Thursday, June 4, 2009

36 down, 4 to go!

It's hard to get off the couch. If you've ever been 36+ weeks pregnant you know exactly what I'm talking about. I feel like a lazy slob, but if I can avoid getting off the couch once I'm sitting there, I will. No more hopping up because I forgot to grab my water bottle. The water bottle will either stay where it is until I have to use the restroom for the 10th time that evening, or I'll solicit the help of my agile husband to grab it for me. Usually it's the latter. This also goes for things that are outside of my reach which pretty much includes everything these days. Lest you think I sit around like 3rd base and do nothing, I do get up and get things done it's just that when my rump finds the couch at the end of the day it generally does not like to move. Oh, I need a tissue. "Honey...?"

36 weeks today and here is the obligatory picture. I just realized that I haven't taken a belly picture since week 31. Oops. That's probably as long as it's been since I filled out my pregnancy journal, too. My belly button is making its great escape slowly but surely.

So I've talked about how badly I'm retaining water. I won't go in to that again, don't worry - I just have to brag on my sweet husband. The other night he put the end of our bed up on car stands so that my feet would be elevated while I slept. He thought of it himself and I was very impressed and touched, especially considering what he's given up so far in the sleeping depeartment. His wife has a body pillow the size of 2 grown men, plus she sleeps with the fan blowing directly on her and if it's directly on her it's probably blowing on him, too. Now he gets a blood rush to the head every time he goes to bed. What a guy.
Tonight while D was grilling out hot dogs (for him) and a hamburger (for me), I went downstairs to try to get a picture of the freshly painted french doors in the entertainment room. It was too bright outside to get a good picture, so I walked out on to the porch and took some pictures. The first is of D watering the flowers...uh, I mean "the jungle". Then I thought that the white flowers were so pretty with the water on them that I took a few pictures.




Amelia has been moving like crazy tonight. D put his hand on my belly and she practically kung fu'd it several times...he was pretty amazed. Apparently she weighs around 6 pounds now and is 18" long. We go in for an ultrasound on Monday so we'll know more then about how big she is, hopefully.

I called my doctor's office today because when I told my dad last night about my feet turning purple he made me promise to call. So, I did. My doctor wants me to stay home tomorrow where I can put my feet up and hopefully alleviate the swelling. My feet/hands/face have been swollen for a while, but the last few days we've been having 85 - 90 ° weather which doesn't help water retention.

I'm exhausted so I'm going to head to bed. I promise the shower post is coming soon. This weekend I have to organize Amelia's room and start washing clothes. We have some friends who are having a barbecue for us at our house on Sunday afternoon and part of the reason it's here is so everyone can see the nursery. I wish it was more "done", but it's not. Oh well.

Have a great weekend!


10 comments commented:

The Pink Potpourri said...

i love your belly picture!! what a sweet husband to take care of your sleeping arragements like that. and those flower pictures are beautiful :) hope you have a relaxing day!

Leah said...

Your poor feet!! Take care of yourself and rest up. I'll say a prayer for you.

Liz Wilcox said...

Okay, I love the bed shot. What a sweet husband you have!

Those flower pictures turned out so pretty! You really know how to use your camera and lighting. I wish I was better at taking pictures. I don't know if it's my camera, lense or user error. :)

Can't wait to see shower pictures!

Jennifer said...

Your husband is definitely a trooper! We sure are blessed to be married to such accomodating and considerate men! (o: And great belly picture.

I'm so sorry to hear about your swelling feet. I hope you get plenty of rest. Just a couple more weeks of those pesky feet and then no more! Have a great weekend, BBQ and nursery showing off! I can't wait to see it when you post pictures of the completed room! (o:

Jennifer said...

Love the pictures of the wet flowers. SO pretty! Good thing you have such an accommodating husband. Good training for when Amelia gets here. ;)
Keep those feet up! Hope the swelling goes down soon. Have a wonderful weekend!

Mainly a midwife said...

Your husband is a super sweet guy!!! Love it! I'm so impressed at all your nesting. I still need to do so much to get ready.

Diane said...

Great flower pix!

So sweet of your husband to prop up the bed too :)

Hang in there - you're in the home stretch!!

forever folding laundry said...

Oh, hang in there. You're sooo close!!

~Keri

Liz Wilcox said...

Hey I would love some help on my blog. And figuring out all the technical stuff!

Micah said...

Wow, I am so behind! Happy Birthday!!! I have a Brother sewing machine and LOVE it! Hope you love yours too.

I am so sorry that you have been so swollen. My sister did like that and I know she was SOOOO miserable. I know it's hard to think you have another month to be miserable, but it's all worth it in the end. And what a blessing that you have such a kind, understanding husband to help you out so much!

Yes, I am back in business! I had intended to do a big post on Pleonast saying I was back, but I've been so busy I just haven't had a chance! A lady contacted me about doing a "group buy" for my pillowcases, and I agreed to it. She is expecting an order for somewhere around 50 :-O, so that will keep me hopping. The order should be in in the next couple weeks. Why am I telling you all this instead of just posting it to my blog - LOL!

So now my shameless plug: I am so in love with that bird too! I can also make that into a bib or burp cloth, and I can do it in any colors you like. I even found this fabric for the backing of the burp cloth/bib. Too cute!!!