Monday, November 24, 2008


For a little over a week I've been able to feel the baby move. It was a little creep at first, now I love it. Started out as a fluttering feeling. Now it's a popcorn kind of feeling for the most part and every now and then it feels like a kick or it's rolling over. Pretty strong for a little thing!
Poor Matt was feeling a little left out I think. But not any more! Sunday morning he felt the baby move for the first time. His face just lit up and his eyes were huge! Cutest thing ever. He was able to feel the baby again tonight. 

It's so exciting finally getting to see a change in my body and actually feel the baby move. Makes it more real that in just over 20 weeks this little baby will be here in our arms. 

Saturday, November 22, 2008

All about Matt...

Everything you might want to know about my husband:

1. Where did you meet? Belhaven during my sophomore year and his senior

2. How long did you date? Before we got engaged, 9 months and were engaged for a 9 months

3. How long have you been married? 1 and a half years

4. What does he say that surprises you? Matt's a really laid back guy, so whenever he starts venting I'm surprised because usually he doesn't do that

5. What is your favorite feature of his? His smile

6. What is your favorite quality of his? He's  playfulness, always trying to make things fun

7. Does he have a nickname for you? Babe and Sweetie

8. What is his favorite color? Not sure, let me ask... Red, Georgia red

9. What is his favorite food? my poppyseed chicken

10. What is his favorite sport? college football

11. When and where did you first kiss? Oh goodness... I don't know the date like Kierstyn. He picked me up from the airport after fall break. We went back to his apartment and had our first kiss there. 

12. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? we're still newlyweds so we just love being together. Really like going out to eat or staying at home watching movies. 

13. Do you have any children? Our first is on the way! YEA!

14. Does he have a hidden talent? He's a surprisingly good cook. Doesn't do it often but when he does it's always tasty

15. How old is he? 26

16. Who said "I love you" first? He did, I was the first girl he ever said that to. How sweet is that???

17. What is his favorite type of music? Alternative Christian

18. What do you most admire about him? How cooperative he is, which is great because I can get pretty stubborn. He's a great example to me. 

19. Do you think he will read this? I'm sure he will since he knows I'm doing a survey about him

20. Where did you go on your first date? We went to Christmas formal together. He  had clues about where we would go to eat and what was for dessert and roses. Best first date ever!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


August 12, 4 weeks

Yesterday, 18 weeks. Can you tell a difference???

What I've learned

I'm now 18 weeks pregnant and here's what I've learned so far...

Maternity pants are way more comfortable!
Once you're belly starts getting big it'll stick out the bottom of pre-pregnancy shirts
Tums are amazing
Not a good idea to jump while pregnant
The baby gets tired of being in the same position too, especially at night
There's just no way to wear pre-maternity hose. Doesn't work well

That's all so far but I've got 22 more weeks to go. Who know what all I'll have learned by then!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Bad to Better

Tuesday night as I was heading home from work I got rear-ended. Nothing too bad at all. I pulled over into the next parking lot I came to talk to the man and exchange information. He didn't stop! Drove right by me. I was livid. Poor Matt got an earful about it.

Just to be safe I called my OB yesterday to let them know. They told me I HAD to be seen. I tried to explain that it wasn't that bad, but they stuck with it. I ended up setting an appointment with my OB and head there after work, around 4:15.  Matt and I get there and the midwife asked why we didn't go the the ER. Then proceeded to tell us all they could do was listen to the baby's heart and couldn't tell us everything was fine with the baby. Now I'm starting to freak out.

Matt and I headed to the ER at 5:15, just to be safe. Plus we're heading out of town tonight and knew we wouldn't be comfortable unless we knew for sure. So after much paper work, a lot of waiting and being told I couldn't eat in the waiting area we were seen. This is about 6:30. Thankfully in my room there was a TV so we got to watch Bravo and TLC. Made the time go much faster! 

They did sonogram to make sure everything was fine. The poor lady doing to sonogram. The baby was sitting on it's head in my pelvic bone and would not move! I drank water, went to the bathroom, laid on my said, nothing would make the baby move. So after probably close to 20 minutes sonogram lady is able to get everything she needs. 

We head back to my room, it's about 8:00 now. Watch John and Kate Plus 8 for a while. The doctor came in and told us everything looks great! YEA! He also told us the baby is measuring 16 weeks 6 days. I was 16 weeks exactly yesterday. Maybe the baby had the Johnston-big-baby gene. 

At 9:00 we left the ER and headed to the closest McDonald's. Neither one of us had eaten since lunch. It was a very long and stressful two day. But we got to see the baby again, which is always wonderful!  Now we know for sure it's doing great.