Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Berries & Birthing

It's been one of those days already. Struggling to keep my eyes open even though the sun is actually shining.

I'm looking forward to 2:45 when I can leave work and head over to Safeco Field where the Mariners play their Home Opener today against the Angels. I know D is anxious to welcome Ken Griffey Jr. back to Seattle and see him play with the Mariners jersey on once again. Several people we know are going to the game - I have a feeling it might be a bit of a madhouse. The Mariners are 5-2 so far this season and we as fans are really hoping that the early record is a foreshadowing of things to come! I know that lately my interests have been a bit skewed if food is involved in any way. Last night D and I went to the store and bought candy and sunflower seeds for the game but I think I still might need a Shiskaberry at the game. Don't know what a Shishkaberry is? Don't worry - I'll show you tomorrow.

Speaking of berries, D & I picked up the most beautiful, most tasty strawberries at the store the other day. A 4 pound box was only $5 and I'm determined to eat each and every strawberry so their perfection doesn't go to waste. You know I have pictures for you.

We had a prenatal appointment yesterday and, as with every appointment, we came out of my doctor's office and I said "I love my doctor" to which D agreed, adding that it's nice that she's so open and friendly. She felt my belly and gave me her best guess as to which position the baby is in even though she warned me that Amelia is still too small to know for sure. But I think she's right based on what I've been feeling. Seems as though she is head down (which is apparent to me when she gets the hiccups) with her back and buttocks curved around the right side of my tummy and her legs stretch to the left side of me. She still has plenty of time to do the mamba in there and get all flipped and such, but I'm not too concerned. Her heartbeat was 152bpm and my blood pressure was no longer in the 130s but back down to normal levels. Pretty sure last time it was so high because I had been fasting for the GD test.

We rushed home to eat dinner before heading to our first childbirth class. We had time to watch Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that we had TiVo'd from Sunday. I usually cry these days at anything (really, anything), but this episode had me almost sobbing. I get teary-eyed just thinking about it. If you haven't seen it and it's still sitting in your queue on the DVR I won't ruin it for you, but for the sake of whoever is watching it with you, please have a box of tissues nearby and don't try to pretend you can hide the tears and snot that will surely ensue.

Our childbirth class was pretty good. There were a lot more people there than I thought there would be. I started to count everyone but got distracted and forgot to finish. Yes, my attention span is that bad. I would guess we have 24 people in our class. Our instructor's name is Melissa and she is a registered nurse and also has a Masters in education with which she teaches 4th and 5th graders. She has a warm and friendly, slightly spunky demeanor which puts us at ease. D won't even speak up in Bible class but he spoke up a few times in our childbirth class which made me happy. Another thing that made me happy was when I got to stradle a chair and D massaged my back. Realizing that he could do that during labor was even more appealing - we both agreed that he needs to practice that a lot more before I go into labor!

Tomorrow I will hopefully have pictures from the game to post. Who knows if I'll forget though, so don't get your hopes up. My memory isn't what it used to be (even though my Dad will tell you it's never been good!).

4 comments commented:

Anonymous said...

MMM those strawberries look amazing!

Leah said...

My grandmother lived for the Mariners! If she couldn't watch the game, she listened to it on the radio. She was heartbroken when KGJ left. And then she got mad and couldn't stand him. I wonder what she would have thought about him returning to Seattle.

liz wilcox said...

have fun at the game! I know you are excited. I still wish you'd eat some garlic fries for me ;)

Those berries look yummy!

Diane said...

Glad that your birthing class is going so well. Enjoy those massages - you'll earn them!

Those strawberries look sooo delicious!