S: My Pregnancy
BC: I carry your heart.... | I carry it in my heart | here is the deepest secret nobody knows here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart....
FC: I carry your heart with me | i carry it in my heart; i am never without it | anywhere i go, you go,my dear;and whatever is done | by only me is your doing,my darling...
1: One cold November day I lost my first pregnancy to a miscarriage. I was devastated and after that day I wanted to be a mother so badly. For 2 long years Dad & I tried to have a baby. After many disappointments & heartache I starting giving up. Grandpa Glen and Uncle Josh gave me a special blessing. They blessed me that I would have a strong & healthy body; also that I would be able to become pregnant. I felt so comforted & knew I would be a mom one day.
2: How We Found Out | Early Christmas Eve morning before anyone woke up, I took a pregnancy test. I was afraid to look at it right away, worried about the disappointment I'd feel if it was negative. I prayed so hard that morning that I would be pregnant & also that if I wasn't I could have strength to not be too devastated during Christmas. Finally I checked the test. It was POSITVE! I was so happy I burst into tears! I had never felt that much happiness in my life! I slipped a note into Dad's Christmas present telling him I was pregnant & gave it to him early! He was so excited & couldn't believe we were finally going to have a baby!
3: How We Told Our Family & Friends | I told my side of the family & Reagan & Stetson on Christmas morning Later that night we went to Aunt Brandie's house. She told me to drink Orange Juice because it's good for me & rubbed my tummy! She had a dream about you a few days before that was so real, she just knew I was pregnant! We told Grandma & Grandpa Smith & Dad's family the next day. We wrapped a ribbon around my belly with a card that said "Merry Christmas Grandma & Grandpa! I will meet you in 2012! Everyone was over joyed!
4: First Ultrasound: 6 Weeks
5: Second Ultrasound: 10 Weeks | First Ultrasounds
6: 10 Weeks | Cravings: PB & J, Icecream, Pasta, Italian Food, Potatoes, Naked Juice, & fruits especially blueberries. Can't Eat: Mexican Food
7: 15 Weeks | Cravings: Veggie Basket from the White Owl, Papa John's Pizza, & Big J's Strawberry shakes
8: Girl: Reagan Grandma Cathy Grandma Rebecca Grandma Berneice Aunt Amanda Aunt Alyssa Aunt Nicole Aunt Liz Uncle Josh Ashlie Kiya Taylor Gracie | Boy or Girl?! Take a Guess... | Boy: Me Dad Stetson Grandpa Glen Grandpa Jim Grandpa Rick Grandma Daela Uncle Dusty Uncle Tuna Aunt Brandie Aunt Karlee Colten Trevor Xander Tenley Kylee
9: Names I like... | Girl: Kwintzy Tayleigh Kamzlei Kaezlei Taezlei Krimsyn Brynleigh Tayleia | Boy: Kanyon” Korbin Kamzen Kendrix
10: April | 3 Find out Gender
11: The Results...
12: Progress | The 3D Ultrasound was so amazing! I cried when I saw your little face! Dad, Reagan, Grandma Cathy, & Daela were there, which made it even more special. I was surprised to find out "It's a girl"! Afterward we went shopping to choose your first outfit!
13: It's A Girl!!!!! | Aunt Karlee & Alyssa are so excited!!
14: 20 Weeks
15: I'm now at the halfway point in my pregnancy! I'm so excited to meet & hold you! I dream of singing you to sleep at night & for you to become the main focus of my life! I'm getting busy planning your nursery & making blankets, burp cloths, & bibs. I want to be as prepared as I can for your arrival! I love being able to feel you move & kick now! Keep growing my precious baby girl! | i fear no fate, for you are my fate,my sweet | i want no world, for beautiful,you are my world,my true, | and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant | and whatever a sun will always sing is you...
16: April 19th: I went to the dentist today for a cleaning. They used a tool that made a high pitched squeal. As soon as it was turned on, I felt the hardest kick I have felt so far. You were moving around like crazy the whole time it was on. It made me realize you really can hear in there & you did not like that sound!
17: April 26: My 24th Birthday! The best present I have ever had is having you growing inside me!
19: I'm not the only one pregnant! Ashlie, Brandi, Shalee, Tyree, & Gina are expecting babies too.... & they are all girls!!! You will have friends & a cousin close to your age!
20: I turned 25 Weeks on Mother's Day! I went to church with my family & spent the day with Grandma Cathy & Great Grandma Rebecca! I can't wait until next Mother's Day, because I'll officially be a mother myself! | 25 Weeks
21: I turned 30 weeks on Father's Day! Grandpa Glen gave me a blessing. He blessed me that I be healthy & my body would do all the right things in labor. He also blessed me that you would be a happy, healthy baby. | 30 Weeks
22: Our new home | On June 2nd we moved into our new home in Preston! Now I can start getting your nursery ready!
23: 505 S Applewood Drive
24: Progress | July 6th-8th was the family reunion at Grandma & Grandpa Smith's house. We had lots of fun in the sun. Aunt Brandie took lots of cute pregnancy pictures. | Mommy & Daddy
26: My belly is getting so big! I have been starting to have back pain & got a few stretch marks on my lover belly! But it is all worth it because I know it is getting closer to the day you will be born! I have been working hard on projects for your nursery & it is almost ready for you! | 35 Weeks
27: July 28th was my 1st shower. So many friends & family came! I got a lot of fun gifts for you including the rocking chair I wanted!!!
28: August 11th was my shower at Tami's house! They had the cutest & most creative decor! It was a blast & I got the cutest stuff for you!
29: We played some fun games! Everyone made a baby out of taffy! I was the judge & Abby won the cutest baby!
31: Slippers & Robe for Mommy! | August 15th was my work shower at Gateway Medical | A Walmart Gift Card &Itzy Bitzy Yellow Poka Dot Bikini
32: The Nursery...
33: 40 Weeks | The day before my due date! I'm very anxious for you to arrive! I have been trying everything to go into labor including long walks, a crazy fourwheeler ride. jumping stairs, & today I went to get my feet zoned. I hope it starts my labor soon! I can't wait to see what you look like!
34: The Story of your...
35: August 26th | 8:10 p.m. | 20 inches | 7 lbs 3 oz
36: Progress | Kwintzy Nicole Thomas
37: We love you!!!
38: Progress | My pregnancy was coming to an end & I was very anxious for you to arrive safely. The thought of going over my due date petrified me, as I thought of my still-born sister Pristine. The day before my due date I went to get my feet zoned by Stephanie. The experience was one I will never forget; it was both emotional & spiritual. A peaceful calm came over me as I left & I had faith you would be born a healthy baby girl! My fears faded! The next morning I woke up to small contractions. Walking around our beautiful neighborhood not only gave me a moment to think of the journey that was ahead of me, but strengthened my contractions. Back at home I had Dad time them; 5 1/2 minutes apart...It's time to go to the hospital! At 12:30 pm we were admitted. I was full of excitement! I learned I was dilated to a 3 but after an hour I hadn't progressed. Dr. Kirkman sadly was out of town, so Dr. Fowers came to break my water. The contractions came on much stronger then, but daddy held my hand & Grandma Cathy helped me breathe. I was ready for the epidural when the anesthesiologist came in!!! It didn't hurt a bit! Right away the contractions were painless & I could relax. Soon Aunt Brandie came. We all talked & laughed, waiting for you to make your appearance!
39: It was a beautiful sunny, blue skied Sunday & I had a gorgeous view of the Logan Mountains from my hospital room! The perfect day for my perfect miracle to be born! I was dilated to a 10 in what seemed like no time! Let's push! Aunt Brandie coached me as I pushed just a few times. "We need to wait for the Dr or I'm going to catch this baby." the nurse said. Dr. Fowers rushed in to deliver you! I joked with him, the nurses, Auntie, & Daddy as I pushed a few more times. INDESCRIBABLE feelings flooded my whole body when I looked down to see you for the 1st time! The 1st cry...I burst into tears of the most wonderful happiness I had ever felt. You had arrived.. & was placed immediately onto my chest. You snuggled up to my neck & stopped crying. You were calm & looked over at your daddy! A loving & happy world you came into & I know you could feel it! Grandma Cathy & Daela were right outside the curtain & came running in to see your gorgeous face! Right away you were a strong, tough girl! You nursed in the delivery room & wanted to hold your head up on your own. Kwintzy, I will never be able to put into words the love I have for you!!! My life was made complete from the exact second you were born!