Sunday, April 24, 2011

Back and lots of updates!

Hello gang!

I have missed you all. A big thank you to all those who checked up on me. Both my MacBook and Desktop went out for repairs and what should have taken two days turned into 2 weeks! Its amazing how much we rely on technology. ha! I spent the last 4 hours yesterday catching up on blogs.

Spencer is still baking away, but we are two days away from meeting him. I feel excited, overwhelmed, scared to death, you name it, I feel it! I especially feel sad knowing that I never got to experience these feelings with Alyssa-Joy and Evan. The closer I get to meeting Spencer, the more the sadness comes because AJ and Evan are not here. The other night I looked at my husband who was just up staring at their urns. We just hugged each other and cried and he said to me, "Marie, I wish we knew then what we know now."

My last day of work was last Thursday and I have the option of being out until October 6th. I am so thankful that I get to spend the next few months with my little man even if it is unpaid.

Now, where did I leave off? At the last appointment with the MFM, Spencer weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces. He had gained one whole pound over the course of two weeks so we are guessing that he might be a little over 7 pounds now. I am starting to get uncomfortable. I feel lots of pressure, aches and pains, my belly has a mind of its own and it is extremely hard to get up at night. I 17P shots worked like a charm because a week after the last one, holy cannoli! There came the Braxton Hicks! I can just imagine if I had not been taking them the entire pregnancy how I would feel.

We are all ready for Spencer's arrival. The crib is set up, the car seat installed, his closet and chest of drawers ready, our bags are packed and we are just counting down the hours until Tuesday morning.

This was our last appointment with our MFM. Ignore the puffy eyes, I was quite emotional during our last ultrasound and visit with him. We are thankful for an amazing doctor.

A few friends from work threw me a shower (not my team). Spencer is one blessed little boy!

We did out maternity photoshoot yesterday and here is just a sneak peek. As soon as I get the others, I will share them with you.

Here is my 37 week belly shot. Larry had already left for school and I had to make do. 37 weeks was the ultimate milestone that I wanted to reach and when I reached it, I was a wreck! Poor hubby thought something was wrong when he heard me crying (and it was the ugly cry).

Today I am 38 weeks exactly. On this day that we celebrate our risen Savior, I cannot help but thank him for his ultimate sacrifice of giving us his son, and for the children that he has blessed me with, especially the one in my womb. We serve an amazing God!

How many weeks: 38 weeks - Praise God!

How am I feeling: Excited, nervous, terrified!

Doctor’s Appointment: Last appointment with the OB was last Wednesday.

Weight Gain: Finally hit the 10 pound mark!

Maternity Clothes: All maternity

Baby Preparation: Done!

Gender: Boy!!! Spencer Nathan W.

Sleep: All the time. I find myself taking naps throughout the day and still sleep 8 hours a night.

Best moment this week: Getting our maternity photos done.

Movement: He is moving less, but still seeing "waves" across my stomach as he moves. If I haven't felt him move, I find myself poking him until he does.

Food cravings: Stewed Peas and Rice.

What I miss: Walking without waddling!

What I am looking forward to: Meeting Spencer on Tuesday!

Milestones: Getting to full term.

I have a lot on my heart so I will probably be posting quite a bit.

Thank you so much for walking this journey with me. I cannot wait to share Spencer with you all

Awaiting my expected end,


  1. So glad you're back and that all is well. You have been missed! Extra prayers will be said for you on Tuesday as you meet your bundle of jou!

  2. You look beautiful Marie. That is a huge milestone and you met it. I am so excited for you and can't wait til Tuesday morning. Amazing news!

  3. Marie, I follow your blog since Spencers pregnancy and I am so amazed by your faith and so grateful that you get to meet Spencer on Tuesday! We DO serve an amazing GOD. He is awesome! I wish you a wonderful birth!!! Blessings, Iris

  4. I have been checking here everyday to see if I missed his arrival. I am so jealous, but I am also excited for you. I cannot wait to see all the amazing pictures & read about your birthing experience. Our little Noah still has 12-14 weeks of baking to do, but we are so overwhelmed to have made it this far - we treasure each additional day!! Blessings to you and your little family. xoxo -amanda

  5. I can not wait until this Tuesday to finally get to meet your sweet baby boy! Congratulations once again!

    Much Love xoxox

  6. Oh my goodness babies Monday and Tuesday! Andrea goes in on Monday and we'll finally know if it's a boy or girl! I'm so excited for you both and can't wait to see Little Spencer Man! You look completely adorable and I love the maternity pics you already shared! Good luck Tues and post as soon as you can! Lots of love and prayers for safety for all of you and for you to have dry enough eyes to see that miracle boy!!!!

  7. Marie, my joy for you and your husband is hard to put into words. I can hardly wait to meet Spencer! I love you!

  8. You look amazing! Good Luck Tuesday and God's Blessings to you and lil' Spencer!

  9. I am so glad you wrote! I was thinking about you. Wait, a minute, So, are you going to have your baby boy on Wednesday!?!?!? April 27!? Wow. That is my sweetpea Naomi Hopes birthday, she *would* have been TWO years old. This week is very emotional for me. But my gosh, bless you and have an awesome delivery.

    You are in the BEST hands with Dr Cohen. Oh wow, I will be looking for the update for his arrival! the best of luck and so happy you are still pregnant and have made it!

  10. Your maternity pics are priceless. Can't wait to see the remaining ones. All of the emotions & feelings that you have today are 100% normal. However, when you see that beautiful face of Baby Spencer tomorrow you will experience a joy, peace, and excitment that you & DH have NEVER known before. YOU WILL CRY the BEST tears of your life. AJ & Evan will be cheering you on!!! Sounds like you have everything all set for the big day. Enjoy your last night with your husband before baby arrives. Marie, I am so excited & so thankful for this great miracle in your life. YOUR expected end is here. Thank you for allowing us to share this amazing journey with you.

  11. I'm so glad you are back! And it is such exciting news that Spencer will be here any day now! I'm so excited for you!