Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Birthday Twins?

Today is my mother in laws birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOLLEY!!) and after my doctors appt this past Monday and some things that have happened I had really hoped that little Trent would have graced us with his presence early to share a birthday with his Grandma but to no avail. There are still some hours left in the day but I don't think he is going to come today. 

When we went to the doctors on Monday it was the first time he checked me to see if anything was happening. A couple of days before the doctors appt I had felt some braxton hicks that weren't too strong so I figured nothing was happening. So when the doctor told me that I was 1 cm dilated and 80% effaced I was super excited! He also said he could come at any time. And to add to my excitement, this past week I have been having some painful contractions. But nothing consistent. I just have to keep reminding myself that even though I am making progress that doesn't mean Trent will come any time soon. Many women have been in my situation and don't deliver for weeks. It's just so hard to not get my hopes up as I am just so excited/anxious. I'm not the only one that's super anxious. Eric doesn't want to go anywhere too far because he's scared I'll go into labor. I think the worse part right now is the waiting/wondering when it will happen. I am hoping my walking everyday will help get him here sooner because it seems to have done some things but who knows. It also doesn't help that this past weekend Carter's was having a 50% off everything so Eric and I bought him some clothes that I can't wait to see him in. So until he does decide he's done being squished in my tummy Eric and I have obviously no choice but to wait. Hopefully the longest we will have to wait is just a week and a half as April 11th is my official due date because if he's a week late I think I'll go crazy. I have always sucked at being patient.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Three weeks to go.

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 37 weeks
Gender: Boy and his name is Trent!
Movement: I feel him all the time! He tickles me at night when I lay on my sides. It's funny.  
Sleep: I actually have been sleeping better this trimester than last which is weird since I am way bigger. Some nights after I go pee I can't get back into that deep sleep but it's not that frequent.
What I miss: Being able to get in and out of the car without feeling like a huge person, running and as always sleeping on my stomach.
Cravings: chocolate doughnuts and milk duds. I can't get enough of them.
Symptoms: swollen feet but only when I sit in the chairs at church and it isn't that bad.. 
Best Moment this week: Being told by my Dr. that I could go whenever which would be great but I highly doubt that he will come this early! 

Sorry pictures this week. I have been busy with trying to get as much done before this little one comes as possible. Not only with baby things but with work things as well. As much as I would love for him to come whenever it would be kind of nice if he came when he is scheduled to just because I still have things to do with work and I know I would feel stressed if he came now because I don't have everything done I would like to. But regardless of what I want he is going to come when he feels like it!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The nursery!

After feeling like we would never get here we finally have! The room is put together and we have everything we need. Now all we need is baby Trent.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

34 weeks

I can't believe I have made it to 34 weeks already. Time is just flying by! Little Trent is doing wonderful and my due date is still April 11th. It has been a lot of fun this past week as we have gotten most of his room together. Just a couple of more things and we are ready for this guy! Being pregnant is a whole new world that you have to get use to but then the actual having a baby is a whole new world as well. Sometimes the list of things to do/know seems never ending but as it has come closer to the end it has become more enjoyable. Maybe it's because I love crossing things off of my list and lately I have been doing that a lot or maybe it's because I'll be meeting this guy soon. It's funny because sometimes I don't realize how big I am and then I get frustrated that I can't do things as easily and then Trent will give me a kick like "hey mom yeah it's already crowded enough in here don't take up what space I have left." Funny pregnancy story. The other day I was at Jamba and as I was leaving the worker behind the counter said "come back and see us" to which I replied "we will." Pretty sure other people heard me say that and probably thought I was crazy. I totally didn't mean to say "we" but it slipped out. It made me laugh to myself which if people didn't think I was crazy enough I go and laugh to myself. Oh how I love being pregnant!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Baby shower!

This past Saturday my wonderful mom and sisters threw me a baby shower. That morning was contract signings so I was really looking forward to being able to have fun and relax with my family. My mom, Jessica and Jamie did such a good job on the decorations, food, games and party favors! I look like a fatty so I am only going to post some pictures of me. Oh and we have settled on a name. We are going to name him Trent Lee Monson. Eric has really loved that name for a while and we decided if this was our only boy we would regret naming him anything else.

 Jessica made this and it looks so good in his room!

 I look hideous!

 For Trent's room we did a jungle theme which was the theme of the baby shower as well. Such cute cupcakes!

 I asked Jessica to make this for me and It turned out so cute!

 The party favors.

 These sugar cookies were so freaking good!

 The bedding set that I LOVE. Thank you so much Kari, Jessica and Alex! We all wished you would have been able to be with us!

 My little girl that I CAN'T get enough of.

She's so freaking cute. I love it.

 We all had so much fun playing the games that Jamie came up with. She did an amazing job!

LOVE this little outfit! Michelle you are the best! I wish you would have been able to be there! Thank you so much! 

 The receiving blanket my mother in law made. This was Eric's favorite present of course (because it's Star Wars).

 I don't have any pictures but Eric and I also got our stroller and car seat from both of our mom's! Thank you everyone for all of the wonderful gifts! We are so blessed to have such amazing family and friends.