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Friday, March 30, 2012

38 Weeks! Almost there!

Im now 38 1/2 weeks pregnant, and i'm ready for it to be over! lol. I can't believe how fast time has flown by, but lately I feel like everyday drags on and on and on and on! I'm just so ready to meet our daughter! We are just so excited to see what she looks like, which side she takes after.
In this pregnancy, i'm so over the swelling! I have kanckles! My feet, legs and hands are the worst. Sometimes even painful, my feet hurt everyday.
I found out at this last appointment that I was 50% effaced and nothing else. So all this last week, I took walks, trying to have gravity on my side. So far it hasn't put me labor. But I guess we'll see how i'm doing Monday at my next appointment. I also found out that I lost 7 pounds. My weight is just all over the place. When I have this baby, I will weigh less than I did before I got pregnant, which is nice and crazy! My little girl has been moving all around and I love it, however I have to pee very often because of it. hahaha, oh well. My emotions have been all over the place, most of all i'm just frustrated, because I just want her to come into this world! I guess when she is ready she will make her appearance. Anyways, thats how everything is going.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

37 Weeks Pregnant

Baby Shower

I had such a wonderful baby shower. I'm so grateful for those who threw it for me. It was wonderful. I'm grateful for those who came. Here are a few pictures from it. The first one is of me, I was 35 weeks.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

What's in a name, and losing weight?

Well we have had the hardest time trying to find a name for our little girl that will soon be here. When we first found out thatI was pregnant, we thought for sure we were having a boy. Since we thought this we didn't give much thought to a girl's name. So when we found out we were expecting a baby girl, we were thrown for a loop. We came up with several names, and I do mean SEVERAL names. We would pick a top 5 and got from there. We would find a name and then find a reason to hate it. lol. This happened A LOT! We probably went through 10-15 names. lol. We had a few guidelines the name had to meet. Such as: It had to be unique, Since my name is so common, I wanted our daughters to be uncommon. Then it couldn't have a stupid nickname that went to it, we found lots of names we liked, but hated he nicknames for them. It had to be something we both agreed on. I could never pick a name that I loved, but Dave didn't, it would bother me. So after all that we finally picked a name, and wouldn't tell people until recently. I find that it's harder to tell us you don't like the name if we have for sure picked it, then just saying were considering it. Lol. I know, i'm weird. So the name we have decided, and I could care less if you like it or don't like it, is....
Kendall Nicole Bland
BTW she is now 5 pounds 11 ounces, which is in the 50th percentile. Oh and I have lost 6 pounds! I don't understand. I'm not trying to lose weight at all. I'm just on this diet gestational diabetes diet, wich is making me lose weight. So if you get technical with all the losing weight i've done, I have not gained a single pound since I got pregnant. Crazy! I might even be smaller after I have her, than I was when I got pregnant! Oh and this losing weight thing is not affecting, she is gaining weight like she should, and is doing great.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

1 year anniversary of my miscarriage

It has been 1 year to the day since I had the miscarriage. I'm not sure how to feel today, except I know that I have had a very emotional and grumpy day so far. I Feel like I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. I was grumpy paying bills, and therfor stressed afterwards, because the medical bills keep piling up and for some reason, the stupid hospital won't work with you very well with payments. Then I have other obligations that cost money, that are frustrating, and then theres the 1 year ann. of the miscarriage. I think that; that fact is making it hard to handle all these emotions today. I feel sadness for the loss of my baby, but I know I will be with him/her one day if we live rightously.
Also, I have been SO extrememly blessed since then. I am now carrying our daughter who I love more than anything. She is such a blessing. We will meet her very soon. Our lives aren't easy, but we always manage to make it through the rough patches, and I know that it's because of our faith in our Heavenly Father, and our love for all he has done for us, with the atonement. I Know that everything is going to work out with this pregnancy and that we will have our little girl in our lives soon, and be able to raise her to be a virtuous daughter of God. I Just need to get through today, as best as I can, so far it has involved tears, and stress, but hopefully it will go better. I have a great support system from my husband, and he has calmed me down. I love him so much, he is always there for me, and I know that he is going to be a great father.