Friday, February 21, 2014

She's Here!

Lena Joy Pretekin was born on February 15, 2014 at 10:13 am.  She weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. and was 16.5 inches long.  We're so excited she's here!

Monday, February 3, 2014

36 Weeks

I am 36 weeks today...9 months!! I can't believe how close we are to meeting our little lady. I'm getting very anxious for her to be here and also feeling a bit tired of being pregnant, which is something I never experienced with Graham. However, I am so incredibly grateful to be here. There were several moments early on when I really felt that we would never make it this far and that is a terrifying and devastating feeling.

I had a doctor's appointment last week and will have one later this week, as we have moved to weekly appointments. Last week, at 35 weeks, I was 2 cm dilated and my cervix was quite thin and soft. Baby girl had also dropped down and was in the head down position. Things are moving along!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

And the Grammy for Song of the Year Goes To...

Here's Graham singing a song that he wrote himself and titled "Mud Graham."

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Christmas Catchup

Cheese!  Christmas morning, opening presents at home.

Lots of cars.

New tablet

Pretekin Family Christmas 2013

M's new grumpy cat t-shirt

Graham and Me

And again...too bad we weren't both looking at the camera at the same time!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

32 Weeks

Here's the belly at 32 weeks! It's amazing that we only have 8 weeks (give or take a little) left!
*Note: My goal had been to stay on track with my monthly belly picture posts, especially since I was very good about this during my pregnancy with Graham. I want to keep the same records and documentation through this blog with this pregnancy. This means that I'm behind with my post about our holiday. I promise to have that up soon!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

28 Weeks

Hello Third Trimester (one day early)!  My appointment this week went well.  Baby Girl's heart rate was strong and within normal range, and I measured right on track.  I had to do the one hour glucose test, and like with Graham, my glucose came back slightly elevated.  This means that tomorrow I will be doing the 3 hour test in order to determine whether or not I have gestational diabetes.  I'm hoping that, like with Graham, everything will come back normal after this test.  However, if the results did show that I had gestational diabetes, I would most likely have to watch my diet (restricted sugar and carbs) and would be monitored closely by my doctor (more frequent visits, although I have moved from monthly visits to every 2 weeks since I'm in the third trimester now anyways).  Not too big of a deal.  Here is the monthly belly picture!  I've definitely noticed some growth this past week!

Keep growing Baby Girl!

Graham's view

Friday, December 6, 2013


We have been having quite the cold snap here in Colorado!  We have had temperatures in the negatives and single digits for the last several days.  We even had some snow a few days ago.

Shoveling with Grandma

Despite incredibly cold temperatures, G loved being outside

All snuggled up so he can hang out in with Daddy in the man cave in the garage

What else is there to do when it's this cold out?  Spend time on your tablet!