Monday, August 31, 2009

Thought this was funny!

"Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit." ~ Anonymous


Friday, August 28, 2009

32 weeks- 3rd Class & Glucose Test

Last night we had our 3rd Birthing Class. Things seem to be progressing very well, and we worked on comfort techniques. One of the methods we worked on was to get our mind else where for one minute straight since that's as long as a contraction will be. The instructor had us spell our baby's name with our butt while facing each other holding hands. Please, the next time you see Chip, ask him to do this. It was the funniest thing I've EVER seen!!! I was laughing so hard I was crying, I never knew he could move his hips like that!! hahaha

This morning at 9:15 I had my Glucose test, along with 32 week exam. Usually the test is given between weeks 26 & 28 but since Chip isn't in the Navy anymore we had to find a civilian OBGYN that we liked. I found this great practice right by the Virginia Beach Amphitheater which is SUPER close to us, only about 2 miles. They deliver at Va Beach General which we love since they have a NICU on site, and the hospital is only about 9 miles away. So ANYWAY, we went in bright & early this morning for the glucose test that my mother warned me was soooo NASTY! Well surprise surprise, the glucose test has made some improvements over the past 20 years, the once thick syrupy orange nastiness has turned into basically a fruit punch soda that really wasn't bad at all. An hour later they drew my blood. I'll have the results either Monday or Tuesday next week if I failed then I'll have to go back for the 3 hour test. If I hear nothing I passed, so I'm crossing my fingers!! I also had my 32 week exam, the Dr. said that I'm right on target with my weight gain and so is Kane. They did the doppler and the heartbeat sounded nice and strong! We have an appointment scheduled for 34 weeks, after that weeks 36-40+ I'll be going every week. WOW, THE END IS NEAR!!! I know boys typically carry lower than girls, but I swear I feel like I have to hold on to my belly at times because it's so low! With each kick it feels like he's gunna kick his way right out! Until next time!!!


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

31 Weeks--Pitty Party Time : )

Ok ok, so I've now entered the complaining phase of the pregnancy. I have been so used to people asking me how i'm feeling then happily responding "I'm feeling GREAT!"....not anymore... So here is my list of "Poor me, pregnancy"
  • Constant Back pain
  • Who ever said Braxton Hicks were "painless" is a damn liar!
  • Difficulty just rolling from side to side in the bed
  • Getting up from being flat on my back (Chip gets a kick out of this one!)
  • Looking at myself in the mirror...pregnancy glow?? Also....damn lie
  • ...oh...and I've discovered the use for breastpads....lovely....
Please pray for my husband. At this point I'd really rather not leave my house. It's sooo hot outside that it makes me want to vomit!

So our 2nd birthing class went well. They gave the Dad's a quiz when we got there and Chip won a prize! The question was "How can you tell the difference in false labor and true labor?" Chip's hand shot up and he confidently replied "If the contractions are stronger, longer, and closer together," I was sooooo proud of him! He's really getting into all of the little pregnancy details, he'll be a pro by October! The rest of the class we learned about the phases of labor, effacement, stations, & dilation. We also watched a video of a woman giving birth and our instructor said before she started the video "VAGINA WARNING!! Just so you know, you're going to see one!" hahaha too funny, like we didn't know that's where babies came from?!

That's all for now, hope everyone's enjoying the end of the summer, I sure am enjoying my A/C!

Friday, August 14, 2009

30 weeks--Let the birthing classes begin!

Tonight was mine and Chip's first birthing class in the 6 week series. The class is every Thursday night from 7-9. Tonight's class was kind of a "get to know you" type deal. There were 14 couples, and to my surprise 8 of the couples were having girls, 4 couples weren't finding out the gender, and only one other couple was having a boy besides us! I guess baby girls are on the rise right now! We broke up into separate rooms, men & women, and made group lists of "likes & dislikes" of pregnancy. I could relate to many of the things the other women were saying. Likes: feeling the baby kick, the thought of becoming a mother, doing the nursery. Dislikes: lack of sleep, frequency of peeing, strangers touching their belly, being hot...etc. The men came up with an interesting list filled with dislikes of mood swings & likes of larger boobs! HaHa!! The rest of the class we watched a quick video of signs of preterm labor and how to identify it. After that we wrapped up with the mom's showing the dad's how we liked our backs massaged by giving them one, then the dad's had to pay attention and give us the kind of massage we liked! I wasn't so sure how these classes would be, but they aren't so bad! For the next 5 weeks I'll be updating how our class is going.

How's Baby Kane this week??
  • Baby measurements are 16 inches and weighs about 3 pounds.
  • The head is almost 3.5 inches (8cm) in diameter.
  • The feet are nearly 2.5 inches (6cm) long.
  • The wrinkled skin is becoming smoother now.
  • In boys, the testicles have moved down to the groin.
  • The baby controls its own body temperature.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

29 weeks--Back to unemployment

As some of you know, this past Friday I was laid off.....ugh.....Over the past ten weeks I've been very much enjoying my new job. Unfortunately there is a 90 day probation period, and just two short weeks shy of this period being up they just "decided" that they would be "revamping" my department. They said they were soooo sorry, but that it wouldn't be "fiscally responsible" to keep me on board with the current economic situation...blah blah blah....i.e. You're about to be a liability with the maternity leave. Whatever, it's such crap!!! They said they would be happy to give me a GLOWING reference! hahah, how about you just not fire a 7 month pregnant woman!!!! Anyways, I'm back to scowering the internet to find something to occupy myself for the next 2 months. I've been in contact with the Temp. agancy that I worked with back in April to see if they have anything for me, we shall see.

In the mean time, please keep us in your prayers. Chip is starting his new job with the Navy Reserves on Saturday. While you would think transistioning from Navy to Navy Reserves would be seamless, it's anything BUT! I just hope he enjoys what he'll be doing.

In baby news, little Kane seems to be doing great! Here are some of the developmental things he's going through this week:
  • Baby now weighs about 2 and a half pounds
  • and is about 15 inches long from head to heel.
  • Brain is busy developing billions of neurons.
  • Baby's muscles and lungs are continuing to mature.
  • The fetus can taste and respond to pain.
  • The milk teeth have developed under the gums.