Friday, February 26, 2010

The castle is complete!

The detials are very impressive & our thanks to Victor Makris for his hard work.

39 Weeks

Did I mention I am ready? Matt and I went to the doctor yesterday and it doesn't seem like she will make her appearance anytime soon. I am still feeling good. Just really big, sore, and tired. But, Matt keeps me in good spirits reminding me that the longer she stays in, the healthier she will be. She just wants to be pink and round when she is born. She just really seems to like my habitat. I am getting tired of answering the "when are you due and are you still here" questions at work. On a positive note, the Varsity basketball team plays in the District Championship Game tonight at Staley. But it would be very convenient if she was born this weekend so I could make it to the Sectional Game next Wednesday. Victor finished the castle mural on her nursery wall yesterday. It is amazing and I can just picture her playing in there with her dolls some day. Matt and I plan to just enjoy our last (hopefully) weekend as non-parents and relax, shop, and sleep in.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

38 Weeks

I am ready! I finished up my JV basketball season and I spoke at a track clinic last night. Those were the last two items to cross off my to-do list before "baby" makes her arrival into the world. I even got a pedicure today with my mom and sister. I am feeling good... almost too good. I have had a few contractions this week as my body prepares for it's hardest workout yet. It just makes me even more anxious and Matt and I are trying to be patient. I have noticed that the last week I have needed a lot more sleep. I went to bed at 8:45 last night and woke up at 7:30 this morning. I even got in an hour and a half nap after lunch. I am trying to enjoy the last few times I will be able to sleep in. Tonight Matt and I went out to eat at PF Chang's with Dad, Brad, and Steph. The topic of discussion is always the baby and her big entrance into the world. With family in St. Louis, Columbia, and Springfield everyone wants a heads up call when I go into labor. I will call everyone when the hospital confirms that I am in true labor and they are keeping me. I don't want anyone driving to KC for a false alarm. Her nursery mural of the castle melts my heart every time I look at it. I hope she will someday love playing in her princess room and castle. Ten days until her official due date! We will keep you all updated.

Painting has begun!

Our friend Victor has started painting the little play area in baby's room. Victor is an amazing artist and we can't wait to see the wall all finished. Andrea finished up coaching the Staley High School JV girls basketball team this week. That was the last big thing to cross of the calendar before baby arrives. Since Andrea is right around the corner from the big day, she will continue to assist with the varsity team until the birthday.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

37 Weeks: Full Term!

The baby is officially full term this week. I am 20 days away from her due date and 11 days away from her original due date! My guess is she will be born on February 25. I would love for her to wait the extra few days to be a March baby, but I do realize that she will come whenever she is ready. I pray that I don't go over March 3rd though!
I packed my hospital bag last night (as best as I could) and made a list of things to bring. It is hard to pack since I am wearing the same pants and shirts twice a week. The baby's bag is also ready and waiting in her room for the big day. We also got the car seat installed by the fire department on Monday. I can't believe I am driving around with a car seat! It is a crazy thought that she could be here any day.
I did have a dream last night that she was born. But it wasn't really about her, it was about me after she was born. I was running/jogging around and feeling great. I hope that I feel that good after she comes! Victor, a family friend came over to the house yesterday to show me the drawing of the castle mural he will be painting on her nursery wall. It is so cute. I cannot wait for him to get started! Everything is ready to go... we just need a baby.
Health wise, I have been feeling pretty good. Fatigue has set in and I am tired after little chores or cleaning. I cannot reach my feet anymore and putting on my shoes is a challenge every morning. Yesterday I did have some Braxton Hicks contractions (I am pretty sure) while at school and at home. That has really been the first sign that the fun is right around the corner. I cannot wait for the weekend although it will be pretty busy for me since I have to be up at school for decorating and chaperoning the Winter Formal Dance.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

36 Weeks

I celebrated my 26th birthday yesterday. Baby woke me up at 3:30 am to begin the celebration! I had a great day at school: Coach brought me some subway, Dad sent me flowers, Matt made me dinner, and then the Varsity Basketball girls pulled out a win against North Kansas City High School. I also had a doctor's appointment yesterday afternoon. She looks great and I am doing well too. The doctor said she is not coming anytime soon. I hope she stays in until at least the last week of February. But I really am hoping she is born in March. Other than feeling tired and a little big, I am doing great. I can't believe her due date will be here in 27 days. This pregnancy has flown by!