Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone had a great day today!  We had a wonderful day.  Bug was in a good mood, had a blast opening and then playing with her presents (and ours LOL) and then even took a decent nap.  We had dinner at my parents (no way was I cooking today!).  It was just a really good day.  Plus, it's Christ's birthday!  Happy Birthday Jesus!

I'm sorry I haven't been posting OR commenting much.  I've been reading those blogs that I follow, but haven't had much energy to do much else.  I'm now 38 weeks and 1 day pregnant, and to be honest I'm half surprised that I'm still pregnant.  Only half; I always have suspected that the baby will come between Christmas and New Years, so we'll see if I'm right!!

We have a blizzard warning starting tomorrow morning and going through Thursday night.  So I'm guessing if Murphy really wants a laugh lately he'll decide that this baby is going to come in the next 2 days :-)

At my last appointment (a week ago today), I was 3 cm dilated and the baby was already very low.  I knew that much as it feels like he/she is trying to claw through my bladder.  The last few days I haven't really felt like myself, and I've been doing some nesting (which I didn't do with Bug), so I can't help but wonder.  But the good news is that we cooked and froze lots of stuff, and I have time off now until next Wednesday, unless baby decides to come.

Bug was sick a couple of weeks ago, then K got it, and now I have it.  Ugh, just what I wanted this far along in my pregnancy, an awesome head cold.  Ah well, I guess it could be worse (flu anyone?)

That's really all I got.  More of a quick catch up post, but it's all I have in me right now.  Next docs appt is tomorrow afternoon, so we'll see how everything is going!

Be safe and stay warm!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

I'm how many weeks?

35 weeks.  Yep, that's how far along I am.


That's what I said when the doctor reminded me at my appointment last week that next appointment is my strep test, and the start of my weekly appointments.

I honestly have NO idea where this pregnancy has gone.  I think back to March, when we were just getting started, and April, when we officially got pregnant, and it just amazes me that it's been 8 1/2 months.  I feel it, every day, in my bones, muscles and joints, but I still don't know how time has flown by so fast.

My tummy feels huge (I know, I need to try to post a picture).  People keep thinking I'm due, like, NOW, and I have to inwardly laugh when I tell them I have 5 more weeks.  No one thinks I'll make it that far.  I'm honestly not so sure myself.  We'll see, this little one will come when he/she is good and ready.

We still have SO much to do.  We don't have a short list of names, still need to find all the newborn clothes in storage, need to get the bassinet ready and into our room, need to clean out the closet in the nursery, need to find the car seat and bases.  BUT, the crib and glider are finally out of Bug's room and into the nursery, as of the day after Thanksgiving.  Now, just to get the rest done.

In due time, it will happen :-)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Another Miracle

My dear friend H just shared with me that while it was not yet planned, they found out they are expecting again.  Their daughter just turned 1 a week or so ago, and their angel baby boy is almost 2 1/2.  While she never struggled with infertility, the death of her son at 31 days of age puts her, in my mind, in a much different situation than those that otherwise have an easy time getting pregnant, as she does.

The day she texted to tell me, I just KNEW that's why she was texting.  I'm not sure how, but it was that intuition.  I am so excited for her and she continues to try to live her life to the fullest, while dealing with a tragedy that is unimaginable to me.  The strength she has amazes me, the way her faith in God has remained without fail helps center me.  

H is an amazing woman, and she deserves all the good this world has to offer.  Congratulations to her and her family, and to that handsome little boy giggling down at them from heaven.  Knowing his parents - this was his trick on them :-)  (in a good way of course!!!)