Archive for 2009

35 weeks.

Posted 06 Oct 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, paparazzi

How far along? 35 weeks.
Total weight gain/loss: About +29 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Indeed. I was reduced to wearing the hubs’ track pants and teeshirts over the past couple of days due to a ton of dirty laundry.

Stretch marks? I’m waiting for my stomach to erupt. It’s still pristine. My thighs though. MY GOD.

Sleep: I’m sleeping well. The hubs? Not so much. I’ve turned into a snorer. Thirty extra pounds will do that to a girl. I HATE that I snore. I might be on the couch until this munchkin is here.

Best moment this week: NOT having an outside baby, yet.

Movement: Yep. The babe really responds when the hubs talks to it. So cute.

Food cravings: A magic coke from McDonalds and chocolate cake…again.

Gender: No idea. I’m at a loss again.

Labor Signs: Yeah,  unfortch. Bedrest and hopefully still at 3cm.

Belly Button in or out? Staying flat for the time being.

What I miss: Being able to enjoy pregnancy, and not being dilated.

What I am looking forward to: My appointment on Thursday. I want news that nothing has changed.

Weekly Wisdom: PACK YOUR HOSPITAL BAG!

Milestones: I guess being dilated is a milestone. Not one I wanted this early.


For the strong, here’s a bare belly pic. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

How YOU doin?

Posted 04 Oct 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

Me? I’m okay. Had kind of a rough night of crampiness at 4am and mild anxiety due to said cramps. I’m already at wit’s end with not knowing what’s going on…whether any given cramps or pains might actually be labor or my body just being a jerk. I took a bath a little over an hour ago to ease the cramps, which helped…but now I’m back to being uncomfortable. While in the bath I started to get mad and upset about this whole situation. I’m upset with my body for not allowing me to enjoy what should be the last 6 weeks of my pregnancy. I’m mad that I’ve had to deal with contractions for nearly 4 months. I’m pissed that this bedrest is technically taking time away from my maternity leave after the baby is here. Having to worry about everything is what makes me most upset. I know that being calm and relaxed helps me to not have contractions and whatnot, but how can I be relaxed when I know what could be happening inside me?

::sigh::

Alright, time to get back to watching the Twins game I was supposed to be at with the hubs. He’s there with one of his friends, which I insisted he do…because ONE of us should at least be there. (I will say, laying on the couch IS more comfy than the crappy plastic seats at the Dome, but my heart is breaking. Didn’t know I was such a baseball fan, did you?)

Oooooo, you are SO GROUNDED.

Posted 02 Oct 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, not so much

I’m writing this post from my hospital bed, hoping for word that I’ll be sent home soon…like this afternoon, maybe.

Long story short –

Yesterday I went to my appointment and received my weekly internal…and for the first time – was dilated. The MW I saw figured me to be a “stretchy 4cm” and off to Labor & Delivery I went.

They strapped me to a monitor and IV and I had to stay the night. The hubs was with me the whole time…even went home to get the laptop, camera (just in case) and a few other items.And slept in the poorest excuse for a bed I’ve ever seen. (Not that mine was any better!)

I was rechecked this morning. It was the most PAINFUL internal I’ve ever had (did he have the Freddy Krueger glove on or something?) but he determined I’m really more like 3cm, but no change really since the night before.

John the midwife seems to think that I should be able to go home this afternoon (although original plan was another night of observations). I told him that in all honesty, I felt no different prior to this appointment…and I had been SUPER active this past week, what with the hubs being laid up and all. He knows that I know my body, and when the contractions start being more real and less like they have been the past nearly 20 weeks. We live a mere 10 minutes from the hospital, so if labor truly begins, we’re not that far away.

I am so glad I do not have an outside baby yet. I never lost my shit last night, but while sitting in the tub trying to relax while the hubs was getting some things from home…I suddenly felt like a 15 year old – wondering how I thought I was ready for this, that this couldn’t be happening…what had I gotten myself into. But I pulled myself together and reminded myself that this wasn’t happening yet. And it isn’t…THANK GOD.

Mental note. PACK EFFING HOSPITAL BAG.

Odds and ends.

Posted 30 Sep 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, the cats, The Hubs

This is going to be a post of randoms, because I can’t conjure up anything to make a cohesive post. ADD, party of one.

  • My pelvis is going to break in two. This just started being yet another awesome 3rd Trimester feeling on Monday. I can only assume it’s because I chose to take the train for the first time in a few weeks, and since it was 5 o’clock, no one felt the need to get off their lazy ass and offer an 8 months pregnant lady their seat. I then thought it’d be a good idea to stand in the kitchen and make chicken cacciatore. Then my pelvis split in half. And has been ever since. (Not familiar with the pain? You know the horrid pain of a groin pull? It’s that. But ALL THE TIME. Awesome, right?)
  • I got my first prenatal massage over the weekend. It was HEAVENLY. It also went by too quickly. They have this pregnancy pillow that allows the belleh to be cushioned and supported while I get to LAY ON MY STOMACH. It was the best feeling ever. Like, almost enough where I want to go out and buy my own…even if I only use it for 4 more weeks because the sensation of not having any weight on my back was EPIC.
  • The hubs is still on the mend. We spent a good portion of the pre-daylight hours in the ER on Saturday morning since his kidney doc – let’s refer to him as Dr. Douchebag – refused to give him enough paid meds to last the weekend. I have never seen my husband in that amount of pain EVER…and I hope to never see it again. But, the docs and nurses at the hospital (the one I’ll be delivering at) were the bees knees and did everything they could to make him free of pain and determine why he was in so much pain. They’d accomplished in a little over 5 hours more than Dr. Douchebag had done in a week. Anyway – the hubs is slowly getting better and his spirits are better too, which is most important! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my dear!
  • The cat has found his way into the crib. This is something I’m not pleased with, but mostly need to blame myself for. My crowning achievement of assembling the IKEA shelves for the baby’s room has resulted in our jerky cat Boo-boo now having a launching pad into the crib…where before he couldn’t haul his fat ass over the railing. So, I must move the shelves away from the crib, which makes me sad because I LIKE where they are now and don’t WANNA put them on the other wall. I’m considering buying balloons and attempting the “balloon + cat claws = scurred cat” trick to see if that helps.

So that’s your midweek update. :) Enjoy.

34 weeks.

Posted 29 Sep 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

How far along? 34 weeks.
Total weight gain/loss: About +27 lbs. (I was off last week – finally asked a nurse at the clinic and OFFICIALLY I’m up 27 lbs.)
Maternity clothes? Yes. And this morning, when it was 42 degrees, I dealt with wearing a thin cardigan and a scarf.

Stretch marks? I don’t want to talk about it.

Sleep: The past week has been a nightmare with the hubs kidney ailment, but it’s getting better again. Although I was up 3 times to pee.

Best moment this week: Getting the blinds up in the nursery and finally assembling the shelves I bought at IKEA.

Movement: Lots of squirms and rolls.

Food cravings: This week I would REALLY love a sausage biscuit from McDonalds. It’s got something like 65% of your daily total of saturated fat in it though. My gallbladder says NO.

Gender: Who knows. I’m still more interested in seeing what this kid looks like!

Labor Signs: Not really anything new.

Belly Button in or out? Starting to somehow get a little bit of an outtie.

What I miss: Not feeling like my pelvis is going to rip apart when I sit or walk.

What I am looking forward to: Still looking forward to the hubs feeling 100% better. He’s getting there. Slowly.

Weekly Wisdom: This morning I officially declared in my head that I missed the second trimester. SAVOR IT. LOVE IT.

Milestones: Apparently this kid weighs 5 lbs now. Maybe that’s why my crotch is going to break wide open any minute now?