Thursday, September 17, 2009
Aaaaanyway... here's some stuff I've learned recently:
1. This article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9649335/ says the use of pacifiers reduces the risk of baby dying from SIDS.
And this one: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=pacifier-greatly-reduces even goes so far as to say they reduce the risk by 90%. 90!!!
I've read that use of pacifiers may cause "nipple confusion" when it comes to breastfeeding, but it just seems like that's a risk I'm willing to take, ya know?
2. Here's an article saying that ceiling fans decreases the risk of SIDS by 72%. http://www.abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=5964587&page=1
Glad we already have one in the nursery or else Nick would have Yet Another Project for this weekend!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Stretch Marks: New! Hiding under the belly where I couldn't see them! Nick said he actually saw them a while ago and didn't tell me.
Sleep: Finally got some good sleep the last two nights... I think the past few weeks I've had weird random things in the back of my mind that have been keeping me from really resting at night.
Belly Button: Slowly disappearing!
Labor Signs: Nothing new. Still have Braxton Hicks, but I have noticed that drinking more water has helped to at least tone down the intensity.
Best Moment This Week: Last weekend was awesome! Got to see my people all together and they all helped load me up on supplies at my baby shower!
Movement: He's a wild man! The other day I looked down and saw my belly do this thing kind of like when you drop a pebble into water and watch it ripple out... Nick saw it too. I love when he gets to see/feel that kind of stuff... he gets so happy!
Food cravings: The mac & cheese is starting to be less of a craving and more of the One Thing That Won't Make Me Feel Like Crap.
What I miss: Sitting. Here's a list of things that prevent me from doing this comfortably (in order from least to most annoying):
5. My baby boy crowding my ribs/organs. I love you, but KNOCK IT OFF!
4. My tailbone feels like I am sitting directly on it.
3. Lower back ache.
2. Swelling. Vagina swelling. Already.
1. Leaking. If I lean forward, it usually causes my boobs to leak a bit. Otherwise, lets just say that the "snail trail" can sometimes over power the pantiliner. TMI? Eh, deal with it.
What I am looking forward to: Decorating his room! I think we've decided to buy a dresser instead of refinish the old one, so I gotta go shop for that. And YAY, my bedding of choice was on sale last week and I ordered it and got it yesterday! Gonna wash it this weekend and start really putting together his room!
What I have learned: So this isn't a new thing, just a new application of an old thing. I tend to act more like a sane person when I remember to just "do one thing at a time, do it well, and THEN move on to the next." Thanks, mom!
Milestones: 3/4 done growing this baby! 2 months left! So exciting and scary at the same time!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
1. ...and baby makes four.
2. A comic having to do with breastfeeding AND ninjas? Perfect! Click.
3. This was really fun to play with: http://www.umm.edu/pregnancy/000088.htm It shows development of the baby and also where your organs get squished to as the baby grows. Watch the girl's boobs between weeks 8 and 14!
4. Check out this site to get your own version of Madame Zaritska's birth prediction. Here's mine:
"The day you deliver, outside will be bright. Your baby will arrive in the evening. After a labor lasting approximately 10 hours, your child, a boy, will be born. Your baby will weigh about 5 pounds, 11 ounces, and will be 17 inches long. This child will have medium hazel eyes and barely there red hair."
5. Here's a "Chinese Gender Predictor" site, but FYI it was wrong for me.
6. Last but not least, a little tip I picked up about possibly making labor easier: drink tea! http://www.birthingnaturally.net/exercise/kegel/kegcup.html I may actually consider it, which is downright CRAZY if you know me and my lifelong aversion to tea. But, what the hell.