Thursday, July 28, 2011

Week 35

Another exciting week of being preggy..... New annoying issue.... bloated feet..... My feet have gotten so bad this week that the pain starts radiating up into my legs. It made me cry because they hurt so bad on Tuesday. It's not nice, at all. But, just another part of being pregnant I guess..... I can't wait until my feet are able to shrink back to normal size though. My hands have been swollen too, just not to such a painful degree..... ok, I couldn't bend my fingers Sunday morning..... that was pretty bad. But still, it's my feet that are bothering me.
Anyway. Friday night was really fun. First, I went to dinner with my buddies, celebrating Olivia's soon to be marriedness.... that happens tonight! YAY! Congrats Olivia (who I don't believe reads this blog :D ). Then we went over to my Grandpa Gene and Grandma Sue's house to celebrate Pioneer Day. It was fun. They had a BBQ and then some fireworks. I spent most of the night talking to my Aunt Cindy, it's been a while since I've talked to her and she's a lot of fun to talk to. Sarcastic and very sassy. I love it. Sometimes I wish I was like that.
Saturday and Sunday I could hardly move due to swollen extremitites.... but I managed work and church and stuff.
Monday, I really can't remember what we did on Monday. There wasn't work, I know that... Dark Week. But I can't think of what we did! Oh my brain.
Tuesday I had my final baby shower!!! YAY! And, once again, my baby got spoiled..... it makes me soooo happy.
And yesterday we went shopping for the baby! Hee hee. It was fun. We bought a mattress for the crib downstairs and a diaper bag. I'm almost to the point that I have everything I need. I just want to have this baby so he can see how spoiled he is..... I'm starting to get worried about the labor process and everything, though. Last night I dreamed that my water broke while I was in bed. I didn't notice until an usher from work who is my bed told me that I was leaking all over the place. I look around and there's 2 ushers, Brandy, and me in my bed. I guess I was having a sleep-over and Jay was at work. Anyway. I called Jay and told him my water had broke but that I think he could stay at work until I hear if there was a problem or if I was going to go into labor. Then I went up to tell gram I needed to go to the hospital but that I wanted to shower and get dressed real quick beforehand. Grandpa was there and he was saying that it would need to wait until after about 3 because they needed to give Jerry a ride home (it was 9:30). Naturally I was very upset and frustrated that Jerry took precedence over getting me to the hospital. The dream had taken a bad turn and I was very happy when I opened my eyes and I was still in bed. Jay was holding me in his sleep and I snuggled closer. I'm so grateful for such a loving husband.
Well, tonight is my last prenatal class. I'm excited because we get to tour the hospital today! YAY! But I'm sad because I've actually really enjoyed this class, which I didn't expect I would. At least I know a little bit more about labor and stuff.
Guess I'll write again next week!

Quote of the Week: "In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms." Stephen Jay Gould

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Week 34

Another week has gone by. HOLY COW!
So big, the stretch marks have come in. I'm very sad..... my poor body. They're mostly all around my thighs, but there are a few on my tummy. Blah.....
I had a baby shower on Saturday, Brandy threw it. It was the funnest shower I've had! Brandy really knows how to throw a party. So if you're lookin for a planner ask her! And can you say spoiled baby?! Stroller, carseat, diapers, lion king mobile, little baby backpack carrier thing, all kinds of stuff. I don't know how to thank everyone. :D :D :D Good party, exhausting day. After the baby shower we had to work 2 shows at Hale. I was ready to fall over by the time we got done...
Not much has gone on the rest of the week. Jay's been working 4/10's so far. So that he had yesterday off to get his car done. I also had a doctor's appointment yesterday, so he got to come with me. Not much goin on in the baby front. He's healthy, I'm healthy, everyone's happy. Next time we start checking my cervix and stuff. I'm not very happy about that. Oh well, such is being pregnant.
We lost a booba this week. Jayde's ferret, Max died.... poor guy. Broken rib pokin around where it shouldn't have been. It happens. There's a reason ferrets don't have a long life expectancy..... Still, I feel bad for Jayde and Carrie, and I shed quite a few tears over the little guy.
And, that's about it. It's summer.... not too much to talk about. So, talk to you next week.

Quote of the week: "Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance." Will Durant

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Week 33

I keep trying to think of something amazing I've done this week, because I really do think that there was something exciting. But sadly, my mind is a blank. :(
I went out to picnic with my friends Saturday morning at Millcreek, that was fun.  But everything else has kind of just been laid back.
Jayde has been over every day, which means that all the animals are hiding as far away as possible, but I'm glad she's here. Someone to talk to and I really miss her and Carrie.
So, yeah. Nothing new. One of the old ladies at work scared me on Saturday. For some reason her asking how much longer I had left until the baby comes really drove it in that I only have 7 more weeks left. That means 6 more weeks till school starts. Aiiieeee I want summer to go on forever, I'm not ready for things to change yet.
But, I really don't want to be pregnant anymore. It's just plain uncomfortable. So conflicted at the moment.....
Well, I guess that's all for now. I have another shower on Saturday that I'm pretty excited for!
Quote of the Week:"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Week 32

WHAT A WEEK! I'm still exhausted, because this weekend was intense.
On Friday we went camping with Jay's parent's at Willard Bay. We were planning on going to Pineview Reservoir, but by the time we got up there the campground was full. The north end of Willard was full too, which was kind of annoying, because that is the nicer camping area. But we still had a lot of fun. Jay made some awesome Dutch Oven Meals. I don't know that we'll keep doing that when we camp though, there's just too much leftover food, but it was super yummy. Good job Hubby.
We went home Sunday and showered and got all pretty. Then we headed right back up to Huntsville. Pam and Glenne took us out to a yummy mexican restaurant. Yum yum yum. Then we watched movies the rest of the night.
Monday morning we went kayaking! It was a lot of fun! I was happy because I didn't really get tired at all, I just had to pee at the very end. It made it hard to row, so I just let Jay row the rest of the way. I don't think it bothered him. ;)
Then we went home, watched even more movies, and set off some fireworks. We didn't get any of the aerial ones (can you think of what Grandpa would think of that?!) but we enjoyed the ones we had.
Tuesday, I was sooooo happy to have a normal day, I really needed to relax. So yeah, Tuesday was mostly boring until Jay got home. Then we went out to Chile's with Brandy and Selina. It was pretty good.
Now I have to stop here and explain some circumstances before I tell you about the rest of the night. Up to this point I hadn't gotten more than 2 hours sleep each night since the previous Thursday night. I kind of thought it was camping and then being in a strange (but comfortable) bed Sunday night. And on Monday night we slept in the grandparent's water bed. It was pretty hot and there was lots of noise from the fireworks. But I didn't get any sleep Tuesday night either, I think my belly has just made things to uncomfortable. Anyway, on with Tuesday night. Jay and I were just sitting and cuddling on the couch and I could not get comfortable AT ALL. Seriously, my back was just killing me. Blah. It got bad enough that I got myself all upset. Poor Jay, who was also tired from the previous weekend, got frustrated with me. Well, his frustration just totally set me off and suddenly I couldn't stop crying. It was bad.... seriously I think 30 minutes of me just screaming and crying into Jay's shoulder. (I think he realized that I really wasn't trying to be frustrated or upset and I think he felt bad for getting upset with me so he just held me.... he's a good husband) But yeah, I think the last month of back pain, pelvic pain, stomach aches and kicks, and just not being able to get comfortable finally got to me and I broke down.... sigh.... Pregnant Brooke was not happy. Then my wonderful hubby got a bubble bath going (not too hot), turned off the lights and lit some candles, set me in the tub and made me lay down. Then he sat outside the tub and just rubbed my back for a long time. It was very relaxing and I really appreciated it. Still, I didn't sleep well at all that night.
So, Wednesday was just kind of a miserable day. I was dragging all day. Jay came home early and we went to my doctor's appointment. First, we stopped at McDonald's and I ate some fries. They were hot and fresh, so they were wonderful. I hadn't eaten the rest of the day because I was just plain miserable, but the fries jump started my stomach and I think set me onto the road to recovery. I was in a much better mood for my doctor and everything was fine with Charlie. It's always nice to hear his heartbeat. I'm 132 pounds, holy cow. That's the top end of where I'm supposed to be right now (I blame all the good dutch oven eating and yummy mexican food) so I'm gunna start watching what I'm eating again until I get mid-range again. Then we went home and I ate 3/4 of a totino's pizza (Okay, NOW I'm watching what I'm eating) and watched movies until work. AND THANK THE LORD I SLEPT! 4 and a half hours! It was wonderful.... :)
I'm feeling much better now.... :) Childbirth class tonight... yup.

Quote of the Day: "People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one." (Or one in their tummy) Leo J. Burke