Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Un.Im.Pressed.

That's right, I'm unimpressed. I'm not going to candy coat this people, I'm cheesed off! Oh yes... I said it! Cheesed off! Perturbed! To heck with this!

So, I'm 4 days away from my due date and although they have been saying forever that they thought I would go early, it now appears I will not. Now, 3 days before my due date my cervix is doing nothing. Nada. Zip. Zero. It's going "Baby? What baby?" NO contractions (until tonight) for TWO DAYS! I feel like I'm going to lose my mind! The kid is huge! Her head is dropped! I went into preterm labor at 33 weeks, but now that I'm at the end she doesn't want to come out!

Seriously, what...the...french...toast is going on here?

Geneviéve Felice, this is your mother speaking! This is no time to play the cool kid! You don't have to show up late to your own birthday party for everyone to know how great you are!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

39 Weeks

Hi all... 7 days until my due date, but my belly feels like it's about to explode. I've given our little bambina an eviction notice, but clearly she is ignoring it! Not much to say, we're still just waiting, waiting, waiting!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

38 Weeks

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn I am sleepy! I am overly tired but cannot seem to ever get comfortable enough to actually sleep. We went to the doctor on friday... he said that she is a very, very active baby, somaybe she'll be a hockey player like her dadwink. She is measuring about 7.25 pounds eek and I am now on partial bed rest (which, by the way, is royally boring).

I don't think she is ever, ever coming out.

Ever.

I am going to be pregnant for-ev-er.

le sigh.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Dance Party

She's having a dance party in there, I just know it... it's so cool, but SO weird to watch her go wild in my belly...

video

Sunday, December 14, 2008

37 Weeks

Okay people, we're officially full term and I am ready to go. The nursery is done, the bags are packed and now we're just waiting on the little one. I.Am.Ready.

Did I also mention I'm fidgety and impatient?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Maternity Leave

I am starting my maternity leave tomorrow. My due date is 3 and half weeks from now, but the stress, anxiety and strain from work is really adding to my already horrendous pain. It was really too much for me at this point so my doctor said I should start my leave ASAP and stay off my feet.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

36 Weeks

So we went to our 35 week appointment this week and they're pretty sure I'm going to go early. They estimate that she weighs about 6.5 pounds at this point and that her head is way down already. They also think that we are spine-to-spine, which causes a lot of pain in my back, but our birthing coach showed me some stuff to do to get her to try to turn. Friday I REALLY thought I was going to go into labor because I was having so many contractions and was in so much back pain and discomfort but none of them were a consistent amount of time apart.

We had Kerri's shower today! Fun times! Gotta love having several preggos in 1 room... BTW, when the hell did I get fat in the face during this pregnancy. Not impressed, not impressed at all!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

35 Weeks

35 weeks down, 35 days to go! I'm feeling enorrrrrrmous at this point. If one more person looks at my belly and says to me "Well you look like you're about to pop!" I may just pummel them with their own shoes. I swear, that isn't a basketball in there, although it certainly looks like one!

We're having a baby shower for my best friend who is also pregnant next weekend, and I have to show off the diaper cake I made for the centerpiece... I'm tres impressed with myself as I had never made one before and didn't follow any instructions.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

34 Weeks and the nursery so far...

Still much to do on the nursery, but here are some pics of what we've done so far...

Still waiting on:
-OUr awesome rocking chair!

-Changing table pad and sage green cover

-lamp
-Bureau

You can see where we really need the table pad and cover here...















The bed... not sure whyyy the greens do not appear to match, but they do IRL
















I'm iffy about the shelf... not sure whether it has too much crap or not enough...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Maternity Photos

While most people have thought this is a cute idea, I've encountered a few people that think it's lame. Well, to each their own. I LOVE the look of my pregnant belly (and am proud of it!) and this is such a special time for us that we wanted to get get some pro pics taken. While we haven't received them all yet, our photog (the amazing Louisa Larson!) posted two of ours in her blog. The first one was a silly one, which we laughed the whole way through, and the second is artsy.

Here is the link- they are listed under Nov. 16th http://louisalarson.com/blog/

Sunday, November 16, 2008

33 Weeks

Holy Moly! I just looked at our pregnancy ticker and realized we have less than 50 days to go!
eekeekeekeekeekeekeekeekeekeek I've been taking it easy but am still in some pain and very tired! We've been shopping and trying to get the last of the things we need to stock up on, but we've been from Burlington to Littleton and still can't find a lot of the stuff we need. I really don't want to order online because I would like to check the quality of stuff first, but we may have to.

Today I've been washing all of the baby stuff and trying to organize, but my belly gets in the way of everything I try to do! Oi vey :) But seriously... I'm worried she may not have enough clothes....

Hahahahah...
lollollollollol I didn't realize there was quite so much until today. Ahhh... like mother, like daughter...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Update

So for the past week I've been in more pain than I considered normal, but wasn't sure what was going on. Yesterday I started feeling a lot of pressure on my pelvic bone and decided to call my doctor. I was instructed to head to the OB Wing of the hospital to get checked out right away. So, Mike and I headed to the hospital not really having any idea what was happening.

It turns out that my uterus was extremely "irritated" as they said and that I was having A LOT of irregular contractions due to stress and strain on the baby and dehydration. I'm also dilated 2 centimeters, but they said they weren't overly worried about that because my cervix is still where it's supposed to be.

So, today I am at home with my tootsies up per the doctor's instructions.

Monday, November 10, 2008

32 Weeks

Happy Monday! 32 weeks yesterday and I'm starting to get ENORMOUS! At the natural food store today the cashier said to me "I can't tell if you're having a really, really huge baby or if you're just so skinny that your belly looks huge by comparison." Hmmm... not sure how to take that... lets go with option 2.

I am really enjoying our childbirth classes! Everyone in the group is due the same week as me so it's nice swapping stories and questions. This thursday in class we go on a tour of the OR in case of the need for a C-section. We watched a video of one so I am now desperately hoping I can deliver normally.

She's now turned so her head is down which is a good sign! The other night she poked me in the belly button from the inside which was so adorable! I love it!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

31 Weeks

I'm in awe that we only have 9 weeks left, and starting to slightly panic over the fact that we still have yet to purchase several key items and finish the nursery! Not much to say this week as I posted only a few days ago... so I'll leave you with some of my favorite movie lines about pregnancy that have had me belly laughing this week.
Juno-
Rollo: Whats the prognosis Fertile Mertile? Plus or Minus?
Knocked Up-
Ben Stone: Look, Debbie. You are high off your a** if you think you're coming into that room. If you take one step towards that door, I will tell security there's a crazy chick in a pink dress snatching up babies, ok? So don't even try to come into that room, that's my room now. That little area with the Pepsi machine, that's your area. My room, your area, stay in your area, stay out of my room, back... the... f***... off.

9 Months:
Dr. Kosevich: I've got it! Nurse, call the Anesthesiologist, this woman needs an enema!
Samuel, Rebecca, Nurse: An enema?
Dr. Kosevich: No, uh, she needs a pedicure!
Nurse: This ain't no goddam beauty parlor!
Dr. Kosevich: Epitath!
Samuel Faulkner: She's not dead, you moron!
Dr. Kosevich: Epidermus... Uh...
Rebecca Taylor: Epidural, a**hole!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Our little pumpkin...

Happy Halloween! We just returned from our first childbirth class, which was interesting to say the least. We didn't really learn anything new this time, but it was nice to meet other first time parents due at the same time as us.

We had a Dr. appointment on Monday and she is measuring at 31 centimeters with a heart rate of 140.

While I worked a stressful job, we do have out slow days (as you can see from the picture). When left to our own devices on these days we sometimes have to get creative...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

30 Weeks

10 weeks to go!mrgreenmrgreenmrgreenmrgreeneek We can hardly believe it! We've been busying ourselves getting the nursery ready and are starting childbirth classes this Thursday!

Right now Baby O. is approx. 16 inches long and weighs about 3 pounds. Quite a long way from the poppy seed size she once was! I keep wondering if I'm going to miss my belly (which I love!) when she comes, but I'm assuming I'll be too in love with her to care or notice!

Mike and I have been watching my belly quite a bit, and every not and again it looks like an earth quake is going on in there. It's cute and a little strange. We have yet to figure out what it means when that happens. What IS she doing in there to make my whole belly do that? lol

Sunday, October 19, 2008

29 Weeks and "Things My Mother Never Told Me About Being Pregnant"

77 days to go people! Unfortunately I am miserably ill (non pregnancy related) for the first time since finding out about our impending arrival, and it has hit me rather hard.

Not a whole lot to report right now- she's still kicking away and growing, growing, growing. We've been playing music for her and thus far her favorites have been the more melodic Phish tunes, Bruce Springsteen and the Men Without Hats (very, very 80's) song The Safety Dance. Hmmm... quite the assortment. At least we know she doesn't discriminate in terms of genres.

Considering how large and uncomfortable I'm getting, I think today is a good time to talk about Things My Mother Never Told Me About Being Pregnant:
1. Back fat ('nuf said)
2. The increasing inability to shave my own legs successfully.
3. That babies can shove their little feet so far under your ribs that you cannot breath, laugh, sleep, sit or walk.
4. That strangers and non-strangers alike feel that it is totally appropriate to comment that I "now have a butt" or "finally got boobs."
5. Likewise for people feeling that groping my belly is welcome or appropriate

So, ladies... please share with me what YOUR mother never told you about being pregnant...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tummy Kicks

So as we know, our darling daughter-to-be, Geneviéve has been a wee bit stingy with the kicks for daddy! So on tuesday we snuggled belly-to-belly and she kicked him for about 15 minutes straight! Cute! Apparently she has her father's stubborness (this we knew) and her mother's desire to be hugged and snuggled all the time.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Baby Shower Weekend and 28 Weeks!



28 weeks yesterday and counting! The little one (who is now the saize of an eggplant) has had either fingers or toes shoved under my rib all day! Oi vey!


So, Sunday was my baby shower! What a great time! I must say thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who came, I feel very honored! Special thanks to those who planned it and put it all together!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

27 weeks, 2 days later

Finally into my third trimester! Woohooo! This means that baby O. is now about 2 pounds and 14 inches. Her lungs are also officially able to circulate air at this point!

I know that this coming Sunday is my baby shower which I'm uber excited about!

Monday, October 6, 2008

...Or maybe tomorrow, I'm even more tired today.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

27 Weeks

Too tiredto write today, will post about week 27 tomorrow :::::yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn:::::::

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

26 Weeks

Mike finally felt the baby kick! Up until now she had been a stubborn little munchkin who would stop kicking whenever anyone else would put their hand on my belly :) What a cutie. In any case, I'm thrilled that he finally got to feel it!

We had our 26 week appointment which went very well. We had to meet with the midwife in the practice this time, as they make you meet with everyone. The heartbeat was strong and healthy at 140. I did gain about 10 pounds since my last appointment, which is about 6 pounds more than people usually gain in amonths time. Me thinks I should stop eating every container of Easy Mac that comes into my view!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

25 Weeks!

She's so active this weekend that I highly suspect she's rehearsing the "All That Jazz" scene from Chicago in there! My belly button is starting to poke out, which for some reason I really like. What can I say? I'm in love with this ever-growing belly, despite the fact that when one of Mike's friends commented "thats a freaking huge ham" I thought he was referring to me and my size and not the actual ham in the kitchen. Ahhh... pregnesia strikes again! :)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Jazz hands!

All morning it's felt like the baby has been tap dancing-including jazz hands- in my belly. I love it! A little shuffle-heel-change to the right, a little shuffle-heel-change to the left, 23 skiddoo on my bladder and a big jazz hands finish ;-)



OUr first baby, Lady Sprawlingsworth herself, has been experiencing a tad bit of jealousy as we get things ready for our new arrival. She does not quite understand that everything is not for her.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

24 Weeks

Only 16 weeks left! Eek! We can't wait though:) Not a whole lot to report, just growing, growing, growing all the time! She's had her tiny tush shoved up to one side of my belly all day, so we've been laughing at my lopsided tummy. She's such a cutie pie already! Stubborn though, we can tell! NO idea where she gets THAT from [insert sidelong glance at Mike]. LOL :)

Today we've been cleaning the house and organizing the nursery closet. Can I just say that baby girl clothes are perhaps the cutest clothing items on the planet? Seriously, how adorable is that?

Sunday, September 7, 2008

23 Weeks


Hello! Another week is upon us:) It's been amazing this week to be able to sit and actually watch my belly move from her tiny kicks:) We could dot hat all day- it's amazing! You gotta love being able to fall more and more in love with a tiny person you still haven't met yet!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

22 Weeks!


22 Weeks! The baby is now almost a foot long (or 10 inches crown to rump) and my belly officially looks undeniably pregnant, which I love!



PS I can't see my feet anymore, which makes it difficult to buckle my own shoes! :-P

Saturday, August 30, 2008

How stinking cute are these?!

So we have decided to go with the all-in-one cloth diaper route. Before you give me that horrible look I know you all have on your faces, let me explain. These are not your grandmother's cloth diapers! No pins or folding involved! And they are microfiber! These are just like disposable diapers, but you stick them in the washer! To each their own of course (and I am by no means a disposable-diaper snob) but after a lot of research, this is our choice.
So anyway, how stinking cute is that?! A fact which I will enjoy for now, as I know that come January, they will be more stinking, less cute! :)
We ordered our first batch from a Vermont (yeah!!!) woman with a small company called Monkey Snuggles.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Hello!

Hello from the start of week 21, and what a week it's been!

Poor baby O. was thrown for quite a loop on friday when I had to get oral surgery- but she kicked the WHOLE time, which was very reassuring!

We did our baby registry this weekend which was fun, but I never thought it would be so overwhelming! I really have zero idea what to get in terms of bottles and their accessories, so I left that part blank. Drop ins? Slow-flows? oi vey!

PS Several people have asked me why we're keeping the name a secret- we're not actually, we just aren't posting it on here!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

20 Weeks!


20 weeks! We're halfway to the finish line!
Not a whole lot to say this week- the bébé is still kicking away, and is starting to kick hard enough to occasionally be felt from the outside of my belly!

Can I say that the whole"Oh, your hair and skin will be sooo beautiful your second trimester!" thing I was told by several people is a bunch of hooey! Yes, HOOEY I say!! My hair has been a total football helmet [Read: "Relax! You can't screw up her hair. Just tease it and make it look like a brown football helmet."- Steel Magnolias] and the hormones are reeking havok on my face- this was made clear to me at dinner the other night when a friend's three year old proceeded to tell me "my shirt is polka-dots, like your face!" LOL, out of the mouths of babes! I'm glad I can keep a sense of humor about allof these lovely changes my second trimester has brought on, but it makes me wonder what other fibs I've been told about pregnancy! :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

It's a...

Well folks, we had our "BIG" ultrasound today! The baby looks healthy and has of the right appendages in the right places!

So... it's a GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!

You know whats weird? The doctor didn't give us a u/s pic of the whole baby, he gave us a cute of of the foot and one of the baby's hoo-haa. Won't THAT be an interesting page to put in the baby book! LOL :)

PS We do have a name picked, but we aren't posting it on here ;-)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

19 weeks


Woohoo 19 weeks! The bebe is doing somersaults in there today! It's been constant moving since we got up! Tee hee, what a feeling! I love it! I can't wait until tuesday to see our little munchkin on film!

This week the main area of growth is the sensory development (his/her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch.)