Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thankful Thursday!

My heart breaks when I hear of people going in for ultraounds and there being a very serious problem with the baby they are carrying in the womb. I have prayed for our child since the day we knew he/she was concieved, as I know many others have as well. As I pray for these people that get the bad news about their children, it also makes me so Thankful for a healthy child thus far. It makes me pray harder and more often that the Lord would keep our baby healthy. I am so thankful for the baby that is in my womb, I cannot wait to meet you little one!! :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

21 Week Survey

How Far Along: 21 weeks

Size of Baby: 10.5" and 12oz.

*Photo is from

Maternity Clothes: yes! :)

Gender: We have a picture of the gender stapled up in an envelope. Still holding strong to not finding out! I just found out that a friend of mine is not finding out either and she is due January 24. So that will help me I think.

Movement: Yes. They are getting stronger and stronger. There are a few times I that I am sure they could have been felt outside. Of course, Derek was not in the room for those times. Anytime he puts his hand on my belly to feel them that baby does not move at all.

What I Miss: Not much really. I found a good pair of maternity blue jeans...that helps my missing normal clothes.

Sleep: Just fine!

Cravings: Not too many!

Best Moment This Week: Feeling the baby start moving and kicking more and stronger. It is so neat. I absolutely love it!

What We Are Looking Forward To: Just the progression of baby and seeing how the next few months go!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

20 Week Ultrasound

On Monday this week Derek and I went in for the 20 week ultrasound to see our little one and to make sure everything was still growing correctly! It would be the time that you find out the gender but we are still holding strong to not finding out. :) We did have the ultrasound tech take a picture of the gender but she printed it and put it in an envelope and stapled it before we saw it. She was an awesome tech and even switched us to 4D for a while and took a few pictures for us. We had decided ahead of time that going in for a special 3D/4D ultrasound was not something we wanted to spend money on. I was thrilled she switched it for us. It is funny because as soon as she switched it, it was on baby's face and we saw his/her nose. Oh my was definitely my nose. lol. I know a lot can change in the next 20 weeks but if the nose stays the same it is definitely from the Goetze side.

A few of the things that the ultrasound tech noticed is:

A big head! She was measuring the head and..."Oh my, thats a big noggin." She said it is still within the correct range just on the bigger side. Oh my...that should be fun come delivery time. :)

She also said that baby is measuring 6 days ahead of schedule so that would put him or her coming on Christmas Day. I hope that baby will hold off until at least December 26th but in the long run it doesn't really matter. Just a healthy baby is all that matters to me!

And it wouldn't be a blog post without some have fun looking at our alien looking child. :)

On the right foot you can see the little toes!

Pursing the lips! So cute (at least to a mother these pictures are cute! haha).

There were also a few pictures of the baby's belly (non 4D) and my mom was like your baby is already chubby look at that belly. haha! Oh well...chubby baby coming soon!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

20 Week Survey - Half Way Done!!! Yay!!

So aweful, I missed another survey. So this is 19/20 week survey. =)

How Far Along: 20 weeks

The baby now has taste buds. I have been told that I must think about what I want my baby to eat when I eat because the baby can now taste a little more of what I eat. =) (I think our baby will like chick-fil-a...)

Size of Baby: 6.5" from head to rump and 10" head to feet. The measurement will be from head to feet now that the baby's legs are more stretched out.

*Photo is from

Total Weight Gain/Loss: According to my doctor about 10lbs. but I think it is a little more. I am not really going to worry about it too much. =)

Maternity Clothes: yes! :)

Gender: We could find out on Monday but we are choosing to not find out until the baby is born.

Movement: Starting to feel little movements and 1 time recently I was drifting in and out of sleep and the baby kicked and I woke up. That one must have been a little stronger. It is definitely fun being able to feel the baby move now.

What I Miss: Normal clothes. Maternity clothes have not been my favorite.

Sleep: Sleep is good. More comfortable if I get up in the middle of the night and use the bathroom but I am usually too sleepy to get up. So I keep sleeping and deal with it.

Cravings: I don't have severe cravings anymore but occasionally I will want certain things.

Best Moment This Week: Well, last week we went on a babymoon/anniversary trip. We left on a Friday night and came home on Tuesday night. We went to the beach and it was A-mazing!!

What We Are Looking Forward To: the fall starting cooler weather and it means baby will be here sooner!!! yay!!! =) I am so excited.

Notes: I have been having more vivid dreams. I even dreamed of the exact date that baby was born and it was a boy. haha. I didn't even remember labor at all. Now that would be nice wouldn't it. ha. I went to sleep one night and woke up the next day and the baby was here and born. lol. Really weird.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

3 Years Ago....Yesterday (a little slow on the posting)

I married Derek George. Marriage has been even better than I ever thought it would be. We have had our disagreements but that is not often. It is great to live everyday life with my best friend. Truely amazing the way God made us to be married forever! I am so grateful for Derek George and the godliness he shows each and every day! I love him even more now that I did when we got married (I didn't know that was possible)!

I have been amazed at how fast these three years have flown by. I would have never thought last year when our goal was to get our house more organized that I would be almost 5 months pregnant this year. I mean...I knew that we had talked about maybe trying after our 3 year anniversary but, the Lord has better plans and we just have to trust that. I will post tomorrow about our anniversary and how we celebrated it. But for now, I will leave you with a few pictures!

December 2005 - When this picture was taken we had been dating almost 1 year.

Our wedding day in 2008.

About 1 week after we found out I was pregnant. - 2011 :)

We are doing pretty good at this every 3 year thing. 3 1/2 years after started dating we were married then it will be almost 3 1/2 years after we were married we will have our 1st child.