The Holman Household

Friday, July 17, 2009

16 Week Appt.

Tuesday I had my 16 week appointment. I was both excited about and dreading this appointment. I was excited to hear the heartbeat-which was very good! The heart beat was in the 140's-150's. Then, I was dreading the blood work that they had to redo because they messed up the first time! This was still just as bad as the first time, but I sat a little longer afterwards and they took 1 less vial so at least I didn't almost pass out this time. At my Dr.'s office they like for you to see all of the doctors 2 times in case they are the Dr. on call when you deliver. I already know I like 2 of the doctors and would be happy with either one of them, but I had this appointment with another Dr. this time that I really don't care for. After the appointment Brendan wasn't so sure about her either, but I told him we will just have to pray that she is not the Dr. on call when our baby is born! She didn't seem very caring or sympathetic and I wish I didn't have to see her again. We get to do the ultrasound to check the baby and find out the sex August 6th and we are really looking foward to that , but unfortunately we have to see this Dr. again! At least this will be the last time! We are counting down the days! (20 days from today!) We cannot wait to know what to buy for the baby and nursery! We are going to visit Brendan's parents in Mississippi the week after we find out and they have tons of good outlet stores near there house where we can shop for baby stuff. This will be a nice trip for us to get away from work for awhile and relax.

This past weekend we went to Beaufort for the Water Festival with Derek and Rachel. Saturday we went to the Sandbar and just hung out on the water most of the day before going out to dinner. Sunday we all went into town to check out the vendors set up for the Water Festival and shop around on Bay St. Rachel and I enjoyed the shopping a lot more than the boys, but they were good sports about it. So, after the shopping was finished we all got ice cream as a treat. We had a great time!

This weekend, we are attending Brendan's 10 year high school reunion! I keep teasing him about it telling him he is getting old (although I know he isn't). The reunion is being held in Camden and it should be a lot of fun. I am looking foward to meeting more of Brendan's high school friends even though I already know his closest ones and their wives.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

We had a great 4th of July weekend! Friday night we went to the Blowfish vs. USC alum. baseball game. Unfortunately the Gamecocks didn't win, but we had a great time and the fireworks show was pretty good. Saturday morning Brendan and I ran the Born in the USA run. We both did the 2 x 2mile relay. Brendan ran with Derek and they did a great job. I ran the relay with Kamala from our Sunday School class. We were both happy with our times and were suprised to find out that we actually won for the girls relay!! (There were only 2 girl teams, but who cares.) So we each got a medal, some strawberries and $25!! I told Brendan that the baby has won it's first race and will one day be a great runner. Haha!

Later that day we went to Lake Wateree with our friends Derek and Rachel. It was a nice day to be on the lake. Everyone went tubing (except for me) and swimming. We all got plenty of sun to show for the trip.

Sunday after church we decided to shop around some more for baby stuff to familiarize ourselves with what we like. A few weeks ago we saw a Graco traveler set on display that I just loved for a girl, but since we didn't know what we were having we of course didn't get it. We were walking through this Sunday and I told Brendan that they probably didn't even have any left since it was already on sale last time, but there it was and only 2 left... marked down the $119 from $189! I knew that if we find out it is a girl and I didn't get this stroller I would be disappointed. We checked on the return policy and it is a 90 day one so Brendan and I decided to go ahead and get it since it was such a good price and when we find out the sex in a month we can return it if we need to.

We will be busy for the next week... We are going to Beaufort this weekend for the Water Festival, Monday is my Birthday and Tuesday is my 16 week appointment!