Monday, July 23, 2007


The month of July
A lot has happened this month and when I came back to see how far behind I had got on my blog I was surprised to see how many weeks had passed. BUT at least I will have a lot of stuff to share with you.

WEEK 22 - The first week of July was my 22nd week in pregnancy… CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!! This week was very busy but so much fun! We did not do much for the fourth of July. Edwin and I both had the day off and were pretty exhausted from work and we had a big weekend ahead of us… so we decided to just spend the day at home BBQ’ing and watching movies. The next day I worked from 5:00 am to 1:30 and then went home and packed and picked up Edwin from work downtown. We Hit the road! July 7th was one of my best friend’s weddings!!! We were so excited to go see Shanti and Darren get married and catch up with them. (As much as you can catch up with the bride and groom) Edwin and I stayed in LaGrande on Thursday night with my dad (which was my last night to spend in the house in union... *Tear* my dad has sold the house) and then we headed to Boise on Friday. We stopped at my grandparent’s house in Vale and had lunch with them and then headed off to Boise. It was a lot of fun to go there because Edwin had never been to Idaho. He did however cross it off of his list of places to live. It was WAY TO HOT for us. It was 110! The next day was Shanti and Darren’s wedding and it was BEAUTIFUL! They make such a cute couple and you can tell they are VERY much in love with each other. We had to leave the reception a little early because we had to get back to lagrande for another wedding by 6:00. My dad’s girlfriends daughter (bear with me lol) was getting married in Cove. Their wedding was also beautiful and it was so relaxing to sit up on the mountain with the nice COOL air and the mountain views. I miss Union county! I was surprised how easy it was to do all the traveling I only had to pee a couple of times! LOL
As far as the baby goes this week I have a little more movement but not anything I can feel on the outside yet. Edwin is waiting for the day when he can feel the baby move. No big cravings this week.

Week 23-
We got back on Sunday night from LaGrande and I slept SOOO good that night! We cranked up the air conditioner and had a nice dinner and went to bed. Monday July 9th was our big ULTRASOUND to find out the sex of the baby. I made the appointment at 6:00 PM so Edwin could be there and I was sooo excited! We both made bets on what we thought it would be and as always Edwin was right! We are having a GIRL!!! The ultrasound tech was very nice and explained each step to us. The baby was breech so she was having a VERY hard time getting any pictures. After an hour and a half she decided to call it quits and see if we could re-schedule. The ultrasound images we got to take home are VERY hard to see what it is we are looking at. ( I will try to post them this week) But the image that you get on the TV Monitor is so amazing! The baby was wiggling around and flipping over. It is so weird to think that you and your husband created this little living thing. My next appt was scheduled for the 20th so I would have to wait a week and see what the doctor thought of the pictures.
After I found out we were having a girl I was sooo excited to go SHOPPING! I went on craigslist and found a lady who was selling her lil girls baby clothes. She had the CUTEST outfits from Gap and Old navy and polo. A lot of them still had the tags on them! She sold each piece at 1.00 each. I was so excited! When I brought all the clothes home Edwin looked at me and laughed ( he thought I had bought out a store) But it was so fun to buy lil pink things and picture the baby in them. We also found a changing table on craigslist and went to pick that up. Edwin sanded it and stained it the same color as the crib and cradle. The baby room is slowly coming together!
Also the name we have picked out is MALAIKA.. you will have to stay tuned for the middle name.

Week 24-
I am now at 6 months! I cannot believe how fast this summer is going by... The baby is moving a lot more in the early morning. I work at 5:00 am every morning and I am usually at work by myself until about 7:00 so during this time I am relaxed and not pre-occupied. The baby moves a lot and I am able to feel it a little on the outside now. The biggest craving I have is WATERMELON! I can eat a whole watermelon and not think twice about it! Edwin laughed at me the other day because I took this HUGE watermelon and cut it in half. He thought I was going to cut it into smaller pieces but instead I grabbed a spoon and stuck it in the center and carted it to the living room with me... hehe sometimes that is all I will eat for dinner because it sounds so good!
On Friday July 20th was my doctor’s appt and I was a little nervous to get on the scale… BUT I have only gained 10 pounds so far! HOORAY! The doctor was proud of me and told me to keep doing what I am doing... LOL I guess the watermelon is working out. She told me that she needed me to go back to the ultrasound tech and get some more photos taken. But she is sending me to another hospital because they have better equipment. So I am excited about that because I will get to see the baby again AND we will get better pictures! The doctor also said my Uterus is growing very fast so she will re-evaluate my due date. My mom said she thinks I am going to be having twins and that is why they are sending me back… I SAY NO! LOL
So I just need to wait until Monday and if the ultrasound dept doesn’t call I am supposed to call them to schedule my appt. So I will keep you all posted!
Edwin felt the baby move this weekend!!!!!!!! YAY! SHE (not THEY MOM!!) is finally kicking hard enough for him to feel! It was so cool to see his expression and he kept his hand on my tummy for awhile just to see if he would feel it again.
My friend Maria and my mom are busy planning the baby shower! It is going to be August 5th (before my work place closes so that all my co-workers can get together) it was fun to register and picture the baby room all set up! And I know Maria and my mom will have an AWESOME party for me! I want to have one in LaGrande as well so I can see all my old friends and church family but I am not sure I can plan one so far away. But if not I will have to bring the baby over so they can see her.
Well that is an up to date blog for you all! I hope you didn’t get too bored. I will post next week and let you know how the ultrasound appt goes. Hope you all have a wonderful week!