September 30, 2008
Carpet is being installed on Thursday in the hall and closet upstairs and that puts us one step closer with being done upstairs. It is so close I can almost taste it! Last night as Nathan was working on the baseboards I decided I would do the items listed above upstairs so that I could talk to Nathan. I think I managed to not bother him too much. I was watching Pride and Prejudice (BBC) and Nathan kept giggling at some of the funny lines.
September 26, 2008
September 24, 2008
September 22, 2008
Nathan thinks it's funny to say offensive things to me about my pregnancy and sometimes I agree. One of things he said that wasn't offensive took place during our birthing class and it was silly. The teacher was describing the role of a doula and how some couples choose to hire one. Nathan's response was..."We don't need a mint julep." That made me laugh.
The hallway to our bathroom is painted! This means that our upstairs drywall and painting is done. All we have left is...painting and installing baseboard, bedroom shelving, installing carpet, installing closet shelving, putting up one more light, and putting up the handrail.
September 16, 2008
September 15, 2008
My favorite technique went as follows:
1. Nathan watches the readout for the contractions and reminds me to start the breathing techniques by saying "Cleansing Breath". (That's just a really deep breath.)
2. He starts squeezing my leg and slowly increases the pressure as the contraction peaks while I am doing slow breathing in and out.
3. The contraction peaks as he says "Peak" and his pressure is at it's maximum on my leg. At that point I take in 2 short breaths through my nose and let 2 short breaths out my mouth until the contraction eases.
4. I take a finishing cleansing breath.
We did this a few times in class and the teacher asked the partners to show how hard they squeezed when it was completed. I really didn't believe how hard Nathan had squeezed my leg. I didn't feel it that much during the exercise, so the technique must work! We'll see how much I can focus during a real contraction!
September 11, 2008
September 10, 2008
Nathan is putting together our crib in this photo. I will post completed nursery photos some time this week. I really like how everything has turned out!!
Last night Nathan and I went to a breastfeeding class that was geared towards both expectant parents and I was pleasantly surprised. I learned a ton and really liked the lactation consultant that lead the class and also works at the hospital. Her services are free even after you've left the hospital and that was good information to know. I think that going to that class really alleviated some of my concerns.
September 9, 2008
Yes, it's true, I have passed all of my licensing exams for architecture!! A state official called me a little while ago and gave me the news. Indiana will be sending me an official letter within the week and then I can order my glorious stamp!!!!
This has been a long and arduous process and I am glad that it's done and not a moment too soon. I was anxious to find out the news before our little boy came and now I can check this off of my to-do list. You might say it's been down to the wire as I'm only 6 weeks away from my due date.
September 8, 2008
September 4, 2008
I'm really happy with the result! Nathan did a great job. Right now it's sitting in the nursery, but will be moved soon. I finally ordered a crib Saturday night, so that should arrive in a couple of weeks.