Friday, April 23, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Finally, I found some time to post my belly pics for the past few weeks. I apologize that I am wearing the same thing in all three pics, but I REALLY enjoy putting on that outfit when I get home from work! I am getting rather large, and with large comes uncomfortable! I am ready to have this baby! REALLY ready! Unfortunately I am still not dilated at all! We had a Dr's appt and ultrasound last Thursday and Graham weigh 6lbs 14oz, and is head down, but isn't really getting serious about starting labor. We go back to the Dr. for our 38 week appt tomorrow so pray for progress!! This past month has been really trying on me, and my patience. If you are scared of what pregnancy does to your body then dont read any further because I am going to give some details! Seriously, the last month of pregnancy is by far the hardest. My body is so completely different than it was 9 months ago! My chubby little face looks like it is about to pop almost as badly as my sausage fingers and HUGE cankles. My humongous boobs look microscopic in comparison to the massive belly which is tatooed with streaks from my skin being maxed out. I cannot stand up without feeling like Graham is about to come out, and as a result have to run to the bathroom to avoid peeing all over myself. I never thought I would be seen in the "butt" isle at CVS, shopping for Tucks but that day has come and gone (TMI I know). I am sick and tired of googling 38-39 weeks pregnant to try and figure out the signs of labor and how to naturally bring on labor. Yes I am ready to have my body back. Yes, I am whining and complaining, but I really don't care about all of these issues. I really just want to meet him, and I want him to be a perfectly healthy little baby boy. Pregnancy is a crazy thing. God is in complete control, not me, and it is teaching me a valuable life lesson. I am so excited for Eric and I to fall in love with this new little human. Everyone keeps asking me if I am scared, and I really am not scared but anxious for the big day. Please pray for us as we go through this awesome yet crazy time!! I will update everyone on our progress after tomorrow's appt! Here is an awesome bible verse that makes me cry every time! Have a fab week!
13-16 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother's womb. I thank you, High God—you're breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I'd even lived one day.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Last week, I went to the doctor for my 35 week checkup. My pregnant best friend Lesley went with me since Eric had to work. Dr Ingram did the Group B Strep Test, and I told her all of my symptoms that I have been having, like sporadic cramping and some pressure. She checked me as well and I am not dilated at all nor has he dropped down. I was happy to hear that he was still content and floating around, but at the same time disappointed that he hasn't really started getting serious about coming out! I am fine with him chilling out until April, but around week 38 I am going to be ready for him to be out! It is just amazing how God made the miracle of childbirth. We really have no control over this incredible time, and it is so neat how that precious little baby knows exactly how to make his exit. As frustrating as the waiting game gets, I am thankful to have a healthy pregnancy thus far, and all I truly want is a healthy happy newborn so I will be patient! I am having contractions pretty frequently now, but they are irregular and arent too intense. I have had some pretty bad swelling which is probably due to me being on my feet working, cleaning and travelling constantly. Heartburn has become a nightmare. I LOVE to eat, but I can take a couple of bites and my esophagus feels like it is on fire. Apparently when the baby drops, the heartburn eases up so I should know exactly when he decides to drop! I still have to pee every hour, and find myself in the bathroom several times a night. Eric is having a really hard time with my snoring haha! I never snored before I was pregnant so hopefully it will go away after delivery, but I just tell him he will have to endure this one symptom! The stretch marks have now migrated to the right side of my stomach as well, and although they could be worse, I try not to look at them. Graham is still very active and Eric and I can feel and see actual body parts moving across my tummy. His little feet have been right at my ribs for the past couple of weeks and as much as it sometimes hurts, I LOVE it! Other than those few issues( haha I know there are many) I am doing fabulous! My next Dr's appt is this Friday and I will let y'all know if there is any progress. My parents are coming in town on Friday as well, and my dad and Eric are going to make my yard look presentable for the family get-together at our house on Saturday. I cannot wait to visit with both of our families and show off Graham's precious nursery! I will post pics of my past showers and my belly soon! Have a wonderful week!
Monday, March 1, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Apparently our crib still has not come in although I was told it would be here in 3-4 weeks and it has now been 6 weeks. I have heard from several people that the store I ordered from tends to procrastinate about getting things in and actually have gotten things in after the baby is born. I hope they know who they are dealing with here, and I will be nice for a period of time, but there is an expiration date on my patience these days. Just don't tell me, a psycho pregnant lady, that something is going to be in if it is not! Simple as that!
Here are some belly pics. I did slack off on taking pics for awhile there during the holidays but from now on I will take a weekly pic! Have a great week and wish Eric and I luck as we go to our Planning for Parenthood class on Saturday!
- Hi! My name is Rachel Corscadden. My husband, Eric, and I live in Homewood, Alabama with our two dogs, Hank and Paisley. We are expecting our first child in April 2010! We are truly blessed with wonderful families and friends and could not be any happier! Thanks for visiting!