Thursday, November 27, 2008
We had our weekly doctor appointment today. This is probably the first doctor appointment that was a complete success. My blood pressure was high...123/87. Yeah, I know that isn't in the extremely high range, but I have normally have low blood pressure. I have been hanging right around 105/75 the entire pregnancy. My mom has a history of preeclampsia and a first sign is high blood pressure. Needless to say, my doctor is taking some precautions.
On top of high blood pressure, my uterus (and therefore Cora) is measuring at least a full week behind. It has been right on this whole pregnancy until now. Alone, all of these symptoms aren't huge problems. However, with my family history (genetics) and all symptoms happening at once, my doctor is not taking any chances.
Enough of the downer news!! Let's focus on some fun stuff!! The most exciting news we currently have is that we found a photographer. She is great. I can't wait to see the pictures she'll take of Cora. Her website is http://www.photosbyiasha.com/. Site 2 focuses only on newborns while site 1 is newborns, babies, and kids. I love the fact that she takes both black and white and color photos. So many photographers I found only did b&w. While I love b&w (especially for newborns), I really love color for babies and kids. AND, a photographer who shoots beautiful color photography probably knows how to use their camera better. Anyways, check her site out.
More great news is that I have finished my first sewing project using a machine. I made a crib sheet for Cora's crib. Of course, I could never have done this without the teaching and mentoring of Eva. She is so dang crafty! The bird mobile is almost done as well. This weekend, we have to have the nursery done with the recent medical "issues". Looks like we'll be busy. Or should I say it looks like Lee will be busy? I am definitely taking things easy.
My birthday is right around the corner and lucky me has already received my first gift. Mom and Dad bought me my very own sewing machine!! It should get here on Tuesday, so I'll be able to sew up the other 3 crib sheets. Thanks Mom and Dad! I can't wait.
Of course, I don't have any pictures to post again. Lee will take some of me and my belly in the next couple days. I'll get them up ASAP. I'll also post some nursery pics.
We hope everyone had a delightfully delicious Thanksgiving. Lee and I are going to try for a small one on Sunday. Hope we're not too tired. :)
May the next blog entry be soon and a bit more witty. I am tired tonight and can't think of anything too funny. Other than Lee doesn't know how to park in a metered parking spot... We will always be the rednecks from Wyoming. You can take a boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of a boy.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Mya was Pebbles for Halloween. She really got into the pumpkin carving, but it took her a while to realize the pumpkin was not a chair. My sisters dog, Gar, is now with them. Mya loves Gar. She even cries when he goes outside without her. Michelle now has to leave the back door open so Mya can follow Gar wherever he goes. I can't believe my little niece will be a big sister in 6 1/2 months! Michelle and Santo are expecting another! Should be a good looking kid based on the photo below. :) Wow, Santo, you are one zexy man. Michelle, are you ready for a hyperactive, blond hair, blue eyed, mini-Santo?
Friday, November 7, 2008
Lee getting ready to eat! We were pretty full after this dinner.
Me serving up the dinner. The apron looks like a muu-muu. Hahaha.
Everything turned out OK though. The pork chops were a bit dry. We added too much milk to the frosting, but it still tasted delicious! And, the presents were a success. I bought Lee some work shirts with ties to accompany. He also got a "valet tray". Translation: man jewelry box. He is starting to get quite a collection of cuff links so I thought he needed a place to keep them and his watch and loose change. And, finally, he got a Rapala fish fillet knife. Can you guess which item he was most excited about? Hahaha.
Lee looking stylish in one of his new shirts and tie. He wore this outfit to work on his birthday. :)
You may be wondering, what does this have to do with Cora Madison? Well, Lee's and my 26th birthdays will be the last birthdays that we celebrate as a married-only couple. I will probably just make my 26th birthday sans baby. I guess there is a chance that she could be here before December 6th since I will be full term on November 30. Either way, next year will be a whole 'nother story. Cora will be nearing a year old so I am sure we'll have a big bash planned for Lee's first birthday as a Daddy. Hopefully we can execute!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
The changing table is in desperate need of organization. I am getting there. I need to come up with some savvy ideas for storage and organization since we are lacking a closet in this room. I have some storage boxes to store rarely used items under the crib. I am absolutely obsessed with this room. I could spend all day in here just looking. Tomorrow, Eva and I are going to the fabric store to get fabric for crib sheets. I plan to finish up my cleaning tomorrow morning, so I can work on the bird mobile. Maybe I'll get close to finishing and that can get hung soon. Keep your fingers crossed!
Last, I want to leave you with a picture or two of Cora's coming home outfit. I think it is just darling. It has been sitting out waiting for her to put it on for a couple months now. Only ~7 more weeks. Eeek! Where has the time gone?
This second picture is for pure entertainment for myself. I have started to notice my belly getting in the way of daily activities more and more. Somehow, it managed to sneak into the picture here.
We hope everyone had a fantastic and safe Halloween. I am especially looking forward to Thanksgiving (hmm, I wonder why...FOOD). Edmonton still has no snow! I can't believe it.
Until next time...