Saturday, February 28, 2009

Five weeks and I'm ready to go!

FIVE WEEKS- I really shouldn't say five weeks because I am sure it will be longer just to spite me:) I feel as though I have been relatively positive through this whole situation . . . as long as you're not my husband, sister, or mother, you probably will agree. They do get the brunt of it, but in my defense, they ask for it. And I know you didn't ask but I am going to share anyway:) Let's start with my fingers. . . they are like sausages! I have not dawned my wedding ring for weeks and I can barely bend my fingers without them aching. My back . . . the sciatic nerve is getting on my last nerve. My ankles . . . they look like they are sprained by the end of the day! So very big and throbbing! Stretch marks . . . ITCHY! I try not to itch. Derek tries not to let me itch. And yet, I still find a way to itch. Not good. I must stop! Morning sickness . . . I haven't had it all this time until a week ago. It's not fun. I would have been okay without ever experiencing it but I'll just be thankful that it could've been worse! Aside from all these normal pregnancy annoyances, I feel great! I have been sleeping so good that by the time I wake up I'm not sure if I'll make it to the bathroom in time. Praise the Lord, I have made it on time everytime!

AND I'M READY TO GO-Here are some pictures of the baby room. It turned out just like I had hoped and there is storage to spare for all of the baby "necessities" that will accumulate over time.

Showered with love

My sister is the best . . . not to mention my mother, and my good friend Melanie! They all made my baby shower so wonderful and it was a great turn out of friends and family that I will never forget! It is so special that so many people want to celebrate baby Imig's arrival!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Hearing Voices

Here I sit listening to little voices in my living room. No, I am not going crazy, but I do have a 9, 7, and 5 year old who managed to sleep no later then 6am. Sometimes I wonder why kids can't value sleep as much as adults do. I know I sure regret all the times I threw a fit for having to take a nap:)
I wish I could say that having my sisters kids over was a common occurence, but this actually is a rarity. I don't know how Mindy does it. Don't get me wrong, last night was the most fun I've had in a long time and it gave Derek and I a taste of what's to come in life. These kids are so funny and typical at the same time. Kyran enjoyed telling me all of the things he knew about the planets, and when I asked him what his favorite planet was, he responded, "No offense to Earth, because we live here and all, but I'm going to say Mars." It was so funny I couldn't stop laughing. Makenna spent the whole evening wanting to playing with my phone, send text messages, and listen to my ipod. None of which I let her do! When I was holding her doll carelessly on my lap she said, "Aunt Lindsay, I really hope that's not how you are going to take care of your baby." Thanks for the advice Mak:) And Camden only wanted to play video games. When we decided to play another game, "Pass the Pigs," Camden got upset because he kept losing. "I hate this game" he'd say and storm off. Only to return when his turn came up, he'd roll the pigs, hate the game and walk away again. Poor kid never won even though I kept letting him cheat:) Derek was quite the sport this evening. Picking out the movie, baking the pizza, and keeping score for our pig game. It is truly a joy to see him love his niece and nephews as much as I do!
Like I said, I wish this was a more common occurence but I still have more memories with these kids then you can imagine! I better go check on the kids, it just got awfully quite in the living room . . .

Friday, February 6, 2009

Aliens and leaky boobs

So I have had several milestones since I last blogged. The most interesting being a leaky left boob on two occasions. It was very random and still a little disturbing but I hear this is only the beginning! Aside from that, the baby went from moving a few times a day to a hyper active creature that just doesn't stop. Don't get me wrong I love the feeling of the baby moving, especially since I can see its movements more often then not. It actually looks like there is an alien in there wanting to get out. Hiccups are becoming common as well. It feels like my stomach has a heart beat! The last 32 weeks have had its ups and downs and I can't wait to meet my little baby!!