Saturday, August 24, 2013

38 Weeks, 2 Days

Yep, we still have baby girl in my belly! We have approx. a week & 5 days until our due date. Feels so weird that soon she will be joining our family. Can't wait to kiss her and snuggle with her! I will however miss being pregnant. Everyone I talk to asks me if I am over being pregnant and truth is no. Maybe, its because this pregnancy has been a breeze and I have been blessed with a super easy pregnancy or maybe because I love being pregnant. I will miss the days I feel her kick inside of me daily. It stops me wherever I am and makes me smile and realize how awesome life is. I'm going to miss my hard belly and the many kisses I get from Sarah on a daily basis. Thinking about it makes me cry. There will never be a first again. Every pregnancy is completely different and unique. I have had the joy to have this experience for months and maybe that is why I am so sad to see it go because it is something that I have become a custom to. This does not stop me from being super excited to enter our daughter into the world. Dang these hormones are no joke....

On another note, we got the car seat and base installed in our cars yesterday.We had the California Highway Patrol install them and glad they did because they were fast, installed it super tight and talked about car seat safety.

Now when I drive and I see the car seat in the back of our car I smile because soon she will be in there! If this doesn't make it more real that we are having a baby I am not sure what will! LOL

I have kept on swimming and just being a lazy butt around the house. Don't mind me! House is ready for the arrival of our baby. Yeah, baby laundry is not all the way done but the newborn pile but I am way to lazy to finish the rest. Eventually, I will get to it. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ready, Set, Relax

Today marks 38 weeks! Wowzers! Literally two weeks until our due date. To tell you the truth I am feeling awesome! Minus the constant, more aggressive Braxton Hicks life is good. We have a doctor appointment tomorrow and then were getting our car seats installed by the California Highway Patrol. I think seeing the car seat in our cars will make it even more real that baby girl is on her way!

I have been off of work for almost a week. Many said it would take some time to get used to the fact you don't have work to look forward to and the schedule but it took me about 5 seconds to get over that. I have been feeling stress free and happy! That will be another story when I have to go back to work :(

On my last day of work they threw a surprise baby shower! It was so awesome and out of the blue. My boss is awesome. It was filled with 20 close managers and directors I work with so it was nice to mingle and receive more gifts! I swear this little girl is SO spoiled and she isn't even here yet! I can't wait to see her in all the cute little outfits she has received. We are very blessed to have such great family, friends and co-workers around our lives. 

Other than that everything has been pretty low key. I have been catching up on some major sleep because we all know as soon as baby arrives sleep will be a thing of the past. It has been nice to be able to nap whenever I feel like it. It's also been nice to catch up on some much needed things that I put to the sidelines because of work.

So with only 2 weeks before baby girl arrives I decided it would be nice to maybe do some last minute stuff...who knows how much we will accomplish because like I have said before baby girl is on her own schedule. Since starting my maternity leave last Friday I say it hasn't been too bad. I'm excited to enjoy some major R&R.

Our list before baby girl arrives!

  • Pedicures
  • Go to watch the movie "Planes"
  • Have a candle light dinner at home
  • Cuddle, Cuddle, Cuddle
  • Farmers Market
  • Go swimming
  • Foot massages
  • Go to watch the movie "The Way, Way Back
  • Go to lunch by myself and enjoy some "alone time"

Yes, this is me at 38 weeks! Can you believe it. I still fit in my bathing suit from before pregnancy. Given, its a tad tight in the top part but heck I won't complain! LOL

I will keep on updating and catching up on blogs!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

36 Weeks & 3 Days

Time is sure flying by. A couple weeks ago the thought of time passing by scared the crap out of my. I was both excited and nervous. I am so used to being in control and labor and having a baby is just not in your control. I have learned that I had to let this go and go with the flow. I am now getting excited and I feel ready. As ready as I will ever be. We continue to finish things around the house, little things and I have been reading more and more.

Work will be over this this Friday and I can't even tell you how excited I am to be on maternity leave. I am so tired lately and my feet and back are killing me so being able to be at home and sleep as much as I can before baby girl arrives is my goal. That is if she decides to wait until 40 weeks!

We still have SO much washing of baby laundry it is not even funny. Frankly, I am not even worried. We have some stuff washed and ready for her to use if she comes early. I plan on washing the rest when she arrives and if it doesn't get done, I am sure it will at some point!

Our labor bag is ready and packed. It is sitting in baby girl's nursery along with my Boppy Pillow & Breast Friend Pillow. Every time I sneak in her room I look at everything and our bag and I smile with excitement. I can't wait to meet our baby girl. I wonder what she will look like how big she will be, it's just so exciting!!

This past weekend we upgraded my car. Long story short my car got hit in a parking garage and we decided that instead of paying the deductible to fix it we would just get the car we had been wanting to get since that was our plan for 2014 with tax return. Things just happened quicker. We also didn't want Harper to be in an unsafe/small car. So what did we get?!.....


We love it!! I know, many make fun of vans and I will admit we used to as well but after being pregnant and realizing everything that lugs around with a baby we knew the van was the right car for us. We didn't want to have to get another car 5 years down the road because it was just too "small" for our family. We decided to keep our Honda love together with a 2014 Honda Odyssey. Yes, we are total Honda snobs, LOL!

It was not too bad of a day at the dealership besides the usual many hours there it was fun & exciting!

This weekend, we also set up our new bedding for our room. I know I may sound a tad crazy and I am not one bit afraid to admit that at all but I felt that I needed things to be new with our baby on the way. I feel its our way of making sure everything is nice and new for her. We are starting to set up more of her stuff around the house and our house is beginning to feel more like a family unit.

Today, also marks my first day starting Heparin. I was on Lovenox for 36 weeks once a day. I have to say injections are something I am no longer scared of. However, due to my clotting issue I cannot be on Lovenox when delivering due to me not being able to get an epidural and frankly there is just no way I would not get an epidural! SO they switch you to Heparin at 36 weeks so there is no need to worry about this!

AND....last but not least by request a belly shot! I know we have been SO bad with this. I promise to take more!

This was the most recent photo taken just two weeks ago! Many still don't believe I am actually pregnant. I went to the doctor last week and I only gained 7 pounds so I am way under my weight gain goal so I am feeling pretty good that once baby is here I will be able to bounce right back and maybe lose some?! Whatever happens as long as we are both healthy and safe that is what matters!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Nursery & Rambling

SO happy to say as I sit here at 35 weeks & 4 days we are happy to say the nursery is complete!! Oh my goodness I can finally breathe. I was so worried it wasn't going to ever get done. Here is my reasoning behind this feeling....lately we have just been shoving more and more in the closet and room of stuff we receive and frankly after our baby shower we just shoved it even more and shut the door. I never wanted to look in the room because frankly I felt stress each and every time I looked at it. Well, finally my lovely wife had enough and I guess me trying to sweep it under the rug until the next weekend was just not going to jive anymore. I'm glad she pushed us to get it done because like I said before baby girl can come whenever she wants. Its her agenda and we are just following it. So I can now put my feet up and breathe a sigh of relief and best part is I don't have to close the door anymore!

Other than that which took forever because this pregnant woman had to take many, many breaks. Thanks to my lovely wife which I don't think I have taken the time to thank is the most amazing person ever. She has built everything for our little girl and does so much for me. She truly is my other half and I am so excited to start this next venture of our life with our daughter.

I was able to catch up on some books that we have been given which were found after we shoveled through her room and I am glad I am making some headway with reading. Although, I know parenting is something you learn as you go I know it is better to be a tad bit prepared.

Oh and we set up her swing and rocker and that is when I had an "oh shit" this is getting real in here moment!!!

We also received Harper's going home outfit! Truly brought tears to my eyes. I cant believe she is only 31 days away! YIKES!

Till next time!

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