Sunday, June 27, 2010

last supper

We had our last Bradley class on Saturday and celebrated by going out to dinner afterward. It was a wonderful way to gather and be amongst people that share our outlook on natural childbirth amongst other "natural" life choices. The next time we will all be together we will be with our new babies. I can't wait for that reunion. We are all due within a couple weeks of each other for the most part. Friends for life!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

33 weeks

Right now Baby and I are listening to our new fave song. It's "Everybody" by Ingrid Michaelson. I can't get enough, after this post I'm going to dance with Baby to the song. videohere

•Total weight gain: 28.5 lbs

•How big is baby?: should be 5 pounds this week

•Due date: August 10th

•Sleep?: I have moved to the couch and it has been lovely

•Movement?: lots of dancing in there

•Food cravings?: back to watermelon, strawberries, cupcakes, and junior mints

•Next apt: June 28th

•Belly button in or out?: still half in half out

•What I miss: my skinny thighs and summer clothes that aren't maternity

•What I'm looking forward to: getting my maternity pictures done at the park on Saturday morning!!

•Feelings: Getting a lot accomplished. Baby's room is about 85% complete

new bed

My new location for sleep has come to the couch. Due to bad back and joint pain, I decided to give it a try after another restless night in the bed. Last night was my first night on the couch and I never slept better pregnant! I slept in the corner where our 2 sections meet with pillows behind me and under my legs and I didn't even wake up to pee once I was out! That is a record since I have been getting up 4-6 times a night when I sleep on the bed. I closed all the blinds and it was nice and dark so when I woke up this morning, I thought it was somewhere around 4:00 AM, nope, it was 8:45! What a relief! I just hope it stays this good.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Baby Shower 6-19-10

My sister in law threw me a beautiful baby shower yesterday. It was an afternoon filled with lots of laughs and chocolate poop. Looking back on the pictures, I wish that I had posed with people that were there because all I have are action shots and not one with my own mom! My favorite game that we did was, each person got some magazines and a scrapbook page. They had to cut and paste body parts and make a baby that would look like what they thought Baby would be. I had to pick my favorite as the winner, and then all the pages were put into a lovely scrapbook for me. What a cool idea. I was very depressed that a lot of my friends didn't come and I even cried for a moment in the morning, but I got over it and was very thankful for the people who did come to celebrate with me.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

32 weeks

I got great news today at my doc apt, my placenta moved all the way off my cervix, no more previa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And baby is head down, fluid levels are perfect and so is Baby !!!!!!!!!!!! I sobbed just a little with all of this great news.

•Current Weight: I have decided to stop looking at the scale when they weigh me! But I did weigh myself at home and I was 148.5 so that is the number that will stick in my mind until I decide to look at the scale again.

•Total weight gain: 28 pounds

•How big is baby?: 4.5 pounds

•Due date: August 10th

•Sleep?: sucks

•Movement?: Very very active baby

•Food cravings?: peanut m&m's, nectarines, and cake

•Next apt: June 28th

•Belly button in or out?: half in half out

•What I miss: bounding up the stairs, not having to throw myself onto the couch to sit down, oh and putting my pants on standing up

•What I'm looking forward to: My baby shower on Saturday

•Feelings: Pretty great and energetic this week

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Congratulations Mary!

This me and my dear friend Mary on her wedding vow renewal day today. It was a beautiful ceremony, congratulations to Mary and Anthony!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

31 weeks

I am excited to have B put together the crib and changing table that came in yesterday! I've been doing pretty well and B keeps praising me for being such a trooper because I haven't really complained much at all. I was a bit shocked b/c I feel like I complain a lot about how I feel, but maybe not. 9 more weeks or so to go, holy crap!!!!!!!!

How far along?: 31 weeks

•Current Weight: 144 ( as of 2 weeks ago)

•Total weight gain: 24 pounds (huge sigh)

•How big is baby?: squash

•Due date: August 10th

•Sleep?: sucks

•Movement?: Very very active baby

•Food cravings?: Neapolitan ice-cream, rice crispie treats

•Next apt: June 15th-ultrasound on this one

•Belly button in or out?: half in half out

•What I miss: being very active, not tired all the time, breathing, walking around comfortably, being outside in the heat, I can go on and on...

•What I'm looking forward to: My friend's vow renewal wedding on Saturday and seeing Baby on Tuesday

•Feelings: Kinda poopy and kinda low energy

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Church Vows 6-5-10

Today we took our wedding vows in the Catholic church, it's called a convalidation ceremony. It's for couples that are married, but were not married in the church. B and I got married in a big beautiful beach wedding on July 26, 2008. I wanted to receive the sacrament of marriage through the church and it became a stronger desire as we were trying to get pregnant. The whole process took quite a while and so here we are together in front of God and I am 7 and a half months along. B is not Catholic but he saw how important this was to me and did it for me.

It was a very emotional experience for me especially having our little baby be a part of it. I kept it together until Brian turned to me and said his vows, I lost it right then and even Fr. Sherry got chocked up. It was a private ceremony, but we were surrounded by our best friends, Matt and Sue, my dad, and B's mom. It was very special and meaningful to me on so many levels.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


B put the curtains up this weekend and I just love them. He has been working so hard on refinishing furniture as well. We are all about using what we have instead of buying everything new. I love the idea of taking something from old to new again. He is painting all of the furniture white, except for the crib. I cannot wait to have the nursery finished and I will post all the pictures and what we did. I hope to be done by the baby shower date of June 19th. The colors are turquoise, white, and bright yellow. I like the idea of using colors from my favorite things, the ocean and the sun.

30 weeks

How far along?: 30 weeks

•Current Weight: 144

•Total weight gain: 24 pounds (huge sigh)

•How big is baby?: squash

•Due date: August 10th

•Sleep?: It's very difficult to get any between getting up to pee or trying to get comfortable.

•Movement?: Loads, I love it when people get a chance to see it through my clothes.

•Food cravings?: watermelon, strawberries, corn on the cob

•Next apt?: June 15th-ultrasound on this one

•Belly button in or out?: It's starting to come out

•What I miss: breathing normally

•What I'm looking forward to: seeing Sex and the City with my fellow preggie friend

•Feelings: I've been pretty emotional this week