Thursday, March 20, 2008

Pregnancy pic and a little baby news

Alright, so today I went to the doctor for my 4 month checkup. I got to hear the heartbeat again which was much easier to find and very strong . I have yet to gain weight for this whole pregnancy of 4 months and instead have lost weight. My nurse practitioner said not to worry, she will tell me when to worry. I also had my AFP screening test which tells me if the baby has any disabilities such as down syndrome and other things. I hate needles and have to prepare myself before each draw so today I only had about 20 minutes to prepare myself but I handled it relatively well. I guess if I dont want to be poked with needles I need to find out another way to get babies. I do have an appointment next month for my ultrasound so find out what we are having. So I will have to have a survey to see what you all think Im having.
I have a picture of my somewhat growing tummy. I dont look all that happy cause I dont have makeup on. And my hair isnt done.My due date is Sept 2 but I am hoping that the doctor will allow me to schedule a c-section for the week before on August 26 which is surgery day. I would hate to have just gotten out of the hospital for Patrick's birthday on the 5th.On another note, we bought Patrick a little toilet seat to see if we could try and potty train him. He usually tells us when he has to go number two and a few minutes later we see the great pushing face he has acquired. Thats a face we should really capture with the camera. Well Jesus put him on the potty the other night and he wasnt a really big fan so I gave him a day to soak it in. Well the other morning I put him on it for a few minutes and he didnt cry but he kept saying he was all done because he was a little nervous. Well later that day we tried it again for a little longer and finally......HE POOPED IN THE POTTY!!!!!! He hasnt done it since but I made sure to applaud him so he new it was a good thing. I was pretty excited. Much more than he was, probably because I didnt have to change another poopy diaper. I actually have not heard him tell us that he has to poop since, probably because he knows that he will have to go through the whole process again.
And guess what????? Im crafty! Yep, that may not be a very exciting thing to anyone else because it seems that everyone else around me has beautiful gardens, cute home made baby clothes, hair ribbons and home decor that I cannot measure up against. It just doesnt come as so naturally to me as it does to others. So, since we moved into our new condo I have been thinking about what I want to do with the window in my kitchen. Its a nice big window that hangs out over a small gardening area and I really wanted it to look welcoming. So I finally did it. I went to michaels and picked out the perfect arrangement of fake flowers since I cant keep real ones alive. Here is a picture of my masterpiece. I wanted to use our treasures that we got in Hawaii and it all came together.


Shannon said...

Very cute!!

Carla said...

A.) I couldn't even tell you had no makeup on, you still looked pretty. B.) Andrew has yet to go numero dos in the potty and he's already 26 months so I'm jealous. and C.) I am SO not crafty! So I feel ya! Good job with your window!

The Potter Pack said...

You look Great !! Man, I miss being there for moments like these ... 5 of you growing big in Bakersfield ... you, Stephanie, Jill, Jessica and Katie Jackson ... but thanks for posting pics - keep them coming !!