Hi readers! I am sorry that I haven’t been on to update. Honestly, its not because of the baby. He is WONDERFUL and a very good baby. He sleeps, and eats. Thats it. He doesn’t cry or fuss. Right now, I am feeling a little low. Makes no sense I know. I have the most wonderful family and friends and two beautiful boys. Unfortunately we all know that I battle anxiety and depression. 98 % of the time I am fine, but if there is ever a time when I have a hormone imbalance then I begin to suffer. Obviously my hormones are out of wack right now and I am suffering a bit. I don’t want to write on here while I am feeling this way because I have too many wondeful things to share. I will post some pictures soon though. Please say a little prayer for me and my family- and all the other women out there suffering from postpartum depression…..the statistics are crazy. There are more than we think!
OK, OK I KNOW I’ve been slacking this past week. To my faithful readers (Robyn and Jack for sure), I am so sorry. The two words in the title are pretty much all I’ve been doing since I wrote last. It hasn’t helped that B and I have been without a car since last Monday. Mike has been working 3rd shift (10pm-8am) and then would sleep all day. BUT, he is now officially off work for 1 month! That’s right, no shifts, no getting 4 hours sleep and then having to work off duty (although he won’t be getting much more than 3 hours at a time- unless I am really nice and let HIM sleep all day for once). He is home with his family for 1 whole month! I am so excited and so happy. I haven’t really been out and about doing much. I’ve cleaned and organized the entire house- more than once (also known as “nesting” when you are pregnant) and took a lot of naps. I did have some time to lay in the sun and get a little color so I am not the sick, pale looking lady in the hospital…..TOMORROW! Even Braeden succumbed to his boredom a few days and took a nap too. We really did save a lot of money though. It amazing how much $ you can waste just because you are bored or because its more convenient to run through McDonalds drive-through for a Happy Meal for lunch instead of making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at home. We saved $60 in gas (two weeks in a row) that it usually takes to fill up the truck. At over $3 a gallon, I may tell the shop to just keep the truck. We were supposed to get it back on Friday, but of course it won’t be ready until tomorrow.
Mike did have some time off over the weekend and we were able to do a few fun things. Friday night we went to a baseball game. The weather was beautiful and we had good seats. Too good I guess, because at one point during the game (actually I think it was before it had even started), they sling-shot t-shirts into the stands for you to try and CATCH! Well, obtain a shirt I did, catch I did not…..it came right at me, hit me hard in the forehead, knocked my hat off and bounced to the man in front of me. I guess he felt sorry for me because he threw it back to me (usually its a get-on-the-ground-battle for those shirts). Braeden thought I was a hero getting HIM a shirt, Mike pretended not to know me, and I was just embarrassed and in a little pain. I didn’t bruise or swell or anything, but I did feel a little pain underneath the skin Sat and Sun. The funniest part was one of the park employees running up to me making sure I was OK (which embarrassed me even more). It was a fun night and I enjoyed my hotdog, french fries, gatorade, half of Braeden’s cheeseburger and boiled peanuts. I LOVE ballpark food, and hey, I AM still pregnant!
My parents are on their way to town now and I am really looking forward to seeing them. My parents, Braeden and Mike’s parents will be at the hospital tomorrow for the birth. Of course only Mike can go into the operating room with me, but they should be able to get a good glimpse of the baby as he’s being taken to the nursery. It all seems so unreal to me. I guess because with most babies, everything is a surprise, and more natural. You don’t know when you are going into labor much less when your baby will be born. Its a tad freaky knowing that tomorrow morning I am not only having a baby, but major surgery to do so. I wouldn’t be me if I wasn’t scared (I am terrified to have a needle in my mouth at the dentist), but I am really excited and anxious too.
I guess I won’t write again until I get home from the hospital. By then most of you will already know all the details of the birth, but I will probably repeat them on here too. I may remember more while typing than when I talk to you since by the time I type, I won’t be feeling “nice” on all the medications .
Here is one cute cute thing Braeden said over the weekend- We went to Chilis on Sat because we had a free coupon for an awesome dessert. Well, after we’d all already stuffed our faces with dinner, they brought out the dessert. We devoured it. There was one bite left and little B scooped it up and then looked at Mike and I so sweetly and said, “does anyone want the last bite?” Of course we let HIM have the last bite (even though Mike and I were both about ready to fight for it).
The next picture on here will be of baby Michael, but here is a picture of what Mike and I woke up to one morning last week……B doesn’t get into any mischief, but he knows where HIS space is and decided to use it ALL this particular morning. That’s what we get for being LAZY!
I love you all!
PS. I got some WONDERFUL news last night. As my pregnancy is about to end…..another one is beginning and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you for making my night last night Robyn. Congratulations to you and Paul! You DESERVE IT!
This is going to be a quick entry because I am SO tired. Mike has also worked so much lately (in preparation for taking a month off) and since he just got home, I want to snuggle with him. Braeden and I met Jennifer and Nicholas at the pool today and spent a couple hours there. The water is still too cold for me, but the boys enjoyed it. Of course B fell asleep on the way home and is now struggling to go to sleep for the night. Last night was a lot of fun. We went to a park we’d never been to before and the boys had a fantastic time running around for over an hour. The best part was that I didn’t have the stomach problems that I usually get from eating Japanese. So, I was able to enjoy dinner and NOT suffer afterwards.
Not much else to report. Braeden did say something so cute yesterday that I have to share. The other day we were coming out the of Dr.’s office and Braeden walked right in front of a women to get out the door. Mike told him that it was rude and men should let ladies go first. Well, yesterday I was fussing at him to hurry up and get out the door because he was taking too long. Finally I lost my patience and yelled, “Braeden, GO!” and he so calmly and nicely said, “Ladies First!” and made me walk ahead of him. I couldn’t help but laugh and loose my attitude.
Speaking of laughing, here is what Braeden insisted on putting on at 7:30 a.m. this morning immediately after he woke up. Its too tight in the back so we couldn’t button it up and for some reason he decided he needed to roll the pants up. Ah, he is his own little person. PS. Its spiderman in case you can’t make it out because of his “pose.”
Aaron- Braeden referenced your constant “tooth-pick-in-the-mouth” when his little buddy Nicholas grabbed one last night. He said, “My Daddy always gets a toothpick at a restaurant.” He doesn’t forget anything!
No, the hospitals here are not so highly advanced that they have lap tops on the maternity floor where women can update their blog after giving birth! I am sitting at HOME with the baby STILL in my belly typing this entry. Although I didn’t sleep well last night, I did finally fall asleep and although having to pee every hour woke me up, pains did not! I was fine about it (getting used to the cramping and false “labor-like” pains) until about 10:00 this morning when I started having INTENSE pains (worse than yesterday) that I swore I was going to be heading to the hospital as soon as Mike got home. Well its noon and I am still home and now pain free. For those of you who don’t already know, I suffer from irritable bowel. If I eat something that doesn’t agree with me then I get really intense pains that last about an hour (and mimic labor pains). Its common for it to be worse while pregnant because of where the baby lays in relation to the digestive system. I’ve had it bad about 3 times this pregnancy and even called the Dr. once (I was only at 30 weeks at that point). I am pretty sure Mike is relieved. I called him at 11:00 to tell him I was in pain. He was on his way home from work with a severe headache. He had been up since 7:30 last night. He was such a sweetie though and just replied, “We will do what we have to do.” He probably hung up with me and said a nice little prayer that the baby would not come today- and there I was praying that he would! HAHA. Truthfully, I would feel really bad if he’d had to take me to the hospital and see his son be born on NO SLEEP and plagued by a headache.
OK, time to shower and sit out front on the rocking chairs. Exciting I know! B and I are going to meet some dear friends Jennifer and Nicholas tonight for some play time at the park and dinner at a favorite restaurant (which is SO GOOD, but upsets my tummy almost every time). At least if I wake up in pain tonight I will KNOW its NOT labor! HAHA
Sorry for the borning blog. I will make up for it with a great picture!
Braeden insists on wearing a hat to “keep the sun of his face” however, he also insists on wearing it backwards! I pick my battles, whatever makes sense to him!