I'm trying to figure out school for fall semester... and all of this figuring out is just making me annoyed that I'm still in school in the first place. Most likely Ryan will be deployed this fall. So it's just me and the kiddo for fall semester. I'm hoping to take mostly online classes, but there are only certain ones available. Plus, I don't even know if I will get into the ones available. So it begs the question... what do I do with Jax if I take classes on campus? I know my college offers a preschool, but I don't know if they have childcare for babies... Jax will only be 3 months old. I'm just confused and I don't quite know what to do and I don't wanna be in college anymore. 5 years is way too long and only the Lord knows when I will be done...
Not much time to post. I'm huge. That's really all that needs to be said. My hair is also rather greasy in this picture because Ryan and I just got home from getting massages. I got to lay on my stomach and that alone felt almost as good as the massage itself. Jax is about 3 1/2 pounds and 17/18 inches. Only 8 weeks to go!!
We are now officially educated on childbirth (including all the scary things that could potentially happen), breastfeeding (go boobies!) and infant care (yay for not being prego anymore). We completed all SEVEN of our classes and we are ready to rock 'n roll! Is it may yet??
I'm tardy with this post and I apologize. I looked like poo-poo on Friday and therefore didn't want any pictures taken. Yesterday was a busy day with some errand running, a whole mess of homework and dinner with friends. Needless to say, by last night I was drained. Today is a new day... and a better one at that. Church was great this morning. I had a hard time focusing on worship (this is mostly because I get too tired standing up for that long, then I sit down and can't see the words to the songs...), so I spent the time praying instead. Our pastor is doing a sermon series on heaven/hell and spreading the Word to those around you. Today was about heaven and hell and he did a brutally honest job of describing the two. It was blunt and it needed to be said.
Anyway, onto something a bit less dramatic... I am now 31 weeks. I'm due in exactly 2 months. That's 61 days. That's only 9 weeks! Single digit week countdown. YAY! I'm feeling ok. I'm getting a lot of comments from people who are shocked to find out that I still have 2 months left. I'm surprised I still have 2 months left. I feel ginormous. Yes, I know that's not a real word. I need to be more active because I've already gained too much weight and being more active will help me with labor. But I just get so tired that it's hard to be up and moving around a lot. I'm screwed either way. I either sit down and gain even more than the 40, yes 40, pounds I've already gained. Or I get up and moving, then feel like I'm going to fall over at the end of the day. I just feel like this whole pregnancy is an experiment and next time I will be better at knowing what to do from the beginning.
Moving on... Jax is getting big and is entering a growth spurt a.k.a. more weight gain for mama. He is supposed to start gaining a 1/2 pound a week now. This week he weighs approximately 3 1/2 pounds and is about 16 1/2 inches long. That's the size of a small newborn, which is so crazy to think about. We are ready for him to be here. We have the nursery done, all the baby stuff we need and we are almost done with our childbirth classes. We're ready. I'm hoping these next 9 weeks FLY by!
Do you not just love the baseball butt?!! We thought it was pretty cute. I know I'm due for my 31 week post, but I don't have a picture yet and I should really get on that homework. Check back tomorrow!
3/4 of the way done! And if I count only to full term (37 weeks), I'm even further along! I can't believe how fast everything has gone by. It's so exciting to think that in about 2 months we will have our little boy here and our family of two will become a family of three. YAY!!
This past week has been pretty good. I FINALLY saw my doctor again, which was great. I love hearing Jax's heartbeat and it had been so dang long since I had heard it. There were a few hiccups though. First of all, I have to get another ultrasound because they didn't get good enough pictures of his spine. My doctor said that it doesn't mean there is anything wrong, they just couldn't see everything they wanted to see. I guess it's a blessing in disguise because I have been really wanting to see him again, since we got our first ultrasound so early. I just pray that I will get an appointment quickly and that the results will get read quickly. My 20 week ultrasound results took almost 2 months. If they take that long again, Jax will be here before my doctor even gets the results.
The second hiccup is that he measured 8 days small on his ultrasound. It isn't enough to change my due date, but it just means that there is more of a chance that he will be here after May 22. Darn. The other bummer about that is that my mom just bought her plane tickets out here (woohoo!), but we based it on my May 22 due date. So, let's hope he isn't too stubborn and doesn't stay in too long. The blessing in disguise about my due date not being officially changed is that they wont let me go past 41 weeks and 3 days. This means that if I'm still prego on June 1, i'll be induced. My mom is staying through June 7, so hopefully everything will work out!
She sleeps in my robe when we first get up in the morning
Snuggling with daddy
Sleeping in daddy's shorts
Helping mommy pack for CA
Well, my travels home from CA were very dramatic. Thank you to everyone who prayed for me to get home safely. I finally made it, one day late and extremely relieved to be home.
Here's a play by play for those who didn't hear what happened. I landed in DC to a voicemail saying my flight from DC to RDU (home) had been cancelled. I went to the United counter and there weren't any flights home until 1230 the next day. I ended up booking a flight to Greenville and deciding to have Ryan drive the 2 hours to come get me. I was told multiple times by the agent that it was Greenville, NORTH CAROLINA. I ran to catch a trolley to a different terminal because the flight left 30 min after I got the ticket. I missed the trolley and started freaking out. During this time I realized that my flight was going to Greenville, SOUTH CAROLINA. This meant Ryan had to drive 4+ hours to get me. I was angry to say the least. Finally got to the gate and the flight was delayed 2 hrs. Then it was delayed another hour. Then another 30 minutes. At this point, Ryan had been driving 3 hrs to come get me. This is when my flight got cancelled completely. Ryan had to turn around and drive all the way back home. I was in hysterics because I was pregnant, alone and stuck in DC overnight. I ended up getting a hotel for the night, without any of my luggage. I made my way back to the airport the next morning to catch that 1230 flight to RDU. The one good thing is that my luggage was waiting for me when I landed in Raleigh. Ryan couldn't come get me because he had to work but he got one of his friends' wives to come pick me up. I finally made it home about 330 in the afternoon.
On a completely different note, we have been working on Jax's nursery for the past few days! I've been doing lots of laundry full of tiny baby clothes. Ryan got his crib set up. We went shopping for the rest of the stuff we will need right away. Here's some pictures to check out
I am exhausted. I'm big and heavy and tired. My feet hurt at the end of the day and I get tired just walking around. This VPG is ready for her baby boy to be here! But enough complaining. I am home from CA and so happy to see my hubby and my Mojo.
Even though I feel big, everything is going well. I finally get to see my doctor again on Friday. We started our childbirth classes this week. Our teacher is hilarious and very entertaining. We have had 2 classes so far, 5 more to go. They have been very informational and interesting. I love being informed on what's going on with my body and what to be prepared for in the next 2-3 months.
Jax is 2 1/2 pounds and is a little more than 15 inches long. I think he is a lazy baby because he doesn't move a ton, but it's fun to lay down and watch my stomach rippling and moving when he does move. Only 11 weeks/75 days left!