Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Too long...

Yeah, definitely need to get in a habit of updating on this thing. It doesn't help that I'm getting really busy as my due date is getting closer.

So where do I begin? Well, I ended up quitting at the Whitecaps. I was ending up in too much pain in my back everytime I worked there. It was getting too much and Jordan finally had to say "I think you had enough". It was nice to have the little extra income, but it wasn't worth the amount of pain I was in, unfortunately. So now I'm just doing hair until a few days before my due date. Hopefully I won't have her too early, but if I follow in my mom's footsteps, I probably won't. She had all three of her kids within a week of her due date. So not too bad :-)

On a scarier note. A week ago, Sunday, I ended up getting a little dehydrated and starting having some contractions. Definitely not the normal Braxton-Hicks that I've been having. I was just about to brush my teeth and felt a little tight. But then it kept getting worse and worse and worse to the point where I was almost bent over. Jordan rubbed my belly for me and started timing them. I had 5 within 20 minutes. So I called my mom (she's a nurse and it was midnight, so I wanted to see if I should call my doctor or do something on my own) and she told me to drink a glass of water and lay on my left side and see what happens within the next hour. So I did and only got one more. PHEW! Jordan was all excited, thinking that he would be able to see his little girl, finally. But I had to remind him that if she came now, she would be in the NICU for a while and we couldn't take her home right away and he didn't like that so much. But he was so good to me :-)

Had my first baby shower this past Saturday. This one was given by my mom and aunt for my family. So much fun! We did this diaper game that had melted chocolate candy in it and we had to guess what kind of chocolate candy bar it was. So creepy, but so much fun. Some of those diapers looked real and I was almost naucious trying to sniff it. HAHA. I did horrible though. I had to cheat off my neighbor cuz I'm not a huge chocolate fan (I know, weird). So a lot of them I didn't know. But I got a lot of nice stuff. Including the Jeep Running Stroller that Jordan really wanted :-D Got 2 more showers to go. Due in 5 weeks.... I can't believe she'll be here within a month (or so). Just can't even really grasp that yet.

Jordan and I have been going through Birthing Classes through our hospital. It's a 5 week program and next Monday will be our last week. Jordan wasn't too thrilled about it, but we really learned a lot. I really can't imagine someone trying to give birth without this. I don't think Jordan really understood how much a coach/support person's role really is important when it comes to labor and delivery. But he got to practice with my little episode the other week and he did good. Remembered everything that he learned, so I know he'll do an awesome job! It's funny... I've always wanted to try to do a natural birth. And I say try because I don't handle pain very well, but I want to go in with the attitude that I want to go that route. But if it gets too much, I will do an epideral. However... After watching how they do an epideral, kinda made the idea of a natural birth that much better. HAHA! I just can't stand the thought of having the huge needle in my back the whole time. EWWWW!!! Makes me squeemish just thinking about it!

I'll start updating more often. Now that it's getting closer to my due date, I feel like I have more to write about. September will be here before we know it!!!

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