Saturday, January 28, 2012

utterly exhausted...

Exhaustion is setting in. Just over 2 weeks until my due date, and I feel utterly useless some days. I get up to do something around the house and after about 10 minutes I need to take a break. I have been knitting yet another baby blanket since it only requires sitting still, so I will try to post pics of that soon...along with the other blanket I've already completed, but yet to take pictures of. Oh, baby brain!

The hubby has been absolutely wonderful. He does the dishes, helps with dinner every night, and even vacuumed the downstairs last night. Don't know what I would do without him. He has been so patient throughout this entire pregnancy and SO very helpful. I am so thankful for finding such a wonderful man to raise a child with!

In baby news, Baby B is still growing great. His heartbeat sounds so strong at every appointment, and I tear up every time I hear it. I am down to weekly appointments, but nothing has changed as of yet. Still not dilated at all or anything. My Dr. seems to think I'll carry full term or even up to 41 weeks- which I hope is NOT the case. I really don't wanna go past my due date. Guess it depends on how long Baby B wants to bake in there, though.  I got my results from my Strep B test, and it was positive. So, I will have to take antibiotics while I am in labor. I know it is fairly common, but I was hoping that it wouldn't be an issue, in case I labor too quickly or anything.

It's kind of funny. I'm scared to have a crazy long, drawn out labor and delivery. But, I also have this irrational fear of giving birth on the way to the hospital. Oh, goodness. The way your brain thinks when you're pregnant can make you feel crazy sometimes. But, I wouldn't trade it for the world. Can't wait to meet this little guy, and get our lives started together!

Friday, January 13, 2012

still trucking along...

Just under 5 weeks until Baby B is due to arrive. I feel like I have so much left to do, and no time to do it in. This pregnancy has actually gone by super fast, but this last month is starting to drag a little. Though, I still feel like I don't have enough time....We have almost everything we need for baby now though, after 2 baby showers and friends and family buying us all kinds of things. Hubby and I have lucked out, and really haven't had to buy much at all. We got our swing last week from the MIL and hubby just bought me the car seat/stroller combo I wanted. So exciting. And it scares me to death! I see all of this baby stuff lying around and I start to panic a little. This little guy is 4 years in the making- and I have this fear in the back of my mind that something could still go wrong. I know we are SO close, and I HATE to think that anything could go wrong- but that's what fear does to you. It slowly creeps in and haunts your dreams.

I am still trying to be optimistic. Baby B has been growing wonderfully and seems to be perfectly healthy, in which I am so very thankful for. We have so many people praying for us, and most of the time I just know we are gonna bring home a healthy baby boy. I can't wait to meet him, but I want him to keep cooking in there- I think I'm really gonna miss the feeling of him kicking around in there. Especially if this is our only child, I want to cherish every movement- even the jabs in the bladder!

We've been slowly but surely decorating his room, and have made some progress- so here's his stuff so far...

This is the view from the doorway...

...his crib with the grasshopper bedding...

...his toy nook- hopefully soon there will be a glider where his exersaucer is located...

We've got a few more toys and things in there since we took these photos, but this is pretty much the gist of it so far. We have decals and curtains to hang, and a dresser yet to buy- along with the glider chair I want so I can rock him to sleep.

He is gonna sleep in our room for quite some time in the beginning anyway, since in the new house the master bedroom is on the main floor and his room is all the way upstairs. So, this weekend we are buying him a bassinet for our room. We also got this cute little organizer thing to keep some of his stuff in our room.

Sorry this post has been a little schizophrenic, but I have so many things to write down and I forget them just as fast as I can type them- blame it on the baby brain.

In closing- keep us in the prayers and I'll try to keep everything updated. I go back to the Dr. on Monday, so I should know more about how soon he will be coming by then.

Here's a picture of his adorable swing to close on.