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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ninth month

      We are here! Hallelujah, hallelujah! We cannot wait to meet our son! I am still feeling great and my blood pressure is good. I am starting to slow down and I am getting more tired and sore than before, but I am managing just fine. I started my weekly appointments this week, but I am not dilated at all, which I am totally fine with. We are still not quite ready for the baby to come. We have a car seat, and a pack n play to use for the cradle, and the crib is set up. But the house is not as clean as I want it to be, and we still need a few more essentials. One thing is certain though, our son will not be naked. We have gotten so many cute clothes for him, it's hard for people to resist.
       I had another great shower last weekend hosted by my wonderful friends Kiera and Michelle. It was wonderful to see family and friends, and they all spoiled us! I forgot my camera, once again, so I am waiting for Michelle to develop the pictures she took.
      Although our son is not set to arrive for another 3 1/2 weeks, I am done at work in 2 weeks. Part of me is really sad to see the school year end so early, and part of me is SO ready to get out of there. The students in my class have not been really difficult this year, but we have had 12 move out and 19 move in, along with the 11 that have been there all year. That is a grand total of 42 students we have had this year, that is a lot! I have had a student teacher this year that will be taking over for me when I go on maternity leave. I am grateful to have someone there that cares about my students and will continue to hold them to high standards.
       That's all for now, but we will update again soon!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Maternity pictures

We did maternity pictures today, and I LOVE them! We went to Fotofly in Draper, and they did a great job. They took all of our pictures, edited them, and gave us the CD with the rights for $79, what a steal! Anyway, here are some of my favorites, enjoy!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

34 1/2 weeks

5 1/2 weeks left! Exciting and amazing! I am feeling great and my doctor's appointment this week went well. I am incredibly lucky and have had no Braxton Hick's contractions. It is starting to get uncomfortable to sleep, but I still do it as much as I can! I had a baby shower at work this week, and we were spoiled by my wonderful coworkers. I am excited for more showers to come, and getting to see family and friends. Brian is enjoying his new job. He is very glad he made the change, but I am still feeling a little anxious about it. Other than that, it is life as usual for the Askew family. Here is my belly again, I know, you love it.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

32 weeks

     Only 8 more weeks until our little Marcus Alphonso makes his appearance into this world! Oh my goodness, I could pee my pants out of excitement (and his little head that has been pushing on my bladder). I am finally starting to feel a little nervous, but mostly because Brian got a new job. We're not sure how great they will be with him leaving for the birth, and all of his paternity leave will be unpaid. Other than that things are great. The house is still not as ready as we hoped it would be, but we're working on it. We bought the crib last week, and there are two baby showers in the works.
     We had a great Dr's appointment today. The baby's heartbeat is nice and strong, my blood pressure is good, and I have gained less than 17 pounds. We have appointments every two weeks now! We had our last Lamaze class on Tuesday, and I will be very glad to be able to get to bed early again on Tuesdays. I got a fabulous massage on Monday at Salt Lake Prenatal Massage I highly recommend it to all you sore pregnant women out there. They have cool contoured pillows that allow you to lie on your stomach. I feel rested and rejuvenated now! That's all for now, but here is a picture of my 32 week belly. I hope it makes my mother and mother-in-law happy! (sorry the coloring is funny, we were having camera issues)