Friday, August 22, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
|I have this now you see it, now you don't, belly going on depending on the angle I'm standing at. It's funny.|
Due date: October 1, 2014
How far along: 33 Weeks
Next appointment: Next week.
Gender: Girl! :-)
Stretch marks: Thighs and tummy.
Ailments: Outside of normal pregnancy stuff I also have a cold, which is a bummer. And I seemed to have developed some sort of prenatal carpal tunnel that has my right wrist in pain a few times throughout the day.
Maternity clothes: I'm either in dresses (both maternity and non-maternity) or I'm in maternity pants/shorts. I don't know how people can possibly wear pants during pregnancy that aren't maternity. My preference is really just to be naked at this point lol
Belly button: It is still holding out hope to stay an innie.
Sleep: Sleep is hard. Between bathroom breaks, congestion from my cold, and just general uncomfortability with my wrist and belly, its just hard.
Food cravings/aversions: Right now my cold is dictating things more than pregnancy. I'm eating bland stuff because I can't really taste or smell anything anyway, and anything acidic makes my throat burn. Sigh.
Movement: All the time! She is just having a field day moving around in there! I love it :-)
Labor signs: None at all. ::raises the roof::
What I miss: Being able to lay/sleep any way I want to and get actual rest.
What I'm loving: Childbirth class. We've gone to 1 out of 3 of our classes which was cool. Most of it for me so far was reiteration of stuff I've already read, but repetition is good for learning. It's also nice to have dedicated baby focus time with Hubs.
What I'm looking forward to: Continuing to get prepared for her arrival.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Since we're more than half-way into the year, I thought now was a good time to to check-in and see how/if my vision's are coming true. My main focuses of my vision board were home, relationship and physical health, and....BABIES! lol
Well we know I have a baby on board, so that portion of my vision for 2014 is on it's way.
Regarding my home I wanted to put more energy into it. This has been happening a bit. We've done work on the guest room that will become the nursery. We got a new living room set, and we upgraded the look of our laundry room replacing some broke down sliding doors with curtains.
I also wanted the love between my husband and I to flourish. Pregnancy is usually a time that can tear couples apart, but we've been blessed to share even more laughs and good times than we had before. 2013 was SO HARD on us, and 2014 has definitely blessed us.
I wanted 2014 to be filled with healthy home cooked meals and healthy living. This one I need to work a little harder on lol. Healthy living takes effort, and even more of an effort when you're pregnant, fatigued, and have a really wacky appetite. This vision will take some more work. Here's to an increase in healthy eating and exercise.
Did you make a Vision Board or set a New Years Resolution?
How is it going?
How is it going?
Monday, June 16, 2014
At the end of my last blog post I asked what you would like my next post to be about. The lovely CC asked:
Can you talk about what you're most worried about in motherhood or who your support for during labor and after delivery will be?
When it comes to what I'm most worried about in motherhood most of my anxiety stems from what is going to happen when my three months of maternity leave is up. By the time I was of an age where I could remember my grandfather was retired, so he was essentially my stay-at-home grandpa. I feel like this is a large part of why my childhood was so awesome. I'm worried about being away from my daughter (OMG I'm going to have a daughter!) for so much of the day when I go back to work. I do plan on having her with my at work from time to time, as my grandmother did with me, so I'm very blessed to have a job that is flexible in that way. For the rest of the time, we need to a good nanny, at a good price, so that search will begin once she's here. Because I was pretty much always with my grandparents I can't imagine being a child growing up and only seeing my parents in the morning and night. I know plenty of people do it, because it's pretty much a necessity to be able to be financially stable for both parents to work, but it still gives me worry.
When it comes to support during labor my husband will be with me and I'm planning to have a doula. I have coffee shop date "interviews" with two potential doulas next week and I'm pretty sure I'll be able to choose between the two of them.
After delivery my doula will provide some support, my husband is planning to take a week off from work and depending on scheduling my mom will come visit for a few days as well.
I imagine labor, delivery and those first weeks with her home are going to be the wildest adventure ever...but I am so looking forward to it!