Friday, June 25, 2010

The scary closet

So I got locked in my walk-in closet last night. I got home from work and the maids were cleaning the house. They don't speak very good English and Tony says they are afraid of the dog when she starts barking. Tony was outside mowing the lawn. So I go into my closet to change, and I shut the pocket door so no one can see me. When I get ready to go out, I pull the door open and it is stuck. Not a little stuck, but it would only open enough for me to get my fingers out. So I tried to pry open the door and it's going nowhere. I turn around and realize how small this stupid closet really is, so panick is starting to set in. I yell for someone to help me but the maids have the vacuum going, so they can't hear me and Tony is still outside. I keep yelling HELP, HELP, I'm in the bedroom, but no one responds. Sadie, being the good dog that she is runs to the closet and starts barking at me because I'm yelling and then I hear her run down the hall barking, looking for someone to come help. She keeps barking at the maids and comes back to the closet but I guess they were afraid of her, so they didn't follow her. I hear them turn the vaccuum off, like maybe they heard me, so I scream really loud, the dog is barking but they just turn the vaccuum back on. So I really start to panick now because I really have to go to the bathroom and if no one helps me get out, I'm gonna pee my pants and be stuck in here for at least an hour. So I start jerking at this door, looking like a crazy pregnant woman, all while screaming for HELP. At that point, I thought about busting through the door, I didn't care if I broke it, I just wanted OUT. I could see myself in the mirror so that helped a little, but that closet was getting smaller and smaller by the second. I stuck my head out of the little bit of space I had to breathe cold air, got my composure a little bit and I took another try at the door. At this point, the door was crooked and half way off the tracks, but I jerked it as hard as I could and finally broke out of there. Luckily I didn't have to break the door. I cut my hand and finger in this whole process. I went to the bathroom and cried a little bit just from having so much adreneline in me. It really was a tramatic experience.

I went outside and found Tony, and told him I just needed a hug. So he hugged me and I started crying again. He asked why I was crying and I told him my story. He said he would have broken the door down if he was stuck like that. All in all I was in the closet for only about 10 minutes but it seemed like an eternity, especially knowing that if I couldn't get out on my own, I would have been in there for at least an hour waiting for Tony.

Sadie is my hero. She reacted just like Lassie would have. She tried really hard to save me and that's why I love her. :-)

Lesson learned:

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Again with the hormones!

I caught about an hour of this movie called "Away We Go" last night. It's about this expectant couple traveling to different places where family and friends live, to pick a place to raise their kid. Now, any of my friends or family can tell you that I am not a crier when it comes to movies. I will not cry in front of my mom or sister by any means when we are watching movies. I make fun of them for doing it. Although, I couldn't hold back the tears in front of Kylee during Marley and Me, but that was about a dog, come on.

Anyway, This movie just hit me like a ton of bricks. The girl is 6 months pregnant and just everything she is feeling, I have felt in the last few months. She has her pity party moments and the guy being a really good expectant dad, says all the right things, even though they don't help her feel any better, she cries and he continues to say sweet things anyway. I'm watching it and crying and of course Tony comes out and sees me. As I try explaining to him why I was crying, I started bawling some more and I tell him I'm not even sad, it's just the stupid hormones. He tells me I'm so cute and gives me a box of kleenex and leaves the room. I told him he could use a few pointers from the guy in the movie. A hug would have been nice. Just saying. He's doing better at this stuff, but just coming up short sometimes.

Anyway, I'm over these dumb hormones.

Monday, June 21, 2010

3D ultrasound

So we went for our 3D ultrasound on Saturday. Me, Tony, Kristi, Kylee, mom, Carol, Mike and Karrie all went. We had to drive all the way out to almost Kissimmee but it was free and it was worth it.

The lady doing the ultrasound used to be an OB and surgeon so she was able to give us a lot of information we didn't get at our other ultrasounds. She could tell by the length of the arm that the due date is around 8-30, but the length of the leg done gives a due date of around 9-6. Personally, I think he will be born between 9/3 -9/5. We will see in a few weeks. She said he is a chubby baby but still within normal size for his age, around 3-3.5 lbs. She said all of his organs and everything look good and my fluid and placenta look good and my cervix is closed.

He would only give us a profile view so we still can't really tell who he looks like, but we think he might have gotten my nose and Tony's chin. The best of both of us so far, the smaller chin and smaller nose. Lord help his eyebrows though. :-) He does have hair on his head. You could see his little outline and everything. I think it will be really dark when he comes out.

I think it was really neat for everoney to see, none of us had ever seen anything like that before. Got some good pictures too.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Hormonal a funny way.

Last night I was watching Bethenny Getting Married. I don' tknow what it is about her but she is funny to me. She's very direct and matter of fact and just says really good one liners. Anyway, the scene wasn't that funny but something in it just tickled me and I started laughing, really hard. So hard that Tony came out to see what was so funny. I rewined the DVR and showed him. He thought it was funny but I just busted out again laughing hysterically. Crying laughing where tears were just spitting out of my face. So he starting laughing at me really hard, to where he was tearing up, which made me laugh even harder. As I was laughing, I could feel the crying laugh turn into a laughing cry but I fought it. I knew that if I let myself go with it, I would literally start bawling right there. My face was drenched in tears but I was still laughing. This went on for a good 10 minutes. Tony finally got up because he was done laughing and was beginning to think I was a freak. Finally, I settled down and only had a few more outbursts before the hormones let me level out.

It was really good to let it out though. I had just read in the baby book not to be surprised if one minute you are laughing and the next you are crying. I think that is part of why I couldn't stop.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Hospital Tour

We took the hospital tour last night. Pretty standard stuff but it was good to get a look at the rooms and have some questions answered.

What we learned:
  • Only 3 people can be in the rooms at one time to visit
  • We have a 2 hour recovery period before we will be moved to our official room
  • We have to be there for 48 hrs from the time of birth before being discharged
  • If I have a C-section, only Tony can be in there with me
  • I need to eat before I get there, because most likely all they will give me is liquids until I deliver (very important to stop for food beforehand)
  • I can shower after the birth if I'm able to walk
  • Visiting hours are from 9am-9pm
  • Baby stays with us the whole time unless there are complications

We learned some other stuff but those are the most important for now. Tony even asked a couple of questions. They were about the wifi connections in the rooms and how he can name the baby without my permission, but at least he asked something I guess. We were the funny couple of the group.

It was good to know what our options are and I will be putting together a plan soon for how I would like things to go. I know everything will happen how it happens but Tony and I have some requests from our families about who we want where in the hours leading up to the birth.

On another note, I freaked out last night because I thought I saw my first stretch marks on both sides of my belly right before bed. There were 4 scratch like things going on. I slathered on some extra lotion and decided not to cry about it unless they were there this morning. Well, I woke up, and they were all gone. I think Tony just scratched me or something. He likes to gently scratch the belly. So luckily, I'm still stretch mark free for now. Crossing fingers that it stays that way.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Crib pics

Helping put it together.

Figuring it out.

Close up of bedding.

Finished product. :-)
Now, on to the dresser.

27 & 28 weeks pics

27 weeks

28 weeks

My boobs are keeping up with my belly. They can stop now, that's big enough. :-)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

28 weeks appt.

I had my gestational diabetes test today. The drink wasn't as bad as everyone was saying. It just tasted like flat orange soda. I won't know if I passed until Friday. The baby slept through the whole thing. Must have been too much for him. Doctor says he weighs about 2.5 lbs now, which is right on track.

I gained 4 lbs so I'm up to a total of 14 lbs. Still on the low to normal side. Fine by me, the less I put on, the less I have to take off. I felt like I gained a lot this month but I guess it was mostly baby.

We finished putting the crib together last night and put the bedding on it. It looks cute. I like it. Tony made sure I took pics of it all together. I think he secretly is getting into things slowly but surely although he still will not admit it.

So after our big flood last weekend, we are finally back in the house. I am still hoping we can get our flooring in before my shower. We will be cutting it close no matter what.

Friday, June 4, 2010

UF-of L

A while ago I was talking to my mom about how I don't understand these girls who say they fell in love with their baby the minute they got a + on a stick. I never knew how I would feel once I became pregnant but I knew it wouldn't be like that. I'm not built like that. This post may contradict that, but I'm just not all sappy and emotional like that. I knew I would be happy but I didn't know when the love would kick in. I figured it took me about 6 months to fall in love with Tony, how was I gonna fall in love with this kid without even meeting him? To me love is a process that takes time and this isn't any different. In the beginning all he did was make me feel sick and miserable and once that was over with all I did was worry if everything was okay with him. I knew I would protect him with everything I had but did that mean I loved him? I don't know. Even after seeing him on the ultrasounds I didn't feel like I was in love. But as time has gone by, I've grown to really like this person inside of me but I still thought that I would probably feel the love when I met him on the outside...until today.

Today, I fell in love with my baby. I don't know what is different about today but something just changed. Occassionally I'll call Tony on the phone from work or wherever and tell him I was just calling because at that moment in time, I'm having uncontrollable feelings of love for him, that makes his day and then we hang up and go about our business. Well, today I was just sitting in the car singing a random song on the radio, rubbing my belly and those same uncontrollable feelings came over me. But this time I wasn't thinking about Tony. It was all for this little boy I have yet to meet. It brought a tear to my eye (stupid hormones). He wasn't even moving around, he was still sleeping but something just clicked. So I guess I am in love with another boy now. I hope Tony won't be jealous, although he has already expressed how he is scared I will love the little guy more than him. I guess that's a normal feeling for guys to have.

P.S. I don't want sappy comments on this.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sensitivity training

Certain people just don't understand.
Sensitivity training is needed.
That is all I will say at this time. :-(

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

Started putting the crib together this weekend. Wasn't too hard but I definitely needed Tony's help. We got 3/4 of the way done and of course, it was missing a nut or bolt or something. So now we have to wait for them to send us another one in the mail. Tony finally switched the rooms, at least half way. He moved the bed in to the smaller room, but of course he had to set it up his way, not the way it would fit best. He's so concerned about people beign able to get in and out of the the bed on both sides. He's a dork but at the moment I guess I'm just glad he gave in and moved it. We will see how the room gets set up completely later. ;-)

We went to a lake party this weekend and everyone was telling me how small and good I look for being almost 7 months pregnant. I'm glad that I seem small to everyone but I am just hoping the pounds don't start packing on me in the last couple of months. I weighed myself a couple of days ago and I had already gained 4 lbs since my last appt. At this rate, I'll have gained at least 6 more pounds this month. That will only bring me up to 16 lbs total but it is still hard to adjust to gaining so much weight in such a small amount of time.

The weight is really starting to get to my back now. Everyday I have a shart pain going through from right below my right boob through to right under my bra strap. I think it is from sitting in an upright position for too long. I notice it a lot at work or if I'm sitting in a chair. I think the pain in the front is from my underwire. I feel like I'm losing sensation right there, but I also get lightning bolt like pain there too. I went to the back doctor and he tried to fix it but whatever he did, didn't help. So I'm just stuck with the pain for now.
I am officially waddling because of it.

Kylee got to feel the baby kick this weekend. And my mom felt him have the hiccups. He started having the hiccups about 2 weeks ago. He gets those a lot. It's cute. He's rolling a lot now too.