Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving, Busy Weekend and Reaching 27 Weeks!


Usually we spend our Thanksgiving in Maine but this year because we did not want to travel this far into our pregnancy we spend this year at home.  Jerry and I made a full Thanksgiving dinner for ourselves and made enough to have plenty of left overs. 

Our bird came out just right and this year the cracker stuffing was awesome.  Jerry made some giblet gravy from scratch and it was just what we needed to finish off the meal.

In an effort to try to feel like I had wine we had got some alcohol free wine, um yeah not the same.  LOL
Our spread and no as I said that isn't "real" wine
Busy Weekend:

This weekend Jerry and I did hit the shops to see what kind of deals we could find on clothing.  Jerry did find some good buys and we got little Annabelle some outfits from the Carters outlet as everything was 50% off.  We also found me a Birthday gift as my 33rd Birthday is right around the corner Dec. 7th, COACH was having a BIG sale at the outlets and being I never could justify getting a bag from there these prices were to good to pass up.  So as my Birthday gift Jerry got me a nice leather red bag!

We also got our Christmas tree up and some decorations up in our family room.  Right now as I write this I am sitting in front of our tree with our fire place going and our stockings all hung from the mantel, and Annabelle is listening to some Christmas music by Michael Buble on the belly buds, LOVE Christmas.  Annabelle seems to love it too because she is moving all around in there.

Today we actually made it to Church for the first time in a long time and we picked up a tag from the Angel Tree.  It's a 4 yr old little boy in need of a Christmas.  On the tag it asked for some pants so we got him 2 pairs of pants but also put in a shirt and a coloring book, because what 4 yr old "wants" clothing for Christmas.  We would of got him another gift but I am not sure how the Angel tree works at our Church, they might of put his requests for toys on another tag.  It felt good to do something for someone in need, lord only knows we all have been on the other end of that or know someone who has.

It's been great having 4 days off but we really have been very busy between cooking, shopping, decorating and doing the usual grocery shopping and cleaning it has been one busy weekend.  I just wish we had another 4 day weekend next week :-)

27 Weeks:

Have you seen the counter on my blog?  Today it reads 89, can you believe it, we are now not just under the 3 digits we are under 90 days until our little pumpkin arrives!  I am feeling big these days and I can feel her moving around more often now.  I read children books to her when I get a chance before drifting off to sleep and we also have our music times too were she gets to listen to some lullaby music or like tonight a special treat of some Christmas music.  Jerry is able to feel her kicks now more often.  I am having a hard time getting up and walking it's almost like I need a warm up because my hips feel tight.  My feet seem to throb when I am on them for any length of time and I am still having some swelling in my feet and hands, to be expected.  But for the most part I am feeling ok, I just think it is the extra weight that is causing my biggest issues.

Next week we have 2 big updates coming; 1 we have our 1hr glucose test on Friday and 2 we are going for another 3D/4D ultrasound to take a peek at Annabelle and get a final good shot of her little face in the womb before we meet her in person here shortly.

For our small business Saturday purchase we got some more cloth diapers and we had a $25 off coupon plus the $25 we get back from American Express for shopping small.  All and all we got each diaper for about 9 dollars and usually they cost about 18.

There are still several things we need to get for Annabelle but that will have to wait until we see what my bonus is like come Dec. We did order a monitor off Amazon as they had a good deal this past week saving us almost $30 on it.  We have been using our registry really to keep track of things we need and the brands we want as we do the research and just marking it off from there, it works!  Boy am I glad we started getting stuff as we went along because I can't imagine having to get all this in the third trimester can you say expensive!

I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoyed some good food and great company.  For those of you who are not in the States I hope you are getting into the Holiday season and having fun doing it!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Lots of Nursery Decorating!

This weekend Jerry and I dedicated ourselves to working on Annabelle's nursery.  Jerry put up the molding last weekend and this weekend he caulked the molding and we painted it.  Jerry also took on the dirty job of sanding the letters we had ordered and we primed and painted them.  Then came the task of hanging the letters and putting the room back together.

In the pictures you can also see the little decal birdies that I had made for her room.

Enjoy the pictures:
Working hard at painting the letters

Fished a bunch

The molding is done and the letters are up!

We will be adding more to the wall over her dresser.
When we get her rocker it will go here.

Friday, November 18, 2011

26 Weeks!

It seems as though I am writing my weekly increase post more frequently, which is good that means time is flying.  This week I had my last every 4 weeks Dr. appointment and now starts the every 2 weeks appointments.  Annabelle is measuring 1 week ahead but the Dr. said it is still hard to tell and that doesn't mean she will be here earlier... hmmm I wonder how they measure that anyways because I am sure my measurements is going to be much different than someone who was way skinny before getting pregnant.  Her little heartbeat was going strong at 140bpm.

Our next appointment is at 28 weeks and I will need to do the 1hr glucose test, I hear it is oh so tasty... NOT!

Annabelle is starting to kick more and harder so I can feel her from time to time each day.  We also got some Belly Buds so she can listen to some classical music each day and we have had them for a while but really just started using them.

Next week is Thanksgiving and the end of the year will be here before we know it, thank god!  I am very much looking forward to having Annabelle here with us and though we might not be totally ready for sleepless nights (who ever is) we are very much looking forward to them with her.

I have been reading a book that was given to me by friend Danielle (thank you!) on breastfeeding and who would of though how much you need to know.  But it brings up some very good points about not letting the hospital give her a bottle of pacifier while she is learning to breast feed and many other good tips.  I think I can do all the reading I want but until she is here I won't really know what to expect until I am in the thick of it.

This weekend we need to work on painting the molding Jerry put up in her room and getter her alphabetical letters sanded and primed.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!

I promise to post more pictures soon, I know I have been slacking on the picture front.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Is that counter really at 100?

I just noticed that my counter is now at 100 and today is the last day of 3 digits on the baby count down!!!  Woohoo we are getting closer every day!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Some More Baby Gear...

As promised Sunday we ran by SmartMomma and picked up a few more things.  I got the bobby pillow I wanted for her as Babies R Us only carries it online and they don't take coupons online and I had a $25 off a $100 at SmartMomma coupon.  It's cute it is pink with a butterfly on it.

We also got 2 more BumGenius cloth diapers and the sprayer that hooks up to the toilet (Jerry should have fun putting that in).  I had been eyeing the pocket nanny so I went ahead and got that also. 

Jerry also tried on the Ergo baby carrier that we want (I had to watch you tube videos to figure out how to put on correctly... LOL).  I think we are going to get the brown one as Jerry said he doesn't want to wear one that is to girly... LOL.  This will also be a SmartMomma buy as the only other place to get it is online.  Maybe in a couple of weeks we will go get that next, we will see. I am kind of working on the what is priority principle for buying things now and cloth diapers are a must now.

We had a great weekend as we got to have dinner and see a good movie.  Jerry also got the molding up and all we need to do with it now is calk it and paint it white.   I also finished the quit and will post pictures as soon as I take some. It came out so much better than the first one and I washed and dried it and all is well.

We also picked up a gift for ourselves, a couple iPod Nanos and we are going to use my old one in Annabelle's room.  It's pretty neat and they are oh so small now.  We ventured over to Container store yesterday and I found the most perfect little branch shaped cast iron clothing hanger for her room over the dresser.  We are getting there!

It was a busy weekend but we got a lot done and we also got to have fun and the weather rocked!  So all and all it was an A+ weekend :-)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Woohoo 25 Weeks

Wow can you believe it we made it to 25 weeks already?  She is now 13 inches long and starting to get some of that oh so cute baby chub (well that's what I read any ways).  I am finally starting to feel her move more regularly and she has kicked hard enough that Jerry could feel it also.  It's always the way that I tell him she is moving and when he gets there to feel her she stops and then when he pulls his hand away she goes at it again.. LOL.. silly girl!  But he has felt a few times.

I'm starting to look a little more pregnant vs. fat (thank god).  I have gained about 20 pounds and though my knee is not 100% it is much better than it was for a while.  I have not had any more near passing out incidents since that scary experience last Sunday.  This morning I do feel dehydrated so I'm downing some fluids.   

I ordered a new quilt kit as I messed up the other one when I washed it :-( but I must say I like this new one much better.  It has taken me no time at all to get a majority of it done, YEAH!

Today we have a big day!  Jerry and I are going to see if we can get the molding up around her room and I am going to work on her quilt while Jerry goes and works out this morning (when he wakes up - I am up way to early).  Then tonight we have DATE NIGHT!!  We are treating ourselves to a nice dinner at the Angus Barn and then we are going to the movies.

Oh I almost forgot I ordered us some Christmas Stockings with our names on them yesterday as Pottery Barn was having a sale and I ordered some small cloth diapers from Amazon.  I have some additional money set aside to get some more baby stuff this weekend so Sunday we will probably run by SmartMomma to get some more goodies.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Need to make another quilt :-(

Annabelle's quilt wasn't perfect but it was all together, until..... I washed it again.  Then the stitching broke all over the place and it had wholes all in it, ughhhhh.  I did what I could to fix it up but not I am not happy.  With that said I am going to make another one.  Unfortunately I can't get the same exact fabric and this time I didn't want to do the rag quilt again because it is just to messy looking for me and when I wash it I have to trim up all the strings.  Oh well that was a practice round.

On another note I can't believe she will be here in a little over 3 months, pretty scary and exciting.  We still have so much we need to get to be ready for her and I don't see us getting much help (what else is new).  I guess I am used to getting little to no help with the big things in life.  As they say out of sight out of mind. Oh well.

I am kind of frustrated that I STILL don't look all that pregnant.  I think it still looks like fat and I think people forget that I am 24 weeks pregnant.  I have pregnancy brain, I am tired and I can't do what I used to.

I guess it's just one of those weeks.  Thank god we had a nice day Saturday.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Trip to the ER

This morning my husband and I went out for our usual brunch.  After eating half of my breakfast I started to feel sick.  At first I felt full then nauseous as I was trying to figure out if I should sit there and ride it out of make my way through the restaurant to the restroom then I started to feel like I was going to pass out as I sat there.

My husband was very concerned as soon as I started to get nauseous and when I told him I was losing my sight and felt like was going to pass out he called 911.  I was getting tunnel vision and what I could see was stary the restaurant was very busy and loud yet I could only hear my DH (hardly) and everything else was fading and I was breaking out into cold sweats, breathing heavy.

My husbands family has a lot of health problems so he knew to keep me from going down I had to sqeeze his hands.  So I did and that helped me start to come back but my hands went all tingly.  This all lasted about 3 mins. and the EMTs were there only about 3 mins after I started to feel better. They were very fast and I am thankful for that.

My BP for me was a bit high when they got there and then it went really low (kind of all over) and my blood sugar was ok.  I ended up taking a ride to the ER in the Ambulance just incase it happened again.
Baby Annabelle is ok and her HR was 146 and she is still kicking away.  They ended up giving me an IV and fluids and checking my blood work and doing an EKG.

The best they could tell me this is a pregnancy thing and that pregnant woman pass out and to eat every 2hrs and rest.  They think my growing uterus might of put pressure on a nerve, who knows.

The lesson here is if you feel like you are going to pass out, sit down and squeeze your husbands hands.  So our Sunday was spent at the ER watching TV and getting poked at, I am just thankful Annabelle is doing well.