I decided to start blogging about Jordan from the moment I found out I was pregnant. Jordan was born with a little arm that didn't grow like most babies. Her left arm stopped just above the elbow. Now I'm committed to making sure Jordan gets everything out of life. We feel blessed to be the parents of a very special little girl.



Things are growing. I can feel it. It's strange. I don't think I remember being so aware of what it feels as the baby grows. It feels odd... But I like knowing things are going on in there. I haven't felt any crazy kicks lately... Just a few wiggles.


A shocking kick

So... I've kind of thought I've been feeling kicks from time to time. But I was sitting down on the couch with Randy just before bedtime last night... And I made a little stretch... When I feel this *WHACK!!* in my belly. It surprised me so much I yelped. I don't know what I did, but I really upset Baby Z.


We may have a very strong soccer player in there. (But don't tell Randy, he doesn't like soccer)


I just look fat

You know how there's this point where you have to wear big clothes during pregnancy. I'm there. And there's a little belly... But if you don't know what's going on with me, you assume I'm just fat.

I realize I'll get over this. But I just feel large.


A room in the making

Baby Z's room is developing. We moved the crib and rocking chair in... The next step is the changing table/dresser. It's kind of exciting and scary at the same time as we put together this new bedroom. Seeing the crib in a new room makes it very real. Real enough that I think I'm going to go take a nap.


5 weeks to go

I'm getting a little antsy to find out if this little one is a girl or a boy. I didn't feel this way with Cam. It's probably just because we made the big decision to find out the sex of the baby... And that means I know the date and time of when that information will be released. Cameron's birth was reason to be patient (I guess). Anyway. I look forward to that knowledge.

It may be because I'm older or just because I don't remember... But I'm not comfortable when I sleep. I was in Denver this week and I couldn't sleep -- the pillows weren't right, the bed was too hard. I woke up in the morning with the strangest pain in my shoulder. Very strange.

Last night, I drove home late from the airport. I was so exhausted, and yet I woke up every so often to shift positions. I'm not even huge yet and I'm uncomfortable. That's a bad sign of the months to come.

Maybe if I don't dwell it won't be as bad.




We heard it! We even recorded it! The baby is beating and things are going well. I knew things were still going well... But it's still great to hear progress.

Because I'm a nerd, I even recorded the audio and emailed it to as many people as I could thing that would like the audio file.