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May 25, 2011

So What Wednesday?

I'm trying to fulfill my duties a blogger and posting more than once this week. Go me!

Go to Shannon's blog and link up for So What Wednesday!


SO WHAT....

~if I've been married for over 7 months and I just mailed out our thank you cards.

~if I haven't played any classical music for my unborn child. I look at it this way, we don't listen to classical music at home (more like Usher, Pitbull, Black Eyed Peas, The Biebs, Pink, & Eminem) so if we played classical music while she's still in my stomach and then played Britney Spears when she got here she'd be all sorts of confused!

~if I am addicted to pathetic shows like 16 & Pregnant & The Real World

~if I told Adam to be quiet the other day because "the baby is finally asleep".  I mean, she isn't even born yet, but I'll be darned if she didn't kick me for two hours straight and then finally passed out! I needed some relief and if she's awake, she's beating me up.

~if I nearly choked on my drink a few weekends ago when my niece walked downstairs with a book called "Penis Pokey" and asked, "Can you read me this story?". 

Trust me when I say it was a gag gift and has been in a drawer since the day it entered our house!

So what if...

~I bought a box of Little Debbie Swiss Rolls and hid them in the back of the pantry so Adam wouldn't find them.

MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

~if I am 25 years old and still sleep with a blanket and on an Animal Crackers pillow? 
**note to self: grow up.**


Ok..well that was fun! Maybe I will do SWW again next week!

May 23, 2011

31 weeks

Should've cropped my face out in these...but thought I'd give ya'll something scarier than my huge stomach to look at this week.

You're welcome!


And yes, I am wearing Adam's shorts. I went there.



Can we please have a moment of silence while we view what, in my opinion, is a very depressing picture of my poor tum tum.  
Who is that skinny bia on the left?

How far along? 31 weeks, which in the pregnancy world converts into 4,308 months.

Total weight gain: Are you ready for this? 20 POUNDS! It's okay, I almost crapped my pants too when I saw the scale...the numbers just kept going, and going, and going up.

**Please note, that I'm just being very dramatic about my weight gain.  I know that I'm not a huge ginormous whale that fat, I'm just pregnant.  You probably would not believe me if I told you that I freak out at the doctors office about gaining weight, then leave and drive straight to McDonald's, but it's true.  So obviously it doesn't bother me too much...**

Stretch marks? Nope.  Will I be lucky enough to weasel my way out of this pregnancy without stretch marks? I hope so!

Sleep: I could sleep all day long at this point.  Although, I'm getting tired of sleeping on my left side for such long periods of time.  I can't breathe if I lay (lie?) on my right side or back so only the left side works for me! I do wake up many times a night and find myself on my back though. 

Best moment this week: Pool time! I bought a nice comfy float and got to comfortably lay on my stomach for hours on end! I think Presley likes the pool.  She probably didn't like it when I did a cannon ball off the diving board, but hey, I can't be sure that she didn't love it either! I'm so mature! My work also gave me a diaper & wipe shower (along with a few other goodies) and it made me feel very special! I love the people I work with and feel very lucky to have them as friends! 

Worst moment this week: (I'm adding this into the weekly survey.  It only makes sense.) I've reached the point in pregnancy where I had to go buy new underwear.  Fat girl panties.  Granny panties. HANES panties (if that tells you anything).  

Adam wasn't thrilled about it, but who am I kidding? Like I'm trying to impress and seduce him with hot underwear these days.  Isn't that how I got myself here in the first place??

Movement: She never stops! She now pokes her feet out (mostly on my right side) for the majority of the day. It's really weird for me to poke it and she will move it. She is very energetic in there!   I was a little hypochondriac-ish the other morning and wondered if it was possible that she was having a seizure or something in there.  She was shaking non-stop! I do like to feel her move though :)

Food cravings: Pancakes! I've been craving this for a while now, along with Lucky Charms! Can I get an AMEN for McDonald's Hotcakes?! Oh, yes LORD! YES!! 

Gender: Girl-Presley Grace! 

Labor signs: None this week, or I don't think so.  No peeing on myself this week either. Yay me! 

Belly button in/out: Any day now..it's still a little bit in, but it doesn't have much life left in it.  This sucker is going to pop any day now!  

What I miss: Having energy! I'm so tired all of the time.  I feel like a bad wife for staying at home while Adam goes to Barnes & Noble.  That's one of his favorite things to do and I'm just a lazy ol' bum these days and have to stay at home :( Poor guy!

Symptoms: Swollen feet, heart burn, aching back, exhaustion, fatness...isn't pregnancy fun??


What I am looking forward to: Moving and getting Presley's room set up! My BFF's mom painted only the most awesome canvas paintings to match her bedding.  





Weekly wisdom: When you go to the pool, don't lather up in baby oil. The skin on your stomach will burn much quicker than the rest of your body! Lesson learned for me!

Milestone: Cellulite has formed on my arm. I consider that a milestone, I guess.

Lately I've been getting very anxious about Little P's arrival. I am SO ready for her to be here, to know what she looks like, and to hold her cute little self! I'm ready to move, have my baby shower, get her room set up, hang up all of her clothes, and have her here! 

The moving situation is just that, a situation.  Our new apartment will be ready in the middle of June, but our lease at our current place doesn't end until the end of July.  Adam has no understanding of why I am Hell-bent-determined to move at the beginning of July but I have put my foot down.  He thinks that we would be fine moving at the end of the month, you know, with a one week old baby. But I, on the other hand, want to have things settled in the last few weeks. She could come early and I want to be prepared.  The solution to this? It was easy- I told Adam that I was putting my foot down and I was moving at the beginning of July (and that he was more than welcome to come along, or he can stay at our old apartment until the end of July!). We are just going to have to bite the bullet and pay rent at both places. I feel like I've waited long enough and haven't complained about not having everything ready this far into it. My motherly instinct will most likely be full force during the last few weeks and not having anything ready will really ruffle my feathers!

And I don't think anyone wants to ruffle the feathers of a woman who is 9 months pregnant in the blistering heat of July.  


May 20, 2011

Getting Baby Out 101

Over the course of the past few months Adam and I have spent about 5 minutes a little bit of time talking about the whole Labor and Delivery process and what we want and don't want.  It really hasn't been a big debate because we pretty much both want the same things.  I'm not doing the whole "writing out my birth plan and taking it to the hospital" like you see on A Baby Story.  Basically because my birth plan is this:

1. Drugs- For anyone and everyone who needs them.  
2. Get baby out- I don't care how.

See, not too demanding, right? 

Drugs:
I can promise you that you don't have to worry about me toughing it out and seeing how far I can go into labor without an epidural.  If they could just meet me in the parking deck with the epidural, that'd be fine and dandy with me.  There is not one fiber in my body that wants to try to be strong and drug free...no way Jose.  

Birthing Process:
When the time comes to push this little sucker out, the plan is to have only Adam and my Mom in there.  At first it was going to be just Adam, but then we were all, "Umm, who's going to take pictures??"  Adam said he would, but I want him to be in them so that wasn't going to work out! Obviously, I don't want pictures of her actually coming out, I've seen several babies be born and I (personally) am scarred for life.  I have the chills right now just replaying those images in my head.

I think from the moment we knew I was pregnant we have agreed that Adam is strictly forbidden to watch.  He's got a weak stomach, and there is no reason why he needs to watch what's going on down there, it's not pretty, it's not like when she comes out there's going to be glitter and fireworks coming out of my vag.  More like stretching, tearing, a river of blood, then the delivery of the placenta and more oozing of bodily fluids.  No one should have to see that.

Adam has said that he doesn't want to watch, he's going to stay planted up by my head and I've already told my doctor that there will be no, "Oh Adam, come look at your beautiful baby girl coming out!!!" People have said "Ohhh but it's different when it's your own child." 

No no no no NO! 

Also, what there won't be is the whole, "Do you want a mirror?? Ohh ok, she's almost out, Lindsay, reach down and grab your baby!" (Sidenote: I don't know if they do this at my hospital, but I've seen it on TLC and now I'm paranoid).  See, I didn't go to medical school.  There is no reason why I should be pulling a baby out of anything, that's my doctors job.  And not one part of me wants a mirror to watch myself pop out a baby, and possibly poop on the table.  Who wants to see that?!?!?!?!?!!??!

I want it to be a remotely calm experience, everyone doing their own job and hopefully not screaming "PUSH PUSH PUSH!" and yelling,"ALMOST THERE!!!" and total chaos.  Just the doctors and nurses getting Presley out, me pushing, Adam holding my hand, and my Mom taking pictures (from an appropriate angle of course).  That's all I want.

I do realize that this is just a "plan" and everything could go totally different.  I mean, if there's going to be a C-Section involved then I've got to come up with a totally different game plan! But, I know things change and usually don't go as expected.  This is just a "Ohhhh how nice a lovely it would be if this is how the whole she-bang went down" kind of plan.

So here's to hoping the next 60-something days fly by so we can meet our cute little butterball!!!


May 15, 2011

30 weeks!

**Give me a break, I've been cleaning all day!!**




 How far along? 30 weeks! We are so close to the end I can smell it!  

Total weight gain: Last doctors appointment it was 16 pounds.  Tomorrow we will find out though!

Stretch marks? Nope

Sleep: I am back to where I need a nap during the day in order to function.  Unfortunately napping at work is frowned upon :( 

Best moment this week: Getting to see the little meatball during the 4D ultrasound! I've seriously watched the videos 187 times. 

Movement: Definitely.  Actually, as I type I am currently being jabbed in the ribs.  She's been so active that last night after about an hour of her kicking me non-stop, she finally stopped and I was starving.  I refused to get up and eat though because I didn't want her to start beating me up again.  Ridiculous, I know!   

Food cravings: This week I've been craving any kind of food from a diner! I've had City Cafe and Pam's Diner and completely demolished my entire plate! Fried catfish, mashed potatoes (with gravy, duh), mac and cheese, field peas, and some good ol' corn bread!  

Gender: A sweet little girl! 

Labor signs: I don't think so. Although at one point I thought I was leaking fluid. Turns out I just peed a little! Good to know, huh? 

Belly button in/out: Just the usual half & half.  

What I miss: Not having heart burn.  I am so tired of eating Tums! That's my only complaint this week. 

You're welcome.

Symptoms: I think the swelling has begun.  I've had several people tell me that my feet and toes look swollen.  It probably doesn't help that I am on my feet a lot at work. My fingers also swell sometimes and I have trouble taking my wedding rings off! Oh, and I think I gained another chin this week. Lovely.

What I am looking forward to: Right now, I am looking forward to dinner (Chipotle, if you must know). Then there's my doctors appointment in the morning and on the 20th I have a diaper and wipe shower at work. That means yummy food! 

Weekly wisdom: Don't ever...EVER....EEVVEERR Google hemorrhoids.   And please, don't ask me how I know this.

Milestone: Only 10 weeks to go, maybe a little less! This makes me really excited :) The way I look at it, I only have 10 (now 9) more Saturdays and Sundays to be lazy on the couch all by myself.  Anyone want to baby sit on the weekends starting in July??

May 14, 2011

4D Ultrasound

 This past Thursday I went to have a second attempt at a 4D ultrasound.  I went with the girls from work (Adam was already in Auburn for baseball) and what do ya know? Home-girl had her face covered up with both hands.  After poking her in the head a few times I think she finally got a clue about who is really sailing this ship, her momma! We spent several minutes trying to get the right angle because apparently doing the 4D is more complicated than it seems.  In order to have a front view of the baby's face, the little camera-thingy-ma-jig has to be on a profile view of the face. Yeah, I'm actually not really sure.  But any who, we finally got Presley to cooperate and we got to see her presh little face! I think she was sleeping during the time we went, so next time we are going to try to go in the morning when she is more active!  It looks as though she has my chin, but she really looked a lot like Adam too! When I sent Adam the videos that I took he said,"Oh no babe! She looks a lot like me...I want her to look like you!"  I know, I know, I did too.  If you ask me, I think Adam and I look a lot alike, and it's also hard to tell what a baby looks like while it's still cookin' away, so it really doesn't matter at this point!  During the ultrasound Presley made some pretty weird faces.  She also poked her lip out at one point and I was all,"Awww h-e-"double hockey stick"! You betta put that thang back in!" I will not fall for a pouty face! 

ALRIGHT!
I WILL STOP KILLING YOU WITH THE SUSPENSE!




Isn't she cute??

You better say yes!!

Here is a baby picture of Adam....

and of course, Yours Truly. 

Not that it really helps but whatever!

During the US the tech measured my fluid and said it was a little on the low side.  She wants me to mention it at my doctors appt on Monday since this is the second time she has done an ultrasound and it's been low.  I don't know what my doctor will do but I am guessing they may want to do an US to measure it.  I'm not too concerned quite yet though.  Presley is definitely moving around a lot, although I am sure she's beginning to get a little squished.  

I will have my 30 week update posted tomorrow! 

May 10, 2011

29 Weeks

**Please excuse the nasty-ness that is my bathroom mirror.  A certain blonde-haired, blue-eyed 3 year old thought it'd be fun to put lotion all over it after her bath**



**Same day, different pants, cleaner mirror**




How far along? 29 weeks! Hall-a-lu-yer! Only a few days left and I will be in the 30's, which seems like it's going to be the homestretch! Will I actually survive pregnancy? 

Total weight gain: 17 pounds.  Oh wait, but probably about 19 now because I had Benkei for dinner last night, not even one grain of rice was left on my plate.

Moo.

Stretch marks? None! I really hope those little boogers stay away!

Sleep: I ended up buying the Boppy Pregnancy Pillow.  Changed. My. Life.  I've started to get up more often to pee again.  It was a nice little break for the few weeks that it subsided, though!

Best moment this week: Really? Do you even know me at all??

Movement: I'm trying to recall a time when she hasn't been moving.  It's now to the point where it takes my breath away.  Super uncomfortable. Oh, and she literally "kicked my @$$" the other day. She kicked, and I felt it in my butt. Someone please tell me this is normal?   

Food cravings: Krispy Kreme.  And trust me, I am only craving it because it's no longer there from the tornado.  They put a sign out saying "We Will Rebuild" but sweet mother, WHEN? Fatty's gotta eat!  

Gender: Girl! 

Labor signs: I officially had my first BH contraction.  It didn't hurt, but my stomach was definitely getting rock hard! I'm not sure how long they lasted because I ended up falling asleep.  As you can tell, I was obviously very concerned. 

Belly button in/out: I mean, it either needs to go back in, or pop on out. I'm tired of the half&half.  Please, dear bellybutton, entertain me and make a move! 

What I miss: Everything.  Normal looking skin, non maternity clothes, being able to breath, the ability to bend over..shall I go on?

Symptoms: I've added this category to the survey now that I actually have symptoms worth noting. This past week I've been super duper ache-y.  Like, in places that I didn't know were supposed to ache?! Are you catching my drift or should I elaborate more? Because if I just need to come out and say that my vag has been aching then I can.  There, I said it.  Normal or not? I've also had the most horrible leg cramps in the middle of the night.  Mainly just my calves but they hurt so bad, they wake me up from my sleep and are totally sore for the rest of the day!

What I am looking forward to: I think June should be a good month! My baby shower is going to be on the 26th, and we will start packing our apartment up in June also since we are moving at the beginning of July! I'm almost more excited about moving away from campus than I am having a baby.  Almost.  

Weekly wisdom: When you're at the doctor for your check-up, don't stare at the girl sitting next to you who is clearly 47 months pregnant and wearing a tight shirt that is completely formed to her mountainous belly.  When her baby moves and you can obviously tell which body part it was, you will throw up in your mouth a little bit.  

Milestone: I'm registered! I went to Target, and also registered online at Babies R Us! Registering for a baby is WAY more fun than a wedding. If it was pink, I scanned it! Here's to hoping that we have another girl after Presley!


By the way, the jeans I have on in this last picture are my most favorite maternity jeans ever! I'm thinking about going to buy another pair so I can wear them after the little meatball arrives.  I hate...HATE the jeans with the panel on them!

May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

I have truly been blessed to have some of the greatest women in my life! My Mom, Mother-in-Law, and (soon to be!) Step Mom!

I'm spending the day with my Mom and Mimi, lunch and the movies :)

Next year I'm expecting a bunch of stupendous presents to spend my first "actual" Mother's Day with P-Dizzle!

Me and my WONDERFUL Mom!

Me and Janine, the greatest Mother in Law on the planet!

Melissa and I! Her and my Dad are getting married next month, she is so much fun to be around!

May 1, 2011

28 weeks




How far along? 28 weeks

Total weight gain: I go to the doctor tomorrow for some "official results" but, while staying with my Grandparents for the past few days I stepped onto their scale and it looks like I may be up to a total of 16 or 17 pounds....eeeeek!

Stretch marks? Nope!

Sleep: This past week it hasn't been too great.  Due to the tornado that came through (more on that later) on Wednesday everything has been very hectic.  But, I am going to get a pregnancy pillow this week, maybe that will help!

Best moment this week: Forget about it...I seem to only recall all of the bad things.  I'm definitely feeling 7 months pregnant these days.  My back hurts, my feet hurt, my ankles are starting to swell, I've got ridonkulously horrible headaches..shall I go on?

Movement: Sweet Jesus, yes! It's starting to get uncomfortable.  It's not the cute little fluttery kicks anymore.  It's the jabbing of the feet and elbows, the flipping over, and kicks in the ribs! Yowzas!  

Food cravings: Lucky Charms for sure! Well, technically it's Marshmallow Matey's because my husband makes me buy the off brand.  

Gender: Girl- Presley Grace!

Labor signs: None! Although, I am going to ask my doctor tomorrow what exactly a BH will feel like.

Belly button in/out: Any day now this sucker is going to pop out. 

What I miss: Being able to comfortably bend over...putting shoes on these days is quite a task.

What I am looking forward to: July.  That's it.  I'm over pregnancy and ready to snuggle my little nugget.  

Weekly wisdom: ....when your 7 year old nephew tells you that it looks like you swallowed "the biggest watermelon ever", don't take it personally.  In fact, drive straight to McDonald's and get a large order of french fries and a Diet Coke. Not that I would know anything about any of that.............  

Milestone: Ummm, am I in the 3rd trimester? If so...then whoooo de whoooo!