My Pregnancy Diary......
Currently still in shock after finding out I am pregnant...LOL!! I am 37 years old, a newlywed and never been pregnant before! I was told that due to my fibroids it was be next to impossible to conceive a child! Well boy was my ob/gyn doctor shocked when I called to schedule an appointment. Thru God's grace and mercy, I am expecting my bundle of joy to arrive on July 31, 2009.Here is some pretty gneral information about myself. Feel free to post any comments about your pregnancies and any perinent information. Wishing you all a healthy and fulfilling pregnancy.
LIKES: Music, reading, comedys shows, voice overs, public speaking and event organizing.
DISLIKES: Rude people, ignorant people and predjudice individuals.
STRENGTHS: Patient, positive and always w illing to help those in need.
WEAKNESS: Over extending myself and ending up tired and drained.
FAVORITE FOODSouthern cuisine, caribbean and italian dishe: GO DEEP DISH PIZZA!
FAVORITE DRINKS : Iced Mocha Frappacino , Ginger Ale/Pineapple Juice Spritzer.
OCCUPATION: Educator/ Youth Mentor Case Worker
FAMILY: Happily and newly married to the love of my life Kevin. He is truly wonderful and definitly patient as we navigate thru this pregnancy. This is my first child, I am due July 31, 2009. I amd wishing for a boy, but praying for a healthy child. My husband is very athletic, and wants a NBA/NFL player to work out with. GOOD LUCK with that...smile.
WANT MORE CHILDREN ? Not sure, I am 40, and thankful for the daughter that GOD has given us!
GOALS: To be very patient and understanding with my lil miracle, to beboth supportive and nuturing, and setting positive examples for my child to live by.
Well thats it for now folks, I plan to update my profile periodically, and keep a diary of my progress. Take care ladies.
UPDATE....March 2, 2009.... I am currently 5 months preggers today.Another major milestone reached.....praise GOD!!! I find out tommorrow the sex of my little miracle baby!My husband is convinced we are carrying the next NFL great.....let's just see...LOL!!! I hope all the lovely expecting mommies are fairing well through this wacky wintery weather we are having. Stay warm mommies!
UPDATE... March 3, 2009....Back from ob/gyn office seeing the peri-natal specialist, and wouldn't you know it, the baby would not cooperate and stay in one place long enough to see the actual sex of the baby. So.......this means I will have to wait until April 1, 2009 for another attempt. ( sniff....sniff...). On a brighter note, the baby's heartrate is 150 bpm, and my little pumpkin see weighs 11 ounces and is 7 inches long. Be blessed ladies
UPDATE... April 1, 2009... Back from Peri-Natal appointment, results are in.....my husband now knows the sex of my lil cantaloupe...smile.I want to be suprised, so i am holding out until my baby shower in June 2009.I am currently 23 weeks,and the baby weighs 1 pound 4 onces and measures at 24 centimeters,with a heartrate of 149 bpm. God is making my dream to become a mommy a reality.Take care ladies.
UPDATE...May 3,2009... I was hospitalized for irregular uterine spasms, as a direct result of the uterine fibroids that I have. I spent 2 days in the labor and delivery ward, being closely monitored and evaluated every 2 - 4 hours for contractions. Was prescribed Terbutaline to take to control the contractions, and was released from the hospital. So far, the contractions are under control and no major problems to arise since my release.
UPDATE...May 12, 2009.... I met with my Perin-Natal Specialist today, for my monthly visit. Great news, the baby measured at 14.5 inches and weighs appr, 3.5 pounds. Heart rate is great, and I passed my gestatioinal diabetes test with flying colors. I continue to take the drug Terbutaline for the spasms, and it seems to work. I am currently 29 weeks and slowly approaching my delivery day. YES!!! Keep me in your prayers. Take care and see you at the next update.
UPDATE.....May 30,2009....I met with my Perinatal Specialist and my obgyn docs today. Baby is growing very healthy, and measures at 17 inches long, and weighs approximately 4 pounds. My doctors continue to monitor me closely with bi-wkly appts , due to the fibroids and preterm labor. I will continue to take the terbutaline until the doctor takes me off of them. So far so good, no more contractions. Please keep me in your prayers.
UPDATE...June 2, 2009...... I was placed in the hospital for Irritable Uterine Spasms with contractions for five days. I was also treated for dehydration, constipation and anemia. Apparently the medicaiton that I am on, to control the preterm labor actually brought about the above listed symptons. I hooked to an IV for five days and placed on a liquid diet. My contractions stopped by day three, and my fluid intake was much better. My doctor came to the delivery unit daily to check my statuas and to remind me,that due to my condition, the baby could actually come anyday, once I get to the week 35 mark. I was given two shots of steriods to aid in the maturity of my baby's lungs,just in case my lil pumpkin wants to make its grand entrance into the world early. The baby is still in breech position, and is growing healthier by the day. We only have a few more weeks to go, I think my hubby is on the verge of a total meltdown...LOL.This is our first child.I will update, this page when I leave the specialist on Tuesday, June 16,2009. Take care and God Bless.
UPDATE: July 21,2009....Hello to all, I am proud to say, that I have made it to my 39th week. I am scheduled for my c section this Friday, July 24, 2009, to welcome my babygirl Kamryn Grace. My last OB/GYN appt, was July 14, 2009. Kamryn weighs 8.6 pounds, and measured over 20 inches long. YES!!!!!! My fibroids continue to degenerate, and I am feeling stronger day by day. It has been an uphill journey throughout the entire pregnancy, but its well worth it. My heart belongs to my babygirl Kamryn. I am blessed beyond measure. I will post pictures of my baby, within 2 weeks of giving birth. I will follow up with a recovery posting, just to let you know how things are going. GOD BLESS to all the expecting mommies. See you on the other side of motherhood.
UPDATE: August 2, 2009...Hello all, Kamryn Grace was born on July 24th,2009, weighing in at 8lbs 10oz, measuring 19 " long. Kamryn is GORGEOUS!! Will post pix soon. Still recovering from csection, and adjusting to motherhood. I am doubly blessed. Take care.
UPDATE: October 17, 2009
Kamryn is currently 12 weeks old. Kamryn weighs 15 pounds and measures over 24" in length. At her last doctors visit, Kamryn recieved her first series of immunization shots, and scored in the 90th percentile for infants her age. Kamryn has a very mild temperment, and smiles and coo's constantly. Kamryn hsa the cutest set of dimples you could every lay your eyes on, and has very thick, silky curly hair. Kamryn is starting to resemble me a bit, in the beginning, it was difficult to gage who she actually resembled. Being a mother is truly a feeling that you can only expereince once it happends to you. I feel like I am on cloud nine daily, just looking into her beautiful almond shaped eyes. My husband Kevin, is so proud of our daughter that he takes pictures of her daily on his digital camera, and prints them out, to share with family, friends and coworkers. I will continue to update you all with the latest news, and recent pix of my baby girl, as time allows. To all the baby gaga mommies, and mommy's to be, may God Bless you and keep you. Take care. Check out my album for Kammies latest photos.
UPDATE: February 23, 2010....Kamryn is 7 months old! I can't believe how fast time goes by! Kamryn is currently 20lbs & 28 inches long.Kamryn is holding her bottle, scooting around backwards, sitting up, cooing, ,attempting to stand , loves to sing along to nursery rhymes and play peek a boo..LOL. Kamryn is achieving all her milestones and markers and continues to amaze us daily. To all the baby gaga mommies out there...keep doing your thing. See ya next update.UPDATE: June 26,2010....Kamryn is currently 11 months old! My gosh...in less than a month by beautiful babygirl will be 1 years old!!! Currently Kamryn is 22 lbs & 30" long. Kamryn crawling like a machine all over the place. Kamryn is also attempting to stand independently. Loves to play with other children. Very social. Can say at least four words clearly..." dada, mama, dog, dora, and hi". Kamryn loves to eat bananas, chicken and noodles, Yogurt, and sweet potatos. Kamryn's favorite toys are her playskool cellphone, electronic keyboard, crawlers ball and a kitchen whisk!! Yes...kamryn uses the whisk likes its some sorta of tennis raquet...LOL! Kamryn is achieving all milestones and markers accordingly. See ya next month as I post pix from her big birthday celebration we are having for her. My miracle baby is turning 1.....YEHHHH!! Peace and Blessings to you all.
NOVEMBER 10, 2012....I know its been well over a year since I last posted, but please know I never forgot this website! Kamryn is 3 years old and the light of my life!! Kamryn has grown into quite a energetic, creative, caring and independent little girl...LOL!! A day don't pass that i DON'T thank the Lord for making my dream of becoming a mommy a realty!!