Life is a test. We are not present on earth to just exist; we are here to learn. Life is a lesson. Love one another unconditionally. Love thyself unconditionally. We spend our whole lives learning to do this. Some succeed and some never have a clue. I'm trying. Love my fellow man. Don't react and don't always have to be right. This is one I'll have to work on for the rest of my life. Appreciate each day and recognize positive and negative as a part of life's experiences. Look around me and see life at it's best. The joys of living come as you strive to achieve your dreams. Its the quality of each day that is important, not the distant dream once achieved. Teach and nurture my children. You can never give them too much love. -Randa Jex 1/1/94

Friday, December 24


I feel like I am overflowing with joy this year! God has blessed us in so many ways this year- Our family and friends are in good health, Cory married an amazing woman and mother and we now have 2 new nieces and 2 nephews, we get to see our sweet niece Julia Claire pretty often and love seeing her grow into a smart and adorable little girl, we have loving and supportive parents and siblings, we have great jobs and hobbies that are fulfilling, and we have been given a little miracle that we are continuously thankful for. We hope this finds each of you having a wonderful Christmas full of family, love, laughter, and your own little miracles...whatever they may be.

11 weeks
Our sweet little love bug...look at that sweet profile and perfect toes!

these are 4D pictures, really cool how the doc can probe in and show me the placenta and umbilical cord and how it all fits is amazing!

I'm 11 weeks! (1st Trimester)
How many weeks/days remaining: 29 weeks

Expected Due Date: July 15, 2011

Next Dr. Appointment: January 19

Size of baby: Baby Jex is the size of a large lime...2"

Baby Heartbeat: 180 BPM (right on target!)

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Lost 2 lbs. I was dumbfounded because I have been eating everything in site and the doctor said I need to gain 6 by the next visit..I need to be +4lbs from my beginning weight. How come when you try not to gain weight it packs right on and when you are actually trying to gain weight it just won't happen. Dr. said I am fine for now but to focus on eating more. Looks like I need to move back into the Phi Mu sorority house for a few weeks.

Maternity Clothes: Not yet

Gender: We will find out in 8 weeks

Sickness: I wish I could post the same thing I did 2 weeks ago but unfortunately I got my fair share of sickness...I have been flat on my back sick this week. Nauseated every evening around 8...then the past few days hourly sickness through the entire night accompanied that. Dr. prescribed Phenegran and that has helped the past 2 nights but I still feel very uneasy. Dr. said he thinks this will subside in Tri2...2 more weeks!

Workout: Working out 3-4 times a week with the exception of this week and being so sick.

Movement: Not that I can feel however during the sonogram Baby J started kicking its legs and moving its arms. Simply amazing!

Sleep: Really hard to fall asleep because of the nausea however most nights I sleep through the night.

Pregnancy Highlights: Genuine Sympathy-- when I was sick I got so many kind words and messages from other woman who had been there, encouraging me and letting me know about their pregnancies. One of my friends even brought me (all the way from TN when visiting for the holidays) a few boxes of nausea decreasing candy and chews that worked for her. Women, and MEN, have been so understanding and thoughtful.

What I miss: Still miss that clear skin...and fresh (raw) tuna. But that's about it.

Cravings/Aversions: I still crave Baked Potatoes and oranges or anything citrus. Sweets, ice cream, chicken, and fish don't look appetizing at all.

Symptoms: Sickness (boo!)

Best Moment this week: Seeing our sweet little baby on Wednesday complete with fingers and toes. When Baby J moved around right after I said "this little baby better have grown something amazing in the last few days for how sick it's made me"..I knew it had a great sense of humor. Seeing that tiny little miracle was the highlight of 2010, BY FAR!

1 comment:

"McShane" said...

Abs that flat while pregnant is just unfair. . . . I want abs that flat now. . . And, seriously, no pic of hte legs coming through the ceiling? I guess you aren't quite as Debb McShane as I thought ;)

Oh, and I love the precious ultrasound pics. I can't believe how clearly you can see the toes!