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Brandon is student of the week in his class this week. He has different things that he gets to do everyday this week that are about him. Today we had to send the poster above that had a few of his favorite things on it. Notice the picture of me. He drew my belly with a baby in it. How sweet is that! Tomorrow he gets to take his favorite book and read it to the class. Wednesday each person in his class gets to draw a picture of him. Thursday we get to send him a letter saying how proud we are of him and he gets to take his favorite toy. Friday we are taking cupcakes and Dennis is reading to his class. He had a fun week and it is all about him. He is special this week and we are so proud of him.
Today marks my halfway point of being pregnant. I am 20 weeks so we are on the count down now. I go back to the doctor on Friday to find out the sex. We are so excited and can't wait for Friday to get here. We are praying that the baby is healthy. I will be sure and post Friday afternoon.
Above is a picture of my belly at 17 weeks. To me, this picture doesn't make me look as big as I am.
I had my 17 week appointment this morning and everything went well. I heard the heartbeat and it was 158 beats per minute. It was nice and strong and the doctor said that the baby must be happy today. I was also put on a low carb diet. I had some sugar in my urine and blood. I guess no more sweets, pasta, and potatoes for me. Oh well! If it makes me healthier for the baby, then it is worth it. I go back to the doctor on October 3rd to find out what we are having. They will also do the test on the brain, heart, lungs, etc. to make sure everything is developing right. I am a little nervous about it, but hopefully everything will be just fine. Hopefully the next 3 ½ weeks will go by fast because I can’t wait to find out the sex. Dennis and I have also finalized our names for a girl or boy. It is a secret until we find out what we are having. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the names so I can’t wait to tell.
I am feeling the baby move now. It is very small flutters and thumps, but I feel them several times a day. Now that I know what it feels like I feel them more and more everyday. I can’t wait until Dennis is able to feel them as well. It’s hard to believe that I am almost half way to the arrival. I will be getting busy with the babies room in October after we know what we are having. I love to decorate and pick things out so I can’t wait. Have a great week!
It is so hard to believe that Dennis and I have been married for a year now. It has been a great first year and hopefully many more to come. Alot has happened this year and we are so thankful for everything. We are so excited about the arrival of Baby Steed and can't wait to have him/her in our family in February. I love you, Dennis and thank you for a great first year of marriage. You are the best husband!!!!
Last Weekend I took the kids to the reservoir and took some pictures of them. They turned out pretty good. It was hot and we were going swimming afterwards so they were ready to get them over with fast.
I go back to the doctor in the morning so I will have a new update on baby steed soon.