20 weeks today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are finally at the halfway mark!
Saturday, I purchased the crib set. I was actually able to stick with my orginal idea of the bears motif. I purchased the set in a unisex color. Light green with blues, yellows and pink dispursed throughout. I got the mobile, the diaper hanger ( I might take back though), and the wallpaper border. I attempted to get started on the room, but DH wants to finish the kitchen, then clean up the basement, then start on the baby room. Too Many Projects! Too Little Time!
Baby Girl is just kicking away. She is an active little bugger, but her down time is when I am lying in bed. I feel her mostly right after I eat something, and least right before bed. It's funny but if I try to feel it with my hands, she won't kick, but as soon as I move away....she does. I have a feeling she is going to be defiant already!
I have my 4th prenatal appt. on Wednesday. I will update after that appointment is scheduled.
Anywhoo, Back to work I go.
Snookie--in a couple of days I will hear your heartbeat again. I can't wait until I do. Eventually daddy will be able to come to an appointment with me, but until he starts back at his original job; I have to report to him. He looks forward to our visits to the DR. we both want you to be strong and healthy. I kiss your u/s photo daily, and can't wait to hold you in my arms. I love you dearly, Mommy!
Alexandria Trishelle's EDD 12-01-03
Everything is going well in the world of preggo mama! I had my 4th prenatal appointment yesterday. Baby girls heartbeat was at 152, and my uterus is measuring at exactly 20 weeks (right on target). I gained 8lbs since my last visit and Dr. wants me to watch my food intake. That means that within 2 months, I have gained 15 lbs total. Hello, something is definitely wrong here. I know it is because of my food intake, and i really do need to slow it down; so I decided to have my biggest portion of food during lunch time, with a light snack for dinner. I also am going to start back up on the treadmill today! And I mean it this time.
I asked the Dr. about he sex, and how the tech said tha tshe wasn't positive that she is a she, and Dr. said that this is what they are told to say, and if she said she's a she; then she's a she.
No progress on the baby room yet. I puirchased a ceiling fan for the white noise effect yesterday (Wallmant 13.22). I decided to see how the baby room border will look pasted on the blades to give it that uniform look. DH still has to build his Man Sanctuary. We talked about it last night, so I thinkI am going to get into the basement and start cleaning it up for him. Might enlist the help from my niece, for a nominal fee of course (kids...don't do anything for free anymore).
Had lunch with a girl I met off another board yesterday. Kinda like her, she is really cool. We have a lot in common. I am a week ahead of her, so we share alot of the same experiences. She lives like 20min away from me, and we work less than 10 min away from each other. Works out good!
I am changing lamaze classes. I decided to see if they have infant care by itself, and am going to take that instead; along with CPR. I was thinking that I don't really need Lamaze as much as the care classes. So I will report on that later.
Well, gotta go! TTFN
*Snookie-I heard your teeny tiny heartbeat yesterday, and it sounds so strong. You are truly my angel and i can't wait to meet you. I feel you moving around inside me so much...makes me wonder where you get your energy from. I waited so long for that feeling, and now that it is there; and getting stronger and more frequent as time goes on, I am totally elated. You make me so proud of you, and I as well as daddy love you dearly. Luv, Mommy!*
Alexandria Trishelle's EDD 12-01-03
Today I am 21weeks-3days!
Alexandria is kicking like crazy within me. I am also feeling the BH contractions more strongly. They still don't hurt or anything but they are noticeable.
DH had to go on the strike line yesterday...right in the middle of another tornado warning. Talk about freaked out!! They still haven't resolved anything; so they're still on strike.
I have another sinus infection. I hate them!! It's hard to breath, and I have headaches out the wazoo!
DH and I plan on buying the paint for the baby room this weekend. I may get the ottoman out of layaway while we're at it. I still have to look for carpet; and DH still has to clean his junk out of the room. There are so many things that need to get done for Alexandria; but DH has to feel in the mood before he does anything.
Oh, by the way....I don't think I told ya'll, but we decided to name baby girl snookie----ALEXANDRIA TRISHELLE PHILLIPS!!!!!
DH says the jury is still out on Alexandria; but I know I will get my way!
Oh well, that's all for now! Till later,
*To my dearest baby Alexandria--Daddy felt you kick for the first time the other day. I think he is finally coming around about the whole idea of being a father. He tells me that he tells people at work about you. (That's a big accomplishment seeings how daddy is a really private man). Everyone is awaiting your arrival. Your uncle Steve said that he is coming from Nebraska for Christmas to see you. I know you still have 18 weeks and 4 days to grow, but I want to see you now! I will be patient though, and wait until you finish growing and getting stronger and healthier. I love you dearly, Mommy!*
Alexandria Trishelle EDD 12-01-03!
WoW! Next week we will be entering into our 6th month of Pregnancy.
This whole pregnancy thing still amazes me.
I constantly touch my belly, and look in the mirror and am like, OMG I am actually pregnant with a baby growing inside me. My baby growing inside me!
My younger sister used to tell me that she wanted me to experience pregnancy and motherhood. She said that there is no feeling like it, and I will experience unconditional love for the first time. Even though Alexandria isn't born yet, I love her like no other. I can just imagine what I will be like when she is here. I think about her constantly, and pray that she is growing ok inside me. You hear so many horror stories, and pray it doesn't happen to you.
DH and I sometimes role play about what type of parents we will be like. I call him the over-bearing father....He calls me the worrysome mother. Alex is getting great parents, who compliment each other. We have our differences, but that is what makes our marriage special. We are able to disagree, and agree at the same time. I never really knew how much I loved my husband until the day I found out I was pregnant with his chld. I actually feel honored and blessed that he trusts enough of me as a woman, mother and wife to impregnant me with his child.
I can honestly say that DH being on strike is finally getting to me. I used to stay on the high note for his sake, but I am really beginning to worry. I actually balanced my checkbook today and realized that I no longer have that cushion of money I'm used to having. Don't get me wrong, we have savings accounts; but we were hoping not to have to tap into them. DH has been on strike for 4 months, with no end in site. I have this impending fear that the president may shut down the steel mill (as in the case of many other mills in this area) and DH would be completely out of a job. Right now he has a piss poor job making less than half of what he is used to, but it is something and for that I am thankful.
Well, I am getting off work in another half hour. Have a good weekend all, and I will report again next week!
*Baby girl Alexandria-I feel you kicking inside me like you are in the marching band playing the drums. Your kicks are higher than they used to be, which lets me know that you are moving around freely in mommy's belly. Daddy tries to feel your kicks from time to time, but you can be a little stubborn (Like your father) and not kick when we want you too. But when he does feel you, I can tell that he enjoys those little taps you give out. Next is the seeing of you moving around inside me. I TOTALLY CAN"T WAIT FOR THAT! I know you feel when mommy is emotional, and I try to be strong for you because you are too precious to feel that pain. There is alot going on in this world, and mommy and daddy want to make sure things are ready for you when you come out. But don't worry about that, just concentrate on growing stronger and stronger, and enjoying your stay because you only have 122 days left inside me! Loving you always, Mommy!
WoW! It's hard to believe that I am 23 weeks 2 days today!
It is sometimes hard for me to grasp that I am Actually Pregnant! When you think about the journey we took to actually get to this point, it seems almost unbelieveable.
DH got all of his junk out of Alexandria's room on Friday. He started on his man sanctuary, but with it being in the basement and all this rain, it smells really bad down there. I am trying to talk him into buying a dehumidifier, but with him being on strike, he doesn't think its a good idea right now. I think I may just go and bite the bullet and do it anyway. That's what credit cards are for right? Plus, we can divide the cost between 2 months, and have it paid off by October.
I started on her room on Saturday, and notice I said I not we. I painted the walls, and got the border up. I was sooo tired after all that work. I took breaks in between, but still was pooped. I cursed DH out for not helping me. He can be such a bunghole sometimes. He doesn't think that pregnant women should take it easy, and with my attitude, I won't wait for him to realize that we should. So in the end, I wind up doing the work, and cursing him out afterwards. I did tell him that that is the last time that I am going to be doing any strenous activity because I am getting closer to my 3rd tri-mester. The tri-mester where I am really going to slow down. Don't want to risk an early labor do I?
The room is so pretty. I like the combo of the colors I picked and everything. The border totally goes with the room, and although I took the valance back, I am going back to get it today.
I have to admit that Alex gave me a little scare this past weekend. After doing all that work, her movements were drastically reduced. I mean, I used to wake up to the light kicks that she gives off, but I hadn't felt that at all on Sunday. She didn't kick until after 11am. She didn't even kick after I ate breakfast. When she finally did kick, they were so light that if I hadn't paid attention, I totally would have missed it. Yesterday and today, she is doing fine, kicking as usual; but I was scared.
Well, that's all for now, gotta go! Will write more next week after our Dr. Appt.
*Snookie-I was worried, but you calmed my fears. Please continue to grow strong, and healthy, and I will continue to do the things necessary to ensure you a safe environment to grown in. Even if it means poking daddy to get him moving. I love you as always, and forever will.--Luv, Mommy!*
Sorry I didn't write yesterday. I was a little bit upset after my Dr's appointment.
First, Alexandria's heartbeat was at 162 bpm. She is sounding good as ever, and is growing good too. My uterus is measuring at 23 weeks, which dr. says is ok. But I am 24weeks and 3 days today, so go figure.
The bad news about that visit is that I gained 9lbs since my last appt. And my bp was kinda high. It was at 140/88, with my normal being of 140/80. I got prescribed blood pressure medicine that I have to take twice daily. I ws extremely upset about that because I wanted this pregnancy to be as healthy as possible, and so far I was; but with this sudden blow, it kinda upset me. I have since calmed down, and am praying for the best. The nurse said that it wasn't too high, but they wanted to catch it before it had the potential to get there. I heard that people with preeclampsia carry their babies to term and have healthy bambinos, I hope I am one of those persons.
I am going to get carpet for the bedroom this weekend. My neice and I are going outlet shopping this weekend. We may be able to pick up so cute clothes for Alex.
I registered at Babies-R-Us this weeked. Got registered for some really nice things, and hope I get at least most of them.
Well, Alex is kicking like crazy, and I have been seeing her move alot. It's too cute to see a little jab or punch here and there. DH caught it the other day.
Anywhoo, gotta go, work abeckons me.
*Snookie-Mommy have been a bad girl and got her bp a little elevated. I promise you that I will do whatever in my power to get that taken care of to ensure you a safe environment to continue to grow in. Always remember that mommy and daddy love you terribly, and can't wait to see you and hear those beautiful cries. Luv, Mommy!*
Man, I can't believe that I didn't write in my journal last week. I must have been really busy.
Well, I am 26 weeks and one day today. Only 2 weeks until I enter into my 3rd tri-mester!
Alexandria have been kicking up a storm lately. Not that I'm complaining. I love to feel those little patters inside me, and seeing my belly pop up and down.
I went for my glucose screening test on Monday 08-18-03. I went first thing in the am. because I couldn't eat anything that had sugar in it. Well, hello!!! that's everything. I drank this lemon-lime ultra sweet drink, waited for an hour, and they took blood. I have an appointment tomorrow for the results and followup with the blood pressure.
We are getting the carpet installed today! I just got off the phone with DH, and he said they are installing it now! We are going to get the glider chair out of layaway sometime this week (hopefully today, if not then definitely thursday or friday for sure!)
I made this pretty wall hanging for Alexandria's room this weekend. I bought a name plate that was 4 X24 inches, and these 2 inch letters that spelled ALEXANDRIA. I painted the plate the color of the room, and the letters white. I affixed the letters to the plate, and screwed five hooks into the bottom of the plate to hang things on. I figured I am going to hang those hooded towels on after I give Alex a bath. I am going to buy this shelf/coat hook to hang her comforter off of. I figured it is too heavy to wrap Alex in, so I am going to use it as wall art. I love doing things for Alex's room!
Well, nothing much more to report at this point. I will update tomorrow after my Dr's appointment. Crossing my fingers hoping it's a good one!
*Alexandria--I do love you so, and those love taps you give me while you are in my belly lets me know that you love me too. When I place my hand on my belly and rub it, and you kick is such a wonderful thing. I do adore you so much, as does your daddy, and I can't wait until you get here. But please take your time and grow as much as you can, and I will meet you in 14 weeks*
Looking at my calender, I have 97 days until my Alexandria's due date of 12-01-03.
Man, I love that name Alexandria. It sounds so classy and sweet. I am really glad that DH and I chose it!
We started on her bedroom last night, well putting the furniture together anyway. Who would have thought that putting furniture together would be such a tedious task. We reveled in the amount of work that needs to be done. The dressers have to be put together, the crib and the glider chair also have to be put together. We started last night, but had to call it quits because we were getting tired. I must say though, that it was nice to be working on things TOGETHER! Usually it's just me! I am hoping that we will have at least one piece of furniture put together by this weekend.
Well, unfortunately this is going to be a short post (like they happen often), so I am going to get back to work, and post again next week. Have a good weekend all, and a good holiday!
*Alexandria--you have been so active the past few days, and I absolutely love it. When you feel my hand on my belly, and you kick or punch there, it feels so good. I love to feel you do twists and turns inside me; but eventually, you are going to run out of room and have a more difficult time moving. You are growing so fast now, and so healthy as well. I can't wait to see how big you have gotten since the last time I saw you. I even think daddy is going to be able to come to the U/S with me. Anywhoo, I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that I truly and deeply love you, and am anxiously awaiting your arrival! Luv, Mommy!
I can't hardly believe it that I am entering into my 3rd trimester today!
It seems like it was a long road to get here, but actually the time went by pretty fast.
I got work done on Alex's room this weekend. The last dresser was put together, and so all the furniture is completed. I ordered a rug that coordinates with the room off of E-bay. I should be getting it early next week!
I got a mattress and three stuffed animals off of my registry already. My friend couldn't wait to give them to me! not like I minded though, I like receiving early presents. My friends at work all tell me that that they have started buying me presents for the shower, but so far they only mention clothes. I hope this isn't going to be one of those instances where that's the majority of all that I get, because if that's the case. I will be taking some of them back. Not meaning to sound ungrateful, but for the first three months (aside from Dr's appt.) she will be chillin at home, and don't really need clothes (aside from PJ's) for that. When spring-time/summer time hits, then she will need the clothes because she will be going out more.
I get another U/S this friday!!!!!!! I can't wait for that to happen. DH may actually go with me!
Speaking about DH, the strike may finally be over! They vote on the contract this sunday the 14th. Man I hope so. Money is beginning to get tight again. I hate not being able to shop and buy whatever it is that I want because of lack funds
I don't know if I mentioned my idea for diaper collection, but what I decided to do was hold a drawing for a "Pamper Me" basket for all those who bring a package of diapers to the shower. I am going to include things like shower gel, lotion, candles, massage oil, bath salts, loofa's, slippers a relaxing cd, and some soothing moments teas with a tea cup. I think it is going to work out really good!
Oh well, I gotta go and get back to work. Will update after my U/S appt. on Friday!
*To my dearest Alexandria--you are growing so beautifully now. Your fingers and toes, arms and legs, torso and head are getting bigger and bigger as the days go by. In about 12 weeks, Daddy and I will finally meet you. I'ts hard to believe that the time is moving by so fast. I love you dearly, and always will. Love, Mommy!*
One more thing, I got my first stretch mark a few days ago. I was a little bit shocked mainly because I thought I was going to