Thursday, May 20, 2010

Waiting, waiting, waiting.

Only 3 days until our due date! Baby doc said I was at 3 cm yesterday and she said she doesn't think we'll make it past the due date. She stripped my membranes, which is supposed to help get things going but I haven't felt any difference. I had some cramping after getting home from the doctor but no contractions, not even back pain.

I've tried lots of the old wive's tales and suggestions from people. Walking (20-30 mins a night), spicy food, popcorn, fruit. I'm going to keep walking but I'm just going to wait patiently from now on. The body will do what it wants to do...I just need to sit back and let it.

Today could be my last day of work. If nothing happens my Monday and I still feel fine, I'm going to go in to save some vacation time. At this point, I still feel fine working. Driving is what worries me, I don't want to get stuck out in the boonies somewhere with no cell coverage. Today will be the last day I have driving to do. If I make it to Monday, I'll just be in the office, which will be fine.

Speaking of work, we've been doing lots of house work. Tomorrow, Kyle and I both have off work so we are going to give the house another good cleaning in preparation. We painted and moved around the study, which is now Kyle's creative outlet space, "ArtistOne Studios". He's getting everything together quite nicely. Now he just needs to make enough money doing it to stay home from work and be Mr. Mom for Charlee. :) Oh, here's a picture of "mama" painting days before her due date:

Friday, May 14, 2010

finally...some time to post

Well I have a 38 week belly picture, but I cannot find the camera cord to put it on the a 36 week belly pic will have to do. Tomorrow we will be at 39 weeks, only 9 days away from the due date. I am just hoping to make it to Tuesday. That will be my one year working at Seven Counties and I will be able to take the paid leave. So she just needs to stay in there for 4 more days. We're both getting so excited but it still is weird to think that it will be so soon. We will be parents in a very short time.

Charlee's room is all ready for her, crib assembled, clothes put away and stuffed animals at the ready. Our hospital bag(s) are packed and the car seat is in the car. :) We are prepared...I think. Our doctor said at our last visit that she's still sitting pretty high but I could basically go at any second. Every night I wonder if I'm going to wake up to my water breaking. Nothing yet though.

I know that I should be resting and sleeping as much as possible but we have had a very bust week. Riley went in to the "snip clinic" on Tuesday and that basically broke my heart to leave him there overnight. He was alert with a wagging tail and lots of kisses to give the next morning so I don't think he's too mad at us. I'm just glad it's over with. I've been cleaning or "nesting" as you would say all week. I can't go to sleep if there are dished to be done because I'm going to be stressed out if I come home from the hospital with dirty dishes out. I need to get the laundry put away because that is my current stressor. I vacuum everyday and make sure the trash is taken out. Mama bird is a nestin'. :)

I'm still working also so that keeps me on my feet all day. I plan on working at least through next week and potentially after my due date, depending on how I feel. I'm getting uncomfortable and my back just started hurting yesterday so I feel it coming on. My back hasn't hurt at all the whole time *knock on wood* so I'm very thankful for that. I could not deal with that pain all the time. My hands and feet are still swollen but I guess I'm just used to it. I really miss wearing my rings and regular shoes though. I'm strictly in flip flops now.

I also started a picture project that I want to do in the living room. My original thought was to have this in the study but that room has turned into "ArtistOne studios" so my art project will go downstairs. I have lots of pictures of friends and family that I love and I wanted to showcase them all. My plan is to get them all on the wall in some sort of collage. The frames are all different sizes and colors and I think that will give it a cooler effect. I googled "frame collage" and found this pic...kind of what I"m going for, expect mine will all be personal photos.