Friday, August 28, 2009

19 Weeks


Well, I'm almost to the half way mark!  G2 has been moving more and more each day.  G2 stays pretty still when I'm playing with Josiah.  I don't think the baby is used to having Big Brother climb all over.  Might need to get used to it because Josiah is an active little boy.  We go on Tuesday to have an ultrasound.  I've been waiting for this since we found out we are expecting.  Hopefully, G2 will cooperate and we will find out what we are having.  We will post pictures, sex and name next week, so please come back for a visit.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Movin' and a Shakin'


Well, Baby G2 has been moving more and more each day.  I was really worried on Sunday because I hadn't felt the baby move very much.  I think it was probably from traveling and constantly moving.  Not to mention Big Brother sitting on my lap for most of the day.  I told Chris that I was ready to go to the pregnancy support center in town to have an ultrasound because I was so worried.  He told me wait a couple of days to see how things are going.  Well, sure enough the little one has been up and moving.  I notice the baby moves mostly when I'm sitting down and Big Brother isn't climbing all over me!  I'm feeling less worried now that I can feel the baby moving. 

I'm looking forward to our ultrasound on Sept. 1st.  We will found out what  we are having and there will definitely be a journal entry and pictures, so come back soon to check out what we are having and find out the name of the newest Greenwood!

Surprise, Bup-Bup


Well, Josiah and I are in GA.  We got here Sunday night and will be staying until Monday.  We came down to surprise my dad for his 60th birthday.  We left from DC and hour later than we were supposed to.  Our flight to Atlanta was great.  Chris and I had kept Josiah up from his afternoon nap thinking he would sleep on the plane.  Well, that plan backfired.  He was SUPER though.  We sat next to a young girl who loved children and a dad that had 3 boys.  Josiah charmed them with his wondeful personality.  Towards the end of the flight, he was sitting in the young girls lap and then off to the dad's lap to look out the window.  He eventually came back to me, but as we were landing he saw all the stuff out the window and wanted to go back to the man's lap.  We may need to work extra hard with him about strangers!  Smile By the time we landed, we had 20 minutes to get to our next flight.  Josiah and I arrived at the gate, and I wanted to change him before we got on the plane.  The attendant said we were the last one to load the plane and asked for me to change him in the bathroom.  I wasn't about to change him in that tiny bathroom.  It is hard enough to have one person in there, I couldn't imagine what it would be like with the two of us in there.  So like any good mom, I changed him right in the empty seat next to me.  Josiah did a great job on the flight to Valdosta.  At this point he had been up over 7 hours since his 45 minute nap that morning!  Not once did he cry or get fussy.  We arrived in Valdosta and Mimi and Auntie Sue were there to welcome us at the airport.  Auntie Sue had made a bow for us to tie around Josiah so when we arrived at the house he would be Papa's birthday present.  We knocked on the door and Papa opened it open to see Josiah being held up in the air.  He was definitely surprised when he saw him.  I think we did a great birthday present this year! 

Before we left for GA, we got a reading program "Your Baby Can Read."  Well, Josiah has started "reading" his first words.  I will hold up two flashcards and call out a word.  Josiah will grab the word that I've called out.  It is absolutely AMAZING!  I'm a little sad that Daddy wasn't here to see him read his first words, but we have SKYPED, and Josiah has showed him his reading over the computer.

Josiah has been having LOTS of fun swimming in the pool.  I don't know who is having more fun--Josiah or Mimi.  The afternoon storms have been a little problem, so he hasn't been able to stay in as long as he would like.  Today, we are going to try to get in earlier before the afternoon storms come in.

Well, I'm sure we will have some pictures when we get home or maybe even before.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Flutter, Flutter


Well, I've been getting little flutters here and there.  They are happening mostly at night when Mommy and G2 sit down for the evening to relax.  The other night Chris was talking to G2 on the phone, and I felt a good little thump.  This is my favorite time of pregnancy--when you start feeling the little one move around. 

I went to the doctor today for some routine blood work.  They are testing to see if I am a carrier of cystic fibrosis and to see if there are any spinal abnormalities.  Both are being done as a precaution for delivery.  The nurse said she would have the results by next week and would only call if there was something wrong.   We are praying that everything will be fine and that this little one will be as health as Josiah.

Josiah and I have a busy day tomorrow.  We are going to a MOPS planning meeting from 10am to 1pm.  Hopefully, Josiah will continue to do well without his morning nap.  I'm making some blueberry bread right now, and I'm hoping that it will make it there in one loaf--it's smelling REALLY GOOD right now!  Smile

Well, I should get going.  I've procrastinated long enough with my work. Need to take advantage of Chris being at the church and Josiah sleeping.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

FINALLY


Well, we FINALLY got to see our doctor today.  We had an appointment on Tuesday, but the doctor was called to delivery.  We had the option of waiting, but decided since we had Josiah we would just reschedule.  They weren't sure how long it would be so we didn't want to take the chance.  We were all set to go back on Wednesday.  As we were getting ready to the leave the church, a person came in needing some counseling.  Since Chris was the only one there, he needed to do it.  So here I was off to the doctor by myself with Josiah.  On  my way there, I thought about calling to reschedule.  I wasn't really sure what to do when the phone started ringing.  It was the doctor's office calling to say that our doctor was called in for an emergency c-section.  I'm glad that God took care of the decision for me.  We scheduled another appointment today, and we FINALLY got to see the doctor.  While I was meeting with her, she did get a phone call from an EMT so I thought she was going to be headed off again.  It wasn't anything too serious, so we were able to finish our appointment.  We go back in a month to see her again and will be at 20 weeks--half way there.  Between now and then, we need to schedule an ultrasound.  It's a little strange to have to make an appointment elsewhere instead of going to the doctor's office.  I guess when you get into bigger cities the doctors can really do what they are trained for.  It was so wonderful to hear our little one's heartbeat.  It is ALWAYS the sweetest sound to my ears.  We are staying pretty busy over the next week.  We have Family Camp Day on Saturday, and I will be glad when it is over.   There is a lot of planning and organizing, and I'm ready for a break.  Sunday afternoon can't get here soon enough for me.   Monday, Chris will be heading to PA for his ordination exam.  This is the oral part which is the second to last step in the process.  We are praying that he will be ordained in September when we go to the presbytery meeting in MA.  So as you can see, we could really be covered in prayer.  Pray that we all have the strength and energy to get through these days and that we all stay healthy.  Thanks in advance for all the prayers!