Monday, December 29, 2008

Tick tock, tick tock

I feel like time is slipping away from me soooo fast! I'm quickly approaching the end of this pregnancy and I'm not ready for it to be done!! Bri's room isn't done! I don't have all the things I need! I'm not sure I'm ready for labor and the decisions that come with giving birth! UGH!!! I'm a planner and things are not going as planned. I. Don't. Like. It! Welcome to parenthood right? LOL!

Sleeping is starting to suck! The worst part about that is I'm wanting to sleep more. I tend to only get a couple of hours in at a time before I'm sore everywhere. To top it off today I was suddenly struck with a cold. I have no idea where the heck it came from but I don't feel like a happy pregnant woman!
O.k. I'm done complaining. On to better things....
Christmas was wonderful! Lots of great presents for myself, Ben and Bri. I had to laugh at my nieces. Not too long ago Aunt Shana was the one to hug and kiss. Now Brielle is the one to hug and kiss. They're just a little excited for her to get here!

This weekend my friend Courtney took some maternity pictures for me. Honestly I didn't want to do them. It was a crappy day for me and I wasn't in a good mood. Boy am I glad I changed my mind! I've only had a sneak peak of what we did but they are beautiful! See for yourself!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Old Wives Tales

One popular old wives tale is that if you have heartburn while pregnant your child will be born with hair. If this is true Brielle should come out looking like a hair model! LOL! The heartburn I've had this week is unbelievable. Actually its been down right painful! It seems today things are under control but we'll see how long that lasts.

This week we had our final birthing class. During the class we practiced some comfort measures that can be used during labor. While practicing the instructor asked Ben "when you're facing Shana and she has a contraction what can you do to comfort her?" His answer was "give her a kiss and tell her I love her." LOL! That wasn't exactly the answer the instructor was looking for. Apparently it was a very good answer though since all the girls in the class thought it was so sweet. The instructor said "That's a wonderful answer! I'm sure she would appreciate that. What I was looking for was back rub though." You gotta love my husband! He's so sweet!

Ben fired the drywallers this week. He wasn't too thrilled with them so he told them to get out. Ben's dad, my dad and Ben hung the drywall this week. We're getting it finished soon. We were able to get someone to do it that does AWESOME work! We're very excited to have him helping us.

While time seems to be flying things are going along slowly but surely. It would be great if time would slow down a little bit and everything else would get done faster. LOL! I don't know that there's any real happy spot for a pregnant woman though.

Well I'm off to shovel some snow! That has become my favorite activity of late. Yeah, I know I'm crazy. I can't help it though!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

9 weeks to go and counting!

Today is week 31 of my pregnancy. Where the heck has the time gone? I feel like it was just yesterday when I was at the store buying the pregnancy test. Now here we are with only 9 weeks (maybe less, maybe more) left!

Nothing too exciting to report this week. I had an appointment with my doctor. I'm still measuring ahead but as we know Brielle is the perfect size. Ben and I had some questions for the doctor about her feelings on some procedures and the whole labor process. I think the talk helped ease both of our minds....for now.

Tonight I went to Erin's for my workout. Due to the holidays and other happenings it's been almost two weeks since I've been there. Boy oh boy! I could tell I have been slacking off at home! Tonight was a good reminder that I need to keep up on my strength training not just my cardio. So back to using my hand weights I'll go. At this point I don't want a set back with my fitness.

No pictures of Brielle's room yet. The drywallers didn't make it over last weekend. They should be here this weekend so I'll have pictures soon!

Monday, December 8, 2008

A couple of photos

I had Ben take a couple pictures of me on Thanksgiving day. I was 29 weeks pregnant. Sorry about the lack of smile. I had no idea when he was going to click the pictures and I was kind of talking to him still.

Front Shot

Side Shot. Holy Belly! It almost feels like it showed up over night! It took a few weeks though.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Ultrasound Number 5

Sorry about the lack of posts. There really hasn't been too much going on.

On Tuesday we had our 5 ultrasound (4th growth ultrasound). Ben wasn't able to get away for the appointment due to a busy schedule (yay for someone in our house working) so my mom came along. I think she had fun seeing Brielle.

Going to the appointment I was very anxious. This was the first ultrasound Ben could be at. I was convinced that I was going to get bad news. At my previous two doctor's appointments I've been measuring ahead. Significantly ahead. I was sooo worried that Brielle had a big growth spurt in the last 5 weeks and was huge (which would be a problem).

The appointment started off well. My weight is good, my blood pressure is awesome, my sugar numbers are where they should be and my urine was good. The ultrasound was fun. We were able to see Brielle open her eyes and she "talked" to us. When Dana (she's the ultrasound tech) was done with all the measurements she let me know that I have no reason to worry about the baby's size! Brielle weighs about 3 pounds 6 ounces! She's in the 54th percentile. Basically she's PREFECT!! I was so happy to hear that news.

The doctor came in and asked me a few questions. When he did his usual check of my ankles he told me I have a little bit of edema going on. EEK! He said I shouldn't worry about it. It's normal for swelling to start happening in the third trimester and the swelling I have is very minimal. Drinking plenty of water (which I slacked off on a few days before my appointment) and putting my feet up will help with the edema. All in all it was an excellent appointment.

So now with only 10 weeks left I'm dealing with some anxiety. I'm worried about labor, I'm worried about being prepared, I'm worried about things I know are completely irrational but I worry about them anyways! I think it's all part of the "joys" of being pregnant. Oh, one of those other joys is aching hips! Holy cow! It hurts to sit, it hurts to lay down, it hurts to stand. Basically I constantly feel like an old lady. Lovely!

Hopefully in the next few days I'll have some pictures of Brielle's room. We've been taking pictures along the way. The drywall will be going up this weekend. Before you know it the walls will be painted and we'll have the crib in there.