Monday, April 18, 2016

Pregnancy update week 19 & 20

19 weeks
20 weeks













little fingers

long crazy legs


STILL A GIRL!
She weighs 12 oz


How far along: 20.5 weeks

Total weight gain: I went to the doctor this morning and he said I've only gained 5lbs, but my scale at home has me closer to 7. 
Maternity clothes: No
Sleep: The last week I've been waking up to my belly being hard as a basketball. That then makes me stay awake for about an hour to make sure nothing else happens. So far, so good.
Best moment of this week: today seeing her on the ultrasound again
Miss anything: Not today :)
Movement: She has been extremely active this week. We were cracking up with our sonographer today about just how crazy she is. 
Food cravings: La Croix Cran- Raspberry,  I also had my first raspberry jelly donut in my almost 32 years and let me say I have been missing out. Maybe I had one when I was a little kid, but I can't remember. So needless to say, I've had 2 more. Thankfully my doctor didn't care at all.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing major. Heartburn has kicked up, so that has made for a few unpleasant experiences, but its over and done with quickly.
Have you started to show yet: yes
Gender: Girl
Labor signs: Braxton Hicks contractions several times throughout the day. We decided today that if they get to be 4 or more in an hour that I need to go to the dr.

Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On

Happy or moody most of the time:  Moody I suppose

Looking forward to: lots of friends' showers, kids programs, Ronnie's graduation ceremony

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Pregnancy Week 18



How far along: 18 weeks
Total weight gain: 4.5/5lbs. I've always gained between 10-15lbs by 20 weeks so imagine the next few weeks will be a blast
Maternity clothes: No
Stretch marks: Just a left over roadmap from the 5 other blessings
Sleep: I wake up between 4 and 6x a night lately and I'm thinking that's how its going to stay for the remainder of this pregnancy.
Best moment of this week: We found out we were having a girl! Scarlet Wren.
 Also this week I hadn't felt her move in 3.5 days. Which normally I would have brushed off since its so early, but I've seen her outside my belly already. So, I went in and had her checked and she is doing great and sitting extremely high in my opinion.
Miss anything: Running!!!! I did attempt a 1 min jog. It was pathetic. My heart rate went up to 160. I'm not supposed to have my heart rate above 140 this pregnancy due to our history, so it is what it is.
Movement: After the appt the little lady has been moving like crazy. Every time I see her move I try to get Ronnie to run over, but I guess she gets cozy right when he gets there. I've never felt a baby outside my belly this early either. Usually I'm pushing 24 weeks and Ronnie can't feel until closer to 25/26 weeks.
Food cravings: La Croix Cran- Raspberry,  Honey bunches of oats with strawberries, lemonade.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Pork sounds disgusting!!
Have you started to show yet: yes
Gender: Girl
Labor signs: Braxton Hicks contractions started. I'm not terribly concerned because I think its just par for the course. They are very infrequent and only happen a few times a day.
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: Teary. all the time. I feel very sensitive and again I feel so confused by this season.

Looking forward to: Summer break



Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Baby Girl Parrott's Name

Ronnie and I have been going back and forth on names lately but we could not agree on anything. I had really been feeling a Hollis or a Henley if we had a girl. Ronnie just couldn't get behind it and began to pray that God would give us her name. He wouldn't even entertain boy names because he was so convinced this baby was a girl. 

He headed off to Louisville about a week before we found out this was in fact a girl. He had the opportunity to visit a bakery there. The bakery's owner had established it as a way for women to have a redemptive second chance; it's a really neat story (link at bottom). That bakery had a name that made Ronnie step back and think that maybe God was giving him a name for this girl. 

Ronnie began to pray over the weekend that God would confirm if this was to be the name we gave our little girl. On Sunday morning, as he was reading in Joshua, as crazy as it sounds, the same word he saw in Louisville was used twice in the specific chapter of Joshua he was reading. He immediately showed me after reading it. I laughed it off. I admit it was a little too weird for me. 

Ronnie said he prayed, without telling me on Sunday morning that God would show me that this was the name for our little girl. Late that afternoon my mom randomly texted me and said we should name our girl the same name that Ronnie had been mentioning. I totally freaked and about died. I told him and that's when he told me he had prayed that morning for God to reveal her name to me. 

We got our ultrasound done on Monday morning and sure enough there is a little girl growing inside. I teared up for sure at the grace of that moment. Later on I was googling (ya know that's basically fool proof) a middle name that I had tucked away for several months. They paired that middle name with what should be her siblings names. Would you believe the same name that God had revealed to Ronnie showed up along with Jack and Silas. It basically solidified her name in my mind. After showing this to Ronnie, he told me that he asked the Lord that morning to confirm the name just one more time and sure enough, the Lord did. 

So without further ado... 


                        Scarlet Wren 
                 coming late August 2016.
I couldn't even look at the ultrasound, I was so nervous.

Sweet profile and a great heartbeat of 173

long lean legs like Anna Kate

working on her hand to mouth coordination

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Parrott baby weeks 15 &16

BABY #10 ( #6 this side of heaven) 15 weeks


How far along: 15 weeks!
Total weight gain: 2.5lbs
Maternity clothes: Negative
Stretch marks: Just a left over roadmap from the 5 other blessings
Sleep: started sleeping better with a little help from Benadryl
Best moment of this week: just thriving in the chaos
Miss anything: Running!!!!
Movement: Started kicking against my seatbelt
Food cravings: watermelon, cantaloupe, chocolate, french fries
Anything making you queasy or sick: Bodily functions from the little people are doing a whirl on me. They think its hilarious when I start dry-heaving, so we are pushing through it. Only 2 zofran and 2 vomits this week.
Have you started to show yet: yes
Gender: Find out March 21
Labor signs: No, but I cramp all the time; the ligaments are well worn.
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: weepy, poor Ronnie as this is completely outside the norm
Looking forward to: having Ronnie defend his D-Min



BABY #10 ( #6 this side of heaven) 16 weeks
I don't look massive from the front,
but...

...turn to the side and hello :)

How far along: 16 weeks!
Total weight gain: 3.5lbs,  the ball is rolling and ain't stopping
Maternity clothes: Negative
Stretch marks: Just a left over roadmap from the 5 other blessings
Sleep: decent week
Best moment of this week: Hearing the Ronnie is officially Dr. Parrott. We find out Monday who is inside.

Miss anything: Running!!!!
Movement: I've been super busy this week, so I haven't noticed as much. I did wake up one night at 2 am to these little flicks that made me chuckle.

Food cravings: watermelon, peaches
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still the bodily functions, kids are gross.
Have you started to show yet: yes
Gender: Find out March 21
Labor signs: No, but I cramp all the time; the ligaments are well worn.
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: I think maybe a little more normal this week :)

Looking forward to: finding out who is growing inside. We need a name too...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Office/Den redo

There is this room in our house that we decided would be used as a den/office. A spot for Ronnie to work on the weekends or at night and a spot for the kids to watch a movie during the day as needed.    

                                        
        The problem was I envisioned it looking 
                          like this:


And Ronnie envisioned it looking like this:

So we compromised and came up with this:



Before Doorway
After Doorway

Before

Before

In between

 New Floors, paint, couch, and a reference to the great state of TN

The world to remind us what we are here for
Sofa Sleeper from Ashley
Eclectic book shelves painted white

Desk from a salvage, repurposed ottoman,
Hobby lobby pillows
Chair, rug, and lamps from Target.


Saturday, March 5, 2016

14 weeks

BABY #10 ( #6 this side of heaven)

How far along: 14 weeks!
Total weight gain: still 1.5lb (only by the grace of God).....It's coming and I'll probably be too embarrassed to post
Maternity clothes: Negative
Stretch marks: Just a left over roadmap from the 5 other blessings
Sleep:  random insomnia
Best moment of this week: Positive I felt the baby move as crazy as that sounds
Miss anything: Running!!!!
Movement: A few ripples
Food cravings: peanut butter and cuties
Anything making you queasy or sick: It's finally getting better, but raw meat is not working for me this week.
Have you started to show yet: yes
Gender: Find out March 21
Labor signs: No, but I cramp all the time; the ligaments are well worn.
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: weepy, poor Ronnie as this is completely outside the norm
Looking forward to: more energy,walking with this pretty weather.

Parrott baby pregnancy update


BABY #10 ( #6 this side of heaven)








How far along: 13 weeks!
Total weight gain: 1.5lb (only by the grace of God).....It's coming and I'll probably be too embarrassed to post
Maternity clothes: Negative
Stretch marks: Just a left over roadmap from the 5 other blessings
Sleep:  random insomnia
Best moment of this week: Positive I felt the baby move as crazy as that sounds
Miss anything: Running!!!!
Movement: A few ripples
Food cravings: Bliss snickerdoodle cookie sandwich, snickers, cuties
Anything making you queasy or sick: Lots!! the sense of smell is out of control and making things rather unappealing
Have you started to show yet: I think so
Gender: Find out March 21
Labor signs: No, but I cramp all the time; the ligaments are well worn.
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: moody :/
Looking forward to: more energy