Thursday, June 22, 2006

31 weeks today

Current mood: good
Category: Life

31...ahhh yes only 9 weeks left, we have reached the next level of the countdown. I have been having some Braxton-Hicks contractions this week. For those of you who have never been pregnant before, no they are not named after Tony Braxton and Taylor Hicks' rendition of "In the Ghetto", they are like fake contractions. My body is practicing for the real thing.

They don't hurt or anything, it's just like all of a sudden my stomach muscles will get hard like I'm trying to flex my six pack (yeah like I'll have one of those anytime soon)

Matt and I went to our newborn care class last Saturday. I thought that it was worth it. I learned a lot. This week I'm going to breastfeeding class. I hope that it is helpful as well. I don't think that I'll make Matt go with me, I'm sure that he'll be happy about that, since he can't breastfeed anyway.

Friday, June 16, 2006

The Big 3 0

Well, I am 30 weeks now and at most (I hope) 10 weeks left. I know that it is going to go by so fast. I discovered that I have stretch marks yesterday. What a bummer! I was so hoping that I wouldn't get any. Oh well, I guess they are battle scars for growing a child inside my body.

I have a doctor's appt today and I want to ask so many questions all of a sudden. Usually when I go they say "do you have any questions?" and I always say no. but today I have a million. I have never seen the dr. I am seeing today so, hopefully he's nice. If he's not nice, I'll wait until next appt. to ask my questions. I'm such a scaredy pants!

Tomorrow Matt and I are going to take our newborn care class so we will be parenting pros after tomorrow! Well, I at least will feel a little bit better about what to do with this helpless little human when he comes out for the first few months anyway.

I want to go see Nacho Libre tomorrow too. I hope that we can, it looks very funny. Jack Black always cracks me up anyway.

Monday, June 12, 2006

29 weeks a little late

Well, this weekend I finally finished getting the baby room cleaned out. It looks so good. I can't wait to get the dressers in there so it will be complete. I am getting so excited but I still have 11 weeks left! I'm almost to single digits.

I have not been able to sleep very well that last couple nights. I feel tired but I just lay in bed for like an hour before I go to sleep. I am also having problems with my back and neck hurting when I wake up in the morning. If I have the same problem tonight I may start taking a warm bath before bed at night to relax. It couldn't hurt!

Well, Matt came home today (he's been in Arkansas for the last 2 weeks) I am so glad that he's home I missed him too much! I told him I would cook tacos for him for dinner so hopefully I can get through it. I still don't care too much for cooking.

Monday, June 5, 2006

Lamaze and other horror stories

Current mood: scared
Category: Life

I watched this Lamaze/childbirth DVD this weekend. Oh my stars! I am not looking forward to giving birth after watching that! I was actually crying while watching parts of it because it scared me so much.

Even the description of the epidural didn't sound too hot. and I definately don't want a C-section! I really would like to have the baby without drugs just like they did in the old days but I don't know if I'll be able to. I am kind of a wuss sometimes but I can be tough sometimes too if I want to.

I think what I'm going to do is try it without drugs and just with the breathing techniques and then if I can't stand it and my labor is progressing slowly I might decide that I want drugs in the middle of it.

I just don't want to be so numb that I can't feel to push the baby out and then I'll end up having to have a C-section. Pray for me y'all!

Just for fun I read in the Bible where God promised Pain in Child Birth to Eve. Ahhh I hope that fruit was worth it Eve.

Thursday, June 1, 2006

28 weeks today

Current mood: content
Category: Life

Well, 28 weeks, so close to 30. I think that I start my 3rd trimester this week. Yay! I was a little scared yesterday, my face got all red and blotchy looking and all the freckles on my face looked darker than usual but my skin seems to be normal today, which is a relief!

I go to the doctor tomorrow and I think it's just the normal stuff, ya know, pee in a cup, get weighed, blood pressure checked, listen to the baby's heartbeat, get my belly measured and go home. I guess I'll find out about my diabetes test tomorrow. I think that everything probably came out normal otherwise, I think that the doctor would've called me by now.

I had to buy a substitute wedding ring this past weekend because my fingers are swollen and I can't wear my wedding ring or engagement ring. I guess that I won't get to wear diamonds until my baby gets here. Oh well, the sacrifices you make for motherhood.