Thursday, November 27, 2008

31 Week Appointment

We went back to the doctor Tuesday. It was a boring appointment, which I now appreciate. My blood pressure was back down... woohoo! That was about it. I think we were there for less than 15 minutes.

We also had our last baby class Tuesday night. I enjoyed the class and I'm glad we went. It was just a long 3 hour class after working all day. Now, we'll see if I remember anything I learned. We talked about c-sections. The other 3 classes focused on natural and medicated births. I really really don't want a c-section, but I also know that sometimes you just don't get a choice. So, I better stop trying to be the planner that I am. We don't want to set up any meltdowns at the hospital when or if things don't go my way. I don't know why it scares me so much. Most of my friends that I talk to have had c-sections and all they have to say if positive stuff.

Other than this things are about the same. We've been busy and it's been very nice being off this week. I've gotten lots of laundry done! Woohoo. Look at the ticker.... we are getting sooooo close. Time to start betting on the day Wyatt will be here. :)

At least we got some cute pics!

Chris and I went to the Tech vs. OU game last weekend with Tyson and Allison. Allison and I were sorority sisters at Tech and they live in Dallas, too, so we get to see them often. The drive there was fun. Waiting for the game and hanging out was fun. I wish I could say the same about the game, buuuuttt that's another story. I don't know what happened to our Red Raiders. :( Since I'm still completely bummed about the game I'll just leave it at... we left at halftime and it was a fairly quiet ride home. However, we did get some cute pictures before the game and we had a blast hanging out with Tyson and Allison. (The pictures will be coming soon.)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Kicking my Feet Up

We went to the doctor last Thursday. It was our first appointment for having to go every other week. That makes it seem so close. My blood pressure has been creeping up there, which they take very seriously. Dr. Joseph told me that I have to reduce as much stress as possible, keep drinking lots of water, and I cannot stand up and teach anymore. If you have ever taught then you know this is tough! Especially teaching in a huge lab room. I got really scared that I'm headed toward bed rest so I took everything he said very seriously. I want Wyatt to be healthy and we can't afford for me not to work.

Luckily, I work with amazing people. I told Beth and Lauren (2 other science teachers) that morning on my way to school how the appointment went. Before I knew it, our principal and everyone knew what the doctor had told me. They all made sure that I had a good chair and come and check on me to make sure I'm sitting. I also told my kids that I had to sit and I would need their help. What I meant by this was please do what you know to do and act like you know you are supposed to. I have a little control freak in me and sitting and teaching with 2o-something kids in the room is difficult. I'm sure that's a control thing. :) My kids are awesome and they have been great. Just like drinking my water, they remind me to sit down. Today, we did a lab and I rolled around in my rolly chair back and forth to all the lab tables. It went really well. The kids even made sure to keep their things out of the way so I good roll back and forth. Yes, this is a sight to see, but apparently it's working. I go to the nurse 2 times a day and for the past two days my blood pressure has been back to normal. That makes me so happy! It's crazy how fast it got better just by sitting down more.

Now, I am really looking forward to the Thanksgiving Break. I'm off ALL next week. Woohoo!!!

Baby Class (aka Old School Lamaze)

So, we have been to 3 of our 4 Baby Classes so far. I like to call it Baby Class, because Lamaze sounds so old. :) We go on Tuesdays and it's from 6:30-9:30. That's a LONG time on a good day, but after working all day and being huge and pregnant... it's a long time to sit and listen. But I do like it. Chris... not so much. :) He's being a good husband though and he even participates. Last night we got to go on the tour of the hospital. This was what I was looking forward to the most. And the videos, which Chris does not watch at all. I am weird and I like them, but that must be part of the science teacher in me. I want to know what happens, how, and when, and I want to see the pictures. However, not when it's me and to set the record there will not be any photography going on in my room. So, back to the tour. The nurses are very nice. The rooms are great. Allen Presby is called a "Baby Friendly" hospital, so you get a room and it's where you will stay the whole time. It has the nice bed, TV, and all that fun stuff. We'll see if I notice any of that when I'm hurting. It's a fairly big room and you get your own. There's even a chair that turns into a bed for Chris. The nursery is empty because the babies stay in the room with Mom and Dad the entire time. The sinks are even made special to bathe the baby in. Of course, they have everything they need in the nursery in case Wyatt needed anything special, but they try to do everything in the room. AND, I saved the best for last. One room (room number LDRP7 to be exact) has a nice huge jacuzzi tub that makes the room look like a honeymoon suite! We are asking for that room as soon as we get there. I hope it's a slow day/night. On all the videos they show us in class people are getting in the tub for a little bit during labor and I told Chris, "no way... I'm not getting in a tub with nurses coming in to check on me." Well, I changed my mind after I saw how nice it looked. I hope I get that room. No, I'm not delivering in the tub. I just want to hang out in there for a little bit. Now, we will see if I care when it comes down to it. I just need to break the news to Chris that the tub is for the Mommy's not the Daddy's, because I think he thinks it's for him. Well, I didn't mean to write a novel, but I'm so excited and being in the labor and delivery rooms and everything makes me so excited. Only 10 weeks to go!!!

The 1st of Many Loads of Laundry!

I washed all the clothes that Wyatt has this weekend. He's got a bunch already. They are all so cute! I can't wait to play dress-up... we'll see what Chris thinks of me calling it "dress-up." Thank you to everyone who has gotten Wyatt all these clothes!

Friday, November 7, 2008

My Science Geek Trip

I got to miss school Thursday and Friday this week. For some reason it's as exciting to miss school as it was when I was in school. Even though love my job AND it takes hours to prepare just to have a sub for 2 days... I still look forward to it. Anyways, the CAST conference for Science teachers was this week in Fort Worth. Beth, MJ (Jennifer), Chad, Andrew, and Jay all went, too. They are other Science teachers at Griffin. We had a lot of fun. So, this makes the baby blog because we walked all over downtown Fort Worth for 2 days. You should see my feet! Yuck! They are huge and swollen. I'll spare you and not put pictures of this on the blog. :) Even with swollen feet I managed to play pool, which by the way Chad and I won 2 games of. Not on my account! haha

It is 28 weeks now and I can hardly believe how soon Wyatt will be here. He has been moving a lot. He's been a busy little boy. Not sure what he's doing in there, but I assume he'll be an active kiddo! It's been so neat. The girls were able to feel him move all weekend. MJ has twin boys and Beth has two girls so they were able to feel Wyatt and tell me where they thought he was and all that. I know I feel him, but it's hard for me to tell exactly how he's sitting.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Building My Pain Tolerance!

The pictures don't do this boo-boo justice. I'm apparently having a little coordination problems. Last night, I had a little accident shaving. My finger got too close to the razor and I took off a chunk of my figure nail and finger (yup, I cut so deep through the finger nail that the pink you are seeing is the finger under the nail). I couldn't even look at it when it happened. I sure felt it though and I was scared to death to even look. I had no idea what to expect. I grabbed a towel and went and got Chris. Glad he was home, because I might have had to call 911. I'm sure he thought I had severed a finger and at this point, I wasn't quite sure what I had done. He looked at it and tried to calm me down. Now, I have a bleeding finger with a chunk taken out of the nail so who knows what you do for that. Chris called my mom, as I instructed because that's who I like to call when I'm hurt. :) He doctored me up with ice and we kept it elevated. When my mom got here she brought the band-aids. I'm sure that soon we will start having band-aids in stock, but two 25 year olds don't seem to need band-aids too often... well, I better knock on wood. Anyways, we got it all taken care of. I am not letting any water get on it, because that HURTS. Now, as I said, the pictures don't quite do this justice, because it was one of the most painful things I've ever done to myself. And gross. And to make it worse, it was one of my favorite nails. Yes! I have favorites. This is definately enough drama for awhile.

Special Delivery

This weekend we got a package in the mail from Sue. It was full of stuff for Wyatt. And Sue knows Chris... she put a note inside that said "Do not open without AmyJo." If that wasn't in there he would have opened it and I probably never would have seen it. It had lots of cute clothes for Wyatt, toys, and books. Some of the books were Chris's old books and I am pretty sure he's been reading them again. There were also some kid plates for when Wyatt can eat off of a plate. I love getting packages! We had fun going through it all and thinking about how Wyatt will be using all of those things soon.

Glucose Test Appointment

We went to the doctor again last Thursday. I thought it was going to be more exciting than it was... again. :) I think I should be thankful that my appointments are uneventful. I knew I had to drink a special drink (it tasted like bad Kool-Aid, but nothing that was going to make me sick). Then they told me last time that I would have to wait an hour and during that time I could go pre-register at the hospital downstairs. I asked my mom to come with me and Chris because I thought it would be fun. So we all went. Well, all that ended up meaning was we got to fill out a piece of paper with the same old information that goes on every patient paper, so it wasn't all I had expected. At the same time, I don't know what I expected. But we did all have fun. We went to the gift shop while we waited and Wyatt got a "boo-boo bunny." Then I went back up to the doctor and she poked my finger and checked the glucose. Everything was good. I need to eat more iron, and I've already been on top of that. No problem because I love veggies. I just can't take my pre-natals because they make me so sick... FAST. I do take Princess gummies, which by the way, I look forward to everyday. They just don't have iron in them. Anyways, all together things are going great. We are getting so close! Now, we go to the doctor every 2 weeks. Oh and since I had to go to this appointment in the morning I had to take a 1/2 day from work. So, we had time to go to Ihop before I went to school. Teachers get very excited about getting to have lunch out and have more than 20 minutes to eat! :)