Monday, December 15, 2008
1. In February I found out I was pregnant.
2. May I had surgery to have a cyst removed.
3. Spent June at home recovering.
4. Flew to Kansas for a Baby Shower.
5. August thru October was filled with football
6. November was blessed with a beautiful baby girl, Gracie Lynn Schenk.
7. Spent Thanksgiving in Cincinnati and was able to see lots of family & friends.
8. Flying to Kansas for Christmas.
We have had a busy last year. 2009 will bring us lots of new and exciting moments as first time parents and watching Gracie Grow. It has been such a blessing and I am excited to see how she progress each day. And enjoying each day at a time with her. It is amazing!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Gracie did not seem to be fazed by the trip or the slight change in routine. She seems to adjust to everything wonderfully. Right now she is sleeping 4 and 5 hours at a time at night so I am able to catch up on some sleep. One of our nights in Cincinnati Gracie slept 7 hours straight, which was great but I on the other hand woke up anyway to check on her, and trying to make sure nothing was wrong. Needless to say I did not enjoy the 7 hours of sleep. I am praying that she is up for it again soon so I can take in the zzz's that are well needed.
PS-there were some people we did not get to see we are sorry and wished we did. Thanks to all for your love and support it means so much to me and troy. Also we have all these wonderful friends who keep telling us about amazing songs. So I added another which I also love.
Anyway, here are pictures which is what you really want to see. Enjoy!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
1) Trying to distinguish what is normal
2) Not wanting to call the doctor to ask yet another question to make sure what is happening is normal.
3) Hoping not to be the girl at the hospital crying "wolf" or "baby on the way" and then finding out nothing is even happening yet.
4) Getting excited for something that turns out to be nothing
These are my end of pregnancy thoughts that seem to grow all the time.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
No, Baby yet! I am 38 weeks and I am now counting down, 14 days till my due date. I have been fine with being pregnant but my stomach is sore and ready to feel some relief. Reminder I am due November 3rd, which is a Monday and Troy has an away game that next weekend. I am starting to worry about going over and him not being here. Now I am praying like crazy that the baby comes before that so I can stop worrying. I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow, so we will see what they say. Mostly it is just listening, measuring and off I go. I am trying to take pictures of the last days. Not that I want to share my final large stomach pictures but I will. Enjoy, I will try to keep you all up dated!!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
I am now 36 weeks and Baby Schenk can come any day, when ever she is ready. At this point I am more ready to be done with work then the pregnancy. Honestly, minus the surgery I have loved every minute. I have loved being pregnant, the excitement and amazement that come with it makes it so great every day. All the times she kicks and jabs me with her elbow I am just in amazement that she is just in there, it is just so crazy!!
It has been crazy the last couple of weeks. I have just been doing the finishing touches on the baby's room. Making sure I have all the basics for when she gets here, since I will not be venturing out for a while after she arrives. I will post pictures of the room once it is complete. Right now, I tend to make sure the house is picked up every night before bed, just in case I go into labor. I have this thing about wanting to come home from the hospital to a clean house, so when I walk in the door I won't be thinking what a mess it is and how I should straighten up. I have a cleaning problem, it has always been like that. I have also been annoyed trying to purchase a couple of big items still needed for Baby Schenk and of course I research way to much wanting to know what is the best product, the cost at each store and where to buy it.
I also attended my first football game this past weekend. Being pregnant and not allowed to travel I have not been able to see any games. So, for me football has just started, and it will be a quick season.
I posted a couple of pregnancy pictures. I have been told many times at work that some days I look big and other days smaller, it is all in what I wear. And, I just wear whatever is comfortable at this point, while still looking presentable. The three pictures were all taken on the same day just different shirts and you can tell in some I look big and in others more normal.
Note: The Carrie Underwood song you are hearing, is from a friend, she said every time she heard it she thought of Troy and I. And, I just can't get enough of it. I can't wait to see Troy as a Dad my heart melts just thinking about it. I love it!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I guess it is time for a new photo. I am now 30 weeks and growing. The worst thing right now are my legs at night, my muscles are crazy and it seems that a warm bath is the only thing that will settle them down so I can sleep. The best part is how much the baby moves. For those who have not been pregnant yet it is strange but so neat. It is weird to watch my stomach move when she kicks or just the strange sensation of her moving around. Often when I am at my desk at work and my stomach presses against it she kicks. Almost as though it is in her way, invading what little space she has. It has been a lot of fun to watch Troy's reactions when he can feel her press very hard against my stomach and then move it up a long my stomach. Obviously it is hard to describe but it is just amazing.
I decided I would like to make a baby blanket. So, I went to JoAnn Fabric's, picked out what I liked and told the lady what I wanted to do. She helped me figure out how much fabric I needed and the size of the squares. Once I got home and started cutting the squares and laid them out I realized the blanket was going to cover my bed. A lot bigger then I had imagined the size the baby blanket should be. I did not want to waste all the squares I cut so, I made 3 baby blankets, yes not 1 but 3. I am just finishing on the last one, thank the lord. I do not want to think about another blanket for a long time. Hopefully she still comes out as a girl because if not well no blankets for him. They are not at all perfect but I am proud of myself.
For all you ladies, is a baby bedding set a waste of money? Yes, it is fun but you are not suppose to even use the blanket that comes with it on the baby and I recently was told that once the baby is moving in anyway you are suppose to remove the bumper. So, I would love to hear your thoughts on this or you can just vote. I figured I could get more opinions this way.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
First, Troy and I wanted to thank all of you for your prayers and support this week with my surgery. We have both appreciated the encouragement and the continued love we have received.
The surgery went well. Thankfully the cyst ended up outside of my ovary, which is what we were praying for, so they only had to take the cyst. The cyst did not burst during removal so that is good. The oncologist did take a look at the cyst and did not seem to think there was any risk that it may be cancer but the true biopsy report will come back sometime next week. The incision is basically like I had a c-section, just minus the baby coming out. So, getting out of bed and going to the bathroom have been the biggest and most painful challenges. I am taking some medicine for the pain but the medication makes me very sleepy and nauseous. Thankfully, Troy and my mom have been here. Troy has been helping get off and back on the couch. It is amazing how much you really use those stomach muscles for everything. My mom has been babysitting me during the day and cooking meals for us, which has been really nice. Also, I am not allowed to drive, which is fine since every small bump on the way home felt like someone was tearing my stomach open, painful.
Unfortunately, right now I am not allowed to return to work until I see the doctor, which will be on Wednesday. The doctor told us at the hospital to plan on being out of work 4 to 6 weeks which I was surprised by and I think my work is going to want to kill me. Wednesday, I will have to plead my case and pray that I heal quickly so I will only be out 4 weeks but I will have to be patient and see.
Baby Schenk is doing well. Directly after surgery I was taken to recovery and the doctors were all attaching me to monitors and the nurse came up to listen for the baby’s heart beat and to check the heart rate. I was extremely groggy but I was relieved as my doctor told me the outcome of the surgery and hearing the heartbeat was just such a relief. My doctor and the hospital staff were amazing and so nice. Really, I could not have asked for more. I have never been in a hospital where each staff member I came in contact with was more than kind. Of course I was monitored thru the night while Troy tried to sleep here and there but an interruption every hour cannot mean good sleep. We were in very good care. I did get to know a few nurses that I am sure I will get to see later, which will be nice.
Thanks again for all the prayers