Month 8 = Honeydew Melon!

We're at Month 8!!! 33 weeks today to be exact! Definitely feel like I've swallowed one of these....

Here's what TheBump says about Month 8: Baby's now the size of a honeydew! Things are heating up inside as well: Baby may grow up to a full inch this week alone, and his brain is developing like crazy. Pretty soon, he'll be able to coordinate breathing with sucking and swallowing. Also, his bones are hardening, and he's started to keep his eyes open when he's awake.


my little miracle.

After this past Saturdays 3d/4d ultrasound, I'm MORE than ready to meet my little man. I feel like the days are passing so slowly and I'm getting more and more anxious for him to make his appearance. Being a mom is all I've ever wanted to to and at 32 weeks pregnant, I'm closer than ever. Sometimes I sit and think to myself how crazy it is that I'm finally here.

Ever since I was little, before I ever had a boyfriend, before I ever had my first kiss, before I even started "liking boys," I've wanted to be a mommy. It's always been something I've "wanted to do." It's always been something I "couldn't wait to do." And now.... in 8 weeks (more or less... hopefully a little less) that dream will become a reality.

Yes, I'm excited... ecstatic... thrilled... but don't get me wrong I'm definitely really scared too! A child is a lot of responsibility, a lot of money, and more than just a thought of something that I "want to do." There's no turning back.

I walk by his room, just waiting for an occupant, and it's hard to believe. It's hard to believe that I've been out of high school for almost 6 years, I'm married, I'm a home owner, and I'm a mommy of an unborn child, his face we saw a couple days ago... he yawns, and kicks, and jumps, and hiccups. He loves his foot in mommy's rib. He loves his other foot in his nose, or kicking himself in the face, or poking himself in the eye. He loves to sleep like his mommy. He's camera shy and doesn't like lots of attention like his daddy. He loves to "play opossum" when we try to show off his kicks to other people, and he only gets active when I'm trying to calm down.

If there's anything that I realized on Saturday during that ultrasound, it was the fact that I couldn't imagine anyone trying to tell me that wasn't a legitimate life. I don't care what your feeling are on abortion, there's NO way you could tell me that wasn't a living human being inside me. There's no one that could tell me this isn't a miracle. And there's no "science" that could ever explain to me how the growth and development of a baby in nine months can be possible without God. The little man inside of me is a God-send. Everything going on in my womb is a miracle. A wonderful, little, perfect miracle. And I couldn't ask for anything more.

Well, except for the next 2 months to go by faster... but our life with him to go by slow so I can relish and enjoy every little moment. haha!!!!


Ahh... Technology...

After one failed attempt on January 6th, we were finally able to have a successful 4d ultrasound this past Saturday (January 16th). On the 6th, we found out that our little Nathaniel is already head down and facing my spine. Insurance does not cover 4d ultrasounds, so the ultrasound tech lets us know it would probably be a good idea to "back out" and get our money back before she even began. That was definitely a blessing. This past Friday, I got a message from a friend on Facebook telling me about a facility in town called "Tiny Toes." This facility did 4d ultrasounds up to 35 weeks, unlike my doctor that only did them to 30 weeks. Saturday, I was 31 weeks 3 days.

Little Nate was still head down facing my spine, but this ultrasound tech had some special tricks up her sleeve to get him to move a little more. It involved me becoming a human pretzel with this leg here, and that leg there, and laying on my side as far as I could go, and probably really ticking the little man off!!! But we got some great pictures, and had an amazing experience!!! What a wonderful technology we can take advantage of!

hand and foot in his face...
he kept poking himself in the eye with his foot!
sleepy little man... i think this yawn looks just like Andrew!letting us know exactly what he thinks about this ultrasound....
by kindly giving us "the bird!"getting a little irritated!i have one foot in my rib, and one foot is at his face...
what a flexible little boy!!!!
♥ sweet little Nathaniel Ray.... we cant wait to meet you!!!! ♥



We havent put anything on the walls yet, but the basics are finished! I think it turned out adorable! :) Just waiting on a little man to make his grand entrance!!!! 61 days to go!

Way Behind!!!

So, I didn't realize how far behind I was on posting belly pictures! So here they are... Weeks 22-30!!! And a couple fun ones in there too :)