Saturday, August 25, 2007

my little "coffee" drinker

my little dude has taken to drinking "coffee". it's a special treat that he only gets when grandma comes to visit. it's actually hot chocolate, but he thinks that because it comes in a mug it's coffee. he has his own mug and a special slurping technique that he uses just for this special drink....taught to him by grandma. i think it might possibly be his most favorite thing in the whole world.

p.s. i know it's not like me, but i've updated my blog with 3 separate posts today, so be sure to scroll down so you don't miss the rest!

37 weeks

i thought i should take another photo of my hugeness for all the world to see! hopefully this will be the last one!

baby's room

i've had the baby's room done for a couple weeks now but have been waiting for a sunny day to take some photos. since it doesn't seem like we're going to get one of those for awhile, i settled for taking pictures today. they're not the best, but they'll have to do.

i made all of the bedding, the curtains, and matching accessories. so here it is.....

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

false alarm

i ended up in the hospital again yesterday morning! i was up all night long with contractions. by 4:00 in the morning i couldn't lay there anymore because they were coming on so fast. so i got up and called the hospital and the dr. on call at about 5:30 or 6:00. they asked me to wait until 8:00 when my dr. got in so that i could go to the clinic and get checked there first. ugh....i wasn't sure if i could make it that long, but i hung in there and called as the clock turned to 8:00 exactly! i then found out that my dr. was actually in a meeting at the hospital and that she wouldn't be back to the clinic until at least 9:00!! so they sent me to the hospital and we monitored the contractions and the baby until she got out of her meeting and could come and check me.

of course after i arrived at the hospital my contractions slowed down quite a bit. i wasn't sure why as they had kept me up all. night. long. go figure. anyway, she checked me and i was only dialated to 1 and a half, and with my contractions slowing down she decided to send me home. she did want to check me for a bladder infection because sometimes that can cause contractions to worsen or come on early like mine had.

i went home and called the clinic later in the day to get my test results back. no infection, but it came back that i was dehydrated. dehydration is a major cause of contractions like mine too, so they told me to liquify and rest up for the day. after thinking about it, i think it may have been the dehyration that caused the whole episode. i was up all night not eating or drinking anything. then right before we went to the hospital, i had a little snack and a glass of milk. i'm wondering if that glass of milk is what caused the contractions to slow back down by the time we reached the hospital. it all makes sense now knowing that dehyration was probably the cause.

so lots of liquids for me now! it's definitely not my strong suit. i've never been a good drinker of my water.

Monday, August 20, 2007

i'm still alive....and pregnant

it seems like i'm saying it all the time, but man, where has the time gone? i can't believe it's been 18 days since i posted something! oops!

anyway, just wanted to check in and let anyone know whose actually still reading that i'm still alive....and more importantly, still pregnant. i'm now about 36 1/2 weeks, so i'm safe to have the baby anytime and not have to worry about being shipped down to milwaukee because our hospital doesn't have an icu for the baby if he needed it. chances are he'd be big and strong enough to manage without it.

i don't think i've mentioned it before, but we're also having some insurance issues with my hubby's new job, so if i don't have this baby before september 1st, it's going to cost us a fortune! i've been talking to the drs. and insurance about everything to try and figure it all out. i'm honestly at the point of not caring anymore. nobody can give me a straight answer, and the more people i talk to, the worse it gets. so starting august 25th or so, i'm going to start doing a ton of jumping jacks! :)

hopefully i'll be posting again soon with some new baby news!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

my favorite kind of nuts

so after my rotton day yesterday, we decided to get out of the house and go out for an ice cream treat. we went to a certain place that mixes in your toppings of choice and mixes it together on a very cold stone. (hehe)

anyway, i ordered something with pecans in it and the guy behind the counter was very obviously new. when we got to the pecan part he just kind of stared at all the nuts in horror. he finally asked which ones were pecans and i helped him out. this was his response to me:

"sorry, i'm just not so great with my nuts!"

haha! that totally made my day! leave it to the ice cream guy to cheer me up!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

stick a fork in me

i'm. so. done.

i'm beyond the ready-to-have-this-baby-point. the constant painful contractions are killing me. it's like being in labor all. day. long.

every. day.

it's way too hot.

i'm cranky all the time.

my back is killing me.

i have too much work to do for the business.

i have too many things i want to get done around the house.

wha. wha. wha.

and then i feel guilty for feeling this way because this baby is such a miracle for us. ugh. can't i just be done already?
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