Sunday, January 29, 2012

37 Weeks

I realize the outfit I am wearing here looks JUST like the outfit in my 36 week picture, but I promise I also wear other clothes :)

I know what you are all thinking, and yes my belly grew A LOT over the last week! I feel like I had a growth spurt and he is huge now! At our appointment on Monday, I was dilated to a 1 1/2 and 25% effaced. At least we are somewhat moving right along. I have been having Braxton Hicks a lot more this week and hear that is a good sign because it means my body is getting ready!

Tomorrow I will be 38 weeks. I truly never thought I would get here! My pregnancy has gone by so slow, and so fast all at the same time. I am now at the point where I am uncomfortable and very ready for Porter to make his big appearance! I do NOT sleep much anymore..there is too much on my mind and I have to get up to go to the bathroom more times than I can count on one hand. Mostly, I just want to see his little face and hear him cry for the first time. :)

I decided to make a list of all the things I am ready and not so ready for to happen.

Things I am READY for:
1. To hold him in my arms
2. To see Matt hold him
3. To see how Maddie and Porter interact
4. To not feel HUGE :)
5. For everyone to meet him!

Things I am NOT READY for:
1. Nursing- can you really prepare yourself?
2. Not having him with me ALL the time
3. Changing diapers..I'm not gonna lie, it scares me!
4. To not feel his kicks inside me

There you have it. I'm pretty confident we'll be good parents, but the fact that we will have this little man to take care of VERY soon makes me a little uneasy, just being honest! But, I do think we have done a good job of getting everything prepared for him and above everything else, I cannot wait to be Porter's mommy. What a blessing!

So, from here, it's pretty much a waiting game! When will he come??? I'm hoping he stays in until February 9th (because that's when my mom get's here) but, if he decides he wants to come before then, that is alright with me!!!!!!! :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

36 Weeks

Well, we have 22 days to go until Porter gets here and I am soooo anxious! I have to say, it has started to become very surreal that he will be here so soon. We set up his rock and play sleeper next to our bed yesterday and I swear I just sat there and looked at it for a good 10 minutes. In about three weeks or less he will be laying in it! I can hardly wait!

As far as baby stats goes, we found out this week he is weighing in at 7.5 pounds! When the sonogram tech told me I'm pretty sure I put my hands to my face and muttered the words, "oh my gosh!" He is going to be a big boy!!!! She told me if he goes to full term (40 weeks), he could be 9.5. YALL 9.5! The next time we go, she said she wanted to do another sonogram to monitor his weight. So we might get to see him again!

As far as sleeping goes, I haven't been sleeping well. It just started this week. I get up 5-6 times to go to the bathroom and when I get up to go around 3, it normally takes me an hour to fall asleep. I guess God is getting me ready to be up with him every night. But, I am so tired during the day. Some days, I feel like I am just trying to "make it". Other than that, I feel pretty good. He is constantly kicking me in the ribs and the pelvic pain hurts, but I usually take Tylenol in the morning and it makes me feel better.

I have my work shower tomorrow and I can't wait! I just love the people I work with and it'll be nice to sit and talk to my friends..because work has been pretty stressful this year, for all of us! I will post pics next week!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

35 Weeks

We are now in the home stretch! We go on Monday for my 36 week appointment and that is when all of the FUN begins! We get to see Porter one more time in a sonogram before he is here. I'm excited to hear how big he is and how I'm progressing (even though I hear how much you are dialted/effaced has NOTHING to do with when you will go into labor!)

We offically have everything ready to go for when Porter gets here. I have packed my hospital bag and we are going to put the car seat in sometime this week! EEK! It's getting so close!!!! Matt is in "get everything ready" mode. He has been cleaning like a mad man. I have to take a second, to document, so I can remember what an amazing help he has been since I have gotten VERY pregnant. He does just about everything. Laundry, cleaning, cooking..Not to mention any time I ask for something he runs to get it. Now, I know..I am sure there are days when I annoy him with my whining or constantly asking for help, but he never says anything negative. I've got a good one folks..and I can't wait to see him with Porter. I just know he will love and wanna be just like his daddy! :)

I will update with pictures of the nursery and sonogram pictures in the next week or so!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

34 Weeks

I went back to work this week and man was it tough after that nice 2 weeks off! I am still feeling good, other than when I'm on my feet for too long they start to swell and hurt. I am still sleeping well, but it is VERY challenging getting out of bed. I sort of have to roll! I'm sure it's a sight to see :) The nursery is pretty much ready to go. Just waiting on his rug, which should be in at the end of January. I am having a really hard time deciding on letters to go above his crib. Hopefully it'll come to me in the next few weeks.

We go to the doctor next Monday for my 36 week appointment and from there I start going every week! I'm excited to see how I'm progressing and get more of an idea of when he'll get here!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

33 Weeks

I haven't seen much change in my belly between this week and last week. He is growing fast though! I can feel elbows, knees, and feet now. I must say, it takes my breath away sometimes when he kicks me! I have a doctors appointment on Tuesday and I hope she'll have some news for me as to how he's progressing in there. I've been measuring big, so who knows..he might come early! :)