Friday, August 29, 2008

Beginning work and other exciting things....

So it is that time of the year again where I must go back to work as a teacher.  Don't get me wrong, I do love my job, but when you have had the first summer off in about 8 years with nothing to do but is really really hard to go back to work.  This was the first summer I did not have a job, going to summer school, or working on my Masters program.  For once it was just me being me and doing what I wanted.  SUPER NICE!  

So the year started with a bang and ended this first week with an exhausted preggo.  I miss my nap time so much, and boy do I need it.  There are days I will sneak a 30-45 minute nap into my conference time, but it is not often enough.  I have really good students this year and I'm excited how the first semester will go.  Especially since I'm pregnant and not getting smaller anytime soon.  I would say my worst fear right now is my water breaking in front of my class, but I just might not have to deal with that unless Connor decides to come a week early.  

Nick also started his fall semester classes this week and I think he might have a pretty good semester with some good professors for once.  I can tell he is excited, because once this semester is over, it is smooth sailing to graduation next December, or so we hope!  He only has to drive to Huntsville twice a week this semester unlike the past two where it has been everyday.  So yeah for saving gas, and yeah for Nick having more free time between his full time schedule of classes and full time work schedule.  I hope he knows how much I appreciate his dedication to everything he does and provides for this family.  

Other than that we had our 23 week checkup this past Monday and she said everything sounds and looks great.  Baby had the hiccups and would not stop moving when she was getting his heartbeat - which is 158 now.  My next appointment is in 4 weeks.  This next appointment will be a long morning.  I have to have an ultrasound at 8am to see if my placenta has moved into place (I'm excited to see the baby again) and then my regular appointment is at 9:00 and I have to do my glucose testing that day for diabetes and what not.  So it will be time to drink that not so wonderful orange drink in 5 minutes.  This is not small like taking a shot, but more like a water bottle - a little bit smaller, but downing it in 5 minutes does not seem exciting to me when it won't be tasting too yummy!  After my appointment in September I will be going to appointments every 2 weeks for awhile up until due date I guess.  

The upside for this weekend is labor day - one extra day off!  Nick is working all weekend and dove hunting on Monday, so I am spending the weekend relaxing and getting ready for my craft show that I will be in, in November.  I'm super excited I got a booth and hoping that I will do well.  

Well I guess this brings me to the end of my thoughts.  Hope everyone has a fantastic three day weekend!!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

18 week check-up

Nick and I went to our doctor's appointment to get the results of our ultra sound on how the baby is growing and doing.  She said everything looked great, heartbeat was 162 and then of course me being the planner had all these questions for her.  She was like wow you are on the ball, we were going to discuss these later, but since you are asking....

The only thing that did not go well in the appointment and I'm not sure how to react to it, because I don't know if it is a common thing or not.  I have a low lined placenta, meaning my placenta is not really in the right place it should be.  She did not seem to be worried about it yet, because it was not covering my cervix or within 2cm of my cervix.  Therefore her hopes is that as I continue to grow and the baby continues to grow it will push the placenta back into place.  So I will be required to get another ultrasound when I'm 26 weeks to see if that has occurred or not.  Good thing, I will get to see our baby again.....bad thing, I will have drink loads of water and suffer the need to pee during the ultrasound.  

If all looks good, she says I will not get another ultrasound until I'm 36 weeks, so she can prepare for delivery.  Please pray for our family that God works a miracle and places my placenta in the right location and everything else goes smoothly. 

Friday, August 1, 2008

Baby Connor's new room

This Thursday and Friday my mom and I slaved over doing Connor's new room, so I could have it ready before I go back to work in three weeks. I know many people are like wow that is early, but with my sister getting married this fall and work and getting bigger it HAD to be done, lol.

Nick and I decided to go with a modern but fun baby room. We were not into all the cute-z baby stuff and picked a color theme instead. The colors are lime green, navy blue, and light blue. It happened to work out great because the room was already done in browns and blues, so I just had to switch out the browns for navy. There are still a few things that we are not done with.

A. The wall with the changer is going to have a quote that goes on the wall over the changer....that will come later

B. We want a book shelf made for his books

C. There is a glider in the room but I had stuff all over it so you'll just have to come on over to see it all put together.

My mom and I had a lot of fun, but are very exhausted....