22 Weeks!!!

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Weeks pregnant?: TWENTY-TWO!!!! I keep missing weeks here and there, I need to get better at that

Maternity clothes?: Saturday morning we hit the good morning what the heck is that moment, my stomach had pooched  even more so we are officially just about all maternity! 
Stretch marks?: Nope

Sleep: Well the doctor says Demi is preparing me for sleepless nights….
Best moment this week?: Having Michael feel her kick for the first time!!! The best moment ever… Going to Gainesville and seeing all the cute stuff my mom got her (the girl already has her first Juicy outfit) and getting to see everyone at James Moore, it was pretty much a ton of great moments this week
Miss Anything?: CLOTHES!!! I miss my cute little clothes
Movement?: This is definitely my child, she is non stop
Food cravings: Apples and chicken wings… random yes
Gender: GIRL!!!!

Symptoms?: You name it I am pretty much feeling it right now! 

Belly Button in or out?: In
Wedding rings on or off?: On :)  
Happy or Moody most of the time?:  Super crazy happy! 
Looking forward to?: Having my mommy come up and help me decorate

What Demi Is Up Too: 

This week, our sweet baby girl weighs in at a whopping pound and measures nearly 11 inches, about the size of a small doll, or spaghetti squash! 😉 But our little doll (who now has eyebrows, eyelashes, and maybe even some hair on that little head) is one who can now perceive light and dark. She can also hear our voice, my heartbeat, my gurgling stomach, and the whoosh-whoosh of blood circulating through my body. And as her brain and nerve endings develop, she may reach for her face (or whatever she can reach) just to experiment with her newfound sense of touch.

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20 WEEKS: Half Way There!

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Weeks pregnant?: THE BIG 20 HALF WAY POINT!!!!   

Total weight gain: 16 pounds
Maternity clothes?: Demi has decided to grow TONS so we have had the belly expanding a ton lately 
Stretch marks?: Nope

Sleep: I think Unisom is my new bestest friend
Best moment this week?: I would have to say registering for all of Demi’s cute little stuff 
Miss Anything?: Not much this week! 
Movement?: This girl is ALWAYS on the go 
Food cravings: Chicken, chicken and chicken
Gender: SWEET GIRL!!!!

Symptoms?: Back aches and some major smell aversions, more than even the first trimester

Belly Button in or out?: In
Wedding rings on or off?: On :)  
Happy or Moody most of the time?:  Super excited for our little girl!!! 
Looking forward to?: Planning everything out with Michael and mom!! 

WHAT DEMI IS DOING!!! 

Making sense. Demi is truly starting to experience the world around her, limited though it may be. Her brain has been working overtime developing the nerve centers dedicated to her senses, and they’re coming alive. She’s more responsive to the changes in the world around her: my activity, sounds in the environment, and even the taste of the amniotic fluid. 

Pick up a hiccup. You’ve probably felt your baby rolling, diving, and kicking inside your belly. Now you might also feel a rhythmic jerking. No, she’s not tapping out a tune; she’s hiccupping. Most babies get the hiccups in utero, possibly due to an immature diaphragm having spasms. There’s nothing you can do to stop the hiccups, but there’s no need to—they won’t harm your baby now or after she’s born. 

19 Weeks & ITS A GIRL!!!

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Weeks pregnant?: 19 WEEKS!  

Total weight gain: 15 pounds
Maternity clothes?: We have some serious bumpage going on so we have bumped up to a couple more maternity tops. 
Stretch marks?: Nope

Sleep: I have started telling myself I am preparing for Demi’s arrival with zero sleep 
Best moment this week?: ITS A GIRL!!!!!!!!! OH MY GOSH!!! I swore it was a boy, but nope we busted that pinata and there all the pink was!! 
Miss Anything?: Chocolate, I have the desire to eat it, but every time I take a bite it tastes nasty! 
Movement?: TONS!!! We actually had the doctor tell us they could not get an accurate heartbeat on the doppler because she moves so much! 
Food cravings: Whip Cream lol 
Gender: BABY GIRL!!!!

Symptoms?: Bathroom every five seconds and starting the have the back pains… bleh

Belly Button in or out?: In
Wedding rings on or off?: On :)  
Happy or Moody most of the time?:  Super excited for our little girl!!! 
Looking forward to?: PLANNING THE BABY’S ROOM!!!!!

 

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Grace Demeaux Ross: oh what a miracle you are!!! I am so grateful for this sweet little girl we are expecting and just blown away at all she does inside of me.. it is crazy watching her move around on the ultrasound! I am beyond thankful for my little woman! 

The doctor told us we should start talking to her more since her brain is beginning to designate specialized areas for hearing, smell, taste, vision and touch. So we talk to Demi and say goodnight and when I am singing in church I feel her move a little more than usual… and when I am eating really rich food! She is definitely my little mover and shaker and a trouble maker already as she doesn’t lay in the fetal position, but head to toe straight across kicking and hitting against all of those wonderful areas that caused me so much trouble in the past, but she is still a blessing! I am grateful for all the movement and craziness because it first off definitely makes her Michael and my little girl, but secondly means she is healthy and active!

This sweet girl has no idea how much she means to me and how much her name defines exactly what she is, GRACE. By the absolute grace of God, He allowed Michael and I to conceive to sweet little girl when all the odds where against us, He gave me a fighter much like her mommy, but oh so much like her Muddy, Grace, my mommy and one of the strongest women I know and I am so honored that her first name is after a woman I hope that I am half of as I enter motherhood. Demeaux after her great-grandmothers middle name, a woman who was second to none, my mam-maw who showed me so much love and care as her first grandchild and only granddaughter. I have the privilege of wearing her rings as my engagement and wedding rings, and hope that my marriage with Michael can come close to what she had with my grandaddy. My mam-maw was also a fighter and had such a wonderful outlook on life that there is no other woman I could imagine having my baby girl named after! Grace Demeaux Ross name for two women who could not have had a bigger impact on my life and shaping me into the woman I would become! Demi I pray you embrace your beautiful name and know where you came from and the wonderful women whose name you carry forward! 

 

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18 WEEKS… and a New Year!

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Weeks pregnant?: 18 WEEKS! (missed my 17 weeker! The past month has been CRAZY!) 

Total weight gain: 10.5 pounds
Maternity clothes?: Still just jeans and a couple of shirts, the belly band helps with a lot but moving into some dresses and what not to feel a little more girlie since sweatpants and stretchy pants have become my favorite article off clothing… I swear there has to be one GIANT baby in there. 
Stretch marks?: Negative, and I am lotioning it up to make sure it stays that way

Sleep: I still toss and turn like crazy and wake up sometimes in an absolute terror from these nightmares… this baby likes some scary dreams! 
Best moment this week?: I would say waking up one morning and seeing that my belly button was starting to pop out! Haha, I know it sounds a little dumb, but it means my munchkin is growing! 
Miss Anything?: SLEEP, oh how I miss a good nights sleep! 
Movement?: DEFINITELY!!!! I can feel movement all the time, I cannot wait till Michael can feel it too! 
Food cravings: Popsicles, oh how I want popsicles..
Gender: THIS IS THE LAST POST THE BABY WILL BE REFERRED TO AS BABY ROSS!!!! WAHOOOO

Symptoms?: Bathroom every five seconds and TONS of water… the non fun symptoms. I am starting to feel like Elizabeth Banks in What to Expect When Your Expecting and all I want is to be the cute skinny one in high heels with twins… I am hoping this means I have an angel baby… let a girl dream! lol 

Belly Button in or out?: In
Wedding rings on or off?: On :)  
Happy or Moody most of the time?:  EXTREMELY HAPPY AND EXCITED
Looking forward to?: Celebrating the New Year and the amazingness that will come with 2013! It is just crazy exciting! 

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  Contrary to the fact I cannot read my little one weighs almost 7 ounces. He or she busy flexing his/her arms and legs — movements that I will start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. The baby’s blood vessels are visible through the thin skin, and ears are now in their final position, although they’re still standing out from his/her head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around the nerves, a process that will continue for a year after the baby’s born

WHAT A YEAR!!!!! 

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I still cannot believe that this time last year I wasnt even engaged, I would be the next day, but good gracious I had no clue!!!! I am so grateful to God for the man I have been so richly blessed with! I am blown away by the man of my dreams daily! A year ago, he was nervous knowing that January 1, he would be proposing to me….CRAZY!!! In the past year, we have gotten engaged, walked down the isle and said “I Do”, moved to Tallahassee because God blessed us with a wonderful new job… in the midst of that move found out we were expecting after years of knowing it would be “impossible” all the while a man who stood by my side not caring because he knew God would provide, and good gracious did he ever! I am blown away by the gifts of this past year and I will ever be grateful to my wonderful Savior for all of the love and mercy He has shown me, especially through the man He brought into my life to show me exactly what I put in my wedding vows…. Michael, you are a testimony of Gods love and redemption and grace in life and I will forever be in awe of my savior for the sweet gift that you are, remembering that our marriage is a sweet testimony of Christ’s love for his church. Happy New Year Everyone and I hope 2013 is a blessed year!! 

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