12.29.2008

Baby I can't wait to meet you...

With two weeks to go until our due date we are getting more and more excited and more and more nervous. Last week Dr. Bailey said there was no progress...again. We see Dr. Hinton on New Year's Eve for our 38 week appointment. We are going to discuss our options for speeding things along. Cody is out of town from Thursday through Sunday so we have to wait (if we can) for anything to happen. She will be capturing our special day for us (including Kyle passing out :))I am still walking at least 2 miles per day and trying to get plenty of rest. We had a wonderful yet very busy 5 Christmases with our family and friends. Now that the holidays are over we are focusing on getting the house just perfect for her. Kyle has been very supportive and he is very ready as well as nervous too.

We had an ultrasound on Friday and Ryleigh was 6 lbs & 15oz!! Her head measured 39 weeks and her belly was right on track. Her legs however were at 35 weeks :) I guess she will be a little short. Stay tuned for more updates and soon some big news!!!

12.22.2008

Down to Three...Oh Ryleigh!

What an eventful week! We had our 36 week checkup on Wednesday with Dr. Seale and there was "not even a smidgen" of progress. Kyle was amused and kept repeating it all the way home. He is very lucky to have me...Any other hormonal pregnant lady would have killed him by the 3rd time. In fact, this whole pregnancy I have to say he has been pretty lucky. Week 37 he is still sleeping in the bed, hasn't had to witness one breakdown yet, has gotten away with rubbing my feet and legs 2x, has a self sufficient wife, gets to go out with his friends and gets picked up in the am hours by me...need I say more?

We see Dr. Bailey this week on Christmas Eve! Hopefully he will give us a great present by announcing SOME progress! I am not going to get my hopes up this time but it would be nice.

Christmas shopping is all done, Graduation @ JBU is over, Our recliner/rocker chair came in!, New dishwasher was delivered, Bedroom was rearranged, Bags loaded in the car with the car seat, and last few touches to the nursery have been made. AND i get a full body massage on Tuesday!

We are looking forward to spending time with our families this week...5 stops total! Starting Xmas eve with 2 followed by 3 the next day. (Maybe it will put me into labor :)) Speaking of. Had a dream last night that Dr. Gorman delivered her. She was chubby and pink and had lots of hair. She was beyond adorable. I am dying to see her.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL! we look forward to updating you soon with PROGRESS!

12.15.2008

Only Four More... & almost out the door...

A pretty quiet weekend but a lot accomplished! Had a wonderful OVERDUE lunch with the gals from RHS at Crumpet Tea Room. Finished the CPR class with the family. (Yes, I made them take it. God forbid something were to happen but I feel much better knowing they know.) Then Sunday spent all day organizing the house and making more room for Miss Ryleigh then of to mom & dad's for tree decorating and a wonderful dinner.

This weekend I graduate from JBU on Saturday!! I literally have 2 inches of room in that big black gown. Hopefully my water doesnt break when we are there...like it did in my dream!

So the bags are packed, car seat is loaded, house is organized, baby clothes are washed and mom is about to POP! We have our 36 week checkup this Wednesday with Dr. Seale and I am SO looking forward to finding out if there is any progress. YAY!!!She is "dropped" and has assumed the position. Now we just wait and wait...

12.08.2008

Down to FIVE...Waiting for Ryleigh to Arrive

I can't believe 35 weeks have passed, my how it goes by so fast!

Here we go! Weekly visits, Packing THE bag, loading the carseat and waiting...and waiting...

How to tell a pregnant lady is "READY..."
She shows up to work in a Old Navy sweat suit.
She is out of breath from walking to the water cooler.
You start seeing less and less of her around.
She rotates through the last remaining 3 outfits and 2 pairs of shoes that fit.
The cute waddle becomes more like a painful, slow and unsteady attempt at walking for fear that the baby may fall out any minute.
The glow on her face turns into puffy eyes and swollen cheeks.
The potty breaks become more frequent with less accomplished each time.

This week we have the breast feeding class, CPR classes,a friend in town from Texas and the annual tree decorating at Mom & Dads! Hopefully pretty uneventful.

12.01.2008

Getting Ready for Baby Ryleigh...6 weeks to go





Happy Week 34!!!
After a wonderful week off work I feel more "ready" for Mommyhood...
Washing her blankets, bibs, some clothes, and towels...
Learning how to use the "milking machine"...
Organizing and REORGANIZING her nursery...
Starting to pack THE BAG...

And officially getting no sleep at night. God has a funny way of preparing new moms for the lack of sleep they are about to experience. However, I just wish it was in a more comfortable manner. The back pain is atrocious and I am not sure how WE will make it through the next 6 weeks! I know it will all be worth it very soon.

On Saturday last week we had an ultrasound and found out that Ryleigh is 4lbs & 12oz! Her head and belly measured bigger (a week ahead) and her legs were actually a week behind (who would have figured she would have short legs??) She was head down and ready to go!

We see Dr. Partridge this Wednesday for our 34 week checkup and will hopefully finish all of our Christmas shopping this week too. Never know when she will come!

Ryleigh Kate Watkins 1.16.09 8lbs. 9oz. & 20 inches of pure joy!

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