Christmas was a blast. Mikayla was right into this year, I don't think I've ever seen her so excited!
33 weeks. I can barely believe I'm this far along already. This pregnancy has flown by. I know I've said that before - may times - but I'm still in shock. 7 weeks to go?? WOW.
My Mom's still saying this baby will come early. I dunno, we'll just have to see.
I was thinking I wasn't as big this time as when I was pg with Mikayla. So I took a belly pic the other night and pulled out Mikayla's little album with my belly pics. I'm the same size now as I was at 39 weeks with her. Yikes. That was a big eye opener for me! I'm carrying a lot differently though, maybe that's why I don't feel as big. I also haven't put on as much weight this time.
The movement from baby inside my tummy is clearly seen by others. He's squished. Some of the movements are actually painful. The BH have started, and in the last couple days I've had some painful ones.
The one thing I DON'T want is for baby to be born on Valentine's Day. I wouldn't want my birthday to be on any day of the year that's celebrating something else. So if it does come early, it better not be that day!
34 weeks? How did that happen? Man, time's just flying now...more than before. I have 6 weeks left...seriously??!?!?!
While laying in bed last night I was thinking about returning to work today after the holidays. I told Dean I had 19 days left. He said "19 days?!?! Holy sh%t! Do you think this baby will be on time?" hee hee. I said "No, no, 19 days of work - not til my due date". Poor guy, I think I freaked him out.
We've got the baby's room just about complete now. There's a couple things to put up on the walls, and I need to buy a basket for the diapers. I think that's about it. Phew.
I had a painful BH at work today. It made me stop walking and I closed my eyes and took a deep breath. Whoa...that came outta no where. Then I had two more BH after that, but not painful. The time is nearing, my body's preparing I guess!
I had a Dr's appt last week and only gained 1 pound..unbelievable, not sure how I did that after eating all that I did during the holidays. But, my BP was up a bit. It's been consistently 110/70, but last week it was 124/80. Hopefully it was just the extra caffeine over the holiday season.
Glad to have gotten home safely (without going into labor!)
I posted this on my bb...
Getting home yesterday was dreadful, to say the least.
We went to leave and the block that the parkade is on had an accident at each end of the street, 3 cars that just slid into each other trying to stop because the roads were pure ice.
My work building is surrounded by hills, as is the rest of the city I work in. So I get out of the parkade and try and make it down the hill. I turned the corner and the car wouldn't stop, we just slid. I made it to the curb in order to stop the car, then sat there to catch my breath and think about how I was going to make it down this hill. I inched my foot off the break the entire way down, still sliding some, then turned the corner and parked the car on the side of the road. At this point I was crying and barely realized it because I was so focused. Meanwhile my lovely girl was sitting in the back being ever so quiet to let me focus.
When I parked the car I sat there for a few minutes and watched people attempt to walk down the hill to get to the skytrain station. They were basically skiing. Being 8 months pg I wasn't sure how this was going to work. But I knew I couldn't drive, there was no way.
I had stripped Mikayla out of her snowsuit before leaving school because it was all wet...we even left her gloves at school. Deep breath..here we go.
I asked a couple ladies that I knew from the College to hold me as I was walking down across the street, and at the same time, I was holding onto Mikayla so she wouldn't fall. We made it.
Mikayla thought it was pretty cool to go for a ride on the skytrain!!
Then we got to the bus station. The lineups were horrendous. I finally figured out what bus we needed (can you tell I don't do this often?!) and decided there was no way we were standing out in the snow in the lineups to wait for the snow. I was stupid and didn't even have a jacket, just a warm puffy vest.
So we sat under cover and waited about 1/2 hour for the bus, then budged our way to the front. People didn't seem to mind, I guess because of how pg I am and with Mikayla. Then we had the cool busride! lol
Once we got off the bus we had to walk (it had stopped snowing by now, thank god!!!) about 4 blocks. My poor girl and no gloves. She kept her hands in her pockets like I told her, but that only kept them so warm for so long.
We were about half way home when she said she didn't want to walk anymore, she was tired. So I tried to make it fun, then she got too cold and cried for about the last 10 minutes of the walk because her hands were "freezing and they hurt".
We made it home about 2.5 hours after we left (got home at about 7ish), Dean was not far behind that.
It was a terrible commute, something I'll probably never forget...but we made it safely.
I came back last night after Mikayla went to bed to get the car with my FIL. The roads were better, I guess trucks had the chance to get out and salt. The commute in this morning was alright, roads are MUCH better.
ETA - Oh ya, and I should add...
FIL called and asked Dean if he wanted to come and get the car last night. No, he was 'too tired'. So his 8 mth pg wife went and got it while he slept on the couch.
I had a Dr's appt yesterday - first one at the prenatal clinic!
I gained a whopping 6 lbs..but I'm attributing it to being a different scale, and my appt was at the end of the day rather than the beginning like the rest have been. I'm now at a total of 25 lbs. That was my goal for the whole pregnancy, but I'm there now with 5 weeks to go. Ah well.
HB was 132, and my BP was back down to normal for me.
She thought the baby was head up, so she sent me for an u/s - thankfully she was wrong. I didn't get to see him though because it was on a portable u/s machine..couldn't see much!
My emotions still seem to be able to get the best of me some days.
Mikayla's been waking up at least once a night for over a week now. She goes right back to sleep, but of course I can't. So I'm tired. I think that's when it's harder to keep ahold of my emotions too.
She's just emotionally draining to me lately. I talked to daycare and asked if they've noticed a change in her behaviour and they said yes. Apparently yesterday one of the teachers asked her to do something and she turned around and stuck her tongue out at her. Yikes.
But they explained that they also understand she's going through changes at home with the anticipation of baby. It's easier when they know "why" they're seeing a difference.
She's been NASTY to me lately. Last night she was much better, but this morning she was right back to being nasty. All the way in she talked to me like a piece of trash. I would ignore her as I felt my BP going up, then she would get angry because I wasn't listening. So finally when I stopped at a red light I turned around and told her firmly "I'm not listening to you or speaking to you unless you can talk like a nice girl. If you can't, then be quiet until we get to school". That didn't even do it. She got mad back at me and said "Don't get mad at me, you hurt my feelings." So I explained that she was hurting MY feelings, and I didn't want to speak to her until she was ready to be nice. I was fighting back the tears, she truly was hurting my feelings.
I dropped her off at school and walked as fast as I could to the nearest private washroom to have a good cry.
I feel like I've broken her heart and let her down. Which breaks MY heart.
Had a Dr's appt yesterday...makes everything feel more real now that I'm going every week!!
I lost a pound..??!?!? How does that happen? The Dr. said she's seeing a lot of it - post holiday time. Well I guess that sorta helps out my 6lb weight gain last appt!
Speaking of the Dr...ugh. I so remember her from when I was pg with Mikayla. I really didn't like her. Now I remember why. Other than the fact that she kept telling me every appt with Mikayla how big the baby was going to be, and I'd probably have a c-section. Every appt. Well, yesterday she took my BP, didn't say anything. I said "Is my BP okay?" She didn't answer me. Okaaayyy. She measured me, didn't say anything. Listened for the HB, said "That sounds good." So I asked what I was measuring. She said 35 weeks, but that's fine. She just doesn't really make some feel comfortable with everything!
So I'm thinking baby will have a growth spurt in the next week, and I'll catch up...I dunno.
I had a Dr's appt on Monday, and I gained 2.5 lbs. Uterus is measuring 36 weeks, but I think it will be interesting to see what I meaure next week with another Dr. The only times I've measured behind like this is the 2 weeks I saw a different Dr. So, we'll have to wait and see...
I'm feeling good. Some days more tired than others, but not bad at all. I'm feeling a bunch of different things going on down there. There's been some crampy twinges off and on for a couple days, my joints are becoming more sore/tired, I guess they're stretching out more. I think he's trying to work his way down. Sounds good to me!
Mom's hoping I have him on her birthday, which is Monday. I don't think so! It's a full moon tomorrow, but I don't think it will affect me, I'm not due for another couple weeks.
Today and tomorrow are my last days of work now...hard to believe. It's set in and feels weird to think I won't be coming back here for a year. I do enjoy work, the people, and my job, so I really do think I'll miss it. But I'll have more exciting things to think about and do for a year!!
I sure hope I don't have to come back to this job....I'm waiting for someone else to get another job, then hopefully I'll be able to post into theirs. It would be a promotion, pay raise and I'd enjoy it.
Everyone I work closely with here at work are so sad to see me go...they're telling the new person that she has big shoes to fill and how wonderful they think I am!! I'm taking it all in, but I kinda feel bad for her - that would be a bit frustrating to hear starting a new position. I love to hear how loved I am and much I'll be missed though, of course!
Last day of work for a whole year. What a surreal feeling.
I was having some cramping last night..nothing too exciting, but it was there. It wasn't gas, and it wouldn't go away so I went to bed.
I woke up a couple times to pee - weird for me - and felt a bit nauseous. I think Kaleb's moving his way down!!