Saturday, July 30, 2011

32 weeks....Holy...

Crapola! 8 months pregnant?! I had a hard time imagining I would ever get to this point, now that I have I laugh at what I thought it would be like vs what it actually is like! I thought I would have this BIG beautiful preggo belly, thought it would look like I shoved a basketball up my shirt (maybe I did that when I was younger, I dont know just sayin) , thought I would have this pregnant glow that so many women I know had, thought my nursery would done, everything neatly in its place, clothes washed, pictures hung, car seat installed... now all I can say to that is HA! My basketball belly is more like a tiny little belly that sits more out to the sides then out front, depending on what shirt I am wearing, sometimes I still am not looking all that pregnant. I'm not comlaining, just stating the truth vs reality. My nursery has dropcloths over the furniture because we are still working on painting, all the things from my shower our shoved in a closet, nothing has been washed, I have no idea what I am going to hang on the walls and you know what I am still smiling. All of that is in the process of getting done, so I am not anxious about any of that. I am definatley " feeling more pregnant" ie harder to breathe, bend over, my back hurts, sleeping is not fun etc...but overall I feel great...I feel like I am just moving right along...Love feeling every kick, punch, hiccup, tumble and/or whatever else that little alien is doing in there! Im waiting on some pics from dad and will post a belly shot soon as well as a post from my shower in Columbus!

The only semi-negative thing on brain right now is the baby's position. At my OB appointment, they can't tell where the baby's head is. They think they can feel the butt/back but don't know if baby is head down or laying transverse or across my abdomen. This might explain why my bump is much wider then out...I am feeling movement all across my abdomen and not too much down low. So they are going to give me another 2 weeks, try and see if they can feel the head at my next apt, if not then do a quick ultra sound and see what is going on. If baby is head down GREAT, if not, we have to talk about options, but I am not going there yet... In the meantime between the girls at work and my ever important google research here is what I am doing to get baby to be head down...
- Girls at work our talking to the baby
- Mark is talking more to baby
- Shining a flashlight on my lower abdomen( I guess they migrate towards the light)
- Putting earphones or music down there.
- Tilting my pelvis a certain way
- Taking a megaphone and talking to the baby down there :) (kidding)
Any other helpful hints? Really praying this baby is not breech or transverse! Come on baby Franklin!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

3 for 3

So on Monday, our anniversary I had the joy of being present to welcome my third nephew, Andrew (Drew) Howard Bajorek. He was born Monday afternoon to the proud parents my brother Tim and sister in law Shonda. I was present at both Alex and Evan's birth so I was so happy my schedule allowed me to be there...It never gets old watching babies be born, especially ones you will instantly love. I can't imagine the feeling of seeing my own baby be born and how much love I will feel because this little person Drew melted my heart from the first second! I am so happy for Tim and Shonda. Shonda made birth look easy and natural. At one point I thought I should leave because this natural looking birth was setting me up for disappointment when I go in for my first birth. I can't express how great she did, she was and (still is) amazing! I also had a fun time going to pick up Alex and Evan from their babysitter, they were silly as ever and so excited to go to see baby Drew. They were gently with and wanted to give the baby lots of kisses. It was a beautiful sight to see, a new family of 5. I am thankful for this wonderful gift that Tim and Shonda have shared with me. I can't wait to get to know this little person better espcially alongside of his new cousin that will be here in 9 weeks!!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

2 Year Anniversary

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Mark! It is crazy to think it has been 2 years already...time really does fly. We had a nice time celebrating. We decided to go out this past Friday to celebrate since Mark is able to give me a definite time for when he will be home. Mark made reservations at The Meridian, a restaurant he has been to but not me. It was very good. It felt good to go on a date with him. We were both dressed up, looking sharp and he gave me the butterflies. We enjoyed a fabulous meal, a few sips of wine and a delicious dessert. Our conversation came easy, we laughed and smiled. We talked a little about the baby but mainly about us and our just felt good. We talked about our goals for our marriage in the upcoming months of bringing a child into the world. We both agreed that we still hope to be married and have a child that is still alive by next July :) I feel truly blessed to have such a wonderful husband that I can share my life with. I love the life we have created together and what will be created with our new addition! Cheers to 2 years!

Happy Anniversary!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

This made me smile

I found this blog post in a new blog I am stalking...yes I have issues. It made me smile and look forward to coming months. Here is the LINK ! Enjoy all my preggo friends and mommy's out there!

Monday, July 11, 2011

A small bit of bragging and a big victory dance...

I just have to announce ( because it feels good to say and write) that I got my grade back for my research was a whopping 98%....I'm pumped, I'm jacked, I'm excited, I'm happy, I'm proud and I am RELIEVED. This paper caused me quite a bit of stresss this summer, I was so happy to have it done last week and to just reap the rewards from my hard work feels good. I know I worked hard in my stats class but this was a different kind of work...These feelings mean so much to me because it validates my decision to go back to school. The decision was tough and I still wonder sometimes if I made the right choice, but when I saw that 98% I was like HELL YA! Ok enough raving about my wonderful research abilities...JK I didn't mind research I just know that I do not want to be a researcher! It's over and I nailed it...and it feels GOOD! Time to move on to my next challenge...getting ready for baby, birth and mommyhood...this should be interesting!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Few Fun Weekends in July

July has already been a busy month, but a fun one at that. I had the luck of being off for the entire 4th of July weekend which is just what I needed. After coming off an overtime week and busy wrapping up my research class I had a short mini visit to triage for some Braxton hicks contractions. Everything was just fine, I was monitored for a a bit, they ran a few tests and I was on my way. I wasn't too scared just slightly worried because I did not want to have to start any sort of bed rest. So the time off of work was just what the doctor ordered. I rested  a lot, celebrated a friends 30th birthday party, checked some things off our nursery list, had a very small cookout and enjoyed some yummy smores. 

Back at work last week was busy and with the stress of submitting my final research paper my braxton hicks started back in...I am not a fan of them. They are not painful, but they are a reminder that I need to slow down and I do not like that. One of the biggest challenges of being pregnant for me has been the loss of control I feel over my own body. I like to be able to what I want and go go go, but being pregnant has changed that. I  know have to take rest breaks, put my feet up and not be on my feet so much. It is slightly irritating for me, but I am coping. It is hard when you have been control of your own body for your entire life and then bam this little baby has taken that...I guess this is the start of our baby doing that the rest of our lives :) When I take my rest breaks, I enjoy just feelin the baby move, kick and form my belly into an odd looking shapes. It makes it all worth it. I am 29 weeks....we are in the home stretch and I am getting excited. I am ready to meet this little person and learn all about it. We have ordered our crib and changing table. We also purchased a rocker recliner for the nursery as well. I am hoping since I am off school until the fall, this "nesting" phenomenon will kick in! I am sure it will especially after my showers! So there is a mini update, I will be posting pictures when we get crib and changing table in and put together!

On a side note...My brother Tim and sister in law Shonda are expecting their 3rd boy any day now...I am so excited to meet this little new nephew and hopefully our baby's best cousin friend since they will be so close in age! I will keep everything posted! So exciting!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

We are nuts!

So Mark and I were doing some cleaning in the nursery the other night and he pulled out the Baby Bjorn we were given by Todd and Tiffany ( our friend that have triplets) I told Mark I wanted to see if he could put it on and his brilliant plan was to not only put it on, but see if he could fit Bailey in it.... Bailey didn't seem to mind...

It did not fit all the way around her, but it was close!

Also, I forgot about this video I took from the other weekend. I went to visit Tim, Shonda, Alex and Evan and caught Alex performing his version of "this little piggy" on Shonda...can we say adorable!