Friday, November 30, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
My mom's coming down tomorrow to hang out with Carter and help us clean the condo a little. So Chris and I will go down to storage and bring up all the Christmas decorations. I can't wait!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Carter's meal: Our deliciousness. Yes, we're ghetto with our canned cranberry sauce and Stove Top stuffing. But we love it and we have a newborn, so get over it.
After our meals, we did what everyone does on Thanksgiving. All three of us took a nap! Carter invited some friends.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
And, don't worry, we're keeping a close eye on me to make sure it doesn't turn into something worse.
I can always count on Chris to make me laugh, though. Yesterday he was putting my breast pump together and tested the manual one on himself. I haven't laughed that hard in forever. Then, just now he called my nursing tank my "boobie g-string" because of how it holds my boobs. That man cracks me up.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Two babies lost this way in less than a year. My heart just hurts.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Got the doc's office and had my ultrasound and the baby measured right around the same as last week. His head is 9.5 cm. Yikes. But he still seems to be about 7 1/2 lbs.
Midwife checked my cervix and I'm now a big 2 cm and 70% effaced. She tried stretching my cervix a little but I had her stop because it hurt too bad. Had me all sorts of sweaty. She did say that she saw some bloody show, so it wasn't my imagination.
She confirmed that we are set for Tuesday for the induction. That's 6 days from now!! And that's if I don't go into labor on my own by then, and the way these contractions are, I can't imagine I'll last until Tuesday.
I went to the mall after my appointment to walk around a little and it took me an hour to walk both levels. If you've ever been to Fair Oaks Mall, you'd know it's not a big mall at all. Shouldn't take me that long. But I had to keep stopping for contractions and was walking like an old lady because my groin muscles are so sore. Pathetic.
Sorry to worry you, Erika!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Anyway, the good news is that these damn contractions are actually DOING something. I'm a big 1 cm dilated and 60% effaced. I know that doesn't mean I'm going into labor anytime soon, but it was a relief to know that they're not completely useless and that my body's doing what it's supposed to do.
We talked some more about inducing and I'm going back next week for another sono to check his size again. In the meantime, she'll schedule it for the 20th because the hospital requires 2 weeks notice, or something like that. We can always reschedule if that date doesn't work. I'll let you all know as soon as we have an actual induction date, if it comes to that.
I can't believe the end is almost here and we'll have our son home soon. I'm so excited!
Right now, based on his head, belly and femur measurements, he weighs about 7lbs 6oz. So, if I go to term, he'll be about 9lbs. Not surprising because Chris and I were big babies. I had plenty of amniotic fluid, placenta was in good shape, blood flow to/from the cord were perfect. All is well.
Here's a pic. I think he looks just like his daddy. Nose, lips, everything. That's just fine with me. I think his daddy's a hottie. I can't wait to meet this dude.
Monday, November 05, 2007
I've heard horror stories, and I've heard wonderful stories, and I don't know yet which one I'll be...but I do know that as long as I get a healthy baby out of this, it'll be a happy ending. And that's good enough for me.
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Bloomin' Belly Soaps was kind enough to send me some samples to review a few weeks ago. I just finished a three day stint with the Niaouli and Lime with Walnut Husk Exfoliant. The sample I got is a puzzle shape, not the belly shape they seem to be known for:
What I liked:
- The scent was really mild. For a pregnant lady with a sensitive nose, this was important.
- The natural ingredients. Acccording to their website, this soap only contains shea butter, essential oils, and walnut husk. I dig that.
- The shape of the soap took some getting used to, but once I got the hang of it, I liked the puzzle shape. It made it easier to hold on to when it got wet and slippery.
- I have a severe acne outbreak on my back and, it's hard to say for sure since it's only been a few days, it seems to be clearing that up.
What I didn't like:
- I only used this soap for three days so I may be mistaken, but it seems that the exfoliant is only on the outside of the soap. So, once you use it for a few days, there's no walnut husk left.
- When I rinsed my skin, instead of my hand sliding nicely down my arm, it slid down in fits and starts, like all the moisture was gone from my skin. I will say, however, that when my skin dried, it didn't feel dry or itchy at all so it could just be the nature of the soap.
So far, I like this soap and am excited about trying the next one. They sent me a whole bunch of goodies to try out for you!
Friday, November 02, 2007
I'm so proud.
Thursday, November 01, 2007
So I also found out on Sunday a.m. that my car wouldn't start. I was on my way to play tennis and it wouldn't start, no lights, no grinding noise or anything. I borrowed Amy's car to go (not thinking...what if she went into labor with a car) to the tennis club. When I got back it was time to prep the motorcycle to show to the potential buyer, and no time to fix my car. So after the deal was struck to sell my motorcycle, I decided it was time to jump start my car. No dice!!! I ended up having to call a tow truck to come out and get my car to the mechanic. The first tow service I called gave me a bunch a crap due to calling just before the Redskin's game...so I wasn't going to give them my business. FAST FORWARD TO MONDAY MORNING........
Good Morning...I got a call from the mechanics and they told me that my $2400 car was going to cost almost $2000 to fix. So now I am donating my car to a company that will teach people to fix cars, and then sell them the car cheap so that they can get to and from work!!! My mom and I have done this before with different cars, and they are a good company to donate to.
So I have gotten rid of all my modes of transportation within two days of each other. Going green ain't easy, but I can be stylish by riding around in my new Surrey-4 wheel bike. Look for me around town, and if you ask, you might be able to get a ride!!!
This is the post from last year: