The Marsh Family

The Marsh Family

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Another Dr. Appointment....

I had my monthly Dr. appointment today. I had my appointment at 3:30 so I left school at 3:00 to make it on time and so I could get out of the parking lot before a ton of parents arrived. I took 1 step out of my back classroom door and BAM! I slipped on black ice right onto my belly. Oh no, Kelly can't fall on her butt or any other part of her body - it had to be the baby belly. I fell so hard that the thick insulated cup I had in my hand busted when it hit the ground. I don't know how I ended up not smacking my face on the ground. I'm glad I didn't because that would have hurt worse! Of course a bunch of parents saw and so did some paras. One para that saw knows I'm pregnant and came running over....almost falling on the ice herself. I'm glad she saw because she was able to run in and tell someone to put some ice melt down. I would feel AWFUL if one of my kiddos or parents fell and got hurt. I tried to call Courtney but his phone doesn't work in Easton so I called my mom. She called Courtney at school and he rushed to the Doctor's office. I walked into the office and told the receptionist what happened - while crying of course. Her reply?! "The Doctor will be with you in a few minutes. Do you have your payment for this month?" WHAT?!?! I'm thinking I may have just killed my unborn child and you're worried about $89?!?! I apparently overreacted - he's pretty protected in there. We listened to the heartbeat and the Dr. said she would order a sonogram if I wanted one. She didn't seem worried at all so I decided I didn't need one. His heartrate was up a little bit from 2 weeks ago but that's because I was flipping out. I was just worried because you hear the stories of a woman falling and having a miscarriage. Luckily everything is fine and he seems to be fine. I just have to watch it tonight and I'm sure I'll be sore as hell tomorrow. Anyway - there's my drama for the day!! Hope everyone else is having a better week!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Almost halfway there!

I will be 19 weeks on Saturday which puts me 1 week from halfway done. I can't wait for 2 weeks from now because I want to be over halfway and be on the down hill slope! I finally had some "belly shots" done tonight. Today was Anne's baby shower so I got a picture of the 2 pregnant ladies. She is due in about 5 weeks or so but I think she'll go within 3. I also found out this week that our friend, Angelia, from Sabetha is due June 18th (I'm due the 19th), AND Fabiana is pregnant and due in May with a little girl! It is baby fever!! Here are some belly pictures - in the one where I'm "showing skin" you can see my belly band. Oh yes, those are my "normal" gray pants!! Yahoo!!

Reunited And It Feels So Good....

....sing it people! The Dills made it safely to and from Kansas last weekend. We had a great time with them. Brent had to work last Friday so they didn't leave TX until after 4:00. That was fine because Courtney had a 2 day tournament that started Friday. I went and then got home around 10:00 or so. I stayed up with the dogs until the Dill clan got here around 2:00 am. Courtney was in bed but he got up to say hello. The dogs went crazy!!! They played like they've never been apart! I suppose I shouldn't be surprised - so did the humans! I stayed up with them until about 3:00 and then went to bed. We got up Saturday morning and went to Horton for the 2nd leg of the tournament. Brent, Kate, & I had a blast going to Downtown Horton. We found a little pharmacy where Kate decided I should register there because the stuff We headed to the High School and I missed the turn so I went to the next place I could and it took us by a "historic marker" (we didn't pay attention to what it was). Katie and I of course had to have our picture taken. When we got to the High school we saw their huge bear statue which we also had to have our picture taken with. You remember how we are, right?! Courtney's boys did pretty good. We got home, ate dinner, and watched a movie...kind of. Katie didn't make it through much of the movie and I made it completely through until the last 20 minutes or so. The dogs loved laying with us sleeping. We got up Sunday and Kate and I went shopping. We decided to eat at Cheeseburger in Paradise and I ordered such a pregnant woman thing - fried pickles!! So yummy! We went to Target and then headed to Motherhood. I felt like we belonged there! We quickly found the sales & clearance rack. They had some adorable clothes but I didn't want to spend THAT much money on clothes I'll wear for the next 6 months or so. (You don't expect me to be back looking all svelt right away do you?) I found a few shirts, a dress, and a pair of capris and was trying them on and then it happened. Katie became my personal shopper!! She grabbed all the tank tops in my size she could find on sale and brought them to me. I found their "pregnant belly pillow" and put it on to make sure I could wear the shirts when I'm huge. Brilliant! And yes they all fit and I bought every single one!! My husband didn't seem too angry that I spent so much money. He was upset that I didn't buy many pants because that's what I've been complaining about but I solved that problem...I bought a belly band! Confused? It's basically a tube top for your pregnant belly. I can wear my "normal" pants without buttoning them and put the belly band around the top and it holds them up. I LOVE IT!!!! Sunday night we met my parents at Hooters (Courtney's idea) for dinner and again I ate fried pickles. They left Monday morning and I was sad but I know I'll see them in like 11 weeks. Hopefully Hattie will be born by then or even while we're there. We'll see! Here are some pics from our visit.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

We're Having A.....

BOY!!! I am shocked!! I would have bet money that it was a girl - and I would have lost! We went to our sonogram today and she asked if we wanted to find out. We couldn't decide so she decided to do the measuring first. We looked at everything and let me tell you, this boy moved the entire time!! At one point she said, "Are you going to sleep?" and about that time I coughed. Well that made him move. Then he slapped himself in the face which made me laugh and made him move. Then he slapped his knees. He weighs 7 oz., about the size of my fist, and already he's a ham!! He is Courtney's son!! It came time to decide if we were going to find out and I asked Courtney what he wanted to do. I looked at him and he pulled a quarter out of his pocket...we flipped for it!! Heads we find out, tails we don't. The sonographer laughed because she had never seen anything like that before. As you can guess it was heads. Then she told us that when she first touched my belly she had to move the machine because he was showing us what he was and she didn't want us to see it. So when we decided to find out she moved the machine and he rolled over and spread wide. She looked at Courtney and said, "Well Coach, what is it?" His eyes got HUGE and he said, "That's a boy!!" SHOCKED!!! I'm thrilled, of course, because we saw that he has everything he needs: we saw his heart, bladdder, kidneys, 2 legs, 2 arms, all his fingers and toes. But I can't help but feel a little twing of disappointment because I LOVE our girl names we had picked out. Boy names on the other hand - no clue!! We have a few names that we like but none of them are really making us that excited. Good thing we've got 5 months to decide. We'll probably wait until he's born to see what he looks like. I am officially 17 weeks and 5 days which puts me due on June 19th. The interesting part of my dates are I found out I was pregnant on my Grandma Johnson's birthday (October 10th) and I'm due on my Great Grandpa Bortz's birthday (June 19). Here are a few more pictures of our boy!

That's a big foot!!

Look at my baby boy's face!! So cute! (Still a little alien like but cute!!)

I told you he was a ham - he's smiling!! :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Exciting week!!

Just a quick update on our exciting week. Tomorrow we will finally get to see our baby!! I am scheduled for my first sonogram tomorrow afternoon and we can't wait! I will be posting pictures tomorrow evening so be sure to check back. We still haven't decided yet if we will find out. We're hoping it's obvious either way - but we'll just have to wait and see. My mom & dad are coming tomorrow night for dinner so they can "meet" their grandchild :). And then Friday there's more excitement!! THE DILLS ARE COMING!!! It's been 8 long months since we last saw the Dills and we are so excited to see them...especially with Katie pregnant! That should make for some fun pictures of the 2 of us. We've got pictures together at our best in Puerto Rico at the 5K and now we'll have them at our most pregnant! (Well, at least our most pregnant when we're around each other!) Be looking next week for news about their trip. Be sure to come back tomorrow night to see if you can figure out what we're having!!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

2009 - The Year of The Deer

First of all - Happy 2009 everyone!! I hope your 2009 is as fabulous as I'm sure ours will be. How can it be anything but fabulous when there are 6 little babies that I know that will be born?! I'm really excited for the first of those bundles to be born in 4-6 weeks to my friend Anne. The is #5 for her so all should go smoothly, right?! I know the baby's name but have been told it's a secret. Man - 2008 was the year for Kelly to learn to keep secrets!! After that will be Hattie Jean in Texas - I can't wait to see her kicking in a few weeks!! Next in line will be our new neice Madison Renae in May (Courtney's step sister Becca is the Mom) and then pulling up the rear will be Gretchen's baby, Angelia's baby, and our baby all in June. Whew! This year is going to go so fast!!

Okay - so a few days ago Courtney was at wrestling practice and I had taken up post on our couch downstairs in the family room. I was watching TV and out of the corner of my eye I saw something moving by our deck. I got up to see what it was and it was a deer! I quickly went to grab my camera. Where did my camera go? SOMEONE in our house (not me I can assure you that!) seems to think a nice camera should be put away in it's case instead of laying on the entertainment center. Crazy!! Anyway - I find my camer and snap a quick picture before it goes away.

Well that deer does not in fact go away it decides it needs to "do some business" in my yard. While it's "going" another deer walks up to greet it. I snap another picture - not realizing deer #1 is still going #2. I will not post that picture because I know this is a family blog. I did end up getting several pictures of the deer duo and then began to wonder why my dogs were so calm. I turned off the camera and looked down at Miller & Winston to ask them why they weren't freaking out.

That is about the time M & W started to get a little agitated but weren't going completely nuts. I look back up and see that 6 more deer have joined the first 2. Holy cow!!! There are 8 deer in my yard?!?! I go to snap a picture as all 8 are nicely together in a huddle but a camera won't snap a picture when it isn't turned on!! By the time I get it turned on and zoomed in the boys are going nuts and calling all the other dogs in the neighborhood to join them. I was able to snap a picture of 5 of the deer together while the other 3 had begun to run. There are 2 behind the tree and 3 together.

I then tried to get all 8 in the photo as they jumped over the fence into our neighbors yard but that darn first deer was so fast! I was only able to get 7 of them. Then I needed to get the dogs outside so they would shut up but I couldn't until the deer were completely gone or you'd see this pregnant lady chasing Miller over a fence and through the woods!! I don't think that would be a pretty sight - you?

So that's our exciting events of the past week. Be sure to check in after the 14th for sonogram pictures of our baby. I will post those pics as long as you all promise not to stalk the baby. Those are my hubby's words - not mine. Oh - and you have to promise to not give us any grief if we decide not to find out the sex.