Tuesday, February 16, 2010

9 Weeks and counting

Okay right now, I really should be doing homework. I really don't like the middle of the semester, it's like all of the sudden you become bogged down with homework and tests and life is no longer fun. I don't know why I never counted down the weeks in a semester. I guess since counting weeks goes a lot faster, and I'm doing it now with this pregnancy that it seems things in school are going fast, but then with the pregnancy they are going really slowly!

Here is an updated picture though- 31 weeks. Only 9 left! I can do 9, that actually seems kind of short. Except when I consider that I'm not wearing my normal clothes . . . it was kind of sad the other day I went through my closet separating things, from clothes I definitely didn't want to stretch out and clothes that I could wear. The clothes I can wear pile mostly consists of button up and zip up sweaters.

James and I had a really fun Valentines Week I should say. We found out that my aunt Katie was coming in for the weekend from Maryland, so we celebrated it throughout the week. For instance, on Monday we used a gift card to Cheesecake Factory and went out to eat. Then on Friday we went and saw Dear John- again with a gift card! Isn't it so fun doing things for free?!?! I love it! And we basically spent Saturday and Sunday with my aunt Karen and my aunt Katie. It was really fun to spend time with Katie, because she is that much older than me, and so I've always felt really close to her. Plus she's having a baby, less than 10 weeks after me- and it's going to be a little girl. It'll be fun, but kind of funny to think that her baby will be my cousin. It makes it all fun though!

Also another big thing for me, my cousin Shea is getting married in the beginning of June. I'm really excited because I feel like I've been the odd one out being the only one married, so I won't be alone ;) Just kidding, but really it will be fun. Also I am doing her flowers for her wedding. I'm excited, it's always something I thought was really fun, and with the experience I've had, I am now going to start a portfolio. I love doing it and I think it would be really easy to do while being a mom to earn some money without leaving the home. So I'll definitely post pictures. But, if you know anyone who wants to get their wedding flowers done at a great price- I'd love to be referred! But, I'm excited to do the first whole wedding. I did the boutonnieres and corsages at my own wedding. And made a friend a bouquet for her bridal pictures, but I won't have done a full wedding- until June that is.

James is finishing up his applications. I think he's going to send the rest of them off this week, so we should know in a month or so where we're going. It seems so odd to be hanging in the balance of where we'll be next year, but it's also kind of exciting too! I think those are all of our updates for now!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Some updates

No one tells you or really warns you how hard it will be to gain weight when you're pregnant. Not that I've found it to be that hard to put on weight, but that all of the sudden I seem to not be able to control it. It's very frustrating.

I guess I was always pretty good at managing my weight, I never really fluctuated. I keep telling James how 8 months ago when I wasn't pregnant I would eat the same things and the same amounts, but for some reason now my body is retaining everything. Plus it's really frustrating on top of that to have someone tell you how many more pounds you need to gain. It seems silly, I've been pregnant all of 7 months, and I've only been putting on weight the last four, but they expect me to know how my body will react and how much I need to eat to gain such and such amount of pounds?! Are they crazy? Maybe in later pregnancies I'll know my body better, but for now it seems silly I don't know exactly what that will take. Plus I don't think I was mentally prepared to be watching my weight go up as much as it has. More often than not I approach another number I hoped to never reach. It is definitely something that is new for me, I'm not eating more than I usually do, but for some reason, now I'm gaining the weight that I always seemed to be able to keep off. I hope this is just a pregnancy change (crossing fingers)!

Well sorry about going off on that little tangent, it's just so funny to me how different things are when you are pregnant. So anyways-I felt like I had the right to change the background of this blog-- because this Sweeney family is preparing for a little girl, so it seems only appropriate.

I'm past 30 weeks now. Just over 9 left, and it feels closer and closer everyday. Three quarters of the way through . . . it feels so close. The scale keeps reminding me :)

As far as the doctor updates, I was supposed to start making appointments every two weeks, but the doctor didn't have any concerns so he set up a regular monthly appointment for me. At least that means that there is nothing to worry about! The doctor still says the baby is measuring tall, but he doesn't think that means she'll come early. Which I am so grateful for! Let's just hope he's right. I took the glucose screening and the glucose tolerance test. Thanks to my doctors office who didn't tell me I needed to fast before the first one, so I'm kind of tired of getting my blood drawn. But, I do not have gestational diabetes. I was kind of relieved to hear that because I'm already worried that the baby will come on time or early. I didn't want to add something else to worry about.

Life is already changing so much, we've been making plans for the future and it is so crazy to think that all of these plans will now include a little girl. That packing and traveling considerations will now include one more person. That our future is no longer just about the two of us. It seems crazy, but we're SO EXCITED!

We've been getting more and more ready, since James is planning on going to graduate school out of state we had to buy a carseat (before we were going to be borrowing my aunts). We've set up the baby's room. And I feel like all that is left is the last minute things and WAITING.

We still haven't chosen a name. James and I have a list of names, but I am more hesitant to choose a name. Each of my siblings had a name that my parents kind of had picked out before hand, but when we arrived the names were changed because we didn't look like a Courtney, or what not. So I don't want to commit to a name beforehand and change my mind when she actually comes. But we're still thinking about names, we've got it narrowed down to about 8. And we decided that we want to give our kids a name of their own as well as a family name. So that's about as specific as I can get at this point.

And I think that's all of the updates that we have for now.