Friday, November 18, 2011

The last month...

I could go into great detail about what's been going on for the last month or so, but I'll spare you! One word will sum it all up WORK! It got crazy busy at the end of October/first of November as we prepared for & survived our VAD program's Joint Comission survey. The past 2 weeks I've spent trying to catch up & prepare for being off for the next 12 weeks.

At home, in between eating & sleeping, I've tried to stay ahead on housework expecting that Sawyer could make an appearance at any time. Blake has been so great helping out with laundry & cleaning out closets. When I was really sick with a sinus infection a few weeks ago, he & his mom & mema spent the day deep cleaning the house & shampooing the carpet. During this time we've also finished up with the nursery, which you've seen, washed all of the baby clothes & blankets & then of course spent every Saturday watching the Razorbacks!

Speaking of Razorbacks...during the months of September & October, my hair salon East of Eden, entered all of their clients who came in for a cut & color into a drawing for a Razorback gift set & guess who won?!!? ME!! I never win anything so I was soooo excited when my stylist Jessica called & told me I had won!
The gift included 2 tickets to last weeks football game against Tennessee. Unfortunately, we didn't get to go to the game since it was too close to my due date. Blake gave the tickets to a friend at work.

The last month of being pregnant has definitely been the most uncomfortable! Hip pain, groin pain, reflux/heartburn, back pain & just overall exhaustion have not been fun. The anticipation of wanting him here so badly but at the same time stressing out that I may go into labor & things would be left undone at work have worn me out!! So glad to know that there is an end in sight & all of the pain & stress will be worth it very, very soon!

Just for my own memory's sake, the progression during the last month's weekly doctor appts...
36 weeks: Dilated 1cm, 1/3 of the way effaced, baby's head down & fully engaged
37 weeks: Still just 1cm dilated, 50% effaced
38 weeks: Dilated 2 cm, still only 50% effaced. At this visit, he estimated that Sawyer weighed approx. 7 lbs & would gain 1/2 lb each week until delivery
39 weeks: 3 cm dilated & 70% effaced.
At this week's check up he went ahead & scheduled me to be induced THIS SUNDAY so that we could for sure have our sweet boy here & be home for Thanksgiving!!

Our pregnancy journey will be turning into our parenting journey in roughly 48 hours.....!!!!!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sawyer's Nursery

Blake couldn't wait any longer for me to blog about the nursery & he posted a picture on Facebook last night. So now I feel like I should share with everyone...
I never really had an idea of a "theme" for the nursery but I knew what color scheme I wanted & I knew I wanted a clean & modern look. My sister found a picture online of a nursery with the argyle wall & when she showed me I had to have it re-created for Sawyer's nursery! I did all the shopping & supervising & my mom & sister did an AMAZING job painting!!
There are a few things left to do to complete the nursery but I need my baby here to do so!
I plan on putting some of his newborn pics on canvas & hanging next to the mirror above the dresser.
The outfit we bring him home in will be put in the shadow box to hang on the wall in the picture above.
My Nana is working on making a cover for the changing pad to sit on the dresser as well as a couple more pillows for the crib.  

Sawyer's daddy is kind of the inspiration for the room. Blake gets 99% of his clothes from Express, he wears a different colored polo shirt from there everyday & in the winter he has several of their argyle sweaters that he wears. Almost all of the clothes from Express have this Lion embroidered on them that I was able to transfer over to this pillow...
Sawyer's homecoming outfit is a white polo onesie with his monogram & blue jeans so he & his daddy are going to match! So cute! I can't wait :)

Sawyer, your bag is packed for the hospital. We are so excited to have you here with us so hurry up already!! 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Work Baby Shower & other gifts...

We're still here & not so patiently awaiting Sawyer's arrival!!

Way back in October, my friends a work hosted a baby shower for us. I have to declare that I have the best co-workers on the planet! I'm not a fan of gift opening pictures so here's a picture of the delicious & adorable cake & before/after pics of the gifts...

We received some very thoughtful & amazing gifts! If Sawyer would hurry up & get here, he's got some super cute Razorback gear to wear during these last couple of football games ;)

We have also received some other sweet gifts over the past couple of weeks. One of my patients had these made for us...
I LOVE seeing his name printed on things =)

Blake's good friend from work & his wife had these made for us...

How precious are those!!!!

Some other items I've received from people around the hospital...

We are so appreciative of every one's thoughtfulness for the gifts we've received!
Sawyer is such a rotten lucky boy to have so many great people thinking of him!