Saturday, March 16, 2013

33 weeks

How far along? 33 weeks
Total weight gain: up 20 lbs.  Doc says should be 25lbs at go time.
Maternity clothes? mixing and matching...a lot of non maternity tops with maternity leggings and jeans.
Stretch marks? nope.  still lathering on the lotions and oils..hoping I can make it through this last month.
Sleep: some nights are better than others, but it is getting pretty rough.  Feels like you are picking up a bowling ball when you have to flip sides.
Best moment this week:
finally buying some baby things to get ready :)
Miss Anything? being able to bend over and easily get things off the ground, put my shoes on..shave my get the point.
Movement: lots and lost of rolling movements and feet in the ribs.
Food cravings: still fresh fruit, still brownies...and now munching on ice is my new thing.
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope
Gender: Girl

Labor Signs: No. Doctor says I might start getting some braxton hicks contractions soon...
Symptoms: Overall feeling fantastic.  Pressure is starting to build down there :/ Occasional lower back pain.  The newest symptom is the feeling of getting stabbed with a knife in my lady parts.  Yea that's a new fun one ;o
Belly Button in or out? in and flat
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy Happy.  Took a little bit of a curve when construction was not completed on our house on time this week..but other than that, all was good.
Looking forward to: getting into our house soon...or getting an apartment and own space while we wait for the house to get done.  Also baby shower coming up in two weeks..but most importantly I am looking forward to SPRING BREAK after this week!!!

Well in the past few weeks I think my belly has taken on a life of its own.  It is definitely sticking far out these days. As evidenced in the picture below.  I took this picture this week and text it to Steve saying the baby ate my shorts.
I have been enjoying sitting around with my shirt up like this and watching her roll her legs from side to side.  Movements are so big these days and its so crazy to feel little body parts.  I will surely miss this feeling :(

In other news we went to the doctor.  All was good and we are scheduled to go back March 29th when we will finally get an ultrasound and get to find out for the first time exactly how much she weighs in there.

In house news...we are still waiting... :(  Construction was supposed to completed this week to close on March 22nd.  Well no work was completed and again the bank assures us it will be completed this week.  I have been hearing all this for two months now.  I am kind of over it...and I'm surprised my raging pregnancy hormones haven't driven me to call these people and give them some choice words!  We are now considering getting an apartment while we continue to wait on these slow pokes to finish repairs.  At this point..that even excites me.

Steve being the sensitive man that he is...decided that since I was so close to the edge over this house... that today I needed to buy things for the baby to make myself feel better.  I did not know that was his motive until all was said and done.  But, we did get a bunch of things to pack the baby's hospital bag..some burp clothes, soothies, blankets, diapers, wipes, hat, mittens etc.  Steve even picked up this cutest book ever.."My Daddy Loves Me" and decided that she had to have it.  Reading it, he teared up...needless to say it just melted my heart.

Our biggest purchase of the day was this bad boy:

The Bugaboo Donkey.  Little girl is going to be one posh princess in this ride.  We were originally going to get the single...but when we saw this one had a side part to carry the diaper bag, along with extra goodies and could extend to eventually hold two babies, we were sold!  I never knew that a stroller could give me the excitement of a new designer handbag!  wow!!
Times are a changin' my friends!

Is it weird that I want to take it out of the box now, put it together and test drive it using this little fur nugget as my official tester?? No?  I didn't think its time to try to convince daddy ;)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Getting there...

Well baby girl you are doing a number on mama!  This weekend I hit the know the wall where you just feel done. Uncomfortable, no matter which way you situate yourself.  Yep, I am there. I hate to wish away this time or complain because I prayed so much for this moment.  I don't by any means take this for granted.  I feel enormously blessed, that's for sure.

I super tired.  Your mama is a little lady and you are taking up all my space in there.  Crushing my lungs and bladder all day, everyday.  We have approximately 50 days until your arrival.  I am measuring exactly 32 weeks, right on schedule.  In two weeks we go back to the doctor where we will get an ultrasound to see exactly how much you weigh.  I can't wait.  I have absolutely no clue if you are big like daddy or small like mama...or maybe a perfect mixture of both and right in the middle :) 

Everyone keeps telling me that they don't think I am going to make it until May 1st.  They all think you will come sooner.  But, you'll see one day when you are pregnant...people think they know everything about pregnancy and labor.  They will tell you all about it ;)  I can't wait to meet you,  although, I do want you to cook in there until you are all done. 

We can't wait to hold you, but we need a little more time sweet pea.  We are long way from 'ready.'  We still have to close on our new house, renovate it, paint your room and set it up and have our baby shower!  That's a lot to do in 50 days.  To say mama is stressed, well, that's an understatement.  What I will say is that I am very proud of myself for not yet having a breakdown over this long 'to do' list.  I give myself a pat on the back ;)  Your grandma says she thinks its riiiiight there...about to go over the edge. hehe

At this time I choose to just trust God.  He has a plan and will take care of our family.  In the end all we need is our family, and wherever mommy and daddy bring you home to will be happy & home & full of love.

So, although mama is feelin' rough these days & can't wait to meet just keep cookin' little nugget!  Just for a little while longer...