Monday, September 27, 2010

33 Weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 33 Weeks, 2 days
Size of baby: 19-22 inches, 4.9 pounds; pineapple
Total Weight Gain: 16 pounds
Maternity Clothes: Still wearing maternity clothes.  However I bought a dress, a tank , and a cardigan from old navy yesterday and none of it was maternity.  Granted, I can't button the cardigan yet, but it looks cute with the belly.  I'm refusing to buy more maternity clothes but it is finally getting cooler and all of my clothes that fit are tank tops!  I'm gonna have to get creative with layering.
Gender: It's either a boy or a girl.  Had a few boy guesses lately, still mostly girly guesses though.
Movement: Movement has slowed down a little due to baby running out of room but I still get punched and kicked often enough.  Legs are still wedged in my ribs so those kicks are really comfortable, let me tell you.
Sleep: It's a bit overrated right now.  Waking up often to change positions and pee.   
Symptoms: Heartburn, fatigue, backache, hip pain, pelvic pressure, braxton hicks.  If I wasn't pregnant I would complain that I feel like an old woman most of the time; but I think I really am just feeling pregnant.  :)
Food Cravings/Aversions:  I still haven't had a "gotta have it NOW" craving.  Eating a lot of cereal.  Still hitting up sonic for slushes/ice pretty much daily.
What I am looking forward to:  Still working on that To Do list...  

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Kid's Sale Update

We made out like bandits at the kid's sale last weekend.  I was sooooo incredibly thankful to my sweet sister and nephew for going to the pre-sale for me and running around like crazy to get what I wanted.  By the time I made it to Arkansas they had pretty much already bought everything that I needed and then some.  We blew the $200 budget out of the water, but I feel confident that it was a good decision.

Glider & Ottoman--$25          
Infant Car seat, Jogging stroller, Snap 'n go stroller, 3 car bases--$150
Bumbo seat w/ tray--$20
Bouncy seat--$15
Baby Bath--$15
Crib Mattress (new)--$15
Changing Table--$20
Infantino Carrier--$10
2 Mattress pads--$4
12 Burp Cloths--$6
8 Receiving Blankets--$8
Johnny Jump-up--$10
Sleep positioner--$4
Head positioner for car seat--$4
Nursing cover--$8
Snow suit--$4
8 gowns--$8
6 footy pajamas--$6
Fleece car seat cover--$10
Total spent--$355
Estimated savings--$650

We also lucked out on a big sale at target and bought a crib that retailed for $250 for $120.  We are feeling so incredibly blessed right now!  I was such a strange feeling to leave for Arkansas with literally nothing for our baby besides a pack & play and to return with pretty much everything we need.  I love good deals!  I am just not good at weeding through everything.  Thankfully, my sister is good at weeding through and my nephew is super fast at darting through crowds of people to get the things she tells him to find!

Everything we bought at the sale was in wonderful condition.  The car seat, glider, and stroller got a good cleaning with my sister's Bissell before I brought it home and they look brand new!  We are getting more and more excited to meet our baby now that we feel a little more prepared for him/her!

Monday, September 20, 2010

32 Weeks!

(on our way to go out for our anniversary)

(32 weeks, 1 day)

  (for frame of reference)
Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 32 Weeks, 2 days
Size of baby: 19 inches, 4.1 pounds; honeydew
Total Weight Gain: 15 pounds
Maternity Clothes: There's a baby the size of a honeydew in my belly.  I am wearing maternity clothes.  :)
Gender: It's either a boy or a girl.
Movement: Movement has slowed down a little due to baby running out of room but I still get punched and kicked often enough.  
Sleep: If I am not waking up to pee every few hours then my hips are in agony when I wake up.  I think I am up to three pillows for optimal comfort and that might be increasing soon...move over Ryan. 
Symptoms: Heartburn, fatigue, backache, hip pain, pelvic pressure, braxton hicks.
Food Cravings/Aversions:  Pretty much all I want is a slush from sonic or sonic ice.  I don't have a lot of room for food these days.  
What I am looking forward to:  Cooler weather.  Finishing baby's room.

Friday, September 17, 2010

surprise ultrasound

(sorry, not to find out what we're having).

We got to see our little wiggle worm yesterday on our anniversary which was a very nice treat!

I went in for my appointment on Wednesday afternoon (at 31.5 weeks) and the doctor was concerned that I was measuring at 34 weeks.  She decided to run an ultrasound as soon as possible to rule out low amniotic fluid and/or a super big baby who might be coming early.  This made me a little nervous but I scheduled the ultrasound and decided to just relax and see the positive side of being able to see our baby on our special day.

Thankfully, the ultrasound tech did not see any cause for concern.  My fluid measured normal, my cervix is long and closed, and the baby measured right at 32 weeks in every measurement but its legs.  The legs were measuring at 34 weeks, which really shouldn't come as a shock to anyone who has seen this child's parent's legs.  So, that explains the larger external measurement.  Baby weighed in at 4.1 pounds and has both of those long legs currently wedged into the right side of my rib cage.  We could see that the baby is already taking practice breaths which was something that I thought was really cool.

We were unable to really see the baby's face or get any good pictures because baby's head is "locked and loaded" right in my pelvis.  This explains the ridiculous amount of times I have been using the bathroom lately as well as the increased pressure in my pelvis.  Glad to know that baby is head down and preparing for arrival!

We were so thankful that nothing was abnormal and that we got to see our sweet baby!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

4 years ago.

I'm gonna love you forever.  Forever and ever, amen.  -Randy Travis
September 16, 2006

If heaven and hell decide that they both are satisfied, illuminate the no's on their vacancy signs.  If there's no one around when your soul embarks, I'll follow you into the dark. -Death Cab for Cutie
September 16, 2007

I'll be your winter coat, buttoned, zipped straight to the throat, with the collar up, so you don't catch cold.  -The Postal Service
September 16, 2008

He opens his eyes, falls in love at first sight.  With the girl, in the doorway. -Josh Ritter
September 16, 2009

Husby, I love you.  It's that simple and that complex.  You're the best thing about me.  Thank you for loving me with all of your gigantic heart.  
<3, Wifey

Saturday, September 4, 2010

A List...

I am a list lover.  And since today marks 30 weeks into my pregnancy with 10 weeks to go (holy cow), I thought it was high time to make a list of things to do before baby arrives!  To make myself feel better about how behind I feel like we are, I have added some things that we have already completed just so that I could cross them off!  Neurotic?  Yes, but necessary for sanity!

Before Baby Bird Arrives:
Tour hospitals
Pick a hospital
Pre-register at hospital
Take childbirth classes (registered, they start Tuesday!)
Take lactation classes (registered)
Pick a pediatrician
Put together storage shelves in laundry room
Move upstairs closet contents to storage shelves
Find a place to store extra furniture from baby's room
Purchase a crib & set it up
Clean & organize our bedroom to make room for pack & play
Set up pack & play in our bedroom
Wash all baby bedding/clothing & find a place to store it
Teach Gus "off" & "shut up"
Write & mail all thank you notes from all showers
Send in FMLA/Short-term Disability papers
Save $ for during Short-term Disability
Clean out freezer & come up with storage solution for breast milk
Get a prenatal massage
Celebrate 4 year anniversary
Practice Bradley Method exercises daily
Finalize birthing plan and discuss with Dr. Haney
Pack hospital bags
Purchase & install car seat

There ya have it!  I am sure there is more that I could add to this list, but I am going to stop now before I have a panic attack.  I am hoping to get some things accomplished today and I know that Ryan will work on some things while I am away next week.  I should also be able to cross some things off after the consignment sale!