(Somehow, long post ahead...warning!) Well, I made it through work. Friday was my LAST DAY of work until baby comes. Can I tell you how excited I was. SO excited! I had been nervous that I wouldn't make it but I did. When I was leaving one of the nurses said "Don't look too excited." Sorry! I just couldn't help it! I celebrated by going to kickboxing that afternoon and then out to eat with my mom, David and Kate.
Anyway, not too much exciting happened during the week. I did have a meeting on Tuesday at work that made me late for getting Kate to dance class. It was a non-issue but stressed me out nonetheless. Alas! It's how I roll. Wednesday the baby bedding came in. Friday, David and my mom straightened and rearranged the nursery. Things aren't in their final location and I have a project to do, but here is a preview! I am so excited!!! The closet appears messy but it is really organized.
Thursday, my mom came to have a party with her friends for her birthday. She picked Kate up from daycare, which made Kate happy. Then Friday, she was able to go to the school at eat with Kate. That afternoon, I was SO tired but we went to get a pedicure. I picked out a super cute color called...."Moving Out!"
Saturday, I had lots of fun stuff planned; so, despite making it through the work week, I really wanted to make it through Saturday as well. Success!!!!
I was having NO problems. No concerns. Minimal contractions. Until I woke up around 330 am on Sunday morning. At 230, no problems. 330, I was having a painful sensation in my low abdomen. This was accompanying the typical "tightening" I've had around the upper abdomen. Hmmm, what was going on. After not being able to fall asleep, I finally started tracking these sensations at about 415. Yep, I was having them about 5 minutes apart. If I was lying down, that painful sensation continued. If I stood up or turned to my back it didn't hurt. I lay there for 3 hours. When David woke up I told him what had been going on and he encouraged me to call my doctor's office.
Last night, David let me watch the Miss America pageant. We (well, I) were so excited that Miss Mississippi did so well. I think that she should have definitely been in the top 5 but the judges didn't ask me. I actually thought that the talents and interview responses were better than they have been in recent years. Miss Mississippi ROCKED it! Piano players was GREAT! Miss Arkansas had a pleasant voice. Miss New York had a good voice and was cute but I was just too distracted by the cup to enjoy it. Sorry! At the end, I wasn't in agreement with the judges...but rarely am I. I think the last time I was excited was when Heather Whitestone won...that was a LONG time ago. Hopefully, I'll be able to start watching with Kate. I hate that they moved it to Sunday night because she just cannot stay up that late on a school night. Oh well!
Due Date: September 25, 2014
How Far Along: 38 weeks 4 days
Fruit/Veggie: Spaghetti squash, Leek - 19-21 inches, 6.5-7 pounds
Gender: It's a BOY!
exercising almost daily...but took a little break this weekend. As mentioned above, I had an interesting Sunday. Did kickboxing on Friday and it was quite difficult to do any kicks in front of my body - can we say belly?! I did start the class with plank jacks and end the class with 100 jumping jacks. OH YEAH!
Sleep: I'm pretty much waking up every 2 hours but can get to sleep quickly. I can handle that. Saturday night was obviously AWFUL...slept for about 2.5 hours, got up, 1 hour and then was awake for the rest of the night.
Cravings: Anything fried sounds good. Guess baby boy like fat?! I still also really still want cold, sweet stuff.
What I love: Feeling and watching the baby move! I'm SO going to miss that. I seriously think about that every time he moves around these days. That was have the nursery organized and somewhat set up. Still need to determine a final location of stuff and get a changing table/display cabinet. That I am ON maternity leave!!! Watching Miss America with David. Football season!
What I miss: turning over in bed easily, sleeping, being able to pick things up off the floor (I seriously make a sound whenever I pick something up off the floor!)
What I'm looking forward to: meeting baby!!!! Y'all it's almost here! Hopefully talking to Kate's class about being a doctor.
What I'm thankful for: Getting to spend time with David, David's understanding of my need to just rest yesterday, Kate LOVING church and learning all about God's Word and His love for us