This picture makes me cry!

This picture makes me cry!
Thought it was time to change my picture

Monday, October 27, 2008

For Swizzlepop

Your comment made me cry cause I miss you so much!! At least email me and let me know how things are going. We're soul sisters, remember!! :~)


I LOVE the scale!

Finally I had an appointment with NO, yep I said NO, weight gain!! I have been trying so hard to watch my calories and eat healthy and finally I feel like it paid off. The funny thing is that I did almost zero walking over the last 3 weeks. Between being sick and then just being plain busy, I became a slacker. I'm really hoping that the next 8 weeks go just like the last 3-4 have. Great progress with the baby and good healthy appointments for me. Baby Will is head down and the doc says he looks perfect.

I went to a breastfeeding class on Saturday and got some great information. I'm hoping that I can breastfeed but I'm not going to fall apart if I can't. There are so many health benefits for the baby and mom, that I would feel crazy to not at least give it a shot. The only thing that I'm worried about is Rich's involvment. He is such a hands on kind of dad and is adamant that he get his time with Will. I'm hoping that after the first couple of weeks we can work on him bottle feeding at least once a day. They say you should wait four weeks but by then I may be a total mess?? Guess we'll have to see how it plays out.

Okay gotta get back to work - the days aren't long enough anymore!


Friday, October 24, 2008

Weigh In

As of yesterday Baby Will weighs 3 pounds and 11 ounces. Everything is right on schedule with the exception of his nursery. I haven't gotten a thing done since my SIL left to go home....this baby will be here in less than 9 weeks and I'm dragging my feet on finishing stuff up. On top of nursery "to do's" I have holidays, birthdays, 2 showers, maternity pictures, football games and 2 classes at the hospital to take - all before Christmas! I'm starting to hyperventilate a little so I'm going to cut this short and bring the paper bag up to my mouth now........breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out.


Monday, October 13, 2008

Quick Update and A Trip to the Doctor

A quick update – what’s been going on in my world?? Well Rich’s sister was in town for 2 weeks visiting. It was so nice to have her here but so sad to see her leave. Especially knowing that she is so sick……sometimes it’s difficult to understand why we are chosen to bear the crosses that we bear. She is such an amazing woman, wife, friend, mom, daughter, sister……it doesn’t seem fair. I have to say that she showed me what true strength is – WOW. She refuses to quit or lay down……she’ll fight with everything in, until the end. While Tracy (DH sister) was here, we had a small family baby shower. It was so much fun and getting to see everyone was such a great gift in itself. On top of that we got loads of presents, including our swing, pack and play, bouncer, blankets, baby monitor, money – the list goes on. It was just so much fun and so hard to believe that we have so many people who care about us! That was actually shower #2 as the girls at the gym got together and threw me a shower too. There we got diapers, clothes, blankets and toys……we are already on baby overload and we have 2 more showers to go! Baby Will will want for nothing, I’m sure.

In other news, things are going well in pregnancy land. I’m 29 and a half week – I can’t believe I’m almost ¾ of the way done! I don’t know what I gained at my last appointment because I wouldn’t look. I’ve been really enjoying being pregnant and I refuse to let a number steal the last little snippets of this time. Baby has been moving like a crazy man for the most part. Well except for last week when we had a little scare. I was sick with a sinus infection so I called the doctor’s office to try to get in. They asked how Will’s activity was and I told them that he hadn’t been moving much. At that point I was instructed to come straight to the doctor’s office – do not pass go, do not collect $200. I get there only to have to wait for an hour in the waiting room……I was freaking out at this point. That hour was pure torture but I finally got back in to the sonogram room and we found his heartbeat right away. He was really comfy because even when the tech shook my belly, Will wasn’t moving. He would do the occasional get out of my face movement but other than that – nothing. It wasn’t 3 hours later though and he was doing his usual gymnastics. I was so glad to know that he was okay….talk about relief. I did find out that he weighs 2lbs. 10oz. so far. This is right on target so things are going well.

Last thing – Will’s room is really coming along. We have all the furniture in, now Rich just has to assemble it. The cradle is almost done and it is beautiful! I still need to stencil the frogs and turtles on the wall but that is all that is lacking in the painting department….it won’t be long and we will have a nursery in our house for OUR baby!! I still can’t believe that I am finally having a baby……after all of the tears and trials our dream is coming true!

Okay enough dreaming – I have a budget meeting in 19 minutes that I have to make it to.