Thursday, October 30, 2008

Yippie! Woo-hoo! Yay!

I went to the doctor yesterday. The doctor checked me and said I was dilated to a one!!! I'm pretty ecstatic! (To everyone that wants to leave a comment at this point that says something to the extent of "Yeah but it could be another 3 weeks before you actually have it..." Please don't. I will only want to punch you. Don't burst the bubble of excitement!) I've been having contractions (mostly painless ones aka braxton hicks) on and off but they are actually the reason for my progress. I forgot to ask the doctor what percentage I've effaced but he did say he could feel the head. I'm assuming that means it's sitting pretty low. Though I have a hard time believing that when it stretches and I suddenly can no longer breathe. I think the baby is uncomfortable now... I keep telling it that if it wants to stretch it has to come out first to do so and until then it'll have to be happy with the fetal position. It's not listening very well. Must be the Preston in it, ha ha!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Giggles while waiting...

So while we are waiting for the baby to make it's grand entrance Preston and I are getting everything around the house ready to go. I am proud to say we have the room all ready! I wanted to get it painted but that's probably not going to happen for a while and I'm not too concerned at the moment. I have other things on my mind like "Was that a contraction???" I know I'll know the real thing when it hits but there is such a thing as a painless contraction in early labor.

The crib is all set to go and fully functional, the baby clothes, blankets and sheets are washed, folded and put away, and the diapers are organized by size. My mom got us our super cute crib and also made the crib quilt and the valence for the window. She also got us a swing, a play pen, 2 car seats, a cute little red recliner (that the baby won't even be able to use for a year or two), a walker, a simple fold up stroller (that we can't use till it's sitting up on it's own), and a bunch girl clothes. Yes, we can safely say Grandma Gaye is excited for her first grand baby (which she's positive is a girl)! She's even planning on making the clothes for the baby blessing already! She made my temple dress when we got sealed when I was 3. It was so beautiful! I can't wait to see what she makes for my baby!
Our first "baby" has been getting a lot of extra attention. I know we should be tapering off some of that attention to prevent "sibling rivalry" as the puppy books put it. But he's just so gosh darn cute! I think he knows something big is about to happen. Mostly cause the room that always stayed shut suddenly has a lot of traffic and new stuff to sniff. We've been introducing him to baby smells like diapers, baby powder, baby laundry detergent, baby shampoo and baby lotion.

Our rule with him is he's only allowed in the baby's room when we are in there. It's mostly to keep the stuffed animals and other toys that don't belong to him intact. Every time we open the door he comes running to sniff it out some more. His curiosity is definitely peaked. He's really wondering what the heck is going on by now.
On Saturday I was having mild but regular contrations. Painless ones that felt like a lot of pressure on my lower abdomen. We decided that we should try to help it along. We figured walking around was our best bet. The mall felt a little over zealous because neither of us had a lot of energy to begin with so we went over to Bed Bath and Beyond to browse. I was glad Preston had vetoed the mall by the time we left cause my feet were killing me! The contractions got very regular (10-20 minutes apart) but they stopped when we got home. They were going again at church today just as regular but once again stopped when we got home. Stupid false labor! Preston thinks it'll happen wtihin October and I'm hoping he's right.
While we were walking around Bed Bath and Beyond we saw some stuff that sent us (or at least me) into fits of giggles. First of which was this contraption thing...
Seriously??? At least use a girl for the model! He looks a little iffy, if you catch my drift.
These things put tears in my eyes I was laughing so hard... I was standing in front of them and Preston pointed them out to me. He said "Wouldn't it suck if you forgot to lift the lid? Owch!" Yeah, I was doubled over laughing...

Friday, October 24, 2008

By the way...

I had a doctor's appointment on Tuesday. He checked to see if I am starting to dilate and efface yet. It was the day before I was full term so I wasn't expecting anything to be happening at all but he said my cervix is softening. We're getting started!!! I'm dilating or effacing yet but it's encouraging to know something is happening. I want to have the baby as soon as I can so I have more time with it before I start school and I can sit through Thanksgiving dinner comfortably. I guess no matter what I'll be holding it within the next 4 1/2 weeks right? Uhrg! That sounds like forever!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

My Second Baby Shower

On Saturday the 18th my mom went all out and did an amazing job on my second baby shower. There were a lot more people at this one. It was a lot more family this time and we had so much fun! We played several games including Pictionary, Scatergories and Guess-How-Fat-The-Pregnant-Lady-Is… Thanks mom… I know I’m fat but did we really have to see how long the piece of yarn wrapped around the largest part of my waist was???

We had the best baby shower cake ever!!!

Inspiration drawn from (see the Naked Mohawk-Baby Carrot Jockeys)

On top of all that Parker/Chloe made out like a bandit with all the great stuff we got!

This is almost everything... cept for repeats...

I love the little slippers in this bath set!

Lora Linn and Meredith got us some more super cute Disney onesies!

These make me giggle!

In this picture I'm holding one of those amazing shopping cart covers! I'm so glad I got one! Those things are awesome!

Lora Linn has been working on this blanket for a couple years now. She started it only wanting to see the pattern and when I got pregnant I asked her what she planned to do with it and she told me I could have it! She must like me or something, lol!

I know I’m really late getting this all up and posted but the nesting instinct kicked in once we finished all the baby shower stuff. I’ve been washing baby clothes and organizing bath stuff, taking stuff out of the packaging so it’s ready to use, organizing diapers and clothes by size and packing my hospital bag so we’re ready to go from the first “Uh, that hurt…” So now it’s just the waiting game… I hate waiting. Poo!

Monday, October 13, 2008

My First Baby Shower!

To start off, Brittany Keliipuleole, YOU ARE AMAZING! She did a wonderful job putting everything together in spite of being pregnant herself and being completely stressed out about too many things at once! I love that girl!

I had so much fun. Several people came and brought lots of goodies for me and baby. Mostly baby. Even though October is so busy for everyone I know, I felt so loved by my friends and family that rearranged their day to come see me.

I didn't get a lot of pictures during the party. I was busy talking to everyone and Preston wasn't in a picture taking mood. A couple other people got some pictures and said they would e-mail them to me. I just haven't gotten them yet but that's ok! This isn't everyone who came but it's all the pictures I have.

Left to right: Krystle, Chad, Meredith, Lora Linn, Matthew, Brittany

Heather, Matthew, Brittany

Meredith, Lora Linn, Preston, Anya

Charlie, Lora Linn, Meredith

This is a bunch of the stuff I got. We got alot of diapers as well but this is most of it.

These are a few of my favorites. The green and yellow blankets are actually burp rags but they are super velvety soft! I love them!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Hey look a rainbow!!!

We walked outside on Saturday evening and I saw this just as it started to sprinkle. It was a full double arch and very bright. It was so pretty!!!

These are some cute pictures I've been meaning to post for a while. Aren't my boys so cute??? I can't wait to add our baby to our family pictures!!!

Preston is so cute!!!!

Mom and Dad to be! Our kid is gonna be the cutest!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Time to weed the yard...

My funny little Charlie dog loves to go outside. He loves to dig. Though he doesn't really dig holes, they look more like trenches. It's kinda funny. There are also alot of weeds in my front yard. All kinds. You know the kind with the little sticky seeds that use animals to spread them? We got those too. Charlie like to sniff them, walk through them and roll in them. Today he went out for a bit longer than it takes to actaully go potty. He does that. This is what came back in...

Oh Charlie, Charlie, Charlie... if this is an example of what to expect from my babies what is a kid with opposable thumbs and 10 times your curiosity going to do???

Chloe getting bigger by the month...