Saturday, October 5, 2013

This week.

Man, this week, it has hit me that I am very pregnant.  I'm really feeling it.

I've been uncomfortable for awhile, but on Monday, I started having a ton of Braxton Hicks contractions.  I figured it was probably nothing, but I decided to call anyway, since I was only 33 weeks.  My doctor wants me to be vigilant, especially since I had some early bleeding, which has some association with pre-term labor.  I was also a little nervous, because I thought I felt less movement.  We ended up going in, where they found some irritation, but no major contractions.  A neighbor of ours came over and sat in the house while we went in for a check.  I felt guilty bothering him, but he assured us it was no problem.  In fact, he told us his cell phone is charging downstairs after 11pm, so if we ever need anything after that, call the home number, so they hear it.

On Thursday, I started feeling lightheaded, dizzy, and saw a few spots.  I didn't pass out or anything, but decided to leave work.  I found out my blood pressure was pretty low, which is probably why I felt so awful.  A coworker's wife brought over dinner that night and told us if we ever need to go in again, she is willing to watch her, anytime.  I'm so lucky to have people like her and our neighbor, especially since we're so far away from family.

It has also really hit me that by the end of next month, we're going to have another little person in the house.  I used to feel guilty that Leah wouldn't be an only child, but honestly?  Now, I am just so excited.  I can't wait to get some newborn snuggles and breathe in that sweet newborn smell.

Yesterday, Leah walked around with an outfit for Hannah.  She kept smiling and staring at it.  She told me and Ray, "it's for baby!" and hugged it.  I can't wait for her to be a big sister.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Wow, last post in November?

I have not been keeping up with this at all.  Let's see what happened since then:
  • We took a trip to Phoenix in December.  Ray made Leah a wonderful play kitchen for Christmas out of a TV stand.  It's gorgeous, and something she'll treasure for a long time.
  • Ray decided to be a stay at home daddy to our girl, which is working out wonderfully.  It also means no daycare expenses, which is good because we're adding another little girl to our family to November. :)
  • Our first little girl turned two in July.  Can't believe it's been that long.
  • In August, we went to Wisconsin.  We visited a couple beaches.  Leah loved exploring.  We also went to the Milwaukee zoo, where she was VERY obsessed with the elephants.
Hopefully, I'll do better from now on.  What we're up to now: the beginning stage of potty training (eeeeek), finishing up Leah's big girl room, and getting ready for the new addition.

Potty training is okay.  She's been resistant for a few days, so we're trying not to push too hard.

Leah loves her big girl room, but I'm not ready to take her out of the crib yet.  Just the idea makes me nervous.  Maybe she'll do better than I think, like she did with weaning off her pacifier in June.

We've done very little for the new addition.  I bought the first thing I've ever bought for her today, at almost 30 weeks pregnant: a cute sleep n play that was one sale.  And I actually took the time to go through Leah's old stuff and see what we can re-use.  That's progress, right?