Wednesday, November 25, 2009

week 39. day 7

almost there. and I am so ready. I am trying not to be too eager as I'd rather not be overly irritated if the little one thinks staying in extra long is a good idea. yesterday's doctor's appointment was pretty positive though. I, funnily enough, lost weight, which supposedly is a good sign. anyhoo, as of right now, other than nightly contractions, there's no saying when anything will happen.
I've started pulling out some Christmas decor stuff as I want to get it out before I get too busy. I also realized that I hadn't really done any Christmas shopping. Not that I do all that much, but still, I figured I should start doing it now. It's a little weird buying a present for the baby. I mean I know they won't appreciate it, and I'll be the one (or I could make David do it) opening the gift. But at the same time, I feel it'd be weird to not purchase my child even a tiny gift. Oh well, I think we're just going to give him/her a silver baby cup or spoon. I've been searching Ebay all morning for some random stuff (I'd forgotten how much I enjoy Ebay).

Will keep you posted on baby updates as they happen.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

week 38. day 6.

9 more days, until the due date at least...
It's getting so close! We're mostly ready for little one to arrive as far as furniture set up; car seat ready to go; clothing washed, folded, and put away; other random things done and so forth. I definitely have hit the "nesting" stage, which supposedly is a sign of labor approaching.
David finished up his final for his Masters class yesterday, so now he's as free as he's going to get as far as schedule. My mama and sister also finished up a play they were in this past weekend, so they are a bit more free as well.
As far as physical jumps... the baby dropped last week, so he/she is nice and low in my body, and is head down, facing my back, which is the correct position. It makes it nice as I can breathe a wee bit easier now- this could be connected to my spurts of energy. Internals started a few weeks back (those of you who haven't ever had babies... these are not something to look forward to:: think weekly doctor appointment that is random fingers feeling around... yeah, not comfy at all). Anyhoo, I am completely effaced, which is a bit hard to explain if you don't know what it is. Basically means progress.
My belly is nice and big though it changed shape a bit when the baby dropped. I fit barely any maternity clothes- well, pants, as they just slip off my belly. My feet and ankles are swollen to yack. I pretty much fit only one pair of shoes at this point, and only then with thin socks. But as the end is in sight, I figure I can pull it off a bit longer.

Almost there though, and it is getting excited.
For some answers to commonly asked questions:
Yes, I am ready to be done.
No, we haven't picked any names. We honestly haven't even discussed it much at all since September.
Went with the Mini Co-Sleeper as far as a bed for right now.

Hopefully the posts will be getting MUCH more exciting very, very soon. =)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I would hope...

most people knew this already, but I guess there does have to be a reason they offer classes on how to care for a newborn.

__ Always support her head with your arm or hand.

__ Make sure to keep one arm or hand under her back.

__ Use smooth, gentle, and gliding motions when picking her up or putting her down. Avoid any sudden, rough, or jerky movements.

__ Never shake your baby. Doing so can result in "shaken baby syndrome," which can cause blindness, brain damage, or death.

__ Don't cook or handle hot liquids while holding baby, even if she's in a baby carrier or sling.

__ Try different holds to comfort your baby.


Friday, November 6, 2009

3 Top Rude Comments Thus Far

#1. "Are those even going to fit you?" - some 50 year old lady at a dept. store when I was purchasing a pair of non-maternity underwear 2 months ago... I said, "Yes, I think they will"... her response, "Are you sure? Did you try them on?"

#2. "Wow, you're the 4th person today I've seen who was knocked up." - a lady at a drive thru

#3. "WHOAAA... you're Huge!!!" -my priest, who is Australian (perhaps a cultural thing?) and does not have much tact with his words sometimes
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