Almost a year ago, this man.....
made this woman....
August 2nd (plus or minus a day), I will have a post dedicated to my wonderful husband and our first year of marriage. I have been so focused on our little bundle of joy on her way that I've forgotten to mention the upcoming anniversary we will celebrate. I won't say much more on this post because I'm saving it all for the special post that will have lots of pictures and some very thoughtful words to my husband along with many of the things I've learned since being married to him. Try not to fall off the edge of your seats waiting. It will come soon enough.
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On a side note...let us look at a couple of photos and see the me back then and the me now...just a few days before giving birth (4 to be exact):
I have swollen in places I didn't even know I had! My face has puffed up to match my belly that grows by the day. It's been quite a ride and my looks have changed drastically since I got married, however, I'm looking forward to getting back to my normal self and actually having the desire to fix myself up and look decent. Right now, it doesn't exist...as you can tell.
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On a side note. Last night had the possibility of being an eventful evening but ended up not being. I thought I might be leaking amniotic fluid for the past couple of days so I decided to call labor & delivery and ask them if this was something that could have happened and if what I was seeing could be that. After describing it to them what I was experiencing, they told me I needed to come in and get checked out. I have to admit, I really hoped this was "it" and that I was going to be kept and have this baby. Unfortunately, after being admitted, filling out a zillion forms and being examined (they weren't as gentle as my doctor) twice and having to put on a hospital gown and get in their bed, I was sent home with a negative on the amniotic fluid leaking. I have to say that I was a bit disappointed, however, as I lay there in the bed before knowing what the result would be, I started freaking out just a bit thinking that this could be it and I could be going into labor and actually having the baby that night. I thought, holy cow! I might be having a baby tonight! Sheesh! How scary! So my blood pressure went up, plus I was very swollen already. This caused them to worry a bit and tell me that I'm facing the pre-eclampsia line and need to watch for certain symptoms over the next few days until I do go into labor. Blah, blah, blah... It was a bit of a let down putting my clothes back on and heading back to the car and coming home, however, today I'm ok with it. I'm only 4 days away from having her and I've waited this long so 4 more days won't be that much harder to wait. The good news is that all that paperwork I filled out is good for 30 days so when I go in Wednesday morning, I won't have to fill all that out again! I was pleased with that. I won't be pleased with the medical bill I get for this little trip to L&D - of that I am sure. So...anyone else make unnecessary trips to L&D during your pregnancy? I felt a little silly but the nurses assured me that I did the right thing and in fact, that if I had noticed this going on for a couple of days, I should have been in there sooner and not waited so long. If the water had been leaking, I was risking infection for the baby since the water bag would have been "compromised" and bacteria could get in there. That made me feel a little better that I wasn't seen as overreacting. Waylon was there by my side the whole time, silently supporting me and not making me feel stupid. I was thankful for that. Oh, one more thing: apparently I've been having lots of contractions and just couldn't feel them. I know of about 4 for sure that I know I felt over the past couple of weeks but while I was there they kept asking me if I felt the contraction I was having at that moment and my response was always "I'm having a contraction??" Yes, I was. I had probably over 30 of them in my stay - very small ones, but contractions nonetheless. I was glad to hear that as I thought my body just wasn't doing anything to prepare for this. Now I know what to feel for so I know I'm having a contraction.
I'm counting the days down till Thursday and trying to keep my mind busy so I don't obsess over it. That's proving to be very hard. We have found a new passtime here though...Tetris! Waylon downloaded it on XBox and it's always been one of my favorite games so we've been playing against each other a lot. I have to say, I'm doing quite well and beating him a lot. He doesn't like that but I think he's keeping a good attitude because he can see it's keeping me occupied and happy and UN-focused on how miserable I feel. How sweet of him. :-)
Updates will be posted in the event that I do go into labor before Wednesday. Pray for me!