Friday, November 21, 2008

Back in the swing of things!

After a LONG week we are all back in Raleigh. Hannah and I went to stay with my mom for a week since I was feeling so terrible due to this blood pressure medication. To make life more interesting my grandparents had also moved in with her. (Did I mention that the house only has 2 bedrooms?!) So Hannah slept in a closet and I slept on the couch. I'm not sure it helped my blood pressure, but it did help my moral. I was taken care of and fed and loved on by mom which of course is always nice. Jeff missed us alot I could tell but he had to stay and work. So now we are home for a few days and then we are off to the lake for Thanksgiving. Thank you to everyone for all the prayers. I am feeling much better and the medication seems to still be working!

Another prayer request is for Jeff. He has an interview today. It is a perfect fit for him, although we still don't know specifics as far as the amount of travel or the pay. We are excited about the potential opportunity. Please pray that God would open and close the appropriate doors!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Answered Prayers

I went to the dr today and the blood pressure medicine is working. My blood pressure has dropped 20 points in less than 48 hours. Thus the reason that I have felt so crappy over the last 36 or so. The doctor said that that feeling should go away in the next couple of days. (I hope so cause dizzy+Hannah doesn't equal a good situation.) I still have to be monitored through the weekend but then hopefully won't have to go back until Dec 4th when we will find out the sex of the baby! Thank you to everyone for all the prayers!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Prayer Request

So the OB appointment today was interesting as usual. The midwife was new and extremely nice. She found the baby's heartbeat right away and it was 150 bpm! We were very pleased. The difficulty came when they took my blood pressure. It was 120/90.... which is very high. They were concerned enough that they put me on medication right away and did bloodwork. I also am scheduled to go back on this Thursday. Please pray for the doctors as they try to make decisions about what to do, my health, and the safety and health of the baby. Needless to say Jeff and I are both concerned about what this means not only for me but the baby, and for Hannah as our life potentially change.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Christmas in November

At the end of last week my grandmother took a pretty bad fall and ended up in the hospital. While we were all trying to figure out how bad it was and if we needed to go up to Pennsylvania to interveen we went to Greensboro to have a family meeting of sorts. When we got there Hannah realized that Christmas had come early! Obviously in our bid to get out of the house as quickly as possibly I forgot to pack of all things TOYS! Well there was no need to worry.
Da (grandpa) had bought her an amazing toy... it is a powerwheels (sort of). The problem with powerwheels of course is that she is still too young and way to short. However, I don't know where he found it but this one has a remote control feature so that we can drive her around! It is adorable and she loves it! It plays European techno music, has a horn, and turn signal. It also has a place to hook up your ipod!!!! It's a little red roadster with a roll bar and everything. Pictures to come as soon as I can get them uploaded. Needless to say she had a blast!! Merry Christmas Hannah! I guess you will be celebrating for over a month!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


So as if the maternity clothes and the tummy were not clue enough.... the heartburn has begun and it is official that I am preggo! I normally am not a heartburn type of person. However, when I am pregnant, it is terrible! Pepcid is my bestfriend and I take it almost daily. It is the only thing that helps. I've tried to change my diet but that doesn't seem to matter. Even water can give me heartburn.
I am officially 15weeks pregnant at this point. I go to the dr again next Tuesday so I will update you after that. This appointment should be pretty typical: bloodpressure, pee in a cup, weight, and heartbeat. Hopefully, we will have more luck with the heartbeat this time! The next appointment in Dec. should be when we have the ultrasound and find out the sex.
So for now my heartburn, maternity clothes, and expanding waist line are the only things that continue to remind me that I am pregnant. Hannah keeps me so busy that I often forget. I am begining to feel some fluttering but they are not regular yet .... although they should be in the next couple of weeks!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Hannah had a great Halloween! As usual she surprised us all. Normally she hates her Halloween costume. We have spent weeks trying to get her to like it... but it hasn't work. So Halloween night we were assuming it would be the same old same. Boy did she shock us!
We went over to one of her little friends house for dinner, little Miss Molly (she's her bestest). Another couple with a toddler came too. We all had chili and the girls played and had a good time. Then the bewitching hour arrived. All the mommies were concerned because none of the girls liked their outfits. However, it was a magical night. I'm not sure if it was because they saw other kids at the door in the costumes or what... but they ALL put there costumes on and grabbed there bags and Hannah led the charge with "let's go!".
We had planned on going to about 3 or 4 houses to trick-or-treat. Just so we could say that we had participated. However, all 3 of the girls were so excited that we went to about 20 houses! They would run between the houses yelling "treats!" Then they would knock on doors and say "tank you". It was adorable.
Hannah did try to go in one house. The woman looked to be about 45 weeks pregnant and was having trouble standing up, but Hannah tried to bowl her over because she saw a dog in the kitchen. Luckily, Daddy was close at hand and our breaking and entering child was obtained! Here are the pics from our fun night!

All in all we had a great Halloween! Oh and now Hannah loves her costume. She was up at 3am with a cold last night and insisted on being a bee before she would go back to bed! It was quite amusing. Especially to daddy who was woken up by the flapping and buzzing of a fully outfitted bee!