Monday, August 16, 2010

17 Weeks


Summer is officially over for me today. I go back for meetings today, we have Open House, and school starts Wednesday. I am sad. I have so enjoyed this summer. It's been busy, but really fun.

However, I'm sort of looking forward to being back in a routine and once school starts, this pregnancy will fly by! I have figured out that I'm a nervous pregnant woman. I love being pregnant and growing and learning new things about my body, my husband, and this baby inside of me, but I'm a nervous wreck all of the time! I'll give you an example.

Last Monday, was my 16 week appointment. As soon as we walked back there, the nurse asked, "So, have you felt the baby move yet?" and I answered, "No, I heard that usually wasn't until 18-20 weeks." "Hmmm....", she said. So, immediately I was nervous. She seemed so matter of fact and thought it was almost strange that I hadn't yet, which scared me. Well, then it was time to hear the heartbeat. The first time we heard it at 12 weeks, as soon as she put it on my stomach, there it was loud and clear. This time, she had to move it around for about 30-45 seconds before she found it. I know this doesn't sound like a long time, but it felt to me like an hour. I was bawling by the end. Then, she only let me listen to it for like 3 seconds! Oh my goodness. I was scared to death. So relieved that they found the heartbeat, but just so...I don't know. I guess I'm already a mom.

I've mentioned before that I really love my doctor and he's just the doctor I need. Well, as soon as he came in, he assured me that I won't feel it move until 18-20 weeks and even if I come in for my next appointment and haven't felt it, that's okay too. My next appointment, if you've kept up the dates, I will be 3 days shy of 20weeks, which means I get to find out the sex!!!! The BIG ultrasound is scheduled for September 2nd! It's going to be amazing and I'm so excited!

So, I'm 17 weeks today and I'm ready for school to start so we can get to September 2nd!

In the meantime, here's my 15 week and 16 week pictures.

15 avocado!

16 weeks...a turnip!

*P.S. My site says an onion and I wish I would've seen that. I get my updates on my phone and it said turnip and I had the hardest time finding one b/c I didn't really know what to look for. I've never bought one and I don't even know what they're for. I'm going to have to try and find a way to cook them b/c they come two to a package:)

Okay, so also this week, I threw a baby shower. It was for a dear friend in our Sunday School class. She's due August 31st, so I was a nervous wreck that she was going to go into labor during the shower or call 5 minutes before it started and tell us she was on her way to the hospital. I didn't want that to happen. Showers are a lot of work and they're expensive and there were 60 people there! But, all was well and she showed up and it was wonderful:)

Here are a few pictures. Because it was held at the church and we were expecting 60-70 people, I bought no favors. Everyone in the Sunday School class helped make food (which I forgot to get a picture of), but I did the decorations and Nick's mom did the cake. It was so cute!

Here's the gift table.

Then, here's the main focus of the room...the cake table!

Here's the cake close up and from other angles.

It was a great week and a scary one, but everything's going great and I think I'm finally ready for school to start. I'll post pictures of my classroom tomorrow:)

1 comment:

katie said...

You are too cute Audra. I too, was a nervous wreck while pregnant. It's normal:) I will be praying for you and your pregnancy! Can't wait to here what you are having!!