Thursday, March 29, 2007

30 Weeks

Here's the 30 week shot. This baby is growing! I still feel bigger everyday. Every thing's been good though. I've been getting a little nausea here and there the last couple of weeks but nothing too bad.

I think the flies are gone! Apparently what we have are Cluster Flies. They can breed in the soil and the dog poop. Yuck. So I spent $15 on some yard spray and went at it last night. The neighbors must all think I'm crazy. You hook the spray up to the hose and just spray it all over. Well, out here the snow is still melting and therefore everything is wet and muddy and here I am watering my lawn! Not only am I watering my lawn, and the snow, but I have one of those painters face masks on since I didn't want to breathe in the fumes from the pesticide. So I am now the crazy pregnant woman with the face mask 10 size too big sweatshirt and snow boots, who waters her lawn before the snow even melts away. LOL. Always an adventure.
I'm so proud of myself for replacing all the light bulbs outside. They've been out for a couple of months and we just haven't got around to it. I can't stand being home at night and the dogs outside and I can't see what's going on.

***Why is it that whenever I blog I get half way through and my mind just shuts down? That's it, I'm done. No other coherent thoughts can be expressed at this time. Where does my brain go? I wasn't done with it.

I didn't get any pics of the flies :(
I wanted to get a video, but to be perfectly honest I was too terrified of them to even go back out once I came in the house.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Oh my!

Today is only Wednesday, which means I'm only halfway threw this week. So far the toilet has broke. I fixed it. The yard is full of mole holes. How do I get rid of moles? I need to find something to get rid of them that is also safe for the dogs, and not a chemical that will harm me, since I'm prego. And now....
This morning the dogs were outside barking, it's beautiful out so I went outside to play with them. Patch and I played fetch for awhile, then she gave up. As I started to walk back to the door I noticed that the back of our house is COVERED in Flies! I don't mean like we have a bunch of flies, I mean the whole side of the house is COVERED!! Like something you would only see in a horror movie...COVERED! I have never seen so many flies in my life! I feel like I'm going to puke! Flies are so gross. We've had our fair share of flies when we first moved in, but it was summer, and then winter set in and they were gone.
This is the most disgusting thing ever! Now I'm going through the phone book looking for pest control. These flies have to go! OMG! YUCK!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Night owl

I think that if I had to live alone (and didn't have to work) I would be nocturnal. I'm just not motivated during the day. I don't really start doing anything until around 4:30! I feel like such a bum. Then I don't really want to go out when it's dark, or about to get dark, because I don't like coming home to an empty house at night.
Unfortunately, being pregnant I don't allow myself to stay up all night (pretty foolish I know, since in about 2 months I'll have to be up all night anyway) But I want to keep my body on as much of a routine as possible for now. The baby doesn't seem to be waking up as much at night this week. Usually I can feel her every time I get up to pee. Now I've been thinking that she might have been the one waking me up to pee. The last two nights I've only got up once during the night to pee...that's a new record!

The dogs have continued to love the outdoors. I'm a bit worried about Ian seeing the holes they've dug up out side. Bruno is on high alert since Ian's not home. He barks at every little noise and is very jumpy at night. He has barked every night in the middle of the night. He does this every time Ian goes away. I don't think he sleeps much when Ian's not home. Then there is always the 7:15 wake up call in which both dogs bark as if we were being invaded by another world. Every day! The bus stops in front of our house and picks up the kids across the street...every day...and the dogs go NUTS! You would think they would be used to it by now, I mean it happens every morning, get over it!

Eating. I'm having trouble making things to eat. I have run out of ideas. Lunch is always a struggle. I'm not sure if I just don't want to cook because I'm lazy or because I don't want to deal with the dishes (Because I'm lazy).
Heartburn is almost a constant thing. There is no relief. Ian has been getting heartburn too, lol. He's never really had it. I keep telling him it's sympathy heartburn. I have to say that pregnancy heartburn is nothing like regular heartburn. I used to just grab a cup of milk and I would feel some instant relief, not now. Nothing seems to stop it I just struggle through it and go about my business.

I have to bring the dogs to get their nails done. I wanted to do it today, but it doesn't look like my butt is coming off the couch. I still need to go get on the treadmill today.

I did manage to get the laundry done today...well cleaned and folded, not put away, and the kitchen cleaned. I have to clean the kitchen floors again since they are covered in muddy paw prints.

I guess I should go get some dinner. Maybe I'll do a 30 week pic tomorrow...I'll try.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Bye Bye love

Ian left today for his week long meeting in Jersey. I was pretty much an emotional wreck, gotta love these pregnancy hormones. I felt bad for him because he really felt guilty leaving me, but there was no choice. He was happy that his meeting was now and not this summer when the baby is here.
I thought I was bored before. This week is going to be b-o-r-i-n-g! I have a couple things to do this week, but just being alone will suck.

The dogs have spring fever...BAD! I can't take it. They want to be outside all day, which is fine, but as a hunting breed all they want to do is catch something...anything! With the ground thawing they have begun digging. I think that we might have moles in our yard and the dogs are trying to catch them. I don't know how to stop them from digging. I can't watch them the whole time they are outside, well I could, but I like just letting them out and them having their freedom.
I also have to figure out how to stop them from barking at everyone on our street. With the warmer weather everyone has been out. The kids are riding bikes, people taking walks, and walking their dogs. Bruno and Patches loose their minds when ever someone goes by our house. I can't stand it! How do I make them stop? It's not a viscous bark, it's a jealous bark. They want everyone that goes by to come and play with them and they bark at the top of their lungs to let them know it. They run back and forth across the yard and bark continuously until they are out of site. It's so annoying!
Digging, Barking, and Bruno's jumping. The 3 things I would L-O-V-E to change in my dogs.

Ian and I are dying for summer to get here. We bought a pool yesterday! We have to get a building permit and find someone to deliver us water. Our tentative date for the install is the end of April. Then we have a deck to build and we have to replace our back door. I'm excited to see the finished product.

Alright my attention is gone so I'll end this post before I start rambling on about nothing. Maybe I'll post more this week since I'll be needing to talk to someone...although I don't think I'll have anything to talk about :P

Until next time...

Saturday, March 24, 2007

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

29 Weeks

Bruno is trying to sympathize. He's showing you all what momma looks like everyday. I don't think this is a cold, I think it's allergies. Which is good I guess, but I still feel like crap! I wish I could breathe while I am eating. Right now it's just a stuffy nose and watery eyes so I am going through tissues like crazy.

The doctors appointment went well today. I've gained another pound, putting me at 134. The doctor was excited because she could feel the baby when she was trying to measure my belly. Then when she put the doppler on her she kicked the doctor, lol. It was so cute. She's such an active little baby. The doctor thinks it's because I'm small, and it makes it easier to feel her every movement. I swear some days this girl just doesn't stop moving.
I go back in 2 weeks again and the doctor wants me to bring a birth plan. Has anyone else had to write one of these? I've read about them on the baby sites but some say that the hospital staff doesn't like them because they make the parents think that things will just go exactly as they plan out. (which we all know isn't what really happens) Ian and I are kind of a "go with the flow" kind of couple, so I wasn't really planning on having a birth plan but I guess now I will. However, I have a feeling it will be pretty vague.

Updated: I don't understand why the pictures aren't working. The worked when I first uploaded the post, but now they don't! I'll try to fix it later.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Fun Times

Ugh, I'm working on another cold. Yuck! Sore throat, stuffy/runny nose, can't sleep more than 5 minutes at a time. Horrible chapped/dried lips, just Yuck. Sleeping is so frustrating because I just can't get comfortable, my throat hurts and my nose clogs up. This morning I got up just so I didn't have to deal with it. I'm tired but I seem to feel better when I'm up than I do in bed.

SNOW! It won't stop! Last week all our snow melted away, well not all of it but you could actually see the lawn in some spots. Then the snow started Friday and still hasn't stopped. By Sunday we had about a foot. Yesterday it started up again around noon. This morning, it's snowing again! Then I think it's supposed to get warm again by the end of the week. This north east weather is crazy! Spring offically starts tonight, or tomorrow or something. (Updated: Apparently spring starts at 8:07pm tonight...weird)Maybe today will finally be the last of our snow.

Speaking of snow. Mike, Mary and the kids came over on Sunday and the boys went snowmobiling. Ian is hooked! As I sit here this morning I can still smell the lingering of Ben Gay all over the couch. LOL. Poor guy is so sore, but somehow I don't think it would stop him from going back out in a heartbeat. The up side is that the menthol in the Ben Gay is helping my stuffy nose, lol.

The baby is doing well, jumping all around. Very active. We go to the doctor again on Thursday.

Ok, I'll try to get a 29 week picture up soon, but for now it's back to the OJ and box of tissues. Happy Spring everyone!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

It's all in the angles

LOL, Ian just about passed out when he saw the photo in the last post. I took 3 pictures and that was the one I chose to post. You see depending on what angle I stand at and take the pic, my belly looks totally different. It seems to be shaped funny. Not completely round. So when I take a picture from the side you can see that my belly is shaped like a plateau. It comes out rounded and goes in rounded, but the middle is flat. It's weird, here's the other shot from yesterday so you can see what I'm saying.

Either way, the belly is getting pretty big.
I bought my fat lady bathing suit yesterday, yay! I don't really care how fat I look, I am so excited to go to the water park in April! Mike, Mary and the kids went last weekend and I'm so jealous! It's going to be so much fun! I'll probably spend most of the time just taking pictures, but still, I love it there!
I also got a cute pair of Christmas pj's for the baby at Old* N@vy yesterday for $0.47!! They are so cute and I just couldn't resist for 47 cents!
Scott is supposed to be starting baseball soon. I really hope he plays. The season was supposed to start last week but apparently they've postponed it. Although, Scott isn't the most attentive child so I have a slight feeling that they have started and he just doesn't know it. Hopefully we'll find out something next week. His mother doesn't seem too supportive of him playing, not sure why, but I wish she would encourage him more.
He got his 5 week grades this week. He was failing 3 classes last marking period. This time it's just Spanish. He's managed to bring the other grades back up but only to the minimum. It's so frustrating because he knows the material and he does the work, but he doesn't hand anything in! He does his homework every night and it gets checked and then he goes to school and doesn't hand it in, so he gets a zero. I don't understand how we can get him to be more aware and remember when he's in school. At this point it is no longer the teachers responsibility to ask him if he handed it in. He has to do it on his own, and he just doesn't. It's killing me.
Plus, his mother seems to believe that he should be held back this year. Whether he fails or not. I can see where she's coming from but I think it's too late for that now. If they were going to hold him back they should have done it years ago, not now. Scott is a year younger than everyone else in his class and has struggled with immaturity his whole educational career, but right now the boys his age are all fighting to find their place in their little society and I think that holding him back will hinder this. There are so many factors that go into my opinions and so much more that I have to say, but as the Step-Mom it doesn't really matter what I think. I don't have much of a say. Ian listens to my concerns and opinions, but he has his own as well.
This is sure to be an interesting next couple years for Scott, it is tough for a boy to go from a boy to a young man and these are those deciding years. I just hope that those who love him make the right decisions for him.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

28 Weeks

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Sunday, March 11, 2007


Our first Child birth class went well. The beginning was a little rough and it was getting very long. We have it every Thursday from 6pm to 8pm for 6 weeks. The instructor announced that she will be going to Oregon to visit her granddaughter one week so we'll have a week off at the end of the month, the men rejoiced wishing she were staying in Oregon for 2 weeks instead of one.
The beginning of the class was all about the anatomy of the mother and where everything was located and is now located and how the baby pushes everything out of the way.
We did good. A few giggles under our breath and we couldn't look each other in the eye for fear of hysteria, but we held our own. Then came the break...
The instructor brought out juice and cookies and granola bars for us to snack on. As I was finishing my juice, Ian got up to get one for himself (he wouldn't take anything until everyone else had, such a gentleman.) He sat down next to me and opened his and took a sip. As I was finishing up my juice I noticed that it should have been "Shaken rigorously" So I look over at Ian and say "Make sure you shake it REAL good" He looks at me puzzled, and says "I already opened it..." (Note: they were little individual juice cups with the foil top that you have to peel back, not replaceable caps) Well, those simple words sent me into a fit of laughter that I could not get out of. I turned purple trying to hold it in, I had uncontrollable tears rolling down my face, and I. Could. Not. Stop.
It was awful and embarrassing and lasted for a good 8 or 9 least! Everyone was looking at me, I couldn't stop, I couldn't catch my breath and I had a napkin over my eyes to try and catch some of the uncontrollable tears, it was like fountains people!

Well, once I finally contained myself to low grade convulsions and the instructor put in a video. Still shaking with laughter I managed to keep myself quite enough to see the video. Then we moved on to a few breathing techniques and that was it.

So we made it through the first class and hopefully I can be more mature at the next class, lol.

God, this memory loss is killing me! I had like 3 other things to post about, and now they're gone! Ugh, I can't stand not being able to remember anything. I'm going to have to start writing everything down.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Doctor's visit

Today I weighed in at 133lbs. Which means I've gained another 4 lbs this month. That would put me at a total of 15 pounds so far and that 30 that the doctor said I should gain is not too far off. We only have 3 months left, but from what everyone is telling me that is when you gain the most. So at the minimum if I only gained what I've been gaining, which is 5 pounds a month, that would put me right at 30. However, I think these next 3 months might be a bit more than 5 lbs each. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

We listened to the heartbeat, she's still going strong. The doctor said that because I'm so "petite" that she always finds my beat first and then the two together and it's harder to get just the baby. LOL, I certainly don't feel too petite these days.
We measured the belly and she is finally measuring right on track with the number of weeks. The past times that she had measured me the belly was always just a little behind, but now she's caught up, which made the doctor happy. I'm not exactly sure how the belly was measuring smaller, and when we had the ultrasound the baby was measuring bigger. But as long as everything is healthy I'm good.

The doctor's office received all our information on the Cord Blood Banking and seemed to know what they are doing now. They don't have many patients in this office that have ever done it so I think we may be their guinea pigs. It made me feel good that everyone was on top of it though and was aware of the steps we need to take on the big day.

My glucose and blood tests came back great so no diabetes!! Thank God, I'm not sure how women handle being on a diabetic diet at this time. I know that it would have been really hard for me. But to be safe I do still eat healthy and I've started exercising too. I've never been a big fitness person, or exercised alot, but now with not working I don't want to just sit around and get fat. At work I was going all the time, constantly on my feet and moving. Now my days consist of a laptop, Discover Health network, a little TLC, and eating. Well, there's laundry and cleaning thrown in there, but still I know I'm not getting the activity that my body is used to.

I think that's all the doctor had to say...we won't be getting another ultrasound, unless there are unforeseen circumstances in the future. Judged on where I'm feeling the most movement, the baby is still head down, which is good, but the doctor says she still has plenty of room to flip all around. Trust me that room is slimming! This morning I could feel her butt poke up at the top of my belly. It was pretty cool to feel her slide on up and feel this adorable little round rump right at the top, then she felt the need to kick me too. She likes to kick back when I am feeling where she is.

Gosh, I'm just so excited! I hope these next few months fly by. I go back to the doctor every 2 weeks now until around 36 weeks then it will be every week.

Well, it's off for some lunch now. Our class is tonight after Ian gets out of work, I'll try to post about it tomorrow. Wish us luck.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

27 weeks

So I guess it wasn't just the angle. There was quite a difference in the last two belly shots so here's week 27. As you can see the belly has certainly gotten a lot bigger! She's growing like a weed in there and quickly running out of room.
It's probably only a matter of weeks before my belly button pops, yikes! My stomach is SO tight, I really don't know how she's going to make it another 12 weeks in there. Sometimes it hurts so bad that I litterally have to hold my stomach because it feels like she's going to pop right threw. My belly button is starting to look bruised all around it. I'm afraid that stretch marks might be coming, and I lather up with the lotion at least twice a day.
Today I had to go for my glucose test. Wish me luck. I see the doc on Thursday so she should have the results by then.
We also start our first class Thursday night. We have class every Thursday for 6 weeks. I'm very excited. Ian's meeting got rescheduled so he will be able to make it to class with me. He'll have to miss out some other week, but at least he'll be there for the first one.

The baby is moving like crazy. You can see my whole belly jump when she starts kicking. Ian's parents got to see her kicking last week, they were pretty amazed.

She used to only kick on the sides, but today I can feel her moving in the front. Rubbing her toes and knees across my belly button. It's pretty gross. I've always hated my belly button touched, and being touched from the inside is no better!

I love being able to rub my belly and feel where she is. She switches sides often and you can tell the difference. She seems to prefer my right side, right under my ribs which I keep pushing her out of because it hurts.

I keep forgetting everything I want to blog about. I get ideas but then they're gone.
Scott is getting more and more excited and continues to talk about the baby every weekend. He even suggested we buy her more outfits this weekend, lol. He's hoping that he's with us when she comes. I hope so too, I think it would be so great to have him there the day she's born. He's going to be an awesome big brother, she's a lucky girl.
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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Here's the 26 week shot. Every belly shot i took came out blurry! Oh well, maybe I'll take a few more but this will do for now.

More adorable gifts!! Thank you so much Dana and Nick!! This is her first I love mommy shirt! I'm so excited. The little pink onesie "Worth the Wait" is so perfect! I don't know how I'm going to decide what to dress her in first.

I have more to blog about, but I'm kinda busy right now and I wanted to get these pics in. I'll try to update more later...
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