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.