Hand In Hand

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Monday, June 7, 2010

It Just Keeps Getting Better!

There's something to be said about this pregnancy journey and that is that it just keeps getting better. I only have two months left in this chapter. But it's just amazing. Every day has new experiences to offer. I know it's been a while since I posted, but I've just been so busy with the end of the school year wrapping up (9 days left!) and just a lot going on to get ready for Isabella Joy.

Lately, my back has been in so much pain. It's not my lower back, it's not my upper back. It's my right side of my mid-back. Strange, right? Well, it has gotten so bad that Saturday and Sunday nights, I was in tears because the pain was so much. There wasn't anything I could do for it. Hubby tried to massage it, didn't help. Last night, I put my Chilly Bear/Feel Better Bear on my back after Hubby microwaved it. Yesterday, though, I did break down and buy a maternity support belt (made by Loving Comfort) for $40. I wore it throughout the work day today and WOW! It made quite a difference for me! I'm hoping it will be the solution, at least for most of the pain.

Saturday, my friends and family had a surprise shower for me. My friend Amanda planned it all and with the help of a few of my other college friends, threw a beautiful afternoon shower. It couldn't have been better for my mom. She's had a lot of pain from a pinched nerve in her neck. She had an epidural for it on Thursday. So to know that other people were planning it was a big burden lifted off her shoulders. I sort of suspected the shower, but I don't like surprises and therefore, I was trying to figure out when it would be. So I knew it was going to be this past weekend. What I didn't know was that my sister flew up from Florida to surprise me. So it was a wonderful shower. My friends and family took good care of Isabella Joy. I couldn't ask for better people to be surrounded by and supported by. 

Today, Hubby and I had the experience of getting a 3D/4D ultrasound. It was AMAZING! It also explained why my back hurts so much. Isabella Joy was laying as far to the right of my womb as she could wedge herself. To add to it, she had her leg all the way over her head. The ultrasound tech really wanted to get a clear picture of her face, she she had my lay on my left side, since Baby Girl is on my right side. Well, when she jiggled the wand to get her to move, Baby Girl gave us all the dirtiest look there could ever be. What a diva! I'm going to have my hands full with her! 

Here are a few pictures from today. Hope you enjoy them!


  1. OMG, she is sooo adorable!! I love her cheeks and her lips! Such a sweetie!!

    GL as your school year wraps up, and take car of your back!

  2. She is beautiful. We think 3D/4D pics are babies in their gummy bear look. I love them!

  3. She's gorgeous! I love that we are now blessed with 4D u/s. Praying that your back feels better and the support belt does the magic.

    HUGS and so happy for you!

  4. Those pictures are so sweet...she is gorgeous! Hope the belt helps the back pain! Not much longer til you get to meet your little Isabella!!!! :)