Sunday, February 27, 2005
We had such a good time last night. We went out to Friday's for dinner, and boy did I stuff myself. I guess everything will be different when our little girl finally gets here, but maybe some people won't mind her tagging along once in a while. I'd hate to never go out and have fun again because we had a baby.Also... on an interesting note. I was having contractions again last night. Actually on and off all day, but they only got regular around 10pm. They were coming every ten minutes and were pretty painful. Nothing I couldn't handle, but definitely noticeable! I was really hoping that it was time, but they tapered off and went away about 11:30, so I went to sleep.Only two weeks left until my due date... Hope I don't have to go too long afterwards.
Friday, February 25, 2005
Jennie and Ben are coming down tomorrow... and I'm glad. I feel awful making everyone drive down here, but I'm really not "supposed" to go too far from the hospital. So I'm pretty much stuck here until she comes. So I'm glad that we have company sometimes.We're not cleaning the house either... or at least I'm not. I informed Steven that he had to stop, because she wouldn't ever show up until our house is trashed, and we couldn't possibly entertain company here. Then she'll show up. So maybe it works that way. I know I shouldn't get all worked up about it... its not like she's late (yet) but I was truly hoping she'd be early.
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Sunday, February 20, 2005
Apparently nothing is going on in there... I had contractions on Friday for about six hours... and then they just went away. Yesterday Steven and I walked... and walked... and walked. And still nothing! I think she's just teasing me. I want her to come out early so bad... she'll probably be so late I'll have to be induced! Just thought everyone reading this ought to know what's going on. Or at least as much as I know anyways.
Friday, February 18, 2005
Well, something is definitely going on in there. I've been having contractions between 10 and 20 minutes apart for like 4 hours now... but the dr said not to call until they were 5 minutes apart... so I probably have a long way to go. I could probably have contractions like this for a week. Yay... So anyways, here's hoping that in a few days we might have a baby here. I don't really know what to do besides wait... so that's what we're doing. If they get more painful, or closer together, I guess I'll have to tell Steven to come home.. but so far, he can stay at work, this is nothing I can't handle yet.
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Boy, today just isn't a good day. I noticed yesterday afternoon that I've got this terrible pain when I walk. Her head must be pushing on something because walking hurts, and stairs are practically impossible. We saw the Dr last night... and she was pretty helpful. We'll have to go see her two days after we come home from the hospital. But that's no big deal. She just wants to make sure that the baby is gaining weight, and breastfeeding is going well. We didn't get home until after 8 though, so I'm extra tired today.
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Tonight we're going to see Dr. Kate... she's going to talk with us about what needs to be done after we have the baby, when we need to make our first appointment for her to see the baby, all that important stuff. I'm not sleeping well at night, and by the time I get up in the morning, my hips ache so much I can barely walk. I keep hoping this is a sign she's on her way... but so far, she's awfully comfortable in there. I've been trying to rest and keep my feet up, so I can keep the swelling down. So far it's not too bad, but I imagine it will get worse. Still counting days until she gets here. And truly hope she's not terribly late, though I do have a feeling she will be late.
Monday, February 14, 2005
I seem to have lots of errands to do today... I bought some outfits for this summer, but I got home and realized they're probably too small. So I'm going to take them back and exchange them for the next size. I did a lot of walking yesterday, and I think it might have started something. When I got home after dinner(Steven won $100 on a scratch ticket) I was feeling kinda achy, and my stomach was all tight and hard. So that must be Braxton Hicks... Those are the first ones I've felt. And at dinner, I saw one of my old co workers from Old Navy, and she told me that if I want to go back to work, she'd love to hire me! So I even have a lead on that, when I'm ready to go back.
Friday, February 11, 2005
Kind of having a bad day today. Not sure why, but there's always a reason. I am making a lasagna tonight for dinner tomorrow... and I still need to pick up the house a little before company gets here tomorrow, but that's no big deal. Not going back to the Dr for two weeks. I wonder if I'll ever get to a point where I'm going more regularly than that. He really doesn't seem to be in a hurry, I just wish he'd realize that I am in a hurry. He thinks she weighs about 5 pounds, but I think it's probably more than that. Can't wait until we find out for sure.
Wednesday, February 9, 2005
I packed most of my bag for the hospital yesterday, just a few things I don't have to go in there... and I'll be all set. We had our last birthing class last night, and it was good. But it's always good, Mary is so great... I really hope she's on duty when I do go into labor. I am not looking forward to all the snow we're supposed to get tomorrow. Looks like Steven will have to come home and take me to my appointment. I'm still unsure if I want the Dr to do an internal exam after my Group B Strep test. I hear they're painful, and is it really worth more pain just to know if I'm dialating already?! Though honestly, I think I am... I have so much pain, and pressure down there, I must be doing something.
Tuesday, February 8, 2005
I have a Dr's appointment on Thursday, and tonight is our last birthing class. We filled out our birth plans last week. Now I guess it's all just waiting. We went out this weekend, and I am terribly swollen. Even going to bed doesn't really help. My hands and feet are awful. I've been sitting down a lot the last couple days... and I think maybe it's helping a little.Next week we're going to see Kate about being the baby's pediatrician... she's going to talk with us about some things regarding the baby's care... and some other stuff. I can't believe I'll be 36 weeks this Sunday. One more week after that, and I'll be considered full term... and I can have her anytime after that.
Wednesday, February 2, 2005
I'm so proud of myself. I actually did our taxes all by myself. None of that foolish computer software... just a calculator. I'll have Steven check it when he gets home, but I think it's exactly right!She's been very active the last few days. And last night at our birthing class, the nurse who runs it said she thought I looked different. I explained some of the pain I've been having, and she seems to agree. Everyone thinks I've dropped. I am really hoping that's a good sign. Maybe she'll be here this month. I'd really be thrilled with that! I'm so looking forward to not being pregnant. Unfortunately the only thing we can do is wait. We filled out our birth plans at the hospital last night, so when we actually deliver they know exactly what we want without asking us a dozen or more times. I guess that makes it more real. Of course, having a little person kicking you from the inside really does make it real!