Wednesday, July 24, 2013

It's in the bag, baby!

so I totally wrote this last week...
came back today to add just a little bit 
hit a wrong key or something and everything just poofed away.

and since I love you, I re-type!

The Hospital Bags are packed!

Somehow I magically managed to pack everything
{mine, hubs, and baby}
in one small rolling suitcase!
I feel like some sort of a pro.
when really I'm just one of those people who is obsessed with packing and lists.
it's a sickness.

 {not pictured is a blanket for Andy and my "quick grab" bathroom bag}
look at all that stuff just crammed in there!
{the top expanding zipper isn't even unzipped!}
The top mesh part has an extra duffel bag
{for gifts if the dude gets any while in the hospital and for all the freebees/stuff from the hospital}
along with a smaller shopping bag, a plastic bag for wet/dirty stuff, and disposable boob pads&nip cream.
I also didn't list below, but my nursing cover is in there too.

The momma stuffs:

  1. shower flip flops {because eww shower floors}
  2. super comfy flip flops
  3. old swim top in case I want to get in the birthing tub
  4. granny panties
  5. DIY nursing tanks
  6. slippers
  7. socks
  8. super comfy pants, one capri one long pair
  9. going home outfit{loose yoga capris and a comfy loose shirt}
  10. nursing nightgown {gift from my momma} and robe
  11. not pictured is my nursing bra {it just got here in the mail}

The bathroom stuffs:

 The smaller purple & white bag is my makeup 
{super basic, just so I feel human when people visit}
 Travel everything: 
body wash
ear plugs 
{I also have a sleep mask in case I can't sleep}
{I also packed one for Andy}
hair gel spray
{home made mix of gel and water, works best for me}
hair-ties, bobby pins and clip
adult diapers!!!
{because I heard they are the BEST for the first day or so}

everything in that list fits inside the polkadot bag and in the suitcase
the blow-dryer, flat-iron, brushes, face wipes and makup bag all go in the brown owl bag 
It lives next to my bathroom sink since because I use the stuff daily
This is the "quick grab" bathroom bag
I figured it was easy enough for anyone to grab in a hurry, or if we are out and my water breaks and I need to send someone home to grab our bags.

The Dude's stuffs:

  1.  socks
  2. hats I made for him
  3. mittens
  4. sack onsies
  5. going home outfit {has matching booties with bears on them!}
  6. nail file, clippers, and petroleum jelly
  7. aden + anais swaddle blankets
  8. burp rags

I didn't take any pictures of Andy's stuff, I simply just tossed in 2 t-shirts, socks, boxers and some gym shorts. It's his usual evening attire and I just want him to be comfy too.
we will grab some flip flops for him to wear around on our way out the door.

There is also "tech" bag that includes
cameras and chargers
phone chargers
ipad and charger
also has the list of passwords for things like xfinity ;)

My purse {bag} is also what I like to call a "hobo bag of fun"
I swear I could live out of it for days if needed.
It has all my essentials:
nail clippers
 I guarantee if you need it, it's probably in my bag  

I feel like I packed way too much,
We will see how much we actually use!

Now we wait!
One week till due date!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

38 week bumpdate

It's hot out people!
the heat index yesterday was 102!
the whole week has been like that...thankfully it's cooling off now
that is if you call mid to high 80's cooling off.

Somehow {by the grace of God} my mom and I managed to get everything done this week!
hospital bags are packed
rooms are clean
floors mopped
baby cloths all washed and put away
 there is nothing left to be done
I'm ready for this kid to be here...
which means he won't for a few more weeks
because that's how my luck goes.

I'm so ready, my back can't take much more.
I get to the point, about dinner time, where I can barely walk thanks to the lower back pain.
not to mention the shooting sciatic pain.

I really want this kid to bake for another 2 weeks, but I'm hoping they go fast!
I want him fully baked for the obvious reasons....and a selfish one too.

you see I want his birthstone to be the green of August and not the red of July.
why you aks?
well Andy's birthstone is September, which is blue. Mine is November, which is yellow...
and blue and yellow make green.
How cool would that be?

I know I'm a nerd {but I still think it's kinda awesome}

anyways on to bumpshots

side view

from the top

my brother told me, ever so nicely, on Thursday that I looked huge.
gee thanks

and a puppy bonus 
{she didn't realize that she was begging for tums and not real food}

Monday, July 15, 2013

The nesting bug

I think I've been bit by the nesting bug.
Sadly, though, I don't seem to have the energy to keep up! 

I mentioned yesterday how I have a list of stuff for the week...
Today was the kitchen.
We have this cupboard/pantry, and it just gets crap tossed in it all the time.
Along with a lazy Susan that gets to the over flowing stage rather quick.
And then the fridge & freezer....ugh.

I just finishes the panty, and managed to get a whole shelf free.
It's where I want to put all the baby stuff....bottles and bibs and stuff.
I'm thinking the reason it gets so clustered in there is because the shelves are so deep and we can't see the crap that ends up In the back.
I really want to get baskets.
Maybe (if I'm still pregnant) I can add that to next weeks list.

I'm wanting to get through the lazy Susan and fridge/freezer today...
I'm just hoping my energy can hold out! 

Tomorrow is organize baby room day! 
(I'm kinda excited about it)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

37 week bumbpdate

I'm feeling much much better now...thanks to antibiotics!
Just the usual worn out one would expect form being 9 months pregnant.
That and I've had so back pains. I think the kid has been pressing on something because the last few days have been bad, I can't do much before I have to sit for a bit just to rest my back.
The yoga ball has been a God send.
I sit on it more than I sit on anything these days.

I've got one heck of a list of "to dos" for this week, but thankfully my mom has two days off and I plan on taking FULL advantage of her amazing ability to get crap done!

The husband is starting to freak a bit...
every other sentence out of his mouth is "we need to get it done, you could have that baby at any moment"
It's kinda funny, and maybe a bit true.
The fact is that I haven't dropped at all
I have had a tiny bit of verrrrrrry mild cramping.
I liken it to the pre-period know the one that makes you think "well maybe I'll put something in my purse" kinda feeling. 
Nothing I would call labor or even pre labor.

I think the hub's problem is that this came in his fortune cookie at dinner Friday.

I on the other hand still think I'm going to have to evict this kid! 
I just have this overwhelming feeling he will be late.

I have, however, been getting things ready.
Like I posted last week, I started packing the hospital bags.
I'm 90% of the way done...
just need to toss a few more things in and put it all in the car.
I'm also going to put the car seat in this week too.

I made myself some nursing tanks yesterday!
4 for $20
can't beat that...considering how pricy some can be.
I took on making them mainly because with the size of my ta-tas it's almost impossible to find a nursing tank that fits now.
So I went to the store and picked up 4 tanks that have a straight back.
clipped the straps, looped and hand sewed.
now all I have to do is hook the loop around the clip on a nursing bra and I'm set!
And speaking of nursing bras...
that was a fun shopping trip, I should reward the person who guesses at what size they lady at the bra shop wants me to order!
38 J
I almost cried.
No wonder I don't look "that pregnant", my boobs are taking over!

I also made some pee pee tee pees yesterday.
What's that you ask?
well it's a cone to cover the dudes junk so he doesn't pee all over us and the walls while changing his diaper!
I made 6, 3 for upstairs and 3 for down.
we plan on having a basket with changing stuff downstairs in the living room.
Same reason I have two nursing pillows...who wants to trek upstairs if you don't have to!
The tee-pees are so simple a quick to make, seriously took me about 15min to make all 6!

Up next is some newborn hats for the hospital...because I can and I kinda like the idea of him in something I made him right away.
That and I think the hospital hats (and blankets for that matter) are ugly.

now on to the bumpshots
37 side view
That is totally a beach cover up and not a shirt...
I wear it as a shirt all the time! 
so comfy.

Top View
I think he was a bit off to the side...looks like he's pointing at the 37 ;)

Hope everyone had a great weekend!
We spent it landscaping....well the hubs did.
I made food and cleaned the house...
you know, inside where the AC is!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

just a short break with a before and after...well durring.

I'm feeling somewhat better.
The swelling in my throat is gone, but now I'm all drainy and I am coughing my head off.
I've been alternating hot tea and tums...since the tea gives me heartburn.

Today I'm packing the hospital bags.
(don't worry I'm taking pictures! for a post)
I decided to take a quick break...
because I'm preggie...and tired

somehow I ended up going through old pictures 
I came across one from when I was around 10 weeks pregnant.

now I know why people say I look like I've lost a ton of weight!

I've always struggled with body image.
I'm a "big"girl, I'm short, but I'm pudgy.
so throughout this pregnancy I've had a hard time seeing a bump and not just fat.

at 10 weeks pregnant I weighed in at 200
when I was in the office Monday I weighed in at 191.1

that's just 10lbs...but then you have to consider how much you gain when pregnant
enter webmd:
  • Baby: 8 pounds
  • Placenta: 2-3 pounds
  • Amniotic fluid: 2-3 pounds
  • Breast tissue: 2-3 pounds
  • Blood supply: 4 pounds
  • Stored fat for delivery and breastfeeding: 5-9 pounds
  • Larger uterus: 2-5 pounds
  • Total: 25-35 pounds
now I know dude doesn't weigh 8lbs...but I'm positive I gained more than 2-3lbs of breast tissue!
so it evens out. and I'm guessing I'm on the lower end of the we'll just say 25lbs gained thanks to the dude.

that puts me at a weight loss guess of around 35lbs.
hard to believe...until you see the side by side comparison.
10ish weeks                     30ish weeks

ok all, I'm off to finish packing!

{also HOLY COW I'm "full term" tomorrow!!!}

Monday, July 8, 2013


First of all I feel like all I do is show you my bump shots and complain about crap going wrong with me...I swear I don't just sit around complaining.
But yet again I'm here to complain.

I woke up Sunday with a slight sore throat, I totally thought it was just thanks to a bit of sinus drainage thanks to the pregnant stuffiness.
But then I woke up this morning and I was way way worse.
Totally swollen and felt like I couldn't get any air when I wasn't breathing through my nose.
So I called the OBGYN and they got me in. 

The rapid (3min) strep test turned out to be negative, but she didn't like that for an answer so they sent off a 48hr culture.
In the meantime they are putting me on a 10 day round of antibiotics and also a lovely steroid.
Why a steroid? 
Well because my uvula (aka the hanging thing in your throat) is 3x the size it's supposed to be!
I was instructed to call the minute that it gets wors, they would then probably send me to the ER because much more swelling and it could completely block my throat...yippy!

The good news is that they feel the baby is fine and won't be affected.
Cue happy momma.
Well as happy as one who feels like shit can be.

Friday, July 5, 2013

bumpdate week 34,35,!

So not much has happened in the last few weeks.
The dude is doing fantastic

I have been cleaning and attempting to get this house ready for a baby...
I laugh at that as I type it...I mean really, lets face it we will never be truly ready.

I just finished ordering the last of the registry items and they should be here in a week or so.
That has been one of my stresses, I have this need to know everything will be here before the dude gets here.
We are going to order a chunk of our cloth diaper stash tonight (about half) and then I'll feel way better...knowing that we will have at least enough to get us through part of a week. But I can't say that spending over $600 in a day is going to feel fantastic...hey ya gotta do what ya gotta do!

We went to a pool party yesterday, and I have to say that being in water was fantastic.
but sadly my back is still killing me today.
It's been a dull ache for about 3 days now, and it's almost as if my lower belly ligament pains have also been at a constant dull ache for about the same amount of time too.
I'm just thinking that I'm going to be in this state until I have this kid...looks like I'll be taking a bunch of baths!

I've also been so wiped out, I feel like I could "nest" my heart out if I could just have a bit more energy!
There is so much I want to do, but I just can't seem to muster up the will to do too much.
It's annoying.

We got a new nephew on Wednesday!
He decided that he didn't want to stay put and came out one day shy of 38 weeks.
They named him Camden and I can't wait to kiss his cheeks!
I hate that they are so far away.
Andy wanted to hop in the car and head there today and come back home Monday...but I really don't think I can handle a care ride that's 8+hrs and to top that off we wouldn't have anyone to watch the dog...since his parents take her whenever we go anywhere and well...they are where we would be going.

So anyways...bumpshots:

33 weeks
I claim pregnancy brain...
I totally forgot.

34 weeks


35 weeks



36 weeks