Between the heartburn, Brooklyn's non-stop kicking (I think she is hungry again), two different dreams of me going into labor, and some other discomforts that I won't go into details about, I finally gave up on sleep about 20 minutes ago and just got up out of bed. It wasn't even 5am yet. Yep, I think this is going to start being a "habit" so to speak here for the last couple of weeks. I've had to sleep propped up on a pillow to help with the heartburn I feel just about every night. So here I sit, eating 5, yes 5, biscuits with butter and jelly and drinking a tall glass of ice cold chocolate milk. It's delicious. I'll have to go to the store to buy more though because this was my last can of biscuits. I get those little 5 biscuit cans which are perfect for Waylon and I (today, just for me though, lol) because then we don't have left overs, plus, they're cheap. I'm making rice and beans today so I've had the beans cooking all night and they are smelling up the house right now. It isn't the most pleasant smell.
So about my labor dreams. They were so real! When I woke up, I was so disappointed to find it was just a dream because it was all going so perfectly in the dream! I was just getting to the point in my contractions where I was going to start pushing her out...then I wake up...darn! Both times! I really think that all this working in the nursery and going through her stuff and setting everything up is really getting my mind going and thinking more about having her than I did before...and I didn't think that was possible! I think she knows I'm talking about her because she's going 90 to nothing right now in my belly. She's got hiccups, she's kicking and punching AND she's stretching - all at the same time! I hope this isn't an indication of things to come! lol.
I have a new picture that Waylon took of me on Sunday to put in his power point presentation for his Spanish class. He had to do one on his family tree and have pictures of each of the family members he spoke about. He also had to give his speech "by memory" with as little help possible from note cards for 4-6 minutes. He worked very hard on this project - with a little help from his Spanish teacher wife! Seriously though, I've never heard a speech so many times as he went through his here at home. I'm surprised he needed his note cards at all! Anyways, his presentation was pretty cute. He put a lot of humor into it. So when he spoke about me, he started by saying "I'm married" (in Spanish of course) and the picture that came up at that point was a ball and chain! lol. Then he put an actual picture of us up. Then he starts actually talking about me and shows a "before and after" picture - "This is my wife when we got married. This is my wife NOW...prepare yourselves..." LOL. I didn't mind b/c I know Waylon and he's told me a million times how he thinks I'm still beautiful no matter how big I am with this pregnancy (he's also told me several times how huge I'm getting too but it's kind of hard to get upset when I look in the mirror and see that it's true). Anyways, he thinks he'll get a really good grade on it because the crowd really liked it and the teacher laughed through the whole thing. I hope he does, he worked very hard. So here's the picture he took. It's the most recent. I think you can pretty much tell that the baby has definitely dropped...at least I think she has! It sure feels like it. You can just barely see my left foot at the bottom of the picture and see how swollen it is. Ugh! I can't wait to not have that symptom anymore!
Thursday is his last day of this summer class. He won't be taking another summer class at my request. While we both love the idea of him getting lots of classes out of the way during the summer in 4 week segments, however, the work load of those classes is much more stressful and time consuming and with Brooklyn arriving right in the middle of the second summer semester, I just didn't want to have added stress in our household. I am going to need his full attention and help with her and if he was taking another class, he wouldn't be able to give me that AND give his class the attention it needed to do well AND work 5 days a week (his work finally bumped him up and has given him 5 days a week which we needed so much - Thank you God!). So I asked him if he would mind not taking another class this summer like he originally planned on and he said that would be fine with him. He wants to bond with his daughter as well and that makes me happy!
Last thing. Baby's R' Us sent me an email with the tracking number for my bedding set. I checked it yesterday and it's scheduled to arrive today sometime! I'm so excited! I won't be leaving the house of course! lol. As soon as it gets here I'm setting it all up (after washing the crib sheet of course!). Last night my mom and I took all of Brooklyn's new clothes, blankets, wash cloths, towels...etc. and put them in the wash. Today I'll fold them and put them away. We also painted the dresser for her room to match the crib and changing table (yes, we got a changing table!). We also got a pack n' play for her to sleep in while she's staying in our room when we first bring her home. So we basically have everything and we spent a good amount of time yesterday evening putting things up in her room. It looks like a real nursery now! As soon as I get the bedding in today, I will take pictures of it. I can't wait!!
Alright, now I'm done. I'm hoping to start getting sleepy soon as I have finished the 5 biscuits and chocolate milk. Waylon will be getting up in about an hour and a half to go to school. I hope to be able to be back to sleep at that point. Brooklyn really needs to calm down - she has been moving while I wrote this entire post and still hasn't stopped! Good grief girl!
Preggo insomniac signing out...