Thursday, October 29, 2009

31 weeks... Baby, it's cold outside!

I've been up since 6am on a day I don't have to work. My last potty break won the battle of keeping me awake. So, I decided to take a gander at our first 2009 BLIZZARD. Yes, it's true, SNOW, SNOW, and more SNOW. In fact it's been snowing since late Tuesday night and not supposed to stop until tonight (Thursday). I'm sure we have gotten well over a foot! Check this out!

Move over FALL... Winter is here already!

Aside from the excitement of the weather, everything else has been mostly uneventful. We were supposed to have our first appointment at the birth center today, but it was canceled due to the weather, so I will update next week. I'm hitting the potty quite a bit, and feel pressure down yonder! Baby is moving a lot, and I can feel funny sensations right below my stomach - tingling at times. Definitely noticed myself to be a little more short of breath as well. "Chunk" is getting chunky! I'm so glad.

We finally finished decorating the nursery. Here are the latest pics:

I'm glad I don't have to work today! Michael will probably be driving me to work tomorrow. But for now, I will just enjoy another day of being snowed in with the hubby! Funny, I thought our first "real" snowfall would mean baby is around the corner. I hope "chunk" doesn't think this means it's time to come yet. Stay in there little one, it's much much warmer!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

30 Weeks!!!!

30 weeks! I really feel like it's count down time. I am getting super excited about being a Momma! I've got the prego dreams "going on". I was watching "House" the other night with Michael, and I had a dream that Dr. House delivered my baby. The baby was a boy and just kept smiling, which of course made Dr. House a "new" man! hahaha... This baby is changing lives already.

I'm feeling pretty good. Baby's butt is bulging out quite a bit. If you look at the pic on the left, that's how "Chunk" is positioned right now. His/her butt was WAY bulging out the other night when I got up to go potty. I felt this very hard bulge on my right upper abdomen! hahaha... Baby is getting bigger!

We have decided to switch care providers. I had nothing against our previous Midwifery group, but we found a birth center in Englewood, CO that focuses on natural birth. It is 100% in line with our birth plan, and I won't have to worry about constantly voicing our preferences in light of the typical medical model of giving birth at a hospital! We are super excited, and will have to option to have a water birth if we want to do that. We will be able to move around during labor, eat and drink, bring in music, candles, and whatever I want to feel relaxed! We go to our orientation of the center tonight. Their rate of natural childbirth is 90%. And if there are complications, Swedish Hospital is only one block away.
Here's a video clip of one of the labor rooms!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Still got it! 29 weeks!

It's a BEAUTIFUL day here in Colorado! Sunny, clear blue skies and 60s out! I must admit, that I was a slug though, most of this day. I woke up at 3am to hit the potty, and couldn't get myself back to sleep. "Chunk" was kicking, hubby snoring and my tummy growling. I decided to go downstairs and get a bowl of cereal. I ended up camping on the couch with a lovely fireplace and 1930s movie called "Three's Love", (I think that is what it was called). The movie was so funny that I didn't get myself back to sleep until 4:30. Slept until 8:30, potty break, slept until 10:30 and finally got myself up. I was justifying my need for sleep from the last three 12 hour work shifts. I had every intention of getting myself outside, but then around 1pm I felt tired again and decided to lay down for another nap. I was thinking how maybe, I should just skip running today. Maybe it's time to stop. But, it was SO nice outside, that I thought I was at least attempt it, and maybe just walk if I felt too uncomfortable. HOWEVER, I guess a run was just what the doctor ordered. I ran over 5 miles, when I was only hopeful for 3. YAY! I guess I needed the rest this morning, and now I feel refreshed. It was a good run too. I felt comfortable through most of it, except for having to pee. :)

Here's a link to one of my favorite running videos!

Congrats to my sister Tracey for running her first marathon! She ran the Chicago Marathon for me and Chunk this past Sunday and averaged 11-12 minute miles running the whole time!!! Hoping to join her next year!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

This blog is a few days late, or should I say "weeks" in coming. On September 27th, Michael and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary! It was a great day. We were wanting to go somewhere for a few days, but with trying to conserve our finances and time and schedules, we opted to celebrate just our anniversary day. We had such a fun day. The weather was sunny and comparable to the weather on our wedding day. We started the day with PB banana pancakes and headed to church. After a great message, it was off to the pumpkin patch.

Our wedding flowers!

We made reservations for "The Samba Room" downtown Denver on Larimer Square, where Michael proposed to me. It was kind of funny being pretty pregnant this time. We sat at the same table and had an awesome meal!

Happy Anniversary BABE!!!! I love you!