Friday, January 27, 2012

"Do not be anxious about anything..."

Look at this precious face!!!

Now look at this HUGE baby belly!

Seriously, folks...I can't get much bigger...right??!!!

It's been a bit of a roller coaster of a week for me and this pregnancy. I had an ultrasound last Friday, and while everything looked great with the baby, I am the one who apparently has some issues. (insert sarcastic laugh here). At the beginning and the end of my appointment my blood pressure was really high. Not crazy high, but high enough that I have had to undergo some lab work and a ridiculously gross 24 hour test that I won't even go into detail about here.

I have NEVER had a problem with my blood pressure before, and the thing that is scary to me about it all is that I feel fine! And everyone seems to be freaking out about my blood pressure so I feel like I should freak out, but it's hard to freak out when you feel fine, and then you start to freak out and then you think, hmmm this freaking out probably makes my blood pressure go up, so you try to not freak out and then....whew....

Needless to say, I am now being monitored very closely for preeclampsia and have been put on "Restricted Activity." (Which, by the way, what the H does that mean anyway??? Again, when you feel fine it is really hard to NOT do a whole lot. I have been told to "listen to my body," and not do too much, but again...when you feel fine and your body acts as if it is fine I now find myself having a hard time "listening to my body." I am questioning everything I am doing now, wondering if something is ok or not which is literally driving me bonkers.)

So, long story short, I am now seeing my doctor on a weekly basis, having non stress tests twice a week, and ultrasounds once a week and I have to do the gross 24 hour test again this Sunday. Again, thankfully, everything seems perfect with baby boy and the issues seem to only be with me. I will take anything with myself as long as the baby seems to be doing well. Baby is still measuring 3.5 weeks ahead and according to the ultrasound we had last week he is measuring to be right around 4 lbs. 13 oz.

My doctor says we will just take it one week at a time. Small hurdles, small goals.

I really am trying to not be anxious or over think or over google things too much, but it is so hard.

I keep coming back to this verse.

"Do not be anxious about anything but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."
-Philippians 4:6

Much love to you all! Until the next post....

-Lee Anne

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Million Dollar Baby

I was making dinner the other night and Jackson said he was going to go back and play basketball in my room...this is a normal occurance and he will go into his closet and put on his "uniform" (a jersey of some sort, baskeball shorts, his Jordans and a sweat band). He will then, amazingly, find the NBA channel on TV and turn on a basktball game, set up his basketball goal and go to town playing basketball...sometimes for HOURS at a time. It's actually really really cute...and he is actually freakishly good.

So, imagine my surprise when I walked back to get him for dinner and found him like this....

He had somehow found boxing on one of the ESPN channels and had pulled out his punching bag from his playroom, dragged it into my room, hoisted it up onto my bed and was boxing.

I asked him why he had put it on my bed and he replied, "Mom, the guys are in their boxing ring...this is mine. Plus, if I fall down, I land on your soft bed and don't get hurt."

Sometimes I think I might seriously keel over from his cuteness.

- Lee Anne

Monday, January 9, 2012

There's nothing cuter...

There's nothing cuter than these three things...

A 4 year old who dresses himself for the Thunder Game....

Mustaches on 4 year olds....

And the kicker......

4 year old's in Taekwondo uniforms!

Hope your Monday was a great one!

-Lee Anne

Thursday, January 5, 2012

29 weeks!

29 weeks preggers. 29 weeks preggers. 29 WEEKS PREGGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Things have been moving along quite smoothly with this pregnancy...except for a few minor bumps..ha ha, I said bumps.

First off all, let me just say that I have been feeling pretty good since the first trimester and I am so thankful for that. But, it became very apparent to me early on that my baby bump was REALLY REALLY large. Like two months ago I looked like I did right before I gave birth to Jackson. I chalked it up to it being my third pregnancy and went on my way.

But apparently, I was mistaken. My baby bump is HUGE.

At an appointment I had with Dr. Mirabile at 25 weeks for an ultrasound was the first time I heard that my bump was big. He then did the ultrasound and started laughing. I was 25 weeks and the ultrasound said I was measuring 28 weeks. The baby was supposed to be something like 1 lb 5 oz and they were estimating he was 2 lbs. 12 oz. He mentioned that I most likely had gestational diabetes and that my baby was really big.

Luckily I went in for my glucose test the next day.



So, I had to do the dreaded 3 hour glucose test. And it was brutal!!

Luckily, I only failed one blood draw out of the three hour draws so that doesn't mean I am diabetic. Yay! I immediately went out and got a cheeseburger and some cookie cake.

Fast forward to my doc appointment yesterday and Dr. Lisa told me that she wants me to follow a diabetic "diet." Grrr again. She said I was borderline diabetic and it would just be better for everyone involved to cut my carb intake down and watch my sugars. Did you know that means if I eat a piece of fruit I have to accompany it with something like cheese or peanut butter? So many things to think about, but of course, I will do anything to keep this baby healthy!

She also measured my stomach again and I am 29 weeks measuring 32.5 weeks. BIG BABY! Since I am having another C-Section it shouldn't matter too much, but we will begin ultrasounds every two weeks and non-stress tests twice a week starting in two weeks. I love that Dr. Lisa is being so cautious with me and it really feels good to know she just wants us to be at ease and take away as much anxiety as she can. She does say that this baby looks perfect and that is such a blessing to hear.

So, here I am.....32 weeks along...Oh wait, just kidding...29 weeks along....
Still so thankful that I feel pretty good most of the time. By the end of the day I am toast, but am thankful for good nights sleep still (minus all of the potty breaks throughout the night). It's getting hard to believe that we will be interrupting our sleep soon with a new baby. We went so long without sleeping with Isaiah, it's hard to comprehend waking up every few hours again. But, of course, what better thing to wake up for than a precious babe?

Thank you Jesus for the blessing of another baby!

Oh and what is this baby's name you may be asking? Hmmmm....We still have no idea. A few names are being tossed about, but nothing is sticking yet. So, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Jackson is stuck on naming his brother Captain Hook Stone. He even asked me today if the baby would have a hook for a hand when he came out.

Ummmm. OK......

-Lee Anne

Rules for Mothers of Sons

I am sure some of you have seen on Pinterest about the Fathers of Daughters Rules, which are fabulous.

But this list is just for mommas of boys.

This is sooo good.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Positively Positivness.

Happy New Year!!! I am really looking forward to 2012....I mean, look at this precious face??? How could you not look forward to the day/year/moment when this little man smiles at you like this?

Renzi and I made a decision New Year's Day that we are going to be MORE positive in our every day lives. I feel that he and I are pretty postive already, but there is ALWAYS room for improvement. Especially when life gets in the way.

Like for example.....

We return home after a wonderful New Year's Eve and Day at our lake house when we discover that Renzi's wallet is missing. We search and search and can't find it anywhere! Since we have these new positive attitudes we decide not to let it get us down and he spends the next three hours canceling all of his credit cards, etc.


After being gone for the Holidays for 9 days, you can imagine the amount of laundry that needs to be done (oh, and maybe I should mention that I went on a laundry strike a few days before the holidays where I did zero laundry. I mean...everyone needs a break, right?) As my procastinator ways go, I am one of those people who reserves one day a week to do ALL of the laundry. I am not one to do one or two loads a day. I have to be highly motivated to do laundry. Like, we have to all be almost out of underwear. If I do, let's say, 12 loads of laundry in a day, I am more likely to actually take the laundry out of the dryer, fold it and put it up in the room where it needs to go.


I had planned to spend the bulk of yesterday afternoon doing everyone's laundry. When I went to transfer the first load to the dryer, my dryer was dead. Like totally kaput.


I did what most of all of you would do it that situation. I went out and bought everyone new underwear from Target to last until we get our dryer fixed. See??? Positive Attitude, Postive Thinking, Problems Solved. :)

Then, today I woke up with plenty of time to have a cup of coffee while watching the first 15 minutes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (my guilty pleasure) before everyone woke up. Jackson woke up and came in to snuggle with me. I made him breakfast and went to go and get in the shower and get ready for work (oh and by the way something is up with our water heater because the shower I took was COLD). Jackson even dressed himself for school. We were on a roll on this first morning back!

One thing I didn't take into account is that I am more pregnant than I was even just a couple of weeks ago. And this momma, moves SLOW. In my head, every task I do goes quicker than it actually does. So, needless to say, Jackson was late (but only by a few minutes!) to his first day back at school and I made it to work a few minutes later than normal.

I'll tell you what though...this new postive attitude made me laugh harder at myself than I normally do. It's almost as if I can't make this stuff up.

So, I write all of this to remind myself that even though things go wrong and life is hard sometimes, you really do have to find the positive and the funny in everything, because when you think about it, life is pretty funny most of the time. You have to learn to roll with the punches of whatever is thrown at you and not dwell on the little things or the big things for that matter.

Life happens.

And I love this life.

So, here's to a great 2012. Lots of changes coming our way this year. And I can't wait!

-Lee Anne