Tuesday, February 24
The visit last week went well. I am doing great, just very tired because I am not sleeping like I used to. My midwife has now added melatonin at night and I am sleeping much better. I still wake up all the time, but at least now I fall right back to sleep. The baby is measuring a little big, but the midwife thinks it is because I have a "low" pelvis. To be on the safe side, we are getting another ultrasound to make sure I am not going to deliver a 10lb baby (the thought is frightening as I know how big a 10lber is as my youngest brother was a whopping 10lbs at birth). I am hopping for more of the 7-8 lb range as I am shoot for an all natural birth. The baby's heart beat was just as it should be. I am so excited. Our little one still enjoys kicking and now gets hiccups every other day or so in the morning, well actually the baby has hiccups right now as I am typing. It is such an interesting feeling. Well, I am loving being pregnant and I am so in love with our little baby and I love my darling husband, so I guess I could say I am loving life right now.
Here is me at 25 weeks...watch out, I am getting BIG! 3 more months to go.
Wednesday, February 18
Sunday, February 15
I have decided that the baby is already taking after it's father. It enjoys wiggling, kicking, wiggling, summersaulting, and wiggling all the time. The only time it is still is when I am moving, or if Randy really wants to feel the baby move. The moment he puts his hand on my belly, the baby calms down and falls asleep. It is quite funny how frustrated Randy gets. I just hope the baby will continue to calm so easily with his touch after it is born. Then, if the baby is screaming and upset, I will just hand it (I keep wanting to write her, but Randy says it is not fair to try to sway the votes) to dad and the baby will go to sleep. Oh the baby has also starting hiccuping. It is the weirdest feeling. I made the mistake of drinking sparkling cider with Valentine's Day dinner and oh my the baby just about went crazy with all the extra sugar. It was the one time that Randy hasn't been able to calm the baby. He was amazed and kept saying "it is bouncing of the walls, isn't it?" I think my insides are slightly bruised because of how tender I felt this morning. Pregnancy is so interesting.
Well, other than the baby, life is pretty much the same. Randy had me come to class with him 2 weeks ago and I got to be the story lady. I read my favorite children's book to his class. It is called "Itzy Bitzy House" by Christine Morton-Shaw. It is so much fun to read. The class he is with this semester is a preschool class and they are so adorable and so much fun. I enjoyed being Ms. Sarah for a day. Randy is doing well is school and getting rave reviews by the teacher he is shadowing. He is even doing so well that he got to teach the class when the teacher had to go to a meeting and the sub was his helper. He is definately going to be a great teacher. Less than 1 1/2 years until he graduates ( May 2010). I am so much more excited for his impending graduation that I was for my own. I am doing well at work. I am starting to wonder how long I will be able to keep working. I have the energy to do the job, but I am worried I won't be able to reach around my belly. I am growing at a speedy rate. We have a check up this week, so I will find out if I am still on target with everything. I will update again soon.
Thursday, February 5
Yippy, the tile is finally finished! I was able to finally finish the closets last weekend. Boy were the a pain in my back. We have been doing all sorts of little projects to get ready for Baby to arrive. Yesterday we put film on the kitchen window (a south facing window) to help keep the heat out. It is so nice. We were quite surprised by the difference that it made. It also gives us day time privacy. It makes it more difficult to see in without haviing you face pressed against the window. We LOVE this because the window is facing the courtyard and several people walk past it daily. Including a neighbor girl that has a sever staring problem. We also got verticle blinds for the kitchen window. We had to make three trips to Lowes inorder to complete this project. The first time Lowes cut the blinds to short. The dude even tried to hide the fact that they were to short. We even did our best to try and make it work. Sarah called Lowes and they had new ones cut and ready for us. I pick those up and got home and put them on. Bumber, we were two short. We had to make another trip and purchase more blinds and have them cut again. This time we checked the measurment berfore we left the store. :)