Sunday, July 29, 2007

Just another week...

The belly is swelling! While the picture may be deceiving, it is definitely growing. I am noticing Garrett moving around more and more and trying to find a comfortable position to sleep in is trying. Poor Bill, I think he is a little frustrated with the body pillow I sleep with. Last week he made the comment that it is like having a third person in bed with us and now that I am pregnant it adds to the room I need while sleeping. I don't know if he will make it sharing a bed with me while I am nine months pregnant. We will see. For now he just works on stealing the covers. I get the bed room, he gets the covers. I actually woke up in the middle of the night when he was trying to reposition the covers, I moaned out of a dead sleep, NOOOOO don't steal my covers. He laughed and said that he wasn't trying to, just making it so that we can both have them. We both got a good laugh out of it in the morning.

I don't know if you have ever been pregnant before or your spouse has, but the dreams come frequently while you are. I have been dreaming the weirdest things in the last month and at least two dreams that I remember a night. They involve everyone, from people I haven't talked to in ages, to people I work with, family and friends as well as Bill. It is crazy the things that you dream! Bill keeps trying to figure out if there is anxiety related to these dreams or if they mean anything. From what I have read they are just the hormones going crazy.

Tomorrow I go for my next check-up I will be one week shy of 6 months. I can't believe I am almost 6 months pregnant, it seems like yesterday that we found out we were going to have a baby. Wow the changes that can happen. For now we continue to prep the house to get ready to share our lives with a new little one. This weekend has been pretty uneventful, just house chores and running around. We stopped off at the botanical gardens on our way home from church this morning, we really liked the location it seemed like it would be a beautiful place to get married. We will start the works to get information on weddings and events there. We both agreed this was the kind of place we wanted to get married. Anyways that is all the excitement for one week.

Sunday, July 22, 2007


This week I went back to week after one week at a conference, wow I hate coming back from a break. As nice as it was to get away, it sucks coming back to 70 emails, ewww! Anyways, the week flew by and it is again the weekend. And the weekend flew by and it will again be Monday in the morning. I guess that is the way the week works. Anyways...

This weekend was really nice we went to a jazz concert on Friday after a nice dinner for two on Dickson Street. Exposure to culture again was really nice. I haven't been to a cultural event in a while or at least one involving the ARTS! If only I can get Bill to take me to a dance concert next. I think for now "So you think you can dance" will be the closest to a dance concert that I will get, as he will only watch a few minutes of that show, with fast forward involved. Saturday, Bill went to his first day of training for the Benton County Dive Rescue Team. He is super excited to break out his dive gear and meet some new people, as well as make a difference. While he had fun at the lake, I went shopping. My friend Kathleen sent us a poster of a sailboat for Garrett's room, so I went and got that framed. I was also able to find some cute clothes. Thankfully they do make a few cute maternity clothes. Both of us were pooped after a full morning, but we still managed to make it out to Nate and Abby's house for a cookout. We enjoyed ourselves and Bill reminisced over his old charcoal grill as he just upgraded and donated our old one to Nate and Abby.

Today, we went back to the swimming area that Bill discovered on Beaver Lake yesterday. We packed our lunches and stopped off to buy a float or two. We found a little spot that we thought would be peaceful, yet we later were found by every kid at the park, as they decided to jump off the bluff right next to us. Anyways after 4 hours in the sun and lake, neither of us realized how much sun we actually got. Let's just say that both of us have raccoon eyes from our sunglasses and will proudly sport them as we go back to work tomorrow. However, I think we both agree that we will have to go back. $4 at a public park on the lake is much better than sneaking into the neighborhood pool at the apartment complex next to us. Let's just say IF the kids were saying obscene things we could not understand them as they were speaking Spanish and surrounded by their parents, verses yelling curse words at the pool in our neighborhood. I will take a day at the lake any day over an hour at the complex pool.

Anyways, I believe it is time for this mom-to-be to head to bed. Good night!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Our river trip

This weekend has been full of adventure already and it is only Sunday. I got back on Friday from my week long training on adventure based counseling, what a cool class. From the airport we went to lunch and to look at a Montessori School in town. For the most part I was very pleased with the school, it has a brand new facility for the infants until they turn 2. Each building has its own security key punch and each of us would have our own code to get in. They track who is in at what times so no one can walk off the streets and come in, a plus. There would be 7 babies in the class with Garrett, and two caregivers, best of all no wait list at the moment. I need to check around with other people in the area to hear more about their impressions of the place, but I enjoyed it.

Saturday we woke up and it seemed like any other Saturday, we had breakfast and sat around looking on the internet for things for the baby's room until around 10:30. We were trying to decide what to do for the day and Bill suggested that we go canoeing. There is a river about an hour from here called the King's River, we packed up our stuff and stopped off at the store and were there by 1:00. As we were about to walk out the door Bill suggested taking the dog. After the last trip we thought she would have liked it, so we took her with. I do have to say knowing that she is going to the groomers on Monday did help in the decision making. She got a hold of some fleas last week and has matted herself to pieces. Needless to say she will be getting a crew cut and a flea dip on Monday, I don't put up with fleas. The river was nice and relaxing and lasted about 6 hours. However, when Bill's friend, who went down it last weekend, talked about it, he did not say anything about the obstacle course that we would be traveling and the frequent low areas where Bill got out and had to push us down stream. Overall it was a lot of fun and Ruby had a great time. She was not too excited about swimming, but loved hanging over the edge of the boat to watch the water go by. And she loved rolling around and dragging her face on the rocks on the bank. At one point our white dog was completely covered in dirt, now to be light brown. The Kings River is just outside of Eureka Springs, AR, a very hippie town. The people who saw her on the river referred to her as a drowned rat with dreadlocks. Check it out and tell us what you think? We had a laugh out of it. Oh yeah, and there was a random river dog that followed us about 1/3 of the trip, Ruby didn't like him very much until we dunked her in the water for barking at him forever. That taught her!

Oh, PS. Here is the updated pregnancy pictures, 5 months pregnant. Hope everyone is doing well. We are started to get really excited and the reality is starting to hit us.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Half Way there!

I am now 20 weeks pregnant, half way there is what my book says. This little guy is pretty active, he is constantly moving and kicking, everyone described it as a flutter or bubble feeling inside of you, I think it feels more like a really strong pulse from inside your belly yet not consistent either that or someone flicking you from the inside. My book says, "The baby may be roused from sleep by external sounds or movements: sudden loud noises, loud music, event the vibrations of a car or washing machine can stir the baby into action."

I am pretty pooped as we tried to clean out the spare bedroom so that we can start the prep work for the nursery. We stopped by Hobby Lobby and got a life preserver with a mirror inside of it and a wooden anchor to hang on the wall. Both will help us to pull off the nautical theme we are going for. I am still in search of black and whites of sail boats, if anyone knows where to get them let me know. Anyways, better go, Bill has made some burgers on his new grill.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

We are Registered!!!!

We are super excited yesterday we drove to Tulsa, OK to register for baby supplies. If you are interested we are registered at Babies R Us/Toys R Us and Target. If you don't have a Babies R Us in your town you can get our registry online or at Toys R Us. The majority of the things we registered for are at Babies R Us just because they have so many more choices. All you have to do is type in our names Dayna Wolek or Bill Healy, then it will pull up or registry. Thanks so much for all of your love and support, we are so excited for little Garrett to get here! Can't wait for November, we have so much to do to get prepared.

Monday, July 2, 2007

It's Official

We are having a BOY!!!!!! This morning we went to have the ultrasound and we got to see everything. All seems well at this time. They believe everything is on target for delivery in late November (11/23/07). Hopefully all will go well and Bill will have his Sagittarius, Mr. William Garrett Healy!!!! We will call him Garrett. Can't wait to meet the little guy, or as Bill likes to say the little Dude!

Oh... Pictures will be coming soon. I forgot to bring them into work to scan. The side effect of pregnancy brain, you can't remember anything.