Tuesday, October 26, 2010
This was typed out a few days ago and I never got the chance to post it. Here is my last PREGNANT post, enjoy!
Paisley Reece was born healthy on Friday, October 22nd!!
Birth story and pics to come...
Officially 40 wks and 1 day! Yeah, that means OVERDUE. The Dr.'s appointment went well, besides the fact that I am STILL not dilated. Baby girl is doing good, the doctor says that I have a narrow or "contracted" pelvis and that she is a "big" baby. We'll see about that! I had on and off contractions all day yesterday, and woke up to some good ones this morning. Let's hope that means things are happening naturally, but if not, I have induction orders for Saturday!! That is so exciting because either way, I will have my baby girl by this weekend.
At my appointment, they hooked me up and gave me a NST or non-stress test. We passed with flying colors :)
Posted by Wendy at 10:43 AM
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I know I mentioned that I've been trying to take more pictures and learn more about photography. This working from home thing has really given me some time to play. I got my new lens for my 'big camera' and am ready to roll! But I still LOVE my 'little camera', my Canon Powershot SD750. It's just so portable and so fun, and it lets me do things like this:
Now I have both, because it's not always easy to lug around the 'big camera' and I will be lugging around my girl soon :)
I have my weekly appointment tomorrow. *Cross my fingers and toes* that the Doc will tell me I am dilated. I will take anything! I have been experiencing increasingly painful cramping in the evenings before bed and my Braxton Hicks now are so strong, they hurt down in my va-jay-jay! I hope this means something. Because I'm going to see the outside world tomorrow for my Dr's appointment, I'm going to have to get dressed. But here's me as of late:
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Posted by Wendy at 1:13 PM
Monday, October 11, 2010
EEEeeee! Did I just say 38wks, 6days?! I'm totally in the zone to pop any day. I have been spending my last few days as a pre-mommy just getting ready (mostly mentally) for my little bundle to arrive. I packed my bag. Finished our birth plan, and packed the diaper bag. And FYI, I packed for my girl like I pack for myself. It's all about options. Since we are right in the midst of summer to fall around here, it's not quite snugly, cozy, sweater weather, but it's not shorts weather, either. So a long sleeve sleeper in both sizes (newborn or fatty) and regular wunzies in both sizes. Of course don't forget about the hats, socks, and mittens to match. And a few blankies. My bag has got my favorite pre-pregnancy jeans, a tight tank top, and make-up. NOT. You know what's really in there- the entire line of VS PINK collection, slipper socks, a few copies of our birth plan and the boppy. Other things that I'm gonna throw in are all the cameras, and chargers, and (for reals) my makeup and other hygiene stuff before we go. The hospital is 86 miles away from our casa, so I want to have enough to get us through if we have to stay for 72 hours. My husband is under the impression that we are going to have a baby on the side of the highway, but eh, we'll make it.
Andy installed the car seat this weekend and tested out the pack-n-play. We got the last few items ordered (which every time I do, I realize I forgot something else). This week we ordered our pack-n-play, the swing, which I'm so excited about because I found one that is a swing and a bouncy chair in one! It also matches our travel system that my sweet baby brother bought us. (YES, he's a baby!) We also got another car seat base for Andy's truck, and a Hotsling.
But the most exciting thing yet is that I got a new LENS for my camera.
One that is going to help me take a meeellion pics of my little girl. I'm so excited about it. But for right now, I have to take pictures of inanimate objects. Or my doggy. Or my husband when he will allow it for 5 seconds. My photography is something that I am forever thinking about, but rarely practicing. I got my Canon 20D last Christmas and it's really fun (and really intimidating). Wish I was more of a go-getter and self-starter. I hate my lack of motivation to branch out and fail a little for the sake of doing something I really want to do. I'm hoping that this investment (and my new subject) will push me off! Truth is, I really only know a few basic things about photography and more recently have been reading a lot about it. I've learned a bunch just since I got this lens. So hopefully you will see lots of pictures in the future. For the time being, of my dog probably, k? Here's a little bit of fall at my house. I learned a little bit about focus from this post.
Posted by Wendy at 6:02 PM
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Okay, so I'm 38 weeks. That, in my mind, totally gives me the right to complain about everything! Good vs. Evil is the definition of my marriage. My husband is the good. I'm most definitely the evil. Not sure why he married me, I ask him all the time. If he wanted me for my hot bod, that time is SO OVER ;) He balances me in a way that is so perfect. Especially in times like these when I want to rip people's heads off. My husband would remain silent and keep his thoughts to himself. I would rather yell in their face, drop-kick them, and then laugh. 3rd grade bully style. I word vomit, and then feel bad later. He says things in a way that they aren't hurtful or can't not be taken back. He listens. I boil over. He puts himself out for others (and mostly me) and is still strong. I stomp my feet till I get my way. But right now, he keeps me (somewhat) calm, sane, and grounded.
I'm tired of being a spectacle. Yeah, I'm pregnant. But I just want to go to the grocery store and not be stopped by every third person to talk about when I'm due, how I feel, how I look like I could pop tomorrow, blah, blah BLAH!! And yes, I realize this is exactly what I wantED at some point, and now its here and I'm complaining. The other thing I realize is that it is all positive attention. But I don't care. No attention would be good. I wish I could go into Wal-Mart with a black cape and do my shopping. (Hey, with Halloween around the corner, maybe this will be ok?) And by the way, QUIT telling me how HUGE my baby is going to be. Only I can say that if I want to. You may not say that to me!
Every day that this little girl stays in the belly, I'm positive a new stretch mark appears. Man, if she would have come out 3 wks ago! I woulda been free and clear (almost).
I want to have the choice of wearing ANY maternity clothes that I own. I'm not just talking about the smaller ones, or the tight ones, or being 'skinny'. I just want to be able to pull a shirt down and have it adequately cover me without it being a male size XXL beer shirt from the back of my husband's closet. On second thought, that's what I'm going to wear everyday from here on out. Watch me.
I'm going to end this with saying that I have the MOST INCREDIBLE, SUPPORTIVE, LOVING, AND ACCOMMODATING people in my life that anyone could ever ask for. I mean, really, I live like a damn princess. And I really truly am thankful to be pregnant. I just can't believe that we have been so lucky to be exactly where we want to be, welcoming a wee one in just days. Sometimes I have to step back, breathe, and remind myself. Let's hope that a relatively easy and enjoyable pregnancy leads to the same type of delivery! ;)
Here's the belly. In ALL IT'S GLORY.
Posted by Wendy at 9:55 AM
Sunday, October 3, 2010
First things first: I knew that if I had a girl, I was going to torture her with the girliest, cutsiest stuff I could find. Sorry ahead of time. If you are not vomiting pink by the end of this post, then I have not done my job. Nuff said.
(lamp is from IKEA as well)
Okay, so she has a few outfits... ;)
The wall sticker was purchased from ETSY and I love the way it turned out!
This seems like quite the collection of diapers, but I know it's really not that much!
Okay, my precious girl- we are ready for you! I'm counting the days and can't wait to hold you, smell you, and kiss you endlessly. Your daddy is just asking everyday that you come out and meet him!
No dilation yet, but lots of Braxton Hicks and cramping. I think she may have dropped some, because for the past few nights I have been feeling pressure and have achy hips at night. She responds to me patting my belly and I love it! Sometimes I swear a foot is just going to pop straight through my skin! Lots of rolling and movement. She is sitting right on my sciatica and that has been interesting as well. We are definitely in the home stretch and my body is feeling it!
Posted by Wendy at 1:29 PM