Sunday, September 22, 2013
Well, we are finally here! The last week of my pregnancy. We are going in to be induced tomorrow and I cannot wait!!!
At this point, I am very uncomfortable and ready to be holding my sweet baby boy!
My mom flew in on Thursday to help me with Porter and get everything set before we go to the hospital. She is such a blessing. She helps without us even asking and seems to know exactly what to do. Moms are pretty awesome like that. (Especially mine!) Plus, she is WONDERFUL with Porter! He runs around the house going, "NANA". It's just the cutest thing. We'll pretty much be a mess when she leaves, but that's for another blog post!!!
Friday night, Matt watched Porter and my mom and I went out for a nice dinner. Just the two of us! It was so nice to be able to "catch up" with her and chat.
So, tomorrow is it! I'm nervous, anxious, and excited. But, mostly ready. I think I have tried to prepare myself emotionally for all that is about to change, but we will see :)
The next post should be about our sweet second born, Connor! We can't wait to meet him!
This month with Porter has been so much fun. Time with you keeps getting better and better!
This month your vocabulary has grown even more and you are able to express when you want us to do something with you and when you want to do something on your own. You are obsessed with the dog and try to get her to follow you around everywhere.
You are not "changing" every month like you were before. I am finding that it is more gradual now. But, when I look at your pictures over the past few months, I cant believe how much you have grown.
You are wearing 18 month- 2T shirts and still 12 month shorts. Hopefully by the fall, you will fit into 18 month pants.
You are going to be a big brother tomorrow and we can't wait. We're a little nervous as to how you will react, but you love babies and talk about them all the time.
Nana is here to take care of you while we are in the hospital and you LOVE LOVE her. You're like two peas in a pod and you love to play with her. We all took you to the zoo today and you loved it. We are soaking up it being your last day as an only child and giving you lots of love :)
We love you little man and know in just a few short months, you'll be 2. Don't grow up too fast! ;)
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Well, we have 12 days to go until our due date! But, I'm hoping he comes before that!! At my doctors appointment on Thursday, everything was the same. Still dilated to a 2 and about 60% effaced. I haven't had as many contractions this week, but I am now super uncomfortable. Sleeping is basically impossible. I get up to go to the bathroom a lot and the heartburn this time around is horrible!!!!
The days are alright, I have been trying to walk as much as possible..but it's really hot outside!
My next doctors appointment is Thursday. We will see how things are then!
Monday, September 9, 2013
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Well, I am officially FULL TERM! Connor can come whenever he is ready :) At my doctor's appointment on Thursday, I was dilated to a 2 and my cervix was "very favorable for labor"! She said he could come any day now, but we all know how that goes! He will come when he's good and ready. I would make an estimate as to when I think he is coming, but let's be real..I was wrong with Porter and I would be lying if I said I really know what's going on with my body. I do know I have been having a lot of contractions over the last week. Specifically Thursday and Friday night. At 3 am. None of them truly consistent, though. I have also had A TON of braxton hicks. A TON. They are weird. Because I never had them with Porter.
Other than that we have just been relaxing and getting everything ready around the house! The nursery is finished and everything is packed and ready to go for Connor's arrival. I just can't wait to have another little baby in the house! I can't believe it's already almost time.
I really wanted to get a picture of my belly this time, because I forgot to take one with Porter. So, here it is :)
Monday, September 2, 2013
We are now in the home stretch at 36 weeks! I am still feeling good. I had some contractions last night, but they didn't last more than 45 minutes. My body is getting ready! I feel like I don't look as big with Connor as I did with Porter.
We are headed to the Children's Science Museum today to spend some quality time with Porter. We are definitely trying to soak up these last few weeks with just him.
I got an e-mail today that Connor's bedding is on it's way!! I ordered it from etsy and I can't wait to see it. I'll post nursery pictures as soon as everything goes in this weekend. We are trying to get everything done by 38 weeks, just because that's when Porter came and if Connor decides to come early, all will be ready :)
I have a doctors appointment on Thursday and they will start checking me then! Eeek! I can't believe it's almost that time!!!!!!
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Porter- I cannot believe you are 18..almost 19 months!! You bring more joy to our lives every day than we ever thought possible.
This month you are:
- Saying SO many words. There are way to many to write down. Your favorite words are "No no" and Mine. Imagine that! You also say "Thank you" after we give you something every time.
- Loving the movie Toy Story. We watch it together at least once a day! You're mesmerized by the toys. Thank goodness there are 3 different movies to choose from ;)
- Napping once a day for at least 2 hours in the afternoon.
- Asking for Mama and Dada when you wake up.
- Wearing 18 month shirts and 12 month pants.
- Still in a size 3 diaper!
- Loving playing and wrestling with your daddy. You do it almost daily!
- ALMOST A BIG BROTHER!
Porter, we love you so much. One of your favorite things to do right now is go over to David and Cathy's and play with the toys over there. You could literally spend hours lining up cars and playing with Buzz. You also love Brian. He loves to play with you, too! They love it when you come over.
I can't wait to update next time. You will probably have a little brother to share monthly updates with!