Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pregnancy Dreams

I remember with Julia I had some weird pregnancy dreams, and this baby is following right along. The last couple nights I dreamt about having babies and giving birth. The first dream I dreamed that I had twins (a boy and a girl) and we went to visit my family. I decided to stay home from church with the twins, but was going crazy trying to find all Julia's church clothes all the while thinking that I needed to wake up the babies to feed them because they were still too little and fragile to go all night without a feeding.

Don't get any ideas about my dream meaning we are having twins. We actually already had an ultrasound because early on my doctor did an ultrasound at her office and thought she might have seen two heartbeats. So she sent me to a real ultrasound tech to see if I did have twins (I think the little machine in the dr. office isn't detailed enough to tell for sure. Same thing happened with Julia, the doctor did a little ultrasound, thought they saw something, and referred me to get another real ultrasound.)

It was a weird one hour from the time I had my first apt. to the time the ultrasound tech told me I just had one baby in there. Luckily they had an open appointment right away so I didn't have to wait days wondering what if. So anyway, just one baby and my due date is supposedly really accurate because early ultrasounds can tell you pretty exactly how far along you are since there is not a lot of variation in development that early on. My due date was moved nine days later from March 10 to March 19th after my ultrasound.

Now on to my second dream. I dreamed that I was going into labor so Robert and I were driving to the hospital, only I could tell we weren't going to make it before the baby came. So I told him to pull over and stop right there. We happened to have stopped at a mechanic garage, so we went inside and told the mechanic I was having a baby. Robert was trying to get me to wait longer, but I reached down and could feel the baby's head, and then it just popped out! This baby was a boy.

After that it got really detailed, the least of which was Robert having to tie off the umbilical cord with a shoelace and cut the cord. We had called 911 to tell them we were having a baby at the mechanic's (The mechanics were meanwhile standing in a corner saying "Wow, this has never happened here before.") and half an hour later a truck full of nurses arrived. Some started taking care of the baby, some attended to me, but most of them started preparing hot chocolate and eclairs for all the well wishers that we were expecting to come see us at the mechanics!

Just Some Julia Cuteness

Here are some cute Julia pictures to hold you over until I find a time to publish some other posts. I started working on them last night, but was reminded by my body why I am usually in bed by 9:30 these days. It was not a pretty sight.

Julia and her bears. She loves her stuffed animals, especially all her bears.
And I was looking through our pictures yesterday and wasn't happy with any of the recent pictures of Julia by herself. So today to entertain ourselves between rain storms we went out to the backyard and had a photo shoot. Julia loves wearing dresses and bows so she was pretty excited. I took out all her dresses and she chose which one she wanted, and then she got to choose which bow she wanted to wear. When she was all dressed she said, "I'm a princess!"

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sleeping Beauty

Julia has done pretty well with her transition to toddler bed, but she
does get up and wander around the room for a while at naptime before
she decides to return to bed and actually fall asleep. While we were
in Texas last week she discovered the suitcase and I would come in and
find her asleep but half dressed in some clothes she got put of the
suitcase. This naptime I found her wearing her hat and sunglasses.

I can't figure out how to put all these sleeping pictures in one post via mobie since I am doing this from bed, but I figure this way is better than nothing. I've got a few other posts to catch up that will have to wait until I'm feeling better.

This is how I often find Julia's bed after a nap. She ends up either sleeping on the books or tucked into a corner of the bed. I have even found her sleeping with books on top of her.

The swimsuit on the head

Julia found her swimsuit in the suitcase while she was suppose to be taking a nap. I heard her struggling to take it off and had to laugh when I came in and saw her. She was a little dismayed to see me take out my phone to take a picture of her rather than take it off right away.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Wheat Bun

Robert and I have a Wheat "bun in the oven"due March 19!

Yes, I've been sick. I'm hoping that goes away in the next couple weeks.

Julia understands the concept much better than I thought she would. I guess she has had enough little friends get baby brothers and sisters that she gets it. She tells me all the time that I have her baby sister (we don't know the gender yet) in my belly. The other day she was walking around sticking her belly out and arching her back to show how big my belly was going to get.