It’s Monday….

This is one of the busier days we’ve had.

It started at 6:15 this morning. I know that’s not super early for most people, but for us, it’s almost unheard of. 

Our puppies had their spay/neuter appointments today and we had to drop them off 7:30. We got home around 7:45 and then started the mad scramble for the rest of the day. 

I made eggs and sausage for breakfast. I showered quickly and began the mad dash to get ready for my doctors appointment. 

Today was my monthly visit with the OB and also my 28 week labs. If you don’t know what that entails, let me explain. 

First up for me, I had to get my drink on. The glucose tolerance test to check for gestational diabetes includes drinking a super sugary (50 grams of Dextrose) in 10 ounces flavored kind of like soda. It wasn’t horrible, just incredibly sweet. I drank it fairly quickly because I didn’t see any reason to sip it.

 Image

Then I went back out into the waiting room with strict instructions not to be late for my blood draw an hour later. 

I was then called in for my appointment with the doctor. Like most appointments at this point in (non-complicated) pregnancy, it’s quite simple. I step on the scale (HOLY SHIT BALLS), get my blood pressure taken (112/72) and then wait for the doctor. He comes in, asks how things are, we chat, he measures my belly (measuring a week ahead, no biggie) and listens to baby’s heartbeat via fetal doppler. This being my 28 week appointment we talk about what blood work they will do (complete CBC, HIV test and blood glucose) and also about getting the Tdap vaccine. All is well. He instructs me to wait for the nurse to give me the shot and then schedule my next appointment in two weeks. 

I kind of feel like pregnancy is progressing now, I get to go to the doctor EVERY TWO WEEKS! It’s awesome and it sucks. It’s great because we are getting closer to the baby being here, but it sucks because everything is going well, why do I need to live at the doctors office?!

Anyway, while waiting for the shot (like two minutes), I get a call from the vet asking me if we want them to repair Pebbles hernia while doing her spay and the additional fee for it. I give the okay for the additional procedure while the lovely nurse waits patiently. 

She gives me the shot and I go back up to check out and schedule my next appointment. After doing that, I go back to the lab to wait the final 25 minutes before my blood draw. 

They take 3 vials of blood and I’m out. Phew!

While I was at the office, I felt great. I’ve heard from multiple people that the sugar drink makes people nauseous or lightheaded, but I didn’t feel any of that. I had tons of energy and big plans to shampoo the carpets when I got home. 

Needless to say, when I got home I was wiped out. I laid down on the couch and fell asleep for four hours. When I woke up at 2:30, I ate lunch (chicken breast and roasted brussels sprouts) and called my mom to give her my appointment update.

I picked the dogs up at around 4:15 and they are just a pitiful mess. They look so sad and tired; it breaks my heart. ImageImage

We have strict instructions for them for the next 10 days. No running or jumping (this sounds impossible) and they absolutely cannot lick their stitches for risk of infection or pulling them out. Devin is on his way to pick up the plastic cones to help with no licking. My poor babies!

Next on the agenda? Childbirth class! We start our classes tonight. It runs for 4 weeks (Monday) with each class 2.5 hours long. I’m strangely excited. It’s getting more real; we are having a baby….soon!

Countdown to baby: 86 days

 

 

Why am I not surprised?

I’m sick. 

We made it home from Boston on Tuesday. I didn’t think it was THAT cold, but luckily, I was able to find a coat. I woke up yesterday feeling some kind of crap-tastic. I’m not sure if it’s the change in weather or the germs from the plane, but it sucks. I’ve practically lived on the couch for the last couple days.

I think I’m starting to feel better though. Fingers crossed.

I’ll give a full report on our weekend when I’m feeling better.

Countdown to baby: 90 days…

Aside

No Sleep Till….

I got NO sleep last night. And, by no sleep I mean, MAYBE an hour and a half. I didn’t fall asleep until around 5:45 this morning. I know that because I was playing on my phone the whole time.

Today was pretty uneventful.

I packed for Boston for both myself and Devin. Packing for short trips is more difficult for me, I want to pack everything! It’s going to be pretty cold, especially Monday; I don’t have a coat that fits me in this stage of pregnancy. I’m hoping that we’ll be able to find one once we get there.

I polished off the rest of the sugar cookies. Gross, I know.

I made a menu and grocery list for when we get back on Tuesday. It may sound strange, but I love meal planning. Our biggest problem is eating out pretty frequently, when eating at home would be the healthiest thing for us. I’ve been really lazy lately with the cooking, so when we get back from Boston we’re getting back on the wagon. I’m also promising (myself, AGAIN) to start exercising.

If you’re interested here is what we’re going to be eating when we get back. I’ve included links to the websites that I find these delicious recipes on (I’m not particularly creative myself). We always have leftovers for lunch the next day, it makes life so much simpler.

Tuesday (we get back in the afternoon)

Dinner – Cobb Salad. I make this with chicken breast (boiled or grilled) and bacon. My husbands’ favorite. Quick & Easy.

Wednesday

Breakfast – Over medium eggs, bacon & toast

Snack – Cottage Cheese

Lunch – Leftovers

Snack – 1/2 Avocado & String Cheese

Dinner – Chicken thighs with mashed sweet potatoes & green beans

Thursday

Breakfast – Broccoli, sausage & cheese scramble

Snack – Plain greek yogurt with mixed fresh berries

Lunch – Leftovers

Snack – Mixed Nuts

Dinner – Swedish meatballs with bok choy & salad (I have a batch of these ready in the freezer.)

 Friday

Breakfast – Paleo Blueberry Pancakes (these are SO good) with sausage

Snack – Banana & string cheese

Lunch – Leftovers

Snack – Cottage cheese

Dinner – BLT’s with avocado & salad

Saturday 

Breakfast – Over medium eggs, bacon & hash browns

Snack – Pink Grapefruit Smoothie

Lunch – Leftovers

Snack – 1/2 green apple & toast with almond butter

Dinner – Easy Shredded Pork (skipping the plantains in this recipe, they are delicious though) with mashed sweet potatoes & roasted brussels sprouts

We just dropped the puppies off at the puppy hotel. I didn’t expect to be so sad about it. I’m sitting here now, wondering if they miss us, if they’re crying. 😦

I’m off to try to get some sleep. Our day starts at 3:45 a.m. tomorrow. It’s going to be a long one.

Countdown to baby: 96 days…

Ugh

I shouldn’t be allowed to bake. 

I made sugar cookies today and have eaten about 8 of them so far. The same thing happened about a month ago when I made peanut butter cookies. I can’t stop eating them! Gah.

I don’t take my gestational diabetes test until the 31st, so maybe my subconscious is trying to tell me something; eat the sugar while you can!! In all seriousness, sugar is all I’ve been craving for the last three weeks or so. It makes me feel gross, but it’s all I want!

Other than cookies, all I did today was laundry in preparation for Boston. 

Life is pretty boring right now.

Countdown to baby: 97 days

Lazy

I’ve kind of been a slacker. The baby must be having a growth spurt because I am really tired this week. It started on Sunday, napping most of the day (it didn’t help that the weather was crap). Yesterday, I fell asleep about an hour after waking up and slept an additional 4 hours. 

26 weeks today. Only 14 to go. Seems like it’s taking forever and going too quickly at the same time.

On Saturday we were supposed to attend a Cloth Diapering class, but didn’t make it on time and I refuse to show up late (I think it’s rude and disrespectful). So, we are just going to wing it. 

We started our stash with a Bummis Organic Cotton Diaper Kit. I’m still hesitant about this kit because I wanted to get a variety of brands and styles, but Devin got sold on it so we’ll keep it. Cloth Diapering is my new obsession. It’s bordering on unhealthy, it occupies most of my day; researching various brands and styles of diapers to try to decide what else I want to add to my stash.

There is SO much information available it is OVERWHELMING and exciting at the same time. Google is my BFF and worst enemy right now. 

We have a last minute trip to Boston this weekend. Devin has to go for a work thing on Monday and I’m going to visit with my family that lives in Connecticut. We leave on Saturday and won’t get back until Tuesday afternoon. 

I don’t have a maternity jacket. I’m going to freeze.

Countdown to baby: 98 days…(holy shit balls that seems soon)

Friday is a Favorite

There is something very calming in waking up knowing that you’ve already prepared breakfast. I’m usually running around like a crazy person to make sure my husband is well fed and off to work on time. I love mornings when I’ve already done the hard work.

Breakfast for us was an asparagus, provolone frittata and sausage patties. Frittatas are easy to make and are so yummy. 

Image 

I needed some pampering after yesterday, so I went and got a lovely mani/pedi early this morning.

Image

I love it when the nail salon isn’t busy and I don’t have to wait and aren’t rushed.

 When I got home, it was time to get back to work on the nursery art.

After the first painting, I learned that it really is important to take my time. That includes making sure I have the proper tools when I start painting.

Image 

It did take me a little longer than I would’ve liked, but I think the “A” is complete. I really like the way it turned out. Sorry the picture is so bad!

Image 

My husband and I are attending a Cloth Diapering 101 class at a local store tomorrow, so I’ll have a lot to share with you after the weekend!

Countdown to baby: 103 days (I posted last night after midnight, so no progress on that).

Too much

It was an absolutely gorgeous day here in Central Texas!

I was able to get outside to take a short walk and when I came home, I opened up the house to get some fresh air flowing. The weather here is wacky, so I have to take advantage of these rare days.

I worked too hard today. Pushed my every growing body to its limits in my quest to complete my housewifely duties.

Once a week, I give our apartment a thorough cleaning. Laundry, vacuuming, mopping, dusting, bathrooms; everything. Well, now my back and feet are screaming at me. I did too much. I even made dinner AND prepared breakfast for tomorrow.

I’ve heard some pregnant women make a schedule of chores to complete each day, rather than all at once. I’ll have to try that next week and let you know how it works out.

I was so busy with cleaning that I didn’t have a chance to work on the art for the nursery. I’m hoping to complete the “A” tomorrow and start work on the owl. I’ll give a full progress report tomorrow!

Countdown to baby: 103 days…