Saturday, February 28, 2009

Saturday Morning Post

Good Morning Fellow Blog Readers -

Another week down....... and boy did this week have some definite ups and downs! I woke up this morning to a catch/ache in my hip that just wouldn't stop unless I got was 7:15 so now too bad. Nothing like waking up to it though......

Today I am going birthday shopping for Kauleen :) her birthday is Wednesday the 4th....I'm sure I'll find some good stuff :)

Tomorrow we watch Braxton in the afternoon and over night and then we'll drop him off at daycare and watch him on Monday night until Mom returns from a little vacation :) We were thinking of doing a children's museum....probably not here in Burlington is my guess because Chucky Cheese is right next door......and well........that place makes K and I go BONKERS!!! :) We'll see how he's feeling and what he's up to doing.......

We had a midwife appointment on Thursday and everything is moving along just as it should :) We are 21 weeks today (or tomorrow depending on my ticker....stupid thing). It is SO fun to hear the heartbeat every time....and this time it made a definite change! She had poked/prodded to find the baby and then when she did he slowed down a bit....was kind of fun! :) she said that was a good sign! We go back on March 26th and I'll have to get some lab work done....and then get tested for Gestational Diabetes.....she said she won't make me drink the crappy orange stuff I can just eat a gooey cinnamon roll!! :) cannot wait!! (Actually that sounds good now!!)

Watermelon has been my best friend latley. I can't get enough of it :) I've ate almost 2 small watermelons this week......still have a good portion of the 2nd to go.......but am going to Costco to get 2 more today!! LOL It initially was blueberries......yum. Then it was Mango...... YUM. Now it is Watermelon. At least I'm over indulging on good foods....... :)

Work has been work...... We've made some changes in a few aspects, some people have helped me a lot (THANKS CORRINA!) in simple ways that make a HUGE difference, and I've been given more we'll see what we can do. I had definite "hormonal crazyness" this week.....but thankfully I work with an office full of women who understand.....and some may even cry with me sometimes :) Oh the joys of being prego........

I'm still not really *showing* yet.... my regular t-shirts are now obviously touching my lower upper stomach has yet to reach the lower. The midwife says being taller doesn't help as much for people to notice.....but I suspect in the next month of so I'll be showing more.....there is a definite round bump from top to bottom. LOVE IT.

I've been feeling the baby move quite a bit......I tend to feel "him" more on the weekdays then I do on the weekends moving around etc. I have an anterior placenta so the midwife did state that the movement may be a bit muffled....but in due time I'll get some good punches ;) baby isn't that big yet....but from what I read in the coming weeks we'll be growing some baby fat and gaining some weight! GROW BABY GROW! :)

I want to be at the family celebration.............!!!

I'm getting excited for the Life is Good Conference in May!! :) I'll be 33 weeks then.......which is crazy to think about. I'm about 34 days to go and I'll have less than 100 days!!! It has gone by so slow....yet so fast in some aspects. :)

K is up now so I'm gonna go find me something to eat.......and read the paper.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Up & Ready EARLY

K got up early this morning as she needed to get into work earlier than myself..... so we got up a bit earlier than we have been. She blessed me by ironing my pants for really all I had to do was get dressed and do myself up and I'm ready......and have almost an hour until I *have* to be at work..... although I'll probably be there before.

I ended up going to bed at 8pm last night.....that was as long as I could last. I slept pretty good...despite getting up every 2 hours. The baby is lying low so maybe that is what is causing me to pee so much?..... It's ok really, I go right back to sleep......... just try not to wake K every time I get up!

Short week this week! YEAH! This weekend my mom is coming over and we're having our 2nd Girl's Weekend up at Baker Lake doing crafts! K and I have signed up to go to a cloth diapering class on Saturday morning at our doulas house. We'll get to learn about all kinds of things.....I'm excited.

Tomorrow I get a half hour massage on my shoulders! CANNOT WAIT! I'll schedule one in another 6 weeks at night as she's been being booked for awhile.

Don't know what our plans are for tonight....... Dad's staying at Aunt Tom and Uncle Mary's tonight.

Gotta go!!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sleep, Sleep and More Sleep

It seems come 7pm-8pm - I want to crash.

I then am up every hour going to the bathroom, trying to get comfortable, and fight sleep all night.

It is now 8pm and I've been wanting to go to sleep since 7pm.

To sleep, or not to sleep............

19 weeks - does it make one sleepier? I wasn't THAT sleepy in the beginning.........

Ultrasound & This and That

I had planned on scanning in some pictures from this mornings ultrasound...... but we had an uncooperative baby :) "He" (used just because that's what we use) was laying really low with his arms in front of his body. He was butt up and feet near my belly button. I'm sure he was quite annoyed with all the pushing the technician was doing.....

The few things we found out:
  • 80th percentile
  • anterior placenta
  • head isn't too big
  • we're growing right along....

The ultrasound tech took a picture of its foot.......but really you can't see it. She I think was just wanting to send us home with picture of sorts. She couldn't really get a good view of the heart...but said she saw enough that it looked good. She said that the practitioner may want to send us back for another ultrasound...... but I think we'll pass on that. Everything seemed to be moving right along.

Something the ultrasound registration person told me today made me so irritated, but then I realized maybe someone is being extra gentle right now on my body. I am 5 months - in the beginning of March I will beginning my 6th month. I am pregnant. I don't LOOK pregnant. I've never been one to wear tight fitting clothes....some of my tshirts are just now starting to touch my "lower" stomach..... and although my upper stomach has grown quite a bit in the past few weeks....(they are now growing more together as 1) I still don't *look* pregnant. Why do people tell me this though?! It is irritating....... although I may not LOOK it, I am - so just shut it. :) I do plan on doing a 20 week picture for the blog...... but as you'll see :) I'm not THAT big.

BUT with that being said..... I've had back surgery before and that has been a concern of ours that hopefully my back could with hold the pregnancy..... well so far I haven't had any back issues but that is moreso because I haven't been carrying all out front - which is great for that aspect. Something I didn't realize until the lady said it today...... and I was like "yeah, I guess it is a blessing in disguise". I've also been told..... I'll be big enough before I know it...... enjoy it while I'm not :)

We had a wonderful weekend together :) Friday night we came home after work and got into our comfy clothes and just chilled. It was nice! :) Saturday we got up.... puttered around the house for a bit and then we went to the library to look up Consumer Reports for lawn mowers, went to JCPenny to return a few things, and then went to Ace Hardware to look for said consumer report lawn mower :) They didn't have the model at the MV Ace Hardware so they called to Anacortes Ace Hardware....... and sure enough they had it. We came home, had some lunch, and then made the trek to Anacortes for the lawnmower. Upon our return, we stopped at Christenson Nursery and picked up some tulips and also got a 7 year old blueberry tree (that will bear fruit this year!) We then came home, Randi mowed the lawn..... and Kauleen planted the tulips. We now have tulips and daffodils growing in the garden ever so nicely.

Sunday we got up and got ready to head down South. We started off at Alderwood Mall and then made our way to Babies R Us. After that we headed to K's sisters house to see the gang. We hung out there for a few hours and then headed home. We stopped at Red Robin to eat and then headed to the grocery store to pick up some bananas and mango......yep, been craving it! :) never bought a mango before but MAN it is yummy. We're talking about heading to Costco to see if they have some cut up :)

We have today off....and are just chilling out! I will take a nap today for sure! I was awake every hour from 8pm-1am......and then finally slept until 6:13am.

Also, we had bought a cheapo heartbeat doppler at a used store quite awhile back..... and have been listening every so often to see if we could hear the heartbeat. A few nights ago, we finally heard it! :) So now we should be able to hear it whenever we want to!! :) It's pretty cool.

That's it for now.........

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Our Cat Rosa


I've posted a lot of pics.....(see 2 other posts) but here is the new do...... I decided there will come a day where I'm going to be too hot.... and it will be why not chop it now? :) It is really freeing................I don't have any before pictures really (forgot to take the camera to the beauty shop!)

Cute Couple

Love you Mom and Dad

Mason's 4th B-Day Party TIE-DYE BASH!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Little Post

We've got a busy week this week....... seems to be something going on every night of the week.

Right now, Dad is doing the dishes..........*big smile* and I'm playing on the computer. Kauleen's finally on the otherside of her cold with a little bit of drainage left.......but is on the mend. Dad and I are trying NOT to get it........but tonight possibly both feel it coming on.

People at work have been sick..... so its going around.

We got a call from the midwife tonight and we'll have an ultrasound on February 16th :) We are excited.

This weekend Mom's coming over.....that'll be fun. We'll hang out, maybe do a little shopping and just chill.

I felt the baby A LOT today. I've still only had ONE good kick. It is almost like it is every other day that I feel him a lot and then others I don't. I "felt" him in there today when sitting. It was just a hard mass...... just made me smile. Kauleen reminded me tonight "5.5 more months" :) THAT'S CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm contemplating chopping all my hair off on Thursday...... literally. I've decided come summer being 9 months pregnant (I'll be hot) and who wants to mess with their hair!? (heck I don't want to mess with it now) I'm thinking maybe Ellen DeGeneres style maybe? maybe shorter....... I need to look up a few pictures for some ideas......We'll see what ends up happening...I'll take before and after pics!

I think that's it for now........