Baby D Makes Three

born December 27, 2012

Bump Update: 29 Weeks

How far along? 29 weeks

Baby’s size: small cabbage (17 in., 2.9 pounds)

Total weight gain: 20 pounds

Maternity clothes: yes and no. pants are a problem right now as the maternity ones are too big, but the belly band over my pre-pregnancy pants isn’t the most comfortable either.

Stretch marks? nope ๐Ÿ™‚

Sleep: well, I am sleeping, which is nice, but the crazyย preggo dreams make sure I don’t get adequate rest. I am so tired.

Best moment this week: we worked more on the nursery and it looks like a room ๐Ÿ™‚ we celebrated our second wedding anniversary at the melting pot. yummy.

Food cravings: caffeine free diet pepsi. mmmm.

Food aversions: nothing

Gender: baby girl

Symptoms: fatigue, shortness of breath, a couple of moments of dizziness/light headedness (according to the books this is because there is too much blood, and the heart isn’t able to keep up with it all), backache, more leg cramps (while awake now too), and I have definitely slowed down (it takes me way longer to get places than it used to :P)

Belly Button in or out? still in

Wedding rings on or off? off, but I did wear them to dinner to celebrate our anniversary. I think the cooler weather is helping with the swelling, but they are still tighter than they once were, so they are staying off.

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy happy

Looking forward to: our breastfeeding class is this tuesday, getting some more things put away in baby girl’s room, and picking out fabric to make a crib skirt.

What I miss: sushi.

Movement: oh yeah, especially at church this morning. she was lovingย the music and all the voices singing. I might start calling her boots because when she kicks me really hard, J says she is booting me ๐Ÿ˜› she has booted me hard enough to make me jump multiple times this week.

Doctor’s appointment: not this tuesday, but the next one.

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Bump Update: 28 Weeks

How far along? 28 weeks

Baby’s size:ย head of cauliflower (16 in, 2.5 pounds)

Total weight gain: 18 pounds

Maternity clothes: yes, although I did go back to wearing some pre-pregnancy jeans with my belly band this week as we FINALLY got some cooler weather ๐Ÿ™‚

Stretch marks? no ๐Ÿ™‚

Sleep: not getting a ton of rest, its been pretty uncomfortable

Best moment this week:we worked some more on baby girl’s room, we received our stroller and carseat from Dad (now we can bring her home from the hospital!), and I took a serger class with my friend T. it was fun, and I now have some fun thanksgiving cloth napkins, as well as some knowledge of how to use my serger. loving it.

Food cravings: milk, pop tarts, and peanut butter m&ms this week ๐Ÿ˜›

Food aversions: nothing

Gender: pretty in pink

Symptoms: round ligament pain, acid reflux, back pain, increased leg cramping, and getting tired more quickly

Belly Button in or out? still hanging in there although it is really flat ๐Ÿ˜›

Wedding rings on or off? off

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy, with some pretty drastic mood swings. I get flustered pretty quickly ๐Ÿ˜›

Looking forward to: getting some more burp cloths sewn (see the fabric hanging behind me. nicely ironed and waiting to be sewn :)). also our second wedding anniversary is on wednesday ๐Ÿ™‚

What I miss: sleeping comfortably

Movement: she’s a wiggle worm alright. I love feeling her move. we were even able to see her kick from the outside this week. it was funny seeing my belly jump with her kick.

Doctor’s appointment: 3 more weeks. I think. maybe it’s 2. ๐Ÿ˜›

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attack of the pregnancy brain

 

do you keep rice in the house for something other than trying to dry out electronics? I had a pregnancy brain night last thursday. our cprย class was canceled so after working out, I decided to do some laundry. I had the basket, and my water bottle, and my cell phone, and not enough hands, so I just decided to drop my cell on top of the laundry basket thinking I would see it right on top before I started the laundry (are you seeing where this is going?). I got downstairs and there were a couple of things in the living room that needed to go in the laundry, so I scooped them up and threw them in the laundry basket too (yep, burying my phone). got to the laundry room and dumped the basket in, started it up and went to do dishes. about 10-15 minutes later my brain went: where did you put your phone when you started the laundry?! and I panicked. ran back to the laundry room to stop it. J dug his hand around, and sure enough, out came my phone. I was SO mad at myself! we quickly got the battery out and got it in a bowl of rice but it was no use. even after 24 hours of sitting in the rice, it could not be revived.

immediately after that, while cooking dinner I did this:

yep, tapped my arm on the inside of the oven, causing that pretty burn. it was a pretty awful night.

the lucky part of the story? J and I had been talking for months about canceling our cell phone insurance. we have never used it. and we didn’t see the point in keeping it. but we were both forgetful/lazy about this and never did cancel it. thank goodness! it only cost $99 to replace the phone instead of $400. and it was a pretty painless process. ordered the phone online on friday evening, and it arrived on monday. happy to have it back. J’s comment: “don’t wash this one, it’s already clean.” thanks honey ๐Ÿ˜›

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strangers say the strangest things

I wish strangers would stop trying to terrify my husband about becoming parents. we are not uniformed when it comes to childbearing. we realize our lives will never be the same. we realize there will be nights with no sleep, and worries, and concerns that don’t plague us now.ย we are not unprepared. so please stop telling my husband how hard it is going to be to have a baby. I’d rather he not be completely freaked out by the time little one arrives. k? thanks.

In other news, pregnancy brain has hit. hard. I find myself standing, wondering why I’ve gotten up in the first place. I have resorted to leaving myself post-it notes so as to not forget the ONE thing I am responsible for bringing with me to a barbeque. or so that I don’t sit at my desk for 3 hours wondering, just what was I working on before I left the office yesterday.

in all the reading I did to prepare for this pregnancy, I learned sleeping on your back is a no-no somewhere in the second trimester, and sleeping on your stomach is uber uncomfortable, so that leaves your sides. I also read that the left side is more preferable to the right – something to do with blood flow, I don’t remember (see previous paraghraph). but I have always been a right side of the bed, right side of my body (if I’m on my side at all) sleeper. I can’t face the middle of the bed. it weirds me out (I know. I am the weird one. I’m used to it). so when we found out we were expecting, I immediately forced hubs to switch sides of the bed with me so that I could ‘train’ myself to sleep on my left side. it was miserable. I toss and turn, I wake up to adjust myself constantly, and I have aches and pains I never had before. the only good sleep I was getting was on those mornings when hubs would get up early to go biking, and leave the bed to me. what made this good sleep? I would turn to the middle of the bed, on my right side, and find perfect comfort. I finally determined sleeping on my left side is miserable, and the fact that I am tired and uncomfortable, and downright sleep deprived cannot be better for baby than my getting a good night sleep. so I switched sides of the bed with hubs again (sorry babe, thank you for being so accomodating of the crazy). I slept sooo much better last night andย felt amazing when I woke up.

::end ramble:: ๐Ÿ˜›

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