Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bring on the "Not So Nice" comments

So the (in my opinion) rude comments have started coming my way.

  • I walk into my dad's back door and he yells "WOAH that bellly showed up 30 seconds before you did"
  • I walked into Chili's and this (not so small her self) girl says rather loudly in front of a big crowd "Damn, she's about to pop!" She got a very ugly look from me.
  • The lady at Cori's daycare said "I can tell you're getting ready to delivery that baby, you seem to be getting really wide" 
  • Cashier at Walmart said "You must be miserable carrying all that weight around, are you past due?" (No Bish, I'm still a week and a half from my due what I was thinking) 
  • James laughs when I try to wear a t-shirt and my belly shows at the bottom...that one isn't so bad I guess. 
  • My brother pointed out how big my boobs have gotten....he stupidly said something in front of everyone and he has not lived that down yet. My response to that was "you have a big ass" - if you knew my family you really wouldn't think this is weird. He's not a creep, we just have a hard time filtering what comes out of our mouths LOL!!
I know that people don't MEAN to be mean to me and say things that make me mad but it seems like it doesn't take much common sense to know that things you say can be taken in a rude manner rather than a complement! I'm pregnant, I'm sensitive, don't tell me I'm wide! I like to give pregnant women NICE complements - and 95% of the time they are sincere complements. I think pregnant girls are cute, especially the tiny ones that only have a belly!!

I'm feeling really crampy today - just laying in bed with my laptop "on call" for work watching Big Brother afterdark from last night.

I have done a few loads of laundry and cleaned out the pantry and fridge while James grocery shopped this morning - we are stocked up and ready for baby!!

My cleaning lady come tomorrow and I can't wait!

Did I blog that I am not working anymore? I am working, but not at work....from home...its great. I love it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July 20th

Levi James Cranford will be here on or before July 20th! I went to see Dr. Boyd today and she said that I am likely to go into labor before then but if not, so that we are sure he doesn't get too big, she will induce next Wednesday! I am 3cm dilated and still 50% effaced but she said my cervix is very soft and favorable. I am very excited and nervous. She said that she doesn't think my labor will be near as long as last time (12 hours) so hopefully she's right. Although I would like to go into labor on my own, knowing that my body is ready, the idea of induction is great to me b/c I am a big planner. This gives me the opportunity to plan for myself, my house and dogs and most importantly, Cori. The last thing I want is for her to be scared or feel left out. I think she'll be fine though. We will drop her off at daycare that morning, and either my mom, or depending on how long I am in labor, James can go get her and bring her to see us. All the waiting has come down to one week and I couldn't be more ecstatic. I can't wait to see his squishy face. Pray hard for me that I have an easy breezy labor, as I had a very hard time with Cori.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Quick Update

37W 3D

2cm Dilated, 50% effaced & -2 with a "promising cervix" per Dr. Boyd. (Whatever promising means)

I wasn't too sure what the -2 meant so I looked online and found these pictures...It helped me understand better. 

I'm getting excited and nervous and hope he makes his way into the world sooner, rather than later! I'm exhausted and my back is KILLING me. I'm not sure how much more of this I can handle. Tomorrow is my last day in the office, but I will be working from home until he is born, and afterwards until I come back. I'm excited to see how all of that will work out. Hopefully smooth. 

My mom and I were talking and just for fun we were "choosing" what day Levi needed to be is our logic. 

My mom was born Nov 10
I was born Feb 11

My brother was born Dec 27
Cori was born Oct 27
My dad was born July 28
James was born Jan 29

So to keep things in order, Levi needs to be born on either July 9, 12, 26, or the 30th  - with those dates I don't think my Dr will let me go past my due date so the 26th & 30th are out It's already the 7th so I'm assuming the 9th will pass with no baby too. So, LEVI, THIS IS YOUR EVICTION NOTICE....YOU NEED TO BE BORN ON JULY 12, 2011. Your Yaya is old and if you want her to remember your birthday you need to go in order with the rest of us! Love, your mommy! Obviously we are just guessing and hoping and we know that he will come at his own will but it would be cool to keep him in order. 

I am ecstatic....I can't wait.