Monday, November 23, 2009

Baby Room Inspiration

I demanded Purple, Bobby wanted Ladybugs. Well, he didn't really care, but he didn't just want purple with no 'theme' ie. critter. So, Ladybugs it is!

It's semi funny/ironic/sentimental as well. My sister Becky will be one of Kaygan's Godmothers, and she has a hatred for Ladybugs. However, since she developed this dislike, people have given her ladybug items, and she even named one of her dogs Ladybug.

So, I've been crafting away, painting things purple with little ladybugs on it etc. I found a fabric that I want to make a blanket or burp cloth out of that has ladybugs on it... the rest of the fabric is Pink, which I'm not crazy about, but, whatchya gonna do... the ladybugs are just too cute to pass up! I'll add pics of it when I finish!

Subway for Breakfast

Yup! That's what I had today!

Bobby and I got Subway for supper last night, and I couldn't finish my foot long, so I decided to eat the rest of it for lunch today. Little did I know that extra pickles and spicy southwest sauce would sound so good at 8:30 this morning! So yup, that's what I ate for breakfast! It was very Yummy!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

28 Weeks

"Don't you just love being Pregnant"?

That's what I've been asked by a few people lately... and my answer?: "Sure, we're really excited for her to get here!"

That of course isn't really answering the questions, but it's one of those questions that people ask and they really only want to hear a happy answer. What my real answer would be is "NO I DON'T!" Sorry, but this will probably turn into a really long whiney vent!

I love our little girl to death already, and I am so ready for her to be here for us to cuddle and play with, but I DO NOT just love being pregnant. In fact, there are very few things that I even like about being pregnant.

I like watching Bobby talk to her. I like seeing how excited he gets when he can feel her moving around in there. I appreciate hearing her heartbeat, and I don't mind some of her little punches and kicks. I did LOVE watching her move around on the ultrasound 2 weeks ago. She really has so much more personality than she did at our 18 week u/s, and we could see her features so much better.

But, I hate most of her movements, as they are quite painful. I like the reassurance, but not the movements themselves. She is sitting incredibly low, and things are being pushed and stretched in ways that some women have to deal with towards the end of their pregnancies, but most never feel the pain I'm feeling.

I've had horrible tailbone pain since week 12 of this pregnancy. I can't sit up or roll over in bed without Bobby's help, from the pain alone, not my belly. We've finally figured out that it most likely leads back to an injury from when I was a cheerleader in college, but the added super low pressure from Kaygan is making it rear it's ugly head. I'm concerned, but prepared, for this back problem alone to be what leads me to get an epidural. I'd wanted to try to go epi free, but, since I can't even use muscles to sit myself up without crying, I doubt I'll be able to use the muscles I need to get this little girl out unless I have some serious drugs!

I now also have a bladder infection. Painful on their own, even more so with someone punching at it all the time. I saw Mary Anne (our nurse) at the office on Tuesday, and she gave me a scrip to help fight the infection. It makes me very drowsy, and apparently, even though I was told that it would affect Kaygan in no way, it makes Kaygan very drowsy as well. Yesterday I made a call to the dr. office because of her almost non-existent movement yesterday. I could make her move, but she wasn't moving much on her own.

Basically, I love my little girl, but I'm in this for the end result of her being here. I don't care about some magical pregnancy feelings, I don't care about experiencing some wonderful emotional birth... I'm only in this to get my baby out of the deal!

Just 12 (hopefully less) weeks to go!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Hunting Season...

Graphic Images Below... you've been warned!!!

Well, Bobby and his friend Jordan went out hunting yesterday morning, first day of rifle season in Missouri. Last year Bobby had gotten a doe, but no buck. This year he said he wasn't shooting at anything till he got a buck. I figured I'd be in for a lllooooong couple of weeks (or however long the season is). Around 8:30 am he called me and told me that he'd gotten a buck! I was so excited... maybe I'd get to see him over the next two weekends after all! He sent me a txt of the pic, but it wasn't great quality. I couldn't quite count how many points were on it, but I could tell it was no puny little thing!

So, I figured that he'd come back and clean it and be done... nope... they stayed out there, got another one and finally came home to clean them... in the dark. How is that a smart idea? Either way, I got to play 'wildlife' photographer for them while they cleaned the buck. The smell was way to much for a pregnant woman to handle, so I went back inside before they were completely done... but I'm pretty impressed at how long I held out!

So, the afore mentioned graphic images are below! The first ones aren't bad, but there are some nasty blood and guts cleaning pics the further down you go!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

27 Weeks

No, I didn't take a Bump Picture this week... you'll just have to live with the veggie baby...

Weeks 25-28 (month 6): Eggplant

Let your spouse put an ear to your belly -- he might be able to pick up baby's heartbeat (no stethoscope required). Inside the womb, the formation of tiny capillaries is giving baby a healthy pink glow. Baby's also soaking up your antibodies, getting the immune system ready for life outside the womb. Eyes are forming, and baby will soon perfect the blink -- perfect for batting those freshly grown lashes.

I think everything in the 'Baby List' is still the same, except for we've hit a new 'milestone'. Kaygan now has hiccups that I can feel...and she has them lots! Her kicks and punches are also becoming quite painful! I can't believe she's going to get bigger over the next 13 weeks and be able to kick even harder!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

26 Week Bump

How far along: 26 weeks, Only 14 to go!
Total weight gain/loss: 9lbs
Maternity clothes: not yet!
Stretch marks: just the beginning of one... it's actually a former stretch mark that is getting some color back to it :(
Sleep: yes, I'm sleeping, but not well most nights!
Best moment last week: Bobby getting to feel her kick again and watching my belly do a little bouncy dance! Dr. Appt today and getting to see her again!
Movement: strong as ever, still mostly very low, but getting a bunch higher up now too!
Food cravings: Nothing
Gender: GIRL!
Labor Signs: None yet... which is a very good thing!
Belly Button in or out: Innie...but getting flatter
What I miss: Being able to easily get up off of a cushy couch!
What I am looking forward to: Delivery. I think we've hit all the fun stuff now.
Milestones: 99 days to go... well, 98 as of today!

Busy Appt!

Holy Cow! That was the busiest dr. appt I've ever had! I had an u/s this morning to get heart measurements, check fluid levels and placenta placement. ALL looked good! I'm so relieved. Our fluid level was up to 12 and the placenta moved up to 3cm away from the opening. Yay for 1 less reason to need a c-section!

Baby is 2lbs, and in a funky position. She is head down, but has her legs going across my upper belly, so she's making an upside down L. ... and yes, still a girl!

During the u/s we got a fabulous look at her mouth and nose... she's going to have a really pretty mouth! The tech also kept commenting on what a cute nose she has! Kaygan was super stubborn though, and as soon as the tech started the 4d ultrasound, she completely rotated and faced my back. It took a good 5-10 minutes to get her to turn back to the front!

I drank my glucose drink right before the u/s... actually sitting on the u/s table! By the time we were done with the u/s, I only had to wait back out in the waiting room for 15 minutes before my blood draw. I had a different person than usual and the blood draw was not an easy feat for her! It sucked!

Then I saw my dr. We talked about a few delivery things, but nothing major.

Then, I got my Rho Gahm shot. Ouch!

See her pretty mouth!

The ultrasound tech couldn't believe how much hair she already had... that's what all the little white lines are around her head! (above pic where arrow is pointing)

That's her little footie!
She waved at us! (above pic)

Another 'skull' shot. Tip your head to the right!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


99 days to go! How wild is that! We definitely need to get crackin on getting the baby room ready and get some of our baby 'supplies'. Eeeek! So exciting! I'm glad that we have Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's all in between, maybe it will make time go by faster! Something tells me things will seem nice and busy from now through the first week of January and then things will just draaaaag by!

Yesterday, for the first time, I felt Kaygan have the hiccups! It was really weird. I didn't catch on at first that it wasn't her little kicking and punching, then I figured out that the little taps were the same strength every time and were on a rhythm. So, Yup! Hiccups!

Tomorrow we have a big dr. appt. Well, actually, 2 of them. We have an ultrasound at 8am. Let's hope that we still have a little girl. I trust the u/s tech, but, 18 weeks is really early to be able to determine gender. Bib made the comment the other day how he'd feel so bad if we DO find out it's really a boy and he's been calling his son Kaygan for the last 8 weeks!

I also have to take my Gestational Diabetes test tomorrow at a 9am appt. So, no food for me after midnight tonight, and just a sip of water tomorrow before the test. Then, a super super sugary drink in my tummy for 1 hour. I'm not looking forward to that. I've never been able to handle even kool aid on an empty stomach without getting sick... I really don't want to throw up at the dr. office! I really really don't want to fail and have to do the 3 hour test!

I also have to do my RH- contamination screening tomorrow since I have a negative blood type. Bobby and I have the same blood type, so the chances of Kaygan having a different type aren't huge, but possible. If I'm clear for that, then I have to go back and get a Rho Gahm Shot in 2 weeks. I had to get that twice with our miscarriage, and it's not exactly the funnest shot in the world to get. According to our dr." it kinda feels like getting kicked in the butt by a mule ". Now, only in MO would they say mule!

26 weeks tomorrow... I'll post a new Belly Pic after our appt and give an update!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Look what I did!

I've finished my first baby project! I found some blocks on a website and the pattern to make them. I was planning on getting some fabric to make them after our next ultrasound... just to make sure it's a girl. But, a few nights ago, I was going through some baby clothes that I'd gotten at a garage sale at the beginning of summer and found this fabric that I'd also gotten at a garage sale. I thought that they went really well together... the little duckies have purple bows around their necks. So, I decided to give the block pattern a test run on this fabric that I paid like, a quarter for, and if I totally screwed up, no big loss. Well, they turned out and I love them!

I've found a few other patterns for baby hats and pants that I'm going to try to make, as well as a baby quilt (nothing fancy) that I'll attempt. Since we can't do any painting in the baby room, I feel like there's nothing fun to 'create' for her. So, this is my creative fix! And how cute! I'll post pics again when I complete something else!