Saturday, April 29, 2006

So its a rainy day here in St. Louis and I'm thinking of all the things that we could do today. Of course, my husband would rather spend the day playing his new "Teaching Guitar". I, of course, have a much different view of how today could be spent.

* The garage needs to be cleaned out. I refuse to come home with a new baby and be able to park in the garage.
* Finish painting the Baby Ella's Room.....
* Go check out the St. Charles Home and Garden show
* Work on cleaning up the basement
* Pack up all the old clothes in this house and take them to Goodwill
* Laundry

None of these really sound any good and we will probably spend the day on the couch watching stupid Saturday Afternoon movies.

A couple of months ago, Mike and I bought a dopplar to hear the baby's heartbeat. We could never hear it until this morning. We decieded to try it out and sure enough, there it was. It was really neat to be able to hear that. She has been moving around like crazy the last week (I'm thinking future Olmpyic Gymnast Perhaps?).

Friday, April 28, 2006

26 weeks....

can you believe that in less than 14 weeks little Miss Ella is going to be here? Kinda crazy to think about. Here is the latest pic:

I am getting so big and to think I still have 14 weeks of weight gain to go! YIKES!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Here are some pictures of Ellas room so far and one of the little suit I HAD to buy her:

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Happy Belated Easter....

This was too funny to pass up!!

Friday, April 14, 2006

Touchy Subject

Mike and I were discussing the fact that a women in the US can have a late term abortion just because they decieded that they didn't want it, through the 2nd Trimester, week 27. I know this is a touchy subject and before I was pregnant wasn't real sure how I stood on the issue. Thinking about it now, when Ella is 24 weeks, it just makes me sad. This is a photo of what a 22 week old baby looks like, Ella is 2 weeks ahead of this:

I don't mean to offend anyone, or start any sort of argument. I just wanted to state my thoughts. Right now as I'm sitting here, I can feel her moving and kicking me in the ribs. While I'm totally enjoying that part of it :), I couldn't even imagine having an abortion at this time. If she was to be born today, she has a pretty good chance of survival.

On a different topic, for those of you who are not keeping up with her website, I will post on here how the doctors visit went yesterday. Each visit the doctor measures my Uterus and in CM, it should equal the number of weeks that I am. As of yesterday I'm measuring 26 weeks, 2 weeks bigger. I asked the doctor what that meant and she said that if it goes over 2 weeks, then another Ultrasound will be done and my due date will be adjusted. Little Ella may be earlier than we thought. Her heart was good beating at 141 BPM.

We started our Childbirth Prep Classes Wed. night. The information is useful, Mike is a little bored, (been through this how many times in school)? One of the nurses giving the class is a horrible speaker and makes the class drag on but there are some good things too.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Week 24......16 to go

Here is the week 24 pic, not much growth since last time. Can you beleive that I only have 16 weeks left? The time has flown by so far. I have a feeling that these last 3 months are going to creep by!! Ella has been getting more and more active. She loves to wake up and do the salsa on my bladder around my bedtime...I really don't mind though, at least I know she's okay.

Tonight is our first Child Birth Prep Class. It should be interesting, we'll see how it goes tonight to see if we continue them.

Here is pic of Sigma, for some reason he loves to sleep on the remote:

And just so she doesn't feel left out, here's one of Tigger