Wednesday, November 26, 2008

7 days and counting...

Just a quick little update. I went to the doctor today and I am officially dilated to one whole centimeter. Pretty exciting, right? That only took two weeks, so in another couple of months I should be ready to have this baby. I'm sure a lot of women are 11 months pregnant when they deliver. Seriously...what is wrong with me?? Why won't she just come out already? I'm trying hard not to complain. It's a blessing to even be pregnant in the first place, and I realize that. BUT, I am completely 100% miserable. I'm throwing up everyday, I have permanent menstrual-like cramps, I can't breathe when I lay down, and every once in awhile she decides to sit, or should I say do a headstand on my sciatic nerve and the pain almost paralyzes me. It's pretty fun. At this point my title is a little inaccurate. It's probably more like 14 days and counting because I'll probably have to be induced. Really though...aside from the nine months of morning sickness and this last miserable month I've had a great pregnancy. There have been no complications at all. She's apparently the perfect size (7.5 lbs.-which seems kind of gigantic to me), and thanks to all the morning sickness I haven't gained that much weight. I really am blessed, and I'll be even more grateful when this stubborn little thing is finally here. Wish me luck. Hopefully she'll be here by Wednesday!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Baby Bump

Well, this is me at 27 weeks. I'm now almost 37 weeks, so this picture is a little outdated. I'll try to take another one soon because I'm obviously a lot larger than this right now. In this picture I'm still wearing my wedding rings, and I definitely can't wear them anymore because I am way too swollen...sad!

Baby Shower!

A few weeks ago I had my baby shower given by my wonderful little sister Megan and two of my good friends Jenny and Alyson. It was the best shower. They did such a good job putting it all together and EVERYTHING was pink which I absolutely loved. For little party favors they had pink M&M's stamped with Maya (the baby's name) and pretty in pink. They were super cute! And there was lots of good food which is always important because I'm in love with food. So, here's some pics from the shower.

Of course I can't figure out how the put the pics last or how to put captions under them.

The first pic is some of my family and friends racing to see who can drink the Sprite the fastest. I also played that game and it was NOT a good idea. I felt so sick afterwards. The second pic is me with my friend Jenny and the way cute diaper bag she got for me. At the shower there was a separate table for all the presents she got the baby. I think it's safe to say that this is going to be one spoiled baby! And the last pic is me in the cute rocking chair my mom got for me and some of my presents. There were lots of other cuter pictures, but they're all on my mom's camera. Maybe I'll do a different post later with some of those.

Friday, November 7, 2008

26 days and counting!

So, once again I have been really bad about blogging. I've meant to take a pic to show off my beautiful baby bump, but I rarely get ready anymore...ok, I NEVER get ready anymore, and when I do post a pic I would like to look halfway decent. My baby shower was also a few weeks ago, and I have yet to blog about that. It just takes me forever to make a post because I'm still really bad at this whole blogging thing. Anyway, I went to the Doctor for my weekly appointment yesterday hoping that he would tell me I was dilated to 9 and rush me off to labor and delivery where I would push for a few minutes and ta da! she would be here. No such luck...I have four weeks to go and absoultely nothing is going on down there. Now, they say that's normal, but I really want to have this baby on Thanksgiving, and at this point that's not gonna happen. I told the Doc's assistant or whoever she was that I wanted to have the baby early, so she told me that many people have said that what got them into this was what got them out. My friend told me that she heard a foot massage would do the trick...I think I'll try that first...

So, this is probably one of the more boring things I have posted so far. I'll try to get on later today and post pics from my baby shower. We'll see...