Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Adventures of Pregnancy - 35 weeks, 3 days

I feel like poo.

Well, not poo I guess.... I don't think that poo has feelings but man, I am not having fun. I turned green and pasty yesterday and ended up visiting the hospital to be told that the baby is healthy and happy (yay) and I am just pregnant with what looks like a case of the flu (boo).

So I stayed home today. Sleeping makes me feel better but sleeping isn't always in my cards anymore. Cory says that even when I am sleeping he can tell that it's not a "quality" sleep.

On a happy note, we had our baby shower this weekend past. I think I am finally not completely screwed if I were to have the baby tomorrow. However, I am a self proclaimed baby idiot. I have no nieces or nephews that I was around for when they were little... most of my friends either already had babies or were inaccessible when they did... I have only recently held my first infant... Cory has the same history as me... clearly we are completely out of our minds for trying this adventure...

Quick Aside on the Video... AWESOME... it's not an entertainment video by any stretch... but it's approximately 6 hours and I feel prepared(ish). I found it via download on torrent sites but if you wanted to buy it.. it's called Great Expectations - Laugh and Learn about Childbirth

Back to the baby shower... I have 30 cloth diapers (my mom thinks I need 12 more), 7 plastic diaper wraps, 1000 diaper liners, 4 packages of baby wipes, 4 billion sleepers of various age ranges, some bottles, some disposable diapers, lots of baby bath/health essentials, the Nuby Nibbler and lots lots more...

From what we can see, I need a diaper pail (something that seals in the stink) and some safety items that will come into play later down the road (baby gates and such). Cory wants a baby monitor so he doesn't lose his mind hovering over the crib counting breaths. This is the man who completes a minimum of 4 headcounts on the pets daily and can not sleep until he has a confirmed headcount. A baby is gonna push him to his breaking point.

Well, my belly is cramping, my back is killing me and my hands are swelling... I'm gonna sign off for now... 4 weeks and 4 days to go!!

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Adventures in Pregnancy - 34 weeks, 4 days

I have been a bad little blogger lately... I have started so many posts and have ended up just wandering away. Apparently I'm suffering from an attention span issue.... well worse that usual...

What's new....

Well my feet and ankles look like Mickey Mouse feet. I've always had very slim, defined ankles and I'm verging into cankle land... when the calf melts into your foot. Ew...

I have had a dream that I have given birth to 7 deformed babies... which then turned into 7 horrible deformed kittens... extra legs, zigzagged spines and conjoined in ways that no creature should every be conjoined.

I had another dream that one of my cousins took some sort of offense to my mother's father and went to the UK and killed everyone with his last name.... busy girl!!

I chopped my hair off for something with less weight and work... now I have to spend an extra 15 minutes a morning blow drying and straightening it... guess I should have thought that out a little better.... but it is way cooler.

Food has lost almost all interest to me... I'm now eating out of necessity only. I think my stomach is the size of a pea.... which is ironically the same size as my bladder.

I'm in the process of training my replacement... she's gonna do great!! The only goal is to stay working until she is trained... I have promised to keep my legs crossed for 2 more weeks so no baby falls out and ruins the plan.

Latest trip to prenatal... the doctor finds a heart beat on both sides of my tummy... and asks.... "Are we sure there is only one in there?" My heart drops and Cory just about bounces out of his chair with joy. She couldn't tell if the lump under my ribs is head or bum so it looks like another ultrasound in a week or so to determine position.

I'm having Braxton Hicks contractions at a pretty regular irregular intervals... everyone is saying that I've dropped... I guess the clock is ticking... I REALLY need to finish watching that Laugh and Learn about child birth video...

Monday, 13 July 2009

Adventures in Pregnancy - 33 weeks, 2 days

I hate being a statistic but did you know that 75% of third trimester pregnant chicks suffer from insomnia? Guess who joined her sleepless sisters!

What a crappy night sleep... it was too hot with the blankets on, too cold with the blankets off... I had to pee every 5 minutes... the dog was snoring... the other dog was licking too loudly.... the cats wanted to snuggle when I was too hot... *grumble*

Now I huddle over my daily allowance of tea pining over the memory of sleeping pills and chocolate covered espresso beans.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Adventures in Pregnancy - 33 weeks, 1 day

Sorry it has been so long since the last update. My back doesn't seem to like sitting in front of my computer anymore. I have been making an effort to rest more even though I feel like I should be go go going all the time. I'm booked for a pregnancy massage tomorrow... it is a massage therapist who specializes in pregnant bodies... I am almost bubbling over with excitement on that one. I'm a sucker for a massage until normal circumstances... can't wait for one when I ache this much.

We had an exciting week. Journey decided to pull a fast one on us... bolted out the door like Forrest Gump and didn't look back. We put up a billion flyer's, advertised her on the radio and spent hours a night looking for her. Apparently, she was found by someone 2.5 hours after she gumped us but they didn't see a sign for 2 days. Now Journey is home under careful watch at all times.

On a less than exciting note, Cory's temporary contract at work came to an end unexpectedly. I was hoping to run it until the baby came so he could take some time at home with us without taking time off my maternity leave but the timing wasn't there. Oh well... he's applied for his unemployment insurance and has applied for a few positions in town as well. In the meantime, he is catching up on a few household items that are outstanding like.. painting a baby's room. :)

Wednesday, 1 July 2009