Thursday, June 27, 2013

Busy day...

Ah, it was a good night. Feeling rested, with good intentions for the day, it was the day my hubs needed to get the washer/dryer moved from upstairs down to the new laundry room. That went well, said with absolutely no sarcasm!! But, on the upside, we had already planned on taking out the carpet on the stairs and the painters had already been scheduled to come back for touch ups, and/or the occasional hole in the wall. Hopefully, the washer/dryer will be hooked up and ready to go for the weekend. Plumbers worked hard all day to get lots done, cabinets are coming in the morning and plumbing will be finished by end of day (hopefully). Cleaner is coming Sunday (apparently she doesn't like weekends) and electrician to finish Monday. Now, with that being said, that's if all goes smoothly. Stucco dudes are chipping away, man I didn't realize how much work that stuff is. If the weather would cooperate, they could get the final coat with the color on... My mother has been my savior and putting all my curtain rods up to save us some time when it comes time for us to actually move in. I am feeling rather helpless in my condition. (Condition? Really? I'm not dying, but you'd think so being around my family, they won't let me do anything. AND, I don't do very well watching, I'm a hands on girl... Oh, and I don't like to ask for help, incase that's news to you). Anyway, thanks mom for all your help! Fatty will be back to normal here soon, then bending over to get that drill bit you dropped won't take me 45 minutes or the sound effects that go along with the movement!

All-in-all a better day today. Hit up Pilates in the morning, which brought on a really bad headache, which turned pre-migraine before too long. Had intentions of running some errands for a job I'm working on and then going to visit grandma, but that was fizzled by a quick call from hubs who needed lunch. Turns out, I had to be home anyway for house stuff. Got home, thought I was gonna throw up on grandpa, got to the house... It had passed, but the migraine wasn't  helping. What do you do when you have a migraine, jump on the lawn mower and get some fresh air... Our yard sure looks nice (that of which that can be mowed anyway). And it bounced my migraine away... Thank goodness. Gator ride, more mowing, gator ride, cleaning, watching mom hang curtain rods 103 inches off the floor, cleaning, shower and finally Gabby to bed at almost 10. I made the mistake of sitting down...almost couldn't get back up. My feet are so swollen and hurt to walk on. But, I got some sun on my water retaining, could be pregnant themselves arms so all is good on the home front. 

Gabby is tent camping with one of her BFF's tomorrow, overnight and couldn't be more excited. Bless your heart Andrew, and may The Lord be with you! 

36 wk Doctor visit, fun stuff for Gabby...

Blood Pressure was high today... Baby is good. Just need to keep an eye out for a fever with the way I've been feeling and being down on the scale since 3 weeks ago. The one time I lose weight, turns out its not such a good thing. Drats! Believe me, it's no intention of mine to diet during these 10 freebie months, but I guess when you struggle to do all you can to not launch your cookies on the closest neighbor, it has a tendency to happen. But, the baby had dropped and nestled its way into the birthing canal so at least it gives me a little room to feel like I can have a little bit of supper at night. Speaking of that, thanks babe for bringing home supper tonight. Even though, they messed up my order, it was nice to get a little something in my stomach after this early afternoon vomit session! 

Since I have only {ONLY?? :( } 4 weeks left and have been thinking a lot about what to do for my sweet 4 yr old, I decided to go to the mall and pick up some maternity shirts (since 2 of the 4 I have just got ruined in the laundry last night). No, I'm not that selfish and bought Gabby some fat clothes. I decided to kill 2 tweeties with one pebble and strolled down to Crazy 8 to see what I could find. I don't want her being left out when baby comes cause it's already gonna be hard enough on her so... She's been bugging me for pretty shoes with a heel - and I found some. Even though, they are a tiny bit big AND I couldn't wait til the baby comes to give them to her... She got them tonight with a romper. I could barely get the shoes off her for bed. :) I love it when I score, cause usually she never likes what I pick out...weird!

And to seal the deal, I did get her an outfit and a treat for at the hospital when she comes to meet baby! The outfit is from daddy and I, the treat is from the baby. That little baby is smart, he/she already knows how to win over his/her big sis! Um, by the way... I fricken love that store. Never bought anything in there until today and cute as H.E.double hockey sticks are the clothes. Not to mention; everything is on sale and cheap, if its not! 

Shit just got real....

Oh, and... I finally bought some diapers and wipes tonight. ;) Only because we should be able to get moved into our new bedrooms Monday night/Tuesday and I can finally get the baby's room ready, onsies out of storage, washed and ready. Now, if we just knew if the baby had an innie or an outtie I'd be able to get some fun stuff.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Do you know how frustrating it is to have good intentions for the day and to end up spending it bed trying not to puke!!!????!!

I have a Doctor's appointment this afternoon and can honestly say I am anxiously awaiting that appointment. I believe the baby has dropped because I don't look 36 weeks pregnant and I seriously doubt the baby is shrinking! He/she about dropped me to my knees this morning from pushing so hard on my lower pelvis, yes I can say it was quite painful! 

Without hesitation and even though I have not a single thing ready, I can say I am ready for baby to start making "headway"... If you know what I mean?!?!?

Monday, June 17, 2013

What's a small child have to do with it?

Obviously, either it's the work of Gabby or the work of this little toad in my belly that has kept me from writing in this blog. I may have to say a combination of both, in fact. 

Fact of the matter is: I am tired ALL the time. Gabby and I keep as busy as we can during the day and as sad as it sounds, I anxiously look forward to her bedtime so I can go to bed too. :(  I feel terrible saying that but it has become my reality. This baby is literally kicking my ass! The baby is always moving, which... don't get me wrong is amazing and an obviously good sign, but some days my belly looks like I am having a baby Dan Aykroyd (Conehead movie) and it's painful... the kicking, the sliding of the knee across the middle then up to my ribcage, the probing. My pelvis has been sore for months now, making it difficult to walk, especially on active days. The swelling is taking over my body, to the point of it pinching on nerves to cause constant numbness in my fingertips and random numbness in my arms... kind of like hitting your 'funny bone' on a regular basis, only it's not so funny. It's pretty awesome to say the least. I wake up in the morning (if I sleep at night) to climb out of bed and throughout the night my hands and feet have become so tight with pressure that it's like walking on nails. My jaw must be swollen too, because my back molars aren't even touching, that's become the newest 'side effect'. I felt pretty shitty yesterday... dizzy, HOT, and I was seeing stars. It kinda scared me a little bit, but assumed it was all from the swelling. Baby was being naughty too, kicking me in places that caused a lot of pain. Needless to say, once we got home from Father's Day/Brady's Fun Day, I got Gabby in her jammies, headed straight upstairs, stripped naked as a j-bird and laid in my bed for 2 hours... feeling cruddy the whole time. Aside from all the bitching, I have been trying to stay as active as possible. I am still able to do "CycleBox", but my biking consists of me standing the whole time, otherwise I'm too compressed to sit and it's too hard on my pelvis. The boxing part is still attainable, except for those damn roundhouse kicks (I substitute a jab for those). "CoreConditioning", well... use your imagination on that one, but I do the best I can... all things considered. "PilatesMix", or... as I like to call it "Pilates Bootcamp" with all the CrossFit Brooke throws in there = I can still do most of it except for Plank work, I have to modify on my forearms cause if I do the full plank my wrists and hands instantly fall asleep. With that being said, you can imagine how well my "Yoga" has been going. The one class that is usually the best for pregnancy is the one class that I can barely do anymore. I can't do the planks or downdog without my hands, wrists and arms falling asleep. Obviously, no chaturanga's or cobras and lets just say that plow is, well... out! I have become really good at legs up the wall pose though.  :)  If it wasn't for all of this remodel/construction going on at the house and having to deal with things here and there, I'd be able to get my butt to class more often, but then... I guess I do have an excuse to slow down a little bit. Speaking of remodel, the painters finish tomorrow (hopefully). I think by the middle of next week, we should be pretty much done and able to get into our new bedroom and get the baby's room set up. Gabby saw her room today after they painted and she said, "it looks awesome"... She's pretty excited to get in, as I am. I am looking forward to getting our house back in order, some of the sheet rock dust wiped off my furniture and floors and most of all, A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP! It so damn hot up in our temporary bedroom right now I just can't seem to get comfortable. Our new bedroom is on the main level and is so peacefully cool that it makes me drool thinking about being able to sleep in there. Oh and, we'll finally have an actual door on our bedroom. Won't that be something? I have all my baby stuff in storage so it will be nice to get the baby's room set up and a little organized. I haven't bought a single item for the baby, not a thing... no, I take that back...I did buy a couple things on a friends garage sale a couple weeks ago, but I just have no where to put anything right now with the mess I have going on in the house that I can't bring myself to even get diapers. If this baby comes early (which, I would gladly welcome at this point) I will be screwed.  HOPEFULLY, the baby waits just 2 weeks longer and I can get things organized, cleaned and put away ... then, baby... 'COME VISIT MOMMA, CAUSE I CAN'T WAIT TO HOLD YOU' oh, and stop having you beat the crap out of me in every way possible. 

I'd start with all the farming issues this year, but really, what's the point? We all know about the rain, and there isn't anything we can do about it. But it's pretty ironic that we did this addition/remodel to the house and now we have no corn in the ground. Shit happens, right? Shhh, don't tell my husband that!

To summarize: This pregnancy hasn't gone the best and well, since my pregnancy with Gabby was a breeze, I guess I was long over due and I deserve it. However, I wouldn't change anything about this pregnancy because I know we are very fortunate that I am able to carry a child full term and let's face it: Baby's are a miracle. So, as long as this little monkey comes out with all the parts needed to exist in this crazy world, I will deal with it until he/she decides to make an appearance. Because honestly, I cannot wait to hold him/her, squeeze him/her, love him/her and call him/her Dax/Rya.