Dee - EDD June 6 2010 - TEAM BLUE!
Jennifer - EDD June 23 2010-TEAM PINK!
Kate - What a cute idea about announcing your pregnancy. Sorry you are having the morning sickness. I am not hoping to go to 42 weeks, I hope she comes on time. I don't want her to come early as in before July 18th, because DH is gone from the 15th to the 18th 8 1/2 - 9 hours away. My friends are going to be my backup.
Leona - Sorry about your tooth, that totally sucks! I HATE HATE the dentist, although I went yesterday for a cleaning and they actually didn't yell at my this time for not taking care of my teeth.
Waving Hi to everyone else!
AFM - the shower went so well. It was a lot of fun to have the dual shower, the only thing was I didn't get to see all that my friend got because there were SO many gifts to open. The group went in on a gift and then we got a bunch of other stuff.
We ended up taking back the Jumperoo, we didn't get our pack n play and now we have to buy another base for the car seat (The one I got from my friend doesn't fit it). So we ended up taking back like 230.00 bucks worth of clothes, the jumperoo and other things.
let me tell you that was a nightmare at Target last night! I had all these things with gift receipts, on the registry off the registry. they all had to be handled differently. Then my friend got us some onesies that didn't have a tag, so I had go back and find another one. and then my other friend got us some that we had more than enough of and she ordered them through Target Online, well you can't apparently bring that back to the store anymore...so beware. So we are just keeping them..its stupid.
I am having a pity party for myself today. I am feeling overwhelmed and tired and I don't want to be pregnant anymore. My sugars are all over the place, things that I used to be able to eat are spiking it now, things that shouldn't be. I can't sleep anymore, I was up at 5:00 because this stupid squirrel decided for the 2nd day in a row he would chirp for an HOUR! so I finally got up at 6am. had breakfast and worked out on the Wii. I am totally hungry now because I hate my options for breakfast! and it's only 10 to 9....GRRRR...Sorry for the whinning. I LOVE being pregnant don't get me wrong, it's been wonderful, but between all the above and the heat I am ready to be done. Plus I am getting nervous that she is going to come early while DH is in Canada....Okay I am done. Thanks for listening.
So the dentist got me in today.
Leona: Bummer about the tooth, and to have it happen eating an ice cream cone none the less. Ugh. I hope all goes well at the dentist.
Jess: How did your 2nd shower go? Where you able to eat while you were there? Are you hoping to make it to 42 weeks, or would you be OK if baby came at 40 weeks? I would LOVE to make it to 42 weeks with this baby... that would put a month between Ray's and new babies b-days.
Kass: How did your curtains and cover come out? Got pictures to show?
Adrienne: Welcome back from vacation. Sounds like you have a good time.
Alyssa: How is your at-home-vacation going? Are you guys enjoying a few lazy days?
Everyone else: Waving hello... hope no one else has peed themselves lately. ;-)
AFM: I am doing OK... I am actually experiencing MS this time around... very strange... I go from starving to dry heaving to starving to dry heaving. I wish my body would make up it's mind... I could deal w/ one or the other, but not both. DS has been on vacation this week, and I miss him like crazy, I can't wait for him to get home tomorrow.
We've waiting a few more days after he gets home and then telling him about the baby. I'm ordering him a big brother shirt, and once that comes in we're going to drive around to families houses while he's wearing it and see how quickly people catch on.
Alyssa - My numbers are back down. it's just getting so hard to keep them down and I am just getting sick of eating the same foods over and over again...but I am going to lunch today at my favorite pasta place, so that will be nice. I am going to eat before I go to the shower just in case I can't have what's there and that way I can test before I get there and not during the shower. I forgot to test on Sunday :( But I haven't heard from my dietitian yet, so maybe she is fine with that.
Kass - Can you believe how close are getting!! I can't believe that we are almost there, seriously where did the time go, it seems like yesterday we just got our BFP. and Adrienne is 1/2 way!! Awesome about the curtains and the nursing covers....I don't sew either. DH and I stapled up the curtains (they wouldn't fit with a rod), so I just bought some and cut them, we probably could have done fabric, but then I would have to hem them :)
I so suck at personals this time.....I do wanna say YAY Adrienne!!!!!
Jess – This will be the first time we take time off together and just stay home. I’m really looking forward to it, but hope we don’t just become lazy!
I love the way your nursery turned out! Having the glider in the corner looks great. Too bad about your high sugar numbers – are they back down a bit yet?
Adrienne – no plans for a shower here. None of our friends really “know” about that stuff (we have a few friends that have babies, but no one super close). So, we’re just going to buy things as we find them. We actually ended up buying an infant car seat last weekend!
For the house – we had a bunch of money set aside to do renovations/etc., we just don’t know which renovations to do first! But, now that we have the kitchen and painting done, we’ll do something “practical” and get the gutters/eaves troughs replaced. Then we’ll probably wait a few months to get the fireplace replaced and 2nd bathroom done. Spacing it out will make us feel better because we can put money in the savings, and because we’re tired of having random people in the house! LOL!
Your vacation sounds like it was amazing! Good for you for going on all those hikes – I have problems walking around the block in this kind of heat (although it’s quite nice today). Sorry to hear about your cousin :( That must have been devastating for her. I hope she gets a sticky bean soon.
AFM – I felt Baby G move from the outside for the first time yesterday!!! I told DH about it and he was super excited, but kind of sad that he hasn’t been able to feel it yet. He sat with his hands on my belly for a while last night, but Baby G wasn’t moving. Hopefully soon.
Adrienne - Glad you had a great time on your vaca. Awesome about all the hikes, thats great! Makes me want to get out and do some, but it's so darn hot here, that's not going to happen ;)
I talked with my MW - forgot to update people, but she said it's nothing to worry about. She said the increase discharge is fine at this stage and that as long as it's not irritated or anything we are good. Thinking back, it's actually not any worse than it normally was, just that it was more, so I think that's why the smell was more and now it's gotten a lot better.
AFM - I have another shower today! I am super excited about it. It's a dual shower with my friend who is due on 7/25. should be a lot of fun.
DH and I got the nursery finished! he and I compromised on the layout and got it done and I moved the decals and got the curtains up as well.
Here are some pictureshttp://jessica-mike.blogspot.com/2010/06/nursery-is-finished.html
Alyssa--That is awesome that you bought a bunch of stuff and it will be delivered at a convenient time! Woohoo! Are you planning on having a shower? If so, I would wait to buy the car seat and a lot of other things until after your shower.
In terms of the house--I know what you mean--we have a ton of stuff we need to do in our house, but over time you will realize that there actually isn't a whole lot that you NEED to do right away. As long as you have running water, electricity, and a working bathroom and kitchen, you will be surprised what you can live with. We try to pick a couple of things to do every year, which forces us to prioritize.
Yay for feeling more movement and your big u/s approaching!! I can't wait to hear what it is! I guess girl. ;-)
That is so nice that you and DH are taking some time off, but not going anywhere. I don't know if me and DH have ever done that but I think it would be really relaxing. I don't know if it will count that we'll both be home for 2 weeks to a month after the baby is born. ;-)
Leona--I so know what you mean about stamina. I was only on bedrest for a month (and really it was only strict for like 2 weeks), and I would get exhausted doing ANYTHING at first! Now me and DH have been walking every day after dinner, though, and I think that helped a ton because I went hiking almost every day on our vacation and even though I was tired, I definitely could do it.
Jess--Sorry your in-laws were driving you nuts on your vaca! It can be tough to be with in-laws for a whole week. While we were on vacation, James took one day to do a long hike all by himself and I think the alone time away from my family was really good for him. Sorry you guys didn't get any alone time. :-(
I would ask your midwife/doctor about Candida when you see her--it is an imbalance in your intestines/vagina that causes a lot of yeast infections and it is aggravated by eating sugar and carbs, so it would make sense for you to have it along with GD. Hopefully it's not that, though, because the cure is eating ZERO sugar (not even fruit or anything) and it usually takes several months to clear up. I couldn't imagine not eating fruit, I think I would go crazy.
That is so nice that you like your dietician, and that your glider came! Woot!
Sorry you had a rough few days there and that DH messed up the kitchen. That would annoy me, too, so I totally get where you are coming from.
Yay for hugging MIL! Sometimes non-huggers just need others to take the initiative, I think. ;-)
Kate--Yay for a HB and good ultrasound!! Hopefully the baby will be born right on time, or even a little late, so you don't end up with two Bdays right on top of each other!
Honestly, I had so many issues with DTD causing my period to come early that I put myself (and later when I was spotting, my doctor put me) on pelvic rest for the whole first trimester. I would think if you aren't having any spotting it is probably fine, but you might want to take it a little easier, avoid deep penetration, etc. There were a few ladies on my EC that ended up having a m/c after DTD started off spotting--those pregnancies might have been unhealthy anyway, but I feel like you would always wonder, KWIM? But maybe ask your doctor. I had tons of cramping throughout the whole first trimester and I wasn't even DTD so who knows.Sorry you are exhausted and hungry. For me the real exhaustion only lasted a week (week 5-6) or two, so hopefully it is the same with you!
That is so nice that Ray is taking a little vacation with his Grandma! It will probably be nice to have some alone time with DH, especially if you have been feeling tired. ;-)
Amber--Yay for DH's new job! Hopefully you will find a good one soon, too.
That is awesome that your little girl is growing and starting to move and shake a little more! I definitely think baby-fetuses have growth spurts just like babies do, so I'm sure she will slow down a little. ;-) What a great picture! I am thinking of going for a 4D u/s around week 33 or so, but we'll see I guess.
Liz--LOL!!! I totally peed myself earlier this week--I was brushing my teeth and all of a sudden I had to pee and I just couldn't hold it at all. Siiiiigh, I am really bad about kegeling--I sometimes do it while peeing but not every time. Hopefully I will get better over the next few months!
AFM--Finally back from vacation! It was awesome. We hiked every day except Wednesday (or was it Thursday?)--it was downpouring. I'm really glad that me and DH have been walking every day because I doubt I would have been able to make it otherwise.
Mostly we did short (1-2 hour) easy hikes, but on Tuesday we did a major hike--started at 10am and didn't finish until 5. We took many breaks, including a long one for lunch that included a swim in this pond at the top of this mountain--which was unbelievably beautiful and refreshing--but it was still a LONG and tiring day. Luckily it was the next day that it was raining, so we recovered that day.
We also went into town that day and I bought three (or four?) cute outfits--I'll have to take pics and post them on here.
Our other long hike day was Friday--10-2--we hiked to the top of Cadillac Mountain (highest on the island), and then my Mom and Grandma picked us up at the top.
Saturday we drove to my parents house. Sunday (yesterday) was my cousins graduation party and I wore this cute dress--it was really nice to see everyone, and some people hadn't seen me since I got pregnant or hadn't even heard about it, so it was really fun.
I don't know if I mentioned this on here yet, but my cousin who was pregnant found out it was a blighted ovum, just a few days before we left on our vacation. I felt so awful for her--the only saving grace was that she hadn't told anyone on our side of the family except for her immediate family. But she was at the graduation party and I was trying to downplay the PGcy talk around her but it was hard because no one else knew about it. :-( Hopefully they will get PG again as soon as they are ready to start trying.
In happier news, James David is moving and kicking a ton now--I feel him every day, most of the day, and other people have felt him too--DH, my sisters, etc. I swear last night I even saw my hand move when he kicked it--LOL!
Anyway I hope everyone else is well.