Friday, February 11, 2011

10 Reasons I know I am pregnant!!

So last night I was talking to Matthew and we were talking about how all these things changed so I decided to do a top ten list.

1. The obvious is the huge ball that is growing from my stomach. That went from people thinking I was just gaining weight because I got married and too afraid to ask to now complete strangers coming and touching my belly.

2. My gums bleed everytime I brush my teeth... I know I find it terribly gross to spit blood out everytime I brush but not much I can do about it unless I went without brushing and that seems even more gross.

3. My husband feels need to hold on to me if I am walking anywhere outside with snow or ice even if the sidewalk is clear. Not only hold on to me but he feels I need an extra push or hoist in, if I am getting in a truck.

4. I have more doctor's appt. on my calendar than any other event and all the staff and dr's begin to follow your personal life as much they do your pregnancy.

5. Anytime I am carrying more than a piece of paper, people give me a look like should you really be doing that... And most people take what I am carrying out of my hand.

6. On my side of the bed I have 4 or 5 pregnacy books, 2 books on a names (which we do not have yet), a few books on infants and caring for them, books on infants and sleeping, a fetal heart monitor, stretch mark lotion, tissues to blow my nose since I wake up every morning congested, and tylenol (since that is all that I can take for pain and headaches).

7. I have now started collecting coupons for diapers, wipes, and any other baby supplies. I also look at moms in public to see what products they use on their infants and go home to see if I registered for them.

8. It is no longer exciting to buy things for me when I can buy things for the baby. Pretty sure that the babies room will look nicer than our bedroom when it is all said and done. And I now have a need to be really crafty and make things to save money.

9. It is terrible hard to sleep in the same position for more than an hour so I am constantly waking up uncomfortable and switching positions. As well as waking up on average 4 times to go to the bathroom.

10. Finally there is always constantly a pain in a bone or muscle in my body. Whether it be my ribs, my back, my sides, or my skin hurts.

I am now 29 weeks and only 11 to go. It will be here before we know it. Baby is around 3 lbs and said to be the size of a squash. I went to the dr and he said she seems to be doing very well. She is breeched at the moment and we are hoping she switches positions. I explained to the dr. that I would rather not have a c-section since recovery time is said to be much longer. I also told him I did not want to tear or have an episiotomy and my goal was not to get an epidural but if the pain was too much I was not opposed to the idea. The dr. thinks that it is funny that I am very specific on my request and I said well, I know that I may not get them all but I might as well voice them because you never know God could answer every single one of them. The dr. is going to monitor her position and then around 35 or 36 weeks do an ultrasound to see where she has decided to end up. But the good news is she is healthy active, and the dr. found it hilarious that she would move anytime I would talk to her during the appt. but didn't budge until I told her I needed her to kick.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Snowed in Means lots of time for Baby Preparations

This week, we were hit with a blizzard, as I am sure most of you were. We got 24 inches of snow and in some places the wind blew the snow as high as 5 feet. Most people would go stir crazy being snowed in for 3 days (I am still unable to get my car out of the garage) but I used it for baby preparations. Over the weekend I had bought paint samples and painted each wall a different color to choose the perfect color to paint the nursery. Everyone voted, then Matthew and I made our decision. Hearing about the blizzard I picked up the paint on Sunday so if it did snow I could use my time wisely. On Tues. Matthew went out to snow plow and I followed strict concern of me not going outside in the terribly weather and began painted. I painted the whole room, then began cutting in at the baseboards and when I began cutting in at the molding after one wall I ran out of paint. So sadly, I will not share pictures because the room is still in disarray waiting for more paint but 90% of it is painted. Matthew and I love the color and think it will match the bedding perfectly. Wed. and Thur. were also productive days because I walked (since driving is not even feasible) to my mom's house and we began working on my bedding. My bedding will look very similar to this picture with a few minor changes, the pattern for the bumper is a little different but the skirt looks exactly like that.

I am going to trim white curtain panels with the same pink on the skirt for the window treatments. My wonderfully hand husband is going to build me a crib canopy. Similar to the one in this picture.

Except I will use white and pink fabric or white and green depending on what will look best.
We have our crib, Matthew and I put it together last weekend and we love it!! It is white and very classy like our little girl will be :-)
The last thing left I am looking for in the nursery is a small elegant chandelier. I am hoping to go to a fixture place in Sprinfield what we love and find one.

I am terribly sorry if decorating a nursery is not that interesting but that has been the topic of my concern so it quickly gets put at the top of the list with Matthew's concern. Mainly because he says if he worries about it with me, he thinks it will help me be less stressed about.... What a great husband he is. But he is also the husband that learned that putting a pot up in the wrong spot or putting the mayo on the wrong cabinet in the refridgerator will drive me crazy until it is in the proper place so he will now ask if he forgets :-)

As far as pregnancy goes I am well into my 28th week, which means third trimester for me. If my ribs are not aching and I do not have to be in the same position for a long time, I forget that I have a huge belly that is only getting bigger. Pregnancy has not slowed me down too much and is a million times better since the first 12 weeks. I luckily had not had any swelling but my back does ache alot more than normal which means that our jacuzzi tub as really paid off. Matthew argued with me about buying it and I think he now is thankful he gave in for my comfort :-) Our baby is quite the mover and Matthew loves to watch her kick out my stomach as she moves around. I went from every 3 weeks to every 2 weeks on dr.'s visits. Baby has been head down the last 2 dr.'s visits and the dr. thinks she will stay that way. He is also predicting an early labor due to the way my body is built and how it reacts to the extra weight. I told him I wanted the baby to weight 5 lbs 10 ozs since 5 lbs 8 ozs is considered low birth weight. He laughed at me and asked if I wanted to pick the day I go into labor as well. I told him it would be nice.