Friday, September 5, 2014

30 Weeks

I feel kind of like a walking oxymoron! I have pretty much every miserable pregnancy symptom in the book. Including, but not limited to: nausea (came back for my 3rd trimester), restless legs, insomnia, acid re-flux(and I mean acid literally coming up my throat), carpal tunnel, irritable bowels, and hemorrhoids. Yet....I'm so happy to be pregnant, and I mean I feel like my heart could burst with joy! It's so weird to feel so physically rough and yet be so happy at the same time!

I never imagined this journey would be as amazing as it has! Yes, there have been hard and sorrowful times, but feeling this life (that never stops moving by the way) growing in side of me is just outstanding! To think I am pregnant with an adopted child is crazy! But I am, and it's adoption on a whole other level! He is going to be amazing and I can't wait to see what this sweet boy looks like! He was destined to be our son and I only hope I can be the mother that he needs! I love that I get to take care of him from the tiniest of beginnings!

Here's a little flipogram of our journey so far!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Busy Doc Appt!

Yesterday I had an ob appointment that included the oh so fun glucose test, sonogram to check my placenta, dTap shot, and regular ob check up! I'm just glad I could do it all in one appt! I took Emma Grace along with me this time to see the baby. She enjoyed it, but sadly I didn't get the sonographer I wanted so no fun 3D pictures :( My placenta did move up so that is great, but also means no more ultrasounds for me unless something pops up that they need to check. 

He is also already head down, which I figured! The other day I noticed that my belly looked like it dropped already and then Paul even said something about it later that day! I also have had two scares of preterm labor. Thankfully I was able to get the contractions to calm down both times with prayer, water, bathes, and such. This boy needs to cook for at least 10 more weeks! Please pray that he does! My ob isn't too concerned since I've had 4 others with no preterm births, but because he is not "my" genetic material things could go different. So now I'm on a 2 week schedule to see the doctor!

 The oh so fun glucose test! The drink it's self doesn't taste too bad, but I sure do get dizzy! I was very thankful I brought a spoonful of peanut butter to eat after they drew my blood! It definitely helped!

 I also got my admission packet for the hospital! Getting Real!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

22.5 Weeks Update

Last week I had a doctor appointment with an ultrasound to see his sweet face and finish getting all the info they needed that he stopped them from seeing last time due to having his hands by his face the whole time. Also, to check if my placenta moved. It was low, but not a previa. Joshua David looks great! He cooperated well, and everything looks great. My placenta has not moved yet, so I get another sonogram next month! Love getting to see him so much!

 Here is a pic of how much my belly has grown! Almost 24 weeks!

 Several people have asked if I have a registry started and I just started one the other day at Target! Just click this LINK and type in my name Rebekah Hoover!

Also, we still need about 3k to cover the actual embryo transfer! We had to put it on credit to be able to make this life happen! We wouldn't do it any different, but sure would appreciate any support! Adopting in any form is not cheap, but so worth it! Life is precious and the Lord has called us to love with orphans! There are two easy links on the side of the blog where you can give! Thank for all your support and prayers!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Gender Reveal

Today I got to have my 18 week Sonogram. Everything looked great! My placenta is a tiny bit low, but not of concern. However, because of it I get to have another sono next month!! Woohoo! Here are a few pictures of our sweet Filipino baby!!

Gender Reveal!

Definitely wasn't afraid to show his stuff!

Joshua David

Thursday, May 15, 2014

13 Week OB Appt

This week I had my OB appointment. I was pretty nervous because I had had some bleeding and of course had to fight fear of the worst! However my fears were quickly relieved when my OB not only found the heart beat, but kept having to move the Doppler because the baby was so active moving all around! It is finally feeling real and like I can start to get more excited! I also got to make my sonogram appt which will be June 13th!!! Can't wait to find out who this little one is!!! And....praise The Lord.... I am starting to feel better!! After weeks of extreme nausea I wondered if I would ever feel better, I still have my rough times and days, but at least I'm having more and more good days!!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Sunday

Today is a great day! A day we celebrate and remember the amazing sacrifice and the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ!!

Also, today I'm 10 weeks!!! I'm starting to feel better and NO MORE SHOTS!! I'm a little nervous, but super excited to not have to stick giant needles in my back side every night any more! Woo Hoo!!!

I'll have to take a picture soon, because I have quite the belly going on already! I guess after 4 previous pregnancies, my body know just what shape to go into, that and my abs never went back together after my first baby...

8 weeks till I get another ultrasound and get to find out if we're having a boy or girl! It feels so far away, but I know it will go fast! Most of the kids want a girl to make it even so we'd have 3 boys and 3 girls.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sono #2

Today I am 8 weeks 3 days and baby grew great and is one day ahead of schedule! It's heart beat was all the way up to 175!! Way to grow baby!!!! It's amazing how much they grow and change in such a short amount of time!! In about 10 more weeks and we will get to find out if it's a he or she!! So far, yet so close!