Wednesday, January 28, 2009

So It's True What They Say...

That pregnancy causes flatulence. Because I just let one out at the post office that you would not believe. Long and quite loud. Thankfully there were very few people there and I was using the machine in the lobby, away from most of the patrons. It happened so suddenly that I didn't even really believe that I did it. I ignored it at first and then looked around to see if anyone was staring at me in disbelief or if there was someone standing behind me that I hadn't noticed. Luckily neither of those things were happening.
Now that the carpet is cleaned, I might be feeling ready to get this sucker out of me.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Musical Chairs

I was talking to a friend today and I told her that, in regards to going into labor, I felt as though I was playing musical chairs and waiting for the music to stop. I remember playing that game as a child and being driven crazy by anticipation and not knowing. When will it stop? Am I going to be right in front of an open seat? Or will I be rounding the corner and no where near the open seat? I thought I had plenty of time with my due date being three weeks away, but people seem to think that I will go any day.
We went to our last birth class last night and there were only two couples left! Actually three, but one was having their shower and didn't show up. One woman that I spoke to last week who was so ready to have her baby but was two weeks away from her due date, had her baby toward the end of last week. This is all very nerve racking.
I'd like to have the rest of this week at least, please!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Lovely Day

I am so happy to have our new president. I watched Obama take the oath of office and settled in to watch his speech, and then I fell asleep. I am seriously tired these days. Extremely tired. It's sort of depressing how tired I am.
I went to the Dr. today and he said that my cervix is closed but soft. That is good news. I am not ready yet! I have some more cleaning and organizing to do and B needs to put together more furniture and have the carseats installed and I need to make some nursery art!
Up until this past Sunday I had been saying that I was completely happy to keep the baby inside of me for now, that it was really convenient and I wasn't ready to have the actual baby to take care of, but then I had a really rough Sunday night and I've had awful acid reflux and I'm huge and can barely move. So now I'm ready to have the baby out of me. But not really. Not yet.
Stay put baby.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Cutest Things Ever

I came across these adorable stuffed animals after reading this post on Ohdeedoh. It is from the Etsy shop Skunkboy Creatures. I love all of them and will definitely be purchasing some for the baby - as long as that stupid law regarding handmade crafts doesn't make it impossible.

35 Weeks Major Sweet Tooth

Is this normal? I have been craving sweets like nobody's business. I was told that these last weeks you aren't really that hungry and might even lose weight. I highly doubt that is happening. I am eating healthily, but I am also indulging in sweets almost daily. The thought of something, such as ice cream or a donut, gets into my head and I can hardly stand it. I have been eating as much fruit as I can to replace a yearning for full on sweets. Or having a yogurt. But it's so difficult! Since I've been warned about the potential size of my baby I am concerned about eating too many carbs.
Our doula stopped by for her final visit this past Thursday and commented on my unusual pregnancy belly shape. I don't know if I've mentioned this, but my belly button never popped out. That part of my belly remains flat. I thought maybe it had something to do with having an anterior placenta, but the doula said that it might mean that the baby is posterior. I don't really think that is the case because I'm pretty sure that I can feel the baby's butt and back on the right side of my stomach. But I'm going to ask the Dr. on Tuesday.
Our Bradley class tonight is about breast feeding. I'm looking forward to it and I hope they will have good information about what kind of pump will work best for me, since I'll be home with the baby for six months.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Baby Stuff

As I was starting my day, I received a phone call from the hospital where we are delivering regarding a maternity tour. I was told that, even though the tours for January are booked, I would be squeezed in either today or next Friday. I opted for next Friday, hoping that B would be able to get off of work and come with me. I was very happy that the hospital had been so accommodating, especially with switching doctors late in the game and having my due date so soon. Then I went swimming and when I got back to the car I had a message from the hospital. I called back and was told that I was being called back in regards to the maternity tour. I told the woman what I had discussed with the previous person, but it was as if that didn't really happen and I was told that the only tour I could go on was February 6th. A WEEK FROM MY DUE DATE. That's not cool. I am wondering if I should just show up on January 23rd and see what happens.
After swimming, I headed to Babies R Us and Walmart to use some gift cards we've been given to buy the random but supposedly necessary stuff that people probably won't buy us as gifts and that we'll need when the baby comes. I bought nail clippers, pacifiers - both smoothies and nuks, a changing table cover, baby caps, and for me some lovely items such as maxi pads. I was trying to find a donut pillow, but didn't see one at Walmart. Oh the horror.

I will miss Indie 103.1

I was so sad to hear that Indie 103.1 has gone off the airwaves. It has been my favorite station for a while now. First Joe Escalante got the boot and now it's all gone. Supposedly you can still listen on the internet. I need good music while I'm in the car. I'm the only person in the world who can't use her Ipod in her car. The tape player adapter makes too much noise and I've been told that the radio thing won't work. I should probably look into this again.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

One Month to Go!

Tomorrow will be one month from my due date. I am feeling very overwhelmed! I have my list of things I need to get done, but I need to work on a list of things that I need to buy. We have most of what we need for the nursery: Ikea Gulliver Crib, Hemnes Dresser, Glider. Then we have our Snap and Go stroller and Chicco Key Fit 30 Car seat. I have an Armsreach Cosleeper that has been ordered for us. I need to make the mobile for the nursery, make the wall art, put together the furniture and stroller and have the carseat installed. We also need to go on a maternity tour of the hospital. Unfortunately, since we changed Drs, all of the tours for January are filled up and I am on a waiting list. I really hope I don't go into labor early, I don't feel ready!
I am also finally over my cold. I stayed in bed most of today to give myself a break. This past weekend was my shower, which was wonderful, but pretty exhausting. My mother in law was in town for it, so I wasn't really able to sleep as much as I should have. Then, instead of staying in bed yesterday, I met my aunts for lunch. By the end of the day I felt as if I was falling apart at the seams.
All I wanted to do was lay down, but I have been having horrible acid reflux problems if I lay down with anything in my stomach, even water. I wake up choking and coughing and gasping for air. Super gross. Anyway, I didn't eat anything and went to bed really early and I had a full night's sleep for a change. I am feeling much better today and trying to get some things on my list done.

Friday, January 9, 2009

I Heart Eric Ripert

I first saw Eric Ripert on Top Chef. I am not a foodie and I have never been to Le Bernadin, but I am sure that he is an excellent chef and I love to listen to him talk. My favorite episode of No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain is when Ripert helps Bourdain out in the kitchen at Les Halles. Those two are great together. I saw another show where they went to French Laundry together - I think that's where they were. Anyway, Ripert has a website now:, where he puts together dinner party recipes and then asks you to contribute photos if you have a party and make the recipes. I am excited to try his Goat Cheese Truffles and Coq Au Vin. I don't know that I'll have a party, however, at this point spinach artichoke dip is an effort for me.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

17 weeks through 33 weeks Belly Pics

Give or take a missed week or two...

Things That Have Made This Pregnancy Easier

The Echo Park Public Swimming Pool
My EQ Maternity Swim Suit
My Snoogle

It's Been a While

I guess I got sucked into the holiday vacuum. Oh well. I'm back now.
Things have been going very well. Baby is good and I am feeling well. Tiredness and hugeness are two constant feelings, but I suppose it is to be expected.
Things that have happened:
Traveled for Thanksgiving - Being stuck in someone else's home while pregnant and not in complete control of when and what you eat or when and where you sleep is not fun!
Started worrying about my doctor and whether he'd really be okay with letting me attempt a natural/nonmedicated labor and delivery, so we switched to a new doctor who makes me very happy.
Continued to grow bigger and bigger!