Sunday, January 31, 2010

30 and 32 weeks

Here are my 30 and 32 week belly pictures...

Only about 7 1/2 more weeks to go!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Gone Already?

I can't believe that January has almost come and gone. My how the time is flying by! This month has seemed rather busy, even though most times I can't even remember what it's been busy with. Daniel and I started and completed our childbirth class this month. I have to say that I really enjoyed the class. We got to take a tour of the mother-baby ward at the hospital and we learned some really good things that I can't wait to put into practice! I really enjoyed our teacher and I hope we are now "prepared" for what lies ahead.

Also this month, I have started having some pretty vivid dreams regarding the birth of Maddox. All of them have involved him being breech and me requiring a c-section. :( I am beginning to get a little nervous and am wondering if these dreams are trying to prepare me for that. I have no idea when the doctor starts to take note of his position, but I am thinking I am going to ask about it at my next appointment. I go back on Monday and will be a little over 32 weeks by then, so I would think he will be getting into his birth position fairly soon. I am going to the doc. every 2 weeks now, until 36 when I will go every week. The time is ticking! :)

I am still feeling really good and I hope that continues to be the case. My goal is to be able to work right up until he is born since I am taking so much time off after the birth, so I am praying that that works out. The days are going by pretty fast and I stay so busy at work I really don't have time to be tired (until I get home). I am also loving my sleep these days. I was in the bed the other night by 8:15, yes that's right... 8:15. I did not even feel guilty either, and did I mention that it was the weekend?? It's so strange because I used to be quite the napper, but since I have been pregnant, I don't have the desire anymore to take a nap. I do, however, want to go to bed unusually early. I had been known in the past to sleep on Sundays basically from morning church until evening church, but I have somehow gotten past that. I guess it is my body's way of preparing me to be awake all day and try to get everything done.

Well, sorry this post was pretty uneventful and pictureless, but it's all I've got for now. I will catch up later with some belly pictures. A group of teachers that I work with get together every month and we make dinner at someone's house, so that's where I am headed tonight! Yay for yummy food! :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Christmas, Nursery, and Belly

I feel like it has been forever since I have done a blog post, so I have a little catching up to do. Daniel and I got to spend a week in Nashville for Christmas which was a lot of fun! We had Christmas with my family on the 19th, and then headed up to Nashville on the 21st and stayed until the 27th. We got to relax and enjoy spending time with family so that was a blast. While we were there we went to this place in Franklin where you can paint pottery. It was soooooo much fun. I had been wanting to do this since we were there a while back, so we went this time and I think we are going to make it a tradition! Here is a decorative plate that I painted for Maddox. I think it turned out pretty cute if I say so myself. This is before it was glazed and all nice and shiny, but I still love it.

I think the stencil is the exact same font as the one on m&m's b/c that's kind-of what it reminds me of, but oh well. After you paint, you have to leave it for a week for them to glaze it so I don't have the final product yet. I can't wait to get it! I looked up places like that around here and the closest one is in Prattville. I think I am going to have to make the drive and go sometime soon!

I did not take many pictures for some reason while we were in Nashville, but I did get one of me and Daniel...

When we got back from TN, we got to work full force on the nursery. We were so excited to get started and I am so glad that we did! We got so much accomplished and now all we will have left are small finishing touches. Daniel put in LOTS of time and hard work sanding and restaining the furniture and it turned out great! We bought the fabric for the valances and got those done in one day... and the color could not have been any better. I was very worried that we were not going to be able to find fabric the right shade, but it matched perfectly. We also found a bookcase at Angel's Antiques for $18.00 that was the perfect color. I am so happy with it all. I painted the polka-dot letters and Daniel hung them with ribbon. And a good friend of mine painted the canvas with his initials (thank you so much Jamie!). Here is the final product (so far). I am sure there will be little changes here and there. But this is it in a nutshell...

I think all we are missing in the nursery now is little Maddox. Only about 2 1/2 more months to go!! The time has flown by and I already get a little sad thinking about how fast he will grow! And lastly, here is my 28 1/2 week belly. It sure is growing!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!! :)