Saturday, November 29, 2008
I have gained exactly twenty pounds and I can no longer see my feet. Well, I can if I lean back and stick my neck out, but it's a pretty unstable position for a pregnant woman.
Jory bought me a Snoogle. That's a crazy pregnancy pillow that comes with an instruction page! It's awesome. Really. I slept much better than I have in a while. I still am not the best sleeper right now, though. I have very vivid dreams and it seems like they keep me from the deepest of sleep.
Overall, everything is well here. We have our doctor's appointment Monday and I have my glucose test. I'm nervous about that, so say a prayer, please. We also have our next meeting with the Pain Management nurse Monday night.
Little One seems very healthy. Little One is definitely active! And the kicks are starting to gain enough strength to hurt every now and then! I am SO grateful to have constant reminders that all is well, though!
Monday, November 24, 2008
This actually doesn't bother me, I just find it phenomenal how much boundaries shift when someone is pregnant. Could you imagine doing that to any non-pregnant woman?
To be fair, almost everyone who does this has said that I look great. A few people even go as far as to say I'm small for how far along I am. (Those are really sweet people who believe in lying to protect feelings.) However, for your amusement, I am including the following direct quotes that I have been told over the last two weeks:
1. Oh my gosh! Sara! Your stomach is huge!
2. I can definitely tell that your legs have gotten bigger since you've been pregnant.
3. From the front, you look really small for as far along as you are. But from the back? Wow. Are you carrying this baby in your back? Your rear view is much bigger.
Friday, November 21, 2008
I am getting very excited about Christmas. I am going to start on Christmas Cards this weekend. We are going to Ohio for a week over Christmas and I can't wait! It's been too long since I've seen the family and those precious nieces and nephews! I will also get my very first baby shower while I'm in Ohio!
We are flying to Ohio on the 20th (A day of traveling for my birthday!) and then we are driving a U-Haul back after Christmas! We are SO blessed that we can do that. We have a piano I need to get from my brother's house and we were renting the U-Haul for that. THEN, people started offering other goodies we could load up! My friend is giving us a crib (!) and a travel system stroller. My sister-in-law has the bassinet I was in as a baby AND Dad and Sheri have several furniture pieces that are going to be awfully handy. One of them is a TV. Ann - you will appreciate this - I am pretty sure that you can turn theirs off when you are done watching it!
The drive back will be a long one, especially at seven months pregnant, but I'm actually looking forward to it. I think Jory and I will enjoy the alone time. And Mindy has reminded me that she made the same drive (both ways!) when she was eight months pregnant and had two other kids in the car!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Jory and I both really like this.
I fell in love with it right away and he liked it too, but here's my problem. This would be the girl's outfit, but it's not pink!?! I don't know if I'm okay with that or not. By the way, those are little deer on the outfit and it's made of velour. How sweet?
Jory and I also like this:
It looks super soft and it has a matching hat AND you can get it monogrammed! How great is that? They also have it in blue.
Another brand I've heard great things about is Kissy Kissy. Their items are supposed to be SO soft and of great quality. Here are two picks from their line (they have matching bibs, too!):
Jory likes both of those real well...tonight we head to Dallas for our second meeting with the Pain Management Nurse. I am really excited about it. Last time she recommended a book for me to read that was just great.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
He is definitely getting more excited about Little One's arrival as we get closer. And everyone asks if the nursery is done. We kind of look at each other like 'is it supposed to be? We've got three months' and then we go home and say, 'we've only got three months! We need to do something'. I think it's all going to come together beautifully, though. The furniture and bedding should be in there by January and that still gives us time to buy decorations, right?
Right now, I'm trying to decide what to bring Little One home from the hospital in. Something fancy? Something comfortable? A dress or outfit that can be used for first pictures and become an heirloom? A sleeper that could actually be used - a lot? Jory has no opinion on this and I go back and forth pretty regularly. There's a baby's clothing store in town that I may check out today.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Little One did not enjoy flying. There was a major freak out on the way out there when I got every limb (and a head) beating on my stomach at once. I felt horrible for the baby! The way back was not bad, though, I think Little One managed to sleep most of the way that time.
Jory has decided to paint Little One's room light yellow. He plans to embark on this project either this weekend or next. After that, we don't have any free weekends until January(!). He's excited to be moving forward on something with the nursery, I think! I got an e-mail from Ann this morning that the dust ruffle is done and that it is very cute! I am so excited! I can't wait to see everything all together.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
In other historic news, the Aggies won two games in a row. Ohio State lost its second football game of the season which is not only historic (at least for recent years), but is the event that ended football season for me in October.
And, finally, my husband will turn 36 years old this week. He is celebrating by participating in a DODGE BALL TOURNAMENT at church. Can we say denial of age???
Monday, November 3, 2008
My blood pressure is STILL 100 over 50. It hasn't gone up at all during pregnancy. My doctor thinks this is great. It freaks me out.
My weight is within normal ranges to date (16 pounds in 23 weeks). My stomach is the size of a bowling ball, though, and I have vowed to never take comfortable sleep for granted if I ever experience it again.
We have a much better idea of when Little One will be born. My doctor has a policy to induce if the baby is not born one week after the due date. So, Little One will be here by March 10, 2009 - one way or another!
The next appointment is my glucose screen. I don't think that will be as much fun...