I went there! I directed a Children's play. Probably not the wisest thing a grumpy pregnant woman should do ... but I think, I THINK, the kids loved it! Despite my ill nature!
Love these PEOPLE!!
It was such a cute drama. It was about a girl who was in a Christmas play and fell asleep right before it started and had this dream. Her dad was a car salesman and wasn't sure he could make it to her play. Her dream was about her Dad owning a "Camel" lot (instead of car lot). And all the shepherds, wisemen, and other people in town for the census convincing her dad he must go see this baby born in the manger.
The kids were amazing. They danced and sang their little hearts out. They made me so very proud.
Anna got sick the day of the drama. She was in the church bathroom throwing up and she did about half her lines and then slipped off stage. She was miserable. She worked so hard and knew every line and every song and dance only to have to sit out. My heart just broke for her. I thought it was her nerves but she never got better. She quit throwing up but her stomach was still hurting so bad she couldn't go or do anything. When she wasn't better by Wednesday I took her to the Doctor and she has acid reflux with gastritis. POOR THING! She has had to be on meds and a special diet so her stomach can heal. I was so glad it wasn't her nerves! She is so my child. Our nerves hold us back from being super stars. ha!!
13 weeks and I'm finally making it to the Doctor. So it's not my favorite place to be and this is the 5th kid. What is the rush?
Benefit of going at 13 weeks. An ultrasound!! And wow...it revealed a beautiful baby ... no grain of rice, no round circle ... PERFECT BABY!! Just precious!
Jason had gone to the visit with me but as we waited to get the ultrasound it started to get late and he had to pick up the kids from school. He missed it. And we had decided we were not going to find out if we are having a boy or a girl. So, in the sonogram room with the tech, she asks me AT 13 WEEKS... You want me to see if I can tell you if it's a boy or a girl. I really wanted to cheat. If I was a good secret keeper I totally would have taken her up on the offer. But I told her we had decided we weren't going to find out. So she wouldn't tell me without Jason! But how fun would have have been...to find out so soon?!?
The baby was very still...hoping for a calm child. Measured right on schedule (due June 17). It also had it's hands up at it's face just like the way Anna sucked her thumb. So sweet. Anna said, I thought we would just see the baby, not see how it was like one of us. SWEET! I love that the big kids can realize they have character even in the womb. Such a beautiful thing.
It was a very exciting day! And after telling my doctor how I didn't like coming all that much he let me wait 6 weeks before I have to go back. Then, we would do the big sonogram... 18 weeks! WHOOP!
I'm very happily married to Jason Dollar for 9 years now!! AMAZING! Time flies. I'm Noah, Anna, and Mary, and Isaac's Mom - Lovin' that too! I thank God for his MANY blessings for His provisions!! They are abundant!