So much has happened within this past month, I just cannot even describe everything! It seems as though the month of April just whizzed on by! I am now 31 weeks into this pregnancy, and as of Monday done with Spring Semester at school. It is such a relief to be done, but now we are gearing up for Summer Semester! Am I crazy doing summer semester with my baby due? Yes, most definitely. But they are all online classes so I'll be able to do them at my leisure. I just need to make sure that I stay on top of things. I was debating taking a class at school with one of my favourite teachers, and the class would have been Monday's and Tuesday's and I had even signed up for it, and then I had a feeling that that would be cutting it close, and so I dropped it.
Jon's crazy 18 credit hour schedule is coming to a close, and he couldn't be more thrilled. He is only going to do 9 credit hours this summer so that's going to be a drastic change, but even more exciting: Jon got a job as a court liaison with a company that deals with people who have to do counseling. And it will count for school credit for his internship. I am just so grateful that things have turned out this way! He got a job a couple months ago as a manager at the Nickelcade in Ogden, and I was excited for him because he was excited, but there was just something about it that made me feel uneasy. But I tried to suppress it, because I wanted to be supportive. But one day as he was leaving for his first day of work, and I was going to rehearsal I just broke down crying, and so I knew that I had to call him and tell him that I didn't want him to take the job. He was upset because I had waited til the VERY last minute, but he stayed true to his word and ended up not taking the job, because I had felt uneasy about it. I felt so bad, but I just knew that he wasn't supposed to work there. And now this opportunity came up and I am so excited for him. He gets to wear a suit everyday to work, gets really awesome contacts with lawyers and judges, and the best part: he gets his own business cards! How cool is that? I am so proud of him. I couldn't have dreamed or wished for a better husband, who loves me so fully and would do anything for me!
So we've had a couple crazy weeks babywise, April 20 was Rachel's birthday, and she came with us to the ultrasound and kind of my last hope in finding out what the sex of our baby was. And she worked!! We are having a BABY BOY!! We are planning on naming him Liam Andrew! And we couldn't be more thrilled. The doctor, after that appointment, sent me to McKay Dee to get checked out because he said that my amniotic fluid looked low, and so we were off to the Hospital. We had to get a Non-Stress Test and a Biophysical Test done on our little boy, and he passed everything with flying colors. But they wanted me to go back in a week just to get checked out again, so the following Friday I went back to the Hospital and we got everything checked out again, and they found something odd with his heart, and so they made me come back today to check that out. But everything turned out great, so the doctor said that I didn't have to go back anymore until it was time for me to have Liam. Last night, however, a trip to the Hospital was almost needed.
At about 11:30 last night I was having some major pains that were really consistent and would come in waves and overall lasted about a half hour. My uterus wasn't tightening up at all, so I wasn't sure what it was, but it felt like a Charlie Horse in my abdomen. It was very painful, definitely not as painful as I've imagined labor pains to be, but it was up there in the pain tolerance level. The pain was consistent and so I called my mom to ask her what I should do, and she told me that maybe we should go to the ER since it hadn't let up. So Jon and I started getting dressed to go to the ER, and the pain started subsiding, and eventually went away, so I just passed it off as a Braxton Hick and we decided to stay home unless the pain came back. It definitely made me realize that we are SO not prepared in case the time comes for real. So last night, while my pain was away, there was no way that I was going to lay back down for awhile cause I didn't want the pain to come back. So I packed my hospital bag for when the time comes and then packing my bag made me realize how unprepared I am just for that too! So... I have some shopping to do for some essentials to take to the hospital. But for now, it'll suffice. And at least I'm a bit more prepared than I was before. It definitely makes everything a bit more real when it comes to this baby. He is coming! I'm due in two months, and I have a feeling that this baby is coming early. I could be wrong but that is just how I feel.