Saturday, November 24, 2007


So you know that nervous feeling you get right before you go out on stage, meet your possible new boss, go on a rollercoaster, or get caught doing something wrong???? Well many people said when I finnally felt the baby move it would feel much like that! Well the other day I felt a a rumble in my tummy! It felt like the flutter of a butterfly's wings in my abdomen. I thought "yikes, too much fried food". As I was reading a book my good friend Debbie gave me, I realized THIS was the baby moving!! Not a nervous feeling, but a flutter feeling! Anyway, since I've figured it out, this baby is not stopping :) Let's hope our baby stays as active in it's life as it is in my belly! Oh, and we find out what Baby Stout is on December 14th, so mark your calendars and we look forward to letting you all know

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Thank You!!!!!

Just wanted to say thank you to those who have been calling and asking how I am doing!! I am feeling so much better, I got to take it easy these past few days and have slowly been adding activity! Today I will be teaching my classes and seeing how that goes. I have an appointment tomorrow with my OB to see how I'm "healing". As long as I keep going slow, my body will be fine :) Natures way of letting me know I need to take it easy I guess. To all of you who knew what Round ligament pain was and didn't warn me about it.....thanks for nothin' :) Just Kidding!! But I am glad to know that I am not alone, and I do not have appendicitus! Again, I am doing and will be fine, thanks for asking!! Keep reading and I'll keep writing :)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Round liga what????

So yesterday we had a cheer competition on my old North Texas college campus! The girls did awesome, and for some reason I was super hungry the whole I ate. By the end of the night I had this shooting pain in my lower right abdomen. I was fine when sitting, but when I extended my right leg or stood up after sitting for a while, I was in pain...alot of it! I asked my Sister In Law Lisa what she thought of it, and she said, "welcome to pregnancy...the baby is growing, and that's what happens". I decided to sleep it off and leave well enough alone. Sleep, however is not what occurred. I was up 1/2 the night with this pain still shooting me in my side, and I could not get comfortable. I contemplated waking my sleeping hubby to go to the ER it hurt that bad. I decided to tough it out till the morning, but at 7:30a the pain was still there and I couldn't stand up straight. I called Lisa again because she recently had appendicitis and I wanted to seek her wise council again! She said to call my OB and if they didn't call back to go to the ER. Johnny took the day off because we were both envisioning our day at Allen Presbyterian waiting for our diagnosis, possibly surgery. Well, after getting dressed and ready, the pain got better. We decided rather than dropping the cash at the ER we would just go to the OB and have them check me 1st, then if they recommended us to go, we would buckle up and head that way! My OB ruled out appendicitis because the pain had dulled. I could now stand straight :) I got weighed in; still no weight gain, gave a sample, listened to the babies heartbeat (again, coolest thing ever, and it's at 143), then waited for an answer. Long story long, I have Round Ligament Pain. This is a ligament that is attaches your pelvis to your groin area. With all the moving and climbing of stairs at the competition, mine has been severely agitated. The doc ordered rest today, and that a heating pad be attached to my hip area today. We got home and Johnny started searching the web to find out about this medical marvel he hadn't yet heard of. Low and behold it does exist, and usually happens in pregnant women who have been recently active. It is also most common in the lower right abdomen. So here we both are at the house. Johnny and I both woke up from our 3-hour nap, and now he is getting ready for work at EWA!! Just thought I'd update you all :) I will be back at work tomorrow, but Johnny has advised me to take it easy, as ligament pulls are not quickly healed (he and my Bro in Law were Kinesiology majors at North Texas, which qualifies them both, or at least makes them both feel like it's ok, to give semi medical advise to those in pain :) Regardless I'll take the advise! This baby is amazing but it's doing weird stuff to my body :(

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Preschool Already???

So in McKinney there is a Preschool for kids of parents who work in the district. This is a very coveted thing for a few's cheaper than normal daycare, the kids actually learn while they are there, and it helps the kids from the McKinney High Schools get the credits they need to graduate (or something like that), and I'm sure there are more positives. Well, Johnny just informed me last night that he put our SEED on the waiting list for this Preschool!! Can you believe that we already have to start worrying about these things?? I can't. Anyway, our baby, who we don't even know if it's a boy or a girl, can't even start this school till it's 2 years old!! Crazy Stuff...anyway, let's hope it works out :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


As of today...waist 30" and tummy 29.5"...the sad thing is that my husband just offered his clothes to me because that is the size he wears!!!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Rubberbands are a miracle!!

So I found out today that my pants are getting a little snug :( I am fine to button them while standing, but when I sit, they hurt my tummy!! So I remembered a suggestion that I'm really not sure who to give the credit to, but here goes....Take a rubber band, loop it through the button hole, and then attach the other end to the button! This is a lifesaver, as it gives me another 2 inches on the waistline of my jeans. :) Now usually at work I am wearing sweat pants, and this is not a necessary daily tactic, but on the weekend, I like to wear what I call "real clothes", and I am getting too big for them :( Everyone keeps reassuring me that I am getting bigger because the baby is growing and blah, blah, blah.....Johnny put it best tonight when he said that I was upset about the rubber band because I had the disillusioned mind to think that I was going to fit into my size zeros throughout my entire pregnancy. He is right!! I know plenty of people who wear their very own clothing right up to the date of the birth. These people are usually tall, and the baby has some legroom in their mommy’s bodies. I can only imagine how cramped the living space is inside my 4'11" body. This is why my pants are snug at 14 weeks, the baby is getting bigger and needs some space, and so it's just going right on ahead and making some! I guess I can't blame it, I gotta have that legroom too!! So here's to the pack of multi sized rubber bands I am about to purchase, may you keep my in my size zeros for just a little bit longer :)