Saturday, April 2, 2011

it's been so long

Hello there bloggers.
It has been way too long.
I have missed blogging.
I'm not sure how I fell off the wagon.
I have lots to share - about pregnancy, travels, Parker's nursery, and other random things.

A few new things going on here:

 As of this week I am officially a part-time worker! 
Yep, this week I will only be working 28 hrs vs. 40. 
I hope it helps me feel less stressed. 
I'm hoping I can finish all the little details in Parker's nursery on my days off. 
I'm also hoping to hang out with friends on my days off.

Baby hormones are making me emotional. 
E is currently on a mission trip with the high school students. 
I am really sad that I'm not there 
(I didn't think I'd make it being this preggo and sleeping on an air mattress)
I am sad that he is gone.
Usually I am ok when he is gone, this time I feel really sad. 
It sucks.

E and I went to the dr. last week.
Baby Parker is going to be a big baby.
This doesn't really surprise me since my belly is HUGE.
He already weighs 5 lbs 4 oz at 33 weeks.
Our dr. is going to do another ultrasound at 38 weeks and see how big he is at that point.
I'm going to be honest - this freaks me out. 
I know I can't control things, but I don't want to be induced and I don't want a c-section.
But, I do want him to be here.
I think I'd rather have the shock and surprise of going into labor vs. everything being planned with induction.

I'm ready to have my body back. 
I miss my old body.
I miss being able to bend over, sleep well, hold my bladder, and breathe.
I guess this is just the beginning of motherhood and letting go of my selfish nature.
I keep wondering what I will feel like after delivery.
How different will my body feel?
I would love to hear your experiences ...

I have so many things that I want to get finished, but then I start and get tired so quickly! 

I can't wait to meet baby Parker.

I know it's been awhile, but here are a few random pictures from our babymoom to Charleston, SC


carriage ride

shopping for Parker

I love the front porch on this one:

fro-yo treats


Jaderbomb said...

So glad you are doing good!!! Good luck with the pregnancy!!!
You should come and link up to my party!!!!

Jaderbomb said...

So glad you are doing good!!! Good luck with the pregnancy!!!
You should come and link up to my party!!!!

Cory said...

Yay for blogging again! It will be really fun to look back & read these things later :)
Enjoy your part time schedule - that's wonderful!
Since our days off are the same I think that you should come up one night & hangout with me all day. Just sayin.

Briel79 said...

Where did you stay in Charleston? My sister and I will be visiting there for the first time in June and I can't wait! Looks like you had a great babymoon! :)

Anonymous said...

healthy baby! and you know, sometimes they actually over-estimate; with my first he was a full pound under what the ultrasound said (if that makes you feel any better!)
as for induction or spontaneous labor; Ry was an induction-turned-csection, and Jack was a homebirth baby. EITHER way...they get here! God will give you peace no matter what happens or how it's done. as for your body after baby...let's just say Parker is going to be totally worth it no matter what. :) I bounced back very quickly after Ry and not so fast after Jack, but it's all a memory now! Will be praying for you!