Friday, October 1, 2010

8 months on Monday...

I can't believe how fast this pregnancy has gone, well at least the last 4 months. My belly is getting bigger by the day it seems. We are going to take maternity pictures this Sunday and I am so excited! Then next weekend is my baby shower - YAY! My sister and mom have been working super hard on the shower and I am so thankful! To be honest, I feel like the shower will be the last time I see a lot of my friends until the next year. I know with Chloe here and family coming in from out of town to visit the new little one, I will be so busy and exhausted and just starting to adjust to an infant in the family.

We have the rest our pregnancy classes every Weds for next 4 weeks, then it is pretty much go time any time after that. It just blows my mind how soon that is. The classes are definitely enlightening, but I feel like everyone in the class still know much more than I do about labor and delivery. Looks like I need to start doing my research and talk to all the mommies I know. Time to get personal with these ladies, I need to know what exactly I am expecting, or could possibly expect. I know each birth is different, but it is nice to know what I might have to go through..... We have learned about the different types of medications that can be administered  and the 3 phases of labor. We have learned about contractions and water breaking and when to actually go to the hospital. I feel as though as I will learn so much, but when it comes down to "go time" I will completely forget everything I was just taught. Thankfully, all the nurses will be there and they no exactly what to do. whew. James is taking this class seriously too, he is learning and talking to me about everything and even asking questions in class. It makes me so excited that he will be there with me to coach me through and just not sitting in the waiting room until it is all over.

On to non-baby related issues:
Today is OCTOBER 1ST! I Love this day because it somehow resembles the kick off of the holiday seasons for me. I wish that we actually had "autumn" here in San Diego, but I just browse the hundreds of pictures on the internet to get my fix. James and I celebrated today with hot caramel apple spice from Starbucks... and I am going to go back (thank you for the $2 treat receipt) to get a pumpkin spice latte. yummmmmmmmm. We are going to go look for Halloween costumes today at one of the local thrift stores. We have decided to be Juno and Paulie Bleeker. I am pregnant this Halloween and gotta live it up! I was contemplating on being Santa, but that would be much too hot of a costume. haha.

♥ Michelle

Thursday, September 30, 2010

baby bump - week 31

so sorry! I just have been too busy this week to post this picture. It was taken Monday, the start of my 31st week of pregnancy.

Chloe has been movin' and shakin' this week. We had our 2nd day of birthing classes (that experience will have to be in a post of its own). Half the class the husbands were taught how to message and soothe the moms during labor. The teacher brought candles, scented lotions and soothing music. I doubt that is anything like what my labor will be, but it was really nice to get to relax and get James to give me a message :)

♥ Michelle
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