Monday, December 19, 2011

10 more weeks!

I looked at my bump ticker this morning, and realized that I'm 30 weeks pregnant! 10 weeks left until this baby gets here. :) Every day this little meatloaf is bouncing around in there, and the kicks and jabs are becoming more defined. I love watching my belly move around, I could sit here and watch it all day long... of course.. I'd never get anything done that way, and there is LOTS left to do!

DH spent some time this weekend touching up the paint in the nursery. We just need to put some shelves in the closet, and slap the baseboards on, then we can finally put the crib together, and put some of the clothing away too (after I wash it all of course). He put the glider together last weekend. I think it's funny that I'm the one who is pregnant, but it seems like DH is the one that is going through the "nesting" phase. :) Granted, I have these major moments of needing to clean and organize, so I guess we're going through it together.

I'm getting more and more excited and nervous about what's to come as the weeks start to zip by. Excited of course to meet the little one, and terrified about what labour will be like. :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

28 weeks and a day

Yesterday, I was at 28 weeks and a day. :)

On Monday, I had an ultrasound to check on this low-lying placenta thing, and am happy to say that it has moved up! My doctor should be able to confirm that at my appointment on the 20th, which is a relief because it means I won't need a c-section. Woohoo!

I had a great appointment. It was awesome to see baby look so much like a little person since she's so much bigger now and has some weight on her. She had her eyes open too! (Which was actually kind of scary looking on an ultrasound, lol) I did get the ultrasound tech to confirm once more that she is in fact a girl... and she still is! I'm getting more and more excited and anxious every day to meet her.

Yesterday, she must have been making up for the quiet day she had the day before. I know that she's head down, and so I feel where her hands are moving, and where her knees and feet end up hitting. She was up for most of the night last night trying to drive me bananas since sleep is already hard enough these days with the constant bone throbbing pains in my legs... but even though it's hard to sleep with all her movement, you can't help but smile at how funny it all is.

Hard to believe I'm in the home stretch! I find myself starting to get pangs of anxiety over thinking about what labour is going to be like. I'd managed to completely tuck that part of pregnancy somewhere wayyyyy in the back of my mind this entire pregnancy, but it becomes hard to ignore when you start to get close to "the day". I can only hope that I'll be one of those lucky ladies that just has a kid that falls right out.... wishful thinking, huh? hahaha Hey.. it happened to my sister in law, her girl was born in 20 minutes... so it happens. Ah, delusions...

Friday, December 2, 2011

This belly's thumpin!

Despite the drabness of outside, and the strong desire for this day to just be over already (!!!!!) I can't help but smile and be amused by this baby. My belly is bouncing all over the place, and it feels so weird and wonderful at the same time. I absolutely love the kicks, punches, jabs, rolls, and even the head butts. I could just stare at this belly of mine all day long. :)

Three fun things are happening this weekend starting today. The first is that DH is getting the guitar that he bought me for my birthday today! When he picks me up from work he'll have it, so I guess I know what I'll be doing for most of my free time this weekend.

The second thing is that tomorrow, DH and I are doing a Christmas date thing, and this is where we set up our tree, put up decorations, watch a few Christmas movies, and eat hors d'oeuvres and do a fancy little dinner for just us two. We're celebrating it fully this year, since it will be our last Christmas together as just the two of us. :)

And, the third thing is that I'm going to my parent's place to hang out with my mom and watch a movie and knit on Sunday. It's been a while since we've done that, they've been pretty busy since they moved, so I'm definitely just looking forward to chilling out with the parents. :)

Oh, and I guess there's a fourth fun thing about this weekend, it's snowing right now! There's a nice powdering of snow on the ground, and I hope it stays through the weekend since it will add to the festive feel of things. I have so much to look forward to this weekend, and this and next year in general. :)