Saturday, February 24, 2007

Finished product

I've been meaning to upload these pictures for a little while now. The nursery's been awaiting Adelaide for a couple of weeks now. We didn't want to spend alot of money (which thanks for friends and family was accomplished) but did want to have a cute room. Really out of pocket I think we've only paid about 100 bucks! I'm very happy with the way it turned out and am looking forward to some sweet times in there very soon.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Week 38

I got a little scare before my 37 week appointment. One of Chalasani's nurses called to inform me that my group b strep results were inconclusive and that I'd have to retake the test. I didn't know much about gbs at the time and was a bit freaked out hearing that I'd have to be hooked up to an IV. However, after some more research, talking with Kerin, and just having more time to process, I'd come to terms with it.

However, when I went in for my 38 week appointment yesterday, Debbie informed me that the results had come back negative this time. I am pretty excited. The thought of having an IV hooked up to me was not the end of the world but was also not relaxing.

At this point in pregnancy people keep asking me if I'm ready and some days I think I am and others I realize I'm pretty content with Adelaide on the inside. With her inside, things are just so quiet. She's eating well. She's cozy and not having trouble sleeping (neither am I). I'm able to work on lots of other things. It's really not so bad. But then there are other times when I feel like I'm getting uglier by the day and I need to get her out as soon as I can.

At the appointment yesterday, I was checked for dilation for the first time. Chal asked if I wanted her to check the week before and I passed because I didn't want it to affect my thoughts. I wasn't sure what to expect; at one point I kept thinking she was going to come early. Now I really am feeling like I have no idea. I wasn't dilated at all not that that's an indicator of when I'll go into labor but I guess I was expecting something else.

It's so weird to think that I'll be a mom so soon. I'm not sure it's all quite sunk in yet. In fact I know it hasn't.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

37 weeks and counting

Yesterday was my 37 week appointment. I had to retake the Group B Strep Test again; the first test results were inconclusive. I was a bit freaked out by that at first but then learned it's not as big of a deal as I thought. Worst cause scenario I have to have an IV of penicillin.

Baby Adelaide's still perfect! Head down. Measuring right on target. Chalasani said she's probably around 8 pounds. I'm not feeling too antsy yet. I'm content with being pregnant right now though from what I hear I might not be feeling that way much longer.

I was extremely freaked out a couple of weeks ago at the thought of actually becoming a parent, but I'm feeling a little better now. I'm feeling prepared for moments of insecurity and feelings of frustration. I just need to remember that there will also be sweet times as well.

We're working on support right now too which is a little difficult. I'd love to not have to worry about that and just focus on getting ready for Adelaide but oh, well. It seems like every time I work on it God is trying to teach me the same things-- dependency on Him, patience with Rocky, etc. Maybe one day I'll get it all down.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Getting Ready

The room's really coming along now. There still lots to unpack and still clothes to wash, but in general Adelaide's room is looking much more like a kid's room. I'm super excited about it all coming together. One more thing coming to a close on the to-do list. Only lots more left to go. Like packing the bag for the hospital and figuring out the car seat stuff, etc.

And yes, i tried to slip it in there, but her name is officially Adelaide.

Baby Shower

Brooke, Colleen, Charis, Kendal, Cami, and Laurie hosted a baby shower for me on January 27. It was a great time. The house was packed with people and baby gift bags. I love having all the people I love in one place. It was so fun getting to see people I don't get a chance to visit with that often. Jamie took pictures. Barbara Buck came in from Dallas. Melody, Brianna, and Deidre from summer project even came to hang out. There were lots o' pregnant folks there as you can tell from the picture. Tis the season.

There was lots of stuff-- too much to list really. Some of my favorite things, not that other things weren't needed or cute, were the paintings from Jamie and the beginning of the Wagens' book on parenting.