Monday, December 29, 2008


I can not breathe!!! Seriously, this little man is making me so uncomfortable and I still have 7 weeks left. I don't know what I am going to do. Yesterday I couldn't do much because I would do something and then spend forever trying to get air to my lungs. Then I couldn't sleep last night because it felt like I couldn't catch a breath. I actually called my Dr.'s nurse and she probably thought I was crazy. I just wanted to make sure that it was normal because I couldn't remember going through the whole breathing issues with Kaden or Ava. She said with how I am carrying that Brody is probably just pushing up on my diaphragm. Thanks kiddo.

My mom and I were talking last night about how big Brody will probably be. We were comparing my stomach as of now to my stomach with Ava around the same time frame. I am way bigger with Brody then I was with Ava. I will be very surprised if this baby is not as big as Kaden. I don't know what I am going to do the last four weeks when he gains, what...1/2 lb a week. UGH.

Today I had to run to Wal-Mart. The cashier was asking me about my pregnancy and asked if it was my first. I told her no, that I had two others. As we were talking about everything, she then asked "their ages." I told her Kaden's and then hesitated for a second and told her about Ava. She looked very sorry that she asked, but continued by wishing me luck with this pregnancy. I have told myself that I want to include Ava in conversations about my kids, but when it comes time it is so hard because I don't know the reaction I am going to get and I really do not want to feel like I am putting people on the spot, but how else am I going to keep her memory alive???

On another note: I took my Christmas tree down yesterday. I typically leave it up until after New Year's but just felt the need to take it down yesterday. I am glad I got it out of the way!!!

I hope everyone enjoys their New Year's!!!! Have a safe and happy one!!!


My Three Sons said...

I think you did the right thing. Ava is your daughter and she should be included in every conversation. It's really not for you to worry about. If people are interested enough to ask you questions, well then they can handle the truth.

I had many phone calls today with Children's clinics and the special care clinic wasn't very happy with my admit. To come and find out, it was a medical student of 7 months that discharged us and maybe that is why they overlooked his whole new diagnose. So to come and find out, failue to thrive is actually another sign of heart problems. So I'm going to keep praying that this isn't the csse. Anyways, you know how everyone is in such a hurry??? Our cardio work up won't be until Feb 9th.

Take care and give Kaden and baby Brody kisses.

The Bryant Family said...

Girl my tree came down the day after Christmas. It was in Tuckers play room (diningroom)which took a lot of I am tree free. Todd wasnt very happy with me but I had to get it all cleaned up and back to normal. I dont usually have it up very long after Christmas--it is the OCD in me.
I hope the baby moves a little so you can get some relief. Hang in there, almost done. :)

Caden said...

Oh, you'll start to feel better soon, hopefully. Maybe he'll drop and you won't notice as much. Not too much longer, in the grand scheme of things. :) Hope you can breathe better soon. :)


Isabella said...

Hang in there. Hopefully he will drop soon and give you some relief!!
Thinking of you always

Isabella said...

Hang in there. Hopefully he will drop soon and give you some relief!!
Thinking of you always

Rachel said...

Oh I so remember those days. My goodness was I a heffer when I was pregnant with Melana. However she was my 2nd smallest baby out of four. I feel for you! Imagine getting married 2 weeks before your due date (I shouldn't have, since i'm now separated), but i did and I was a whale!

It'll all be over real soon!

PS...Thanks for sharing about baby Kayleigh on your blog. I went over to visit and read all the way from the start. I am completely attached to her now and have posted on my blog today about her and added her button as well. The more prayers the better ?huh?

Anonymous said...

Don't worry about other people and THEIR reaction to your story...their reaction is their issue, not yours. Ava is a part of you. Besides, you never know what difference you'll be making in someone else's life by telling your story!

Blessings to your beautiful family in 2009!

The Rice Family said...

I know what you mean. It is kinda hard to know what to say but whatever you want to say is probably always the best. When people ask me that question I always say 2 and in my mind I think 3. I guess I do this for the same reason you hesitated when she asked you there ages. I suppose in a way God is babysitting for us for just awhile. On another note I took our tree down also but left the wall decor up. The tree was really dead anyways and we were afraid of turning on the lights.