Thursday, October 28, 2010

24 Hour Toilet Confinement

That's what I'm on after coming from my o.b. visit today. My blood pressure was high at 136/70 and I've gain 7 lbs in two weeks. That's the most I've gain this entire pregnancy, at most I've only gained 1 lbs a week. I don't know if it's just because I'm in my third tri and the baby is getting bigger or if this is a sign for Pre E. To be on the safe side my doctor drew some blood and is making me collect urine for 24 hours. It's going good so far and I'll do anything to make sure the baby is safe. I had a friend who delivered on my anniversary August 8th due to Pre E, her baby was 7 wks early. I pray that we don't have to take that route. I want him to bake as long as possible! My doc has told me to take it easy and that couldn't have come at a worse time. My schedule for next week is booked! Tuesday is mid term elections, I have a docs appt on Thursday, Friday I have another appointment, Saturday is my baby shower and Sunday is our first hospital tour.

I will make sure to stay hydrated and take many breaks. I've also spoken with my hubs about stepping up more around the house and with grocery shopping. Until I get the results I'm staying positive and trying not to stress about things. Other than that the baby's heart rate was good (150's) and he's doing fine. I will definitely keep you all updated!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Productive Morning!

I got a lot accomplished this morning to prepare for Gumdrop's arrival. First hubs set up the travel set which I was too excited about. We finally got it from my MIL after she ordered it for us. Apparently she isn't too Internet savvy (which she never told us) so when she ordered the stroller online (only available online) she didn't track the item, it ended up being delivered to the wrong address, the house it was delivered to returned it to a Target store (so kind of them) and it was shipped back to the warehouse! I knew something was wrong when nearly two weeks had past and the stroller still hadn't arrived. Well she had to place a call to Target for them to send it back out and FINALLY three weeks later it arrived and we got to set it up! It wasn't hard at all and overall I'm pleased with the quality as it will only be used for malls, light walking etc.

Then I finally called to set up the hospital tours (we are touring two different ones). My husband works for one of the hospital's we'll be touring and it's closer to the house but the second one is more convenient family wise so it'll just depend. I'm kind of leaning towards the one closer to the house as I don't want to have to travel any further than I have to. My hubs on the other hand doesn't want his co-workers snooping around and "looking at my baby" (his words lol) and I swear he's just being a little too over protective and paranoid!
Anyways the decision will be made after we look at both of the L &D units.

I also scheduled a one day breastfeeding and baby care basics class. It's 6 hrs long with a hour break. Man I'm going to be tired! I haven't been in a classroom that long in ages! It will be very beneficial though and I plan on bringing a notebook. We also got a discount on the classes since hubs works for the hospital, so we ended up paying $30 for both classes instead of the $40 it costs regularly, which isn't much but it'll pay for lunch that day! So that's my day so far. I will say to future mama's to not to wait until the last minute to schedule these tours/classes. Most of them were booked up and I had to get what was left. I couldn't take any of the 4 week classes because they would be hitting close to my due date! So while you think you have "plenty of time" you really may not! Call your hospital to be on the safe side!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Survey!

It's the weekend! Nothing really new going on in this neck of the woods. I think next week I'll show the paper goods for the baby shower and try to mix it up a bit more. I want to again say thanks to those who take time to comment on my posts as sometimes I think I'm writing to myself then I check my blog hits and it steady goes up so there's someone out there (waves hi) ! Don't be afraid to comment!

How far along?: The Big 3-0!

How big is baby?: 3.1 lbs, 17 in. Big as a Butternut Squash

Stretch marks?: Same ol ones. My tummy itches more and I try not to scratch it because I hear it can make them worse.

Maternity clothes?: Yes and No. I went and got a really cute top from Motherhood on sale a few days ago

Sleep?: Getting back to the naps! I swear I thought I was in a routine but NEGATIVE! Guess I have to be grateful for any sleep huh?

Best moment this week?: MIL finally brought over the travel system! I'm trying to convince hubs to put it together!

Food cravings?: Food in general

Gender?: Mommy's little man!

Movement?: All the time! He's getting more active but running out of room at the same time. His punches are more powerful but they don't hurt and he's rolls are soo cute I can just tell he's feeling more cramped!

Belly button?: In

What I miss?: Deli Meat...yummo and not being tired after going to one store.

Labor signs?: No...and stay away for a while!

What I'm looking forward to?: The shower!

Milestone?: Making it to week 30, 10 more weeks to go!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Shower RSVP's

It's bringing back nightmares of the wedding! I thought I'd have a clean break from rsvp's since I'm not handling them but with my mother and I being so close she literally calls me every time someone rsvp. She's very excited about the shower (which I'm so grateful for) but she's never been to a baby shower besides her own and that was 24 years ago! Therefore she's a little out of the loop with things. Well the deadline to rsvp is Oct 27th but she's calling me asking why not a lot of people have confirmed. I told her some people like to wait until the last minute, some may not call at all etc. I said it was nothing we could really do until after the 27th to get a final headcount. She keeps asking me how to record the number coming, to decipher messages that aren't clear (which really are) and I honestly think she's thinking to much into things and making it more complicated. I just can't wait until all the guests are accounted for and this part of the shower is over. I just want to get to the cake and gifts!!!

How did your baby shower go? Where you involved with the planning (intentionally or not)?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


For the baby shower that is! As we are getting close to the shower which is scheduled for Nov 6th, the more I stress about what I'll be wearing. My first thought was to find a cute dress. Well I've been scouring the net and some stores but have yet to find that one. So next I thought about cute jean slacks and a top. Well I've found and ordered the jeans but haven't quite found a top. As for shoes that's a WHOLE other subject! My feet are swollen! I'm trying to wait until the last minute to buy shoes in case my feet get bigger. I'm thinking of doing the flats route so that I'll be comfortable. I haven't worn heels since I was 4 months, I've been living mostly in flip flops and since it's getting cool my UGGs which are soo comfy! Here's what I'm thinking of so far:

Now I need shoes! I'm headed to the mall in the next few days to pick out accessories and makeup. I'm excited about those as I haven't been jewelry and makeup shopping in a while! I've been kinda in a rut (style wise) and I think getting dolled up will make me feel much better!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Survey!

Yay! It's the weekend! I'm really looking forward to this weekend as we have a lot going on. My mother is mailing out the shower invites today which means I'll begin registry stalking lol! Tomorrow is Sweetest Day, which I believe is only a Midwest holiday. It's the same as Valentine's Day just in October. When hubby and I first got together we would go all out for these holidays as many new couples do. Well  tomorrow we are going to cook dinner together and snuggle up to a movie! Sounds so like married people but I'd rather do that instead of waiting over an hour for reservations or packed movie theaters especially with me being 7 months pregnant I move much slower and I think I even waddle!

How far along?: 29 weeks! I keep thinking man I'm getting close!!!!!!!!

How big is baby?: Big as a small Cabbage! 2.9 lbs, 17 in (now they begin measuring crown to toes)

Stretch marks?: Same ol ones. My tummy itches more and I try not to scratch it because I hear it can make them worse.

Maternity clothes?: Yes and No. I did just order me a pair of jean slacks yesterday that I plan to wear to the baby shower

Sleep?: Much better I'm now getting 8-9 hours straight. I hardly take naps any more!
Best moment this week?: Passing my 3hr test! Praise God!

Food cravings?: Nothing really.

Gender?: Mommy's little man!

Movement?: Yes he does. I think it's so cute he'll give me one strong kick/punch and stop as in "there mommy I moved now leave me alone" haha!

Belly button?: In

What I miss?: Everything but it's soo worth it!

Labor signs?: No...and stay away for a while!

What I'm looking forward to?: Assembling the dresser on Monday...well watching hubby do it ha!

Milestone?: Getting to the third tri!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


That's right! Sorry I've been MIA but I come back with great news. Wednesday I had my regular 2 week O.B. appointment and was given the results that I passed the 3hr test. It was like a relief off my shoulders. More importantly that the baby and I won't have to go through insulin shots or all the other things that GD requires. I will say that it's made me even more aware of what I eat. I had been doing a good job with changing my eating habits since getting pregnant (except those few cravings) but after that scare I'm trying to do even better. I did end up losing a pound which was probably from stressing so much but all is well. Now I can go back and focus on the baby and making it to December! On another note today hubby and I are going out to pick up the baby's dresser! I'm just happy to get out the house and I love any quality time we can get.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Patiently Waiting!

Just a quick post! I'm at the O.B. on hour two of my three hour test. So far it's been going well. Hubby has tagged along which is wonderful since he's coming off a 12 hr shift so he's been up for 16 hours straight! I'm really appreciative of this man! Hunger is starting to kick in, I haven't eaten since 8:30pm last night. I'm beyond thirsty too! I have some fruit and water that I will inhale as soon as we leave. Results should be back within two days so until then we just wait, pray and hope for the best!

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Survey!

Today marks the beginning of the third and final trimester!!! I'm so happy that I'm nearly done and will meet my little guy within 84 days! I've started my 3 day diet today and it's been going so-so. I'm a little hungry and although it says I can eat in addition to what's listed I'm quite paranoid. I wish I could click my heels like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and Monday appears. I plan on getting out the house tomorrow with my Mommy to help her pick up items for the baby shower. So hopefully that makes the weekend go faster. I'll be back Monday with updates of how the test went!

How far along?: 28 weeks, THIRD TRIMESTER!!!!!

How big is baby?: Big as a head of Cauliflower! 2.5 lbs, 16 in (now they begin measuring crown to toes)

Stretch marks?: I should just delete this question because every time I update it nothing changes (see how happy I am?) Just Kidding.

Maternity clothes?: Yes and No, I'm still able to fit some pre preg shirts which is great. I'm trying to limit how much maternity clothes I buy.

Sleep?: It's getting a lot better. I've been falling asleep for the past few days around midnight. Before I wouldn't go to bed until 6:30 am... don't ask!

Best moment this week?: This should be worst moment this week! Finding out I failed the 1hr test :(

Food cravings?:  Chipotle..which I had yesterday before I started this diet.

Gender?: Mommy's little man!

Movement?: All the time. He's doing lots of rolls and kicks and he's getting stronger too, my stomach jumps from some of them.

Belly button?: In

What I miss?: Everything but it's soo worth it!

Labor signs?: No...and stay away for a while!

What I'm looking forward to?: Passing my 3hr test and knowing that me and the baby are healthy.

Milestone?: Getting to the third tri!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Totally Bombed

That's right I failed my 1hr glucose test from last week. That's the reason I've been on a short hiatus, as I've been trying to cope with this. I'm scheduled to go in for my 3hr on Monday and the results will take a week to come back. I felt like such a failure and cried so much yesterday that when I woke up this morning my eyes were sealed shut and puffy. After reaching out to some mommies that I chat with I'm trying to remain positive.

I've heard that nearly 85% of those who fail the 1hr test pass the 3hr. I hope the odds are in my favor. Regardless I want Gumdrop to be healthy, so if that means making some lifestyle changes for 12 wks then so be it. I will say that my husband has been really supportive over that last 24hrs. He said that whatever I had to change so would he and we would get through this together as we do everything else. It's great to have a support system. He's even trying to get someone to cover the beginning of his 12hr shift so he can go with me for the 3hr. I told him he didn't have to but he said that I shouldn't have to go through this alone...such a sweet man :).

So for the next three days starting tomorrow I'll be on this special diet before the test and I can't eat or drink anything after midnight before the test. I had some Chipotle for lunch as that may be my last time having it for quite some while lol. I just keep telling myself that it could be much worse so on that note I'm thankful.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Returns 101

I completely understand that we all need to do this at times. The reasoning can vary from improper fit, no use for it, financial reasons etc. However somethings just shouldn't be returned! Remember last week when I was in awe after finding the Pack and Play that matched the baby's stroller? How I thought I was getting a great deal because it was on clearance? Well the hubby and I went to set it up on Sunday to only see that it had been used! I mean hairs on the newborn napper, some pieces just stuffed back in the box but the WORST offense was when I was examining the napper their was this white substance on it.....THROW UP!!!

Now although my baby isn't here yet I've seen my share of throw up, I have god babies who were just born last year, along with my nephew two years back. It was definitely throw up! I was heated! Yeah I know anything is possible when an item is clearance, that it could have been possibly been returned. However I didn't think this item was returned because the box was still sealed and that collection was being phased out in Target stores and is only available online. Therefore I thought it was just one of those ones that hadn't been purchased and marked down to get it out of the store.

To top it off I took it to guest services to have the clearance price checked and to purchase it. The lady nice as she was gave me this whole spiel about how it was just on clearance because it had been in the store for a while, how they are very careful with returning and repackaging baby items because the quality could be compromised and that it DEFINITELY wasn't returned. Well obviously someone dropped the ball big time because for me that wasn't the case at all! So I had hubby pack that load of crap back up and  first thing Monday we went to return it. I told the lady how it had been used, about the other lady telling me they don't repackage etc but she seemed to care less. I explained that this item needed to be damaged out immediately to avoid someone else having the same issue. I should have asked for the manager to complain even more but I was just soo over it. I could feel my bp rising.

So here's my rant and advice! People stop being so damn (this is me upset lol) trifling with returning used things. Now if there was something wrong with that PnP the customer should have informed them of it so it could have been damaged out or if Target was informed that it was throw up on it (which I honestly doubt) and they still put it back on the floor then they should be slapped! That concludes my lesson in Returns 101.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday Survey!

Happy Friday!!! I'm looking forward to this weekend as it's going to be a busy one. Saturday the hubby and I are going to Target to register!!! I love scanning away and can get scan happy at times :) Sunday we'll be going to church which I haven't been to since August, bad I know but we have wooden pews that really hurt my booty and sends pains up to my stomach. I couldn't bare sitting for 2 plus hours like that. Well I've purchased a seat cushion that I'm hoping will relieve the problem. After church we plan on going to dinner and coming home to rearrange the baby's room! Finally I feel like I'm making progress. We are also going to set up the pack in play! I must note that when I say "we" I'm referring to hubby doing all the work and I dictating where to put things, complaining and hovering over him to make sure he's doing it right...hey at least I'm honest!

How far along?: 27 weeks

How big is baby?: Big as a Cucumber! 2.2 lbs, 15 in (now they begin measuring crown to toes)

Stretch marks?: I should just delete this question because every time I update it nothing changes (see how happy I am?) Just Kidding.

Maternity clothes?: Yes but I'm still wearing my pre-preg sweat pants and long sleeve shirts. It's getting really cool in MI now.

Sleep?: I have gotten into a routine. I can never sleep more than 3-4 hrs at a time. I take two naps a day and I'm awake when the roosters are crowing! I sound like a newborn!

Best moment this week?: Hanging with my mom after the O.B. appointment, she's the only one who can stress me out ,make me happy and laugh all at the same time.

Food cravings?: Sweets!!! Where did this monster come from. My entire first trimester and nearly all of the second I didn't crave them. Now I must have a sweet a week. I blame my husband for wanting that apple pie a few weeks ago!

Gender?: Mommy's little man!

Movement?: All the time. He's doing lots of rolls and kicks and he's getting stronger too, my stomach jumps from some of them.

Belly button?: In

What I miss?: Everything but it's soo worth it!

Labor signs?: No...and stay away for a while!

What I'm looking forward to?: Getting to week 30. I don't know why that particular week but I guess it makes me think I'll have 10 wks left!

Milestone?: Just making it one more week closer to my EDD!