Week 22 – Doctor’s Appointment

Today was my monthly check up to see how little Bradley is doing. Over this past weekend I had a really rough time. Saturday I was not feeling well at all. From the time I got up I didn’t feel good and after I ate I only felt worse. I laid down on the couch and rested but it didn’t get better like I thought it would. I got to the point that I couldn’t move, talk or anything. Physically I felt like I had blacked out but mentally I didn’t. It last about an hour and then after that I was just really weak all day. I ended up laying around the rest of the day and not doing anything. Sunday I had some Braxton Hicks, so I had plenty to talk about with the doctor.
I have gained 2 lbs since last month, so far I have gained 8 lbs total. Since I had gained so much weight before this pregnancy I am really letting the number on the scale bother me so hearing 8 lbs so far makes it sound A LOT better. But after I had Noah my doctor told me I needed to gain 20 lbs before I got pregnant again and I did just that.
My iron was low so she put me on iron pills. Honestly I am surprised it hasn’t been low before now. With all of my pregnancies my iron has been low. I had to take iron pills when I was pregnant with Noah and afterwards when I was breastfeeding so here goes to probably over a year of iron pills but if it makes me feel better than I have YAY!!
My blood pressure was good. I had wondered if my blood pressure had been low Saturday when everything happened because through out this pregnancy my blood pressure has been low and it has made me feel just not right.
Since I have had some Braxton Hick’s she went ahead and checked my cervix but everything was good. I have a lot of pain and heaviness but she said that is because (1) this is pregnancy #3 and (2) I am carrying him low. I just have to take it easy and get off my feet when it starts bothering me.
She said Bradley probably had a growth spurt because I am measuring farther along than I should be. I didn’t ask how far along; however, at my appointment last month I was measuring a week farther along than my due date.
She went ahead and did some blood work to make sure everything is ok after Saturday. If it happens again I am suppose to call. I probably should have Saturday but when it was going on I couldn’t and even if Adam had of called I couldn’t have gotten ready to go in. Then once I finally started feeling a little better I was like I don’t want to spend my Saturday at the hospital and they would have made me come in to make sure everything was ok. Next month I have the one hour sugar test done.

Sunroom Project

Now that I have gotten past the first trimester of my pregnancy I have more energy and I am ready to get back to my many projects around our house. I decided the first room I’d really like to finish is the sunroom. It is the kids’ playroom and I know they would love to finally have everything done in there that we talked about in the spring.
This room is usually a complete mess. They will pick it up but that usually means just throwing everything where ever and then they can’t find anything when they are looking for it. So today we went through the room and got it all cleaned up. I have one plastic tub that I need to go through and I have decided since it is stuff they have done without for so long that it is probably not anything that is missed. I am going to go through it and probably pull out some stuff but for the most part it is all going in the trash or to be donated.
My girls have ALOT of dress up, baby doll and Barbie stuff. Today we went through the baby dolls and they both selected baby dolls that they could live without and we filled up a trash bag with baby dolls to donate and they still have tons. That doesn’t include the baby dolls and stuffed animals they have in their bedroom. I think when I get to the project of the girls’ bedroom I’d like to work towards getting the baby doll stuff out of the sunroom and in their bedroom. Alyssa keeps everything and when I say everything I mean even the trash. I am trying to teach her (and the other two) when something is broken and can’t be fixed it needs to be thrown away. I was proud of all three of them today. They all threw away stuff that was broken. Of course I did use the “if we don’t get rid of some of this stuff then you won’t have any room for anything new for Christmas”.
I have a few small things I’d like to finish like getting my husband to nail down the extension cord to the air condition, hang my colorful picture frames (my husband so kindly painted for me this spring) and hang the speakers to the radio/CD player that is in there. Hopefully I can get him to do all of those things by the end of next weekend. ***Hint Hint***
Now I just need to find a good pattern for a table cloth then I can make the table cloth and curtains and I’ll be almost done with the sunroom. Well, actually then I look around in there and end up finding something else I want to do in there but that will pretty much finish up everything I want to do in there right now.


Anyone that knows me knows I love to blog and journal. If you look in my night stand I have tons of journals. Writing is a way I enjoy expressing myself and it helps to get all the thoughts out of my head and on paper. I recently decided to change from a blog that is specialized in one part of my life to a blog that covers everything. Because of my OCD I have always started a blog that is just for pregnancy or just for crafts but this time I decided I’d make one for everything.
For those of you who don’t know my name is Sheena Lynn but everyone calls me Sheena. I am 20 something years old. I lost count somewhere around 25 and whenever anyone ask me how old I am (usually its one of my children) I always have to think about it and do the math to figure it out so we’ll just say I’m 20 something years old. I am one of a bunch of children, seven to be exact. But because of the age gaps everyone always thinks I’m an only child. My oldest brother Rhett died two years before I was born with cancer at the age of 17. My next two siblings Bill and Salena are 14 and 16 years older than me. I have two step brothers who have never lived with me but they are my brothers. They didn’t come into my family till I was 16 years old and they are both about 10-15 years older than me. Finally is my baby sister, Nevesha, who isn’t really a baby anymore but she is 8 years younger than me so she will always be my baby.
I am happily married to my best friend Adam. We met my 25th birthday, so maybe thats why I remember turning 25. After about 7 months of dating he proposed and a year later we got married on March 13, 2011.
We have three beautiful children and number four on the way. Ok, so I know the math doesn’t add up to have three children together but I rarely tell anyone anything different except when I have to explain the age with them. Our oldest is Alyssa Ceyenne who was born June 28, 2004. She is a girlie girl and always asking questions. She is very motherly and loving to her young sibilings. Our second child is Noah Christopher who was born August 25, 2005. He is a laid back easy going boy who loves to lay around and watch TV and play video games. Our third child is Taylor Jayde who was born December 7, 2005. She is a tomboy who loves to play and have fun. She is always climbing a tree or on top of the playhouse in the back yard. I rarely tell anyone that Taylor is my step-daughter till I have to explain how I have two of the same age that aren’t twins. We are expecting a son to be named Adam Bradley Jr. on March 18th. We plan to call him Bradley.
I am always on the go. If my life wasn’t hectic busy I don’t think it would be normal for me. I work full time as a legal assistant, both of my girls are in dance class and I am the PTO President at my children’s school on top of all my regular stuff from just housework, homework, etc. Even though I rarely find time for it these days I love to craft and I always have some type of project I want to work on at my house.