Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
We waited to see Dr. Connor for almost 2 hours. TJ was politely irate by the time we finally got to see her, but she was very thorough and answered all of our questions. TJ and I were both impressed by her. I liked her small hands.
We haven't made much progress though. I am 1 and a half centimeters dilated and 50% effaced. I am in the latent phase of labor and the duration is different for everyone. She said it could be soon or right around the due date...at this point it is hard to tell. I was disappointed to say the least, but I started having hard contractions about an hour after we left. I had them for about two hours, pretty consistently. Then they went away. I got a great nights sleep, and I have been having cramps and contractions all morning. It could be from the pelvic exam or it could be progress! I am hoping for progress! But, if nothing else happens, we are getting an ultrasound to check her size on Wednesday, followed by another check of the cervix. Yay.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Seriously, my patience has run out.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I am 99% sure that Ms. Avery has dropped. Granny (the omniscient mother of 4) told me so, and I am currently sitting here with my pants unbuttoned because it is impossible to sit comfortably with this huge belly resting in my lap. I can't close my legs ( ladylike I know...at least I am wearing pants (not that a skirt is really an option right now with these cankles.)), and seriously, the belly has rolled so far forward that I can't see over it. Do my shoes match? How should I know?
Tomorrow we go back to the doctor, and hopefully we will have made more progress, and can get a better idea of when she will make her grand entrance. More on that on Thursday!
Monday, January 26, 2009
2. I am so sick and tired of hearing people say, "You are almost there!". "I really want to hit you." has become my response. I appreciate that you are trying to be encouraging, but instead, you are reminding me, as if I need a reminder, that I am miserable and it shows. Another offensive line to throw at a pregnant woman is, " You haven't had that baby yet?". Seriously? That doesn't even warrant a response. Probably the only thing a very pregnant woman wants hear is, "Would you like something to eat?"
3. I think I had my first boost of energy yesterday. I didn't sleep Saturday night either, but I felt like going to Granny's 85th birthday party in Atlanta. I am so glad I went, and we had a great time. It was also our bon voyage trip for Partner. He is now residing with Aunt Patty. They are the perfect match! I think it was love at first sight!
4. On a more positive note, I go back to the doctor on Wednesday, and hopefully we will have made more progress. I will keep you posted. Maybe, I will feel better tomorrow.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
And here is the proud Grandma Ahma...which does in fact have a silent "h" in it.
This is the softest bear that Isabella and Benjamin picked out for Avery. Their parents were some of the hosts at this shower.
This is TJ trying to figure out why the "Moses Basket" has handles if you aren't supposed to carry it with the baby inside.
It was a great party! Thank you to all who came and those who hosted it! We are so fortunate to have such wonderful friends!
In other news, Evan made it back from Europe last night. He did a tour of London, Paris, and Rome. He had great trip, and as always, brought back some hilarious stories. He also did a little shopping for baby gear while in Rome. Little Avery now has her very first designer item, a snow jacket with mittens from a very stylish designer (whose name evades me right now, uhh Baby Brain!). The best part is that Evan was shopping in a designer baby store. Ohhh the mental images. Too bad he didn't bring pictures back of that!
Melanie surprised me this morning with a beautiful blanket that she made!!! It is the sweetest and softest thing I have ever seen! It is perfectly green to match Avery's room! I will post pictures of it at a later date, perhaps even with Avery wrapped up in it!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
So I am a blog thief. I stole that quote from Mary Tyler Head's blog. I haven't seen her since high school, but I am stealing from her. It just made so much sense. I agree with it totally. I am so excited I am about to become a mother, but I am equally and perhaps even more thrilled that I get to share it with my mom. Don't get me wrong, TJ will be the one with me in the delivery room. But Jane Ann has been there, and felt all the same things that I do, and it was about me. How lucky I am to be having a little girl.
On a less sentimental note, I have decided to work only half days until Avery is born. I am feeling better already. I go home at 12:30ish and make some lunch, and then I take a nap for as long I can. My energy level has stabilized, and I am more productive while I am actually at work. I also have time to cook dinner and run an errand or two if needed. My stress level has dropped dramatically, and I am not nearly as desperate for it to end!
Searcy and I cooked dinner last night for TJ. She made the Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake and I made Turkey Tortilla Soup. It was most delicious. But that's not what I wanted to write about. While I was searching for my soup recipe, I had the brilliant idea of getting down on the floor so I could see my recipe books better. I am sure you can see where this is going. Searcy makes a comment about how I better not go into labor on the floor because there is no way she could get me up. So after I locate the recipe, I try to get up...yeah, right. Picture my huge self, in lounge clothes, on a very slippery wooden floor, trying desperately to stand. Had I been alone, I probably would have had to re-enact the "I've fallen and I can't get up!" skit on the LifeLine commercial. Luckily, Searcy to the rescue, and she, after several failed attempts and a lot of laughing and pointing, got me up. Let's just say, I won't be trying that again anytime soon.
Tomorrow, I am going to see the doctor. We should have a better idea of when Ms. Avery will make her debut after that appointment. I will post as soon as I know something!
Friday, January 9, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
"How do you feel about being nothing more than a vessel for him (or her)? It gets worse after their born - no one pays attention to the limo, they only want to see who gets out. "
So get ready Avery, you will be the star. I am so ready to pass the torch. I wish people would quit staring at my huge self. I know I am a whale, I don't need to be reminded.
It seems like this whole pregnancy, I have been preparing for more pregnancy. Now it is time to begin preparing for motherhood. There is so much to learn.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
And for comparason's sake, I wore the same shirt from a few weeks ago. Pretty monster belly, and subsequently baby, in there.