Thursday, September 13, 2007

A Trip to Labor and Delivery

Well, I had to leave school early this afternoon because of what I thought were contractions. Aparently I was right. After they monitored me for a while, they gave me a shot of some drug to stop the contractions (which made me feel like I had drank about 5 Red Bull's). My cervix is still very high so they weren't too worried about me going into active labor. So we're back at home and they said I could go back to work tomorrow. Fun, fun!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

5 weeks and counting

We are scheduled for a C-section 5 weeks from tomorrow. As long as Lilly cooperates (I've been having contractions....been to the hospital once and got sent home), we are scheduled on October 8th at 6:00pm. My principal is scheduled for one two hours earlier and my classroom next door neighbor (a 2nd grade teacher) is scheduled 2 days later....crazy! I'm very, very ready for the day to come. The discomfort has definately come. Not to mention, my maternity clothes seem to be the size of pre-pregnancy clothes and the only shoes I can wear are my black Old Navy flip-flops. Fun! With all complaining aside, I am so thankful to be pregnant and to have been able to have this experience. I'm just ready to hold our little girl now.

I've been trying to finish up the nursery this weekend. We still have a few things to do, but it's basically just decorating (I still need a crib dust ruffle, a tea set to go on top of my quilt rack, an area rug for the floor, and some things for the walls. Other than that, I feel like we're ready. We've installed the car seat, diapers are in the diaper basket, she has PLENTY of clothes, and all the details that we're supposed to have prepared (probably some other not so important things as well....since I seem to be OCD!). Now I just need to focus on getting my kiddos at school ready for our sub.

My grandma has made us a baby quilt, a bumper, curtains, and the cutest little burp clothes you've ever seen! Enjoy the pictures!

A close-up of the bumper Grandma made.
The burp clothes Grandma made.

The dresser....I need to jazz up these walls.
Chris said he is jealous....she has a walk-in closet full of clothes, and he only has a little section of ours with a limited wardrobe...poor baby. :)
Can you get enough pink?
Lilly is all packed for the to get Mommy ready!
The quilt Grandma made....I love it!

I think I got fatter since yesterday.
I'm hoping to give the crib a less naked look with a dust ruffle. Pink, green, or white?
Lilly's bookshelf with her pink boombox and some of Mommy's favorite children's books.
The curtains Grandma made.
Sophie said this is her bed.

A Couple of Random Pictures

Here's Sophie resting her paw on Lilly (she stayed there for like 30 minutes...which is very unusual for Sophie).

A lady hit Chris' new car....his bumper is actually in his back seat....hopefully, we'll get it fixed this week.

Birthdays, birthdays...

Birthday Party at Grandma's

Not only did Grandma make all the nursery decorations, but she also made some really cute burp clothes (I actually started them, but decided sewing is not a future career for me).
Chris has been begging for Blueberry Grandma made one as part of his birthday suprise. Dare I go out in public like this????
We went out to eat at Rockfish for Chris' birthday.

Chris and I are both one year older....and one year closer to 30, I'm afraid. We both turned 27 (Chris on August 20th and me on August 26th).

My New Classroom

Here are some almost finished pictures. I still had a few more bulletin boards and some other things here and there....

We started school last Monday and I can say I have survived one week. All-in-all, everything went pretty well. I told my mom that it's definately going to be a longer six weeks than I thought...I have to sit down more often (not to mention, it takes longer to get up from sitting!) and I don't have as much energy as I normally would....but I think I've done pretty good. I always forget how crazy Kindergarten is the 1st week of school, but by the end of the week, I could see some improvements. I really like all the people I work with....they are always checking in to see how I'm doing and are always willing to offer suggestions or help in any way.

Chris also started school again. He doesn't like his classes as much as his summer Wildlife class, but I think it's mostly because he's nervous about the presentations he has to do. I'm just glad I don't have to do it! He's also working in the library with the Stacks....he likes it because he basically gets to work alone and listen to his Ipod. Fun, fun.

Latest Ultrasound Pictures

About 3 seconds before this photo was taken, she let out the cutest yawn ever seen! :)

Not a happy girl in this picture.

We went in for our last ultrasound several weeks ago. I'm just slow putting up the pictures. The primary purpose of the ultrasound was to see if my low-lying placenta had decided to move up and it had...which is great news. And Lilly is no longer breech....she's decided to go head down (and has decided that head-butting me is one of her favorite hobbies). :)