Thursday, February 1, 2018

Pregnancy Update - Third Trimester!

I am sure all you faithful blog readers have noticed that I have not been nearly as faithful in posting pregnancy updates this time around as I was when I was pregnant with Becca. So goes life, I suppose! Becca keeps me quite busy these days, and soon it'll be time to write an 18 month update on her! Crazy!
It is also crazy to think that I am in the final stretch of this pregnancy. For those of you who don't know, it's a GIRL! We have decided on the name Adaline Beth. It was harder this time to pick a name, but we finally settled on one. We love the name Adaline, which means "noble." We chose the middle name Beth to honor a dear friend of my family that went home to be with the Lord recently. She was a precious, sweet lady who touched so many people. She was a faithful wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt and so many, and she was a true and shining example of someone who simply lived out her faith in Jesus Christ. She was deeply loved by so many people and is greatly missed.

As far as my pregnancy goes, I am so ready to have this baby! I have been feeling a lot more aches and pains as the weeks go on, and its been a little hard! I've been feeling a lot of back and hip pain, and in the last two weeks the biggest struggle has been sciatic nerve pain on my right side. I didn't have this at all when I was pregnant with Becca. It comes whenever I've been sitting for more than 5 or 10 minutes. It's pretty painful, but goes away when I get up and move around. Driving anywhere has been hard, because I can't move around to relieve it.
Just like around this time in my last prregnancy, sleeping is getting harder. It is just difficult to get comfortable and stay comfortable, so I'm restless most nights. Thankfully I am able to rest when Becca takes a nap - I am so thankful that she is still a good napper!
Little miss Addie is very, very active - just like her big sister was in the womb! It is fun to feel her moving all around in there.

I have my glucose test this week, to test for gestational diabetes, and I will start seeing the doctor every two weeks instead of once a month! That is definitely a sign that the due date is right around the corner!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Our News

We are so happy to announce that we are expecting baby number two in April of 2018!

I've been feeling good, and so much better than I felt in the early weeks of my pregnancy with Becca. I've had nausea pretty regularly every morning, and if I go too long without eating. So far no throwing up, which is such a relief! I was so worried about how I was going to take care of Becca and be sick all the time like I was before. God is so kind! He knows what I can handle.
I had my first doctors appointment and blood work around 8 weeks, and I go back in a couple of weeks for my first ultrasound. I am so looking forward to that! It will be so nice to see the baby and make sure everything is going well. I am continuing to go to the same practice I did with Becca.

As far as Becca becoming a big sister, I think it'll definitely be an adjustment for her, but overall I'm expecting she'll do really well. Right now, in her mind, the world revolves around her (I think that's a pretty common condition for one year olds!). We are really trying focus on teaching and training her in the next seven months before the baby arrives. That way we'll have a lot established with her on time for our home getting busier after the baby comes.

That's our news! ❤

Thanks to Dayna Collomy for these great announcement photos!