Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tonight was our last birthing class, so at this point all we have to do is practice and wait...
One of my last pregnant friends (2 more left) had her little girl earlier this evening. She helped to debunk the myth that ALL first babies arrive late since her's was born a bit early. If our baby wants to work with our schedule at all, which I know babies are apt to not want to do, it'd be helpful if he/she came a few days early or on time.
The sale last Friday turned out to be quite the success. The clothes are all in different stages of the washing/drying process, so photos will have to wait. However, it was worth the 25 minute wait to get into the dome center, where it was held, as well as the mad dash (mostly on other mom's parts) to find what was needed, and lastly a ridiculously long check-out line, which I managed to get bumped to the front about 20ish minutes after standing there. Apparently I didn't have tons of stuff, and I looked pregnant enough. I did find many a sweater, which was specifically what I was on the lookout for as well as some more maternity clothes to get me through the next 8ish weeks.
Mmmk, sleep now (I need to convince the little one of this, but I am ready).
Thursday, September 24, 2009
9 weeks to go. Yes, a countdown is in order.
Baby now measuring:
Advances for the week:
head can turn side to side
more activity (oh boy!)
Tomorrow is another HUGE consignment event. Here's a picture they had posted up on facebook:
It begins at 9am, so I figure I should be there about 8:30 as long lines are promised. I'm excited though- it's like a Huge yard sale all geared towards babies, children, and pregnant moms. Apparently this is a twice a year event, so if it's worth it I'll have something to look forward to in the spring. = )
Monday, September 21, 2009
So as many of you know or have heard, I am not really planning on doing too much of a nursery themed room for the bedroom in which the baby (well, mostly his/her stuff) shall abide. However, the room is somewhat boring at the moment, so I am looking for ways to spruce it up. I would love some help on this.
Pieces of furniture at the moment are:
a futon::not associated with baby at all, more for random guests, and so I have somewhere to sit in there and do laundry and whatnot.
a dresser armoire thingy:: to be painted a nice tomato-y red as soon as david finishes stripping the previous layers of paint and finish off. also my sister has offered to paint the front two doors of it in the style of a sky she did in a mural.
see photo below:
colors shall probably be different and add in more earthy/mexican tones. The colors of most of my house: goldenrod, eggplant, olive green, turquoise, browns, etc...
we plan at some point to add a crib in a nice dark wood stain to the room. honestly, I plan on keeping the baby in my room until he/she is at least 3 months old since it will be easier for the middle of the night feedings.
what I am looking for now is some wall art or other ideas for ways to decorate in a creative and pretty cheap way. we cannot paint the walls or trim, and I don't really sew. I've been browsing Etsy.com for ideas and even things to purchase. If you have any ideas or you find something fun online, please share!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Yay we're 3/4 of the way through! So, only ten more weeks to go until the little one makes his or her arrival in the world. According the weekly email, the baby is nearly 3 pounds (compare to a head of cabbage... apparently that whole myth of babies coming from cabbage patches resulted in preemies)
and about 15.7 inches long. During my nap today, I definitely saw little feet stretching out my belly. Reminded me of this popular picture:
And while google image searching for the previous photo I found:
Yes, that is a head of a stegosaurus... hung up like a dead deer head. Weird.
And if you choose to see what else you can buy for a baby, there's a:
Yikes, the things people buy for their children...
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Growing, and growing. Wow- so the baby is now about 2 1/2 pounds. And I can definitely feel the weight of him/her. This morning he'd wedged himself in the upper righthand side, basically in my ribs. Not so comfortable. I am also feeling movement and kicks and arm whacks nearly all the time. This made sleeping last night practically impossible. The little one was going crazy in there.
Other advances to be seen this week include about a 15 inch height, a growing head to make space for a superbly smart brain (believe me, I have to swallow these weird orange smooshy pills daily for the advancement of his mind), and a huge intake of calcium to help strengthen the bones.
I dragged David along... well he did come rather obligingly actually, considering what he ended up being in for... to a Twins Club of Rochester Sale. It sounded pretty neat- 25+ moms of twins getting rid of stuff they no longer needed from clothes to cribs to feeding supplies. I am a sucker for anything used/sale like, so of course this was added to my calendar. It began at 7:15pm last night, and I think we pulled into the parking lot about 7:30... the completely full parking lot and the 75 person+ line outside the door opened our eyes to see this was not as small as I was originally thinking. We then stood in line for 25 minutes or so just to get in the door, but it ended up being worth it as for $21.50 we ended up with two pairs of maternity pants and countless outfits mostly from higher end stores. It made me happy because I hate spending tons of money on things that might end up being worn a total of 3 months.
In two weeks there is another of these type of sales... but in the Dome Arena, so my guess is about 6-8 times as big... more on that later.
In other news, I have iron deficiency anemia and now have to take yet another pill daily. I got a green note in the mail on Wednesday informing me of this... it turns out my mama had it, too, with all her pregnancies. It's not too serious and fairly common, but it does mean I probably will be fairly exhausted (more so than I am) for the next 2 months, but at least there is nothing preventing me from sleeping right now, and I shall take full advantage of that. = )
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
yet again, a reason why names should be well thought out... david has already mandated, however, that the baby, if a boy, should have a manly name.
tonight is birthing class number 2. we're supposed to learn some techniques for managing pain naturally. I am hoping this means I am in for many free massages. my back has been killing me, along with my neck and shoulders, so I am thinking it's about time. david actually is really good about giving me random massages throughout the week, but still it's nice to look forward to that tonight. last week's intro class consisted of two hours in horribly uncomfortable chairs watching a power point.
I am also having to watch my diet because the PA who saw me last appointment freaked out because I gained more than the allowable 2-4 pounds. she didn't, however, tell me how much I DID gain. she went on this tirade about how I need to eat mostly green veggies, some fruits, no sweets, salts or starches, and she didn't mention meat... I honestly am not eating more than before I was pregnant, and I have been watching how much as well as exactly what goes in, so I am taking this with a grain of salt, and just being careful.
anyhoo, with all that talk of food, I am now off to make some dinner- we discovered last week due to horrible parking conditions at the hospital and the conference room being lost somewhere a mile inside of the hospital that we should get there at least fifteen minutes early from now on...