Monday, August 19, 2013

32 Weeks

How far along? 32 weeks   
Maternity clothes? Yes!
Stretch marks? I noticed I have a few purple stretch marks on my sides. :( Hopefully they will go away after delivery. 
Sleep: Much better and able to squeeze in a lot of naps when I have time. 
Best moment this week: Seeing an arm or foot shoot across my belly. 
Miss Anything? Being able to put my shoes on with no effort/struggle. 
Movement: Lots of movement. 
Food cravings: Nothing in particular... although I do love my chocolate milk in the evenings. 
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nothing out of the ordinary. 
Have you started to show yet: Indeed!
Gender: Unknown.  After my last doctor's appointment I am now thinking boy, but want a girl. Never fails... as soon as I'm convinced its one gender, I hope for the other. lol  In reality, of course I will take either just as long as he/she is healthy! 
Labor Signs: No. Do have lots of Braxton Hick contractions. 
Belly Button in or out? Still an inny... just about level with my belly! 
Wedding rings on or off? Still off. Tried again last week and I couldn't even make it half way up my finger. 
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy/Anxious
Looking forward to: The weekend! Getting a few last minute big baby items at Buy Buy Baby... love that store!! 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

More diaper shower pictures

Lindsay decorated the cupcakes. 
Ignore the large arms and legs AND face. I've officially started to swell. :( Was hoping to be one of the lucky ones and not swell up. Oh well... at least I know it's short term and will be well worth it in the end. 

First Communion

I've been so wrapped up with the baby coming that I completely forgot about having pictures of my first communion. Never even looked at them until a couple days ago when I came across the CD from the church. Oops!

I had started the beginning of my second trimester as a Catholic. I always thought growing up and even up until I met Mike that Catholics believed differently than what I was used to, like more into the saints and not God himself. I was completely wrong! So glad I was wrong and my little family can be the same religion. St. Elizabeth is such a wonderful community and I'm glad I got the opportunity to know Fr. Ben more. I actually miss our weekly classes just to hear him talk and tell his jokes or stories about Nigeria. I had also grown up thinking I would never leave Vienna nor the area. I'm happy to know there is other communities just as welcoming like I've always been here my whole life. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Now if little Holtmeyer would cooperate so mommy can actually enjoy church, listen to the message and not feel like I'm going to pass out every time. Apparently the little stinker ALWAYS lays wrong as soon as I get to church for the past 2 months to where I am super clammy, fanning myself to cool down when I know it's cold in there, and feeling the need to pass out even while sitting. Mike had told me to just stay home and not go to church. I can't just not go to church until after the baby gets here. lol I had told Dr. Su what Mike said, she laughed and laughed. She said I had one funny husband.

Going to church was one definite promise I made to God. That I would go to church more frequently than I ever had before if he blessed me with a child. Wasn't too long after those prayers that we found out we were expecting. God works in mysterious ways and answered my prayers. Now I need to do my part and attend more... so this little one needs to get the hint!!  :)

Mike looks so thrilled. lol 

Receiving my first communion.

Drinking the wine, although I didn't even get a taste.  I kept tipping it up and thought I may as well quit... didn't want to appear like a lush especially while being preggo. :) 

Flood Damage

It makes you sick to your stomach seeing all the flood damage here in Miller County. Especially when news stations talk about how pretty and such a rare occasion to see when the Bagnell Dam released all that water. Mike's family lost a lot of corn. Some area farmers lost several hay bales and cows. Should have taken a picture to the left of the field in the first few pictures of the hill/bluff. You could see how high the water had got, probably 10-12 feet high and this was just from a creek.

Here's a few pictures of their farm and surrounding areas on the county roads that connects to theirs.

Lower bottom of the field behind Mike's mom and dads house. 

Another field of theirs on down the road at their old homestead.

The was a little creek and it's 'was' on the left side of the road. As you can see we couldn't cross it and only could if we had a four wheeler. 

Same area.. you can't tell but there was a huge drop off, maybe 5 feet. 

Looking back at the same area. 

Huge hole in a field along Hwy 52 at the Blue Hole bridge. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Diaper & Wipes Party

Friday, our close friends and immediate families joined us for a Diaper & Wipes Party. Had a great evening visiting and baby got lots of goodies.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

30 Weeks

How far along? 30 weeks, 10 weeks left!!   
Maternity clothes? Yes!
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Getting somewhat better. 
Best moment this week: Baby has been constantly pushing its little butt up. 
Miss Anything? Being able to paint my toenails without a struggle/battle with my body! :) 
Movement: Lots. Lately it feels like the baby has been kicking a nerve and my pelvic bone. 
Food cravings: Nothing in particular...
Anything making you queasy or sick:  I've noticed the smell of fresh cut grass has made me a little queasy feeling. 
Have you started to show yet: Yep, feel like I swallowed a watermelon. 
Gender: Unknown.  Been thinking girl lately.  Any guesses?
Labor Signs: No. 
Belly Button in or out? Still an inny! 
Wedding rings on or off? Still off. Probably will stay that way... doctor's orders. Well not really, but Dr. Su advised not to since she's seen so many have to get their ring cut off. I would hate for that to happen. 
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: My doctor's appointment tomorrow. Hopefully baby Holtmeyer will corporate and we can get a good profile shot this time. Last two visits the baby was too comfy and wouldn't roll over for nothing; therefore, we saw a scary baby. The skeleton view and one shot I swear looks like a clown face. lol I may have to find that picture and post it sometime.