Friday, July 31, 2009

Day 2 (Thurs. July 30)

This guy is a little trickster. So I woke up this morning @ 5am and my undies and bed were soaking wet. I thought 'great, now I'm peeing the bed, fantastic'. But none of it smelled like urine. Naturally I thoguht my water had broken and I needed to go see my midwife. Although I wasn't having any contractions, I wasn't going to risk an at home delivery, or a delivery in the car, so I called Dave and told him my water broke and he should probably come home; he was just starting work. Next I called my mom and told her that my water had broke but that I had no contractions yet. She said she would be on her way.

Well Dave made it home in a record 35min. and finished helping me get everything ready. My mom came soon after and then we called Brandon to come pick up the girls'. We left the girls with my mom to wait for Brandon whiile Dave and I headed to the hospital.

I wanted my midwife to check me and see what was going on but she had just gotten off a 24 hr. on-call shift and so had the day off today. Instead they just sent me straight away to the hospital to get checked in. Well, after I got to the 14th floor and talked with my nurse, got all my info. the on-call midwife came and checked to see if indeed my water had broken. It had not. (?!)

The midwife explained that this late in the pregnancy it wasn't uncommon for a gush of fluid to exit the v-j-j that was neither amniotic fluid, nor urine. There isn't much difference between the gush of fluid I had and that of amniotic fluid so, no matter what I would have had to come in, but still, I wasted the entire day of 3 other people. :{

The upside was that Brandon wanted to watch the girls for the night and Dave wasn't going back to work, so we got to have the whole day together, children-free. There still isn't much for me to do in this hot weather, except to be near air conditioning or alot of fans, so we spent most of the day shopping and going out to eat. It was nice and oddly quiet. I even tried to stay up late to fully enjoy my kid-free evening but I still fell asleep @ 7:30 pm. Dave fell asleep @ 8pm or so. Yup, that's us, living 'lavida loca'! :D

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Okay, I guess I can wait.(Day 1)

I went to the ol' midwife yesterday and I am only 4 1/2 cm dilated. Which means to say, that this kid isn't coming out anytime soon. He gave us all a nice little tease, with the dilating and the contractions but, in the end, he probably won't come until pretty darn close to his due date(or even after). Okay, I guess I can wait. But I'm only giving him 10 days. (Because that's his due date). But what can a hot, huge, miserable, tired pregnant lady due for 10 days to keep herself entertained and occupied? Well, that's exactly what we're going to find out.

Day 1 (Wed. July 29th)
I got up this morning @ a whopping 3:45am. Why? Because it's so darn hot I would rather be up this early and go to bed early, then have to move my bulk around the house in the hottest part of the day (early evening, night). I'm feeling crafty, so mostly I will be sewing in the morning, trying to finish up old projects (pictures later) and catching the sunrise. (I can't remember EVER purposely doing this, so why not now?)

We went to the movies with my old friend Brittny and managed to stay in the air conditioned movie theatre and then mall for 4 hrs. Nice!

Dave's job was sooooo hot that they shut it down early, so he was already home we the girls and I got home. Double Nice!! Maybe ten days won't be as difficult as I thought. :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Baby Update

I am now offically 38 weeks pregnant and I see my midwife once a week. Last week she checked me and I was 2 cm dilated. I went back to see her this last Mon. and I was 4 cm. dilated. I've had on and off contractions these last 2 weeks but no actual labor has started. With Malina and Ella I did the same thing, dilated to 4cm but no sign of labor any time soon. But with Malina, once I hit 4cm she came (on her own)about a week later. Although, once I hit 4cm. with Ella my midwife broke my water and we induced me with pitocin. (I may have jumped the gun with Ella but, I REALLY wanted to see my baby!!)So right now I'm just waiting to see when I'll go into labor; maybe in a day, maybe in 2 weeks. Mostly I just hope that when I do go into labor he doesn't come too fast! Dave has an 1 1/2 hr. drive from work, and its a 20min. drive to the hospital. SO, if he could just wait like 2 1/2- 3 hrs. to come out that would be fantastic!! My next appt. is on this next Tues. and I will have my midwife check me again......until then, I'm just waiting......waiting......waiting..... :D

Baby Budha Belly

(Can you tell that I've finally fixed the problem I had transferring my pix from my camera to my computer!?) ;)

I decided when I first became pregnant that I wanted to get a henna tattoo on my belly later on in the pregnancy when I was all round and swollen; I thought it looked really cool. So, I contacted Krysteen at Mehndi Madness( and set up my appointment. In addition to henna, which is a reddish-brown stain on your skin, she also does jagua, which turns out being a bluish stain on your skin. So I did the jagua because I thought it would show up better.

It took me almost 2hrs. of driving in traffic to get to her home studio in Edmonds but it was worth it. Krysteen is a totally cool, laid back person. I picked out a mixture of 2 designs and we talked about our kids while she worked. First she puts the paste on.

After she finished, I drove home (only took me 1 hr. because there wasn't any traffic this time), and waited about 2 hrs. until it dried. After that, I could gently peel the paste off. Here's what it looks like half way.

The crazy thing about jagua is that after you peel the paste off, it is virtually invisible underneath. It takes about 2 days for it to fully oxidize and the color will show up. Here's after I took the paste off.

And here's the final result. Not as dark as the actual paste but much darker than henna would have been. It's really pretty. I love to look at my belly now.

Friday, July 17, 2009

What we've been doing this Summer........

Making Strawberry Jam

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Going to the Lake

Visiting Cousins

Malina's Ballet/Tap/Little Gym

Going to the Park