Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Yes, I was wearing kitten heels. I have the same pair on today and I wore heels yesterday, too. If they fit (and some are a little snug), they are more comfortable than flats. Plus, flats give me more of the pregnancy waddle.
Other pregnancy facts you may or may not be curious about:
I burp ALL the time. It's indigestion and Freddy always says that he really hopes that will go away when the baby gets here.
I've only gained 17 pounds (15 if we're going by my scale and not the doctor's).
The specialist told me to eat lots of ice cream (and protein) to help fatten up the baby's abdomen. My choice: Chocolate Milk Shakes from Steak N Shake. Yum!
I quit walking because I don't want to burn any calories that could help the baby's abdomen grow. Plus, I have SO much to do still at night. Every extra minute is valuable.
My hair has little "fly-aways" at the top of my head now. I hate them, but it's nothing that a little product can't handle.
My skin drinks up moisture. They had to reapply the sonogram gel twice (that's three applications total) last week. I go through one 4 oz. container of Mother's Friend (the best stretch mark prevention cream EVER!) every two weeks.
The shirt that I wore on Tuesday was NOT maternity. Okay, now I'm just bragging! Just to offset the bragging - I wore that same shirt before I was pregnant and was asked if I was pregnant. No. But thank you. JERK.
Freddy says that lately I have been snoring at night. I hate snoring and I am so glad that I married someone who doesn't snore (unless he has had a few beers and is REALLY tired). I really hope that I stop after I have this baby. Or that he's lying.
I feel really good and am thankful for having such a healthy pregnancy.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Our next (and I think final) sonogram is this Thursday morning. I can't wait to see what position she is in. I've been saying breach (because that's what the doctor told me a few weeks ago), but now I'm feeling all kinds of body parts and different types of movements in different areas. We'll see.
This Saturday is our class at the hospital. Nothing like cutting it close, huh? I was 36 weeks yesterday! The nursery isn't perfect yet, but it's ready. As for work, I'm not even close to being ready to leave. Late nights, here I come.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Then I got pregnant and knew that I wouldn't be able to stop people from touching my stomach - especially Sara Pham. So I ammended my rule to the following: Strangers were not allowed to touch my stomach. If I don't know your name, or if the only thing that I know about you is your name, you can't touch my stomach.
Then I went to a wedding. Drunk woman introduces herself to me, strikes up a conversation and discovers that my due date was the her son's due date 20 years ago. She proceeds to drunk touch and rub my stomach.
Why did I not rip her hand from my stomach and call her nasty names? Basically, her husband is a good business contact for my husband.
I tried to make my stomach unavailable for touching by turning it away from her, tucking it under the table or just placing my hand on it. Did this stop her? Heck no! Apparently the wine made her really forward because she always found a way to get my baby bump.
Note to the world: Don't touch the stomach of a pregnant woman that you do not know. And, no. Asking permission first does not make it okay to touch a stranger's stomach.
Thank you to everyone who has asked to touch my stomach before going in for the kill. I appreciate the courtesy. And that's the honest truth - no sarcasm.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Next week I get to have another sonogram. I haven't had one since 18 weeks when we found out that we were having a girl. I hope that is still the case! By then I will be 36 1/2 weeks along, so if she hasn't flipped by then I think that my doctor will start discussing with us our options.
May the swelling begin! My wedding band and engagement ring officially DO NOT FIT anymore. I haven't been wearing them for a while because I don't want to chance swelling during the day and having to get them cut off, but now they just don't fit at all. Cross your fingers that the swelling stays far, far away from my face and my butt.
On another note - or kinda the same note since it has to do with babies - I visited my friend Jennifer at the hospital last night. Her daughter, Caroline Grace was born on Friday. She was 3 weeks and 2 days early, so she is hanging out in the NICU until she can eat on her own. Other than that, she is beautiful and doing fine. I have pictures of Freddy and I with the proud parents and big sister that I will post later, but none of Caroline because cameras aren't allowed in the NICU.
Melanie and Amie - if you are reading this, they are at your hospital so check in on sweet Caroline if you get a chance. Thanks! Oh, and if you can sneak Caroline to the window so that big sister Cassidy could see her, I bet she would love that. Right now she is wearing out the limited video footage that they have of her.