Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Saturday at the River with Dan and Kathy

On Saturday we went to the river with Dan and Kathy. Kathy took some maternity style pics for us. 

An Interesting Day

Yesterday we had quite the day. After dropping Joe off at work I got super sick really fast. I was dizzy, my stomach hurt really bad, I was sweating, I could hardly stand and I had the runs. I called Joe and told him I couldn't drive but I felt like I needed to go to the hospital. A coworker brought him to my work and he helped me to the car. I had paged the midwives in the mean time too, and they told me to get to the ER. They checked Olz first, but I had felt the whole time that he was fine because he was kicking me the entire time. (Which felt great while being extremely nauseous!) He was fine, good heartbeat and very active. They put the contraction monitor on me and the nurse told me that she was pretty sure I was in labor. I was having a ton of contractions but she said if I was in labor that Ole was handling it really well. I was nervous because of how early he would be but at the same time I was excited because I want to meet my little guy. Here is Joe and I after hearing that we may be in labor:

And my contraction chart, fetal movement chart and Ole heartbeat chart:
I started taking pics once I learned we may  be having him that day. 
A while later the doctor came in and checked Olz and my cervix. Ole he said, was head down and good to go but I was in fact not in labor. I had a stomach bug, contractions and was dehydrated. They had me drinking a soda and by the time I finished it I was way better. The doctor told me to go home, rest and drink a ton of fluids.
  Here's Zappa not caring about the day his mom had. Just chillin'.
And some pics of our plants:
 I feel fine today besides being a little tired. But I can handle that.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Weekend in Photos

I grow these flowers for my Grandma. It bloomed for the second time this season on Saturday.
 Joe love wearing my purse... he thought he looked "European." This was at Tenant Lake in Ferndale with Dan and Kathy.
Joe and I in the Chevy my Dad gave us. It was my Grandparents work truck and now it's my truck! I let Joe drive though.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Thoughts on Becoming a Mom

I am getting so excited for the arrival of little Ole Dean. I cannot stand it. Every day it gets harder and harder to wait. It's like being a little kid and waiting for Christmas morning, except the excitement lasts week after week after week. I can't wait to see what he looks like. What his personality is like. I can't wait to see him smile. And play. I can't wait to be a mom, his mom. I can't wait to change his diapers and nurse him and cuddle him and play with him. I can't wait to see Joe as a Dad. I am even excited to go in to labor and see what that's all about and earn my empowerment as a woman.
I love getting ready for him. I love checking things off when we get them. All of the big stuff is ready for him. Crib, swings, car seats, breast pump we just need a couple more bottles. 
I am trying to enjoy my time as just being a woman, not a mom. And just enjoying having Joe all to myself. I am having a really hard time just being and not constantly thinking about or talking about our little Olz.
His due date is in less then 2 months, but I think he'll come a bit early. I really need to start relaxing, sleeping in and enjoying my last summer as a kid.