Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Well, we've tried them all but one (the dreaded castor oil). Last night I ate a pound of fresh pineapple. I will say that I had a lot of contractions last night, but they apparently didn't go anywhere - still no Lucas! I did have a really fun evening trying though (if you don't count how sore my mouth got!). We had a dance party, that was really fun until it ended in a big boom! But little Ethan survived! He's a little toughie!
Brian and Ethan had great days yesterday. Ethan has been awesome when Brian drops him off and he was actually a lot of fun last night at Costco. I had a not-so-inspiring day when I realized I couldn't sit very easily because I can no longer cross my legs or even get them very close together and I was wearing a skirt. Today, I am for sure in pants! Lots to do and hopefully today I'll get them done!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I just relaxed all evening, even took a bath. It was nice just to be calm, but now I get to go back to school to all the comments of "you're still here?!" I completely understand- I'd say the same thing! Today should be a crazy day at school, lots going on, but we'll survive! We're in the single digits now! 9 more days! We can do that, right?!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Ethan and Brian are doing well- we found out Ethan's favorite teachers moved up with him into his "big-boy" class and I am so excited! He loves them and this is a good time for him to be around people he loves!
Wish me luck and many distractions- though that might be dangerous with 5th graders.....
Monday, August 25, 2008
Today Ethan's back to daycare, Brian's back to work, and I'm back to school. I have to actually start the curriculum today which will be exhausting, but make the day fly - I hope! I have a Dr.s appointment at 3:30- I'll update after that. My guess is.... 3 cm, 80% effaced, -1 station. I had a lot of contractions last night, but not enough to keep me awake! So they went away eventually. Hopefully the doctor will see my poor ankles after a day of teaching and have mercy on me and figure out a way to make this baby come! I know, I know, patience, patience.....
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
It's actually cold enough this morning to pull out our robes! So exciting!
We all had good Fridays, nothing too exciting, but we spent our evening playing with Ethan's airplane, which he can now work himself- very exciting and then on the Wii. Ethan and I take turns and he keeps picking running. So we jog in circles around the room. It's somewhat painful, but I think it's good for me, so we just keep at it. We jogged probably a total of 20 minutes - at a very slow pace of course. We also did the step a couple of times and of course we boxed. Even if it doesn't get this baby out, it should help right? I can tell he's lower today, I feel like I'm sitting on his head- you'd think that'd send him packing, but no. he's apparently cozy!
Today we are off to the Western Idaho Fair. Brian has a schedule of events printed out including Splash Dogs, a Tractor Pull, and a 4x4 Off-Road Exhibition. We're going to walk and walk and walk some more and hope this kid just falls out! Not really, but we think it'll be really fun to see all the animals with Ethan. We'll take lots of pictures!
Friday, August 22, 2008
I had a great day- so much better! I worked 'em hard and it worked! It also turns out that these kids do better sitting in groups than rows- how weird is that? I'll take it- we actually had a lot of fun!
Ethan and Brian go back to "work" today. Brian's excited, not so sure about Ethan, but I'm sure he'll have fun. What a weird virus! Just a 24 hour fever and that was it. It could have been a lot worse!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I had an exhausting day. On the first day of 4th grade, kids still desperately want to impress you- there is a honeymoon period. Not so much with my 5th graders. They jumped right in there and started trying to push every button I have. I realize my patience might be a bit short, but sheesh! Today I'm just going to push them really hard- lots of work and lots of practice of routines. They're not going to be happy about it! I'll just put science at the end of the day and that should make them forgiving. It really is all about manipulation! At least with my crazy kids, I don't even notice the aches and pains of being hugely pregnant, for the most part. Last night, I did have some strong contractions every 10 or so minutes for an hour, but then they stopped. I'm really ready any time, have I said that? Of course, the more I'm at school the more I'm freaking out about all the things I should get done before he comes... I can't win! On to a better day!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Ethan enjoyed his first day in his new class though we can't really figure out what he said about it. I'll get to meet his teachers today- Brian had to pick him up yesterday and the actual teachers are gone by the time he gets there.
As exhausted as I am, it's nice to be busy. I enjoy having other things to think about besides baby baby baby! Though he's hard to forget- he is so low I feel like I'm kicking him when I walk!
Today, for me, is an all-morning meeting and then getting ready this afternoon- kids tomorrow!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Doctor's visit went well. Lucas' heartbeat is strong, my blood pressure is still low, everything is great. I am at 2 cm dilated, 70% effaced, and the head is at -2 station (ready to launch). We scheduled the induction for the 5th, but he doesn't think i'll make it that long - yeah!!! Now to find a sub......
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
We had a fun night last night with a hula-hooping tournament (on the Wii) between the three of us. I'd like to say I'm the reigning champion at 8 1/2 months pregnant! I refuse to post pictures of it, so don't expect any! Ethan is just figuring it out, but not really- he gets 2-4 spins per side (My best score is a total of 863 spins). We do love Wii Fit, I gotta say!
Today Ethan and I spend the morning at the zoo with our friends Summer and Payton, and then Brian will come home for the afternoon so I can go to a science training. My team-teacher from last year will be there, so I'm actually looking forward to it. Tonight the boys will hang out here while I go to a back-to-school BBQ at my principal's house. Busy day, but I think it will be fun!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Last night was pretty calm, though we didn't sleep real well. Allergies seem to be abundant for Brian and Ethan. Luckily, they're not really getting to me. I'm not sure I could handle one more ailment! I actually felt really good yesterday and last night. Plenty of contractions, but just BH ones- only a few really painful ones.
Today is Ethan's last day in his class. He moves up to the 2.5 and 3's class as of Monday. I'm sad to leave his teachers- they really adore him, but hopefully the next ones will too. Can he really be that old?
There were cuts at Brian's job yesterday and he was NOT one of them! His bosses had to fight for his job, as it's still fairly new, but that they did and he survived. He's become invaluable as their 3-D specialist. No one else knows how to do it! I told him to be sure not to teach anyone! Is that bad?
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Poor Brian spent 2 hours with me last night stapling packets that somehow got mixed up and sorted wrong at the Copy Center. Little does he know I'll have more tonight- shh, don't tell!
No more cramping last night, but the little guy was pounding around in there so fiercely it brought tears to my eyes and I even screeched at one point. He is one strong boy- 4 more weeks?! Ahh! I did sleep better though, and that always helps.
Today Brian's at work, Ethan's at Daycare and I have about 40 million things to do. I have the chiro at 8, computer training at 10, and the doctor at 1:40. In between I have to get as much done at school as I can. Turns out the meeting I'm covering on Thursday is actually an all-day training. Great! So that's one less day than I thought I had to be ready. I will post again after the doctor's appt- though I doubt he'll do a cervical check since nothing significant is really happening. I will get the results of my Group B Strep test and listen to the heartbeat. 29 days!!