Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Lookout Kindergarten, Here Comes "The Weasel"!

My precious niece Riley, started kindergarten today, this day seemed so far off and it has finally come. She has been so excited about riding the bus! I cannot believe she is growing up! She is the first baby in our family and time really flies. Seems like yesterday when I flew up to Maryland to help for a week so mom could get some sleep! Here is a small sampling of Riley with her Aunt Heather over the years.

Me & The Weasel

Cheering on the Buffalo Bills with Oscar & Meadow

At Chuck E. Cheese on her 2nd Birthday and Visit to Grandmama's

At the Girl's Bridal Shower

Princess Riley

First Day of Kindergarten!!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

29 Weeks & Braxton Hicks!

Yesterday was my 29 week appointment. I was eagerly anticipating it because I would find out if my due date would be changed or if I would get another ultrasound. At every visit we listen to her heartbeat with a Doppler. This visit, you could hear the heartbeat, but you could also hear her moving around. My midwife (Patti) said, “She sure is active!” I responded, “She sure is, I’m convinced she is going to be an Olympic Gymnast, she keeps me up at night!” We concluded that she didn’t like the Doppler because she KICKED it!!! We had a good chuckle over that.

We measured my belly, I don’t know what it was, but Patti said something about it being bigger, and I said, “oh yeah it is large!” My bubble burst from a few days ago! J

Two very exciting items, one, I start going to my prenatal appointments every 2 weeks now! Home stretch! It’s very exciting and scary at the same time! I am having some anxiety about the labor & delivery; but we are taking a birthing class in September, so that will help to relieve some of it, I hope! Two, we get to see the Ladybug again!!! YAY! The doctor scheduled another growth ultrasound for September 2nd. Because she was measuring big at 27 weeks, they want to check on her again. Patti thinks I’m just going to have a big baby! I hope they are wrong. I have several friends who were told they were going to have 9-10 lbders and they were less than 8 lbs! That gives me hope!

So, Wednesday morning, I had terrible stomach pains that made me nauseous. It is hard to explain the pains, but they were off and on all over my belly. They only lasted 5 minutes, but they hurt like the devil! Being a first time pregnant lady, I asked about them yesterday, knowing full well it was probably normal, but I had to ask! Patti said they sounded like Braxton Hicks contractions. I thought they weren’t supposed to hurt!!! Well, indeed they can and do!!! She said I should be getting more and more of them now that I am in the 3rd Trimester and then told me to pay attention when I have them, that 7-8 an hour is not normal, and told me what to do should that happen. Well, I haven’t had anymore until today. I had lunch with Carrie and Joanna and they started after lunch. They hurt like the dickens! I’m not complaining though, I am blessed and thankful and I wouldn’t want it any other way!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

"Was she a large girl? Round through the hips? Roomy?" Hannibal Lector

Aside from feeling like a possible target of Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs, I have had two compliments this week that would make any very pregnant lady smile.

The 1st was from a fellow pregger in the elevator going to the parking deck of my office building. She turned to me and exclaimed that she hated being pregnant. I responded that I didn’t hate it, but that I had grown increasingly uncomfortable the last few weeks. I asked her when she was due and she said, not until December, this was her second child and she just popped early. I laughed and said, well, this is my first and I popped at 10 weeks! I only have 11 weeks to go though! (I LOVE saying that!!! So hard to believe!) Anyway, she said, “11 weeks? You look fantastic!!” I wanted to kiss her!! She made my day!

The 2nd was today. I went for my physical and the medical assistant asked me how far along I was as I was stepping on the scale, and I told her 7 ½ months, and she said, “YOU ARE SO TINY!” I thanked her and told her I really appreciated that, but that the scale is not going to concur! That was certainly music to my ears, I am NOT tiny. The exact opposite, actually, but I don’t mind. It’s not something I can help!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Oh Sweet Ladybugs! Updated Nursery Pictures!

Below is the link to the most recent pictures of the nursery. It still needs work and I am looking for something to put on the wall over the crib. We do have a fabulous new rug that is not shown that Grandmama bought. It looks much better than the pink one pictured! It's very exciting! Well, you will have to copy and paste the link, I cannot figure out how to make it a url! :(


I had to add this picture of Dad, he is just too much! LOL

Only 11 1/2 more weeks!