Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Progress.. No Progress

I went to my 36 week appointment almost a week ago. Surprisingly, the doctor said I'm 3 CMs dilated but still "very thick" so I'm making progress. She said she doesn't suspect that I will go all the way to my due date, but I have read stories of girls who were 3-4 cms dilated until 2 weeks AFTER their due dates and I could possibly become one of those stories.  I've been having Braxton Hicks contractions here and there but nothing worth mentioning really. I have been trying to walk on the Treadmill daily but other than that, there is nothing that will really help move my body towards labor.. other than waiting and indulging myself in some silly wives tales (IE Pineapple and Papaya).

Taylor is doing great.  He has become a lot more clingy so I think maybe he knows something is going to happen in the next 3 weeks. I would like to take him to do something fun since it won't be just him soon enough.  We'll probably end up taking him to the Lagoons at Ko'olina or maybe even Chuck E. Cheese. We'll have to wait for Daddy's next day off though.

Other than that, there is nothing in my life worth mentioning right now. We may have some news in the next few weeks though, and if that is the case, then I will share at that time.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Time Flies is a Lie

Oh, my. It has been too long since I have updated my blog. I didn't even realize they had added a feature where you could change your layout in such a specific way. I love it! I would like to use the excuse that I have been terribly busy, but that would be a lie.  Granted, I've been doing lots of laundry, cleaning, and basically just preparing myself for the soon-to-be new addition to our little clan.  Anyway, 'nuff with the excuses let's get the skinny.

Since I last posted Taylor has been sick 3 times. Yes, 3 times! I am not worried. I am glad.  His immune system is in the process of becoming stronger than Chuck Norris.  The first time he got sick, he had caught some kind of cold/flu sort of thing from me (which I caught from Jake). The second time he had gotten a 104 fever from his Chicken Pox vaccination. And now he is just getting over some kind of congested cough/runny nose deal. In the midst of all this, he has been quite the trooper and I have to say, I am quite proud of the little dude.  The scariest one was when he had the fever from the vaccination. He would kind of just lie there and seemed almost limp.  Now, if you know my little man, you know this was VERY strange. But, he was just not feeling well and didn't feel like running around and tornado-ing everything in sight. Understandable.

MIL, Hubby, and I took him to the Waikiki Aquarium on Tuesday. He liked it for about 10 minutes and then he was bored. I almost feel like we should've just gone across the street to the zoo, that way, at least I would've gotten some decent exercise. The day ended nicely, though, with a lunch at the Cheesecake Factory and then I got a snow cone!  Any day that ends with a snow cone is a good day in my opinion. :)

As for Gabby, we are at week 35 day 4. Soon I will be considered full-term and they won't stop me if I go into labor.  I am increasingly losing interest in being pregnant. She's so lucky I'm in love with her, otherwise this would be all for naught.  This pregnancy is much more painful and uncomfortable than my pregnancy with Taylor was.  Hopefully this is not a sign of things to come!  Everything is perfect, though, and I couldn't ask for anything more. I am completely, wonderfully blessed and I thank God every day for those blessings.

Some pictures from aquarium day for your entertainment!