Thursday, January 14, 2010

29 Weeks

I'm not sure why, but some of my pregnancy newsletters say I'm at 29 weeks, and some say I'm at 30. My midwife says I'm at 29, so that's what I'm going with. My fruit and vegetable calendar on the sidebar is off by a few days, but who's really counting. So, here is my latest bump picture!

At 29 weeks, the baby is about the length of a churro. Doesn't that sound good! I love churros! She's been putting on weight, and now weighs almost 3 pounds. Only 11 weeks left, let's hope she doubles that weight, but not much more than that!

We just started back at school after a nice long 3 week break! Everyone's been telling me how much bigger I am starting to look! I love hearing that, because I really don't feel that big still! I'm partially glad to be back at work, because I really love my students, but there are quite a few cons as well. I'm really tired. Over Christmas break, I was getting my best sleep between 6 and 9 am. Now I'm up, getting ready for work, and teaching reading during those key hours. The biggest con, in my mind, is that I could feel the baby all throughout the day during the break, and when I'm at school, I don't feel her very often. There's just too much going on in my classroom and I'm up and walking around almost the entire day. I really miss feeling her Jazzercise classes she seems to be taking in my belly!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sleep Deprived

When I first announced that I was having a baby, I was told by several people that pregnancy sleep would be some of the best sleep I'd ever get. I don't know if they were blatantly lying or if they just didn't remember pre-baby sleep, but I am not sleeping well at all. It seems to get worse every day. Between my sore hips and shoulders and not being able to lay on either my stomach or back, I spend my nights tossing and turning. Frequent bathroom trips don't help either!
Yesterday, I was at the point where I had a constant headache and my shoulder and back muscles were all tense. I was in desperate need of some good rest! Look what Ryan built for me!

He created a pillow ramp so I could rest on my back without the baby laying on my sciatic nerve! I read about two pages of my new book and was quickly asleep! I slept for two straight hours of peaceful rest! Thank you babe!

Later in the evening, Ryan fell asleep on the couch. I had to take this picture of him! He is slowing adopting my pregnancy habits! It's so cute to see him sleeping with his legs propped like I always do! As long as his belly doesn't grow like mine, I kind of like him adopting my pregnancy symptoms and habits!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Remembering 2009

I found an app on Facebook that made a collage of random pictures I uploaded in 2009. I really loved looking back on this year and remembering all of the fun times I had! Starting in the top right hand corner:
1. Dancing with my husband in Las Vegas during our trip for Jamie's 30th Birthday
2. Convinced Ryan to run the Carlsbad 5000 with me and a couple of friends
3. Dinner with my Coffee Talk girls at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obisbo
4. Coffee Talk lunch in Moro Bay
5. Vacationing with my nephews - lots of time in the "lousy" river!
6. Maui ~ on the road to Hana
7. Getting ready to go dancing in Las Vegas for Jamie's birthday
8. Old church in Maui ~ after spending the morning snorkeling
9. Posing with the Birthday Girl in Vegas!
10. Coffee Talk girls in SLO
11. Cousins Ronnie and Mia had a baby girl!
12. Ryan jumping into the Venus Pool in Maui
13. A day on the California Delta while visiting Stephanie after 7 years without seeing her!
14. Drums of the Pacific Luau in Maui
15. The BEST part of 2009 ~ Seeing pictures of our sweet baby girl!!
16. Hiking Cowles Mountain with Ryan

We had a great year, despite all of the ups and downs the economy handed us. Here's to an even better 2010! With our special sweet one coming in March, it's bound to be a year of challenges and unspeakable joy!