Sunday, April 17, 2011

Growing Pains

Conversations at the Moots' residence has shifted mostly to one Moots. Lately all we have talked about over here is baby this and baby that...well apparently someone is having a difficult time not being the center of attention anymore...can you guess who?

Yes...Little Miss Lexie is having some behavior issues and is not being the most docile dachshund around. In fact, I'd venture to say she has been downright disobedient lately. I think she is just trying her best to get noticed around here...and by golly she sure did get our attention with this last adventure. Christian recently put in a brand new flower bed for the side of our house...spent a whole day digging up the dirt, leveling the ground, planting 2 large bushes, re-soiling the ground, and finally adding pine chips to finish off the flower bed. It was a tedious task but Christian did a might fine job! It sure was beautiful...for about a day. Christian came home from work to find that Lexie had been quite busy herself throughout the day...eating an entire bush. Seriously...she devoured a whole, beautiful, $20.00 bush. Here is the before...

And the after...

Nothing left but the butt of the bush...she ate the leaves, stems and sticks.

Here is another before and after...just so you can see her handiwork up close...

We are doing our best to make sure Lexie knows she is still loved and appreciated; however, if she is this bad BEFORE the baby even gets here...I don't even wanna know what I am gonna be dealing with once the baby arrives! Lex maybe spending a lot of time at doggie daycare!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Pregnancy- 1/4 of the way down

Well I am officially one quarter of the way finished with this pregnancy! I only have 3 more quarters to go! So here is what's been going on with baby Moots...

Morning sickness:
I have absolutely no morning sickness! All glory, praise and honor goes to the Lord because I know without a doubt He has answered my prayers for an easy first trimester. I seriously have felt nothing but normal and sometimes even better than normal. Like I said, I attribute this miracle completely to many, many, many prayers being lifted up on my behalf. NEVER....even for a second think that the Lord doesn't care about the small things in your life. I am living proof that He aims to please and He will bend over backwards to bless His loved ones.

Appetite/Weight Gain:
So far I am eating about the same. No real cravings or over-indulgent appetite. I do find myself craving more salty than sweet. Although this is pretty standard for me...I never did care for sugary sweets or fruity stuff...give me carbs anyday. At 10 weeks, I have gained about 1 pound. So not too much difference...but I know that will soon come.

I think Christian would agree that my moods have settled down and I am not as irritated and moody. I am less anxious and able to focus on day-to-day activities much better than those first few weeks.

Boy/Girl Feelings:
So far I don't have much to go on, but if I had to choose today what I thought I was having...I'd have to go with a boy. For a few reasons...1.) being that the heartbeat was 141, which I thought was a little slow, even though my doctor said that old wives tale didn't hold much water. 2.) I feel so great and no morning sickness. 3.) Craving salty over sweet. Other than those few reasons, I really have no idea what I am having! We will be thrilled either way.

Big Daddy:
Christian is doing amazingly well so far in pre-fatherhood. He has been the sweetest, most understanding and compassionate thing ever. He seriously is so easy going...making it so much easier on me! I haven't been cooking much, poor thing, but he never complains and always just finds something to eat. He is so funny because he is taking finding a name for this baby very seriously...even downloading a few apps on his phone. He is gonna make the best daddy ever!

Upcoming Events:
We go back to the doctor on the 11th to hear the heartbeat. I think the doctor scheduled this appointment just for me cause she knows how hard it is for me to wait 5 weeks in between appointments, so she broke it up for me. I go back to see her on like the 23rd for a regular check-up! I think Christian and I have already decided we are gonna pay extra to find out sooner what we are having. I think I can find out at around 17 weeks!

Again, I thank the good Lord everyday for blessing me with this precious gift. I am overwhelmed by His goodness and love.