Tuesday, October 27, 2009

36 weeks

Maternity clothes: Oh, yes.

Stretch Marks: I've seen worse... thanks to the internet.

Sleep: I pretty much just sleep in 2 hour increments, from waking up to roll over or pee or both. Practice for when he gets here... blah, blah, blah.

Belly Button: Upon closer investigation, it looks like I have about a half inch in diameter, but still quite a bit left in depth... so maybe it will stay an innie?

Labor Signs: Nothing.

Best Moment This Week: The other night we were playing with him! He kept sticking his leg out on my right side (I think it was a leg) so I would grab it & shake it... and he would pull it away. Then, after a second, he'd stick it back out again. Like, "I dare you to do that again". Sometimes Nick would push on him and he'd kinda push back. Already testing us, boy?

Movement: See above. Also: cervix clawing. With CLAWS.

Food cravings: Nah. I'm never hungry anymore. I actually got a warning at my doc appointment yesterday... I've lost 3 pounds in the last 3 weeks and I shouldn't let this trend continue.

Gender: Oliver Nicholas is due in 4 weeks!

What I miss: Breathing. Sitting. Pooping. Eating. Relaxing.

What I am looking forward to: Meeting my son!

What I have learned: Well, I hate to always be negative in this section, but this is really what I have learned: being one-upped, compared to someone else is just part of pregnancy. For some reason, everyone who has gone before you feels the need to impart some kind of "you a'int seen nothin' yet" wisdom/advice/pity/opinion. Hope for the pity.

You feel flutters? Just WAIT until you get kicked in the organs!
You think you're showing? Just WAIT til you can't fit into a muu muu!
You're uncomfortable/can't breathe/have back & hip pain? Just WAIT til you go into LABOR!
You think you're tired? Just WAIT til you have the BABY!

Aaaaaanyway, the point of all this is to say that it may be tough at times to just feel good about where you are in your pregnancy/life, but I've found that it helps to think that the JUST WAIT attitude may come from jealousy... or nostalgia maybe. They used to be where you are...

Tune in next year where I bitch about other moms comparing their kid to Oliver!

He's fussy? Just WAIT til he's constipated!
He's hit his terrible twos? Just WAIT til he's a teenager!

Milestones: Um, still need to pack the hospital bag. And buy everything he still needs. Basically, this milestone is a longer to-do list than before.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

34 weeks

Maternity clothes: Went to the thrift store last week and bought two more shirts. But that's IT. I need to be buying shirts for my SON, not for me. I don't care if I wear the same 5 shirts every week... at least I'm at work, right?

Stretch Marks: BOO. They're getting darker. And spidery-er.

Sleep: My hips don't like to let me sleep. If they're not sore (thank you Tylenol) they still sort of ache and I have to roll over every two hours.

Belly Button: Flat flat flat.

Labor Signs: Nothing really, but at my last appointment the doc said he's head down! So the whole breech/possible scary c-section thing can be scratched off my Giant List Of Things To Worry About. (For now - I know babies are tricky.)

Best Moment This Week: The nursery is SO close to being done! Nick got the dresser put together and I did 3 whole loads of baby laundry! Just have to finish our organization of the closet and hang the artwork!

Movement: Ouch. He can now actually physically hurt me. It's still fun times when he's being all wiggly and stuff, but every once in a while he'll stop me in my tracks. Yes, dear, I get it. You're very very strong.

And when he gets the hiccups I feel it in my butt.

Food cravings: Totally baloney sandwiches. With cheese and mayo.

Gender: BOY! His name is Oliver Nicholas. I meant to do like a big announcement post and be all "We have a NAME!" But then I realized that by now everyone who reads this already knows what his name is.

What I miss: Being comfortable.

What I am looking forward to: Gosh, everything. Being a mom. Nick being a dad. Baby giggles. Little toes to munch on.

What I have learned: If you come across someone who always disagrees with you, or doesn't believe anything you say about your own body/pregnancy/doctor/experience/plans... stop sharing with them entirely! If they ask, the answer should always be: "Fine! Good! Thanks for asking!"

If they're not with you, they're against you. Or at least indifferent to you, which is just the same as being a selfish, unsupportive douchebag and not worth your time.

Milestones: Time to pack the hospital bag! We just have to decide what he'll wear home from the hospital.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Blatant Attention Whoring

If you read my blog, please comment whenever you stop by!

I mean, it has been lovely just typing my thoughts and feelings and hitting the "Publish Post" button to sent them off into the abyss of the internet, but a girl can always use some warm fuzzy feedback!

(Because I know no one would dare leave feedback that is anything but warm and fuzzy for someone 8 months pregnant, right?)

Seriously, though. No pressure. Just a simple "I read this today" would do the trick. I really just want to know you were here!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

33 weeks

Maternity clothes: Sooo... "they" told me there would come a time when my maternity clothes would a) need to be longer, not just roomier and b) just not fit anymore. I thought, "whaaa?" how can clothes that fit one day "just not fit" the next? The answer: I don't know but it's freakin true. But I'm not spending any more money on maternity clothes. Unless I go to the thrift store. Which I now have plans to do.

Stretch Marks: I don't wanna talk about it.


Dear Tylenol PM,

I love you. While I still get up to pee, I am able to fall back to sleep pretty easily, and actually feel rested in the morning! Stay the same, never change, LYLAS.

TTFN, Sara

Belly Button: Flat as can be (while still being an innie)

Labor Signs: Nope!

Best Moment This Week: Saw Jen & Mike last weekend at Jason & Stacy's wedding!

Movement: Man, did this little boy put on a show for his dad the other night. Right after dinner we sat on the couch and got a good 20 minutes of fetus acrobatics. He was doing some serious rolling around... Nick felt elbows and butt cheeks and all kinds of body parts!

Food cravings: Yesterday walking through the freezer section of the grocery store I remembered a far-away feeling of "OMG POT PIE" and laughed.

Gender: BOY!!

What I miss: I just recently realized that I miss laying on my stomach. I've never been a big stomach sleeper, so it didn't really bother me a first, but now I'm to the point where I can't even be partially, a little bit on my stomach because there's a giant wiggly beast in the way! Sometimes, he'll even push his little lumpy self out toward the mattress when I'm on my side... kind of like a warning: HEY. MOM. BACK IT UP. I like this kid already.

What I am looking forward to: Picking up and assembling the dresser we ordered! Then I can get started on the laundry and OMG his due date is NEXT MONTH and NOTHING is done! (Just a peek into the psychosis that is pregnancy).

What I have learned: RELAX. It'll get done. (Easier said than done, but I'm trying.)

Milestones: Had our infant care class: learned to diaper, bathe and swaddle tiny squirmy babies! Can't wait!