Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I never really wrote about Jerzie's pregnancy and I am really regretting it now so I am going to try and update everyone with this one. So far, I have felt pretty well. The first trimester I did have some morning sickness but nothing more than bouts of nauseousness that lasted only a few minutes at a time. The last couple of weeks I have begun to feel a lot more muscle and bone aches. Nothing unbearable but noticable. I do not recall anything like this with Jerzie, but my sister says the second is completely diferent that the first. Its hard to believe that the second would be more painful since everything should already be stretched out from the first, lol. The pains I feel are similar to the soreness one would have from riding a horse, the only way I can explain it. It feels funny to walk and feels as if I over worked out the previous day, which anyone who knows me knows this would not be the case, ha ha. I also have a lot more pain through the night then I do through the day. My ciatic nerve in my lower back has really been making it hard to sleep at night because everytime I move, it is terribly painfully. Its really strange b/c it never bothers me during the day. That really is a blessing though. I would rather deal with it in bed than trying to work and chase Jerzie and such, he he.
The baby itself is coming along wonderfully. I have been able to feel it move for quite a while now. I can feel it on the inside but am yet to have anyone feel it on the outside or to see it as I did with Jerzie. No hiccups yet either. Those were so funny with Jerzie, who had them a lot, lol. This little one seems to sit on my lower left side, on my bladder none the less, while I remember Jerzie always having some body part jammed into my ribs :) That is why its complicated to see and let anyone feel the kicks b/c you would have to have your hand below my belt to feel anything...
The heartbeat of the baby is around 150 which is perfect and the last sonogram we had says that we are still on target to be due 2/11/09 or with in days of it. I am really excited to have a winter baby as most of us are spring summer and fall...not too many winter. I am also glad that Jerzie and the baby will be spread out too so that we won't ever have to combine their birthdays or parties and we can have completely different themes since they are such different seasons.
Jerzie is still doing very well around other babies and small children which I really hope continues after we bring the next one home. I know there will be some jealousy but I really hope that it is not too bad...I love her so much...I would hate for her to feel like I do any less for the reason that I have another to love as much as her. That was my worst fear about having another child. Splitting what little time I do have and taking away from Jerzie. She is such a great child though and I really think she will adapt really well and adore the baby. She even found some little boy at the playground when we were leaving the other day and adopted him :) It was so funny even though she cried when we left, but she was holding onto his wrist and helping him across the bridge at Bergman Park and then she helped him down the stairs and around the jungle gym. Then when I went to grab her to get her to leave she cried and said it was "her baby" and she was "helping him." It was so sad and cute at the same time, she really wanted him to be her baby. Even funnier still, was that he was the same size as her, although you could tell he was a bit younger.
It is so hard to believe she is two already. Time went so fast and she is so independant and mature for her age. I miss my baby but I love exploring all the "new" thingss that she figures out each day. I can never guess what each day will hold and its such a wonderful gift to have her in our lives.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Baby Smith's Gender
Baby Smith's Genderok, as you all know...i will not know what the sex is untill after my next dr. apt. (Sept.29th) sooo...jus for fun, let me know what your guess is, and we will see what percent of you were right... have at it!
What is the gender of the next addition to The Smith Family???
Create your own myspace poll
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
If you are having a girl, her ovaries now contain primitive egg cells. Lanugo (a covering of fine soft hair) appears all over the baby's body. This fine hair will remain until birth draws nearer. Sometimes you can still see some on the baby's face and ears after birth. Also apparent is vernix, a milky white covering that protects your baby’s skin from its aquatic environment. Can you imagine how wrinkled you’d get if you were in water for nine months? The placenta continues to grow and offer nourishment for your baby while the permanent teeth buds are forming behind the already formed milk teeth buds. Growth becomes rapid now and your baby begins to store iron for the production of red blood cells. Your baby can even dream (REM sleep)!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
He stays up for days on end.
You take a warm shower to help you wake up.
He goes days or weeks without running water.
You complain of a "headache", and call in sick.
He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving forward.
You put on your anti war/don't support the troops shirt, and go meet up with your friends.
He still fights for your right to wear that shirt.
You talk trash about your "buddies" that aren't with you.
He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.
You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.
He patrols the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.
You complain about how hot it is.
He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his brow.
You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong.
He doesn't get to eat today.
Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes.
He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean.
You go to the mall and get your hair redone.
He doesn't have time to brush his teeth today.
You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over.
He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months.
You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight.
He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.
You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday.
He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume.
You roll your eyes as a baby cries.
He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll ever meet.
You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything.
He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remembers why he is fighting.
You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him.
He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded.
You see only what the media wants you to see.
He sees the broken bodies lying around him.
You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't.
He does exactly what he is told even if it puts his life in danger.
You stay at home and watch TV.
He takes whatever time he is given to call, write home, sleep, and eat.
If you support your troops, the click "reply to poster" copy all the codes, and repost the bulletin.
WHETHER YOU ARE FOR IT OR AGAINST IT IS IRRELIVENT, REALITY IS THAT OUR MEN AND WOMEN ARE STILL FIGHTING, PLEASE KEEP THIS GOING ....
Sunday, September 7, 2008
A DAY WITHOUT LAUGHTER IS A DAY WASTED!
A woman was flying from Seattle to San Francisco. Unexpectedly, the plane was diverted to Sacramento along the way. The flight attendant explained that there would be a delay, and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft the plane would re-board in 50 minutes. Everybody got off the plane except one lady who was blind. The man had noticed her as he walked by and could tell the lady was blind because her Seeing Eye dog lay quietly underneath the seats in front of her throughout the entire flight. He could also tell she had flown this very flight before be cause the pilot approached her, and calling her by name, said, "Kathy, we are in Sacramento for almost an hour. Would you like to get off and stretch your legs?" The b lind lady replied, "No thanks, but maybe Buddy would like to stretch his legs."
...THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS AS THEY APPEAR.
A DAY WITHOUT LAUGHTER IS A DAY WASTED!!!
Saturday, September 6, 2008
We went to a friend of ours who has a huge bonfire every year on Labor day weekend. I couldn't believe the size of this thing! We were so far away and once it got going we had to keep backing up because it was sooo hot! It has to burn for days its so big, lol!!
We had a great time there! We hope to go back next year and stay longer!!
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Addition to the house...
My husband set it all up in his "game room" in the basement on a shelf that we had laying around not getting any use.
It looks really neat, he did a great job with it all.
Its going to be hard to keep Jerzie away from all of it when we are in the basement because she used to get to look at it all when we were at Papa's house.
Hope you enjoy!!