Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Considering it has been way to long since my last post, I thought I would give a quick update on our 'lately' After my last post we had a wonderful weekend planned with our dear friends who were coming in town from Colorado. The Bozich's arrived on Wednesday and stayed with us until the following Monday. We had such a great time catching up and playing with Lili. She stole our hearts. She is precious. It totally sealed the deal for Beau ( and me too!) and made us realize how ready we are to meet our little one. But our fun ended quickly as Beau woke up Thursday on his death bed. He apparently got food poisoning from a really nasty place( I will NOT mention the makes me cringe) that I have told him not to eat before. We will not go there. Long story short I ended up having to leave him at my parents house (where we were staying) while I went to work. Did I mention that my dad and brother and mom were in Auburn at a conference so I was holding down the fort by myself at work?? So needless to say it was a very long day for me not to mention it was HORRIBLE for B. It was so crazy! Finally by Saturday he started feeling more normal and we filled our time with visits and driving. We were so sad to see them leave and look forward to visiting with them again this summer ( did I mention Alisa is pregnant too?!?- so next time we see each other I should be getting close to seeing our little guy and she will be about a month behind me- these should be fun pictures!)
The Bozich's left out of Monday- Tuesday I had a dr appt and a meeting as well as I was going to Montgomery with my dad Tuesday morning for business. Tuesday does not start out well for me... I wake up with something... SO SICK- and not pregnant sick! There is a difference! So I end up back in the bed while Beau heads to b'ham for work. In the meantime I have to reschedule my doctor appt and miss my meeting. GOODNESS! My dad heads to Montgomery only to turn around because our Secretary is sick too! Looking back it was totally in the Lord's hands, because my mom had taken my diabetic grandaddy to dr to have his foot looked at and ended up having to have


surgery and have one of his toes amputated- there was an infection and it got into his bone. Bless his heart. BUT all turned out fine- and my dad was thankfully in town and able to go be with my mom and grandfather. ** Sidebar my other grandfather went to the emergency room on Saturday night after fiddling (that is definitely as southern word huh) with some high powered machine in his basement and nearly ruining his pinkie finger! Luckily after 3 hours in emergency, a tet. shot, 4 stitches and some antibiotics he was on his way!
SO as you can tell our lives have been a little CRAZY lately. But on a good note...

We went to the doctor on Wednesday the 11th where we once again heard our little one's heartbeat! It is so amazing and we are dying to see our baby again since the last time we saw the babe was at 6 wks which looks more like a peanut than a baby. So Beau decided he would ask the doctor if there was anyway we could go ahead and find out what we're having... his answer. NO- he wouldn't do that ultrasound for 4 more weeks...Ughhh...but then he said he had a patient/client who worked for Virginia College in Birmingham and he didn't mind letting us go over there and get an ultrasound done by them, if we couldn't stand it. So after we left the office we decided I would call and get an appt for the Next week. The representative from Virginia College convinced me to come in the next day so we did. They were super nice and it was very professional. This is where many sonogram technicians go to learn the trade. It is a two year program. Our technician(sorry if this is not the correct name) will graduate in May and she was so sweet. They were actually in the middle of their midterms so her exam was to find a whole list of things on baby! It was amazing to see how much our little one looks like a baby now!! It had been almost 10 wks since the last time we saw it. SO of course we really excited to see arms, legs, kidneys, spine, brain, heart....but what we really wanted to see was the gender. About that time the instructor came in and moved the thing around a little and then said.... " that's a leg, that's a leg, and that thing in the middle is not a leg.".. WHAT!! A BOY!!! apparently I got so excited to see Beau's reaction I never looked back at the screen!! I can't believe I didn't even get to see!! And of course the picture is not very clear!! So needless to say we are so excited to be having a little boy. He will be the first great grandchild "Mosley" to carry on the name. In other words there are 4 other great grand boys but none of them have the "Mosley" last name... so Beau is super excited. As was ALL of our family!! I will say I am really looking forward to my actual doctors appt in 2 1/2 wks to see our little boy for myself! But we did see a wonderful view of his side profile- it looked like he was sucking his little thumb then he put both hands up to his face like he was praying... melt my heart! I can't wait to see him again.
One thing they did say is that he did not stop moving the entire time. Our poor tech was trying to find certain things and he was constantly moving around...we just laughed. So basically when I can start feeling him I am pretty sure I will be feeling like a punching bag...ALL worth it I know!

So that is our lately!

**btw The first thing I saw on the monitor was a leg stretch out and I thought to myself...OMG that is the LONGEST leg I have EVER seen in my life!! So if he has Beau's height- I feel sorry for me come JULY!!!

I will update again soon. Hopefully sooner rather than later!


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

When life gives you lemons....

So I know it might seem extremely random to talk about Lemons on this cold January day, but it is with good reason. For those who don't know... I am pregnant. And according to my weekly update... our little baby is now the size of a lemon! So weird to me. But I can say it was better than last week's visual which was a shrimp... not a good visual for a seafood lover like myself.
I am currently in my 14th week, and I can honestly say I have had one(yes that is one) "good" week since we found out. In other words, On Tuesday of my fifth week I began getting sick. I am not talking about feeling sick I mean literally getting sick. After 6 straight days of vomitting throughout the day I was forced by my sweet husband to go to the doctor... where I had my first ultrasound and we saw a little peanut and heard a very loud strong heartbeat.
From there I was sent to the labor and delivery floor where I was admitted into the hospital for dehydration. For those who know me best... I am terrified of needles... so by the fourth attempt to get my IV in my patience was wearing thin. IT WAS AWFUL. I told the nurse to begin with that I had tiny veins, and being dehydrated made it much worse. So after she had burst the 2nd vein she called in a helper... She finally got it in the fourth time. OMG. Ok so just when I think I am done being the pin cushion... one of my tubes of blood they taken had clotted and she had to take more blood from my harm. FOR THE LOVE. After 2 huge bags of fluids and some anti- nausea meds they finally sent us packing. Unfortunately I am allergic to phinigrin (this is an entirely different story which involves "Petey the Parasite" which I brought home from our Dominican Republic honeymoon), So they tried a different anti-nausea med called Reglen (forgive the spelling) and it had very similar effects on me that the Phinigren did minus the convulsions (yes I said convulsions... if you would like a re-enactment please ask my sweet husband or one of my sisters as they too witnessed this phenomenon and love to show their version of the story). Needless to say, I did not sleep at all once we got home... therefore Beau did not sleep... and we were miserable on the following day. Little did I know that would only be the beginning of the next 8 1/2 weeks. Everyday, all day, and night too. It was awful.
I thought I was never going to make it through this pregnancy and I felt very overwhelmed, scared,confused and alone at times. Why is it that when things are going great it is so easy to be close to God. Then in times like I just experienced it was as if I was so sick, tired and weary and yet I somehow just felt like I was going through the motions... rather than relying FULLY on GOD to get us through. I have really struggled with this and it is not how I was raised OR how I have really delt with things in the past. Maybe it is because for the first time it was ME going through something... not my dad or grandparents, or mom etc. (does this make sense at all?)
SO all of that to say... last week (Tuesday to be exact) I woke up just like any other day and felt...NORMAL!! I was starving. I took full advantage of the newly refreshed appetite and I have been starving since. I had one bad day on Thursday but I think it was the vitamin I took mid-day on top of a not so good salad that I really don't like to remember... but since then I seem to be going strong. Physically that is... The Sunday before I started feeling better I really started to feel overwhelmed again ( I think this would be normal considering I had been sick for almost 3 months straight)I realized that I had been trying to handle everything on my own. I also realized that I had to change my thought process. And after a huge melt down, I felt much better on Monday and overall I have a better mental state of mind as well.
Sometimes I get really irritated when people post information that I find to be "really personal" on their blogs, facebook etc. BUT through everything I have been through the past three months I realize that maybe I am supposed to share what I have been through so others will know that everyone is different, and the crazy feelings are OK- I probably had them too. AND the Lord has delivered me from that valley maybe so I can be an encouragement to others who like me are not experiencing the "pregnancy them dreamed of" hahaha. As a side note, almost ALL of my friends who have been pregnant have commented how they never felt better and I have seen girls talk about how they loved being pregnant... AND I am happy for them. BUT honestly, I look forward to meeting our little gift from GOD but this has been one of the hardest and most challenging things I have ever gone through. That is for me and for Beau. Let me please brag on my husband... He has been right by my side... NONSTOP. Through the nitty-gritty, he has done the laundry, washed the dishes, folded the clothes, organized my drawers, re-organzied our closets, done the grocery shopping, cooking and the list goes on. I could NOT have made it the last 3 1/2 months without him. He is my best friend, my other half and my soulmate, I am so blessed.

Thought I would share a few pictures of my favorites that I could eat NONSTOP!