Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pre-Pregnancy Favorite Foods vs. Pregnancy Favorite Foods

Some of my favorite foods before getting pregnant:

1. Taco Bell
2. Cheese
3. Mac & Cheese

Pregnancy favorite food, not out of love, but out of necessity:

1. All Bran or Fiber One Cereal (whatever is on sale that week)
2. Prune Juice
3. Prunes
4. Probiotic Yogurt
5. Colace (not a food, but to me it is)

I've gone from enjoying what I eat to just trying to combat constipation.

Today is truly the first day where I've honestly felt like a big, fat, pregnant whale. I have been constipated for 3 days now and if I don't go tomorrow I will probably have a breakdown. Funny how constipation is my focus all of a sudden and the thought of being even more constipated than I am today makes me want to cry. I think I've finally hit the point where I'm ready to have this baby out of me. That is right, in about 6 weeks I'll start sending him eviction notices in Pearl fashion.

If you have no clue who Pearl is then I suggest you find out:

I tried to make it clicky but it just ain't workin', so go old school and copy and paste it, it will be worth the 2 seconds it takes you to do that.

Friday, January 30, 2009

8th Month Here I Come!!

Holy Cow, I just realized today is the first week of my 8th month. Yikes! I think I've got about 63 days before my due date.

I'm getting to the point now where I really just want to have this baby, which scares me a little because if I feel like this at 31 weeks imagine what kind of hostile pregnant woman I'll be at 38 weeks. I'll probably be a basket case, begging my doctor for an induction, haha. I'm tired of getting out of my car every morning and grabbing my purse and accidentally honking the horn because my belly is so big it is hard to work around it.

In no particular order I will list my latest group of labor nightmares:

1. Contractions, I'm trying to imagine how painful they will be. I have a pretty high tolerance for pain so your pain might not be the same as what I consider pain. Time will tell I guess.

2. Delivering the placenta

3. Blood and god knows what else oozing out of me

4. The gigantic pads you have to wear after the baby is born, I guess I'll just borrow my g-ma's Depends

5. Episiotomies (not sure how to spell that)

6. Having a catheter

7. Strangling my husband for getting me pregnant, I hope hospital security doesn't have to intervene on that one

8. Not being able to go #1 or #2 after delivery, I got some advice from a good friend, she told me to ask for an enema when I first arrive at the hospital and I'm taking her advice

9. Having an emergency c-section and while I'm in recovery having everyone in my family and Jeff's family hold my baby before me. If they do that hospital security might have to be called in because I'll have a flip out moment and when Jill has a flip out moment it isn't pretty.

10. Having a bitchy nurse

11. Feeling pushed into taking drugs that I don't want

12. Annoying visitors, I just want to rest people

I've Had It With.....

Pregnancy Constipation!!

NFT (which means no further text)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Why Don't You Like it When I Lay on My Left Side??

All my pregnancy books say I should try to sleep on my left side, yet when I do Davis gets hostile!!!! He kicks my left side, pokes me and it hurts. It is almost like he is saying "Hey Lady Get Off Your Left Side, This Sucks!!!" He hates it. I also want to know why he is up so early these days. It seems like every morning I get woken up at around 4:30 a.m. with a swift kick in my ovary. Okay, maybe it isn't my ovary but it sure feels like it. One day at work I yelped out in pain and my replacement said to me "Are you OK?" I replied with "Yes, but I think the baby just grabbed my ovary" She lost it. It will be interesting to see what he does when he really runs out of room in there.

Tomorrow is my 30 week OB appointment. I go every two weeks now, I'm pretty excited about that. I never thought I'd be to this point, everything is going by way to fast. I was going to bombard her with my list of 20 crazy questions but I kind of forgot to print it out at work. And yes Jeff and I have a printer, but I've not been motivated enough to figure out how it works and considering the house is a disaster right now because of the baby room project I'll probably not get around to it for a while.

And Maizy says HI to everyone :o)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Awesome Baby Shower!!!


I couldn't have asked for a better shower. I had so much fun, it was great to see everyone that came. I got amazing gifts, Jeff and I are both beyond excited about it. Our living room is now full of baby gear because we have nowhere to store it right now. The baby room isn't done and everything we had in there has been put in either our bedroom or the spare bedroom. I can live with boxes of baby stuff in the living room for another week, hopefully it doesn't drive me too crazy. Maizy is obsessed with all the baby stuff, the first gift I got out was the Boppy pillow that my friend Stephanie gave us and Maizy was afraid of that, thank god! I figured she'd want to lay on it. After Jeff played around with that for a while (he thinks it is a neck pillow, MEN!!) we started taking the little toys out of the bags and that is when Maizy lost it. She would do just about anything right now for one of those baby toys, we had to put them all in a gift bag and store them in the closet. I can see a baby/Maizy toy battle happening in the next few months when the baby arrives. Eventually I want to get around to taking pictures of all the fun things we received but that will be sometime later in the next month or so. Jeff did take a ton of pictures and I posted some of them below.

No Weight Gain

So, this week I was expecting to gain like 4 lbs. because last week I lost 1 lb. Well, there was no change. I'm the same.

Baby Shower Today!!!!

I'm so excited, our baby shower is today! I can't believe it is already here. I can't wait to see everyone who could make it. Today is also the big reveal of the sex of the baby!!! Jeff will be picking my special cupcakes up this morning and delivering them to the shower site.

I will make sure to post pictures of my gifts and myself at the shower sometime this week.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Stop Voting that the Baby will Arrive Late!!!!!!!!!

Dammit!!!! Just Kidding!!!!

30 Weeks!!

Wow! 10 weeks left! I can't believe it.

I just keep thinking that 2 months ago it was Thansgiving and that seems like yesterday so that means that the next 2 months will probably fly by and before I know it I'll be screaming at Jeff in labor and delivery for getting me pregnant.

We are close to being prepared for the arrival of our little one. The room is almost done, the carpet install was pushed back one more week because the trim, etc... just wouldn't have been done and we have to have the trim up before the carpet can be installed.

My shower is this Sunday and I can't wait. I'm so excited to see my family that I haven't seen all winter. What I'm not excited about is not having anywhere to put my gifts :o( Oh well, they can sit out in the living room for a week until the baby's room is done. Hopefully it doesn't put me over the edge because clutter drives me crazy.

I'll also be announcing the sex of the baby at the shower which will be super exciting!!!!!!

Look for some 30 week belly pictures this weekend.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Weekly Weigh In: -1

I lost 1 pound this week. I am pretty surprised by that, of course I know you can lose weight during pregnancy I don't think it is anything to worry about unless I continue a weight loss. I just thought it was weird.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I Just Realized I Will Have to Share my Baby Soon

I never thought about this until today but the baby and I are together all the time. The baby goes everywhere with me, we hang out, I talk to the baby, the baby moves in me and the baby is all mine right now. I enjoy that. Not that I don't want to share my baby but the time we have had together is very special and we have been bonding in a way. It will be amazing for the baby to be here, but in a way kind of sad because now I have to share him or her with the world when it has just been the two of us all these months.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Oh how the time has flown! I have my 28 week appointment Tuesday morning,then I start going every 2 weeks. When I first got pregnant it seemed like this point was so, so, so far away. Here I am about 12 weeks from my due date!! January is almost halfway over, then it will be February and I could possibly have this baby anytime from the middle of March to sometime in April. It just doesn't seem possible to me to almost be time. I also have almost exactly 2 months left at my job. I have had a job since I was 17 years old, so not working will be a big adjustment (I think).

I also want to add some humor into this post. I thought I'd shave my bikini area yesterday, HA!!! What a joke! This is one of those things that a pregnant woman should never, ever attempt. I cut myself about 6 times. I'm going to suck it up and get a bikini wax next month. I also tried to move my belly out of my way so I could see, yeah, the pregnant belly doesn't really go anywhere. (sigh)

Oh yes, we have seen and felt a baby foot. It is very weird though, let me tell you. I told Jeff, oh, the baby's foot is sticking out, you should touch it. He was freaked out for a while, then by the time he decided to feel it, the foot was gone. I'm telling you this baby is an active one, it moves constantly. I really think I'll have a wild one.

So Much for Only Gaining 20 lbs.

Well, that idea went down the tubes. I know it is for a good thing, but damn it bugs me so badly. I've gained 21 lbs to date. Jeff says to me after I came out of the bathroom letting him know I weighed 154 lbs. this week that it is because I drink coffee. I said, honey, coffee has NO CALORIES. He has decided to research that one for me.

I have 12 weeks left. Yes, that is right 12 weeks!!!! I could gain another 20 lbs. at this rate. Although I think baby has been growing rapidly in the last few weeks, at least that is what I read so we will blame him or her on this. I'm sure I get to a point where the gain slows down. I hope it is next week.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Aches of Pregnancy and Exhaustion

Before I got pregnant I'd hear friends, family members, and other women complain of pregnancy aches. I didn't really have any morning sickness so I thought woohoo, this is easy. Well, around week 24 I started having lots of pain in my tailbone, then I started having a backache, and neither have gone away. That is right, the pain just gets worse by the week. Every time I get up from a sitting or laying down position I struggle for a few moments to actually get myself in an upright position. I look like a hunched over little old lady and the pain sometimes makes me yelp a little. I can imagine that this will only get worse, Joy!! Oh and my butt goes numb and gets a strange tingle to it if I am in the same position too long, I'm assuming this is sciatic nerve pain.

All I have to say is I'm taking a bottle of Ibuprofren and a 12 pack of Bud Light to Labor & Delivery. Think anyone will look at me funny?

I'm also starting to feel the exhaustion set in. The same exhaustion I had during the 1st trimester seems to be creeping back. I guess I'll be back to going to bed at 8:30 p.m. or earlier. Sometimes during the 1st trimester I'd come home from work and go to bed at 6 p.m.

Did I also mention that pregnancy makes me feel like the most unattractive woman ever? I don't get people that LOVED being pregnant. They were either heavily drugged during the entire 9 months or totally crazy!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Pregnancy Advice from My 80 Year Old Senile Grandmother

I'm going to start this post out by saying, my grandmother has always been crazy ever since I met her in 1978. In the last 10 years or so she has taken crazy to the extreme. My mom and I went to visit her Sunday afternoon and here is some of the advice I received from her:

1. Get a big cake (yes I said cake) of cocoa butter to rub on my nipples for when I breasfeed. She told me to sleep with it next to my pillow and rub it on my nipples constantly. Ewwww!!!!!!!!!!

2. Stay in bed all day from now on, do not get up, do not pass go, do not collect $200. She was very adament about my being on bed rest because she was a doctor in her past life, hahahaha. She also told me to quit my job NOW and she wouldn't let up about this. I had to lie to granny and tell her my last day was this Friday, she was ecstatic about that.

3. She also went on and on and on about how she loved being pregnant. She said she never looked better when she was pregnant. I beg to differ about this one, not that I feel horrible, I've had a great pregnancy but I wouldn't call pregnancy my hottest moment in life.

4. She also told me it was OK to just whip my breast out anywhere I wanted and start feeding my baby. She also let me know that she was noted for breastfeeding anywhere and everywhere. Which is why she isn't afraid to expose herself in her front yard (yes she did this a few months ago).

Saturday, January 3, 2009

27 Week Bump

It has been 5 weeks since I posted a belly picture. My belly has grown quite a bit since 22 weeks!!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Holy Crap!

I'm officially in the 3rd Trimester!!!

I think everything is going by so quickly. I swear I just peed on a stick and found out I was pregnant yesterday. Now if you ask Jeff you will get another story, he will say it seems like 5 years.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

My Drunken New Years Eve!!!

Just kidding!!!!

Jeff and I had a very nice, low key New Years Eve. We went to the mall to see Marley & Me and had dinner at Ruby Tuesday. I had 3, yes 3 Strawberry Lemonades at dinner. They were delicious :o) The waitress even let me take the 3rd one to go, she probably figured it was a pregnancy craving and felt sorry for me because I didn't think they let you take drinks to go. Then we went to see the movie and it was so good. I highly recommend seeing it. But be warned, you will probably cry. And if you are pregnant or slightly hormonal you will cry for sure.

Now that it is 2009 I can finally say, I'm having a baby this year!!!! I can't believe it. A year ago right now Jeff and I were not planning on having a baby, in fact we were planning on waiting until summer or fall of 2009 to even try. I'm not sure what happened, one day we both got baby fever and we said lets have a baby. Little did we know I'd get pregnant immediately. We can't wait to meet our little baby. The closer it gets to April the more excited we become. Now if we could just finish the baby's room.