~ Pregnancy Brain!
Where did the past few weeks go? I can't believe I haven't written my journal! I am blaming this on pregnancy brain. It really does exist. I don't even know where I am half the time. I asked myself this morning how am I going to do this for ten more weeks? My answer was you have to do this because no one else can.
I went to the doctor during my 28th week, and everything looks great. She was just concerned with my weight gain. Yes, I have gained 40 pounds! The good news is that I haven't gained anymore weight in the past two weeks. On my way home from the doctor I called Cain and cried about my weight, and that I found a spider in my car. I am so frustrated with living in the country. I know this may sound ridiculous, but I am finding freaking spiders and every kind of insect you can imagine in my house, car, etc. As soon as I saw that spider hanging out in the passenger seat, I said this is it! I just knew that dang thing had laid eggs, and I had no idea how I was going to get them out. Needless to say I haven't seen that spider or any baby spiders since then, so I got all worked up for nothing.
Our pool is a trap for animals. Cain and I rescue on average five turtles, 20 frogs, one crawfish, and five mice a week. Every day we go out there and have to get them out. I feel so bad for them because sometimes we get there too late. I am a huge animal lover, so this has not been fun. On my way to and from work I stop to pick up turtles out of the road and set them in the grass, so no one hits them. This has become a part time job.
Cain and I went to our childbirth preparation class last Saturday. We watched a video of a woman giving birth, and it's not as bad as I thought it would be. I have heard horror stories and was expecting the worst. I think everyone was just exaggerating. There were some girls in the class acting like they were 10 years old, making the vomiting sounds and rude comments. I thought well if you can't watch this and be adult maybe you shouldn't be having a child. Cain and I were really frustrated with the situation.
Besides all of that, we learned a lot. I didn't have any idea of what labor would be like, and this really helped clarify it. I am not nervous or scared, just ready. I am definitely getting an epidural. I want to be able to enjoy my labor without wanting to die. We had the class at a hospital and got to see two babies that were just born. Cain said they all look the same to him. I laughed and told him that when we see Aidan he will not look like them. Cain thinks Aidan is going to be bald or have light blonde hair. I think he will have longer dark hair. I was born with two inches of black hair, and Cain had orange hair. I can't wait to find out!
I have been having a really hard time staying comfortable. I constantly have to adjust. I bought three new pillows for our bed to help me get comfy. Poor Cain has hardly any room, but he never complains. He always asks me how I'm feeling and if I'm okay. He is such a wonderful husband! Plus he gives me a massage every night. I am so lucky! My energy is starting to decline. I feel like I have run a marathon every evening. Aidan is starting to kick me so hard it makes me jump. It isn't too painful, just startling. I love it when he sleeps because I get a break. On the other hand it's good that he is such an active baby. It keeps my mind from wondering.
I will see ya'll next week!