! I think I need someone like "Bob" on The Biggest Loser to whip me into shape and he could definitely keep me motivated! Way to go Jon! We are so proud of you!!!