Friday, April 26, 2013

37 weeks

Well...we are almost there! I am 37 weeks today.  Only 21 short days to go!

Braxton Hicks contractions are becoming much more frequent and intense, though the doc said not to expect a baby this week unless my water breaks.  I have one more final to give on Monday and then the school year is over for me. Hallelujah!

We have a busy weekend planned - putting the final touches on the nursery, cleaning out the cars and installing the car seat, packing our hospital bags (I KNOW, I should have done this already!!!), cooking some extra meals to have in the freezer, my faculty appreciation dinner, Benzene Ring chemistry club cookout (only for the cool kids, obviously), mowing the grass, replacing some shingles on the roof, and writing IEP's.  Those last few are from Brian's list...I can't tie my own shoes, let alone get up on a roof.

Here's the progress (still pretty proud of these R2 values), evidence of some serious kankles (embarrassing and hilarious), and the belly picture (out of control!!!)......

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

maternity pictures

this past weekend was spring weekend on campus. that meant lots of friends were in much fun and so great to see everyone!

one of my besties, jess...of jessica isner photography, took some maternity photos for us.  jess is hilarious...she was rolling around on the ground, swiping arm chairs out of dorms, and coming up with tons of ideas. i'm pretty much a limp noodle when it comes to having pictures taken...i have zero ideas, feel silly, and blink all. the. time.  so, thankfully, she is creative and can pull personality out of even the limpest of noodles!  if you live in the charleston area, or close to it, check her out the next time you need pictures taken.  here are a few of the lovelies she recently shared on her facebook page...


Thursday, April 11, 2013


is it appropriate for me to post stories about my students on my blog?

well, i'm going to (they aren't minors after all).

yesterday was very hot in our building...the AC has not been turned on yet.  i had my students open all of the windows so that i did not pass out while lecturing.

mid-lecture, i spotted a gentleman(??) near the front with his shirt pulled up to his chest...i will not try to paint a mental picture of his white hairy belly for you, promise.

i assumed he was just hot. but what was really bothering him (apparently) was the lint in his belly button....which he attempted to remove for a good 15 minutes.

i am not kidding.

at what point is it appropriate for me to ask WHAT. ARE. YOU. DOING!!!?????????

speaking of belly buttons....mine is nonexistent since i have obviously swallowed a basketball.....

Monday, April 8, 2013

34 weeks

things have been pretty busy around here.  i've had two lovely baby showers (which i intend to share soon).  brian was on spring break...he cleaned out the spare bedroom and refinished the hardwood floor (all floors on the main level are officially done!).  brian had a baby shower (the awesome women he works with put it together).  we've done more to, but have not completed, the nursery. we finally hung some pictures...i got over my fear of putting holes in our freshly painted walls (have you noticed the bright green?  funky, huh?! that's our dining room...i'll share more when we've done more to it).

as far as the belly surprises, it's getting bigger! i forgot to ask what my measurement was last week, but i gained another 1.5 lbs.  baby boy is in launch position...head down...and feet in my ribs! this picture was after a long day of work around the house. my sweet little 4 year old neighbor brought me a handful of weeds flowers!  he asks just about every day when my baby is going to come out ;-)