Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Baby Update.

So I went to the doctor today. He said that I'm 3cm dilated. He also said that if I don't the baby today or tomorrow then I'm going to be induced on the 1st. I'm super excited. Well that's about it for now. I don't feel much like typing.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Project.

Every year since I was really little I've always done a christmas project with either my grandma or my dad. Usually it's ornaments or something creative to give to people as a gift. I haven't done anything in like 2 years but this year my dad decided that we were gonna start up the christmas projects again. We made brownie jars. I had made them before with my grandma and I remembered them being really easy, fun, and pretty to make. Well it seems that when you're a kid grandma actually does leave you out of the hard parts so that she doesn't have flour and cocoa from one end of the kitchen to the other. These were really fun to make though and they turned out to actually be really pretty. Not as perfect as my grandma could do it but they're still pretty.

So, what you do is you find a brownie or cookie recipie. Usually one that has alot of ingredients so you can get alot of layers. They have a ton of recipes just for jar brownies or cookies. Then you go buy all of the stuff of course. You can't find the mason jars at Wal-Mart this time of year so you have to either go to Dicky Bub's or Orschlin's to get those. You're gonna want a wide mouth funnle. I didn't have one of these and I think that's why it ended up being messier than I remember. But my grandma called me half way through making them and said that you can cut a milk jug into a funnle. You can even leave the handle on to have something to hold. After you've layered everything in there you just put the lids on, cut cloth into squares and tie it on there with ribbon. Then you have to put cooking instructions on a tag and put that on the string. I didn't have the instructions written up yet when I took the pictures.

See, it sounds really easy. And probably actually is if you have a funnle. And they're pretty and everyone likes them.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

An Adventurous day at the Doctor's Office

So I went to the Doctor yesterday. Everything is fine and the baby is healthy.

When I got there I had to sit in the waiting room for like half an hour. I went into the patient room and the nurse took my blood pressure and everything. She told me my blood pressure was higher than it should be and she was gonna check again before I left to see if it went down any. Then she informed me that it was time for my Group B strep test, which isn't much fun. So the doctor comes in and does that and checks to see if I'm dilated any, which is quite uncomfortable. I'm not so he measures the baby, who measures big, and listens to the heart beat which he says is good. Then he says the nurse will be back in in a minute to check my blood pressure again. She comes back in and it's even higher. So they decided to send me over to the hospital to get everything checked out. I went over to the labor and delivery part of the hospital. They had me lay on my side and wrapped monitors around my stomach to listen to the baby and then she took my blood pressure. It was 108/74 or somethin like that, exactly where it should be. But even though my blood pressure was down after I have walked out of the dr building to my car, drove to the hospital, and walked into the hospital, followed the quite quick nurse down the hall, peed in a cup,and climbed up on a bed, pretty much freaking out the whole time, I still couldn't go home. They had to take blood and make me lay there on my side not really able to move much for an hour before I could go. The nurse said everything was fine and she didn't really know why it was up at the Dr's office and went down so quickly.
I know why. I hadn't eatten since like 6 that morning and when your blood sugar goes down your blood pressure goes up. Also who wouldn't have high blood pressure when you have to have things done like the GBST and checking to see if you're dilated. I'm sure anyone would have blood pressure problems from that. Also I'm always nervous when I go to the doctor. Cause it used to seem like everytime I went to the doctor I had to have some kinda of extra test done or they thought something was wrong with me. So naturally I don't like it.

But the moral of the story is that everything's ok, and for me being in a Doctor's office raises my blood pressure higher than walking and being extreamly worried.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


We got a new camera from Casey's mom yesterday. I'm super excited. It's a really nice camera. She got it at the day after Thanksgiving sale and totally ninjaed(i don't know if that's how you spell that) her way into getting it. She's definatly awesome. I'm gonna take pictures of the baby bed, though it's not that great right now cause it's missing a drawer front and sheets and stuff. I'll put them on here. I cleaned out the living room closet last night to put all of the baby clothes and stuff in there. I think I want to get one of those plastic drawer things for the baby clothes too. Cause I realized that 3 small drawers and shelves on the changing table part of the crib isn't enough for all of the baby stuff. Even having the closet isn't enough. Babies need alot of stuff.

Monday, December 1, 2008

An Idea.

So I got this idea from an email that I get daily about baby stuff. They said to make a blog and give the address to everyone so I don't always have to answer the same questions over and over about what the doctor says and how things are going and if I'm excited or nervous and what not. I really like the idea. All I have to do is sit down once or twice a week and write something and then maybe I won't be bombarded with so many questions. It's nice to know that people care and stuff but when I get asked the same questions 10 times in one day by different people it starts to get irritating. So this is gonna be my blog about my baby and life with the baby and stuff like that.

I'm excited. I've got alittle less than 5 weeks to go. We've got everything we need. Way to many clothes of course. But that's what you get when you let people know you're havin a girl. We still don't have the bed set. We have everything else though, through borrowing and what people have said they're getting. It's all crammed into this little apartment. But that's ok. It's less to clean right now. And I've heard that the less you have to do when you have a new born the better, so I guess I'm all set.

People ask me all the time if I'm scared. I'm not scared about taking care of the baby or anything like that. But I am scared as all get out about the giving birth part. It doesn't matter how much I read about it or am told about it or how many women I know who have lived through it, it scares the crap out of me. I'm not really that afraid of the pain. I know that's gonna be there and there's nothing you can do about that. I'm afraid that something might tear or that labor won't go right and they'll have to do a c-section. I'm also worried that my baby is gonna be to big, or have health problems or something. I guess that's normal stuff to worry about though. I just can't wait for her to get here so I know everything's ok.

Well that's about it. I got to the doctor again on the 8th. So I'll write again then. I get to see my doctor again. I've been seeing other doctors in the office.
I hope I can keep up with this. I like the idea but if I actually keep up with it, we'll see.