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Week 32- Another week closer!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How Far Along: 32 weeks

Gender: boy

Size of baby: Well since we haven't had the follow up ultrasound I will tell you what the baby should weigh- size of a honeydew about 4 lbs.

Total Weight Gained: Doctor's appointment is tomorrow but that will count as week 33 weigh in, I think it's safe to assume I have gained between 24-27 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: This is a weird question. I think most maternity clothes are pretty hideous and aside from a few pair of pants(jeans, cropped khakis) I have still been wearing my old clothes, just below the belly. This week it was so hot at the gym I even wore my Nike running shorts from last season and made it work.

Movement: His movements are definitely more deliberate now. Before it was a leg here or a foot there but now I can feel and see him moving around much differently. It's nice and I know I will miss it once he's born.

Sleep: GAH it got worse. I haven't slept well since pretty much the day I found out I was pregnant and it hasn't gotten any easier. I just feel restless all night. I find myself tossing and turning and just in general not waking up refreshed which leads me to believe I am not getting a full REM cycle in. I can't complain too much though this has been the only negative of this pregnancy!

What I miss: This is hard too I think when you get to be in the 30+ weeks of pregnancy you miss the early parts of pregnancy. The excitement that came with feeling kicks for the first time, or finding out the sex. Now the only really exciting thing to look forward to is the birth, and that is scary!

Cravings: Egg burritos for breakfast with egg whites, salsa and american cheese. Cereal, fruit of any kind. Homemade ice cream sandwiches made with graham crackers and cool whip. Tomato sandwiches on toast.

Aversions: Meat. I just don't feel like chewing it. Also I am running out of room and find that I can not eat too much at any given time so meat usually isn't what I reach for.

Symptoms: Contractions that are now stronger than they were. Before it was more me just noticing my belly tightening up. Now I actually feel uncomfortable when it tightens and I need to recline to make it ease the pressure.

Best Moment this Week: Lying in bed with the hubby the other night he had his arm draped over my belly. Suddenly he says "hey is that the baby?" our little guy was kicking his arm and moving a lot like he usually does at 1 am. Hubby just kept saying "This is incredible, I can't believe we created him" over and over again. It was a really nice moment for us to share.

This post is late because as of today I am already 33 weeks but I have just been feeling overwhelmed without much internet time lately. It doesn't help that we moved the computer to the basement den area finally and I hate coming down here. The ac blows so loud and the dogs follow me and then I have to carry them back up the stairs which is a hassle in itself. We have a doctor's appointment tomorrow which should be the standard check everything in and out. Hopefully sometime next week will be the follow up ultrasound to check the baby's size so we can start talking about how we plan on birthing this boy. I am still anti C section just as a personal preference but I am not completely opposed to being induced although I really truly feel like when my body and baby are ready it will happen. We have to just listen to what doc says and then come up with our own decision. Hubs is working nights this week which stinks because there is so much we could be doing around here at night that I just can't do myself(ie painting the trim and rehanging the ceiling fan). Since he is taking a few weeks off in August for the babys arrival they had to push a lot of his work up and get it taken care of between now and then. Normally not a huge issue but this means for the next few weeks he doesn't have a 3 day weekend like usual. This really cuts into the time we have to do things. I just start stressing because I am in get this house ready mode and there are some things that I just can not or should not be doing. Oh well I know that what is a necessity will get down and anything else can wait but that doesn't alleviate the anxiety in my head.

My mental state hasn't been great these last few weeks. I have felt really down and alone which is not good, I don't know if it's pregnancy hormones or not. I really try and not blame everything on the hormones although sometimes I know that's what it is. Basically I feel really left out. My mom hasn't made the time to call me in almost 2 weeks which is totally unusual for us. We normally speak 3-4 times a week. I know she was busy with the end of the school year so I didn't push the issue but they were done a week ago and she still hasn't called. The worst part about it is that she texted me for like 30 minutes today when it would have been just as easy to call. The only reason she started texting me was to reply to my request for some addresses for thank you cards. That really annoyed me. Then I have been begging anyone in my family to come and visit since I've been unemployed. Being so close to DC should be an incentive but nope, no one has come to see us. Why this really annoyed me today is that my stepdad had cataract surgery Monday and has his other eye scheduled for this coming Monday. He had to take off 2 weeks of work for this and you would think they could have come down here for a few days since he wasn't working. No, of course not and the kicker to it is that when she was texting me today she told me they were going camping for the weekend!! WTF? So not only is my mom making me feel neglected but so are my "friends" here in MD. A good (or so I thought) girlfriend of mine just had her oldest graduate high school. She threw a big party and had all kinds of fanfare all weekend for the kid and I didn't get invited to anything. This wouldn't have been so bad if our other friend who always blows us off hadn't been invited. Yikes, this is turning into a rant but I just had to get it off my chest. I hate complaining to the hubby because he just doesn't get it. I'm done, it's off my chest and I feel relieved so thanks for listening or reading(if you made it this far!!!)

Weekly belly shots



I'm posting this next one against my better judgement. Although I just woke up and look like a zombie I think it's cute because it's all 3 of my "babies" together. The shirt hides the belly


lastly a clothed belly just for comparison.

  
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FITBECKSRN24 6/19/2011 9:01AM

    awww sorry your feeling lonely! i get annoyed easily with stuff like that too, so i can relate! i think it is part hormones cause im usually never so annoyed so easily...unless its around pms time haha. i hope things will start to look up and your appt goes well! =)

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ATLMOMOFTHREE 6/16/2011 10:45AM

    I hope you have a great appointment today.I know how you feel, things are getting harder for me too. Sleeping, contractions, etc...
I'm sorry you've been having times of feeling down lately. It's probably a combination of hormones and the increased need for time & attention. I remember having the same thing go on with me when I was expecting our first (needing more from my parents), but with my last baby and with this one, I am content with the time/attention/affection I get from my hubby. Also, I now have a lot going on at home with two children, so I'm pretty busy! I tend to spend some time, though, dwelling on how I feel physically (self-pity even!)Haha
Well, you look great as usual! :) Hope you have a nice weekend!

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INFLATED 6/16/2011 2:42AM

    You look great! Perhaps with your stepdad having surgery, your Mom has more responsibilities placed on her. I had the LASIK done on one eye to attach a cornea that was coming loose. I had a headache for three days after the surgery.

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DESYACV2 6/15/2011 11:19PM

    awww you look great....

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Week 31- ONE BIG BABY

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Survey today because I am exhausted and a little sore from carrying groceries in by myself. I would rather be on the couch than sitting at the computer- SORRY

How Far Along: 31 weeks

Gender: Still a boy

Size of baby: According to my ultrasound last week they think he is already measuring 4 lbs 10 oz (thats more than a lb higher than he should be at this point).

Total Weight Gained: 24 lbs. again right on target to gain about 32-35 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: whatever fits at this point. some of my sundresses from last summer are starting to be too small in the belly area but most fit.

Movement: he loves to stay awake late. i feel a lot of kicking between midnight and 1 am, they say that will be the active time once hes born too, so hes already a night owl

Sleep: Still not getting a great nights sleep but I have been able to catch a few naps during the day so it makes up for it. I get up 3-4 times a night to pee and between that and having to hoist my belly to roll over it's not the most restful sleep. Overall not too bad, no leg cramps or restless legs(knock on wood)

What I miss: Hm, wearing cute summer clothing, last summer was my first real thin summer and I was proud of my body and how hard I worked to get it. This summer it's not the same. I know I look good for a pregnant woman but I miss my bathing suits and shorts!

Cravings: Lemonade but only Minutemaid Light since it's really tart. Watermelon, french fries, crackers. Weird.

Aversions: Salads. I know I need them to get in some veggies but lettuce is totally unappealing right now.

Symptoms: Lots of movement and some contractions, other stuff but it's probably TMI for blogs haha.

Best Moment this Week: Having another ultrasound and seeing his sweet little profile. It is crazy how fast this pregnancy went but knowing he will be here in less than 60 days makes me smile.

We had a good week. Nice doctor's visit other than them telling me that he is measuring like 3 weeks ahead of schedule. Up until this point we have been behind and he was on the small side. We have another ultrasound in 3 weeks to double check the measurement since it's possible that it could be off. If he continues growing at the rate that he has(and is really almost 5 lbs) they think he will be a 10 lb baby! Yikes that scares me. It also makes the doctor want to push for a c section which I am not into. I would rather just be induced. Those are things we will discuss after the next ultrasound. I still haven't finished the nursery but I am working on it and swear to get pics asap!

Phone shots for the week:



and a clothed pic- this was before dinner with toms coworkers. i was already hot and sweaty and was still inside- summer is no joke when youre 8 months pregnant

  
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TAMBERTRAND 6/14/2011 10:39AM

    So excited for you!!! You look beautiful!

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LOVENS84 6/10/2011 1:59PM

    My son always measured 3 weeks or so ahead and was born 4 days late and not too big ( 8 lbs 13 ozs 22 inches) so you never know! I definitely wouldn't give in to a c-section just because they are pulling the "big baby" card on you. NOT WORTH IT! Recovering from major abdominal surgery is no joke and it is hard. And it makes it harder to have a natural delivery for subsequent pregnancies. Tiny women birth 10+ pound babies all the time no problems! And an u/s "guesstimate" is more than likely off... so don't let it scare you- you were made to do this!

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SINGER73 6/9/2011 8:45AM

    You look emoticon

I understand about the heat. I'm 34 weeks and it's like 99 outside. So I just drink up and stay in the AC.

My boy was 4lbs at his 31 week scan and was measuring 14 days ahead. I have no clue what they guess his weight will be if I go the whole 40 weeks.



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LEASIM1231 6/8/2011 5:21PM

    You look great in that dress!!!

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FITBECKSRN24 6/8/2011 9:09AM

    i hear you on the watermelon!!! i go through a whole one every week! i eat it EVERY day THROUGHOUT the day....no joke lolol. i guess i could have worse cravings right?? =)

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WHITEJM11 6/7/2011 9:53PM

    Thanks ladies. I am definitely feeling the heat but I am so glad to have AC if we didn't I would melt!

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UVAGRL928 6/7/2011 7:47PM

    Adorable :) You have the perfect little baby belly! I agree with the others, you are a trooper with the summer heat.

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JULIANAM 6/7/2011 5:32PM

    you are too cute!! goodness I can't imagine being pregnant in this heat, you are a trooper!! good luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

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ATLMOMOFTHREE 6/7/2011 4:42PM

    Haha, cute! I love that expression of you when you're hot! I am only 26 weeks and I already feel the heat (internally, I mean) and I know the summer Georgia heat is not going to help. I have the WHOLE summer to do too-I'm not due until mid Sept.
I remember my dd having a big growth spurt all of a sudden at some point in the p/g, and them actually changing my EDD because she was like, four weeks off or something! She was born 2-3 weeks "early" and weighed 7 lbs 9 oz. You might have a early one there!

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Weekly 30- The final countdown

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wowowowo is all I can say, I cannot for the life of me believe that this pregnancy is already 3/4 over. It's amazing especially since looking back it has flown by but while it was happening it seemed to drag on and on. I am still working on the nursery but promise pictures as soon as it's finished up. We have our next doctor's appointment on Thursday with an ultrasound so next week's check in should be a little more exciting. We had a low key weekend and holiday. Saturday we had dinner with one of Tom's coworkers and his family. They have 3 boys and a girl. So much fun. They live on an acre which is much more grass than we have in our town home so they have all kinds of fun stuff to do. They have 3 rabbits, 15 chickens and a little bee keeping thing. Tom was so excited to be able to have boy time and talk about the bees and all that jazz. As soon as we pulled up the kids were all over me. They wanted to play baseball and all kinds of fun stuff. It was nice and different from what we are used to. They asked us to bring dessert so I made Dirt dessert(mud cake, dirt cake, i think everyone has a different name for it) because I knew kids would love it and they wouldn't keep the leftovers so needless to say I pigged out on Sunday and Monday on the leftovers. It is gone thank goodness. Sunday we had to finish ripping up the flooring in the house because we had the final install on Sunday. Basically our living room and kitchen were in a state of disaster on Sunday and most of Monday so we were forced to hang out in the basement where the only other tv is. It was weird and I told Tom I felt like a prisoner. No windows so I had no idea what time it was and I just felt like I couldn't do anything. Luckily we got the floors finished yesterday afternoon and spent the day moving furniture back. SO GLAD TO BE DONE. We only have 64 days until the baby comes and let me say we still have a lot to do. I have a feeling these next few weeks are going to be jam packed.

The other detail worth sharing is my crazy hormonalness. I cry nonstop now. Like over everything. I was thinking about how magical this pregnancy has been and I couldnt stop crying. A song came on at the gym today and I couldnt stop crying. Saw a picture of an emaciated dog and couldnt stop crying. Its just crazy. I never cry so thats probably why I have been so much lately but man I feel like I am losing it somedays. Back to the magical pregnancy thing, its totally true. When I first got pregnant I didnt understand how everyone said it would feel because I hadnt experienced it for myself. Even seeing other pregnant women kinda grossed me out. I wasnt excited to feel the baby kicking and even when he first started kicking it weirded me out. But all of the sudden I realized how much of a miracle it is that I could grow another human being, a combination of Tom and I, in me and that I am healthy enough to do it. Every kick now is like a little gift. I know that sounds totally sappy and it is but I just feel really blessed, lucky and happy these days and I cant complain!

Thats about it for this week except the pics



sorry they are so blurry I swear i will start using our nice camera again soon!

  
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FITBECKSRN24 6/4/2011 3:07PM

    must be something with the weather! ive been a sap all week! hubby goes to alaska every year (they have no phones/internet) so there's no way to talk to him for 3 weeks until he hits a anchorage or fairbanks to fly home. i was BAWLING the whole morning he left on my way to work. especially when he said....take care of our little peanut while im gone....total meltdown. and he goes every year! its not like its the first time! silly pregnancy hormones! i miss him like crazy....all the sad songs make me cry, all the sappy movies make me cry. its horrible!

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DESYACV2 6/2/2011 3:27AM

    you are such a pretty pregnant lady.....

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SUGIRL06 6/1/2011 8:48PM

    You just make me gush with every blog!
~Ang

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ATLMOMOFTHREE 6/1/2011 4:25PM

    You look totally great and content being pregnant! I'm 25 weeks along with #3 (a boy!) I know what you mean about the miracle of growing a little person with your own body (and that he/she is part of you and part of your hubby)-it is INCREDIBLE! I was reading about how bones grow and what they're made of with my older children the other day (we homeschool) and I was in AWE at the fact that our son is developing right now with just what's already in my body plus food/vitamins I take in. WOW! That is all I can say! Haha :)


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JOCELYN48 5/31/2011 9:48PM

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Week 29- Getting back to normal

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hi all,

We are finally getting back into the groove after a couple of busy weeks. After getting back from the shower I spent a few days trying to get the nursery stuff organized and washed. We ended up having to return a bunch of stuff that we got doubles of and having to pick up a ton of stuff we didn't get. Mostly sheets and misc burp clothes, etc. It was not the most fun I have ever had in Babies R Us. I had to keep calling my mom and asking her what I needed and how many of each to make sure that we have what we need when the baby first comes, like onesies and what not. I don't want Tom having to run out and get stuff on his own, it stresses him out. Then it makes me stressed so if I can have as much as I can up front it would be best. I think we are almost set. We got almost all of our big ticket items, minus the high chair which I returned and a jogging stroller. We have a starter stroller and in a few months we will make a final decision on a jogger. I know the baby won't be able to sit in either for a few months so it's not a top priority now and besides I have so many giftcards I know it won't be an actual expense when the time comes and that's great!

This weekend we also went and picked out some more decor since we currently have nothing for the room. Tom is really indecisive and I've kinda left it up to him as to the theme. I am totally not into boy things and if I had my way it would be a pretty plain room with patterns and no animals or themes. I totally despise animal themes and I don't know why. They just irritate me, it seems like baby stuff only comes in animals and it just bothers me. In any case since Tom was having so many issues deciding I drove us to a few places to look at things and told him we had to leave with at least 1 thing for the room, and we did. We still have a lot to get but at least we are going in a solid direction and I can order online if I have to. After a busy day shopping on Monday yesterday I woke up feeling like trash. I have a scratchy throat and it's hard to swallow and I had the full body aches all day yesterday. I had no appetite and basically lived on ginger ale and toast all day. Today I feel a little better but not 100%. I'm not sure if it's allergies or something worse but I am going to wait another day before I go to the doctor. If it's just allergies there isn't anything they can do. So I'm just sitting and suffering! I'll live I guess. It was a bummer too becuase the week I was in Pittsburgh I didn't go to the gym just did a lot of walking and Monday I had a bad ass workout and felt good to get back in the swing and now I am laid up for 2 days. It feels like everytime I get back in the swing something derails me. I already talked Tom into a long walk tonight so I figure that's better than nothing at this point. Especially since I don't want to make this illness worse.

Otherwise we had a doctor's appt last week and he said everything is good, glucose test went well so I don't have to worry about that. Other than that we go next week for another ultrasound and general appointment. It's been going so fast, it's crazy. Baby boy feels like he tries to escape at night and sometimes it freaks me out. Tom kinda thought I was crazy until he saw it. He had felt the kicks before when they were more subtle but now that he is really moving and pushing me so hard you can see it it's a whole new experience. He thought it was cool.

I think that's it for this week. I leave you with the weekly belly shots!



  
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SUGIRL06 6/1/2011 8:44PM

    Aaawwwwww!
Oh and a lot of jogging strollers have an infant carseat attachment. Just sayin'... so excited for you!
~Ang

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FITBECKSRN24 5/26/2011 11:06AM

    do you think maybe your working out too hard?? i had this happen to me.....i hadnt been running since i found out i preggers (cause i felt so bad) and then a few weeks ago i went. i didnt really "run" more like a nice slow jog. i felt soooo good, not tired, wasnt out of breath, ect. and went for 35 mins (includes a 5 min warm up and cool down) but the next day i felt AWFUL! my legs hurt, i was TIRED i felt like i had been run over by a truck! so i keep it at 15 mins and then do the shred, weights only just so i can kinda keep arms and legs toned. that seems to work out a lot better. so even tho i felt really good...it was deff too much for me while being 18 weeks pregnant! i think i slept half the day away. just a suggestion! =) glad you are doing so well.....the bump is cuuuute!

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STASKER 5/26/2011 7:50AM

  All new parents try their best to be "prepared". It never happens! LOL As long as you have the basics (onsies, bottles, diapers & wipes, car seat, burpies, etc.) thats all you'll need for the first few months. Trust me...you will always think of something that the lil' guy needs that you don't have. Welcome to parenthood! It's so funny too... when you go shopping, you will find more things to buy for him than for yourself. Soooo much fun!!

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SINGER73 5/25/2011 1:34PM

    Glad your appt went well. You will be fine if you don't have everything that you need you will make it work out.

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LOVENS84 5/25/2011 12:39PM

    You look fabulous! Not too much longer at all and your little man will be in your arms! Yay!!!

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Week 28 Showered with Love!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

This is a day late but I just got back from my weekend in Pittsburgh. We had my baby shower on Sunday afternoon and all I can say is that Baby S is the most loved little guy out there. Our friends and family really outdid themselves and were more than generous. Here is this week's survey and I will include some bump pictures and some shower pics at the end!

How Far Along: 28 weeks

Gender: still a boy!

Size of baby: 17 in 2.9 lbs.

Total Weight Gained: no weigh in for the 28 week. will have to catch everyone up as soon as I get the doctor's word.

Maternity Clothes: this week I wore a ton of my sundresses from last year which was nice. Now that the cold front/rain has moved in I have been having to wear Tom's sweats!

Movement: Much more consistent. I was driving back from Pittsburgh and he was kicking the crap out of me. Today he has decided to wedge himself up under my ribs so I am totally uncomfortable. It's all worth it though.

Sleep: I didn't get nearly enough sleep in Pittsburgh. The first night I just couldn't get comfortable. The next night my mom's idiot neighbors decided to have a party at 3 am that woke me up until I had to call the cops to come break it up. Just a lot of running around all weekend without sleep caught up. Today I crashed hard and slept for 2 hours. Now I feel out of it and hope to get a good nights sleep tonight.

What I miss: People not looking at me trying to decide if I am pregnant or just fat. When I have form fitting shirts on it it's pretty obvious there is a baby in there but at the gym I have worn looser tees and I swear I get strange looks but soon enough the belly will be too big even for tees!

Cravings: Still fruit which is really good I guess but I also have been craving Minutemaid Light lemonade which is a lot harder to come by than one would think. Luckily I had my fix and found a place to get it so I should be okay for awhile.

Aversions: Currently I have no need or want for meat in my life. That sounds weird but it just grosses me out, espcially having to cook it. I would rather just eat pasta or something quick and easy. Even when we have gone out I have pretty much avoided meat entries, I'm sure the doctor will give me an earful about my protein intake.

Symptoms: Lots of movement, a few contractions and a few other things that are probably TMI to share on the internet, haha!

Best Moment this Week: Having my shower with my wonderful friends and family.


This week's belly:


OK just a few baby shower shots
me and one of my favorite aunts

my yummy cake

the food table(we had a salad bar) with the batman decorations

just a shot of family and friends(we had about 40 total come)

opening presents

  
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MEGS4148 5/22/2011 11:40AM

    Looks like things are progressing nicely! I'm sorry about the lack of sleep but glad you had so much fun at the shower!

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REBECCALYN10 5/20/2011 8:52PM

    Oh wow!!! I can't believe how cute and preggers you look! I'm so happy for you.

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STASKER 5/20/2011 8:18AM

  I stopped eating meat at about 26 weeks and didn't want it again until my son was almost 3!!!! Crazy I know. When I did start introducing it again it made my tummy hurt all the time. It still does sometimes.

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ROCKYCPA 5/18/2011 9:35PM

    Congrats and love the pictures.

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NELLBELLA26 5/18/2011 7:46PM

    Awwww. Love the baby bump shots! You look so happy. Love the baby shower shots. Hope you said hello to Pittsburgh for me! emoticon

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