Tuesday, March 23, 2010

39 weeks..

and counting!

i was not anxious to deliver at all, until last week, when they (doctor) said, "it'll be any day now. i'll be surprised if you make it through the weekend."

so that does absolutely nothing for me, except make me start counting days (or hours) and wondering if every little twinge might be the start of labor.

well, i'm still pregnant.

i'm walking. a lot. i would be much more prone to walk more if it wasn't freezing outside. and i'm not sure why kyle and i always end up waiting till like 11 pm to walk. (that might have something to do with the freezing.)

tonight, we had to cut our walk short, because i thought i would surely wet my pants if we didn't make it back to the house. so we came back, i went to the bathroom, but after going i didn't feel like going back out into the cold.

so i walked around the living room while he watched tv.

oh, and while drinking raspberry tea. apparently that is supposed to make you go into labor. we're definitely drinking that. i made up a whole pitcher and drink it iced because hot tea is "ugh". with a little sugar (and ice), i actually really like it!

people ask if i've been craving weird stuff, and i usually say no, not really..i've just been eating a lot more. i usually don't make it through the night without getting up and eating a snack. usually a bowl of cereal. i was not a cereal person before pregnancy, so i guess that's weird for me.

this week, i got up about 4 am and had wheat thins, crackers, pepperoni, diced peaches, and a banana.


so now, i'm going to have to answer "yes, i eat random crap".

i bought a cute set of pj's to wear while in the hospital, and i've been saving them for that time. well, i put the pants on tonight and they don't fit anymore!! well, they're just definitely "snug"!

that's medium depressing!

ah, pregnancy.

i actually do love it. i'm just thinking i'm ready to love the end result.

now i'm gonna go walk some more laps around the living room. while wearing these snug pajama pants. maybe i'll get them stretched out!

Friday, March 19, 2010

38 weeks!

yes, we're still alive over here at the nelsons!

yes, we're still pregnant!

38 weeks (and 3 days) to be exact!

this is what we're looking like these days! (kyle takes these pictures from odd angles, maybe we'll get it down by the time we deliver!) we're really bad at remembering to take pictures of the ever growing belly! every couple of weeks, i'm like, oh wow, i've grown, we should document this!

things i've learned as we near the end of our first pregnancy:

-- take a very deep breath before bending over to do anything
-- opt for shoes with no laces, ultimately flip flops (thank you warmer weather!)
-- i have to go to the bathroom more than you thought would be humanly possible!
-- keep tums close by!
-- rolling over is much harder than one would think
-- maternity jeans are the greatest creation ever
-- i didn't know my toes would swell! much less every other part of my body!
-- and it's really sad when a bath robe doesn't fit anymore (a BATH ROBE!! aren't those like one size fits all!? nope!)

we had a doctor's appointment today and everything is still going wonderfully!
--blood pressure is in check.
--still gaining weight, but it has leveled off quite a bit. i've gained 32 lbs =/. sounds like quite a bit to me, but it's right where doc wants us.
--jillian's heartbeat still sounds great. it's been in the 130's like 4 appt's in a row. maybe she'll be a chill baby!? (one can hope!)
--and we're at a 3! (tmi?)
--doctor mentioned we might go this weekend (which sounds very soon!)

and so you remember what the cute jilli-bean we're waiting on looks like, here she is!

so sweet! look at those little lips! can't wait to see her little face in person!