Sunday, October 2, 2011


Well, here I am at 6:30 AM on a Sunday morning, AWAKE! Because of my random sleeper toddler you may ask?


Because of a stupid arm ache.... What is a pregnant mother to do when she can't take Ibuprophen! I think I may have pinched a nerve in my neck or shoulder and it's pretty dang annoying not being able to sleep when said toddler IS sleeping through the night...

SO I decided I might as well document my pregnancy thus far.

26 weeks

Weight: 2lbs 1oz (5 days ahead of schedule)
Gender: A GIRL!
Very active and healthy! We had a little scare at 22 weeks when I went for my targeted ultrasound. When the tech was examining the heart, she couldn't find the pulmonic heart valve. She reassured me that everything was probably fine and that she wanted me to come back for a follow up at 26 weeks... So I did and after 45 minutes of examining my baby, she found every chamber, valve and vessel that she exists in a healthy heart just to reassure this nervous mama! All is well!
Possible Names: Lily, Jersey, Faith (may favorite this week) Bella, Ellie. Just to name a few. Girls names are tough!

Weight gain/loss: Still down 2 lbs but that is changing quickly because I'm getting my appetite back... And a HUGE appetite at that! I'm trying to control myself though. I did however have to break out my maternity pants and boy are they comfortable!

Cravings: PEACHES! I swear I have eaten a whole bushel all by myself! I'm sure lucky to live where the BEST peaches are grown!

What I miss: Not walking like a turkey

Complaints: I have many complaints, but not because of this baby.

I cant sleep very long without getting a stuffy nose, plugged ears achey arms... What is a girl to do? My yard has suffered big time this fall and poor little Dax has to play inside most of the time so I can stay sane. My sweet husband has to hear about every little change in my symptoms and yesterday he said, "I can't wait until you get your allergy shots so you wont be so miserable (AKA He wont have to hear about it any more). I usually can keep them under control but I'm nervous to drug myself up with this little babe inside of me!

She moves like crazy and I love it! I miss my energy some days but others, I feel like I can do everything on my list... And then crash. I am enjoying my pregnancy at this point and I'm thankful for the opportunity to carry this little girl.

PS We bought a minivan, I am one of THOSE moms... And I LOVE IT!


Marci Wittwer Butterfield said...

Yay!! Love the update.. and I can totally see you as a 'mini van mom'.... and that's a good thing.

*karen* said...

Oh Becky! I'm so happy all is well with little Faith/Lilly/Jersey! :) It has been so fun hanging out with you lately, I've missed you so much and it's nice to feel in the loop again! Thanks for being one of my bestest friends!

D of D,J,Dre,W.D. said...

I can't wait to see Brian driving the mini van! Watch out world!!

Glad that all is going well - we're very happy for you guys and sure do miss you.

- Doug and the crazies

Madi said...

Whew I am so glad all is well that that babe of yours and her little heart! :) And girl, I am so sorry that you have those miserable allergies and an achy arm. Shoot! I need to come bring you a treat :D

D, J, Dre and W.D. said...

Thanks for the update Beck! Even though it was at the expense of a full nights sleep. I am so glad that she is totally healthy!! Maybe you can take asprin for your arm ache. Also, the arm ache could be due to the pregnancy. Sometimes baby lays funny which causes a lack of blood flow to your limbs. I had weird pains in my arms and legs with my second pregnancy. Good Luck over the next 3 months! And we'll be seein' ya soon!