July 18, 2009

Childbirth Class

Today Buck and I attended a childbirth class. I felt it was very informative. I don't think Buck was as thrilled about attending but he was so good about it and I think he actually learned a thing or two! We couldn't do the weekly classes because they are only offered on Tuesday nights and because of the cattle sale on Tuesdays that is the one night a week Buck can't go so we decided to do the Saturday morning class. The class was from 9am until 12:30pm. It wasn't one of those classes where you learn breathing techniques and all that. It was more a "what is going to happen" class. They went through all the stages of labor and told us exactly what would happen and in what order. I am a planner so I loved learning exactly what would happen. I feel much more comfortable now. The only thing I am really freaked about is the epidural. That thing scares the hell out of me. I can handle the rest. Everyone has assured me though that I will not even care about that needle when I get to the point of needing it. I just hope they are right. We also got to tour the hospital and see all the different rooms and the well baby nursery and the NICU. At my hospital I will get one room for labor, delivery and recovery and then I will get moved to another room for the rest of the stay. I am very pleased with the hospital and all of the staff has been super nice. Today definitely made everything more real and I am getting so excited about finally having our baby!

July 8, 2009


Today was my 30 week appointment. From here on out I will be going every two weeks. Everything looked great today (blood, urine, etc). I had only gained a couple more pounds so I am still pleased with my overall weight. His heartbeat was 152. He was very active this morning and even kicked the doppler while the nurse was trying to get his heartbeat. They didn't tell me until half way through the appointment that I had to give blood again. Not just a prick either! Thank goodness my mom went with me today. This time the nurse listened and took it out of my hand the first time. I was still a baby about it but at least I didn't pass out this time. I go back in two weeks and I moved my appointments to Fridays instead of Wednesdays so that now every other week I can have a three day weekend. He also said that at week 36 he would start checking me for dilation. We asked him today about setting an induction date and he said that as long as he didn't think he needed to take him earlier that would he put in my chart that I wanted to be induced on September 9th. I really hope he holds out until then.

July 4, 2009

June 29, 2009

A Baby Tea! (but not for me)

Yesterday I helped host a baby tea for one of my best friends. She was one of my matrons of honor in my wedding (yes I had two matrons of honor and two maids of honor, no bridesmaids). I made the cake and my mom did the flower arrangements and made the corsage. There were several girls hosting and everything turned out really nice. Here are a few pictures:

June 26, 2009

Silas' bedding!

I finally ordered my bedding from Polka Tot Designs and I love it. Most people won't like it because it is not "baby" looking but it fits Buck and I perfectly! Here is a picture of what it will look like.

I did not do his initials, instead I chose to put his name. I used a different font but still the same blue color that is in the picture. This picture is a little deceiving though because the white parts are actually more of an ecru. I am not using the sheet that comes with it because it is a little too white for me. I have already purchased two other sheets in chocolate and mocha that match the bedding perfectly. Now I just have to wait patiently for it to come in!

June 25, 2009

28w1d and 4D ultrasound

Yesterday I had my 28w1d checkup and we also got to do our 4D ultrasound. I finally got to see my little man! Buck, my mom and his mom all went with me and it was such a fun appointment. We went straight back for the ultrasound first. Silas had his knees pulled up to his face and just balled up. He was determined we were not going to see his face. We took several pictures and of course I had to get a shot of his boy parts again just to make sure! We are definitely having a little boy! After a while the nurse told us that after my appointment with the doctor we could come back in and try to get some better pictures of his face.

My appointment went great. I had gained 5 more pounds. My blood pressure, urine and all that good stuff was great. They did check my iron again to see if it was coming up and it was. I was at 10.4 and my doctor was pleased it was coming up. He still wants me to take the iron pills so it looks like I will be on those until Silas gets here. He also moved me to coming every two weeks.

After I met with the doctor, we went back into the ultrasound room. He had stretched out just a little but not much. We did get some really cute pictures of his face. His heart beat was 144 and he weighs 3lbs 1oz. We looked at baby pictures of me and Buck once we got home and Silas looks just like his daddy! They have the same chin, nose, eyes, lips, everything! After seeing these pictures now I am more ready than ever for him to be here!

The first picture is of him balled up. The others are just some cute shots we got. We ended up with over 40 pictures but I just posted a few.

June 22, 2009

Busy week and Father's Day weekend!

This past week and weekend was kind of hectic. I went to eat supper with my hubby on Wednesday night and then had a Girls' Night Out with two of my best friends on Thursday night, Dana and Paula. Then Friday night I headed to Roebuck to camp with my mom and my mom's sister and all of her family (her husband, three daughters, three son-in-laws and six grandchildren!) and my grandmother. Buck couldn't go because it was horse sale weekend and he stays crazy busy at work when they have a sale going on. Mom and I came back to town Saturday morning because she had to work and then I had several things to get done including of course a very important hair appointment! Then we went back to Roebuck Saturday night. We got up Sunday morning and enjoyed breakfast with everyone and then had to pack and head back home. I enjoyed spending time with everyone but it was HOT!!!! Sunday for lunch Buck and I went to my mom's house and spent some time with my mom, stepdad, stepbrother, his wife and their son, Jackson. Then we left and went to Marion to spend some time with his grandmother. It was nice. We spent about two hours at her house just visiting and of course getting plenty advice on what to do and not to do once Silas gets here! Then we went to Buck's oldest sister's house and had supper with his dad and his sister's family. It was a nice weekend but I was exhausted by the time we got back home last night. I didn't get to see my dad this weekend because he went up to my brother's house. He probably enjoyed that more anyway because they got to play golf and hang out. I did call him for a while yesterday and he is coming down Wednesday to help me around the house some and to hang my two new ceiling fans in the office and in Silas' room. Buck and I had a great day yesterday and even though he is not quite a daddy yet, I got him a daddy-to-be card and a new shirt. I can't wait until next year when he gets to spend Father's Day with his son!