Sunday, August 31, 2008

Crossing the finish line

2 more days. TWO. And I'll become a mom.

I guess I'm calmer than most people because I got a lot of comments yesterday like, "are you freaking out?" and "are you sure you're ready?" It actually left me wondering if I'm reacting normally to all of this...??

Honestly, I'm trying to stay calm for my own sanity...if I start getting nervous now I'll be a disaster by Tuesday.

I keep looking around the house and thinking, less than a week from now, Frank and I will be sharing this house with another person. FINALLY. It's why we bought this house in the first place, 2.5 years ago. It was meant to be for more than two people all this time.

He's still sleeping. I've been up since 5:45...yeah, I know, this is when I should be sleeping as much as possible (if I hear that one more time I might deck someone, LOL)...but I can't. I'm ok, I feel rested...sleeping has just been anything but an easy task these days.

We've got a busy day ahead...we have manis/pedis/wax in a little while, then going to see my dad, then to the cemetery to see Grandma, then to Clori's. We're making the family rounds today, since tomorrow will be spent alone...just the two of us...our final day as a family of two.

I am amazed that I'm actually typing that last sentence...for a LONG time I wasn't sure if I'd ever be able to.

Monday, August 25, 2008

I think we're in trouble.

If A is HALF as active out of the womb as she is inside, we definitely have our work cut out for us. I had my last high risk appointment this morning and she flipped AGAIN. Baby's back to breech. She can't make up her mind!

8 days until she makes her grand entrance...

Monday, August 18, 2008

Feeling crappy but great appointments today

Guess who was lucky enough to get a stomach virus yesterday? Fun times. I feel awful :( I honestly thought this was it and I was starting labor...that's how bad it was all night long.

Frank stayed with me this morning and went to the high risk doctor since I was feeling so bad, but also hoping to get a peek at A's face. No luck. But she's doing great...practicing her breathing and moving her mouth (I'm sure she'll love to eat as much as Mommy and Daddy do!). All's well once again.

Afterwards I went to my endo, who praised me on doing such a great job, since day 1 of this pregnancy, managing my GD. She told me to tell all of my family/friends to bring LOTS of cookies and cake to the hospital after A is born...said I deserve it after being tortured for so long. I agree!

I lost another 5 pounds too, since last week! WTF?

OB tomorrow morning...hopefully that will go equally as well.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

37 weeks

Pardon the exhausted look on my face...this was at the end of a pretty long day yesterday. Never mind the fact that sleep is now a luxury around here...and A hasn't even arrived yet! Sigh.

Today's goal - to cook and freeze as much as possible. The challenge - freezer space. We'll see how it goes. I already have a lasagna in the oven, as per Frank's request.

We're almost there!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I know, it's been a while.

But those of you who know me know why. Life has taken a crazy turn and it's been chaos for over a month now. Fortunately, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel for Dad, and hopefully things will continue to move in that direction. HOPEFULLY.

So much for what is supposed to be the happiest time in my life. But I'll take the sadness as long as I know that Pop Pop will be spending lots of quality time with his granddaughter soon.

As far as Annabella goes, all of our appointments have been great. She's doing very well and is thoroughly enjoying kicking my ass, LOL. She's certainly not slacking in the growth department either...all 7 lbs. 3 oz. of her!

And, she finally showed her face on Monday, although it was only for a brief moment. She's gorgeous. Seriously.

My c-section is scheduled for September 2nd. We can't wait to meet her!