Saturday, July 31, 2010

Happy birthday to me!

Today is my 24th birthday. We had a lot of fun hanging out this afternoon with Mom, Heather, and Kristin & her family. I just think my family is so much fun! I'm really glad I've gotten to the point in my life where I actually enjoy spending time with my family, rather than feeling like it's a chore or an obligation. I have to say that by this point, I think I have one of the coolest families ever! I know none of us is perfect, but I really love my family. I feel so blessed to be able to be part of the families that I am. I know my 'arrival' to the Johnson family wasn't necessarily traditional, but I've always felt welcome and loved. And I'm so fortunate to have the in-laws that I do. I really love Brett's family. I was always sort of...apprehensive about what in-laws I'd get "stuck with", but Brett has such a cool family, too! I enjoy and look forward to the times I get to spend with both sides of my family. Hopefully eventually Amy will feel the same way!

Speaking of the little Nugget, she's still baking away. I'm technically overdue now, but that's okay, really. I've got a non-stress test on Monday to make sure she's still doing all right, and then we've got an induction scheduled for Wednesday evening. So keep us in your thoughts and prayers!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


In looking back over my life, I've noticed something of a trend. I've had so many big changes in my life, both good and bad. Every time something changes, there's sort of a surreal feeling about it, often for a good long time. Like when Brett and I were married, it seemed really unreal for probably over a year. Am I really married?

I've really been noticing this lately. It's kind of hard to deny that I'm pregnant since it affects every aspect of my life. But it's still so difficult to wrap my head around the idea that I'm going to be a mom any day now. I know it's happening, but it just...doesn't quite seem real. I think it's my brain's way of adjusting to the changes, especially since they are such huge changes, like it takes some time to get used to. But it always sort of throws me off. Hm.

Just as an added bonus (sort of), here's a picture of me today at 39 weeks and 2 days. And yes, I look really tired. I don't think I have any makeup on.

Friday, July 16, 2010


I've posted belly pictures on Facebook, but not on here. I was informed a little while ago that one of my nephews in particular was very disappointed that I didn't have pictures of myself on my blog.

So here you go, Sam! I'll post some more recent ones when I get the chance.

(Unfortunately since this was my first time posting photos, they're in backwards order. Oops.)

29 weeks 4 days. This is, I think, my favorite picture of me being pregnant:

29 weeks 4 days:

24 weeks 4 days:

20 weeks:

Two weeks left! (Give or take)

Yes, I'm definitely counting down, although I know due dates are estimates and don't really count for a whole lot. I can't help it. I feel like I'm at the end of my rope. I've had a good pregnancy. I've enjoyed it, for the most part. There's really nothing quite like feeling her move, and I'm going to miss the little nudges (although not the kung fu moves against my bladder) once she's born. But I am so ready to be done. I'm hot, and I'm tired, and uncomfortable. I can't sleep because my ribs hurt so badly, and of course you're "supposed to" sleep on your side.

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm so grateful that I haven't had any "real" problems during my pregnancy. I'm grateful that I'm able to have this baby. I'm so excited to be a mom (although the idea is still quite daunting)! It's just so close to the end, and I'm ready to be done. It tends to make me a little crabby.

No real progress since the last post. I'm still only dilated 1cm, not even enough for the doctor to strip my membranes. I had my final ultrasound yesterday. She is looking just perfect! Everything looks as it should, my fluid levels are good, she's still head down. They're estimating her weight at around 6lb10oz, although of course the weight can be off by a pound either way, so...that's really not saying much.

Anyone have a mini trampoline I can borrow?