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Nursery update.

Posted 05 Aug 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, RAD

Well, I received the rug in the mail that I ordered from Anthropologie for the ninja’s room, and needless to say, I wasn’t convinced that it was worth $300. Probably because this five feet in diameter rug came folded up. In a box. THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS. I was expecting a wool rug – thick and worthy of being rolled. But no. So, needless to say, I’ll be taking it back tomorrow before yoga. Thank GOD I can return it to a store so I can get my $$ faster.

Other than that…I just bought all painting supplies needed to start transforming the nursery. Primer, rollers, ceiling paint – you name it…I got it. When I got home, I took down the mini-blinds and curtains, and took down the shelves. Tomorrow, I’ll wipe down the walls and lay down the drop cloths…and Thursday after work, I’ll paint the ceiling and then prime the walls. Then Friday – the wall color goes up. Can you tell I’m excited? I’M EXCITED.

Our glider came in this week – so when we pick up the furniture on Saturday or Sunday…we’ll have almost all of the pieces in the room. At which point, I will sit in said glider and stare, and stare, and stare….

26 weeks.

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

How far along? 26 weeks.
Total weight gain/loss: About + 20 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Indeed.

Stretch marks? Boob and thighs. Fun for all.

Sleep: Better, and less getting up at night. Although, back sleeping is now outlawed due to their tendency to induce BHs.

Best moment this week: Seeing the fam this past weekend!

Movement: Totally.

Food cravings: SUGAR.

Gender: Thinking girl.

Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks, probably forever.

Belly Button in or out? Barely innie.

What I miss: Sleeping on my back. Totally.

What I am looking forward to: Getting the nursery painted, and picking up furniture this weekend!

Weekly Wisdom: Always love and cuddle your furbabies!!! And swelling sucks. :)

Milestones: The swelling hath begun.

The rings are off, and so is the watch.

Posted 03 Aug 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, retail therapy

Swelling, party of 1.

Last week, my beloved Storm watch had to come off. It’s got a metal band and could not be adjusted to work with my expanding wrists, so…I bought a new one and had the band set with room to expand. Here it is!

All last week and this past weekend my rings have been tight and uncomfortable, but I was dealing because I just didn’t want them off yet. This morning at 5am, I woke up to actual pain in my ring finger…so I soaked my hands in super cold water and applied liberal soap, and FINALLY got them off. Needless to say, I don’t think I’ll be able to get them back on again for a while. Hopefully they WILL fit again someday.

I ordered a fake set to wear temporarily. It looks like this:

It was only $25…so we’ll see how it works out. I had to order it a half size bigger than what my ring finger currently is (thanks so whole sizes only) so who knows if it’ll fit. If it’s big right away, I’m sure after a few weeks, it’ll fit just fine.

Also – in test results news – the lab tech that told me my iron was low and to take supplements was kind of wrong. Apparently my number was 10.8, and they like it to be around 11 or higher when you’re pregnant (since you have more blood volume, which tends to dilute your iron levels). The nurse I spoke to today said supplements weren’t really necessary, that I could try to add iron in my diet and that should be enough. THANK GOD. I hear those iron pills do a real disservice to an already slowed digestive system. :)

25 weeks

Posted 27 Jul 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, not so much, the cats

How far along? 25 weeks.
Total weight gain/loss: About +/-17 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Indeed.

Stretch marks? My worst news to report. Leftie (that would be my left boob) has been stretchie stricken. Is there no mercy?!

Sleep: A little better, but I wake up a lot and struggle to get comfortable. I’m also a portable heater when I sleep. :)

Best moment this week: Passing the 1hr Glucose!

Movement: Yep. Had a few decent flips too! Mother- & Sister-in-laws got to feel a few kicks this weekend.

Food cravings: Still sweets. Think a gallon of chewy sprees. Mmm…

Gender: Thinking girl.

Labor Signs: Still with the Braxton Hicks, but cervix checked and NO movement on the active labor front, thank GOD.

Belly Button in or out? Barely innie.

What I miss: I already miss my kittie Miles. (More on that below.)

What I am looking forward to: Seeing my mom & dad and dad’s family this weekend! And getting the nursery painted. :)

Weekly Wisdom: I’m hard pressed to come up with anything this week.

Milestones: Passing the glucose, and nearly onto the 6th month!

Onto the sad news. We’ve decided that the time has come to put our kitteh Miles to sleep. He’s been ill for a number of years with both pre-cancerous inflammatory bowel disease and inflammatory rhinitis, and after this past weekend, he’s grown ill enough where we can’t justify prolonging his life anymore. He’s such a sweet boy and does not deserve this, but we don’t see an alternative. We love him so much, and he is more than part of the family. He has been my best buddy for the past 8 years, and he will be sorely missed. We’ll more than likely be making his final appointment at the vet tomorrow or the next.

We’ll miss you, my sweet sweet boy.

The Fruit: 25-28 weeks.

Posted 27 Jul 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

Let your spouse put an ear to your belly — he might be able to pick up baby’s heartbeat (no stethoscope required). Inside the womb, the formation of tiny capillaries is giving baby a healthy pink glow. Baby’s also soaking up your antibodies, getting the immune system ready for life outside the womb. Eyes are forming, and baby will soon perfect the blink — perfect for batting those freshly grown lashes.