Wednesday, April 29, 2009

33 Weeks

33 Weeks




How far along? 33 weeks!!

Total weight gain/loss: i haven't weighed myself this week. Belly is 40" around

Maternity clothes? yes..although I prefer PJ pants

Stretch marks? thank goodness it's still just the ones from puberty

Sleep: it's getting rough. I want to punch Ian if he comes near me, poor guy. I just want to be comfortable!

Best moment this week: finishing the letters for his name and making a baby quilt!

Movement: he has had the hiccups a lot this week!

Food cravings: nothing really

Gender: boy

Labor Signs: nope

Belly Button in or out? it's very flat now and kind of hurting from being pulled

What I miss: rolling over in bed when i want to be on my side. Now, it's a chore

What I am looking forward to: getting my breast pump!

Weekly Wisdom: take naps

Milestones:making a baby quilt

Monday, April 27, 2009

Picture post of Ady




I had to take pictures Ady the other night when she had to wear her recital outfit for pictures at dance.

Crafty Crafty

What a weekend!
On Sunday, I started work on the letters to hang in Owen's room. It was pretty easy and I'm happy with the way they turned out. I still need to sand down the edges and put a final coat of sealer on them. Then Ian needs to figure out the best way to hang them.

After class today, I went to my friend Jen's house and she helped me (well I helped her really) turn my dad's old baby blanket into a quilt for Owen. It's almost done as well. I need to sew up a corner of it and stitch the back to the front.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

32 Weeks!!




How far along?
32 weeks!!
Total weight gain/loss: I gained 1.5 lbs since my last appt so 25.5 total. Belly is 40" around
Maternity clothes? Yes..and I bought some t-shirts and light weight pants that can be rolled into capris!
Stretch marks? thank goodness it's still just the ones from puberty
Sleep: I love it and get as much of it as I can, but it's getting hard to get comfortable at night
Best moment this week: buying the supplies I need to make Owen's name letters and getting points on a quiz with his name! :)
Movement: he's still pretty active. He likes to stick his butt out.
Food cravings: oranges and ice cream
Gender: boy
Labor Signs: nope
Belly Button in or out? sort of in between
What I miss: feeling a "normal" size
What I am looking forward to: getting the letters done, working on the blanket, organizing he nursery
Weekly Wisdom: sorry, I've got nothin this week
Milestones:nothing really..

had a doctors appt yesterday. Everything is looking good. I was worried that Owen is breached so my dr did a quick ultrasound and he is just fine. :) He just prefers to stick his butt out instead of his feet like Ady did. I gained 1.5 lbs in the last 3 weeks so that was a lot better!! Blood preassure was 100/50, so thats still good and Owen's heart rate was 143, again, good.
So everything is great...I go back in three weeks!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Owen is King!

I had a quiz in my accounting class today and the last question was this...
"____" is king.
I had no idea what my teacher was after with that one, so I answered "Owen" :) She came around and looked at our quizzes and asked me what that was about. I pointed to my belly and told her that was Owen. She laughed and said she couldnt count that one wrong!! :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

What I found yesterday..

After a long day at the park, this is what I found on the living room floor.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Aww!! Bedding is here!

Yesterday, Ady and I got home after a long day of shopping with our friend Jen, to find that we had several packages sitting at our door! Yay!!
I spent the day putting the crib together and washing the bedding. Here is the final result.



I also bought letters yesterday that spell out Owen's name and now I need to get to the craft store again to buy scrapbook paper to cover them with.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

She can read!!

Ian has been working on teaching Ady to read recently with a 'Dick and Jane' book that we bought. I came home from work last night to find the two of them sitting in the chair and Ady reading to Ian!!! I was so excited I pulled out the camera and shot a video of it! Sorry about the fish tank noise in the background!


video

And just for your viewing pleasure, a couple of recent pictures of Ady. She is practicing her curtsy in the first one for her upcoming dance recital

Single digits!!

We are down to only (roughly) 9 weeks!! I can't believe it! It's all gone by so very very quickly! This should be a fairly long post with lots of pictures so I'll try and get on with it.
31 Weeks!



How far along? 31 weeks!!
Total weight gain/loss: I"m avoiding the scale until my next appt. Belly is 39"
Maternity clothes? Yes and I'm wishing I had more summery stuff since the weather is heating up and my 'onboard' heating unit keeps my quiet warm
Stretch marks? thank goodness it's still just the ones from puberty
Sleep: I love it and get as much of it as I can, but it's getting hard to get comfortable at night
Best moment this week: ordering baby bedding
Movement: he's still pretty active. Last night I could feel him way up in my ribs!
Food cravings: oranges
Gender: boy
Labor Signs: nope
Belly Button in or out? sort of in between
What I miss: comfortable sleep
What I am looking forward to: getting the bedding in and getting the nursery organized
Weekly Wisdom: sorry, I've got nothin this week
Milestones:ordering the bedding


So you may have noticed that I mentioned the bedding alot in this post..well I got to order it on Wed and it should be here this weekend. I"ve asked Ian to changed the crib back into a crib but he is protesting...saying he is too busy. I just might get too antsy this weekend and do it myself! Here is a picture of the bedding that we ordered.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Neighborhood happenings

Last night I got home from work and the house was dark and quiet. Very weird. Turns out, Ian and Ady had been to the park almost since I left for work. Ady played with a little girl while "Ian talked to her father' After getting Ady into bed I sat down and talked to Ian.
Turns out that the little girl and her dad are our neighbors! We'd met them a couple of times and he even helped us move in our insanely heavy couch when we were moving in. I guess him and Ian talked for quite a while before realizing who they were actually talking to! And, they also have another baby on the way! Pretty exciting. They parted ways last night saying we should all get together some night for a fire...sounds good to me....
So do hamburgers on the grill..I think I will have to arrange for hamburgers on the grill this weekend!! yum!

30 Weeks!!





How far along? 30 weeks!!
Total weight gain/loss: up 25 lbs already!! Belly is just shy of 39 inches
Maternity clothes? of course!
Stretch marks? thank goodness it's still just the ones from puberty
Sleep: Thankfully, I am still sleeping pretty well at night
Best moment this week: having my first dream about Owen
Movement: very active on Tues night. He was dancing around like crazy and Ian got to feel a lot of it too!
Food cravings: nope, not really. I don't even get terribly hungry anymore
Gender: boy
Labor Signs: not even close
Belly Button in or out? sort of in between
What I miss: I have no complaints this week
What I am looking forward to: ordering baby bedding and starting on the nursery
Weekly Wisdom: Nursing should not be painful!
Milestones:going to our breastfeeding class, have my first dream about Owen.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

First dream about Owen and nursing class

Last night, Ian and I went to a breastfeeding class. I didn't get too much out of it, mainly because I've tried to do it before. The thing that stuck with me the most is 'it's not supposed to be painful!' When I tried to nurse Ady it was painful from the start and it stayed that way. I could never get her to latch on properly. This time, I'm determined to make it work. So we took a class and I've bought a book to read.

Also last night, I had my very first dream about Owen. Ian and I just walked into the hospital b/c apparently, I was in labor (although I was acting like a gal in labor). There were no details of my labor or delivery. I just knew I'd had the baby and I got out of bed and put my OLD CLOTHES ON! Thats right, straight from delivering a baby back into my old jeans and a green shirt! Wouldn't taht be nice?! To make it even better, I looked way better in my dream then I ever did before I got pregnant!
I held Owen for a minute but he looked 'weird' to me..very baby clown like. His skin was orange and just not right. I went to the bathroom and there was a protest of some sort in the bathroom (yeah, weird) and I sat there thinking 'I've lost it. Someone has taken my baby' (b/c all I remembered was seeing a weird looking doll, not my baby!!)
I left the bathroom and went back to this giant room. Ian was sitting there with his buddy Nisar from work and holding Owen. This time it was actually our baby. He had blue eyes and tons of sandy blonde hair that was just wild. I picke dhim up and held him in front of me so I could get a good look at him.
That was it..that was my dream. It was a rather weird one, too! **EDIT: I talked to my mom this morning and she had a dream about Owen too! In her dream, he had red hair! :) She always wanted kids with red hair and that didn't happen, so now she is hoping for a grandbaby with red hair!

I'm pretty much at 30 weeks now. Oh which reminds me...I picked Ady up from my friend Jen's last night and the first thing Ady said when I got there was, 'Do you have the baby mom?" Poor kid thought I was going to be bringing home a baby with me. I told her that we still have at least 10 weeks before we see him and that he isn't down cooking. She repeated that to me all night! :)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

29 weeks

Several bloggers that I follow have posted this little survey as a way to track pregnancy and give weekly updates. I'm getting on that wagon....


How far along? 29 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: up 24 lbs already!! Belly is 37 1/2 in round
Maternity clothes? oh yeah..and some are getting too tight on me!
Stretch marks? thank goodness it's still just the ones from puberty
Sleep: Yes, please! I require lots of sleep plus naps at this point.
Best moment this week: passing my 1 hour glucose test
Movement: lots of it.
Food cravings: nope, not really. I don't even get terribly hungry anymore
Gender: boy
Labor Signs: not even close
Belly Button in or out? sort of in between
What I miss: feeling skinny, sexy, attractive in any manner, oh and comfy underwear
What I am looking forward to: ordering baby bedding and starting on the nursery
Weekly Wisdom: I've got nothing....
Milestones: passing 1 hour glucose and not even being close to passing out when she took my blood!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wow..5 years ago today..

I let the cat out of the bag that I was pregnant with Ady. I had found out myself on St Patrick's Day and slowly started telling folks that needed to hear it directly from me.
Then I sat down and typed out an email to all the other people that I needed/wanted to tell but didnt need to sit face to face with me to hear it..I got a lot of replies back that night asking my if it was an April Fool's joke...I hadn't even thought about it being April 1 when I sent that email out.
Ironically, today a friend of ours let her cat out of that bag that she's pregnant!!