Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Last Two Weeks of the 2nd Trimester

26 weeks

27 weeks

I've had swollen ankles and feet a few more times. Usually it's salty food that does it, but sometimes I haven't had salty food and can't figure out why they're swollen. My hips, legs, and feet are SOOO sore and by the end of the work day they are KILLING me. I'm looking forward to summer time when I don't have to work all day. My skin is really different now... I got a sun burn!! This never happens! I've had like one bad burn in my life and that was when I went to Florida as a teenager. We went to the OBX 2 weekends ago and I was constantly putting on spf 15 or 30 but I still got burned! yikes! I refuse to stay out of the sun, so I'm going to invest in some spf 50, haha!

We had our first of a 4 part series of childbirth classes! Both of us were so excited to go! The lady who teaches the class is hilarious and loves to tell stories, which I like to hear. We learned about pre-term labor signs, early labor signs, and watched a video. The video totally confirmed the fact that I'm going to die in labor. Yes, you heard me. I'm going to die!!! Lol. I love being pregnant and I love the idea of birthing a baby that Robbie and I made, but I'm terrified of pain. I still remember when I was little and my mom was taking the stitches out of her friend's head and I threw up. I also passed out when explaining to my coworkers that Robbie was in the hospital about to get an emergency appendectamy. Ugh. I can't get my blood taken without passing out, or almost passing out. The nurses know I HAVE to lay down to get my blood taken. Talking about pain makes me queasy, break out in a sweat, and get anxious/high blood pressure. Seeing the woman on the childbirth video give birth was beautiful, and seeing the placenta be delivered was disgusting, but I can watch it and appreciate it. It was more of the before part- seeing the woman's face while she was having contractions and the painful screams- that really gets me anxious. I'm going to need to learn some serious relaxation techniques. Please pray that my labor is quick!!! ;)

June 5: My coworkers threw me a surprise baby shower!!!! It was soo sweet and I was totally overwhelmed, in a good way! We got a lot more goodies for Norah!


  1. That's so nice of your coworkers to throw you a surprise party!! I hope you have the quickest labor ever (but not so quick you have to give birth to Norah somewhere other than the hospital :) ) and you feel no pain! Looking good mama!

  2. Just remember to relax. :) I didn't take any childbirth classes but that will probably help! And Robbie can help you remember what you've learned, once you're in labor. It CAN go fast! Christopher was only 5 hours and Kiley was like 2 hours. I pray it goes fast for you. :)