Here’s What I Have to Say:

Here’s What I Have to Say:

2/2/11

Today I had my doctor’s appointment. It’s actually the last appointment I will have before my due date. The doc last week said this week, she would try anything she could to help speed along the labor process. So she scraped my membranes for me. I had heard mixed things from people about how much it hurt. This didn’t hurt me. it was just a bit uncomfortable. But so is having her fingers up there anyway. The doc said I... Read More Read More ...

Crazy Belly

I know I just posted some belly pictures in the maternity pictures I just posted, but I took this picture recently (after my friend Trisha posted one like it) and wanted to share! I think when I have my next baby, I am going to take more pictures like this. I think it’s fun and I am sure it would be cool to look back and gradually watch your feet disappear in pictures! Less than a week until my due... Read More Read More ...

2/1/11

Well, I’m a week until my due date. I was hoping Thumper wanted to be a January baby. But apparently she wanted to be a February baby. Last night we were laying in bed and Chuck had his hand on my stomach. She was moving around in there like crazy. I can’t believe she still has any room to move as much as she does. But maybe that’s why it hurts so much! We WILL have a baby in no... Read More Read More ...

Citrus Grilled Tilapia With Rice

This was a Let’s Dish meal that I was a little skeptical about. I would not consider myself even remotely to be a fish person. I like catching them, but I have never really liked the taste. Unless it doesn’t taste like fish. And I can eat every fish bite with a starch. This meal was way better than I thought it would be. It was filled with flavor and I am actually excited to make the other one of... Read More Read More ...

Maternity Pictures

My wonderful brother, Adam, who does some photography in his spare time (check out his website) came over a couple weeks ago to take some maternity pictures for us. I was a little hesitant to have them done, but I am SO glad that he insisted and came over and did them. They didn’t take too long and they turned out GREAT! You can see all of them HERE, but I will post some of my favorites below! Thank you... Read More Read More ...

S’mores Bark

Right after Christmas, my friend at work picked up some S’mores Bark at Target.  We talked about making some and I knew I had to give it a try. So, I made it my mission to make some. I was too tired after work, so I woke up early one morning and made it before work. And it was a HUGE hit and got rave reviews! There are tons of recipes you can get online, but this is how I... Read More Read More ...

1/30/11

Today I have been having some more contractions. They are definitely more noticeable today. We’re hoping that’s a good sign. I keep hoping I’ll wake up in the middle of the night with labor pains, but I just sleep peacefully through the night. Thumper really doesn’t like contractions. She doesn’t like it when her world contracts on her. She kicks like crazy after one. I suppose I would do the same thing! But I have noticed that her movements have... Read More Read More ...

1/29/11

Tonight we went to Game Night at the Schindler’s house. I was so tired and didn’t really feel like making the trek out to Minnetonka, but I am glad we did. This was probably the last social event we’ll have until the baby is here. It was also so nice to have our friends so excited about the arrival of Thumper! She is truly going to be confused when we call all our friends “Aunt This” and “Uncle That”! But... Read More Read More ...

1/28/11

Today, my coworker had her baby. I can’t believe that I know 3 people that had babies in the last week! Man, I hope we are right behind them! ...

1/26/11

I had another doctor’s appointment today. She was able to touch the baby’s head this time. And things weren’t as painful as last week. I was thankful for that, but a little bummed that I wasn’t more dilated this week. I was just over 1 cm or so. I am 38 weeks along now and I asked if she would do anything to help my labor progress. She said she wouldn’t do anything at 38 weeks, but next week, she’ll... Read More Read More ...

firefly lane

My brother's girl friend let me borrow this book. She read it and said it was good. She was right. It was a fast read and a nice book for me to read on the bus. It was enotional, funny and well written. I definitely want to see if there are other books by this author and give them a try. I don't want to give too much away about the book, but it follows a couple girls who were... Read More Read More ...

1/24/11

Chuck picked me up from work today and we went to Family Night at the Microsoft store. There wasn’t a whole lot going on, but there were some snacks and drinks. I took advantage of this! We also did more walking around the mall….come on baby….your mom and dad are very antsy to meet you! πŸ™‚ But other than some non-painful contractions, nothing too exciting. I have a doctor’s appointment Wednesday and I am hoping there has been some progress... Read More Read More ...

1/23/11

I had some more contractions in the morning, then went to Charlie’s basketball game and Chuck’s broomball game with him…..actually, that was after I spent the morning doing laundry, cleaning a little and putting away things in the baby’s room. I did more cleaning and sorting after we got home and before dinner with some friends. I think I may be nesting. πŸ™‚ Our friends Ben and Trisha had their baby, Chelsea today. I am sure our little girl and... Read More Read More ...

1/22/11

I started having my first contractions today. They weren’t anything painful and Chuck actually had to convince me that what I was feeling was contractions. Once he convinced me, I started crying. Good tears, of course, but mixed in with a little panic, I think. πŸ™‚ We went to Babies R Us and did the rest of our shopping from our list and got 10% remaining things on our registry. This was a nice relief. During our visit, I kept... Read More Read More ...

1/19/11

I had a doctor’s appointment this morning. Last week, the baby’s head was low and my cervix had started to soften. This week, the doctor said I was almost dilated to 1 cm. She could get her fingertip in, but not her whole finger. So my body has made some progress in the last week.  Thumper’s heartbeat was 145. I was 37 weeks yesterday and therefore, this also means that Thumper is full term. You are welcome to make your... Read More Read More ...

1/16/11

My brother came over today to take some maternity pictures. I am so excited to see how they turn out. I didn’t think I really wanted/needed them done at first, but he took some cool pictures and I am glad we decided to do it. Now I just have to wait a short time to see them while he edits them. I think it will be nice to have them and put them in a photo album for Thumper to... Read More Read More ...

1/15/11

I had another baby shower today. This one was given by my mom, step mom and aunt, Patty. This was my family shower. It was so nice see so many people come to celebrate this little baby’s arrival. We got tons of presents and I feel so blessed that this baby is already loved by so many people! My cousin, Patrick and his wife, Tina, gave me more garbage bags full of clothing that their girls have grown out of!... Read More Read More ...

sleep sheep….and twilight turtle

A friend at work (who is having a baby in a couple weeks) gave me an adorable gift! It's called a “Sleep Sheep”. It plays music and is really soft! I can't wait to try it out. When I was looking at the website, I also found the “Twilight Turtle”. AND I WANT HIM SO BADLY! And look what he does! Did I mention that I WANT HIM SO BADLY!? So if you need a gift to get me the... Read More Read More ...

1/13/11

Today my coworkers threw a shower for me and another coworker who is pregnant right before me. We had pizza, cupcakes, gifts..it was wonderful and so sweet of everyone to come and show their excitement and support for us! ...

1/12/11

I had my doctor’s appointment today and I was happy to hear that the baby was still head down. This was the first of the internal exams and the doc’s comment was “wow, she’s low”. So that was good. And my cervix had started to soften. I was 36 weeks yesterday, so any progress at this point is good. ...