Tuesday, July 20, 2010

7 Weeks and Counting...

The longer I go without updating this thing, the harder it is for me to come back. Like pretty much everything else in my life right now, writing on my blog seems like suuuuuch a haaaassle. But here I am, relaxed in bed and finally willing to write.

Today I am 33 weeks pregnant! Like I've said before, this pregnancy has been pretty easy considering the hormonal torture some women seem to endure, so I've been trying really hard not to complain. Well, as of last week the complaining has begun. Honestly, I don't know what is with me lately but I feel as though I have lost my mind! I leave the water running, I forget to turn the car off, I leave lights on, I can't think of normal every day words without getting super frustrated at my lack of a brain. I'm moody, achy, exhausted, and ready to have this baby! I don't know what has come over me. I've become such an emotional roller coaster in the past week. One minute I am grinning from ear to ear and the next I have the biggest scowl on my face. I've started crying over On*Star commercials, thoughtful compliments from strangers, relief society lessons, you name it. To top it all off, I've reached that point where I cannot for the life of me find a comfortable sleeping position. I LOVE my Axel-Baby-Belly, I do! But, I get into bed at night and remain comfortable on my left side for maybe 5 minutes. It takes me another 5 noisy sheet-swishing minutes to turn to my right side. There, that's pretty cozy... 20 seconds later I have to pee. It takes me one big heave and a little grunt to pull myself off the bed, spin my legs around and step to the floor, only to trip over the fan cord and usually side swipe a wall. I am a mess! However, I know that it is all totally worth it in the end, and I couldn't get through any of this without my supportive babe of a husband who keeps me laughing (when I'm not pouting over something he said), and feeling loved each and every second (each and every second that I'm not letting my hormones over exaggerate some harmless statement he has made and turn it into a personal attack on me).
Jordan has worked his little tushie off this entire semester, aiming for straight A's in some not-so-easy classes. He needs to be at the library most of the time that he isn't in classes so that he can study, and it totally pays off. He's getting incredible grades! Now that the summer has finally arrived, we've been going on walks or bike rides every night, and that has really helped relieve a lot of my pregnancy stress, and I sleep so much better!

A few weeks ago, one of my old roommates offered to do a maternity photo shoot for me. If anyone in the Eastern Idaho region is looking for an amazing photographer who actually offers decent rates, look no further than Whitney Kathleen! (www.whitneykathleen.com) I wish I could post all of the photos she took of me, but I have over 200 favorites!

Thank you so much Whitney!

I wish I had more to talk about, but things are pretty much normal around here right now. I'm trying to work as much as I can with both of my jobs (Image Skincare and Northstar Aesthetics) before the baby comes. I'm hoping to continue on with both jobs after little A arrives and I take a break with him for a month or so. Luckily, with Image I can do a lot of it from home, but Northstar might be a little difficult. I'm not sure how many of my permanent make up clients would like a baby in the room while a vibrating needle sits on the edge of their eyeball. We'll see how it goes though.

Next week we are going to California for the wedding of Jordans cousin. I'm so excited for this trip, but really weary of the 16 hour road trip to get there. All three of my doctors have advised me not to go, but if I don't go.. Jordan wont go, and that puts too much guilt on me! Hopefully Ryan and Paige don't get too frustrated with the frequent stops we'll be making to pee and move my legs. We'll also keep our fingers crossed that little A doesn't decide that his place of birth should be sunny California either because to be honest, I really don't want to foot the bill for an out-of-state delivery and hospital stay! Those are our biggest concerns with this trip, but hopefully all will go well.. no blood clots, and no pre-term labors and we're good!