Sunday, November 30, 2008

Professional Pregnant Photos

Today we are doing our Professional Pregnant Photos. Our friend Garry and his dad who are amazing Photographers are doing them for us. I am really excited about them. Like a true girl though I cannot decide what top to wear. I have 2 that would look really good. One is orangeish red and the other is brown. They are both a little loose fitting, but there is no denying that there is a belly there so I think it would be fine. Now I have to convince Scott that he is supposed to be in some of them too, they are not just all me (that would be kind of vain).

I will post the pictures as soon as I get them from Garry!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving/Black Friday

We had a really good Thanksgiving this year. We went to Scott's Grandma's house and had dinner. Scott made the Turkey and as usual it was amazing even with the oven having turned itself off, and we found it when we woke up. We then headed to Phoenix and went to game night at Cat's house. It was a blast as usual! I am bummed that we will not be able to make the trip for game night around New Year's. Starting at 34 weeks we are not allowed to travel more than 1 hour away from the hospital.

We didn't get a chance to blog yesterday but we wanted to make a short list of things we are thankful for: family, great friends, our dogs, our kids (and that this pregnancy has been healthy), and each other.

Today was the first Black Friday as far back as I can remember that I did not get up and go shopping at 4 a.m. I just did not have the energy to do it this year. Fighting all those people at 8 months pregnant did not sound fun. I was however able to get the one door buster deal I wanted. Circuit City had their door buster deals online yesterday and you could buy them at the door buster price. So I was able to get the one item I wanted w/o having to fight all the crazy people. I feel weird not having gone shoping, but I am so tired from just regular activities I can only imagine. I promise I will be back out there next year!

We also hung out with our good friends Gary and Maria. We met them at the Science Center in Phoenix and had a blast. Gary is going to be Landon's God-Father, so we wanted to make sure we saw them before he was born one more time. Thanks to everyone who hung out with us the past two days we had a blast!

Also, please pray for a quick recovery for my friend Amanda today. She had to have surgery, so I wish her a speedy and painless recovery.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

32 weeks!

We had our 32 week doctor's appt yesterday. It went very well, Landon's heart beat sounded great, they said he was measuring great. He is a little over 17 inches long and weighs 4 lbs or a little more. I had not gained anymore weight since my last appt so they said that actually means that I lost weight, and Landon gained. As long as he is gaining I am happy. We never had an NT scna or got tested for Down Syndrome. It wouldn't have made a difference to us, but I was curious what our risk was. The doctor said that with my age and the fact that we had a normal 20 week u/s and he looked great that is was some where between 1 in6-8,000 and not to even worry about it. We also talked about the contractions I have been having lately and he said the next time we had them and there were more than 4-6 in an hour (whether consistent or not) to call and come in. It is a little early for them to be coming so frequently (on average I get them around 2-3 times a week) and to be as painful as they are. We are also being cautious b/c although they say it isn't a pre-determiner, I was a preemie and we don't want Landon to be.

We are also having our Pre-natal pictures taken this weekend. Our good friend Garry who takes amazing pictures is going to do them for us! I am super excited. So look for those in the near future!

I hope that everyone has a great Thanksgiving. We will be having yummy food with Scott's Grandma and some of his extended family, and his cousins. Then we will be heading to Phoenix to a friends house, they are having game night! It will be exciting to see all of our Phoenix friends one last time before Landon is born. We are quickly approaching the "no traveling more than 1 hour from the hospital" mark. That goes into effect at 34 weeks.

Have a wonderful Turkey Day and eat lots of food, and watch lots of football (at least I hope to).

Sunday, November 23, 2008


So, yes it is official I have the pregnant waddle. I have had it for a few weeks, but honestly refused to accept it. Well today when walking back to the car with Scott from looking in a store, I saw my shadow. There is no more denying that I waddle.

Not too much else going on this week. I have a dr's appt Tuesday and I am looking forward to seeing how my little man is doing. And of course Turkey Day! It is my favorite Holiday. Especially this year, I have been craving Thanksgiving food for weeks! We are going to go to Scott's grandma's house for Dinner and then head to a friends house in Phoenix for Game Night. I am excited about going to Phoenix b/c that means I get to go shopping!!! Phoenix has more of the stores that I am used to in Dallas!!! I hope I find alot of good stuff on sale. I have some good ideas on what I want to get people, I just hope it works out!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

31 weeks

Here we are at 31 weeks. Only possibly 9 more to go. I am doing pretty well. Happy that we have made it this far, and he is doing well. He has taken up residence on my right side (as far right as possible) between my Ribs and my pelvis and no matter what, he refuses to move. Needless to say I am pretty sore, and my back on that side is killing me. Scott told me today that I could get a Pre-natal massage on Friday to try and alleviate some of the pain :o) I am so excited, and really hope that it works. My belly is super massive (or at least I think so), and if I could find my dadgum camera I would take a picture and post it. I will have to look diligently, and locate it. Scott told me the other day that I looked like I was going to pop...imagine what I will look like in a few more weeks!

I talked to my sister today about coming in when Landon is born. But, unless we have to schedule a C Section or get induced (which I really want to avoid at all costs) she will not be able to be here when he is born. An open ended ticket is just way to expensive. We decided that she will come and visit for a few days after he is born and once we are home. I am really excited about having her come, I really miss her.

Not too much else going on. I am DYING for an Olive Garden Salad, but Scott said no :o( I am craving their salad dressing like nothing else. Oh, well...grrr.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hospital Bag...Packed

Well except for a few minor things like Colace (need to go buy some), Combos for Scott to snack on, and Popsicles to eat during labor. But, of course the popsicles I cannot get until closer til' and definately can't put them in the bag until we leave for the hospital. I feel like I'm in Kindergarten again b/c we have to write our name on them, ha ha.

I asked my sister today if she would come and be with me during labor and delivery and afterwards. She is going to try but of course it depends on air fare and also when Landon decides to make his debut. I really hope that she can come out. We are really close and she would be great company. It would also help to have someone that could stay with me so Scott could check on the dogs and be with Zach also, although I don't want him to miss the birth so that would be more after he was born. My sister always makes me laugh, so she would be great during Labor! Please pray that she will be able to come out and be with me, I have no family or friends out here and I miss her so much.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hospital Tour

We went on our Hospital Tour today. I was really excited to go and see exactly what the birthing rooms, recovery rooms, and the nursery looked like. I was really quite impressed. They wouldn't let you take pictures so I can't show you until we actually have Landon. But the rooms are really big and spacious. The baby warmer was a little scary b/c it had all of these tubes and things coming out of it. I know they are necessary b/c they have to have them in case anything were to happen. They had the delivery room all set up, and they had the hat they put on the babies is WAY littler than the ones we have found at the stores, it was cute. Unfortunately though we were not able to see the rooms w/ Jacuzzi's b/c there were women delivering in that part of L&D.

We had a lecture part too which was very informative. It told us the rules for visitors, pictures, delivery room, etc. My favorite part was when they gave us a list of things to bring with us to the hospital..that will be very handy. I am thinking about packing the bag soon just in case we were to go early, we would not be scrambling too much.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

30 weeks!

We have made it to the home stretch! Only 10 more weeks to go. I am feeling pretty well overall. I have definately aquired the Back Pain, Hip Pain, and random contractions have started.

Last week was a hard one for us. I woke up Sunday with severe pain in my right ear. I was up all night b/c it hurt so bad I was literally in tears. Went to the dr and they said it was this ear infection. I took the medicine they gave me. No progress after a few days, and now it had spread to my left ear. Went back to the doctor they thought it was a fungal infection, took medicine for that...didn't help and now I had fluid coming out (gross!). So I go back to the doctor and then take a swab of the fluid, and call me on Monday it is an ear infection, but one of the nasty ones that show themselves as soemthing different. I was given Tylenol with Codine so it was bearable. Now that we have the right medicine everything is alot better and I can finally hear again (my ear canals were so swollen that they were almost swollen shut...Outer Ear Infection).

This week has started out with lots of fun too! I noticed a "rash" on my hands and part of my arms, and I noticed that Landon was not moving as much and I was worried. The OB called anyways to see if I could come in. They wanted to check on Landon after the barrage of meds I was on last week. They looked at my "rash" and told me it was exzema..ooh fun. I have some cream to put on it, but that's all they can do for it.

While we were at the the OB they decided to hook us up to the monitors to check on Landon. It was really neat to be able to sit and relax and hear his heartbeat on the monitor for 20 minutes. He was attacking the monitor, he really does not like those things. The nurse said it omits a sound that some of them just don't like. But they said he looks great, so I am very relieved.

Here is to hoping the next weeks are very un-eventful until birth!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Landon has Furniture

We finally purchased the last "big ticket" items for Landon this past weekend. We picked up his crib. We had already purchased the dresser about 2 weeks so it is nice to be finished. NOw i just have small little things to get him like bottles, towels, diapers, etc. I also took inventory of everything we have for him and we are set except for those few small items still to buy. I guess the last big one being the baby monitor.
Here are the pictures of the crib and dresser we purchased for Landon. I think this is the right color. They came in pine or natural, we chose pine.
This is the crib. Scott and I both really like it, and with coupons we were able to get a really good deal on it. It is a convertible crib, but we will only be converting it to a Toddler bed, not the ull sized bed it canm become. We also plan to use it once more in a few years :o)

This is the dresser. We liked it because it has the changing table and dresser combined. We can put all the diapers, etc in the dorr part on the side, and use the rest for his clothes and what not.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

We have a move in date!!!

After some prodding by Scott we finally have a closing and move-in date on the house!!! We will be closing on December 9th! We will be given the keys and the house will be ours on December 15th :o) I am SO excited. If all goes according to plan and Landon decides to make a timely arrival we will have just a few days over 1 month to get things put up and settled in as much as possible before he makes his debut. I personally think he will be a little bit early, but we will just have to wait and see! I cannot wait to be in my own house again :o)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

3 Hour GD Test Results


The woman OB at my practice said I passed without even the slightest inclination there was a problem!! I am so excited. There is no way I could have given myself shots, checked my blood sugar, etc. Scott said he would have done it al for me, but I am so relieved we don't even have to go down that path at all :]

Landon looked great. They say he weighs 3lbs now, which I can definately tell. He packs way more punch when he moves around, kicks, etc now than he used too. We are 29 weeks now! We recieved information on how to count fetal movements, we are to do this in a quiet place for at least 1 hour each night. I am going to do it after dinner, that is usually his most active time of the day.

I was relieved to know that he is doing well. We had a tough week last week and so far into this one. I woke up Sunday morning with the worst ear pain I think I have ever experienced in my life. We went tot he Minute Clinic at the CVS by our house, they said I Had "Swimmers Ear". Translation: Out ear Infection. So we got drops for that, pain, etc. And all was good right? WRONG. Sunday night the pain drops did nothing, and I was up all night either crying or trying not to climb up the walls b/c I was in so much pain. So Monday I get an appt w/ our Family Doctor (all this time this is only in my left ear), she says it's a really bad infections, gives me Tylenol w/ Codine (this has saved my life and sanity), and an oral antibiotic. I take both and go on expecting some relief...Nope...It now starts in my right ear. So I call the docotr this morning tell her my right ear is now doing the same thing, the pain has not become any better, my left ear canal is still swollen shut, and not they both itch like hell. So yeah I have Thrush in my Ear Canals from the anti-biotic I was on for the impossible to get rid of Sinus Infection. So now i have to go pick up this powder stuff to put in my ears twice a day, and I am still living off my Codine & Tylenol every 5 hours (OB ok'd it as well). I hope this brings some relief. Who knew you could get Thrush in your Ear Canals from an anti-biotic. Got to love the pregnant body I guess.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

We Voted!

Scott and I went "early" (around 8:00 a.m.) to vote this morning. This is my 2nd presidential election to vote him. Between my name and the cartoon I will let you figure out how we voted :]

Also, we get ther esults of the 3 hour glucose test today. I am on my way outt he door so I wil update more later.