Wednesday, May 26, 2010

To Hot Hot Hot for Me

I am not liking this hot weather. Granted being pregnant seems to make me tolerate it less than normal. I am however beginning to fill my pool, then comes the huge process of opening it, balancing the water, getting it clean and then being able to swim in it. I think this year it will be well worth it.

The air conditioning in both Chad's car and mine aren't working, so it sucks to go anywhere. At least we have the window air conditioner in the house, we did that when my parents were down a couple of weekends ago to help us out. My floor is beautiful, it looks better than I even imagined. We put laminate floor in the living room and hallway. My mom weeded flower beds, mowed the lawn, whatever she could to help when not needed on helping put the floor in. Got my shed leveled to that weekend. And my brother came out and we went bowling, I had to sit out, but still enjoyed watching my family bowl.

Last evening I met up with friends I used to work with Ashley and Sarah for dinner, and to show off my baby bump. Wasn't showing that much on our last dinner out. It was just so much fun catching up. I miss them. We are going to try and get together more now that school is out.

My wonderful hubby is at his parents helping them out with computer issues and then he's going to meet up with his brothers for dinner at Jason's house. So I won't see him much today, I am missing him, but I can share him a little bit now and again. Probably until baby comes then I think I'll really need him. Starting a family is a little bit scary now. Soon we'll have this little bitty baby to take care of. Granted it's what we wanted for so very long, but we have nothing ready for baby. I have bottles, diapers, and clothes for the beginning. That's it so far. It's room is still a storage room. We go the laminate floor out of there and installed. And with the shed leveled, and Chad sealed some holes Monday night, we might be able to start moving more of the stuff from Baby's room to the shed, along with poison for the mice. These are my indoor christmas decorations we are talking about. Camping stuff too. Then comes going through who knows how many vhs tapes we have stored in there. I am sure we have dvds for some of them, and then we need to figure out what ones we'd really want to have on dvd and find them, and what ones we can live without. And do we hold onto some of them. Plus Chad has a disney vhs collection, what to do with those. Plus there is craft stuff in there. Only 6 more days of school for Chad and then he's off for the summer so I am sure we'll work on baby's room, and getting the camaro up for sale.

So much to do and it's just so hot outside. But I need to go out and stuff off the hose and let my well pump rest a bit. Then stand in the kitchen where the air unit is and cool down. I can't get over how hot I get. I don't want to cook my kid.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mom's Day

Well I am going north to see my wonderful mommy today, who is always there for me! Next year she'll have to share the day with me, and I know she doesn't mind.

I'm going north solo again, my husband has to work a gallery shift, which I am really tired of him doing, but hopefully this will be the last one, we decided to pull his art from there, one small piece has sold in 6 months, and I hate spending $50 a month and having him going usually on his only available weekends. So since he's working there, we are splitting mother's day, which I don't think we have done. It's ok by me. I get to spend more time with my family. I have been seeing them plenty lately, except my brother, so it will be nice to see him. And no hugs, since my family aren't huggers and I like that.

I really miss my family, more so since being pregnant. I so wish we lived closer to them, they are the ones who always help us out, would do anything for us, and have dropped what they were doing for us. I have great parents, who drive 2 hours to work hard. I am blessed! That is why going home today and celebrating my mom is so important to me! She's sewed the baby some very cute night gowns, and revamped some of my old pants with stretch panels and cut them off for shorts I can wear around the house this summer. And when I was really down about maternity clothes, she went online, ordered and sent them to my house this winter, at that key cross over from my clothes don't fit anymore and can't find plus sizes in the stores. She doesn't make me do things I don't want. And she respects me enough not to hug me. That is a really big deal to this pregnant woman.

There is no one like my mom, she is truly wonderful!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Baby Fine, I need to slow down a bit!

Yesterday we went to the doctors, and met one of the partners, which could be the one to deliver our baby, she was so nice, I really liked her. I was kind of in a goofy mood, not sure why, maybe it was just getting out of the house. My wonderful husband was able to meet me there, even he thought I was really goofy acting. We have fun, I asked about bug spray, in my mind I shouldn't use anything with DEET in it, and I was right. I explained that I slowed down this week and feeling better, no cramping until the day before when I was doing the hokey pokey in my kitchen while cleaning it. The doctor laughed and asked what goes on at our house. I dance while I clean, and I was in pain after wards, no more dancing while I clean, and not suppose to weed my flower beds if it too causes pain. Which it does, I think it's because I just sit on my butt in one spot and try to reach as many weeds as possible before I try to get up and move. My husband apparently was worried about me that if I kept going the way I was I'd end up on bed rest. Which the two days of it after the embryo transfer about killed me. He admitted this to me once I said I think I need to slow down.

I am home, I feel like it's my job to take care of the house, and yard and whatever else needs to be done. I just can't do it anymore. And I it is killing me, I so want to take care of the yard. The house work I can still do most of it, finding with each week certain things are getting really hard to do, like pulling clothes out of the washer that are in the back, but I still get them. I have to ask my husband to put coffee cups away from the dishwasher, I can't reach the top shelf anymore. So how to I stop feeling bad for not doing something at all times of the day? I think I have come up with a plan to not work so hard, or do to much in any given day by spreading it out, I just like having all the cleaning done in one day, and the laundry done in one day. Things are changing, and I guess it will be good practice since I am sure once this precious little one is born I won't be able to do it all in one day.

So for the baby, I will be good! Not like when I broke my foot a couple of summers ago, didn't really let that stop me nor slow me down. But now another life depends on it. Which is moving around so much. I can see my belly move from the outside, which is just weird. I've only gained 5.3 pounds since January, and they gave me only 11 pounds to gain for the pregnancy. So I am doing good there, granted I am so much bigger now, and hard to believe it's only 5.3 pounds that did it. Baby's heart rate was 154. All is well. Just no more hokey pokey! Though I am coming up to the start of my third trimester, so I guess slowing down isn't so bad. I can create more things for baby. Life goes on!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tae Bo Baby

Well over the last few days Baby Bennett has been very active, it must be laying sideways, because I feel those kicks and jabs on both sides of my belly button. It's so strange to be sitting and see my belly move. Chad can now feel them too!

I just don't know how to describe the feeling. I used to lay down and hope the baby would wake up and move so I could feel it. Now it's moving pretty much through out the day, so baby on cat naps?

I am getting ready to drink the stuff for my gestational glucose tolerance test, oh what fun, figure I should just get it over with. If you are on glucophage xr for pcos, can you develop gestational diabetes, just wondering? Well I'm off the drink the stuff and start the wait for the one hour mark, the instructions say to get to the lab about 15 minutes before your one hour mark and let them know when you need to be drawn in case they are busy.

Then my doctor's appointment is tomorrow at 3:15pm, with one of the other doctors at the practice I go to. Get to hear the heart beat again. I can hear it at home, but that doppler one is so cool!