Semester is over! No homework! Week 33!

Ahh my first weekend with NO studying.  So what did I do?  Aaron and I went walking around McCormick’s Creek State Park.  Well, we tried to walk the easy .6 mile trail, but after only a little while outside in this heat, I changed my mind.  However, we did still take some pretty photos :)

I’m really excited to be done with classes until August!  Baby Faith has perfect timing.  She will be conveniently arriving between semesters!  Good girl! :)33 week belly pic!

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Here is another 33 weeks belly pic that I took when I was playing around with my camera…

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Only 7 more weeks to go.  Wow.  Aaron and I were at Pizza Hut today, and the waitress said I was glowing, lol!  I told her I don’t feel that way, but thanks!  She was sweet, and didn’t charge us for our drinks.  She said she is about to be an aunt for the first time.  She was really excited.   Such a friendly waitress.I found the perfect maternity nightgown!  I’m a strawberry fanatic.  This is totally me :)

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Video of baby’s progress!
Well, now that I’m done with classes… I think I will continue crocheting my baby blanket! :)  Oh, and I might even bake some banana bread, too!  Woo hoo!

Heartburn, Leg Pain, Final Exams, and Week 32!

It’s storming out right now.  A nice cool breeze is blowing.  I love that warm weather is here!

We went to another baby check-up today.  I still weigh 150 pounds.  Blood pressure is great.  My oxygen level is 98%.  Faith has flip-flopped and moved her little self upside down now.  No wonder she hasn’t been kicking my bladder. Her head is down now. Good girl! :)

I can’t believe there is only 8 more weeks left.  That is going to fly by in no time.  It feels like my pregnancy has already gone by lightening fast.  I just can’t believe that we will officially me “Mommy” and “Daddy” in less than two months.  Wow.

During my pregnancy I have been hearing about the likeliness of muscle cramps.  Early Saturday morning I woke up with one, and it was awful.  I have only had one charlie horse before when I was a little girl, and it was nothing compared to this one!  I scared Aaron the moment I started groaning in pain. Poor Hubby probably wondered if I was in labor!  It seemed like no matter what I did, or Aaron did, to help relax my calf muscle, it only felt worse!  I got up on my feet, and as soon as my foot touched the ground, it stretched out my calf muscle and the worse pain hit.  Shortly after that, the pain finally started easing up.  I am not looking forward to anymore muscle cramps :(

I get heartburn almost everyday now.  It usually happens at night when I’m sleeping, and then I have to get up, and stay up for about an hour or more until it subsides.  Tums doesn’t help.  Cold milk or popsicles help, but only for a short while.  I literally just have to sit up for a couple hours for it to finally go away.  I have been exausted.  I try and nap after dinner when I get home from work.  After dinner, or after any meal actually, I feel like I ate a ton!  Just today at work, I ate a banana and it felt like I ate 50 of them.  My appetite has lessened, and I can only eat small portions before feeling very full.  Faith must be kicking at my stomach now that she is head-down.  No wonder I have heartburn, and can’t eat much.  She wants more room in her womb!

This is the LAST week of the semester, and I can’t keep napping when I get home!  I have to get my butt in gear and study for my last History exam, and for my last Fitness and Wellness exam.  I also have a History term paper to finish up.  As of now, my standing grades for the semester are an A in Fitness and Wellness, and a B in History.  Of course that can change if I do bad on my exams.  Ugh.

I am SO ready to finish classes for the semester so I can have more time to mentally prepare for Faith to arrive soon!  On May 19th my Mom and sister are throwing me a baby shower up north where I use to live.  All of my family, and all of my old friends live around Chicago and northern Indiana.  I can’t wait to see everyone.  It won’t be a “girls only” baby shower.  It’s more important to me that I see all of my old friends, family, cousins, Aunts, Uncles, and my Grandma who is 90!  After Faith is born, who knows when I’ll get the chance to see them all again, so I am really looking forward to seeing everyone, and taking lots and lots of pictures!  I got my Baby Registry ready, and we will be having a Pot Luck dinner.  Family, friends, and tons of food!  Perfect!

32 weeks belly pic!

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Video of baby’s progress!

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8 more weeks to go!!!