Tuesday, March 29, 2011
These weeks keep flying by. Things have been busy around here. I went to Pittsburgh for the weekend. I had a baby shower to attend on Saturday for one of my best girlfriends from college. She and I both found out around the same time that we were expecting and have been sharing our journeys over the last few months. She is due about 6 weeks before me and it's great to talk to her about the changes we are going through and compare the stories. The shower was also interesting because it helped me see what I do and don't want to do at my shower. Speaking of my shower plans are well under way with my sisters and mom. They are planning a ton of stuff and won't tell me much. What they do tell me might be a joke because they just tell me random nonsense.
Friday I had my monthly checkup. Some things are great and others are iffy. I finally gained a few lbs. The doctor even noticed and said "Finally baby is having a growth spurt" I gained more than I would like to but after having no weight gain the last 2 appointments I am right on pace with where I should be to gain 30 lbs this pregnancy. Everything else is great, bp, measurement and heartbeat were all fine. The only negative is that my amniotic fluid is still really low. I have to go back for yet another ultrasound at 24 weeks and if they fluid is still less than 10 then I will more than likely be put on bedrest. I'm definitely not happy about that but I want the baby to be safe. The doctor said there are 3 possibilities about why the fluid would be so low, and 2 are not bad but 1 is bad. Hopefully at the next ultrasound everything will be better and I won't have to worry about it. I still don't look super pregnant with clothes on and am still wearing a lot of my regular clothing. My family was excited to see me in person but everyone said "Oh you look like you are getting bigger but we expected more of a belly by now" haha I guess that's a good thing.
Sunday my niece got baptized. It was nice to have my family altogether since it doesn't happen that often. Christmas this year my little sister was still in Florida and when she came to visit in February my brother was in Daytona for the 500. This is the first time we have all been together since last August. That's really unusual for my family. The baptism was quick and nice which I like and was part of the regular church service. Sometimes they make you sit through the service and have the baptism after that and that takes forever! After church we had a little family lunch with our family and my sister in laws family. It was nice and I love holding that little niece of mine. She is so cute and she always lets me rock her to sleep. Normally she's fussy and wants to be put down to sleep but I always get her to fall right asleep, maybe she senses my growing boy in my tummy.
I had a job interview yesterday. It went well, and I was totally upfront about the pregnancy so if he likes me and thinks I'm a good fit for the job then I will have no issues. Hopefully I hear back in a few days. I slept terribly in Pittsburgh so after my interview yesterday I came home and crashed hard. I napped for like 3 hours with the dogs and then had a hard time falling asleep last night. I also had a ton on my mind. I know I have been super hormonal because I can't stop crying and that is totally unlike me. Last night I was just thinking about people who know what they want to do for the rest of their lives and they have an easy time picking a career. Then there's me who feels like I am stuck with jobs, jobs aren't an issue if you like it but do you keep a job your entire life or is that just a career? It's weird, I'm in a state of limbo not just because I'm currently unemployed but because I have had to put most of my career aspirations aside while we focus on Tom making his dreams come true. Really I only ever wanted to be a mommy and now that it's happening I wish I could just stay home and dedicate myself to my kids, I'm still trying to get Tom on board with this one though so who knows what will happen.
That's it for this week. I am including the weekly belly picture
Week 21 Day 2
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Well hey all. Hope you are having a fantastic week so far. My week has been good. I am finally getting over this stupid head cold which means I can breath through my nose again! YAY! It was gross especially since you all know once it leaves your head it goes down your throat into your tummy- no thank you. I am feeling much better though so no complaints in that regards. Baby is growing more and more this trimester and I am so excited and can't wait to feel those first flutters. My doctor said I could feel them anytime between now and 22 weeks and may not even know what I am feeling at first. I pay attention to every little grumble in my tummy hoping it's a flutter but nothing yet, at least I don't think so. Baby Boy weighs half a pound and is about 5.5 inches long and I can't believe that soon enough he will be a big boy for us to hold. CRAZY. The title of the post relates to the lack of sleep I have been getting. My hips have been killing me becuase I have to sleep on my side now, my belly isnt big but it just feels weird to lay on it. I also wake up so many times to pee that it takes forever to fall back asleep. It kills me when i talk to Tom in the morning and I ask how he slept, his response is always "Like a rock I didn't even know you came to bed" and I want to punch him. I can't wait for the night when I get a full night's sleep again, oh wait that might not be for another 18 years haha!
In any case after we found out it was a boy Tom spent days agonizing about whether or not to repaint, yes repaint, the nursery. Tom loves all things patriotic and americana and swore when he had a son he would pass that along. Well now that it's definitely a boy he wants to go all out. I think I have him convinced that its a lot of work and money for only a short period of time. I told him nursery bedding isn't as cute as big boy bedding so I think we will stay with the green, which I love anyway. Other than the paint things are a standstill here. We have an appointment with a contractor on Friday because of all things to happen now, our roof is leaking, right above the nursery. It's not something we can fix since you need to actually be on the roof to do it so hopefully this is a painless and relatively inexpensive fix? Keeping my fingers crossed! We also have an appointment with some flooring people to have the carpet replaced. we don't want to move the nursery furniture in until the carpet is done but I can't make up my mind about what I want, basically Tom said I have to pick so that we can get moving on the install so I guess I will have to make a decision.
Hmm what else is going on? Not a lot. Started a few new books, some baby related some not. Had a nice weekend with Tom's nieces and sister in Pittsburgh. His niece turned 5 and the only hints we could get from his sister on gifts were- Nintendo Wii games, Tangled, Disney Princesses. I'm so used to buying for my nephews girl teritory was a whole new issue. It took me like 45 minutes in 4 different stores to finally pick something. I got her the Pretty Pretty Princess game that I remember from being a kid and a Tangled game for the Wii. I assumed they would have the Wii game but could take it back and exchange it. Well holy cow when she opened that game she almost had a cornoary. I mean she literally threw it across the room and freaked out turning 10 shades of red. Apparently the Tangled game was sold out in all of PA and OH and the closest place with it was like Michigan or some nonsense. I just lucked out I guess. She just kept saying how excited she was and that made me feel like a good aunt! Other than that my sisters and I are working on my baby shower plans but are having snags with renting rooms because of graduation parties. We just keep plugging along. Unfortunately we have a family that is too large to hold the party at someones home so we have to rent a space(my mom is one of 12 and each of her siblings has at least 3 kids). I tthink that's it for this week!
Have a great week! Those of you not pregnant have a few green beers for me on Saturday!
Obligatory 18 week belly shot
March 4, 2011- 18 weeks 2 days
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