Sunday, March 29, 2009

It Wont be like this for Long...

Yesterday we had some people come look at our house, it has been on the market for a few months and we have had a lot of people look, some interested - however no buyers yet. All this means, that Tony and I had to be out of the house for a few hours.

We went and had lunch and rode around, while we were riding around the new Darius Rucker song came on the radio. I have heard this song before, however it really touched me yesterday and I started crying. "It wont be like this for long." I guess it finally hit me while I listened to this song, how our lives are about to drastically change, and in the most wonderful and exciting way.

I always dreamed of having a little girl, but the song made me realize how much Tony is going to adore our little Neeley. Everyone says - how she will have Tony wrapped around her finger, and while I am sure this is true, I can't help but wonder what it is going to be like.

I have always wanted to be ahead of where I am, when I was a little girl, I wanted to be a teenager, when I was 14 I wanted to drive, when I could drive I wanted to drive at night. When I was in high school I wanted to be in college, when I was in college I wanted to be working and making money (I should have rethought this, hee) I kind of see this as a flaw and I really want to live in the moment more, I am a dreamer - I have these high expectations of myself and where I want Tony and I to be financially in years to come, however I sometimes loose sight of what is right in front of my face. This is something that I am working on and realizing our little baby is going to be here in a few months, I need to really cherish this time with Tony, I need to enjoy being pregnant and not wish Neeley was here already, b/c once she is here there is no stopping her from growing and becoming a little lady.

Once I got home I called my friend Raven and read the lyrics to her, having to stop and hold back my tears, b/c the song touches me in such a strong way. We both downloaded the song and played it at the same time, we sat there listening to the song together and I cried (Imagine that) thinking that I better stop rushing my life and remember, that "It wont be like this for long."

As I read my friend Heather's blog yesterday, her daughter, Morgan Kate just turned 7 months and is already being introduced to rice cereal, now I saw the pictures and she looks like she is a little confused, but wow - wasn't she just born? I am sure this is an adjustment for Heather and Travis who are great parents and can't believe how fast their baby girl is growing. Time just flies by -Heather and Travis - I dedicate this song to you, I am sure you have heard it, but listening to the words is very powerful and I hope you like it.

I have another friend, Melissa who has passed her due date, she is going to be induced on Tuesday if she doesn't have "Sweet Caroline" before then. I also dedicate this song to you and Sam - I know you are so excited to meet your sweet girl and can't wait for all of these wonderful moments, just remember - "It wont be like this for long."

To all my other prego friends, there are so many of you - I dedicate this to you as well, even if you do not have a little girl, this song holds true for you too - I hope it touches you like it touched me.

It Won't be like this for long...

He didn't have to wake up
He'd been up all nite
Lay'n there in bed listen'n
To his new born baby cry
He makes a pot of coffee
He splashes water on his face
His wife gives him a kiss and says
It gonna be OK

It wont be like this for long
One day soon we'll look back laugh'n
At the week we brought her home
This phase is gonna fly by
So baby just hold on
It won't be like this for long

Four years later bout four thirty
She's crawling in their bed
And when he drops her off at preschool
She's clinging to his leg
The teacher peels her off of him
He says what can I do
She says now don't you worry
This will only last a week or two
It wont be like this for long
One day soon we'll drop her off
And she wont even know you're gone
This phase is gonna fly by
If you can just hold on

It wont be like this for long
One day soon she'll be a teenager
And at times you'll think she hates him
Then he'll walk her down the aisle
And he'll raise her veil
But right now she up and cry'n
And the truth is that he don't mind
As he kisses her good night
And she says her prayers
He lays down there beside her
Till her eyes are finally closed
And just watch'n her it breaks his heart
Cause he already knows

It wont be like this for long
One day soon that little girl is gonna be
All grown up and gone
Yeah this phase is gonna fly by
He's try'n to hold onIt wont be like this for long
It wont be like this for long

Thursday, March 19, 2009

It's A GIRL - Neeley Anne Mitchum!!!

What a Happy Day! First we went and checked out two nurseries, and we made a decision on The Baptist Church of Beaufort. It was so calm and they had sweet music playing for the little babies, I preferred it way over the other place. So - relief a decision made for our little boo.
We left for Charleston around 11 - and talk about the baby all the way. I think we both thought it was a boy. I guess b/c Tony had made so many comments about his son that I just kind of figured it was a little boy. However were we in for a wonderful surprise.
We went into the dark room, which was great. I got comfy and we started the ultrasound. Our tech had to do tons of measurements of all of the body parts for the genetic testing so we went through that for a while, when finally she said. "Are you ready to find out?" Yeah, this was it, here we go! She starts typing in, - It's a Girl! I said, "A Girl, I thought it was a Boy!" We looked at each other, smiled and kept on going. To my relief all of the tests looked great, so no worries there. We had an hour long ultrasound and I must say it was wonderful, we saw everything, the heart, stomach, legs, arms, brain and even things I had never heard of or remembered if I had. It was a wonderful experience and I am so glad we took the time to travel to Charleston for the long ultrasound.
After we left, I think Tony and I were both a little in shock. Of course, I am thrilled to be having a girl, I ALWAYS wanted a girl, I just thought that we were having a boy so it hadn't really occured to me to think of all of the CUTE clothes that I am going to buy, the sweet pink outfits, the relationship that I have with my sweet Neeley. I cherich the relationship that my mom, sister and I have and I am so EXCITED to share this with my own daughter. It is so hard to imagine that I will have a daughter in a few months. I am looking forward to all of the wonderful mommy moments, but now I am enjoying this time with Tony, which will be the last time in our lives that we it will just be the two of us. I am in love with our little girl Neeley and I haven't even met her. Wow, what a Happy Day!

20 weeks and 2 days.
Today is the day we have been waiting for - for a long time. We find out this afternoon, at 1:00 what Baby M is. We waited until week 20 b/c we have to have genetic testing done and we decided that since it will be a 3d ultrasound we would wait until today to find out the sex of our baby. I of course, being a first time mom am extremely nervous about the genetic testing. My uncle has Fragile X which is a genetic disorder, I mentioned this when I first found out I was pregnant and the doctor suggested we have genetic testing done, not that she thought anything was wrong, but it would ease our minds. Well, it hasn't really eased my mind. I have been pretty nervous about the whole tests and waiting to find out. Of course I have prayed for our baby to be healthy and strong, and I do feel like everything is ok - but I want to have these tests done so we will be assured Baby M is growing and will be a healthy little baby.

I went to sleep early last night so I could wake up and it would be the day I have been dreaming about for weeks. So, here I am at 8:00 am, watching the Today Show, about to wake up Tony and get ready to go visit several day cares. Tony and I are unsure of what daycares are good here in Beaufort. Our church, The Baptist Church of Beaufort has a great infant daycare, so I am leaning that way. It is close to our house and very convienent, and Tony went there when he was a baby so that makes it even more special. I hope that today we find what we are looking for and can make that decision.

WE leave in a few hours to go to MUSC and I am so excited. I already love our baby so much, so it doesn't matter to me either way. A girl would be so fun, to buy clothes for, get manis and pedis together, buy Tutu's and play dress up. Oh what fun we would have. A boy would be a sweet blessing, you see I ALWAYS wanted an older brother, so if it is a boy, I feel it is Gods way of giving my future children something I always longed for. A boy can be my little best friend, and his Daddy's golf partner, fishing partner and little sidekick. Either way, our little Mitchum will be a complete joy for Tony and I.

I will upload pictures from the ultrasound tonight when I get home and reveal the sex of the baby. Think about us at 1:00 today, we are so excited!
Love to you all.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

19 weeks...

I haven't updated in a while, I went to the doctor last week, everything is going great. I got measured, I am 18 weeks however I measured 20 weeks, that concerned me but the Doc said, it could mean a big boy! She said normal was between 16-20 so I was on the high side of normal. I haven't gained that much weight so it can't be that, I just have a little porker in there. HAAA

I still have not had an ultrasound since I found out at 7 weeks, so when Tony and I go next week to find out the sex, it will be the first time either one of us has seen Baby M. I talked to my doctor and she said we are going to LOVE the ultrasound. My friend Kristen had the same thing done, so I talked to her about it this week and she said it is a 30 minute 3D ultrasound where you can see everything. No worries, as soon as I get home, I will post pictures on the blog of our sweet baby M and let everyone know the sex.

I am so excited - only 8 more days until we find out if Baby Mitchun is a girl or a boy!

I have felt great, except I have constant headaches, which kind of put me out for a little while. I have also had major heartburn, Tony laughs bc every night I have to take a Tums before I go to bed, what does this mean? My sister was born with a head full of black hair, so maybe this little boo will have a lot of hair.

This week we are the size of a mango, next week a cantolope. Isn't that a big difference - wow what the difference a week can make while the baby is growing.