Monday, June 29, 2009

Not Me! Monday


I most certinaly was not unable to get out of the car on the ferry because I couldn't open my door wide enough for my big belly to fit through.

I did not simulate putting the baby in and out of the crib with a stuffed animal. Not me. I don't do such childish things.

The other night I was not going to kiss Devin, when I definatly did not burp and a little throw up came up too. Gotta love that heartburn. Not me! I would never do such a unlady-like thing.

And upon running in from the car to use the bathroom, I most certinaly did not clog the toilet. No way. I would never do such a thing!

Just a few of the things I did not do and even if I did would definatly not blog about. Arn't you glad we arn't perfect. Another not me! Monday. Check out MckMama's blog for her and everyone elses Not Me! Monday's.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

30 Weeks - Our Little Baby in 3D



30 Weeks! 3/4 of the way done. It's hard to believe that in ~2.5 months our little one will be here. This week our little one is about 17 inches long and a little over 3lbs and growing rapidly. This week our baby's brain is starting to look like a brain, forming grooves and wrinkles. These wrinkles allow for future expansion of brain tissue that is crucial for our baby to become the doctor or lawyer or computer programer he/she will someday become. Also as the brain is developing it is taking on new tasks such as temperature regulation, allowing our baby to begin
shedding the lanugo (the downy soft baby hair that has been keep baby warm). Pretty cool huh. It's amazing how our bodies develop. I am more in awe of our wonderful and amazing creator!

I am doing great, no complaints here. I do feel kind of weird, just not all the way there, most of the time. I am having issues with low blood sugar and can really tell after I have eaten a high carbohydrate meal or a sugary snack, but what is one to do. I have been feeling other normal pregnancy things like slightly swollen feet, heartburn, aches around my belly, back aches, and tiredness. I have gained 22lbs thus far. I should be gaining about 1lb per week now for about another 10lbs and I really hope not much more than that. Our baby is positioned head down but the head is way to the back. I feel the bum and feet pushing and kicking the top of my belly and getting under my ribs. I love feeling and watching the baby move.

Here are a few more pics from the 3D ultrasound for your viewing pleasure. (Our baby had his/her forehead smushed against my uterus, hence the blob looking forehead). We think our baby looks like Devin. Definitely has Devin's lips. What do you think?






Wordless Wednesday

video

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

And the Gender Is.......

So when we did the 3d ultrasound we still decided (I decided because Devin wanted to find out) to not find out the sex but we had the ultrasound tech put the gender of the baby at the end of the video just for us. So after much discussion and mind changing, we (well I) decided to watch the video and find out the sex. Devin and I snuggled in on the couch and turned on the video. We watched til the end and I almost turned it off right before but decided to give into the temptation. We watched and......we couldn't see anything. We laughed hysterically. We analyzed the video for 2 hrs, looping it over and over and we just can't see what we are looking at. We can't make out any specific body parts to figure out what angle we are looking at. We talked about calling the ultrasound place but seems a little anticlimactic at this point so we are going to continue the waiting.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Not Me! Monday



Even though I am on vacation, I thought I would still post all the things I definitely did not do this past week.

While shopping with Devin today, I did not laugh when he tried on plaid shorts. Nope not me. I would never laugh at my husband. I just can't see him in those shorts!


I have not gone to bed after midnight everyday this past week because my husband is working long and hard at his 2 jobs . And I have not been sleeping in until 9:30 either.

I did not almost give into temptation during our 3d ultrasound today and almost found out the sex. Not me! (pictures coming soon)

And I am not totally excited about my week off to clean, weed, sleep in, take naps, cook, sew, catch up with friends, garage sale and just about do whatever I want!

Till next Monday...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

29 Weeks - Our Little Squash















This week our baby is about 17inches long and around 3lbs. Our baby is close to his/her actual birth length (I was 19in), but still needs to gain a lot of weight, though hopefully not too much. At the last ultrasound our baby was around the 46th percentile for weight. At 40 weeks, the 46th percentile is in the 7lb range. That sounds pretty good to me (much better than 10lbs).


I am feeling good for the most part. A lot of times I just don't feel quite right, likely because of my blood sugar, but I am not feeling poorly. I don't feel like I am carrying a lot of weight yet. I am having a lot of stretching pains in my sides and lower abdomen area. Sharp stabbing pains, I guess it's getting me ready for labor, and thank you for epidurals. Our baby is still moving around seemingly all the time. The other morning I definitely felt a little elbow or foot sticking out for the first time. I love the feeling of our baby moving around but it is such a weird feeling as well. Weird that there is something else growing in me. Anyway, that's about it for this week. Here is a belly pic from a few days ago.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Not Me! Monday



After such a busy weekend, Monday comes much too quickly and I almost forgot Not me! Monday. But alas, here it is.


I did not start crying (only just a little) the other day when it felt like I was being stabbed in the side as my ligaments are being stretched by our growing baby. No way, I don't cry over things like that. And wow am I going to be in for it with labor. Yikes!


I did not spend every evening last week and likely this week at my husbands 2nd office as he is working long hours between his two jobs. We did not eat out almost everyone of those evenings either. Not me! I plan ahead and have dinner ready to bring to him.

My husband does not make fun of me (in a good way) because I add a -y to the end of words. Chocolatey, purpley, farty, greeny....

And I am not so excited that I am taking vacation time from work next week, even though I don't have anything planned and will probably get bored.


Another Monday down. Feel free to join in. You can check out MckMama's blog for all the details and to see what she and everyone else has not been doing this week.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Blood Draw

Just an update from my doctors appt. The nurse called with the results from the glucose test and I don't have gestational diabetes. Actually my blood sugar was too low at 56, so I was told to eat more often, which I don't think I'll have a problem doing. And I am not anemic, so that's good new too. Thanks everyone for your prayers.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Rose by Any Other Name...

Have I mentioned that I love our house. I do! Devin and I have had so much fun walking around looking at all the plants and flowers as things aree bluming. It seems we find something new every day. I cut a few flowers from the yard and brought inside.



And of course they came along with this-



Here are some of the other flowers from our yard:

Apple Blossoms

(which of course are done blooming)






Camellia

(also done blooming)



Cherry Blossom

(also done blooming)



Rhododendron

(just finishing up blooming. we have many different colors)



Azalea

(also just finishing up blooming in lots of different colors, mostly pink)

Daisy

Roses



And my favorite right now...

Peonies

and then coming soon....

Hydrangea

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

28 Weeks - A Peak at Our Little One


The 3rd trimester. I can't believe it's 2/3rds over already and only 1/3rd to go. This week our baby is about 16 inches long and specifically 2lbs and 10oz according to the ultrasound this morning. Our baby is in the 46% percentile for weight. This week our baby's new skill is blinking. Our baby has also started sleeping, getting REM sleep, though he/she seems to be awake and moving around more than not.

The ultrasound this morning showed that the placenta has indeed moved up but it appears not significantly. The radiologist said by a conservative measure the very edge of the placenta is still touching the cervix but it should continue to move up. I will have another ultrasound in about 6 weeks just to check and make sure. Though my doctor said that even now, I would be safe to try a vaginal delivery. Everything with the baby looks good.

For the most part, I am feeling well. I have been having some episodes of feeling very faint. My doctor said it was most likely low blood pressure and to beef up on fluids, though it could be a little bit of a blood sugar issue as well. I also had the blood draw for blood sugar and iron check. I am not sure when I will get the results back from that.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Painting of a Baby's Room

I finally finished painting the baby's room. If I do say so myself I think it turned out excellent!
Here is how the project went:

1. Take down wall paper trim, tape the middle line and prime the upper half.

2. Paint the upper half green.


3. Re-tape the middle line on the green half.

4. Paint the bottom half brown.

5. Find circles in 3 sizes, a large kitchen lid, a hula-hoop, and a garbage can lid traced on the floor at Target

5. Trace circles on the walls with templates

6. Tediously touch up the middle line


7. Paint the circles in contrasting colors. Decide the first circle is to fat, decide to paint circles thinner.

9. Final product

What do you think? I love it. I am so happy with the way it turned out. I can't wait for all the furniture, baby stuff, and of course the baby!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Painted Toes

Don't you just love brightly painted toes in summer. I do. I have been meaning to paint my toes for 2 weeks (yes that means I have been sporting flip flops and sandals with unpainted toes. Gasp!) Until today...

Not Me! Monday




It's Monday again.....time for Not Me! Monday. Thing I would never ever do and would never ever blog about them even if I did do them.


I did not almost crash the car while driving because there was a bug ON me, twice. I certinaly did not scream and let go of the wheel. And my darling husband did not just laugh at me in the midst of the bug being ON me. No way. I don't scream when a bug or spider is ON me or even near me. Not me!


I did not make my husband take a bubble bath to help his very sore back. I did not put too much bubbles in the tub expecially after the jets came on and I did not take this picture of my hubby in the tub.






And with the hot weather and working outside in the yard, I have not totally let the house go to put and with all good intentions just have not been able to muster up the motivation to get it back into order. Not me, I always keep a clean house.

Oh and I did not start crying yesterday when I was trying to get the video of the deer, downloaded from the video camera onto my computer and I couldn't figure out how to do it and it was way more complicated than I thought. Not Me! I am not that emotional. I never cry for no reason.

Another Monday down. Feel free to join in. You can check out MckMama's blog for all the details and to see what she and everyone else has not been doing this week.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Poll

I just added a poll to the side bar. You can vote on whether you think the baby will be a boy or a girl. We will see who is right in September (or maybe sooner!)

Hot Pockets

This is hilarious comedy skit. You gotta watch it.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

27 Weeks - Our Not so Little Anymore, Baby

No new picture this week. Our baby is now being measured head to toe around 15in instead of the crown to rump measurement of previous weeks and weighs over 2lbs now. Interestingly our baby has more taste buds now that he or she will ever have. Baby J can taste differences in the amniotic fluid depending on what I eat. I haven't felt any objections to my food choices yet! Baby J is going to have a sweet tooth just like his/her mother.

I am feeling great. Occasional heartburn but not bad so far. My feet sometimes get a little swollen but I think it's more the hot weather than the pregnancy. I have been getting out and helping Devin in the yard. Our neighbor commented that I am the most active pregnant woman she's ever seen. Gotta get done what you can when you can still do it! Our due date is 3mo minus 1day.

My next doctor's appt is next week. I will be having an ultrasound to check the position of the placenta and also doing the glucose screening test for gestational diabetes. Please pray that the placenta has moved up into a good position so I can have a regular birth and that I don't have gestational diabetes. Until next weeks baby update....

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Phil & Ted's Excellent Adventure

My new stroller. A Phil & Ted's sport. I love it. I got it on craigslist for about 1/2 the price that they retail and it is nearly in brand new condition. It even comes with a double seat, a rain cover and a pouch for keys/wallet/phone and 2 cup holders.

Single seat


Double seat position #1 (infant laying down, toddler up front)


Double seat position #2 (infant in the back, toddler up front)
Pouch/Cup holder

Here are the reasons I chose this stroller:

1) It got great reviews
2) My friend Rebekah has one and I got to push it around one day, it's a very smooth ride
3) The main seat lays all the way flat
4) I got a great deal on craigslist with a rain cover and pouch
5) And best of all, it came with a double seat, so when baby #2 comes we don't have to buy a new stroller
I can't wait for walks and jogs at Marymoor Park.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Our Weekend

This weekend (well Friday and Saturday), Devin and I (mostly Devin) spent the days demo-ing the back yard some more. We took down (destroyed) the potting shed, cut down 3 trees and then burned all the evidence (except for keeping firewood). Here are some pics. Can't you just see the beautiful lawn we are going to have!

Potting shed before & after

Before and after trees

Devin driving one of the two piles of branches down the road to the burn pile. We started out with a burn pile of our own in the back yard, but then the fire department came and we quickly put it out while they drove down the road and saw the neighbors burn pile and kept on going. We didn't want to chance it after that. We took it down the hill and burned it all up in a few hours along with the rest of the potting shed.

Our backyard is going to look so good!