Baby Deuce: Three Weeks Left!

Busting out of my maternity clothes! My belly is lopsided - Baby Deuce is saying hello to all of you!

I’m busting out of my maternity clothes. My belly is lopsided – Baby Deuce is saying hello to all of you!

How far along? 36 weeks, 1 day

Cravings: Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked Ice Cream, spicy Chinese food

Aversions: All vegetables, eggs, beef

Feeling? I’m so tired! All of the contractions are wearing me out.

What I’m looking forward to: On the plus side, I have three weeks left! Or less! :)

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The Irritable Uterus

irritable uterus

Before you laugh, I must tell you that this is a real thing. I only recently heard about it, but yesterday I was told that I have it.

An irritable uterus.

And here I thought I was just an irritable pregnant woman experiencing a ridiculous amount of contractions!

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So. Much. Cereal.

The closer I get to the end of this pregnancy, the stronger my food aversions are getting again.  I’m eating more often due to the big ol’ uterus that’s squishing my stomach, but I have very few options of what to eat.

The one thing that always looks good? Cereal. Kix, to be exact. So now I typically have cereal for breakfast, cereal for second lunch (around 2pm) and cereal again for second dinner (before bed).

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Baby Deuce: 34 Week Update

Baby Deuce 34 Weeks

How far along? 34 weeks, 1 day

Cravings: Strawberries

Aversions: All vegetables, eggs, beef

Feeling? My depression and anxiety are back, and I’m eager for my long-awaited appointment with my psychiatrist today.  I’m also having severe pelvic and pubic bone pain, and a ton of Braxton Hicks contractions.

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Baby Deuce: 32 Week Update

baby deuce 32 weeks

How far along? 32 weeks, 1 day

Cravings: Shortbread Girl Scout Cookies

Aversions: Lots

Feeling? Tired, and apparently it’s obvious. I don’t remember Hubster telling me I was crabby while pregnant with C, but yesterday he told me he’d talk to me after my nap when I wouldn’t be crabby. Oops!

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Baby Deuce: 30 Week Update

Baby Deuce 30 wks

Do I look tired?! ;)

How far along? 30 weeks, 2 days

Cravings: Nothing in particular, but I have been consuming a lot of Chobani.  Peach and strawberry banana are my two favorites right now.

Aversions: We’re just going to skip this one, because the list would be long and obnoxious.

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In Labor…Got Sent Home

Major TMI alert…if you don’t want to know the details, just know that I’m in early labor but was sent home from the hospital.

If you’re still reading, here goes…

I’ve had spotting since last Thursday, which is a bit concerning for a pregnant woman!  When I saw my OB on Friday, she said that it was probably from my cervix dilating and I didn’t have to worry about it as long as it continued to be spotting and didn’t get any heavier or redder.  Well, last night it definitely got heavier.  When I woke up this morning, I noticed that there were also some clots.  RED FLAG!  I was pretty freaked out.  It was 7am and I had gotten up early to get ready for my 9:45am doctor appointment (where I was hoping to schedule an induction for next week, since I’m overdue).

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Well Hello, Due Date

When my doctor told me a month ago that Baby C would be early, I never thought we would get acquainted.  Alas, here we are.

I am now convinced that Baby C will not come on his own and we will need to schedule an induction.  I’ll be talking to my doctor about that at tomorrow morning’s appointment.  Perhaps it’s best for me mentally that I don’t anticipate him coming on his own…the amount of false labor that I’ve endured this month has been difficult physically, but even more trying mentally.  It’s so hard getting yourself ready to be checked into the hospital and soon meet your baby, only to have contractions stop or be told that it wasn’t your amniotic fluid that was leaking.

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Nesting, Nesting, Nesting…

…how long can one nest?!

Hubster and I did some spring cleaning this weekend and organized a bunch of stuff that was sitting around on various surfaces of the apartment.  Yesterday I did all of our laundry (I’ve been doing laundry every few days so it doesn’t get piled up).  The cleaning continues today!

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Waiting for Labor is a Crash-Course in Patience

I’ve never been a patient person.  Waiting for labor is driving me completely insane.  I am now convinced (illogically, I admit) that Baby C is NEVER. COMING. OUT.  Good thing I didn’t get my hopes up yesterday when they told me I was probably dilating and labor would come soon…I had my appointment today and there was absolutely no change.  I’m still at 2.5cm.  His head is as low as it can get, so it’s no surprise that I feel like I’m holding a bowling ball in between my legs.

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Not Getting My Hopes Up…

Had to call the doctor today due to some spotting with cramping and they said that I’m probably dilating and labor will be coming soon.   I have to say, I’ve heard that before and I am not getting my hopes up.  I really wish my doctor hadn’t told me about a month ago that she thought I’d be early.  I’m five days away from my due date (and I’ve passed the date that should really be my due date), and I’m starting to feel like we’ll have to go through an induction and smoke this baby out!

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My Belly’s the Size of a Watermelon

I have a few different pregnancy apps on my iPhone, and for the past few weeks my baby’s size has been the equivalent of a watermelon.  This week, that watermelon is now between 6-9 lbs (goodness, I hope he’s not 9 lbs!).  I can definitely tell that my belly is huge, because it’s getting in the way quite often…

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Sick at 39 weeks? Not so fun.

After a few days of a cough, sore throat and sinus pain/pressure progressively getting worse, I trekked to Urgent Care today to see what was up.  Turns out there’s an 80% chance it’s viral, but since I’m so close to labor and this is rendering me completely exhausted, the doctor prescribed an antibiotic to be safe.  Now I have an antibiotic for a UTI and an antibiotic for whatever might be settling in my lungs.  I can’t catch a break in the final few weeks of this pregnancy!

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Best Hubster Ever

I have to spend a couple minutes bragging up Hubster.  He’s pretty much been awesome throughout my pregnancy, but the last couple days he has been extra awesome.  Yesterday, he did all of our dishes AND gave me a reflexology foot massage to hopefully induce labor.  He looked it up on Youtube and tried it out.  So sweet.

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Weekly Update

38.5 Weeks

Size of baby: Watermelon (19-22 inches, around 7 lbs)

Newly craved food:  Pineapple, Strawberries, Spicy Mexican Food

Food aversions: Beef, fried foods

What do you miss?  Sleeping without hip and back pain; walking without waddling.

What are you looking forward to?  Meeting our little guy.

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I Hate Being Sick!

I had to cancel my pedi today because of this…

Somehow I managed to get through my entire pregnancy without getting a cold or the flu….until NOW.  How did I get a cold NOW at 38.5 weeks?!  It has to be the worst time to get sick.

This cough is killing me.  I never realized how painful it would be to have a cough when your ab muscles are stretched out to max capacity.  Ouch. :(  Hoping this goes away soon.  Can’t imagine having to cough my way through labor.

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Pregnant Ladies – Read Warning Labels on All Prescriptions!

This evening, I had to pick up a prescription for a UTI.  Since these infections are very common during pregnancy, I wanted to share my cautionary tale with you.

I read the warning label when I got home and noticed that this particular drug is not recommended for use in pregnant women who are at term (38-42 weeks).  While my OBGYN obviously knows that I’m at term, I called the pharmacist because the warning made me uncomfortable.  He looked it up to double check and told me not to take it.  He said he’s never seen it prescribed in women after 36 weeks, even though it is a common drug for use in early pregnancy.  He told me to call my doctor in the morning and see if there’s a specific reason she prescribed this drug and if there is something else she could have me take.

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38-Week Appointment Update

For those who are curious how my 38-week appointment went today…

On Sunday, I had contractions that were 6 minutes apart for 8 hours, then they stopped.  Since then, I’ve been woken up in the middle of the night with contractions 4 minutes apart for one hour, then they always stop.  The good news is that these contractions are at least making a little progress.  I am now dilated 2.5 cm.

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Pregnancy Does WHAT?! No Way!

When we announced we were expecting, there were some things that people described to me that I simply didn’t believe would happen…until I went through them.  Here’s my list of things that sound too weird to be true.  Feel free to add additional ones by commenting on this post!

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Labor is a Tricky, Tricky Thing

I really thought that today was the day.  I woke up at 6am with severe back pain and contractions.  They continued to come every 6 minutes for the next 8 hours.  We went for a walk, I drank a lot of water, ate some food, rested…everything that they always tell you to do to make sure they’re not Braxton Hicks contractions.  They were the real deal.

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Working My Way Through the Self-Inducing List

So far, I’ve tried eating loads of spicy food, bouncing on an exercise ball, squats, bumpy car rides, walking and eating pineapple.  I’m working my way through the list of all things I’ve ever heard people mention (and then trying them again until something gets this kid out)!

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Low Pressure Systems Induce Labor?

I’ve heard that low pressure systems can push some women into labor…granted, they need to be relatively close to going on their own, but there’s something about the weather shift that pushes them over that threshold.  My friend swears by this, since it helped put her into labor with her son last year.  My doctor also mentioned this at one of my previous appointments, when several women who were due around the same time as I am were starting to go into labor.  They’re predicting severe thunderstorms and possibly tornadoes for tonight and tomorrow.  I’m really hoping this theory will work in my favor!

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Are You Kidding Me?!?!

So apparently it is possible for one to experience severe cramping and contractions day and night and yet make no progress toward labor.  Said contractions and cramping can be so bad that they stop one from moving or talking and also can continually wake one up at night.

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Labor – I Anxiously Await You

Yesterday, I was certain that labor was imminent.  I started getting contractions reminiscent of back labor as well as severe cramping contractions.  The problem, you ask?  Some would be 5-7 minutes apart, others would be 20-40 minutes apart.  :(

Even though I’m still experiencing these today, there are fewer of them than I had yesterday.  Labor, why must you tease me?!!

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Weekly Update

So my “weekly update” will probably combine weeks 36 and 37 this time.  Oops!

36 weeks, 5 days

Size of baby: Watermelon (19-22 inches, around 6.5 lbs)

Newly craved food:  Ghirardelli Caramel Turtle Brownies, Grapes, Pineapple

Food aversions: Beef, fried foods

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A Baby This Week?

I’m starting to feel like we might be having a baby this week…

The cramping and contractions are definitely becoming more frequent and intense, although nothing is regular yet.  It will be very interesting to see how far I’m dilated at my 37-week appointment on Wednesday (last Tuesday, I was at 1cm!).

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My Top 10 List of Things I’m Looking Forward To

1. Sleeping on my stomach or back.

2. Moving around without having my belly hit something.

3. Being able to roll over in bed without starting to breathe heavily.

4. Not getting tired after taking a shower.

5. Wearing pants that have a button and zipper.

6. Bending over without losing my breath.

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Nesting

While I’ve been preparing for baby for weeks, I think I’ve reached the point of what people call “nesting.”  I’m actively looking for things to clean and organize.  Today I decided to wash the sheets.  But why stop there?  I also decided that the mattress pad, blankets and duvet cover must also be washed.  And after that , I have plans to wash our living room throw pillows.  Then probably my slippers.  Then…

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Prepping for Baby’s Arrival

How early did you start preparing baby clothes, sterilizing bottles, packing your hospital bag, etc.?

Earlier this month, I started washing all of my son’s towels and linens as well as all of his newborn and 0-3 month clothes.  Last week, I sterilized all of his bottles, pacifiers and my breast pump.  After having to make a quick trip to the doctor this week, we finished packing the hospital bag.  Hubster installed the car seat last week.  I honestly don’t know what else is left to do before he comes!

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Craving Confession: Starburst

I had a killer craving for Starburst this afternoon and all but forced the Hubster to go buy me some.  Ever wonderful and devoted, he did.  I proceeded to eat WAY too many of them.  I feel like I’m going to be ravaged with cavities from the sugar, but at the same time…I don’t really care!

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I Have the Sleep Schedule of a Bat

It’s no secret that I have major trouble sleeping at night.  I’m either totally awake until the wee hours of the morning, or I’m exhausted but too uncomfortable to drift off to slumberland.  Anyone else have this?

Last night, I experienced the latter.  It’s difficult to get quality sleep when you’re up every 1.5-2 hours for a trip to the bathroom.  Throw some hip and back pain into the mix and it’s downright impossible.  I had finally drifted off just before 8am…then my phone rang.

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I Love When My Doctor Gives Good News!

Although my appointment was Friday, I had to go in today to be sure I wasn’t leaking fluid.  While it turns out that I’m not (that’s a good thing, as I’m 36 weeks today and he’s not yet full-term), my doctor did an exam and said that I’ll likely be delivering early!  I am so excited!

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Is It Time for the Mumu?

It’s a sad day in the life of a pregnant woman when some of her maternity shirts no longer keep her belly covered.

Then again, it also signals that the due date is near.  So basically, it’s a mixed-emotion day.  I feel HUGE.  I hoped it would never be time for the mumu!

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Tums and Tylenol: The Saving Grace of Late Pregnancy

I managed to survive 34 pregnant weeks without heartburn wielding its ugly fist.  But then it hit – hard.  It was time to run out to the store for some Tums.

I managed to survive the majority of 34 pregnant weeks without needing to pop pills for the pain.  Then the pain struck even harder than I expected.  It’s now almost impossible to sleep at night because my hips and back are so sore.  I had to invest in a bigger bottle of Tylenol and some Tylenol PM.

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Weekly Update

35 weeks

Size of baby: Large Cantaloupe (up to 22 inches, approx, 5.5 lbs)

Newly craved food:  Veggie subs from Subway

Food aversions: Beef, fried foods

What do you miss?  Being comfortable.

What are you looking forward to?  The ability to sleep on my back, stomach, or however I wish.

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I Need a Little Sun in my Life

This winter has dragged by.  It seems like we have had a snowstorm nearly every weekend since November 1st!  Yesterday, it was beautiful, warm and sunny….and today it’s a rainy mess.

I think I’m a little depressed.  On Friday, the baby dropped.  That would be a good thing, except for the tremendous pain and discomfort I’m in.  It’s hard to bend at all anymore.  It hurts to walk.  And then this morning, I put a pair of my full-panel jeans on and the panel fits differently now that my belly is even lower than before.  I pulled out a maternity top that was billed as a “tunic,” but it looks more like  a mumu.  It’s raining outside and it’s really dark out.  I’m tired and can’t imagine doing this for another five weeks to reach my due date.  I’ve been reminded that I might go past my due date.

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Pretty Sure Baby Has Dropped!

As if I thought I was in enough pain and discomfort…

Last night, my pelvis felt like it was shattered.  My back was killing me.  I could barely walk around and after I had changed into pajama pants, I was nearly in tears from the pain of bending over.  I didn’t think it was possible to pee more than I already was but, alas!, it is.

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Please Keep Your Hands and Feet Inside the Baby-Making Vessel

I can tell Baby is really running out of room in his temporary home.  He’s always been one to stretch out (that’s why they thought he may have been ginormous), but now that he’s getting bigger and stronger, it’s really getting uncomfortable for me.  I often have a foot or two sticking out just below my ribs.  He stretches his arms to put enormous pressure on my bladder.  Last night I tried to push his foot back in.  It kind of made me chuckle when he “listened” to me for a while, but then he won out and I had both feet sticking out of my belly.

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The Most Dreaded Part of a Doctor Appointment?

For me, that would be stepping on the scale.  I knew the whole weight-gaining part of pregnancy was going to be difficult for me to come to terms with.  In the month before finding out I was pregnant, I was rocking my commitment to a healthy weight loss and had lost 10 pounds.  I have to admit I was kinda sad when I realized that I’d be putting those back on…plus some.

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Weekly Update

34 weeks

Size of baby: Pineapple (19-22 in., 4.9 lbs)

Newly craved food: Chocolate

Food aversions: Beef, fried foods

What do you miss?  Sleeping!  Working out for real…not an aerobic workout consisting of bending.

What are you looking forward to?  Having this baby.

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Insomnia – we are NOT Friends!

Last night had to be the worst night of insomnia since I got pregnant.  And that’s saying a lot.

Went to bed at midnight, like usual, but tossed and turned until 2am, when my stomach started growling so much that I got out of bed for a snack.  I decided to take my pillow with me and shut the bedroom door to spare poor Hubster from a bad night of sleep.  After Cheerios, cheese, chocolate and two hours of Netflix-watching, I was finally tired enough to doze off.  I woke up a ton of times because sleeping on the couch is not the most comfortable place. (Although, these days I’m not really comfortable anywhere.)  Then at 9:30am, I woke up and was unable to fall back asleep.  My hips are in agony.  I’m exhausted.  Oh, and because I didn’t get enough sleep, I get to deal with some morning-sickness-like nausea today.  Woohoo.

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I’m 23 and the Oldest in my Childbirth Class!

It’s like a live version of Teen Mom.  It took Hubster and I by surprise!  There have been many times that I’ve felt too young to be pregnant…and here I am, a college grad who is about to celebrate my 2nd wedding anniversary this year.  I’m certainly not judging anyone, but I was just truly shocked!

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Bending Over: The New Aerobic Workout

Maybe I shouldn’t feel bad anymore that I’m too tired now to do some of the prenatal workout DVDs that I purchased a few months ago.  I discovered a new aerobic workout!

Bending over.

Laugh if you will, but every time I bend over to reach for something; pick something up off the floor; put on socks, shoes or pants; or, um, anything that requires bending, I end up breathing heavily.  It’s a difficult workout.  Perhaps you need to have a 5-pound+ baby in your uterus to reap these benefits.  I’m not sure.

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I Have the Attention Span of a – ooo, That's Shiny!

I can’t guarantee that I’ll write this post in one sitting.  My pregnancy brain has reached its peak.  (At least, I hope it won’t get worse in the next few weeks!

Whenever I want or need to read an article, a blog post, an email, etc., I can never seem to get through it anymore.  Tonight my attention span is so poor that I opened three tabs of news articles that I am really interested in, but am simply unable to do anything more than open those tabs.  I tried to read them; I really did.  But then I noticed that my Twitter tab said there were 3 new tweets.  Ten minutes later, I tried to read again.  But then the towels in the drier were finished.  And the attempts go on from there.  I still have yet to read an article.

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Why Every Pregnant Woman Needs an Exercise Ball

Why Every Pregnant Woman Needs an Exercise Ball

About a year ago when Hubster wanted to get an exercise ball, I was against it.  I pictured this big ol’ ball taking up what precious little floor space we had.  I pictured it sitting there collecting dust because neither of us would ever use it.

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Weekly Update

33 weeks, 1 day

Size of baby: Pineapple (19-22 in., 4.9 lbs)

Newly craved food: BLTs, CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE!!

Food aversions: Beef, fried foods

What do you miss:  Being able to do anything without getting tired!  Putting on pants without struggling.  Being able to put on my own shoes (non-slip-ons, that is!).

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Surrendering to the Waddle

In the back of my mind, I have always thought that ladies at the end of their pregnancies with the arched backs and the duck waddle were exaggerating.  Why would anyone need to counterbalance by bending backward?  And why, WHY, would anyone need to walk like a duck?

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Weekly Update

32 weeks, 1 day

Size of baby: Honeydew (19 in., 4.5 lbs)

Newly craved food: Hot dogs, mint chocolate chip ice cream

Food aversions: Beef, fried foods

What do you miss:  Over the past week or so, I was missing my friends and family who all live 5-6+ hours away.  We saw them over the Christmas/New Year’s holidays, but will not be making another trip to see them until at least Memorial Day weekend.  (We moved to another state over the summer.)

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Prenatal Workouts

A while back, I purchased three prenatal workout DVDs with the intention of working out daily to stay fit and keep my muscles loose.  I did them for a while, but once I hit my third trimester, it has been very difficult to work up the energy to work out.  I often put on my workout attire and then end up sitting on the couch for a while, unable to work up enough energy.  Eventually, I give up and take a shower.

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Patience is Not a Virtue That I Have

Do/did any of you ever get really impatient waiting for your due date to get closer and for baby to arrive?  Some days I feel like I’m going crazy with the waiting – and that my due date will never come.  I really want to wash up all of his clothes, blankets, sheets, car seat, etc.  REALLY bad.

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Baby Expo

While running errands yesterday, Hubster and I randomly saw a sign for a Baby Expo that was being held today – couldn’t believe we hadn’t heard about it!  We braved the snow today and trekked to the expo.  I’m so glad we did!  We got a bunch of awesome information from community resources.  And the coolest part?  FREE SAMPLES.  Of awesome stuff!  Enfamil and even a onesie!

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Spoiled Milk

Why is it that when I want cereal the most, I end up having only spoiled milk in the fridge?

Hmm…this sounds like a parable to life, but I’m so sleep deprived that I can’t quite grasp it…

Tips to Relieve 7 Pregnancy Aches and Pains

In BabyCenter’s latest email blast, they sent out a link to this article on how to relieve a list of 7 pregnancy aches and pains.  I was happy to look at the list and realize I do NOT have several of the problems. :)

And if you’re struggling from severe low back pain like I am, here is a link on how to help relieve that.

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What Was I Thinking?!

The bathroom in our apartment has tile on part of the walls and a tile floor.  The amount of dust that was starting to collect on the edges of the floor and the bottom part of the tile wall was really starting to get on my nerves.  Of course, the greatest build-up was located in hard-to-reach corners and behind the toilet.  I couldn’t take it anymore and decided to get on my hands and knees and scrub off all of the dust this afternoon.

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Ouch!

Anyone else suffering from pubic bone pain?  Oh, the pain!  I’m staring at a dishwasher and dish rack filled with clean dishes to be put away, and I simply can’t bring myself to get up and walk across the room.  The pain and discomfort when I move positions, stand, or try to walk is insane.

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Weekly Update

31 weeks

Size of baby: Head of Lettuce (18 in., 3.2 lbs) (he was bigger than that at the ultrasound a couple weeks ago)

Newly craved food: Chips & salsa, shamrock shake

Food aversions: Beef, fried foods

What do you miss: Going on vacations with the hubster.  I was actually starting to look into a Carribbean vacation for us this spring/summer when I found out we were expecting :)

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*sniffle*

The hubster decided to be silly and take off my socks.  He doesn’t realize how mean that is – it’s so difficult to reach to put them back on!

**Note: a few minutes later, he was nice and put them back on for me.  Thanks, dear!**

SHAMROCK SHAKE!

I *still* want one!!!  I’m so sad that we’re snowed in!

Cravings…

Thanks to pictures posted by various Facebook friends, I want a Shamrock Shake and a piece of chocolate cake.  Stat.

Hunger?

I thought pregnancy – especially the 3rd trimester – brought a flurry of hunger?!  I almost wish that I felt hungry, because I don’t think I’m getting the recommended caloric intake.  I’m just never really hungry.  Most of the time I force myself to eat.  Tonight, I ended up getting lightheaded and realized that hypoglycemia was setting in.

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Agility

Where has mine disappeared to?!  In my first attempt to get out of bed this morning, I moved slightly, pulled a groin muscle and yelped in pain.  It took me 20 minutes to work up the nerve to try to get up again.  Oy.

Have you found any stretches that have helped you with your flexibility?

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Weekly Update

30 weeks

Size of baby: Butternut Squash (17 in., 3.1 lbs) (although, he was bigger than this 1.5 weeks ago…)

Newly craved food: Last night I wanted oreos and milk, but there haven’t been any weird cravings in a while.

Food aversions: Beef, fried foods

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10 Weeks Left!!

30 Weeks Down, 10 To Go!

I feel a little bit like this today: Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus

Sleep, why must you elude me?

Sometimes I feel like I could sleep for days.  But then I go to bed and stare at the clock for hours upon hours, as my little boy bounces happily around in the womb.  I realize that this is probably God’s way of preparing me for being up often for nighttime feedings and such, but I am SO tired.

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Preterm Labor Scare

At about 1:00 this morning, I suddenly had menstrual cramps and low back pain reminiscent of a bad period.  I was already laying in bed, so I figured I’d just keep trying to fall asleep and maybe they’d go away.  An hour later, they still were bad and keeping me awake so I decided to call my clinic’s 24-hour nurse line.  Their concern scared me a bit and they gave me the number of the birth center at the local hospital.  The nurse that I spoke with really freaked me out when she said that her gut reaction is that I need to come in immediately, but that I should consult the OBGYN on-call before doing so.  I was patched through to her shortly after 2am and she instructed me to drink lots of water and lay down to see if it would go away.  If it didn’t, I would need to come into the hospital.

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Being Sick While Pregnant

Yesterday and today I have been feeling quite sick.  Even though a friend of ours graciously decided not to attend our Superbowl party because he was sick and didn’t want to pass it along to me, I somehow ended up getting sick anyway.  Headache, body ache, chills, fever, nausea.  Let me tell ya, it’s not fun – especially when you’re pregnant.

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Bra Shopping, the sequel

Back in November, I had a mortifying experience purchasing bras.  Little did I know that there would only be more shock and embarrassment to come.

Why did no one ever warn me that in the second and third trimesters, your rib cage expands to accommodate your increased lung capacity?  So now, not only has your cup size changed, but you may also need a larger band size?!  The horror.  Oh yeah, and none of the books that I read warned me that your boobs may start to leak in the third trimester.  The horror.

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Big Baby?

Today, we got to catch a glimpse of Baby C!  My doctor ordered a growth ultrasound since my fundal height is measuring ahead of schedule.  Just like at our 20-week ultrasound, he’s measuring about one week ahead of schedule.  But this time they said that he’s measuring at 29 weeks, 4 days “give or take two weeks.”  WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?!

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Nesting?

Today, I’m trying my best to resist the urge to wash all of the baby clothes in preparation for his arrival. After all, it is February 3rd and I’m not due until April.  Hopefully I won’t have this urge too often, otherwise I might end up washing his clothes more than once in the next couple of months!

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Weekly Update

28 weeks, 1 days

Size of baby: Small cabbage (17 in., 2.9 lbs)

Newly craved food: This is so random and I haven’t caved into this craving yet…but Little Debbie Zebra Cakes.  I don’t think I’ve had one of those since I was in elementary school, so I find it a little confusing!

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A Bladder Betrayal

The scene: a cold, Midwestern evening.  Sitting in my apartment, cruising the web and absent-mindedly watching Netflix.

Suddenly, I sneezed.  My eyes widen in horror, then well up with tears as I realize that my bladder has completely betrayed me – more than usual, that is.  Instead of a tiny leak, it’s time to go change my pants.  Dear Bladder, Why have you forsaken me?!?!?!

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Working Out

I can’t believe how difficult it can be to try to work out while pregnant.  I started doing 20-30 minutes of prenatal pilates each day.  It feels great afterward, when my muscles are all stretched and loose.  Yesterday, however, I thought I was going to pass out after only 10 minutes – my belly felt SO heavy.  I’m hoping the extra exhaustion is not a sign of what is to come once I’m technically in my 3rd trimester in just a few short days.

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Vindicated

So I guess I’m not the only one who doesn’t enjoy being pregnant…  The Bump published an article that was included in their latest email, entitled, “Pregnant and Miserable.”  If you agreed with me and are, well…Pregnant and Miserable…there are some tips to get you through.  :)

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Hunnie, We're In For a Handful

This week, for the first time, I was able to feel our baby move!  It was a very strange but exciting experience.  Exciting, because now I know that he or she is happily and healthily moving about in there.  Strange because, well, it feels like a small alien is doing flips inside you.  Sometimes it feels cool and sometimes it just kind of hurts.

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