Thursday, January 30, 1997

6th Month

28" long; 18 pounds

You have learned how to roll over both ways.  You are putting pressure on your legs.  Oh, I almost know how to yell now!  You don't seem to like male doctors.

Tuesday, January 28, 1997

Pregnancy Journal...#1

For the past couple of weeks, I "thought" I felt the baby move inside me, however, today I really felt the baby move!!  Oh what a wonderful feeling!  I'm so excited!  Last night, the Lord reminded me of my accident I was in when i was 16.  I had a broken leg, at the hospital, they did a lot of x-rays on me.  A couple of the nurses told me that I may never be able to have a child because of all the x-rays.  i didn't think much of it then.  A couple of years ago (1995) in the spring, our church had a hispanic minister (who didn't speak english...just broken english).  He asked me if I was wanting a child.  Of course I said yes.  He prayed for me and told me (as best he could) that it wasn't my fault I couldn't have a baby.  The Lord healed me that day!  Kevin and i didn't start trying to have a child until June 1996,  It only took 3 months (well really 2.5 months).  I then realized that this child is a miracle from God!  Had the Lord not healed me, I would not be expecting in June 1997!

Wednesday, January 22, 1997

Pregnancy Journal...#1

Today I did some regular exercises.  I guess something is better than nothing!  My boss (who lives around the corner) said that she would walk with me when the weather gets better.

Oh how emotional I've been!  I've had some good days, and some not some good days.  I'm still worried about having this baby, but what can I do now?  Nothing!  I'm scared and worried that I'm not going to be able to go through labor.  Not to mention taking care of a baby.  The doctor told me that since my stomach was so hard, I may begin experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions.  I just keep praying for a health baby.  What am I having?  I'm not sure yet, but I "feel" like I'm having a boy.

Names:  Boy - "M"; Girl - "E"

Monday, January 20, 1997

Pregnancy Journal...#1

Went to the doctor again.  Got to hear that sweet sound of the heartbeat again.  Haven't been sick (vomiting) yet, however, I've had a lot of nausea.  I had some pains in my stomach (ligaments stretching) that really scared me.  I wasn't sure exactly what was going on.  The doctor suggested I begin to do exercises.  Walking and swimming were the 2 exercises he recommended.  He told me that it would be ok for me to use our Power Rider for 20 minutes 3 times a week.  (as long as I don't over do it and keep my heart rate under 140 beats per minute).  Boy, I don't like to exercise!