Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Girl or Boy?

I thought it might be fun to look up some of the old wives tales about the gender of a baby...I found this quiz and thought it was pretty funny! Here are my results! We will see whether or not it tells the truth!




Congratulations!

You have a 36% chance of having a boy.
And you have a 63% chance of having a girl.

And Here's Why...You are carrying the extra weight out front, so it's a boy.The hair on your legs is growing faster during pregnancy, so it's a boy.Your feet are not colder than they were before pregnancy. You are having a girl.You prefer the heel of a loaf of bread. You are having a boy.Dad-to-be hasn't been gaining weight along with Mom-to-be, so it will be a girl.The maternal grandmother doesn't have gray hair (dyed or natural), so a girl will be born.You had morning sickness early in pregnancy, so you are expecting a girl.You are looking particularly good during pregnancy. Therefore, it must be a boy, because girls steal their mother's looks.Your chest development has been quite dramatic during pregnancy. You should expect a girl.Since the sum of the mother's age at conception and the number of the month of conception is even, it will be a boy.Your urine is a dull yellow color, so you will have a girl.You are craving sweets, which means that it is a girl.Your nose hasn't changed during pregnancy, which indicates a girl.You have been craving fruits, so it is a girl.Your baby's heart rate is 140 or more beats per minute, so it's a girl.You must have orange juice every day, so it's a girl.You are having headaches, so it's a boy.You show them the palm of your hand, so it's a girl.You use the handle, so it's a boy.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ultrasound Pictures!!!






Profile of his/her precious little face!














The legs!!! They were kicking up a storm today! We are going to have an active little baby on our hands!

















He/She put his/her hand up to his/her face! How sweet! :)












The best whole baby picture of all! I think it's the cutest little thing in the whole wide world!




Today I went to the Baptist Medical Center School of Diagnostic Ultrasound to let the students practice scanning me and... as you can see, I got some really good pics!!

The Director says that she thinks she might see something between the legs....so it might be a boy! Who knows!?!

This baby is an active little thing! It was moving around! Jumping all the way up to the top of the sac, kicking, punching etc! It moved so much they had a hard time letting the machine pick up the heartrate (they have to put a tiny circle over the heart, and everytime they had it on it...the baby moved) I laughed so hard! I don't even drink caffiene these days!! It is so amazing to think that all of this is going on inside my body and I don't even know it!

Hope yall enjoyed the pics! I know we sure did!

All my love
~Alecia

Monday, January 26, 2009

Dr. Visit # 2

Today I saw Dr. Martin because Dr. Miller is out on vacation! So, as usual, they checked my blood pressure..weighed me (only 3 pounds gained, thank you very much!)...and....drum roll please..... doppled for the baby's heartbeat!!! I have to admit, I cheated yesterday at work and doppled it there, but today it is 150 beats per minute! Perfecto! (120-160 is normal)

Yesterday I also got one of our other nurses to ultrasound me for a quick peek @ the baby, and it was in there having a PAR-TAY! Arms and legs going, hopping around! I told Kevin and he said that we are going to have a baby who likes to party...then he put his head down and said "Oh no! We are going to come home from vacation and there are going to be a million kids in the house and the baby (I'm guessing at this point a teenager) will be on the table dancing around!" HA HA! I laughed so hard!! It's so funny to me the things he thinks of...Like Saturday when work called @ 5 am to tell me I was on call, he said "I didn't know what was going on, all I could think was 'We don't have any kids yet, no one should be out!'" He makes me laugh so much!

Tommorow I am going to the Baptist School of Radiology to let the students ultrasound me for practice...hopefully I will get some more pictures to share with yall! Promise to post tommorow!!

~Alecia

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pregnancy Ticker

I forgot to tell everyone that I added a pregnancy ticker to my blog the other day. Unfortunately, it's ALL THE WAY @ the bottom of the page! Scroll down to see where our little baby is in development today!

~Alecia

Friday, January 23, 2009

I was tagged! Favorites!

Kristen tagged me to name my top four in the following categories. It was really hard! Some parts were easy but...I don't know I guess I'm boring! Anyway, yall enjoy!

Outstanding Memories of 2008:
1. Finding out I was pregnant for the first time!
2. Telling our parents we were pregnant!
3. Kevin finding out about his new job!
4. Doing my first delivery by myself @ work

Favorite foods of 2008
1. Lettuce wraps @ P.F. Changs
2. Fried Rice @ Thai Place
3. Cream Cheese Pound Cake (homeade) in the Cafeteria @ work
4. Rice Krispie treats

Favorite movies of 2008
1. The Duchess
2. The Dark Knight
3. Kung Fu Panda
4. Iron Jawed Angels (not produced in 2008, but when I saw it)

Favorite places of 2008
1. Home
2. Pensacola Beach
3. The Summit in Birmingham, AL
4. Kingston Park

Events of 2008
1. Graduating from Nursing School
2. Starting my new job
3. Our 2nd anniversary
4. Kevin starting his new job

Things I liked in 2008
1. Kevin taking me on dates!
2. Being @ home with Kevin and Hershey
3. Christmas with the fam after finding out we're pregnant
4. Finishing tiling the kitchen

Things I look forward to in 2009
1. Welcoming a new child into our home in August
2. Our third anniversary
3. A Dishwasher!
4. Finishing the remodeling on this house!

If you're reading this, I tagged you!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

For this child I have prayed

This morning in church, Brent's lesson was about the prayer that Paul prayed for the Ephesian brethren in Ephesians chapter 3. I have prayed this prayer many times for Kevin as he was growing as a Christian. In fact, in my Bible, I have "Kevin" written above it to remind me to pray for him daily in his walk with our Father. As I listened to Brent go through the different aspects of Paul's prayer, I realized this is the prayer I have been praying for our child as well. Even so early in this pregnancy, I/we feel a responsibility and obligation to this child to raise him or her up in the Lord. To be healthy, happy and saved is my prayer for this child. And to know the love of our Lord, which is incomprehensible!

" For this reason I BOW MY KNEES before the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the WHOLE family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through his Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being ROOTED and GROUNDED in LOVE, may be able to COMPREHEND with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height- to KNOW the LOVE of CHRIST which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with ALL THE FULLNESS OF GOD. Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ASK or THINK, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. " Ephesians 3: 14-21

Oh my child, how I have prayed for you, and will pray for you, daily, for the rest of my life.

10 weeks!!

Here is my first official pregnant pic! 10 weeks yesterday! I have a little "bump" but I think you can see it better in person :)

Yall enjoy!

Alecia

Friday, January 9, 2009

New Again

I added a lot of songs to my playlist, please take the time to listen to them. Most of them are love songs, the way I feel about the baby and Kevin, but one is called "New Again" it is a ballad between Brad Paisley and Sara Evans. It is sung as if Jesus is telling Mary what to expect as he dies. I just had to share it with yall, it is awesome.

Sorry so late!




A lot has happened since I last wrote an update! Sorry it took me so long to get back on here, but the holidays were crazy! I promise to get pics up soon!

December 24, 2008~
First ultrasound of our baby! We got to see the heartbeat (119 beats per minute, which is perfect @ this stage of the game). We got pictures of our tiny little baby! Kevin and I went from the Dr's office straight to Storkland and bought picture frames for us and both sets of grandparents. The frame we got for us says "Before I formed you in your mother's womb, I chose you." It is so amazing to me to think that God already knows the number of hairs on this childs head and what he/she will be like, look like etc. God truly is awesome!

The morning sickness has gotten somewhat better, now it's mainly exhaustion! I can take a nap anytime, anywhere!!

January 7, 2009~
I got Dr. Thomas to ultrasound me @ work just so I could see the heartbeat again and reassure myself that everything is fine! Everything still looks great, the little baby is a little bigger and when I laughed, it moved :)
I also decided to volunteer for the Baptist School of Radiology, the students will do a first trimester ultrasound on Jan 27 and then a 20 week one sometime in March! I should get lots of good pictures!

Last night we started Financial Peace University! I am so excited! We are looking forward to learning more about managing our finances and making wise decisions, especially with the baby on the way! So many things to think about!! We have decided to stay in our house for another year or two, we have figured out a way (kudos to Mom) to add a dishwasher to the kitchen, which has been the biggest issue in this house. We figure that the longer we stay here with the mortgage payment so low, we can save more $, get more debts paid off, and have more $ for a downpayment on our next house. We also have to start thinking about college savings for the little one! Whew!! I have a feeling that this journey to "Financial Peace" is going to be a rollercoaster, but a good one!

Lastly, I want to say that I have the most wonderful husband in the world. I do not know what I would do without his support and love. Kevin is so thoughtful of me and works so hard for our family. To think that some women have husbands who aren't worried about finances, or making sure that they have enough to provide for their families astounds me. Every day, especially @ work, I see women bring children into the world with very little, or no support @ all. God has blessed me so much with a wonderful, responsible, Christian husband who cares so much about me and God and our child and wants us to have the best life possible. I love you so much baby! You are going to be a GREAT dad!

All my love,
Alecia

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