Wednesday, August 15, 2012

the final countdown

Remember this photo? from this post?
how could you forget right?

I totally did it.
it's a lot harder to do than I thought it would be. I don't float very well.

I went to the doctor yesterday and I am dilated to a 3. If the babe doesn't come by next Monday I will be induced! Woot woot! I am doing everything I can to get her to come naturally but I'll take an induction if I must. Let's hope she comes on her own before then though. At least there is an end in sight. Europe's The Final Countdown seems very appropriate not only for the inspired lyrics but also because of the amazing music video.

Does this remind anyone else of Gob from Arrested Development? Just wondering.

Friday, August 10, 2012

all about me

This post is all about me. A is doing awesome and working hard. He is currently driving home from seeing the new Bourne movie because I refuse to sit for 2 hours straight, even if it is for an awesome cinematic feature. But I kind of had a super fun few weeks so this post is about my adventures.

My Grandmother-in-law threw a shower for me 2 weeks ago where I received the quilt my MIL made for the babe. It's totally my favorite and I love it sooo much! We spent 2 hours at the fabric store picking out just the right shade of coral and turquoise and A chose the pattern, it looks perfect behind the crib if I do say so myself. The rest of the shower was great too, I've just got some pretty wonderful in-laws. Love you all!
Then the next weekend the Webb girls ventured to Sun Valley and spent the weekend relaxing and eating way too much. It was fabulous and we even got to see Johnny Weir ice skate. If you don't know who he is, he won a bronze medal in the 2010 Olympics but he is more well known for his flamboyant costumes and personality.You should totally YouTube him, you will not be disappointed. Then we spent the entire night reenacting his performance to Christina Aguilera's "Fighter", it was by far my favorite night.

I am currently having contractions and they are so super fun. I went to the doctor on Tuesday and he said that I could go at any day now or just plug along to my due date, let's pray that I go sooner. 

How far along?  38 weeks, day 4
Total weight gain: 24 lbs
Maternity clothes? I try not to wear clothes these days, but yes, all maternity clothes
Stretch marks? no
Sleep: still sleeping through the night but I wake up with a very full bladder
Best moment this week: when the doctor told me I was dilated to a 2 and could go any day

Miss Anything? my sanity, just joking, kind of...
Movement: she dropped a lot so there is more pressure on my bladder and I can feel every little movement she does down there
Food cravings: funfetti cupcakes, I've eaten 3 today
Anything making you queasy or sick: K has an open wound on the back of his leg that I looked at today and that made me almost lose my lunch
Gender: Girl

Labor Signs: lots of cramping and a few stronger contractions this week but nothing consistent
Symptoms: nesting! totally nesting these last few days, the house is tidy, laundry is done, dishes are clean, I'm ready!
Belly Button in or out? out and starting to poke through my shirts. not cute.
Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: mostly happy and anxious for her to make her appearance
Looking forward to: the birth of this little babe, hopefully next time you hear from me I will be minus such a large belly and plus a beautiful little girl.