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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Treasure Tuesday



Before I start with my treasure, I wanted to mention that I'm a guest blogger over at Overwhelmed's today. So if you want to see what I had to say go visit over there!

Treasure
My treasure is The What To Expect When You're Expecting Pregnancy Organizer. I enjoyed writing down little details from my pregnancy with Kayla, how the appointments went, what I was feeling, when I first felt her move.
Little things like:

At 10.5 wks we heard the heartbeat very briefly - how exciting!

Ultrasound at 12 wks - It was so unbelievable and amazing! We saw this tiny little human on the screen - that's our baby!

16 weeks and 6 days - Today at work, sitting at the computer, I felt what was like a poke inside my tummy! It caught me by surprise as this was something a little harder then the "flutters" I thought I was feeling. I felt it 3 more times and had to call Joe at work to share the news.

26 weeks - Tonight my stomach looked as if I swallowed a bag of Mexican jumping beans!

31 weeks - I can't believe how often this baby gets hiccups!

38 weeks and 5 days (this was my last entry in the journal as Kayla was born the next day!) We finally finished the nursery this weekend and it looks pretty good! Last night I had some cramp-type feelings. I don't think it was BH contractions because it felt different, but it wasn't in any pattern either - just off and on. I'll find out tomorrow if I'm any more dilated. (I had a regular appt scheduled the next day.)

I'm so thankful I have this to look back on, because I wouldn't be able to remember all those details without it!

Go visit Faith, creator of "Treasure Tuesday" to read about other treasures.

28 comments:

Deb said...

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts when you where pregnant. It brought back a flood of memories of when I was pregnant with my youngest.

Kayla is a little treasure!

Stephanie said...

Aww how sweet! I can't wait until I get preggo so I can enjoy all those little memories and all those things to treasure!! I have a book ready to go though!

mum2brady said...

Awww - I love it :) You will treasure that for always Michelle!

Beck said...

That's beautiful! I've kept my calendars from each pregnancy year - just straight-forward calendars with doctor's appointments and such on them.

Pamela said...

Awe, that is so wonderful to have all those memories written down in one place so you can share with Kayla, as she is a little treasure. :) Thanks for the tag, I did it.

Jessica said...

What a wonderful treasure! I have my blog to look back on my pregnancy with Joey.

Much More Than A Mom said...

What a wonderful treasure!

Faith said...

Awwww, i loved this!!! Thanks for sharing! It is so totally sweet!

chelle said...

I kept the same for Becca and once we see the heart beat will do the same for this one. I totally agree it is the perfect treasure!

Sandra said...

Wonderful, I also talked about my treasure being a book, isn't it amazing how books can become our treasures in happy or difficult times?

Thanks for sharing Michelle :)

K.T. says peace said...

I wish I had done something like that when I was pregnant.

Catch said...

How nice that you have that all worte down Michelle. I wish I had done the same thing with the 3 of mine. It would be fun to look back on.

Tracey said...

Oh yeah, a journal from pregnancy is the best.

Overwhelmed! said...

Michelle,

Thanks for being one of my guest bloggers while I was gone. As always, your post was wonderful!

The organizer that you mention in this post sounds neat. I think I'll recommend it to a friend of mine that is due in February.

DeAnna said...

That is a wonderful treasure! I've never been great about journaling, but now with the girls, I try to write more down because I don't want to forget any of it!

rnp said...

What a wonderful treasure. I am sure you will remember these things always. Being pregnant was the most amazing feeling for me--each and every time. There is nothing in the world like it!

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Anonymous said...

Hello. Prompt how to get acquainted with the girl it to me to like. But does not know about it
I have read through one history
Each of you has your personal story; it is your history. Keeping a diary or writing your feelings in a special notebook is a wonderful way to learn how to think and write about who you are -- to develop your own identity and voice.

People of all ages are able to do this. Your own history is special because of your circumstances: your cultural, racial, religious or ethnic background. Your story is also part of human history, a part of the story of the dignity and worth of all human beings. By putting opinions and thoughts into words, you, too, can give voice to your inner self and strivings.

A long entry by Anne Frank on April 5, 1944, written after more than a year and a half of hiding from the Nazis, describes the range of emotions 14-year-old Anne is experiencing:

". . . but the moment I was alone I knew I was going to cry my eyes out. I slid to the floor in my nightgown and began by saying my prayers, very fervently. Then I drew my knees to my chest, lay my head on my arms and cried, all huddled up on the bare floor. A loud sob brought me back down to earth, and I choked back my tears, since I didn't want anyone next door to hear me . . .

"And now it's really over. I finally realized that I must do my school work to keep from being ignorant, to get on in life, to become a journalist, because that's what I want! I know I can write. A few of my stories are good, my descriptions of the Secret Annex are humorous, much of my diary is vivid and alive, but . . . it remains to be seen whether I really have talent . . .

"When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived! But, and that's a big question, will I ever be able to write something great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer? I hope so, oh, I hope so very much, because writing allows me to record everything, all my thoughts, ideals and fantasies.

"I haven't worked on Cady's Life for ages. In my mind I've worked out exactly what happens next, but the story doesn't seem to be coming along very well. I might never finish it, and it'll wind up in the wastepaper basket or the stove. That's a horrible thought, but then I say to myself, "At the age of 14 and with so little experience, you can't write about philosophy.' So onward and upward, with renewed spirits. It'll all work out, because I'm determined to write! Yours, Anne M. Frank

For those of you interested in reading some of Anne Frank's first stories and essays, including a version of Cady's Life, see Tales From the Secret Annex (Doubleday, 1996). Next: Reviewing and revising your writing

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