Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Waiting Game... *post edit*

Well, I made it! Yea! I can have the baby any time now.... hopefully sooner rather than later. I am 38 weeks and at my 37 week appt I was dialated to a 2 1/2 and the baby had dropped. If it doesn't come this week I will be induced a week from tomorrow. Until then, let's have a little fun....

I am having a contest (you may have seen it on Facebook-if you guess here and there, I will include both of your guesses in the running :). Whoever has the closest guess of sex, weight and length, I will send you a prize! So much fun, right?!?!

Okay, so maybe not SO much :) But something for me to browse through while I pass the time. C'mon baby.... let's get this party started!

*Post edit*

Well, tomorrow's the day. I was so sure I would have this baby this last week. I had my membranes stripped twice (ummm-OUCH!), tried every natural-make-yourself-go-into-labor suggestion out there and.... nothing. I have cried several times this last week. I just have wanted to be done. I mean,really. Just done. It is surreal to me that I am really going to be having the baby tomorrow. I go into the hospital at 5:30 AM pending they have room for me. If they don't I will go in and wait until they do. I have had it! Put your last minute guesses in. Once I post the info, any guesses are invalid... :)

I'm havin' a baby! FINALLY! Woo-hoo!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Time Out For Me

I have been reading through some of my recent blog posts and I decided I need a little mini break from blogging. All I do is whine and complain and after reading through several posts, I'm really starting to annoy myself. I'm sure everyone around me is so annoyed by me lately as well. I am mean, impatient, snappy, ornery, and stressed. I can't have this baby until October 23rd because of our Aflac maternity insurance policy and I've been having SO many contractions, and they are really painful at times. My husband won't let me do ANYTHING because he's worried I'll go into labor before the 23rd and we'll lose out on our insurance money. I feel like there is so much to do before the baby comes, and even though I have had so much help, it is driving me crazy that I can't do much and I am going a little wacko. I have never been like this with my other pregnancies and I think I'm starting to freak out my husband and kids (as well as myself!). I'm sure they think "What is wrong with her?!?" all the time. But they continue to have patience with me which is why they're so great. Anyway.... no more posts from me (which I'm sure everyone who reads is pretty relieved and/or could care less about ;). At least until right before the baby comes and I'll try to catch up on anything that I need to, and then HOPEFULLY I'll be a normal person again after our bundle arrives :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010


I think I'm in trouble. I want a vacation. Only problem is.... I'm having a baby in 3 1/2 weeks. Yup. That's right. So why, oh, why am I craving a vacation right NOW?!

You know how you just get that longing? That feeling that you NEED to get away, and soon. Or at least have something to look forward to? That's what I want. Something to look forward to. And there is nothing. Except 6-8 loooong months of nursing and having a baby attatched to me, getting kids ready every morning for school, packing lunches, driving children to various extra-curricular activities, grocery shopping, laundry (oh my goodness, the laundry!), cleaning, dishes, planning dinners and preparing them, and I'm sure there is a lot more that I just don't want to think about right now.

Now, don't get me wrong. I adore my life. I love taking care of my family. It gives me so much joy and happiness and I just love my calling as a wife and mother.


Sometimes.... you just need a break, you know? *sigh*

I think I'll feel differently once this babe is born because there is no way I will want to leave him/her for any length of time of course.... but still.

I want a getaway. Someone tell my husband. Our 9th anniversery will be next June. Perfect timing :)

Mom....are you available?

Heehee :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Making Me Happy Today

I am loving this song. Christian Rock is really big out here and there are a ton of radio stations that play great, uplifting music with wonderful messages. I love music and think it can be a very powerful thing. My hubby shared this song with me a little bit ago and every time I hear it, I can't help but cry. I know I say this quite a lot....but I am so in love with my husband. He is always willing to do anything to become a better person and I am so grateful for such an amazing, worthy, humble man to call mine. He is a wonderful father to our children and always trying to be better than he is. I am always looking up to him and oh boy.... I sure do love him :)

I hope you enjoy!

Friday, October 1, 2010

It's Official... I'll Be Pregnant Forever

Just Kidding. But sometimes it feels that way!35 weeks

My view.... which is getting old.

Well people-ONE MONTH TO GO!!! Isn't it funny how pregnancy just takes over your every thought and your entire life from about 32 weeks on?? But honestly, I do not ever remember feeling THIS ready to be done or THIS anxious to get the baby OUT of me. This pregnancy has been the worst. My doctor put me on some light narcotics (if there is such a thing :) for the last few weeks so I can sleep at night just because my Ankylosing Spondylitis has gotten so bad that I cannot sleep! The pain is so bad that I end up getting up after a couple hours and just walking around the house because of the stiffness and spasms and pain. Or, I would try to sleep sitting up on the couch. So, the meds have helped quite a bit. I am also on iron because I'm very anemic which makes me even more tired. And then with being so sick the last few weeks, I feel like an old granny who needs to sit down and rest every few minutes! I'm a mess and all of this has just confirmed to Andy and I that while we are so excited and happy for this last little memeber of our family to arrive, we are very certain that we won't be doing this again and our family will be complete. It's a nice feeling :) I'm so happy with our beautiful family and with everything we've been blessed with and I can't wait to have 5 little kids running around. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to be a mama. I love it. I adore my children.
We are so very blessed.