Friday, May 29, 2009

*~*~34 Wonderful Weeks~*~*

I am 34 absolutely wonderful weeks today. My little bug will be here in 4 weeks!! Hard to believe that in 4 weeks I will be in the hospital being induced to have my perfect little man. He has been so active lately as well :O) This pregnancy has gone by so quickly, it is hard to believe that I will be holding him shortly. I am taking my computer to be fixed tomorrow, so hope to be able to use it again by tomorrow evening. I have many, many pictures to post. I will also have my niece and nephew this weekend as well. My nephew called me at 6am to ask me if he and Julia could come and stay with me and uncle Kevin this weekend. I of course said yes. He has a test tomorrow in the morning though for tae kwon do to get his yellow belt. He has all of his stripes and will soon have a yellow belt. I hope to make it to his test tomorrow to see him get his yellow belt. Then I will bring him and my niece home with us for the weekend. So, I will have a busy weekend and will enjoy it very much.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dr Appointment Today

Had a wonderful Ob appointment this morning. Had an ultrasound & non-stress test. I got to see bug practicing his breathing, got to see his private parts again. (nice to know he hasn't switched genders on me,lol) He is doing wonderful and the amniotic fluid is perfect as well. No weight check on him this week, but I have gained 1 pound since last week. I got the best u/s picture ever. You can actually see his little face up close and personal and it is wonderful! My sister swears he looks like me, we shall see. I am scheduled to be induced on Friday June 26th **YAY** I go into the hospital the evening before to get some stuff put on my cervix to "ripen" it and also to get off of my heparin. So, as of Thursday 6/25 I will check into the hospital and be induced the next morning. The best part? My ob is on call that weekend, so if Mr Cody decides not to come until after hours, my ob will still deliver him. Since I have the virus on my computer at home, I cannot upload the u/s picture (do not have a scanner at work) So, as soon as I can get the virus taken care of, I will post the best u/s picture yet. My baby shower is on June 6th, Charity's Birthday is June 13th, my birthday June 18th then bug's induce date is June 26th. So, June will be a busy month for me.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Computer Virus & More

My computer at home has been completely locked down by some sort of "bug" I cannot get online at all. I have a virus protector- so not real sure what happened there but I was told that I can run my recovery disc or purchase an antivirus on disc and that would solve the problem. So, I am hunting for my recovery disc and once I find it I will be able to get online again from home. If I cannot find it, I will purchase a disc but since I am trying to save all the money I can before Bug is born-I hate to spend money that I do not really need to.

Bug is doing great, he is active and wonderful and we love him very much. I think he is transverse now- but not 100% sure. When I lay on my side he pushes off of the mattress and the other side of my stomach jumps around, so I do think he is transverse now. I love this little boy so much! Kevin and I get more and more excited every day closer we are to the day we finally meet our son. We had a wonderful weekend together. Saturday once we got home from fishing (where no one caught anything) we never left the house again until this morning when we left to go to work. We finished bug's room completely. I took a lot of pictures, but of course cannot post them until my virus is gone and I can get online at home again. We now have to start cleaning his play room (where we have more things stored) We did some "spring" cleaning to the house over the weekend and that was nice because I hate when the house is dirty.

Well that is it for now, I have a Dr appt in the morning and will post more after that.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

*33 Weeks as of 5/22/09 & More*

I didn't get around to posting yesterday so will post today. As of yesterday I am now 33 weeks pregnant with my perfect little bug. Yesterday was also Kevin's birthday and Gage's birthday. Gage was my son that passed away before he was born. So, yesterday was a tough day for me. While every year is tough on Charity & Gage's birthday, this year was a little more tough. I guess it has to do with my hormones right now. So, I was okay most of the day but had times when I wasn't okay. My little bug kicked me all day long, I think he was reminding me that he was there and he is healthy. Today I went to the lake with Kevin, my brother, Jenny (my sil), my dad and family friend Louie. All the men tried their luck at fishing and their luck was all bad. All they caught was seaweed and a sunburn. Jenny and I sat under a shade tree and talked while I fed the duck that was near by. Cody was very active and everyone could see my stomach moving all over the place while he was trying to get comfortable or whatever he was doing in there. As of my last appointment (Monday) he was still breech, so I am hoping that he turns before the big day because I want to avoid a c-section at all costs due to scar tissue issues. I do not need nor want any more scar tissue. Cody gets so active when Daddy talks to him, he will throw his own little party when daddy is talking to him. Kevin likes to tap on my stomach to let him know that he is there and then will talk to him for long periods of time and rub and kiss my stomach. Kevin is going to be such a great dad. We finally have my baby shower date. My mom, sister and sister in law are putting it together and we are having it on Saturday June 6th from 3-5pm. I am hoping it will not be too hot because me and heat do not get along at all. We are having it at a park that has a lot of trees though so we should be okay. Well, that is it for now. May post a new picture of myself later.

I love you Gage, Kevin & Bug


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

More Pictures from Sunday & Today

Me Today 32 wks 4 days

Me, My Mom & My sister, Jess

Tim, Jess, Me & Kevin

My Brother & My sil Jenny

All of these are from my mom's house on Sunday except for the pics of me in the pink shirt, those are from tonight. Bug is definitely showing now,lol.

Pictures from Sunday & Today

My Mom & Julia

Jess & Tim

Kevin & Maggie

Me & Kevin

We had a get together at my mom's house on Sunday. We celebrated many events all at once. Mother's Day, My sister's wedding, My Stepdad's Birthday & Kevin's Birthday. Most of these pictures were taken there except for the picture of Kevin & our dog Maggie and me & Kevin are at our house.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Dr Appointment Today

Not a very good u/s picture, but this is my sweet bug's head

Well, I had an ultrasound and non-stress test today. I have gained a total of 8lbs total so far, My blood pressure was 118/something good & My blood count was great. My sister in law (Jenny), my niece (Julia) and my nephew (Robert) all went with me this morning to see the Great Bug in action. Bug is doing absolutely amazing and weighs 4lb 7oz. He was very active and passed his non-stress test with flying colors. From here on out I will go in weekly to have an ultrasound & non-stress test done. My next appt is next Wednesday 5/27 at 8am. My OB had originally said that we would induce at 39 wks, however today he said we will do around 38 wks due to my history of pregnancy loss and my heparin injections. So, if Bug gains about 1/2 pound a week until 38 wks, he will still weigh between 7.5-8lbs. I will scan my u/s picture from today when I get home and will post it then.

Christy & Her Amazing Bug Cody

Sunday, May 17, 2009

More From My Sister's Special Day

Jess, Tim & Julia

My Brother

Julia rubbing and talking to Cody

Tim, Jess & Tim's Parents

If you are wondering why I very rarely post a picture of my nephew (Julia's brother) it is because he sometimes refuses to be in pictures and if you are able to catch him and he knows it, he acts like a fool and makes faces or does something stupid to ruin the picture.

More From My Sister's Special Day

My Dad

Me, My Mom & Julia

Me & My Mom

My Mom & My Stepdad Mike

My Sister & Her Husband, Tim

More pictures from my sister's wedding day. She looked absolutely amazing. I am so happy for her. She has found true love. Tim treats her absolutely wonderful and simply adores her.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

My Sister's Wedding

Me & Kevin (Kevin was aggravated by kids that kept running around our table)

My sister Jess & Her husband Tim

Jess & Tim

Tim, Jess, Julia, Me & Kevin

Jess & Tim

My sister and her fiance are now married. I am so happy for them. They love each other very much and I wish them all the best for the rest of their lives. Here are a few pictures from their wedding & after party. I may post more pictures, not sure yet. We took tons of pictures of course. Tim's family was at the table behind us, I do have a lot of pictures of them as well that I will probably post when I get time. Tim and my sister have been dating for a little over 2 years now. They truly love each other and are very happy together. Congratulations Jess, I love you very much.

Friday, May 15, 2009

~~~32 Perfect Weeks~~~

Hard to believe, but another week has come and gone. We are one week closer to welcoming the best gift I will ever receive. It is hard to explain my feelings about Cody to someone who has never lost a child or gone thru infertility. It is hard to put into words the love, feelings, worries, sadness, anticipation and more. After many losses and then years of infertility, I will finally hold my child in my arms in 7 weeks. Many people that do not really "know" me have asked me what I would do if my child was born with a special need/disability. I honestly have had to laugh when I was asked this because I was in the process of adopting 2 children with Down Syndrome when I found out I was pregnant and then due to being high risk, I was not allowed to travel. Kevin and I still plan on adopting at least one child with Down Syndrome. When I tell people that a "special need" would not bother me at all, they want to know "even after all of these years of trying and finally getting pregnant you would not be saddened or disappointed?" I would not be saddened nor disappointed. I would be happy that God trusted Kevin and I enough to give us a special Angel. In order for God to give me a child that has a special need, he must have a lot of faith and trust in me. In order for him to give one of his most special Angels to me, he has more Faith and trust than I can put into words. As far as I am aware, Cody does not have a special need. However, I have turned down all prenatal testing because it truly does not matter to me. What saddens me is when someone aborts a child because of diagnosis. Cody is Cody and he is mine regardless of anything else. I have carried this child for 32 weeks now and will carry him until the day he is born and I will love him even after I die. I treasure every kick, punch, hit and movement that he makes. I sing to him several times a day, I rub whatever body part is pushing out of my abdomen. I LOVE this child unconditionally, I do not care what he looks like, I do not care how he acts, I do not care about anything but him. I want him to be healthy and happy. I want him to love his family and be proud of us. I hope that I will be a good mom to him and that Kevin will be a good dad to him. I hope that we are always able to show him the love that we have overflowing for him. When he is born and I see him for the first time, my heart will be his. Will he be spoiled as I am accused of all the time? YES he will. Will I allow him to run over me? No, I will not. However, he will never have to worry about not being loved and cared for. Are we rich? Not by any means. Will he always have what he needs? Yes he will. He has a father that is the hardest working man I know. He has a father that is 100% in love with his son and wife. He has a mother that will do anything within her power to give him all he needs. He has Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and more that will love him regardless of anything. I am just like any other parent, I want the best for my child. I want him to be respectful, loving, caring and more. I want him to enjoy church and love the Lord. I never want him to wonder if he is loved. I have a wonderful friend that I have only known for little more than a year, she lost her beautiful little girl Chloe to Leukemia. She now has 2 children that she adopted and both have Down Syndrome. I love both of them like they are my niece and nephew. Though she is far away, I want her and her children to be a part of Cody's life. I want him to think of her children as his cousins. Her little boy just turned 5 yrs old yesterday. *Happy Birthday JP* I guess I just have many hopes and dreams for Cody. When you try for so many years to have a child and you finally completely give up and then it happens you are scared and excited. I didn't really believe I was pregnant until my 1st ultrasound. When I saw him on the screen, I cried so hard that the nurse had to turn the heartbeat volume off because I was making the speaker make horrible noises. Kevin had tears in his eyes as did my sister. Cody is a true miracle to my family. I have another appointment on Monday 5/18 for a non stress test, ultrasound and cervical check. I will have more u/s pictures to post after my appointment. I will get Kevin to get a 32 week picture tonight to post.
If you have made it this far, sorry to have rambled so much. Just had a lot on my mind this morning.

Christy and my miracle bug Cody

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Random Pictures

Our Dogs Maggie, Willie & Stachey

Me & Kevin (Kevin was BBQ'ing and got smoke in his eyes)

Me & JJ while Kevin was BBQ'ing

My self portrait on Tuesday 31 wks 4 days

Just a few pictures from the last few days. In the picture of me & my dog JJ, he does not have 5 legs, lol. One of the pugs were beside him and the camera caught one of their legs. It is funny how my stomach looks different at different times. Sometimes bug pushes it way out front and sometimes more "sideways" he sure is a funny little guy. I know he is running out of room because his movements are slowing down, but they pack more of a punch. He still loves trying to kick his way out via my cervix, bladder and anywhere else that happens to be in his way. Not too much longer to go :O) We cannot wait to meet our little bug. I will miss being pregnant with him though. I will miss feeling him move all the time :O( However, I will be more than happy to have him in my arms. Will post a 32 week picture tomorrow once we are both home.

Monday, May 11, 2009

I Love My Husband

I truly love my husband. I believe that our Heavenly Father chooses our perfect mate. It took me a while, but I found mine. Kevin and I will be married for 7 years in August. We have had ups and downs, but who doesn't? Kevin is the "perfect" husband. He is faithful, loving, honest, caring,hard working and in love with me. I know that I do not have to worry about where he is or who he is with like so many other's. Sometimes I forget just how blessed I am. When I hear other's talk about how their husband/boyfriend/wife/girlfriend didn't come home, or cheated on them, or spent all the rent/electric/bill money I thank God for my husband. He tells everyone that I am the perfect wife for him and that he is lucky to have me. I believe that I am the lucky one to have him in my life. Kevin is my rock, I know that he will do anything for me. I also believe that he will be a wonderful father. Cody is a very lucky boy to have Kevin as his dad.

Kevin very rarely reads this blog. I am hoping that he will take a peek soon so that he will see this post. I tell him every day that I love him and I know he loves me.

I hope you all have that "perfect" person in your life. If you do not, I am sure that he or she is around the corner.

Bug is getting a lot bigger and stronger here lately. I get more and more excited every day thinking about bringing our little bug into the world.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day

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I hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day. We all love you very much, there is no one that could ever take your place in our lives. Cody will be very blessed to have you as his Memaw. Thank you for always being there for me when I needed you.

Love you always,

**I hope you all have a wonderful Mothers day this year**

To Charity, Gage & little Angel- I love you all very much and please know that you still are, and always will be in mommy's heart and soul.

Friday, May 8, 2009

~31 Fabulous Weeks Today~

Today marks 31 weeks that I have been pregnant with my perfect little bug. My little bug is getting cramped up though and letting mommy feel it. He is attempting to escape by kicking my cervix out of my body. How does he do that you ask? Well, first he puts on his big steel toed stomping boots, then he aims just right and what comes next?? "stomp, stomp, stomp, push, push, push" Then he gets a little tired, takes a 2-3 minute break and repeats the above. How does this make mommy feel? Well, like someone is grabbing my cervix with a pair of pliers and twisting and pulling it out of my body. I do not dare try to move him because IF I am able to dislodge him, he gets right back in place and does it even harder. The boy definitely has his daddy's attitude & stubbornness,lol. He loves when I sing to him and gets very active when I do. Well, I do not know if he is enjoying my singing or if he is trying to get away from it, but he does get active :O) Kevin and I sing twinkle, twinkle, little star, the alphabet song and "Cody had a little pug" derived from Mary had a little lamb. Sometimes I just make songs up that usually repeat the same things like "mommy loves her little bug very much and always will" "mommy loves her little bug Cody very much and cannot wait to hold his beautiful self in her arms" "mommy loves her baby bug and cannot wait to see his handsome little face for the first time" stuff like that. He always gets active when I sing to him. I LOVE HIM VERY MUCH!! My ob put me on blood pressure medication as well because when I went to see him this morning for an emergency visit (scar tissue tearing) my blood pressure was 138/100. So, I am now on blood pressure rx to try and keep my blood pressure down. Since my tentative induce date is July 3rd, I only have 8 weeks left as of today *yay* Time is going really quickly, but I am getting more and more excited about seeing and holding my little bug and cannot wait for that day. I wanted to have a 3d/4d ultrasound, but it is $100.00 plus taxes and I can use that money to put towards other things that need to be done before bug is born. I have had people ask where I am registered. I registered at Walmart & Target. I am under "Christy Faglie" I have not responded to the emails about my registry yet, so I hope that those of you who asked read this blog message. Anyway, Happy 31 Weeks Bug, Mommy & Daddy love you very much!!

This picture was taken in my front yard. Wondering why some is mowed and some is not? That is because our riding lawn mower is broken and has to be repaired. So, in the mean time Kevin is push mowing our front yard. (our front yard is 2.25 acres,lol)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

*Good News*

My Dr's office called and told me that my liver & kidney function tests came back fine. That is absolutely wonderful news!! That takes a 100 pound weight off of my shoulders!! My Ob is still concerned about my rising blood pressure, but feels okay about me not having preclampsia/toxemia. (for now at least) So, we will continue to monitor my blood pressure and go from there. My due date is officially July 10th, however I was told quite a while back that the latest that I will be allowed to carry is July 3rd. I cannot be allowed to go into labor on my own because of my blood thinners. I have to be off of them for a minimum of 24 hours before Bug is born so that my delivery is a little more safe than having full blown Heparin running through our veins. So, I will be induced no later than July 3rd. As time goes by my OB and Periontologist (high risk ob) will monitor me and once I start dilating or showing signs that I may go into labor, my day to induce will be scheduled. This also makes me feel better because I do not want anyone but my OB to deliver Cody. This is a trust issue, I trust my OB with both of our lives and know that he knows my entire medical history, where as an on call Dr will not. It is nice to know that by July 3rd I will be holding my little Bug in my arms. I hope not to deliver him before 38 weeks at the earliest. I will be 38 wks on June 26th, so anytime between June 26th and July 3rd is okay with me. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. Please pray that Bug will be a healthy baby boy and that his mom will be able to carry him until at least June 26th.

Love Always,
Christy & Her Amazing Bug Cody

Monday, May 4, 2009

Doctor Appt Today & More

I did not exactly get good news at my appointment today. My blood pressure was elevated at my last appointment and again today. (150 over 100 something)So, my Ob asked if I have had any headaches, I answer "yes" he asked if I have had any swelling, I answer "yes, in my legs and feet and sometimes in my hands" He looked at my feet, ankles & legs and squeezed them and said that they were not really swollen, I tell him that the swelling is usually in the evening or morning. Generally, I just prop my legs up and Kevin will rub my feet and legs and the swelling will subside. Anyway, he had more blood drawn to check my kidney & liver function. He thinks there is a small possibility that I may be getting preclampsia/toxemia. So, I will find out the results of that test when it comes in. I have another appointment on 5/18 (my step dad's birthday) and will have another ultrasound to check on baby, fluid, etc and also have a stress test & probably another kidney/liver function test. I asked what the worse case scenario was and almost fell off of the table (literally) when he said "stillbirth" I have a wonderful OB and I know that he is on top of things. However, have to admit that I am a bit nervous. Of course I do not want to have Cody early. So, as long as my liver/kidney function test comes back half decent, I will not have to go back until the 18th. My OB definitely does not want Cody to have to come early, especially not any earlier than absolutely necessary. So, please keep my little bug in your prayers. I can deal with my own issues, but my little bug is too small yet. So, please pray that I do NOT have preclampsia/toxemia and that I am able to carry my bug full term and that he is born healthy and screaming.

I recently "met" another mom to be online. As you all know, I love children with Down Syndrome and hope to be a mom to one or more children blessed with DS before too long. I found this blog while browsing for DS blogs. Reading her blog makes my heart feel good. She and her husband are expecting their first baby in August and he has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. They are naming his Elijah and are so in love with their little boy. It does ones heart good to know that this little boy is being born into a family that loves him for him. I needed to find her blog if that makes any sense at all. I have heard several people at my high risk ob's office talk about terminating their pregnancies when they get confirmation of the diagnosis. Eli's family also loves dogs, so that is another selling point,lol. :O) You can visit their blog at

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Updates & More

Friday was my niece Julia's 4th birthday. Her mom and dad had her birthday party yesterday and we had a lot of fun. However, I did something that I regret doing now. I have just been so exhausted and tired in the last week or so and therefore a bit grumpy. I snapped and said some things to a 12 yr old neighbor girl yesterday that I should not have said. I was NOT nice at all. I guess I forgot what it was like to be 12 yrs old and trying to be "cool" in front of friends. I acted like a 12 yr old myself yesterday instead of the almost 32 yrs that I am. The girl is a neighbor of my brother and sister in law's and when her family first moved in, she was a very sweet girl to my nephew (who is now 7) and they were friends, but of course she has gotten older and to hang out with a 7 yr old is not "cool" at all. So, while we were all in my brother and sil's back yard playing and having a good time, her and her little friends were jumping on her trampoline next door and my nephew wanted to see what they were doing so he looked thru the privacy fence at them (the neighbor's trampoline is right by the fence)the girl yelled at him to quit looking at them. So, I called him back from the fence and he came. However, he went back again and looked thru the fence again and they threw something at the fence towards him. My sil said something to her and I thought it was done and over with. Well, my sister, my niece and I were sitting in the back yard and my niece was playing and one of the girl's threw something at the fence again and my niece went over by the fence to see what it was (she is 4) and I saw the girl look over to see if any of us were outside and she saw me and my sister so she leans down talking to my niece (talking softly) however, I heard her tell my 4 yr old niece that she was "ugly" and "stupid" So, I acted like a complete fool and said some really crazy things to this 12 yr old girl, that I do not care to repeat. The girl apologized and I asked her if she understood what I was telling her and she said "yes Ma'am" well, then my sil comes out of the house because she heard me screaming at the girl. We went next door (which I should have done in the first place) and told her father, he immediately rectified the situation by sending her friends home and making her go inside. I heard her crying and now feel horrible. I am usually able to control myself and haven't jumped stupid like that in a long time, so I feel horrible and have felt horrible since I calmed down and thought about what I did. I mean what kind of example did I set for my niece? I love that little girl so much and am very protective of her and I just was not going to let anyone tell her that she is "ugly" and "stupid" which she is neither. Though there really isn't an excuse for my behavior, I can just chalk if up to being tired, exhausted and in constant pain. While in church today, I asked the Lord for his forgiveness for my actions yesterday because they were NOT nice at all. Next time I go to my brother's house I will probably apologize to her for what I said. It just seems like there are not enough hours in the day lately for me to get everything done that I need to. I feel overwhelmed a lot of time here lately. Cody's room is still not done, we are still moving stuff out of his room. We bought his dresser last week and have washed and put all of his 0-3 month clothing in it and all of his socks/hats/mittens. Still have to fold and put his 3-6 month clothing and the 6-9 month clothing away. We also have a "list" of things that we want to get done before Cody is born and of the 23 things on the list only 4 are done. I am usually pretty laid back, so I do not know why I feel so overwhelmed all of a sudden? I love my son so much and just feeling him move or kick makes me smile and thank God. I know I am more than blessed to be his mom. There are so many good things in my life that I feel like a whiny brat complaining about anything. I have a wonderful husband, wonderful family, wonderful church, wonderful friends, great pets and best of all my beautiful bug. I guess everyone goes through a phase like this, not sure. This has just been a crazy week I think. I have a Dr appointment in the morning and hope that I have an ultrasound to see my bug. I would love to see how much bigger he has gotten in the last few weeks. I am so in love with this little boy and will be so happy to see his beautiful little face and be a mom. He is a dream come true, one I never thought would happen.

*1st Picture is my niece feeling her cousin*
*2nd Picture is our friend Donnie & Tiffany's little boy, Wyatt*
*3rd Picture is of Julia right before blowing out her candle*

Saturday, May 2, 2009

30 Weeks as of 5/1/09

Do not have time to update right now, but here is a 30 wk 1 day picture that was taken today. The sun was in my eyes as you can see, but it is what it is. Will try to update more when I have time.