Lots of stuff has happened! Luke turned 2 months old, got his first shots, had his first fever, took his first tylenol, packed his first travel bag, took his first trip, spent his first night away from home, attended his first wedding, had his first (early) Thanksgiving, and met lots of family for the FIRST time!! We had a blast.... here are some of the highlights!
Hey Blogland.... Baby Luke is already a whole MONTH old!!! ACK! Where is the time flying off to? Josh and I are going to borrow this idea from Lindsey and take a picture each month to post and keep for my scrapbook....
Luke went to the pediatrician today and now weighs 8lbs. 13oz.!!! We are so excited because he had lost so much weight in his first week. We were going to the doctor pretty much on a daily basis so that they could weigh him and check his jaundice. We had not been to the doctor for a week and he had gained nearly a whole pound!!! I knew his little face was looking fuller! Here are some pictures from his 2 week birthday!!
Yesterday was a mess.... I had consistent contractions for roughly 5 hours. They were 10 minutes apart. Magically they just stopped! We called the doc and they said to drink water and if the contractions resumed, to head to hospital. So, we went to Olive Garden, then TJMaxx (to walk) and wow.... contractions resumed. We headed home, grabbed our stuff and headed to the hospital. After 3 hours there (one of which was spent walking the halls) we were sent home.... FRUSTRATION!!! Today is the actual due date.... so we will wait... and hope....
I am no longer anxiously awaiting your arrival... I am just going about my day, doing laundry, taking naps, watching TV.... you just come out when you want (because that is what you are going to do anyway....)
I totally did not expect to still be expecting at this point, but here I am. I don't think "The Bump" has grown any this week really. I think that the only obvious thing that has grown has been my desire for the baby to JUST-GET-HERE! Well, enjoy your weekends, we are having really nice weather so Josh and I are going to go out for a little bit!
Josh's staff is so very nice! They threw him a surprise baby shower today. Josh went into work early and was surprised to find his staff there early too! He walked in on their setup of the baby shower. I got a text and later a phone call to be at the branch after they closed at 1pm. Talk about last minute.... I had to find something to wear! I managed to be there on time. The ladies had each prepared a dish, so we had a potluck lunch and cake. They gave Josh some coffee so he can stay awake for the baby, a TrueBlood box set of the first season so he can catch up with Luke (not sure if I want little bubba watching this), a book called "On the Night You Were Born", and a generous gift card to Babies R Us! We had so much fun at the party!!! Thank you all!
Went to the doctor today... Luke is in position, but is not going anywhere.... I am back home with my feet up and browsing blogland! We are waiting for Josh to get home... I made a yummy roast for him because he was so busy today he didn't get to eat his lunch! (this picture was from Mamaw's yard when I went to visit the one last time....)
Tonight I really wanted some Tuna Helper. I went to the pantry to grab the box and THERE WASN'T ONE!! I didn't really have a backup plan so I decided to improvise a tuna noodle casserole. It was edible, but not the greatest thing ever. I think that God took pity on me and since my food wasn't so great, He gave me a beautiful group of visitors to watch while I ate. I had two doves and a hummingbird ALL IN ONE SHOT!!! I apologize for the shot being through the back door, but I didn't want to scare away my tiny diners!
Today I went to the doctor... It was a regular scheduled appointment. I was very thankful that I had the appointment today because I have been feeling really fatigued and sometimes I feel as if I am so lightheaded that I am going to pass out. On top of all of that, Luke was awfully still this morning. He is usually so active that I never get a break!! I got up, made my breakfast, and then after an hour I went back to bed. I got up in time to make lunch and get ready and then go to my appointment. The whole time that I was in the waiting room, guess who decided that it was time to start wiggling around like he was being chased by something?! After a very long wait, we made it back to the exam room. I told my doctor how awful I have been feeling and she said that it could be just "the end of pregnancy" but that she wanted to do blood work to make sure it wasn't anything else. She also confirmed that it looked as though the baby had "dropped" (yes, Dana and Casey, you were right). I also found out wonderful news that they do not try to stop labor after 36 weeks (which we will be on Saturday)! I have now switched to weekly doctor appointments. Hopefully this will be a better week... sorry for my lack of posts.
I was so excited today!!! I have this little plant that I have just loved for several years. I purchased it when I lived in Baton Rouge. Thanks to the extremely warm climate, it lived year-round. Since moving to Clarksville, most every plant I brought with me died. I thought my pink purslane was no exception.... I had good intentions when I brought it inside as the weather turned cold, but I forgot to water it after I became pregnant. When we were cleaning out the bedroom to make it into a nursery, I just stuck the pot outside. Well.... IT BLOOMED TODAY!!! I used to love to watch this plant each day. Buds on this plant only bloom on a sunny day and the bloom(s) only last that ONE day! It is such a delicate reminder of how short a life can be, but also how beautiful! Enjoy my bloom!
Here are some pictures from my Nashville baby shower! This shower was hosted by my friend Laurie and held at the West End Maggiano's!! We had such a good time. It was good company, really good food, and a great time! My SIL came in from Jackson, TN... my sister and my nanny came in from Birmingham... friends travelled all the way from Baton Rouge, Clarksville, and Murfreesboro!! It was so nice to see everyone and of course, Luke got LOTS of stuff!!!
Welcome to Clarksville, TN! This is the day to day account of my life in Clarksville surrounded by my 2 cats, 2 dogs, 1 bird, 1 lizard, 1 husband, and a bouncing baby boy! Whew! p.s. the lizard died... anyone want a free 7 year old himalayan female!?