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Monday, October 17, 2011

One of my faves!

Very happy we had these pics done

Saturday, October 15, 2011

5 days my love

So at my 37wk visit at the doctors she decided you will be here by next week.  Daddy, Grammy and I are going to the hospital Wednesday 10/19/2011 at night to start an induction. Doc  plans to have you here by the next day Thursday 10/20/2011 by no later then dinner time. That just happens to be your Aunt Lisa's birthday and your Grandpa Shaver's birthday.  Aunt Lisa is so happy to share her day with you my love. She is already planning your b-day outing for next year. I love that she loves you so much already. So many people love you I have a feeling that hospital is going to be over run with vistors to get a looksy at your pretty face. No one is more excitied then Daddy and I ~ we cannot wait to kiss and cuddle you.
So the countdown is on ~ 5 days from today I will be a mom and you will be my daughter. The feeling is overwhelming I have wanted you my whole life and someday I hope you will understand how badly I ached for you. Your room is ready we are totally prepared all we need is you. I beg and pray to God everynight that you are born safely and healthy and that we have no issues at delivery. I talk to you and tell you to cooperate and be a good girl.  We made it this long hunny we are in the home stretch now my lil beauty. I love you and I cant wait to see your face.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

37wks ~ Finally she dropped and is in position

Monday, October 10, 2011

36wk pics

3D image of my pretty lady ~ Look at those cheeks!!!!!

Shyann's foot

The sono tech told us to make sure we bring a brush or comb to the hospital because we are going to need it with all your hair. Aunt Lisa went with me and we could see all your hair floating in the fluid.......I never imagined you would have tons of hair. I thought for sure I would have a baldy. Daddy and I were both bald until we were 2yrs old hahaha So excitied that you will be here in about a week. I love you and I can't wait to kiss your face.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

35 wks

We had your 35wk appt and sonogram today.  Everything is excellent ~ you look great and so does Mommy.  GG Jones went with me today and she is so in love with you, she cannot wait to get you in her arms. We got to see your beautiful lil chubby face several times. You are so gorgeous and GG said you look like Aunt Debbie :)  You have so much hair I cannot believe it, I cannot wait to see what color it is and what you look like. We dont have to wait to much longer know Doc said we will deliver at 38wks which is 3wks from today :)  Not sure if we will have a vaginal birth or c-section it depends on if you decide to change positions and cooperate.  I love you Shyann and we are ready and waiting for your arrival baby girl.
35wks ~ chubby cheeks and all your hair

Your lil hand and finger pointing "I'm #1"

Look at that hair ~ OMG so excitied!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

4 weeks and counting

So I had my 34wk check up and sonogram done yesterday. Everything went fine ~ OF COURSE you were not moving much for the sono tech or for the NST then I leave and head home and your movin and groovin in my belly ~ GIRL I swear you are like your Mother already (REBEL) Anyway both doctors agree that will induce labor at 38wks ~ So yay if we do the math (which I am HORRIBLE at math, but your father is amazing at it ) you will be here in 4wks and counting. I must admit when I actually thought about panic mood set in but its because I always feel unprepared ~ I want you in my arms asap thats for sure. During the sono I got to see a pretty good view of your face and you have chubby cheeks and a cute lil button nose ( like me) You look adorable. I have sonograms every week now and everytime they tell me how much hair you have so I am excitied to see you. I wonder what color it is?  Could be brown, light blonde or RED, yes red I'm sorry ahead of time but your Dad has redheads and so do I on both sides of the family.  I think red hair is beautiful and you will be amazing.  Since your Daddy is bald and has been going bald since he was 13yrs (POOR guy) he is thrilled you have tons of hair and as your Mother of course I can't wait to put bows and headbands in your hair.
I am very happy you are going to be born in October. It has always been my favorite month, that is why Daddy and I got married in October, plus I love the fall and halloween. We got you a costume the other day for halloween ~ Your going to look so cute a lil pink skeleton :)  Your room is ready and waiting ~ still waiting for your Uncle Shaney to bring the bassinett over so I can get it ready and I am planning to pack my hosptial bag this weekend so we are all set to go. It has been such an emotional wonderful adventure being pregnant with you.  I will admit alot of the time FEAR has been a huge issue with me but thats just how I am and you will soon realize that. I will prolly not let you do anything or go anywhere without me. I promised Daddy I would try to be less of a worry wart and I'm gonna try.
I love you so much already Shyann and I can't wait to see you , kiss you and hold you in my arms!  4 wks baby girl .
Mommy's predications.............................
DOB  10/21/11
Weight 7lbs 6ozs.
Length 21inches
Time Morning :) 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Our Baby Shower

Things have been so busy around here I did not get to blog anything about our baby shower.  I woke up that morning thinking this can't be real ~ All this pink baby stuff all over cannot be for us, is it?  Last year on the very same weekend was my bridal shower ~ now we are celebrating the arrival of the one thing I have wanted my entire life ~ a baby?  I got dressed at home alone ~ Steve had mandatory OT at work and everyone else was at the hall getting things ready. Steve got home and got changed and off we went. I got to the hall and guests were already arriving ~ I could not believe the turn out of people ~ it was overwhelming and amazing all at once. I went around to everyone for hugs, kisses and thank yous ~ I heard "how cute my belly looked" and how "I looked great"  I was asked "How are you feeling"  "how did you come up with the babys name" etc.....I found myself almost in tunnel vision answering these questions and absorbing the compliaments like I was having an out of body experience. I still find it hard to say "im pregnant"  when I go to the doctors I still can't believe its me they are doing a sonogram on. It's very surreal still after 8mths. When you want, crave and plead for something so badly your whole life and then you finally get it ~ not only is it thrilling and amazing but its scary as hell too.  We had a wonderful lunch prepared mostly buy my amazing Mother.  She worked her tail off as usual to make it perfect for me (and it was)  Ray and the guys help get things served ~ Lisa got us a great cake and delicious cupcakes.  At one point someone said to me "Stac you gotta start opening gifts soon, look at all the stuff you guys got" I turned around to look at all the presents and OMG it was amazing. I lost it a few times and starting tearing up. Everyone was so generous ~ we got just about everything we could possibly need for Shyann.  Anything we did not get we got giftcards and money to buy it. We have everything now except a highchair, which we dont need for a few months anyway.  It was a wonderful day ~ I had a great time and it really showed me how much my real friends and true family love and adore, me steve and our baby girl ~ It is amazing to know that the people who really know you and love you will always stand by you no matter what.  I am blessed beyond words and I know that and trust me I do not and will not ever take it for granted. Looking forward to dressing up my daughter in all her gorgeous outfits :)
Cake and cupcakes from Aunt Lisa

Daddy and Mommy


Mommy, Tanti, Aunt Susie and Aunt Lisa

Mommy and Your Godmommy

All your treasures

The proud daddy opening presents

Ur first jean jacket

Mommy and Grammy

Sunday, September 18, 2011

This is going to happen!

I think its finally starting to sink in that my baby is coming soon. Last night I had a bit of a panic moment walking around the festival looking at all the strollers and wagons full of lil kiddos. Thinking next year thats going to beUS ~ Nothing will delight me more then to have my lil beauty strolling through the crowds with us, but to be honest yes I did get a lil freaked out thinking about how close it is to her arrival. I want her in my arms so badly that I try to not dwell on the fact that I have to wait another 5-7wks but its hard to NOT think about it when you have a huge belly that you consistantly are looking at. I love her so much and I want her to be healthy and safe so much that is can be and is all consuming at times OK ~ all the time. I could never imagine I would be so in love with someone I've never even met, but I am and its really a total different kinda love. Steve and I were laying in bed this morning and I said "pretty soon she will be laying right here with us" and he just smiled and said "not soon enough" ~ I think that sums it up pretty well ( DIDO)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Your Nursery is done my love!

"Once upon a time there was a princess"

Our princess has a FULL closet

My favorite wall

Love this

Daddys favorite

Thursday, September 8, 2011

32 weeks

3D sono pic at 32wks ( Looks like Uncle Shane and Dillon)

double check on the gender just to make sure ~ Yep Its A GIRL!!!!

Skeleton face
Profile looks alot like Daddy :)

Foot and chubby leg

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

How your name came to be?

Alot of people have been asking how we came up with our daughter's name. Well we knew for sure what were naming our baby if it was a boy, so I knew for sure we would have a girl just for the simple fact that Steve and I could not agree on a girls name. I liked Shaylee and he liked Sierra!  We always knew what her middle name would be. So one day Cheyenne came up, actually I think my Mom suggested it. So I said well we want a S name. So I thought well lets spell it Shyanne!  Then of course my mind went to Debbie immediately. My Aunt's middle name is Ann. I want so badly for her to hold my girl and to know that is never going to happen makes me sad beyond words, so what better way to keep Debbie close to Shyann then to have her honored with her name. So Shyann was the name, Steve loved it and I loved it. Perfect fit.  At our June 1st sonogram when we found out for sure it was a girl, The tech said "Yep its a girl"  I said "YEAH pink and purple" and Steve said " Its our Shyann" been in love with that name ever since, it just FITS. Her middle name will be Patricia after her Grandmothers. Most of you know my Mom's name is Patricia BUT what some of you might not knowis so is Steve's Mom. Her name is actually Patricia Ann ~ we lost her several years ago to breast cancer. Per Steve she always wanted a daughter so she would be so excitied to have a granddaughter.  So this is a perfect name for our baby girl and I cannot wait to meet her.
Thank You so much to everyone who came to our shower on Saturday. It was a wonderful celebration and the turn out was amazing. So many people came to show us love and support.  Our daughter is so blessed to be coming into a wonderful life filled with people who love her.  Alot of people helped make our day special and perfect and I thank all of you. Things get stressful when you are getting an event together for almost 100 people, but thank you for hanging in there and keeping me sane and making things so wonderful. My friends and my family are amazing.....

Its the final countdown

So the crib and baby furniture are finally here. Picking it up tomorrow. We only have about 8wks till my due date so the panic of getting her room set up (FINALLY) and making sure everything is ready for her is starting to kick in. Today my goal is to clean out our old bedroom closet and fill it up with pretty lil girl clothes for our girl :)  Gotta get the stuff organized so we can get the crib, dresser and changing table set up and organized. Next week I will be working on my hospital bag…….gotta feeling I’m going early so I wanna be ready. I am all about being prepared.
Tonight we start birthing classes :)  OMG ~ I didnot think it was necessary for me to go to the classes. I have seen 4 babies be born and was a birth coach twice so I thought I was good…….but my husband really wanted to do this together and after I thought about it I agreed and I am really looking forward to it!  I have such a great husband and I have no doubt that he is going to be an amazing father. How did I get so lucky?  I still ask myself that everyday!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Baby Shower!

Today is your big party baby girl. I'm so excitied for our baby shower today. So many people love you already and your not even here yet. I'm looing forward to seeing my friends and family today and celebrating our miracle. God has blessed us so abundantly, I praise him for his glory and trust in him with my faith. I will post pics soon.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I felt the earth move under my feet ~ Today at 1:57pm I felt a earthquake tremor. The recliner started to shake and the stuff on the walls moved.  There was a 5.9 earthquake in Virginia and it was felt here in NY. So baby girl you experienced your first earthquake today :) 

Pregnancy Challenge Day 13

Day 13 ~ How are you preparing for baby?

Well my husband has been doing most of the preparing. We remodeled the apartment we live in (upstairs) from my Mom.  She helped us get the front part of the attic turned into a new bedroom for us so Shyann could have the other bedroom for her nursery. Both rooms are just about done. I will handle the deocrating and Steve will handle the rest :)  He has repaired and painted the walls purple.  We are cleaning the carpets this week so after my baby shower on Saturday we will be ready to start filling up the nursery.
We signed up to take a birthing class that starts Sept 6th and a breastfeeding class on Sept 21st.  I am excitied and nervous. Once i see her crib actually set up it will finally hit me that I am having a baby :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Pregnancy Challenge Day 12

Day 12 ~ How did you tell your parents you were pregnant?

My Mom was actually the first person I told. I felt terrible I did not wait to tell my husband but he was at work and I totally freaked and run downstairs to my Mom's house in a panic. (he was totally OK with it) My Mom was crying and screaming and soooo excitied. (she is awesome like that)  I was not expecting to see 2 lines that day. We were trying very hard to get pregnant but for some reason I thought it would take forever. We started to tell alot of people and then I started bleeding and panic struck, thinking I was going to miscarry.......we stopped telling people and just started to pray REALLY hard. At my 6 week sonogram I called my Dad and told him but also warned him we were having issues. He was beyond thrilled and even cried, which shocked me. Steve does not have "parents" per say, His mother passed years ago from breast cancer, so she knew about her granddaughter long before we did. I hope she is up there taking care of her for us tell we get her here on earth. Steve did call his estranged "real" father and then his stepdad. They were both very happy and excitied for us.
Our family and friends cannot wait for this baby to be born. She is so loved by so many already it makes my heart so full.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pregnancy Challenge Day 11

Day 11  ~ When is your baby shower? What do you have planned or expect?

My baby shower is next Saturday 8/27/11 at my church St Pauls Lutheran in Elma, we are having it in the parish hall. My Mom has paid for just about everything. We are having a butterfly theme since Shyann's nursery is going to be butterflys. We have chocolate butterfly suckers as favors. I made centerpieces out of babywashcloths that look like butterflys. We have about 85 people expected. I hope to have a wonderful time with all my family and friends and welcome our new lil girl into the world. She is loved by so many already, it amazing to see how many people are waiting for her arrival.

Pregnancy Challenge day 10

Day 10 ~ A picture of your baby bump and how you feel about how you look!

I don't think I look to bad actually ~ My hair is getting so long (I love it) I feel like I do have a glow about me some of the time. I have had alot of acne break outs which is normally VERY rare for me but since I got pregnant its a weekly occurance. I have not had to buy new underwear or bras (YET) only wear stretchy shorts simply for comfort. I have needed to get new shirts thou.  Otherwise I think I look pretty good as a preggo.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Pregnancy Challenge Day 9

Day 9 m~ What sex did you what or hope for?

To be completely honest I really wanted a GIRL. I have wanted a daughter my whole life, especially now that I have two amazing nephews and a godson that I adore........this family needed another girl. Sabrina is going to be 10yrs old and she was our last and only girl. I knew in my gut we were having a girl, I dunno why call it mother intuition or something but I just kept getting the feeling. Plus we had boys name decided for sure and the girls name was still undecided so I figured that would happen. On June 1st we were confirmed that we were expecting a baby GIRL.  Shyann Patricia and Mommy and Daddy could not be happier :)

Pregnancy Challenge Day 8

Day 8  ~ What is your biggest food craving?

SWEETS ..............  all is want is ice cream, cake, COOKIES, candy bars, and ice cold milk. I also am loving deep fried stuff ~ chicken fingers, mozzerella sticks, fried mushrooms & cauliflower etc.........and soft pretzels with ketchup.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pregnancy Challenge Day 7

Day 7 ~ Do you have a birthing plan?

Well I have what I would liketo happen in my mind but I know already that is not how its going to be. I want to have a drug free all nautral childbirth. But I am a high risk pregnancy, I have high BP and diabetes so the chances of me having a vaginal birth are highly unlikely. My doctor has already talked about a c-section at 38wks. depending on how big the baby gets, so far so good (29wks). I am fine with whatever the doc decides I trust her and in the end I just want a healthy baby in my arms. I plan to have my husband and my mom in the room, unless its a section then just my husband will be allowed in. I know my sil, brothers, gram and tons of other friends will be at the hospital too. Everyone is waiting for this lil girls arrival, but no one more then her Mommy and Daddy.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pregnancy Challenge Day 6

Day 6 ~ post of picture of your 1st sonogram

There she is at about 6wks......we saw the lil heart flicker and my heart skipped a beat.  Amazing that a lil dot has now turned into a beautiful lil girl.

Pregnancy Challenge Day 5

Day 5 ~ What trimester are you in and how do you feel?
I am in my 3rd trimester ~ so we are close to the end and I can finally hold my baby girl. I feel ok most of the time, my biggest and only complaint has been the issues with the vasospasms in my breasts. It is extremely painful, I get no relief and its consistently breaking my spirit and my enjoyment of this pregnancy. Once the I am off the LARGE dose of BP meds I am hopeful it will stop and I can breastfeed my daughter. Dealing with this since March has been a test of my endurance and strength but I must admit I am at the end of my rope.
Feeling Shyann's kicks and movements makes it so much better, know she is in there and she is a feeling like no other. I am so IN LOVE!

Pregnancy Challenge Day 4

Day 4 ~ How did you find out you were expecting?  ( I was out of town so I am behind by a few days so its catch up time)
 I wrote a blog about when we found out we were pregnant here it is ~!

Its really werid to say outloud but its true, I am going to be a Mommy.......Steve and I found out I'm pregnant on 2/26/11 ~  I took a pregnancy test because I was not feeling well and my period was about 3 days late. We had been trying since the wedding with  no luck so because of my age and the fact that we would like to have more then one child (not at the same time mind you) my doc gave me clomid to help me ovulate (which we ended up not needing). We decided to try one more month (february) without any drugs. I ovulated on my own on the 2/10 and then of course I had to go out of town for the Bon Jovi concert. I remember on the drive to Pittsburgh telling Karen and Kristen that it felt different this time (my cycle).  I had alot of cramping and werid pains (which is apparently normal).  When we got home the next day Steve was very sick with some kinda 48hr bug so we literally only BD'ed 2 x's my entire ovulation.  Sooooo I thought for sure there was NO way in hell we got pregnant (I was wrong). I was so sick to my stomach friday night and so tired we ended up canceling plans to go out with friends that night.  Saturday morning I got up early and was cleaning up around the house, went online to check FB and emails, etc the "normal stuff".   I took my meds and made some breakfast and was sitting on the recliner and starting getting waves of nausea. So I thought maybe I should go take that last pregnancy test I have in the cabniet. So I did, mind you this was at like 10am so I had pee'ed like 4 times already that morning, hence this was not my frist urine of the day. So I put the cap on the test and turned around to wash my hands, I looked back and I screamed "HOLY SHIT" there are two lines!  I thought for sure I was seeing things, SOOOO many times I had taken that test and got only one line (negative). So I grabbed it and ran into the kitchen to look at it in better light, well by then it was a very DARK pink two lines and it was very obviously POSITIVE!  I was shaking and crying and jumping around like a lunitic. Steve was working OT of course, So I grabbed the test and the instructions and RAN downstairs to Mom's house. I could not say a word, I had this HUGE lump in my throat. I just was holding the test out towards her crying.  She was like "what, whats wrong????" (sabrina and josh were here that morning) I said "Is there two lines Mom, tell me do you see two lines"  Sabrina jumps up and says " Aunt Stacy are you pregnant?" (im still trying to figure out how Sabrina knows what a pg test looks like? but, anyway) I think it finally started to sink into Mom what I was showing her, she grabbed it and said "Praise God its positive, yes there are two lines" Mom, Sabrina and Josh jumped up and we were all crying, laughing and hugging (it was great) !!!!!  I felt horrible that they found out before Steve but I could not help it, I was in shock and awwwww!  (btw Steve understood and was totally OK with it) I ran into Justin's room and said "Jus get up, get up now I gotta show you something" He jumps outta bed " what whats wrong, are you ok" he puts his glasses on and I hand him the test and he started screaming "OMG OMG your pregnant" and was hugging me (he cried too but shhhh don't tell anyone) So after reality started to set in (well it still has not set in yet 14 days later HONESTLY) I just kept crying and staring at that test like it was a check for a billion dollars or something (actually it is worth MUCH more then that) I wanted to call Steven at work and tell him, but I  wanted to tell him in person. I took a shower and tried to calm down and process this. I put on my makeup and did my hair all the while staring at the test on the bathroom cabinet, I kept thinking it was going to change :)  After 3 loooong hours Steve finally got home. I put the test in a bracelet jewelery box. I handed it to him and I said "Honey look at this cute bracelet I got today in the mail" he takes it and opens it and just stares at it and says nothing then finally he said " What is this?" I jumped up from the recliner and said " Were pregnant babe" he was in total and complete SHOCK .....seriously!  He said "What, where? I don't see it" So I took the test out and showed him the two lines and that it means pregnant. He said " wow thats awesome babe" (typical steve response) We hugged and cried. He changed clothes and slowly it starting sinking in that he was going to be a Daddy! He just kept staring at me smiling and staying "wow"....This huge smile was permanently on his face all day :)  He gets that smile anytime we talk about it. I was never so happy in my life, to be able to give my husband something he has wanted his whole life, well it just don't get much better then that! 
Since that day it has been an emotional rollar coaster. The concept of "waiting to tell everyone" flew out the window. We told my brothers, Lisa, Cheryl, Tracy, Ray, Alex, Lyd and the kids, Kris, Sue, Steve's brothers, Pastor, my Gram and John but I starting having these cramps pretty severe ones and I thought OMG here we go I am gonna lose the baby. I called and got into the doctors on Monday. She sent me for bloodwork and told me the cramps are normal for the 1st trimester. She said the bloowork results would be the best way to determine if its a viable pregnancy or not. So after 5 long scary days the nurse called and said "Congratulations your pregnant, your HCG levels are doubling and the doctor wants you to have a ultrasound". So Friday 5/11 at 9am I am going to have ultrasound done and I cannot wait to see my lil baby yolk sac :)  The cramps have been getting less and less, I actually feel really good, a lil tired no morning sickness yet!  I plan to announce it on FB and to the rest of my family and friends on Friday after the ultrasound.  Afer the cramping starting I got scared and stopped telling people. I need to actually see my baby first. I have taken 5 pregnancy tests since I found out and YEP I am still pregnant LOL.  It is so hard to believe that I something I have wanted, wished for and dreamed of my whole life is really happening. Steve and I have had many discussions about this pregnancy already and have decided we are going to take this one day at a time, and all we really care about it a healthy baby.   Boy or Girl who cares!  Don't ge me wrong I would LOVE to have a lil girl to dress up pretty .....but I love my Joshy and Dillon so much I can only imagine when its my own son how much love and joy it would bring. Steve would love a lil boy to play footbal with and stuff but when it comes down to it, we just want to be parents. We have our names picked out already, but hat will be kept a secret for awhile!  I am scared to death I am not going to lie, I know without any doubt I will be a great Mother, look at the example I have had my whole life how could I go wrong??? I just don't want anything to go wrong with the pregnancy.  I am on insulin injections now, my blood sugars spiked as soon as I got pregnant, so that has not been easy, but I will do whatever I need to do.  I am excitied, nervous, happy, thrilled, and most importantly Thankful!  Praise God for his blessings and I hope he watches over me and my lil baby and helps it to grow and be healthy. Anyone that could send some extra prayers up for Baby Shaver for the next 8mths would be greatly apprecaited ~ Thank You!
4/15/11by Stacy

Friday, August 12, 2011

Pregnancy Day Challenge ~ Day 3

Day 3 ~ Do you know the exact day you concieved?

 I do ~ We were trying to get pregnant for a few months so I had been taking OPK so I knew when I was ovulating. I ovulated on Thursday 2/10/11 and I believe we got pregnant that evening. TMI moment approaching ~ I took the test and texted Steve at work and said " Babe when you get home we gotta have sex, I'm ovulating" His response "OK sounds like a plan" I had tickets to see Bon Jovi in Pittsburgh and was leaving to go out of town the very next morning so I knew we only had a small window, seeing as this was a overnight trip. I left Friday morning with my friend Karen and Kristen, and I remember telling them on the car ride down to PA I was OV and that something felt werid this time, something was different. I was having some

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pregnancy Challenge Day 2

Day 2 Post of picture of your babys Dad and list 5 facts about him
1) Loves football & The Philadelphia Eagles
2) Loves Rock & Roll music
3) Has 2 brothers (no sisters)
4) Is a metal machinist by trade
5) His birthday is 11/12/1975

Pregnancy Challenge Day 1 ~

Day 1 ~ Post of picture of yourself and list 5 facts
1) I am newly married to my husband Steve 10/16/10
2) I love music
3) I have 3 brothers (no sisters)
4) I collect frogs
5) Purple is my favorite color

21 Day Pregnancy Challenge

Pregnancy Challenge
Day One: A picture of you and five facts
Day Two: A picture of the father and five facts
Day Three: Do you know the day you conceived?
Day Four: How did you find out you were expecting?
Day Five: What trimester are you in, and how do you feel?
Day Six: Baby’s first picture. A picture of your first ultrasound.
Day Seven: Do you have a birthing plan?
Day Eight: What is your biggest food craving?
Day Nine: What sex did/do you hope for?
Day Ten: A picture of your baby bump and how you feel about how you look.
Day Eleven: The baby shower: What do you plan for? Hope for?
Day Twelve: How did you tell your parents the news? The baby’s dad’s parents?
Day Thirteen: How are you preparing for the baby?
Day Fourteen: A picture of a baby that you feel your baby will resemble.
Day Fifteen: How are you feeling?
Day Sixteen: Parenting tips you’ve learned from the internet or other moms.
Day Seventeen: Who will help you most when your baby is here?
Day Eighteen: Do you plan on breastfeeding?
Day Nineteen: Who will be in the delivery room with you?
Day Twenty: What are you looking forward to most about being a mother?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

One of the outfits Shyann will wear for her NB photo shoot :)

3rd trimester fastly approaching

So the finish line is in site!  3rd trimester starts on thursday as I being my 28th wk of pregnancy. I have been through alot of up and downs and its been scary, amazing and terrifying all rolled into one.  To fall in love with someone you have never met and to be soooo terrified of losing them before you ever even held them in your arms, has been the most insanely scary thing I have EVER gone through in my life.  All I have ever wanted was to be a mother, and even more so to have a daughter and God is giving me  both……I have had to work for it, but nothing good in life is ever easy, is it?  She is worth ever second of pain, stress, hurt and worry I have gone thru and continue to go thru.  Just to hold her in my arms is all I want and need in this world. I have been so blessed with an amazing husband and a wonderful family to help me through all this craziness…..but like I said I can see the end in site and its making me so much more excitied.  To look around our apartment and see “baby stuff” makes me giggle.  We are starting her nursery next week, OMG when I see a crib IN MY HOUSE for MY BABY I think I might lose my mind :) 
Doc appointment went good today, she said if I keep my sugars under control like I have been and the baby stays at a good weigh then a c section can be avoided (which is what I want) I have only gained 8lbs during my 7mths of pregnancy which has been great for me…..I plan to lose 50lbs or more after her birth (then and ONLY then will I try for baby #2 but the jury is still out on that). Shyann’s HR was good 163 as usual, she was moving and the doc had to chase her around with the doppler. She is not measuring to big or too small, right on track PERFECT just as I assumed ;)  My lil booboo is perfecto!  My bp was very good today and we discussed and decided to change my bp meds in hopes it will help with the boob issues (vasospasms = horrific pain) This has been the worst part of my pregnancy, since the bleeding stopped in June things have been really good except for these vasospasms, they are literally keeping me house bound……so fingers crossed the new meds will help. All is all I must say this has been the experience of a lifetime…….its like christmas with the best present at the end. I cannot wait to hold my baby girl and kiss her lil face……..Shyann I love you so much already……no words could EVER express how much!