April 12th, 2013
So the other day one of the moms in my baby group tossed it out there that we only have 13 weeks to go till baby arrives … wait, WHAT!? How did that happen!? It was only a few weeks ago I was peeing on a stick and now I’m fast approaching the birthday of my little dude!
*Cue The Final Countdown*
So here’s the part of pregnancy when I can kick back and relax, enjoy this growing belly and not having to worry about counting calories (much). I can leisurely nest and prepare my home for baby’s big arrival. I can dive in to some good reads about new parenting, newborn care and what all to expect as a first time mom. I can pamper myself with pedicures and prenatal massages ….
My reality is that I am no where near relaxed. Nesting is a far off dream of mine that I fear may never come true! I can’t even focus enough to get though an ebook right now because my head is so cluttered with all the stuff looming over the arrival of this baby.
I’m staring at a brick wall. Just beyond it is a new home closer to family, friends and DC’s job as well as our eventual daycare center. Unfortunately, we are waiting to sign a lease on the home of our dreams and until we do so I can’t do much of anything that needs to be done. I am so torn up and anxious awaiting a green light to move forward so I can start to tackle all of the other items on my enormously huge to-do list … not to mention pack, move and unpack!
I’ve been scouring the internet for an alternative home, but every one that I have seen has a major safety issue or doesn’t accommodate our basic needs. It’s quite discouraging to say the least.
I’ve recently decided to change hospitals for my delivery, which means I also need to find a new OB to actually deliver the baby. Kinda late in the game to be making the switch, but I think it’s for the best. I’ll also need to register for birthing classes and such so I have some clue as to what the hell I am doing when it comes time to push. Oh and there is that little thing called a nursery that will need to be set up with a crib so baby has some where to sleep! These are just a few of the things that need to happen, but again … I’m stuck. Waiting.
I keep trying to tell myself it will all work out. Everything has for us thus far and everything will going forward. It just sucks that it is taking longer than I had hoped and these damned hormones are less than helpful!
I’m going to eat some ice cream and try not to think about my stress for 5 minutes. Wish me luck!
April 1st, 2013
One more week to go till my Third Trimester!! … and please ignore the fact that I have given up doing my hair and wearing real clothes for my bump pics!
Baby Pickle is pretty active now and spends a lot of time squirming around in my belly and occasionally kicking and punching me for no apparent reason. DC has been able to share in the experience more now too and every so often gets to feel a kick from the lil guy. I sit here and wonder what he is doing in there. I wish I had a video feed to check in on him.
Pregnancy Hormones are starting to get the best of me now. I am finding it harder to focus, experiencing short term memory loss, insomnia and stressing out about everything! I guess this is pretty typical. The pressure is on to prepare as much as possible before baby arrives. We will be (hopefully) moving next month into a new home and my mental to-do list is about a mile long, but much of what needs to be done will have to wait till we are able to unpack.
On the bright side – literally – I think spring has finally sprung here in New Hampshire … although I really wouldn’t be surprised to see some more snowflakes falling from the skies this month. The temps are reaching 50F + now and flowers are starting to poke their heads out of the ground! This makes me even more anxious to move and get a garden planted while I can still manage to get myself up off the ground without help.
I am day dreaming of weekends at the lake this summer – pre and post baby. Here’s hoping for a warm June so I can put my maternity swimsuit to good use!
I’ll make this a short update since (shocker) I am hungry again and need to get up and make a bit to eat before my next conference call!
March 20th, 2013
Okay, so this blog announcement is about a month delayed, but I’m busy working on building a healthy baby over here AND a full time job!
We just hit 24 weeks on Sunday, so less than four months to go before Pickle joins us in July and I’m just getting used to being pregnant! My belly doesn’t seem to be rapidly growing despite my Doctor’s warning that from here on out I should gain about a pound a week. I am however feeling way more flutters and kicks each day, especially around … well … now – lunch time!
Some days I can’t eat enough to satisfy myself, which can be quite a challenge when I’m trying hard to reach for healthy, filling foods not cakes, cookies and chocolate. Pickle isn’t a huge fan of sugar so I’m learning to limit myself on things that will send him into tail spins and me into the bathroom! LOL
Preparing for a baby is a funny thing. I try not to think too far ahead and send myself into panic mode. Especially when it comes to thinking about paying for diapers and daycare! Even just building a registry has proven to be a major project. Making sure I have all the essentials, filtering feedback from friends, family and unsolicited sources, researching product reviews to ensure everything for baby is highly rated in the safety category. It’s simply exhausting. Thanks to social media I have an excellent Facebook support group and have been exposed to books, blogs and expert resources. I thought the wedding business was King Kong big, but holy cow the baby business is Godzilla in comparison!
“Boys are easy” … at least this is what EVERYONE is telling me! Either way I didn’t really care if I had a boy or a girl, but I do love me some pink and what is with all these retailers catering to girls!? Show some love for baby boys, would ya!? I’m looking at you -every kids clothing retailer on earth-
I gotta say one of the most exciting things about having a baby has been discovering one of my dearest friends is also having a baby boy about 11 days after me! I can’t wait to take our boys on adventures and watch them grow. I sure do hope they get along well!
Well, I better go feed my face (and growing baby) before he kicks a hole through my uterus!
January 29th, 2013
No, I’m not talking about the Superbowl!!!
Today is the big day! In just a few short hours we will (hopefully) find out if we are Team Pink or Team Blue! It’s so exciting that this day is finally here and we are anxious to know if our little Pickle is a girl or a boy. Now, let’s just hope He/She cooperates with the ultrasound!
I’ve had a hard time really getting into deciding what we will need for baby until I know which team we are on since baby stuff is so darn cute for both genders. At first we added some gender neutral items, but they all seem to carry the same “zoo animals” theme and I’m not that much of a fan. I’d prefer to have something a little more customized when it comes to our nursery. DC could care less .. but what does he know? LOL
So what will it be? Team Pink or Team Blue?
November 26th, 2012
We’re having a Baby!
DC and I found out on October 29th after taking a home pregnancy test that there is a bun in my oven and we are more than a little excited … sometimes it’s absolutely frightening!
We had only just decided that we would start “trying” … I was hoping that the start would be some time in January once I was settled into my new job and fully moved to New Hampshire, but someone had other plans for us
On November 21st we had our first ultrasound and got a really good glimpse at our little “pickle” growing inside me. You can just make out his/her little T-rex arms and stubby legs in the photo.
I was not prepared for the amazement that the ultrasound held. Seeing the heartbeat. Watching Pickle’s little arms moving about. Totally incredible.
We’re anticipating an early July birthday for our little one. Doc says around July 6th or 7th, but I am more hopeful that it will be July 3rd, which was my Grandfather’s Birthday.
So far everything seems to be going well. I have some major food aversions and morning-noon-night sickness. I even had to purchase maternity jeans because I have been so completely bloated!
Our families have all been informed as well as our closest friends and facebook, but I still have to announce to my boss and co-workers. I’m a little nervous telling my boss since I literally JUST started my new position and I haven’t even received any clients yet. I’m pretty sure it will all be fine, I just hope she doesn’t think I will let this impact my performance, because now more than ever I want to do a really great job and be the best I can be.
So much change for me this year. It’s hard to think back to where I was just months ago before I met DC, living & loving my single life and now … I’m going to be a MOM! SO WEIRD!!! LOL
Now, let’s see how long I can avoid becoming a “mommy blogger”