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Thursday, February 26, 2009

All Right

Every once and awhile I hear an Amy Grant song playing over the mall sound system and it always sends me to my playlist to divulge myself in some classic songs of hers. I was listening to her always relevant "Lead Me On" album and I came across a song of hers that suddenly means more to me right now than it ever has before. In the song she simply talks about the fact that no matter what happens in life everything is going to be alright. I started to get kind of choked up while singing along (which I have a hard time NOT doing with her songs) and I believe it is because I needed to hear it. So, I want to share the lyrics with you, too.

All Right
by Amy Grant

Looking out to the hills
To the setting sun
I feel a cold wind
Bound to come
Another change
Another end I cannot see
But your faithfulness to me is making it

All right
I fall down on my knees
Tell me that it's all right
You give me what I need
Years of knocking on heaven's door
Have taught me this if nothing more
That it's all right, what may come

I've heard it said
When the river's running high
You get to higher ground or you die
Well muddy waves of pain
Washed over me
And it only made me see it's gonna be

All right
I fall down on my knees
Tell me that it's all right
You give me what I need
Years of knocking on heaven's door
Have taught me this if nothing more
That it's all right, what may come

When will I learn there're no guarantees
What strengthens hope, my eyes will never see
But it won't be long
Till the faith will be sight
And the Heavens will say
It's all right

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

17 Weeks and 2 Days

So, I'm sitting here eating Kraft Dinner (definitely a FAV of Little Baby Wilson' realizing that it's been almost two weeks since I've posted! Well, everything seems to be going just fine. My belly is growing larger every week. It's a lot of fun, actually, not having to worry about holding your stomach in! Since I was younger my mom always taught me to "suck it in" which is honestly some of the best advice (and what many girls SHOULD know that don't.) So now I'm enjoying the freedom of not having to think about it! It's glorious!

According to books and websites LBW is about 5 inches long now!! That's about the size of a ball point pen (although I'm willing to bet he/she doesn't quite look that slim and narrow.) It's weight is about 5 ounces which is the weight of a turnip according to one site. By the end of next week it's about 7 ounces! This week it's a turnip and next week it's a green pepper. Sounds more like I'm simmering a stew than baking buns!

My ultrasound is only 6 DAYS AWAY!!! I've been counting that down since they booked it at my doctor's office. I always wanted to wait but now I've gotten myself so excited about knowing that there is no way I could possibly wait. I'm very impatient that way. Dan's excited to know too...he even got the day off work for it! Oh ya! My hubby got a job! He's training to be a teller at a credit union. Very exciting! So, Monday seems like it's really far away right now, but it will come! I hope I can sleep the night before!

Well, I've got batteries for the camera so I'll keep you updated with belly pics! Keep checking in!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

15 Weeks and 5 days

I had my doctor's appointment today! I must say that it came quicker than I thought. Once I was there it seemed like I had just been there a week ago! A month can go by pretty quickly. So, my blood work from the last visit was all good. And I guess my urine was good, too, 'cause she never said any different. It's the one time when "negative" is a good word! LOL!

I got to hear Baby Wilson's heartbeat for the first time today. It definitely brought a big smile to my face. I guess I'm still waiting for it to "hit" me that there is a living, breathing baby in my belly. Even hearing the heartbeat I didn't tear up or anything. I guess maybe I'm very realistic and am not surprised by things like the heartbeat and the rumblings in my tummy. I'm expecting them so they don't really surprise me. It was still good to know that the heartbeat is average and all seems to be good! She mentioned that my uterus seems a bit big for how far along I am, but my mom said that they always told her the same thing with each child and her mom was told the same. So, I guess having a big uterus runs in my family! HAHAHA

So, two weeks from Monday (Mar. 2) I will have my ultrasound! My doctor said anytime on or after March 1st because I will be 18 weeks at that point and they were able to book me the day after that! I'm SUPER excited for that! If all goes well we will know whether Baby Wilson is a boy or a girl!!! That is definitely one thing that I am psyched about. I don't really care what we have, and I know it's very cliche to say that, but I really don't. I guess deep down I'm kind of hoping for a girl, but a boy would be wonderful too!! A little mini-me of my husband wouldn't be a bad thing! :P

Well, I'm off to bed...pretty tired! My parent's are coming to visit this weekend and I'm excited for that. I always like spending time with them. My mom and I might do some maternity clothes shopping...I wouldn't mind that! So, I will update again when I've got more to tell!

Monday, February 9, 2009

15 Weeks...Flutter Away!

Well, two days ago I felt the first rumblings of Baby Wilson. It was exciting!!! I was sitting on the couch in the morning and suddenly it felt like there were a million bubbles in my uterus...amazing! But even better, last night while I was lying in bed, I actually felt a flutter! Well, it felt more like my uterus jumped! My friend asked me this morning if it freaked me out, but it honestly didn't. It felt exactly like I imagined it would.

It really is incredible, though. Baby is about 4 inches long now and can bounce around and make faces! It's developing so quickly. Sometimes it seems like 9 months is a long time, but when you stop to think that a life is developed in that time it seems like it's not long enough! LOL! It's miraculous and I will never think otherwise.

I picked up a couple items the other day. I got a fleece sleeper and a bag outfit thing (not sure what they're called.) I know that we'll get lots of stuff from a baby shower and everything, but there's still that need to choose some things myself. Since we don't know the sex yet I'm going with gender neutral things. I work in a mall across from a children's clothing store and I can't tell you how hard it is! I want to go over every lunch break and buy 10 things! Unfortunately, my husband wouldn't be too pleased if I did. I have a feeling it is going to get harder after I know what we're having.

Speaking of knowing the sex, I have my doctor's appointment on Thursday this week and they'll book my ultrasound from there!! I'm going to ask them to get me in for it as early as they can! I'm too excited!! I'll update you after my appointment and let you know any new news!