Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Not Such a Great Sleep...

Last night was a little rough (to say the least). I could not sleep to save my life. I tossed and turned for hours before I decided to head downstairs for some quiet time. I checked some e-mails, etc for a few mins and was just about to start some catching up on my Y&R when Abigail started calling for me. Abigail does call out in her sleep occasionally but never usually wakes up. She was REALLY awake last night tho and continued calling for me and Liam until I went up to sit with her. I am not sure what was going on really but she was pretty certian that we should all be awake and head downstairs. I sat with her for about an hour in her room before I made her go back to sleep. I then had to listen to her crying "Mommy" over and over again until she finally faded off. It was a really sad cry too and reminded me of the visit to the OR when she had her day surgery... so sad! So last nights rest consisted of about 2 hours solid rest... brutal!

I cannot belive that I am 34 weeks tomorrow! Only 6 weeks (or less I hope) to go!! I am writing a list tonight of everything I will need once baby arrives and plan on washing baby clothes once the girls are tucked into their cozy beds tonight. Maybe I Awill even pack my bag for the hospital... we will see.

All About Baby
Baby's muscles are maturing along with the rest of her body. She can hold her head up and turn it from side to side. She'll practice this newfound muscle tone by stretching out her arms and kicking her legs. I can assure you the practicing is going well as I am consistantly getting more uncomfortable with every move she is making inside me!

Baby's eyes are now open when awake, and closed when sleeping. Most of the lanugo is gone and replaced with a thick coat of vernix (remember that yucky white cheese both girls were born all covered in?).

How Big Is Baby?
This week baby is about 12.8 inches (crown to rump) and weighs nearly five pounds.
Just about ready to emmerge... or at least I can hope!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Oh My Aching... Everything!

Last night we made a short trip to Walmart to get a few new baby sleepers. Liam tried to convince me 101 times to get those onsies but I refused. He said look how cheep they are and I said it's no wonder... they have no legs! I NEVER used them with either of my girls and do not want to start now. I think they are so silly. Esspecially since baby is going to be born in the winter and will need her legs and feet covered! I can see using them in the summer when it is hot but not the winter!! Come on now! LOL

There is just something about Walmart that makes me ache all over. By the time I leave that store I can barely walk! I waddle all the way out and need to rest for the evening! It happened with both other pregnancies also. The floor there is killer!

I think baby is starting to make her way into my pelvis because my groin and hips are killing me and I can barely lift my legs even to walk this morning! I am glad the aches and pains have held off for the most part until now, but it is now I really need to get things done and can barely move to save my life. Fingers crossed I will be remotely pain free in the next few days and get things in order. I have re-organized all the clothes bins and pulled out the infant stuff but now I have 7 clothes bins sitting in my family room that I cannot put away myself. LOL And then, the craddle that I need up in our bedroom is all the way in the basement... yet another job I am unable to do myself! Looks like Liam has some work cut out for him... I better get on him... LOL I am completely kidding of course since Liam works all week and then he let me rest all weekend to ensure I didn't catch this silly cold from the girls. Thankful to him I am still cold free and plan on staying that way (knocking on my head)! Better to have an aching groin and pelvis than to have a cold while trying to take care of two sick little girls!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Nothing Too Exciting...

Yesterday at the OBGYN everything checked out to be fine. I am loving the nice short visits! I am down one pound and still messure 36 cms so I am not growing too much which makes me happy. My urine was fine, blood pressure too. I go back in two weeks this time... hopefully not too many more times left since I only have about 6 and a half weeks left to go and plan on going early! I complained to Dr. Jamieson about being so tired that I feel like I could sleep all day long. She checked me out and feels it is the lifestyle of a mother with two little busy children who is pregnant and exausted. She didn't seem concerned, just told me to rest whenever I get the chance to. Liam was off work today so I had two naps... FANTASTIC!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

More Maternity Pictures

Maternity Leave Has Officially Started

After the last shift I worked I realized that I am done. Done like a dinner and totally stuffed! LOL I worked a night shift (which is was less work load) and by the time the shift ended I knew I could not return to work. I had Braxton Hicks contractions all night and the tightening was unreal. I was suppose to work three more shifts before I was done so I got them covered. I have already applied online for EI so I just need my ROE to take in to make it complete. I am so tired lately also and have a ton to do so it will be good to not have to worry about working on top of it all.

I got some more maternity photos from Jess which I will post in a seperate post after this one.

All About Baby
Baby's senses continue to develop. If you talk to your baby, she can hear you. In fact, her world is full of sounds. In addition to peoples voices, she can hear my stomach growling and my lungs taking in air, along with the reassuring vibrations of my heart beating. Also, baby's skin has turned from red to pink and she has started preparing for life outside the womb by storing iron in her liver... so that's why I am tired (stealing all my iron)!
How Big Is Baby?
This week baby stretches to around 12 inches (crown to rump) and weighs in at about four pounds, eight ounces.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Maternity Pictures

I know some are not the most flatering shots but my pregnant belly none the less. I am trying to deal with the naked belly shots and thought posting them might help! LOL I don't think I will ever love my body... esspecially pregnant!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Only 8 Weeks and 1 Day Left!

All About Baby
Our unborn baby is establishing a daily routine. At times baby is active and wiggly, while at other times I can't feel her movements. Once baby's born, she'll most likely continue with her in-utero pattern which I am plesantly looking forward to since she is moving a lot at bed time. Along with a routine, baby has favorite positions too.Her favorite is to have her head down, rump up towards the ribs. Conveniently, the perfect position for labor but the most uncomfortable for Mommy when she is trying to sit comfortably.
How Big Is Baby?
Baby weighs around four pounds and stretches to over 11 and one-half inches in length (crown to rump).

Time is flying! By the time Liam gets home from his trip I will only have 7 and a half weeks to go! There are still a few things we will need to get but I am not worrying too too much about that. I am not working very much these days and will have lots of time (fingers crossed) to get things done. I am totally procrastinating the clothes thing. After Liam settles home for a day we need to get over to storage to bring out the clothes for me to start sorting and washing! I cannot wait to smell that baby detergent again!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Photo Shoot

Jessica came over yesterday late in the morning to do some maternity shots of me with the girls. I was not exactly thrilled about the idea of having my belly naked for some photos so depending on how they look I may post some. It looked like she could have got some cute shots. She did take some of my clothed belly also so if all else fails I will post at least one of those! I am getting VERY big and with a third pregnancy not feeling so beautiful. Jess will be doing some editing over the next few days or so. It could take longer because she has another shoot she is working on also, although I promise as soon as I see anything that is decent I will post it for all to see.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Pain Free?? Afraid Not!

OMG! I was hurting last night after work. They had be up on the heavy reception again last night and that is killer. Not just because the resident load is heavier but also because their is a lot of portering to do and the dining room is so far away. My stomach was pretty tight by the end of the night and my feet were killing me! I waddled myself all the way out of there at the end of my shift. One bennifit is that you keep so busy up there that the night flies by! Nights like this though make me think I am done for this pregnancy. Not too many shifts left to go. I have decided I will be done after the first week in November.

Once I got home I could not settle right away so after a quite restless night I was awaken by Abigail at 7am! She had done a great job of sleeping in the previous days and I had been spoilled. Seems any night I get to bed late... the kids wake early! Better luck tomorrow morning I hope... I tired her out today!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Labour Dreams

It took me quite awhile to settle last night. Probably because it was the first night with Liam away. It was really windy and rainy out and a branch kept hitting the roof making a loud banging noise... not consistantly enough to make me fall asleep of course, but just annoying enough to keep me awake!

When I finally did settle I slept hard. I kept dreaming about being in labour! It was a wild and crazy dream actually and it was taking forever! I was at the hospital but had only had one really big contraction which hurt like hell. I am thinking that maybe I had a pain in my sleep triggering this dream. They were getting a bed ready for me in the hospital though so I must have been in active labour LOL Hope this does not mean premature labout for me. They kept telling me they wanted for me to be at least 38 weeks before I delivered...

Where do dreams come from anyways? And how can they make no sence at all sometimes and we still have to remember them? Anyhow, I am feeling pretty good still (besides the hips at night). I work another 8 hours tonight and then am off until next Sunday midnights. I hope tonight goes smoothly enough and that I remain pain free for the evening!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Getting Cramped to Say the Least!

Only 9 weeks to go... and counting down?? You bet! I am getting huge! Starting to feel uncomfortable again. My hips are aching, when I sleep esspecially. Being on my side with this BIG stomach weighing me down into the mattress makes me ache like crazy... my knees should not be touching and one million pillows do not seem to make the seperation of my hips any better. I really want to sleep on back or tummy... I cannot wait for that!

Little one is kicking me like mad all day long and her kicks and pokes are VERY strong. There feels like there is absolutely no room left for baby to grow. She is way up in my ribs making it so uncomfortable to sit. I have started getting heart burn pretty bad from lack of space... but nothing that doesn't subside quickly enough. Braxton Hicks have started again. I haven't had any of those in quite awhile so I am actually getting excited that she is practicing for the big day!

Lilly is starting to get anxcious and is asking daily when we she will be able to meet her new little sister. She is talking about where everyone is going to be sitting in the van and how soon there will be 5 of us instead of only 4. Lilly came up with a new name... she doesn't like Leila or Tessa anymore and thinks baby should be Bilina ... like Thumbilina! Crazy girl!

I am almost possitive these last weeks are going to fly by! Liam is leaving early tomorrow morning for hunting and will be gone over a week (down to 7 1/2 wks) then it will be halloween, then Nov comes and we can start decorating outside for Christmas and Christmas shopping... then BABY!! Whoo Hoo!

I have plans to start getting baby organized while Liam is away and get some cleaning done... we will see if my plan works out. I REALLY need to get things together... time is slipping away!

Friday, October 3, 2008

To KGH Again...

Went to the OBGYN today. Everything looks good. Blood pressure was good, messuring 37cm (huge), heart beat 140bpm. The Intern took a good feel of my tummy and thinks most likely that the baby has turned and is head down just as I susspected. I guess my motherly insticts were correct.
Because I am a low risk pregnancy, Dr. Jamieson is letting me wait another full three weeks before going back to see her again (thank goodness). After my next appointment I am going to have to go back in two weeks though.