Friday, August 27, 2010

Officially 36 weeks!

I really need to start going to bed earlier. It's almost 4am and I'm still sitting here, just thinking about getting ready to go to sleep eventually. Soon I'll brush my teeth and take my vitamins, but how long until I actually feel like getting out of this chair?

In other news, I'm officially 36 weeks pregnant today! That means one more week then Little Miss Anna is full term and I'll be begging her to punch (hard) the amniotic sack so my water can break and we can get her out of there. Sure, my pregnancy has been super easy and it still really isn't too bad, but I'm still ready for it to be over. Nine/ten months of having a belly that slowly gets bigger and heavier and harder to dress is a little obnoxious. I remember being stoked when my belly was getting bigger and being excited for it to look super pregnant. Now I'm ready to fit in regular clothes again and not have puffy feet. Maybe I'm just asking for too much? Bleh. I'll be one of those girls that tries all the home labor inducers with probably no luck.

I feel super unproductive all the time. It's ridiculous how extremely lazy I feel. It's difficult though, because it is way too easy to justify being completely inactive right now. It was also easy to justify being inactive through the majority of the summer since it was so ridiculously hot that even just sitting outside, or inside for that matter, made me sweat like I had been running a marathon. It's cooling down now and I always feel like I should go walking, but of course I only get the urge at 2am. Darn the luck.

Let's see...

Today was my birthday (yesterday if you want to get technical and depending on what time it says I posted this entry). I woke up at 12:30 then ate some breakfast. Then I gave Amber a call and went to pick her up. We headed to her favorite place a.k.a. Wal-Mart to pick up some vitamins, milk and whipped cream for my momma. I dropped off the whipped cream then she gave me my birthday present. It was a card with a $25 Hobby Lobby gift card inside. Lovely, especially since my next plan was to stop by Joann's to pick some fabric to make some blankets for Anna. Needless to say, we skipped Joann's and went on to Hobby Lobby. I found some cute fabrics then took Amber back home. It was 3:30 at that time and I realized that I had to be back home by 3:45 to wake Miles up for a meeting he had at work. Oops, time had gotten away from me. Luckily, I got home at 3:46 and woke him up. His meeting took all of 30 minutes then I washed the fabrics and Miles gave me my birthday presents. Last night he had given me a book of Pocahontas, since my parents had gotten me the movie after I hit my head in 3rd grade. I thought it was sweet and funny...and I have every intention on reading it to Anna. Then today the presents he passed on to me were a lovely letter, which made me cry for second, a head massager, a bathtub pillow, an aromatherapy candle, a record by The Monkees (I like them), a super soft robe and a Xyron (it makes stickers, basically).

Tomorrow I'm getting my hair cut at 1:30, then probably taking a nap as I see myself being very tired. At 7 we're going to dinner, but I don't know where. Then I'm getting the spa treatment from Mr. Miles! I don't know what all this includes, but I do know that there will be a massage in there which makes me happy...especially now.

Maybe I should go to sleep. That'd probably be good. First I'll do the face washing thing, then read a chapter or two in II Samuel depending on how tired my eyes are and how long the chapters are. I guess that's how it goes. I may also venture over to Proverbs 27. I read Proverbs 26 last night before bed and I glanced down to chapter 27 verse 1. I like it.

Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

I find myself making plans all the time and I've been feeling the need to tack on "Lord willing" at the end of almost everything I say.

Okay, now I have to sleep.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I've been sleeping a lot lately. Sure, I'm tired, but no more tired than usual. I've found that in this ridiculous heat the only place in this apartment I can go to escape it is the bedroom. The air conditioner in the living room does basically nothing when it's unbearable outside. That being said, I slept for eight hours last night. I woke up at 9:30, took a nap from 12:00 to 2:00ish, then slept again from about 8:30 to 9:45. Needless to say, I'm stoked for the weather to cool down.

At St. Luke's they have "Baby First" program which I'm thinking about doing. Basically, it's just where you get to spend the first hour after delivery with your baby with "limited interruptions from staff and visitors". I'm thinking that sounds nice. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm all about everyone seeing the baby and the nurses doing what they have to do, but, from what I've been reading it's good to try to breastfeed in the first hour after birth since you and (especially) the baby are both super alert. And, I've decided that it'd be a good time to just read to her. I haven't decided if there's anywhere specifically in the Bible that I'd want to read, but I figure Miles can read to us while I try to get her to latch. But, I guess that's also something that will depend on how the whole birth thing goes down. I just think it sounds nice.

Now I'm hot and going to work on pictures. Toodles.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I'm scattered.

I'm just too forgetful these days. Anything baby related I'm on top of and I generally don't forget, but just about anything else is most likely going to be forgotten. I've printed off a calendar of August so I can fill out what I'll be doing so I don't forget where I need to be.

Today I've called St. Luke's to make an appointment for a walk through of the maternity center. We'll be going next Wednesday at 6, so that should It'll be nice, at least. I can't believe how fast this is all going. Last night I started to pack the hospital bags. Mine and Anna's, anyway. I figure Miles could pack his in about two minutes before we leave if necessary. I've packed two outfits for her, so she'll have something that fits. There's not anything special about either outfit, but they are cute, so that's good.

I've also boiled and washed all of her bottles, pacifiers and the parts for the breast pump. That actually took much longer than I had expected, but I'm glad to have it done. Her clothes and blankets are all washed and organized.

Oh, oh! And I've ordered a car seat and a rocker thing. I decided to go with just a car seat instead of the whole travel system, for now anyway, since I don't think I'll be using the stroller much, or at all, over the winter. Plus, I really wanted the rocker thing so it was a good excuse to get that. Miles' aunt Trisha gave us a $200 prepaid Visa to use on whatever and I had originally planned on using it for the travel system only, then Miles and I would have to pay the $80ish for the changing table. But, after thinking and searching (and praying) I ordered this car seat:
It's not as adorable as I would have liked, but it has good safety ratings and is for babies up to 22 pounds instead of 35 like some of them. Also, it was cheaper than the other ones I was looking at, so all in all I think it was a good choice. It's currently shipping so I'm excited to get it in.

And this is the rocker/sleeper/thing that I ordered:
It has good reviews all across the board so I think that's good. I figure it'd be good for after she's done eating since she'd be at an incline, and good for napping in rooms outside of the bedroom.

The best part about it is that now we still have $81.27 left on the Visa card which is enough for the changing table (except for tax). This is the changing table we're going to get:
I'm excited to get it and put it together. That's the last big thing we really have yet to purchase. We'll have a few things to put together (the co-sleeper, changing table, installing the car seat) but it shouldn't be too bad.

Now I'm getting sidetracked so I should stop while I'm ahead.