Sunday, October 31, 2010

sadly i can't run anymore

Because baby long legs is getting so big, I can't run without my bladder hurting. Kinda sad when I can't walk for 15 minutes without having to head home to pee. I swear all I ever do anymore is live in the bathroom. Evelyn is just as active as always. Not too much longer and I'll meet this kiddo.

Friday, October 29, 2010

dr appointment

Doctor's appointment went well. I've gained 2lbs since my last one which cpt williams seems to think is good. not too much longer to go. Next time, I get tested for beta strep and fill out pre-admittance forms for labor and delivery. whoo we're getting closer and closer. She put the doppler on my tummy and Evelyn was kicking it. ahaha I love my kid!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

oh pregnancy

haha I was a mess for a little while earlier. Pregnancy will make you a little crazy sometimes. Thankfully, mike called back later on and the phone actually worked. it's so good to hear from him. I love him so much. 7 weeks to go. it's so hard to believe it's that close! I am so thankful for the husband I have. I got hawaiian food with my neighbor earlier and went to the Halloween store.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

baby belly?



She must be getting big.

ugh

So after fighting with my mom over the phone for a while yesterday and us both saying we felt like neither one was listening, I finally feel like things are more settled. Originally she had wanted to stay for a week, and I had only wanted to see my family for 3 or 4 days at most. so, now we agreed that i'd spend the few days around christmas with my family and then get to spend the rest of Mike's r&r with just him and Evelyn. I feel like at least everyone will be more content with things and I won't want to strangle everyone. My grandma and grandpa may be coming out too so i guess we'll have to see.

On a different note, tomorrow I am getting maternity pictures done. I think that'll be a lot of fun. :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Evey had hiccups last night

video
needless to say, i was entertained.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

whoo in week 32


I woke up and there was another post from Mike about how much he loves me and how he can hardly wait to be back at home cuddling with me and just talking. It is reassuring to know that even halfway around the world, he is thinking of me and thinking of baby Evelyn. I love him so much and I couldn't be happier being married to him. I went to the gym this morning with my neighbor. Sometimes its still hard for me to recognize that I am 8 months pregnant and that i need to look in the mirror and recognize that. I don't need to dissect my body and think about how much i need to lose or how overweight I am because that really doesn't get me anywhere. I haven't gained anything being pregnant so I need to recognize that old body images die hard. I have been active throughout my pregnancy so I just need to find a way to focus on how good I feel and how active she is. It'll only be a few months and my little princes will be here and Mike will be home on r&r. I am definitely thankful for everything in my life right now.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

good morning


at left, deployment day















Us at a friend's wedding over the summer
I woke up to pee and was greeted with this on Facebook

hey baby i love you so much i think of you everyday sometimes more than that you are the best thing that has ever happened in my life and i cant wait until we have another person in our family evelyn. if i ever thought i would be this lucky three years ago i would have someone was lying to me. stephanie you are my one and nobody else's.


It's moments like that that I remember just how much I love my husband. I am so glad that we stuck it out through everything. It makes me so happy to see how excited he is to welcome Evelyn into this world. I feel so lucky to have the life I do even though he's halfway around the world.

Above
Graduation





Now onto baby, Baby girl is still just as bouncy. I've been eating really well still since I don't think my body can handle much junk right now. I've been walking Benn a lot still. Keeping moving a lot. I've been feeling pretty darn good these days except running out of breath and the fact the rolling out of bed to use the bathroom is getting harder and harder.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

already Tuesday or only Tuesday depending on how I look at it


It's already Tuesday. It's hard to believe but in a way, I am so glad time is going by so quickly. I've been trying so hard to stay occupied in any way I can. I did pre-natal yoga earlier. It was relaxing except that one of my dogs is driving me nuts! I took Benn for a nice long walk earlier. If I don't walk benn he gets restless. I've been trying to keep as active as being pregnant will allow. Baby Ev is moving up a storm like she always does. I'm so ready for December to be here. 9 weeks and hopefully i'll meet the little lady.
At left is me over the weekend. It surprized me how round I have gotten.

Monday, October 11, 2010

It's been a good long while

It's been way too long since I've written. Last monday, i had a 3 hour glucose test which did not go well. Evelyn kicked it out and after she made me puke it out, I started to feel really woozy. I went to the OB clinic and they told me since I couldn't handle the glucose drink, I would have to come back tuesday and wednesday and do a post perennial blood draw meaning I would have to come to the lab in the morning after not having eaten for 12 hours, get blood taken, eat a good breakfast and then get my blood drawn two hours later. It wasn't so bad except for the fact that now both arms are a little bruised at the draw sites. I have about 9 weeks to go until my due date and I am so ready to not go to the bathroom 20x a day and to be able to breathe normally. She's been kicking around a lot in there which makes me happy. I really hope she's next few weeks fly by. I'm missing mike and I wish he would call or IM me today, but i can't will the phone to ring.