Wednesday, December 22, 2010

How I feel: Week 29

The Discomfort
My skin on my belly is STREEEEEEEETTTCCCHHHIIINNNNGG!!! And it HURTS! Luckily the itch isn't too bad, but the stretching is pretty uncomfortable. It feels like someone is getting the top layer of your skin and pulling in opposite directions. Ugh! On top of that this little one that is inside me is just doing somersaults and jabbing me so hard. Typically I can take this, but lately these jabs and kicks feel like they are about to bust out of my belly. I try to position myself certain ways, but it doesn't matter I am still uncomfortable. I think the worst is when I am on my right side. The baby must have more room and not like it because it is the most active in that position.

Contemplating Cord Blood Banking
Mike and I have been contemplating for a while if were going to bank the baby's cord blood for a while. We were back and forth on it. Mike and I both don't have any family history with the typical diseases that are being treated with the cord blood. We know it is always good to have so we wanted to get our doctor's opinion. When we talked to him he thought it was an excellent idea. He said that every day they are coming up with new ways to use the cord blood. It was be great to do just encase anything happens to Mike and I we can use it or on the baby if it isn't a blood disease. So I started to think if we had cord blood available to my dad after his accident would it have saved him???? So we decided even though we don't really have the money for it now. Money shouldn't be the reason for us not to do it because we can come up with them $$. I don't want to regret it or look back and say we sooo should have done it. So we are doing it!!

Woo Hoo Gained a little more!
This was the week I started my every 2 week appoinments. The last time I was there I didn't see the doctor for a full month and I had only gained 2 pounds. However, this time it was only a 2 week gap and I gained 4 pounds during that time. I was completly shocked ! Since I haven't really had a great big appetite like I had in the past. I guess the baby is growing more and more. So excited! As of this week I am 124 lbs. I was originally 101 lbs. WOO HOO!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Child Birthing Class

I was very nervous going into this class because I thought we would be the ones with the furthest due date. Luckily we weren't everyone was around the same range that we were. I know that is a pety worries, but I didn't want to look like we didn't belong because we weren't that far along. I also thought this class would draaaag because it was all day from 9 am to 5 pm on a Saturday. However, our teacher was really awesome and kept us very entertained. I am really glad we did this class because it really gave a heads up to us on what to expect when D-Day gets here. I think we both left the class thinking WOW....this is going to be a great experience. We are both nervous, anxious and excited about the whole thing. We both now know we both need to be on the same team when D-Day does arrive and we can't do it with out each other. Only 10 more weeks before it is here or less!!!

How I feel: Week 28

Moving a size up....Mike's clothes
This event actually happened a couple weeks ago. I was complaining how all my t-shirts were so tight around the belly. Then Mike suggested for me to wear some of his shirts that he doesn't wear anymore. So I went shopping in his dresser and found great long sleeve shirts for me to lounge around in at home. They are a little long around the arms, but every where else is perfect! Soooo comfy! It's funny I am wearing Mike's clothes, but I love it!

What is going on in there?
The baby has been extremely active in there. To a point sometimes that I feel sick. It is really crazy how much movement there is now. Nothing painful and that I can't handle just very different. Now you can see outside my belly all the movement of the baby. It is a little freaky, but cool at the same time. I think this is the most active this baby has ever been. I wake up time to time in the middle of the night because it is moving back and forth. I am not sure where everything is located at now because there is movements all over. I wish I knew where it was exactly positioned. I guess as time goes along I will know.
We are getting...sleepy...
The fatigue has come back from the 1st trimester. It is crazy how it hit right on the 3rd trimester. Sunday we just went driving around to different stores and by 2:00 PM I was wiped out! I needed a nap. So we went home and I took a nice 2 hour nap and I was back up and running again. I still have alot of energy, but towards the end of the day I am wiped. At least my eye lids are not closing in the middle of the day and while I am driving like teh 1st trimester, but all I know is I am starting to get sleepy alot earlier again.

28 weeks and my new hair cut!

Monday, December 6, 2010

How I Feel: Week 27

No Cravings...
I have been surprised that I've had NO cravings lately. No pickles, fuyuns, or sun flower seeds cravings. I have just been HUNGRY! When Mike asks me, "So what do you want to eat?" I just say, "Whatever." Which is so weird because at least I know what I want to eat, but nothing!! Maybe they will be pick up during the 3rd trimester. I would like to be more decisive on my food choices.

Gone Campin!
Yes, at almost 7 months pregnant I went hard core tent camping because that is how I roll! ha ha! And yes, the bright idea to go camping was mine! The Martin family we have always talked about going as a family somewhere. So I thought it would be great to go on a little camping trip up the day after Thanksgiving to Huntsville State Park, which is 45 minutes North of Houston. It is sounded like a great idea at the time until it went from the 80s down to the 30s. It was BRRRR rabbit cold!!! And of course we were camping with tents. They had sold out months prior that weekend at the park and the only thing available were tent sites only. We still had a great time in the freezing cold. Mike and Rick built a warm campfire. Mike bought me a sweatshirt, beanie and gloves before we went camping so I kept pretty warm. We had lots of food, smores, hot dogs & etc. The kids and the guys try to fish, but the fish just wouldn't bite at the pier. It was a great time till we had to go to bed in the cold. We did good though and got through the night. We were told the next day it got to be 26 degrees. BRRRRRR. Next time we definitely need to take the camper and go when the weather is a little warmer. Maybe it will be a holiday tradition. :-) Minus the cold weather.


  © Blogger template 'Photoblog' by 2008

Back to TOP