3 more days until Grae’s due date!

This post is about absolutely nothing.  Kind of like what is happening in my head. My brain is going a million miles a minute, yet I don’t think I’ve had a coherent thought all day.  I’ve heard people joke about pregnancy forgetfulness, but never thought it to be true.  Well, I left my credit card at a restaurant yesterday and didn’t realize it until today.  When I went to jump in the car to go pick it up, I couldn’t find my keys anywhere.  I searched the house for an hour and finally gave up.  A little while later, I went to the fridge to get some juice… and there my keys were, sitting right next to the milk on the top shelf of the refrigerator.  I have absolutely no recollection of putting them in there (or even unclipping them from my purse for that matter!).  So… I’ve decided it was probably best not to venture out too far from home by myself today.  Thankfully, my helpful hubby picked up my credit card. 🙂 I’m so glad that I began my maternity leave the week before the baby comes.  It has been wonderful to just lay around and get a little rest and time to myself- even though it is obviously not helping me focus. 🙂 (Plus, God knows what I would have forgotten about at work!)

P.S. That baby boy of ours is getting bigger and bigger each day, and SO IS MY STOMACH!  I’m just amazed at how my bump changes each day- bigger, lower, harder, even the shape changes!  🙂

39 1/2 week baby bump 🙂 

39 Week Pictures

After listening to me wallow for the good part of the day, Ian decided that we needed to get out of the house.  We went and did some errands and went out to lunch at one of our favorite little Irish Pubs.  However, it was really busy- so by the time we got our food, I was super uncomfortable and my back was killing me, so we asked for “To Go” boxes and the check.  After we ate lunch at rested at home for a bit, we decided that we would venture out again.  We took Deacon, one of our Siberian Huskies, across the street to the park for some fresh air and a little exercise.  It was a beautiful day and it felt good to get out of the house. Now we are back home, and I’m about to get my whine on again (or spend the rest of the night out in the hot tub).  I am not enjoying this part of being pregnant. I keep telling myself only FIVE more days until his due date.   (8 until my induction date, but I’m REALLY hoping he comes before that).

On a happier note, here are some pictures from our time at the park. 🙂


Weeble Wobble or Humpty Dumpty?

(Please read this post in your best whiny, complaining voice for me)

In my 39 week misery (yes, this is the first day I’ve actually been miserable pregnant), I walked by the mirror in my purple sweat pants with my tee shirt pulled way up over my belly (it just feels less restrictive), and I actually gasped.  I stood there staring at my shocking reflection. My shadow is like an exaggerated monster.  I don’t know who I look more like- a Weeble Wooble or Humpty Dumpty!  How did my stomach become this huge?  My skin is so stretched that it actually hurts to touch; it even hurts when clothing touches it.  The bump is so heavy that I have to prop it up with pillows and blankets when laying on my side.  I have stopped even attempting to lay on my back, as I feel like my lungs just might collapse under the weight. On top of all that fun stuff- I THINK MY MORNING SICKNESS THAT ENDED AT 13 WEEKS CAME BACK FOR THE LAST LAUGH!  Argh!

Full-term pregnancy, how lucky I am to be here, but you are the polar opposite of comfort.



Its a big day tomorrow!

Lots of exciting things are happening tomorrow!  First of all- it is my last day of work before my maternity leave starts!  I won’t be teaching again until February!  I am beyond excited about having the opportunity to spend that uninterrupted time with my newborn- and I’m so thankful that taking the full 12 weeks off is an option for us.  I have everything set up, ready, and organized for my maternity sub.  I even have my lesson plans completed through the end of April so it will be a super easy transition back to work for me in February (well, that is the hope anyway).

Tomorrow also marks 39 weeks in our pregnancy!!  There were so many days that I prayed and prayed that he would stay in and bake just a little bit longer… and now we have made it.  Thank you for listening to your mommy, Little Boy. 🙂 You can come anytime you are ready now.

We also have our doctor appointment at 2:10 tomorrow afternoon.  This is a big one, as they will do an internal exam and determine whether or not I am ‘favorable’ for labor.  They will again discuss induction dates.  I have heard many people say that oftentimes, expecting mommas are sent directly to the hospital after the 39 week exam to give birth! EEEKS!  And, on the other hand, if the doctor finds that I’m not favorable, then they will schedule an induction for November 14.  Either way, even though none of these dates are set in stone, as he could decide to come at anytime regardless, it still completely blows me away that we will have a “DATE” in our minds tomorrow.