Monday, February 27, 2012

38 Weeks and Counting

As of February 26th, I am 38 weeks pregnant. I've gained about 42 lbs and I'm making no progress toward having this baby anytime soon. It seems to me like we are on the induction track. But as everyone likes to say, you never know, a lot can change within a week.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cabo - Feed the Children

While Joel was in Cabo, he visited a church and helped feed the children. The church has a program where they feed the children and have a church service 3 times a week.

Jon had set up the trip and Janice, Joel and Mark were happy to go with him. Joel met a lot of interesting people and even saw a mother and with a child that was only about 2 weeks old. The living conditions are so bad, Joel's comment to me was "I can only imagine where she gave birth. We are so fortunate to live in the US."

He said all the children were extremely polite and so thankful for everything they received. I guess it really puts things into perspective. He and I have been saving to go on our own missions trip next year. I asked Joel if he's ready to go after experiencing this. He said, no! But we are ready to have an experience of a lifetime, no matter how difficult it may be.

We truly are blessed!

Mark serving the little ones their meals.
Leave it to Mark to befriend every stray dog.This is one of the home's backyards.They use whatever they can find to build their homes. Stuff we tent to send to the dump.This is a local church where the kids were served.

7 & 8 Months Pregnant

January was a SUPER busy month for us. Tons and tons of work to be done, the entire household had a nasty case of the flu, Joel took a trip to Cabo with his family while I visited my mom in Placerville, and the list goes on. Needless to say, I forgot to take my 7 month preggers picture or give you an update. So, here goes.

7 Months
As of 7 months I've gained about 35 lbs and the baby is growing steadily. I'm basically on the same growth schedule I was with Bella. I had my glucose test and passed with flying colors. The test was actually really relaxing. I was able to catch up on my bible study during my hour alone. At my 6 month update I mention 2 problems, Garlic and my back. Well, I'm sorry to report that garlic is still an issue. BUT Joel bought me a body pillow (one of those U shaped ones that goes around your entire body) and my back problems have vanished. As of 7 months, I'm feeling pretty good.

8 Months
As of 8 months I've gained about 40 lbs. I have aches and pains all over, including shooting pains down my right side and sitting for long periods of time does not do a body good. I'm in total complain mode. Woe is me! I'm ready to have this baby. But according to my appt my body hasn't made any progress. So I guess I'll suck it up and wait.

8 Month Pictures

We asked the doctor if I don't have the baby by my due date, March 11, if we could induce on March 12 in an effort to have a little breathing room between the baby being born and Bella's birthday on March 18. She said according to a new law, they are unable to induce until 41 weeks which puts my induction date on March 18. Say What! So obviously if we get to that point, we'll ask for the 19th just so each of our kids can have their own special day. But let's hope the baby comes on his/her own before my due date.