Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tomorrow could be the big day!

i've been telling myself that for the past 6 weeks. my doctor tricked me into thinking that i might have baby marcus early by putting me on bed-rest back in the middle of december. i was dilated 2 centimeters then and ever since have been slowly dilating up to a 4 (could be 5-its all subjective) now and 4 days over my due date. i've been stretching, swimming and walking my little bum off in the hopes to kick-start labor but to no avail.
i have made it a point to try to enjoy myself though. i made it through a temple session with mom and juano- to the amazement of all present. i only had to pee once during the session.
on monday, we went to the north shore when we got word of 20 foot waves. we were sitting on the beach and a little girl ran by and said, "mommy, mommy! that lady has a big ball in her shirt." she was utterly confused when i tried to explain to her that it was a baby but i couldn't take it out to prove it. i'll let her own mother explain that one. i tried once to explain it to my nephew nathan after he asked me why i swallowed my baby. haha! kids- so innocent.
so my pregnancy could come to an end and motherhood could begin TOMORROW!! my doctor schedule me to be induced and i have to call at 6 am to make sure there is room for me. i hope we can all sleep tonight. juano is as giddy as a 5 year old at disneyland. and me? i'm excited too... nervous- but i can't wait to meet my new little guy.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


i know i am crazy because i am due in less than two weeks but i got a new job!

NO- not a stay at home mom- although that is my first priority. i am an online instructor for an international English course here at BYU Hawaii. i just got the job this morning- it just kinda fell from the sky into my lap (scoot over baby marcus). i am so excited because i can do everything from home- correct assignments, skype, etc. my students live in mongolia, japan, china, taiwan, and the polynesian islands. AWESOME HUH?! it is such a blessing because i might be able to continue to work for BYU Hawaii after juan graduates and we leave. I can teach from home for the rest of my life (maybe).

Anyway- we will see how it goes- we are just really excited for this perfect fit for me right now.

Thanks, baby marcus, for staying inside longer than i wanted you to- it turned out to be a blessing. you can come anytime after saturday, okay?