Monday, July 30, 2012

40 weeks + 1 day

How far along? 40 weeks & 1 day.
Total weight gain: up 27 pounds. just pounding 'em on!
Maternity clothes? haha. yes.
Stretch marks? nope. just about made it!
Sleep: not very comfortable, but i'm tired all the time, so i usually sleep pretty well.
Best moment this week: being around family. this week was really hard, since my grandma passed away. but having the world's coolest family made it a little better, and it was nice being around to comfort each other.

Miss Anything? my grandma. 
Movement: yep :) love my squirmy little boy. not so much when i'm trying to sleep, but it still makes me smile.
Food cravings: not feeling so hungry lately, despite gaining two pounds. still eating as much fruit as i can get my hands on, though.
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope. just the usual bouts of heartburn.

Labor Signs: nothing new. i'm 2 1/2 cm dilated now.. look at me go! ;) he's not in any hurry, i guess..
Symptoms: pregnancy. (that was my answer last week, but it's still applicable...)
Belly Button in or out? out.
Wedding ring on or off? off.

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy. the past few days have been very emotional, though.
Looking forward to: just spending more time with my family this week. and having a baby. the latest he'll be here is next tuesday, so that's happy.

when i went in today, i mentioned to my doctor that my grandma's funeral is on saturday. after we were done with everything, he sat me down and talked to me about inducing me tomorrow. we talked a lot about it, and then i talked to nick about it. while it would be nice to have him so soon (the idea of meeting him tomorrow was amazing) and know for sure i could be at the funeral, i just didn't feel right about it. if i can, i'd like to have him without being induced, and without a higher chance of having a c section (i'm about as low a chance as i can be right now, but it goes up when you're induced). 

i don't know. i figure that Heavenly Father knows what's going on, and where i want to be on saturday. the rest is completely up to Him. and as my dad said, if the day my grandma is being buried, a new life is coming into the world... that would be a pretty beautiful thing.

either way, all our family is coming out here for the funeral, and we will be surrounded by the people we love. it will still be a pretty emotional week, on both extremes, but i'm so incredibly excited to meet my baby boy. 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

39 weeks

How far along? 39 weeks.
Total weight gain: up 25 pounds.
Maternity clothes? oh yeah.
Stretch marks? nope :)
Sleep: not too bad. i'm just tired all the time, so that helps.
Best moment this week: going for a hike last night was really nice. i didn't think i'd be able to, but it felt so good being outside. and just spending time alone with nick. i like that guy :)

Miss Anything? just the usual!
Movement: all the time :)
Food cravings: still just fruit. nick's mom bought a thing of raspberries yesterday, and i think i ate half of it while i was sitting there watching lisa do a puzzle.
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope. tums are still my friend, though.

Labor Signs: just braxton hicks. so no :) i thought for sure i was going to have the baby this week (as my doctor told me "he could come any day now"... don't tell me that unless it's true, buddy...). but i've been super distracted lately and just enjoying myself before he does come. so i'm good! :)
Symptoms: pregnancy.
Belly Button in or out? out... bleh.
Wedding ring on or off? off :)

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy!
Looking forward to: having two days off this week, hiking with nick tomorrow morning, hanging out w/ my family tonight (hamhocks and beans for dinner... my favorite!)... just getting lots done and still having a little bit of time to ourselves before gray gets here.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

have you had that baby yet?

i don't think this would be nearly as funny to me if i weren't asked this at work EVERY single morning this week. come on people, really? but i love this :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

"here, go do this for me"

the other day i bought president monson's biography. i haven't gotten very far into it, but i'm already in awe of the man i call my prophet (not as if i wasn't before...).

i might be sharing some fun quotes from the book, but here's one i really loved, as nick and i have been trying to focus more on service.

"You develop an appreciation that Heavenly Father knows who you are and He says, 'Here, go do this for me,'" he has explained. "I always thank Him. My only regret is that I don't have more time to do the many things we are called upon to do. I work hard. I work long. I hope I work effectively, but I never feel I have exhausted what I should be doing."

seriously. one of the most amazing men ever.

a few lines down he says:

"The prayers of people are almost always answered by the actions of others."

okay, i really need to stop now. i could quote this whole book, and i'm only on page 11 :)

Monday, July 16, 2012


Went to the doctor this morning... 2 c.m. dilated and "really thinned out" (he didn't tell me how effaced I am). Also said "And, wow, his head is WAY down there!"

So.. yay! Gray is on his way! 

(that was too much rhyming in one sentence...)

Nick, my parents and my boss all told me that Friday would be most convenient for them. How nice, huh? ;) I live to serve!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

38 weeks

How far along? 38 weeks
Total weight gain: down two pounds... so 25 pounds up. boo yah!
Maternity clothes? yeah
Stretch marks? nope :)
Sleep: nicer now that we have our fan running all the time. last night i had to take benadryl, and i was out ALL night. it was nice!
Best moment this week: this whole week was just fun. we got a lot done, but we also just got to spend time together, which is always good. today was fun... seeing so much family and spending time with everyone.

Miss Anything? meh. in a few weeks i will be able to move again, and i'll have a perfect little boy with me. so it's worth it :)
Movement: yep! he's running out of space, though, so i can feel ever-y-thing. love my boy, but he is pushing HARD.
Food cravings: fruit. i've eaten sooo much fruit in the past couple of weeks.
Anything making you queasy or sick: not so much. just downing lots of tums :)

Labor Signs: just braxton hicks and major pain when he pushes down. the contractions haven't hurt, but when he pushes down it hurts so bad that i double over and can't talk. the past hour or so has been especially intense.
Symptoms: same ol' same ol'
Belly Button in or out? totally out. HATE it.
Wedding ring on or off? haha... cut off. story below.

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy!
Looking forward to: having my baby :) and chocolate cupcakes on tuesday. my coworkers are throwing me a work baby shower, because they're super sweet & i love them :)

the story of my ring (with photos!) (... sorry to jessica and brenda, who are some of the only people that read my blog and have already heard the story and seen the photos!)

last night we went to an outdoor movie party of batman begins, because nick rented out our projector. it was really fun, and i never noticed i was being eaten alive by mosquitos. my body reacts really poorly to mosquitos... the bites go insane, but then 24 hours later they're usually gone.

as we were leaving around 11 p.m. i noticed that my finger was getting huge. when we got in the car, i found that i had been bitten and my finger was swelling rapidly. normally i wouldn't care, but it was swelling up around my wedding ring and was starting to really hurt.

when we got home, i took some benadryl, we put some on my finger, and i iced my finger for about 30 minutes. we were hoping it would go down just enough for me to grease my ring off. no such luck, it just got bigger and pretty soon we couldn't even turn my ring and my finger was turning colors. sad as i was, we ended up chopping it. it will be easily fixed, but i was still sad. but relieved to keep my finger ;) 

here are some pleasant photos!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

sweet! we made a baby!

(haven't had the baby yet... just thought this was funny :))

Monday, July 9, 2012

37 weeks

How far along? 37 weeks
Total weight gain: 27 lbs up
Maternity clothes? yep! anything with an elastic waistband is my friend :)
Stretch marks? i noticed a couple on each thigh. other than that, i'm doin' good!
Sleep: bleh. so uncomfortable, but i'm SO tired.
Best moment this week: nick totally rocked cleaning our house. it was nice to be able to help him, but he did such a good job. it's nice to have a functioning front room again. i like that boy :)

Miss Anything? not having heartburn/acid reflux! really, it doesn't matter what i eat, it's abd.
Movement: almost all the time. 
Food cravings: still fruit. i've been pounding down fruit.
Anything making you queasy or sick: just the acid reflux every time i eat anything, haha.

Labor Signs: braxton hicks are happening pretty often now & he's still pushing down with a vengeance. i'm trying not to get my hopes up, though. i have a dr appt. in an hour and i know he's going to tell me i'm still not dilated or anything... i told nick to expect an angry text in a couple of hours ;)
Symptoms: yes, yes & yes.
Belly Button in or out? right now it's actually in. probably because i'm sitting :)
Wedding ring on or off? on.

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy!
Looking forward to: having a baby... someday! :) i'm SO excited to meet him, finally!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

36 weeks. so close!

How far along? 36 weeks... four more to go! or less :) please be less...
Total weight gain: 25 pounds, still.
Maternity clothes? oh yes, haha.
Stretch marks? nope! i might just make it...
Sleep: oh man, any time i have to roll over, i wake up. sooo uncomfortable now.
Best moment this week: this whole week has been pretty good, actually. nick is getting really into talking to gray. however i didn't appreciate it when today he starting singing him "shalalala, kick the girl..."

Miss Anything? haha, oh... not being pregnant ;) i love it, but it will be nice to be not so in pain.
Movement: always. crazy child!
Food cravings: fruit. i think i could eat fruit all day long.
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope, just still not much of an appetite.

Labor Signs: started getting some braxton hicks yesterday at the spartan race we volunteered at. the poor young paramed students thought i was going into labor, haha. it was cute. and just lots of downward pressure. hopefully he's getting ready to pop out.
Symptoms: heartburn. pain. discomfort. ;) whining, apparently. time to go to bed!
Belly Button in or out? oh man, it's pretty much flat now. darn thing!
Wedding ring on or off? on.

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy!
Looking forward to: nick taking his two "nesting" days off this week ;) love that man! 

i know i promised photos... i posted some on facebook, though. baby steps.