Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It's my Due Date!

Due Date...what a JOKE!!! I really think they should not call it that. Gives expecting mothers such hope...and then the day comes and NOTHING :( So I am here on my "due date" and I feel the same as I have for the past few weeks. I really do not think Brody is ready, I have just prepared him this perfect little living environment and he doesn't have any reason to leave it. I surely hope though that he would make a move on his own before the doctors want to. Supposedly if I am not in active labor by this Thursdays appt then they are going to want to medically induce...which TERRIFIES me. I understand their reasoning that the babies can actually get sick if they stay too long, but I just wanted mother nature to do her thing. Ya know!?! I knew this week would be very long and I would be counting down the seconds so I prepared many sewing projects to keep me busy. My list includes: camo bibs for lil man, a purse for me, a purse for momma, a camo onesie for lil man, little mittins, and hubby added a camp pillow to the list last night! :)

I have finished the first two. What ya think? I am pretty proud because this time a month ago I couldn't even get my bobbin to bob....haha you know what I mean it wasn't working (you can tell I am no pro I dont even know the proper terms!)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Is he here yet!?!

I am getting more and more anxious waiting for lil man to come. Every time I have a pain or uncomfortable feeling I'm like "this is it Tee" and then it goes away. haha I feel like the little boy who called wolf, but I dont mean to. I have been trying not to focus on his arrival but it is hard because I am also trying REALLY hard to not focus on the "hole". And honestly, the most important thing to me right now is lil man's arrival so not thinking about it is near impossible!

I am getting excited though because Easter is coming up, which is one of my favortie holidays because of the meaning, the spring weather and this year it is my sister's birthday!! I have this gut feeling lil man will wait until then to come...we shall see :) The weather is starting to be AMAZING which makes the bed rest thing even more difficult but soon it will all be over and I will be out with my lil man in this AMZING weather. Going to the park, walking in the evenings, making day trips to the beach, taking short weekend trips to a beach camp ground, ahhhh I'm so excited!!!

As far as the schooling, we are ALMOST DONE!! YAYA!!!!! I thought this day would never come. We are in our last 3 classes and have completed a good majority of the work and have applied for grad...it is May 8th!

Hope the next post title will be "HE IS HERE!" haha :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

My first sewing projects, complete!

I sat down last night and decided I would find me some sewing projects to attempt while on bed rest to pass my time. So the first two were a wipes case cover and a diaper case. The diaper case was much more difficult because there was a liner that had to be sewed and button hole made, etc. The wipes case cover was very simple and I think it may be my favorite. Can't wait for Brody to get here now, we will be in style for diaper changes! haaha :)

The wipes case.

The diaper case showing that two diapers and a wipes case fits inside.

The diaper case closed.

Spring is FINALLY in the air!

This past Saturday we went with some friends to Maclay and took some pictures. The flowers were budding but not yet blooming, there were few blooms. But the weather was amazing and it was so nice to get out of the house for a lil while and smell the fresh air! I have a few pictures to share. Yesterday, I started a new sewing project that I am SOO, SOOOOO, proud of my self for. It is a diaper case, carries just 3 diapers and wipes (to make it easier on the mom instead of an entire diaper bag), and I am decorating the wipes case. The diaper case is complete, and looks AMAZING (if I do say so myself), and today I plan to start working on the wipes case. I will post pictures of those upon completion...wish I could make crafting my full time job I just LOVE it. Hope everyone has a terrific Monday!

This is one of my favorite places in Tally!

I think I could live here

The flowers were so pretty

Me and Hubby at 39 weeks, we are SO ready!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

**I dont even have a good post name**

Without going into the depressing details, I just want to say the past five days have been TERRIBLE. I feel like I am living a nightmare that continues to get worse each day. I dont want to think about it anymore and I am going to try to post this blog about the excitment in my life and try my very best to forget the last five days!

This week we have our 38 week appointment, I cannot believe that lil man is expected in only 2 weeks! Where has the time gone?!? I am still on bed rest, which seems to be exactly what I needed. My blood pressure remains good and my swelling is 110% better. I am now just waiting on lil man to make his move. Of corse I am hoping for it hourly...haha the anxiety is soooo bad! I am hoping that the appointment this week we will get answers from the doctor on Brody's progress! Contractions def seem to be getting more and more intense, however that could be from stress as well. My waters haven't broke yet and my contractions are still irregular so nothing more really to report as far as his arrival. I just pray all the stress has not effected him. I have been pretty good about not letting it get to me and staying calm...well until today. I really dont know what hit me but I broke down and called my mom hysterical. I know she is probably thinking "those crazy pregnancy hormones" but I for the past five days have not let it out and it just came out today.

I will keep you all posted on Life with the Dawkins (I feel like everything that has happened to us is just a bad reality tv series) and lil man's progress. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers, they are SO VERY MUCH needed!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


This morning I woke up at 3AM and could not go back to sleep for anything! So I watched everything I had DVR and it took me to about 4:30. I then got up, got some cookies and milk (what is a better night time snack) and here I sit in bed WIDE AWAKE! I am not sure really why I cannot sleep but it seems to be getting more difficult the closure I get to my due date. Everyone keeps telling me that I need to rest while I can, however if I can't sleep I can't make my self do it! My doctor appt yesterday went pretty good, was told I would be on bed rest until lil man gets here...probably will be about 3 weeks. :( No fun but totally worth it if it will keep him and me healthy! I have noticed there is really nothing on tv this time of the morning, facebook is about warn out! Haha so I thought I would blog. Sorry, this post is not very interesting. I was just hoping it would help me tire out! haha hope everyone has a great tuesday!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Bed Rest Junkie! :)

Nothing really interesting lately with the pregnancy, other than the fact that we are getting close to lil man's arrival. I am getting so excited that I cannot sleep....it is CRAZY!! I feel like a little child on Christmas who is waiting to open presents. Haha! With the end of pregnancy comes many aches and pains. Since I hit the 30 weeks mark, I have had terrible lower back pain, a lot of pressure, and swelling. I have been told by the doctor that this is all normal and will only subside when Brody is born.

I have also been battling high blood pressure. The thing with that is it goes up and down, stays down for a while and back up again. One doctor told me that I should be on modified bed rest and another doctor told me that I could start walking to get things going. This past friday I was at work and blacked out for a plit second. But that split second was enough to scare the tar out of me. My feet began to swell pretty bad and almost went numb. I left work and checked my blood pressure at CVS, it was 157/99 so I became even more scared. I went home and got hubby and we went to triage. When we got there, they ran blood work and other tests. Everything looked ok with me and lil man, so the doctor sent me home and told me that I should remain on bed rest through the weekend, stay home from work monday (DARN) and call the doctor for an appointment this week.

So here I sit, I have called the doctor and have an appointment this afternoon to see what they say. One of my only complaints about my doctor's office is that I do not get to see my doctor each time, I have to see a different doctor again today. But I guess they all must know what they are doing, just is nice because each doctor have their own way of doing things.

To help my time pass, I have purchased an iPod. Im super excited because I have wanted one since they first came out and NEVER had one...talk about behind the times. So I have been putting my CDs on it, downloading new music and playing with the video camera. Yea, I thought it was so neat because they apparently come with video cameras which will be nice when little man gets here! :) So between the iPod, my new love for sewing, a few pregnancy books/mags, and school work I should have plenty to do and keep me busy.

That is about all that is going on in the life of the Dawkins, just waiting on the arrival of our little man now! :)