Wednesday, May 8, 2013

May Baby

So last week was a bit stressful and I didn't really feel like updating until I knew how this week would go.  I went in for an appointment and we ended up having to do an ultrasound because I was measuring too small.  Doc said everything looked "okay" but if I measured small again this week, they'd have to do tests and stuff.  He was worried about me leaking amniotic fluid, in which case, Baby W* would've had to come out even sooner!  I measured perfectly this week, though, so hopefully it'll be smooth sailing these last two weeks.
I say two weeks, but really I'm hoping for Baby W* to be early (any time starting this weekend would be fab, so if you could please get on that...)

Because I don't know what I'm doing and I'm a procrastinator, I just barely went and met with two different pediatricians this last week.  One on Thursday, and LAW got to go, and another one yesterday, where I had to go by my lonesome.  One has a subspecialty and was head of a huge research program for a number of years, but there's some bad reviews on Google.  Still, we liked him well enough.  The other has partners that came highly recommended but they aren't taking new patients.  One of our friends takes her son to him, though, and she really likes him.  No subspecialties, though.  LAW said that from the way I described the second doctor, I may be more inclined to go to the first one, which I think may be accurate. haha.  so we'll see who I write down when the moment comes!
LAW had to go to TX for the night yesterday, and said I was not allowed to go into labor while he was gone.  I guess Baby W* agreed!

Nothing has really gone on with my body that would suggest an earlier arrival, though I keep looking for hints or changes that clue me in.  It's alright, though.  It gives us time to finish preparing for his arrival.  Speaking of which, his room is almost complete.  I can't wait until it's totally done so I can post pictures, but it's looking pretty awesome.  I'm really proud of myself =] I get to pick up the last three elephant drawings I had framed at Michael's and then we'll hang those up along with the shelves I need to mount the monitor and decorations along with the humidifier and then we will be good to go!
My mom gets here next Wednesday, too.  That can only mean one thing: AMAZING FOOD... :D
I haven't really been cooking much lately.  Or deep cleaning, for that matter.  It's hard to feel motivated when my joints feel like they're 30x bigger than they normally are.  I do get random spurs of things I *have* to get done that minute, like washing all of the pacies and bottles this morning, for instance, or the day I took out all of the Britax equipment and put it together (and I haaaaate putting together things like that). But for the most part, I just want to lay in bed and keep my feet and hands elevated. haha.  Braxton Hicks don't help in the matter, either.  I don't even feel guilty, though.  I know rest is going to be extremely limited soon, so I'm doing my best to enjoy it while I still can. Plus, the furbabies are enjoying the extra cuddle days they've been getting these last few weeks.

I had a lady come by yesterday, too, to check out a few props I have for a newborn photoshoot she'll be doing for us when Baby W* arrives.  She asked way too many questions about my delivery method choice and I wanted to be rude but I was polite and nice instead.  People are way too nosy for their own good.  Even my mama bear has been running into people who know me and questioned on all sorts of aspects of my life. Ridiculous. hahaha.

Anyway, that's all for today.  I hope everyone is having an amazing month of May. Don't forget that Mother's Day is coming up, so spoil your moms rotten this weekend! xox

mid-week 35

mid-week 36

I'll add week 37 later ;)

Due Date: He will be here on or before May 21st!

How far along? 37w2d

Symptoms: random nesting spurs, swollen joints/extremities, some nausea is back, movements, heartburn, you know.. the standard.

This week, Baby is the size of: apparently, a winter melon. 

Total weight gain: +30

Gender: 'ello, Boy!

Food cravings: I craved adding bananas to my milkshakes and granola/yogurt breakfasts.. I hate bananas, so I think it's more of a potassium thing.

Anything making you queasy or sick: nothing specifically, just suffering from bad heartburn no matter what I eat.

Maternity clothes? yupppp

Sleep: I miss it so much =/

Movement: moving as I type this =]

Stretch marks? hey I finally saw some the other day!  but they are not as bad as I thought they'd be.  they're on my lower abdomen.  It's cool, I earned those stripes ;]

Wedding rings on or off? off :(

Swelling? Shrek feet and hands!

Belly Button in or out? in

Labor Signs: nope!

Happy or Moody most of the time: hormonal.

Best moment this week: the room actually looks like it's coming together.

What I miss: energy

Looking forward to: my mom coming here next week! and hopefully Baby W* being here sooner rather than later!


  1. Forget other people. It's called your birth plan because IT'S YOURS! And you have little 'Lijah Bear at the heart of every decision you make, so people need to back off. LMK if you need a body guard - I will be on the next plane !

    1. why thank you! I just don't know why people (women) feel the need to be so judgmental on issues that have zero to do with them! You know I keep a sharp blade with me at all times. hahaha. but if it makes you get on the next plane??? Yes, I need a body guard IMMEDIATELY <3 Love and miss you!!!