Thursday, December 4, 2008

Oh, I sister sent these pictures of Terrance to me to show to our Dad. She said that she thinks Terrance looks just like me in the picture of her and the sticks. What do you think? I don't think she looks anything like me but she is still stinking adorable.

Well, I went to my first weekly appointment today and of course had a ton of questions for my doctor. always...answered them all in good humor. He checked my cervix and said that I was 2 centimeters dilated and that he wanted me to have another ultrasound in two weeks to check the size of the baby again. He also talked to me about bed rest and pre-eclampsia because my feet are pretty swollen and my blood pressure has gone up a bit. He said that when I come back next week, if my blood pressure has gone up again he was going to put me on bed rest. This of course scared the crap out of me because that is definitely out of the normal, and anything out of the normal is not good. He said that everything is fine and not to worry. That Gunnars heart rate is in the 150's and that is really good. He said that they don't really know what causes pre-eclampsia it is just something that happens. I asked him if it had something to do with me working and he said it could be because the more you do the more your blood pressure goes up but it is mostly just being pregnant. That your blood pressure automatically go up when you are pregnant it has only just now reached a level that he is starting to worry about. I also found out that when the top of my stomach gets really tight it is actually a contraction. I thought it was just Gunnar pushing on me because they don't hurt they are just uncomfortable. The nurse asked me how often they happen and I said anywhere from 4 to 10 times a day...just depends. She asked if they are coming with any regularity and I said....uhm...I am not sure, I didn't know they were contractions so I was really paying that much attention to them. I definitely will now. So far I have had two of them in the past 45 minutes. Some days it is like that and some days I will have none. I guess that means it is getting pretty close...that makes me nervous. I am really excited for him to get here but really nervous as well. I guess that is normal though.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Here is the final sketch of the year. I did this layout in probably March of 2007 when Alycia was about six months pregnant with Terrance. Isn't she cute? The chipboard elements are designed, and painted by me and totally original. I used bright colors and contrasted them with some light neutrals to make them pop. One of my favorite parts of this layout is having the title run over onto the photo. I also loved developing and making the elements for this layout. You should definitely try this at home.
*look at how long her hair is...I can't believe she cut it...I wish my hair was that long*