Wednesday, February 28, 2007

17 More Days to Go

Harmony & Cimbi's lives are about to change very soon. It won't be too much longer until a new addition is added to our household. Cedric is definitely getting bigger and running out of room. I'm waiting for the labor to start...I've been getting a lot of Braxton Hicks lately, and I see the midwife today. I don't know what she can really tell me, but I enjoy hearing Cedric's heartbeat. I like to know that he is growing and everything is okay.

The month of March starts tomorrow...Cedric's birth month. We shall soon see if he is going to be born on Saint Patrick's Day or not. I think that would be cool, but I'm happy with what ever day he chooses. :)

Monday, February 26, 2007

Counting Down the Days

I don't know if this is a real picture of a cat this fat or someone altered it. Anyway, I'm using this picture to show how I'm feeling right now. I'm feeling so big that I can barely move. It's getting harder to roll out of bed at night. I can't believe how close I'm getting to the end of this pregnancy. Only 19 more days until March 17th is here. In three days it will be March 1st. Crazy! It's conflicting because the time seems to be going slow but fast. If that makes any sense...these days I'm not making a lot of sense due to lack of sleep. I know it's only going to get worse after Cedric is here, but I don't care. I can't wait to hold that little baby in my arms with my husband. John and Cedric mean the world to sweet little family. :)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Walking & Sleeping Problems

I'm not the same fast walker that I use to be. I've slowed down a lot, since I've been getting bigger and bigger. I walked to King Soopers(grocery store) yesterday, because I needed some items and my car wouldn't start. It's maybe a half a mile from our house, and it took me forever to get there and back.

As far as my car is concerned, the engine was flooded from going a very short distance on Sunday. John and I got it to work again, so all is well.

Last night, I had a lot of trouble sleeping, because my right hip was aching. It didn't matter if I was laying on my left or right side. I think it probably got aggravated from walking the day before. Despite all the physical discomfort, string of bad luck with cars, and other unexpected financial woes, John and I are still hanging in there and excited to meet Cedric in less than a month. Everything eventually works itself out! :)

Sunday, February 18, 2007

2007~The Year of the Pig

Today is the celebration of the Chinese New Year with the Pig making the appearance. This is Cedric's Chinese animal. According to Chinese astrology, people born in pig years are polite, honest, hardworking and loyal. They are also supposed to be lucky, which is why many Chinese like to have babies in a pig year.

In a couple more days his Zodiac sign will be here...if born between February 20th & March 20th, Cedric will be a Pisces. I'm still shooting for Saint Patrick's Day...I think that would be a cool birthday, and nobody will be excused if they forget his birthday if he is born on that day. I was 36 weeks yesterday, and I'm feeling the pains of being in the final month.

I'm having a hard time walking, especially on the right side of my pelvic bones. It's so sore that it's getting harder and harder to move around. I see the midwife on Tuesday, so I can ask her about it. But I'm thinking it either is his growing size just putting more weight on that area, or he has dropped. I can't tell, because I've really haven't had a lot of heartburn or a lot of trouble breathing(I'll get out of breath pretty quickly, but some women have it really bad) Usually, when those symptoms improve it means your baby has dropped. I just don't know. Stay tuned! :)

Despite all our bad luck this past week, we have something we're excited about that hopefully will be here tomorrow. Our new car is in Colorado, and he'll be inspected tomorrow at the dealership. All goes well, we should be getting a call from Honda telling us to come and get our cute Honda CR-V. :)

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Valentine's Day 2007

Let's see where do I even the morning I took John to work, because we were going to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner. It didn't make sense for him to come all the way home only to turn around and go back near his work. Sounds like a good plan, right? Well it would have been if Chester (John's car) didn't decide to die in the turn lane to get on to C-470. I sat in the car trying to get it to start again. I had my hazard lights on, but people were being jerks and they would whip pass me in their cars and some people were honking. Whatever...the world is full of pricks nothing new!

Anyway, I called John on his business phone, but he didn't answer. I tried calling my parents, because they live near by, but they weren't answering. I then called John on his cell phone to see if he would answer...thankfully he did. At this point I was getting upset, because I didn't know what to do.
Also, I didn't want to get out of the car, because I wasn't in a safe place to do so. Poor John, whenever I have car troubles I call him crying so hysterically that he can't understand a word I'm saying. I eventually calmed down, and he was able to understand.

By some miracle, I was able to get the car to start and drive it back to our house. I must have been sitting there for 15 minutes. I ended up taking my car instead. Phew, glad that was over with, but did I mention it was snowing during this whole endeavor. Yeah, it was coming down and the visibility on parts of the highway made it hard to see. Thankfully, I finally made it to John's work to pick him up, so we could at least savage the rest of our Valentine's with a nice dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. Dinner was great! John had his favorite nachos, and I had the teriyaki chicken with white rice. We took the Chocolate Tux cheesecake to go! :)

We ended up walking around the mall for a little bit to kind of wind down from the craziness and to digest our dinners. We eventually decided to tackle the snowy drive home. Everything was fine until we both heard a crack. I saw right away what that crack pristine windshield, on the car we are using as our trade-in for our new car coming in a couple of days, just got the biggest crack I've ever seen across the length of the windshield. Augh!!!! Could this day just end already!!! The good thing...we got home safe! That was the most important thing!

John and I exchanged our Valentine's, but the flowers that John had ordered a week ago hadn't come. He wasn't very happy about that, but I love him and I know it wasn't his fault. I was just happy to be with him. However, John wrote them an e-mail, and my flowers came at 9ish in the evening. They were very beautiful, and I love the message he wrote on them.

Before the flowers came, we shared our delicious cheesecake and played some Wii games: Wario and Wii Sports. We finished the night snuggling in front of the tv watching The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

Despite it all, I was with my Valentine's, and we enjoyed our sixth one together. Next year, I think we are going to stay home, order some pizza, eat some homemade chocolate chip cookies, invite some friends over to play games, and celebrate with our little cupid, baby Cedric. I'll be so lucky to have two Valentine's next year. Just me and my boys! :)

Friday, February 09, 2007

Busy Weekend & Week

John and I have the last of our baby classes this weekend. On Saturday, we have Babies, Baths, & goes for three hours in the morning. On Sunday, we attend a Totsaver class...we'll be learning Infant/Toddler CPR. After that class, we finish our final Childbirth Prep class. Mostly, it will be review and a tour of the hospital. John goes to a Bachelor party Saturday will be more tame than it sounds...just a bunch of guys playing cards and eating food.

For the week, we start with a wedding of our friends, Aaron & Adriana. Their wedding is on Monday, the 12th at 4pm. It should be a lot of fun...the wedding is located downtown at a historical house.

On Wednesday, it will be John & I's sixth Valentine's Day together, and our last as a single couple. Next year, we'll have a little guy to think about. :)

On Friday, the 16th we'll be going to the restaurant Wazee's with some friends. I've never been, but John said it's good.

That wraps up our weekend and week ahead. Next weekend we have nothing planned, so we will just have lots of fun with each other before we have a new person to think about. I'll be 35 weeks tomorrow! I can't believe how fast everything is going. We only have a little over a month left to go before we become parents. Cedric Shea will be here very soon, and we can't wait. :)

Friday, February 02, 2007

Groundhog Day!

It's Groundhog Day today, and Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow. We are due for an early spring. I'll believe it when I see it! Right now the temp outside is in the teens...freezing cold! I'm so tired of the bitter cold and weekly snowfall. I'm ready for the spring....I hope it warms up for Cedric. That would be nice. :)

Only 43 more days to go or six more weeks, whichever you want to go with. Cedric is moving a lot now...I can feel him when he is stretching and cool. I can't wait to meet the little guy. :)