Friday, January 28, 2011

The third trimester is here: 28 weeks!

Well I am a day early for the post, but so excited to say we are in the final trimester! woohoo! It has been a long and not so easy road to get here, but we are so blessed by this little life already. The journey from day one until now has been so fun, as we've watched and felt him grow and have learned glimpses of his personality already. The Lord is knitting him together perfectly!

Some updates on Bryce:
*He now weighs in at around 2.5 lbs and is around 15-16 inches long from head to heel.
*He is now blinking with his eyelashes in place. He has REM sleep cycles now, which means he could already be dreaming.
*He can cough, and have the hiccups- which Bryce tends to have about 5 times a day.. poor buddy. (He actually has them right now as I type)

Some updates on mommy:
*I haven't been sick for 3 weeks now, minus a few rare occasions, which has been so great!
*I am currenly wearing a really cool heart monitor for 2 weeks to record any palpitations/ irregularities that may or may not be associated with my thyroid medication.
* My cravings still change all the time: my newest addition is Dr. Pepper-just an 8oz can :) . I still crave any kind of pasta or pizza, salt and vinegar chips, and fruits/juice galore. I am also convinced I will never be able to eat deli turkey ever again in my life.

Our 28 week appointment is next week, and I will be taking the glucose test for gestational diabetes. I will also be getting a Rhogam injection because I am Rh negative. Rhogam is an Rh0 immunoglobulin that is given to prevent antibodies from developing against Rh positive blood. (This will prevent my body's immune system from fighting Bryce and any future pregnancy, helping to prevent complications and miscarriage).

I will update next week after our appointment and give some nursery updates also :)

Lastly, a new bump picture:

Thursday, January 13, 2011

::the nursery & other projects::

It has been nice to feel good this week and make some progress in Bryce's nursery and complete some other projects around the house. Daniel and I finally painted the nursery, after I made a color exchange from the first attempt. Thankfully, Lowe's sympathized with my distaste in a paint color that ended up looking like wet cement on the walls, so it only cost us time to start over. The final color.. White Scallion- a very pale green which I love! We also assembled the crib and changing table, which was surprisingly super easy.
My favorite part of the nursery so far are the things I got from Daniel's mom to have in the room. One is a needleart ABC's picture that Daniel's mom and grandmother had made for Daniel's nursery; the other is one of Daniel's newborn outfits. I love them!
Here are some pictures of the nursery so far:

Daniel's outfit and needleart: 
view from the bathroom door:
The blessing and curse: a bathroom in the nursery (can't put any furniture on that wall):
view when you walk in:

Here are the other projects I finished this week:

I assembled my Christmas present from Daniel's parents- a computer armoire! And I finally hung up some pictures in the family room :)

I will keep you guys posted on nursery updates... 100 days until our due date so it feels like crunch time!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2011: Happy (Birth)Year Bryce!

Well, 2011 is here! I cannot be more thankful for all of the Lord's many blessings in 2010- many HUGE blessings that have totally changed my life.
On January 8th, I said "YES!" to marrying the most amazing person I know.. at that time I was living in Birmingham (sharing a room with Heather) and working at UAB Hospital.

My last day of work and moving to Georgia happened in late March. Pre-marital counseling began..big baby steps forward to becoming Mrs. Daniel Wilson.

April 29th marked a quarter of a century of my life had been lived. I barely remembered my own birthday because of the wedding excitement.

On May 8th, Daniel and I entered into a covenant of marriage with our Lord! The greatest and dearest day of my life apart from knowing the Lord as my Savior. The day after started the best vacation we will probably ever go on in our lives- a honeymoon at the Ritz-Carlton in St. Thomas!

May, June, and July were months spent in Atlanta as newlyweds. Daniel worked and I played (by play I mean fixed up our apartment, changed my name on everything, wrote a million thank you cards, and cooked yummy dinners every night)
Daniel turned 26 on June 3rd.. it was his first married birthday.

August 9th- We took a pregnancy test- then another. see results below:

PREGNANT! due date: April 23, 2011

I spent the next 3 months in our apartment, and Daniel spent those months taking care of me and our household.

October 25th- Daniel and I moved to Lakeland, Florida

November 18th- It's a BOY! Our sweetpea became Bryce Hayden :)

then came our first married Thanksgiving, and our first married Christmas..

And now it is 2011! It makes it seem that much closer to our Bryce taking his first breath, a moment I envision over and over in my head.
Bryce- mommy and daddy can't wait to meet you this year!
Thank you Lord for blessing our lives so much in 2010. We look forward to this new year, as it reminds us of our eager longing for Christ to return.