Saturday, August 29, 2009

Nursery Pictures

36 Weeks & 2 Days...



So I am two days behind...story of my life! Everything is going great, I am worn out from going back to work but I believe it is normal at this point in the pregnancy. At the end of this week (Thursday), Mayci will be considered full term...kinda scary that she could come at any time. I have printed off my packing list but haven't started packing mine and Casey's bags. Mayci's bags are ready to go. Guess I will install the car seat and load the stroller pretty soon, better to be safe than sorry!

Everyone that I see lately says that I have dropped, I know that I have but hearing it from other people is interesting, especially people that you don't see very often. I have to say I am very anxious but seem to be sleeping better, maybe it is because I am exhausted but whatever it takes to get a good nights sleep.

School is going well, my classes are pretty good. I have to say planning to be out for 6 weeks isn't easy but I think they will be fine, hopefully my sub will be also. Football is in full swing so I have to accept the idea that I won't be seeing my husband as often as I would like too. Casey is freaking out a bit, afraid I am going to go into labor while he is out of town at a game, fortunately he should have time to get back before little Mayci actually comes. I do have back up plans for transportation just in case, I probably shouldn't be driving myself to the hospital!

Just took some pics of Mayci's nursery so I will get those uploaded now...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Check-Up

So I went to the doctor today, saw the practitioner again. She measured me and listened to Mayci's heartbeat, everything was good. She also checked me, my cervix is still high therefore it wasn't the most pleasant thing but I am dilated 1cm. Still have 4 weeks and 1 day till my due date so I am happy to know I am not real close. Mayci's head is definitely down but she said she could move her up and down which means she still has more dropping to do although I feel as if I have dropped a lot recently. I will go back every week now to be checked.

3 days down of school, many more to go! Going back to work has been exhausting, I am trying to get to bed earlier so that I am not wanting to hit snooze a million times in the morning. Starting to swell in my ankles and feet due to standing so much but the swelling gets better once I get home and put my feet up. Everything seems to be in order...Mayci's nursery is ready to go, I will take pictures and post tomorrow on my 36 week update for you all to see. Thanks for keeping up with us.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

35 and counting...



Today marks 35 weeks...technically 5 more to go! According to BabyCenter Mayci is about the size of a honeydew melon, over 18 inches long and a little over 5 pounds! I have to say with having to be back at school this Monday my body is in shock! My ankles have started swelling, primarily due to having to be stuck in meetings, etc. As soon as I get home I try to prop them up...do not want to develop preeclampsia. One more day of no kids...can't believe we are full fledge starting with kids on Monday! I have lots to do to be prepared as far as lesson plans, etc. I have a fear of her coming early now that I am so busy and not having everything taken care of. I can definitely say I can tell a difference...pressure, soreness, etc.
She is still moving like crazy, she doesn't want me to forget about her...like I could! She gets the hiccups almost like clockwork right after I eat...doesn't matter what it is. She actually has them at the moment, just had some grapes.
I have a shower here in Temple Saturday that I am excited about...can't wait to post pictures of all of our wonderful things.

So I was bad last week and never took pictures to post but did this week. Izzy was excited I was home so she decided to pose in them with me!

Friday, August 14, 2009

34 Weeks

Still counting down...only 6 more weeks to go. Went to the doctor yesterday...actually saw a nurse practitioner, my doctor was off for the day, she was really nice, commented on how great my belly looks...no strechmarks! Heartbeat was good and I am still measuring fine. Starting at my next appointment in two weeks they will start checking my cervix to see if I have dilated any, etc. I have this weekend left and then back to work...can't believe summer is OVER! I didn't have Casey take pictures yesterday so I will have him take some tonight and will post later. Mayci should be gaining on 5 pounds, maybe not so much but getting closer. The practitioner said she will probably be around a 6 or 7 pound baby just going by my size.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Ultrasound






video
So Casey and I got to volunteer @ Temple College and get a free sonogram. Mayci didn't really cooperate...she kept her hands in front of her face most of the time, had a foot up there once also but here are some pics and one video of her heart. It was neat...we were there for about an hour watching and looking. Some of them aren't the best pics but it happens...

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Stephenville Baby Shower

So my shower in Stephenville was yesterday and it was wonderful...we got so many great things for our little Mayci, can't wait to be able to use all of them. I really enjoyed getting to visit with everyone...haven't seen some people in a while so it was definitely nice. I will add some pictures...

Friday, August 7, 2009

33 Weeks...7 More!



So I am 33 weeks now, only 7 more to go. Someone mentioned that I am due next month...that sort of put things into perspective...7 weeks sounds longer than next month! According to BabyCenter, Mayci should weigh a little over 4 lbs and be @ least 17 in long. She is still moving like crazy, getting the hiccups more and more...guess she is growing!

My baby shower in Stephenville is tomorrow...can't wait! I'll post pictures on Sunday!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Pregnant Anatomy


This is a picture of what happens to a woman's organs, etc. when pregnant...definitely explains a lot. Pay attention to where the bladder, stomach and intestines are...no wonder we pee 100 times a day, have indigestion, etc. They showed us this picture at our class...just thought it was neat to see things in perspective.

Monday, August 3, 2009

1st Childbirth Class

So Casey and I attended Class 1 of 4 of the Prepared Childbirth Series tonight from 7-9pm. I have to admit it was very informative and laid back. I had no idea what to expect going in but definitely satisfied that we paid our $50 fee and signed up. The class is taught by a labor and delivery nurse who has a child and is actually pregnant so that is reassuring to me...at least she has been through what we are going through. We know one of the couples that are in the class with us which is nice with football starting next Monday, Casey probably won't be attending the rest of the classes and neither will her husband so we can stick together. They gave us some literature as well as a suggestion on a parenting book...they don't offer any parenting classes but apparently the book is a great resource and very inexpensive so I guess I will be investing in it, never can have too much literature. Well I guess that is all for now, will post on Thursday with my weekly update and pictures! Thanks for reading!