Truett was dedicated this past Sunday at church. Here’s the video:
Truett was dedicated this past Sunday at church. Here’s the video:
A few weeks ago, we decided to make an impromptu trip to Wichita… We decided it would be a nice, cool day to go to the zoo.
It has been a crazy busy, but fun week. My mom arrived last Sunday so I could help her work on a special project. My grandpa has been trying for many years to write a book about his life, and with his memory issues and health problems he has never been able to complete it. We have spent the last week scanning pictures, reading through hand scribbled notes, and trying to fill in the gaps with the help of my Grandma and other family members. It has been quite the undertaking yet it has been a pleasure to be able to take the time to learn about my family history and do something that will make my grandpa so happy.
This morning I received an email from a dear friend wondering how our appointment went this week. It wasn’t until then that I realized that I hadn’t even thought about blogging! We are so blessed to have so many people who care about us and pray for us! I am sorry if we left you hanging!
Our appointment this week was long. We arrived at 8:30 and finally left at 12:30. Let me tell you, that 3 hour glucose test is not fun at all! Luckily I passed with flying colors! I was very relieved! Our ultrasound was great. Little Truett is back to being transverse so we are hoping he will turn himself around in the next few weeks. I think the coolest part was being able to watch him practice his breathing. You could see his little chest rise and fall and see his diaphragm moving up and down. So cool! He is measuring right on target for where we are… accept for his arms which are measuring 2 weeks ahead. His estimated weight is 2 lbs 12 oz. Our sweet little man is getting so much bigger!
I thought he was an acrobat before, but the last week or so has been even more comical! He is getting so much stronger! His kicks and jabs are getting harder and happen more and more frequently. He still is most active when his Daddy is around which makes me smile, and every night he kicks Matt in the bootie as we fall asleep. He wakes me up every morning about the same time, but once I eat breakfast he seems to go back to sleep! Maybe he just gets hungry!
We moved the beautiful cradle into our room this week. (Thank you Mark and Nancy for letting us borrow it!) We have also been getting everything set up in the nursery. We still need to get that dresser refinished but I think we are going to work on that this week! His closet is getting more and more full of clothes and supplies. We had some wonderful friends of our bring lots of clothes to us last week! Their little boy is just a year older than Truett so he has gotten lots of hand me downs!
We have been spoiled this week by both sets of our parents. What a blessing to have them buy us groceries and take us shopping for other things we need. God has been so faithful to provide for us even while I’m not able to work. We are so thankful.
I can’t believe tomorrow will mark 30 weeks. Just a few weeks ago we were worried that we would never make it this far! There were times we wondered if we would even have a baby to bring home with us. What a wonderful God we serve! A God who answers prayers, comforts us, and keeps us safe. We are so excited to meet our sweet little miracle. Just a few more weeks to wait!
Our little man is definitely growing! He is getting bigger and stronger everyday! Sometimes I am still caught off guard by the whole experience! I know that sounds crazy, but we have waited so long for our little miracle baby that sometimes it doesn’t really feel real at all.
Last night I was laying in bed playing a game on my phone waiting for Matt to get out of the shower and Truett started rolling around. I quickly put my hand on my belly just in time to feel one of his huge feet kick three times exactly where my hand was. I pushed back and felt him pull his foot back. Next thing I know he is kicking me again! So again I pushed back and that foot was right back kicking at my hand. We played like that for about 10 minutes. It was amazing! I was so disappointed that Matt missed it, but when Matt came to bed, he started doing it again! Over and over he would kick in the same spot. We would giggle and push back at him and he would do it again.
We are getting more and more excited every day! I am continually amazed by the whole process of having a baby. What an incredible journey. We finally got to see some good heart shots on the ultrasound this week now that he has turned around and is head down! Kelly, the sonographer slowed it down and we could even see the valves opening and closing. His little 4 chamber heart looks perfect! We finally got a profile picture too… (Matt needs to scan it so we can put it up). She had a hard time getting it though because he kept burying his face in the placenta! Silly boy!
I’m feeling so much stronger and getting my energy back slowly but surely. I’m hoping that it comes back full force in the next few weeks! I’m running out of time before this little man makes his appearance!
We are continually blessed by all of you! Your prayers, calls, and visits mean so much. Thank you for loving us!
It has been awhile… Things here have been a little crazy. We celebrated Christmas, Matt’s Birthday/New Years, and Christmas again! After all that partying, I’ve had to spend a lot of time catching up on my sleep!
We had our appointment yesterday. Everything is still looking good! The stitch is holding great, Truett is growing right on schedule, and our Dr is very pleased. We are still going in weekly for our appointments, mainly because I have to get my progesterone shots, but while we are there they always check everything out. All of the staff at the Drs office know us by name and are so super nice. What a blessing!
I’m starting to get some energy back after spending so much time not being able to do anything. I’m trying to take it easy yet keep up with laundry and dishes, but some days the couch just seems much more appealing. We are slowly working on getting Truett’s room ready. I’ve washed some of his clothes and blankets that we have gotten as gifts, cleaned the bouncy seat and other items we purchased this summer at a consignment sale, and I’m trying to get things organized. I’ve picked out some decorating things and I’m getting them painted and ready to hang. Hopefully we will have pictures to post of it soon. We still need to refinish the cool antique dresser that we bought off of Craigslist this summer and paint the changing table to match… maybe we will get to that before he gets here…. Anyone know anything about refinishing furniture??????
Truett is definitely getting bigger! While I still haven’t gained any weight, my maternity clothes are all getting smaller! Last night Matt was laying on my belly talking to him and Truett kicked so hard that he bounced Matt’s head off my belly! I think it surprised Matt a little! His kicks and flips are getting stronger each day. I think feeling him move is the coolest thing I have ever experienced.
We are so excited to finally meet our little man! Just a few more weeks!!!!
Christmas looks a little bit different for us this year…. Usually we go to my parents house and celebrate with my family. We enjoy watching our nieces and nephew rip open their gifts and shout with excitement. We soak up the time we have with the ones we love. We share lots of hugs and kisses and of course my sweet momma and sister always make such yummy food. It is such a precious time with our family!
Christmas day we drive to Topeka to see Matt’s parents. Christmas there is a lot different than it is with my family, but it is always equally wonderful! It is quiet accept for when you say coyote and the dog goes nuts… Matt’s mom is an amazing cook and we always have a huge meal (complete with a plate for Kramer the dog!). It is so nice and relaxing. We love spending time with his parents! I must say, I think I have the best in laws in the world!
This year, even though I’m not on bed rest anymore, we are home because we can’t travel that far. Matt left for work at 7:00 this morning, so I’ve been home alone all day. Honestly, it doesn’t feel like Christmas this year… Our tree is up, I’ve been playing Christmas music for weeks, I’ve done a little baking, our gifts are wrapped and under the tree, but without family it doesn’t have the same feel.
We are so blessed in so many ways, I hate that I even feel this way! Our families are so close and we get to see them so often and so many people don’t have that! I know we will celebrate with my family soon, and tonight Matt’s parents will be here, but somehow it isn’t the same. My heart aches so be able to see my sweet Josiah, Megan, and Emilee enjoying this special day. I want to hug my family so badly. I won’t even get to see my parents house all decorated for Christmas this year. I have never missed a Christmas with my family, and it is a lot harder than I thought it would be.
Instead of dwelling on these things I’m really trying to count our blessings. Matt and Truett are at the top of that list. I am so blessed with my amazing husband who has stuck with me through the good and the bad! I couldn’t have imagined how wonderful being married to him would be. I can’t wait to see him holding our sweet baby and start this new chapter in our lives. I am so thankful that our sonographer and doctor found the issue and they were so quick to take action. Our little Truett is a miracle in more than one way. I can’t wait to hold him and tell him how amazing his little life is. I’m also looking forward to next Christmas when things will be even less normal! We will have a little boy to take along with us on our adventures. What an amazing thing that will be. I can hardly wait!
Merry Christmas to you all!
So, even though she didn’t need to, my wife got me our son this awesome onesie. I’m so excited for Truett to wear it! And then, of course, make a trip to the Apple store.
I’m so very excited about teaching my little guy the tricks of the trade. Obviously he’ll be geeked out in Apple style from day one. I was thinking… Maybe I should get him an iPod… (Just kidding).