I decided it would be cool to just spill a lot of totally random things into this post and call it good. It's my blog, I can do what I want, right? :) (cue "it's my party and I can cry if I want to" music)
So, yesterday I had another doctors appointment. I didn't mention it on here because I didn't want to worry anyone unnecessarily. Why would you worry, you ask? Because two weeks ago, I started bleeding. Not a ton of blood, just enough to get me a little (read: a lot) freaked out. This happened on a Saturday and my 20 week appointment was on Monday. I held off calling the doctor (a: because there wasn't that much bleeding and b: because I had my appointment Monday. No sense calling, I thought.) So I went into my appointment, they found all was well and I mentioned my bleeding. I didn't over dramatize or under dramatize (is there such a thing??) anything, I just let him know my concerns. He said my cervix was a little on the thinner side of normal, so he wanted me back in two weeks for another ultrasound to see whether or not it was continuing to thin out, to which I agreed. Meanwhile, he told me to live life as normal, as he didn't see anything that looked too suspicious. And so I did. When I went in yesterday, my cervix was measuring at about 3.2 cm. Two weeks previous, it had been at 3.5 cm. The doctor says he's still not terribly worried about that (and, for the record, neither am I) and to continue life as normal. The only restriction he put on me is no heavy lifting, no standing on my feet continuously for more than 8 hours at a time, and no overly strenuous exercise. Pretty much, he told me, use common sense. So, I am taking it a little easier than normal, but still living life and, quite honestly, not worrying about my silly cervix. For all we know, that's my normal size, but being this is my first pregnancy and I have had a sister (Tara) who had to go on bed rest for two of her kids because her cervix thinned out too quickly and she started contracting at like 26 or 28 weeks, we're still being a little cautious. So there you have it! Pregnancy update for the week. :) Oh and baby is moving like crazy lately. Especially right before I go to bed. I watched him/her roll across my stomach the other night, it was amazing. I love this whole movement thing, it's just a miracle to me.
Now, in other news, I have been getting crafty lately. I have an apron that is all cut out and just needs to be sewn, a sweet little recipe board that is super easy to make (and totally cute to boot!) and some metal cups just waiting to be painted and planted with herbs so I can have my own little herb garden! I love craftiness. :)
The spray paint I am going to use on future herb garden cups
My recipe board. It's got that metal sheet and then cute little magnets so when I have a recipe I need to refer to, I can just pin it up on the board and have it at my fingertips. Necessary? Nah. Cute? Yeah.
Along with the craftiness, I have also been taking pictures of my mom and dads yard lately because it is so pretty right now! Here are some of the pictures.
A marigold growing in one of the pots of flowers my mom has on the deck.
Another flower in one of the pots (I don't know the name of this one.)
This is one of the two catalpa trees in my mom and dads backyard. They're the best trees. They get huge leaves and gorgeous blossoms every spring and summer and when the wind blows, it looks like its snowing. :)
The other night, I took dinner out to Dallin, Bradley and Derek at a field they were working on. While I was there, there was the most gorgeous sunset. I kind of caught the tail end of it, but here it is. I love sunsets.
And there you have it. My totally random and jumbled post. Gotta keep things fresh and exciting around here, right?! :)