Thursday, April 30, 2009

Eviction Notice

I am so ready to have this baby. I know I am not due for another two weeks, but done. I was have some contractions last night but they eventually petered out. Last Friday I was at 3 cm, so I was hoping to go into labor. Tomorrow is my last day of work, so that is exciting. Some of my students decorated my classroom, it was a bunch of boys, so the streamers were red, blue, yellow and green. The balloons were black, brown and green. It creacked me up, because we all know girls would have color coordinated everything. It was really nice of them, and it cheered me up a lot.

We still need to come up with a name for this girl, so we should probably get on that. I can't wait to meet her. I also can't wait to stand up and not feel like my crotch is going to fall apart.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

36 Weeks

Less than 4 weeks to go...Wooo wooo. My other two were each two weeks early, so I am anticipating the same with this one. I am sure she will try to prove me wrong. At my doctor appointment yesterday I was a bit dilated and effaced, so yay.

My three appointments a week are starting to get tiresome. On Thursday I was a bit worried, my fluid levels were way down. I am trying to stay off my feet a bit and drink a ton of water. I had a lot of issues with low fluid with Maddie. She was also diagnosed with Intrauterine Growth Restriction, so I was on bedrest after 35 weeks. I would like it if I didn't have to repeat that again. I am planning on starting my maternity leave on May 4th, I have yet to make it to my target date with any of my pregnancies, maybe the third time is a charm.

My AP kids take their test on the 6th, and I would like to make it as long as possible. I have planned everything for my sub, all the worksheets, tests, quizzes and activities are in a folder dated for her. I was waking up at night worried about going into labor and not being ready at school. So that makes me feel a bit better. Of course, we don't have a bag packed for ourselves, so maybe I should take care of that this weekend.

Now if I could just get some sleep, I wake up a million times to go to the bathroom. I am sweating all the time so I don't use any covers, and I discovered I sleep better without pants. I am starting to keep poor Bud awake, which gives him more time to stress out about the papers he has to write in the next few weeks. I'm sure he appreciates that. I know he loves me flailing around trying to roll my gigantic self out of bed, the cats hate it too, but they don't help around the house, so too bad for them.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Is it a good idea to rough house with the children while getting them ready for bed? Then be annoyed when they won't settle down? Just wondering........

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Mom Update

As I said before my mom will wait and ignore whatever argument we have had then after a few days she calls and acts like nothing happened. Well Tuesday night after our fight she called and told me that we should do whatever we think is best! Which, as we all know, moms don't apologize so this was as good as it gets. Y'all I totally won! It was the first time, yay for me.

I don't know why mothers and daughters struggle so much. It kills me to know that someday my daughters will think I am crazy. I will at least try to apologize when I am blatantly wrong. (which will never happen, I am sure)

Normally my mom is really awesome. She is a terrific grandma, her idea of fun is to have all four grandkids (5 and under) spend the night. Then she will take them out to eat! by! herself! Dude, Bud and I think twice before we take our two kids out in public. She colors and paints with them, she lets them eat candy by the handful. It is great for Bud and I, we actually get a bit of time together. Of course we use that time to write papers for our various classes, but still, it is nice. If she could dial down the crazy it would really help.