Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Well lately I feel like I have grown a lot. In fact I feel that I look slightly bigger then some of my friends who are on the second baby. Not sure why that is. Matt and I went in for our 22 week appt last week. It was a sorta boring appointment with no sonogram but we did get to hear Addison's' strong and fast heartbeat which is always comforting. I asked Dr. Westerholm how my weight gain was coming and if I am on track. She tends to be very particular about weight gain during pregnancy. She said I've gained 13 lbs and since I'm over half way done and a "tall woman" she said I'm doing "perfect" (please use that term loosely). She said if I can keep a slow steady gain, 30 lbs would be right where I should be at 40 weeks. She said Addison is looking "beautiful" (she likes to use adjectives...) and is growing well. She measured my fundus which is measuring at exactly 22 weeks. We are so thankful as to how this pregnancy has gone so far. I hope labor is the same way....
Monday, June 8, 2009
2 Weeks Ago....
June 7th 4:00 pm (3cm)
June 8th-She's here!!!
We just know Paxton and Addison are going to be great friends!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
As I type this Kama is in labor at Mansfield Methodist. Her water broke this morning and I am so excited to go up there and see her and wait for Paxton to get here. In this picture I was 17 weeks and Kama was 36 weeks!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
We went and registered this weekend at Baby's R Us and Target. Neither of us found any bedding we really like so I have been looking on the internet for other options that are more classic and less "themed". Of course I find multiple nursery's that I love but for some reason I have expensive taste because they are all over $250.00! Take a look at my favorites!
(All in pink and chocolate)
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Well, today is the first Saturday in a long time that I have been able to sleep in till 11:00!! It was great! I took a belly pic right when I got up. Don't you think it's weird that my belly looks a lot smaller then a few days before?? (see previous post). I heard your belly can do that throughout the pregnancy for a different reasons.
Tonight Matt and I will get to hang out together in our home without anyone else for the first time! It is going to be so nice. Our schedules are so busy and we have opposite work schedules half of the week so either he is here and I'm at work or Im here without him or we are both gone doing something together. I can't wait to sit and enjoy our home together!!!
So I just found out there is a Twilight Convention here in Dallas this summer!
Welcome to TwiCon 2009’s official website! We are thrilled to announce that on July 30-August 2, 2009 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel we will host the largest conference in the United States inspired by Stephenie Meyer and the Twilight saga.
TOO BAD IT'S $225 to attend!!!! Forget that!
I have to say I take credit for about 6 co-workers who are now major Twilight fans at my work. They didn't even know what it was and I got them hooked!!!!! One of them even hates to read and she is now on the 4th book and will probably be done with the book by Monday. You're Welcome Stephanie Meyer!!!
Mav is having a great time in the back yard. He is already starting to make friends with the dogs on all three sides of our yard. I even caught him digging under to fence so he could become "better friends" with the dog next door. I quickly put a stop that that with some bricks!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
We are all moved in and are loving our home!!! Maverick is loving it too! The yard and garage are great!!!
I have a new favorite Photographer !!! Check out this awesome web site just for new babies/families!!
She comes to the hospital when you are in labor and takes sentimental pictures of all the family waiting and the first moments you have with your baby before all the family come in and after the family come in. The pics are so sweet and unforgettable! Check her out!!
The second trimester is better then the first, mostly because I am starting to actually feel pregnant and not just fat. I just went and spent a lot of money at motherhood maternity because none of my clothes would fit anymore. It's weird to have a full closet of clothes you can't wear...and very depressing too.
Lately I've been thinking about what our baby is going to look like. I have no idea who he/she is going to favor more. I can't wait for 3 more weeks till we get to find out if it's a he or a she! We have definite names for both. I can't wait to share them with everyone!! Some people have told me to wait and not find out what the sex is but I don't really want to wait. I want to plan and decorate and I DON"T like the colors yellow and green which is what I would be getting if I go "unisex" for all my shower clothes and bedding... There is no way we are waiting....I love surprises but I figured we've been surprised enough lately I would like to plan our first child as much as possible.
We have been really praying about what to do as far as childcare when the baby comes. I am planning on taking off all of November and December but going back to work in January. Of course I would love to work only one or two days a week and be at home with the baby the rest but that's just not feasible right now in our lives. So if you know anyone who keeps kids out of their home or anyone who wants to watch a newborn full time (8am-4pm) let me know!! I am anti-daycare and would really like my baby to grow up being taught by a christian woman/mom who I can trust. My mom used to do it for teachers in Mansfield when we were young. She watched like 3 or 4 kids during the day. I remember it well. Speaking of my mom, she actually volunteered to watch the baby but she would have to watch a few kids at a time in order to make as much money as she is making now at her job. So if you know anyone who is looking for childcare, my mom might be interested. Most of my friends are stay at home moms or use a family member who doesn't work.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
1. Without Icing I might point out....
2. Reminds me of elementary school.
3. There Whole Grain Ok! And we use sugar free syrup! That counts for something!
4. The new Whole Grain kind makes me feel so much better!!
5. Reminds me of college. I could eat these every day.
I don't eat these every day and I only have bought them once or twice since I've been pregnant. I've only gained 3lbs so far so hopefully my cravings for junk will go away and I'll crave lettuce, carrots, broccoli and string cheese....ya right.....
On another note, the house plans are coming along smoothly . We are still trying to decide whether to do a 15 or 30 yr mortgage. We are really trying to go with the 15 yr since that's what Dave Ramsey suggests (New York Times Best Financial Adviser/Author who also happens to be a Christian).
Here are some things I cannot wait to do in my new house!!!
1. Take a bath in a huge tub.
FYI: If I have a boy I want him to be as cute and mischievous as Calvin.
2. Hanging out in the backyard with the dog and the baby....I hope our yard is that nice looking.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Yesterday I got up and pee'd 3 times during the night. I was not fun. Even though I don't have a big belly yet, I just can't seem to get comfortable anymore while I sleep. Lately I've been getting grossed out by random foods. Like last night I made this beautiful bacon/spinach quiche and we had it for dinner. Matt loved it and had two pieces. Today at work when I went to have lunch, I was getting ready to chow down on the quiche when I suddenly couldn't the smell of the bacon and wanted to puke. So I quickly closed the lid and went down to the hospital cafeteria and got myself a meatball sub and a root beer (the only beverage that doesn't have caffeine that I like). It was wonderfully delicious! Now I have this whole dish of quiche at home the Matt will have to eat by himself.
We are going to look at more houses on Friday. I hope we can find one we like that is in our price range. There is one I really like in Mansfield; here are the sellers pictures of the house...
Large Living Room
Kitchen that opens to the living with high ceilings and wood floors! Love it. Did I mention it's 4 bedrooms??
I broke down and bought a belly-band today. I can't button up my jeans anymore and so I've been trying to walk around with them totally unbuttoned and unzipped all the way. That doesn't work cause they start falling down and then people are always telling you that your fly is open and I'm like "I know! I did it on purpose." It feels so much better to have the band on. Besides, I don't want to squish the little person that's living in there. hehehe. I feel like I shouldn't have a bump yet but I can't help it! It feels like I just ate a whole pizza all by myself, all the time. I can't suck it in anymore and thats how I know its not me getting fatter....its not the baby yet...it's my uterus (thats the size of a grapefruit now...) pushing all my intestinse upwards.
One more thing...Twilight comes out on DVD this Friday night at midnight! WooHoo! I'm so excited! There are a ton of deleted scenes and extra behind the scenes footages that I really want to see!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Also, we put an offer on a house that we found in Mansfield. Its too big for us now but it was such a good deal we know we will grown into it. It's 3 bedroom, 3 bath with a large playroom upstairs that could also double for another large bedroom. I really like it but if God chooses not to allow our offer to be accepted its no big deal. If God doesn't want us to have it then I don't want it.
I am still having morning sickness but a lot of people have given me ideas on how to decrease it so I'm trying those.
Monday, March 9, 2009
The ultrasound on Thursday went both good and bad. Dr Westerholm determinded I was exactly 6 weeks and 1 day which changes my due date to October 28th. That means we did get pregnant on Matts birthday, Jan 24th.! hahah! (happy birthday babe!). Let me give yall a quick fetal anatomy lesson. In the 5 week the babies heart starts to form and beat. It is almost unheard of to be able to actually see the heartbeat so soon but we saw and heard it immediantly without any problem! She said it really depends on the size of the patient and the position of the baby and where it is in the uterus and everything worked in my favor!
There was one thing that concerned her though, the babies heart beat was 98 and she wanted it to be a lot higher....like in the 120's. She said it did concern her a little but that since we were doing such an early ultrasound, the heart rate will probably even out when the heart forms completely and is stronger which is at 8 weeks. I was thinking that the heart JUST formed and we need to give it another week or two before we get concerned but she seemed slightly worred about it which made me burst into tears, of course, all those hormones. She wanted me to come back in at 8 weeks for another ultrasound to make sure the heart rate was at a safe rate.
So your prayers for the babies heart beat would be great! I go back in March 25th.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
This is how it all went down....
Last Friday at about 1am I get up out of bed unable to sleep and Matt says, " Im not going to be able to sleep tonight until you take that test..." Well, I wasn't able to sleep either so we got up and flipped on all the lights and turned on the TV (Maverick was wondering what the heck was going on...lol !). I went in the bathroom, read the entire paragraph on "how to pee on this stick" and then took a deep breath and did it precisly as the instructions said. Well, the test instructions said to wait for 3 min. and then look at the result. Well, the second I was done peeing on it I could see two lines coming up. I thought to myself, wow that was a lot faster then they said it would take...maybe somethings wrong with this stick. I went out into the living room. Matt asked how long we needed to wait and I said "well, we could wait 3 min or I could just tell you now it already says I'm pregnant". He kinda just looked at me and then we both looked at the test, it now being 3 min, and sure enough BOTH lines were bright pink. I retook two more tests just to make sure and both of the did the same thing.....we both just gave a random little laugh and looked at each other and smiled. I think I said " Hmmm, this could be interesting".
Luckly I work at a hospital because the second I got to work on Friday morning I called my OBGYNs office (thats located at my hospital!) and asked if I could get a bHCG drawn real quick to check if I'm pregnant. Surprisingly they said sure and let me come right in, get my blood drawn and then leave. I waited about 45 min and then looked myself up on the hospital computer system and sure enough it read....
Patient- Katie Muguerza
Pregnancy Test- POSITIVE
beta HCG Level- 3,418
Now, a normal newly pregnant woman bHCG (pregnancy hormone) level is anywhere from 50-500 at around 3-4 weeks along ( stats are from my "What to expect..." book) . Mine was 3,418!!!!! What the heck! How could I have not noticed that I was pregnant for so long! Well, Im assuming I'm around 1 month and 1 day pregnant but because we wern't trying so I didn't really record my periods. I have my first appointment tomorrow at 9 am and will let yall know what due date we come up with!!
PS- I know no one likes to talk about the dreaded "M" word but it is so prevalent now days and I need to be realistic. Since no one has anyone control on the situation but God, when you think of me could you just shoot up a little prayer for our little one!! Thanks!
*We told our parents on Friday night by giving them a little baby sock and by Saturday night we had this.... I have to say I've never seen grown adults scream so much.... :)
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Everyone has their thing that helps them relax after a long day at work. I love taking a long steaming hot shower. So you can imagine how utterly disappointed I was ( after driving home from Dallas in 28 degree icy weather and after doing 2 transplants), when I turned the shower on and got in only to be standing under COLD water! I had the guts to wait just a little longer thinking it would get warmer. But did it??? NOPE! So I jumped out, almost literally, still freezing cold, and dirty no doubt. Now this happens all the time if I do laundry beforehand or ran the dishwasher. But I had been gone all day! It didn't make sense. Then it hit me! I had hand washed some dishes from dinner before I got in the shower! The water was so hot I almost burnt my hand! Just that short amount of time washing dishes used up all the hot water! Our hot water heater is half the size of a normal one size of a normal home water heater. Just one more reason why I REALLY want a house!