Well let's see what's happened since my last bloggityblog post. I've had 2 more appointments (I'm seeing her weekly now). At my 1st of those appointments she did the Group B Strep test and checked to see if I'm making any progress. At that time (this was last Friday, the 20th) I had gained 4 pounds, was 1 centimeter dilated and 3/4 effaced. I hadn't experienced any contractions at that point. Today I haven't gained any more weight, I'm 1 1/2 cm dilated and 90% effaced and the GBS came back negative so no antibiotics needed for me at delivery. I've had a few contractions (a couple on Saturday, a couple on Sunday) and then major back pain all day yesterday. My pelvis is so sore, I'm walking like a duck and I'm getting cranky.
Right now I'm kind of bummed. I was hoping I'd made more progress (dilation wise) since Friday. I know my due date isn't for a few more weeks but I'm at the point where I'm just done now. I'm ready to not be pregnant any more, I'm ready to get this baby out and get on with the next phase of our lives. I'm tired, I'm sore, I'm uncomfortable, I can't eat (there's no ROOM) and I just have the blahs.
But enough with the crab-fest. :-) On the up side, his room is pretty much done. All that's really left to get is the night stand, but since we swapped out the teeny bookshelf for a more regular sized one, it's serving as a night stand for now and works just fine. We got our diaper contraption last night. All we need is a little boy to put in there!
In non-baby news, my Christmas shopping is pretty much done! I have a few things I ordered online that I'm still waiting for to be delivered and I still need to shop for Susan's birthday (or give her the stuff I got for Christmas for her birthday and get different things for Christmas for her). I took today off from work (office was closing early and I had a mid-morning doctors appointment) so I've got several plans running through my head.
I'll either wrap my presents and get those that need mailed ready to go or...
I'll clean my house (I don't believe this is nesting...it's practical - I'm home, it's messy and I have the energy during the day to do it that I don't have in the evenings after work) or...
I'll decorate for Christmas or...
I'll end up playing on the computer all day and do nothing. HA! No, I have to do something. I've got to bake my pie for Thanksgiving dinner tonight so something will get done.
Let's see, what else. Nick finished his fall quarter and gets just about 2 weeks off before winter quarter starts. Don't know the grades yet, but I'm hoping he did well again. On the super, super, super, DUPER good news side - this is the first quarter in over a YEAR that he doesn't have any Saturday class!!! Nick has a feeling he'll get this quarter and next with no Saturday class and then he'll have them again....just in time to ruin camping season this summer. Let's hope not! I'm not thinking that far ahead yet and am just so excited that we get our weekends back!!!! Plus, this time next year we'll be celebrating Ben's 1st birthday AND Nick's graduation from the bachelors program AND NO MORE SCHOOL!!!
Last weekend I took Connor to see New Moon. I have to say, it was pretty good. I really enjoyed the books, I thought the movie of Twilight was way cheesy and borderline stupid (even though, yes, I've watched it multiple times). New Moon was just over all better. I'm tempted to ask Nick to take me to see it again - watching it with Connor was fun but I had no idea he was such a chatterbox during movies. He kept me entertained, but I missed stuff I'm sure. And yes. I'm still Team Edward. Jacob is cute but dang. He's a baby. :-)
So I think that's pretty much it! We're just twiddling our thumbs....waiting for this baby to make his appearance.