Friday, September 29, 2006


It has been a couple weeks in the making, but I finally broke down and called my Doctor’s nurse Tuesday. I have been SO stuffed up! And sleep was hard to come by. I had tried a lot of things, including breathe right strips! So, I called my nurse and she told me Sudafed during the day and Benedryl at night. I asked Britt if he could get any of the meds at his work, and he hooked me up! But, the doctor over there (one of the Athletic doctors that sees me in the building all the time) told me I couldn’t take as much as my nurse told me I could! LOL! So, I have been taking a Sudafed at breakfast, another one in the middle of the afternoon, and a Benedryl at night. MUCH better! I can breathe so much better – and I am happy to say I haven’t had a nose bleed in over 24 hours. YAY! That’s a small miracle because I was have at least one a day – sometimes 2. It was getting really frustrating.

Anyway – the nurse said I should sleep better, and I must say last night, I did! I woke up once and thought to myself “I took a Benedryl. Why the heck am I awake?” LOL! But, I got back to sleep and woke up feeling a little better than I have. Another good night of sleep and I should be much better!

Getting fired up about my fist baby shower on Sunday! YIPPEE!
(Trying to fix this from being on here twice yesterday...)

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Well, it must be getting a little closer now! I have 2 showers being planned in Baby Jake’s honor! I know it may seem a bit early, but when you work in College Football, you have to work around game and travel schedules!

The first is being hosted by some of my college girls that I am the advisor for. They are having a COWBOYS themed shower on Oct. 1st. It will be a pretty traditional affair (from what I gather, they are being pretty secretive!) with cake and gifts. We invited the girls on Orange Pride (40) and the student workers in our office. Should be fun!

Then, the head football coach’s wife is hosting a come and go luncheon Thursday, October 5th during the lunch hour. She is inviting all of the coaches’ wives as well as the rest of the female staff from around here. Should be pretty fun!

I am getting pretty excited! We have our next doctor’s appointment that week, as well. My birthday is that week, too! Then, the next week I am going to Dallas to a shower for my sister-in- law. It MUST be getting close to baby time! YAY!

Saturday, September 9, 2006


We think we have registered for everything we could possibly need! LOL! I am sure we missed a few things, but still, we have a great start. Luckily, Jake has a crib, dresser and changing table from his sisters, so that's nice that we don't need furniture. We are going to paint it all, but that will come in due time.

We are registered at Target for general baby stuff and our BEDDING, and at Babies R Us for supplies and toys and other general baby stuff, then we just registered today at a little boutique here in Stillwater called Murphy's. That was fun because we had Emma and Lara with us and they liked to pick things out for Baby Jake.

I am glad we have that taken care of. One less thing to worry about! And fun that I can add things on-line to Target or BRU is we want to!

Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Still a boy!

We got to have our sonogram this afternoon! Here is a peek at Baby Jake:

Everything went really well. We were right on time, and got right in. After a few seconds trying to figure out if we had the right kind of DVD (we didn't - had to borrow one from the Dr's office), we got things underway.

She started off my measuring his head and his heart, looking at his kidneys and legs. She examined the cord, and we got to hear his heart beat - at a rate of 146 beats per minute. According to my calculations and the original due date we were given, I am 18 weeks and 3 days along. According to Baby Jake's measurements, he is 18 weeks 5 days. We really enjoyed watching all of the measuring and examining, and of course hearing the heart, but then she zoomed out and just let us watch him PLAY! We saw him grab at his feet several times, wiggle around, raise his head, and even smack himself in the forehead once or twice! And the best part? We have it all on DVD! When we got home from church tonight, we had my parents over, and we let Emma and Lara stay up and watch the whole thing. The miracle of life - SO AMAZING!

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Appointment - 18 weeks 2 days

BP: 126/78 Weight: 217 (+2)
Today's appointment was really pretty uneventful. Got to the appointment right on time. They have a new computer system, so I had to fill out some paperwork - AGAIN! I peed in the cup and waited my turn. The nurse tested my urine and took my vitals - everything was great. I did tell her about the headaches I have had, and she said she would let the Doctor know.

Once the doctor came in, we got to hear Baby Jake's heartbeat on the doppler. Music to our ears! It is just so beautiful to hear that sound! The doctor told me the headchaes could be chalked up to several different things, diet, stress, sinuses, etc. So, we decided mine were probably due to stress, and he (jokingly) told me to quit my job! LOL!

Since my ultrasound had gotten cancelled for today, we re-scheudled it for 3:30 tomorrow. I am glad I didn't have to wait too long! We are so ready to see our baby again! I really can't wait to show the DVD to Lara and Emma - I bet they love that!

Oh - and one more fun thing! As I was laying on my back on the couch last night, I had my hand resting on my tummy. And I felt the kick (movement) from the outside! I immediately called Britt over, but he didn't feel it this time. I am hoping he gets to feel it soon! I don't ever remember feeling the girls move from the outside, only from the inside. This is really getting exciting now!

Sunday, September 3, 2006

Good news and Bad news

POKES WIN! The OSU Cowboys strolled right by Missouri State Bears last night in their season opener. The final score was 52-10, and Britt and I had a really fun time. Emma and Lara stayed home with Nana and Grandpa, but we hope to get them to a game soon. Britt and I went out to check out the tailgaters at half time, and I found a booth where they were selling orange maternity shirts! We are supposed to wear orange on Fridays and Orange to games, but I have had a heck of a time finding Mommy shirts in orange! So tried it on and never took it off! LOL!

I got a voice mail late Friday evening from the sonogram tech at my Dr.’s office, and she is not going to be in on Tuesday. BUMMER! (Some days I hate cell phones – it never rang, and no missed call was registered – just a new voice mail out of the blue!) She told me on the message to call to reschedule, so I called right back, but it was after hours, so who knows when I will get called back. I also have a Dr’s appt on Tuesday (right before the sono appointment), so of course I will go to that. I was just ready to get a DVD of the baby to show Emma and Lara! I hope we get rescheduled for sometime in the next week. I hate to wait!

Friday, September 1, 2006

I guess I have really started to show!

In the past week, I have had several people stop me and say, “I didn’t know you were pregnant” or people that did know say things like “What a cute belly!” It’s kinda fun! But, I am also noticing that the baby is getting bigger because my belly is in the way. Britt and I were cuddling in bed this morning, and he asked if I was hugging a pillow! LOL! He thought there was a pillow between him and I. I told him it was his son!

We also got our first baby present last night! We were at our small group bible study, and the hostess (I work with her husband, and she didn’t even know we were expecting until last night!) gave us a CUTE Carter’s set. It is adorable – a winter theme in blues with snowflakes and a little bear. I am pretty sure that is the first thing we have gotten for Baby Jake that we haven’t picked out or bought ourselves. So fun!

The BIG sonogram is on Tuesday! We are getting very excited!

Baby Bullet has a real name!

Jacob “Jake” Alan Weaver

We can't wait to meet him later this winter. It feels good to be able to talk to him and use his name. Emma and Lara LOVE calling him "Baby Jake!" They come up to my belly and tell him they love him, and they tell him goodnight and good morning. They are going to make GREAT big sisters!