Monday, August 31, 2009

I have a "love/hate" relationship w/ this whole "full term" business

The knowledge that I'm "full term" and could have this baby any day drives me crazy. I could be pregnant for almost 4 more weeks (if I go late) or I could have the baby tonight (please?!). I know, I know, I just need to tell myself that he'll come when he's ready (& I know that) but it's so hard when I just want him here now. Maybe he's waiting until my ENTIRE house is clean (instead of just parts of it). If that's the case, I'll finish tonight!

Friday, August 28, 2009

37 Weeks "Full Term"

How far along?: 37 weeks.
* Total weight gain: Eek. Let's not go there. I'm just anxious to lose it.
* How big is baby?: At this point it's anyone's guess (probably huge)
*Maternity clothes?: I want to wear real jeans again!!!
* Stretch marks?: Ugh. I hope they lighten. They're worth it though (I hope).
* Sleep?: I pretty much dread going to bed. It's just not restful anymore. Still this!
* Best moment this week?: Getting the bathroom sparkly clean. I actually like my bathroom now.
* Movement?: Lots still. Not too many big kicks though. He's out of room.
* Food cravings?: Maple Brown Sugar Mini Wheats
* Labor signs?: He has moved way down & lots of crampies (however, it doesn't matter anymore, he can come whenever at this point and be perfectly healthy).
* Belly button in or out?: Mostly out.
* What I miss: Cute clothes. I feel like a schlub.
* What I'm looking forward to: Meeting my baby.
* Milestone: I'm full term. My baby could come at any time now. Guess I should pack my hospital bags and install the carseat.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ten Things Tuesday

1. Tuesdays seem to come and go so quickly. A few more Tuesdays and I'll have my baby :)

2. Had another Dr.'s appointment today. I had to be tested for group B strep. We'll see if I'm + or - in a few days.

3. Tonight is the last hypnobabies class.

4. I can't wait for maternity leave.

5. My maternity shirts are getting short :(

6. I'm excited for New Moon to come out in November. Yes, I'm a Twilight fan. I can't help it. It looks like it'll be better than Twilight. A bigger budget this time around doesn't hurt.

7. The fair starts this week. I can't wait for all the yummy foods & fun exhibits.

8. I love my snuggly, wuggly kitty cat Missy.

9. My friend Dianne's daughter turned 2 yesterday. It seems like just yesterday she was calling me to come pick her up to take her to the hospital.

10. It's cloudy today & I'm totally ok with that. I think only a Northwesterner would say that.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Not sure what to title this...Maybe weekend recap, etc.

Saturday: My mom came over and helped us clean, clean, clean. We got a lot done. Then Garrett and I went to a worship team get together. It was nice to sit and chat with others from church. We got home and watched War of the Worlds. It's such a strange movie.

Sunday: We took it easy during the morning. Then took off to his softball games. FYI-do NOT sit on bleachers if you're near full term pregnant. They were not made for regular bodies, let alone pregnant ones. I was so uncomfortable by the end of the 2nd game (why are they always double headers?). Then we took off to my parents (we were celebrating Garrett's birthday that day). We had sweet & sour chicken w/ tempura zuchini and green beans (everyone in my family has this for their birthday dinner). It was so good and we thoroughly stuffed ourselves. Then it was getting late so we knew we needed to do birthday cake even though we weren't hungry. By the time we were done w/ cake we had all sworn off eating for the rest of our lives. We were dead stuffed. Never again! We headed home and Garrett helped me with my hypnosis and then I fell asleep.

Etc.: Tomorrow is my last hypnobabies class. After that it'll just be up to me to practice as much as possible before Baby Frankly (dont' worry, you'll know his real name soon) comes. I got some good practice in when I had a migraine last Thursday.

It's really crunch time for me at work. I need to get everything cleaned up and assigned to others before I have to leave. Guess I better get to that.

Friday, August 21, 2009

36 Weeks

How far along?: 36 weeks.
* Total weight gain: Eek. 30 pounds. They say many women slow down weight gain in the last month. Here's hoping.
* How big is baby?: At this point it's anyone's guess.
*Maternity clothes?: Yes, and I can't wait until I can fit in normal clothes again.
* Stretch marks?: Some : ( We'll leave it at that.
* Sleep?: I pretty much dread going to bed. It's just not restful anymore.
* Best moment this week?: Eating fresh dungeness crab that we caught on Saturday. Catching it wasn't as great. The water was pretty rough.
* Movement?: All the time & non-stop hiccups.
* Food cravings?: Silk Chocolate Soy Milk
* Labor signs?: He has moved way down & I have some crampy/braxton hicks things several times a day.
* Belly button in or out?: Mostly out.
* What I miss: Walking without having baby head and shoulders hit me in the pelvis.
* What I'm looking forward to: Meeting my baby.
* Milestone: I don't know. I officially have less than 1 month till my due date. Of course if he's stubborn he might decide to stay in longer.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ten Things Tuesday

Another Tuesday is here. The weeks are going by so quickly

1. I can't stop sneezing today.

2. The doctor confirmed that the baby has dropped so I know where all this pelvic pain is coming from.
3. I didn't have any caffeine this morning. We'll see how I do.

4. Yay. We got our diapers in the mail yesterday. I started prepping them last night. Three or four more cycles of hot wash should do it.

5. I think I've started nesting some. I was flying around the house last night organizing everything in sight & Garrett just kept telling me to go to bed. I wasn't tired yet.

6. I can't wait to wear my normal, cute clothes again. Oh, and my pretty heels.

7. We're watching hypnobirthing videos in class tonight. It'll be interesting to see the hypnosis at work during a birth.
8. So far this is the 2nd hottest summer in Seattle history. 2nd only to a summer in 1958 when we had 9 days over 90 degrees. We've had 6 days so far this year (with the hottest day on record thrown in there for good measure) with a possible day #7 tomorrow. Anyway, it'll be an interesting story to tell our little one that I was pregnant with him during a summer like this.

9. I'm down to weekly OB appointments now. Can't believe it's the last month. Frankly is due in exactly 1 month.

10. Here is the tree my mom, sister and I painted in the nursery. We free handed it & it ended up being a lot easier than we though. Plus (if I do say so myself) it turned out really cool.

We also refinished an old white dresser. It had ugly brass drawer pulls on it & an extra piece on top that we removed. My dad added new panels, painted it & added new drawer pulls. It'll make a nice dresser/changing table.

Friday, August 14, 2009

35 Weeks-35 Days until my due date

How far along?: 35 weeks.
* Total weight gain: Ok, I know you guys probably want a #. At last count it was 27.
* How big is baby?: About 5.5 pounds
* Maternity clothes?: Yes, hopefully won't have to buy anymore.
* Stretch marks?: Some : ( We'll leave it at that.
* Sleep?: Getting more and more uncomfortable.
* Best moment this week?: Playing in the wave pool. Having your tummy feel weightless is pretty cool at this point.
* Movement?: All the time. He seems to be hitting me lower & lower.
* Food cravings?: Not really anything in particular.
* Labor signs?: No.
* Belly button in or out?: Mostly out.
* What I miss: Being able to roll over without tons of pain.
* What I'm looking forward to: Putting together the car seat and stroller that came today & dyeing the prefold diapers which should be here Monday.
* Milestone: 35/35! Guess you could call that a milestone. Tuesday it'll be exactly a month until my due date.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ten Things Tuesday

I've seen this on a few blogs/message boards. Thought I'd try it out. Ten random thoughts each Tuesday...

1. I totally forgot about a breast feeding class I wanted to go to yesterday. It was free too :(

2. Garrett & I set up the bassinet last night. At 3:30 AM we awake to a "bump bump" sound. Missy had hopped into it and was making it swing into the wall. I think that'll be the last time she jumps in it. It freaked her out.

3. Garrett's friend Ryan finally came and got his junk out of our garage last night.

4. I need to get my toes repainted. The chlorine at the water park did a number on the polish.

5. Speaking of said water park, I wore a bikini at 8 months pregnant this weekend. Brave much?

6. We have our 4th hypnobabies class tonight. Garrett has been so much more supportive and has tried so much harder than I ever thought he would.

7. I NEED to finish my quilt I'm making. How am I so good at procrastinating? Who taught me this skill?

8. I have a friend who just found out she's pregnant. She's due in early April she thinks so our kids will be in the same grade.

9. I'm really hoping my kitty doesn't feel too left out once the baby comes. Right now she's the cuddle baby.

10. I suppose I'll explain why the baby's nickname is Frankly. My mom uses the term "frankly" A LOT. "Frankly......." So, many years ago, I told my mom that my first born son would be named Frankly, and it's stuck.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Items checked off my to-do-list

Friday I ordered our diapers & today we ordered our carseat/stroller. I'm so glad to have those items taken care of.

We had a good time at Great Wolf Lodge. The wave pool (where I spent most of my time) was very fun and relaxing. I did go on a few of the milder water slides which were fun too. Sometime I'll have to go back and go down the bigger slides. It was nice to never have to worry about being cold or getting sun burnt since it was all in doors.

We saw the movie "Julie & Julia" on Friday night. It was great fun. Go see it.

Friday, August 7, 2009

34 Weeks

How far along?: 34 weeks.
* Total weight gain: I'm not sure I like this questions anymore. Still within the healthy range though.
* How big is baby?: About 5 pounds
* Maternity clothes?: Yes, hopefully won't have to buy anymore.
* Stretch marks?: Some : ( We'll leave it at that.
* Sleep?: I wish it was better but waking up 3 times a night to pee doesn't create the deepest sleep.
* Best moment this week?: Have the weather cool off. It was way too hot last week.
* Movement?: He's had lots of hiccups this week.
* Food cravings?: Ehh, not really anything. Maybe starbucks.
* Labor signs?: No.
* Belly button in or out?: Mostly out, sometimes flat.
* What I miss: Shopping for clothes in the regular womens department.
* What I'm looking forward to: We're going to Great Wolf Lodge this weekend. I'm pretty excited.
* Milestone: The nursery is pretty much done. We just need to buy a few last minute items but other than that, it's done. Eek! We still need a carseat though.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Baby Shower

I had my baby shower yesterday. It was so much fun even though it was about 90 degrees. I got a ton of great stuff. Thanks everybody! I also wanted to thank those that put on the shower for me (Cheryl, Mom, Julia & Jo for helping w/ tie dye), it was very fun. I should get to see how the tie dye turned out today & I'll wash and dry it and post pictures for everyone to see.

It's only supposed to reach 84 today. Which normally we would consider pretty hot (maybe even above normal) for this time of year. But compared to 104, I'll certainly take it.