May 24, 2010

34 Weeks

I felt so awful that my last few posts have been so negative. So instead of talking about my grumpiness and swollen feet, I can't wait to share all the great stuff that has happened in the past week. I'm also so grateful and excited that we only have 5 weeks to go!!

Last week, Lily attended a big sister class at the hospital. She learned about diapers, swaddling, breastfeeding, and how to be careful with the baby. She got to watch a super cheesy 1980s video, tour the hospital, and see three newborn babies. She had a great time, and I think she is more excited now.

We had a busy weekend-we had to pick up a missing part for the crib, and Shane finished putting it together. It looks great. I can't wait to post finished pictures of the nursery. We also attended my sister's graduation. Sunday, we attended my first baby shower at Michelle's house. It was such a wonderful day...I was so thankful to all my sweet friends and family who came to celebrate with us. I'll let pictures tell the rest...

What a wonderful time!

May 17, 2010

33 Weeks-Worrying and Annoyance

I feel like my two main hobbies these days are worrying and being annoyed. Doesn't that sound sweet? I don't know what has happened, but over the last few weeks, I have become so grumpy! Don't get me wrong, I am really really excited about Parker getting here. I can't wait to meet him. I'm also ready to be done being pregnant. However, I think I'm just in a sort of rut-it's pretty hot, I'm uncomfortable, and I'm also pretty useless. Aside from shopping and cleaning the house, there isn't much I can get accomplished on my own. So-I have lots of time to think and fret.

I'll start with worrying. Of course, I'm worried about my c-section going smoothly, Parker taking to nursing, how Lily is going to handle everything, will Shane remember to feed the dog, etc. Realistically, I know that things WILL go smoothly if I stay calm and try to relax. Easier said than done. I have a really controlling, Type A personality when it comes to alot of things. Basically, FAR less important, I'm worrying about how messy my house will get while I am out of commission. I'm worrying about people coming over when I don't want them to. Stuff that really isn't that important. At the same time, I need to learn to speak up more. I'll be saying NO and delegating chores, which is something I NEVER EVER EVER do.

I'm also worrying because I feel like I have SO much to do in the next six weeks, and that I can't make any progress. Parker's room is still a mess, with a half made crib. The other night, I woke up in a panic because I haven't gotten him curtains yet. Do you see where I am going with this? My OCD is in FULL swing, and it's already pretty bad most of the time. I vacuume our house EVERY day. And I probably could do it twice a day. Deep breaths, deep breaths. When I tell Shane this stuff, and I see him smile, I try to understand how ridiculous I sound, but it's still hard. I know we will get things done...but I just like being super, super prepared.

Being annoyed? Why yes. People I used to be able to tolerate drive me absolutely crazy. I'm sure they are acting the same way they always do, but for some reason, I just can't even stand being around them or talking to them. I've found myself saying things I would NEVER say. I'm actually being quite rude. Poor Shane listens to me vent about people all the time. I don't know why, but I really just have no patience. I hope this annoyance and ugliness goes away!

What a lovely post! :o)

May 5, 2010

31 Weeks, 3 Days, but Who's Counting?

This week has been very blah so far. I hate to say it. I don't feel like I'm glowing. I actually don't feel like I have much energy at all. It might be because I haven't been sleeping well-I just can't get comfortable, even with my new body pillow. Add a dry throat and getting up to go to the bathroom, and its alot of interrupted sleep. Poor Shane-I think I've shushed him for breathing too loudly or moving his legs too much more than once.

I feel very very tired at different points in the day. My feet continue to swell, especially if I move around too much. And I am so hot!! All the time. Georgia is a hot place anyway, and we're already in the eighties. I can hardly stand to be outside now! Do I really have 8 more weeks to go?

I guess I'm getting into the final weeks where I'm tired and grumpy again (ya think?)Nonethless, all is still going just fine. Baby is still moving a lot, but I think he may be getting a tad squished. I know me and my organs are!

Well, I've actually gotten either a dry/scratchy throat with a bit of a cough deal or maybe its just allergies. I can't take anything for it, so it has been a minor nuisance. Also, something is wrong with my jaw! It has been popping alot, and now when I have been chewing, it pops and really really hurts! Another annoyance that will hopefully go away soon. Don't I sound like a big baby? Combine that with being almost eight months pregnant, and I'm sure I haven't been that fun to be around. :o(

As far as baby stuff this week, I'm getting excited about my first shower which is coming up a couple weeks. I've organized the stuff that he has so far, and I've washed the few outfits that we have. Shane has started on the crib (he spent two hours on it actually!) but he still has a ways to go. I can't wait to see the finished product. I signed Lily and myself up for a sibling class at the hospital, where she will learn how to be careful around her little brother. She'll also get to tour the hospital, see a new baby in the nursery, and finish off the evening with a Big Sister tee shirt.

Hopefully I'll be feeling better next week! And if not, thank goodness for air conditioning, our comfy couches, bottled water, and my DVR.

How far along? 31 Weeks, 3 Days, but who's counting?

Stretch marks? Keeping them at bay for now

Sleep: Not so good--see my above post

Best moment this past week: I think it has yet to happen. But, I have enjoyed playing with my registries yet again. A girl can dream...

Movement: Great! Lots! He definietly has his busy days and his quiet days I will say.

Food cravings: A milkshake today...Lily and I just got back from Sonic.

Labor Signs: N/A

What I miss: I wouldn't mind being able to lean into the mirror again.

What I am looking forward to: My baby showers still

Weekly Wisdom: Stay near the air conditioner

Milestone: Reaching my third trimester tired phase-whoo-hoo!