Wednesday, October 27, 2010

50 Days To Go!!!


In honor of a countdown, and half that of 100 days, I figure it is a nice time marker...

 Nikolai's room is coming along nicely and I cannot wait for it to be completely finished! Though not much else needs to be done, I am going to wait to post pictures of it from beginning to finished. I just wanted to show at least a glimpse! :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Brandon's 27!

Happy Birthday to Brandon. As of yesterday he is now 27!
I hope that he enjoyed his day because it was busy! We woke up late and had to hurry to do a load of laundry and shower before heading over to Beth's son Thomas' birthday party. Spent a few hours there then came home to clean up a little. Brandon wanted to make ribs for his birthday. Had family over and then ate S'mores!

Friday, October 22, 2010

8 Weeks and Counting Down...

So I had my 32 week (8 weeks to go!!!!) check-up with my doctor today and discussed some things. I am feeling much relieved about having chosen him. As the date draws near, I am anticipating the arrival of Nikolai so much more and cannot help but step inside the room and think "this is our baby's room!" And in preparation, I am trying to get more time in with subbing to make up for the loss of the hours at the bowling alley.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Personal Summer and a Shower

This weekend was wonderful! Equipped with spending lunch with a friend, getting the nursery painted and stuff moved in, and a family shower! Though it may have been a busy weekend, and Brandon felt a little sick, it went rather smoothly. :) Now, we just feel a little worried, is it ok that I haven't felt Braxton Hicks contractions, or is it that I am just not noticing it?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Did I Choose the Right Doctor? ... on Pitocin

After taking the first 3 weeks of our Bradley Method classes, I can't help but feel concerned if I made the right choice with my obstetrician. I gave no thought to the type of childbirth I wanted when searching for a doctor, I felt rushed with what was going on at the time, and searched for one that was willing to see me that same week! But now that those risks are no longer prevalent, I wonder, did I bypass important questions and answers I should have asked and received with my hurried search for a doctor? I never had good luck with OB-Gyn's. They took one look at my history and I got a response "Oh, you're one of those..." and antagonistic, almost avoidance-type behavior followed. I finally found a doctor who did not treat me in that fashion, accepted the history as what it was, the past, and scheduled an appointment for that week. But now, especially seen as how I know how I want my baby to enter the work,  I wonder if my decision was made in haste, or by happenstance did I just get lucky with the right doctor?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Saltillo Tile & Eggs

So, these last few days has been consisting of attempting to get the 'nursery' emptied out and how to fit at least 2 eggs into my daily food consumption.  For some reason, the eggs are extremely important, and either I don't know or just cannot remember why. And on Thursday, after Brandon came home, there was a crib and stroller on our front porch! Friday we had the mattress delivered! Thank you Dad! Though, the house is a mess, now we need to get the room going to have stuff put into it! 

Friday, October 8, 2010

1st Substitute Experience - Kinder

Ok, I have to share my first substituting experience, Oct 7, 2010. I have to say I was greatly concerned to be in a kinder classroom because of kinder rooms I had been in when doing the immersion program with NAU and Flowing Wells. I had a horrible experience in the 2 kinder classes for which I subbed. I don't know if it was because I didn't know what exactly to expect. I had never really spent time in a kinder class before that, and the kids were, seemingly (to me and the aides), outright rude! Now I wonder, was it my student teaching experience that helped me out so much more for this time to be a fantastic experience?

Innevitable Weight Gain

Tuesday we had our Bradley Class, and the focus was ... Nutrition! I know I am not eating the greatest of things, or in the right quantities. I really haven't been all that concerned about my weight gain either. I had my doctors appointment Wednesday and the total gain to this point...

Monday, October 4, 2010

Classical Music, Tacos, and Firearms...

It has been a good weekend, food with family... Nikolai now moves around so much, and they aren't kidding when they say the kicks start getting stronger around this time! His active periods are getting longer too! We also tried hooking up the headphones to the sound system. That was interesting.