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Friday, August 5, 2011

Almost Done

Today i am 38 weeks and 2 days along. My last day at work will be next Friday which is the 12th of August. I figured this way, if she has not arrived yet, i can finish up everything which would definitely include some extra cleaning so that everything is nice and organized for when we get home. I also wont have the stress of going into labor while i am at work. Although i do have friends that would get me tot he hospital, i would rather not have to go that route. I have 2 showers that were totally unexpected. 1 of them is this Saturday and it is being given by some people at my church. The other shower is Monday afternoon at work. 2 great people that i work with decided to throw something together for me. I am super excited!
     Lance didnt work this week which it was great to be able to spend time with him, but i am also wanting to make sure he is here for her delivery and that we we will have enough money on reserve to pay the bills. I think life is always throwing you something and i have really been trying to learn that some things you just have to deal with. The journey to becoming a mother has changed my views of life drastically. All the petty things that i thought were important, are now just irrelevent. Life is such a gift and i am about to experience one of the greatest joys ever!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Me and my Love

I thought i would share this picture of me and Lance at the beach in June.   So glad that i get to share my life with a man makes me feel special. So many people take a good relationship for granted and they dont realize what they have until its too late. I guess because we have both been through some bad relationships, it makes us appreciate how special we are to each other.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

37 Weeks Today

So i have finally reached the full term stage of my pregnancy!! Ali does not seem like she is ready to arrive so i am continuing to count down the days until she does. Almost 2 weeks ago, i pulled a muscle in the top part of my stomach and yesterday, i either tore it or pulled it again. It is not a pleasant experience at all. Every time i even life something simple like my my cup at work, it feels painful. I am at that point where i just want to lay in bed and wait, but instead, i continue to go to work. I have had some cramping, but no contractions so far. I guess every new mom wants to know when their child will arrive and i have found myself wondering this and many other things over the last few weeks. I cant wait to see what she looks like. I wonder if she will have tons of hair when she is born or if she will have skiny little arms and legs. I wonder if she will take after me and be a scheduled type of person or if she will be like her dad and just go with the flow. Will she have a temper like me or be mellow like Lance. Time will tell what she will be like and i am so excited to experience the joys of raising a child. I know that there will be heart aches and tears but the good times will make up for the bad.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Getting Closer

So this past weekend i decided to clean, clean, and clean some more. I even cleaned out the hall closet and the kitchen closet! This week i am going to tackle the kitchen and bathroom floors. If i start feeling really motivated, i will clean Lance's closet. I guess i will just have to see how it goes. I am almost finished with Alehsie's canvas that i have been working on. i will take a picture once it is complete. I only have a few things left to do to it and then all it will be missing is her weight, DOB, length and her handprints and footprints.

As far as my progress on my pregnancy, i am feeling way more tired lately. I could probably blame the large belly for interfering with my sleep and ms. Ali for lying on my bladder, but i know it will be worth it.                         
Lance is back on the road today headed up North. Although i am thankful he is working, it does put a little bit of stress in the air because i worry about all the dangers that come with the job. He is very cautious and he pays close attention to all the idiots that are on the interstates and highways so that is a plus. I am just happy that he is back working. It is a daily task that we often take for granted.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Official Trucker

So yesterday Lance went to ride with a guy named Jerry for an on the job interview. Lance rode with him to Cullman, Alabama so that Jerry could see if Lance would be a good fit for the job. Lance gets along with everyone so i was not worried about that but sometimes things just seem to good to be true and after Lance waiting 6 months for a job due to his lay off at his other job, anything that seems half way decent seems to good to be true. Today he is an official trucker. He is driving an F-250 with a 40 foot trailer hooked to it. He has already been to Birmingham and back today and now he is on his way to South Carolina. I know that God always proves faithful, but for some reason, i tend to doubt how powerful He is. We were both bummed out when he didnt get this other job he thought he had, but if he would have, he would not have started this job. It is better pay and he can even wear what he wants.

Outside of the good news with that, i have been cramping a good bit at night and my back has been hurting more. I went to the doctor today because i was not feeling so good but the nurse said that everything was good and that my body is just prepairing for our little miracle to make her grand entrance into the world. We did go to the beach this past weekend and that could have something to do with me being tired and not sleeping well too. It was great to be able to take one last beach trip before i become a mom. I enjoyed the lazy river at the water park and even went in the wave pool with my belly up in a big round float. The best part of the trip was when my love took me to get some much needed Dippin' Dots!! my absolute favorite thing to eat in the world! Banana Split is the best! i think being pregnant made them taste 100 times better!

Monday, June 27, 2011

4-D Ultrasound

So i went last Thursday for a a re-do of the 4-D ultrasound because she did not want to cooperate a week ago, but it was not much different this time either. She continued to press her face against the placenta. Although its not like this is exactly what she will look like when she makes her entrance intot he world, it did give me the ability to see that she has developed into a healthy little chunk! The ultrasound tech also said that according to her size, my expected due date would be August 17th, however the doctor says August 20th. Well i am sure that when she is ready, it will happen, regardless of the date they give me.I will be going with the 17th though since it is closer.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


I have already started the whole nesting process. Sometimes i wonder if other soon-to-be moms get as excited as i am. Last night i washed all of her clothes, blankets, socks and bibs so that would be done. I also put her bassinet together this past weekend and it is wonderful!When i opened the pack of newborn diapers, i was overwhelmed at how small her little butt will be. Me and Lance are so ready to meet her. I cant wait until i can kiss her cheeks! Its crazy how 32 weeks ago i never thought i would be carrying a child. Not only was i blessed with the ability to become a mother, but i am able to share the journey with a man that i love. He loves his family and most of all, he is a Christian. I know that our child will grow up knowing that her parents love her and support her. One thing that is extremely important to me is that she will see first hand at how a man should treat a woman. Society has allowed men to lower their standards. I dont ever want Ali to think that she shouldnt be treated with the utmost respect. i am so blessed to have a family like i do.