Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Pregnancy Update

I went to the doctor today and she said I am 75% and a little more than a fingertip... that's more progress in a week so that's good :) The Dr. also said that next time I came in she would make an appointment for me right after my due date (so like January 16th or so) to be induced. She said that if they make an appointment to be induced soon, baby girl would make an appearance on her own, but if they waited to make an appointment she would probably just chill in there forever :) That's the newest update... we'll see what happens in the next few days and at my appointment on Tuesday :)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas 2008

We had two Christmas's this year! We headed down to Buckeye on the 23rd (the day after my 4 hour joyous doctor appointment) and got there around noon. We went into town with Mom and Kati, did some last minute Christmas shopping, and headed back to the house. Everyone was there that night, except Dad (he had to work :() and we had the traditional Clam Chowder and we made really fun Rice Krispy Treat houses :) I wish I had pictures of what it looked like before we ate them, but it was really fun! I liked them better than ginger bread houses because who really likes to eat the gingerbread house? Not I! Then Cindy Carroll came over and we took some maternity pictures, Kyle got fired- he kept making me laugh. The family got Rock Band (it's funny how we're all grown up but Mom still said it was the family present) for an early Christmas present and we all played it all night, well not all night- only Kyle and Derek played all night, I think they went to bed at 3:30 and Chris crashed at 1:30- they are hard core rockers!

The next morning we pretended it was Christmas and opened the presents from each other. Dad was able to be there so that was really fun to have the entire family there together :) We had pancakes for a crowd (a really good breakfast casserole) and then we all just hung out all morning. We headed back to Holbrook at around noon and then the festivities here began!

At 6 we went over to Brian and Janes house for their annual Christmas Eve party, we had some very tasty Mexican Food and played some games. We watched a movie about Christ and had a little discussion on the true meaning of Christmas- and then the games began. First there was pin the carrot and button on the Snowman, then everyone else played Do You Love Your Neighbor? I sat out of that one, too much moving for me with this big belly :) Then the true Mexicans came out and we had a Pinata, all the little kids had a lot of fun with that- lots of candy and sugar to get them all hyped up! We headed back to Kyle's Mom's house after that and got ready for the next day!

Christmas morning I was the first one up, at 7!! There were kids here and everything and I was the first one up. Everyone else got up shortly after that because I thought they should be :) We opened up presents and ate breakfast and had a really relaxing Christmas- it was great! Kyle and I got a new digital camera from my parents which I'm really super excited about so I can take pictures of baby girl when she makes her arrival, Kyle got me a sewing machine so I can work on my homemaking skills :), we got games, a case for my cuttlebug dies, duffle bags, and probably one of my favorite gifts... MY OWN TOOL BOX!!! Yay! I told Kyle he's not allowed to use them, because he always looses his tools.

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

4 Hour Doctor Visit.. Not my idea of fun...

I got a text from my mom last night that said Update Your Blog! So I guess I should probably update...
I don't really have time to update about all our Christmas happenings quite yet so I'll clue you in on my oh so wonderful Doctors appointment last Monday :)

I talked Kyle into going down to the valley after our doctors appointment on Monday- the only problem was that the appt was scheduled from 4 and we were worried we wouldn't be able to get down the mountain before dark. (with ice and all that stuff it's just not very smart). So I called the dr office that morning and asked if there were any openings earlier, which there wasn't. We decided to go over there and just kinda see what happens...

So we first stopped at the hospital to pre-register and find out where to go or what to do when we got there for the real thing. That went over really well and we're all set for the big day with the hospital. By the time we got done it was about 2 and we decided we should just go over to the dr office because we didn't have anything else to do and we weren't going to drive back to Holbrook from Show Low just to turn around to come back. I walk into the office and sign-in, say hi to the lady at the front and I let her know I was here 2 hours early, but I didn't have anything else to do and I lived in Holbrook, so here I am! She laughed and said "okay, I'll put your chart in and we'll see if we can get you in." I'm good with that :)

2 hours later (it's now 4)... Kyle and I are still sitting... which I kind of expected because my appt wasn't till 4 anyway, so here we are, I should get called annnyyyy minute...

45 minutes later (it's 4:45)... They must be really busy today and just couldn't get me in. I look outside and it's snowing... I'm kinda upset because I thought we were going to get to go to the valley but it doesn't look like it anymore...

an hour later (5:45)... I'm still waiting... it's Kyle and I in the waiting room and a lady and her husband that are waiting from an ultrasound. The ladies in the front close their windows and I hear them say "we're done!".... Then I see a lady look at me, look at her paper, and look back and me and says really loud "Allison Gardner is STILL in the waiting room!! WHO put away her chart?!?!" THEY FORGOT ABOUT ME! Yeah- I was so mad. The lady came out and said "I'm so sorry, do you mind seeing the Nurse Practitioner because your doctor had to go to a delivery and someone put away your chart...." I started crying. I didn't want to be there, I had been waiting for 4 HOURS for them to call my name so that I could go see my family... they were very appologetic but I was still super sad. She asked if she could do anything for us and I let her know that I had been needing to pee for like 2 hours but I didn't know when I was going to get called so I didn't want to go, so whenever she could let me do that- it would be great. She went back right away and got me a cup... and left... so I was in the waiting room with a cup of pee just standing there waiting for her to come back... can you say awkward?!

15 minutes later (why it took 15 minutes when NO ONE was there, I had no idea) I finally got in... The nurse pract. told me that I was 50% and a fingertip so she wasn't going to put down that I was dilated at all. But she did say the babies head was right there and it wasn't bouncing at all, and that she would be very surprised if I went past 39 weeks. This Wednesday I go back in and that will be the big day to see if I'm just slowly progressing or if this baby will come earlier than the due date :)

That night I didn't sleep at all, I don't know why- but I swear I looked at the clock a billion times. At about 5:30 I woke Kyle up, I was soooo bored! We had breakfast and then at 7 we headed to the valley. It had snowed A LOT the night before and there were parts of the road that was so covered you couldn't even see the road at all.. but we made it safe. :) I'll post about Christmas after church...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Learn when to stop talking

I kind of yelled at someone yesterday...
Not too bad...
But she was being dumb...

Kyle and I decided to go to a convenient store for lunch...
I'm paying for our stuff
clerk- How far along are you?
me (with a very accomplished smile on my face)- almost 35 weeks!
clerk- Oh wow, so you still have a ways to go..
me (absolutely shocked that this lady just said I had a ways to go)- Don't tell me that! I have gone 35 weeks and I only have 5 left, 5 weeks is NOT a long way to go!
clerk- o. are you having a boy or a girl?
me (still kind of annoyed)- a girl.
clerk- wow- you look really big for a girl
me (where is this lady trying to go with me here?)- umm... I'm kind of a little person, she doesn't really have anywhere to go
clerk- I had 3 girls and I looked smaller than you
Me (really annoyed thinking, well you are a really big person!!!)- cool.

We walked out and Kyle asked me if I was a little emotional today... what do you think?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Baby Shower!

Wow what an eventful weekend we had! Friday after school Kyle and I left for the valley for our baby shower! We got there at about 8:30 and soon after Stormy and Shane came and hung out, it was so much fun to play like old times :) The next morning I think baby girl knew it was her baby shower day because she decided that at about 5 that morning she was ready to wake up, which meant I felt her in my ribs which made me not be able to sleep anymore... so after a few TV shows and a movie, everyone else woke up and we started to help my mom get ready for the day. She is so amazing, the shower turned out wonderful! Her and Whitney did an awesome job!

We had a really good turn out, baby girl is very much loved already and she isn't even here yet! We had about 30 people there and we were able to get everything that we needed for baby's arrival. It was very much appreciated and we are so grateful for everyone! We also had a "diaper drawing," you brought a package of diapers and got your name in a drawing for a prize. We got about 15 packages of diapers, with a very good variety of different sizes so that's really good! I wish we would have gotten a picture of the table, my mom came up with a little Christmas tree that was all decorated with baby girl ornaments, and a light pink table cloth with a runner that said "I love Grandma" in really cute different prints, it was so adorable! She did awesome!

While we were playing at the shower Dad and the boys (Kyle, Steven, and Derek) went out for pizza... my Dad told me that since they were giving me a shower they were going to give Kyle a bath :) Funny Funny Boys :)

Here are some pictures, I wish we would have gotten one with everyone that was there and the table, but I'm afraid we had too much stuff going on and we totally forgot :(

Here is Chelsey, Stormy, Me, and Whitney

The girls rubbing my belly for good luck :)

Talking to Grandma Bochat on the phone and starting to take things out of the bags to sort and really see what we got
We did however get a picture of the diapers!
Sunday morning Kyle and I left for Holbrook at about 7. We got to Holbrook just in time for my sunbeams class. Needless to say I was exhausted after such a busy weekend, went to bed early, and slept in this morning :) I have all the 0-3 month clothes washed and in baskets and I have baby girls diaper bag all packed for when we have to go to the hospital... we're ready! When we were loading the truck with all the stuff (it took the entire back of the truck to bring all the stuff we got from the shower) Kyle said "Okay Alli, we're ready, pop her out!" I wish it was that simple... :)