Curtains, Glider & Infant Care Class Update!

Friday, May 29, 2009

We attended our Infant Care and Safety Class last night which sure was interesting! I don't think it was really what Wes or I was expecting but overall not horrible. It was a LONG night, a 3.5 hour course with no breaks but we lived through it haha. We did learn some things, like how to bathe Emma when she first comes home, how to care for the umbilical cord, crib safety, different things Emma might develop, etc but that was almost all in the last hour! The other 2.5 were filled with a lot of the same information from our Childbirth Class, for example, what happens to the baby right after birth, etc. So in general, we learned several things, but not as much as I was hoping for.

We did get a call though that our Glider and Ottoman came in, so we get to go pick that up tomorrow! I am not crazy about the color of the cushion (apparently you can't just have to choose based on the wood combinations they offer) but I may try to see if we can get a cover made. If not, Emma will have an adorable pink afghan that her Great Grandmother has made her to drape over the chair. We also chose curtains for the Nursery that will help make it a little more "girly" for Emma.

Mommy has been making progress too with some of the not so fun things to do, like getting insurance lined up, signing up for a Pediatrician, etc. This weekend though is the start of me going through the 34 pages of information I need to fill out for maternity leave. Oh boy!

What A Rollercoaster!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

It's amazing that during pregnancy, you can feel great one minute, and then completely crash the next! It is such a rollercoaster! I was feeling great last night, really motivated to make a good dinner for Wes, clean up, etc and then we sat down to relax and watch WIPEOUT (which, if you haven't seen it, is possibly the funniest show ever). I don't know whether it was the laughing that eventually made mommy cry that did it, or what, but I had one heck of a Braxton Hicks contraction that has made me completely scared of "real" labor! OUCH!

This morning I woke up pretty miserable. Maybe it is the weather here but I couldn't get out of bed, barely have any energy, could barely stomach breakfast and was exhausted after walking in from the parking lot. Wes and I are supposed to have our Infant Care and Safety class tonight but at this point, I am just hoping I can make it through the work day!

When Will Emma Arrive?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I hope that you guys are right, who ever has voted on the poll on the right hand side of the blog! Bless your hearts for hoping that Emma arrives a few days early and not "Really Late"! Ha!

Weekly Update - 34 Weeks & New Belly Picture!

Here we are, at Week 34 already!! Only 6 weeks left (again, give or take a few)! I think Emma was celebrating her weekly Birthday this morning because she was moving up a storm even before Mommy got out of bed! Sometimes I wonder if she is going to come out with an extra set of arms and legs because she has the ability to punch and kick in about 10 different spots all at once (which she just did yet again as I was typing that sentence haha).

I have been feeling okay lately, some days are better then others, but I at least am still having a few good days and not to the completely miserable part yet haha. I woke up this morning which a sense of calm, which rarely happens. I think because it has finally sunk in that Emma will be here and most likely, at this stage, will not have any major complications. I am still addicted to the baby shows but instead of being scared that Emma will be born prematurely, I now find myself thinking that even if something happened this week, she would be pretty healthy and almost ready for the world. It's becoming more and more real as we approach July and the big day is right around the corner. Who knows...maybe Emma will be a June baby?!?!

This is the latest belly picture from this morning. Now that Wes has to get up and leave before Emma and Mommy are even out of bed yet, I had to try to take the picture myself. So here is we are at 34 Weeks!

How Is Emma Growing?

Emma now weighs about 4 and 3/4 lbs (like your average cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers, which will help regulate her body temperature once she's born, are filling her out, making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever! Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well. Babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do fine. They may need a short stay in the neonatal nursery and may have a few short-term health issues, but in the long run, they usually do as well as full-term babies, which is where I think my morning "calmness" came from.

Emma's senses are continuing to improve; when light peeks in through my (extremely) stretched belly, her tiny eyelids and irises blink and dilate. And, Emma can now recognize and react to simple songs, so it's time to start practicing our lullabies!

Nursery Pictures!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

As promised, here are two pictures of our update nursery! We ended up packing away all of our goodies in the closet before the furniture came, so I had to take everything out this weekend to start to organize, which basically means its still a big mess ha! It's like when you clean your room or clean out a closet, it gets worse before it gets better haha!

So, in the mean time, here are two pictures of the crib and wall decal. I love the decal!!

Here is a close up of the wall decal...

Doctors Visit, Babies R Us, Boating & Nursery!

Hi Everyone! We hope you had a great holiday weekend! Wes and I thoroughly enjoyed the long weekend and I now feel much more prepared for Emma's arrival.

I started the weekend with my normal doctors appointment on Friday afternoon which was pretty typical. As you will probably remember from previous posts, I came down with a case of Poison Ivy a few weeks back and that has been gone for a while now (still healing, but not itchy anymore). However, about two weeks ago, I started developing these little red bumps that I thought was follow on Poison Ivy. Well, they started showing up in random spots not anywhere near my Poison Ivy, like my ankles and arms and even some on my tummy. So of course my first stop was the Internet where I self-diagnosed myself with Prurigo of Pregnancy, which is characterized by many tiny bumps that look like bug bites. They can occur anywhere on your body, but you're most likely to get them on your hands, feet, arms, and legs, which is right where I have most of them. So everyday, I seem to find another little itchy bump and asked my doctor about it on Friday. He didn't seem to have a diagnosis or really recognize what they were, but did some additional blood work to make sure everything was fine. Although the little bumps can be extremely itchy and annoying, Prurigo of Pregnancy appears to pose no risk to the baby. This condition generally starts around the beginning of the third trimester and may last for up to three months after you give birth. Yikes! So we will see what happens! Other then that, successful checkup! We heard Emma's heartbeat yet again and she seems to be measuring right on track. From our last ultrasound, she is about at the 45% growth, so a little smaller then average but right on track to be upper 6lbs lower 7 lbs at birth.

After the doctors appointment my mom and I headed over to Babies R Us to pick up some final items that we still needed like a mattress, changing pad, breast pump, etc. We also ordered our rocker which will hopefully come in next week!

On Saturday, we headed out on the boat for Emma's first boat ride and she loved it! She did great! No problems at all and even ended up moving and kicking a ton right after we slowed down for a break as if to say "Faster Mommy Faster!!" Ha!

The rest of the weekend was spent getting things done around the house and putting together the Nursery. Emma's crib is all set up now with mattress, clean sheets, bumper and fish mobile! Her dresser is also set up and ready to be used also as a changing table. Sheets, towels, washcloths, blankets and clothes are washed and ready for use! Bath tub and bathing supplies are set up and ready for a dirty baby! We were also able to put up one of Emma's decals in her Nursery and we love it! It's super cute and right above her crib (pictures to come soon).

All in all, a great, long weekend! To top it off...Emma made Mommy laugh again last night with her second case of the hiccups!! I love it!!

Last Night's Milestone!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Well, Wes told me to write this one down because it was another officially 33 Weeks and 1 Day I uttered the infamous "I am tired of being pregnant" phrase! I guess it was a combination of this week's exhaustion, swelling, heartburn, etc that finally did me in!

I told Wes to be prepared because I have a feeling I am just going to complain from this point on haha. Poor guy.

I never thought I would get to this point, at least not this early! I still have seven more weeks to go, each day getting closer and closer to that dreaded summer heat!

I am very much looking forward to this long weekend!

Is Today Over Yet?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Overall, just not a good day. Although the high temperature today is a whopping 78 degrees, my body has decided to rebel and act as if it was 98 degrees outside. I wore my flip flops into work today just because I was planning on heels and thought I would save myself another 10 minutes. Well, let's just say that the little toe sausages won't even come close to fitting into the heels so I am still in flip flops, and heading to a meeting with executives shortly. That should go over well! My poor little fingers are so tight and swollen today that it's actually hard to type!

I am completely exhausted today, and I even took it pretty easy last night and kept the "nesting" to a minimum. Despite the fact that our furniture was delivered and all I wanted to do was wash and put away Emma's clothes. I held off so I could purchase some little organizers and ended up watching a Pirates of the Caribbean movie on TV (the second one which in my opinion is the best one) and headed off to bed. You would think that I haven't slept in days with how tired I am.

I guess it is just going to be one of those days! I am already looking forward to going to bed tonight!

Baby Shower Pictures!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

As I was updating our furniture pictures, I realized that I never posted any of Emma's baby shower pictures!

The cake was sooooo goood!!!!
We can't thank everyone enough for all the stuff that Emma got!! Our car was packed full on the way home!!
Dana, one of our nieces, made signs for all the guests so they would know where to go. Here are the "Party Room and Games" and "Food Cort" (Court) signs. Lauren, another one of our nieces was in charge of games and did a fantastic job!!

Furniture Is Here!!!

Emma's furniture just got are a few pictures! I love it!
This is her dresser which will also double as her changing table. Eventually, I would love to get the hutch that matches but we have a lot of other stuff to buy first. :)

Here is her adorbale crib! It looks much bigger in the room that I remember in the store! It's a convertible crib so she better take good care of it since it will be going to college with her haha!

This is just a random picture of part of her crib, against the paint with one of her crib sheets! Now we just need a mattress!!

My New Enemies...

So it seems that the heartburn has really "kicked it up a notch" of the past few days, so much so that I now have new limits on what I can and can't eat. As Emma gets bigger, my actual stomach gets smaller and pushed higher up, and boy can I feel a difference! Now, my biggest enemies are....

  1. Spaghetti Sauce
  2. Orange Juice
  3. Snowballs

I tried my hand at making homemade Spaghetti Sauce on Sunday and boy was that a rough night. Not only that, but I made the mistake of taking it for lunch the next day and then we had it last night for leftovers (trying to be money conscious and not just let our left overs go bad in the fridge like normal). OUCH!! Last night I could barely lay down because I could feel the acid just rising in my esophagus. Yuck!

I felt much better this morning so with my breakfast I had a small glass of low sugar Orange Juice...and boy am I paying for it now!

A few weeks ago when it finally got warmer out, I treated myself to a black cherry snowball thinking it was better for me then the Dairy Queen Blizzard that I really wanted haha. I don't know what it was that made me feel so bad, but I felt so sick all night long!! Emma does not like black cherry snowballs for sure!!

I haven't had too many cravings lately...other then the usual brussel sprouts which I still want a couple times a week. I did have a random craving over the weekend of Swedish Fish while on the drive up to PA. Other then that, the cravings have been pretty tame. Last week it was Oatmeal Crisp Hearty Raisin cereal, followed by this week's bagels and cream cheese. Cranberry Juice has been a staple craving since about day one and is still going strong!

Weekly Update - 33 Weeks! Emma's A Honeydew!

Well, here we are at our weekly update! Emma turns 33 weeks today, so only 7 more to go (give or take)! It's a big day today...not only does Emma into a Honeydew haha, but she also gets her Nursery furniture!! Her crib and dresser (which will also be our changing table) are being delivered today between 10:00 and 1:00, and Mommy can't wait!! The Nursery is all cleaned up and ready for the furniture so it will take all my power not to go crazy tonight and try to set everything up haha. We still have a few things to buy, which my mom and I are planning on doing after my doctors appointment on Friday. It's pretty convenient that Babies R Us is literally, right across the street from my doctor's office! We have a couple of things to take back from the shower, and a few more things to pick it's a good thing this weekend is a three day weekend because it's going to be get ready for baby weekend! The first question I usually get that follows the "How far along are you?" question, is "Is the Nursery ready?" It will be really nice to be able to say "Almost!" instead of "Not even close!" haha! So hopefully, but this afternoon I will be able to post some pictures of Emma's furniture in her room!

How Is Emma Growing?

This week Emma weighs a little over 4 pounds and has passed the 17-inch mark. She's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and her skeleton is hardening. The bones in her skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for her to fit through the birth canal. These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as her brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.

Feeling Hiccups for the First Time!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

This is so weird!! I have heard so many people talking about feeling when the baby has hiccups but I have never felt it before, until this morning!! 32 Weeks and 6 Days!!

I had to run a few errands before getting to work this morning and Emma was pretty quiet the whole time. Until I got to work that is and sat down at my desk. All the sudden she started moving up a storm (and still is) and I started to feel these really little "pops" on the left, lower side of my belly, which makes sense because she is head down. They are very similar to what it felt like when I first started feeling her move, like little flutters, but they just keep coming and coming, every few seconds! They are really fast! It feels absolutely amazing!

Who would have ever thought that a case of the hiccups would absolutely make my day!

Congratulations to Michele & Steve!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Wes and I had the pleasure of heading up to PA this weekend to head to a college friend's wedding, at the Skytop Lodge! It was absolutely beautiful! I love going to weddings and always have and this one was no different, well, except the whole being 8 months pregnant thing haha. Unfortunately, the weather was a bit bad, but the rain at least held off until after the ceremony. Michele and Steve are going to have some amazing photos with the fog in the background though!

I held up pretty good until about the last hour or so of the reception when my feet really started to hurt and I got really tired. Emma loved all the good food but let Mommy know she was ready for bed right when the reception ended. I pretty much crashed as soon as we walked into the hotel room that night. I am at the point now where sleeping is pretty much more work then anything else, especially if I am not at home. Between not being used to the pillows and the hard mattress, my back was pretty sore the next day. I will say, the King bed was nice and roomy!
About 10 minutes after getting home yesterday I went right back to bed and napped for a good three hours which helped, but couldn't seem to get motivated for the rest of the day.
I am pretty tired today and have noticed more and more that my shoes are constantly tighter now. Unless it's warm outside, I'm not usually swollen which has been pretty nice.
Emma's crib and dresser are getting delivered on Wednesday of this week so I can't wait to see it, although I have some Nursery cleaning to do in the mean time! Then it's back to the doctors on Friday for another appointment. Stay tuned!

Nursery Decals Ordered!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

I found these super cute decals online at this great website: They have a ton of hand-made things that are really cute and from what I hear, great quality.

I just ordered the following two decals for Emma's room! They should be shipped this weekend!

I Don't Get It...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Everyday, I am now completely exhausted while at work. It is all I can do to take a shower and get ready for work in the morning before I am 100% tired already! However, when I get home from work and think that I am about to relax, I get this incredible urge to either clean or do something baby related! Wes thinks I am "Nesting" already but I thought that didn't come until the last week or so. Apparently not.

It's like it is impossible for me to sit down and relax at night, without wanting to clean the kitchen or vacuum or do laundry or organize the Nursery or put together the Pack-n-Play...

No wonder I am always exhausted at work now!

Weekly Update - 32 Weeks! 8 Months!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Emma turns 32 Weeks old today which means she is starting her 8th month and Mommy can't believe it!! We now have 8 weeks (give or take) before she arrives and we can't wait!! We are starting to get more and more prepared by the day which is good because time is running out faster then we know!

I actually wasn't feeling well at all yesterday but by the afternoon I started to feel better. When I got home after work I got this complete burst of energy (where was that during the day huh?) so I took Shamus on a walk, did some grocery shopping, ate dinner and was expecting to crash but nope! I was able to go through all our baby shower gifts and separate things we needed to take back and things we were keeping. Then, around 8:00PM I thought it was a good idea since Daddy was still at work to put our Travel System together ha! I was totally motivated! So Emma now has her car seat and stroller all ready to go, and it's adorable! Of course I am feeling it today in my lower back and was exhausted this morning. Haha.

We also got a call last night that Emma's crib and dresser have arrived at the store! So now I just have to call to schedule the delivery!!!

How is Emma Growing?

By now, Emma baby weighs 3.75 pounds (which is exactly what the sonogram yesterday said) and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in my tummy! I'm gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to Emma. In fact, she'll gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb. Emma now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (which we actually have a picture of from the sonogram). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.

Furniture Is On It's Way!! Well...Almost!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I called the store where we ordered Emma's Crib and Dresser from yesterday and left a message inquiring about the delivery date (thinking it would still be a few weeks). Well, I just got a message on my cell phone that Emma's furniture is on the truck that they are waiting to be delivered and that we should be hearing from them either today or tomorrow about setting up a delivery time!! Yeah!!

Until we get the furniture, we are kind of on hold with the Nursery so this is great news!

Hopefully, Emma will have her furniture soon!! I can't wait to wash and put away all of her adorable little clothes!!

That's My Girl!!

I had my follow up growth sonogram appointment bright and early this morning (7:00AM) but the early wake up was worth it because Emma looks great!! She is still measuring right on track, to the day, 31 Weeks and 6 Days, and I was told to just follow up with my regular Doctor to see if I needed any more sonograms or not (which they didn't think so). My placenta is completely out of the way now as it has moved on it's own which is a relief and Emma weighs about 3 pounds and 12 ounces which is perfect for her "age". She was moving around a ton the last few days and has flipped sides. She is still head down (and expected to stay that way) but now her little behind is up on Mommy's left side, by my ribs which is at least giving my right side of my ribs a much needed break! We even got a picture of a little patch of hair that she has growing on the back of her head (it's amazing what you can see now)! She was a bit camera shy though and kept her left hand up by her face despite trying to get her to move it, so our profile pictures are a bit blurry but I can't blame her. Mommy doesn't want her picture taken that early in the morning either!

We finished up our Childbirth classes last night with learning about C-Sections, infant care and how to push! I feel much better after going through the classes and have a better idea of what to expect...which is simply the unexpected! Daddy has to stay at work really late tonight for Orientation so I think Shamus and Mommy are going to start packing our hospital bags after dinner. We are now under the 2 month mark!

It's Official - I'm A Penguin...

Monday, May 11, 2009

I now constantly waddle. There is no more avoiding I have given into it and embrace the waddle.

This was clearly apparent when trying to keep up with my Dad hurrying to the stadium to watch the O's game this weekend. Mom clearly knew that "hurrying" was no longer in my vocabulary but Dad forgot for a moment that his almost 8 month pregnant daughter could not speed it up. be able to walk at a normal speed again. I think I have also officially given up the high-heels, much to my dismay. I put them on when getting ready to leave the house for work this morning and my feet were throbbing in the 3 minutes it took me to get downstairs, pack my bag and let the dog out. So needless to say, I am wearing flip flops. :)

Playing Catch Up!

Okay, so I am totally behind on the blog so this is my attempt at playing catch up. Here is the summary of what you have missed over the past few days:
  1. Emma Turned 31 Weeks
  2. Baby Shower!!!!!
  3. O's Baseball Game
  4. Mother's Day
  5. Wes's First 2:30AM Trip to the Store
  6. Refrigerator Still Broken
  7. Laura Finishes Last Graduate Class
  8. Doctors Appointment (Still Right on Track)
  9. Manicure & Pedicure (HEAVEN)

Next Things to Come:

  1. Last Childbirth Class Tonight!
  2. Hopefully Fixed Refrigerator between 1:00PM and 5:00PM Today
  3. Sonogram Appointment Tomorrow Morning
  4. Emma Turns 32 Weeks - 8 Months!!

What a busy few days!! Let's rewind and go back to the end of last week. Emma turned 31 Weeks last week and I purposely didn't post and updated Belly Pic because, let's just say, Mommy wasn't feeling very cute. :) Since she is about to turn 32 Weeks (8 Months!) on Wednesday, I'll save the next update until then.

I ended up taking Friday off of work last week as it was supposed to be a nice relaxing day for Mommy to start to get ready for Emma's arrival. Little did I know that our basement was about to flood earlier that week and the repair company for our Refrigerator was full of 'stuff'. So unfortunately, I ended up spending most of the day on the phone aggravated, but, it was a day off of work none-the-less. I also headed to my normal doctors appointment where everything was again measuring right on track! Then it was off to a Manicure and Pedicure that I had been waiting WEEKS for and boy did that feel good!! That finally put me in weekend mode!! Friday night was a rough night though. Although I went to bed at a decent hour and fell right to sleep, I woke up about 1:30 in the morning MISERABLE because not only was it really hot but my poison ivy was the worst it had been since the beginning. Although I tried to keep quiet and do whatever I could to stop the itching without waking Wes up, it didn't work and I burst into tears once I got back in bed. Poor Wes. So off he went to CVS because we had nothing other then Calamine lotion which clearly wasn't doing the trick. Bless his heart, Wes left at about 2:30AM to go get me some Benadryl and finally, after it sank in, I slept like a log. I woke up all drowsy (but much less itchy) at 10:00AM the next morning. I don't think I had slept that late in years!

Saturday was such a fun day though! It completely made up for a really bad couple of weeks! It was Baby Shower day!!! I had such a good time and can't thank everyone enough not only for coming and for all the gifts for Emma, but just for making it an amazing day!! My mom, Mary, Erin, Lauren and Dana did a fabulous job and I can't thank you guys enough for everything that you did!! Lauren was in charge of the games (which were a big hit) and Dana made the signs so that everyone knew where the food, presents and game room was. :) I actually took a picture of the back of our Explorer when we got home to show you how packed it was!! I was feeling really unprepared before the shower and feel sooo much better now thanks to all the wonderful gifts! Emma got tons of adorable clothes, sheets, blankets, bathing stuff, toys, bathing suits, etc. She even got her stroller/car seat combo, pack-n-play, Baby Bjorn, play name it and little peanut got it!

After the shower, Mom, Dad, Wes, Emma and I all went to the O's game against the Yankees. Although they lost the night before, they creamed the Yankees 12-5 and despite the threat of rain, it was a perfect night for a game.

Sunday was my first official Mother's Day!! Although that is debatable, in my mind it was my first because from the moment someone finds out they are pregnant, they immediately start changing their life based on what is best for the baby. They also immediately start worrying about everything...which is the number one sign of being a mother haha. We headed down to my Mom and Dad's house to go back through all of the Baby Shower stuff and load it up. It was fun to get to go back through everything and show Wes all of Emma's cute outfits. :)

Now it's back to work! Tonight I am heading to our final Childbirth class and unfortunately Wes isn't able to come since he is starting his new job today (GOOD LUCK HONEY!), but luckily I have a great stand in who is willing to come and spend three hours practicing breathing on a hard floor...thanks Mom!! :) Tomorrow it's off to our next Sonogram at 7:00AM (yikes!), but it's always fun to get to see Emma! She is growing like a little weed!! I think that's about it for this week, until this weekend when Wes and I are off to a friend's wedding!!

More to come later this week...hope everyone has a great Monday!

Second Childbirth Class Update

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hi Everyone! I just remembered that I didn't post an update on our second Childbirth class that Wes and I went to this week! Must have been my day of complaining about my lack of sleep and final that distracted me haha.

We headed off to our 2nd out of 3 Childbirth classes on Monday and overall it was a pretty good class. We started out reviewing our 'homework' assignment which was a cross-word puzzle based on pregnancy nutrition. The most ironic part was that as we were reviewing the answers, another mother-to-be came in late with her dinner which was from Arby's. :) I think all the soon to be moms first looked at her like "Well, that's not very good for your baby" then realized how good it smelled and was wishing she would pass around the fries. Haha. After that, we talked a little more in depth about the different stages of labor and watched a video mainly about what the coach or partner should be doing during each stage. I think Wes had his eyes opened a bit about how much work he really has to do to help keep me together! Ha! Poor guy has a tough job! That took a while to go through and after a quick break we actually practiced slow dancing! This is one of the positions they recommend during the first stage of labor and we practiced leaning and depending on the coaches. This was kind of funny because Wes and I are going to a wedding in two weeks and I quickly realized how slow dancing wasn't going to be the same with the basketball belly in between us haha.

We then got into some more breathing techniques and practiced a few labor scenarios. The instructor would start out by saying "Okay, you just arrived in the hospital, you are 3 centimeters dilated and 50% effaced." Then we practiced our deep and slow breathing through the "contractions" and practices some massage techniques. Then, she would say "Okay, its been 6 hours and you are now 5 centimeters dilated and 70% effaced." I think we all collectively thought "Man, that took a long time." then came some faster breathing and hand massages. The next step was "Okay, its been another 6 hours we we you are 8 centimeters dilated and 100% effaced." I think I actually said out loud at that point "WHAT?!? Only 8?!?!" Haha. I guess I am getting ready for being frustrated that I am not as far a long as I think I am.

We ended class with some quiet time which kind of reminded me of kindergarten but was relaxing none the less!

"Real Fact #122"

Just thought I would share my "Real Fact #122" from my Kiwi Strawberry Snapple haha. Did you know that a duck can't walk without bobbing its head? Well, it can't!

Learn something new everyday! Ha!

Let The Fun Begin!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Well, I think last night was the worst night of sleep that I have had throughout this entire pregnancy. I think the "fun" as I like to call it is right around the corner. It didn't help I was up late studying for my final exam, then couldn't sleep, had incredible heartburn and Emma was doing somersaults. I don't know where it came from but I really didn't think my peanut butter and jelly sandwich on the way to Childbirth class at 6:00PM would cause much of a problem. Apparently I was wrong!

To top it all off, I woke up with Poison Ivy, completely unprepared for my final exam tonight with my boss on the way for a three day visit at work.

Someone please tell me tomorrow is Friday. :)

Shew! What A Weekend!

Monday, May 4, 2009

We hope everyone had a great weekend! Luckily, it didn't rain quite as much as it was expected to here, but overall it was a pretty wet one.

Friday night, I think both Wes and I crashed pretty early. We did however go on our first tour of a day care center that day and buy Wes several new suits for his new job! PS: If anyone needs a new suit, it's buy 1 get one free at Men's Warehouse! The Day Care we checked out was actually at a local church, the church that the Pastor from our wedding is at. Since it was our first tour, its hard to say whether it was good or not because we have nothing to compare it to, but I think we felt pretty comfortable coming out. I think no matter what, I will be a mess dropping Emma off the first week anyway haha. So after our tour and shopping spree, we pretty much crashed at home.

Saturday, I got up early (well, tried to at least) to help out a group of folks from work who had organized a Go Green event at a local Baltimore park. They are having a Mother's Day celebration next weekend so we volunteered to help clean up one of the gardens and plant a tree. It rained a little bit, but not as much as we were expecting! I pretty much came home and immediately took a nap haha.

Sunday pretty much rained all day, but it was our March for Babies! Rain or Shine! Poor Wes was a good sport and still did it with me although he wasn't happy about it haha. We met up with our walking team from work and began our walk in the rain, and ended our walk in the rain. Surprisingly, I made it the full 4 miles! Although by the end, I was exhausted and definitely had sore feet and a sore back. One of the best advantages I have found to being pregnant though, is people are generally much nicer haha! Of course, about 1/2 mile into the walk I had to go to the bathroom as it seemed like Emma was doing a March of her own on my bladder. :) We were right by the convention center where they had folks standing guard to make sure a lot of the walkers weren't coming in. Well I batted my eye lashes and asked if I could use the restroom and got a prompt, NO...but then when I just slightly rubbed my belly to make sure she saw the baby bump, she immediately changed her tune and said "Oh honey! You're pregnant! Go right on in!" Shew! We made it the rest of the way in one piece, came home, and again took a nap.

Then Mom and Dad came up to help Wes with the Chair Rail Molding in the nursery and it looks so good! Mom even brought dinner and dessert (yummy) while Dad and Wes were hard at work upstairs. We have a little touching up to do over the nail holes but we will have an updated picture soon!

Tonight is our second Childbirth class and we did our best to finish our homework which was a crossword puzzle haha. I really enjoy the classes so far so I am looking forward to tonight!
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