Monday, November 30, 2009

Moving the Bud in

Well we are finally done painting and flooring Bud's room. Now we are moving things in. We need to buy the crib but when we went to order the crib, the shipping cost was a $100! So we have decided we are going to buy something local. It may not be the crib of our dreams but for an extra hundred we can get a pimped out crib rather than just a plain crib via the interwebs!

I can tell I am running out of room in my belly! On Friday, the baby managed to wedge into such a horrible position that I was crying from the pain. Finally Ray got Bud to move by talking to him/her. Bud seems to follow Ray's voice so Bud flipped over and I got some relief. I can also feel that head butting up against me. When I walk it hurts! Just feels like the baby's head is ready to pop out. I know it's not that easy but still that is what it feels like.

I am also suffering from major baby brain. People have to keep reminding me that I am graduating from Averett in two weeks. I totally forgot to order my robe and hood so I'm going to borrow one and wear my robe from my other graduation.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Almost there (the room anyways)

Well, Baby Bud's room is almost ready. If we can get some good weather then we'll be able to stain and seal the floor and then time to move stuff in. Now that the room is Bud's color, it feels more real. Like we are really making room for Bud in our lives.
I know that Bud keeps me up at night and makes sure that I eat on schedule. You would think my frequent trips to the bathroom and the ever present wrist splints would make Bud real but it's still hard to think of Bud outside of me. What will Bud look like? Is Bud a boy or a girl? So many questions and now only like 6 weeks. Time is really flying!
yesterday Ray and I attended a breastfeeding class at Morehead. Ray was the only man there. I was glad he was there. After taking some notes my hand went numb so he took notes for me. I don't I realized how nervous I was about breastfeeding. I think my nervousness is really about the returning back to work aspect. I want to breastfeed for at least 2 years but with me returning back to work after just 6 weeks, I'm not confident that I can keep it going.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Bud's schedule

So I am beginning to notice that Baby Bud has a schedule. Up around 6am (just like me), ready for lunch around 11:30, snack time: 3:30 or so, dinner is around 6:00 and then party time is 10:30 (just like Ray). I'm sure there are other time that Bud is active but maybe I'm just too busy to notice. I do wonder if the pattern will continue once Bud is out of the womb? I don't want to see Bud mix up the day and night. Ray is still mixed-up and he's 30!
Ray and I have come to the gender crossroads. He thinks Bud is a girl. I'm still convinced that Bud is a boy. I know a lot of people have been irritated that we didn't go ahead and find out the sex of Baby Bud but now the whole surprise thing is especially fun. We can debate and people chime in. We read old wives' tales. It's just fun to wonder. I mean right now Bud can be anything. I don't have an image of Bud boy as a lawyer or Bud girl as a pilot; Bud is still very abstract. Who and what Bud will become is a total mystery. With about 7 weeks to go I am getting more and more excited about meeting Bud and discovering who this little baby is!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

the shower

Yesterday my friends from work held a baby shower for me. It was so much fun! I don't like being the center of attention but opening presents was fun. I didn't get a chance to talk to everybody, which made me feel kinda bad. I wanted a chance to thank people for showing up but since it was right after school we have lots of teachers just running thur and going back to meet with students and parents. One of my friends from my first VA job made it up for the shower. I was super excited to see her. It just seems like I'm so busy and don't get a chance to keep up with people! I don't think that will change once the baby comes but I'll dream anyway. I am not looking forward to writing the thank you notes. I'm not use to thank you notes, not a very Mexican thing to do, and with carpal tunnel writing is going to be fun! I wonder what I should do for the wonderful people who threw the shower for me? A thank you note just doesn't seem like enough!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Classic Pregnancy Carpal Tunnel and my face is spreading

Well I have classic pregnancy induced carpal tunnel syndrome. I've never had issues with carpal tunnel before so it was a little scary to see my fingers swell so bad that I couldn't straighten them. Saturday morning was rough. I woke up at 6:30 with my right hand pointer and middle finger so swollen that I couldn't straighten them and I was very scared. My fingers finally went down so I went back to bad only to wake up at 8 am with three fingers so swollen that I couldn't stand it. I was crying and shaking my hand trying to get the swelling down and feeling back. Luckily we called the midwife and she told me to wear hand braces for carpal tunnel basically 24/7. It's hard getting use to it but it does help. Last night I managed to make it thru the night without any swelling, thanks to the braces!
I have also noticed that my nose is spreading :( Ray warned me that it happened to his sister-in-law. I don't recall it happening to his sister but it is happening to me. I noticed it in the mirror yesterday. So far my feet are holding steady, they only swell if I'm on my feet for a long time so so far so good. I wonder how much of my body will go back to pre-baby shape after I birth my child?