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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Well, I had my first Non-Stress Test yesterday, and I'm happy to report that the baby is doing just fine. I had my doctor's appointment on Monday & he saw the results of my last ultrasound, which said my fluid level is still low, so he said I need to go in every week for a non-stress test, maybe even more frequently if they find a problem. He said that the fluid level normally goes down the last few weeks of pregnancy anyway, so he was worried since I am already starting at a low level. I was a little nervous about it, but everything turned out OK. I have to go into the labor & delivery section of the hospital for the test. They first do an ultrasound to check the fluid level....it was still low, but it hadn't gotten any lower since my last ultrasound, so that's good. Then they monitored the baby's heartbeat for 20 to 25 minutes just to make sure that it goes up like it's supposed to when she moves, and that it goes back down when she's resting. Anyway, the nurse said everything looked good, except for the fluid level, so she reminded me again that I need to lay down as much as I can. She said the placenta works better when you're laying down. Interesting. So I have another non-stress test next Tuesday, and will continue to have one every week until I have the baby. It was kind of funny, but when they put the baby heart monitor on they had to strap it on pretty tight because she kept moving around, and she did not like it at all. She kept kicking at it, and at one point she pushed so hard on it that it moved 2 or 3 inches. It just made me laugh, but she does not like it when they do ultrasounds or when people push on my stomach. I think we're going to have a stubborn little girl on our hands. Ha ha.

Well, we have our first Lamaze class tonight at the hospital. I'm so excited, but it also makes me realize how close I am getting to actually having the baby. It is such a strange thought......in a few weeks I will have a baby, no more alien kicking around in my stomach. Ha ha. It's just such a huge concept to try to wrap your mind around. I'm sure all you mothers know what I'm talking about. The more I think about it, the more excited, and the more nervous I get. It's such a huge thing, I'm just glad I have such a great husband who will take care of everything. =0) He really is the best!!

I have my work baby shower tomorrow night, and I'm really excited for that too. It will help me calm down a little bit to actually have more things for the baby. I'm excited to see everyone, and to see what cute things they bought too. I think it's so much more fun shopping for little girls than little boys. The crib & changing table that Matt's parents bought for us got delivered yesterday. I can't wait until they're actually assembled & in the baby's room. Unfortunately I still have to wait for Matt to finish painting the baby's room before we can do that. Hopefully he'll get it done soon. I feel bad for him sometimes, there's so much to do around the house, and I can't help him do any of it. I know he feels really overwhelmed sometimes, but it is all SLOWLY getting done, and he's a good sport about all of it. I'm hoping our countertops are still going to be installed on Friday. Matt was going to call them to double check, but I haven't heard from him yet. If not, they said they'll install them early next week. I'm so excited for that, I know I keep talking about it, but it's so exciting, especially since it's free!! Whoo-hoo!! OK, so now I'm just rambling, so I'll stop before you all get REALLY bored, although it may be too late. Have a great day, everybody!!!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Well, I finally broke down & decided my blog needed to be as cute as all of my other friends' blogs. I always give in to peer pressure. Ha ha. I still feel that my blog isn't quite as interesting because I still can't find the cable for our camera, but once I find it....look out, there's going to be an attack of pictures, so many pictures you'll never want to look at a picture again. OK, maybe not that many, but there will be a lot.

Halloween was so much fun! I dressed up as Juno. I couldn't really think of anything else that I could be while I was pregnant, plus it was easy, I basically just had to wear a hoodie & I was good. Ha ha. We did get a lot of trick-or-treaters, which we were very excited about. I think my favorite was a group of young men that came. Two of them were in their soccer uniforms, but the other one wasn't dressed up at all so we asked him what he was supposed to be and he responded, "I'm sexy." I was laughing so hard, and Matt said, "Well, I guess we can't argue with that." and gave him some candy. It was hilarious. I still haven't cleaned up all of the Halloween stuff yet, but I figure I still have a few more weeks until Thanksgiving.

Evolution Marble came this morning to measure everything for our new countertops, then we went to their showroom & picked out our new sink & faucet. They said they should be able to install everything next Friday, which would be perfect because my baby shower is on the 15th at my house, and I could show off my new countertops. So hopefully they'll be able to install everything then. If not, they said it would definitely be installed by Tuesday the 18th.

Which brings me to my next point, you're all welcome to come to my baby shower. It's on the 15th at 12:00 at my new house. E-mail me if you need directions. My sisters said they sent out the invitations already, so hopefully everyone should be getting them soon. I'm sorry if I forgot anyone....you know my memory isn't very good since I've gotten pregnant, but you're all definitely welcome.

Everything else is going well. I am slowly but surely getting my house put together, it's hard since I'm supposed to rest when I get home. Oh well, it will all get done eventually. I start my lamaze class next week, and I'm really excited for that. I've decided to have an "all natural" birth so the lamaze class will help A LOT...I hope. Matt thinks it's kind of funny because we're going to be like all the couples on TV & in movies, going to the lamaze class & learning breathing techniques. Ha ha. I also want to take a hypnobirthing class sometime, so if anyone knows of a place where I can do that, please let me know.

I guess that's it for now. Have a good day, everyone, and hopefully I'll find the camera cable soon. =0)