Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Humpday Randoms

I'm sitting here watching Elmo. Who would have ever thought?!?!

Is it normal to start feeling anxious about the arrival of baby number two? I worry I'm short changing Oliver by him not having any mommy and daddy alone time that he will ever remember.

Last night was my first not up half the night coughing. That part is getting old.

Oliver loves spicy food. I had no idea a one year old could love something spicy!!

Some of his birthday and Christmas presents have started arriving. I cannot believe his birthday is like two weeks from this weekend!!! It's amazing how fast time flies by.

Oliver is crawling and pulling up like a champ. I swear it feels like any second he's going to just stand up and run away.

Josh is working at Cape Cod today. Seriously I'm soooo jealous. I'm trying to make up an excuse to go visit him. It's the Cape!!!

Well I hope everyone has had a good week so far. I try to keep up but I've been so sick lately but hopefully that's behind me now. Fingers crossed anyway.

My boy this week:



Saturday, November 24, 2012

30 Weeks

How far along? 30 weeks

Baby's size? Cucumber

Weight gain? Gained 3 more pounds. I am so embarrassed by what the scale says

Maternity clothes? Fatty. Total fatty

Stretch marks? I've gained and lost weight so much throughout my lifetime so I've had stretch marks since high school. Yay me

Belly Button in or out? Should stay an inny like last time. It's starting to take on that weird pregnancy belly button now

Sleeping? I'm sick. Again. So coughing all night with a sore throat is just a nightmare. Sickness is why I've been MIA on here lately

Foods I'm loving? Nothing lately

Foods I'm hating? Nothing lately

Movement? Kicks, punches, rolls galore

Best moment this week? Scheduling my csection for Friday January 25, 2013, at 9 a.m.

Symptoms? Getting very large and uncomfortable

Gender? GIRL

What I miss? Sleeping on my stomach. Not being tired all the time. Being able to play with Oliver without straining

What I'm looking forward to? My next appointment. Get to have another ultrasound because I'm measuring eight weeks ahead

Milestones: Knowing her birthday

Emotions: I'm still all over the place. Why am I so emotional this time around?!?!?

And yeah I'm wearing new footie pajamas. Figured I'd change things up a bit. Hope everyone is having a good weekend and had a wonderful thanksgiving!!




Monday, November 19, 2012

She's got a birthday

Gotta love modern medicine, huh?

Barring any complications or her having other plans, baby CeCe should be here on January 25, 2013 sometime mid morning. I am still trying to wrap my mind around that!

Josh and I went to New York City last weekend to see Zac Brown Band at Madison square garden and I'll have to post pictures from that once we've recovered from our whirlwind trip.

Hope everyone is well!!!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

29 Weeks

How far along? 29 weeks

Baby's size? Acorn squash

Weight gain? Gained 3 pounds since my appointment at the beginning of September. Think I'm up 15 lbs total

Maternity clothes? Fatty. Total fatty

Stretch marks? I've gained and lost weight so much throughout my lifetime so I've had stretch marks since high school. Yay me

Belly Button in or out? Should stay an inny like last time. It's starting to take on that weird pregnancy belly button now

Sleeping? The abscess last week has made sleep a memory again. Oh the pain!!!!!

Foods I'm loving? Back to pizza. Although we had dinner tonight and Josh loved the garlic aoli while I loved the maple butter. Go figure?

Foods I'm hating? Nothing lately

Movement? Kicks, punches, rolls galore

Best moment this week? It's been a pretty uneventful week minus the trip to the er. I also had to have a non stress test as a result but it was okay. Got to hear her moving and her little heart just beating away

Symptoms? Getting very large and uncomfortable

Gender? GIRL

What I miss? Sleeping on my stomach. Not being tired all the time. Being able to play with Oliver without straining

What I'm looking forward to? My appointment on Monday. Joshy gets to go!

Milestones: Third Trimester!!!! I've also got 10 weeks left. Where has the time gone??

Emotions: I'm just all over the place. I am the cliche weepy pregnant lady


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Humpday Randoms

New Hampshire is getting boring. It's too cold to do anything fun and I'm starting to think Oliver hates me and this hotel room.

I woke up today under the assumption that Oliver and I were going home tomorrow. Nope. Staying until Friday now. Ugh.

I am really bad with money. Seriously I need to be a grown up.

Josh and I are going to New York on Saturday to see ZBB at Madison Square Garden. All I keep thinking about is money.

Oliver has been coughing all day and he's got a runny nose. For some reason this has sent me into full on insane panic mode. I'm just so sure something bad is going to happen to him. I may have lost my mind.

Out excitement for the day? Going to the laundromat. Seriously, be jealous.

One more abscess and there will be no more children from this womb. I swear I can't handle anymore pain like what I had yesterday. We are talking Vicodin people. And I'm 7 months pregnant!!!!

We brought Dewey with us and I'm now officially hating my dog. He's pretty much the wussiest dog that has ever lived. And barks or growls at the slightest noise. All. Day. Long. It's especially fun when Oliver is napping. Dewey almost went out to the car a few times today. In 20 degree weather. Sigh.

Yep this may be my most random yet. Hope everyone is having a great week so far!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Not okay

I rode up with Josh on Sunday to the White Mountains in New Hampshire for the week. To escape for a bit. To have some family time. To not have to constantly be worried about my stepdad.

So here I am with yet another abscess. Oliver has been coughing pretty much non stop. I'm 4 hours from home. Really??????

Ugh I don't mean to complain. Sometimes when it rains it pours I guess.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Pregnant a second time around

I was thinking last night if there were any major differences between being pregnant the first time versus subsequent times. Granted, I am not an expert by any means but man alive have I found a few things that are very different!!!!!

Naps? What the hell are those?
With Oliver I'd come home after work and relax before I made dinner, if I even made it at all. Now I'm chasing an 11 month old around, wondering when he's going to finally take a nap so I can rest myself.

Remember counting down those weeks?
Yep, I'm in my third trimester and I honestly wonder every single day where the time has gone. I swear time went backwards when I was pregnant with Oliver. This time? We toured the hospital yesterday!!!! How am I far enough along to be worrying about the hospital I'm delivering at????

Eating small meals throughout the day.
I barely get a chance to sit down and eat once a day let alone all day long. I eat more of Oliver's food than anything else at this point.

Keeping up with laundry and house cleaning.
Ha ha you're funny.

Want to know one thing that hasn't changed? Showering. I will never give that one luxury up!!! But yeah, showering is definitely a luxury now.

Going somewhere spontaneously.
It takes a village and an entire isle of Target to take a baby somewhere. I've got diapers wipes and bottles stashed in every vehicle I might drive, Wubbanubs in every car seat and two diaper bags. Why does one little person take so much effort??

Like I said, I'm no expert. Being pregnant this time, however, has definitely been challenging. I feel bad for Dos already.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

28 weeks

How far along? 28 weeks

Baby's size? Eggplant

Weight gain? Gained 3 pounds since my appointment at the beginning of September. Think I'm up 15 lbs total

Maternity clothes? Fatty. Total fatty

Stretch marks? I've gained and lost weight so much throughout my lifetime so I've had stretch marks since high school. Yay me

Belly Button in or out? Should stay an inny like last time. It's starting to take on that weird pregnancy belly button now

Sleeping? Still not great. Sleep is something I have trouble with this time around. Crazy, crazy dreams. Last time Oliver had me dream about Matt Bomer and Dos keeps making me dream that Josh is leaving me

Foods I'm loving? Soup. Oh holy Panera

Foods I'm hating? Nothing lately

Movement? Kicks, punches, rolls galore

Best moment this week? Having my little passenger around all the time. I chat with her and try to get her to respond. It's weird I know

Symptoms? Getting very large and uncomfortable

Gender? GIRL

What I miss? Sleeping on my stomach. Not being tired all the time. Being able to play with Oliver without straining

What I'm looking forward to? Start appointments every two weeks pretty soon

Milestones: Third Trimester!!!!

Emotions: Okay. It's tough having Josh gone. And this will be tmi but I've completely lost my sex drive and I feel horrible about that. Am I alone in this happening during pregnancy???? My face is broken out and I'm having an upset stomach again. I swear this baby hates me



Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Humpday Randoms

I was invested in this election but Jesus I'm so glad it's over. So. Damn. Glad.

My mom broke her foot and has been home with me all week. Is it bad I'm kind of glad to have the company?

A mommy friend of mine has been diligently looking for places to live and a job for me near Boston. Wouldn't it be amazing to live in such a bustling area?!?!

It's supposed to snow here today. I'm really not ready for this.

I start my third trimester on Saturday. Again I am not ready for this. I want her here but I am so scared at the same time. Can I really handle this??

The fighting and name calling on social media makes me sad. Whatever happened to people being adults and respecting others opinions? Someone called Julia an idiot on Facebook this morning and I still want to drive to Louisiana and punch him in the face.

I am so proud that my state elected its first woman senator. Sad it's 2012 and that's just now happening but you take what you can get right?

My dog Dewey has lost his damn mind. I swear he needs therapy from our move.

Last thing I'll say about the election I promise...my history books were filled with stories of oppression, hatred and outright atrocities towards people of color. I am so proud to know that Oliver and Cece's history books will show that at least America could look past color and elect a very intelligent man based on his merit and not because of the color of his skin. Whatever my beliefs about political issues, I am so proud that we are learning to be more tolerant.

Just so I'm clear, I'm not a democrat or republican. I believe in equality. Whatever that looks like.

Hello very random post. Guess this was more of a brain dump. Hope everyone is having a good week!!!!

Here's Oliver the past few days.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

27 Weeks

I would first like to state that I attempted to post a 26 weeks blog last weekend while in Maine but could not get it to go!!

How far along? 27 weeks

Baby's size? Rutabaga (although she is measuring ahead and is probably almost double what she should be. Yep, another big baby for me!)

Weight gain? Gained 3 pounds since my appointment at the beginning of September

Maternity clothes? Fatty. Total fatty

Stretch marks? I've gained and lost weight so much throughout my lifetime so I've had stretch marks since high school. Yay me

Belly Button in or out? Should stay an inny like last time. It's starting to take on that weird pregnancy belly button now

Sleeping? Still not great. Sleep is something I have trouble with this time around

Foods I'm loving? Pizza.

Foods I'm hating? Nothing lately

Movement? Kicks, punches, rolls galore

Best moment this week? She is definitely making her presence known lately. It makes me almost cry when Oliver is loud and she responds

Symptoms? Getting very large and uncomfortable

Gender? GIRL

What I miss? Sleeping on my stomach. Not being tired all the time. Being able to play with Oliver without straining

What I'm looking forward to? Start appointments every two weeks pretty soon

Milestones: Meeting my new ob. I saw their midwife the first time and she was amazing. Don't know how I feel about the option of having a regular delivery versus a csection. Still trying to process that

Emotions: Okay I guess. My stepdad is being a little difficult and Josh had to leave for New Hampshire after he just got back so that was a little tough. I also failed the one hour glucose test by two damn points so I had to take the three hour test and it wasn't very pleasant. Aside from that, things are muddling along




Friday, November 2, 2012

Crisis of faith

I was recently reading another blog of someone who has had some very challenging times in her life and she always turns back to God and her faith and it got me wondering where that comes from?

Am I just missing that part of my brain? Am I so cynical that the idea of believing in a higher power and not getting upset when something goes wrong are so out of the realm of possibility?

I can tell you that I know the exact moment my faith was lost. I was ten years and almost four months old. In the parking lot of what used to be an outlet mall in front of Carowinds in Charlotte North Carolina. My dad has just told me my sister had died. I remember thinking that we had prayed and wished and hoped for as long as I could remember for this baby and God took her away from us. I was the good little catholic girl, always at mass and attended a private catholic school at that. From that moment on, I hated God. The anger I felt is something I have never experienced since.

So here I am 34 years old and I still wrestle with that. I want so badly to believe and hope and cling to a god who is good and kind. But I keep feeling like I'm being punished for something. I try so hard to remember how lucky I am and how blessed we are to be where we are and have a beautiful and healthy child here and another one making her appearance soon. It's during low times when I'm sitting in my moms house when I think am I so unimportant to god that he will take all of it away from me?

I guess I should reiterate that I am grateful. I just keep hoping that you do what's good and right and eventually good things start happening, right? I can't live where we are forever. I can't go on day in and day out being bitter that I have two degrees that mean nothing. (Sidebar: long before I gave my notice at work I had applied for an assistant job at a university up here...well I got a rejection email from them on Wednesday. Apparently a masters degree and almost fifteen years of legal experience mean I am not qualified for the position).

All this rambling to say that I fully respect and admire y'all who just get it. Who know that god is looking out for you and has your life in his hands. I want so desperately to be one of those people. Instead I worry that I'm going to say something out of turn or speak ill of someone and piss the big guy off to where something else bad happens to me. Or my family.

I hope I haven't offended anyone with this. My intent is only to try and understand a little better. I seriously feel like something is wrong with me when it comes to this part of my existence. Have you always just believed? When bad things happen how do you not feel like you are all alone in this life?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thursday Randoms

It's not Wednesday. I'm slack. What can I say?

I'm in New Hampshire with Josh for a few days. Nice to get away but I already miss Oliver. We might take a drive north to Canada on Saturday depending on the weather. So exciting!!!

Truth be told, I didn't get anything at LL Bean besides a pair of Bean boots for the snow. Otherwise id be showing off all the stuff I got. Joshy got A LOT of work stuff so hopefully he's set.

Having to take the 3 hour glucose test is not fun. At all. I failed the 1 hour by 2 points. If I get pregnant a third time, I will not be doing that again. No thanks.

Oliver took a five minute nap at daycare today. Do y'all think he likes it? Doesn't want to miss a beat.

I really like my new obs office. They did give me the option of attempting a vbac but I'm not sure how I feel about that. I guess I have time to think about that a little.

Halloween was fun although we didn't take Oliver out trick or treating because it was too cold. He could have cared less either way I think.

Well I guess that's all the randomness I have for today. Hope everyone is well!!