Pin It A week has come and gone, and as promised, I am attempting to improve my wavering consistency.
So what happened this last week?
Hmmmm, remembering is the hard part these days.
Nate and Megan took their engagement photos, they are amazing! Here is the link to their sideshow of a couple of favorites, although they had well over 300 images from what I heard! I still can't believe my little brother is all grown up and getting married. I couldn't be happier, but at the same time there is a sort of sadness that he won't really be my little brother any more. He's a man now and I'm not sure if I am totally ready to accept it. Fortunately I don't have a choice, otherwise he would be 16 years old and attached to me and Wes like glue again and I'm not sure he would like that much, even though I loved it. Here is a looksy, click on the link below to view:
Ronnie Slavin Photography
I guess it finally hit me that I have T-13 weeks left of pregnancy. That's based on the EDD (expected due date), so it is not taking into consideration that many women go into labor naturally as early as the 8th month.... cutting almost four weeks off of my count down. I'm trying not to think about it, because then all sorts of crazy stuff starts running through my head. We still need to go on a hospital tour and pre-register for the hospital (this is a conveniency they offer where you can complete all of your paperwork in advance, so my dear husband is not stuck filling out paperwork while his wife writhes in agony in a wheelchair in the lobby as seen on most movies). We signed up for our birthing classes which will start February 16th and go every Wednesday night until March 23rd (I am excited for these!). I have to finish Sofia's room (and the rest of our condo for that matter). I have to pick up the neccessary items for our hospital stay and pack a duffel bag so that it is ready to go before the beginning of March (just in case!), which means I need to purchase some cute PJ's for my hospital stay and a nursing bra (my birthday's coming... hint hint). My list actually goes on for days, so I will stop there before you start stressing out too!
I am almost done with the sewing, thank goodness! Here is a picture of the finished quilt, finished crib skirt, pillow (for the glider) and 95% finished bumper (still have to sew the ties on).
I'm really happy with the way it has turned out! Also, the crib skirt is obviously much larger, I just folded it up so that it would fit in the picture. The drapes in the room are striped in the ivory and ecru colors and the crib sheet will be in ecru as well. I was planning on making a valence, but I'm pretty much OVER sewing at this point, especially with the problems I've been having with my hand. Mom is planning on ordering the crib set later this month so that I will have it before February. Here is a picture of the one I picked out, it comes in a set with the changing table and mattress and I love the detail on the feet!
At this rate the crib might come before the couch! I'm pretty sure I mentioned our mysterious MIA couch in the last post. I have never shopped at JC Penney's as an adult (since I grew out of the Christmas Catalog stage at about thirteen) and after this experience, I will never shop at JC Penney's again. The couch was supposed to ship WITHIN four weeks, which I thought was an unreasonably long time period. On the very last day the couch could ship (according to their policy), I received an e-mail informing me that "due to circumstance beyond their control" the couch would not ship until January 14th. So now we'll see what happens on Friday. I am not even going to begin to guess what happened, all I have to say is this better be one amazing couch or JC Penney's will receive the wrath of a very angry pregnant woman.
We had our January appointment today. Most of you know, I have been feeling like crap for the last month. Completely drained and just 100% out of my element physically and mentally. I had to go in for glucose testing TWICE, which is just too much blood for my liking. Also, my right hand has been really bothering me the last couple of days, it tingles when I'm not using it and it aches when I am using it. So... I was very happy to find out today that I am not crazy and that there is actually a reason for the way I have been feeling. It turns out that I have iron-deficiency anemia (pregnancy induced of course and something that will clear up after I deliver). The symptoms include feeling tired, weak, dizzy, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, irritability and trouble concentrating. BINGO. I have every single one of those symptoms. I would have never known if it wasn't for my blood test, I just assumed it was part of the pregnancy. Anne (my midwife) started me out on iron supplements, one a day for the first week, then two a day from there on out. So I started today and am hoping to see a giant improvement! Also, it turns out I am right on the line with my glucose levels, so I have to avoid sweets.... the one thing I can actually argue I have been craving (well, sort of, I've always been a sweet tooth). I also have to avoid simple carbohydrates (i.e. white bread, etc). As for my hand.... it turns out I have pregnancy induced carpel tunnel syndrome (a hairstylists worst fear short of breaking one's arm/hand), which (thank the lord!) should clear up shortly after I deliver. Man, pregnancy is one crazy thing!
So enough about me, lets talk about Sofia! Yay! We had another ultrasound today in our regular doctors office (we've had quite a few, but they have been with our specialist and elective). The ultrasound tech informed us that Sofia has fluid in her stomach and bladder which is a very positive sign, it shows that she is swallowing properly (very important!) and swallowing amniotic fluid is necessary practice for the lungs to learn how to breathe. Love it! We got to see all four chambers of her heart beating again today, which just never gets old. Her spine looks beautiful! Its shaped just right and perfectly proportioned. The tech estimated that she is close to 2 lbs. now and warned me that I should expect to get much larger over the next couple of weeks because Sofia's body is now manufacturing fat cells for the first time, which will cause her to grow tremendously to fill out her loose skin etc. Amazing!
Well, so much to do, so little time! I hope everyone is doing well. God has been blessing Wes and I left and right, we couldn't be more grateful! It's amazing how much faith can change one's life. I am so excited for the months ahead, they will be busy and maybe a little crazy, but I am sure they will be fun to look back on. Also, can I say hurray for the sun today! Thank the lord! I am ready for some sun!!! I guess I really am a California girl after all. Snap!
All our love!