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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Crunch time!

Only 4 weeks to go!  Where have the last 9 months gone?  I can't believe I have 4 or fewer weeks until we get to meet Areyanna!  I know it COULD be more than 4 weeks, but I won't be a very happy camper if that happens!

Not much else to report this week. We had a little scare on Monday, but Dr. Anderson thinks it's just par for the course being almost 36 weeks pregnant for the first time.  Things sound like they are progressing great!  If I can make it through the next 2 weeks until Spring Break I will be doing great!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Time will tell...

Well, I had an eventful morning!  I had some symptoms that I was told to call my doctor if I experienced after I got to school.  I called and instead of the just take it easy response I've received in the past, my doctor had me go to labor and delivery at the hospital I will be using to get checked out!

On the bright side, the symptoms are just the norm for a first time mom at 35 weeks and not a sign of anything to be concerned about.  Plus, I got to get my preregistration out of the way since I was a captive to the monitors for a couple of hours!  I was having very mild contractions every couple of minutes.  Now that I've seen the correlation between the contractions and something actually measuring them, I notice them more when they happen, and am not chalking them up to the baby shifting around or stretching.

On the down side, I got to blow another half-day of work.  I go back to the doctor on Wednesday, so maybe I'll find out a little more then.  This is the start of a process that could go quickly from here or could drag on for another month or more.  I guess we'll just have to wait and see!  I for one would be very happy if Aeryanna could be patient for another 3 weeks or so, but if she's anything like her mama, she may get impatient!  Until any other big changes occur the waiting game continues....

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Memories and Hopes

Yesterday made me stop and think about some of the things I want for Aeryanna someday.  It all started with a stick of gum.  When I was growing up, my grandparents' lived across the street from a very sweet man.  I always new him as Mr. Sheriff.  I didn't even know his first name until I was a teenager.  What I remember most about Mr. Sheriff is going across the street to visit him when he was out in his yard.  He always carried Wrigley's Doublemint gum in his pocket and would give me a stick of gum.  At Halloween he would put together goodie bags for me with packs of Doublemint and plastic necklaces.

When I was in high school, Mr. Sheriff adopted a little chihuahua mix that wandered up to his house.  This little dog LOVED to run whenever it got the chance.  I can remember chasing that dog down the street and bringing it back to him quite often.  By that time, he didn't chew gum anymore, but he would always pat his pocket with he saw me and say "I don't have any gum today."  Even in college, I would go say hello to Mr. Sheriff when he was sitting in the swing in his garage when I came home.  I knew it meant a lot to him because he would always come across the street after I left and tell my grandparents that I came to visit him.

Mr. Sheriff passed away a few years ago, but I will never see Wrigley's Doublemint gum without thinking of him.  I mention all of this because I found a pack of Doublemint in the pocket of a jacket this week.  It made me think back on all of the years of going to visit Mr. Sheriff.  One of my hopes for Aeryanna is that she will have someone like that with whom she can make memories that will stick with her for a lifetime.  I want her to have that connection with someone and learn the joy that can you can get from making those friendships.  We all need someone like that in our lives.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Counting down

I can't believe I only have 45 days until my due date!  Hopefully I will stay healthy for the rest of them!  The antibiotic shot I got 2 weeks ago has done me a world of good.  I feel SO much better!  I missed getting a 32 week belly pic, so hopefully I can get Derek to take one for me this week.

Everything is right on track according to my doctor.  I go back in 2 weeks again, then I will start weekly visits!  It doesn't seem possible that we are already at that point.  Derek has given Aeryanna a nickname.  He finally felt what I meant when I said she is like a little marching band in my stomach some days, so he has started calling her "Fish".  He go the inspiration from Despicable Me.  Here is the clip that gave him the idea!

The name is appropriate given the context and the fact that she will probably be a little fish if she takes after her parents.  We both love being in the water, and I hope to pass that love along to her.

My little Fish  just keeps trying to move in what little space she has left.  Her favorite foods right now are Benjamin's Donuts and orange juice!  She goes crazy when I eat them!  For those of you not in the Amarillo area, Benjamin's is a local donut shop owned by a Korean family.  They make buttermilk donuts that are to die for!  They also make breakfast burritos and sandwiches.  Our favorite burrito is their Bulgogi burrito.  Bulgogi is a Korean beef dish made with cabbage, onions, and bell pepper.  They make the burritos with all of this plus rice, cheese, and optional jalapenos.  YUM!  If you are interested in giving them a try, they are located on Bell St. just off of I-27.

Today is a much needed extra day off!  Little Fish and I are enjoying being snowed in with the cats.  I can't wait to be able to spend days like this with her here!  It will be SO wonderful to spend days like today with her!  The next month and a half will be the hardest for me so far.  I don't like waiting for things to happen, I like making them happen!  It may drive me crazy having no control over when and what is going to occur when Aeryanna Michelle decides to make her debut!