Thursday, January 29, 2009

no more work....

I have decided not to go to work anymore. I was going to try to go in tomorrow(Friday) but I missed my dr appt. on Tuesday and I really want to get in before the weekend. I also finally had that "mother's intuition" and I am pretty sure its a boy. I am about 90% sure.

I'll update if I go to the dr tomorrow, otherwise there wont be any updates until Monday.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Saw the Doc....

Ok, I'm dilated 1 and a half cm. Making progress! The doc is predicting I will go into labor early, as much as 10 days early!! Score! I can only hope! We are READY!

I bought a snow suit today for $5 at Target. Its blue but, eh.. it was $5. I figure we wont use it much since the baby is due in Feb. and will be at home for a long time. Hopefully it will start getting warm in march(unlikely)...we'll have to wait and see.

Stay Tuned.....

Monday, January 19, 2009

more nursery photos....oh, and I'm sick

Justin and I went shopping this past weekend and bought almost everything we need for the baby. We are waiting to get our diaper champ, a hamper, and a snow suit (if we can find one we like). That's all we need! --I think. I've been knitting some sweaters and booties for the baby this weekend.

Also, Thursday I started feeling like crap and took my temperature and it was only 100.9 but my doc recommended that I not go to work and to get some rest. Friday morning I woke up and it was 101.4 and decided to stay home again. Later in the day Friday it went up to 102.5 and didn't go any lower until sometime in the afternoon on Saturday. Sunday it was around 99.9 and Justin and I did a bunch of housework. Today (monday) I went into work and it was a little over 100. A few hours later my boss sent me home because he didn't know if I was contagious or not and I had massages scheduled for the rest of the day. I came home and took a 2 hour nap and my fever went back up to 101.5. I hope I start feeling better soon because I need money for when I'm out of work during my maternity leave. But I did make a huge pot of super yummy chicken noodle soup!

These are the monkey decals Justin put up for me. How adorable!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Saw the Doc....again....

Ok, now I've gained somewhere around 28-30 lbs. The baby's heart rate was 140 bpm. My blood pressure was a little high, 126/70. I'm thinking its because I have been stressed and overworked lately. I am 1 cm dilated and the baby is SUPER low! yay. The doc says 1 month to go.

As of right now, I'm ok with that. If they baby comes 1 week early I would be ok with that too. I'm also still measuring 1 week small, which the doc didn't seem too worried about. And, if that means the baby is a little small then it can stay in there as long as it needs.

I start seeing the doc on a weekly basis now, wah-hoo. Nothing like a vaginal exam every week!

Justin and I have a busy weekend planned to get everything bought and ready to go. We still need my bag for the hospital and we need to get the car seat installed in his car too.

I will try to keep everyone updated but, I have been getting more and more tired as the days go by.

Monday, January 12, 2009

35 weeks and 4 days!

I had another baby shower on Sunday and it was wonderful! A ton of people were there and we all had a blast. I feel so blessed that so many people were there and care about the baby! We got a ton of awesome stuff. I cant wait to use it all!! We have a few more things to buy and we'll be ready for the baby. The nursery is almost complete!

Thank you so much to everyone who could make it! I'm so glad that you could! I have to send an extra special thanks out to Bridget and Erica for throwing the shower! I know they both have a lot going on right now and didn't have to do it. I really appreciate all the hard work on the shower and love you've both shown me since Justin and I have been together.

And another special thanks goes out to Tiffany (Bridget's co-worker) for the cake. It was truly the highlight of the shower and cannot be topped by anything else!

Thanks again to everyone for coming!

It was especially good to see all my old co-workers from Dierbergs! I miss you all so much and it was awesome to spend time with you all!

Friday, January 2, 2009

6 weeks left

Here is the nursery as of right now. It will probably change a little when we make final decisions where to put everything. I am proud to say that none of the furniture is new! Even though none of it matches.. haha. I love each piece for different reasons though. I need more things to put on the walls since we're not painting, it looks really boring in there. I like the green hue the curtains give off though, it almost appears as if its painted.

Just in case you're wondering why we aren't painting...we don't plan on living in this house too much longer and didn't want to have to repaint when we are ready to move.

Also, you can click on the pictures for a larger view.