Thursday, March 25, 2010
I try to move them...she just kicks back. Kyle says "ground her"....ha! She must be very comfortable with them tucked in that little pocket. For now I adjust my sitting positions and wait for those little ones to stop wiggling.
Everything looks good, 31cm, good heart beat and we’ll see you in two weeks! Here’s another terrible picture, but a picture nonetheless. I need to get better about taking pics long before I’m ready for bed and look like I’m going to fall asleep.
How far along: 31 weeks
Total weight gain: 24 lbs. (3lbs in two weeks, eeek!)
Maternity clothes: a given
Sleep: lots of sleep less nights, an occasional restful one
Best moment this week: talking with friends about birth….it’s getting so close. I’m feeling really pregnant these days
Movement: the acrobatic session she had while I was trying to go to sleep on Monday night
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks are becoming more frequent, at least one a day
Belly Button in or out: in
What I miss: being able to paint my toes, easily shaving my legs…there is a basket ball I can’t get around. Guess I’m off to get a pedicure!
What I am looking forward to: my first baby shower on Saturday, moving into our new house and getting the nursery set up!!!!!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
How far along: 30 weeks
Total weight gain: 21 lbs. (4 lbs in 5 weeks)
Maternity clothes: yes, some are getting too small?!
Sleep: good nights and bad nights
Best moment this week: the feeling of two feet under my right ribs, really are her feet, thanks to Dr. Imperial’s confirmation!
Movement: A lot, I know when she is napping. She likes then I’m in a recline position, more room to move around
Labor Signs: pretty sure I had a Braxton Hicks the other day when Kyle and I were running errands…strange feeling!
Belly Button in or out: in, but it is getting very shallow!
What I miss: regular bras, a cold cut sandwich
What I am looking forward to: baby showers and getting the nursery ready
Well after the last appointment when I gained a lot, I was pleasantly surprised to have gained 4lbs in 5 weeks. I have to admit, I was carefully watching what I stuffed into my mouth. I was a little worried after I was in
We had an appointment last Thursday and all seems to be going well. I still feel great, and love being pregnant. My belly measures 29cm which is exactly where I should be (1cm for each week). Her heart beat was 130 which is normal and we have graduated officially into the 3rd trimester. We don’t have any more ultra sounds, but are now seeing the doctor every two weeks. What that really means…the count down is on!
We start our Childbirth prep class on April 7th. We were supposed to go in March, but thanks to my new job and being in training for a week we had to switch to April. I’m very excited about them, Kyle is too, except how long they are. Three hours a week for 4 weeks. The doctor also recommended BabySafe class, so it looks like we’ll have another night of baby prep to add to the April schedule.
I know I’ve promised pictures in the past, and this time you really get them.
Monday, March 15, 2010
No worries, Kelly had asked me earlier in the week if I could do lunch on Thursday. So I responded to Dawn and then called Kelly. Meanwhile, it’s about 10:45ish by the time I get home and Kel said “I’m in the neighborhood, so I’ll be there in a few minutes. I need to print some things off and then we can go to lunch…maybe brunch.” I’m thinking, that is weird, it’s a work day for Kel and she wants to do brunch? Okay, whatever, I didn’t question it. I get home and Kel arrives. She is putzing around what I now know was wasting time and trying not to look obvious.
Earlier, my mom had left town that morning and called to tell me she needed me to sign for a package she was expecting from UPS (I never answer the door). So after Kel and I talked for a few minutes, the door bell rings. I told her I don’t answer the door, and then remembered I needed to sign for a package. So I went to the door, peeked out the window and didn’t see a UPS truck, but knew I needed to sign for this package, so I opened the door……
Standing there on my mom’s porch was Jaime, not the UPS man. I looked at her and said
M: “What are you doing here?”
J: “Surprise, you have two hours to pack, we’re going to
J: “You have two hours to pack, we’re going to
M: “What are you talking about? (I turn to Kelly) “Are you going?”
The conversation went on…”What? Who? Now? How? When? Where? What?...I couldn’t believe it!!! My cove girls (Erin, Hunter, Jaime and Teresa), along with many, other people pulled this off like pros! They had planned a surprise baby shower trip to
How they did it, I’ll never know, lots of planning obviously, but what I did know is that Jaime was throwing a baby shower that Saturday with the Bunco girls. Some cover up!!! She had been so vague about the shower, I just decided to go with it, and show up at Jaime’s when she told me to. Needless to say, there wasn’t a shower at Jaime’s house on Saturday.
On to the weekend…I had two hours to pack and leave with Jaime for the airport. I grabbed my suitcase, asked her what the weather was going to be like and if I needed dressy clothes. I don’t have that many options, so it took about 30 minutes. Kel left and Jaime and I left for lunch at the Cricket. We had a great lunch, as the shock sunk in, and were off to the airport.
Jaime and I haven’t had a good track record at the airport and I’m proud to say that we had a good experience this time and made the flight. I just couldn’t believe I was on a plane with Jaime going to
Jaime and I met up with Teresa and Hunter at baggage claim. There was a running scene, lots of squeals, OMG, hugs and I just can’t believe this. Of course, they had all been planning on this trip, like we normally do, so really I was the one who was shocked. We went outside for our ride…
Thursday night is Erin’s trivia night, so we dropped our stuff off at
P-Hen and The Cove
This bar just happened to be Vols bar...Hunter was very excited!
Friday was jammed with shopping all over downtown Chicago, The Bean, Michigan Ave, Old Town Oil, back home for a taco dinner and then to Guthries, a local bar to play board games. We literally shopped allllllll day long!
We always do cheesy poses....got love it! It all started on the road in UWP!
Our next stop was Old Town Oil and we took the bus to get there! For those who don’t know, I HATE public transportation, so it was a bit of a stretch for me, but the bus was clean, packed with people and all in all, it was fine. I had been to the oil shop before and love it, such a unique experience. Hunter, Teresa and Jaime didn’t really have any interest, and kept asking, we’re doing what? Tasting oil and vinegar? They turned their noses up at it until we got there….and then it was like a party in the oil shop! They all bought oil, nearly two boxes which each = 8 bottles!
Jaime trying to decide what kind of vinegar to buy
We then hopped in the Brown Line to get home for taco dinner. At this point, Teresa had figure out that she had lost her ID…She had it to get onto the plane, but couldn’t figure out where it was from there. So after dinner, we went to Guthries to play games, but they card at the door and since T didn’t have an ID with her birth date, it was a no-go. Our plans changed, probably for the better. We made a stop at Trader Joes….another store I love that we don’t have in CO…picked up munchies, wine, beer and goodies for Kyle. We stayed in talking, laughing hysterically and finally getting to bed about 2:00am, again!
Saturday was just as packed, we slept in a bit and then went to Brunch at Bongo Room. This place was delicious and had such a fun environment. I would highly recommend this place for anyone who is going to
The rest of the day we did a little
We forgot to take a picture at dinner, so it happened at the theater
Sunday…this amazing weekend was coming to a closeL We slept in, had breakfast at
It took me nearly a week to recover, but it was so worth it! Thank you to my girls!!! Love you so much!
Saturday we went snow shoeing….I showshoed at 6 months pregnant at about 9000+ feel above sea level. I know all the books say you need to be careful in high altitude or don’t travel to high altitude, but we live here…so 9000 ft isn’t that big of a deal. I will admit I was totally out of breath on the way up. The rest of the gang was so sweet to wait for be periodically when I had to stop to catch my breath. The two mile trip back to the car wasn’t nearly as bad…mostly downhill. Leslie and Patrick hadn’t snowshoed before, so it was fun for them to try it out.
A few times during the ski season,
Sunday, Valentine’s Day, we relaxed, we in to for a bit and then Patrick and Leslie headed home. Kyle and I stayed until Monday morning and then headed home. It was a fun, relaxing weekend!
Kyle got in over his head
Snowshoeing 6 months pregnant!
Friday, March 12, 2010
The first weekend in February, we had the pleasure of going to
You all know how I love the food, cooking, baking, etc….so of course there are a couple of restaurants in Louisville that has been on The Food Network many times that I had to try. Kyle hadn’t been there in years and we went for brunch on morning. Lyn’s Paradise Café, it rocks! If you are traveling through, it’s a must!!! I love southern food, and thank goodness I don’t live there because I’d be huge. I had one of the dishes they are famous for, French Toast. It did not disappoint!
They have this cute little store in the front of the restaurant where I picked up a cook book, Southern Biscuits...I have a new found love for them in the last year, and working in high altitude with all these nearly sea level recipes, makes things interesting.
Our hotel was next to a strip mall that happened to have the second restaurant that I wanted to try. It’s not exactly a restaurant, but ice cream shop, Graeters. Kyle, Andy…everyone has talked since I’ve know them about this place so I had to try.
Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Rich Smith!!!
Here are a few pictures that captured the weekend, not great pics, but something to look at!
Melissa and I at the rehearsal dinner
The beautiful ceremony
Bride and Groom's first dance