Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas 2010

We had a very last minute, hodge-podge Christmas that turned out to be a lot of fun. No one made huge plans since we didn't know what the baby's plans were. Yet somehow, my entire family, plus Jake's friend John, and my Aunt Kari all came together. We had a delicious meal thanks to my mother and laughed a whole lot. We ate too much, then rolled on the floor in front of the fire complaining that we ate too much ... while nibbling on more pie. I really love our family Christmas's :-) Especially the ones where my parent's house is on the market and there's no furniture in the house ... hence the random pieces of furniture and dining table in the living room ;-) 

Friday, December 24, 2010

39 Weeks! ... and Counting

39 Weeks!! I really cannot wrap my head around the fact that this pregnancy is almost over. I'm feeling much better today than I was when I wrote the last post (thank goodness!). Doctor told me to take it easy, and that's helped a lot more than just my feet. Things are quickly getting ready, and therefore, I'm ready - to have this baby!

Warning: Do not continue reading unless you want "TMI" ;-) I think the next few posts will probably all fall under that TMI category, but I don't mind sharing, so .... sorry?

Chris and I went to dinner Wednesday night and were discussing what the plan was if (when) I go past my due date. An hour later, I lost my mucus plug! I was very excited for the next 12 hours. Sadly, I went to the doctor Thursday for my regular appointment and found out there's still no more dilation. I will not complain about another week, because I certainly need the time to prepare - I just hope she isn't so cozy she never wants to come out!

My back pain is down considerably after spending the last 12 hours "taking it easy."
Contractions are totally gone. I had a few painful ones yesterday, but they are still "false" contractions since they are gone today.
My feet and calves are ugly. Very, very ugly.
My stomach is sore, but the doctor just called it "uterine sensitivity." K, thanks, well it's wonderful. Wonderful like someone just punched you in the gut.
I'm officially working from home until she's born and that alone has helped me feel 1000X more comfortable.
My blood pressure went up to 130/74 which is slightly elevated, so the doctor wants me to take it easy and stay off my feet.
Next appointment: Wednesday, the 29th. I have a feeling I'm gonna make it to that one. Grumble, grumble, grumble ...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

37, 38 Weeks

This was Friday, at 38 weeks. At my 37 week appointment (which I had at 36.5 weeks) I had dilated 1 whole centimeter! Hahaha. Then Friday, a week and a half later at 38 weeks ... no more progress. Not really a big deal, but not all that exciting to hear, either.

LOL, do I look happy in that picture or what? 37 weeks was okay, I was still enjoying being pregnant.This last week has been awful. I just keep telling myself "A week and a half left, a week and a half left, I can do it ..." and then I start crying. I can't stand, sit, or lay down comfortably. I've given up on sleeping. I've got shooting pains going everywhere you can get shooting pains. And oh boy am I hormonal! Everything makes me nauseous. My feet look like tree trunks. My belly button hurts, of all things (which is still half out, half in).

Here's my (read: Chris's) to do list that needs to be done yesterday:

Clean the kitchen
Take speakers from garage to attic
Move clothes for storage to attic
Put shelves back in closet
Unload the SUV full of garage sale stuff at Mom's house
Get FX's oil changed
Vacuum FX
Fix baseboards in nursery (which RoadRunner so kindly destroyed)
Put furniture back in nursery
Finish decorating nursery
Choose a pediatrician
Fill out hospital forms
Write a birth plan
Buy groceries
Empty Chris's suitcases
Ship computer monitor to Asus for repair.

Yes, this list is making me very cranky. And it's not like we aren't busting our humps getting stuff done. Okay, Chris is busting his hump. I'm supervising. Chris cleaned out the garage this weekend! That was a major accomplishment. And now my car is in the garage!
ETA: We've also steam cleaned the carpets, re-arranged the bedroom, organized the office ...

And .... I'm tired of typing (read: thinking). See ya later.

Monday, December 6, 2010

36 Week Update

Let the waiting begin! Or more realistically, let the frantic whirlwind begin. If she came today, sure we have all the necessities - but I have a list a mile long of things I want to get done before she's born!

My 36 week appointment went great. I'm 50% effaced, but not dilated at all yet. Her estimated weight is 6 pounds, 3 ounces, although this can be off up to a pound in either direction. The doctor said her guess is that if I make it all the way to my due date, she'll be 7.5 - 8 pounds, but not over 8. First of all, I'm not sure I believe this. Chris and I were both over 8 pounds. Secondly, everyone keeps telling me I'm not going to make it to my due date. This is really going to mess with my head if I make it all the way to (or beyond) December 31.

My wedding rings are goners. I was wearing my real engagement ring with a face wedding band for the last week, but Saturday they both got put away and traded in for a $16 ring from TJMaxx. I'm swollen, but not terribly so. The fake rings are just more comfortable, and I'm all about comfort these days.

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