Sunday, December 28, 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Movie Reviews

It had some funny parts, but there were parts that you definitely don't want children to see. It is rated PG-13 and David just keeps telling me that times are changing. I'd say it's a rental if you even want to see it.
Marley and Me is a different story. I absolutely loved this movie even though I cried a few times. If you are a dog person then you will probably like this movie. If you have a neurotic dog or know one, then you will love this movie. No need to rush out the the theater, it will be just as good as a rental.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Who's feet are these?

They don't look like mine.
Today after a watching a movie at the theater. On our honeymoon in Tahiti.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Jesus!

We made a Birthday Brownie for Jesus last night and sang Happy Birthday this morning before having some Birthday Brownie for breakfast.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Double Take


I seem to be surprising alot of people when I go out. I've been told that I don't look pregnant from the front or when I'm wearing my coat, but when I take of the coat and turn to the side...there's no question.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas lights

videoWe packed up the dogs, some hot chocolate, and went looking at Christmas lights in our Pj's. What a nice stress-free Christmas time activity.

Monday, December 22, 2008

37 Week Doctor Appointment

I'm smaller and it's not because the baby lost weight, it's because he's dropped more. This is promising. It's a good indication that I will be able to birth this baby. He's at a -2 station and I'm 1 to 1.5 cm dilated. The doctor doesn't think that we'll make it to my due date, but she doesn't think it will happen in the next week either. We have an appointment next Wednesday for an ultrasound just to make sure he's not too big for me to deliver. Here's a 37 week picture for you guys.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Physically Fit


I decided to see what Wii Fit had to say about how fit I am and it turns out my Wii age is 28, so I'm in great shape but I'm obese. Their suggestion was for me to watch what I eat, boy will they be surprised when I check back in after little Huang is here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

36 week Doctor Appointment

I gained 3 pounds in 5 days but am not any more swollen than I was before. No protein in the urine today so she will just monitor me for preeclampsia. The doctor feels that the weight gain is the baby and my swelling. It's too early to tell if I'll need a C-section due to his size, we will do an ultrasound in 2-3 weeks to see how big he is if I haven't gone into labor by then. He has dropped a little more. I'm excited that he is a very healthy boy.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Calling All Out of Towners


Family and friends that are out of town, it's time for you to set up a Skype account and add me as a contact. Since we won't be with you for Christmas, we'd still like to see and talk to you through Skype. Also when little Huang comes, I'm sure you'd all like to see him through Skype.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Hedgehog?

I saw this hedgehog from Fisher-Price and wanted to make one. Well I think I did pretty good considering I didn't have a pattern. I know he has a anteater nose, hedgehog body, and slug tail. But it's still fun to play with.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

35 week Dr. Appt.

I gained 4 pounds in a week, which is not good. The doctor believes that it is all swelling and we will see what happens with that over the next week. My blood pressure is good, but with the weight gain and swelling she thinks it may be preeclampsia. The baby did drop a little, I'm 25% effaced and not dilated at all. She wants me to take it easy, but I'm not sure how to take it any easier.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Smile

I'm not sure what happen to the video but it is worth watching. You can find it here. It is 16 minutes long, just to warn you.

Monday, December 8, 2008

History of Christmas

Good video on the history of Christmas is here.
Other Xmas facts
  • Only last year did I discover that Christ was not born on December 25. It is unknown when He was actually born but we celebrate it on the 25th of December to overshadow a pagan festival.
  • Happy Holidays came from Happy Holy Days.
  • The wise men did not come to see Jesus until he was a toddler or older.
  • Xmas is derived from the Greek alphabet which means Christ.
  • Christmas didn't become popular until the 19th century. Celebrations and caroling were outlawed and called the Blue Laws. It was expected to be a solemn day.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

35 weeks


How your baby's growing:
Your baby doesn't have much room to maneuver now that he's over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds (pick up a honeydew melon). Because it's so snug in your womb, he isn't likely to be doing somersaults anymore, but the number of times he kicks should remain about the same. His kidneys are fully developed now, and his liver can process some waste products. Most of his basic physical development is now complete — he'll spend the next few weeks putting on weight.
How your life's changing:
Your uterus — which was entirely tucked away inside your pelvis when you conceived — now reaches up under your rib cage. If you could peek inside your womb, you'd see that there's more baby than amniotic fluid in there now. Your ballooning uterus is crowding your other internal organs, too, which is why you probably have to urinate more often and may be dealing with heartburn and other gastrointestinal distress. If you're not grappling with these annoyances, you're one of the lucky few.

Videos of Little Huang

Ok, I know it's probably not that exciting for most of you out there, but I can't stop watching him. video video

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The numbers are in


Baby is weighing about 6 pounds 2 ounces at 34 weeks and 3 days. He is also measuring 10 days ahead of schedule. Doc said that she expects him to come in at 8 pounds and on schedule. He is supposed to gain a half a pound a week, so if he does come on schedule then he will be about 9 pounds. The doctor states that the ultrasound measurements aren't that reliable. Wow he is a big boy and very healthy. I now start to see the doctor every week.

On another note, my fingers have been replaced with sausages and my ankles seem to have gone missing too.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

34 weeks

Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds and is almost 18 inches long. His fat layers — which will help regulate him body temperature once he's born — are filling her out, making him rounder. His skin is also smoother than ever. His central nervous system is maturing and his lungs are continuing to mature as well. If you've been nervous about preterm labor, you'll be happy to know that babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do fine. They may need a short stay in the neonatal nursery and may have a few short-term health issues, but in the long run, they usually do as well as full-term babies.
How your life's changing:By this week,fatigue has probably set in again, though maybe not with the same coma-like intensity of your first trimester. Your tiredness is perfectly understandable, given the physical strain you're under and the restless nights of frequent pee breaks and tossing and turning, while trying to get comfortable. Now's the time to slow down and save up your energy for labor day (and beyond). If you've been sitting or lying down for a long time, don't jump up too quickly. Blood can pool in your feet and legs, causing a temporary drop in your blood pressure when you get up that can make you feel dizzy.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving

David and I had a great Thanksgiving, we started the day by delivering food to those in need then went hunting for homeless to hand out food to. I'm not that good at hunting for homeless, I thought the guy pushing a cello down the street was homeless. Every time I handed out the food I just wanted to cry. We are so fortunate.
We then stuffed ourselves at the Conrad's Thanksgiving buffet. As you can see it looks like I ate everything they had.

I'm thankful for
  • my husband. He is the best man in the world for me. God has blessed me with a wonderful partner.
  • our animals. There are people out there that can't afford to take care of theirs and have to take them to the Humane Society. I wouldn't be able to deal with the heartbreak.
  • our family. Even though we aren't together this holiday season, their emails and packages remind me that they are thinking of us.
  • our little boy. He is very healthy. God has truly blessed us.
  • our house and wonderful neighborhood. Where else would you see this?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Comic Relief

I saw these on a fellow blogger's site and thought they were hilarious.I love pumpkin pie, in fact David made one for me last week. Unfortunately I only got one slice because Dorito decided it looked better on the floor.
"I love Thanksgiving turkey... it's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts."~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

Saturday, November 22, 2008

33 Weeks!

This week your baby may be anywhere between 17 to 19 inches in length and weigh more than four and a half pounds. Your baby could grow a full inch more this week alone — especially if he or she has been on the shorter side. Weight gain can range from a third more growth to a full doubling before the big debut.
The level of amniotic fluid in your uterus has reached its maximum, making it likely that you have more baby than fluid now. That's one reason why you're probably feeling lots of nudges and pushes — there's less liquid to cushion the blows. (Of course that means you're even closer to your baby now!)
If your uterine walls had eyes, here's what you'd see: your fetus acting more and more like a baby, with his or her eyes closing during sleep and opening while awake. And because those uterine walls are becoming thinner, more light penetrates the womb, helping your baby differentiate between day and night (now if only baby can remember that difference on the outside!).
And good news! Your baby has reached an important milestone about now: The development of his or her own immune system that (along with antibodies from you) will be able to provide protection from mild infections.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Monty the Mini Sock Monkey

As you can see he is a bit smaller than the picture on the package. He was a lot harder to make than I anticipated and he didn't turn out quite right. I decided not to make the clothes because I'm pretty sure they won't help his situation. When I told David that I finished Monty, he asked if his head grew. Poor Monty.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I forgot what I used to look like

8 weeks
32 weeks

32 week Doctor Appointment

Good news/Bad news

Baby sounds great/my belly button will never be the same.

We will see the doctor again in 2 weeks and also have an ultrasound then. If I go into labor in the next 2 weeks they will try to stop it like before with the same medicine. After that she said they will just let it happen.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Heard at the Huang house or Madagascar 2?

a. You're the plumpiest girl around.
b. Don't sit on my legs, you'll break them.
c. You're huge.

Tip- only one is from the Huang house.

Friday, November 14, 2008

What have you done lately?

I finally finished another Ring Sling and successfully attached a pocket. I sent my original one to my sis Court. I hope she gets to use it soon.
I also made some flannel receiving blankets and they were sooo much easier to make than I expected.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Things I've learned about pregnancy

  • Stretch marks hurt
  • You can get heartburn from water
  • Buying maternity clothes in your pre-pregnancy size is a lie
  • It's impossible to "eat for two" due to the baby pushing on your stomach
  • It feels like an Olympic event when you have to get out of bed or walk around a storeAnd here are some 32 week belly pictures

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

8 things tag

I was tagged by my friend Lindsey

8 TV shows I love to watch :
1. CSI
2. The Office
3. Jon and Kate + 8
4. 30 Rock
5. Grey's Anatomy
6. Ellen
7. Scrubs
8. Rookies

8 Favorite Restaurants:
1.McCormick and Schmick's
2. Olive Garden
3. Yen Cheng
4. Noodles and Company
5. Morton's
6. BD's
7. King Wok
8. Sprouts (Oh, how I miss you)

8 Things that Happened today:
1. Checked out freebie blogs
2. Stuffed about 200 bags of candy for Operation Christmas Child
3. Cooked
4. Updated blog
5. Cleaned kitchen a little
6. Listened to music and danced for about 5 seconds before getting exhausted
7. Ate some candy as I packed it
8. Cleaned Daisy's feet after she went digging in the garden

8 Things I'm looking forward to:
1. Meeting our little boy
2. Mom coming to visit
3. Pumpkin Pie
4. David taking vacation time
5. Looking at Christmas lights
6. Having family come to visit
7. Being surrounded by friends
8. Seeing David hold our boy

8 things on my wish list:
1. Finish nursery
2. Finish to do list that seems a mile long (Although my to do list has now become David's to do list)
3. Get Christmas shopping done
4. A smooth labor and delivery
5. A healthy, happy little boy after Christmas
6. My clothes to fit again
7. Time with family and friends
8. Snow!

8 people I tag:
1. Karla
2. Courtney
3. Zombie Mom
4. Sara
5. Vegas Mommy
6. Sarah
7. Jenn
8. Shari

Monday, November 10, 2008

Cord Blood Banking

This is something that I knew I wanted to look into but wasn't sure if it would be useful for us. After doing some research there are two options here in Indiana, public donation or private banking.
With public donation we would be donating it for research since we are not delivering at Clarian. If we were to deliver at Clarian then others could use it. I found this info here. The public bank can be found here.
Now for private banking, initially I found that cord blood could only be used to help a few diseases and most likely for a sibling not for the child the cord blood is coming from. But now I have come across some wonderful trials the medical community is doing, which I am very excited about. I also found that there is a cord blood bank here in Indianapolis which is half the price of Viacord, the national bank.
We decided to donate the cord blood for research. I called the bank and within 24 hours they sent us a collection package.
How awesome would it be to see a cure for breast cancer developed in my lifetime. I am amazed at how God made our bodies perform miracles.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

31 weeks


Your baby now weighs as much as four navel oranges. (Length: over 16 inches, head to heel.)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Doctor appointment

For those of you keeping up with my doctor's appointments here's how yesterday's went.
Told to lay off the carbs because my glucose level is high.
Can stop taking Procardia unless I start having contractions again. No contractions last night that I know of.
Cough may get better by not taking Procardia, if not take Robitussin.
Baby sounds great and see the doctor again in two weeks.

Monday, November 3, 2008

X-Ray

The chest X-Ray came back negative. That means I don't have pneumonia. So what is it? The antibiotics didn't work and the cough hasn't changed in 3 weeks.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

30 weeks


Baby sees the world through rose-colored glasses. Well, actually, through tomato-red colored glasses. Sunlight shines through your tummy into the womb, and your baby can feel the warmth and see the light.By now, your chubby little one looks like he will when he arrives--just a smidge

Trick or Treat

Halloween was great on Hickory Hill. The weather was warm and our book covers were a hit, you would have thought they won the lottery. Towards the end of the night we got one little girl that came up to David and just held out her bag. They stared at each other for a good few seconds before she said, "What are you going to give me." Notice I ended that with a period because she did not sound like she was asking a question, more like making a demand.
Then David said, "What are you supposed to say?" and her answer, "Halloween."
I'm still cracking up from their interaction.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Olivia!


My sister, Courtney, had her baby today through C-section. Olivia and Mom are doing great. She was 6 pounds 13 ounces and 21 inches long.

Fetal Fibronectin (fFN) Test

It came back negative! YEAH! That means there is a high chance that I won't go into labor in the next two weeks. I'll see the doctor again next Tuesday and hopefully I will be able to stop taking this medicine that makes my feet and ankles swell when I stand up. Baby is doing great and I am still just taking it easy, which is hard when I really want to get this house ready for baby.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Month 7


Baby’s energy is surging, thanks to the formation of white fat deposits beneath the skin. (Have those kicks and jabs to the ribs tipped you off yet?) Baby is also settling into sleep and waking cycles, though -- as you’ve also probably noticed -- they don’t necessarily coincide with your own. Also this month, all five senses are finally functional, and the brain and nervous system are going through major developments.

Snow?

Yup, I saw it. There were flurries this morning at 3am! I'm used to rain for Halloween not snow. I guess it's that crazy Indiana weather.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Taking it easy

After spending over 5 hours in the hospital today the treatment is to take it easy. Which means no lifting, no prolonged walking or standing, and the doctor doesn't want to see me at Wal-Mart, but she did not put me on strict bed rest. Just medication to stop the contractions. All this time I thought it was just Buster kicking me.
Earlier today I had a little bleeding and called the on-call doctor who then told me to go to the hospital for monitoring and an ultrasound. Ultrasound looked good but I kept having contractions so we tried a couple different medications. The second one worked so I got to go home and am now taking it easy. 10 more weeks to go!

Halloween Party!

We got second place.
This guy (Rock'em Sock'em Robot) got first.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Carrots anyone?



These are supposed to be Short & Sweet carrot, but they are huge! This is only a few of the hundreds we have. If you would like some carrots just let me know. They have such great flavor. Once you have some home grown carrots, store bought carrots will never taste as good.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Week Twenty-Eight Facts

  • Eyebrows and eyelashes are now very noticeable!
  • Hair on baby's head is growing longer. Some babies are born with almost none at all, while others appear to be ready for their first haircut!
  • Eyes are completely formed now. Quite a view from inside!
  • Your baby's body is getting plump and rounded. Most of that increase is muscle tissue and bone. Fat will be added during the third trimester.
  • Muscle tone is improving. Preparation for the Olympics feels like it is taking place in your womb!
  • Lungs are capable of breathing now (but baby would still struggle and require medical attention if born now)
  • Talk to your baby often, reading stories, singing songs and more. He or she can recognize your voice now and will often calm to it later on!
  • Your baby weighs in now at 2.2 pounds (1005gm) and is 14.8 inches (37.6cm).