Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Years Eve!

Today was my weekly check up. I am now 37 weeks and 2 days along. Wow... only 19 days to go or less! I started the day off by working till 12. My stepdad was nice enough to close early for the holiday. I had to be at the doctor at 12:20 p.m. so I had to fly over there practically. Once I got there, I learned that the doctor was running about an hour behind. UGH WHAT!!! I had to take a step back and realize that when I go in for delivery, it may make the doctors behind also, so I have to be understandable. But Scott was meeting me there and then we were going to El Nopal for lunch. He has to bartend tonight from 3 pm till 4 am at the casino, and we wanted to spend these couple of hours together before he had to go in. Finally about 12:50 they called my name... WOOHOO! Not so much, they just wanted to go ahead and weigh me, check my blood pressure and get a urine sample. I then went back out into the waiting room and waited till 1:30 to hear my name called again. Finally, I was back in a room and the doctor quickly came to check on me. I am still 1 cm dilated and 30% effaced.... boooooo! She also let me know that he is sitting very high. This must be why I am having horrible heartburn. She measured my belly and let me know that I am measuring at 39 weeks. She said most women she measure at 37 weeks only measure about 35 or 36 weeks. This means that Tyler is a big boy. Well, a hefty boy as she said. She told me she would like me to get an ultrasound at my next appointment and that if he is measuring big, they may go ahead and take him early. So, I'm not sure if this means this time next week I could be a mommy or what?! I am still in shock that Scott and I could be the parents of a really big baby....I mean, we are little people! Granted, Scott was a big baby, I was not, I was a normal size 7 lbs 9 oz and that was at 2 weeks late. So, Wednesday at 2 pm we are having our ultrasound and at 2:30 is my doctor appt. I can't wait to see him again and possible have my little baby boy finally in my arms. Scott is starting school on Wednesday and will be in class from 2 till 3:15 so my mom will be taking me. Scott is going to let his professor know the situation and if he has to leave, then so be it. I think they will understand if his wife is going to have a baby.

How far along: 37 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: 35 lbs total
Maternity clothes: I'm so tired of them... I just want my normal clothes back
Stretch marks: None
Sleep: Barely.... I sleep better when I take naps through out the day but I can't do that with a day job.
Best moment last week: Spending Christmas with my whole family
Movement: He has had the hiccups alot lately... PIG!
Food cravings: Chocolate Chip cookies and Mt. Dew
Gender: Boy
Labor Signs: I had contractions all day yesterday but they were just mild ones.
Belly Button in or out: Out, The turkey timer is out for all to see
What I miss: Walking up the stairs without getting out of breathe
What I am looking forward to: Seeing my baby on the ultrasound and possible delivering next week
Milestones: I am now full term, so if Tyler decides to come now, they will not stop it.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

36 weeks

Today was our 36 week checkup and everything looks GREAT!!! I am 1 cm. dilated and 30% effaced and he is now head down. I know that I can stay like this for a long time, but it's good to see that my body is making some progress. Now, we are just playing the waiting game. Scott & I think it's going to be the 2nd week of January. Scott & I were both late babies, so I think Tyler might give us a run for our money.... After we went to the doctor, we went to Wild Eggs for breakfast.... I must say, they have the best belgain waffles ever! We then went to Target & Babies R Us to return a couple of things and to get the baby monitor for Tylers room.

I am still in shock that Christmas is this week. I still need to run and get 1 more gift certificate and then I am done. I decided that gift certificates were the way to go after I went shopping and almost got into it with everyone. I have no patience for holiday shopping! Especially being so big & pregnant... I mean really... If you see someone with a big belly, and you have left me 6 inches to get through your cart and the aisle, please move... Don't give me a dirty look when I move your cart either. AHHH, I'm ready for the holidays to be over. I can't wait to spend time with my family and friends but I'm just tired of all the grinches this year. I feel like there are so many BAH HUMBUGS this year.

How far along: 36 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 35 lbs total
Maternity clothes: I would rather wear my PJs all day
Stretch marks: None
Sleep: Hardly.... Between going to the bathroom every hour and trying to get comfy... 6:45 comes rather soon
Best moment last week: Christmas with my moms family & I got to sit on Santa's lap
Movement: Alot of stretching
Food cravings: None... I am finding it hard to eat b/c I have no room
Gender: Boy
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out: Out, I have my daddy's belly button
What I miss: Being able to sit out of bed and not have to roll out, sleeping on my belly, painting my toe nails
What I am looking forward to: Christmas with my whole family... I love get togethers
Milestones: finding out that Tyler has flipped and is head down is a sigh of relief and knowing I am making some progress

Thursday, December 17, 2009

35 weeks/ 35 days to go!!

Tuesday marked a big milestone for me... I am now 35 weeks along and I only have 35 days to go till my due date. I honestly don't see myself making it to January but that's my opinion. I have been having alot of cramping and tightening in my belly. I sure hope this means I am starting to make some progress. I go to the doctor on Tuesday Dec 22 for my 36 week checkup. After this, I will start my weekly appts. I am keeping my fingers crossed that Tyler has decided to turn and that I won't have to have a c-section. As crazy as it sounds, I really want to experience the whole vaginal child birth and everything that my body is made to do.

I have recently started nesting.... I mean really bad. Moving furniture and cleaning in every crack and corner. I am dusting about once a day and trying to get every single piece of dog hair up along the way.

How far along: 35 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: according to my scale I have not gained or lost any weight
Maternity clothes: Very few... I think I have 3 pair of pants that fit and about 5 shirts
Stretch marks: None, Thank god for my mothers genes
Sleep: Getting worse.... I have waking up b/c of all the cramping and having to use the restroom every hour
Best moment last week: Having a day to pamper myself and get my hair done
Movement: Tyler is not kicking or punching anymore, it feels like he is just rolling around
Food cravings: Mexican, Mexican, Mexican... I had it 4 times in one week
Labor Signs: Not sure if this cramping could be the start to some contractions or what... They are getting pretty intense and I am feeling them in my back now.
Belly Button in or out: Way out
What I miss: being able to get off the couch without help and not having to roll out of bed.
What I am looking forward to: Christmas with my mom's family this weekend and my 36 week checkup... I hope they do an ultrasound to see if he has flipped.
Milestones: Only 35 days to go.... But I hope less

Monday, December 14, 2009

Maternity Photos

This past Sunday, I had my cousins wife take some maternity pictures for me. I'll be honest with you, I was a little nervous. I am not very comfortable with my body, especially being big and pregnant. But, I knew this was something that I would cherish forever and always remember. Here are some of my favorite.

Friday, December 4, 2009

33 weeks down.... 7 to go!

How far along: 33 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: As of Tuesday I have only gained 29 lbs. I can't believe with 2 showers and Thanksgiving, I only gained 1 lb.
Maternity clothes: OLD! I want my skinny jeans and cute sweaters
Stretch marks: None.... Thank God!
Sleep: alot... I try to go to bed at 9:30 and I get up at 6:45...Thanks to Tylenol PM
Best moment last week: Thanksgiving and Day at the Races with my mom's family
Movement: I think he is a gymnast like his momma
Food cravings: I really want so El Nopal
Gender: Boy
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks
Belly Button in or out: out
What I miss: walking normal... I am finally waddling
What I am looking forward to: Christmas!
Milestones: My next appt will start my weekly check ups.

Friday, November 20, 2009

31 weeks Picture

Here is my latest baby bump picture. Its so hard to believe that 20 weeks ago, I thought I was showing... Yeah Right!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

2 months to go!

Today marks our 2 month countdown. Wow, 61 days until my due date.... Tyler has no idea how much I love him already and I can't wait to see his little chubby face. I can't wait to wake up for feedings and change diapers and get spit up on. This is a moment that I have dreamt about. I find myself standing in his nursery just picturing him sleeping in his crib or playing with the dogs. I can't wait to be his mother and I can't wait for Scott to be his father. Scott is going to be an incredible dad. I see the way he is with Drake and my nephews. He is very patient with them, which I sometimes am not. That being said, I can't wait to learn from Scott and he from I. I know we are going to be great parents and there will be times that we don't know what to do, but will try to do what's best for Tyler. We are going to learn from everything.

This past week has been kind of busy. Sunday, my mom threw me a shower for her side of the family. It was at the country club and it was gorgeous. We ordered red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing... YUM! Then had a really girly sit down lunch with soup, chicken salad, pasta salad, fresh fruit and muffins. Everything was perfect. We didn't really play any games b/c I wanted to be able to talk to everyone and mingle. Tyler got so many amazing gifts. This is one spoiled boy. Just about everything is gone from our registry and we still have 1 more shower. We might have to buy a bigger house to fit everything in.

I also had my first class at the hospital. I took a basics of breastfeeding class and I must say that I learned a whole lot in 1 hour. I am going to another breastfeeding class tonight on going back to work and pumping and that whole deal. I have scheduled Scott & I to go to 3 classes. The first is how to care for the baby, the second is signs, stages & phases of labor and the third is a pet safety class. I would also like to take both cars up to the JTown police department to check the carseat. I want to be as prepared for all of this as I can. And plus all these classes are free at the hospital so I might as well take advantage of them.

How far along: 31 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: I am guessing a total of 30 lbs.

Maternity clothes: I am getting sick of them… I just want my normal clothes back

Stretch marks: None

Sleep: Better, but my hips are really hurting me

Best moment last week: Dahl family shower

Movement: He is not hitting me as much, just stretching

Food cravings: Mexican again

Gender: Boy

Labor Signs: None, just a lot of Braxton Hicks

Belly Button in or out: out

What I miss: feeling pretty… I am miserable

What I am looking forward to: going to the tanning bed!

Milestones: I am finally down to the single digits of my weekly countdown

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nursery Update

Here are some recent pictures of Tylers room. We have so much stuff, I'm not sure what to do with it all...

These are from after the shower on Sunday.

Baby Shower #1

This past Sunday, my cousin Lisa threw me a baby shower. It was a tailgating theme since Tylers room is all done in sports. We had red chili, white chili, queso and chips, veggies & pawpaw dip and fruit & dip... It was so YUMMY! It was so good to see all my cousins, aunts, and other relatives. We played a couple games but mostly just talked and visited with everyone. Here are a couple pictures....

Mom & I
Mamma Conn & GracieCupcakes made by Tara
Tylers gifts

Opening the Build A Bear my dad & Jean gave us.

Tyler got so many great things.... Highchair, swing, playmat, clothes, burp clothes, and so much more... My dad & stepmom went to build a bear and made a teddy bear with a UL shirt, jeans and baseball hat on. When you press the hand, it's Tylers heart beat. We had recorded it the first time we heard it and they had put it in the bear for us to always have. Jean said my dad picked out the heart, and made a wish on it for Tyler. I don't know how I didn't start crying. I can't believe my dad and Jean did that.

30 Weeks

How far along: 30 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: up 3 lbs from my last doctor appt.
Maternity clothes: I have stopped buying them... I am trying to buy things I can wear after I have Tyler
Stretch marks: none
Sleep: I am waking up with alot of hip pains... I can't get comfy
Best moment last week: Our 4d ultrasound
Movement: Tons... Little man is always kicking
Food cravings: I have been wanting bean soup and corn bread for the past couple weeks and finally tonight I am making it!
Gender: Boy
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: out
What I miss: sleeping, working out for more then 45 minutes, painting my toe nails and margaritas
What I am looking forward to: my mom's throwing me my 2nd baby shower on Sunday. I can't wait!
Milestones: 30 Weeks! I can't believe it....

Today I had my 30 week checkup. My doctor said that she couldn't tell if he has flipped or not. She couldn't tell if she was feeling his butt or head... haha. I hope his head and butt aren't the same size that it's confusing. She let me know that at my 36 week checkup, if she didn't think he has turned, we would have another ultrasound. I can't believe I am to the point where we start talking about delivery. I will now go to the doctor every 3 weeks and then after 36 weeks, I will start my weekly visits. I am now in the nervous stage of pregnancy. I am so scared of delivery and breast feeding and bringing him home. What if I do something wrong? What if I am not a good mommy? So many things run through my mind 24 hrs a day. I am going to enjoy these next 10 weeks of quite. And spend as much time with Scott as I can, just the two of us.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Baby Pictures

I pulled out some of my baby pictures to compare with Tylers 4D pictures. I must say... I know where the chubby cheeks have come from.

4D Ultrasound

Scott & I had our 4D ultrasound done yesterday. I was so amazed at how clear everything was. The ultrasound tech said that he looks great and that everything is functioning properly. We asked how much he weighs and she let us know that he definitely hasn't missed a meal. He is 3 lbs 9 oz. putting him at the 69th percentile for weight. He should be around 2 1/2 lbs at this point. I was shocked.... I mean, this boy has to come out of me soon! We also found out that he is breech. Meaning his butt is down instead of his head. He is frank breech to be exact.

"This means that your baby is buttocks first and his legs are extended towards his head. Babies that are born via cesarean who have been in a frank breech position may still keep their legs straight for a while."

I couldn't believe what I heard.... Breech! It had never even crossed my mind. He has always been up really high but I never thought that it was his head I kept touching, not his butt. They said that he does have time to turn but that only about 15% of babies are breech at this point. I sure hope he turns on his own.... I have already been reading about exercises to do to help turn him. My mom let me know that she was breech and the doctors physically went in and turned her. Um... That doesn't sound to fun to me. I go to my actual doctors appt on Tuesday for my 30 week check up. I hope that they let me know all the specs of this situation. I didn't sleep very well last night b/c I am worried about them taking him early or something going wrong. I am trying to keep positive. I have heard from many people that their babies were breech for awhile but ended up turning.

Here are the pictures from the 4d....

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

29 weeks

Here I am at 29 weeks pregnant. That means only 11 weeks till my due date and 8 weeks till I am full term. I can't believe how fast everything is going now. I feel like we just found out we were having a boy. We are having a 3d ultrasound done today and I can't wait to see who our son looks like. It will be nice to have a face with the name.

Tyler's crib is to be delivered on Thursday. I CAN'T WAIT! Once I put it together, I think it will finally hit me that this is all about to happen really soon. I hope it's as gorgeous as in the pictures.

This coming Sunday is one of my 3 showers. This is for my dad's side of the family. My cousin/ god-sister is throwing this for me and I'm so excited. She lives in Nashville, so I will take every oppurtunity to see her.

How far along: 29 weeks! WOOHOO

Total weight gain/loss: I think I am up 2 lbs from my last doctors appt

Maternity clothes: Ready to get out of them and back into my normal clothes

Stretch marks: None

Sleep: I am sleeping much better thanks to Tylenol PM

Best moment last week: Finding out I passed my glucose test

Movement: Tons... He rolls and rolls and pokes and kicks

Food cravings: Cereal... That's all I want to eat anymore

Gender: Boy

Labor signs: I think I was having Braxton Hicks at Costco last week but that's it

Belly button in or out: Out

What I miss: Being able to get out of the bath tub easily. It's so hard now

What I am looking forward to: Our 3d ultrasound and my 1st baby shower

Milestones: Feeling on my belly and feeling his elbow, butt, foot, etc.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

27 Weeks

How far along: 27 weeks!! Finally in my 3rd Trimester
Total weight gain/loss: I am up 26 lbs from my original weight but the doctor said I look great and that I'm all belly & boob!
Maternity clothes: Everyday... My hoodies are now snug around my belly
Stretch marks: None... thank god!
Sleep: Last night I slept great... but I learned how to position myself and the pillows to help me
Best moment last week: Seeing Tylers elbow or foot sticking out my side
Movement: This little boy is so active. Especially at night
Food Cravings: I wanted pancakes for about 2 days but that has since gone
Gender: BOY
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: It's starting to pop out now... no more flat belly button
What I miss: staying up late with my husband... I feel like I am always asleep
What I am looking forward to: Our 4d ultrasound is in 2 weeks
Milestones: I am now in my 3rd trimester... I can't believe in 13 weeks (or less) we will meet Tyler.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Crazy Dreams...

Saturday night, I woke up terrified. I had a dream that I had Tyler on Christmas Eve and he was so tiny. They let us leave the hospital right after I gave birth and didn't show me how to breast feed. I decided to just latch him on and let him to go town. All of a sudden, he started blowing up like a balloon. Scott started screaming at me to burp him, so I flipped him over and started patting him on the back. He let out the tiniest burp and then started deflating... Then I woke up. I have no idea what this dream is to signify but I have heard of women getting very weird dreams.

I have my 27 week doctor appointment tomorrow morning. I am having my sugar test done & lets just say, I am not looking forward to this at all. I don't like being poked with needles. But I'll suck it up for Tyler. I will be in my 3rd trimester tomorrow and I can't believe how fast its going. The beginning seemed to drag but with the holidays fastly approaching, so is my due date. I'll keep you posted on how everything goes tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tyler's Crib

We have picked out Tylers crib. Well, actually I picked it out. Scott wasn't too excited about picking out furniture. We are ordering it from Furnitureland South in North Carolina. It will take about 3 weeks to get this & I can't wait!

26 weeks!

How far along: 26 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: I have no clue... I'll find out next week at my doctor appt
Maternity clothes: Everyday
Stretch marks: None... WOOHOO!
Sleep: Not much, I can't get comfortable anymore. Tyler is now waking me up around 4 am.
Best moment last week: Watching Tyler kick Scott in the head
Movement: He is moving so much. I love it!
Food cravings: Mexican
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out: Flat... I miss my innie!
What I miss: Painting my toe nails. I can't bend over to reach them
What I am looking forward to: This will be our first Halloween in our house. I can't wait for all the trick or treaters
Milestones: Coming up on my 3rd trimester!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Travel System

Yesterday, I went on an adventure to find a travel system that was rated high in safety and was still cute and boyish. Well, I ended up at Babies R Us and picked out a pretty nice one. I had checked online all day and read all the consumer reports about certain systems. This one was rated very high on safety and design. Its lightweight and very easy to fold down. I had looked at ones that were over $300 but after talking to people who have children, I was told to save my money and get this one. I was so excited when I got it that I had to run home and put it together. It took me 15 minutes to put together which was quicker then I thought. I had always heard horror stories about putting baby things together. This was our first big purchase for Tyler and I must say, I am getting pretty anxious. Just 3 more months and I get to hold my little man in my arms.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Nursery Update

This weekend I finally got time to put up the border in Tylers room. I must say that I love it! This room was pale pink when we first bought our house and we finally have all the girly pink out and it looks like a little boys room. Right now, we have a tall dresser and mirror in the room but no crib or changing table.

I called Babies R Us last night to find out that they no longer have that collection. It would take at least 12 weeks if we ordered it from the manufacturer but that would put us right at the holidays. I hate to say this, but I don't trust any shipping companies during the holidays. I would probably be in Labor & Delivery wondering if I have a crib or not...

Lexie & Daisy had a nice relaxing day while I finished the room. Daisy was the watch dog and Lexie laid around. Man, to have a dogs life...

Friday, September 18, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

22 Weeks

Watch what you say -- baby is now able to hear outside noise from down in the womb. Studies show that baby finds gentle music and your own voice most soothing. Nipples are starting to sprout, and that little face is fully formed. And, baby's starting to settle into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day. It shouldn't be hard to figure out when -- just pay attention to those kicks as they start and stop.

Today marks 22 weeks for me. I can't believe 18 weeks left and we get to meet baby Tyler. I am feeling really good these days. I am still pretty sleepy so I am going to check with the doctor next Tuesday to see if my iron is low and what I need to do. I am beginning to get heartburn pretty badly again. I am eating between 2 and 6 tums a day. I am trying not to eat too many b/c I have heard some stories about getting kidney stones from them.

Recently people have actually come up to Scott or I asking when I was due and all kinds of questions. I am finally looking pregnant and not like I have eaten a whole pizza. My only thing is with people wanting to touch my belly. This might be the most irritating thing in the world! Now, if I wasn't pregnant, you would want to rub my belly so why do you think I want you to now???

On another note, I was on vacation all last week. It was very much needed. I spent the whole week sleeping in and helping Scott fix up the house. We never get to spend time with each other with him working nights and me working days, so it was so nice to be able to do things with him. We went to the zoo and had so much fun. There was probably 20 people in the whole zoo. But by the 2nd hour of walking around, I was in pain. My feet and back were killing me. I do cardio 4 days a week, why do I feel this out of shape? The rest of the week, we painted, did so landscaping, and put new tile in the main bathroom. We got the nursery all painted, now I just have to put the border up.

Monday, August 31, 2009


We picked out the bedding for Tyler's room. We are going with a sports theme. I wanted to do something very boyish and not too neutral. We are going to paint the walls two colors and put a sports theme border in the middle. We are doing navy walls on the bottom and tan on the top. This way, when he is in his drawing on everything stage, the navy won't show as much.

We have also picked out the furniture for his room. We are doing a rustic cherry wood crib and dresser/changing table combo.

Our little boy has a name!

We have finally decided on a name to call our little boy...


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

19 weeks

Vernix caseosa, a greasy white substance made of lanugo, oil and dead skin cells (yum) now coats baby's skin, shielding it from the amniotic fluid. (Picture yourself after a nine-month bath, and the need for protection makes sense.) You might actually get to see the vernix at birth, especially if baby is premature.

How far along: 19 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 8 lbs. gain
Maternity clothes: That's all I can wear now. I am all belly though.
Stretch marks: None
Sleep: Like a baby
Best moment : Our ultrasound
Movement: I feel him more & more everyday
Food cravings: Spicy foods...
Gender: BOY!
Labor Signs: none
Belly Button in or out: In but coming out
What I miss: Wearing normal cute VS underwear... I wear all maternity underwear.
What I am looking forward to: Picking out a name
Milestones: Finding out we are having a boy

It's a BOY!

We found out yesterday that we are having a baby boy!! Scott & I couldn't be more thrilled. When we saw his little boy parts, my heart melted. I knew this was going to be mommy's boy. I think I had the motherly instinct all along, this whole time, I said boy. The doctor said that everything looks great. He weighs 10 oz. and his heartrate was 144. He was being such a show off during the ultrasound.... He was waving to us almost the whole time. The doctor would shake my belly and he would start stretching out. It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. Right after we went to the doctor, we went to breakfast with my mom @ Wild Eggs.... That place is SO good! After breakfast, Scott & I went to the mall to buy our first blue things for our baby boy. I must admit, that I went a little crazy. Boys have the cutest clothes. I was already picking out his first Easter outfit... haha! I have a feeling that this little boy is going to be spoiled.

Here are the ultrasound pictures: