My Braxton Hicks contractions did get the better of me last night... we missed the neighborhood Christmas party because of them! I've had them on and off throughout the day the last few weeks, but the doctor said not to worry about calling unless we had more than 6 an hour. Well, first I'm supposed to get horizontal and drink a glass of water if I have six. And if they don't slow down, then we call. So last night I was having them like every 10 minutes for over two hours, so we did call. Only for them to tell me that there's not much to do since I'm past 34 weeks. Baby is super viable at that point, so if labor were to start, they're not going to interfere too much at this point. OK whatever... I felt better after hearing that, although I do want this little booger to stay in there and bake as long as he can. We go for another OB visit on Tuesday so I will ask again if there's any different protocol for my situation since my doctors don't want me going into labor period... I failed to think to ask that last night, but I'm not worried. These definitely aren't true labor contractions. But hopefully we can get some more assurance on Tuesday.
We were supposed to hit the mall after church today to finish up the last bit of Christmas shopping we had, but decided to play it safe and lay low. Shopping (well, standing up or walking for long at all) has gotten super difficult. I've only been able to do quick trips. I did do a BRU-Kohl's-Target run Friday afternoon with my mom and I think that did me in. From now on it's either Amazon or a motorized scooter. The hub is taking good care of me... whether it's a 4am poptart or an emergency backrub, he comes running. The other day he said he can't wait to sit in our rocker and doze off with Sam in his arms.... wow, melt my heart! He's going to be such a great daddy.
So, all is good... the nursery is really, really coming together! As I type, the hub and my dad are upstairs finishing up the beadboard in the bathroom. The cornice board for the nursery has been assembled, but for the fabric - it is going to look SO great! Still waiting on some other little odds and ends - various fabric projects/accessories and also lighting fixtures... but the major projects are all but done. Can't wait to see it all come together!
And lastly, for now, here are some pics from one of my last showers. This one was hosted by my wonderful godmother. We had a fabulous turnout - lots of great friends of my mother's came all the way from Alabama to help us celebrate. And a lot of my sweet friends came from all over as well - many who I hadn't seen in forever! It was a great afternoon...
|Sam's own little Christmas tree!|
|The sweet hostess with the mostess!|
|Eating for two... nom nom nom!|
|One of my favorite gifts! A sweet name plaque for Sam from my friend, Jill.|
|I think I'm trying to explain to my mom what Baby Legs are...|
|One of my dear friends gave us this awesome wagon!|
|This is what I wore... Gap dress with my Target shoes and grey tights. Dress was cute on - if I didn't move. But I had horrid static cling that day, no matter what I tried... so it did not hang so well at the shower. Oh well...|