My Three Blessings!

My Three Blessings!

Monday, June 27, 2011

33 Weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights---

How Far Along: 33 Weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 23 lbs! (I think my weight fluctuates a pound or two!)
Size of baby: A little over 4 lbs and 17 inches long
Maternity Clothes: YES!
Gender: Boy... Axl Joe Steven Fowler :)
Movement: Big stretches and rolls!
Sleep: I sleep ok. Wake up a few times to potty and it's kinda getting hard to find a comfortable position! ha! I do usually need a nap during the day! Thank goodness SB is a good napper!
What I miss: Working out, laying on my belly and flat on my back
Cravings: Not many cravings... I actually think I'm not too fond of food right now. Maybe it's the heat or maybe my stomach is running out of room due to a growing baby boy! lol!
Symptoms: pressure especially after I've over done it and mild contractions here and there.
Best Moment this week: Heading to Mt. Magazine with Jared for a little "babymoon!" We had a blast and I'll post about it later.

*I'm absolutely loving being in the pool this summer! it just feels so good on this big 'ole body! lol!

Ok, so, am I getting huge or what?! Praise be to God! :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011


On Tuesday we had our last scheduled ultrasound before little man makes his big debut! Dr. Bell said everything looked great! He said baby is doing very well! *(Oh, and no bed rest for me!) Praise the Lord!

During the ultrasound Axl had the hiccups. I told the lady before she began and sure enough she said I was right. I asked if they get those from practicing breathing and she said she wasn't sure, but he was practicing breathing during the ultrasound as well! Good boy Axl! I was 32 weeks 2 days pregnant and he measured at 33 weeks! He's also weighing in at 4lbs! He's a healthy growing boy and for that I'm one very thankful mommy!

When we got to the 4D part, where we get to check out what the little guy looks like, he wasn't very cooperative! He kept covering his face with his arms! It was cute! The ultrasound tech said his head was so low that we wouldn't be able to get a good picture anyway. She said he kept wanting to cock his head back! That is exactly what Spicer did! (And we didn't get a good picture of her either!) The only thing I did see well was his little foot, and I think his feet look just like Spicer's. Ha!

So, his head is way down! PTL, because I want to avoid a C-section at all costs. His little bottom is on my left side and his arms and legs are on my right side. I told Jared I thought it was funny that he was upside down in there breathing in amniotic fluid! We can't be upside down for long and definitely can't breath in water! It's amazing how God makes babies in the womb! :)

We are very thankful for a good report and absolutely can't wait to meet this little guy! I still have lots to do, but it will get done and if not, it will be just fine! I did wake up this morning with more energy and a little nesting instinct! (I've been waiting for that to kick in!)

* I was a little concerned that Dr. Bell might put me back on bed rest because this was my first time to see him since being hospitalized for contractions. And I was put on bed rest with SB at 32 weeks for testing positive for pre-term labor. Dr. Bell said sometimes those pre-term labor things just happen and then you're just fine! Now that's exactly what I wanted to hear! He even told me I could work out some! Just stop if I start cramping. :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Daddy Daughter Date Night!

Oh Jared, you are one amazing dad!

Last Thursday night Chick-Fil-A hosted a "Daddy Daughter Date Night." When Jared heard about it, he knew that he had to take SB (no matter how busy his schedule is right now). I was so excited for them to go. I told Jared that I could go and take pictures if he wanted, and of course he wanted me to take pictures! I loved watching my sweeties on their little date. Before the date Spicer got so excited. She wanted to wear her dress that she can spin in and it flares out! I loved that she wanted to get dressed up for it! When Jared walked in the door to get ready to go she said, "You ready for our date daddy?!" Oh and of course she wanted him to see her in her dress! (she always wants to show Jared her dresses) How sweet!

I drove them to the restaurant and Jared sat in the back with SB (how cute is that?)! When we arrived, they ate, got their picture taken, watched a little magic trick, and played in the play area. They had the best time! (and I did too!) I just love watching the two of them together! Afterward, SB thanked her daddy for taking her on a "play date!" Jared is the greatest dad! No matter how busy he is, he always makes time for his sweet little princess Spicer Beth and she adores him for it! :)

Water Park!

We took SB to the water park last week and we all had a blast! Spicer even decided that she liked going under water and kept going under over and over again! She also loved the little red slide. She would slide, go under water and come up laughing! She just gets so excited about everything! Jared and I love watching her have so much fun! Kinda makes me wonder how much God enjoys watching us have fun?!

I told Jared I felt like I was living in a dream with him taking a day off in the middle of the week (during the summer) to go to the water park with us! He said he felt the same! God is good! I love my sweet family!

Slip N Slide!

We got SB a slip n slide last week and she absolutely loves it (especially when Jared helps her out! lol)!

32 Weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights----

How Far Along: 32 Weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 25 lbs!
Size of baby: 3 lbs 12 oz! and about 16.7 inches long!
Maternity Clothes: YES!
Gender: Boy... Axl Joe Steven Fowler :)
Movement: Big jabs and rolls!
Sleep: I sleep great at night but have been waking up around 5 every morning not being able to go back to sleep. I've been super sleepy during the day too!
What I miss: Working out and laying on my belly.
Cravings: Waffles!
Symptoms: pressure especially after I've over done it and mild contractions here and there.
Best Moment this week: Celebrating Father's Day with Jared! He's one great dad! :)

* Ultrasound and Doctor's appointment today! Can't wait to see our little guy again, at least I hope we'll be able to see him! ha! (We couldn't really see SB at the 32 week ultrasound because she had her head so low.) This will be my first time to see Dr. Bell since being in the hospital. He was out of town during all that jazz... I'm hoping he doesn't have other ideas (meaning bed rest) than the last doctor. I'm sure he won't though because I've been feeling great! :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

31 Weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights----

How Far Along: 31 Weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 22 lbs! I guess I lost a few from last week! :)
Size of baby: 3 lbs 3 oz! and about 16 inches long!
Maternity Clothes: YES!
Gender: Boy... Axl Joe Steven Fowler :)
Movement: Big jabs and rolls!
Sleep: I sleep great at night! and I've been super sleepy during the day too!
What I miss: Working out (doctor says i can't for a couple of weeks) and laying on my belly.
Cravings: Orzo Salad... yummo!!!
Symptoms: Loads of pressure especially after I've over done it and mild contractions hear and there. Praise the Lord we've stayed out of the hospital and doctor's office this week!
Best Moment this week: Axl's shower and having our maternity/family pictures taken! It was such a blessed week and I'm very thankful!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Axl's Shower!

Last night some of my very best friends gave us a baby shower for Axl! Jared and I were blown away by everyone's generosity. Axl is pretty much set up now with everything he needs! Amazing!

I am just beyond thankful for all of our friends and family. You guys have been such a huge blessing to me throughout this pregnancy. From calling to check on me when I was sick, texting me while in the hospital, to now blessing us with such an amazing shower, I just can't say enough how blessed and thankful I am!

Spicer Beth really enjoyed the shower. I'm pretty sure she thought Axl was coming last night though! I had to explain to her that this was a party for him but he was still going to stay in mommy's belly a little bit longer. haha! At one point while I was opening presents I stopped and told the guest's if they wanted they could get cake while we opened the gifts, as soon as I said that SB ran across the room, holding her hands in the air, saying, "CAKE!!!" It was hilarious! That girl was ready for the cake! To her, that's what a party is all about! :)

It was so good to celebrate little Axl with friends I see often, best friends, friends I don't get to see as much as I'd like and family. I just loved every minute of it! Jared came by for a bit too! I love how involved he is in our family! He's such an amazing husband and father! Axl is going to have one awesome example in him!

So, Wow! I'm one super blessed gal! Thanks be to God!

*We got in the car after the shower and Spicer said, "Mommy, that party was the greatest!" I think I agree! Love that girl!

Isn't this cake super cute?! Love it!

Me with the awesome hostesses... Lora, Mindy, Beth, Marlene and Donnelle! You guys are the best! Love you bunches!

SB got some presents too! She just loves her play jewelry and hair styling stuff!

Me with Donnelle... She so graciously opened up her home to all of us! Thanks so much girl!

Me with my sister and mom

Me and Marlene

Me and Beth

Spicer, Aunt Lora and Me

Spicer and Ma

Having a blast!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Maternity/Family Pictures

We had some maternity/family pictures taken last night and the photographer already has them ready! How fast is that?!

Spicer was so cute during the photo shoot. When the photographer had me place my hands on my belly, that's exactly what SB did to her belly! You'll notice it in several of the shots! lol! She's so funny!

If you'd like to check them out you can do that by clicking here.


Tuesday, June 07, 2011

1 year!

I absolutely can't believe that 1 year has passed since I began blogging! It is so crazy how fast time flies! My very first blog post was about a trip to the Old Fort Days Rodeo. I was reminded of this the other night when we were at that same rodeo again! Spicer Beth 1 year older! Unbelievable!

The rodeo was super fun again this year. And SB loved it! She just loves horses and cows. Jared bought her a glow stick thing and a cowgirl hat that lights up while we were there! She was in heaven! It was so cute watching her ask daddy for those things, and of course, the girl got what she wanted! Jared is such a sucker! j/k! ;)

So, here's to one year of blogging! I look forward to many more years of it! It's been such a great way for me to keep up with our family! I know it's something that we will always cherish! :)

SB last year at the rodeo...

and SB this year!

30 weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights----

How Far Along: 30 Weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 25 lbs! y'all the pounds just keep a comin'!
Size of baby: 3 lbs! Wow! and 15 and 1/4 inches
Maternity Clothes: YES!
Gender: Boy... Axl Joe Steven Fowler :) (Every time Spicer says his name she's says "Axl Joe Steven" never just Axl)
Movement: Big jabs! he's really starting to kick me in the ribs and sometimes makes me grimace! He also has little hiccups hear and there. For the past few mornings he has been pretty active around 5 a.m.--- uh-oh! :)
Sleep: I'm not near as tired during the day! For the most part I sleep great at night. Sometimes i dream the same thing over and over again throughout the night and that can get annoying. ha!
What I miss: Working out (doctor says i can't for a couple of weeks) and laying on my belly.
Cravings: mocha shake from sweet bay
Symptoms: Loads of pressure especially after I've over done it, mild contractions hear and there, and oh, my walk sometimes becomes a waddle! lol!
Best Moment this week: I just can't get enough of Spicer loving on Axl. She loves to kiss my belly! This morning she said, "Can I lay by baby Axl?" She's just so sweet with him! Sometimes she'll say, "Can I hold baby Axl?" I always assure her that when he gets here she can hold him! I love it! She'll say, "We're not having a girl, we're having a boy! I'm having a brother and I'm a big sister!" :) And she's going to be a great one!

Praise the Lord the doctor took me off bed rest! I've learned that even when I'm feeling great, I don't need to over do it. It's after the fact that I suffer the consequences! So, I'm just trying to take it easy and avoid pre-term labor or bed rest!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

bye bye bed rest...

So after almost a week of bed rest I'm officially set free! lol! God is good! The doctor said to take it easy the next couple of weeks but after that I can probably even get back into working out a little! I'm sooooo very very thankful! :) Thanks so much to all of you sweet friends who prayed for me! I know God worked through your prayers!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Mud Bath!

We went outside today to play in the water! Well... I sat in a chair with the water hose and SB played in the water! haha! She found a little butterfly to chase around too. The butterfly actually landed on her hand! I couldn't believe it! She thought that was the greatest thing ever! After a little butterfly chasing she found a little mud puddle and hopped in! She told me she was taking a mud bath! She rubbed that stuff all over her! Yeah, that's what happens when momma's on bed rest (probably would of happened anyway, i mean what kid doesn't love mud!) Love my little mud buddy!

chasing her little butterfly...

Princess Dance Show!

It's true... i'm still on bed rest (but hopefully off tomorrow)! lol! Spicer has been quite the little entertainer for me too! Tuesday she said she was a beautiful princess and she was going to put on a "Princess Dance Show" for me. She got her little princess outfit on and danced her little heart out to some of her piano music! I loved every minute of it! She's the best! :)