Sunday, July 24, 2011

Joining the 6 Month Club!

This last Friday I joined the 6th month club!  Welcoming me to the club was a nice head and chest cold.  ICK!  Hopefully my antibiotics will help kick it soon.  It better because the Whitlock Clan is heading to Missouri next Friday and then onto Oklahoma to see our family.  We haven't seen any family since we got pregnant and are SUPER excited to see them!  Christmas was a little too long ago.  I hope we never go that long without seeing our family.  So even though I'm sickly and look awful, I went ahead and took a 6 month picture because it's a milestone.  After a little photoshop I don't look sick...thank goodness!!! 

My appointment last week went boy's heartbeat is in the low 150's (sounded perfect to me), I've gained a total of 10 lbs so far (she told me to get ready for the pounds to start adding up now), and I walked away with a bottle of yummy red syrup to sit in my fridge for the next 4 weeks.  I'll have to drink that before my next appointment for my glucose test.  I'm excited.  Can you tell?  I hear that drink isn't all that wonderful to get down!  Baby boy is kicking away like crazy these days!  He's mastered the somersault, he knows just where my bladder is and like to kick or punch it, and he likes to play the freeze game with daddy every time he tries to feel him move.  Charmer huh?  I guess that's all the updates for now.  The next one will be all about our baby shower and family vacation!  WAHOO...CAN'T WAIT!!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Since I Was Little...

...I've always dreamed of becoming a mommy.  As a young teen I worked as much as I could in any way possible with children at our church and babysitting in the area.  My sweet nephew was born when I was 13.  I immediately knew why God created me as I held onto Bryson imagining having my own someday.  Of course God created me for many things in my life, but one of the major things he's given me a desire for is mommy-hood.  Through the years I would hear of people wanting babies so bad, but couldn't get pregnant.  I prayed the Lord would bless me without any obstacles, but if there were obstacles I would always remain faithful to Him and understand he wants me to "mommy" somebody else.  When Josh and I decided to try to get pregnant, I feared it would take a long time or there would be a bigger obstacle to overcome.  However, the Lord blessed us in just two short months!  WOW!  What an answer to prayer!  

I remember the day I found out.  It was March 7th and I just had "that" feeling....among other obvious reasons.  Josh was already gone to work as I stumbled into the bathroom.  I sat down and said to myself, "WAIT! GRAB A TEST!  They say the hormones are strongest first thing in the morning."  After seeing the results I was so giddy!!!  I thought it was so neat that for a few hours, only me and God knew this AWESOME secret.  As soon as I dropped Henry (the boy I nanny) off at school, I raced to my doctors office to get the "official word".  She confirmed and I headed towards Josh's work.  He had no idea what my morning had been like and I was so excited to surprise him.  As I pulled up, he was actually walking outside (strange coincidence) and saw me.  He looked at me through the car window with suspicion...I never just show up to his work.  I rolled the window down and said, "Well babe, you're going to be a father!"  He got really quite and then said, "Really? Wow!"  I believe he told me good job somewhere in our conversation after that...hehe.  

Now we're 23 WEEKS ALONG!  I mean seriously, time has FLOWN!  I only have 119 more days to go.  11-11-11 will be here soon and we'll get to welcome our baby boy!  Below are a few pictures as I've grown.  From here on I'll just upload that week's belly picture for a quick update...hopefully every weeks, but no promises!  ;-)  Enjoy!

The big news!

First sonogram at 9 weeks...cute little gummy bear!

12 weeks

17 weeks

20 weeks...YAY FOR A BOY!

Just taken a few hours ago...23 weeks!

Baby boy Whitlock...we can't wait to meet you!!!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Hey guys!

Now that I'm back after a year long does the new place look?!  Thanks to my WONDERFUL friend Angie for encouraging me to get back into blogging (especially since we have Baby Boy coming 11-11-11) ANNNND for the blog remodel!!!!  She's amazing!  Love you Angie!  Coming soon is BELLY BUMP PICS!