Tuesday, June 26, 2012

30 Weeks

So, I had every intention of taking a 30 week picture on Monday night after our yearly appointment with Shadow at the vet.  However, Shadow had some friends that had other plans...

I showed up at his appointment on time and ready to go.  I got a whole spcheil (is that a word?) about a new vaccine that is important for dogs especially if you go to dog parks and take frequent walks.  So they talked me into it.  He needs a booster in 2-3 weeks but everything is paid for now. Ok, cool.  We get into the room (Shadow is a little on the chubby side...oops) and talk about what seemed like normal things. 

The vet comes in and Shadow is all over him because he knows he gives him treats.  They get him on the table and they're talking about introducing the baby to Shadow, ways to get him to drop some weight, and then BAM...he runs a comb through his hair and finds FLEA DIRT.


I had given him a treatment on Saturday so I was assuming they were all dead.  All he found was dirt.  So he goes into the whole thing about what I need to do when I get home.  Wash blankets, vacuum, use this spray stuff on the carpets and floors after you're done (oh, that I can't inhale)...and then he said the words I Had been dreading...you need to give the cat a bath.  Laser is 4 years old and has never had a bath. EVER. Because she's horrible.  And she hates being held.  He said I could probably video tape it and put it on YouTube and get famous.  So they gave me treatments for Laser and we went home.  I started vacuuming like a mad woman.  Dan got home and we did 3 loads of laundry (all blankets) and he sprayed the basement and the babies' room.  Then we locked ourselves in the bedroom at about 7:30pm with towels wedged under the doorways so we wouldn't inhale this stuff. 

Laser's bath was just as bad as I thought it would be.  Dan just held her and  I sprayed her down.  So he was soaked in the end.  Then we threw Shadow in and sprayed him down.  We put the flea stuff on Laser and she started running around like crazy foaming at the mouth.  After I was done following her around the bedroom with a paper towel wiping up her spit, trying not to cry, I read on the box that if they eat it, it's bitter, and they salivate.  Gross.

The next morning Dan did the rest of the house and we locked the animals in the basement for the day.  I went to work early (because I couldn't be in the house and had nothing else to do) and by the time I got back for my lunch break the fumes were gone so it was safe.

Other than this, things have been ok :)

Things I can no longer do anymore include the following:
-Tying my shoes.
-Bending over to pick something up without grunting.
-Walking past a fruit stand and not picking up some kind of fresh fruit.
-Walking down the candy aisle and not buying Starburst.
-Waking up less than 3 times a night.

My fingers/hands are killing me - joint pain I guess is common! Boo.

Will take a picture tomorrow - all you're missing is a big old belly :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Glucose Test

So, much like other newly pregnant women, I had been hearing horror stories about the glucose test.  How bad the "juice" tastes, how boring it is to sit there for an hour, yadda yadda yadda.  I had my test this past Monday.

I showed up (on a slightly empty stomach because you have to stop eating one hour before) on time and checked in.  I had an ultrasound right after which I was super excited about.  She asked me if I wanted fruit punch or orange.  I had been trying to avoid sugar that day so I was all about fruit punch.  I assumed it was a drink in a tiny paper cup, not a small gatorade.  She brought me back out the fruit punch and told me I had 5 minutes to drink it.  This is probably the worst part of it all because my stomach was empty and I was afraid it was going to make me throw up.  Anyway, I sat down with my "Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy" (great book, BTW) and started drinking.  HOLY COW was that juice good.  I was tempted to ask for another one for the road. I found nothing disgusting about it.  I bet if I wasn't pregnant I wouldn't have liked it though because with this pregnancy I can not get enough sugar and fruit.

I ended up reading my book the whole time and Dan showed up shortly after and I went in the back one hour exactly after I drank the fruit punch.  There was no one there to draw my blood and people started freaking out a little bit.  I guess there's like a 2 minute window where you have to get your blood drawn.  Or else.  So they chased someone down and they came and drew my blood.  I've never had an issue with drawing blood, I just can't watch it.  Then we went into the ultrasound room for the "28 week ultrasound."  At first she said my placenta was still low, but after some measuring and looking around, the doctor said she would feel comfortable with me delivering naturally because it moved a little bit, but is only going to get higher, not lower.  I was a little bummed because we weren't going to get anymore ultrasounds but whatever keeps Little Man healthy.

It wasn't a fun ultrasound - we only got 2 pictures of him.  He was trying to chew on his cord which sounded kind of cannibalistic and not safe to me but she said it was fine. 

It's kind of (no, really) crazy to think we are really seriously getting ready for this.  He is going to be here before we know it.  We really need to decide on a name :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

27 Weeks

We are growing!  I am feeling as big as a house, but Davion is making sure I know how crazy that sounds.  He said "well, you're in a house, and you can fit, so you're not as big as a house."  Little kids are so logical.

*Starting physical therapy for my tailbone pain - more on that later.
*I feel like it takes me forever to do such simple things.  Walking up/down the stairs, getting in/out of the car, taking the dog out, getting something off the floor...it's weird to feel like I don't have any control of my body anymore.
*As I said before, I feel like I am the size of a house.  Everyone keeps telling me that I'm not, but that doesn't mean I don't feel like it. I'm not used to this!
*I feel like I keep feeling him move more and more.  The other day he was so crazy you could see my belly move.  It is so fun!
*I still suck at sleeping.
*My feet are hurting now too.  Just the bottoms of them.  I am thinking that it is just because for the last 4 weekends I've worn heels to these weddings so hopefully now that I don't have to wear heels anymore it won't be so bad.
*I am doing so many projects for his room!  I love it though.
*Officially in my third trimester!  I seriously cannot believe it.

We finished off our wedding extravaganza.  Wedding number 3 was Dan's friend from work (an old job) and was downtown.  It was a lot of fun, but the chairs at dinner were wood and I was in a lot of pain by the end of the night because of my tailbone.  Dan finally got me to call the doctor and he said that since I've never had problems with it before he wants me to do physical therapy.  My first thought?  I don't have time for physical therapy.  I only get to leave work by 3:30 2 days a week so I hate the idea of going to physical therapy after and then not getting home until 5:30.  Honestly, I think I'd rather suffer through, but I am going to try it out for a couple weeks and see if it even helps.  I've only gone once.

Anyway, here's a picture from wedding #3 - Brett and Jessica.

Jessica was beautiful!  Her dad probably had the best father of the bride speech I've ever heard.  It was funny and sweet.  :)

The reception was at Fultons on the River in the city, so we got a picture in front of the Chicago River - smelled soooo horrible.

Wedding number 4 was in Michigan - the car ride was rough on my back/tailbone but it wasn't as bad as I thought.  We only stopped a few times so I think keeping the getting in and out to a minimum helped.  This wedding was my cousin Cassandra and Matt.   Of course, another beautiful bride :)
Again, my bra is showing, and again, I don't care :)  This wedding was fun - kind of weird to think it is the last pregnant one.  We have one the weekend before I'm due in Chicago but we'll see if I make it!  My mom and I took a picture with the beautiful bride, too.
We also had a small shower with Dan's family which was very nice - we got our high chair!  We also got Elf on the Shelf from Dan's sisters - so excited for Little Man to start it!

We still haven't fallen in love with a name yet.  We have a top 5 I think but in no particular order. Everyone has been asking us and we really don't know!  Plus we aren't telling anyone because everyone has an opinion.  I used to think that was silly, but I totally get it now.

I found out that someone has a blog called Two of a Kind Working on a Full House - so I'm trying to think of a new name.  Because you know I have big dreams of this blog becoming super popular and all :)

What's going on soon....
Ultrasound on Monday!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am super excited to see him again.  And find out if my placenta has moved to see if we will need to do a C-Section or not.  I am pretty indifferent, as I just want him to be safe and healthy.
3 more showers - 2 small and one big.  I am super excited for the big one!  It is going to be very overwhelming but it will be so nice to see everyone.
Our child birth class is in July! 
We started painting Little Man's room a light blue to match his crib bedding.  Hopefully we can get that done this weekend or next now that we're actually in town and not out for weddings.
Hopefully more weekly pictures and blog posts.