Monday, November 22, 2010

Week 13

Baby's now the size of a peach!Your fetus is forming teeth and vocal cords...savor this, their nonfunctional phase. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with his head now only one third the size of his body. And intestines are in the process of moving from the umbilical cord to baby's tummy -- much more convenient.

Just a quick update.........I will be blogging more later!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Week 12, Sleep Training, and Christmas Shopping

First trimester: Check! The nausea, fatigue, mood swings, and bathroom dashes should soon fade, but (sorry!) headaches and dizziness will probably get more intense. The good news: You're about to embark on the second trimester, when mood and energy levels generally peak.

As you move into the second trimester, baby shifts into the growth and maturation stage. After weeks in the critical development stage, almost all of her systems are fully formed.

We had a Dr. apt. last week and our Dr. tried to find a heartbeat from the outside. After only being able to find my heartbeat he decided that he wanted to do an ultrasound to see the baby. He told us to wait just a moment and he would get the ultrasound tech and be right back. As we were waiting, we looked at each other and somehow knew things were alright. I was not nervous, mostly because this had happened with Calleigh but also because I knew this was out of my hands and God was with me. I had such a peacefully feeling and Andrew and I looked at each other and said "things are ok". At that moment, our ultrasound teach came in, told us she was ready for us and escorted us to the ultrasound room. As soon as she got on my belly our little bean was SUPER BUSY moving around everywhere! The heartbeat was a steady 189 and things looked great! Just like we knew they were going to be. We go back to the doctor on December 9th. We will once again get to see out little angel! In January we will be finding out what the baby is and we plan on taking Calleigh to that appointment.

Over the past few days we have been working on getting Calleigh to fall asleep on her own. I know, most of you have children who have already conquered this but I did not mind holding her until she feel asleep. But recently Calleigh has decided that she does not want to go to sleep at all. We decided to try the Ferber method. We brushed our teeth together, we unmade her bed together, we got her a glass of water, explained what was going to happen, tucked her in, shut the door and left. It was AWFUL........she yelled and cried for a good 15 minutes and then out of nowhere she realized that she knew how to open the door. Out she walked with a big smile on her face. Andrew took her back into her room and just as he shut the door she walked out again. I took her back in and tried again and she followed me out quickly. We decided this was obviously not going to work, so Andrew laid down beside her until she fell asleep and then he came to bed. Last night, he also laid with her and then came to bed. We plan on continuing this and moving away from her each time until we are out of the room completely. Do any of you have any other suggestions? We could use all of the help we could get!!!

We went Christmas shopping and I am almost thisclose! I have a few more small items to pick up but I am about 90% done! Yeah! How are you doing on your Christmas shopping?

I am so excited to put up my Christmas decorations next week and celebrate Thanksgiving with my wonderful family!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pregnancy Freakout

I am having a minor freak out today, I know this is silly, but sometimes I think I am just going crazy! For so long it was me and just me. I have no siblings and had no one to share my life with. Then for a long time it was me and Andrew. We had freedom to do what we wanted, when we wanted, how we wanted and it was great. Then we had Calleigh and things changed but were able to focus all of our attention on her. She is the center of our world. She has every one's attention all of the time. Our lives are going to change drastically again in a matter of months. I know that I have enough love for two kids, but sometimes I question myself. Am I going to be a good mom to two babies? Do I really have enough love? Am I going to make someone feel neglected? What am I going to do with two kids, I am just one person? These are just a few questions that I already know that answers to but sometimes I freak out a little bit and think what if I fail?

The biggest things in my life are God and my family. I never want to let either of them down. I know I have enough love for tons of kids. I know that I will be the best mom I can be to both of them. I will do my best to never make anyone in my family feel neglected. I am just one person, but God never gives us more than we can handle and if he though I could not handle this he would not give it to me.

Is this normal or do you all think I am crazy? Am I just worrying too much about something that I should not be? Oh, I can't wait for these crazy feelings to go away!

On a lighter note, baby Wibbeler is excellent! We went to the doctor this morning and the baby was all over the place...jumping, moving, was so great to see! The heartbeat was up to 189 today! Things look great and I could not be more happy! Thanks for the prayers!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Calleigh, Baby, and Shopping

I had a good friend, Jaime, send me this picture that she took of Calleigh and I trick-or-treating. It is impossible to ever explain how much you love your child. It is something you both feel, something that is irreplaceable, something that no one else can feel, and something that can not be explained, it just has to be felt. I heard a quote once that says "Our love is like the wind, we can not see it, but we can feel it and we know it is there". I hope that Calleigh always knows that I love her so much and no matter what she does in life that will never change. She is my first little baby, my girl, and there is nothing in this world that would ever change the bond we have with each other. This picture means the world to me and I just wanted to share a little about it.

Tomorrow is the day we go to the doctor again. We get to hear this little one's heartbeat again and I am so excited. It is so hard the first few months to have no clue what is going on in there and doctor's appointments calm my anxiety.

I am doing something this coming weekend that I normally do not do and I am really excited about it........I am going on an all day shopping trip. I have my list of what I am buying for all of my family ready and I am more than ready to get the shopping out of the way. I am not a shopper. I do like to go and browse but I am not one to go out on Black Friday and fight people for presents......It's just not worth it to me. I know there are many of you out there who love and crave that, but I am not one of those people. I crave family time and I am not a fighter so if someone else wants a present that bad they can have it! But I do hope to have 90% of my presents by Saturday evening. And there is no one else that I would rather go with than my momma. She gets me completely, we like the same things, and she feels the same way I do so it is perfect!

Now I need to get some work done! Happy Wednesday everyone!!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Week 11 and Happenings in our world

We are getting closer to getting past the first trimester.......what a sigh of relief! Here is what is going on this week:

Your fetus currently enjoys a 1:1 ratio between body and head, and has skin so transparent that blood vessels show right through it. But fingers and toes are no longer webbed, and hair follicles, tooth buds, and nail beds are forming -- setting up a significantly more attractive future.

We have been so buys the past few weeks. With deer and basketball seasons in full swing family time is a little hard to come by right now. Andrew teaches all day and the goes to practice. If he is not practicing he is deer hunting. Calleigh and I are spending a lot of time together in the evenings and that is nice but I am already looking forward to February when deer season is over and basketball season is wrapping up.

We get to go to the doctor on Thursday and hear our sweet little baby's heartbeat....and I can't wait! It is such weight off my shoulders when I get to go to the doctor these first few months. I know before long the appointments will get closer and closer and I will get to feel the baby moving but right now I have to put my trust in God and know that everything is in his hands and he will take care of us.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween and Week 10

With bones and cartilage starting to form and vital organs beginning to function, baby is making major progress. Body length will almost double in the next three weeks, and arm joints are now working. (Soon, legs will start working too.)

Now on to my other baby......Calleigh was a baker for Halloween! She was such a sweet little Trick-or-Treater!

We had such a good time this year with Calleigh. She knew how to say "Trick-or-Treat" and "Happy Halloween"! She knew exactly what was going to happen when we went to each place and she was so excited when we got to a new house! I love her so much and I am so proud to be her mommy! She makes me so happy! I did realize that this is the last year we will have just one Trick-or-Treater!