Monday, July 30, 2007

38 weeks

Only 2 more weeks left to go - we hope!

Last night we discussed all of the different situations that could arise during labor and I stated my preference to Scott in all of these different scenarios. I just want him to be prepared to follow my wishes in case I am in too much pain to communicate them myself. As you might imagine this was a very fun filled evening!
In case you haven't noticed, I added a new sidebar to my blog which tells you what I'm reading right now. I just finished the Red Tent by Anita Diamant and it was awesome! A definite must read for every woman out there. Now on to Babyville.... a lighter read and also very timely I think. I'm going to be needing to get some more books soon though, so if anyone has any suggestions that would be great.
Only one more day of work left!!!! Yeee-haw.

Monday, July 23, 2007

37 weeks

37 weeks. I am now officially considered full term. So Pedro can make his debut at any time.... no really, anytime now. He obviously doesn't listen very well! More pics - and I am actually happy, wanna know why? Cuz my wonderful, adoring, thoughtful husband got me air conditioning!!!! He had it up and running Sunday morning when I got up and yesterday and last night were heavenly. I slept like a baby.

Friday night, we ended up going for steaks with the parents, Missy and then some of the guys from our ball team showed up to have "a drink" with Scott for his birthday. We had a wonderful meal and once the parents left the "drink" turned into many drinks and many shooters. It actually was a pretty fun evening, even though it was 6 drunk men and one pregnant girl. I made it to 1:30 and then it was time for us to go - my feet were swollen and sore and Scott was starting to make less and less sense. Saturday was a pretty restful day.... for once it wasn't very hard to get Scott to sit still. Hmmm, funny how that works.

But yesterday as promised, Scott was pretty much my slave boy for the day. He helped me tidy up the house, clean up veggies and fruit from the garden, installed the A/C (!!!!!!!!!), and lots of other miscellaneous jobs around the house. How lucky am I?
All in all a great weekend.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Creep Factor 7

Today is Scott's birthday. He turns 33 years old and I couldn't help but laugh at him talking to my belly this morning trying to convince Pedro that he should make his entrance today. He assured him that is the only gift he wants for his birthday. Unfortunately for him, Pedro has a little of me in him and is likely not going to make his appearance until he's damn good and ready to!

Sometimes I forget that you're 6 years older than me ( and creep factor 7 for a few weeks!) because you're such a fun loving, cheeky little monkey. You always make me see the funny side of things and never fail to make me laugh.

Happy Birthday! Many hugs and kisses for you today!!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

OCD.... maybe just a little

So.... only 9 days of work left today! Woohoo because it is quite a challenge in the morning to get up and mope off to work. 27 days left until d-day though. So this gets me thinking... what the hell am I going to do at home for 2 whole weeks before my due date? So of course, being the obsessed person that I am I started making a list, filled with really interesting things. No really. And I am going to post it here so that when I start to get bored I can just look back to this post and remind myself of everything I could be doing.

1. Clean the house! It might not get done again too soon after the baby is here.
2. Nap
3. Prepare meals and freeze them for after the baby is here. Trying to think of things that freeze well, lasagna, chili and soup. All of which, hopefully I can eat after without dying from heartburn!
4. Read my books!
5. Bake cookies for freezer. Yummy.
6. Catch up on bookwork for Chiro office ( and by catch up... I actually mean start - yikes!)
7. Watch daytime talkshows
8. Possibly start another quilt. I'm feeling the urge to be creative. Honestly I think I just want to go buy fabric!
9. Get something done with my hair.
10. My mom has a trunk full of our baby stuff, etc. I really want to go through it with her before the baby comes.
11. I need to make a list of the people we are going to call once we have the baby along with numbers so that Scott is ready to go.
12. I STILL need to pack my bag for the hospital - according to the internet this should be done by now - but this is the one task that I am not wanting to do.
13. Scott needs to install the car seat now that I have cleaned the car.
14. I need to organize and clean the nursery. Make it presentable. Right now everything is just dumped everywhere. How will this baby ever turn into an OCD person like its mommy if it has to come home to a messy bedroom right off the hop?

Any other suggestions?? God forbid I forget to schedule one of my precious 14 days off.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

29 Freakin Days.....

I can't believe it. It's less than a month away ( I hope!). I thought that it would never get here and now it is so close. I am big, uncomfortable, tired, and emotional and due to these things just want to stay at home and hide away!

Despite this fact we had a very busy weekend. I spent the weekend watching ball on Saturday, attending a wedding, and then I even made it to the Beachfest social and was out until 12:30!! It was a pretty action packed day for the preggo girl and Sunday I paid for it. I was pooped. But Scott and I still went to Brandon. We decided this year rather than buying birthday gifts for one another we would invest in a good camera. And that we did! It's a beaut though. As far as I can tell anyways. I still need some practise on all of its functions. But alas... we shall have an unaware subject in 29 freakin days.
And this is the pic that Scott sends me...

Hi... my pregnant wife is a stoner! Duh... who doesn't know that you always pick the one where the woman looks good.

After much tongue lashing, I got this.

Monday, July 09, 2007

35 weeks....

And someone needs a hair cut!

Seriously...... brutal. I kind of want to wait until I'm off and then go pamper myself one whole day. I don't know if I can handle it for that long. Maybe a trim is in order??

Can you tell how challenging it is for me to look this happy on a Monday morning??

Thursday, July 05, 2007

On a happier note...

Our baby is now 4 3/4 pounds and 18 inches long. No wonder it hurts when he pushes his ass and feet into my ribs. Scott and I were marvelling at how right now we can see it moving and feel it moving and even sometimes push it around with our hands to get it off a certain spot and in a few more weeks we will be able to hold it in our hands. So amazing.

I also have to boast that I have the best husband in the world. We started out the pregnancy a little rocky - what with my hormones and his lack of understanding that I was indeed pregnant (maybe that was the hormones too??). But now that it is getting closer he has been so supportive. He tells me to rest and he rubs my swollen feet and back and rubs my head. He tells me I look great and that I'm doing a wonderful job. I really don't think I could ask for more. Except... maybe that he would want icecream more often...

Ya know what I hate...

People that always tell you how tired they are. Or sick, or something else equally depressing. Ya wanna know a secret... nobody cares.

I have noticed so many people saying this lately and it's driving me crazy. And then I went on facebook and how many people are updating their status with I'm tired or I'm sick....

Nuff said!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Why not Minot?

So the weekend was good. It's amazing how quickly I get tired these days, which was quite evident on our weekend away. I don't even think that I covered the whole mall - my feet and legs were too tired and half of the stores have nothing for me to buy right now anyways. My only purchases were baby related and not all that exciting. Oh and a maternity bathing suit for mama.

We did however relax. Swimming in the pool felt awesome. Joe and Kyla were great company and it was nice to see their kids again. We went to the zoo and it was a lot of fun. We enjoyed the howler monkeys the most I think. We had a few nice meals and even enjoyed a game of mini golf on the steepest course I have ever seen.

A few pics:

34 Weeks at the zoo - it was frickin hot!

Don't ask....