Monday, June 28, 2010

Infant CPR class

So this weekend my husband and I attended an infant safety and CPR class at the hospital and I am SO glad we did. Although, I pray I never have to use anything I learned in this class. It was a 3 hour class that covered what to do for infants and children who are either choking, unconscious or not breathing. What a scary thought but, now I feel more confident that if something were to ever happen to my little one that I wont have to stand by helplessly waiting for paramedics to arrive. I hope that all new parents get the opportunity to take a class like this, at the very least for some peace of mind.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Vegging out

Today is one of those days where I can think of a million things I should be doing but have the motivation for none of them. Sure, the projects and dishes and laundry need done but they will just have to wait for tomorrow. Some days I feel energized. Today I am just a lump, I think baby is moving around more than I am.

I woke up this morning at 2 am with a full bladder, as usual. After I hopped back in bed I just tossed and turned, unable to get comfortable and ignore the grumbling in my stomach. After about an hour I gave up on sleep and headed to the kitchen. As I walked down the stairs my kitties looked at me with their sleepy eyes wondering what I was doing up at this hour. They sweetly followed me down and kept me company. As I stumbled into the kitchen and opened the refrigerator door the first 2 things to catch my eye would be my meal, a hard boiled egg and a chocolate protein drink. Now that may not sounds very appealing, but at 2 am the choices are limited to only those things which take zero effort to prepare and consume. After reading through some emails I headed back up to bed determined to get some sleep. Even though I did eventually fall back asleep, it wasn't very restful and I woke up this morning feeling groggier than I did at 2 am.

I suppose I will become fairly acquainted with this feeling once little t arrives, but I was hoping to prolong it as much as possible. It is amazing how much sleep (or lack of) can affect ones mood.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Maternity pants

Around my 3rd month the belly band over my unbuttoned jeans was no longer cutting it and I realized it was time to buy some maternity pants. My pre-pregnancy wardrobe consisted mostly of jeans and t-shirts. So it was only natural for me to buy maternity jeans. I don't really like how the panel maternity jeans look and found 2 pair of "under belly" jeans. Although they do have an elastic waistband, it is hidden inside the same material as the rest of the pants so it doesn't scream maternity pants like some others. These 2 pairs of pants have become major staples in my wardrobe. As summer approaches it has be getting warmer outside, and shorts are just not flattering on my thighs, so I decided to look for some capris. I found a great deal one day at Ross on a pair of khaki capris, or so I thought. They fit great, but after the first time through the washer/dryer the waistband (which is covered in a stretchy knit material) had gotten so twisted around itself that I spent a good half an hour getting it back to its original shape. And worse yet, after wearing for an afternoon I found the waistband kept folding down and required constant adjusting to not expose my belly. Had these been my first pair of maternity pants I may have thought that all under belly pants would be this way. I certainly appreciate my well made jeans more now. I am hoping that I can sew the elastic in place so that it doesn't get so twisted in the wash but I doubt it will help with the folding down problem, which I will have to solve by wearing my belly band again. You would think by now the makers of maternity pants would have all of this figured out by now and use the right materials!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

My new layout

I recently won a blog makeover from So Stylilized, who makes custom blog designs. I have been working with Jessica via email to create my new layout, header, button, and signature. Today the new design has made its debut, and I love it. She did a great job of capturing what I wanted and was very professional throughout the process. Thanks again Jessica!

Here is a screen shot of my blog before.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The 3rd trimester!!!

I cannot believe that I am now in the 3rd trimester and neither can my husband. I am starting to get really excited! The average baby is 6-9 pounds at birth, but judging how I was just under 7.5 lbs and hubby was over 9 lbs I'm guessing little t will be somewhere around eight or at least that's my hope. At my last appointment (1 week ago) my doctor measured my belly and said my growth was right on schedule. According to the "What To Expect" book, little t is currently weighing in at 2.5 lbs. Over the next 13 weeks he has a lot of growing to do. His kicks and punches have gotten stronger and I am now feeling when he rolls around, its a very strange sensation that sometimes even hurts. If this 2 pounder packs this kind of punch now I can only imagine what it will be like at 8 lbs!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

26 weeks

Chugging along at at 26 weeks now, last week of the 2nd trimester. This past weekend we attended a Childbirth Preparation class at the hospital where we plan to deliver. It was an all day class full of birth videos, breathing techniques and lots of other info that I am sure to forget by September. I wasn't disappointed with the class but I don't really feel anymore prepared than I was before. I'm guess I am just feeling like you cannot really "prepare" for childbirth. I think I am going into it with the mindset that it is an unpredictable event and if you do what your body (and the doctor) tells you to do, it will all work out in the end.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

100 days to go!

Wow, how time has flown. Little t is only 100 days away from his due date. We got a countdown clock for Christmas a couple of years ago. Back in January when we first found out I was pregnant, we set it to little t's due date. At that time it still had 250 days to go. Since then, it has been in our living room reminding us daily of the time we have left before our little one joins our family. Some days I look at it and just cannot wait for it to be at zero, other days it is a source of stress as I realize how fast the past months have gone by and how much we still have left to get done before his arrival. My husband has been anxious about tomorrow for weeks, because tomorrow it drops into the double digits. He too is always thinking about the seemingly endless list of things to be done before baby arrives. We have been slowly knocking things off the list. We completed our baby registry last weekend which was a relief. Although, the nursery still needs curtains, some wall decorations and most importantly the crib. I know we will make it to the finish line as ready as any new parents can be.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

I won!

What a great way to start off the week. I entered a giveaway over at and won! What is the fabulous prize? A $40 gift certificate to I plan to use my gift certificate to get little t a cute growth chart for his room. The only problem is there are too many cute ones! I can't decide between the airplanes or the monkeys. Want to help me decide? Check it out here and let me know what you think. Thanks again to Debra at Familylicious Reviews for the chance to win!

This past week

Today marks 25 weeks down and ~15 to go! We enjoyed the long 3 day weekend. Pretty much completed our baby registries, went for a couple of walks, and relaxed. I am definitely feeling little t move around a lot more this week too. He likes to kick me the most in the evenings, especially right after dinner and as I am laying down for bed. In fact, I had to stop in the middle of this blog post for a potty break because he is so actively punching my bladder this morning. Don't think I am complaining though, I LOVE feeling him move. It almost always brings a smile to my face.