Thursday, May 31, 2012
Today I had to work first thing in the morning, work right before my doctor's appointment, then of course the doctor's appointment.
I'm not looking forward to going to work or driving to Lafayette, but I am looking forward to seeing my Husband :) I miss him so much when he's at work. And hopefully he'll be able to make it to my appointment.
Well, off to work for my last time for today. Thank God!
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I, like everyone, else hate being in a position where I'm not in control, like I'm currently in. And that makes me remember Matthew 6:25-34 which in short it basically says not to worry about tomorrow. It talks about different animals and how God takes care of them and aren't we more important than the animals. So we aren't to worry about food, drink, clothing, etc. In verse 34, after going through all the previously said things, it says,"Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." (KJV)
Both of these scriptures help to remind me that no matter how bad it may look that God is in control and He will take care of my situation. I'm not saying that I don't worry because I do, it's human nature and no matter how hard I try not to something always pops up that makes me worry. My worry isn't saying that God won't/can't provide, but more saying that, in my opinion, it's getting to be a close call. And then I just remember that God has never let me down and in most cases when it seemed like everything was falling apart and that there was no way to fix it, that's when He would come in and fix everything. So here I am standing on His promise, knowing that He'll take care of my and my family, but we just have to be patient. Patient definition: bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint. That's so not easy to do...
Monday, May 28, 2012
I feel like time is going SOOOO slow, but I know I'll be having Seth before I know it, I just wish time would make that statement feel true!
I know a lot of people wonder what is one thing that you can't live without so far during your pregnancy. Well, I'll tell you. ICECREAM! I love it! As I told my husband yesterday at least during pregnancy icecream makes the world a better place. So bring on the icecream! If you'd like to buy me some icecream I'd love it! My favorite icecream is Glover's Icecream the cookies and creme (or whatever they call it), but it can be kind of expensive so I will gladly take some vanilla icecream in one of the big tubs at Walmart.
Ok, so for all you BTDT (Been There Done That) Mothers maybe you can answer a question. I know pregnancy hormones can make you do/feel wacky, but there are certain people that I literally want absolutely nothing to do with now that I'm pregnant. I'm not sure is that normal or is it just me? I know I've been moody aka grumpy and emotional here recently (Although hubby says he hasn't noticed any difference), but I never figured there would be people that I didn't want to see or be around (besides the normal people that make me want to run when I see them. God, forgive me!)
So besides moody/grumpy/emotional I'm doing pretty good.... Ok, besides the previous named things and some "severe" ligament pain. I'm a BIG baby when it comes to pain, I'm sure it isn't as bad as it feels and it's not like it's so bad that I can't walk or move, it's just bad. And I'm sure I'll be dealing with it until I deliver..fun, fun! Not. But baby and I are doing well and that's what matters.
This warm weather has been a bundle of fun. I don't take heat well normally and being pregnant is making it WAY worse, but I expected that so I guess it's not really that big of a deal.
I have a doctor's appointment on the 31st. Can't wait to go there and see what my Doctor has to say about Seth and me. I know he's doing well in there, that's for sure! I feel like I have a Military Boot Camp going on in my belly at times!
Which reminds me I need to remember to write down when he's moving around. I know I'm supposed to keep track, but I keep forgetting. I know he moves around 10am, 4pm, I think 6pm, and when I'm trying to go to sleep.
Oh, and I still hate my husband's stupid NBA 2K12 video game. Sports video games are LAME! You want to play basketball? Grab a basketball and go outside and play it! You want to play football? Grab a football, call up some friends, and go outside and play football! And so on.
I think that's about all that I have to say about it for now. So lets see what Baby Center has to say about week 23.
How your baby's growing:
How your life's changing:You may notice that your ankles and feet start to swell a bit in the coming weeks or months, especially at the end of the day or during the heat of summer. Sluggish circulation in your legs — coupled with changes in your blood chemistry that may cause some water retention — may result in swelling, also known as edema. Your body will get rid of the extra fluid after you have your baby, which is why you'll pee frequently and sweat a lot for a few days after delivery. In the meantime, lie on your left side or put your feet up when you can, stretch out your legs when you sit, and avoid sitting — or standing — in one place for long periods. Also, try to exercise regularly to increase circulation, and wear support stockings (put them on first thing in the morning) and roomy, comfortable shoes. You may be tempted to skimp on liquids to combat swelling, but you need to drink plenty of water because staying hydrated actually helps prevent fluid retention. While a certain amount of edema in your lower extremities is normal during pregnancy, excessive swelling may be a sign of a serious condition calledpreeclampsia. Be sure to call your midwife or doctor if you have severe or sudden swelling of your feet or ankles, more than slight swelling of your hands, swelling in your face, or puffiness around your eyes.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
OK so I won't go into the whole story of where they were found, by who, etc. But I'll tell you it wasn't my husband or myself.
I will however tell you that they're SOOOOOO cute! Their bodies are like kittens bodies (with raccoon markings) and then they've got that raccoon face. There are 3 of them here and they were all huddled together sleeping.
I wish they could be kept as pets, but they'd go wild. I hope they live long, happy lives!
P.S. They're no longer in this barrel. They were set free and food was put out for them so they can come back to eat it if they need to.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Now the question is will swimming while pregnant feel any different then swimming normally? I know I won't be able to really swim like normal, but I can be in the water and move around maybe do a little bit of treading. But what I want to know is will my belly feel weird? Like more floaty LOL. All I know is the water is going to be 90 degrees and it's going to feel great.
I need some exercise, but it's WAY to hot outside so this will be a great way for me to get some comfortable exercise while being pregnant. Swimming is supposed to be safe throughout the whole pregnancy according to everything I've heard and read so maybe I'll be able to go swimming at least once a week to get some of that very needed exercise. I'm so glad that there are somethings I love that being pregnant won't be taking away from me!
Not that I resent being pregnant. I most certainly do not! I just wish I could live 100% normally and be pregnant. Heck I can't even eat hot dogs because I just puke them back up. So no matter how good they sound it's a no!
It's been such a strange thing knowing that I HAVE to take care of myself to take care of my baby. I'm used to being thirsty, but just saying,"Oh, I'll get it later." Because I was the only one I had to worry about. Now it's I feel thirsty, "I don't want to get up, but I have to because it's what my baby needs." I no longer get to think about just me and what I want. Everything I do now involves my baby. No matter how lazy I feel I have to be selfless now to ensure that my baby gets what it needs.
I know this will be something that I'll be doing not only during pregnancy, but after as well. As a baby no matter how much sleep I'm lacking if my baby needs fed, changed, etc. I HAVE to get up and take care of him. And it won't even stop there. Once my child(ren) move out then I won't have to worry so much about it because they'll be adults and I had my time to raise them and then it will be their turn to live their life. Not to say that they won't ever need help and to a reasonable amount I will help. I'm not sure that after having a child you can ever go back to being selfish, some part of you will always be selfless especially when it comes to your child.
I think that being pregnant and carrying your child for 9 months is part of what teaches you to be selfless. It's a bonding experience, a weird bonding experience in my eyes, but a it's also a very powerful bonding experience. To carry that child and to deliver that child from your body, to go through the pain... But somehow God planned that to all be part of bonding. I don't think I would have come up with it, but I guess that's just one of the many reasons that I'm not God.
Well, I've got places to be. Maybe I'll pop by tomorrow and let you know how swimming while being pregnant feels :P Have a great rest of the day!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
I cannot wait to meet him. It is amazing to love someone you've never seen. Which reminds me of a post that my friend shared on Facebook. Here it is. I'm not sure where this picture came from so hopefully no one gets upset that I post it.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Luckily my wonderful, bestest husband in the whole world went and got me Tylenol after work.. AND McDonalds which I told him sounded good to me! That's not all! He went to Dollar Tree and bought some icecream and popsicles for me! :D I'm so lucky to have him as my husband! He's so wonderful to me! Which I know must be a very hard thing to do since I've been so moody from being pregnant.
Well, it's time for me to get off here and enjoy the last little bit of time I have with my hubby before he has to go to bed. We're watching L&O : SVU!
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Every day I get a little more I guess worried wondering when I'll go into labor.
Will I be early or late or a shocking pretty much right on time?
Will everything be ok to have a normal vaginal birth or will I have to have a c-section? Btw in case I do have to have a c-section don't feel sorry for me I really don't care which way he gets here just as long as he's healthy and I'm healthy.
So many questions that won't have answers at least not for another 16 or more weeks. I might not even find out until right during delivery, but that's ok. Just bring on the epidural and all should be fine LOL
I'm getting bigger and bigger and already feel like I'm starting to walk a little more like a penguin with every passing day.
Seth has been even more active than he was last week, which I love. Except for last night when I was trying to sleep and he kept kicking me and I didn't feel good and on top of that I kept having nightmares (not baby related)
I've started being able to see him when I move just right.It's so alien like, but cool.
Ok, now to hear what Baby Center has to say:
At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. His lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and he's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath his gums. His eyes have formed, but his irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment.
If you could see inside your womb, you'd be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers his body and the deep wrinkles on his skin, which he'll sport until he adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside his belly, his pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.
How your life's changing:At this point, you may find your belly becoming a hand magnet. It's perfectly okay to tell folks who touch your tummy that you'd rather they didn't. And if people are telling you that you look smaller or bigger than you should at this point, remember that each woman grows — and shows — at her own rate.
What's important is that you see your practitioner for regular visits so she can make sure your baby's growth is on track. You may start to notice stretch marks on your abdomen as it expands to accommodate your growing baby.
At least half of all pregnant women will developstretch marks by the time they give birth. These small streaks of differently textured skin can range from pink to dark brown (depending on your skin color). Although they most commonly appear on your tummy, stretch marks may also show up on your buttocks, thighs, hips, and breasts. There's no proof that lotion helps prevent stretch marks, but keeping your skin moisturized may help with any itching.
Friday, May 18, 2012
My husband is wonderful and he is wonderful to me. He takes great care of me, helps me when I need it (even if he doesn't feel like it), he buys me random gifts to spoil me, he works hard, etc. He's just wonderful, but I for some reason can't help, but feel like his video games or shows are more important than me at times, esp while I'm pregnant and hormonal. I know they aren't more important than I am to him. I think I just NEED more attention now that I'm pregnant and maybe that's what is causing this feeling.
As for money well it's tight for now, but it will get better. We just need to eat at home more and watch what we spend money on and soon we'll be comfortable again. I just don't know how long it will take until we get back to where we were. Stupid taxes and license plates!
I can't wait until our contract is up with our Satellite that way we can cancel that and save ourselves some money. Don't get me wrong I LOVE having Satellite and watching HGTV, TLC, TNT, FX, and such, but I would much prefer that extra money for when things get tight.
We've been using our AC less and of course no heat (why would we need heat?!) so that should help out a little (at least for that bill)
We're now cutting back on going out to eat. First day and I'm already miserable!
I'm sure we'll find some more ways to help out.
I'm pretty tired too. Maybe if I take a nap I'll start feeling a little happier? Guess I could try it and find out.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
I've been having some weird feelings in my stomach today. So I've been taking it easy and praying that what I'm feeling is normal and not something bad. I'm sure everything will be fine, but I can be a bit of a worrier. Yeah, I know that's not good on me or the baby. I do know that he is doing just fine in there since I've felt him kicking and moving around today. I still love when he moves around! I may not like it so much when it gets more painful, but I think I'll still like it somewhat just because I'll know he's doing alright.
I've had a severe case of Mommy Brain today, which was accompanied by a not so lovely headache. Talk about something making me moody! I've been grumpy since I can't get my brain to work correctly and I've been burning up, the weird feeling, etc. Hopefully that will ease up.
Also today I took an old dress added a belt to it and pinned some of it (it's a little to big in places) and I've gotten a lot of compliments :) I love taking something older and making people love it! The belt I used is pretty old as well.
It's not the greatest pic, but you get the idea.
Today is my mom's birthday! I love my mom! She's such a strong woman and she's been through so much. I trust her opinion and fashion sense. I wouldn't trade my mom in for anyone! I have the best mom! :)
Well, I'm getting off here and getting ready for dinner. Have a great rest of the day!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
So I'll be very real right now. We don't wash all of our blankets a lot, at least not the ones in the guest bedroom because we very rarely ever have guest so they don't get dirty except when slept in, which would be when they get cleaned. Now we clean our bedding regularly, don't worry! So this nice pile up here is a pile of bedding from our room and the guest room that needs washed. What's sad about this is we've already washed some of the bedding before taking this picture. Yeah, there was a lot of bedding.
Ok, so I should explain something. What was our guest bedroom is now the nursery. So we no longer have a guest bedroom so I'm washing all the bedding from that and then putting it all away in a dresser for when it's needed.
And yes, if you're thinking, "But doesn't your house have 3 bedrooms?" You're correct it does. We obviously have our bedroom, the now nursery, and what we use as a reading room which we never actually use. It's been more for storing things, it has 2 recliners, a TV, a VCR player, PlayStation 2, Movies, games, books, extra blankets, etc. It has a lot of stuff in it.
And see we don't have a whole lot of things to help us organize it all at the moment, which is one of the reasons we NEED some 2x4's and other such wood. I know I could make organizers if I had the wood to do it. So for now during my nesting I'm doing as much as I possibly can without having any help from organizers, so in other words it's still going to be messy no matter what I do.
I found a bunch of stuff in my spare closet that I know I need to get rid of be it through a yard sale, Goodwill, or whatever. I keep thinking Garage Sale just because we need the money, but I'm not comfortable doing a Garage Sale. I just think someone will try to steal our stuff we're selling or our earnings and typically during Yard Sale hours my hubby is at work so I'd have to do it myself OR have someone like my MIL help me. It just seems like more of a hassle than it's worth. So I'm sure most of it will go to Goodwill. There may be some more expensive things that we'll put on Amazon or sell to a friend, but for the most part it will just be donated. I feel good about donating it, at least I'm making nice things more affordable for others.
Whelp, off to Nest some more. Hope you're all having a great Wednesday!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Today I'll be going to Walmart and buying paint! I'm so excited.. Of course I'll be more excited when it's on the nursery wall, but we're getting there. I'll be having Walmart match a Martha Stewart paint color.
Also on today's agenda I'll be cleaning more things out of the nursery that don't belong.
And... Always an and. Doing more laundry. Blankets and such. Slowly nut surely things are looking a lot better due to nesting!
Monday, May 14, 2012
21 weeks! It's been a slow, fast, weird, lovely, painful, happy experience. I'm so blessed to have the opportunity to be pregnant, even though it isn't always fun being this way. I may not like being pregnant all the time, but it is a blessing and I'm reminded of that every time I feel him kick and move around.
Last night I had a dream where I gave birth to my baby. It was a little strange like most pregnancy dreams. But after having him (which in my dream was a she, which has to do with something my husband has said) I remember the shock that he was mine and I was going to be able to take him home, which I'm sure is how I'll feel when he finally gets here. I can't wait!
I've learned that the 27th week is the last week of the 2nd Trimester, which means I'm almost to that final trimester and SOOOO close to meeting my Seth! I cannot wait! September cannot get here fast enough!
I know that not everyone will agree with my decisions that I will make as a mom, but I do hope the everyone: family, friends, and everyone else will respect the fact that I am his mom and the decisions about Seth are between my husband and I. If we do something you don't approve of it's really none of your business so keep it to yourself. Thanks! Once again I hope that doesn't sound rude, but I know of some people who think their opinion needs to be heard all the time and about everything and quite frankly I don't want to hear it because almost always I don't agree with what these certain people have to say.
I'm one that will ask for help when and if I need it and I will only go to people who I trust and value their opinion, like my mom. I know of a lot of people who have said they have the best mom ever and I'm glad you feel that way, but I don't know of any mom who has gone through as much as my mom has and still been able to be such a great mom. Sure she's made some mistakes, but even great moms do. And that's what I'm asking for, the opportunity to be a great mom and to make my mistakes and learn on my own and when the time comes that I need help let me be the one to ask for it.
I'm totally in love with this little person whom I've never even met. It's a strange feeling, but I know that's how it's supposed to be. Now on to some more nesting! Oh Jesus, help me! There's so much to do!
What Baby Center has to say about 21 weeks:
Your baby now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long — the length of a carrot. You may soon feel like he's practicing martial arts as his initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges. You may also discover a pattern to his activity as you get to know him better. In other developments, your baby's eyebrows and lids are present now.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
I hope you've all had a fabulous Mother's Day! And remember even the greatest mom's make mistakes so forgive them!
Saturday, May 12, 2012
|The diaper bag I bought :)|
|Not quite sure what this is really called , but yeah we have it|
|Kick N' Play|
|Battery Powered Swing|
Friday, May 11, 2012
That's right a whole half a watermelon. Well, whole minus 2 pieces that I'd ate previously. And yes, I ate almost the whole thing, plus 2 strawberries. After work, even though I'd been eating on this watermelon all day, I was still hungry! So I came home and had 2 or 3 slices (?) of brownie. And then about an hour or so later I went and ate Chinese, which FINALLY filled me up! So glad to not be constantly eating anymore. Lol.
After Chinese we sat inside and all talked, until most of us started getting restless, then we headed outside like normal to leave, but instead of leaving we all hung out and talked.. or in my husband's case he played with the kids. They love him! And I love that!
Thursday, May 10, 2012
|Sorry the picture isn't the greatest since it was taken from across the street and I didn't zoom in.|
During our walk we went into an antique shop and saw these beautiful, but very over procedure flowers. Sure compared to the price tag Hobby Lobby would have on it they were cheap, but I could make it myself for much cheaper.
Later on Hubby and I decided to treat ourselves to Applebees. It's been sounding good to me even though I can't get what I really want, the Boneless Buffalo Wings Classic W/ Blue Cheese! Baby doesn't seem to like how spicy they are... But that was when I was getting sick a lot so maybe it'd be different now. Hmm... Only one way way to find out right? So I tried them and so far everything is going good.
I'm still wanting to build stuff REALLY bad, but haven't had the opportunity to yet. Still need to buy the wood and maybe a few other things, but I think besides the wood we have pretty much everything else I would need for my project. Oh and that's right I won't be telling you what this project is not until it's done! Which may be a very long time so prepare to hear me whine a lot about how I want to build it, but can't.
P.S. I can't wait until my baby gets here! Hurry up September!
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
On the outside: 2 pouches on the front, 1 on each side, and one big one in the back
And on the inside: One big pouch in front and 2 in back.
It comes with a little mat for changing the baby's diaper :) I'm so excited!!
|My First Choice For a Diaper Bag.. the price on this is not correct|
|Cute Newborn Pants|
|Newborn slipper/shoes and mittens|
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
Here's the link: http://www.bedifferentactnormal.com/2012/05/diy-hanging-bed.html
I would love to be able to do this, but I just don't know where we would put it. The only place I can think of would be our front porch, which I think would be cute. It could be used as a swing or a bed (not that I'd be spending the night out there) I think I would make ours look more like a swing though (Wide enough for one person to lay on comfortably) I absolutely hate our furniture that we have on our porch to me it's, well... hillbilly. And that's just not me! We just haven't had the money to buy or build something that we would actually like. But I plan on changing this, oh yes, I do! And this seems like a fairly simple, fairly cheap, yet very cute way of changing my hillbilly solution. Now if I only had some wood for this and for another project I'm wanting to do. Anyone willing to donate some wood? LOL.
That's right 20 weeks, the halfway point! We didn't really celebrate the halfway point, but we're so glad the it's here!
I feel Seth kicking a lot when I'm relaxing, which I actually enjoy because it lets me know that he's ok.
I'm still looking for that perfect bedding. I can't seem to find it anywhere! I can't really describe what I'm looking for, but I know I'll know it when I see it.
I have a few... or maybe a ton of stuff on Amazon that I really wish we could afford to buy right now to get the nursery started, but it can wait, it's not like the walls are painted yet. Lol.
One of my cravings:
What Baby Center has to say about 20 weeks:
Saturday, May 5, 2012
It's Title pretty much explains a lot of what you'll find on the blog. Pregnant with power tools. Christin has a TON of projects (which are fabulous!) I especially love her
Bookcase (http://pregnantpower.blogspot.com/2010/11/built-in-bookcase-nearly-done-kinda.html) ,
Family Command Center (http://pregnantpower.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-family-command-center.html) , and her Book Nook (http://pregnantpower.blogspot.com/2011/01/diy-book-nook-for-kids.html).
That's of course only naming a few. I can't wait to look back through the rest of her blog to see what else I've missed!
DIY projects are amazing! :) ... Now if only I had the money and the supplies :/
Anyways if you love DIY projects you will more than likely LOVE her blog so go check it out!
Thursday, May 3, 2012
|20 week ultrasound|
My intuition said girl, but it said that if I called it a girl that it'd be a boy so it was right and so was my mom. Lol. Most of us were wrong in thinking girl. I think that my desire to have a girl made me not listen to my intuition. I am excited though! We get to buy cute little suits, be active playing sports, camping,... Etc. This will be fun!
Until then I've got to:
Get ready (bathe, get dressed, brush teeth, etc.)
Go to work (fun, fun)
Come Back Home
And then off we go! (Yipee!)
I'll post an update later! Have a great day!