June 20, 2014

Week 37


Seeing the doctor every week for this long is a little comical. I feel like we are best friends. This week I had to take Miss B with me. Luckily she's rather well behaved. When I have to pee in a cup I distract her. She hold like five of the Castille Soap wipes (unopened of course) and tries to weight them on the scale. She also likes to weigh in herself. I'm proud to announce that she is up 1lb 2 oz since she went to my 32 week appointment. Little peanut.... three years old and weights 29 lbs 2 oz.

As for momma, I'm weighing about 24lbs more than I did when I started out. I only gained about 19lbs withe B, but never ate as much ice cream as this. LOL

I got all strapped up to the NST and Brooklyn sat near me with her iPad. She made sure to tell the nurses that we were there for a baby appointment and not for a Brookie appointment. She also let the nurse know that she wears headphones with the iPad so it's not to loud for the other people. When she told the doctor that story, he was hysterical.

During the NST I like to peek at the monitor and see what's going on. I was slightly surprised to see contractions registering at 75-80 but I didn't feel anything. Baby girl looked good and moved around a ton as usual. When the doctor came in he was slightly surprised at three contractions that took place during the twenty minute test. He joked and said, "Maybe I'll see you in labor and delivery tonight!"

Hold up! WTF????? Oh no he didn't. I laughed and told him I had three weeks left and I'm busy. He laughed harder and said that past 37 weeks, this show can happen any day. Yes, yes, I Google stuff, I know that.

So B and I came home and I started getting all that shit done on my To-Do list:
  • stock changing talbe (check)
  • stock a living room supply of baby stuff (check)
  • organize the baby formula and baby food cabinet (check)
  • get Brooklyn's Big Sister present ready (check)
  • get Brooklyn's Big Sister outfit ready (check)
  • get the baby gift ready from Brooklyn to baby (check)
  • make padcicles (check)
  • buy or make water wipes for baby (bought and check)
  • vacuum my car and make it look nice (check)
I still need to sterilize bottles and get the car seat into the car, but that's easy stuff. So we are pretty much on our way to being prepared.

Brooklyn is very excited about her new sister. She includes her (by name) in conversations and refers to her as "my baby." She can't wait til baby is bigger so they can "share a room for sleepovers." This all sounds good but I was scouring Bump posts yesterday about siblings and I'm kinda scared. Pretty much not one person from the June 13 board said their child was behaving rather normal. Lots of anger and aggression going on. When I read all of that, it reminded me that I'm on the internet reading shit way too much!

Ok, I need to take some real maternity photos! Mr. LTM did them last time, so hopefully we can squeeze them in this weekend. Here is an unofficial bump photo for week 37:


June 12, 2014

Week 36 Update

Just got back from my 36 week checkup! Everything is looking good, which is great. On the contraction monitor the doctor said I had one rather big contraction, but I didn't feel it! I also had an ultrasound to check position and baby is head down and ready to go. Last week she was still transverse, so we made some progress there! I'm still a little anemic and will continue iron, but my Group B Strep was negative, yay for that!

Today was my last day of school and things are now starting to feel real. All of a sudden the hormones are kicking in. I'm realizing that Brooklyn is really growing up and it sucks. She is so, so sweet though. We can't even stand it. She makes up songs about how much she loves us. She tells me I'm her best friend. She says daddy is the  best daddy because he always makes time for her. Seriously, this girl is amazing. I cannot imagine loving another child like this, but I know I will. How do you even deal with loving kids this much? It's crazy. Makes me pissed that people have to struggle to have babies... everyone who wants to experience parenthood should be able to.

My next check up is in a week. I cannot believe I will have two little girls in about a month's time. Thank you reproductive medicine.

June 9, 2014

The Countdown Begins... One Month Left!

EEEEEEEEKKKK! I'm totally carrying a full grown baby. Today is June 9 and my due date is exactly a month away. It's really starting to feel more real now as I've noticed many babies being born on my internet birth month board. Wow, I will soon have two little girls. I'm a lucky woman!

I'm also lucky because pregnancy has treated me as well this time as it did last time. According to comments from coworkers and randoms... I'm the "ideal" pregnant lady. Basketball stomach and no extra weight any where else. No swollen ankles, spreading nose or large ass. Isn't it funny what people consider to be ideal? To me, ideal is the fact that I was able to have a successful transfer to begin with!

My weekly appointments started at my last post. I've passed all of my NSTs with flying colors. The last one the doctor said that I've got some cramping going on, but totally normal for being this far along. This Thursday I should have my 36 week ultrasound to check baby's position. Now, this little booger could have me confused, but I'm sure she's still transverse. We shall see on Thursday.

Brooklyn is still over the moon excited. Yesterday we set-up quite a bit of baby stuff and she kept saying, "We have to get this stuff ready! My baby sissy will be here in one year!" Ok, just be impressed that she knows a unit of time. We keep telling her it's one month and not one year :) I think it's cute that she calls the baby, "baby sissy."

So we've had a name picked out for over a month know. Mr. LTM decided to tell Brooklyn what it is. Of course this was not my choice :) You'd be surprised though... if someone begins to act like they want to know she immediately cuts them off and says they have to wait to find out. In Target the other day she goes, "Hey mom! I can tell this stranger the baby's name, right?" LOL I love her!

This week is also my last week of school, thank heavens! It's getting hard to walk around all day. I can easily find time to sit but I feel guilty about not moving around more.

My ice cream addiction is out of control. I'm really hoping that leaves once the baby comes. It's not cool at all!

I'll be posting after Thursday's ultrasound!