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FC: My Pregnancy Journal

1: First comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then Comes the baby in the baby carriage..

2: Mommy's Story Full Name: Brittney Leigh Graves/Rood When & Where I was born: March 1, 1990 @ University Medical Center Jackson, MS Time1:28 p.m Weight: 7 pounds 3 oz Length:19 in. Siblings: Jon Aaron Graves Favorite Food: Party Food Favorite Hangout: Church/Mall/Movies Three Words to describe me: patient, kind, loving My Earliest Memory: When I was three, Daddy and I would watch the news and COPS when he got off work. My Favorite Childhood Memory: Going to Liberty Land in TN every summer

3: Daddy's Story Full Name: Cody Lee Rood When & Where I was born: February 6,1988 @ Athens Limestone Hospital Athens, AL Time:10:02a.m Weight:8lb Length:19in. Siblings: Samantha Denise Rood Favorite Food: Pizza & Breakfast Favorite Hangout: Deere camp, the house Three Words to describe me: Kind, Giving, Smart My Earliest Memory: When I was in kindergarten I asked Landon to be my friend. My Favorite Childhood Memory: Killing Deer with Dad, Squirrel hunting

4: Mommy's Family Tree Mom: Cynthia Marie Cutrer Dad: Henry Leon Graves Grananny: Nancy Christine Crowe Mamaw: Barbara MargaretTurner Papaw: James Henry Cutrer Papaw: Charles Douglas Graves Gawgy: Annie Mae Crowe Mama Janie: Janie Drury Gramps: Reventer Lee Crowe Papa Johnnie: Johnnie Grammer Grandma Cutrer: Hettie Ruth Dunn Grandma Graves: Myrtle Marie Papaw Cutrer: John Wallace Cutrer Papaw Graves: Lester Leon Daddy's Family Tree Mom: Sherry Denise McWhirter Dad: Gregory Eugene Rood Mamaw: Rocine Mcwhirter Grandma: Virginia Ann Cronier Papaw: Papaw: David Eugene Rood Grandma: Gwendolyn Dickens Cronier Papaw: Sidney Delmas Cronier Grandma: Raymond Jay Rood Grandpa: Irma Leora Yunker Mother: Sherry McWhirter Father: Gregory Eugene Rood Mamaw: Rocine McWhirter Grandma: Virginia Cronier Papaw: Papaw:David Eugene Rood Grandma: Irma Leora Yunker Grandpa: Jay Rood

6: Imagining Motherhood The number of children I thought I would have and why: two, I grew up in a family with 2 children. I wanted this many boys and girls: 1 boy, 1 girl Qualities I feel will make me a great mother: I am a very patient person and I love kids. Fond memories of my own mother: Every night before bed she would tuck us in, "night, love you, sweet dreams, see you in the morning" Qualities I look for in a father to my child: christian role model, patient, loving, supportive Baby names I have always liked: Emarie Nicole, Dilain Scott, Ella Mae, Parker Lee The age I imagined I would have my first child: Early twenties

7: The number of children I though I would have and why: just one, it's expensive to have kids. I wanted this many boys and girls: Doesn't matter as long as it's healthy. Qualities I feel will make me a great father: good disciplinary, smart, i trained luke so hopefully I can train a child. Fond memories of my own father: Hunting, going to deer camp Qualities I look for in a mother to my child: Patience, Love Baby names I have always liked: Joel, Frank, Bill, Pete The age I imagined I would have my first child: twenties or thirties | Imagining Fatherhood

8: Visions of Sugarplums My pregnancy was planned or a surprise? both I first began thinking about having a baby: about 5 months after Cody and I got married Why I wanted to have a baby: I have always loved kids and I felt like it was time for us to open that chapter in our life. When I imagined my life with a baby, I felt: anxious and excited Traits I hope my baby will inherit from me: my nose, ears & hair Traits I hope the baby will inherit from its father: eyes, smile, high metabolism Personality Characteristics I hope my baby will inherit: love, work ethic, brains from her father, patience from me

9: Making a Baby with love

10: I'm Expecting! I first thought I might be pregnant because: I was late on my cycle. Day and place when I first suspected: Saturday June 19th on the way home from Brandon. How I confirmed my pregnancy: I took 2 tests. Once my pregnancy was confirmed, I felt: overwhelmed/ shocked/ excited I was overjoyed because: we had been trying a while and were starting to wonder if something was wrong. I was nervous because: I have never been pregnant before. The first thing I did was: Kiss Cody..

12: Family and Friends' Reactions The first person I told about my pregnancy: Cody How the first person I told reacted to the news: He was very excited. My parents' reactions: Mom- overly excited Dad- said he figured it was coming soon His parents' reactions: both excited My close friends' reactions: yay!Everyone said we are going to make great parents!

14: Hoping, Wishing, Dreaming... I am most looking forward to: holding you for the first time I am most nervous about: bringing you home I am most excited about: decorating the nursery I am least excited about: labor Important people who will help me: Family, Friends, Clients My Shoulder to lean on: Cody

15: 8/13/2011 Us at Landon's Wedding (7 weeks pregnant)

16: First Doctor's Visit Date & location: Tues July 26, 2011 @ Vicksburg Womens care Clinic Before my first appointment I felt: Nervous & excited My Doctor: Joseph D. Austin M.D I chose my doctor because: Highly recommended Procedure Performed: Urine Sample, blood work, pap Baby's progress: good, come back in 2 wks for sonogram Notes: Projected due date: March 21st; 6 wks pregnant

17: Pea in a Pod During the first weeks, I felt: normal, , just more hungry than usual. My mood: Moody! My energy: Drained! My skin: Normal My body: Bloated! Any Sickness: some nausea, but no actual sickness! My appetite :increased! Hungry every four hours. Strangest food I crave: Nothing so far. My new favorite food: Breakfast Foods Food I can't touch!: pasta, Italian, and seafood

18: First Glimpses Before my ultrasound I felt: Excited to get to see the baby for the first time! The ultrasound revealed: A healthy baby with a normal heartbeat. My reaction when I first saw the baby: it's so little, it looks like a peanut My reaction when I heard the heartbeat: great feeling! My partner's reaction: He saw the baby on the screen before I did and I saw his face light up and he started smiling. Any Surprises?: I was told I have some blood in my uterus, but the doctor said it's common. After the scan, I felt: ready for the next one!

20: My Progress My first trimester weight: 126 When I first started to show: around 13 weeks Biggest change in my body: belly Most significant change in my life: being more careful The hardest thing to get used to: acid reflux What I am doing to stay healthy: Watching what I eat

21: September 2011 13 weeks

22: My first trimester, looking back most memorable day: second sonogram most memorable moment: when someone first asked when I was due (cracker barrel) most unexpected occurrence: body changes my favorite part about being a new pregnant mom: knowing you have a child growing inside of you A special moment my partner and I shared: Every doctor visit (getting to see/ hear the baby's heart beat)

24: 10/18/11 17 weeks

25: Learning & Growing This trimester I am hoping: to start shopping! I am most looking forward to: finding out what we are having I am most nervous about: getting huge I am most excited about: decorating the nursery Something amazing I've learned so far: that you have leg/back pain when pregnant

26: Bun in the oven My mood: happier My energy: heightened My cravings: lemons, chocolate milk, waffle house! My back: HURTS! My feet: about the same The first time I felt the baby kick: week of 10/26/11 When the baby moved, I felt: a thump in my belly First person I let feel the baby: His or her reaction:

27: Saturday October 29th 18.5 Weeks

28: Belly Boutique | The first day I wore maternity clothes: in my first trimenster What I wore: Maternity jeans from oldnavy My favorite maternity store: Old Navy Outfit that makes me feel cute: stretchy pink shirt with black sweater & scarf, jeans & boots Most comfortable outfit: micky mouse fitted tee and black stretchy pants Least comfortable article of clothing: jeans in general

30: Pink or | Blue? | My partner and I decided we did or did not want to know the baby's sex because: I wanted to be able to plan and he was anxious to find out The decision was: We would find out and have an announcement party for friends and family I predicted the sex to be: girl My partner predicted the sex to be: boy who was correct: Cody

31: It 's | a | ? | We moved and we are having a baby! | 1:00 | | 5th Nov.| 2011 | The home of Cody + Brittney 350 Roy Young Rd. | You are cordially invited to come see our new home and see if baby Rood is a | BOY or Girl | wear pink or blue to cast your vote for a boy or girl!

34: My Progress My second trimester weight: 148 Waist: 40in. Most significant change in my life: waist size The hardest thing to get used to: leg pains Biggest change in my body: my belly Biggest change in the baby: he is kicking like crazy Suggestions my doctor had for me: use a body pillow for leg cramps


37: Nov. 17th- 19th Weekend Road trip to Grandma Virginia's and Mamaw Ro's in Alabama.

40: Small Group Christmas Party

41: 12/11/2011 25 weeks

42: Christmas Eve Breakfast

43: Christmas Eve afternoon

44: Christmas Eve 2011 27 weeks

45: My Second Trimester Looking Back | One of the Best days I had: Finding out what Parker was One of the toughest days I had: Just leg and back pain A funny memory this trimester: Cody feeling parker "kick the crap out of him." A day my partner and I really bonded: The day we found out parker was a boy My favorite part about this trimester: Parker growing and me feeling him kick more and more.

46: The Home Stretch | My wishes for my last trimester include: A healthy, happy labor and baby boy. I am most looking forward to: Holding Parker for the first time. I am most nervous about: labor pain I am most excited about: Finally seeing what he looks like I think the biggest change in the final trimester will be: My body How I plan to relax before my due date: Get a pedi!

48: Ready to Pop! | How my body continues to change: gaining weight and getting stretch marks My mood: anxious, nervous My energy: tired My appetite: HUGE! My cravings: orange juice, sonic, sausage and biscuits My sleep: not very good..

49: January 15th, 2012 31 weeks

50: My Plan | I have selected the following birthing method: natural (hopefully without an epideral) Where I will give birth: River Region Hospital Vicksburg, MS People who will be present at the birth: Cody Rood My hopes for delivery: that I can do it without an epideral and the baby and I will be healthy

52: My weight: Waist: My baby's features that I can clearly see: Baby's movement?: Baby's hiccups?: Any early Contractions?: The most exciting new change: | OUR PROGRESS

54: Taking care of me | Ways I am pampering myself: Relaxing A special treat was: The day before my birthday I got a spa Pedi What I'm learning in prenatal or parenting class: Cody and I learned A LOT about what to expect Most surprising thing I learned: Not to use baby powder How my partner is helping me: Lots of love and comfort

56: My Perfect Nursery | My nursery's theme: owls and polka dots Colors I chose: blue, brown, green and gray Where I shopped: amazon, Target and Walmart My favorite part about my baby's room: his crib and pictures on the wall The most fun part of designing the nursery: being creative

58: All for you, my child | Favorite toy I chose for my baby:Elephant Lovie Favorite Outfit: Elephant onesie Favorite Blanket: Brown with colored polkadots Favorite bath toys: rubber ducks We were so blessed by family and friends to recieve everything we needed for you

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