Friday, July 29, 2011

2nd pregnancy photo: week 16

First of all, I wanted to make this known... I give thanks to my Heavenly Father for his provision! Of course, I do worry at times and I know I shouldn't. To make a long story short, I haven't seen a doctor yet since I found out I was pregnant (4 months ago). The only thing I did was took a home pregnancy test. Crazy, I know. But having no insurance = a worrisome mommy. But let me tell you some wonderful news... the great news is how God revealed to me that He will meet our every needs and WOW, He sure did! Thank you Lord!!! I shed some happy tears. Oh me of little faith!! I don't normally share stuff like this but because it came with a blessing, I just had to. Who wouldn't share any blessings coming from the Father above?! It's a constant reminder that He cares.

Anyway, I was able to set an appointment here in Missouri on August 1st. I am told I will only have a blood test done with a nurse. What's with that? Why can't I have a sonogram? The lady on the phone said it has to be approved by the doctor. Won't I see a doctor? All I know is that I'll be seeing a nurse to do some blood tests. I'm hoping that all go well and that at least the nurse can listen to the baby's heartbeat. You know, at 18 weeks (pregnant with Joanna) I was able to find out the sex of my baby. But this visit, I was told they don't do sonogram the first visit. Really? Come on. Great, now I will have to wait. Ugh. My patience is killing me. I want to find out! Don't you want to know too?? If you think of me, pray for me and the baby. I know there's power in prayers. I believe I am now 17 weeks.

Well, guess what? I am back to taking my week by week pregnancy photos. I am behind but plan to keep up with it. This photo was taken on July 24th. (I was 16 weeks then.) If you are wondering how I know, I did some research online. I used a pregnancy calculator to find out my due date. I went to

It asked me the first day of my last period which is March 31st. Then I click on to calculate my due date. Voila! There you'll see the date of when I am due. (it says it is on or around January 5th) :)

As for how I am feeling... I am feeling the same as I did with my first pregnancy. Yes, I do not have morning sickness. The only differences now is that I am showing more than I did the first time and I even felt the baby move earlier than my first pregnancy! This baby moves... a lot!! I look pretty big at this 16 weeks than I did my first 16 weeks (with Joanna)!

Month of July photos

Joanna wasn't feeling good and in this picture Matt is signing "poor baby".

Giving her some water in a straw.
This is the only picture I took of her on the Fourth of July.
Oh yeah! Love me some cheese puffs.

Can't get enough.
Mommy, I don't smile well with your flash.

See? I'm trying but I'm telling's too bright.

I want a nap!
I'm tired mommy.
A friend gave Joanna some clothes that I believe
were styles in the 70s and 80s.
Don't you recognized this outfit?
From back in the days?? I do!!
(More to come)
Love visiting daddy at work.
I get to play with his pencil.
Nope, sure ain't letting that pencil go!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Video-Joanna crawling

It's true! She's finally what you call "mobile"! Uh huh, I mean she's crawling just about everywhere.

Oh yeah and she's making me somewhat tired but that ain't all since this is going to be ongoing with the coming of the second baby. Yikes! I know I'm going to be one busy momma having two babies! Well...go me!

Right now, I'm constantly on the go go go just chasing Joanna here and there. Oh what fun! And oh! She's now able to clap and'll see!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Family Photos 7-11-11

We took another family photo. Joanna is now 9 months and 2 weeks in these photos. She did pretty good considering she had a slight fever when we took these. I think she's teething. My favorites are mostly those of just Joanna. She is such a cutie and have such beautiful brown eyes!