Wednesday, July 29, 2015

No Progress

I haven't dilated, not even a smidgen.  I told Dr. W about my pelvic pain, difficulty walking, trouble sleeping (did not sleep at all last night), back pain, contractions, and hip/rib bone pain, cervical pain, plus, my fingers and ankles randomly swell up and all he says is "There's nothing I can do. When you have the baby, all of that will go away." He won't induce until 39 weeks, but I don't know if I want to be induced. I just know I was not in this much pain with my other two and I miss my old self.

I have 18 days left. That's 18 snowcones because I deserve them.

Monday, July 27, 2015


I guess I've been micro-blogging the past few entries. There isn't much to say, but I feel like posting.

There was a wasp in the house this afternoon. Mom let it in on her way out the door, so the kids (and dogs) hid in my room while Dad and I tried different strategies to get it down from the ceiling. I threw a few shoes, sprayed various household cleaning products, discouraged Dad from getting out his b.b. gun, and kept mental notes of where he sprayed insect repellent, as he's not mindful of what-goes-up-must-come-down logic. I'll be re-washing laundry tomorrow. Towards the end of our adventure, the wasp trapped itself inside one of our small fans and was killed by the blades. Victory was ours.

Last night, my parents had an interesting discussion.

Dad: "I don't understand Spongebob. He's just a sponge, but he can talk, and he builds fires underwater. That starfish is stupid."

James: "I like it. The starfish is Patrick."

Dad: "Amanda (because they won't call me Amy), how does the song go? 'Who lives in a pineapple under the sea... Absorbent and yellow and something is he'. What's the something?"

Me: "I have no idea..."

Dad: "Sure you do, 'Absorbent and yellow... something... What is it?"

Me: "You know, Mom is sitting right there. She could look up the lyrics on her phone and tell you."

Mom: "I am, I am."

So Mom proceeds to look up the lyrics and read them in a melodramatic tone. It was embarrassing. I'm fairly certain this is proof I'm not possibly biologically their daughter.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Pregnancy and Weather

July is coming to an end, as is this pregnancy. I'm looking forward to the fall weather and change of colors, as well as a new baby. I've grown increasingly uncomfortable with back pain, pelvic pain, hip pain, rib pain... basically all pain and the triple-digit weather temperatures are not helping. I went to the see Dr. W on Wednesday and everything looks good. I go back next Wednesday to be checked for dilation and to see what to do next. Honestly, I feel Elias will come early; hopefully the first week of August. He's incredibly low and heavy and I've been having quite a few contractions. I am just ready to have him here.

I'd write more things, but I've already complained about how hot it is, how I can't get enough ice in my mouth to cure the dryness, and how I can't sleep... right? Check, check, and check. My puppies are melting and my kids have gone insane.

Sunday, July 12, 2015


Today makes 35 weeks pregnant with 35 days to go (or less!). We've been dealing with some jealousy regarding who's the baby. Poor Ruby.

It finally rained, so I showed the kids how much fun puddles are.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Postponed Swimming

Our swimming pool has decided to put its chlorine off balance, so I sent the family outside to play while I baked a cake. Gotta say, I'm digging having a yard.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Independence Day 2015

Fourth of July was spent collecting the rest of our boxes from the apartment and unloading them at the house. We were unable to find sparklers, but the kiddos did enjoy watching a few fireworks from the garage while Zac, Emily, and Alex unloaded the Uhaul. To thank them for their help, we bought snowballs and ordered pizza. 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Summer Sauna

I have been sitting down to write at some point every day this week, but my mind goes blank and I get distracted, then save as a draft and procrastinate.

Summer is here in its blazing, uncomfortable glory, so Zac and I purchased a swimming pool. It takes the edge off, but the water is usually warm. The kids have become quite the waterbugs.

Tricksy waterbugses...

I've been enjoying spending mornings outside with my tea, watching the kids and dogs run around. We don't have any big trees (just large bushes), so there's no worry about pollen, which means no worry about allergies. There are always bubbles being blown around and Leah dug up an old padlock. It's her "buried treasure".

The kids keep telling me how much they love having the house, the yard, and spending time with the grandparents. I'm glad they're happy. They haven't even fought but maybe once since we've been here. I'm diggin' it.