Sunday, May 31, 2009

Holy moly!

So in case you didn't know, Nathan arrived at 4:27 am on May 29th, 2009. He weighed in at 6 pounds 1.5 ounces and he was 20 inches long. Everything is going really well and I can't even believe we finally have a little baby. He's so cute I don't want to ever put him down. Ok, except when I need some sleep!









































Friday, May 29, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Just here at the hospital waiting. Contractions are coming not too bad.
We are at the hospital waiting to be admitted. I am freaking out but hey he's on his way ready or not.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Stupid is as Stupid does

So I wouldn't normally admit to agreeing with David, but our childbirth class IS STUPID! There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it. We watched a c-section video today. I think she was expecting that we would be grossed out by it. It was just a video. And the people in it were idiots! Whatever. And she kept quizzing us on various things but she talks so softly you can't really hear her. So we head over to the hospital for a tour, and as we are waiting outside for her to arrive I am talking to the over 5 couples that are in the class. It's us, another older couple, two couples that are probably in their early 20's and 2 women with their mom's that are maybe 19-20. They are all amazed that I am going to try and go without an epidural. They all act like it's the freakiest thing they have ever heard of. Now, I don't really care if someone gets an epidural or not, it's their decision, but it seems a little depressing to me that it never occurred to them NOT to get the epidural. You know, after 10 weeks of getting progesterone in oil shots in the ass, not to mention all the shots I took in the belly, I could totally do without more needles. Maybe I am just being strange about the whole thing.

On a lighter note, today I totally cleaned the house, and went to the store. So we are living clean and we have food! asssssssssssssssssssssssszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
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I'm going to go ahead and leave that random string of letters because Gizmo is feeling so unloved that she had to go put her head on the keyboard in hopes that I would pet her. That string of letters is what she had to say.










I don't think Nathan will be arriving any time this week. I could be wrong but I don't really feel like he's ready yet He seems to be content to be inside creating havoc with my internal organs.

So in closing, I am not sure that we will be attending the final childbirth class. I have gotten nothing out of it that I was looking for. Frankly, I am seriously disappointed.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Poor Bessie

Friday we went to the midwife and everything was good. I am measuring a little small but she thinks it's because he is just really squeezed in there. She thinks I am having real contractions as compared to BH, but they aren't regular and tend to happen after I have been on my feet for a while. I am going to try walking this week and maybe he will be inclined to come a little early. Have I mentioned I am ready for him to be out? I have really enjoyed being pregnant and it's truly been a gift. But I am definitely ready to wear my normal clothes and I am ready to be able to just get out of bed and I am done with the hip pain!

So yesterday LJ, Nicole, Briana, Nick, Tyler and Robin came over for a BBQ. We had a nice time but Bessie attacked Tater twice and ended up giving him a fat lip. I don't know what her problem is. It seems to be some sort of anxiety and it really flares up when people are around. So she had a time out in her kennel for about 1.5 hours and shen she came out she was much calmer. I think from now on when we are going to have people over I will dose her with some benadryl to calm her down. Tater's lip seems to be ok today.

We managed to get everyone on the Wii Fit. It was funny. They just got a Wii and so now they need a Fit. :)

This morning we were laying in bed. Tater was in bed and so was Gizmo. Bessie was crashed out on Tater's bed at the foot of our bed. She woke up and started making the strangest noises and the bed was moving. I couldn't see her so I didn't know what the problem was. I finally sat up and realized that she had gotten wedged under the bed and couldn't figure out how to get unstuck. Seriously! David had to go lift the bed so she sould get free. Oh my god she is so RETARDED! It's so sad and yet so funny.

So that's my story. We slept til 11 and I could still sleep some more. I have to go to Lowe's and see if I can find a shelf that will fit in Nathan's closet. The one mom bought was just a little too wide. Bummer. And then I need to sort all the stuff that came in this week. It's so amazing and overwhelming how much stuff people have given us. The problem is our house is only so big! But you get a couple of tubs and organize then no problem!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Summer vacation rocks!

That's right peeps, just one more day of work and it's a short day at that. I vow to be on my best behavior, at least for the drive to work. After that I can promise nothing. I am ready for school to be out. We have a luncheon at 12 to "honor" all those who have worked so hard this year. Yeah right. But whatever.

So I had a shower this past weekend at the whores house. It was a lot of fun. One of the games was absolutely hilarious! They had to flip through magazines and cut out pictures of babies and put them together to say what they thought Nathan was going to look like. The pictures were so freaking funny! Here's my mom and Michelle diligently working on their representation!










People eating!










The tasty cake!












Nathan has been doing a lot of stretching these last two days. He really seems to like putting his foot or his knee right out my left side. It's funny because you can totally feel it, and I can move it so it's not hurting me so much. Here's the 38 week belly shots. I finally figured out how to turn off my flash on my camera so I was able to handle this daunting task myself.




















My undershirts will never be the same. Can you tell this one is about to give in?

I had another busy week and I am super tired. Monday we stayed for AP night. Don't get started again on that! Then Tuesday was graduation. Mr. D is such an idiot that he had us there at 3:30 for a 6:00 ceremony. And when we got there the freaking doors weren't even open! So I called him and told him to get his happy ass up and let us in because I had to pee. When don't I have to pee you may ask? For about 5 seconds after my previous bathroom trip. Tangent. And I was already pissed because the pants I took were way too tight. Turns out that I hadn't worn them for about 2 months and I didn't bother to try them on. Bug mistake. So I had to walk around in my gown. Fuck. By the time the night was over my feet were huge and extremely tired! I came home and died.

Bessie has started this whole "Hey I need water" at various times between 1 am and 5 am. I am so not amused by this because I am usually the one that wakes up first. I want to kill her. I even put the fan directly on her so she would be cooler and that worked one night, then last night she started at 3:00 am. Seriously. I have managed to train the cat to leave us alone and then Bessie starts.

So that's it. Apparently I am getting a little grouchy judging from the tone of this post. I predict that my mood will increase as soon as school is out and I can sleep whenever I want, at least until Nathan decides to show.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Damnit

I stayed late tonight to participate in AP night so we could introduce the courses and talk about AP in general. Guess how many parents showed? Three. Seriously! I fucking stayed until 6:30 and 3 parents showed up? Urgh!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

21 days

Yeah I know that the likelihood of Nathan coming EXACTLY on his due date is slim to none, but I still like to count down.

Let's back track a few days. Saturday was our 6th anniversary. David got me a fabulous watch and one of my fav movies, Super Troopers (You boys like Mexico!!!!). We went to eat at Lorenzo's, delicious Italian food. Overall a great day. The watch was too big so the next day when I went shopping with Robin I took it to get some links taken out. We were at JcPenney and I stood at the jewelry counter forever, but the place was a MADHOUSE. Apparently a lot of people just take mom out to buy bling on acutal mother's day. Weird. So I head down to the nearest jeweler, Gordons, to get the link taken out. The girl there manages to take out two links but that is too tight so I ask her to put one back in. She can't figure it out so she passes it on the the guy working there. He proceeds to take out another link. He brings it to me and I can't even fasten it. So I just laugh and tell him what was supposed to happen. He puts two links back in, gives me my watch, doesn't charge me and we go on our way.

We head over to Target so some browsing. On the way out of the store I have to take a potty break (of course). As I reach over to flush the toliet, the fucking watch falls off into the toliet. I yell, "Oh Shit!!!!". At least I didn't flush! So ick, I get the watch and go wash it off. The place where he removed a link the pin has fallen out. I have another pin in my little bag so I figure I will just put it back in when I get home. So we head home and I put the pin in the watch. I wear it for a while and it falls off again! Seriously! I am just pissed at this point. So I take the watch in Monday after work. The same guy is there and I hand it over. Turns out when he removed the pin he totally fucked it up. So I have to leave it there and they send it off to get fixed. I go to get it today and the jeweler they sent it to put ALL THE LINKS BACK IN! I wanted to cry! I told the lady I needed the link taken out. She managed to do this without breaking anything so finally, 6 days later, I am wearing my watch.

So on Monday, we also had a midwife appointment. They went ahead and did an ultrasound. Everything is measuring right on track. They estimate the baby is 6 pounds. I didn't gain any weight (miracle) and everything else is fine. His heartrate was 120 and she said that the heart slows down the closer you get to delivery. So David has decided that he will be here soon. I don't think so but you never know.

Tuesday we went to the childbirth class. It was fairly stupid. I don't know why they cram so many people into such a small space, especially when half of us are reather large! I did learn some relaxation techniques. Rather, she refreshed my memory because I remember learning the same techniques in middle school or high school. They had the empathy belly there too. 33 pounds of fake pregnant belly. David didn't really enjoy that too much. I'll have to see if he will allow the pics to go up here! Maybe I can charge per viewing!

So needless to say, everything is going about the same here. Just counting down the days until school is out. I am butt ass exhausted and all I want to do is sleep. I would take a day off but I have something going on everyday, and next week is graduation. Blarh! So here's the belly shots. Mom, I hope you are ready to see this belly! It's grown significantly since April.










Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Pooped out!

I was going to post yesterday but I was lazy! We went to the midwife, had an ultrasound. Nathan is looking good, he is head down and his butt is resting on the right side still. His legs are doing something strange. One is normal and bent, the other one is straight and he uses that to push off from my hip. They are estimating that he is about 6 pounds, right on average. So everything is good there. He is still very low. People at work say he's gonna come sooner rather than later, but what do they know? Not much! :)

Tonight we went to childbirth class. It was kinda a waste. It felt unorganized, and she talked about what you should be eating. This seems like something you should already know and be doing but hey...

We did some relaxation techniques. I am going to try them when I can't sleep. They also had the empathy belly for the man to wear. It weighs about 33 pounds, which is one more pound than the amount I have gained. David had to wear it. It was funny. Now I think he understands when I just look at things I drop on the ground instead of picking it up. It has to be real important for me to try and get it.

I am completely pooped out which makes me ask, Why am I still awake? We are watching Fringe but I could totally have waited. Now it's too late, I have started watching and I have to finish.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Senior Prank

So some seniors jumped the fence last night and toilet papered the front of the building.  They also stacked some tables and garbage cans in front of the front door.  All in all not too bad of a prank.  But one of our AP's had a freaking hissy fit.  He got on the intercom and just ragged the seniors about how he used to be so proud of them and now he is so disappointed.  Get over it!  At least it's not permanent damage!  Then he got BACK on the intercom and started yelling about how no seniors should have back packs so we had to pick up all senior back packs.  Seriously, thank god it's Friday because I am done with him!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

36 weeks

I can't believe time has flown by so quickly! Holy crap.

But before we get to that...

Here's why I routinely refer to the cat as a whore. Seriously, she spends WAY too much time upside down!











Ok here's the belly shots. David is taking them these days because I noticed all the pics from my phone where seriously fuzzy! But he always says that I look weird and makes me look away. So all my pics are profile and I hate profile pics. Just makes my nose look big and chin too small! And the pictures don't do justice to the ginomity of the belly. I am happy that so far I have no stretch marks. Of course they will probably show up the last two weeks.























One more day with the seniors. I am so done with them. The kids in my AP class are so on my nerves. I can't even stand the sight of them. But then I see a kid I haven't seen in a while and I realize I will miss most of them. Not so much that I want them to stay...

And I still haven't made a decision about skipping childbirth class to attend graduation. I need to make up my mind and I can't!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Latest Update

Went to the midwife today. I gained another 2 pounds but that was ok since it had been two weeks since my last appointment. I had my group b strep test today. That was unpleasant.

Baby is head down with his butt resting on my right side. She was surprised at how low he was, but that explains the hip pain. We are scheduled next week on Monday for an ultrasound. That's so cool! She wants to see about how large he is. I know that ultrasounds can be misleading at this point with weight but it will be nice to see him without having to pay. :)

We went to breastfeeding class last night. I was worried that David would be the only guy there and have a heart attack but there were three other guys there. I learned a lot so I feel pretty good about going, plus it was free so why pass it up? We were supposed to start prepared childbirth classes tonight but it got canceled. They are extending it until June 2nd. I thought that was funny since it's so close to due date but I honestly think we will go at least a week over. I don't know why, but that's how I feel. I don't necessarily WANT to, but I don't want to induce either so there your go.

I am off to eat some ice cream cake!!!!!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Classes are for losers

Not really since we just got done with breast feeding class. I know that certain people feel the classes are overrated but I learned a lot and I think David did too. It has been a long day though.

We both took off tomorrow for the dr appointment and then we start childbirth classes tomorrow night. It's a long 2 hours in a very uncomfortable chair. But they told us to bring pillows and a blankie so maybe we can take a nap? Not really.