Friday, February 27, 2009

31 Weeks!

Holy crap, only 9 weeks left, that seems so unreal. I never thought I'd make it to single digits left! That said I feel like I have so much to get done and not enough time to do it. But there is time. 9 weeks is quite a while.

I'm getting to the point where going to bed is more of a chore and frustration than something I look forward to every night. When I lay in bed my legs and hips get achy and I can't get comfortable on my sides because my shoulders get all weird feeling. I try to get all propped up in a reclined type of position but that only lasts so long before I start sliding down. And not to mention the weight of Lilly. Thankfully though, once I fall asleep I don't have too much trouble getting back to sleep when I wake up, which is no less than 4 times a night!
I treated myself with food waaaayyyy too many times this week and my weight gain certainly shows it, but I'm not going to let it bother me, I'm just going to improve on it this week. I bought more fruit last night and I'm going to start planning meals tonight. I really think that helped.

And being that my wonderful husband got the internet working at home again yesterday, I have these to share with you...

Yeah, check out them stretch marks! Can't tell where I've gained all my weight can ya?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sisterhood Award

First I want to thank Antonia over at Labor of Love. It's always nice to know that some finds something positive out of my some times senseless ramblings. I can't put into words how much I appreciate this award.
So here are the rules:
Put the logo on your blog or post.
Nominate at least 10 blogs with show great attitude and/or gratitude.
Be sure to link to your nominees in your post
Let your nominees know they have received the award by leaving them a comment on their blog
And be sure to link this post to the person who nominated you for the award.

Here are some blogs that have helped me get through...

  1. Jen at Maybe if You Just Relax
  2. Cindy at Conceive This!
  3. Ashley at More Than Dog Children
  4. Dawn at Our (pre)Baby Blog
  5. Kimbo at Life and Times of Kimbosue
  6. Sarah at Waiting on the Womb to Change
  7. Mel at Where's My Belly
  8. Fiddle1 at It's Stork Season... and I've Bagged My Limit
  9. Hilary at The Thompson Family
  10. Cece at Child Bearing Hips

Included in this list is a wide variety of blogs that range from still trying to already having their precious little ones. And I have to say I've gained knowledge and support from each and every one of them. Please click on the links and check them all out, I'm sure you'll find at least one you love!

And thank you all for your comments yesterday, I'm sure this time will pass too.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Feeling Better

Not much really going on but I wanted to let everyone know I'm feeling so much better! And B is finally sleeping in our room again!

Friday night was rough. I was tired when I got home, but the mess in our bedroom was driving me nuts. It's been driving me nuts for probably 2 months now and I've given B chance after chance to take care or it, but he hadn't so I took charge. I asked B to take all his laundry down stairs (because he's been working on his laundry for 3 weeks now and it wasn't getting done and still piling up in the room. So he does this and I go back in the room to start cleaning and notice that there are still clothes piled up in the chair next to the closet. So I ask him "are those close in the chair dirt?" And he says "Yeah, are they bothering you?" And I just said "Yeah, I asked you to take your dirty clothes down stairs." After taking them down stairs he came up and asked "why are you doing a load of my laundry" and I replied "so it gets done." Then he had the nerve to say "Are you going to have an attitude all night?" I told him I didn't have one and he just walked away. This of course sent me into a crying fit. How dare he say something like that when all I'm trying to do is the stuff that he hasn't done. And I wasn't even rude about anything, I'm so sorry I interrupted whatever fun he was having. In the end everything was fine. I got my bedroom clean and well he did whatever.

Saturday was pretty productive cause I got all of B's clothes and mine washed and I got to sit on the couch and work on my crocheting a bit. And Sunday I washed all of our bathroom stuff including the rug and the sheets and made the bed and moved our DVD player to the living room, and got more done on my crocheting project. We also watched 2 movies, Strangers - definitely strange and pretty much no point to it, and Lakeview Terrace - Really good!

Sunday B had another hissy fit though. I just don't get it. He kept whining about what were we going to do today? And when we were at the video store he was absolutely impossible to please. He did apologize though on the way home which was good because he just about made me cry while we were there.

Overall it was an OK weekend and I feel some accomplishment.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Alive and not so well...

Yes, I'm still alive, but this cold is kicking my butt. I've missed 2.5 days of work and spent them in bed and no where else! I still feel exhausted and stuffed up, but I think I'm starting to get better. I even ventured in to work today, though I'm not sure it was the best idea. I needed to get out and do something. I was becoming sitting in bed by myself all depressed because I've basically been alone. Hubby has been spending most of his time in another room and sleeping on the couch as we don't want this to become a thing we pass back and forth for the next 3 months. Thankfully so far I think we've succeeded!

I had my 30 week appointment yesterday and everything seems to be going well. So well the whole appointment, waiting and maybe lasted 20 minutes! She basically said just keep taking Tylenol, Robitussin, and sudafed for the cold.

Besides that I don't think there is anything to report. I regret to inform you that I didn't take belly pics this morning as I wasn't really feeling up to it. Not to mention B was sleeping in the living room where I normally take them. Maybe when I get home tonight...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I knew it wouldn't last...

I've been priding myself on the fact that I haven't gotten sick and I'm 29 weeks pregnant, but in all reality I knew it wouldn't last. I woke up at 3am Sunday morning with a really sore throat. It was manageable with warm fluids, but by yesterday morning I couldn't take any more. I could only sleep an hour or two at a time before swallowing woke me up again. I went to the doctor yesterday afternoon to be sure it wasn't Strep, and it's not. Just a viral thing so it's salt water and fluids for me! I honestly feel like crap, but I'm very proud of myself for making it through most of the winter without getting sick, its quite unusual for me.

Saturday and Sunday we had our birthing classes at the hospital, they were great! The girl that taught the class is actually a L&D nurse and has had a set of twins and triplets. The hospital is very pro all natural birth and will help you achieve that if it's what you want. They are very pro breast feeding and encourage you to try it right away. They will even leave the baby with you for up to an hour before taking it to weight and get all cleaned up and stuff. She went over when to come to the hospital to prevent being there too long and ensured that you are not made to stay in the bed, and if you labor is the tub they just check the baby's hb every hour and don't make you get out. Other than that they monitor you for 20 minutes and then encourage you to be active for an hour and then monitor another 20 minutes. They even have the monitors you can walk around with. The rooms are nice and large in L&D including a TV that you don't have to pay for and a nice large bathroom you can stand in the shower in and have hubby with you or people sitting in the room with you. And my favorite part is that all the maternity rooms are single rooms with a chair that pulls out into a bed (or a cot) so that hubby or another guest can stay the night. And they don't even have a "nursery" like with the windows that you see on TV. They encourage you to keep the baby, and if you ask them to take the baby for whatever reason, they are constantly by a nurses side and they will only give them back to one of the two people who have a bracelet matching the babies. I think it's great!

That's all I can really think of right now. I hope everyone had a wonderful Valen.tines.Day and thanks for all the comments on my new look. The header is done now too!

Friday, February 13, 2009

29 Weeks down 11 to go!

I can't believe how everything is coming together with this pregnancy! We have our birthing.classes this weekend, yes a St. Valentine's Day we will never forget, and my 3 showers now have official dates!!! March 8, 14 and 21. I really can't wait I've been frantically organizing our registries and making sure everything is on there. With 3 showers and 3 registries I'm trying to make sure everything stays even and they are full enough.

I haven't really blogged much lately cause no much has been going on. Since my last appointment I've been faithfully logging everything I eat in a journal and I think it's helping cause this week I love 2.5 lbs. No, I'm not trying to lose weight, but I really don't need to be eating all the junk that I didn't realize I was eating. Its also helping me make sure that I get my minimum of 64oz of water a day and I've been doing great with that! I actually shoot for 80, but make sure I get the 64.

Taking the iron pills is nothing short of terrible! I have to take them 1 hour before eating and 2 hours after eating and can't lay down for a half hour after taking them, and it's twice a day. And did I mention they make me feel like throwing up! Doesn't seem to matter if I eat or not. But on a plus side my aunt told me the other day that I had more color in my face than I had the last few times she'd seen me, which has been at least once a week for the last month, so I guess they are doing their job.

Lilly loves it when he daddy reads to her, she just can't get enough. She gets excited and starts kicking and then calms down and falls asleep. I love it! I hope it continues to be that way once she's born!

Besides that I don't really think there is much going on. I miss my MBIS08 girls soo much, but I'm just so tired by the time I get home I have all I can do to make dinner and eat and not pass out 7. I hope you are all doing well and I might get a chance to get on and catch up this weekend, but if not know that I love you all and I think about you all the time. I hope to see some BFPs soon!

I'll leave everyone with these:

PS - What do you think of the new blog? I'm still working on the header, but I think I finally got all the spacing kinks worked out. Let me know if it looks funny on your screen.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Tag You're It!

I've been tagged by Hilary and Jenn for this meme!

First the rules:

1. Go to your documents/pictures.

2. Go to your 6th file.

3. Go to your 6th picture.

4. Blog about it.

5. Tag 6 people to do the same.

So here's my picture:
Yup, kinda boring huh? It's a picture of the plants I hate around our pole at our camp. These are B's plants and he's so proud of them.
Sorry it's so boring! I'm not going to tag anyone, but if you want to join in the picture fun, feel free to say I tagged you!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Pictures and More Pictures

Well first I'm going to start with a little update. My appointment went well yesterday. I passed the GTT, but I am now anemic and have to take iron supplements. Not surprising as I've had to do this in the past. I now have to start going every two weeks and doing kick counts! I can't believe I'm this far!!! And she really freaked me out when she said "Have you thought about birth control and if you want more kids and how long before you will try again?" Umm NO! Even though our little angel was planned, I'm still getting used to the thought of her actually being here, let alone a second one! But, we do need to start thinking about it cause if we are going to try again within a year of her being born I really don't want to mess my hormones up with Birth Control.

Ok, now for the fun part:

24 Weeks vs 28 Weeks

Lillian's Room Before we started

Her room in progress
I'm so glad I talked him into painting the closet cause it stands out so nice and once I get the white shelving in there I think it will look awesome! The picture of the crib isn't great cause it was night time and the lighting sucked, and of course ignore the hangers, they were in the closet, but I love it!

Thursday, February 5, 2009


My evening yesterday was filled with them!

When I got home from work I had a package from one of my sorority sisters. She sent me the cutest outfit that has hearts and frogs on it, and even the little frilly things on the butt. I was actually just looking at it in the store the other day and made myself put it back!

And B had put all the trim (minus 3 small pieces that were still drying) back up! The closet isn't done yet, but its a small confined area and won't take long.

Then I had a business dinner and when I got home B had set up the crib! I was so excited and couldn't believe it! It looks awesome and I didn't want to leave the room.

So hopefully tomorrow you will be bombarded with prego and room pictures!

Oh and I almost forgot I have my 28 Week appointment today! I can't believe how far I am!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Thanks Everyone!

Thank you everyone for thinking of me. So far so good on the job front. My boss doesn't act like he's heard anything about more lay offs, but they probably wouldn't actually tell him til right before anyway. So now I'm trying to work on as many projects as I can and get as caught up as I can so that I can take my maternity leave as early as possible. As of right now it looks like I'll be able to stop working around April 22nd. That's only 11 weeks away! Sounds like a while, but when you say 2.5 months it certainly doesn't.

In baby news I've decided that I really need to start looking into day care (I think). I was wondering if you ladies would help me out a little. If you have kids can you tell me what kind of day care you used. Private or a center and what you thought of them. There are pros and cons to both and I just don't know what I want to do. As of this morning though I'm thinking private. Mainly because my mom's fiance's sister in-law does it out of her home. And B's cousin was actually watched by her and they said she's great! but that doesn't mean there won't be draw backs.

Also in baby news I have my 28 week appointment tomorrow and I'm so nervous. I should be getting the results of my glucose test back. Besides that everything should be good. Although I am going to ask her what I should do next time I get chest pains. She told me to call her last time, but I didn't want to call at 10 at night and then have them stop like they did the first time.

Well that's about it. Happy Hump Day Everyone!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Times are Tough

Well as everyone knows, times are getting tough now. Things really haven't been that bad for me until I a realization came crashing down on me on Friday. I work for a and as the company is still doing well and profiting, the only way to keep out profits up is to reduce expenditures. They started this a few weeks ago by laying off 40 people from the manufacturing floor. This is typical for this time of year, but normally not quite as many and with sales down a little it's expected. I mean if there isn't product to be made, then why pay the people to stand around and do nothing. Well Friday a big shock hit. A meeting was called because a worker in a different section of my department was laid off. And two other whom I've worked closely with on projects from other departments. This really hit home in 2 ways...

1) I am the low man on the pole in my department. There are only 4 engineers here and well the rest of them have been here 20+ years, me, a measly 5 in April

2) If they decided to lay me off before I go on maternity leave they don't have to give me my paid maternity leave. This scares the crap out of me because I don't know how we'd afford thing with our little girl and only B's income!

Please pray that this is the end of our cut-backs here and that I will continue to have a job long after our little girl is born!

In baby news, I went for my Glucose Tolerance Test today (GTT). I'm hoping and praying that I passed because the amount of sugar in that drink was enough to make me feel sick to my stomach and she said that if I have to come back for the 3 hour test it's the same amount of liquid with twice the sugar in it. Oh my I don't think I could handle that. Oh and the only flavor she had was orange. This was terrible because of all things I don't like, it's orange flavored things, not koo-laid, soda, Gatorade, any of it. And I only drink orange juice once in a while. So I closed my eyes and gulped as fast as I could! On a positive note, she was great at taking blood. I didn't even really feel a prick when she put the needle in and you can barely even see a mark an hour later!

And Being that you didn't get to see these Friday...