November 26, 2008

Baby Shower #2

My cousin, Kristin, and Aunt Vicki threw me a shower in Bartlesville last weekend. The shower was great. Liam got lots of wonderful gifts...clothes, socks, blankets, stuffed animals, bibs...all the things our precious baby will need. He also got his very first OU hat and bib. David was SO excited about that. (I must add that he also got the same hat and bib in OSU to even things out!!! AND...Nana and Papa got him an adorable OSU outfit. As of now, there is more orange in his wardrobe than crimson!!!) 

It was so great to see all of our family. Thanks to everyone who traveled to make it to the shower and to Kristin and Vicki for throwing such a wonderful shower!!!

31 Weeks and 2 Days
The cake was delicious
Isn't the punch adorable?!?!
The gift table
The OSU bib and hat
This one's for David!
This shirt makes me laugh!!!
My grandma got Liam the most adorable outfit!!!

Baby Shower #1

My first baby shower was here in Norman a couple of weeks ago. The decor was all sports and everything was adorable!!! We played a couple of fun baby games, ate some yummy food, and opened some great presents. Thank you Casey, Beth, and Skye for throwing me such a wonderful shower!!!

Diaper cupcakes
I was so excited to get the stroller...
and the matching car seat!!!
Beth, Skye, myself and Casey

It has finally happened...

I'm officially on bed rest until after Liam comes. I went to the doctor on Monday and my blood pressure was really high. The doctor kept me in his office for an hour and a half hoping that it would drop, but no luck. So...he told me I could go to work on Tuesday, and that Tuesday would be my last day. It was very stressful to get my classroom ready for the next 4 months. I had planned to start my lesson plans this weekend, start copying next week, and have everything ready by Christmas Break. But, God had other plans for me! I got as much done as I could in my classroom, and I know my long-term sub will do great!!! It was a lot harder than I thought it would be to say good-bye to my students. I know I am going to miss them tons!!!

Thankfully, Liam is still doing great. His heart rate is perfect, and he is still very active. The doctor's goal is for me to make it to 37 or 38 weeks before he has to induce, so that Little Liam's lungs will be ready. So...Liam may make his appearance the first week of January!!!

I go back to the doctor this afternoon. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the SIX blood pressure pills I am taking each day will do the trick. The doctor told me on Monday that I can still go to Bartlesville for Thanksgiving, but that I couldn't do anything while I'm there. I sure hope he doesn't change his mind when I go in today!!!

November 10, 2008

Yay for good news!!!

I went back to the doctor for my weekly visit today, and Liam and I are doing great! My blood pressure was the lowest it has been at the doctor's office since before I was 19 weeks. (I'm almost 30 weeks now.) Liam is continuing to grow perfectly and his heart rate is perfect. The doctor didn't mention any restrictions for the week, so I guess I'll continue to take it easy and enjoy being a "normal" pregnant lady until my appointment next Monday. Yay!!!

During the visit, David asked the doctor about his feelings on inducing labor. He said that he always gives the option about a week before the due date, but in my case, I probably will not have an option. He said that if my blood pressure escalates later in the pregnancy, it will become a health issue, and he will have to induce at least a week early. I guess we'll just have to wait and see!!!

Random side-note #1: This morning when I woke up, it was pouring outside. I dread mornings when it is rainy, because I know that our dog, Ross, will refuse to go outside, and I'll have to clean up his "accident" before I leave for work. Well, not this morning! I decided to go ahead and open the back door to try to persuade him to go outside. Ross ran to the opening as usual, noticed the rain and then skidded to a stop. He looked up at me, and as if understanding my dread of having to clean up a mess, ducked his little bitty head and braved the rain to go potty!!! I was so proud of him!!! : ) Here are a couple of pics from when he came back inside and was shivering because he was soaking wet. I covered him up in a t-shirt and he curled up in it to stay warm. He's just so darn cute that I couldn't help myself....I had to share!!!

Random side-note #2: I went to DFW this weekend with my parents for my dad's 60th birthday. We had a great time! We met up with Skye and Thad for my dad's birthday dinner at Babe's. Let me tell ya, Babe's is amazing!!! I couldn't get enough food! After we finished eating, we spent some time shopping. (Well, everyone shopped while I mostly sat.) After shopping, we went back to Skye and Thad's to watch the OSU game, which was totally depressing. What happened to my team?!?!?! Anyways, we had a fantastic time. Thanks, Barry, for letting us crash with you!!!

November 4, 2008


I went back to the doctor yesterday and it went really well! My doctor was very happy because my blood pressure had gone down. He also mentioned that I lost two pounds, which means that I am retaining less water. He gave me permission to start doing a few things around the house again, but still wants me to "take it easy."  He even said I could travel to Texas this weekend with my family for my dad's 60th birthday! Yay!!! To celebrate the good news, here's a new belly pic.
28 Weeks 5 Days

David and I went to vote yesterday in the early voting polls. The people working the polls were very understanding of my situation. They let me sit on a bench and wait for David to get close to the door before I joined him in line. Now, we're watching CNN as the polls close. This election has been crazy and I really am glad it's almost over! No matter how it turns out, I'm excited that I got to be a part of such a historical event. Although, I'll admit that I will be kind of bummed if it doesn't go my way. ; ) I've become so involved this that a sign that I'm getting old?!?!?!

David and Ross watching the polls close

Ross wearing his Daddy's favorite t-shirt

My vote should have counted twice...Haha!!!