Monday, April 19, 2010


Not much new has happened. Just super focused on school right now and trying to get it finished. Only 15 weeks left including the two weeks I have off for break, so I guess only 13. Graduation is coming soon. As far as the baby it's moving more and more and more in my stomach which I love except for it likes to move more at night while I'm trying to sleep. Which makes life interesting. Then I have decided I have a musical baby anytime I'm dancing or music of some sort is on it decides to start dancing right along with me. It's totally amazing to feel it. The only thing that is frustrating me is that I can feel the baby move but no one else can yet. Anywho I went on craigslist searching for some stuff for the baby and found a wonderful car seat and stroller for $75 that normally retails for $160. It's six months old and there is nothing wrong with it at all. My friend Ashley and her mom are buying the baby tons of outfits at garage sales for me and they are all yellow for now until we find out if the baby is a boy or girl. Hopefully I will get to find out at my next visit if not it will be June before I find out. I'm anxious to find out so I can start the appropriate gender clothes and decorations. Cravings this week have been fried pickle which I still havent gotten yet. :( I'm now 13 weeks along which have gone by super fast and I'm starting to wear maternity clothes. Which are amazing but I still have some frustrations with them. I'm more excited about them allowing me to breathe though that I can get over the frustrations with them. I'm getting excited for my 21st birthday which is coming up on Sunday although there will be no drinking for me but it will still be fun to celebrate with my friends. Other then that not much more is going on. We will see what the rest of the week brings!

The Baby is Moving 4-6-10

So things have been going well. I'm officially 11 weeks and 2 days along now. I feeling like I'm getting huge and my butt is just getting bigger and bigger. UGH! I hate the smell of meat cooking, especially bacon! YUCKY! Although I will eat practically anything insight. Me and baby had a great weekend with the family and my close friend. I went to church with Ashley Sunday morning and I swear I felt the baby doing turns in my stomach. I know it's to soon but there really wasn't anything else it could be. Then I went to my doctor appointment yesterday and he tried to hear the heartbeat with the Doppler and he couldn't get it. So he decided to do an u/s and all the sudden I look over and Ashley is jumping up and down..meanwhile I can't see the screen so I couldn't figure out what was going on. Then my doctor turned the screen and I could see my baby moving around like crazy. It just didn't want to hold still. One minute the babies head was at one side of my stomach and the next it was the other side. It was the coolest thing I had ever seen. I was so excited! Anyhow I get to go back in four week and then go back in June and have my 20 wk u/s done. It seems to be going by so fast. And OMG I have to go by some maternity clothes soon or else I am going to bust out of my pants. Yikes!


Okay so everything is going well. I went to my doctors appointment on the 8th of March and had u/s #2 done. The baby has gotten bigger enough to the point that we could see there was an embryo and it's heart rate is at 150 bpm which is perfect. The doctor said baby is due Oct 24th. Now I have a feeling it's either going to be early or its going to be on Halloween. Hoping more for the early end of it! Lol. Now I'm dealing with heart burn still and it's driving me crazy, along with being nauseated constantly. That's a problem on its own. The doctor says for me to eat several smaller meals throughout the day but then I'm nauseated and don't want to eat anything and by the time I do want to eat I'm starving! I just can't win for losing. I also got a baby registry set up at Toys R Us this weekend and a couple of my friends set the date of the baby shower to be July 25th. So now I feel like I'm playing the sit and wait game again. That's pretty much all the new stuff for now. I promise I will update this a little more often!

The Beginning of This Beautiful Journey! 2-25-10

Good afternoon everyone! I just want to start off by telling you my story and experience thus far. I just found out that I was pregnant last Wednesday. I had just had a little meltdown at school the day before and I couldn't figure out why I wanted to cry all the time. I was very frustrated! So I decided that just for the fun of it I would take a test to see. So, I ran to Wal-Mart picked up a test, took it home and took the test. A few minutes of anxious waiting happens only to see one really strong pink line and then one extremely faint pink line! I then called one of my close friends in a panic asking her to read this test. She was like what test and I told her a pregnancy test. Her response was go get another and meet me at my house at six. Then another trip to Wal-Mart for another pregnancy test and off to Brit's I went. Get there rush to the bathroom because by that point I really had to go pee. So I pulled out the test and then let it sit on the counter right next to the first test and three minutes later I definitely had a second positive test! I spent the next six hours or so in shock just trying to wrap my head around this all. Then I got to thinking about it and thought this kid is going to be due in August which is right when I graduate from nursing school! Yikes! Nursing school, am I going to be able to finish it? Clinicals what am I going to do about clinicals? Oh great I'm going to have to by maternity scrubs! How am I going to tell my parents, brother, and sister! Just the flood of questions pop in my head. The next day I called my doctor and they said that I was going to have to wait a month before seeing her and my thought was I'm already 13 weeks along or so I can't wait another month to start prenatal care. Next thought, I have to find another doctor. Once again Brittney to the rescue, she says call my doctor he will get ya in. Well sure enough I got in the following Monday! I spent the whole weekend completely nervous just wishing time would go by fast so I could figure out for sure and not drinking any caffeine! That has to be the hardest thing ever. Especially when you are having caffeine headaches! Then Sunday roles around and I'm hanging out with my sister and I was on the phone with my boyfriend and we were kind of talking about it and my sis was sitting in the seat next to me listening to all of it. I get off the phone and I'm kind of looking a little sad and upset and she was like what's going on. My typical response to that "Oh nothing. Just life!" The next words out of her mouth " Are you pregnant?" My response to that question is "Ummmmm yeah." She then of course doesn't believe me and makes me go by two more tests and take them. Well off to Wal-Mart we go.....AGAIN! Pick up the tests, go home, take the tests, and shock of all shocks they both come out positive! She starts freaking out, which I expected to happen and asking me a zillion and one questions. Okay got that off my chest, then a text message later from her saying " Don't be mad. I had to tell I told Parker (our brother)" I was like okay that's fine and then Parker called, he was a little shocked but has been very supportive, along with Zoe now that she is over the shock. Finally, Monday comes and I go to my doctors appointment and they try to do a normal ultrasound first but don't see anything. Next thing I know we are doing a vaginal ultrasound and then you see this little black dot, which they later identified as being the yolk sac! Eventually we will be able to see a baby right there where the yolk sac is now. I was extremely excited! I'm going to have a baby! I then went in and talked to my doctor and he said that he wants to wait a few more weeks and just have another ultrasound done and we should be able to see an embryo and hear a heart beat. I'm so thrilled about getting to have this opportunity! They think that right now I'm about 5 weeks along but haven't come up with an exact due date yet. Meanwhile I'm experiencing most of the common pregnancy symptoms like the heartburn, mood swings, fatigue, and my boobs hurt so bad it's not even funny! Some days I think my boobs hurting is worse than the heart burn but I know that won't last too long! Now, I'm dealing with trying to figure out how to tell my parents. At this point I'm scared to death that they are just going to be so disappointed in me and I can understand that but right now more than anytime before I need their love, support, and understanding. So, the next step is waiting till March 8th to go have ultrasound number two done and telling my parents. On top of all of it, I'm still trying to get finances situated and money put aside so I can move to St.Louis and trying to find a job there after I graduate school. So much to do and not enough time to do it all! Thanks for reading and I will keep ya posted as I go!


Hey everyone. So I kind of talked into doing this by one of my best friends. She has managed to get a couple of us started on this. I'm getting ready to celebrate my 21st birthday this coming week and I'm in the process of going through nursing school to get my LPN. Eventually I will get my RN. I want to specialize in pediatrics and OB nursing. I have also recently found out that I'm pregnant and will be expecting my first baby in October which is very exciting. So the focuses in my life are school and getting ready for this beautiful baby I have coming! I hope to keep these things interesting and keep everyone updated about what's going on in the life of a McDougal!