Thursday, July 26, 2007

8 months and feeling great

A pregnancy update for all of you out there who are curious...

I had a check-up yesterday afternoon, and everything is going well (my blood pressure is on the low end of the healthy range, Uncle Pat). : ) My doctor prodded around my stomach to see if she could tell what position the baby is in - she's head down (that's a good thing!), feet in the rib cage. Seriously, I had no idea that this little one would be able to literally kick me in the ribs, but there are times when I just want to stand up and push her back down. I guess I do have it easier, though, since I am so tall - she's got lots of room to stretch out.

Kristy told me that some anonymous family members have been wondering how much weight I've gained, and although I hate to admit it, I guess for pregnancy it's not a bad thing: 22 pounds. So I'm right in the healthy range.

I asked my doctor again if it's O.K. that I'm still working at 32 weeks, and she said it's fine. So, again, I guess I'll keep doing it as long as I'm feeling good. I'm actually 33 1/2 weeks according to my doctor, but they measure by the date of my last period - I'm gaging it by the conception date. Only 6 weeks left to go! Keep us in your prayers. And no, we still don't have names. Sorry.

On another note, Tom's 14-year old sister Madeline left on Wednesday for the summer retreat program in Rhode Island sponsored by the Regnum Christi high school for girls, Immaculate Conception Academy. This summer program is a time for the girls to come experience the life of the school for a summer - and they have a great time doing it! Then, at the end of the summer, each girl can decide if she'd like to stay for the upcoming school year. It's a huge step in faith for Maddy, so I ask you to keep her in your prayers as well.

God bless you!


Erin said...

That is so great that you are still feeling so well and everything looks good. Gosh...22 pounds...lucky!! I feel like I have already put on that many. It is amazing what the body can handle. With Angel, my last couple months I had such swollen feet and hands (doc said didn't help I was short) and yet the blood pressure and stuff never went out of the healthy range...thank the Lord! So...hang in there you are almost there!!

Tom & Carrie Herring said...

Thanks so much, Erin. I appreciate the encouragement. Even though I'm feeling great (considering that I am 8 mos. pregnant), I'm feeling like I'm in the home stretch and wanting to be done with this adventure of being pregnant and on to the new adventure of having a baby around here!

LeeAnn Balbirona said...

Just wanted to say Hi and congrats on your upcoming baby. I'm the RE coordinator for Holy Cross parish in Lake Stevens just south of you. Glad to see some vibrant orthodox voices nearby. :)
St. Mary is a beautiful church. Y'all are so lucky!

Tom & Carrie Herring said...

Thanks, Leeann. We were very blessed to be able to get married at St. Mary's! We actually live further south than you now, in Port Orchard. But we attend another wonderful and orthodox parish at Our Lady Star of the Sea in Bremerton. Thanks for the pregnancy wishes! Only a few weeks left to go now!