Friday, September 30, 2011

Pregnancy Shape

There are less than 8 weeks before my due date and I thought by now I would FINALLY have the perfectly round buddah belly... but I don't.  My old ROLLS are still on my belly! :-( 

But as a bonus, I have not had any issue with strech marks because my skin can handle this size.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Baby Shower'ed

What a great time!  It was great to see everyone and it was a lot of fun!!!  I will be sending out Thank Yous soon!

My sister hired a great Karaoke DJ to provided entertainment for the "Jess-tival" when I was home over the weekend.  It was so much fun!  I can't wait for the pictures to be posted.
I remeber singing the following, but there were more:
  • Carly Simon - Nobody Does it Better (the theme from the James Bond film The spy who loved me)
  • Nancy Sinatra - These boots are made for walking
  • Rihanna  - Only Girl in the World
  • Willie Nelson - Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
  • B-52s - Love Shack
  • Don Williams - Some Broken Hearts Never Mend
  • Eminem & Rihanna - Love the Way you Lie
  • Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
  • Katy Perry - Last Friday Night
My family and friends also sang.  I should have taken videos with my phone!  By the end of the day my feet were so SORE but it was so much fun.  I slept like a baby in the hotel bed that was so uncomfortable the night before.

The party was wonderful and our baby now has lots of great books and some very imporatant basics. 

Aaron's co-workers are throwing us another shower on Friday at his work.  My co-workers will likely follow suit in a few weeks, and our friends down here have expressed a desire to throw a shower too.  So hopefully the baby will be pretty set to join the outside world.

I was thinking of updating our Baby Registry on to just have the items we really need, like cloth diapers, cloth wipes, onesies, and sleepers.   I put lots of cute things on the registry, but when it comes right down to it, THE BABY NEEDS TO HAVE DIAPERS... not a Green Bay Packers footed sleeper.  (But it is SO CUTE, I still want it!!!)

(Cute right?!)

Again, Aaron and I greatly appreciate all the wonderful gifts we have received already and I will be sending out personalized thank you cards soon!!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Baby and I are okay after a scary weekend

On Sunday I fell.

Aaron and I were walking across a parking lot to our car, and my shoe slipped.  I tried to catch my balance, but I knew I was doomed to have let gravity have its way.

I started to fall face first to the asphalt.  Instinctively, I turned so my right side would impact before baby.
I tore up my right hand pretty good, right wrist sprained, right shoulder bruised and bloody, right knee and the top of my right foot both scraped up too, and the smallest injury was to my right cheek.

But what about the baby?!?!?!

At first I just laid there my mind freaking out. Aaron was right there.  He and a woman who saw me fall helped me get up.  I knew I wanted to get to a hospital to make sure the baby was okay, but I was also covered in sandy dirt and blood.

I went in and washed up, then Aaron drove me to the ER.  When we got to the ER they sent us to Labor and Delivery.  L&D sent us to Labor Holding where they hooked me up to contraction and fetal monitors.  We then spent 4 hours waiting to see if I would go into labor.

Being stuck in a bed hooked up to stuff was SO BORING, but Aaron was amazing.  He did his best to entertain me and just be silly. It was so nice to have him there to distract me from my injuries and worry.

Baby was active, with a steady heartbeat, and after 4 hours of monitoring -- there was no sign of pre-term labor!  Since I was 28 weeks and 4 days at the time of the accident, our baby would have a high chance of survival with intensive neo-natal care, but I am glad that the baby did not show up on Labor Day!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Last Trimester!

My due date is less than 12 weeks away now.  Soon we will get to meet this brand new person Aaron and I created together!

In two weeks we'll fly back to Wisconsin for the shower.  I am pretty sure that the flight will be fine.  I am SO GLAD Aaron will be with to help support me.  

I meet with my doctors again next week on Wednesday and Friday, so I can get the green light to take to the skies!

My blood sugar has been right on target, so things are going fine with that.

Aaron and I are studying up for our baby's Birth Day online, although I should take the tour of the Hospital... but I also work for the Hospital where I will have our baby... so I might just ask someone to take me.