Monday, March 29, 2010

I Love Text Messages

Me: I just heard Loverboy - Turn Me Loose. It's OK. You can be jealous.

The Husband: No time for jealousy when you're working for the weekend.

Pure awesome.

Monday, March 22, 2010

20 Weeks

Five months!!! I'm half way there!!!

I got my car seat this week. Now we have something to bring the baby home from the hospital in! Woohoo! And speaking of hospital, I had my first visit to Labor & Delivery on Wednesday.

On Tuesday night, technically really early Wednesday, I woke up in excruciating pain around 1:00 a.m. I had terrible cramps in my back. I was sweating and nauseous. Was it contractions? I could barely move. Then I realized it was on the right side of my back. Then I began to wonder if it was kidney stones, and if I should wake the husband up and go to the emergency room. I laid there for a while wondering what I should do. Finally I fell back asleep. I woke up around the time I needed to get up to get ready for work. I got up, took a shower, and started getting ready. At that point I realized I couldn't go into work. I had cramps still, and I should call the doctor. It felt like menstrual cramps times one hundred. So I called into work and crawled back into bed. At 8:00 I called the nurse's line and was told that I needed to go to Labor & Delivery at the hospital to get checked out, but not to worry.

The husband drove me to there, and we got checked in. As we were going up the elevator he asked me if we were coming home with a baby that day. I assured him that they'd be doing everything possible to make sure that didn't happen.

They ran a couple tests on my urine to check for a UTI or kidney stone. They came back clean, but they also hooked me up to monitor to check for contractions. I wasn't having any. So after an hour and a half there, I was released and told that it was probably just muscle spasms. Dang, those were some spasms.

The nurse on duty was nice enough to give us a little tour of the hospital where I'd be delivering and where I'd go for postpartum. The husband was be-bopping around, having a good time, asking all sorts of questions, and I was getting dizzy. I realized there's no turning back now. This summer I'm having a baby one way or the other. It really hit me. I'm going to be a mom here in no time. Is there any way to fully prepare yourself for that? The nurse turned on the huge overhead lights at the end of the bed, and said "when you see these come on, it's show time." That's one way to look at it, I guess.

By the time we were leaving the hospital after our tour, my "spasms" were back, and I was ready to go home and hit the couch. We discussed how it was nice to do that dry run of driving to the hospital, finding out where L&D are, and seeing the rooms. We will get a tour later this spring as part of our birthing classes, but doing the drive helped too.

The rest of the week went fine. There is lots of activity from the little person as evidenced by a couple shots we got at our ultrasound in Week 19.

Sucking his/her thumb and kicking their feet. How it makes my heart melt. It's a tiny miracle inside of me.

Week 20: March 12, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

19 Weeks

I've got lots of baby movement this week! I was getting a little anxious about not feeling anything, but now I am. There is plenty of activity going on at the Hotel Uterus.
In other news, I have another ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow. We're going to find out the sex of the baby when s/he is delivered. I went back and forth about this decision, but the Husband really doesn't want to find out, so I came to terms with it. I've waited this long, and time has gone fast, so I can certainly wait it out for the other half.
I'm a little nervous that I'm halfway along already! We've got our crib picked out and need to get it ordered. I'm still deciding on gender neutral crib bedding and nursery decor. We're going to have to register soon too! It becomes more real by the day!
March 5, 2010: 19 Weeks

Friday, March 5, 2010

It's Like They Know

The cats have been especially clingy and needy the last couple of weeks. I think they know something is going on with their mom. I have to admit, I love the extra attention and snuggles from my furry monsters. They are much more vocal when I talk to them, they follow me around, and if I'm watching TV, they have to be lying on top of me somewhere. They are being so sweet. I hope they stay this loving when the baby arrives. I imagine there will be an adjustment period, but hopefully they all come to terms with the new addition to the family.

I caught a couple shots of Nico this week on my phone. His eyes look so beautiful in the sunlight.

So he's learned a new trick that I'm not all that excited about. Little did he know, that glass of water was chock full of Benefiber. Another pregnancy perk, friends. I take Benefiber on a daily basis like a senior citizen. It's better than getting hemorrhoids though, let me tell you!

Week 18: February 26, 2010