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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Just a year ago..

Tomorrow will be Oct. 3rd, and that means only one month until Grace turns one!! It all went by so fast! It really seems like just yesterday that I found out I was pregnant.
I didn't have this blog when I was pregnant, so I wanted to talk about it a little bit..
I found out I was pregnant in March of 2009. I was in complete denial. I was two weeks late, and still "didn't think I was pregnant" so Chris bought the test and made me take it lol. You know how the results are supposed to take like 3 minutes to appear? Well mine instantly said positive, yet I thought maybe the test was wrong lol.  I took another one, which said positive too. There was no denying it. I as terrified.. not for myself, but for my baby. I wanted to be able to give my baby everything in life, and I knew that wasn't going to be easy as a teenager. I hadn't even graduated, still lived with my mom, and didn't have a stable job. However, I knew I was going to do the best I could for my child. It would take a lot of sacrifices, growing up, and hard work, but I was determined to be a good mother and give my child everything I could.
And now here I am :) I hae done better than I ever imagined I would. I am so glad I am able to provide a good life for my daughter!

Here are some pics from my pregnancy..

My little peanut! This was my first ultrasound at 10 weeks and she was only the size of a peanut :)
This is from my second ultrasond.. I don't remember what week it was.. it's in her baby book, but I don't have it with me. However, this is where we found out she was a girl!

These are from my 4D ultrasound at 28 weeks!

 And this is from my last ultrasound. I was 30-something weeks, so she was a little crapmed in there.

This is where Chris painted my tummy for halloween :) Grace's true first halloween costume lol.
I was 8 months here.
Not sure how far along.. but I like this one :)
I was six months here.
Only 4 and a half months here.. I didn't start reall showing until six months along.
And this is when I went into the hospital. Chris kept taking pictures of me lol. But this is the last pic I have of me when I was pregnant. Not to long after this little Grace was born!

Sort of random note.. when I was pregnant I only missed school when I had doctors appointments and I even tried to schedule my appointments for after school so I wouldn't miss if I could. And if I did have an appointment during school I would go to school when my appointment was over. On last weeks episode of Teen Mom I heard Catelynn say that her and Tyler missed a lot of school because she was pregnant. For starters.. I don't see how that is an excuse for Tyler at all! He was not pregnant. And for Catelynn.. I think being pregnant is only an excuse if you want it to be. Catelynn never had any issues with her pregnancy as we saw on her episode of 16 & Pregnant, so she really has no excuse. She didn't even have to prepare for her child, so she didn't have towork extra hours or anything.
Also, I do not believe that they didn't know they weren't going to graduate. I could see if they were both only one credit behind because of failing a class the last semester or something, but they were six credits behind! That is a whole years worth of class of they go by periods, and over a year if they go by blocks! There is no way they didnt know.

Also, Amber is being investigated by CPS for neglect and the Madison County Police Department for domestic abuse! The police department is also thinking of charging the producers of Teen Mom with failure to report a crime because they have had that footage for so long and done nothing about it, and I agree with that decision, but anyway.. finally somethingis being done about Amber!! 


  1. cute pics! yeah when i was pregnant with Tristan, i was 17, i missed quite a bit. but i have morning sickness all 9 months, like couldn't keep anything down vomiting. BUT. i had all As and Bs when i graduated. im kinda thinking its cause i took all easy classes like i had choir, world literature, interior design, clay, and parenting. then my required classes Government and English. and i graduated mid term so i was like 6 months(dec '07)when i got out of school and Tristan was at my graduation may '08.

  2. I only missed two days with Sami because I didn't have a car so I had to go by other people's schedules just to get to my appointments. I don't think Catelynn has any excuse! I had morning sickness a lot, but I hate missing school.

  3. I know doesnt it go by fast??/ I feel like I just found out about Ely and here I am with only 11 weeks and 3 days till delivery. Crazy!!! I love the 4d pics. Sooo Cute. You look so good in all your pics!!! O and I love the pumpkin on your stomach i am so doing that this year. With the other 2 i wasnt far enough along. Ehat kind of paint did you use???
    Awesome about Amber...poor baby Leah. And yea Catelynn cant use pregnancy as an excuse...laziness maybe. I always schedule mine after school or at the very latest i could. I didnt want to miss any. It was extremely important. I didnt go half days or anything I went fulltime until 7 months when I was put on early homebound due to bed rest. If you make excuses then you will continue to do so and I think that is where a lot of teen parents and even older parents mess up. I refuse excuses.. we always push through any situation.

  4. Thank-you! It is amazing how much she looks like her 4D pics to me.
    I just used craft paint lol. It didn't hurt anything. It was non-toxic. I was going to use the body paint, but it is expensive.
    I did half days after I had Grace, but that was because I didn't need anymore credits and I only needed Econ and Alg 3 to graduate. I didn't want to take the other two because I wanted more time with Grace, but if I would have needed the other two I would have taken them.