No paragraphs today, just a collection of thoughts:
*Finished report cards yesterday, a weight off my shoulders. No deadline from work, just one I'd put on myself. I didn't want anyone waiting on me anymore than they had to. Done!
*27 weeks and 2 days today. What a celebration! Short term goal is daily, then weekly, then 28 weeks. On Sunday, my goal goes up to 30...I'll take it 2 weeks at a time. I've been here 26 days.
*I'm amazed at my husband through all of this. He's held up much better than I would if he was pregnant and on hospital bedrest!
*I can't believe I'm here, but so thankful that I am. One day at a time, just like AA. Prayers are being answered, thank you for praying for me and my family. Thank you God, for listening and taking care of us.
*Feeling baby move so much at this point. My blood pressure and temperature have been fantastic since I arrived. Baby's heartbeat has been great and several nurses have commented that it looks like the heartbeat of an older baby.
*I've had several comments on my growing belly this week. It's really growing..and for once, that is a good thing! Mom noticed it first and then one of the nurses commented the same day.
*I'm still so incredibly thankful for my friends and family. Their visits, emails, and calls mean so much right now. I know how busy life is...thank you.
*I'm slowly but surely making my way through all of the Reese's Peanut Butter cups my friends have brought me. Yikes...
*I ordered furniture for the baby's nursery today. Scary to do online without seeing it in person, but we didn't really have much of an option! I'm anxious to see it...well, I'm anxious for Russ to see it, so he can tell me if I like it!
*Another sonogram on Thursday evening. I can't wait!
*I'm excited for Saturday's game. Justin was given tickets and field passes to the game after meeing the Texas coaching staff at BAMC. He hit off with Major Applewhite and Major mentioned trying to get him tickets. It's the Veteran's Day game, so what an honor. He's asked Russ and Thomas if they wanted the other field passes. They're so excited--and so proud of Justin! Guess I'll sit here...
*I miss my puppy. I haven't seen him since 7:00 a.m. October 7th. I miss my house. My car. My kitchen. My cat. My neighbors in the driveway. I miss my first graders. I miss bedtime with Riley. I miss smelling him after his bath in his pajamas. I miss my routine. I went to work one morning and never came home...I haven't done/seen these things since the day I left.
*What is keeping me sane, you ask? God. A positive attitude. Prayers. This little baby I feel in my belly making himself (or herself) known with every nudge, heartbeat, or hiccup. I love you Nugget, you're doing so great. You're the reason I can sit here and follow the rules.