THE UPS AND DOWNS OF PREGNANCY

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THE UPS AND DOWNS OF PREGNANCY

I took a HPT and it was positive. Dh didn't act too excited, he said he wants a baby with me, but I think he's just scared.
I go in the third week in October for bloodwork and paperwork. I have to pay $150 up front so that's why I made the app so late. The week after that, I see Dr. Graves. My cousin goes to her and really likes her, so I'm lucky to have gotten her. I would feel uncomfortable seeing a male doctor, although there is one in the practice. All the rest of the dr are women though.
I'm dying to tell my parents, ecspecially my mom. But Dh and I said we would wait till I see the dr. I could tell her after I have my pregnancy confirmed, but I'll just wait till I see the dr, and make sure everything is allright. By that time, I should be almost three months along, and I'll be out of the scary stage. Then me and mom can go look at baby stuff and maternity clothes together.
I haven't had any major morning sickness. I have had a queasy stomack off and on all this week, and my back hurts some. I've also haven't had much of an appetite. The only things that have sounded good were cereal, and fruit. Sometimes for dinner, I've been drinking a malt. The foods that I used to love like pizza and cheeseburgers have made me sick just thinking about it. I was driving home from work last night with my window down, and the smell from the resteraunts were making me queasy. If that is all I get thruout this pregnancy though, I will be happy. Smile
I am nervous but also looking forward to my dr visit. I can't wait till the nurse says that I am pregnant. Dh isn't coming with me for bloodwork. He can't get off that much. I will do allright though, I just look away when they stick me. I think that is the only thing they will do as far as a dr visit. Then they will go over paperwork. Dh is coming when the dr sees me though. I am scared of papsmears and stuff. I've never been, so I am nervous. :oops:
I will write more when I have more news to tell.

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The last two weeks have been really tough to get thru. I was always queasy at my stomach and I didn't really have an appetite. When I did eat, it was either fruit or a malt, but I couldn't eat that much at one time.
Today, I am feeling much better. I'm not as tired, and I don't feel queasy. (Knock on wood!) :shock:
I've been counting down the days till I go to the doctor. Less than three weeks!!!! I did slip and tell my boss that I was pregnant. She might wonder why I kept telling her I couldn't baby-sit for her two Tuesdays in a row. When my period was late, I told my friend,Kendra, about it because I needed to tell a girlfriend, so when I talked to her on the phone last Saturday, she asked if I was pregnant, so I had to say yes! She said she pulled it out of me. DH doesn't know. He thinks he is the only other one. But I'm glad I told Kendra, she said when she goes to see her family at Thanksgiving, she is going to get her sister's maternity clothes since Kendra and her Dh want to start trying in a year or two, so she'll need the clothes eventually. I needed some church clothes since I don't have any of those yet, just casual stuff. I always think Kendra dreses cool for church, so I'm sure her sister will have some cool maternity clothes. And I'll probaly be showing or starting to show by the first of December, and a lot of people will know I'm pregnat, so it'll be o.k. to get the clothes from Kendra, and Dh will think that noone knew before.

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It has been awhile since I last wrote. So, what has been going on in this body of mine- well, I haven't been as qeuasy, just usually it hits me around 8:00 at night. But I have been fighting off the tiredness a lot! I can't get enough sleep even when I get over 10 hours at a time. At least it is Friday, and I can sleep in tomorrow.
I had my prenatal visit on Tuesday. I think they just wanted the $150.00 from me. That's why I didn't see the doctor. When I first got there, I had to fill out some paperwork in the lobby, just on my health and stuff like that. My appointment was at 3:00 and it took several minutes to fill that out. I had taken my pregnancy journal with me in case their was anything they told me I wanted to write down, (there wasn't). I have been trying to write in it every week. (It has a page for every week on how I feel, my appetite, mood, and a place for notes) I wrote in it while I was waiting for them to call me back. I got it all filled in and was still waiting, so I started reading an article on Kelly Ripa, and of course, that's when I got called back. The first thing they did was bring me into the office and show me how much it would cost to have this little munchkin. Then she wanted the money. Then I had to watch a show on prenatal care. (I already know all this stuff, I've been reading pregnancy books for over three years) I guess everyone has to watch it when they have their baby at that hospital. Then the really fun part came- a nurse came and took me to the exam room, and gave me some papers on test and and stuff. Then she wanted to get blood. I am a BIG baby when it comes to needles and I didn't have anyone with me. My dh said to wait to tell the parents untill we see the doctor. His decision, not mine! I didn't take a pregnancy test till I was 17 days late, (again dh's desision since I had taken two before and ended up starting several days later. ) And I set up the appointments late so we could save $150.00 So when I DO finally get to tell Mom, I'll be close to three months along. Dh said at least the risk of miscarriage goes down. Next month, I'll get to bring Mom with me to the dr.
Well, back to the appointment. I told the nurse that it was better to get blood on the upper part of my arm, so she looked at my right arm and couldn't find a vein, so she looked at the left arm and found one at the crook of my arm. I was looking away, and she said "I don't even have the needle yet" I wasn't looking untill it was all over. It seemed like forever till she was finally thru. Then, I was all done. I was in and out before the hour had gone by! My arm felt weird having a bandaid in the middle of my arm, so I took it off. I hate taking those things off. My arm was sore for a day, and I just noticed it's now bruised. I'll have to make sure Mom doesn't see it, or she'll be asking 20 questions.
what is really funny is- I met her for lunch Monday, and I got a sandwich at Quizno's. I can usually eat most of the sandwich, some chips, and a cookie. I could barely eat half of the sandwich, and I ate two bites of the cookie, and no chips. Mom asked me if I was feeling o.k. and I told her I hadn't been feeling good. She said"Maybe your pregnant and don't know it". I wanted to tell her, "Yes, I AM pregnant, and I DO know it". I just have less than a week, and then she will know. I think instead of telling her, I'm going to bring some stuff to the house and let her figure it out. I'm thinking that I'll bring over a maternity shirt and show her, then give her a brag book, then give her my pregnancy test. I don't want her to figure it out untill the very end. I want Dad to be there too! They both want another grandbaby.
Well, thats about all for now. I will write after my dr app. and tell you all about that and what my parents say. Dirol

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I finally saw Dr. Graves on the 26th of October. Michael came with me. I really wanted him to since I didn't know what a pap smear would feel like, since I never had one done before. I know I should've had one done a long time ago, but with all my other medical stuff, I just wanteed to get that taken care of. So, we go to the dr, and the nurse does all the routine stuff, then we go to wait for Dr. Graves. She was a litle older than I expected, but she was really nice. She had a girl with her in training, and I said that was fine she was in there. (SInce it was a female) She did the papsmear and although it was a little uncomfortable, it was allright. The most special part was we got to hear the baby's heart beat. I got tery-eyed. I think Michael got emotional too! Now he lays his head on my belly to see if he can hear the baby. He is really excited. Dr. Graves said I was between 11 and a half to 12 weeks along. (the fetal age). I think it's easier to count from my last period, so I am 12 weeks and five days today. My next appointment is two days before Thanksgiving, and the sonogram is Dec. 1st. My mom is going with me to my next app, and Micheal, my parents, my brother and my in-laws are coming to the sonogram. I hope we will be able to tell what we are having. I saw a bib that siad "I love my daddy" last night at Wal-Mart so I got it for Michael. I got blue, it'll go for a boy or girl.
When we got home from the dr.app, I told Michael he could tell his parents since I was going to tell mine. I kept mouthing to him to tell, and his mom kept saying, "What are you talking about over there". He never would say anything. Finally his mom asked if I went to the dr, and I said "yes" and she said "So, the baby is due in May, right?" We are always around Michel's parents and she knows when I don't feel good. She was making little hints like she knew I was pregnant and was saying that Grandma's know stuff. (This is her first grandbaby) She wants a boy so the last name will continue on. Well see at the first of next month.
Michael and I went to my parents. My dad was gone so I didn't get to tell him at the same time. I told Mom, "You're going to be a grandma again". She was really excited!!! She said if she suspected anything, she would've made me tell her. I called my dad on the phone later, and asked him how he's liketo be a grandpa again. He was really happy too. I told my younger brother when he was at school at lunch, he said he wanted a nephew. A lot of people at my churck know. The dr. said I'm over the scary stage, so I've been telling lots of people. There are three of us at church that are due in May. One of the girls has been married almost as long as Michael and I and they were trying for awhile, and she is due the day before me. (the 11th) So I told her we would have to stay in touch to swap pregnancy stories.
I guess that is it for now. I probably won't write again untill after my next app. :bluepaw: :bluepaw: :bluepaw: :bluepaw: :bluepaw:
Michael (32) and Joni (27) married-April 27th,2001
expecting our little bundle of joy May 12th,2005
12 weeks, and five days
4 weeks till we see what you are, little bundle of joy!!!!!!!!! :bunny:

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Well, once again, here I am-I don't have a whole lot to tell. Everyone that I told that we were expecting was really excited. One of my friends from church started jumping up and down, and gave me a huge hug!
I'm starting to feel a little better, I can go quite awhile without feeling queasy. I'm getting over being tired, if I lay down for about an hour, then I'm fine. The two new things I have now are-I start coughing and can't quit and sometimes I throw up. I also get out of breath but I think it's probaly because I am out of shape and haven't worked out in several months.
Mom and I went yesterday to get our nails done. There is a school here in town that gets their training by working on people and the prices are really cheap. Mom's was only $5.00, but mine was $7 cause I had the girl do a french manicure. They also do facials, massages, and different things with hair. I told Mom that when I'm 8 months along and not feeling very pretty, me and her will have to come in for a day of pampering. I think we are going to really celebrate and do the nails, facial, massage, and our hair done. I told Michael last night that for our anniversary, I was going to have them fix my hair and make it all fancy. I told one of my friends about the place and how cheap everything was, and I'd let them practice on me all they wanted. I'm going to try to go back and get my nails done a few days before Christmas, and that way they would be pretty for all the family gatherings.
I have never seen my mother in-law more excited than what she is over having a grandbaby. She's dying to start buying clothes and can't wait till we find out what it is. Michael said the other night that he thought she would want to be in the delivery room so when I get closer to my DD, I'm going to ask her. I thought she might feel weird seeing me go thru all that but this is her first grandbaby, so I guess she wants to see it first born. My mom is going to be in there with me and Michael, so I'll have lots of help. The other night my brother was over at the house and he said after we hold the baby, he gets to be the first one to hold it. I told him he'd have to fight the grandparents first. And since Mom and Barb will be in there when I deliver, they'd be the first ones, then Dad and Mike get a turn. I told him he would be out of school soon after the baby was born, and he could come over a lot, and hold it. Lol
My next appointment is next Tuesday. I think I'll be around 17 weeks when I see Dr.Graves. Maybe she will listen to the heartbeat again since Mom hasn't heard it. This will be her first time to come with me. I'm going to rotate every month, next month, I'll ask Barb to come with me.
Well, nothing else to write about. Next week will be crazy. I'll probaly work for Gina on Monday and Wendsday. My appointment is Tuesday, and Thursday is Thanksgiving. Friday, Michael and I are both off, so we are going to put up Christmas decerations, and the tree. Saturday, we will either go somewhere or hang out at home.
This Saturday, my family is coming in to stay at my moms house. My cousin is playing basketball here with her college team, so I will probaly go to mom's sat morning for breakfast, and Sat night, I'm working so I don't have to work next Friday. It sould be an easy night. Gina and David are going to Branson to watch a show and they might take Noah too. So I might just have Jack. I think I'm getting there at 3:00 and Jack will go to bed around 8:00. They will be home around 11, so I'll probaly bring a movie to watch and read a book.
Well, nothing more to say. I will write back in two weeks, when its not so crazy. Sweet dreams, my precious little child!

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I had to change my username because this computer messed up and I couldn't get on with the old name, so now I am "babyinwaiting".
So, I guess I should fill in on what has happened since my last entry. I had an appointment with Dr. Graves on the 23rd of November. Mom came with me and she got to hear the heartbeat. It was at 151. Dr. said every thing was looking good, but I had a slight vaginal infection so she prescribed some gel to use every night. I had to end up paying $40 since they didn't make a generic brand. That really set me back, I was planning on paying a bill with that money.
Thanksgiving was really good. Michael and I ate with his parents at 11:00 and we visited with them for awhile, then we went to my parents around 4:30 and stayed till 8:30. We would've stayed later but Michael had to get up at 6:30 the next morning. He was supposed to be off but they made everyone come in. He gets off Christmas Eve, though, the first time since he's worked there. I guess they are making up for him working that Friday. I'm glad he is off. We are going to finish our shopping during the day, then eat at his parents with all of his side of the family.
December 1st was my sonogram. Both sets of grandparents were there. We found out what the baby was, we wanted to know. IT'S A BOY!!!!!!!!!! :bluepaw:
When the tech told me that, it finally sunk in that I'm pregnant. Before, it didn't seem like I was. Now I can say "baby boy" instead of saying "it". I rub my belly every night and tell him sweet dreams.
After my sonogram, everyone went out to eat. Michael and I spent the rest of the afternoon spending time toghether. we went to Pennys and bought him an outfit.It's a fall outfit, it was on sale. I wanted to get him something and since summer clothes aren't oot yet, I got him a sweat suit outfit.
I had another appointment the 14th. Everything is looking good. I'm almost 19 weeks. I can't believe I'm already this far along. Now I'm waiting for him to kick.
I'm getting excited about Christmas. This time next week, Michael and I will be at the mall, buying our last minute gifts. Christmas Eve, Michael's family will come over and eat, then we'll watch the kids open gifts. Christmas morning, we'll open gifts at his parents, then go to my parents to open more gifts and eat. I can't wait!!!! Biggrin

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Well, I am back again. I wanted to write before now but with the holidays, I was so busy getting all that taken care of.
Christmas went really good. Michael got off for Christmas Eve, (finally) I think it was just because the way it fell during the week. We spent the day toghether just hanging out. Christmas Eve, we went to his parents. Bill and Barbara came over as well as Scott, his girlfriend, Rick, Julie, Logan and Hannah, and we ate dinner. We watched Logan and Hannah open their gifts from Michael and I and his parents got them something too. That is something they have always gotten to do, we get the kids something. Next year, Micheal, and I and his parents will go to Bill and Barbara's. We rotate every year. It will be fun keeping a 7 month old away from Barbara's tree. I told Julie she'll have to help me with the baby. Julie and Barbara got me a bouncer and an outfit with matching shoes so I also had something to open. I'll have to remember to send them a picture of the baby in his outfit.
Everyone stayed for quite a while, except for Scott and his girlfriend. I think they were going to see her family.
Christmas morning, we went to Michaels parents and opened gifts. I got some really cool stuff. Michael got me a keyboard, a baby blanket, a Winnie the Pooh baby outfit, some maternity pants, and some other little stuff. From his parents, I got- passes to all three theme parks in Branson for next year, a fancy plate set, a maternity shirt, and some other little stuff. My boss also gave me a candle from Pampered Chef and $50.00 cash. I bought a maternity skirt and dress at Motherhood Maternity, a purse at the mall, and I still have $20 something left so I'm going to buy a dress from Liz Lange at Target.
We went to my parents about 11:00 Christmas day and ate lunch with my family. The people that were there was- my mom and dad, Spencer, Jeremy, Tonya, Michael and I, and the girls-Viv and Val. And Spencer's girlfriend, Christina, came right before we ate.
After we ate, Dad read the Christmas story from the bible, then we opened gifts. I got a bath set that had a c.d. in it,candles, and some other stuff. After we opened presents, the guys played pool, and the rest of us talked. Spencer, Christina, and Val went to watch a movie, and Viv played with her new doll. Viv was so cute when we were opening presents. She was helping Dad hand out gifts and she didn't open her stuff till everyone had all their presents, then she opened hers, and she had all her stuff open before we were done. She would open something really fast, and barely look at it, before going to the next one. Only after everything was opened would she see what she got. Later, I was showing how to wrap a baby and telling her how to take care of a real baby. She kept wrapping her baby and showing us. She's a ham!!!
Later that night, we drove around looking at Christmas lights.
For new's Years Eve, we went with Michael's parents to First Night. We watched a magic show and the magician was really bad. I told Michael he needs to check into seeing if he can to a magic show next year. Michael is SOOO much better than that guy was. He could get a lot of business if he wanted to, but Michael thinks since he's never got paid to do magic, that he can't. At least he has a birthday party he's going to do this Sat. Julie's neighbor wants to hire him. He finally made up some cards so if people are interested, they can have a card to look at and call. He'll have to stop for a couple months when the baby is almost here since I go with him to help, but after the baby gets here, business should really boom, since it will be summer. Then he can start doing some big shows with his illusions. I just have to get little since I have to be his assistant for the illusions.
Anyway, back to First Night. We also watched Rockin' Broadway. Local people sing a bunck of Braodway songs. They have been doing that at First Night for four years. They are really good. We also watched some high school kids sing. At midnight, we watched the fireworks, and came home. New Years Day, Vivian came over. Michael wanted to use her on his chair illusion that he built to put on his business card. She looks really good, and she looks older than five. At first she was scared, but after she saw herself on the camera, she kept wanting to take pictures. We took her for ice cream, and she spent the night, and went to church with us.
Monday was a lazy day. Michael worked on his magic routine, and I layed around. Mom and Spencer came over that evening, and Michael tried out his routine on them. Then it was time to begin getting ready for work again. I had to work some over Christmas break but Michael was off. I think we are getting used to it though.
The day after Christmas, I felt the baby move. At first I wasn't sure, and I told Michael I thought he moved. Then a few hours later, I felt it again. It was several days and I felt him kick. When he first starting moving, he was on my left side, now he mostly stays on my right. I feel him every once in awhile when I'm moving around, but I can really feel him when I'm laying down. He is active too, which I'm really surprised. I didn't think I would feel him this much at only five months, not since I just started feeling him. A few days after I first felt him move, I finally felt him kick. I love that feeling! I could lay down all day just to feel him. Michael has felt him twice. Last night, he felt him for the second time. Michael isn't too patient though, he thinks he should feel the baby as soon as he puts his hand on my stomach. I was getting worried last night. I really hadn't felt the baby move too much, and I had been laying on the bed watching t.v. and when I was ready to go to sleep and he still hadn't moved. I kept telling the little guy just to move once so I know he was o.k. but nothing! Michael was telling me not to worry, that he was just asleep, and that I was restless. Finally aroud 11, I felt him kick. Then I went to sleep after that. I think I was so restless is because before Christmas, I wasn't getting that much sleep, having to get up at 6 in the morning. Now I get to sleep late, and I'm not tired untill one or later. Plus, my skin gets itchy at night. I was going to take a Benedryl last night but forgot, I think I'll take one around 9 tonight and see if that helps the itchiness and my restlessness.
I have my next app next Tues. at 2:30. Mom and I are going to spend the day toghether. We are going to eat lunch and get facial before the app.
I can't believe I'm already at 22 weeks. I've been feeling a lot better, still get tired easily and have to sit down. The queasiness has went away. I still gag some and feel like I am going to throw up if I cough too much. But I am feeling good. I love being pregnant and can't wait till the baby moves so family can feel him.
I will write next week after my app.

I love you, little guy. Can't wait till you are here. Just don't come till you are supposed to be here. Keep moving inside me so I know you are safe and healthy. Mommy loves you SO much!

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I had another dr visit. Dr. Graves said everything is looking good. I'm weighing at 142. I was weighing about that before I got pregnant, but I lost some during my first trimester since I was so queasy. The nurse said I was 22 weeks and 4 days, so Friday I will be 23 weeks.
The baby has really been moving a lot. I love feeling him and I could lie in bed all day just to feel him.
It is so weird to love someone so much and I've never seen what he looks like. I told Michael that last night while we were in bed. From the way he answered, I think he does too, although he didn't come out and say it!
I finally spent all my Christmas money from Gina. I bought a black dress from Target. I will probably buy a few more things for church over the next month, then not buy anything else. Maybe Kendra has some stuff that I can wear. I think we are going to get together Sat, so I can look at the stuff then.
Mom and I were going to get a facial yesterday. I got mine, but Mom kept waiting for the lady to finish up with another client and by the time she was done with the other person, it was too late, since we had to be at my dr app. We'll ahve to do it another day, when we both don't have anything to do.
I bought a black maternity shirt (Liz Lange) from a consinement shop, and an outfit for the baby. From Wal-Mart, I got him some sneakers. The outfit and shoes will both go good toghether.
Michael did his magic show Sat night. He did relly good. I'm glad Julie ws there. I was nervous! Michael said he was too! I hope business picks up. It'll be nice having that extra money. It won't really be extra since we need it for medical bills, and for the baby.
Nothing else going on. Probably won't write until next week.
I love you, my sweet baby boy! Only 18 weeks untill due date, I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I wrote last week but the computer knocked me off and I don't remember what I wrote about.
Michael and I are both trying to get over being sick. He got the flu and I have a cold. We were supposed to go to Lambert's last Sat for Dave's birthday, but we were too sick to go. We are just going to be lazy this weekend and stay home. I keep saying I'm going to church on Sunday mornings and at night, even if Michael doesn't go at night with me, but we got sick, so we haven't been in awhile.
Today I am 25 weeks! Smile and so far, everything is looking good! :thumbsup: My body felt weird last night, I felt like I was going to get sick, but I already was, but I ate an orange and then I felt fine. I guess my blood sugar was getting low. I've been sleeping in real late this week, and since I didn't have to work yesterday, I stayed in bed all morning and watched t.v. I have only been taking one cold pill at night just so I can sleep, though it's been hard to sleep thru the night. I can't find a comfortable position for very long, or I have to blow my nose. Michael is really glad it's the weekend, so he can sleep in a little. But he'll get up by 9:00, he can't stay in bed as long as I can.
My next dr. visit is Feb 8th. I don't know if its a routine visit or thats when they'll do the glucose test and the shot for the rhogam. I am going to call to find out.
This little boy has been moving like crazy! :blob3: Last Friday night, (before I got sick) Michael was in bed already sick, so I decided to stay up for awhile and read. :book1: Biggrin The baby started moving and kicking like crazy and I put my hand on my belly and asked him what he was doing in there. It was like he got mad at me, cause he stopped! :angry9:
I thought it was really funny!!!
Well, I will write more this time next week, when I am 26 weeks. I can't believe I am getting close to my third trimester. YAY!!!!
Sweet dreams, my little baby boy. Stay where you belong untill you are fully baked. Mommy and Daddy love you lots and lots. :babydustblue:
Keep moving and kicking so I know you are allright.
:binkybabe:
:sickinbed:

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I am at 26 weeks today. It seems like the time is going by so quickly. But in a way, it's going slow too! I guess I just want to see this baby boy that Michael and I have created. I can't believe it has gone from :bluesperm: to one day it will be a baby in my arms.
I have my app this coming Tues. It is just the routine visit. I need to set up the childbirth class next week before it gets too full. There is a fair coming in March for expecting moms and moms with babies that I want to go to. It's free. I think mom is coming with me.
I think Michael and I are finally over this sick thing. I still have to blow my nose some times, but I feel a lot better than I did last week. I'll probably even go to church on Sunday.
We can't find a baby bed with a drawer underneath, so I think we are going to order one from Sears. I am geting excited about getting stuff ready for the baby. He won't have his own room, but at least I'll have a little bit of space to decorate.
I still can't believe how awesome it feels to feel him move around inside me. I like watching my belly move. I wonder who he'll look like?
I got a book from the library- It's "Guess how much I love you" and I'm going to read it every night before bed. Then after he is born, I'll see if he recognises it. I just wish Michael would talk to my belly, maybe he feels stupid doing that.
Well, I guess that is it for now. I can't believe there are only 97 days till my due date.

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I am 27 weeks today. :clinkingbeer: This week has really went by fast. I had my appointment Tuesday with Dr. Graves. I didn't take anyone with me this time cause I had to work. My regular nurse was out sick so I saw someone else. Dr. Graves was sick too, she stayed by the door and wassn't in the room too long. The nurse did everything as far as the heartbeat and other stuff. I asked the nurse how much I had gained and I guess she thought I meant since my last appointment. She said one pound. Then when Dr. Graves came in, she said the only thing she was concerned about was my weight. She said to start eating more and that I need to gain more than one pound in a month. The baby looks fine and I'm measuring where I need to be. :babydustblue:
I go in next week for the glucose screening and for the roagam shot. I dread that! :bonkself: My mom is going with me, so that will make it a little better. I didn't want to wait for an hour by myself after drinking that stuff. I hope everything turns out ok. I don't want to have to come back in for the 3 hour test. :aak:
I start seeing the dr every two weeks. That means I'll go to the dr three times in a row before I get a break, since I went this week, and go again next week, then back again the following week.
The baby affair is March 8th. My mom is going with me. They have a maternity fashion show and they talk about different topics like breastfeeding and how to pick a pediatrician. They are giving away a glider from JellyBeans, you just give a $2.00 donation that goes to Children's Miricle Network. We probaly won't go right off in the morning since they are having topics on stuff that doesn't interest me.
I signed up for the childbirth class. We are going March 12th and the 19th. I chose Saturdays since Michael sometimes has to work crazy hours. We are supposed to tour the hospital during one of the classes. I can't believe it's coming up that fast.
We started sitting on the other side of the church. Everyone wanted to know why we moved so I had to explain to them that we are getting used to being on that side so after the baby comes, it's easer to get out if he cries. Neil was teasing me saying that I was bigger than the other girls that are pregnant also in May, that I must be having twins. Michael was teasing me too, saying that Neil's wife also said I was big. I'll have to tell Neal and his wife waht Michael said and tell Neal that the dr said I needed to gain weight.
Well, I guess there is no more to say. I will write again next week. Till then, :lovestory:

To my sweet baby boy, we love you. Stay warm and healthy, and we can't wait to meet you in May, when you are supposed to be here. :bemyvalentine:

P.S. THe baby was really active the other night, I was lying in bed and he was moving all over. He had his whole body moving, arms, legs, the whole bit. I love when he moves around and I love pulling up my shirt and watching my belly move. :bigwink: I started reading to him at night and after he's born, I'll see if he recognises the book. I love my child!!!!!!!!!!!!! :Iloveyou:

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I am writing today instead of tomorrow since I won't have a computer to use tomorrow. David and Gina are going to St. Louis since Noah is out of school. It will be nice to have a Friday off, I can get my house clean for the weekend. It'll also give me a chance to run errands and pay bills instead of waiting till Monday when I normally pay them. Blum 3
So, tomorrow I will be 28 weeks. I can't believe this is the end of my second trimester. I only have three months to get ready for my son.
I guess before I go into anything else, I should write about my dr. visit on Tuesday. I had an appointment at 1:00 for the glucose screening test. I got up at 8:30 that morning. I was planning on doing a little house work, but never got around to it. I thought I would wait till Friday and do it all, that way everything would be clean in one day. I went to Mom's about 10:30. We went to Target and looked at the baby stuff for about 45 minutes. She had a gift certificate to Chedders that one of the ladies she cleans for gave her for Christmas, so she treated me to lunch, then we went to my appointment. I had really been dreading drinking that glucose stuff but when Kim called the morning before, I asked her about it and she said it wasn't that bad. I didn't know if I could drink it since I ate so much at Chedder's. I got it down, though. :shock:
I was glad Mom came with me, I would have been bored if I had to wait by myself. I had blood drawn, then was sent to the hospital for the roagam shot. We had to have some paperwork filled out, then wait quite awhile before someone came to get us. The shot didn't hurt as bad as I thought it would, it did for just a couple of seconds. By the time we left the hospital, it was 3:45. I picked up Spencer at Daniel's house, he walked over there after school, then I took him and mom home. ON the wqy back to my house, I stopped by the store and got me a Snickers. I had done really good and had not eaten anything with sugar in it, and the only thing I drank besides water was one glass of juice for breakfast Monday and Tuesday. I didn't want to have to come back for a 3 hour test. Gail called me yesterday and left a message on my cell phone, so I called her and she said my blood sugar was fine, but my iron was a little low and to get an iron supplement, so I am going to Wal-Mart tonight and get some. She said they will take blood from my finger next week when I see Dr. Graves.
Let's see what else is going on- Michael and I exchanged cards Monday when we both got home from work. He got me flowers even thouh we said we weren't going to buy each other gifts since I got that c.d. from Martina McBride from Hall-Mark and he got that bottle to use for his magic trick. The bottle wasn't the right size so I'm going to take it back tomorrow and get my money back, and give him the money. I'm going to buy him something since he didn't get anything and since he got me flowers. :jarofhearts:
I've been wanting crablegs for over a month, so we're going to Hemmingway's tomorrow night for dinner. His mom and dad are coming too! I'm really looking forward to it. It's been a long time since I've had crablegs!
I have so much to do tomorrow. I might stay up after Michael leaves so I can get everything done. It depends on how good I sleep tonight. :sleepy1:
I got up late today, so maybe if I can't get up at 6:30, I can get up by 8:00. I need to clean house. :vacuum: , :laundry: get
my
errand done, and be ready by the time Michael gets off at 3:30. I want to dress up since we are going to a nice resteraunt, :hungry: , but I don't have a lot of options, so I'll probably wear my black jumper with a black tee and a little sweater over that. I wore it to church Sunday night and Michael said I looked really good. I'm going to curl my hair, too.
Sat. morning, we are supposed to eat at Scramblers with Joe and his fiancee'. :eating: Then Spencer might come over that afternoon, and do something with us. I will have a busy weekend!
I need to have my belly shot tomorrow. I haven't been taking pics of my belly in awhile and since this is the end of my second trimester, I need to get one. :photo:
The baby hasn't really gotten into a pattern of when he moves. He moves when I wake up, and then off and on during the day. He also likes to move when I'm in the tub or right after sex. I've even noticed him moving when I'm walking around. I love feeling him inside me, it'll be something I'll never not want to feel. :preggo:
I guess I better get off of here and find me something to eat. I've been on here way too long.
To my sweet baby boy, :Iloveyou: .
I'm so happy you will be here in May. Only 12 weeks to go!!!!!!!!!!!! Biggrin
I can't wait till we get your baby bed and get it all ready for you. Grandma is going to come over and help me and your daddy get your new house all ready for your arrival. :home:
Untill May, stay healthy. Daddy and Mommy love you. :Iloveyou: :cloud9:

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Once again, here I am, at 29 weeks. Biggrin I can't believe how the time flies by. I had my appointment with Dr. Graves and she got on to me for not gaining weight. I have only gained 2 pounds. I think something is wrong because my belly is getting bigger. But I've been trying to eat every 2 hours, so maybe that will help me put on weight.
Just in the last couple days, I have been going to the bathroom like crazy. Sometimes it feels like I have to go right after I just did. I asked my mom about it and she said it was probably the baby pushing down. It just feels like pressure down there. It doesn't hurt or burn when I pee, so I hope it's the baby and not an infection. I drank four bottles of water yesterday in case it was.
Kendra called me last night with some great news. Her and Jarrid are expecting! :preggo: She thought maybe she was when I talked to her at church Sunday. She's planning on going with me to the baby affair next Sat. We're going to see if Mandy wants to go too. What's really weird is Kendra is also going to the same group that I'm in. She is seeing Dr. Franklin, the doctor I wanted. Dr. Graves was my next choice. She isn't that far along, only a couple of weeks, I think. I just hope they stay here after he gratuates in May. It'll be fun rasing our babies toghether.
Michael's aunt, Bonnie, is supposed to come down Sunday and stay for a few days. Next week will be busy. I'm going to take her around Springfield on Tuesday cause Mike and Barb have some house business to take care of.
Kendra and I are planning on getting together tomorrow and look at maternity clothes and baby stuff. I should ask her if anyone is giving me a shower. I need to resister soon.
Nothing else is going on. I'm going to go put my feet up and rest since Jack is asleep.

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Once again, here I am writing. I am 30 weeks today. Baby boy has been moving around quite a lot. Now he's even started pushing his foot out and leaving it like that for a few minutes. :bunny:
Kendra and I didn't get together Sat. since Bonnie came that day. We went to IHOP for supper, but I got breakfast. It sounded really good. :eating:
Sunday, everyone came to Barb's for lunch, and we hung outside by the outdoor fireplace. Then, that night, we went to the theater and watched a movie. We got together Tues night, and went out to eat again. Wends night, we ate again at Barb's. I made lasguna and Barb made spagetti. Dave brought over french bread. My belly felt really hard after eating that night, I thought maybe it was because I had been eating more but it was hard the next morning, so I guess it's the baby cause its stayed that way.
I think I've gained some weight with all the food I've been eating. Dr. Graves will be happy. Biggrin
I had my eye appointment this morning. Dr. Neu said everything looked good. He wants me to have the baby's eyes checked to make sure he doesn't get glaucoma since I could pass it on to him. I have three months from the time he is born. Dr.Neu doesn't treat babies so we will have to go to a dr that does. Dr.Neu gave me the name of someone that does and he siad he was good.
Kendra and I are going to the Baby Affair tomorrow. Mandy isn't able to go. I don't think Mom is going, she said I should go spend time with my friend. :babydustblue: :rainbow:
Michael and I are going to the mall tonight to find his dad something for his b-day. :happybday: since it's on Monday. Well probably get him tools.
There isn't anything else to write about. There might be next week since I have another appointment with Graves. So, later!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :stpatricks:

Mommy loves you, my sweet baby boy. Only 10 more weeks to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :binky:

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I am now at 31 weeks. I had my dr. visit on Tuesday. I've gained 3 pounds since my visit at 28 weeks. Dr. Graves said the baby looked fine. He was really low, though, and was telling me what to do if I thought I was in labour. I was scared for a few days after she said that, but everyone I've talked to said not to worry. I'm not having any problems. So, I'm not going to worry about it!!!!!!!!!
Kendra didn't come with me to the Baby Affiar. She was sick, fighting off morning sickness. Mandy already had plans. MOm came with me, instead. It was a lot of fun! There were booths set up all over, and we went to three different classes. I won $25 to a baby store.
The childbirth class starts tomorrow. It's from 9:00 to 3:00. Michael says he wishes we weren't taking it since we have to be there so early. But I really want to. It's only for the next two Saturdays.
My cousin,Kim, is going to help host a baby shower for me. One of the girls at church, also named Kim, talked to me about getting one set up. At first she wanted to have it at her house on May 7th, but I called Linda and said since there would be family that would probably come, it would be better to have it at the church. I also told her I didn't want it that close to my due date, in case I do have the baby early. I guess someone will get back to me on when it will be set up. As soon as I know the date, I'm going to register at Target.
Mom keeps mentioning about a shower, that Jill and Jenny want to throw me one. I'm waiting till I know when the church is giving me one, and then tell them I don't wnat two showers but they can come to the church's. They weren't around before, and they just want to put on a big show. We'll see if they come or not.
Bonnie went home Monday. I don't think she wanted to, but Barb has been sick, and didn't feel like running around. She told Judy she might come back in a few weeks.
Well, nothing else is going on. I have to work late today. Noah is having something at his school, so I'm here to watch Jack. I'm not sure what time I'll be off, between 8 and 9 tonight. Maybe it'll be 9, so my check will be a little more.

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TO MY SWEET BABY BOY,
I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU. :bigarmhug:
YOU AND YOUR DADDY ARE MY WHOLE WORLD, MY EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU ONLY HAVE NINE MORE WEEKS TILL YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO COME OUT. ALTHOUGH I WANT TO SEE YOUR FACE, I WANT YOU TO BE HEALTHY. STAY SNUG AND SAFE WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW AND BE PATIENT FOR NINE MORE WEEKS , THEN YOU CAN MAKE YOUR DEBUT!!!!!!!!!! :vibes:
I LOVE BEING PREGNANT WITH YOU AND FEELING YOU MOVE AROUND. :preggo:
I LOVE YOU, MY LITTLE THUMPER. :Iloveyou:
:angel13:

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33 weeks tomorrow-

I am writing today instead of tomoorow since I don't have to work tomorrow. I had my dr app with Dr. Graves. I've gained another two pounds since my last visit. Now I'm up to seven pounds. If I gain a pound a week, I'll do good. The baby's heartbeat was at 140 and I'm measuring 33 cm.
Mom and I went Tuesday and resistered at Target and Toys R Us for my baby shower. I put down a lot of stuff. I even went back to both places yesterday and added more stuff. Now I'm just looking toward my shower. I gave Kim Moore the registry cards and addresses so she can get all that sent.
I got my epidural interview set up for April 12th. It's in the evening so Michael can go with me. I still need to finish filling out the preresistration paper and get that sent off.
Kendra ended up having a miscarriage. Sad
She said she was disappointed but has accepted that it happened and was glad she wasn't that far along. I feel really bad for her.
Jarred is going to be gone almost the whole month of May, so she's going to come spend a lot of time with me. She'll be a lot of help after the baby is born.
Well, there isn't much else to write about.

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34 weeks tomorrow-

I'm writing today since I don't have to work tomorrow. I can't believe I'm this far along. Biggrin I only have six more weeks till my due date. I'm hoping I'm about a week late, though, so I can have more time to save money and I can take off longer after the baby is born. I'd like to work two days after my due date then I can pay everything till July. I'll have enough money to pay everything thru May, but if I can work a few days later, I can make June's car payment.
Gina told me the other day that I won't be able to bring the baby to work with me because of Jack. I can't stand the thought of not having my son with me, so I'm going to see about working somewhere else part-time. I am going to look into some Mother Day Out programs and see if I can work at a couple of those. I can probably get on at the one I used to sub at, and I know Kathy would let me work in the infant room so I can be close to my son. I'll just have to see if other programs take infants.
I helped Mom clean a house yesterday and I made a little extra money. I need all the extra $ I can get.
I have to go to a baby shower tomorrow night. Tammy Hodges daughter is having one, and I don't know Bridgitt but Michael said Tammy will come to mine so I need to go to hers. At least Barb is going too, so I won't feel weird and some girls from the church will be there.
I'm still waiting for the baby bed to come in. Michael and I were up till almost 1:00 in the morning last Friday, rearranging the house. We moved the entertainment center into the living room so now we have lots of space for the bed. I can't wait till I can get his space all decorated and sheets on his bed. I'll have to wait till after my shower since I don't have any of that stuff. I'm excited!!!!! :!: :!:
I guess that's all I can think of. My appointment is next Tuesday, so I'll write about that next Friday.
Take care, my little baby boy. We love you lots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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35 weeks today! Dirol

Once again, here I am. I can't believe it's already here. This pregnancy has went by SO quick. :o I thought these last few months would drag on. I'm sure the last two weeks will be slow.
I had my appointment with Dr. Graves. I have gained three more pounds, so that puts me at a total of ten so far. My belly is pretty big though, so I guess the baby is taking most of the weight. If I gain a pound a week, I'll be o.k. I'm going back next week to see Dr. Graves because she'll be gone the next week. Then I'll see her again on the 26th. I'll start seeing her every week after that. She said everything is looking good. :blob3:
Tammy's daughter had her baby shower last Friday night at Panera Bread. I didn't want to go since I don't know her daughter, Bridgette, but Michael said I should since Tammy would come to mine. The next night, the Jackson's had their shower at Incredible Pizza. I went to that one, too. I don't expect her to show up at mine, but maybe she will.
Mandy's shower is next Friday night. I'm going to hers too. I thought I would go to the Jacksons and Mandy's since they go to church with me. Maybe Mandy will come to mine.
I'm still waiting for the bbay bed to come in. I hope its here this weekend. But there really isn't a big hurry for it since I don't have any sheets to put on it. I'm waiting to see what I get from the baby shower before I buy anything. It would be so cool if I got everything on my list.
I have my epidural interview set up for next Tuesday. I hope I don't have to have one, but I want ot know its there if I need it. I need to make sure I have everything wrote down. I also need to send in the preregistration form by Monday, too. I keep forgetting.
As I get closer to my due date, I'm getting more tired. I would've liked to stayed home today and just rested, but I need the money too bad.
Well, that's about it. More next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Week 36

I can't believe I only have another month to go. The bbay is doing good, Dr.Graves says. I'm where I'm supposed to be in this pregnancy.
The baby is still moving around a lot. I thought he would start slowing down some since I'm getting close, but he is still quite the active guy.
Michael liked Aiden for a name. I couldn't believe it. :shock:
He couldn't come up with a song or movie that had that name in it. We are still deciding if we want to name the baby that or see if we can come up with something else. I had mentioned Gabriel, and Michael sort of liked it but said he couldn't say it right. I'm taking the baby name books back to the library next week, so Michael has untill then to help me pick out a name.
Mandy's shower is tonight. Going to all these is making me really excited about my own next Saturday. :thewave:
I had my appointment on Tuesday. Dr. Graves did that test about the beta strep. It was a little uncomfortable. I am now up to 11 pounds. :happy3:
Yesterday, I felt like I couldn't get enough to eat. I guess I'm making up for when I couldn't eat. I just hope I don't start eating so much that I gain a bunch of weight right before the baby is born. I want to be able to lose a lot of it right afterwards.
I went in for my epidural interview Tuesday night. I don't know why the hospital makes me do that, but at least it's out of the way, in case I decide to get one. We were only there 40 minutes, and that was even waiting on the anestigiologist. (Sp?) :eek:
Not much else happing. I'm leaving here at 5:30 to get ready for Mandy's shower. Tomorrow, well go get groceries, and do some running around, and relax! then, church on Sunday. Maybe Michael will take me to Zio's after church. :vibes:
That's about all. I'll write again next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wootjump:

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37 weeks!!!! :blob3:

Once again, another entry! I can't believe I'm this close. It has flown by so fast.
The baby bed finally came in and Michael and his dad put it up last night. It looks a little weird being in the room. I'm not used to having baby stuff around. But within a few weeks after the baby is here, it will seem like it's always been around.
My shower is tomorrow. I am SO excited!!! :jumpingbeans:
It should be lots of fun. Kim Moore (from church) is hosting it, and my cousin, Kim, is helping her. Mom is bringing a meat and cheese tray and crackers, plus she is making two of her fruit pizzas. Kim Y. is getting the cake, Kim M. is making a spinach dip and punch, and bringing other stuff to munch on. Barb got paper goods. I wonder if she got Winnie the Pooh stuff since I like it???
Aunt Susie came up today since Ruth was coming here to go to Branson, so she'll come to the shower. I was hoping she could and it worked out that Ruth and her husband were coming here anyway. Judy is also coming, so I'll have some family there. I think a lot of people from the church are planning on coming, too!
I don't see the dr till next Friday. I will start going every week. She said at my last app that she won't let me go more than a week past my due date. I had Mom type up my birth plan and I was planning on giving it to her at the last visit but I forgot. I need to remember to give it to her next week.
Mom and I went to the mall Monday. She bought me some p.j.s to take to the hospital. We went to four different places before we finally found some we liked at Sears. I went back to the mall Tuesday and got a robe from Penny's, and some houseshoes at Wal-Mart. I have most of my stuff packed, I just need to decide what I'm wearing there and when I go home, and my make-up. I'm waiting to see what kind of outfits I get for the baby, then I'll pack his stuff.
I hope I can work a few days after my due date so I can get some more money. I need to try to have as much saved as possible for my car payment. It just seems like there is other stuff coming up with our anniversary next Wendsday, then Michael's birthday is the 2nd, Dad's is the 6th, then Mother's Day the 8th. I got Mom's gift and bought a birthday and anniversary card for Michael, so that will help not having to get it all at once. Michael and I agreed that he would just take me out to eat next Saturday since the baby is so close to being here and we wouldn't do anything else. Michael wants a magic tape off the computer for his b-day thats $20 so I'm getting that, it can be a b-day and anniversary gift. I need to get Dad something for his b-day and a card. I also need to get Mom and Barb a card for Mother's Day, and I need to get my prenatal vitamins refilled and one of my eye drops refilled. I need about $80.00 and the money I get tonight from watching the boys is going to make my car payment. So I'll have to wait till next Friday to do all this.
Well, I guess that's about it. I'll write again next week.

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38 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had my dr app. today instead of Tuesday. Dr.Graves is going to start seeing me on Fridays now. She said I am dilated at one and 80% effached. The baby is really low. When she checked me, she said she didn't have to go up very far, and that for being a first-time mom, that wasn't too usual. So I might go early, but I could go late too, since I can be this way for a couple weeks. Wink
My shower was so much fun! :jumpingbeans: There were a lot of people from the church there. Aunt Susie came, and Aunt Vicki and Sara surprised me and were there. I got tons of clothes. I didn't get the stuff I really needed, like bottles, sheets, and diapers. I'm going to Target next week to get some stuff off the registry. Only a few people got me stuff from the registry. :blob6:
I think Willie and Rhoda are coming in tonight. If they do, we'll go garage selling tomorrow. I need to get a stroller/carseat. Maybe I'll find a really nice one. Michael and I went to Toys R Us and got the baby swing.
Now if I can just work two and a half more weeks, I can get some baby stuff and pay my car payment.
That's about all thats going on. More next week! :!: :!: :!: :byebye2:
Only 13 more days till due date!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo:

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39 weeks today

I had another appointment this morning. I'm dilated to 1 and a half, about 80% and the baby has dropped some more. My cervix is really thin. I haven't gained any more weight.
We went garage selling, but I didn't find anything. Willie and Rhoda didn't come. I guess I needed her to go to find baby stuff. Michael and I might go tomorrow morning. Joe is supposed to come over tomorrow afternoon with his girlfriend and Kevin might come, too. I invited Kendra to come so I would have someone since I don't know Joe's girlfriend. I think we are going to play crocket. (?)
I've been waking up at night and it takes me forever to go back to sleep. But I can sleep in the mornings really good.
Mom gave me Vivian's changing table. Michael has to fix it first, cause there are some screws missing. I hope he gets that done soon. We need to organize the bedroom so we can put the table in there. I'm going to take out my vanity since I don't hardly use it and put the table there. I wanted the table by the baby bed, but Michael thinks it looks to cluttered.
I can't wait till everything is cleared so I can start organizing the baby's stuff. The baby bed is completly full with stuff from the shower and stuff I have bought. If he came early, I don't know where he would sleep.
Dr. Graves said today that if I don't have the baby by next Friday, then she would talk to me about coming in. I need to work next week so I can make my car payment. I'm going to try to help Mom clean a couple houses next week so I can have some extra money in case I do go early, but I hope I am late. I'd like to have him on the 17th or 18th. I don't think she's let me go that long, though!
Michael's b-day was the 2nd! :happybday: I gave him some money so he could get a magic book. Dad's b-day is today! :happybday:
We are waiting till Sunday to celebrate cause Mom and Dad have to work at Spencer's school tonight, and tomorrow Jeremy will be out of town. So we are going to celebrate his b-day and Mother's Day all together. We'll spend Sunday morning with Barb, then go to my parents around 3:00.
If Mom gives me money for MOther's Day, I'll probably use it toward my car payment. I told her if she got me anything, to get something from my baby list, but she might just give me cash. I need to get some more bottles, but I think I'll wait till next weekend when we go grocery shopping to get some. Maybe she'll give me $20.
I filled out an application today at a daycare. I hope I can get on there. The director takes infants as young as a few days old, so I wouldn't have to leave the baby with Barb the first couple weeks. THe only drawback is I would have to pay $75 a week for childcare, but if I can make $7.00 a hour, I might make enough. If I worked from 8-4, that would be full-time and I might be able to pat my bills. It wouldn't take me so far to get ot work every day. I might have to work full-time for awhile to make enough. But at least I would be close to the baby. I'm going back in next week to talk to her about working full-time. She was saying something about them supplying formula but I would bring my own. I'll have to see what happens after I talk to her.
Michael said last night that we would make our final decision Sunday night on what we are going to name the baby. I wish we would've already named him, but at least now he has to in a couple days.
Well, that is about it. I'm going to go take it easy for awhile. I'll write more next week!!!!

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40 weeks today!!!!!!!!!!! :blob3: :blob3: :blob3:

I had another appointment with Dr.Graves today. She said I felt different than last week, so I could go any time. If I don't go soon, I'm going to be induced Tuesday. :thumbsup:
My due date was yesterday. I don't feel any different, and I haven't had any contractions. I was hoping to make it this far, I'm here at work, and I made enough money to make my car payment. Now I just need to get the last minute baby stuff like more bottles, pacifiers, formula, and a few other things, and do my grocery shopping, then I am ready. :babydustblue:
Maybe I'll go in tomorrow afternoon. I might go walk the mall tonight and tomorrow and see if that helps. I would rather go into labor on my own, then have to be induced. I don't want to have to get up at 5:00 in the morning. I'd rather go in mid-morning to early afternoon on Saturday or Monday. I'll just see what happens. Smile
I'm getting excited but a little nervous about having him. I haven't been that scared untill after my dr visit today. I'm trying not to think about labor, I've never been thru it so I don't know what to expect.
I have a lot of stuff to do tonight after I get off work. I need to go make my car payment since it is due the 26th. Then Michael and I need to get our groceries bought and get the baby stuff. He needs to take back a pair of jeans. Maybe we'll do that tomorrow if nothing happens tonight.
We finally agreed on a name. Zackary Michael and we'll call him Zack! I can't believe it took us that long to finally agree on something. I'm so glad this baby has a name.
Nothing else is going on. I'm just waiting for things to happen. I won't get to write for several weeks since I don't have my own pc. I will try to get to one in the next month. Today is my last day of work for awhile. I don't know if I will come back here to work, or find something else where I can bring the baby. So, untill I can write again, chow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :sillywink:

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UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My last day of work was May 13th. I went all weekend and didn't feel anything, not even Braxton Hicks. :shock: Monday night, we did our usual routine and ordered pizza and watched "Smallsville". I took a bath :shower: and we went to bed early. :sleep: Michael and I got sick during the night, I don't know if it was nerves or what. :sickinbed: Tuesday morning, I woke up at 5:15 a.m. to start getting ready. ( I was going to be induced that day) I was going in at 6:30 a.m. I called at 5:30 to make sure there was a room available. (I was going to be mad if I couldn't go in after getting up that early.) There was a room available so I finished getting ready. Yahoo
We got to the hospital and got checked in. We had to wait in the waiting room for a while so finally about 7:00, I got into a room. The doctor came in around 8:30 and broke my water, and I got started on pitocin.
I was feeling fine for quite awhile. After a few hours, I started really feeling the contractions. I finally got to 4 cm, and asked for the epidural.
When they came in to give me the epidural, they were trying to give it to me during a really bad contraction. I kept telling them they would have to wait till it was over. I got it in and in a little while, I felt better. I tried to sleep but couldn't. Too nervous and excited, I guess. Besides Michael in the room, his parents, my parents, and my grandparents were in there. It got crowded in there. A friend of Michaels mom came too, later. Next time, we are going to just have our parents and noone else. Michael didn't have a chair to sit in.
I never could feel the contractions but when I got to 7 cm, I felt a lot of pressure in my bottom, like I needed to go to the bathroom. I wanted that feeling to go away. It was as bad as feeling the contractions. The nurse had to turn on my other side and the baby's heartbeat went down a little, so I turned back over. I finally got to 9 cm. I was in a lot of pain from the pressure so I told my mom that I didn't want everyone in the room except her, Michael and Michael's mom. Those three were going to be in there when I had the baby. I never could make it past 9 cm, I was there for 3 hours. So the last time the doctor checked me, she decided to do a C-Section. I wasn't disappointed about the C-Section, I just wanted the pressure to be gone, I just wished the grandmas could've been with me. Only one person could go with me in the operating room. :x
I was nervous. I watched too many baby stories and knew that Michael couldn't come in there till they had me all ready. I would be fine once he was in there with me.
They got me ready and finally Michael came in. It was uncomfortable with all that pulling and pushing on me. At 7:27 p.m. Zachary Michael was born! He gave one little cry. Michael said he just looked at him when he was holding him. :happybday:
I will write again later about my hospital stay.