Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's Official

1. I am officially full-term today! Sweet Pea is welcome to come at any point in the next three weeks...hopefully sooner rather than later...but more likely to be later!
2. He's the cutest baby-daddy on the block!
And just so you know, first he tried to put the "baby" in the pocket in the front of the wrap. I'm thinking the first couple of times he tries baby-wearing there might need to be some supervision involved.

He looks good though, doesn't he? I might be a little biased.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Poetry of a Mad Pregnant Woman

Toes so swollen
At least I think,
For I haven't seen
My feet in weeks.

My back is sore,
My nipples leak,
Strangers stare
like I'm a sideshow freak

But as I look
On my expanding girth
I wouldn't trade this
For anything on Earth.

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Bonus points to anyone who comments in poem fashion!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Multiple Uses

I just...I...I have no words.

*I found it like this...I think my brother in law had something to do with it. That's usually a safe guess.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Breakfast of Champions

I kid you not....
First I ate a banana.

Then, I thought to myself, "Self, you and I deserve some pumpkin pie!" So I got a small slice.

Then I got another small slice.

Then, I got out the entire pie pan, and slowly stuffed my face with the leftovers of my first pumpkin pie of the season.

All before 9:30 in the morning. I feel so accomplished.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Oh Those Golden Arches

As I approach the last few weeks of pregnancy, I've been looking back on some of the misconceptions I had about myself prior to conceiving.

Here are two of my favorites that I've come to realize.

1. I wouldn't give in to every craving and temptation that comes my way. True story you guys -- before I was pregnant I had NEVER, ever, not once in my entire life, ordered at a drive-thru window. And now? Well...if my child is born clutching a french fry I will not be surprised in the least. And then I'll probably steal it's french fry for good measure.

2. I wouldn't gain more than 25 lbs. Ha ha ha ohhhhh dear....see above comment about the french fry.
Yeah...it's kind of like that for me too, only replace 'marbles' with 'Crispy Chicken Sandwich'.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Cramped Quarters

Hmmm...what have we here??
Looks innocent enough. Just your average stackable washer/dryer combo. But wait -- what's that?
Oh HI HONEY! What are you doing?
How did you get back there?
Are you going to be able to get out?
Are you sure about that?
*At this point he quietly asked me to go away. When Matt's voice gets quiet that signifies that we are quickly approaching the 'danger zone' in which he is no longer laughing WITH me. For all I know he might still be in there.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Irritable

I know, I know, where have I been all week?! Well, the truth is, I've been sleeping. Or rather, I've been trying to sleep while being woken up every few minutes by contractions. That's right -- CONTRACTIONS.

Let me start by saying that I have had Braxton Hicks contractions throughout this pregnancy, from right around 17 weeks they have been pretty constant. However, throughout the weekend, and then into Monday I noticed a pretty serious change in the frequency of said contractions. As in...I was having them every 2-3 minutes and no amount of changing position or drinking water was making them change.

So Monday night Matt and I headed into Labor & Delivery at the hospital. I was hooked up to some fun little machines and immediately checked for dilation. I'll spare you the details on that particular aspect of the night -- you're welcome! Suffice it to say, after 4 hours of monitoring, two doses of medicine, a urine test, an ultrasound, and two cervical checks, they have no idea why I am contracting and they can't seem to get my stubborn uterus to stop contracting. The only explanation to be had is "you have an irritable uterus". Whoopie.

THE GOOD NEWS -- I am not dilating yet, and the baby looks great! In fact, we got to see our precious little one practicing his/her sucking. Those lips look very, very, very kissable you guys! The midwife told us that aside from the contractions, everything looks great, so unless my contractions get noticeably worse, or my water breaks, that this is pretty much just going to be the norm for the next few weeks until I deliver our little sweet pea.

I'm so thankful that our child is doing well, but at the same time I am so extremely exhausted. It's incredibly hard to sleep through contractions, and I am just not comfortable taking a sleeping pill every night while this little one is inside of me.

Hopefully I will figure out a sleep pattern soon, but until then, if I am a little scarce commenting on your websites, or posting here, please forgive me...blame my irritable uterus!

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