Monday, September 19, 2011

{09.19.09} I'm his Mississippi Princess

No, I'm not from Mississippi. And I'm not really a princess. I believe this came from a lyric from a song we heard back 4 or 5 years ago. The artist's name isn't coming to me. That's not the important thing here. This is one nickname Josh has given me over the years of us being together. Another is Buger Bear. Now that one I'm really not sure where it came from. 

Hard to believe our 2 year wedding anniversary is here {9.19.09}. I still remember that day so well. So many great friends and family members were a part of it, and I cherish all of those memories. Josh and I have been together for 6 years now. Wow! And soon (like a matter of days even) our little family will become a family and we will grow by one more person.

I'm so lucky to have met Josh and to have gotten to know him so well. We really go together well, don't ya think? He has taught me so much and I only hope I've taught him some stuff along the way.
I was trying so hard not to cry, can you tell?!

I love that we can be goofy together and have so much fun.

He's my Joshy :)

Here's to 50+ more years together being goofy, silly, lovey, best friends, partners and more in life. I can't wait to explore more and have many more adventures together. He is my rock and my world. One of the strongest men I know and so smart. He takes care of me and makes sure I am happy.

I can't wait to see him in the role as a Daddy and to love another person, who we created together. I know he'll be a great teacher, role model and father to our little Dewey. I'm excited to watch our family grow!
Happy 2nd anniversary to my Joshy, I love you with all my heart!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Baby Dewey Update

Still waiting patiently for Baby Dewey to make an appearance. I keep talking to Baby and say how fun a birthday party would be, but I think Baby is a bit shy right now. Official due date: Saturday. 

As uncomfortable as I've been in the last 2 weeks, I really do enjoy having Baby with me all the time. It has been a great journey and a great way to get to know someone. Even if the conversations are one-sided. 

After my doctor's appointment yesterday: no new progress. From last week, I am about 1 cm dilated but other than that, no signs of labor yet. Have lost the plug (sorry, TMI?! but once we get down to the labor part of pregnancy it usually is!) and have been having quite a few contractions. False contractions though I believe. Some are pretty painful, not agonizing but very uncomfortable, and then they go away for hours at a time. I think Baby is messing with me.

I'm proud of myself for not having gone to the hospital yet, with false labor. I know that is always hard to know "when is it time" and trust me, I've thought that a few times. Only time will tell I suppose. I know every time I call Josh or my Mom they really listen to the sound of my voice and try to tell if "this is the call". So I try not to call too often. 

Let's see, what else. Last night during dinner, (fettuccine alfredo with bacon and garlic-parmesan-rosemary bread...YUM!) I made a comment that I think the one thing I've craved more than anything this entire pregnancy has been garlic bread. Don't get me wrong, I've always loved garlic and garlic bread, but for some reason I've wanted it with almost every meal. Not in a gross kinda way. I don't want it with cereal in the morning. But for dinner, I could eat it every night. YUM!

Josh has been a HUGE help. He's done so much around the house to help out and it has been amazing. He really is taking to this nesting thing too. Cleaning, help make dinner. He made french toast the other night for dinner. AH-may-ZING!

So no Baby yet. We'll see what this weekend brings. I'll also do a post later with pictures of the nursery and a blanket I made. It gives the gender away, so can't show it yet!

Happy Weekend!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

What is bigger than a watermelon?!

{this was the middle of the week, so 37 & 1/2}
 Notice, not many of my shirts fit anymore. Plus, my belly button is just about poking out. I think I'm just about done!
Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 38 Weeks Today (2 weeks to go, 14 days!)
Size of baby: size of a Watermelon! (and weighs 6-8lbs and is 18-20 inches long) Ok, we can stop growing now, I want you to fit coming out!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Officially 20 lbs, yikes! Plus a little more, eek.
Maternity Clothes: Wearing maternity pants and shirts.
Gender: Baby Dewey is either a Girl or a Boy :)
Movement: Kicking & hiccups! Now I can start feeling when Baby is changing positions. And the kicking downward is uncomfortable!! Head is down.

Sleep: Starting to get less and less sleep, but still tired.
What I miss: Nothing regular clothes?! Being able to bend over?!
Cravings: Food?! Fruit & Veggies...and cookies! Also, cheetos. However,the size of my meals is pretty small now.

Symptoms: Have some pretty strong heartburn/indigestion, hiccups for both baby and me. Can now tolerate dairy?! And some swelling in the feet. :(
Labor Symptoms: I think this week I officially had some real contractions.
Milestone: Another doctor appt this week, now going every week.
Best Moment this week: Pedicure?!
What I'm looking forward to: My belly growing (more)...though not sure how much bigger it can get...and to meet baby!

{Just because I thought it was appropriate!}

This week I went to get a pedicure on Monday. Man did that feel awesome! What a nice thing, food rub, cleaned up the tosies a bit and some ORANGE nail polish. I don't know why I'm so excited that it's orange, maybe because I've never had orange toes before, but I just love it! It's the little things really people, stay with me here. The lady asked me how far along I was and I told her. She then asked, "So it's ok to rub your feet and if you go into labor  you're at the right point?". I smiled and said "Yep!".

However, nothing really happened after that. Except....Later that day and since then (all week) I've had some here and there painful contractions. Wooohoo! Let's get this going. I've timed a few and there is no real pattern to them...yet. Just keeping an eye out. We're on baby watch people, it's go time, er...or close to. 

I posted on facebook asking what other's thought my due date would be. I got a wide variety of answers. Most hoovering around Sept 10-11, 16, and then past my due date (which is the 17th). So we'll see what actually pans out. 

We have our bags packed and ready by the door just in case.