Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hurry Up and Wait

That seems to be the mantra lately. I will be 40 weeks this Wednesday! I still have not felt one single contraction and obviously, my water has not broke. SO, we wait. I go to the doctor this Tuesday to see if I've progressed. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but I'm assuming the worst (no change). I'm gonna go ahead and predict that I'll be induced next week but we'll see....

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I have officially quit work so now I'm a stay-at-home mom (baby to come). I have been busy doing last minute things around the house like painting William's monogram above the crib, baking dinner every night for the hubs, and going on walks with friends and neighbors. I've finished "Baby Wise" and have now moved on to "Bringing Up Boys" by James Dobson and "Your Baby's First Year" by Curtis Glade M.D.

Sadie has been exhausted since I've been at the house during the day now. Poor girl, she just walks around struggling to keep her eyes open. And then you throw walks on top of that and she's pooped!

Ok, well that's all for now. If you need us, we'll be here just waiting for our little man to arrive.....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

38 Weeks

Today marks 38 weeks of being pregnant! Wow. I've been pregnant since Christmas. Can you believe that? It's been a looooooooooong time.

My dr. appt. today went well. I am still 1 cm dialated, although at this visit the dr. said that I am more effaced (meaning thinned). So that's good. Next week I hope I'll be more dialated. They just want my "cervix to have progressed," meaning....well....I guess that I have dialated more.

That's all for now. Just trying to pass time until this little one decides to come out and meet his mommy and daddy!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Couple of Things...

First off, that was not my baby that I posted about on the previous post. That was my friend, Aimee's. I hate that I caused anybody a moment of freak out/confusion/distress. No, mine will be a boy and hers is a girl. Mine is still in the womb and hers is out (lucky thing). Just wanted to clear that up.

And now, for the rest of my post. I really don't have a specific topic to write about, so I'll just write about all of the random little things we've been up to in our recent baby preparations.

Last weekend we picked up our changing table and all of the nursery linens from Phil and Beth. We met them in Athens to pick up everything and grab a quick bite to eat. Andrew's sweet mom, Beth, made our bumper pads, crib skirt, pillow for the glider and valance for the window. All in coordinating fabric. It is so adorable. It just makes the nursery. I will post pictures when the nursery is all done. The next day, Andrew started putting together the changing table. Yall it was in a million pieces. Poor guy. I went upstairs to take him some lunch and check on him when I glanced down and saw the instruction manual. It was OPEN and on Step 26. TWENTY SIX. Wow. Now it's put together and looks great in the nursery!

I've been looking for a baby book and think I've settled on doing a digital baby book from this site: http://www.howfasttheygrow.com/. You should check it out. You basically design all of the pages online, upload your photos, and they mail you the pages. That's it. Simple. I like that.

We've decided on a pediatrician. I won't list who he is- don't want to tip off any freaky weirdos out there by giving too much information.

I've also acquired a stylish diaper bag that I thought was perfect for everyday use:


It's big, but not too big, washable and can hold all of the essentials.

Tomorrow I will be 36 weeks! I feel like it too. I'm sick of maternity clothes, can't bend over, and have to pee every 2 hours. Not to mention that the baby is really, really active at a certain part of the day: nighttime. Specifically when I lay down to go to sleep. I'm really, really looking forward to not being pregnant anymore! It's time. It just is.