Monthly Archives: March 2011

24 weeks

Whoo hoo! Made it another week!

* I’m feeling GREAT! I keep thinking wow, this is why women must love being pregnant. My energy levels are up, I’m in a good mood, I have a beautiful belly growing everyday, and I get to feel my son move around. Ok, so the first three months were rough but getting to where I am now is totally worth it!

* On a down note…. I’m starting to have trouble sleeping. Which if you know me at all…this is NEVER a problem. I’m always down for a nap or sleeping in whenever I can get it. Lately, I can’t even try to force a nap. I’m just not tired. Which confuses me, because then I go to bed thinking that I ought to be able to sleep real well b/c no napping or being up all night working… and NO. I don’t feel like I’m uncomfortable or anything but my sleeping consists of tossing and turning, getting up to go to the bathroom, and dosing off but waking up wide awake 30 minutes later. Any suggestions?

* My Jayhawks play tomorrow afternoon… and I don’t have to work!! I’m excited to go belly up (literally) to the bar, enjoy and O’douls (or Shirley temple), and watch some March Madness!

* So strangers are finally starting to notice that I’m pregnant. The latest was when I went to Sams Club to get a few bags of cat food. Now I know that being preggo you aren’t suppose to do any heavy lifting, but these bags weighed maybe 8 or 9 lbs…. I was checking out and in front of all the other customers she said ” Oh girl, you should NOT be lifting those, I don’t want you going into labor right here in the store”. Haha. I just smiled. She insisted that someone help me out to my car. Since when does being pregnant=helpless!

Here’s the belly

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Boring

I feel like I haven’t had anything to blog about lately. The pregnancy is trucking along nicely and I’m feeling great.

We finished our baby registry @ Babysrus this past weekend. Talk about overwhelming. There was so many of the same things but different brands. We didn’t know which was the best to get. I felt like there was a lot of stuff we missed to… but don’t know that we have missed it yet. I’m glad it’s done though!

I’m flying home at the end of April and my mamma is throwing us a baby shower in Kansas! I’m super excited to see everyone but bummed out b/c Ang won’t be coming with me. She doesn’t get paid time off work and can’t afford to come home too. The good thing is a good friend of ours is throwing the baby shower for us in Arizona and she will be there for that one!

I also have two good friends in Kansas that are both preggo! One is four weeks behind me and is also having a boy, and the other is six weeks behind me and hasn’t found out the sex yet! I’m excited to see them and their baby bumps!

Ang is getting more chances of feeling baby move. I feel like it is just luck of the draw though, because the kicks are so sporadic. Only twice know I have felt HUGE rolls, or body parts go across the whole length of my tummy! It’s so crazy to feel!

I changed my last name, to Ang’s last name this past November and finally yesterday morning got my ass to HR to get my name switched for all my work stuff and insurance. It was a relief to get that out of the way. Speaking of work… did you guys work up until your due date or schedule to be off a week or two before you were due? I see positives in both.. I want to work up until my due date because I don’t want to have to take off any extra time from work, b/c I want to use it for when baby is here. But it also sounds appealing to have some time off for last minute preparations and to relax before baby comes.

I don’t think I mentioned in my last few posts but I just found out a few weeks ago that my baby sister will be moving here to Arizona in August!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the most exciting news EVER. We love her, love having her around, and can’t wait for her to be here. She is finishing up her bachelors of social work degree at KU and then will hopefully be able to fine a job fairly easy here. We have a great support group of friends here, but it is nice to know we will have family to be around this new baby boy!

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Fatty??

So we had our monthly appointment yesterday with our OBGYN. I have felt like every appt up to this one I have had NO questions at all and we are in and out of there very quickly. Well I had a few this time and was glad to get them answered.

#1) I have been seeing “stars” a lot more often. Mostly with position changes and things like that. I guess preggo women are a lot more prone to postural hypotension, which is what he thinks is happening. Only solution… drink more fluids and change positions more slowly. I know I have been bad with not drinking enough fluids. He said make sure your pee is clear and if you are drinking enough you should be going every two hours! Oh man.. bring on the fluids!

#2) Warning…TMI! I have been having some yellowish discharge lately and have read that yellow=not good. He said that he was glad I told him and that any white, clear, non-odorious, discharge is ok but usually not yellow. THEN he asks me… do you notice a bad odor… and I say no I haven’t at all. Then he looks at Ang and is like… have you… hahaha. She was like umm no! A little awkward! So he wrote me a prescription for an antibiotic to take for a week, just to cover things.

#3) This wasn’t a question I originally prepared to ask, but before the MD came in I asked the assistant how much weight I had gained from the last visit (which was a month ago). She responded 5 lbs and gave a worried face when saying it. I asked if that was ok, and she said, “Weeeelllll, we really would have only liked you to gain 1 lb”. Ouch. So now I feel like a big fatty. But then I started thinking about it… I’m almost 23 weeks, and my total weight gain is 8-9 lbs. Is that too much?? I know I haven’t been very good at eating healthy and I should be more cautious but she made me feel like I’m on my way to gestational diabetes. So I didn’t mention anything to the MD about this because I was sure he would say the same thing and I didn’t want to hear it! So I left the office feeling like I needed to go eat salads and drink more water.. haha.
Luckily I have such a sweet wife who took me to lunch and urged me to get the cheeseburger and fries that I had been craving!

He went over very briefly that my ultrasound from last month looked all normal, and my lab work (including the AFP test) came back normal.

Next month I have to do the glucose test and get more labs.

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22 weeks

Baby is as big as a papaya!

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Insomnia?

So I’m wide awake @ 0230 in the morning. I can’t figure out if I’m up because I’m not working or if I’m up because I’m starting to get a little uncomfortable sleeping?? Either way.. it sucks!

So yesterday Ang finished up the boy’s room! It turned out really beautiful. We have the crib, changing table, and dresser so all we still need is a glider with ottoman, small lamp, and just some more little decorations! I’ve also been looking for ideas online on how to organize the closet. We have a pretty big closet but I have NO IDEA what to put in there to get it organized for baby stuff!

So funny story.. I finally had to break down and go buy a few bigger bras! I have always had small bbs and didn’t really feel like they were growing but I guess they were. I’m now a C! haha. Anyways.. I’m browsing through the bras and found a brand I liked but the size I needed was on the rack almost all the way on the floor. So I’m squatting to find my size and somehow loose my balance. Now, instead of just letting myself fall back onto my butt, I think I could catch myself. So I try to stand up but the backward momentum had already started. I’m sure I looked like something from a cartoon show. I had my arms flailing as I’m peddling backward trying to not fall. Well I obviously fall. But it gets better. I fall into another rack of bras, knocking it over, and bras flying everywhere. Luckily it was 11:00 in the morning and no one was around to witness this. I felt so stupid and embarrassed at the time, but now it’s pretty funny. I guess this belly is throwing off my balance a bit!

I will post this weeks bell pic soon… haven’t taken it yet!

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Little late

I’m a little late posting my 21 week belly shot! I have been feeling under the weather for these last couple days. I hate not feeling good but not being able to take much of anything for it! I called my MD because I was all worried about not feeling good and he said it was most likely a virus. I’m a nurse, so I knew exactly what his next words would be. “get lots of rest, drink lots of fluids and continue to take the Tylenol as needed”. Damn Virus’s. I’m feeling a bit better today but now I’m starting to cough stuff up..ew! Hasn’t stopped my appetite though. Holy crap… I feel like I’m eating constantly…and when I’m not eating I’m thinking about eating! haha. I like this feeling much more than the wanting to puke feelings I had the first three months!

We started to paint the nursery! I need to post some pics of everything coming together in there! It’s so exciting!

Sorry about the bra and undies shot! I always seem to take my belly pics the morning I get off work, before I jump in the shower!

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