Saturday, October 27, 2007

Week 38- The Human Vacuum

What to say, what to say!
Well I don't have a lot to say about this week other than I have been eating everything in sight! The weird thing is I don't like to sit down and eat meals I just like to snack. But I told myself that I can eat whatever I want these last few weeks because after that I need to go into healthy mode and lose some weight. I CAN'T WAIT TO WEAR NORMAL CLOTHES AGAIN!!!! I had my doctors appointment yesterday and everything is going good. I was still only dialated 1 CM but the doctor said she could feel the babies head. She gave me the option to induce on the 2nd or 3rd because she will be on call that weekend. So Edwin and I are going to talk about it and see how far along we are on our mid terms. My midterms are all due by November 5th. If I have them done I will let her know on Friday. But if we are not caught up we will just go with the 12th. I am not in any big rush. I would love to not be pregnant anymore but at least I am good at this stage... Not so sure if I will be good at the other stuff. hehe
Edwin and I are taking this weekend off from everything! We decided it was our last weekend together and my mom went out of town to see nana and Grampy. (My grandpa who is 84 yrs old was in an accident while herding cattle. He is okay but walking with a walker now.)
So Edwin and I decided to go to a movie last night, Dan in real life, It was really funny and it was so much fun to spend time together. It is so weird to think that we are going to have a baby in the house in a couple of weeks (if not days) ANYTIME NOW! EEK!
Thats really all I have for updates, if I think of anything else I will blog again.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Week 37 - human development

So this is my report on week 37 this week has seemed to fly by! I am trying to get as much homework done as possible but I can't do any of my mid-terms ahead of time and all of those are due the week that Malaika is due. Soooo I am doing what I can and that seems to be ok enough. I will be so thankful when I am finally in nursing school and my classes are all health related! On wed I had my unemployment orientation. The lady that ran it was sick so she told us she did not want to be there long. I was thankful for that because I didn't really want to be there. I saw two people that I used to work with and that was fun catching up with them and what was going on in their lives.
I have noticed that I have been a little more irritable this week. It's not like I go around yelling at everyone but I am highly emotional and the littlest things make me cranky or tearful. Edwin has been under a lot of stress lately and I hate seeing him go through that. But there is really nothing I can do but support him with his decisions. (some of you might know what I am talking about) I know he is getting so excited for the baby. He talks about her a lot and is so excited to be able to take time off work to be with her. He keeps talking about taking her for drives and talking to her and spending time with her. He is going to be such a great dad!
He is also taking a human development class and recently read that there is a tribe (I don't remember what country) that believes that everytime you have sex you are helping create a part of the baby... hmmmm... I told him that was a great idea for THEIR tribe.. LOL He told me that he liked that idea or belief because it made the dad feel like he was helping with the babies development. Which is something I have not really thought a lot about. I think sometimes the dad feels left out because we (the mom) can feel the kicks and the growth from day to day. They (the dads) can just hope that their hand will be in the right place when the baby moves. It was an interesting discussion.. then we decided we better get to work on the eyelashes.. hehehehe
I had my 37 week doctor appt today and everything went well. I lost the pound I gained last week so I guess now I am just in teeter toter mode. The doctor asked me if I would like to be examined... OF COURSE!! I really wanted to see if I was dialated or anything. She checked and I am 1 CM.. yippie! She also said that my cervix is 50% thinned so things are progressing really well. We talked about how long she would let me go before I was induced and she said she will only induce me if I am VERY uncomfortable (Which I am not really) and my cervix is ready. She also said if the baby has not come by November 12th she will induce me. So we know Malaika will be her by the 12th! So I am now onto my 38th week! The fun is just beginning right?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Nursery pictures

I have added the nursery pictures in my myspace under Nursery. hope you all enjoy!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Week 36- I can still shave my legs!!!

Thats right my legs are now silky smooth and I did it al by myself! (which is amazing since my balance is a little off nowadays!)

Well week 36 has been pretty interesting. At my last doctor appointment the doctor found her heartbeat up by my ribcage. Sooo she told me that the baby was possibly breech but we would need to wait until the next appt. to know for sure. Soooo all week I waited, and waited, and WAITED it seemed like the week would never end! I kept feeling her move but it felt like I have 5 babies inside instead of one so I couldn't tell if she was moving lower or higher or what. Friday finally came.. I did the doctor appt. routine. first I did the urine test. You would think this would be the easy thing because I pee at least 100 times a day, BUT NOOOOO I could barely go enough for them to test.. hehe the doctor made fun of me and said I as developing stage fright. Then I weighed... ugh... only one pound up but I am soooo over seeing that scale move. Then I went into the office and the doctor came in and measured me and then got the doppler out. She found the heart beat quick and easy in my lower abdomen. So I asked if that meant the baby is fine and she said YES!!! Whoo hoo.. nothing to worry about! THE BABY IS NOT BREECH! (feel better karla? hehe) But then she folowed that with, " I am gonna need you to get your flu shot today." UGH! Oh well at least I won't get the flu. My next appt. is on friday the doctor promised me that she would let me have the baby one of these days.
On thursday my friend Lindsey and I went to the Pass it on sale they have twice a year for new parents. This is what I like about living in a bigger city! The place was packed full of cheap NICE baby things. I bought another boppy for like 3 dollars and it is in great condition. I also got 2 of the backpack baby carriers for 3 dollars each. There were a few other odds and ins and it was soo much fun to shop! On saturday I talked edwin into going back because everything was 50% off on Saturday. We ended up buying another carseat for the honda that way we don't have to lug the base back and forth. It was only 20.00 and then we got a sound and vibration thing for the crib for 5.00. AND of course I couldn't pass up the 3 pairs of nike shoes they had left.. hehe they are sooo freakin CUTE! This baby is so spoiled.
Edwin and I also bought the highchair at target this weekend. We got the kind that attaches to the dining chair so we can take it with us when we travel and put it away when the baby isn't using it. I THINK we have everything but I still have that weird feeling (like when you are packing for a trip) that I have forgot something. But it's not like we can't buy it once she comes.

I think the coolest part of these last weeks are the baby movements. they are so REAL and I can see my stomach moving and I can actually feel her when she pushes. I like to see Edwins face light up when he gets to feel her too. I think this week has been a bonding moment for him and the baby. One night I was fast asleep and I woke up to Edwin Laughing... I was like, "Uh.. are you okay?" He said he was laughing because he felt the baby moving a lot! hehehehe I thought that was cute.

Well, thats all I can think of this week week. I will try to post another blog on week 37 this weekend so that I don't leave you all in to much suspense. Hope everyone is doing great!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Week 35- sore, tired, getting excited!!!

Week 35 has come and gone...
I tried to get as much homework and house cleaning done as possible since I know that I won't have as much time when the baby gets here. I actually surprised myself with the energy I had to get everything done. I even scrubbed the oven clean! I finished sorting the baby clothes and got the 6 to 12 month clothes labeled and packed away in totes. It felt good today to look around and see everything so clean.
his week I have had a lot of cramping and back pain. My mom thought it was because I was going to go into labor. (Her guess was October 4th HAHA I guess she lost) I had my Doctor appointment today and let her know about the pain and she said that I am having contractions just not the kind that can dialate the cervix. She told me to keep a close count on the timing of them and to call her if I think they are stronger. She also had a hard time finding the baby heart beat today. She finally found it up by my ribcage... So she said next week she will check to see if the baby is breech... if she is still up there next week we will try to manually move her or schedule a C-section. For some reason I am not to worried, I feel like God has been watching over me this far and he will continue to work things out.
So that is my update this week... we are still trucking along! Ohhh and the dreaded scale.. I gained 4 pounds DARN IT! LOL So that puts me at 20 total. But the Doctor said she is really proud of me. So I will not worry!
Hope everyone has a great week!