Monday, May 6, 2013

Update on life and whatnot

I haven't posted here in a few days, and thought my few readers would like an update! :)

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As I'm nearing the end of my second trimester, I've noticed I get fatigued so much faster than before. The past week has been hell for me! Which is why I haven't posted in so long (sorry guys!). 

I thought I was having Braxton Hicks contractions before, but I have a sneaking suspicion that I was just feeling exhaustion pain from standing, walking, and bending all day. I am now 100% positive that what I was feeling yesterday was the infamous "false labor". 

All day I had felt just tired and ill. I had zero appetite, dull aches in my lower back, and this dreadfully irritating hardening of my uterus. I literally laid in bed all day (and I just may do the same today!) and forced myself to eat ice cream to just get something in my tummy . 

I'm feeling slightly better today, but still exhausted. So long as Jace's activity doesn't change, I'm just going to chalk it up to me being a wuss and not worry about it. 

Eeek! Only 93 more days left! 

Monday I got pretty crafty! I made burp cloths for Jace out of this adorable fabric my mother-in-law and I found over at Joann's.
I haven't touched a sewing machine in eons, so I was doubtful of how they would turn out, but I'm actually pretty darn pleased with myself! Of course, this has now created a monster out of me and all I want to do is sew. 

Need. More. Fabric! 

My next project is a maxi dress and if that comes out successful, I will considering doing another "How To". 

Leave comments below if you would like to see the maxi dress...after I have finished it, of course ;)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

25 week appointment!

I had my 25 week appointment today and this was the one where I had to do the Gestational Diabetes Glucose test. I was told by so many people that it was the most horrible thing ever. I went in today thinking this was going to be the end of my life.

Dramatic, I know. I'm a giant pansy and the thought of having to down a whole bottle of foul tasting stuff didn't really fly by me.

Surprisingly, it wasn't as bad as everyone said. Now, I'm not sure if it was because I was hungry and thirsty, but it actually tasted kind of good! Definitely like flat orange soda, but I got the taste of that drink I was obsessed with as a kid. Tang.

I was weighed (I've only gained 20 pounds so far! Yippee!) and all my vitals taken and then I met with my doctor. The last time I saw him was April 3rd and the day after is when we had the gender reveal ultrasound.

He told me that everything was going great and there was nothing abnormal from the ultrasound! He measured my belly and was very pleased with my progress. He brought out the doppler to listen to the heartbeat and Jace wouldn't stop squirming and kicking at the doppler! It made me laugh! Just when we would get in a good spot, there would be a WHACK and I could feel Jace shifting to the other side. My silly boy <3

My next appointment is in 3 weeks and after that we start having appointments every two weeks! I'm so excited! :)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Dear Baby Jace: 102 days to go!

Dear Jace,

Friday marked a new week for us. Currently, I am 25 weeks and 3 days pregnant with you.

We started the baby shower registry on Saturday, and though I still need to make a few tweaks here and there, I am confident that you will get just about everything you need from the baby shower alone! Watching your dad go through the aisles and pick out what was the absolute best had to be one of the most adorable things I've ever seen. He loves you so, so much already. As do I, of course! We get more and more excited with each passing day.

I had a day of confusion, sadness, and a complete feeling of being overwhelmed on Sunday, which I hope you didn't notice. As I thought about stuff you need, I realized I wouldn't be able to breastfeed you all the time as I had hoped. I thought it would be so easy. Monday through Wednesday I would periodically pump enough for when I went to work Thursday through Sunday. This could work, but I would be a slave to the pump and who knows if I could even get enough for you to eat while I'm gone.

I came to the realization that my dreams of solely breastfeeding you were going to go up in a cloud of smoke. Though there's nothing wrong with formula feeding, I wanted to give you the best possible start I could. Of course, I read about using both breast milk and formula, but I can't see how that would turn out well for a newborn's sensitive tummy. Who knows? It is a question for my doctor and I will be sure to get an answer from him. You best believe that I will breastfeed up until I go back to work!

Even though yesterday was an upsetting day for me, I got some awesome news! Your Auntie 'Manda may be able to make it to the baby shower! I think I would just die of happiness and possibly give birth then and there if my sister was able to make it! Having not seen her for 4 years, you can only guess just how much I miss her.

As for the pregnancy, it seems that my heartburn has gotten considerably worse at night and I have a sneaking suspicion that it is turning into acid reflux. I am sore the majority of the time, but that is to be expected seeing as I've gained 25 pounds so far. Plus, you are a growing boy, after all. You still are shy for other people. Grandma Becky is determined to feel you move, but of course, you are as still as a rock every time she tries.

I see this as an omen that you will be a good baby when she watches you! Haha!

Until next time, my love!

Loving you always,

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Baby Shower Registry

I never thought I would be that mom who has to have "our stuff" and "baby's stuff".

I was so wrong.

I put probably the most useless stuff on my registry from "daytime lotion" and "nighttime lotion" to "Jace's toy cleaner" and "Jace's fabric softener".

I feel SO sorry for the people who look at my registry, because it is just a cluster of mess with the occasional item that I actually need.

On the bright side, Jace will be here before I know it! :D

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Clock is Ticking!

I can't believe I will be 25 weeks on Friday! That means 15 weeks left to go and in 7 days I'll be down into the double digits on the countdown!

Is it normal to feel suddenly unsure and afraid? I feel like I've just barely accepted the fact that I'm pregnant and now I'm so close to meeting my little man. I feel extremely under prepared and not ready whatsoever. I know that I have plenty of time still before Jace's arrival, but I am an extremist when it comes to procrastination (I have said this in just about every post, but it is so incredibly true that it's sad).

Will I ever feel ready? Will I ever feel like I have everything he will need? Shoot, I haven't even finished getting his side of the room set up! There's just his crib. Not his "closet" or changing station or anything.

Don't get me started on the clothing and diapers thing. I know, I know, I'll get those items taken care of for my baby shower, but I just wish I had it all already.

I guess my biggest fear is my son not having everything he deserves. Is that normal? Half the time I wonder how am I going to do this? Sometimes I feel like I worry way too much.

Baby Shower Themes

Since we told my husband's parents, the task of my baby shower has been my mother-in-law's thing. I, being the complete procrastinator that I am, love the idea of not having to plan anything! Of course, certain things have to run by me, like the theme.



Originally I had wanted gray, turquoise, and orange. But, it was really difficult to make that one happen. I couldn't find anything that had those colors without spending a whole bunch.

So, it was then turquoise and giraffe...but then we bought a green and brown Pack N Play. That, and a good friend of mine did turquoise with pretty much all of her stuff, so I felt that would be copying haha!

So now it's green, brown, and safari...because I couldn't decide on one animal.

Man, they weren't kidding when they said I would change my mind a million times!

Mom and Monster: check her out!

I have one, lonely follower at this time and I think I should acknowledge her! She has her own blog (Mom and Monster) and it is simply amazing! She deserves way more views and followers than she has already!

In fact, before I go on, follow this link right now, check her out, and follow her! I guarantee you'll LOVE it and her!

She has a freakishly adorable son (like, seriously, I don't think a kid could get any cuter). She is so easy to relate to!

I'll give a shout out to just about anyone, so if you know of an underappreciated blogger, let me know! :D I'll go check them out and give my review!