Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tick Tock

"Patience is a virtue," they always say. Well, I'd like to know who they are and why I should be listening to what they have to say.

I feel like life is spent waiting for bigger things to happen. 2 1/2 years ago I was waiting to see my little man, and then when he was born I was waiting to go on a trip to see my family, and when we get back, I was waiting to move into the house we're currently in, then I was waiting to find out if we were moving off the island, and now I'm waiting for Gabby. I remember being younger and waiting for Christmas and my birthday... and well, pretty much every holiday that covers the entire calendar year. Maybe half the fun was waiting because once the fun actually started the fun sort of started to dwindle.

I am trying my darndest to enjoy this time before little Gabby gets here but all I can think about, as she's kicking and rolling and hiccuping, is what she looks like in there. I want to hold her. I want her Daddy and grandparents to be able to hold her, too.

Patience is a virtue. My whole life is about virtue. Then again, I guess you could say if I weren't spending my entire life waiting, it would be a boring one. Tick Tock Tick Tock.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Personal Commitment

Taylor has 2 new teeth coming in the top back.  It may explain his moodiness. It just goes to show you how awesome he is.  Even through his grumpiness, he has many more moments of laughs and playfulness.

I ended up at L&D yesterday with contractions and a really bad pain in my left abdomen.  The doctor could not find a solid reason for the contractions and pain, but I will talk to my actually OBGYN tomorrow to see if we can do some more tests. This pain has been pretty persistent for the past 3 days.  We spent the better part of 5 hours waiting around for them to even take us into triage and then another hour or so in the room doing a non stress test and then waiting to be discharged. We hadn't eaten for almost 12 hours and so I ended up losing about 3 pounds when I checked the scale today.

In better news, in 5 days I will officially be in my third trimester.  I'll be in the tail end of this flight. Seeing all those girls waiting to be taken in to deliver their babies made me feel twinge of anxiety.. In a good way. I'm very excited to be at the end and then to see my baby girl's face for the very first time. I know I've been told many times to enjoy the time without a crying baby, but all I can think about is holding her in my arms. :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sooner Than You Think

Well, I have 8 more days until the infamous THIRD TRIMESTER begins. This is the home stretch. No turning back from here.. Well, actually there has been no turning back for about 7 months now, but this, the end of my pregnancy, is it... For real. I've been feeling very tight, uncomfortable Braxton Hicks Contractions. My mother in law (aka MIL) seems to think I'll pop early, but only time will tell. She's probably jinxed me and I'll be two weeks overdue!! hehe

Taylor is doing really well. His vocabulary has increased ten fold since I have taken the time to teach him words and then make him say the word before I'll give it to him. The supplemental lessons from Papa and GMA have been extremely helpful as well. Taylor has learned the following words:

All Done
Right There

He is also attempting to feed himself with his spoon, says no, knows to sit down when he wants his Crocs on, and can go on very, very long walks without falling over. He loves Mommy to sing the Itsy Bitsy Spider, knows where his mouth is, and loves to wrestle! He has also taken kindly to sleeping through the night. All I need to do is rock him (and of course, sing him the Itsy Bitsy Spider song about 30 times) and put him in his bed and he's out like a light, no crying or anything. Some things we might have to work on would be his tendency to bite when he gets excited (he thinks it's a fun game because Daddy lets him do it when they are wrestling) and his temper tantrums. Otherwise, he is such a joy and I am a very blessed Mommy. :)