Wednesday, December 24, 2008

And I just keep rolling along

Ahh yes, now comes the weekly visits to the doctor.

So far, so good. Of course the doc I saw this week is a twinge bit concerned with my 120/82 blood pressure. Odd, since I hear that's pretty normal. But it is "high" for me (typically i run around 110/70) so I guess I can appreciate the concern. She told me to run to CVS next Tuesday and check the pressure myself and if the diastolic is in the high 80's to call. It won't be. :)

Last night was our last childbirth class. I am sad, I really enjoyed that class. We ran through a "practice" labor- I did well I think :) LOL. We'll see how I do when it's really here. But I am excited, not nervous or worried like I thought I would be. I know if I keep myself calm I have a good chance of being able to handle the pain. And with Ray close by I know he'll be great support. I just CANNOT wait to meet this little kicking bundle of joy! (and btw OUCH).

Things are going great. Christmas is tomorrow and I am happy. I get two days off (tomorrow and Friday) and my mom will be here next Friday (after New Years). Ray and I are going out for Thai food (like we always do on New Year's eve- since Thai food and New Year's eve was our first date). I am really looking forward to spending our last "just us" new years together reminicing about how we met and all that happened this year. It's always such a special time of year for us.

Then after that only 4 more weeks until Baby Parrish is with us. I can't believe how fast this all went. It seems like only yesterday we closed on the house and I got my BFP. It's been such a fantastic year- what more could I possibly want?

So, overall doing well. Baby P is measuring right on track- no news on how much he/she weighs just yet-I'll ask my Dr at the next appointment if she can pinpoint an approximate weight for me. I don't think the baby is going to be huge (considering I don't have Gestational Diabetes and my measurements are spot on). Now me on the other hand---I am looking forward to seeing how much I weigh AFTER the baby is here. We'll see how much work I have to do to get back to where I was before I got pregnant. Hopefully it won't be too bad- I've only gained about 30 or so lbs since the start-which isn't bad.

That's it for me (and Baby P). Happy Holidays everyone!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ok, I'm ready

I am so ready to meet Baby Parrish. Seriously. I just cannot get comfortable in bed any more. I know I'll still be up every two hours when the baby is here (at least for the first few months) but eventually I will get to sleep again. I can't wait for that to happen. All the parts of my body hurt now and functioning at work is harder and harder each day. So unfair.

We had our first child birth class on Tuesday. It was great. Ray was wonderful- I adore him. He's been great around the house lately too. I am very lucky. He knows how much harder things have gotten for me in the past few weeks and he's really pitched in and tried to be there for me. I really appreciate that.

Last night we spent about 30 minutes trying to find some meditation music to bring to the delivery room with us. We practiced some of the breathing techniques- it was nice. I almost fell asleep on him though-LOL. It was good just to spend "us" time together.

I have a doctor's appointment today, so I get to leave work early- thankfully. It's with a different doc from the practice I go to. I hope she is nice. Not sure what we are going to talk about but- something for sure. I am hoping it's a pretty quick appointment because I would very much like to go home and nap after. :)

Tomorrow is my work shower. I am NOT looking forward to it. More about that at some later point- I am just too upset to really express it right now. Maybe over the weekend or next week I'll get into more details.

Anyway, that's it from here.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

If they let me

If my job would let me I would just nap right here at my desk. Heck if they'd let me I'd nap at home and get paid for it. LOL

I'm so tired. No, tired doesn't really cover it- more like absolutely beat. Like I've been awake for the last 4 days. I wish I knew why I couldn't sleep.

Yesterday was supposed to be our first child birth class but the instructor was ill so they pushed it back a week. Now we have to take the classes until right before Christmas. Oh well- it could be worse. At least the hospital is fairly close by.

Things are going well. Baby Parrish had a quiet day yesterday which freaked mommy out. Today he/she seems to be making up for it. I don't mind the kicking and squirming. It's reassuring to know baby is doing okay.

Supposedly I am supposed to be feeling some kind of contraction type things (braxon hicks or something) but so far, nada. Is that a bad thing? Everything still feels the same to me- maybe I am just too obtuse to notice? I do however notice that baby likes to hang out right under my ribs. Thankfully those don't get kicked often.

Overall things are normal. Just wish I could sleep longer/more.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

And the award goes to

Thanks to Meghan for my bloggy award...and so here are my nominations

1. Ann because she's a real life friend too.

2. Trish because even though she's been MIA lately she reminds me a lot of me.

3. Lauren Jean because she's also a real life friend.

4.Brittny because she is hilarious

5. Mel another real life buddy.

My Fabulous Five Addictions:
1. Chocolate

2. Coffee (yes even now)

3. Steelers Football

4. Right now, all things baby related (that will change I imagine)

5. Lush Cosmetics

Here are the rules to receiving this award:
1. You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous blogs in a post.
2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.
3. You must copy and paste the rules and the instructions below in the post.Instructions: On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them. When you post your five winners, make sure you link them as well. To add the award to your post, simply right-click, save image, then "add image" it in your post as a picture so your winners can save it as well. To add it to your sidebar, add the "picture" gidget.Also, don't forget to let your winners know they won an award from you by emailing them or leaving a comment on their blog.

Monday, December 1, 2008

So tired

Sleep has become elusive lately. It was a busy busy weekend. But good.

On Wednesday my mom came in to help me prepare Thanksgiving dinner since my sister was coming in and my in-laws were coming over. 10 of us total. The dinner came out well but it was exausting for a pregnant woman. I also had a doctor's appointment that day. No weight gain (w00t) and all my tests are normal! So this pregnancy has been totally normal so far-which is great. I start seeing all the other Ob's starting at my next appointment. This way in case my Ob isn't on call or can't make it to the birth I'll at least know who the doc is that's sticking his/her hand up there-LOL.

The highlight of the weekend was the baby shower though. Which went really well I think.

I got a lot of stuff that Baby Parrish needs including a stroller, 2 car seats (one infant, one convertable), bedding for the crib, baby monitor, blankets, diapers...and surprisingly enough not a lot of clothing-which in all is a good thing. Baby Parrish still needs hats and socks though. I have to work on that.

Apparently some of the girls at work are also throwing me a shower- it's supposed to be on the 12th. I am sure I will end up with lots of clothing at that one. They are a little annoyed that I won't tell them the sex of the baby. Ahh well get over it.

Oh even more exciting than my shower? I found out I am also going to be an Auntie! My brother's girlfriend is pregnant too. She's due July 12. She's 41 and freaking out but overall in good spirits. Very sick though- I think they are afraid she may have hypermeisis- which would suck for her. Hopefully it isn't that and by the time she gets out of this trimester (which should be soon) she'll be feeling better. My brother is very excited! Maybe my parents will luck out and get one of each (a grandson and a grandaughter).

My dad was down after thanksgiving too and made a radiator cover for the baby's room- which is looking so darn cute right now. As soon as we have all (or most) of the things up on the walls I'll be sure to post of picture of it (with me in it so that those of you who know me can see what a whale I've become LOL).

Ok, well that's it from here. Hope everyone had a nice weekend.