Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Waiting on Kenna...

Yesterday was my first day of maternity leave. Not planning on going back until January 27th. That is a looooooooooong time! I just wish that I had a baby to be "maternal" for! Haha. My due date is 2 days away. I have been having contractions for about half a week now that can be painful, but nothing consistent. My doctor said that he would let me go a week over before he would induce me unless there was a medical reason. I really would like to go into labor naturally though, because I have heard (and my doctor said) that induced labors are harder, longer, have more risk of infection, and run a higher chance of ending up in a C-section. I know Kenna will come when she is ready, but I'M READY!

Yesterday was a good day. I was up at 6:30 (internal clock I guess), did some stuff around the house, took Toby on a long walk (trying to stir things up), then got ready for the day. I went to have lunch with Brian at O'Charley's - gotta love that! Then I did a little shopping and got a manicure. Last night we went over to Mama's and had supper then took some furniture that we are donating to a single mother in need over to our pastor's house. They are doing an extreme home makeover type thing for her on Friday. It felt really good to be a part of something that will greatly benefit someone else.

Today, so far, I actually slept in until 8:20. It's now 11:30 and I'm still in my pajamas, but it's a good day for it because it's rainy and blah outside. I plan on staying in my pajamas all day unless Kenna decides to "make a move", as Brian says! We have a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning at 8:30. Hopefully we'll get some good news (like I'm more dilated or something - I was 1 centimeter last Wednesday).

Brian and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary on October 18. We went to The Melting Pot for dinner, and it was fabulous! We chose The Melting Pot because we went there for one of our first "real" dates for my birthday a few years ago.

Hopefully my next blog entry will be our birth story! :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Full Term!

I had a doctor's appointment this morning for my 37 week check up. I am not dilated AT ALL, but, she is head down. Her heart beat is still very strong and my blood pressure is awesome. He said that the 1st baby is usually stubborn...I just hope she comes sooner than later! We just can't wait to meet her! I go back next Wednesday (if she isn't here by then ;) ) to see if there is any more progress. I started having a few contractions yesterday, so hopefully those will get the ball rolling!

Other than that, Brian's Grandma Shoub passed away Saturday morning unexpectedly. They believe that she had a brain aneurysm - she would've been 80 on November 3rd. So, Saturday we made the 8 hour drive and came back last night after the funeral. Very long weekend and first of the week. She was a huge part of Brian's life, and we are all going to miss this very sweet lady. Here is a picture of us with her at our wedding last year:

We are STILL trying to close on Daddy's business. Hopefully that'll get done before I go into labor. Ugh. Yes, very big UGH.

As time draws nearer for Kenna to be here, I think more and more about how much I hate that Daddy isn't here to meet her...to hold her...he would have been the best Granddaddy. My heart hurts for him that he never got the opportunity to live it out. I will do my best to make sure Kenna and any of our other children know what a great man their Granddaddy was. I want to try my best for them to know him without ever meeting him. I hope that he shines through me.

I hope that everyone has a great rest of the week.

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