Thursday, August 27, 2009

No Longer In Triple Digits...Hopefully!

Today is a small milestone, but I am officially out of the trip digits and into the doubles! It is hard to believe how fast this is all going (most of the days with a few bad ones) and I am just glad that I am surviving the summer being pregnant. It is not over yet...still getting hotter (103 today and getting hotter), but as each day passes I can't help but feel more happy, but nervous about where I am heading. I just got my first bunch of maternity clothes yesterday (don't fit quite yet) and I still need to grow a little bit, but hopefully not too much! ;) Everything is going good, still kicking away! I am even starting to feel her while I am at work and not so much at night, so hopefully she is getting the

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Seems A Little More Real

It hasn't REALLY sunk into me, until the other night that Lucas and I will have a little one to take care of and love in about 14 more weeks, until we got the nursery some what done last night. The dresser finally arrived yesterday to pick up which was the last piece of the puzzle we were missing and it was nice to be able to put away all of her clothes! It sure filled up fast! :) Everything we hung up seemed to be perfect and fit into its place and the more I loved it. Here is what we have completed so far, I just need to put some minor things here and there, but for the most part it is done. I couldn't love it more and I find myself just walking in there and thinking it won't be long. It's funny how we are waiting for this person to arrive into this world, everything she will need...just waiting, patiently.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Worry Wart

I haven't had any worries during this pregnancy and everything has gone by so smoothly with no complications yet (knock on wood). I started painting the baby room this weekend and after completing it I heard that it was horrible for pregnant ladies to breathe in the fumes from the paint, which got my so worried for the first time! I must have freaked myself out horribly because she hasn't been kicking for the last couple night, which is HIGHLY uncommon especially at night. It got me so worried my Dr. read it all over my face and put my mind at ease and we got to hear the heartbeat to make sure all is well. Being a worry wart, like I can be, my senses were wrong and everything is perfect! My mind is at ease now! Phew! My Dr. went over all the blood work and ultrasound pics with me and everything is perfect! I couldn't be more blessed. Another appointment next month, which is the fun one hour diabetes test...yippie for me!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Dear Sydnee

Dear Sydnee,
Mommy just wanted to let you know that I love feeling you kicking everyday as it makes me feel that you are ok in there and for sure having fun! :) When I don't feel you around the time you are normally up to play I get a little worried. However! You woke me out of a dead sleep last night because you kicked my side so hard I jumped to what seemed like the moon! :) Maybe you should come "out" to play during the day instead of when I lay down to go nightie night. As much as I want you to literally come out to play with your daddy and I, I know that it is important that you stay in there to grow bigger and stronger...I can wait and so can you. Besides I am so not ready for you to be here yet, we still got painting and things to do! ;) You have no idea how much you are loved already, you have no idea how many people are waiting to hold you and love you. Until that day, keep kickin' baby, maybe just during the daylight hours and not the wee hours of the night! :) Love you!

Monday, August 10, 2009


We have decided on a name and decided we couldn't keep it a secret since we are so overly excited! Our baby girl's name is Sydnee Eden Leifermann and we are being very patient and enjoying her being VERY active. She loves to squirm around at night while I am trying to, a little taste of what I am in for I guess, but it is all good. Here are the most recent ultrasound pictures of her and I have my next appointment next Monday.

Hard to see the footprint, but its there...

Direct view of her face, kinda

Profile of her head and body.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Home Doesn't Quite Feel Like Home....

Like always, our trips home to Minnesota go faster than we want them to. It seems like yesterday we just got there and now the goodbyes are so bitter sweet. It will probably be the last time many people see before our baby is born and that has gotten me a little down, but excited to show her off to my family when we get the chance. I had such a humbling experience at home and for once in my life, I didn't want to go back to California. Small town Austin isn't as bad as I have always portrayed in and besides, there is no place like home where your family is. I have spent so many years away, that I finally realize how much I miss out on and how much people miss out on in my life. So it has been really hard being back home in Cali, I have spent a lot of time crying just wishing we could be closer to family. BUT, it will come one day, soon...I just have to keep strong and have faith that everything will work out the way it is planned.
While I was home, my family held a baby shower for me and it was amazing! I got to see people I have not seen in years! There was a lot of people there, so if I didn't have time to chat with you all that much, I'm sorry! I really appreciated everyone coming out, it meant a lot to me. I have to say that I am pretty well prepared so far this little Sydnee to come. We are working on her room right now and will post pics of that and the shower when I get them up. Thanks to everyone that made our trip so amazing, we love and miss you all.