Sunday, December 28, 2008

There Will Be No Weigh In This Week

I'm boycotting this weeks weigh in due to the holidays. I refuse to upset myself over it, I am sure I gained more weight than I should have this week with 3 days of non-stop unhealthy eating.


More Things Nobody Tells You

Since becoming pregnant I have discovered many things that nobody tells you about, it is some sort of unspoken code of pregnancy. Maybe women think that if they tell you these things you would never have children or maybe women who have had children suddenly forget about all the uncomfortable, icky things that happen to their bodies during pregnancy because they see that beautiful baby and the memories leave their heads. Either way, here is my list of discoveries in no particular order (I'm sure I'll have more by the time this is all over):

1. Peeing: according to all my pregnancy books the frequent urination was supposed to get better in like the 4th or 5th month, total LIE, damn liars!!!!!! I pee all the time, although it could be because my baby is still very low and pushing on my bladder. I can look at it this way though, at least I might not experience that "drop" women talk about that causes their bladders to go into overdrive or I'll exprience that "drop" and have to wear Depends. Should I start cutting coupons for them??

2. Leaky Boobs: Serioiusly??? Is this preperation for what will be a breastfeeding nightmare?? I cried when I discovered this the other day and my husband cracked up laughing. He found this so funny. I on the other hand do not find it funny.

3. Constipation: I could write a chapter on this subject. When you go from being able to go every single day to strugging to go even once a week it can drive you to insanity. I even consume the same amount of Fiber One or All Bran cereal that I did pre-pregnancy and nothing!!! Today though I'm going on a search for something, anything that will help, prune juice, prunes, metamucil, bring it on!

4. Strugging to get out of bed: Since I pee so much and my nights, when I'm supposed to be sleeping are spent getting up 4 times a night to pee, I have noticed I have to roll out of bed. Yes, I'm rolling out of bed now. It is hot. Call me Shamu.

5. Getting off the couch: I used to love our furniture, big, soft, comfy, it is the kind of furniture you just sink into. Well, this kind of furniture is a pregnancy nightmare. I was considering telling Jeff we needed new furniture, that is how bad it is. At least Jeff helps me up when he is here. When he isn't here it is a complete riot to see me get off the couch, the dog is probably laughing inside at me as she witnesses this ridiculous event.

6. Shaving: Let me just say one thing, bending over is difficult, therefore I have been shaving my legs once every 3 weeks. I look like sasquatch. BUT, after an impromptu internal exam at the OB office this week due to spotting I have vowed to shave once a week now, no matter how hard it is, because you never know when an exam like this could pop up again. I'm sure my doctor has seen worse and she probably wasn't even looking at my legs but from the moment the nurse said undress from the waist down I wanted to run out of there in search for a razor.

7. Sleeping: Good luck because you won't get a good nights sleep, EVER! Between the peeing and being totally uncomfortable I can't sleep. I'm putting the Christmas gift from my MIL to good use today and buying a body pillow, among some other fun stuff for the baby at Kohls today with my gift card. This is why I was up at 4:45 a.m. on a Sunday, I just couldn't get comfortable so I said F it and got up.

8. Baby movement: I love feeling my baby move, it is awesome, but sometimes it feels like the movie Alien. I'm not lying, it does. I've been woke up by this alien like movement many times and let me tell you about it, F-R-E-A-K-Y. I swear the baby is trying to claw it's way out my side. Oh and don't forget that the baby will find itself perched on your bladder and make you feel like you have to pee but you really don't, it is just the baby using your bladder as a trampoline.

9. Husbands have no sympathy at times: I say, my back hurts, he says "I was so busy at work I'm too tired to rub your back." Don't get me wrong, I love Jeff, he is fabulous, but sometimes men just don't understand. I'd like to see an actual man go through a pregnancy. And I'm not talking about the she/he that just gave birth. I mean a real man, you know the kind of man that thinks he is dying if he has a tiny little head cold. Could you see a man 7 months pregnant doing half the stuff we do?? I mean I still cook every night, clean, do all the laundry, work all day, workout 4-5 times a week, etc... No wonder my back hurts all the time.

Despite all of these issues I have encountered I'd still get pregnant again because the end result will make it all worth it in the end. I'll probably go back to my blog in 3 or 4 months after the baby is here and go what was I talking about because seeing my baby will probably make me forget all of the crazy things that happen during a pregnancy.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Nobody Told Me About This One

My boobs are leaking something clear. This must be one of those unspoken joys of pregnancy. I noticed it yesterday but brushed it off as leftover water from the shower I had taken. It happened several more times today, I looked at Jeff and started crying over it. He laughed and told me to get some band aids.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Holy 3rd Trimester (almost) Batman!

I just realized that next Thursday I will officially be in the 3rd trimester. I'm just so surprised at how fast everything has gone by. Before I know it I'll be in the hospital in a sexy hospital gown showing my goods to random doctors and nurses, while trying to push out a baby the size of a turkey.

When I think back on the day I found out I was pregnant it seems like it was yesterday and now here I am 3 months away from meeting my little one. Amazing! I hope daddy starts working in your room again so you have somewhere to sleep, otherwise Maizy has offered you her dog bed for a while. Oh and she even says you can use one of her toys as a pillow, right now she is offering you Mr. Lobster but she claims that may change in 3 months, check back with her on your birthday.

Crazy Baby!!

I have a wild one in there!! Baby moves all the time. I can now see my belly move through a sweatshirt!! Here is my list of things that provoke the baby:

1. The band on my maternity jeans
2. Sugar of any kind
3. My morning coffee and afternoon Diet Sunkist (yeah, I totally listened on that no caffeine thing)
4. When mommy finally settles down to go to sleep
5. When it is time for mommy to wake up (your like my personal built in alarm clock telling me to get my butt out of bed and go to the gym)

Baby also likes pushing on my bladder, which is oh so fun, nothing like a swift kick in the bladder to make you run a marathon to the first toilet you can find.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

-8 Degree Wind Chill and No Weight Gain

We have a -8 degree wind chill today, yipee!!! Don't you just love good old Northwest Ohio??? Jeff is taking me to the grocery store this morning because I shop at Aldi and I want some help bagging the groceries, last week it was a major event for me when I went alone. We are also supposed to pick our crib up, but it is -8 degrees and Jeff isn't in the mood. I'm going to call Babies R'Us to find out if there is a delivery option. The crib is so large it will not even fit in our full sized SUV and we don't know anyone with a pickup truck so he was going to rent the Lowe's truck for $25. I figure at this point it is worth it to pay someone else to bring it over, that is if the evil empire has that option.

I also have no weight gain to report this week, weird. I was expecting to have hit that number I've never seen before. I think it might have something to do with the fact that all the junk food was gone at work this week so I couldn't walk by the big counter and grab truffles at will.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Level Pregnant Snow/Ice Emergency

We started getting ice around 3:30 a.m. today. I got up at 5:15 a.m. to go to the gym, I opened my front door and went, oooh, ice. I decided to not go to the gym and start working on cleaning my car off for work. I knew it would be bad and to get myself to work today I'd have needed to leave by at least 7 a.m. After a lot of thought and knowing that this storm is just like the one we had when I got in a bad accident a few years ago when I attended Owens I decided to pull the "I'm Pregnant Card" at work and call myself in a snow day. It just isn't worth it to me to drive all the way out there and be beyond stressed the entire way in and most likely the entire way home tonight. And besides what are they going to do, fire me?? I already quit! LOL

I hope everyone else is safe out there today because it is nasty. Please be careful if you have to go anywhere.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Bending Over

Bending over has become quite the challenge. I didn't realize how much stuff you accomplish in a day by just bending over.

Here is my list of things I struggle to do now:

1. Taking laundry out of the basket
2. Putting laundry in and taking it out of the dryer
3. Putting on my shoes
4. Getting things out of cabinets that are down low
5. Taking things off of shelves that are lower in stores
6. Putting pants on
7. Putting socks on
8. Putting underwear on
9. Cleaning off the dogs paws
10. Putting things in the oven
11. Shaving my legs (poor Jeff)

Jeff's latest thing to say to me is "You look like your struggling" Grrrrrrr, of course I am, I'm out of breath just trying to put shoes on!! He had to help me yesterday, it was cute.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I May Hit the 150 Mark This Week

I have a feeling I'm going to either hit the 150 mark on the scale or come really close to it this week. I only made it to the gym one day and did yoga one day and my work holiday party was Thursday. I ate so much yummy, yet not healthy food at the holiday party. It was worth it though, I love a good steak!

I also broke 2 pregnancy food rules, hehe. I had my steak done medium and I ate Brie cheese, shame on me!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

3D Ultrasound

Jeff and I are considering jumping on the creepy 3D ultrasound bandwagon. I called the ultrasound place in town and they suggested waiting until I'm somewhere between 30 and 32 weeks to do one. We can get a package for $75 which includes 15 minutes of ultrasound time and 8 pictures. I don't have to decide right now, the woman I talked to told me I could call a week or two before I hit the 30 week mark to schedule one. This would be our Christmas gift to each other.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Before Pictures of the Baby Room

Here are the before pictures of the baby room. I took these last weekend when we cleaned the room out. I'm not even sure what this room was supposed to be, I guess an office since there was a desk in it, but honestly it was a junk room. If we weren't sure where to put something we'd just say, "Oh put it in the room with the blue carpet." I think we threw away 75% of the stuff we found in this room, why we saved any of the junk is beyond me. Although Jeff's awesome softball trophy that you see in one picture did end up being displayed on his dresser in the bedroom all last week, it has since disappeared, let's hope it went into the trash.

I have no idea when the room will be done. Our goal is before the baby shower on January 25, but I suspect it will before then, we don't have much to do now that it is cleaned out. Jeff is going to install laminate flooring, put a chair rail up around the room and replace the floor moulding. As soon as it is done though I'll post the after pictures.

Baby Loot

I have bought a few things for the baby, received a few gifts for the baby and my mom gave me a blanket for the baby. I wanted to share all the fun baby loot I've received up to this point. Enjoy!

These are my first two cloth diapers, I bought them last week online. They are BumGenius 3.0 One Size All In One Diapers. They are a diaper and cover all in one, they get stuffed with the inserts you see that are next to the two diapers. They also grow with the baby so I won't have to buy new ones when the baby gets larger. These are very user friendly compared to a prefold diaper. I plan on using mostly prefolds, but these are nice for people who are used to disposables and will be great for traveling.

Several months ago, we are talking when I first found out I was pregnant, I purchased this adorable little baby outfit, the blanket and the bib. Notice I'm sticking with my puppy theme. And no just because two of the items are blue that doesn't mean I'm having a boy, like I said these were purchased well before we could even found out the sex.

The awesome travel agent I use for work crocheted this gorgeous blanket for me. She had it delivered via courier to the office last week, I was ecstatic! I can't wait to wrap our little girl or boy up in it.

This is a blanket my mom had been saving for me in her cedar chest. It was given to her by a client when she was pregnant with me back in her hairstylist days. The woman that gave it to her cross stiched the adorable animals onto the blanket. When I found out I was pregnant my mom washed the blanket and brought it over to me. It will make a perfect addition to the baby room.

My fabulous cousin Amy has sent me lots of fun baby stuff. She had this t-shirt made for her baby dog Simone when she found out she was pregnant, so when I told her I was pregnant she sent it to me all the way from Texas. Maizy isn't very excited about it, which is why I don't have a picture of it in her yet and I just didn't have it in me to hog tie the dog today. I'll get a picture soon though.

I told you Amy was fabulous, she sent me enough onesies to get me through our baby's first year. I also received a few pairs of baby socks, they crack me up because I can't believe how tiny they are! They were worn by her little cutie, Milo, but he has since grown out of them so she shipped them off to me. I currently store them in this bag, but soon they will get folded all nice and neat and put in the baby's dresser.

Amy also sent me these super cute puppy burp clothes, a bib and a little white blanket. She also sent me some hilarious, super tiny baby shoes, but they are put away somewhere. I do have them, but with the mess the baby room has become they have been misplaced for the time being. Thank You Amy, David, Milo and Simone, we appreciate everything you have sent us!

Here is a picture of Maizy posing with her new toy. Jeff took her to the groomer yesterday morning and because he is a sucker for a sad dog he bought her this new toy and surprised her with it when we picked her up.

Another picture of my spoiled puppy dog.

Another 2.5 Pounds!!!!!

I'm not sure why that bothers me so much. I haven't gained that much weight and I'm on track as far as the guidelines go, but it still freaks me out. I've never seen the numbers 150 on a scale and I'm getting closer to it. I can tell my belly has had a huge growth spurt over the last 2-3 weeks though so let's just say the extra weight came from the expansion of my uterus which is now allowing the baby to kick up by my belly button rather than kick into my bladder. I will say I'm thankful for that :o)

Friday, December 5, 2008

I'm Afraid

I'm afraid of my weekly weigh in this week. After the 2.5 lb jump last week I'm afraid of another big one. I'm not really sure why I'm afraid because I am pregnant, it is just weird to see the scale go up I guess. It is hard to explain.