Saturday, February 25, 2012

Not Much Longer Now...

So this weekend I hit the 37 week mark!! This means that I have carried to full-term, mind you it doesn't necessarily mean he is coming tomorrow or anything...but he could if he wanted to!! I can't believe how fast time has flown by. I feel like it was just yesterday Mike was telling me that I should take a test and I was arguing with him that there was no way I was pregnant.

Being so close to meeting him as me feeling a lot of mixed emotions. Don't get me wrong...I'm really excited to be a mom and to meet him and I'm going to love him more than anything! BUT...I'm also scared to death lol...and feeling a lot of anxiety lately. This baby is going to change my whole a good way...and I really really want to meet him...but what if I have NOOO idea what to do? what if he cries non-stop and I can't calm him? theres so many what ifs...and I'm sure I will figure them all out as I go...but it's just what has been weighing on me this last week or so. I'm sure this is normal and that a lot of first time moms go through it.

On the plus side...our dresser gets delivered next weekend and my dad gave me the go ahead to go out and buy the mattress for the crib we're going to go do that this weekend I think. Everything else is ready for this baby for the most part...which makes me feel more relieved!

Monday, February 20, 2012

The 36 week mark...

How far along? 36 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 2 weeks ago I was up to 20 lbs...I get weighed again on Wednesday and I'm pretty sure I've put on a few more...

Maternity clothes? yes...everyday...and sadly even those aren't fitting me right all the time anymore...shirts are getting shorter aas this belly keeps on growing

Stretch marks? No

Sleep: I'm getting used to my new sleeping patterns...I wake up throughout the night to go to the bathroom (usually once or twice) and I toss and turn most of the night trying to get comfortable

Best moment this week: at the grocery store...there was a lady that went up to Mike and told her I was the cutest preggo person she has ever seen...and date night with Mike :)

Have you told family and friends: Yes!

Miss Anything? yesterday I really missed having a glass of wine...and I miss being comfortable...

Movement: he squirms all the time...feet are in the ribs...hiccups in my lady area's fun :)

Food cravings: We went to the Keg last night for our date night and I was craving it all week because I knew we were going

Anything making you queasy or sick: nope

Have you started to show yet: I'm huge!! I was just showing Mike the comparison of all the "bump" pictures I've the last week alone I've grown A LOT

Gender: boy :)

Labor Signs: he is head down and already starting to drop...but we've still got some time...a few Braxton Hicks contractions too...but meh...

Belly Button in or out? kind of out? lol...the top part has popped out a little in the last week but otherwise still smooth

Wedding rings on or off? On for the msot part but my hands started swelling this week

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy but uncomfortable

Weekly Wisdom: when it comes to your body and pregnancy...just go with it...theres nothing you can do to change it

Looking forward to: meeting our little guy :)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pregnancy Survey

Totally stole this off a blog that I follow :) It;s one of those things I want to here it goes...

1. What name did you and your spouse call your baby before you knew the gender?
Mostly just soon as picked out a name we started calling him by the very very beginning I called him my little jellybean :)

2. When did "Oh-my-gosh-we're-having-a-baby" really sink it?
I'd say in the last couple of weeks. I've had a lot of little moments...but no freak outs or anything throughout the pregnancy like "wow...there is a baby in there!"...but in the last couple of weeks I've been feeling anxious and excited all at the same time and just can't wait to meet him!

3. When you think of yourself as a mom, what's the first thing to come to mind?
that I can't believe I'm actually at this point in my life...and how I am going to love him sooooo much and try and be the best mom I possibly can be

4. Is your nursery complete? What's the theme and what do you have left to complete?
Almost done...we're waiting on a dresser that should arrive in the next week or so...crib is set up and the room is painted and decorated. We went with a blue and brown airplane theme...artwork can be seen in my previous post.

5. List 5 qualities you hope your baby will possess:
1. easy going 2. good sleeper 3. happy demeanour 4. snuggly 5. good eater

6. What's your ideal labor experience?
fast and painless lol...goodluck eh!?

7. List 5 things that have changed in your relationship with your spouse since you've been pregnant:
Not a whole lot has changed to be honest...we discuss being parents and how we want our son to be...hubby works a second job at the moment putting away some extra cash while we wait for him to arrive..

8. List 5 things you think will change once your baby arrives:
1. less sleep 2. My dog won't be the centre of attention annymore 3. no work for a year 4. lots of walking hopefully...get that pre-baby body back! 5. new most important person in DH and my life...

9. Where do you think you'll be when you go into labor? Why?
I'm hoping at home...and not at work...

10. Have you been talking to your baby? Playing music?
I talk to him does DH. I only play my regular music..which baby likes :) gets him moving all over on the drives home

11. In what ways do you hope your baby is like your spouse?
his eyes...his work ethic...his sports abilities since I have none lol...math skills

12. In what ways do you hope your baby is like you?
independent, easy going, calm, smart...

13. How long will you wait for the next baby, or if this is your last one, why/why not?
Probably a couple of years...we want to be done before I am that gives us 3 years and a bit after he is born...I figure within the next 2 baby #2 will come along

14. What kind of grandparents do you think your baby will have?
Ones that spoil him...well at least our mom's will. My Mom aka Nana has already bought pretty much every item of clothing I own for him plus all of the other extras she has bought...and she isn't stopping. DH's mom is super excited too so I know he'll be spoiled on that side too. My dad says he will be around...but we'll see how that goes.

15. Who will be with you during labor? Who will visit you in the hospital during your recovery?
DH will be with me...our parents and siblings will most likely come and visit while we're at the hospital.

16. How much will you tell your baby (child, teenager) about your past? Why/why not?
Whatever he wants to know...I don't have anything that I feel like I need to keep hidden

17. Do you have any hopes for your child's activities? (Sports, academics, school preference, activities, etc)
I want him to do well in school and we're hoping he will enjoy sports like his daddy...a little NHL player would be nice lol

18. When will you tell your baby about the birds and the bees?
when the time comes...

19. In what ways do you hope you'll parent like your parents did? In what ways do you hope you aren't like them?
I hope to instill the good values and independence my mom instilled in me...and the hard working ethic I have as well. My mom did the best she could and I hope to do the same. I really don't want to be a snoopy mom...but I have a feeling that when the time comes I won't be able to resist.

20. Which childhood memory do you hope your child will have (similar to one you fondly remember)?
Spending time together doing fun family things...trips to the park, skating, other things...reading together, playing together...lots of things...

21. And finally, Be annoying! What "advice" do you want newly pregnant women to know?
Do what is best for you (and baby obviously)...and enjoy being pregnant the best you can...don't sweat the small stuff...everything works out in the end!

Let's Talk About Nesting...

I've always heard that pregnant women get this nesting instinct...for each woman it kicks in at a different time. My thoughts on this were " nesting? yea right!!"'s happened!! I thought I was starting to nest a while back when I had the urge to get the baby's room finished...but now it has kicked into overdrive! This last week to two weeks I have been obsessed with getting stuff for the baby done. Last weekend I made all the artwork using airplane decals that match the room theme and sticking them on paper to make awesome pictures...and we hung up the baby's name above his crib and added the airplane accents on both sides.

Here are a couple of pictures..


Over the last couple of weeks I've also picked up a few things that were still needed for the baby...change pad covers, hooded towels, car seat toys, changing pad, crib bedding (which happens to be discontinued so I got it for 50% off :)), mobile, diapers, nursing bras for me...lots of stuff!! Having all this stuff...I've now started putting it all away...yesterday I put away all the bathroom/bath time items...diapers/wipes/soaps, etc. I've done some more baby laundry since I've received more clothes, we installed the carseat in my car, put away what was left of baby shower gifts and DH's mom ordered the dresser for the room.

Tonight is date night!! DH and I are going out for one last night out without baby. We are doing dinner at The Keg and then heading out to see a movie. I'm excited...kind of wishing I could enjoy a glass of wine...but looking forward to a good night. It's also the long I have a feeling that I am going to be cleaning up around here and making sure that everything is in order for when baby comes...that or I will drive myself crazy thinking about all of the things that need to be done.

Anyways...until next time!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

34 weeks and counting!

How far along? 34 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: last time I went to the OB I was up to 14lbs

Maternity clothes? yes...all the belly has gotten pretty big lately. Most of the time I wear mat. jeans and mat. shirts...weekends are reserved for track pants :)

Stretch marks? No

Sleep: I have good nights and bad nights..naps on the weekend :)

Best moment this week: hearing everyone tell me how tiny I still look for how far along I am...made me feel good since I feel HUGE

Have you told family and friends: Yes!

Miss Anything? my balance...being able to bend over properly...sleep lol

Movement: he is always kicking me in the ribs...and he constantly has hiccups...movements are starting to hurt sometimes

Food cravings: this week was ribs...which I satisfied tonight

Anything making you queasy or sick: not really...

Have you started to show yet: uh belly is big compared to what it was and I've also started to drop already

Gender: boy :)

Labor Signs: he is head down and already starting to drop...but we've still got some time

Belly Button in or out? doesn't exist lol...its not in but it hasn't really popped out...its just smooth

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody...but in a very emotional way not a snappy way

Weekly Wisdom: when 8 months pregnant do NOT wear will fall and scrape your knees and break your sunglasses lol

Looking forward to: meeting our little guy :)

Pregnancy Lessons Learned at a Wedding..

So yesterday I was at a wedding and learned some important pregnancy lessons as the day progressed...

1. Pregnant women should not wear 5 inch heals (well at least this one)....they cause swelling and numbness which will lead to falling and scraped knees, bruised hands and broken sunglasses

The above is pretty straight forward...after the church, I was walking back to my car...I'd honestly only been wearing the heels for maybe an hour...not even walking since the wedding was sitting in a pew at the church...and for some reason my whole foot went numb...I was mid-stride when this happened, so needless to say...I fell. I knew it was coming so I took the entire impact on my knee and hand. I scraped my knee nicely and my hand had a couple of cuts, a blood blister and is bruised where I landed on my sunglasses...which also didn't fare very well...and are broken :( BUT I'm ok and so is the baby...the fall really wasn't a big deal and if I wasn't pregnant no one would of even noticed...

2. Being sober at weddings isn't as much fun as being not sober...or at least partially not sober...

Enough said...

3. If I stay up until 2:30 am...I will still wake up at 8am...

Yea...thanks body...I appreciate the 5.5 hours of sleep...but it would of been nice to sleep a little bit longer...just a little bit.

4. Expect EVERYONE to touch your belly without your permission

EVERYONE wanted to touch my belly yesterday...I'm at the point where I just expect people to touch it now so it really didn't bother me...but at the same time I was just like "enough already!!" By the end of the night I was a bit tired of talking about my pregnancy...I felt like a broken record...but I know people are just curious so I didn't let it show...and I am excited...just not excited about repeating myself 100 times

The wedding was great...but I seriously have a pregnancy hangover today and I didn't even drink!...I feel like I've been hit by a knee hurts, my ankle is slightly swollen and may be slightly twisted from my fall...I'm all bruised'd think that I had spent a late night at a bar if you were to see me.