Baby Wescoat: 12 Weeks!

Sweet Baby Wescoat is the size of a plum this week! :)
How far along? 12 Weeks
Total Weight gain: unsure. Haven't weighed myself in a week or so.
Maternity Clothes? Nope!
Stretch marks? none!
Sleep? Still having those strange dreams and can't get comfortable but it kind of comes and goes!
Best moment from last week: Yesterday! Chris and I went to church and it was a great morning of Bible study and worship and then had the whole day together! Chris helped me clean the house which was a huge help and then we went to BassPro and walked for a bit and got a bite to eat. Then we finished the evening off hanging out with our friends the Sherrills! What a wonderful day!
Miss anything? Not so much!
Movement? Nope, but getting pretty stinking excited!
Food cravings? Cold things and chocolate. Popsicles are in high demand between my husband and I!
Anything making me sick? Other than kiddos at school, no!
Gender? Leaning toward a boy (this week at least!)
Labor Signs? nope!
Wedding rings still on? yes!
Happy or Moody? pretty good mood!

Looking forward to? Our doctor appointment on Thursday! The anticipation to hear the words "everything looks good" is always heavy on my mind!

Here's what baby Wescoat is up to this week!
"The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder."


growing with my husband.

I am so excited to share about this new journey Chris and I are taking. We found a devotion for couples at Mardel's a few days back and I can't wait to get started. I was sharing with Chris a week or so ago that I really wanted to find a devotion to do together. He took it on himself to help us find one which really meant a lot to me. The one we found is called Duets: Still in the Word, Still in the Mood. I read the forward on Sunday and it sounds so good. It's about couples of the Bible, the good things and the not so good things. I really like that. It shows us models to follow and also how to get through mistakes that other couples have made and we are bound to make as well.

This is something that is really important to me especially as we not only work on being a Godly husband and wife duo but Godly parents as well. I want our little one to grow up in a home that Christ's love is shown through every aspect of our lives.

I can't wait to continue sharing about this. Thank you Chris for taking this on with me and for being so quick to find the one for us!


Baby Wescoat: Week 11

Baby Wescoat is the size of a lime!!
How far along? 11 Weeks
Total Weight gain: 2 pounds
Maternity Clothes? No, I think the bloating I had went away and now I look smaller than before! Ha
Stretch marks? nope
Sleep? Getting much better and I'm not near as tired during the day as I was a few weeks ago.
Best moment from last week: Praying for the baby. I've started taking a few moments in the morning and setting my hands on my belly and praying. It really has turned in to a very powerful and sweet time for me.
Miss anything? The occasional soda (which I have to admit I've had a few here and there)
Movement? Nope
Food cravings? Just sweets. And we don't have to many around the house so it doesn't seem to be a big problem
Anything making me sick? I've started not feeling great as I first get up but as soon as I eat something I am fine. A symptom that I was really hoping to avoid though has hit me, acne. Yuck! I dealt with this bad enough through teen years and now its back!
Gender? Still several weeks before we'll know. The more I look at baby stuff the more I want a little boy. Time will tell though!
Labor Signs? nope
Wedding rings still on? yep!
Happy or Moody? Feeling better this week!
Looking forward to? Flu season to be over! Seriously people, don't send your sick kids to school! ;)

Here's what baby is up to this week!
  • You can't see it, but she's moving fluidly and gracefully in there.
  • Her skin is see-through, but she's on her way to looking more like a baby.
  • Her fingers and toes aren't webbed anymore.
  • Tooth buds, hair follicles and nail beds are forming.
I'll try to get a picture up of the belly tonight. Chris and I are going on a date so atleast I won't be in sweats! :)


Baby Wescoat: Week 10

How far along? 10 Weeks
Total Weight gain: 2 pounds
Maternity Clothes? No, I'm avoiding jeans though
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep? I'm still having some weird dreams. Nothing about baby just strange!
Best moment from last week: Seeing our little one wiggle around in the ultrasound
Miss anything? soda and coffee. I'm pretty sure the soda thing is just in my head.  
Movement? No, and after having my due date moved farther away I feel like I will never feel this little one move
Food cravings? Nothing specific, although I do feel like I voice my opinion on what sounds good more
Anything making me sick? No, still feeling great
Gender? Although I still would like a boy I think its going to be a girl
Labor Signs? none
Wedding rings still on? oh yes!
Happy or Moody? Moody, but not in the grouchy way just emotional vs. happy. Never know what its going to be.
Looking forward to? This one will most likely seem silly and ungrateful and I don't mean for it to be that way at all but I am SO looking forward to being 13 weeks along. When we found out that I wasn't as far along as we thought it was a big let down. Now that I am 10 weeks a long I feel like I've already "been there and done that." Now, like I said I am so thankful to have a healthy little one and can't wait to meet him/her!


My list.

Here is a list of 50 things I wanted to do as of last February. I'm pretty excited to be marking things off the list or at least feel like they are in progress.

After reading through my list I'm also kind of sad that I can't say that some of these are accomplished. This is a new year with big things a head of me. I'm looking forward to checking more off my list!

These are some that I feel are done or in the works.
3. I have become a wife and I'll be a mommy in seven months!
5. I do feel like my relationship is better so I'll count this as in progress!
7. I took some nature shots this past year because of the beauty of Gods creation, can't wait to continue this one!
8. The words "I love you" are so sweet. I'm working not to over use love or throw it around such as I love that shirt. No, I don't love that shirt, I LOVE my husband.
10. I'm definitely getting better about cooking from scratch. Looking at some new recipes lately!
20. I feel like I am still learning what this one really means but I hope I'm making progress
23. I have learned a lot in the last year through marriage, relationships, work and many other things. But I will continue to learn so much more!
27. I'm kind of using my blog as my journal. Finally sticking with it a bit.
29. Did this last week! I may make another one tonight.
30. I did this for my wedding. But it's already back, for a good cause though!
50. I'm definitely happy. God continues to bless and provide for our growing little family!

1. Pass on a nugget of information - like how to ride a bike, tie your shoes, or crochet a potholder
2. Scuba dive
3. Become a wife and Mommy
4. Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade live in NYC
5. Grow closer and closer to my Lord and Savior
6. Be more spontaneous - I love this song...
7. Take photos for the beauty that I see in things not because I want to take a pretty picture
8. Tell those that I love, "I love you" not out of habit but because I do
9. Lay in the grass and find shapes in the clouds
10. Make more meals from scratch
11. Take fresh baked goodies to people, just to say hello
12. Have a paint fight
13. Be more creative
14. Ride a hot air balloon
15. Go to Disney World
16. Climb a mountain
17. Run a half-marathon
18. Crochet a blanket
19. Own a horse
20. Do my best to serve my husband and children (I'll have to share my philosophy on number of children I want sometime!)
21. Sleep under the stars
22. Know my neighbors, and take them baked goodies too
23. Learn something new
24. Go to a big sporting event like the SuperBowl, World Series, or even the Olympics
25. See a whale like "Free Willy"
26. Keep a clean house
27. Keep a journal, at least a few times a week
28. Be able to do 100 push ups - or maybe just 50
29. Paint on canvas and hang it in my house
30. Lose 10 pounds
31. Build a snow man
32. Read my Bible everyday
33. Take more time to do good for my family. They truly are the best.
34. Do something nice for someone who will never find out that it was me
35. Introduce two people that fall in love
36. Be a better listener
37. Keep up with friends and family better.
38. Go for a picnic in a secluded place. - I have an awesome picnic set from my wonderful brother and sister in law.
39. Keep up with a garden for the whole Spring and Summer
40. Visit more places. That includes a cruise!
41. Buy a home, not just a house but a home
42. Grow something and cook with it. i.e. tomatoes, peppers, pumpkin.. oh I dont know.
43. Take dance lessons
44. Photograph an endangered species
45. Make something that will outlast me
46. Plan an elaborate practical joke
47. Keep fresh flowers in my house
48. Be cautious with my words but say how I feel
49. Visit Bethlehem
50. Be Happy.

Our second first date.

One year ago on Monday will be one year since we went on our second first date. :) Thinking back about the day and the emotions leading up to it is really pretty funny. We had only been talking to each other for a couple of weeks and Chris had been asking when we were going to meet up. I was totally dodging him but finally he talked me in to it. We planned to meet half way because at the time we were about 3 hours apart. We were meeting for lunch at Imo's (of course!) and I got there a few minutes early. I remember sitting there thinking that maybe he had something come up or he was standing me up and surprisingly I was totally ok with that. You see, I fell for Chris the first time we were together and I had no intention of letting that happen again. Well it turns out that Chris had been at the fire station and was just a few minutes late. As he pulled in to the parking lot and started to get out of his truck my stomach started to flip! I'll never forget the feeling I had as we hugged that (second) first time. Chris let out the sweetest sigh and I knew he was very pleased to have me in his arms. I remember thinking at that moment, uh oh, he's gonna get me again. We visited over lunch about the Sunday school class I had taught that morning and the night he had at the fire station. Side note: he came in his uniform, I think that was his plan from the beginning, he's seriously hot in his uniform. ;) We decided to go see a True Grit at the theaters that afternoon. So we walked around the outlet mall to kill time. Through talking to Chris in the weeks leading up to that day I knew something was different and he continued to show me that during our day. After the movie Chris suggested dinner and although I had my guard way up still I wasn't quite ready to say goodbye. We were at Lake of the Ozarks and the sun was beginning to set, it was a gorgeous evening. As we drove to dinner the truck was kind of quiet. It wasn't an awkward silence for me but I remember wondering if it was for him. So I asked him, he said no. It actually made me smile. We were both just happy to be in each others company. At dinner, looking over the lake and sitting side by side in the booth we talked more about how our family was and small talked some more. But then we talked about our relationship the first time and what went "wrong." Chris actually did most of the talking through dinner and he really did surprise me. He was so open and honest with me about everything. After dinner it was time to head back and get my car. We sat in the Imo's parking lot for a long time talking some more. The conversation was still mostly serious and even a bit deep. I remember telling my self as we started talking about heading home that I would not kiss this boy. (It was our first date, ya know) But, that sweet, handsome boy asked if he could kiss me and my heart melted. He got me again.

Maybe this story isn't really for the few readers of this blog, it's for me. I love thinking about that day and the other important stages from our quick changing last year. Chris is absolutely my best friend and soul mate. (Who else would put up with me, especially the pregnant, hormonal me?) I truly feel like Chris and I balance each other for the better.

Chris, thank you for an amazing year. You won my heart, married me, and now we're having a baby plus all of the wonderful little moments that fill in between the big ones. I love you!


Baby Wescoat: New Due Date

Sweet little baby at 9 weeks and 4 days. Heart rate of 150. :)

Chris and I had an appointment this morning for an ultrasound. It was so sweet! Our little one was very active, we could see the little arms and legs moving around. The heart beat was very easy to see as well and was beating at a rate of 150. The old wives tale would make it seem that we're having a girl. The little baby isn't quite as old as we thought though. I'm measuring at 9 weeks and 4 days rather than 11 weeks and 4 days. So my new due date is August 13. That does put me closer to the beginning of school which is kind of stressful but the fact that the little one is looking healthy is good enough for me!

It kind of makes me laugh that I feel like my stomach is showing so much already. The first picture I took was when I thought I was 9 weeks and 5 days which now means I was only 6 weeks and 5 days. Goodness! We also wouldn't have went so public with our news if we would have known that we weren't quite as far a long. Oh well though! It's fun having family and friends excited and knowing that they're praying for us is amazing as well.

Well, now I need to go update my dates on everything! :)

Be a blessing to someone today!



My dear friend Amy and I have been talking about starting a devotion. Both of us are really interested in doing one that focuses on marriage and being a Godly wife to our sweet husbands. Looking in to devotions is kind of overwhelming because there are so many out there and I feel it is so important to pick the right one.

We are also trying to decide if we are choosing the right subject. Does doing a bible study on marriage exclude others that may want to join in.

I guess I don't have a lot of thought on this right now but if anyone out there reading this has any input feel free to comment! I'd love to hear!

Oh and pray for us tomorrow! We have our first "official" ultrasound to do measurements and set the due date for sure! So looking forward to it!

Be a blessing to someone today!


Baby Wescoat: 12 Weeks (nope, 9)

 How far along? 9 weeks (according to the new due date!)
Total Weight gain: 0 - back down to weight from the day I found out I was pregnant
Maternity Clothes? no, but I do sit with my pants unbuttoned any chance I get :)
Stretch marks? no, I need to invest in some cocoa butter lotion to continue saying no though!
Sleep? I can't get comfortable at night and I'm already having strange dreams. I didn't think that was supposed to happen for a while!
Best moment from last week: We got to see our sweet baby! It was absolutely amazing!
Miss anything? Coffee. Not really the caffeine I just really like coffee. Hello, Decaf!
Movement? No, but I have bad muscle spasms and they are slowly moving to my belly so I kind of wonder if I'll know the difference when I do feel movement.
Food cravings? Cold stuff. Chris went and got me sherbet push pops the other day. And oreos. Yum!
Anything making me sick? Nope! Feeling SO much better! Although I never really felt bad.
Gender? For whatever reason, I think its a girl.
Labor Signs? notta
Wedding rings still on? Yep, and I just happen to absolutely love my rings. Thanks hubby!
Happy or Moody? Happy, I feel like I'm generally in a good mood. Just tired in the evenings!
Looking forward to? An "official ultrasound" on Friday. Although, the doctor thinks I may be off on my due date and that I might not be this far along actually and that is kinda sad because July 23rd is really good timing for school. We shall see!

12 Week Baby Bump


Baby Wescoat: 1st Doctor's Appointment

Ever since I found out we were expecting I just wanted to hear the words "Everything looks great!" I have been so anxious and excited but still very cautious. We finally met with our doctor yesterday and did find that "everything looks wonderful!" Wonderful is even better than great! Thank you, Lord! The doctor did a full exam and even did an "unofficial ultrasound." We finally got to see that sweet little one growing in my belly! And watch the precious little heart beating! It was such a neat moment that I have a hard time finding words to describe.

The comfort I have in knowing that at this point everything looks good really helps me to become even more excited and I am starting to grasp the reality of this. I'm going to be a Momma! I always joked with my mom that she would have a grandchild 9 months after I got married and although I was joking that isn't far off from reality now. I have always wanted to be a wife and a mother, I just didn't expect them to happen within one year!

Getting pregnant right away wasn't in "our plan" but obviously it was in God's. The shock and fear was very overwhelming for the first few weeks. As we began to slowly tell people it was almost hard to be excited. I kind of feel guilty about it even because its seems like its something that would bring excitement no matter what. Thankfully, the shock is beginning to wear off and the excitement is beginning to brew even more!

Chris has been nothing less than amazing since the moment he guessed that I was pregnant! (ha, yep he guessed, I can't hide secrets) He continually makes sure I am comfortable and feeling well. His excitement from the beginning has also been a huge blessing to me and helped me to be excited as well. Thank you, babe for looking after me and being so understanding!

Please join Chris and I as we pray for our sweet little baby!

Here is the ultrasound and a picture of me at 11 weeks. I apologize for the iPhone pic, that I look a little rough, and I'm wearing mismatched clothing. Haha!


Baby Wescoat: Week 11 (actually week 8)

I'm going to be a Momma! Ah!! Here's a quick update, a better story will come soon!

How far along? 11 weeks 2 days (8 weeks 2 days according to new due date! updated 1/13/2012)
Total weight gain: 2 pounds
Maternity clothes? no, but my pants are quite snug after I eat
Stretch marks? nope!
Sleep: I'm struggling to stay asleep all through the night. I'm exhausted most of the day so I don't have problem falling asleep but I'm waking up at 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning and struggling to fall back to sleep.
Best moment this week: Feeling like I look pregnant rather than fat :) Its getting better at least
Miss Anything? The simplicity of fixing a cold lunch meat sandwich for lunch.
Movement: Not for a bit longer. But it makes me smile just thinking about it.
Food cravings: Not really other than sweets but that's not all though strange for me :)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Raw meat smells especially awful when I first start cooking and eggs stink! But thankfully nothing is making me sick!
Gender: No clue! Although we both lean towards wanting a boy. I loved having an older brother so I think it would be great. But a healthy baby girl would be an equal joy!
Labor Signs: No way!
Symptoms: Tired and easily emotional
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Generally happy with the slight strike of emotion
Looking forward to: Our doctor appointment tomorrow. Hoping to hear little baby's heartbeat!

Please pray for Chris, myself, and of course sweet little baby as we enter in to this great adventure!