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Where did July go?!

I am very aware of the fact that I’ve been a huge ass slacker posting here. And every year I always say will be posting more. Well, I’ve got a great excuse this time, I really, truly do:

Meet Addison, the newest love in my life. :)

Addison came into the world on June 17th @ 3:14pm, weighing in at 8lbs 12oz and 20.5″ long. Now 7 weeks later, she’s 10lbs 10oz and 22″ long. Being a Frank breech baby, she arrived via a some-what scheduled cesarean section. Some-what in that if she flipped there would be no surgery.

Recovery was fairly trouble-free and she’s growing like a weed!

Big brother is loving her to pieces and surprisingly, so is the dog. When she cries, the dog walks to me and looks at me as if to say, “Hey lady, your baby is crying.” If I don’t get to her quick enough, the dog licks her to try to calm her. Yeah, I’m not a ‘like being licked by dogs’ type person, so this is one to watch (plus, as much as I love animals, you never really know what may make them defensive and bite).

Tomorrow is a big day for us here… it’s the kiddo’s 10th birthday! Wow. I can’t believe that it’s been ten years (or that I have a newborn and a 10-year-old!). The husband and I also are celebrating 15 years together as well. Big day.

Hope you all enjoy yours!

Realizing You Are NOT In Charge…

…pretty much sucks.

Today I had my 35/36 week appointment. As far as the baby looks, alls well. However, she is breech. Completely and utterly breech. No mistaking it for anything else, breech. She’s completely vertical. So we’re talking about a csection, which I’m not thrilled about. I’m not an epidural person. Heck, I’m not a needle person, never mind such a big one IN MY BACK. (I didn’t have one with the kiddo.) I’ve also never had surgery. So, yeah, not exactly happy about the idea. Although if we listen to Brian, a section would give me a “nice relaxing weekend away.” Yeah, because we all know how relaxing it is to sleep at a hospital. :( The other downside (although really, I’m not truly serious, lol) is that if I am scheduled on my due date and go in on my due date (that is, I don’t go earlier) then I’ll miss out on the season 4 premiere of True Blood! Argh! It’s Sunday night (the 26th). I won’t be released until Monday morning. :( Yes I could DVR it, but sheesh.

Aside from this bit of news, we’re pretty much ready for baby. We’ve gotten everything we need. I got a bunch of stuff off my registry and what I didn’t get we went out and scooped up this weekend. The only thing we’re lacking is diapers. I’ve got the box of newborns (in the newborn diaper cake above) from my mom. I should be getting another scan soon of the size of the baby and then I’ll take a guesstimate on what size diapers to buy next. I think I may just end up buying another box of newborns and a box of size 1s. NEITHER of which Costco sells (weird, right?).

I’ve got bags packed for the hospital and am just getting everything else ready to go. I can’t for the life of me find my battery charger for the Sony Cyber-Shot. I really want to bring that camera rather than the Rebel, simply because losing/leaving behind a $150 camera is much better than losing/leaving behind a $1000 camera. ;) I refuse to pay $50 for a new charger. So tomorrow I’ll be trashing the room looking for it. Fun.

On top of it all, the weather has been cruddy. Truly cruddy. :( This is our next 5 day forecast:


Not a pretty picture! Too many things going on with school and too many things to do in the yard (like get the new pool installed!). Argh. Wish mother nature would get it together!!!

34 Weeks Down, 6 To Go

And here we are, 34 weeks pregnant.

Little girl has taken up residence at the tippy-top of my uterus, right under my ribcage. She’s making things MIGHTY uncomfortable. While we still have things to do before she arrives, I’m hoping she’ll be like her big brother and arrive 2 weeks early. {Though it’s not looking good.}

I got a wonderful surprise today from a great friend (who I’ve never met in real life!)—an absolutely gorgeous blanket and matching hat.

Thank you, Jodi!!!

I head back to the doctors in another week and 3 days. I’m hoping she’ll say the baby has turned (because at the last appointment she was still breech). I also will get scheduled for my final ultrasound, which I am really looking forward to. I’ll get a guesstimate on the size of miss thing as well as another peek at what she looks like (hopefully!).

Otherwise it looks like it’s going to be a normal, ho-hum week coming up prior to the appointment. Maybe I’ll at least get my “go” bag ready and wash some clothes for the baby and get her diaper bag ready.

 

 

 

 

Milestone Check-Up Day Today

Today was my 29+3 week check-up, so 30 weeks (I’m a few days early – 74 days to go!). Some things I learned today:

  • The baby is laying horizontal/transverse still; it is her head-butting me on my right side (although she does have her arm/hand above her head currently, so she could be punching as well).
  • I’m a tad bit anemic. Not enough for a supplement (on top of the prenatals) but I should eat some spinach and other iron rich foods (except for mollusks, I just can’t go there).
  • I passed my glucose test (which I had a hunch about since they never called to schedule a 3-hour one).

My next appointment is in two weeks. Yep, I’ve hit that point now. Still feels surreal that I’m this close.

We’ve got busy, busy days coming up. We’ve got the nursery painted, so this Friday we’ll get the crib and dresser up. Then I can move the baby stuff out of my office and into her room. We’ve finally—well, 98%—decided on a name (which will remain a secret, sorry) so I feel like we’re moving along in that aspect.

I finally received the watermelon hat I had ordered in February. Thank goodness I ordered it in February. ;) I think it’s pretty darn cute! (Now to have a baby to put it on!)

The kiddo went to the eye doctors two weeks ago. You can read about that here. We’ve got the glasses and we’re good to go. He was amazed at how well he could see with them on, so although I was happy, I was still sad that he never said anything. (I looked through them and they are a teeny bit stronger than my computer glasses, so his eyesight isn’t terrible. It’s not fantastic, but not horrendous.)

All of our allergies are acting up, which is no fun. The husband has been sneezing for 3 days straight. :/ He’s taking Zyrtec. The kiddo woke up with clogged ears this am. Gave him his Zyrtec. I peeked outside and sure enough, the neighbors’ trees are in full bloom. Fun times. My “medications ok while pregnant” sheet from the OBGYN states Benadryl. Ugh. I took Benadryl on Saturday and ended up losing four hours—it knocked me out that hard. So when the OBGYN asked me this morning how I’m feeling, I told her—yucky. My eyes are dry then watery, dry then watery. My nose is runny then dry, runny then dry. I feel like Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde. :/ So, she asked what I use to take and I said Zyrtec. She said she believes I can take that and will check before I leave. Sure enough, I can! Woo Hoo. I can’t wait to sleep well tonight.

Friday the husband is off so along with the dresser and moving stuff up into the nursery, he has to clear the dining room so the floor can be done on Saturday. I am so excited to finally get all the flooring done! I can’t wait.

After that is done, we move on to outside stuff, such as getting the old pool up and the new one installed. But in the meanwhile, we have numerous weekends booked. A communion party, our anniversary dinner (we’re heading to The Melting Pot!), Easter, Mother’s Day, and so on. Busy busy.

And that’s where we stand (for now).

 

One more trimester to go

Today marks the first day of the last week of my 2nd trimester. That’s it. We’re coming up on the big 3. Only 91 days left.

So now we’re getting down to the nitty-gritty. According to the Mayo Clinic:

Week 27: Second trimester ends

This week marks the end of the second trimester. At 27 weeks, or 25 weeks after conception, your baby’s lungs, liver and immune system are continuing to mature — and he or she has been growing like a weed. Your baby’s crown-to-rump length may have tripled since the 12-week mark.

Sounds like business as usual, doesn’t it? But man, I am feeling the growing that’s going on. My poor belly is stretching like crazy, I’ve got ligaments that are cramping up a storm and a baby who seems to think my uterus is her own personal diving board that she can do flips off of. When they tell you that no two pregnancies are alike, they are not kidding. At. All. (But, let’s hope that the delivery goes just as swiftly and easily, lol.)

The kiddo seems to be handling this all well, or I should say well enough. I think he is more concerned about me and what his baby sister is doing TO me rather than about the baby itself. That’s my boy. :)

We’ve still got plenty to do before the baby arrives, but at least we’re knocking things off the list here and there. The new pool was delivered so now we just have to get the electrician out so we can get the permits so the contractor will set up a date to install the darn thing. Yes, you need a permit to have a pool replaced, even if it’s the same exact size and there is no other work being done other than putting the pool up. Who knew?

While that’s being taken care of we can start moving on the nursery and the kiddo’s room and get the flooring finished. And have Easter. And our anniversary. And Mother’s Day. *phew*