Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Full Term (37 weeks)!

How Far Along? 37 weeks and 3 days! We are officially full term. It's baby time any time now!

Maternity Clothes? The usual. Work pants and jeans are maternity, otherwise no way.

Stretch Marks? No. Hoping I avoided those!

Sleep: My anxiety is getting the best of me I think. I'm really having trouble falling back asleep when I wake up to pee. My mind starts racing and my heart is beating really fast and I can't stop thinking about stuff I need to do, my fears, labour etc. I am definitely feeling like I'm running on adrenaline!

Best Moment of the Week? Lots this week!
Doing our prenatal classes!
Reaching full term status!
Work baby shower!

Tons. It wakes me up, takes my breath away and looks super creepy! Gotta get a video of it soon!

Food Cravings? Nothing new.

Gender? GIRL

What I miss? I kind of miss feeling relaxed but i'm also just super excited!

What I'm looking forward to?My internal exam at my appointment next week. Want to see if i'm dilated at all! I doubt it though. I feel like i'm going to be late...:(
Also excited to go Christmas shopping this weekend! Gotta get most of its done before the little one arrives!

Weekly Wisdom: ?

Milestones: Full Term!

Emotions: Nervous. I'm nervous about so many things. I'm scared firstly about labour, I'm scared about having a baby and losing my freedom, i'm scared about being late and "ruining" christmas by being in the hospital (I know that one is kind of lame but its sort of true! I'm hoping to have the baby and bring her to my parents for the festivities!), i'm nervous about being alone with the baby and being bored, I'm scared i'm going to get PPD. I'm scared something will be wrong with our daughter. I'm scared of breastfeeding/failing at breastfeeding. Oh and I'm super scared about recovering from a vaginal birth....ouch!!! Sooooo many unknowns! I'm also nervous about my relationship with hubs. Will we fight? be too tired to "love" eachother? be supportive of eachother? I'm sure these are all normal fears of new moms but they feel really overwhelming right now!

One other thing...I lost 2 pounds at my appt... wtf? Is this normal at the end of pregnancy? I thought I was supposed to be packing it on big time at the end? I'm not eating more, I can't! I have no room! But I'm not really eating less either. I just hope she's growing. I'm starting to think I'm too small now. Actually, sometimes I feel HUGE and some times I feel too small. It is crazy what these hormones can do to a girl!

Here are a bunch of pics from events of the past few weeks!

Cutest homemade cake ever! My SIL made it for my shower! She even made the booties!

Me and one of my preggo girlfriends! She is 5 months along.

Baby UGGS!

Ugly side view at 37 weeks (right before bed so ignore the gross looking face and clothes!)

Front view at 37 weeks.

I wished you all a happy Thanksgiving last week by mistake so again I'm saying Happy Turkey day to all my US-bloggies! I'm certainly very jealous (of the holiday and the food!)


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

36 weeks

How Far Along? 36 weeks and 2 days! OMG, we have 5 days (yes...DAYS!) until full term and 3.5 weeks until due date!

Maternity Clothes? The usual. Work pants and jeans are maternity, otherwise no way.

Stretch Marks? No. Still hoping to avoid those!

Sleep? WOW. Just realized that my problem with sleep may have been (for the past 2 YEARS!) that our bedroom was toooooo bright! We got new curtains in our bedroom to make it DARK and I have been sleeping like a baby (except for the 2 pee breaks in the night.) since Saturday. I love darkness. We are going to get blackout curtains for the baby's room too...darkness really really helps with sleeping for me so maybe it will help keep our daughter asleep too? maybe just wishful thinking but we'll give it a try!

Best Moment of the Week? My maternity photo session on Sunday! It was so fun and the pictures turned out great! We did them at the lady's studio in her house. I did some alone, some with Cosmo, some with hubs and Cosmo, some with just hubs. We did a few outfits, most were belly baring...and we did a few topless and a few full on nudies! eek! The nude ones are very tasteful and only side views. She sent us a link with all of our photos but you can't save any of them so I have none to post right now but when we go back for our baby shoot we will get a cd with all of the photos so i'll post then! I love them!

Another great moment was that we got the mattress for the crib so I got to put the bedding on it and it looks so cute!

Movement? Little girl is getting her feet (or something) lodged in between my ribs and it hurts!
Also my belly is always contorting in weird ways and I love it!

Food Cravings? Nothing new.

Gender? GIRL

What I miss? I'm not missing a thing. Just super excited!

What I'm looking forward to?Appointment today (and then weekly appts from now on!!!) and our pre-natal classes this weekend! We should have done these a while ago so i'm relieved that we are finally going to get our butts in gear and learn something!

Weekly Wisdom: ?

Milestones: Photos done!

Emotions: All over the freakin' place! mostly anxiety and excitement! But I'm still really moody and can totally snap from being super nice to super bitchy in a matter of minutes (usually I revert back to super nice again quickly thank goodness!)

Anyways, I hope you all have a wonderful week! I think my American friends have a long weekend coming up! Jealous! Enjoy the turkey fest!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

35 weeks!!!!!

How Far Along? 35 weeks! OMG, we have 2 weeks until full term and 5 weeks until due date!

Maternity Clothes? The usual. Work pants and jeans are maternity, otherwise no way.

Stretch Marks? No. Still hoping to avoid those!

Sleep? I'm really anxious. I'm waking up a lot thinking about all of the stuff we need to do/get before baby! I wake up with my heart pumping and feeling like I need to clean the baseboards in the baby's 4:30 in the morning! I guess this is nesting??

Best Moment of the Week? My shower on Saturday! It was so great to go home and get spoiled by my family and friends! I got lots of cute baby clothes...its actually ridiculus how much stuff is out there for girls! And we got lots of stuff we need too, like the monitor and the tub and the changing pad and the car seat and lots more! It was a lot of fun and I love my family so much for throwing me the great shower! And my sister in law made the most amazing cake...I don't have a pic of it now but when I get one I will upload it asap! It looks professional and amazing!!!

Sharp stabs out my sides sometimes hurting and catch me off guard. Lots of night time movement and hiccups still! The hiccups are actually very distracting and irritating! But I'll take it!

Food Cravings? Nothing new.

Gender? GIRL

What I miss? Nothing now at all. I'm at a place where i'm so freakin' excited to meet my daughter (wow...i'm going to have a daughter!!! SOON!!!)

What I'm looking forward to?My maternity photo session this weekend! And then our pre-natal classes next weekend- although i'm starting to panic and wish we did those much sooner!

Weekly Wisdom: 40 weeks seems like a really long ways away when you find out you are preggers...then suddenly its HERE! Time flies! (but at the same time there have been times when it drags and drags...especially in the scary first trimester!)

Milestones: Actually had a baby shower! It's real!

Emotions: All over the freakin' place! mostly anxiety and excitement!

Here are some pics from the last week:

Me and the hubs at my shower:

Ignore the gross clothes and ugly hair!

Frontal view!

Hope you all have a good week!


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

34 weeks-Updated with photos

How Far Along? 34 weeks!

Maternity Clothes? Nothing new. Husband "suggested" I get a couple new t-shirts as most of mine give a little tummy peep show! eek!

Stretch Marks? No. Still hoping to avoid those!

Sleep? Sleep is actually going great this week ( that the bed-bug thing is officially OVER!) I was freaking exhausted and miserable until Saturday but since then I have slept like a baby (wait...not sure if that means I am sleeping well or not! ) I wake up a lot but when I am asleep, its pretty solid. I actually called in sick to work today since I wanted a day to myself to sleep in, get my flu shot, and work on my project for my master's course. We have Parent - Teacher interviews on Thursday night until 9pm so I think I need to rest up for that and I deserve a break!

Best Moment of the Week? Sister and SIL seeing some wonky belly movements on Saturday at our Halloween party (that was super fun too!) and getting our crib, dresser and glider delivered (now we just have to set it up...ugh...can't things just come pre-assembled!)

Movement? A lot of hiccups, and jabbing out my side. My babe stretches out her feet and sometimes they get lodged in a not-so-comfy place in my ribs! But I love it!

Food Cravings? Chinese food craving was big all week, so we ordered it for our halloween party and it was Yummy! However, this was not a pregnancy craving...just a craving for chinese food (hubs had it too!)

Gender? GIRL

What I miss? Not being so emotional. I cry MOST days! I can't control my anger, irritability, and stress sometimes! I am actually starting to get scared shitless about the impending birth of my baby girl! I don't know how to be a mom! I feel guilty that at this moment my excitement is about equal as my fear! Sometimes, I have to admit that I even think "oh shit...what have I gotten myself into?" I guess you are never really ready! But when I get these feelings I remind myself how grateful I should be by asking myself "how would you feel if you were NOT pregnant now!" and when I think of that I know I would be sooooooo sad and frustrated and I know that I am in a WAY better place!

What I'm looking forward to? My shower this Saturday! But I do have one shower ettiquette thing I want to say: why don't people buy off the registry? Why do they think they "know better" ? Do I really need 500 onesies that are all "super cute" ? No.... I need my baby monitor, my nursing pillow, the bottles and soothers that are ON MY REGISTRY! Duh!
It's just frustrating to see that only 3 things are bought off my registry and I know that was by my mom and sisters. I know I shouldn't be picky and should be grateful (which I am!) but come on people...we told you where to buy my actually makes your life easier to just pick something off the registry!!! Oh well.

Weekly Wisdom: Third trimester hormones make you an emotional nightmare!

Milestones: We can now say we are due "next month"!

Emotions: see above. All over the freakin' place!

I have some pics from Halloween that I will post later (I left my camera at work)! They are pretty funny!

Hope you all have a good week!


Updated: Here are some Halloween pics!

Me and my kind of gross/weird was baby arms and legs sticking out of the stomach and the one hand is holding a trick or treat bag with a chocolate bar in it. Kind of weird I know, but I was short on time and ideas!

My brother and his fiance dressed as me and Hubs in 6 months from now! Notice the pit stains my bro painted on! So funny! And that is my hubs as batman!

One more of my bro and fiance.

It was a fun night!