Sunday, January 30, 2011

Was that the baby?!?!?!?!?! Part 2

Well I have been feeling baby pretty much everyday several times a day for a week or so now. But on Thursday I was watching TV and my arm was laying across my belly and when Mackenzie kicked I was just about positive that she kicked hard enough to feel it on my arm not just from the inside! I was super excited because that meant that Trent might get to feel her kicking soon! So I texted him (he was at the station) and told him and he said "Yes!!" lol as you can tell he has been wanting to feel her since I have said that I can feel her. So that night when he came to bed he laid his hand on my stomach and he says either I flinched when he put his hand on my stomach or she kicked him or it could've been my heartbeat because something moved his hand as soon as he touched my stomach! Of course he doubted it was the baby because what are the chances she kicked the exact moment he put his hand on my belly! So since then he has been telling Mac that she needs to kick him and he even would try smushing around on my belly (trying to make her mad I guess) so that she would move and he could feel it. Well no such luck!

Then yesterday we went to dinner with mom, dad, Dianna, and kyle and had a great time hanging out and mom returned a book that I got for Christmas that I have been waiting to read! So when we got in be he grabbed the iPad and I grabbed my book. Well I hadn't been laying in bed long when she kicked pretty hard so I moved over close to Trent so we could still relax and his hand could just rest on my belly. Well at first Trent was like pressing on my stomach and I was like "you don't have to push her she will kick in a couple of minutes" well because he was pushing he started feeling my heartbeat and then couldn't decide if he could feel her and since I was reading my book I wasn't paying enough attention to whether it was my heartbeat or her kicking around. Well he finally stopped pushing and she kicked a little but it wasn't hard and so I moved his hand a little to where she kicked and not 2 minutes later she kicked nice and hard and he got to feel it! He said "WAS THAT HER!???" and I said "Yep that was baby Mac!" and he was so excited!

Of course after he felt her he concentrated on his youtube videos and I went back to my book! But it is exciting that he has finally gotten to feel her!

So now we are at 21 weeks and just enjoying the second trimester! I can't believe that we are more than half of the way there! :) Ps... I am totally going to end up one of those ladies with the huge popped out belly buttons! I am not excited about that!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Its a......


Yes we are having a Mackenzie Marie Tobola! and we couldn't be more excited!!!
We had our appointment set up for Thursday at 3 pm, but the doctor called me right before 10 and said they were going to cancel all of their afternoon appointments because the weather was going to get bad! So I was scrambling to find a way to get in earlier because I didn't want to wait any longer to find out! So I got one of my teachers to cover the first part of my 2nd period class and I would leave right after 1st and be gone during lunch. Well as it turns out NOTHING happened with the weather so I would've been able to go at 3! But that's okay it all worked out and we got to see our beautiful baby girl!
We actually didn't have to wait long once we got to the doctors office and the sono tech started looking at baby and she was just precious! When we first got to see her it looked like she was trying to take a nap! She had one arm across her body with the hand under her cheek like she was using it as a pillow. It was so cute! We got to see her amazing heart pumping blood and you wouldn't imagine something so small doing all of that! Then the sono tech let us know that its definitely a little Mackenzie in there with no ding dong! and while she was taking pictures of that she stretched out all the way and her legs looked so long! (which they are almost 4 inches long at this point!) The sono tech took a picture because they kind of looked like frog legs! haha She is already becoming a horned frog! So after doing lots of measurements and such the sono tech left and said Dr. Papa would be with us soon.
So Dr. Papa comes in and uses three words more frequently than any others "perfect" "gorgeous" and "great"! Well of course she would! Its our adorable baby she is talking about! haha However most of them were more like "The heart is beating great" "The kidneys are the perfect size" "Her body is growing just gorgeously" haha so it was all medically speaking but hey I know Mackenzie will be perfect, gorgeous, and great in just 20 short weeks!
Dr. Papa also tried to get a 3D picture while we were at it but Mackenzie was being shy and pushing her face into the placenta so there wasn't enough amniotic fluid around her face to get a good picture, but of what we got to see... she is ADORABLE!!! and "her lips and chin are perfect! No cleft lip" as Dr. Papa said! All we could see with the 3D was her chin and lips and at one point I kind of poked at her and said "Mackenzie move around so Mommy and Daddy can see you... " and she SMILED! No joke smiled... and boy was it already a mischievous smile! (She will have her Daddy wrapped around her finger in no time!) It really looked like "No Mommy, I am not going anywhere you will just have to wait to see me!" kind of smile! It was precious!
So now we just get to wait around and let her grow and bake some more for 20 weeks or so and meet her!
We are officially half way through the pregnancy and man oh man am I getting fat! haha but according to my pregnancy apps I am supposed to have gained 12 pounds by now and according to the doctors scale I have gained 5 so I am obviously not too fat! Don't worry I will keep stuffing my face every chance I get!!! :)
Dr. Papa said Mackenzie is about 6 inches crown to rump and about 10 inches from crown to toes! And she is weighing in at about 11 ounces! So according to my apps she is half an inch short for her "age" and half an ounce heavy! Sounds like she is definitely my child! Short and fat ; )
As some of you may know I had a friend at work who's wife gave birth to their little girl 15 weeks premature. Mom is doing well and baby is progressing, but they have had several scares in the short week she has been here. So while "I can't wait to meet our little girl".... I can definitely wait until she is big enough and developed enough to be healthy when she gets here. So while I am definitely counting down the 140 days left till her due date I will also be telling her to sit tight until its really time for her to be here!
Last but definitely not least.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DIANNA AND SANDY!!!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Was that the baby?!?!?!?

So I meant to post this last night, but I wasn't feel good all afternoon and then I watched Vampire Diaries.... hehe :)

So we will pretend it is last night!

For starters...... HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRANDI! :)
For seconders..... ONE WEEK till we find out for sure if its a GIRL or a BOY!
Woo hoo!!!!

So I finally remembered what I forgot to put in the last post... I told y'all a while back about a blood test called CSV that tests for the cold virus since I work with kids. I wanted this test to come back positive, because if I were to get a cold the baby could contract it and that would be no bueno... well the test results came back POSITIVE! :) meaning I already have the antibodies for it so the baby shouldn't be affected even if I do catch a cold!

On to the even more exciting news..... I HAVE FINALLY FELT BABY MOVE!!!!
This started Tuesday night. Trent went for a run and I went to bed. Well when he got home and took a shower and everything I was already sleeping, so when he got into bed it woke me up. When I snuggled in to fall back asleep I am "almost positive" that I felt the baby stretch out too and felt like a rub type feeling on my left side of my belly (which was pressed against the bed so nothing else could have rubbed my stomach) So of course this woke me all the way up! and I told Trent and he wasn't sure about it and so then I started to second guess myself. Well I started trying to be more conscious of what my belly was doing and I have felt several flutters in my belly since then!

I have been waiting to finally feel the baby move and so I am super excited about it! And remember just a week until we find out for sure if baby is a BOY OR GIRL! :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Almost 18 weeks!

Okay Okay Okay! I know it has been literally a month since my last post... and don't worry I have heard plenty of "why haven't you updated" "when are you going to update" and so on from my family haha

So we will start back from around my last post.

I think the last time I posted we were just starting the second trimester with baby and we had an appointment to see if baby had a chance of down syndrome and everything came back good :)
So now it is 4 weeks later and we are now 9/20ths through the pregnancy :)

Since then we have had Christmas and new years and plenty of family time! We had so many Christmases with family.... Sylvester Christmas, Tobola Christmas, granny Tobola Christmas, Johnson Christmas, and granny Johnson Christmas! However it was tons of fun being with everyone and getting comments on my growing belly! I know I'm not that big, but because I didn't have all of the "normal" pregnancy symptoms it kind of seems surreal that I am really growing a human in there!

So although it was exciting getting all of my presents for Christmas, I think it was just as exciting getting present for baby! For starters Mary and Rusty got baby a TCU beanie! so cute! Aunt Carla and her family got us a "gender neutral" onsie! baby is going to need lots of clothes :). Then at Tobola Christmas we received several outfits, TCU sockies, and cute stuffed animal! Angela got baby some squishy blocks, Dianna got baby a cute outfit, Granny made a pretty purple blanket that we will probably use in baby's room, and mom and dad got us seat protectors for the car! and cute onsies! so baby got plenty of fun presents and it technically wasn't her first Christmas! haha

Our next exciting news is that between Christmas and New Years Trent and I put a bid on a house in White Settlement... and they accepted the bid!!! We are super excited that they took our first offer and even more excited that we will be paying our own mortgage and not someone elses!! :) We won't close until February, but I am already starting to imagine how the house will look once we move in!

Then we had new years and yet again I didn't make it to midnight! but Trent woke me up for a kiss! and surprisingly.... this was mine and Trent's first midnight kiss in the 4 years we have been together! He has always had to work new years eve! Then to truly start 2011 on the right foot... TCU WON THE ROSE BOWL!!! :) GO FROGS!!! its true.. I bleed Purple!

As much as I wish the break could have continued (it was nice on the days when neither Trent or I had to work and we could just relax at home and get things done around the house!) but, I did have to go back to work... baby is going to need diapers so mommy needs to get paid! Luckily this week hasn't been too bad and my kids aren't going completely crazy even with all of the time off.

Today we had our 18 week check up with baby! Dr. Wagner came in and said she was glad I have finally gained some weight! According to their scale I have gained 4 pounds, however I was wearing my coat and my purse.... so I think I probably only gained 1 or 2 pounds haha. Which I am not bothered by because that means that baby is growing! She then got the doppler out so we could listen to baby's heart beat. However baby kind of wanted to scare mommy and hide at the back of her uterus. Dr. Wagner wasn't worried because we could still hear baby moving around kicking and punching and summer-saulting (so she must be alive)... but after a couple of minutes baby decided to come inspect what the crazy fuzzy noise outside of mommy's tummy was and got close enough for us to hear! Heartbeat in the high 130s- low 140s. So baby is doing fine! Whew! Please don't scare mommy anymore with hiding from the doppler... (I know I can't just say please don't scare mommy because I am sure I will have many a day of baby scaring me... jumping off chairs, flipping on couches, climbing on counters... especially since I did all of those things!)

So now we are just counting down the 2 weeks till the anatomy appointment!!! :) We go back on January 20th to find out if we will be welcoming Mackenzie Marie or Tracen Anthony on June 11th! Can't wait to go register and start picking everything out for decorating the nursery!!!
Here are the two latest pictures! It looks like I am really pregnant!!! :)
Until next time!
(I will try to be better I promise!)