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Week 36- Baby Could be here sooner than Later! (nursery pics finally)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

This is a super quick update since I am currently swamped trying to tie up last minute loose ends. We had our doctor's appointment yesterday because my 36 week was cancelled on Friday for an emergency C-section. All looked really good at the doctor. I am currently 3 cm dilated and in the doctor's opinion we could be meeting out little guy in the next 7 or 8 days. I have my next appointment on Monday(if baby doesn't come obviously) and we are stripping my membranes at that appointment. The doctor wanted to do it yesterday but when he told me that 7 out of 10 women go into labor that night after having it done I knew I wasn't 100% read for baby. The carseat isn't installed yet and I still have to finish packing our hospital bag. I am excited that we could meet our guy so soon but also nervous that I am not 100% ready at home. I guess I will never be 100% ready though. Oh well we are rolling with the punches and today I am finishing up some cleaning and packing. The nursery is done minus the curtain panels which I hung then realized I needed to iron so I have to take them down tomorrow and iron them. Otherwise bring on baby!
I will leave you with belly pics and nursery pics this week-finally!








  
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MARELARK725 7/14/2011 12:05AM

    You look AMAZING!!!!! Love the nursery! Congrats...you are in the home stretch Mama! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LEASIM1231 7/13/2011 5:47PM

    You look ready to me! Cute nursery! You look great! I am very curious to see at my 39 appointment what the doctor has to say...

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SUNSHINE084 7/13/2011 4:14PM

    Love the colors of the baby's room. I plan on doing lime green acents in our baby's room. Take care.

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FITBECKSRN24 7/13/2011 2:12PM

    awww yeah!! i love the nursery! so adorable!! im so excited for you!! make sure you keep us updated!! cant wait to hear about the good news!!! =)

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LOVENS84 7/13/2011 1:03PM

    I love his nursery! How fun!!! 3cm is GREAT progress so early for a first time mom... good luck and I wish you a fast and easy delivery!

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CARBONCAT 7/13/2011 10:58AM

    OMG you are so tiny for being sooo close, lucky you!! The nursery is gorgeous! Love the green!

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SCRAPPYKRIS 7/13/2011 10:14AM

    What great pictures! You will be holding your little baby before you know it :)

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ANGIERUNNER 7/13/2011 9:10AM

    Love the nursery! You have such a cute baby bump! emoticon emoticon

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FRUITYCHERRY 7/13/2011 12:32AM

    Great pictures!!! Congratulations! Can't wait to see pictures of your little one!

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A*L*P* 7/12/2011 8:33PM

    Um, what color is that? Is that Lowes Leaf Bud? It looks *exactly* like the color we painted our baby's room!!! Too funny we wanted to have that green, serene color for the room and I am so in love with the color! The room looks fabulous! I am excited for you that you're progressing along so well and at 3cm! Awesome!!! My body is being stubborn and zero dilation. Boo hoo! Hopefully a massage will help that tomorrow, lol!!

Congrats on everything, good luck getting your bag packed exciting times ahead for you!!

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ATLMOMOFTHREE 7/12/2011 4:57PM

    Awww, the nursery is so sweet! You are going to love being in there, it looks very serene. Congratulations on being SO close to bringing him home! I hope it goes super smooth for you. :) Please keep us posted!

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SPICY0NE 7/12/2011 3:45PM

    Wow -- Congratulations!!!! Very exciting news!!!! Wishing you the best as you progress into parenthood. Your little guy is going to amaze you everyday. :)

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Week 35- Less than a month to go

Monday, July 04, 2011

Hi all,

As I sit here typing this I have less than 30 days to go until my due date. It's crazy and unreal and totally something that has snuck up on us. I still can't believe how fast these past months have gone. It's amazing to think that in this short time I have created another little being. I am getting so excited to meet him!

Things are going pretty well in our neck of the woods. I had my weekly appointment on Friday and had my first internal exam. It wasn't as bad as I worked it up to be but everyone told me it hurt so I was panicked! Basically things are right where they should be. Babies head is down and we are 1 cm dilated. I am not getting too excited about the dilation yet because my sister was dilated for weeks before she gave birth so I am just taking it week by week. Blood pressure is still normal and so is weight. As it stands today I am on pace to gain 35-36 lbs which makes me super happy. I was about 5-7 lbs above my goal weight when I got pregnant so I know I can shed all these lbs once my little guy is here. I have had a truly blessed pregnancy with no constipation, heartburn or swelling and believe me I do not take it for granted. I know so many women who have such a terrible time and I have been so lucky. I have continued to work out and the doctor encouraged that until the baby drops and it becomes too uncomfortable. He keeps telling me what a good pusher I will be so I hope he is right!

This weekend has been a little frantic still trying to wrap up some things around the house since hubs finally realized there isn't much time left. For some reason everything seems to need replaced at once. For example we had to replace 7 overhead light bulbs this week between ceiling fans and bathroom vanities not to mention that 2 times this week our smoke alarms started beeping because 1 needed a new battery and 1 needed replaced altogether. Then yesterday the closet door on our laundry fell off and needed a new spring. Just crazy. So that's how we spent Saturday and Sunday. Today hubs had to work so I am hanging with the puppers. It's kinda depressing to not have big plans for the holiday but it comes with the hubs job so I deal with it. Normally I would find some friends to hang or picnic with but since it has been in the 90's all week I have tried to avoid too much heat or sun. It's nice to hang in and spend quiet time with our puppies.

The nursery is 99% done finally. I am finishing 2 craft projects and Tom's mom is finishing curtains and valances for us so I just can't wait to have the little guy all settled in there.

I wish I had more exciting things going on but life is slow when you are almost 36 weeks pregnant haha!

I did the survey this week for a different blog I write so I figrured I would post here as well!

How Far Along: 35 weeks

Gender: this cracks me up every week- he isn't changing sexes I hope

Size of baby: still the size of a large cantaloupe about 22 inches and 6 lbs.

Total Weight Gained: 29 lbs- stresses me out a little but what can you do. If he's healthy and happy so is mommy!

Maternity Clothes: I live in sundresses and I think they might be the best part of summer pregnancy. Saved me a ton of money on not having to buy maternity clothes. I never broke down and bought a maternity swimsuit either, I made an old suit work for the few times I've braved the pool.

Movement: Still moving like crazy. It's amazing how much this has changed during pregnancy. It still boggles my mind that we went from butterflies to actual kicks and punches and now we have a big baby in there using my ribs as a foot rest!

Sleep: This week has been the worst for sleep. I have had terrible back pains most of the night and have to wake up and stretch before I can fall back asleep. I also noticed that sleeping in doesn't exist. Maybe it's my bodies way of getting me ready for those early mornings.

What I miss: This sounds bad but I think it's holiday related, but I miss being able to have a cocktail. I never drink and I mean never, like maybe 2 times a year but for some reason this week I have wanted summer cocktails. Mojitos, margaritas etc. It's a small thing in the grand scheme of pregnancy.

Cravings: Fruit- watermelon and grapes especially. Total raisin bran. Sugar-candy, ice cream, dessert, etc. Chips with french onion dip(I haven't given in to this one just yet because I never in my life have liked chips and dip so I think this is a fluke)

Aversions: Meat, I haven't cooked or eaten meat in several days. I get enough protein from milk, yogurt and eggs so I am not concerned but meat just grosses me out right now. Also the lemonade that I was loving and couldn't get enough of suddenly creeps me out and makes my mouth hurt. Weird. I think I burned myself out.

Symptoms: Still having contractions but now I am waiting for the other good stuff to come!

Best Moment this Week: Sitting with the hubby and really talking about life after baby. It was scary to talk about who will get up and change diapers and how he will help me on his 4 weeks at home but also so satisfying. It made me realize how much our lives are changing but how glad I am that he could be by my side for it all. I am blessed to have such an amazing and supportive husband and I am so looking forward to watching him become an amazing dad. It makes me smile just thinking of it.

Belly shots for the week

and a clothed one just for fun!

  
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LEASIM1231 7/8/2011 3:08AM

    You are looking great! I have had 2 vaginal exams and thankfully no one shared any horror stories, because I was not scared at all and found them more uncomfortable than painful...

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FITBECKSRN24 7/7/2011 12:48PM

    love it! you must be so excited your so close!!

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ANGIERUNNER 7/6/2011 8:13PM

    cute baby bump!

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Major Milestone- 35 and 35

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Today is a huge milestone in the pregnancy it marks the start of my 35th week and the final 35 day countdown! WHOO HOO. Don't have much to say but here is a pic just because. This is from Sunday when I was waiting around for the hubby to finish work at his office!

  
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ANGIERUNNER 6/29/2011 7:35PM

    you look awesome!

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KTMAE2006 6/28/2011 9:29PM

    You look gorgeous and healthy! Way to go!

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Week 34 I am a Baby Jungle Gym

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

How Far Along: 34 weeks

Gender: still a boy

Size of baby: according to what to expect he is the size of a cantaloupe about 22 inches and 5.5 lbs. last week at the doctors he estimated the baby to be about 5 lbs so that sounds right.

Total Weight Gained: Who knows and I am trying not to focus on this in the last few weeks since I have let it stress me out a little. Gotta keep telling myself that if I lost 120+ lbs I can lose a few after the baby gets here!

Maternity Clothes: These week I have been wearing all sundresses or running shorts. It's a good thing I don't have a job because I would look like a slob.

Movement: Oh this is one of the best parts of my day. I feel like a jungle gym for the little guy but I love it. It's crazy when Tom and I lie in bed and just watch him rolling all over the place. It's amazing.

Sleep: Still not getting the best night's sleep but have been able to nap during the day here and there which definitely helps. I also realized that if I spend a little time reading before bed it takes me far less time to fall asleep. I have had a hard time shutting my brain off lately though, still thinking about what needs done in the next 5 weeks.

What I miss: Hmm, being able to keep up with everyone else. I have been battling a sickness this week which meant no gym. Just taking a week off has significantly lowered my tolerance for exercise. Just walking around the mall today I was feeling tired. Could be the sickness too I guess.

Cravings: Still on a fruit kick. Otherwise I have been loving lemonade again and pasta which is weird since I am not normally a huge fan of pasta.

Aversions: Veggies haha. I eat salads almost everyday but they just aren't what I want to eat. I kinda force myself so I make sure I get the nutrients but if I didn't have to eat them I would skip them. Even corn on the cob doesn't sound appealing to me.

Symptoms: Same as always. Contractions but that's about it. No leg cramps, no constipation, no heartburn, no swelling. I feel really lucky since this pregnancy has gone so well. The doctor always comments on my lack of symptoms haha. Baby kicking is a symptom though and believe me I feel that!

Best Moment this Week: Realizing we are in the 30+ day range. It's crazy that at one point we had 186 days to go and as of today we only have 37 days left. It just seems like a miracle that I created a person in just 9 short months. It's amazing what a body can do.

We had a decent week. Hubby worked ALL day Monday. He thought he might only have ended up going in for a few hours but it turned out to be a full day. It bummed me out because I am by myself all week and look forward to having him for those 3 days. The rest of the week was kinda lame since I wasn't feeling well. I was having a summer cold which is miserable. It sucks when the weather gets nice and you get sick, it has happened to me almost every summer though so I just roll with it. I just rested as much as I could and drank lots of fluids. Not much else you can do. I did work my way through all through Stieg Larsson books. I kept myself entertained with the books and HBO on demand. I rewatched some series(Big Love, True Blood, etc). Thursday I had to go in for jury duty and sit around all day, what a waste of a day. Kinda cool to see the process but a pain especially if you didn't get picked for a jury. Yesterday the husband and I took back some stuff that we bought for the babies room that I ended up not liking once I saw it in the room. I hate going to the mall on a Saturday so I was a little cranky. Today we did more shopping. Running around trying to finish baby stuff and getting things for my hospital bag (face wash, etc).

I still feel like we have a lot to do but I am probably just making more work for myself. I made a list of things I want to stockpile in the house for after baby arrives so I know I have shopping to do. I want to make sure we have shampoo/toiletries and paper towels and toilet paper so that I don't have to run around for that stuff after he gets here. Not to mention I have a huge list of foods that I want to cook in the next few weeks in double so I can freeze some. I am crazy but I want to be able to have easy lunches and dinner for hubby when he goes back to work. I'm sure this is all part of nesting but it's irritating because it's little stuff but it all adds up to a lot of work for me. Hubs thinks I'm crazy but he is the one who buys the wrong stuff when I send him so that's probably why I have such anxiety about having it all before we go into the hospital.

We have our next appointment on Friday and this will be my first internal exam so I am a little nervous but excited to see if things are moving along yet. I don't think this boy will come any earlier than our due date but if he did I wouldn't complain. I love having him inside me growing and moving but part of me is ready to hold him and have my body back.

Well folks that's it for today!

  
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FITBECKSRN24 6/30/2011 4:08PM

    you look fantastic!! i wouldnt worry about the weight gain, it doesnt look like you've gained an over abundance! =)

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ATLMOMOFTHREE 6/29/2011 3:13PM

    Your pregnancy sounds pretty similar to mine. Contractions and the occasional aches & pains, but not much more. Congrats-you're getting so close! I love the baby jungle gym thing-that is JUST how I feel!! Especially at night, he is having a party in there and we are just spectacting. Lol

You look fantastic! :)

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SUNSHINE084 6/28/2011 11:47PM

    Sounds like you are getting close. Take care and best of luck when your new bundle of joy arrives.

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UVAGRL928 6/28/2011 5:49PM

    You still look so tiny, what a cute little belly!

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Week 33- Talking about labor!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hey all,

Had my doctor's appointment and all is really well. I gained about a 1.5 lbs between appointments which is good. I have no swelling in my feet or hands(knock on wood) which surprised the doctor considering how hot its been. My blood pressure is good and baby's heartbeat sounded great. Overall we had a good appointment. This was the appointment where we really started discussing labor and delivery though which of course freaks me out since this is my first baby. The doctor is totally on board with what I want though which makes me rest a little easier. I know that going into labor with a plan is important in some regards and I know that I will need to roll with the punches in other regards. He just wanted to make sure that it was something Tom and I talk about and work though and something that we agree on before we get to the hospital. He said next apointment on July 1 we will start checking for progress down below which of course freaked Tom out. He asked if he could not be present for those appointments haha! I'm excited that we are almost to the finish line but a little sad too. I want him to be here so I can hold him and kiss him but I like having him all to myself right now. I asked Tom yesterday if he would be mad if I didn't let anyone else hold him, not even his parents. I was teasing but I am feeling a little anxious about letting him go since I spent some much time and love creating him. I'm sure it's normal new mom feelings and that once he's here I will feel differently. (I HOPE). We had big plans to get a bunch of stuff done this weekend but I haven't felt great so we took it easy. I actually had to skip the gym Friday and today simply because I feel off and I am not pushing it on the days where I don't feel myself. I think it's a blessing that 33 weeks in I have felt as good as I have and have been able to maintain working out. We basically spent the weekend watching movies and reading. I napped alot which is another indicator that I am not myself. I usually don't nap once a day let alone 2 and 3 times a day. Saturday I napped 3 times(not for more than 40 minutes each time) so I think a rest was probably what the doctor ordered. I napped a little today too so I am hoping to be back to my old self tomorrow.

Speaking of tomorrow I actually got summonsed for jury duty and have to go first thing in the am. My doctor wouldn't right me an excuse to not go so now I have to traipse all the way to the courthouse which is about 45 minutes from my house and show them my big old belly and assume they don't pick me. This was the first time I've been summonsed for jury duty and was actually a little bummed that I couldn't go and possibly participate- maybe another time. Other than that my best girlfriend from college was induced on Friday and welcomed her baby boy into the world Friday afternoon. They didnt find out the sex ahead of time and she was sure it was going to be a girl becuase 4 of her friends were having boys. I think she and her husband were thrilled for it to be a boy though. So little Wyatt and our boy will hopefully be friends too!

This week I am working on some crafts for the babys room. We took a few pictures of the dogs this weekend that I want to frame and get hung in there. I also begged Tom's mom and my mom to send me a bunch of baby pictures so I can hang one of each of us and the baby once he arrives in the room. Hopefully we can get this room finished up because we have 43 days left! So exciting!

I think that's it for the week.

Belly shots as usual



pics of the dogs for the babys room




  
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SUGIRL06 6/24/2011 8:52PM

    So happy everything is going so well for you! I am sure after a few hours of crying and changing diapers, you'll be happy to have someone else hold him ;) LoL
~Ang

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REBECCALYN10 6/21/2011 7:48PM

    ahh i can't believe you only have 43 more days!! that is seriously so exciting!

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FITBECKSRN24 6/21/2011 11:31AM

    wow we are on teh same page!! this weekend was awful for me as well! i was having terrible back pain and took 2 naps on sat (about 2 hours each!!) and have felt exhausted since. went to the md's today for my check up ( a day early because of the back pain) and found out i have scoliosis which is being exacerbated by my pregnancy. hopefully itll calm itself down with some tylenol stretching and ben gay because i really want to continue to work out!

and i TOTALLY relate to the not wanting anyone to hold the baby thing....i have been thinking that lately. but i havent told my hubby haha, im sure he'll think im crazy! I just keep thinking how much i love this baby, and when it comes, i am not going to want to give it up to all the people who are going to want to hold and touch and play with him/her! im going to want the baby all to myself!

you look great btw! 43 days left, WOW! im sure it will fly by! =)

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ATLMOMOFTHREE 6/20/2011 5:45PM

    Very good that you're resting when your body tells you to! :) I'm glad your appointment went so well, and how funny that your hubby doesn't want the exams to be done in his presence! Hehe (My dh is not bothered by it, but I think he thinks *I* am, so he excuses himself from the room too!) ...men...;)

Woo-hoo, you are so close! Your dogs are super cute, and I LOVE the idea of putting up baby pictures of you and your dh in the baby's room!!

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YOURJONES 6/20/2011 4:17PM

    You look so cute preggers! 43 more days? Wow!

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