Saturday, June 28

Can I get any bigger??

Well I am now 39 1/2 weeks pregnant, only 4 more days...supposedly...I feel HUGE! I toss and turn all night trying to get comfortable long enough to go to sleep. This is not a smooth rolling over or a quick toss-and-turn, instead it is an ehhhhh-FLOP that shakes the whole bed, I feel like a beached whale trying to roll back into the ocean. I have been keeping busy the past few days, trying to walk around a lot. I went shopping with a friend on Tuesday, we spent the day at Disneyland on Wednesday and my mom came into town so we did more shopping on Thursday and Friday – still no baby. I know I said I wasn't ready for the baby yet but I think the time has come. YOU CAN COME OUT NOW!

Monday, June 23

Baby Furniture

I know that I am a little late in blogging this, but last weekend my parents were in town and my dad brought down our changing table from Bakersfield. My cousin still has her changing table/dresser from when she was a baby and is letting us borrow it for our baby room. The color almost matches the crib perfectly. You can see the dresser below in the picture. The top shelf folds down to an extended changing table that you put the baby on, when you are done changing the diaper; you simply fold the shelf back up! I love it! Thanks Melissa!

The changing table is in the corner, I will have to post a better picture so you can really see how it works.

Sunday, June 22

Pregnancy Swelling

The weather here in Riverside has been SO HOT! I can't believe it! Today is suppose to be a high of 106. I don't think it ever cooled down last night to try and bring in fresh-cool air from outside to cool down the house. I know that our electricity bill for this month is going to be really high but I am just so hot all the time and can't seem to cool off. Poor Scott has to put up with my heat waves and even if he is starting to get cool in the house, I am still burning up!

This morning in church I started noticing my swelling. My fingers are starting to fatten up so much my wedding ring no longer fits! :-( I guess that can somewhat be expected as I am now 10 days away from my due date. It feels weird not to be wearing my ring that I have had on my finger for about 4 years now. I am now starting to lose my ankles as well. I am trying to stay off my feet, stay cool and drink lots of water but if this heat doesn't cooperate, I may just blow up like a balloon!!

Thursday, June 19

Last day of Work

So yesterday was my last day of work for Maternity leave. The break will be nice I hope, we don't know when the baby will come but it can be anytime now. Today, being my first day off, was spent cleaning the bedroom and doing some organizing before the baby comes. I also am trying to get ahead in my school work so that if he does decide to come early, I am prepared in that aspect.

I feel comfortable with leaving work, I tried my best to make sure that everything was organized on my desk and nothing was left hanging. I know that everything will be fine, I just didn't want to be a burden on my office with me being out. Yesterday they all brought in food to say good-bye. I am so grateful at how supportive my office is to me through the entire pregnancy.

Scott is making sure that since I am now home, I am getting plenty of rest, sleeping in, not doing anything physical at all, he wants to keep that baby inside as long as possible! I can't do anything that might induce labor at all...including walking the mall. I keep saying, the baby is going to come when he is ready. Hopefully not this weekend, I need a few more days!

Monday, June 16

Doctor's Visit

Well today I had my 37th week appointment with the doctor. I didn't see the doctor, I actually saw the PA Vikki which was a good visit this week. Since Wednesday will start my 38th week of pregnancy, we talked about when I should stop working and my last day is actually this Wednesday June 18th.

I am currently dilated to 1 centimeter about 50% effaced and at -2 in position. For those of you who don't really know what all those numbers mean (like me this afternoon) I am progressing as I should be and it could be tomorrow or in two more weeks. I promise to keep you updated as I progress! Hopefully I last until my next appointment on Monday and the Baby doesn't come sooner!

He's Coming....

I know he is coming soon, I just know it and I am not ready at all! Maybe I am wrong and he will come when he is supposed to... I just have a feeling he is going to come this weekend right after I finally get off work and I won’t have a break or any time to prepare. People think that I am crazy but I am getting nervous...

Wednesday, June 11

Doctors Visit

We went to the doctor again yesterday, now that I am going every week, the staff there is starting to recognize Scott and myself. For those of you who don't know, my doctor's name is Dr. Eugene Albright. He has been delivering babies for almost 20 years, he is really nice and I have been prettty happy with him. I guess he is still a little old fashioned because he does a physical check every appointment from here on out. Not my favorite part. Currently, I am not dilated at all, which is good for my 36th/37th week. Baby seems to be doing fine, and the heartbeat was strong.

But yesterday he told us that everything was normal, I was progressing well and handling everything really well and that there was no reason I couldn't continue to work. However, since I have hit my 36th week, I could choose to stop working at any time - this is a struggle for me. It would be easier if someone would just tell me, stop working on this date! But Dr. Albright says I have no swelling, I seem to be strong and having no complications. The worst part for me at work is my attitude, I try to be patient and understanding, but my patience has flown out the window. I am uncomfortable and cranky, and ready to bite the heads off of anyone who comes to my desk. I am working really hard this week to be understanding and remind myself that as irritating as I think people are, they really don't mean to be and they just want my help, they have no reason for me to be irritated at them. I have decided that next week will be my last week, and as it will be my 38th week, it will be time for me to stop working. So all I have to do it make it through a week and a half! :) Pray for me!

Monday, June 9

Babies Room

After our baby shower a few weeks ago, Scott and I started setting up the baby room. Thanks to all the generous friends and family we have who gave us what we needed (and wanted) for the room; we now have the crib, bedding, rocking chair, swing, and curtains all up in the baby room. We also put "stickers" that match the bedding set up on the wall to add something extra to the room. I think that Scott has been "nesting" more than I have these past couple of weeks; he wants everything to be perfect for the baby. So everything is almost all ready for the Baby, now all we need is the changing table and our room will be complete! Here are the pictures you all have been waiting for! Our bedding set came from Babies R Us and is called Alphabet Soup.

Here is a picture of the whole room, that empty space in the corner is for the changing table. Then a close up of the crib and baby bedding we picked out.

Sunday, June 8

Just a moment....

I have to take a moment to brag on how good my husband has been to me during this pregnancy. Since the moment he found out we were pregnant he has been so excited, telling everyone and has been so cautious of whatever I do (sometimes a little too cautious but I know he mean well). This weekend while I had to write a paper, he cleaned the house by himself so that I wouldn't have to worry about it. When Scott cleans, he really does clean, he scrubs the stove top, mops the floor, vacuums the carpet, and more.... It may not seem like much, but as I near the end of my pregnancy, little tasks become much harder to accomplish and I seem to get tierd much easier than before. Having a clean house makes all the difference in the world! The best part is, that this is the fourth time in the past 5 months that he has done it as a surprise to me so that I don’t have to. We usually clean house together every Saturday morning, but lately, he has been taking care of it all for me. I can’t thank him enough, What a great husband I have!