Friday, July 31, 2009

30 Weeks Doctor Appointment

Jeff & I had another doctor appoinment yesterday. I feel like I'm there all the time now that I'm going every 2 weeks. Over the last like 3 days I've had some serious pelvic pain. I asked him about it and he said that it's from the area stretching for the baby. He said now that the baby is head down I'm going to feel more & more "pressure" down there. I love how doctors sugarcoat everything for pregnant women. What I'm feeling is NOT pressure. Feels more like her skull grinding against my pelvic bone. Not comfortable at all. Good news is that he said the inital stretching is the worst & then it will get better.

BUT I measured perfectly, her heartbeat is beautiful, and all is well with our little girl. She wouldn't stop moving when the doctor was trying to measure my belly and he laughed & asked if she's always that active. I didn't realize she was more active then average but I guess she is. That's our girl :)

I've been stalking the tracking page ever since I got the tracking number for the crib. The estimated delivery is August 4th which I'm sure won't change so I don't know why I keep going to the tracking page like it's going to hurry up the delivery. So after the baby shower this weekend and the crib delivery on Tuesday all of her necessary items will be in place and then Jeff & I can just go shopping for fun stuff! I'm certainly looking forward to that :)

Friday, July 24, 2009

29 Weeks

I don't want to say I've entered what everyone calls "the uncomfortable point" of pregnancy quite yet because I'm sure I'll only get more uncomfortable from now on, but I think I can safely say that I won't get any sleep for the rest of my pregnancy. By far my current biggest complaint is the fact that I just can't sleep. I can't nap & I can't sleep at night. Even if I'm exhausted by the time I get into bed, it still takes me forever to fall asleep and I wake up pretty much every hour from pain or having to pee. This makes me REALLY tired all day long. At work I find myself falling asleep at my desk and class is almost impossible to get through. My professor asked me if I was alright after class on Tuesday because I was falling asleep in his class.

On the other hand I'm getting super anxious. Throughout the pregnancy I've made a lot of pregnant friends and they are starting to give birth since most of them are ahead of me pregnancy-wise. I've been listening to their end of pregnancy struggles / birth stories and it just makes me very anxious to be where they are. I realize we aren't ready for our little girl quite yet, but it doesn't stop from making me want to meet her.

Jeff's mom also got us an iCrib which I didn't even know they made but it's AWESOME:

You can connect your ipod in the back of it and hang it on the crib. That little white thing on top is also a night light. So now I've got to put together an awesome baby playlist and load in on my ipod shuffle for her so it's all ready to sooth her to sleep :)

We got the crib delivered but it was damaged. Jeff took it to Babies R Us and returned it a couple days ago. That box was so heavy, and I have no idea how he did that by himself or got it into and out of the car, but he did it. I just ordered the new crib on the phone. They gave me 10% off & free shipping for it being damaged & I also found a 15% off coupon for any crib, so I picked out a better crib. Actually I picked out 3 cribs and let Jeff pick out of those 3. He picked this one:

I love it & I think it will look great in the nursery - which is coming along quite nicely if I do say so myself :) Even though I bought the wrong paint, I used it and it looks great. Between the paint and the furniture it kind of has a boy theme, but I'm sure I can accessorize it girly. I'm also really pleased with how the glider looks in the room. We got it for free so it didn't match the furniture at all but the cushions match the trim PERFECTLY! I don't think I could have picked out a better match myself. I thought it would look bad in the room but it actually looks really good. So all that's left is to wait for the crib and then accessorize.

Yesterday Jeff was tapping on my stomach and the baby was tapping back to him which was really great to experience. Now that she can recognize patterns she can tap back exactly what he taps - as long as he doesn't make it too complicated :P

Monday, July 13, 2009

Baby Brain

Let me just tell you a little something about baby brain. It makes it just about impossible to function. I have never felt so stupid or made more mistakes in my life! Let's not even get into the mistakes I make at work, but let's just talk about my daily life. This weekend alone I spent a good two hours doing something only to realize that I shouldn't have done it at all, paid the same credit card bill twice instead of paying the 2 different ones, cooked a meal so wrong that I wound up having to throw it all out, bought the wrong color paint for the nursery, and somehow lost 5 baby socks. So now I have 5 single socks without their match. I still don't even know how that one happened. I'm constantly forgetting to do things, and if I don't forget about it, then I just mess it up. It's pretty frustrating. I never really understood the whole baby brain thing until I started to experience it, but I'm really starting to wonder how I get anything done!

When I got to work today 2 people mentioned that it looked like I had a belly growth spurt this weekend. I guess it's hard for me to see the gradual change but sometimes I look down at my stomach and I'm just amazed at how big it is and I have no recollection of it growing. It's pretty weird. I think I felt baby hiccups for the first time the other day which was pretty exciting!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

27 Weeks

Things are going ok for me. I'm excited to be in the third trimester but at the same time it's a little scary. Things are definitely starting to get real. The "baby brain" is really getting to me. I find it difficult to concentrate on anything and I'm constantly forgetting everything. Jeff & I took a tour of the hospital already but we did it so early that I think I'll want to go again in another month or so as a refresher and just to ask all of our new questions. I've already been feeling worse and I blame that on totally giving up on excersizing. I've been trying so hard to keep up with just a little bit every day but it's getting exhausting. Jeff & I did some serious grocery shopping this weekend so now I have all sorts of good stuff to eat. After we got back I spent the rest of the night chopping vegetables, cutting up fruit, and making a salad. Now our fridge is full of tupperware containers with stuff I can just grab & eat really quick which is exactly what I need.

In more exciting news, the baby shower is officially planned & ready to go for August 2nd. The best part is that I could schedule it for when Shelly will be in NJ so she can be there! The nursery is really coming along too! Jeff & I fixed the entire wall by ourselves and finished spackling the rest of the room. All we have left to do now is pick a color so Jeff can paint the walls since I can't paint while I'm pregnant. It makes me so happy to see her room so close to being ready. The only missing piece after the paint is the crib. I put the crib on the registry. It's a long shot since it's expensive but I figured I'd take a chance since Jeff & I can get 10% off anything left on the registry anyway. The glider does not really match the rest of the furniture but I don't think the baby will mind :)