Saturday, September 29, 2007

Labor Prediction Quiz:

I'm in Charlotte this week-end....making nursery wall-hangs and hanging with the in-laws! Based on mom's delivery and Caleb's mom's delivery, here is the labor prediction:

You won't need to try any secret recipes to bring on labor. Have your emergency numbers ready. Don't wait until the last minute to get your nursery ready. We predict your baby will come 1-2 weeks early. Your baby will most likely be born in the morning. Justmommies predicts that your baby will weigh approximately 7.3 pounds and that your labor will be about 11 hours long.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Is it a Boy or a Girl?

Just for fun....

Notice, these all predict boy (even though the mother's intuition is that it is a GIRL!)....but, they all are very close to 50/50. In other words, we still do not have any clue what we are having!!

Madame Zaritska's Prediction:

The day you deliver, outside will be slightly overcast. Your baby will arrive in wee hours of the morning.

After a labor lasting approximately 10 hours, your child, a boy, will be born. Your baby will weigh about 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and will be 19-1/2 inches long. This child will have dark brown eyes and a lot of hair.

Just Mommies Quiz:
58 % chance of having a boy Quiz:
You have a 52% chance of having a boy.
And you have a 47% chance of having a girl.

And Here's Why...
You are carrying the extra weight out front, so it's a boy.
The hair on your legs is growing faster during pregnancy, so it's a boy.
Girls are carried high. You are going to have a girl.
Your feet are not colder than they were before pregnancy. You are having a girl.
Dad-to-be hasn't been gaining weight along with Mom-to-be, so it will be a girl.
The maternal grandmother doesn't have gray hair (dyed or natural), so a girl will be born.
You didn't have morning sickness early in pregnancy, so it will be a boy.
You are looking particularly good during pregnancy. Therefore, it must be a boy, because girls steal their mother's looks.
Your chest development has not been very dramatic during pregnancy. You should expect a boy.
Since the sum of the mother's age at conception and the number of the month of conception is an odd number, it will be a girl.
Your urine is a bright neon yellow color, so you will have a boy.
You are craving sweets, which means that it is a girl.
Your nose hasn't changed during pregnancy, which indicates a girl.
You have been craving meats or cheeses, so it is a boy.
Your baby's heart rate is 140 or more beats per minute, so it's a girl.
You are having headaches, so it's a boy.
Your belly looks like a basketball, so it's a boy.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

New Pictures! (Yes, Caleb got his bike!)

Here's my 26 week picture (my belly is getting HUGE!):

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Let the 2 week doctor appointments begin!

I had my doctor's appointment today. I was determined NOT to have the same nurse that has checked my blood pressure the last two visits.

So, I'm sitting in the waiting room....when the same nurse calls my name. What do I do? I follow submissively. So much for putting my foot down! hehe....

She obviously remembers me and says "Now it's time for your blood pressure....think good thoughts"! My response: "I've actually got three weeks worth of readings in case this reading is bad!" (Go Adrienne!) She started to take my blood pressure, stopped, then changed cuffs because she "knows my heart is beating but can't hear it". Yeah, I'm thinking she does not really know what she's doing! I was right on track this week with a great reading. The doctor saw me and said that I am measuring right at 26 weeks. So, that's perfect!

Now I get to hear our Little One's heartbeat every other week. That makes me happy! Next week, I get my iron checked and they screen me for gestational diabetes. Who knows, I may even get another ultrasound somtime soon. Caleb and I just need to decide if we really want to find out what we're having! I'm so torn!!!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

My Moment of Weakness- Please Help!

I really want to know if we are having a boy or a girl. I can't stop thinking about it. I keep asking myself if I should try to convince Caleb to let me get the 3D/4D scan....or to wait and find out at delivery. If we want an ultrasound to determine the gender, it would be best to have it within the next 4 weeks. After that, the baby will become very cramped....thus making it more difficult to find out.

Pro's- 1) We'll know what we are having, 2) We can pick a name, 3) the 3D/4D pictures will look great in my scrapbook!

Con's- This may not be what I really want. I am kind of hormonal right now. I am not thinking very straight. Shoot! I showed up to work on Friday with two completely different shoes to wear. My judgment could be a little off.

The only problem is that I don't know if this is really what I want. From day 1, I thought it would be wonderful if we were surprised. Now, on day 179, I am having this moment of weakness. There's less than 102 days to go.....I'm almost into the "double digits" countdown.....AHHHH! Grrrrrrr.....

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Life with one we really need two?

Caleb is actively shopping for a motorcycle. We have had many conversations where he has tried to explain what exactly he wants and the differences between the bikes. Apparently, he's embarrassed of my lack of motorcycle knowledge and vocabulary.

Carson, one of Caleb's brothers, is living with us for this fall semester while he finishes up at NC State. The first day he moved in (August 19th), he wrecked his car (he was just fine) and used the insurance money to buy a motorcycle. (Carson got one with a seriously looks like a bird's beak....and it is a street bike, not a "cruiser")

As most of you know, North Carolina is currently in a drought. We have not seen an ounce of rain for months. Wouldn't you know, the day after Carson got his poured!! Since he did not plan ahead for his bike purchase, he did not have the proper rain gear to get him to and from work. His solution? He seriously wore his scuba wetsuit! Not only did he look absolutely ridiculous, he scared the dogs half-to-death with his impersonation of Batman....with a helmet.

Then....another fiasco happened later that week. Caleb and Carson both play on the same weekly soccer team together. Carson really wanted to drive his "new toy" to the he followed Caleb there. Carson said he knew how to get after the game, Caleb left.....Carson ended up 30 minutes North and almost ended up on I-95. Oh...but it gets better! Carson ran out of gas. Caleb gets the call that Carson went the wrong way of 264, got off on a random exit and then his bike died. So what does Caleb do? He jumps in our car and begins the search party for his missing brother. But Caleb didn't check if he had enough gas in our car. You guessed it! Caleb was about to run out of gas when he called me! Thank goodness, he managed to find a gas station in the middle of nowhere....then he was able to find Carson.

And somehow, we still have it in our heads that a second motorcycle would be a great idea....hehe!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Not Quite Sure How To Take This:

I just read an e-mail my husband wrote to an old friend/mentor of his. He's talking about how he's still playing soccer....and this is what he wrote:

"still playing. coed right now. the wife used to play, but now she looks like she ate a soccerball instead of kicking it"

hmmmm....He's lucky it's a good hormonal day!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Countdown To The 3rd Trimester!!!

Only a couple more weeks to go until I will be in my third trimester. I will officially be in the last third of this pregnancy on October 1st!

Here a picture of my ever expanding waistline at 25 weeks. I feel like I'm getting huge!

Things coming up:
- Caleb's currently shopping for a motorcycle as I write this post. He has his eye on two different Honda Shadows. Hopefully one will suit his fancy. If not, I'm sure more will post on Craig's List soon.

- My next doctor's appointment is set for Tuesday, September 25th. I will start going every two weeks after that one. The baby is definately kicking much more! It's still really exciting.

- Next week-end, I am going to Charlotte. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law are going to help me paint wall art for the baby's nursery. I'm so excited!

- Many of you know Paul. He was one of Caleb's best men in the wedding. He's in the hosital right now and is struggling with low potassium levels. The doctors still do not know entirely what is happening. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Also, please keep his wife and two little ones in your prayers as well.

- Our good friend Joel got married this week-end! We had a fabulous time in Wilmington, NC. We were able to see so many Campbell faces....ones we have not seen in a very long time. It was so good to see everyone.

Above- Katie, Laura Kate and Gina....good times!

More to come....

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Farewell, Bronco!

This post is in memory of Caleb’s Bronco. She was a good truck. She will be missed!

I would just like to be the first to say that Caleb decided to sell her all on his own. He felt that it was “just time”. (I think that he is just giving up one project truck for a project motorcycle….only time will tell.)

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Christmas in September!!!!!!

A HUGE "thank-you" goes out to Caleb's squad mate and his wife for all the baby clothes and baby gear they gave to us! What are the chances of knowing someone who gave birth to a boy one winter and a girl the other winter? AND...with each cild, they did not know ahead of time what they were having (like us!). Their generosirty has landed us a neutral infant car seat, car seat base, and snap and go Stroller (Graco)! Also, we got a Boppy (with a girl slip cover and boy slip cover), a swing, a rocker, a bath tub, receiving blankets, infant snowsuits and tons of clothes (neutral, girl and boy......all season appropriate, too!) cool are friends? I guess since I am in the thanking mood, I also need to extend a HUGE thank you to Kelli for all the beautiful maternity clothes she let me borrow!!! I felt like it was Christmas in August when I received that gigantic bag of "oh-so-cool" if I could just get her to pick out my clothes when I'm not pregnant, I'd be set!

Here are some pictures of some of the things we were given:

24 weeks! (Sorry this took so long to post, Mom!)

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

How Did YOU Spend Your Labor Day?

Wow! I will never look at Labor Day the same way ever again....

While most people were enjoying their day off with friends and a cook out, just laying back and relaxing....Caleb and I were having "Movie Night" at our birthing class. The theme of "Movie Night"?....LABOR....How appropriate!

So there we were, sitting with the other 4 couples in our group, watching a lady give birth in the 70's. The doctor had those wide-rimmed glasses, the nurses all had big poofy hair, and it gets worse! Caleb and I both agree that the best way to describe our experience would be: "It was like we were watching our mom give birth". It was disgusting! (No offense, Mom!)

I knew that babies came out of there.....but I don't think that I really "knew" how it happened.

Poor Caleb.....only 8 more classes to go....

On a side note: my blood pressure was still a little high (130/78) at the doctor but much lower right after the appointment at Eckerd (120/70). Prayers are welcome! Hopefully it will come down some....I actually got a doctor's note addressed to my husband which reads "Check Blood Pressure within the next couple of weeks. Call if it is over 139/80". I didn't think that Caleb would believe me....."But Honey, the doctor said that I HAVE to go to Target at midnight to check it"....hehe!