Posted on February 26, 2007
Posted on February 26, 2007
Baby’s Length: 6 in.
Baby’s Weight: 7.5 oz.
Baby’s Size: Magic 8-Ball
I had a fun birthday party Friday night at Margaritas. I was disgusted that the waitress sang Happy Birthday after I explicitly told her not to and she lied to me and told me, “Oh we don’t do that here.” When her and 6 other waiters were done embarrassing me with the horrid song, my brother tried to egg them on and get them to sing it again and I grabbed her and told her if she sang it again that I would make sure she didn’t get a tip. I was so pissed!! The only thing worse than people singing Happy Birthday to you in a restaurant is a surprise party. I HATE surprise parties.
Saturday, which was the actual day of my birthday, I went to the mall and bought myself a really nice pair of maternity jeans and few comfy pairs of pants. Then we came home, are leftover cake from the night before, and watched TV. Very relaxing and very nice.
Some days it’s so hard to keep track of how far along I am. I had such a busy week last week, that when people asked me how far along I was yesterday, I had trouble answering them. I’m like, “Eighteen weeks… 19 weeks… something like that! I guess about 5 months along now. Wow, has it really been that long? haha”
Seriously, people weren’t kidding when they said that the time would just fly by. I guess this is how it’s going to be until I’m around 65. Then maybe time will seem to slow down again…
I find out the sex of the baby in less than 2 weeks!! Yay!! I really can’t wait. We’ve been talking about names for a couple weeks now, so it will be nice to know which ones we’re going with – boy or girl.
I’ve started having a few annoying pregnancy things like leg cramps, back pain, stomach pain, trouble sleeping, headaches, etc but nothing too serious or worth complaining about. From what I’ve heard, I’m pretty lucky and am having a fairly easy pregnancy.
I never thought I would turn into one of those people that didn’t want to hear baby/pregnancy/parenting advice. When I found out I was pregnant I thought that I would have an open mind and try to listen to what other people have to say, just to give them a chance in case they really do have some good advice. But at this point, I have trouble even bringing myself to talk to friends and family about the baby or my pregnancy.
It seems like people automatically assume they have a ticket to be really annoying and intrusive when they find out your pregnant. Even complete strangers! Is this our culture over here in America, or is it like that everywhere?
And if your pregnant or a mom, and you’re reading this, did you have this same problem when you were pregnant?? How did you deal with it?
Posted on February 23, 2007
I don’t know why my belly looks so bumpy from the side today… It’s usually a bit smoother looking than that! Although Jaclyn says I’m the only pregnant woman she’s ever seen with abs. I have weird abs… They are always there, even when I am not doing any sit-ups or exercising.
Went to see my midwife last night. I find out the sex of the baby the second week of March!!! Yay!! I can’t wait!!
Going out to eat with my mom, brother, sis-in-law, their 3 kids, my grandmother, Jaclyn, and Elijah tonight for my birthday. Should be fun! I’ll be 21 tomorrow!!!!!! And I can’t even drink… What kind of a deal is that?
Posted on February 22, 2007
Posted on February 19, 2007
Baby’s Length: 5.5 in.
Baby’s Weight: 5.5 oz.
Baby’s Size: Gerber Daisy
I find it hard to believe that it’s Week 18 all ready. Only God knows if I’m actually Week 18 or even further along than that. I still haven’t scheduled a dating ultra sound… I have an appointment on Thursday to see my midwife though. Just another routine visit. Hopefully then, I will make an appointment for the ultrasound to find out how far along I am and whether it’s a boy or a girl.
I have been really discouraged about blogging lately, so this will be short. I’m still getting my apartment in order, trying to get on some kind of sleeping schedule, and eating myself into oblivion. I will try to get another belly pic posted this week. I can’t promise anything though!
Speaking of pics, I still haven’t gotten the pics from the California trip off of my husband’s computer yet. I will try to get him to do that for me when he gets home from work today. I’m up to my ears in laundry! I’ve done about 3 loads, but still have 8 more to go. I guess that’s what happens when you don’t do laundry for 6 weeks.
I have lots more to do and don’t feel like writing, but wanted to post just in case anyone was expecting an update.
Posted on February 16, 2007
Managed to get this pictures taken real quick… Not a very good picture.
My belly doesn’t look very impressive or that much bigger than last week… But you asked for a belly pic, so here it is!
I promise next week I will post a much better belly pic.
Meanwhile, if you want to see other pregnant bellies, check out these links:
Pregnant bellies are so beautiful! I really love being pregnant…
Posted on February 14, 2007
This is to thank you for always being by side
For comforting and holding me when I am all confused inside.
This is for the phone calls you make every day
Just to tell me ï¿½I love youï¿½ and hear what I have to say.
Thank you for all the time you give me
I appreciate it more than you know.
Thank you for listening as I ramble onï¿½
And looking past the drama and the show.
Thank you for telling me I’m beautiful
Even when I don’t feel that way.
You have no idea how much it means to me
All the nice and loving things you say.
Thank you for giving me this baby
That grows bigger every day.
I’m so glad that you are with me
I hope it stays this way.
This baby means so much to me
Because I know it’s half you.
Now I know a whole new love
One that is deep and so true.
Thank you for staying with me
Almost 4 years we’ve been together
I am so glad that I can share my life with you
And I want to love only you, forever.
Posted on February 12, 2007
Baby’s Length: 5 in.
Baby’s Weight: 3.5 oz.
Baby’s Size: Onion
Good thing I like onions. I didn’t use to though… Before I got pregnant, I would pick onions off of whatever I was eating, regardless of who was watching. I hated them and couldn’t bring myself to eat them. Then I got pregnant… Now I love them.
Same with mushrooms, bananas, and cauliflower. I suddenly like those damn things! It’s bizarre and making me think I’ve lost my mind. I still hate swiss cheese though… so I can’t have lost my mind completely. Just mostly.
Pregnancy is still going fantastic. No complaints! I swear the baby is taking kick boxing lessons. And I know it’s only going to get worse! I can’t believe how much the baby actually moves now. We’re talking at least 10 times a day for 1-10 minutes each time. It’s really cool though. It makes me feel like we’re connected and like everything is okay…
Still haven’t called to make the appointment for the dating ultrasound and to find out the sex of the baby. Life has just been so crazy these last couple weeks!!!
For all of those not keeping track, I moved on Saturday. I am now a real New Hampshire resident.
My best friend Jaclyn and her boyfriend Elijah, my brother in law Dougie, Dan and I packed up the U-Haul on Sat morning and drove to our new apartment. It took 41/2 hours to pack the U-Haul and 3 hours to unpack it. As we were finishing unloading, my mom came to drop off our new couch and glider rocker and then pick up the extra furniture we weren’t going to use.
After that, we went out to eat at a fancy little Chinese restaurant called the Tea Garden. I couldn’t believe that there was no one there on a Saturday night! Made me wonder if there was something I should know, that everyone else in town did… The food was absolutely fabulous though. Unless I hear otherwise, I’m definitely going to go back.
I won’t bore you with the dramatic details of our move. Thankfully, no one got hurt, U-Haul wasn’t a pain in the ass this time, the apartment is wonderful, and we finally have all of our belongings in one spot. Yay!
This morning at 3:00am, Dan left to go to the airport. He has a business trip this week in Texas. So I’ll be here all by my lonesome until Thursday afternoon. Yes, he’s going to miss Valentine’s Day. It’s a lot of work unpacking everything by myself and I wish Danny was here, but he wouldn’t be much help if he was here anyway. I think it might actually be better that I get to unpack everything by myself. I won’t be getting mad at Dan for not helping me the whole time!! lol
I finished unpacking the kitchen and setting everything up in there yesterday. Today, I worked on the bathroom. I’m almost done in there… I think I’m going to try to work on the living room next, but I’m not sure. I should do laundry, but I don’t have any quarters.
So, I just wanted to take a little break, sit down for a few minutes. Thought you might appreciate a quick update! This is the first time I have sat down at a computer for more than 5 minutes, since last Wednesday when I was in California. Speaking of which, I will post more pictures from that trip soon.
Posted on February 05, 2007
Baby’s Length: 4.66 in.
Baby’s Weight: 3 oz.
Baby’s Size: Rubber Ducky
I’m posting from the beautiful La Jolla, California! It’s gorgeous here and warm. Oh how I was longing for the heat!!
We flew in yesterday and it took all damn day… We left for the airport at 9:00am and didn’t get into our hotel room here until 2:00am our time (although it was only 11:00pm in reality). The flight from Boston to Pennsylvania was HORRIBLE. There was so much turbulence, I was sure we were going to crash and die. We didn’t though… I couldn’t believe I was so nervous about flying!! I had flown to Florida and back before, but it was about 10 years ago, so it was a whole new experience.
When we got to Penn, we had to wait 3 hours for our next flight. So we grabbed some lunch that I hated and could barely choke down. When I finished the Phili Chicken Sub, Dan informed me that it had swiss cheese in it. No wonders why I hated it!! Little poop…
The 6 hour flight from Penn to Cali was long, but smooth. We got to watch a movie on Danny’s laptop, read a magazine (Dan actually read Cosmopolitan with me! Shhh…) took a quick nap, and we were there! It was a really looooong day though and we both fell asleep on the beds in here as soon as we got our hotel room.
The baby loved flying though. It kicked and twisted and pocked at me the entire time we were flying. Then when we were in the airport waiting for the next flight, it would be still. Then we got on the next plane and he went at it again!! The little bambino was so active!
This morning when we woke up, we took a nice hot shower, and then went downstairs for free breakfast. When we came back to our room, I dragged Dan outside with me to take a bunch of pictures. I love it here!!! It’s so beautiful…
Here’s the proof:
Dan just took this belly pic of me before he left this morning. (He’s here on business, even though this is a vacation for me!) Aren’t I getting huge?! I can’t believe how big my belly is getting sometimes… It still surprises me when I pass a mirror. Doesn’t look like me! I’m not used to this!!
Posted on February 01, 2007
My friend Tammie over at Soul Gardening posted about her “Birth Plan” today. Coincidentally, it’s extremely similar to my plans. She has a way of saying things in a such a clear, direct way. I love it.
Check out her post:
I’m planning for a midwife attended birth, at a birthing center rather than a hospital. As long as I remain free of complications for the next 11 weeks, we should be all set for a natural, low-tech water birth.
The facility we’ve chosen is more like a cozy Bed and Breakfast than a medical office and Jeff and I will be basically left alone to labor on our own. I’m planning to hire a doula to be there with advice and encouragement, but for the most part, it’ll just be Jeff and I, with visits from the midwife and her assistant to monitor our progress and check on the baby every so often. We’re taking classes this month in hypnobirthing to help with relaxation and pain management.
To me, childbirth is not a disease or a condition to be treated or “dealt” with. It’s my body, doing what it was made to do. It will be the most challenging thing I have ever done I know, but I’m really excited for the prospect. [MORE…]
I love how no one argued with her or tried to talk her out of her decision in the comments.
It seems like when I tell friends and family what I’m doing, I must say it in such a way where they feel like the subject is still up for debate. And other times, it’s like as soon as I open my mouth people automatically assume that I haven’t thought my decision through completely and they need to “talk me out of it” because it’s not something they would do.
When I originally told my mom in law that I wanted a midwife, she spent 6 days in a row trying to talk me out of it. I nodded my head politely and didn’t bother disagreeing with what she was saying. (I tend to do that with most people… Still left over from dealing with my mom I think.) She has a way of making me feel like I don’t know anything and I should listen to her. And lots of times she is right, because she is older and wiser than me and I have a lot to learn from such a amazing person. I took her advice into consideration and contemplated taking the more standard route of giving birth in a hospital. But then I remembered that this is MY baby and MY birth. Dan and I should be able to do what we are comfortable with, not what other people think we should do.
Since we made that decision, I haven’t had the guts to actually sit down and talk with her and explain to her what we are doing. It’s not because I think she’ll yell or anything, it’s just that I don’t like talking to people about things I know they won’t agree with. Does that make me weak?
It seems like every time I tell certain people what I’m doing, they always tell me I’m wrong and I should do it a different way. Am I not assertive enough? Do I have a sign on my forehead that says “Argue with me! I love it!”??
How come I always seem to welcome that kind of attention? I’m looking for honest answers here because this is something that has really been bothering me…
(Sorry comments were turned off. I don’t know how that happened!)
Posted on February 01, 2007
We got the apartment!! *does little happy dance*
Dan and I are going to sign the lease this Saturday and we move on February 10th!! I am so happy and relieved that we finally found a place and we’ll be able to settle down and relax in our own place for the first time since August.
As much as I love my in laws, I can’t wait to get out of here. Everyone gets on my nerves after a while, no matter how much I love them. The only person in the whole world I can spend more than a week with and not want to kill, is Dan. And that’s why I married him! haha
I’m going with Danny boy to California for 5 days next week! It’s a business trip for him and I decided to tag along. I’ve never been to California before, so I thought it would be nice to go on a little vacation (first one since the honeymoon), soak up a little bit of sun, and maybe I’ll even get to go swimming.
The day after we get back from Cali, we move to the new apartment. I know, talk about a lot of stress, right? It shouldn’t be too bad. My bro-in-law and my best friend Jaclyn and her boyfriend are going to help us move, so that is going to be a huge help. We’re hoping to get it all done in one day, providing that it doesn’t snow that day. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
So, just 2 more days here, then 5 days in Cali, one more night here at the in laws, and then into the new apartment. Oh God, you have no idea how much I am looking forward to being in my own place.
My very own little place, with my dishes and my food. A place where I can relax and watch what I want to watch on TV. Finally, a place where I can get uninterrupted sleep and not constantly feel like I have overstayed my welcome. I could go on and on, but I don’t want to give the impression that I can’t stand my in-laws… Cause I don’t! I’ve just been here way too long.
Sorry I didn’t post a belly pic yesterday… My belly hasn’t changed much since the last time I posted a picture of it. It looks about the same size, except that you can actually see the bottom of my belly button, which was previously thought to be a bottomless pit in my stomach. I will take a pic next week and hopefully my belly will look bigger by then!
Ooooh, baby just kicked! The little bambino likes it when mommy blogs I guess…
Saw this on BabyGaga.com and just had to share: