Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Nursery Pics

Here are some nursery pics. It's close to being done, but I still need to add wall decor and some curtains. The ones I ordered from Land of Nod aren't long enough and not sure I want to wait until late March for the longer ones to ship out. Plus, I have a feeling the longer ones are going to be too long!

Here is a close up of the closet dividers that I made.

The decal came from etsy seller loladecor.

The birdhouses are from Hobby Lobby (like $6 each!). The chandelier came from Lowe's.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Has she dropped? Has she dropped?

I am so ready to not be pregnant anymore. I feel bad that I can't just enjoy it, but the aches and pains, the worries that she's ok, it just makes me crazy. I also want to blame IF for just wanting to "rush" through the pregnancy. All I wanted was this baby when we started our journey in May 2007. It's 2010 now and I'm STILL waiting on her and I'm getting IMPATIENT!!! I know she needs to be in there a few more weeks, but I'm terrified of giving birth vaginally to a 9 lb baby. I'm not a big girl. "Things" hurt when something goes in my body....and its nowhere NEAR 9 lbs (sorry honey, but its not).

Baby is head down and she's been doing this thing where she kicks out on the left side of me, so I feel little feet way over above my hip on my side and then she pokes her butt out the right side of me. The little bugger is stretching me out side-to-side!!! If I'm going to get stretch marks from it ::shakes fist::, we're going to have to have a talk.

Here I am at 34 Weeks, 4 days.

Dropping is wishful thinking, huh? I feel like maybe a tiny bit compared to last week. I am definitely feeling more pressure down low and sometimes feel like I get punched on the hips, its a very weird sensation. The ribcage pain has DEFINITELY gotten a lot better over the past couple weeks. However, I still have moments where its hard to breathe.

My boobs have started leaking at night. They are getting big! (Hip hip hooray!) Well, big relative for what I'm used to looking down and seeing or looking in the mirror at. I wish this big ol' belly wasn't around, I was drooling over the new swimsuits in the Victoria's Secret catalog and imagining how great some of them would look on my new boobs. I really hope I luck out and they stick around, because that would definitely be a welcome change. Belly, go away (see you next time), Boobs, you stay!

My boss's wife threw me a little shower for our group, she made the most delicious chicken and dumplings for lunch. YUM. They gave me the breast pump I registered for (Medela PISA). Awkward..... Can you tell my boss wants me back? Apparently he told her that was embarrassing, but she was like, "Well she needs it and she registered for it!" She pulled me to the side and said I didn't have to open it in front of everyone, but all but one of my coworkers (and boss) have had kids in the past couple years (some are on pg #2) so they know about these. I also got our monitor, some bottles, some blankets, some clothes. All very cute stuff!!

My other shower is Saturday and I'm excited to see all my girlfriends who I don't see enough of!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Numbers Numbers Numbers

I had an ultrasound and doctor's appointment this morning. The best news is that her kidney looks great! There's no evidence of any dilation in her right kidney so seems like the doctor was right--she did outgrow it all on her own! All appears to be well.

She's measuring 5 lbs, 8 oz already....at 33 weeks! The tech showed us on a graph, she's definitely above the average curve, but is still within normal range. I'm a little afraid of how big she may get. I'm only 5'2" so seems like she's taking after her 6'2" daddy. Eeek! We may have a volleyball player on our hands.

Here's a picture from today:

Isn't she chunky???? I've started calling her my chunky monkey. ::pats belly:: (I'm not sure she likes that.)

At my doctor appointment, I am measuring a week ahead of schedule....finally. I had been measuring "perfectly" on time until now. As she measured me, the PA said, "Hmmm, you're running out of room here aren't you?" Ummm yes....I don't know that I can make it another 7-9 weeks. 9 weeks because the conversation we had last appointment was that they would let me go two weeks past my due date if there wasn't any progress before they would induce. Today, she sounded open to the idea of inducing me before 42 weeks if my growth picks up, but I think we're hopeful that I've got some progress going by my 36 week appointment. She said that if someone has shown some progress at their 36 appointment, they will rarely make it to their due date. I sure hope she's right! I would love to meet this baby in 4-5 weeks!

My total weight gain stands at 24 pounds. I still only have 2 tiny stretch marks on my left boob. Absolutely none on my stomach, I got 2 compliments on how good my stomach looks this morning from the medical professionals. What can I say, I was blessed in that department at least. My mom never got any with me or with the quads...which sounded impressive. She said at 27 weeks, she was measuring as if she were 46 weeks.

Here I am at 33 weeks, 2 days.

Come on baby, start making plans to pack up and move out here soon!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Almost Done!!!!!!

Just need to get all the decor arranged and walls decorated, but basically the construction and painting is done. Well, with the exception of inside the closet.

Ultrasound and doctor appointment tomorrow. I'm curious to see how big we both have gotten!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Heartburn Sucks

Last night, I woke up with miserable heartburn and couldn't fall back asleep until I got my lazy bum out of bed and went in search of Tums. Almost immediate relief after I chowed a couple down. I have made the mental note to take the Tums to bed with me tonight.

Next Tuesday we have another ultrasound and a doctor appointment. Thursday we have a breastfeeding class and a "meet and greet" with pedi #2.

Here's this week's pic @ 32 weeks, 3 days.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Nursery Progress....Weekend #2

Here is how it looked Saturday, after most of it was primed.

Here is the construction zone formerly known as our upstairs. Embarrassing, but wanted to show the work being put into this room.

And....here is the beginning of the pink.

I hope she likes all the work her daddy is putting in this room. I also hope the pink doesn't give us all headaches. :-)

I cannot wait for this to be DONE!!!!