Friday, October 2, 2009

Halfway there

It has been a pretty long time since I have blogged. School is now back in session...we are on week 5 of 14. This is my last semester, my first semester not working, and my first semester pregnant. There is only so much I can blame on pregnancy, since mine has been so easy, but schoolwork is the LAST THING I want to do. I have enjoyed it so far though, school that is. My clinical are at Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth; my instructor is tough and intimidating and I want to cry most days but I like her…is that weird?

In the most recent news…yesterday we found out we are having a BOY!! Elijah Paul Fatheree is 14oz and 9 inches long at 20 weeks gestation (halfway). Most people are aware that I was rooting for a girl…I hope Elijah will not hold this against me. Fatheree’s men to not give out their X chromosome very easily and most babies are born male so the odds were against me. I think my fear of never having a girl drove me to want one…but now I am glad just to know. I am glad I can call him by name and not IT. Even though last night I would say “it” out of habit and Timmy would correct me. Timmy is excited. He is says he will be more comfortable with a boy.
We have our nephews, Ty and Gavin, who will be 2-1/2 and almost 1 when Elijah is born….so it will be fun and wild times I am sure. I get more excited every day. I haven’t felt just a ton of movement but I know he is moving because we saw it on the ultrasound. The doc says to give it a few more weeks and it’ll never stop. I did feel what I believe to be a kick one day last week. I bent over and squashed him I guess and I felt like this poke from the inside as if he was saying, “Hey! There is someone in here!” He has already given all his girl clothes that were bought for him to his girlfriend Macey Ann Chapman. So now it is all sports and boy clothes!! I have heard numerous times how much little boys love their mommy’s so I am pretty happy!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

A Bittersweet Day

the little peanuts profile pic

Today was my last day of work at Omega Ob/Gyn. It is a very bittersweet time because I enjoy my job and work with really wonderful people. But when I found out I got knocked up during the end of Nursing School I decided for the last semester I would focus on school and being pregnant. I will miss Omega (especially the sweet people) but I am excited to have this opportunity. Following graduation there is an extremely long and hard test I have to take (NCLEX) and I will be working towards preparing for that as well. As a going away gift I got a SONOGRAM today and got some really precious pictures.

The pregnancy is still going very well! I am 13 weeks today and every time I see the little peanut it is moving around like crazy. We are getting more and more excited each day about the baby. Especially when I see other little babies….I can’t explain it. I just want to reach out and GRAB them!

On a side note I would like to say how grateful and fortunate I am to have such an amazing husband. He is working so hard to make all this possible for me and inspires me to be better each and every day. He is the best person I know, my baby daddy, and waking up to him every day is one of my favorite things in life.

waving at mommy and daddy

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

First Sonogram

Just about 2 weeks ago we found out that one of my best friends, Candice (Click) Chapman, was pregnant. Candice and her husband have been trying for some time and were told it was basically impossible…well God loved the opportunity to remind us who He is. We are unsure how far along she is (she is still awaiting her first appt) but we are thinking 7-9 weeks. I am so excited for Candice & Bryan and some for myself too. I spend hours daydreaming about us being preggo together and having our babies together and then them growing up together.
This past Friday BABY FATHEREE and I had our first appointment and sonogram (at 9 weeks) and my anxiety up to this point was very high. Keep in mind I JUST completed my OB semester in Nursing School and do you think we spent 8 weeks talking about NORMAL deliveries/births?? NO! I don’t think by any means that I know everything but have a feeling I know too much for my own sanity sometimes. My sono was first at 8:15…and I was nauseated until I leaned back in that chair…and not because of morning sickness but nerves. My mom and Timmy were both with me and we watched the screen intently. When it popped up and she said, “There’s your baby” it became very real to me. And the coolest thing was the baby was moving all around…of course I can’t feel it yet but if it is any indication I am not getting much rest in the future. Then the moment I had been waiting for…the heart beat…loud, strong, and 170 beats/min. Peace immediately restored my body and my uneasy stomach was put to ease. Timmy says we can now put to silence all the talk of twins going around…there is only one!! My mom was very excited and I already know she will love the little baby so much. Timmy was happy too but not as expressive as a girl would be and that is ok. He says I actually do a good job of making it “real” for him because each week I show him the picture (from my book) of what the baby looks like and the size and I tell him what is developing now. I am blessed to work for the wonderful office that will assist me with my delivery (Omega OB/GYN) and I was thankful to share in the excitement with the sweet sweet ladies of the office.
Following the visit we met up with our dear friends, the Chapman’s, and headed off for a mini-vacation to San Antonio. The 7 of us (Timmy, Steph, Baby-in-utero Fatheree, Cali, Bryan, Candice, and Baby-in-utero Chapman) had a great time…even the husbands of 2 pregnant women!

Friday, June 26, 2009

New beginnings

As of today I am 6 weeks pregnant. It was a little over 2 weeks ago I took the test that is changing our lives. I decided to do this blog mostly to get my feelings out and maybe some friends and family could keep up with what is going on with us. We are newlyweds (just celebrated our half-a-year-iversary) and having a baby this soon wasn't exactly our plan but of course we think babies are gifts from God so we are thankful. I won't go into every detail on the world wide web but will tell a little bit about how the past 6 weeks unfolded. It was a Wednesday morning that I decided to take the test…6:20am in fact…because my husband was minutes from getting out of bed when I woke him telling him I was pregnant. We both just stared at each other for several seconds in total shock. I’ve gotten a lot of “were you trying??” No! We were not trying but partially suspected it (again I won’t go into the details) and still we were in total shock! I knew we couldn’t keep it secret for long and Timmy wanted to tell people right away so we opted to each call our mothers on the phone and then tell the rest of our family. My mom was just sooo excited (it is after all her first grandchild) and Kathy was as well. Mom went on to tell her closest friends (all 50 of them). We spent the next couple of days spreading the news. I originally wanted to keep it a secret and wait until things were more definitive but can’t fault anyone for being so excited. Because I work for an OB/GYN I was able to take another test at work and have some blood work done. I still have a couple of more weeks until I will be able to see the Doc (you have to be 8-9 weeks in our office). Every day that goes by we get a little more excited. So far no sickness….just VERY tired!!! Timmy even had his first Father’s Day this past weekend! The baby still doesn’t have a mouth but if it did I know it would’ve already told him he was a great dad! If you ARE actually reading this please keep praying for us! We have a few things to still work out…no insurance, teeny tiny apt, etc….but God has been VERY faithful my whole life and definitely in the last 6 months and I know He will continue to be! Check back later for more updates from the FATHEREE THREE!!