Progress..Slowly but Surely..

27 09 2010

I went to the doctor today and everything is doing just fine, so that is very good. I found out that I am now 1cm dilated and 75% effaced, so that is definitely progress from last week. I am so ready to be back to normal and I am excited to see my little boy. I’m 37 weeks and 2 days today, so as of this past Saturday, I am now technically what they call “term,” so that is exciting as well. Is is becoming almost impossible to stand or walk around for too long and I am constantly running to the bathroom, but I guess this is all part of the journey. In some ways it’s sad that it’s almost over and then other ways it will be great to be done.


I have less than a month

20 09 2010

My due date is only 26 days away. I honestly can’t believe it! I’ve been thinking about the lovely day when I found out that I was pregnant. It seems like such a long time ago and now there’s only a little time left! I’m getting pretty excited, even though I am also a little nervous and scared. And the whole thought of labor is really starting to freak me out! I know it’s not going to be as bad as I think it’s going to be, but I can’t help but think that it is. Not exactly something I planned to do at the age of 19. Thank goodness my mom is going to be with me during my labor and delivery or else I’d be all alone and I don’t know what I would do.

I’m still trying to fix things and make things work out. I don’t know if everything will work out in the end, but I really hope it will. I hate being/feeling all alone. I would rather not be a single mom for the rest of my life and little Junior needs his daddy in the picture. So I am trying my best to get everything in order. However, I do know that I can’t fix everything, so I’m not going to stress over it. I’m just going to try my best.

Since I haven’t really updated about my life in a while, I’m going to explain what’s been going on in our lives. I’ve been working on my school work as best as I can. Online classes are kicking my butt. They’re a pain and in my opinion, harder than regular in-class classes because you have to make sure you click everything and get things sent in at the right time. If you don’t click all of the links, you could miss part of the assignment and not get points for something just because you didn’t see it. I also hate staying home all the time. Not that I like going into campus to go to classes any better, but it’s hard to get any motivation when you are staying at home working all the time. I only like one of my classes so that could be part of my problem as well. The other three classes get on my nerves and they are not fun at all. I hardly understand what’s going on in them. But oh well, I guess I’ll get over it and get all of my classes done. Sometimes I wish it were still summer, even though I have been enjoying this nice weather.

I have a doctor appointment tomorrow and since I’m so close to my due date, I go every week now. At my appointment last week I wasn’t dilated any but I was just about 50% effaced, which means that I am making progress so that little Junior can enter the world very soon! Tomorrow I’ll see if I’ve made any more progress. I am so ready to have this baby it’s not even funny. I feel like I’m about to burst at the seams. I’ve given the little guy permission to come 2 weeks early (coming at 38 weeks), since 37 weeks is technically full term. But of course he will come when he is done and ready and completely “baked,” as they like to call it, haha.

I am also getting my hair cut tomorrow. I’m not sure what I’m going to do exactly probably just a trim on the ends and then major work to my bangs because they are getting so long, it’s getting really ridiculous. I kind of miss my short hair because it was so much easier to do something with, but I was growing it long because Jon and I were looking at some old pictures and I started missing my long hair too. So he told me to grow it out again and that’s what I’m doing. And once all of the old nasty black color grows out of my hair, I’m planning on putting my beautiful red tints back into my hair, because I miss them.

The other day, I had my little neighborhood baby shower, that my neighbor Stephanie put on for me. I got some more things that I needed and now my little boy is officially spoiled and he’s not even here yet. I am getting jealous of all of his cool new things, haha.

Basketball belly..

14 09 2010

So it now looks like I went to Wal-mart and bought a basketball and stuck it in my shirt. I am very “round” and it is very hard to do a ton of things now. Examples are seeing my feet, shaving my legs, finding things to wear, and picking things up off the ground. I am so ready to get my body back, but for now I am stuck with this very active and kicking “basketball.”

Yes I had just woken up, so I am sporting the no make-up look! haha. But this is an example of how clothes don’t fit me anymore.

Picture time.

8 09 2010

So I was feeling creative and I felt like adding stuff to a picture. This is me at around 33 1/2 weeks!

Only 50 more..

27 08 2010

There are only 50 more days until my due date. It is time to get excited! Junior is growing much faster than my body can handle and is starting to take control of my body. haha. How kind of him, right? He enjoys pushing on my ribs and bladder when he does his daily exercises and also likes sitting in my ribs when he is resting. I can’t believe it’s getting that close to my due date. Tomorrow, I will be 33 weeks along in my pregnancy and only 7 weeks away from my due date! Thank goodness. I am starting to get very uncomfortable, but I guess it’s all for a wonderful cause, so I’m okay with it. Everything is pretty much ready. Things are set up and ready to be played with. All we need now is a baby. Not quite yet, but about a week early would be okay for me!


24 08 2010

I started my online classes yesterday and lets just say that I think they’re going to be the death of me. I have never had to write in so many discussions and I am sick and tired of introducing myself and then responding to a million of my classmate’s posts. It’s not exactly what I would call fun. I hate being a self learner and I always feel like I forgetting to do something. I guess it’s not the end of the world, and I should probably optimistic, but it sure is a pain. At least I can do my stuff whenever I want to instead of waking up and going to class. So I guess online classes do have one bright side, but that’s probably it. haha. Four classes is a lot to keep up with so I hope I can do well. I really need to get at least A’s and B’s in all of them, but I would love to get all A’s because I have to pass some of these classes so that I can get into the Surgical Technology Program. And I want to get into the program as soon as possible because the sooner I do, the sooner I can be done with school! Good thing this is the only semester I have to take online classes! Let’s just hope that all goes well.

It’s been an eternity..

12 08 2010

Okay so I haven’t written on here in a couple of weeks. I’ve really been just extremely exhausted and depressed. Almost too exhausted to think of something to write. I have also been trying to get a bunch of things done. Anyways, I had my baby shower two Saturdays ago and it was very overwhelming but a lot of fun. People were very generous and I got a ton of clothes and toys, which I am very grateful for! In the mean time I have been trying to get my room ready so that everything will be in its place when Junior comes. It’s not looking too bad so far just a tad messy. I need to put a few bigger boxes away, but things are looking up!

I went to the doctor today and I had the Nurse Practitioner. Everything with the baby seems to be going well. His heart rate is good and he’s getting himself in the ready position. I can’t believe I’m almost 31 weeks and just over 9 weeks from being due! Although things with me aren’t the greatest, I guess you could say. I am getting very uncomfortable and I am pretty sure that he is growing faster than my body can stretch. And since he is in the upright position now he is pushing on my organs and my ribs. Neither of which are very comfortable. I also had to talk about depression with the Nurse Practitioner since I have been having a hard time and she gave me something to try out. Hopefully it does the trick, I have been a little down in the dumps lately. Other than that things are going pretty good. Still not that great on the relationship front, but I guess that is really the last thing on my mind. Although I do think about it everyday, there is not a whole lot I can do to fix it so I’m kind of laying low on the situation. It’s not as easy as I thought it would be though.

My huge (and growing) baby bump!