Tuesday, January 13, 2009

27 week check up

I had my appointment with Doctor Damore today. I love these appointments and the comfort they give me that everything is going well! I'm measuring at exactly 27 weeks, My weight is great, My urine looks great, My blood pressure is great. I was a little concerned that my blood pressure might not be so great because I've been swelling in my ankles from bad blood flow. I sit at a desk all day and have had some trouble with my legs. (cramping, tingling, falling asleep, ext. )
I've found that walking around the building on my breaks has really helped. I also try to elevate, stretch, and move them more. It's been working really well.
Max's heartbeat was perfect! That's my favorite part. The doctor said that I've been doing awesome and everything this far has been perfect.
Thanks to all the great people who have made me feel good. I'm no longer going to let stupid comments bother me. You don't tell Michelangelo (the painter, not the ninja turtle) How to paint, You also can't tell a pregnant women how to be pregnant, I'm making my own master piece!
Women are amazing! Whether we make babies in our belly or maybe we make babies in our hearts, Or maybe, We haven't had the chance to do either, We are ALL amazing masterpieces ourselves!

I love this quote by Boyd K. Packer. It gave me comfort when Shaun and I couldn't have a baby.

When we speak of marriage, family life, there inevitably comes to mind, "What about the exceptions? There are always exceptions!" Some are born with limitations and cannot beget children. Some innocent ones have their marriage wrecked because of the infidelity of their spouses. Others do not marry and live lives of single worthiness.
For now, I offer this comfort: God is our Father! All the love and generosity manifest in the ideal earthly father is magnified, beyond the capacity of mortal mind to comprehend, in Him who is our Father and our God. His judgments are just, His mercy without limit, His power to compensate beyond any earthly comparison.
Remember that mortal life is a brief moment, for we will live eternally. There will be ample-I almost used the word time, but time does not apply here-there will be ample opportunity for all injustices, all inequities to be made right, all loneliness and deprivation compensated, and all worthiness rewarded when we keep the faith. "If in this life only we have hope in Christ. It does not all end with mortal death; it just begins.


Head Nurse or Patient- you be the judge said...

A- you have seen your S.I.L. Amy pregnant haven't you? Well- the only way we know to do babies in our family is BIG! I can't even begin to tell you how many comments we all get on the due date, number of babies in there, etc.

Just glory in the rest of the experience. And ignore the well meaning souls suckers-

Chelle! said...

WOW!! I really needed to read that quote today. You are truly an inspiration!!!

tiffy girl said...

Hey girl, I have been out of blog world lately, so I was just catching up....and I say a little something that made me scream! Maxwell? really? It is a great name... just ask our little Maxwell:) love ya! glad you are doing sooo well.

SherBear said...

Ammie, loved the quote. I'd never heard it, surprisingly.
Glad to hear things are going well with the growing baby! Yeah!!!

girltrapped said...

don't you let anyone tell you anything negative about your pregnancy! it's different for everyone, and the most important thing...... you look awesome!!!
p.s. lunch last weekend was so fun!, we need to do it again - soon!