|Me at 16 weeks...it grew A LOT this week!!|
Thursday, July 7, 2011
This week brings a lot of mixed emotions. Sunday night, July 3rd, Papa died. We have known for the past few weeks that this was coming but regardless of how much you think you are prepared for something like this, you aren't. All of us spent almost the whole day up there Sunday and Papa didn't wake up at all. He had been waking up when they would come to move him but Sunday he didn't even make a sound. Me, Katie, Alison & the boys left about 8:30 or so and went by Katie's house to see the progress they are making on their new house. We got home about 10 after 10 and as we were pulling into the driveway Momma called and said he had just died. I hate I wasn't there with him for his last few breaths of life but at the same time, I think he waited for all of us to be gone before he died. Daddy was there with Momma and I think that is how it should have been. I have spent a lot of time these last few days thinking about Papa's life and the legacy he will leave behind. So many people have stopped by and called to tell just how much Papa meant to them. We knew he meant the world to us but it has been such a blessing to see what he meant to others. He was definitely a Godly man and a super role model for us girls and momma. We couldn't have asked for anyone better. I know that when he left this world Sunday night that Heaven gained another Angel! And that is what he was. I can't even imagine what it was like for Papa to meet God face to face and to be reunited with his sweet Drucie! What a sweet reunion I know that was. As a Christian I know that I will be reunited with them all one day and what a day of rejoicing that will be!! As for baby news...Lauren told us this week she is pregnant!! She hasn't been to the doctor yet, but she thinks she will be due early February!! I am so excited to have another friend going through this at the same time as me. Our babies will get to be friends and grow up together!! I told her it doesn't matter if she has a boy or a girl...either way...it will have a friend! Also, some more exciting baby news...I think I felt one of the twins move this week. Actually...I am pretty sure that is what it was. I was sitting at the Hospice House with momma and Papa when I felt it. It was very light but considering they are only 4-5 inches long and only weight 3-5 oz...I didn't really expect it to hurt. Again, I am so amazed at this whole process and knowing that my sweet little babies are growing!! I went to the doctor last week on the 28th and got to finally see Dr. Dixon again. Everytime I have been in the past, I have seen other doctors. She went over several things with me and we got to schedule my gender ultrasound, which will be July 19th. We listened to the babies heartbeats but that is nothing new to me since I do that everyday here at home anyway. It comforts me so much to hear their little hearts beating. Thankfully there was no sugar in my urine this time...but I have really been trying to drink water now instead of drinks with sugar in them. I had been real worried about getting gestational diabeties but it doesn't look like I have to worry about that just yet. As of my appointment Tuesday, I only had 1 more pound to gain and I am back to my orginial weight! I am sure I have passed it now, but I won't be getting back on the scales until the 19th!! No need to depress myself with weight issues! I did order the babies cribs and dresser last week and I think I have picked out the bedding that I want. I am going to take pictures of the nursery progress, so I will be posting as we go. Nothing much going on in the nursery now. Justin has moved one dresser out and I am hoping he will move out the bed today. The baby furniture will be here this week, and I want the room cleaned out before it gets here! So we are patiently waiting and preparing for our two little miracles!! :) That is all for this weeks post.