To all of you - Merry Christmas!
Monday, December 29, 2008
To all of you - Merry Christmas!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
A couple of weeks ago I found these outfits for Warren. Too cute to pass up.
I can't believe I am almost in my third trimester. Where has the time gone? I am having my first baby shower on the 28th. It is in Ponca with my family. I am excited! In fact, I should go and take a peek at my online registries to see if I can find out what I will be getting! (See, that gift-getting obsession hasn't really left me!)
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Yesterday, however.... I chipped a tooth on a piece of garlic toast at school!!!! It was my back molar on the bottom right. Thankfully there was no pain, and I was able to go to the dentist today. It only took 30mins and $50 to build up the tooth, so I was happy about that, but still ... this has not been my week! Have I mentioned that the a/c compressor went out on my Kia two weeks ago? Oh ya, it's only $875 to fix!
Some good news, though, is that Roy will be working part time for RCS over the winter break. That's the great company he worked for before he got into Baylor for the Ph.D program.
Can you believe I only have a little more than 3.5mths before I hold my baby?! Where is the time going? My belly is really growing these days. Some days I can actually feel my skin stretching, and I just wonder if I will pop. I am now bumping into things (and people!) with my belly, and my students are bumping into my belly, too. Everyday someone says, "Look at that growing belly, Mrs. Garton," as if I can't see it myself. One teacher actually told me I was growing wider! Now that's what every pregnant woman wants to hear! LOL
I can no longer groom my pubic hair because I can't really see it. Guess I will have to get a mirror, cause there is no way I am trusting my husband with a razor down there!!!! My toes look terrible because I can't sit scrunched up to paint them, and I have to turn my leg sideways to get my socks on now because my belly is too big and tight to lift my leg up straight in front of me. I am even having to get into my car differently because I just can't fold up like I used to. I can see inside of my belly button, though it hasn't yet become an outie, and I am pleased to see that it is clean and rather perfectly shaped, if I do say so myself. LOL My breasts are still growing and leaking, so much so that I am now wearing nursing pads during the day. Roy still thinks it's gross, but he is dealing well with the leakage.
We are having one of Roy's professors and his family over for dinner on Saturday. I am making baby back ribs, cheesy bacon potatoes, bacon wrapped green beans, and cherry dump cake. Gotta impress the prof, ya know. :)
We have not yet finished our Xmas shopping, and I haven't even put up our tree this year. We will be in Oklahoma with our families from the 22-29th, and then back home for a few days before school starts up again for me.
Talk about a book! This is way too long of a blog post...
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I have had a very painful day today. My right neck/shoulder muscle went nuts today and starting hurting so severely I could barely move w/o losing my breath. It was so bad I was actually crying. Roy got me set up with the heating pad, and I have been off and on it for hours. Thankfully, the muscle has relaxed somewhat and the pain is not so bad... in my neck/shoulder, that is... Now on to my next severe pain - my ribs!!! For the past couple of weeks, I have had a bruising feeling in my ribs on the right side, but today, I began to have severe pain there. Sneezing is practically unbearable. I have looked it up on a community baby site for pregnant moms, and it seems I am not alone with this rib pain. I had mentioned it to my OB last week, and he said it was normal due to all my organs having to move up to make room for Warren. I read about a stretching exercise that could help, so I am going to try that before bed tonight. Anyone have any other suggestions for me aside from "grin and bear it." I suppose it's good practice for labor pains... Roy reminded me tonight that I have no tolerance for pain. I told him I never really had to deal with physical pain in my life (unlike my sister who had pain from arthritis since she was 12, and now is the Incredible Hulkette of pain tolerance) except for stomach pain off and on as a kid, so I guess my body just doesn't know how to react to it. I am so glad for the option of an epidural in four months!
...I am editing this post on Monday to say that my neck did not get better overnight. Ugh. I nearly passed out from the pain twice this morning, so Roy talked me into staying home from work by reminding me how bad it would be if I passed out in my classroom. I called my OB and he called in a muscle relaxer (Flexerall, or something like that), and Roy is at the pharmacy right now picking it up for me. I am sitting on the couch leaning on a heating pad and checking email. My hope is that I will be knocked out by the muscle relaxer. Roy is staying with me, so I am being well taken care of. Sweet man of mine.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I must say I really have no complaints about being pregnant, though I am experiencing some of the aches and pains of growing: My rib cage often feels like it is badly bruised, like someone has tried to pry it apart with a crowbar; I don't fit in between places like I used to due to my belly; I seem to spill stuff on my belly daily; my breasts are leaky faucets at night; and I have no motivation to clean house. ... wait, take that last one off - it has nothing to do with being pregnant; I just hate housecleaning! LOL
Monday, December 1, 2008
Mom and I spent lots of time talking about Warren, and she got to feel him move a few times, too. (Please ignore my hat head and pale face in this pic! We had been shopping all day.)
On Saturday, after Mom and Dad left, I made some white pecan pralines. They are super easy and taste so yummy - Warren seems to like them, too!