Wednesday, February 24, 2010

37 weeks-

So here we are- 37 weeks! I feel like I'm finally coming to the end of this LONG LONG LONG awaited journey! Soon enough my little baby girl will be in my arms instead of my belly! That will be a GREAT day!! lol I tell you what- the last month or so is soooo long! I feel like most of the pregnancy has been fairly easy- and has flown by. But now, being at the end- and just so ready to have my baby its taking forever! 
I went to the doctor yesterday- I was 37 weeks and 3days- we did the B-strep test *NOT BAD AT ALL* and she checked me for the first time... I am a full 1cm- and Lily is still head down. Actually the doctor could feel her head so shes def. dropped! I can see a little bit of a difference- but I def. feel the difference!!! I pee like every 20 min. and most of the time I feel the urge to pee even right after I have gone! =) when she moves around down there- i can feel this HUGE amount of pressure!!! but mostly I feel her feet up in my ribs- she actually has been kicking and pressing her foot in the same spot for so long now that she has broken some of my nerves on the right side just under my rib cage! its the strangest thing- it started off itching, then sometimes would burn very badly- like a sunburn, and then i started feeling like a sharp stabbing pain- it switches off between feeling those ways. I cant see anything there- not red, or rash like- when I touch the skin where it hurts I literally cant feel anything! well, i can on the inside- just not on the skin! about a golf-ball size. Obviously at first I thought I was going CRAZY- so I googled it... just like I do most things! =) and its very common! The doctor also, said it was ok... just very weird!!   Other than that- and still not being able to get comfortable, things have been pretty much the same- I finally "feel" the end coming- which is GOOD!! for a second there I thought I would be pregnant FOREVER!! =) I still have the same amount of stretch marks- they havnt really grown or anything so that is awesome!!! I only gained 1lb since my last appt 3 weeks ago- which puts me at a total weight gain so far of 27 lbs! I am proud of that!! I think thats about it... oh, here is a quick survey I stole from Vanessa!! =)

How far along? 37 weeks

Total weight gain: 27 lbs

Maternity clothes? Definitely!! Since about 28 weeks

Stretch marks? a few on either side of my belly button- and some starting on my love handles~

Sleep? Its up and down- some nights are ok and some SUCK

Best moment this week? Finding out I was 1cm and shes in the birth canal- hearing the doctor say make sure your bags are packed- it could be ANY DAY!! =)

Movement? LOTS- she is a busy baby!

Food cravings? Cereal, Strawberries, CHOCOLATE- and cokes taste SOOOO good!! lol

Gender? Girl

Belly button in or out? its flat but not out

What I miss? Sleeping on my stomach & having more than a few outfits to wear!!!!!!!! TOTALLY

Milestones? Starting to dilate-- and dropping

Well I think that is all for now- I go back to the doctor next Wednesday the 3rd!! So hopefully I will have another update then!!!! And, here is your belly shot for this week!!! Until Next time!! <3

Monday, February 15, 2010

4 more weeks!!

Holy Moly!! I cant believe were in the last month of pregnancy already! Only 4 more weeks until our due date- I have heard that this is going to be the LONGEST month tho! So, thats not very exciting!! lol- BUT im so close to seeing my baby girl and being a mommy its SCARY!! =) Things have been getting worse.. not TOO bad- but I have been very lucky to have had a pretty easy and uncomplicated pregnancy so now things seem a little more uncomfortable. I HONESTLY am ready to have this baby! 
Yesterday was Valentine's day! Nothing too big for randy and I- I cooked a BIG breakfast, bacon, eggs, and chocolate gravy with biscuits <---sooo good if you haven't had it! We watched movies-I took a nap, and then he cooked me spaghetti for dinner! as far as our gifts go- I got 2new pair of shoes, and he got a new video card for his computer! We got about 4 inches of snow 2days b4... that's ALOT for us!! Living in the south it doesn't happen much! So, that was alot of fun- building snowmen, throwing snowballs- and chasing our dog, Dexter around in the yard! Pretty nice valentines weekend!! <3 

Symptoms- still having indigestion! *i hope she has some hair!! lol* And I'm starting to get stretch marks!! That really sucks... but they could have been worse! VERY uncomfortable at night- tossing and turning for a few hours before i can seem to get settled and fall asleep- I do wake up pretty early everyday- no matter what time i go to bed- STRANGE. but i guess that's my body preparing me for less sleep! =) I pee ALL the time... she seems to have her head on my bladder, so even when i go empty it when she moves around down there I feel the need to pee all over again! My thighs, and legs hurt ALOT- esp. when i have been sitting for a long time- or walking too long. I cant really bend over much at all- it just seems to take so much effort and energy. My nesting phase is taking a break- I havn't done much of anything lately- I hear right b4 delivery you get another sudden erg to NEST again so we will see if that kicks in any time soon. I do have plans to "spring clean" and bulk grocery shop in a couple weeks just so we are prepared. but My mom will be staying here for a few days after we come home with her so that will be a big help too- also, my mother-in-law is only 5 min down the road!
Im getting very nervous about the big day! Everyone keeps saying I will be fine- I know i will be fine... but just like every pregnancy is different.. so is every delivery! What if i don't have time for an epidural? or what if it runs out and i end up feeling EVERYTHING? or what if something happens and i need an emergency c-section?? Just so many what ifs... its very scary! I just pray that everything goes smoothly- but even if it doesn't seeing her sweet face after almost 10months will bring me to a place where all that stuff doesn't matter anymore! As long as she is healthy! So, i cant wait for that day even tho it scares me to death! =) 
Im almost done in the nursery- I will try to get some pics up soon of that! its really coming together!! I go back to the doctor next week so hopefully I will have more news on the progress if any!! So, until next time! <3

36 weeks Belly....

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

34 weeks

So, were 6 weeks away from our due date and I'm feeling pretty good- been a busy girl the past couple weeks so that's why the update is late- So, where do i start?? Had my baby shower. Small group- i invited about 45 or so people but had about 10-15 there. The weather was not all that great- some people had problems with that- But it was so great to see the love people have for me and my new family! we got a TON for that small amount of people too. i was very happy!!! we played some very fun games- ate some tasty finger food- that included chocolate covered strawberries, and chicken salad sandwiches. today randy and i went shopping for some of the things we still needed so that was alot of fun. I have been washing cloths, blankets, bibs, and sheets non stop since we got home. =) her room is finally coming together... i just cant wait to have a little baby to put in there!! haha i will post a pic when its all done... as far as my symptoms go... nothing has really changed- except i have had really bad leg issues... well, more like my upper thighs... on the inside- they get really sore and sometimes when i get up to move/walk they feel like i have been working out- or running a marathon! WEIRD huh?? my skin is itchy all the time now- even when i put on lotion... i have actually been very lucky to not have any stretch marks- UNTIL NOW! lol they arn't quite stretch marks but i can see where they are starting... and even tho they told me she was already head down- i actually feel it now. ALOT more pressure on my bladder. sometimes when she moves a certain way i feel like I'm just going to PEE all over the place!! LOL speaking of peeing- I still leak a little when i sneeze or cough! THAT SUCKS!!! and the indigestion is still horrible- but the medicine seems to be doing the job this week! =) Been craving smoothies and fruit... ACTUALLY i had a strawberries, and cream frap. from Starbucks today- no caffeine and soooo delicious!!!  She is still moving around like crazy- but now i can tell shes alot bigger. they movements are more like rolls instead of punches and kicks. I have another doctors apt. tomorrow so that should be fun! Here is my 34 week Belly.... Ü

If you go to my YouTube page you can see the videos I posted... The early days of me and my hubby- and then the Maternity pics! And heres a few pics from the baby sower... UNTIL NEXT TIME! <3