Archive for October, 2009

Yay and YAY!

Posted 17 Oct 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

Two things:

One, the car seat DID come yesterday! Now, to try to figure out how to install the damn thing. The instructions are VERY intimidating. I’ve heard YouTube has a plethora of vids on how to install. I’ll be checking those later. But I lerve it and I’m so glad I went ahead and had it shipped to me instead of just picking a different pattern.

And second – one of my friends from back in the day/my hometown had her baby last night (on her due date, no less)! She too was on the “wait and see” plan for the gender, and she had a boy! (Just like everyone predicted at my shower back in June.) For the record, a girl was predicted for me by the same ladies. We’ll see if I’m friends with psychics soon enough.

This labor thing is pretty easy.*

Posted 16 Oct 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, house stuffs, retail therapy, The Hubs

*NOTE TO LABOR GODS – I’M TOTALLY JOKING. No need to show me what’s really up for a week at least.

Saw John the Midwife today – this week’s state of the uterus:

Mucus Plug – Still gone.
Dilated – 4-5cm!!
Effaced – 80% (same)
Bedrest – Still till the end, unless I want to be in pelvis splitting pain.
Measuring – Around 35 weeks – only because I’ve dropped.
Baby is at 0 station, which is lower than last week’s -3.

Essentially, between the baby being so low, my dilation and effacement – I’m halfway done with labor. The only pain I’ve experienced is my gallbladder (now known as Vincent) and the cervix clawing. (Some of my ladies think the ninja is just hanging on for dear life – I concur!) I’ve had a few contractions with some cramping in the last week – but nothing to write home about. So, HOLY CRAP. It’s so close now I can nearly taste it. Now if the UPS man would just get here with our car seat…we’ll be ready to rock and roll.

The hubs and I went out for lunch after my appointment today and then to Best Buy, a rug store and Target. We FINALLY got a rug for the baby’s room, and also found a new one for the living room…which of course required us to buy new throw pillows at Target for the couches to tie it all together. (And I had to pick up some long sleeve onesies for the ninja to wear underneath all the short sleeve ones I ended up with. It IS fall. :)

At any rate, after having a hand shoved up my babymaker and all the walking/standing today…I’m beat. Especially since I only had about 3 hours of sleep last night, thanks to cervix punches and Vincent the gallbladder being a douche. The hubs is having a night out (well deserved) with his phone well within reach. I’m a little ascurred of something happening tonight considering the events of the day, but hopefully the ninja will at least make it through the weekend. My parents are planning on being here next weekend…or sooner if need be.

I just can’t believe I’m already this dilated…and not in the hospital choking a nurse because my epidural isn’t here yet. Certainly gives new meaning to the phrase “Everyone’s different!”

36 weeks.

Posted 13 Oct 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

How far along? 36 weeks.
Total weight gain/loss: About +29 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Oui oui. These sweatpants are becoming a part of me. As is the couch.

Stretch marks? I’m tired of thinking about them. Not this week.

Sleep: I have good nights and bad. Last night was bad.

Best moment this week: My shower! So fun – I love my friends. And getting all the essentials for the munchkin.

Movement: Still practicing ninja rolls.

Food cravings: A magic coke from McDonalds!

Gender: Still no idea.

Labor Signs: Contractions are changing slightly, getting more crampy…but not every contraction is like that. This is a long and weird process.

Belly Button in or out? It’s just gross.

What I miss: Being able to be on my feet without feeling like I’m about to drop a bowling ball between my legs.

What I am looking forward to: My appointment Friday…and just making it another week!

Weekly Wisdom: It’s never to early to be 100% prepared.

Milestones: The baby’s room is nearly 100% complete!

Oh well, I tried!

Posted 13 Oct 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category blog bidnass

The finalists were revealed for the Best Pregnancy Blog award, and alas, I was not included.

But I encourage you to vote for your favs – Blair and The 818 are both good e-friends, so I encourage you to vote for one of them!

Vote for Mommy Blog Awards here.

Baby shower madness!

Posted 12 Oct 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

Ha – not really. I did have my baby shower yesterday…my second one…and last one before baby arrives. It was so nice to get cleaned up, put in contacts, wear jeans and makeup and get out of the house! It was super fun, and so nice to see my girls. I feel like a friendless shut-in anymore, so talking to my friends face to face was awesome. I got lots of beautiful gifts and I’m feeling more prepared for a baby now than ever.

The hubs and his mom went to Babies R Us after the shower to buy the essential things we still hadn’t received…and boy was it spendy. Of course, the car seat I wanted wasn’t available at the store they went to, and the other store in the metro was out as well, so I ordered it via their website. It’s supposed to be here any time between Thursday and next Monday. I’m hoping it gets here before the baby does! We’re ready in nearly every other aspect!!

The nursery is SO CLOSE to being ready to show off. I have a little bit more cleaning up to do, but I got some pictures hung, the mattress is in the crib, as is the now clean bedding…changing pad in place…all that’s really left is the shelves, which were a staining FAIL this weekend. I’ll try to take some pics in the next few days.

I’m putting my money on this happening sometime next week…maybe like a week from Friday. So weird to think we’ll have a baby in our house! Honestly though, I feel so much more ready just knowing we at least have the bare minimum of what we’ll need to get by. At least, I think we do!

And I think we’ve settled on a girls name too. We’ll see about that. The boy name has still stuck. I’m just waiting for the hubs to change his mind on the girl name. :)