28 Weeks and counting…


How do you feel?

I am almost always tired!  And stuffy!  Every since the first month I have had nasal problems and I’ve heard that will continue until birth!

Cravings:  FRIED PICKLES!!!!!!!!!!!

Weight gain: 18 lbs so far (according to johns evil scale)

Baby’s weight: The good ole internet says 2.25 lbs…I will find out for sure next Monday when I go to my next appointment!  I hope I get to see her again with an ultrasound!!!!

Baby’s length: approximately 14.8 inches long.  Chinese cabbage? (what is that?!)

Milestones: Baby E has the hiccups every few days!  It took me a couple times to figure out what exactly was going on.  I thought my pulse was just going nuts!  I have this crazy pulse in my belly button that has always been strong enough for people to see with the naked eye!

Sleep: I just need to accept that sleeping a full night with no interruptions is NOT an option and will not be an option for another 10 years.  Sigh.

What I miss: 

  • See above.
  • I miss having the motivation to just do random fun things.  I really just enjoy being lazy at home when I don’t have to do anything, I DON’T!

What I need: 

  • A doughnut to sit on so my pelvis and back don’t hurt as much.
  • Cowgirl boots.
  • A tan.

Big things happening this week:

  • WE SHOULD CLOSE ON THE HOUSE FRIDAY AROUND 3PM!!!
  • I will finally be able to decorate the baby’s room this weekend if all goes as planned!
  • Auburn game Saturday!

 

 

 

Everybody loves…Raymond


Everybody Loves Raymond

Debra- her frequent complaints about Ray’s family are an running joke.

Ray-he often finds himself in the middle of lots of problems and arguments between the family. He doesn’t take many things seriously, making jokes in nearly every situation. Raymond prefers to watch sports instead of talking with Debra.

Frank-super sarcastic and crass. Throughout the years frank was crafted to look more sympathetic to show his love for his family. He is a member of the caribou lounge, and named man of the year.

Marie-a controlling but loving woman, who criticizes her family often and unknowingly insults them. She excels in cooking, cleaning, and other Things related to keeping a good home and family.

Robert-he is Raymond’s older brother. He is often jealous of the attention his brother receives-although it’s clear Robert cares a great deal about his brother!

Amy- she is Robert’s wife. She is best friend to Debra and partially so because she shares the role of an outsider to Ray’s family.

I really think if I lived in this family it would drive me a little nuts sometimes…BUT aren’t they awesome?! Sure they’re a little crazy, but their funny and you can clearly see they all love each other…and who wants a boring family all the time? Not I.

Moving on!
What did we do this weekend? John and I took a trip to the gulf.

(That’s right…the exact spot mother nature decided to turn into a giant toilet bowl this weekend!)

What did I enjoy?
I’d be lying if I didn’t say the ending to the Auburn game wasn’t fun!

I got to spin around in circles in a pool with a small child attached to me. I know to the average Joe this doesn’t sound all to appealing. But y’all, I LOVE SPINNING AROUND IN CIRCLES!!!!! I have a “quaint” office at my current job and don’t get to experience the swivel chair joys that I used to.(HUGE blow to my workplace morale) but at my old job in Chattanooga, I was free to spin. And I estimate I had around 30 spinning chairs at my disposal. Is it professional? No. Did I LOVE it? YES! And I did a good job so they didn’t deem it appropriate to rain on my spinning parade! Not even once! It was glorious. I think my point is now clear.

Some random guy at the fine establishment of the Flora Bama said that I was pretty. When you feel like a giant fat (wet from a hurricane) cow, you appreciate random people paying you compliments. Even if he had been drinking-it still counts and I still said thank you! 🙂

Johns sister wore the auburn jewelry I made for her! What was even nicer than that? It looked FABULOUS on her! Winning.

Johns mom, sister, and niece were able to feel Baby E move! I feel like every time I want someone to feel, she stops! Maybe she’s shy. It makes sense…I was a VERY shy kid! I still am sometimes!

I liked that Johns nephew instructed him to not “mess up this baby!” LOL!!!! Peyton informed John how important it is to have the baby sleep in the same room as mommy and daddy!

Johns dad and I were able to watch two football games on two tvs (via the help of a strategically placed mirror) while the rest of the family were out getting some grub!

WE ATE FRIED PICKLES!!!

We played monopoly and Dominos.

Things I did not enjoy:
My back bothered me a lot! I was lucky to have the option to lay down for the most part.

The rain and wind! The rain was the heaviest I’ve ever seen, and the wind was probably the strongest I’ve seen. It made me think of the April storms we had here!

Things I learned:

Kids like to follow you to the bathroom. Lol!

Check the date on bakery products. We bought a 2 month old cake! Whoops!

Being a parent is going to be awesome for a long time. This is the second time I’ve heard this. Sometimes you just need to hear things from 2 sources to deem it credible. Right? Don’t most people tell you how awesome their kid is? Well I asked my best friend if she had a favorite stage of life so far with her baby. She said every stage because something is new, fun, and amazing everyday. It must be true! I had a second person tell me that this weekend. And to top it off it was a daddy, not a mommy! That’s 2 same opinions-2 different genders. Really though-it must be true!!! How exciting!

I’ll save one of the sweetest for last! Johns cousin stayed over a night and played monopoly with us. In short, I was poor. FAST. And he offered to give me a few hundred of his own monopoly money so I wouldn’t lose!!! Y’all, being a kid or adult, it’s easy to be selfish! I know because I do it all the time. Heck, I’ve eaten 3 tubs of ice cream in just one week! But he didn’t pick to be selfish! He was totally gonna give the poor pregnant lady his money -just because she was down on her luck! Maybe the pregnant lady could learn something from him!! If you give to others, one day when you need it, someone is going to be looking out for you in the same way!

All in all-a success. Minus the hurricane side effects of getting SOAKED!:)

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Beatin the beat up


Bunny, what are you doing in there? I’d give anything to see inside there and look at the party you are throwing. In my head I imagine the sounds of techno and I know you’re beatin the beat up, simply because mommy watches an excessive amount of jersey shore. Btw you are NOT allowed to watch that later on in life
Love,
Mommy

Today was a sad day for me. I had to come to terms with the fact I can’t fit into ANY of my old jeans. I packed them, sprinkled some fairy dust on them, and taped the box up! Ugh 😦 people, maternity clothes are super expensive! I only need them 3 months, which makes the price even more not worth t! I will say I’m very happy with the items I bought on sale : Capri skinny jeans, dressy tank top w jewels, and a regular tan baggy top. OH AND…..maternity bras!!! God made those. For reals. They’re going to save me from…well…myself! And maybe even save others from myself!
I can’t wait until we get in our new home and John will be around to see all of Babys pre birth milestones. It’s so easy to miss them not living together. It will happen, it’s just very hard to be patient!! Pregnant women are not patient-but if you tell them that-said pregnant woman may cry. Beware.
I’m ready for our beach trip bc I know I can con one of the kids to sit w me and watch my belly move! I NEED someone to watch. And to validate more that this is happening!!! 🙂
I’m off to sleep in my baggy comfortable PJs! I shall live in these!
Night night y’all

One of these things is unlike the other


Dear changing body,
YOU’RE FREAKING ME OUT!!
As long as it serves a purpose in the near future…I guess I’m okay with it.

There are SO many things people warn you about while being pregnant…but some things…oh buddy! They are a complete surprise!!!

Some things I’m glad to experience myself. Some things I’m just fascinated with. But SOME things I’d just rather happen to others, and not me! Ok…there are a lot of things I wish other people were feeling instead of me. I hope this is like a little bank account. Sort of if I go through all of this stuff now, God will be all like:”eh…well you put up with all that pregnancy jazz…maybe I’ll give you a super quiet and sleepy baby!” Does that happen?! If so, I have been making daily deposits into said account for the last 6 months.

The colors of our new life


Dill pickle.

The color of our living room.

French press (chocolate ice cream).

The color of our kitchen above white panels.

Silver dollar and harbor breeze-upstairs rooms.

Red.

Color of my face when I see that John would like to use shades of orange dark red for he dining area.

Lol it’s all settled now.
The reason I love the current colors are because John and I BOTH liked them all! That’s amazing, y’all!
Keep that right on coming!!!! TEAM EDDINS!!!!

In other news: Im one fragile little flower lately. I could cry at the drop of a hat. Seriously, if you told me bath and body works are discontinuing their hand soap-complete meltdown. Disorder ensues. If you are unfortunate enough to see/make me cry-dont let it get to u. Keep in mind that I’m just a little emotional ball of tears and need to be delicately handled.

Today we got to see baby E this am! I wasn’t excited at all because this is the week where I’m due for my glucose fasting test. Yuck! It wasn’t too bad I just like focus of the visits to be on hearing and seeing baby. We shortly got my wish. My tummy is a little small so they wanted to make sure baby was still in princess form via ultrasound-and she was! I can clearly see through the pictures that she is the most beautiful baby ever. Not up for debate.

I’ve had a little topic I’d like to bring up..
Every time I send anyone ultrasound pictures I get responses like” is something wrong with the baby?” or .”are you sure it’s alright bc you get so many ultrasounds” I know they care and bless their hearts but guys, if something Important was going on in our princesses life, and we needed support from you-we will let you know asap! We know you love us and we love you as well. Just trust us-we will know when and how to involve you in certain scenarios.

Bad nights lead to good days.


Ya’ll last night was unsatisfactory at best for me.  John came over and his sweet face resembled sleeping beauty.  His sweet sounds were more like the beast.

But I can’t really blame my lack of sleep on poor John.  My stomach is stretching to the max and BOY IT HURTS!!!  It’s like one of those growing cramps you probably got as a kid in your legs…where you have to move around and can’t really find anything to relieve it!  Oh well, I got through it because here I am!

Today was great, I ate baked spaghetti and watched hurricaine Irene on my TV.  News is my thing.  Love it.

Then John and I went and got a pizza and snuck it into a movie.  GO TEAM EDDINS!

The move was My Idiot Brother.  I thought it was super cute but john got rather bored with it.  Then, we galivanted around walmart a little while and came home so he could rub on me.  Thank you Jesus!!!

Well hopefully this night will be better and I will sleep like a rock.  Assuming rocks have an awesome sleep cycle.

 

The baby has been going buck wild lately ALL THE TIME YA’LL!  I think there is some definite flippage going on in there.  She is going to be a dancer, I already know this.  I also know that she will love her Daddy to no end.  And she may or may not be picky like mommy!!! 🙂  Mommy is loving to feel all this movement!

Goodnight ya’ll…Mommy is going to bed.

How did I get here?


These typical nights are all to familiar!  Me and baby just hanging out at my apartment.

I think this is my babys evil plot to make me spend the most quality time with her possible.

Not very many things sound fun to me anymore.  Sitting on hard surfaces kills my back and even just sitting for more than 30 minutes bothers me to be honest and I start to feel a little miserable.  So when I know upcoming events entail hard seats I usually decline an invite.

Being anywhere that everyone is drinking beer is kind of a flop also.  Ya see, being pregnant makes you the ONLY SOBER SOUL AROUND during these times.  No bueno.  Those jokes that everyone thinks are so funny…meh…they’re kinda stupid to the sober girl.  And the smell of booze…excuse me while I turn green.

So here my girl and I are just hanging out kicking and rubbing…tumbling and rubbing…rinse and repeat.  It’s not a bad life…just a boring one for now!  On the up side, I finally mentally feel up to doing things besides having an afternoon worshiping of the porcelain Gods.

Things that got us to this point


This week is my 26th week of carrying around this little princess.  For those (normal people) of you who hate to count up the weeks- that’s 6.5 Months!  That sounds like a REALLY LONG TIME to me!  But it hasn’t been that long now that I reflect on it.  Time seemed to pass really slow the first 4-18 weeks because I was sick every. single. day.  It was BAD.

Poor John.  He had to witness my episodes anytime he was over.  It wasn’t pretty.  I’ll spare you the details, but for real, feel sorry for him.  And me for that matter!

I’m glad I am finally out of that stage because it was definitely the worst I’ve ever felt, probably because it was nonstop for 3.5 months.  Now I only HAVE3.5 more months to go- Nobody really tells you that you are pregnant 10 months, not 9.  I will feel really strange if I make it to 40 weeks because then I will be telling people I am 10 months pregnant!!

What is your energy level?  It’s pretty good, even thought my favorite thing to do is NOTHING!  I just want to relax all the time and get it all in before the baby comes.

Symptoms:  My back kills, and my gums bleed…but people, I HAVE GREAT NAILS!

Cravings:  Fried pickles, pizza, and Fish sticks.  In that order.  If you just asked me to pick one I’d have to say Fried pickles all the way.

Weight Gain: 13 lbs (or so John’s scale says)

  • What is baby up to?  She is 1.75 lbs and 14 inches long.  (I’m not sure how she fits in there!)
  • She can see light and hear noises.
  • She LOVES my physical therapist…I think it’ s because the lady will press on my stomach and it wakes her up.  She will kick her hand EVERY TIME, ya’ll!  It’s pretty cool.

Things I Love:

  • To watch and feel baby move around.  I could seriously do (and have) this for hours!!
  • When John will sit and rub my belly.
  • When (familiar) people will touch my belly and tell me how cute it is.  I haven’t had any strangers touch me yet, and I’m okay with that.  I’m not sure it would freak me out- stay posted on that.
  • Being home.
  • PAJAMAS!

Things I miss:

  • My jeans.  I miss them all dearly.

Big things that are happening soon:

  • Vacation for Labor day with John’s family.
  • MOVING TO THE NEW HOUSE AFTER CLOSING!
  • Childbirth Classes in September
  • September 2 we have another DR appointment for baby.

That’s a lot to take in.