Sunday, January 31, 2010

Documenting this baby...

I have done a horrible job at documenting this pregnancy! Before I got pregnant I always thought that once I got pregnant I would be that crazy woman that takes pictures every week of her belly while holding a piece of fruit that compares to the size of the baby. Well let's just say that that never happened :( It's not that I didn’t want to it's just that time got the best of me. In my defense I didn’t even show until I was around 22 weeks or so technically I could use any picture before that and put what week I was regardless of the actual one would ever know :) So once I finally started showing I started taking pictures..not many but it was a start. So now here I am going on 40 weeks and having Jake on Tuesday and looking back I want to kick myself for not taking more pictures! Man, I hope I get better when he gets here! So here are some pics for your viewing pleasure..

This is the only place that you will ever see my actual belly...

We go in on Tuesday at 7:30 am. We can't wait! I wish we were going in tomorrow!! I know that neither or us will be able to sleep on Monday night. Right now I am anxious, scared, nervous...a little bit of everything. This is the first time in my life that I can actually say that I have no clue as to what we are getting ourselves in to and have no idea what we are going to do once he gets here but I also know that as long as I have Kev by my side everything will be fine. Wish us luck!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

So close...

2/2/2010...doesn't that sound like the best day ever to have a baby??? Well I think so! Knowing that there is an "end" date in sight is so exciting yet scary at the same time. Jake is weighing in at 7lbs and his kidney's look great and seem to be healing on their own!!! I am a little nervous about his weight I might be giving birth to a butterball...yikes! I was so ready for him get here and now I need him to stay in as my parents will be gone, starting tomorrow thru next Friday, so I can't have him any time before that! I told Mom that I would keep my legs crossed all next week :) So this week was THE.LONGEST.WEEK.EVER and I am sure next week will feel even longer! Ahh the anticipation is killing me! So in order to keep myself busy I will do all of the following things next week to hopefully pass the time:

1) Shower and get ready everyday next week-I know this sounds silly and possibly gross to some but since I am not working I have NOTHING TO DO so showering has been at the bottom of my list these days. I told Laura last night that I was still in my pjs and I was talking to her at 9pm...gross! It would be just my luck to go into labor being stinky with greasy hair..blah!

2) Go to the grocery store and actually cook dinner all next week-dinner lately has consisted of mac and cheese, brownies, M&M's, ice cream, meatballs..basically anything goes and poor Kevin has been left to fend for himself. Lucky for me he will eat anything and is not picky at all so he has finished all of the left overs and eaten random things out of the pantry that have probably been sitting there for years...he's so sweet :)

3) Figure out the car seat base-I don't know why I can't figure it looks so simple in my car manual but for some reason I cannot do it! I think I have tried every day this week and I get frustrated and give up and think "maybe tomorrow I will figure it out"

4) Get all the laundry done-I don't mind doing putting it in the washing machine is fine it’s the switching it to the dryer and folding it that gets me. Most of the time the clothes just sit in the dryer for days and I pick out stuff if I need it and won't fold it until I absolutely have to...I am sure my Mom is mortified reading this..No Mom I do not immediately take things out of the dryer nor do I iron every piece of clothing..I iron as I go....don't judge...

5) Enjoy the last few days that Kev and I have together...just the two of us. He is the best and I am way too lucky to have him as a husband. We joke that we will be fighting over who gets to hold Jake...Kev can't wait and I can't wait to see him hold him for the first time...brings tears to my eyes as I type thinking about it as it's been our dream to have children and it's about to come true!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

37 weeks and 1 day

37 weeks and 1 day...yes everyday counts when you are this far along! Went to the doctor yesterday and I am 1 cm dilated and she could feel his head! Jake is making moves and I am so happy about it! I need this baby out of me. Don't get me wrong I have enjoyed being pregnant. I have been blessed with a great pregnancy! No morning sickness, swelling, weird food cravings...nothing! Don't hate me! I truly feel for some of my friends that have been horribly sick...I can't imagine...I hate being nauseous even for a minute so the thought of being that way for months sounds down right miserable. My sister comes in town this weekend and I can't wait to spend some quality time with her before the baby comes. She is due in June, with a sweet baby boy, and Tulsa doesn't have the best selection of baby stores, clothes etc so we are planning on shopping, eating and being together. I hate that she lives in Tulsa but happy that she and my BIL have a great life there but I miss them both so much and with both of us having babies makes it even worse. I still remember my Mom taking us in the summer time to meet half way between Stillwater and Dallas to drop us off with my Aunt. I guess that will be Mikah and I someday with the boys! Maybe one day they will move to Dallas..Mikah are you reading this...make it happen :)  2010 is going to be a HUGE year for my parents! Not only are they going to be grandparents X 2 but Merda is getting married and they will be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary on February 9th! My original due date was the 10th...that would have been a great gift to them and I was talking to Mikah the other day and I was telling her how the doctor said she would induce me on the 2nd if Jake wasn't here yet or if I wasn't comfortable with being induced I could wait until the 9th...Mikah thought that was a great idea I on the other hand told her that being 1 extra week pregnant was NOT.GOING.TO.HAPPEN. Until you are pregnant you will never know the amount of pain that is associated with the final weeks of pregnancy and I say this without even having the baby yet...I am in for it!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I did it!

I did it! I finally created my blog! I have onl been talking about it for years now and last night as I was laying in bed I decided that today would be the day! Barbs, are you proud of me?? I can't promise exciting entries but I can promise you honest entries about life as a first time Mom. Yikes, am I really going to be a Mom? I still feel so young and quite honestly sometimes not ready! To say that I have been having some bad days is an understatement. I have always been a laid back,not overly emotional person but these days I am border line crazy! I have been so down in the dumps that Kev even gave me my "push prize", a beautiful diamond and rubies eternity band, early cause he said he couldn't stand seeing me so upset! He is the best husband ever and even brought me my favorite flowers and the sweetest card home. Needless to say he turned my day around :) It doesn't help that I am currently unemployed which only causes me to think, stress out and analyze more. At least if I had a job I would have something to keep my mind off these last few weeks of being pregnant. Instead, as i've said before, its Groundhogs Day, EVERYDAY, from me and its getting really old! Maybe its a sign since his birthday will be February 2nd, which is Groundhogs Day, if he doesn't come sooner..please come sooner!!! Anywho...nothing to exciting to post about just another Tuesday, another long day of watching Regis and Kelly, The View, AMC, BB and many more all the while trying to keep myself from watching A Baby Story..oh the long days.