Tuesday, December 27, 2011

31 weeks

boy oh boy are we getting close.
could be 6 weeks, could be 11 really. his movements have become less twitchy and more controlled, and yesterday i'm pretty sure i felt his foot press on my hand as i held it against my belly.

things i will miss once he's here:
watching my belly move
feeling him fight back when i hunch over or wear pants with a tighter waistband
getting woken up by his squirms in the morning
an excuse to buy new clothes because nothing else fits
danny rubbing my belly, feeling baby brown move
the sense of wonder (and weirdness) that comes from watching my body make drastic changes as i actually grow a person
looking pregnant and getting to rub my belly
fabulous hair and nails
hearing his heartbeat at my appointments

things i will not miss once he's here:
sleeping on my stomach!
energy and desire to work out
gradually fitting into my clothes again
having my body back, besides nursing
being able to pop my back by twisting it
being able to bend over
fewer aches and pains
not having to pee all the time

we have finally rearranged our room (since we have just one) and definitely have room for a bassinet, maybe even a mini crib or pack and play and a small changing table/drawer. and i have a corner to decorate for him.

lastly-i know every pregnant girl asks this, but what on earth do i need for my hospital bag? danny's? and when should i pack it? help please!

Friday, December 23, 2011

two years down, eternity to go

three years ago, over a bowl of
not-for-decoration-only candy corns,
we first spoke.
after a christmas break of non-stop talking,
we did everything together.

it was with him that i enjoyed playing in the snow
for the first time.
we had our first kiss on a sledding date
and i fell fast.

eight months later we were engaged

and a year after our story began,
we were married for time and eternity.
the first year was not without it's difficulties
while we learned patience and teamwork
and how to assume the best in each other
(or maybe it was just me that needed to learn those!).

the second year brought trips to lava and seattle,
basketball and football games.
we have had fun
doing nothing-cleaning, cooking, watching tv.
and we found out that we get to bring a baby
into our little family.

these two years have been the best.
danny is a good, good man and
i hope our son is just like him.

happy anniversary husby!
thank you for putting up with me.

Monday, December 12, 2011

29 weeks

in the bathroom at church. classy, i know. i seriously do not feel this big at all but apparently i am.
slowly baby brown's impending arrival is becoming more and more real. we shopped at the outlets this weekend with jason and rachel and found this teeny little dinosaur onesie and hat on sale. we died. dinosaurs are our favorite so we had to have it.
we also bought a travel system earlier! it also was on sale (this is how we shop) and assembled most of it.
baby brown LOVES waking up at 545/6 and doing jumping jacks inside of me. which is awesome since my alarm goes off at 7 thus costing me an hour or so of sleep. thank goodness i love him :) and it's so reassuring to feel him move and know that he's doing alright. i'm pretty sure he goes back and forth from laying sideways and his head in my right rib. i can't bend over anymore.

nausea has returned, not in full force, and so has the fatigue. my hair is seriously more awesome than it's ever been (i can go 5 days without washing it and you can't tell!!! a dream!). my pelvis is starting to kill. this kid must be a chub and enjoy pressing on my bones or something.

danny passed the FE, only an 8 hour engineering test the determines if you can get into grad school and probably if you can be an engineer. i'm so proud of him. an 8 hour test would kill me, but he did so well! what a smartie.

Monday, December 5, 2011

28 weeks

let's compare two consecutive days shall we?
28 weeks
and 28 weeks 1 day
i don't know if it's because the first picture was taken in a dress or if the second was because it was the end of the day after eating and wearing tighter clothes. but i look way more pregnant in the second. although it's probably somewhere in the middle because all i hear is
"you are so TINY! you're barely showing! when are you due again?"
and i remind them the end of feb, so 12 weeks.
"oh my GOSH! blah blah blah"

recently,
-heartburn at night/when i lay down
-more tiredness, maybe because i forget to take my prenatals consistently, or because i wake up 2-3 times a night to pee
-lots of peeing all day long, too
-leg cramps as of today
-a spazzy flaily kid who must be laying sideways because it feels like he's jumping when i lay on my side
-sciatic pain at night only when i lay on my left side. and it wakes me up and it hurts
-more hunger and thirst
-hair and nails growing like crazy
-people are finally asking if i am pregnant! i don't just look like a fatty
-lots of crying emotion
-i forget i'm pregnant until he kicks or dances or (my favorite) i try to fit in a space i used to be able to and get stuck. i am not used to this size yet

i also had the gestational diabetes test on friday. blech. i had to drink the crap after fasting for 3-4 hours so i went at 7am, first thing in the morning. the taste wasn't terrible but that much sugar on an empty stomach is seriously unpleasant. i've heard of some drs just having you eat a candy bar or jelly beans so next go round i'm finding one of them! i haven't heard back yet but lets cross our fingers! i don't want to give up or cut back on carbs.

so far he's measuring right on track. i'm not sure about weight gain because i don't remember what i started at and i've decided until my dr says he's concerned i won't be.

current countdowns:
2.5 weeks till our anniversary
3ish weeks till christmas
4 weeks till new years
9 weeks till full term (37 weeks)
and a mere 12 weeks till my due date

it is getting crazy!