Wednesday, June 30, 2010


So today has been the most uneventful day everrr! My knocked up ass did my "wifely duties" of laundry, cooking and cleaning, all while my wonderful husband/daddy-to-be played video games. Which, honestly, I don't mind as long as I don't have to watch.

I have had this awful pain right below where my bra sits all day today. I decided that removing the wire from said bra would solve this problem. It did. Temporarily. I guess because now that baby is getting big, all of my guts have been shifted upward, so the bottom of my bump is baby and the top is, well, my guts. Blech! Nothing that's going to kill me, obvs, just an annoying pain.


So, (in the dream) I'm sleeping, and wake up to pee, which I do IRL 3 or 4 times a night. As I sit on the toilet, my water breaks. A horrible gush of rapids, let me tell you. So I figure, well it must be time. I'm all cool and collected (which I hope to be) and we get our shit together and jet off to the hospital. We get there (we being hubs and I) and I tell them I want drugs immediately. I'm not in any pain, but I've read horror stories about women waiting to long to get them and then its too late.....ha! That will NOT be me, I promise you that. So they give me the drugs, and I go to sleep. I wake up and its time to push. So I do. Twice. And shes here. They hand her to Chad to place on the scale, which is weird and has a crumpled up paper lining on it, and I can see it as if I waltz right over there myself (not like I just went through labor and delivery or anything) he puts her on it, and low and behold! 8pounds 5 ounces. Clear as day! Please God let this be her true weight. That I can handle, 9+ pounds like all the babies in mine and Chads family....not so much. And thats the dream. Nothing special, but soo vivid. I wake up wondering if my water broke in the dream, or irl. I seriously ponder this for the majority of the morning, and finally come to the conclusion that it had to be in the dream, I would know....right?

Tosh is almost on.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Dear Non-Pregnant Person,

I hope you find these guidelines helpful in your interactions with pregnant women as failing to follow them may result in serious physical harm.If you are thinking, surely she doesn't mean me- then you should probably read this twice.

1) The appropriate response to a couple telling you they are having a baby is 'Congratulations!' with enthusiasm. Any other response makes you a jerk.

2) Through the wonders of science, we now know that babies are made ONLY by the mother and father- not grandparents. Unless the baby is in your uterus or you are the man that helped put it there, you may not ever use the phrase 'my baby'.

3) On the same note, unless you made the baby as defined in 2, the pregnancy, birth and raising of the child are not about you. You do not have input. No one wants to hear your opinion unless they ask for it...

4) The body of a pregnant woman should be treated the same as any other body. You would not randomly touch someone's stomach if they were not pregnant, nor would you inquire into the condition of their uterus, cervix or how they plan to use their breasts. Pregnancy does not remove all traces of privacy from a woman.

5) Likewise, no woman wants to hear comments on her weight...ever. A pregnant woman does not find it flattering that you think she is about is pop, must be having twins, looks swollen or has gained weight in her face. Telling her she looks too small only makes her worry that she is somehow starving her baby. Making such comments invite her to critique your physical appearance and you may not act offended. The only acceptable comment on appearance is 'You look fabulous!'.

6) By the time we are 20-30 years old, most of us have picked up on the fact that the summer is hot. We are hot every summer when we are not pregnant. We don't need you to point out that we will be miserably hot before the baby comes. Nor do we need to know how badly you will feel for us because we will be pregnant during the summer and how glad you are that YOU will not be pregnant this coming summer.

7) There is a reason that tickets to Labor & Delivery are not yet sold on Ticketmaster. Childbirth is actually not a public event. It may sound crazy, but some women really do not relish the idea of their mother, MIL or a host of other family members seeing their bare butt and genitals. Also, some people simply feel like the birth of their child is a private and emotional moment to be shared only by the parents. You weren't invited to be there when the baby was created, you probably won't be invited to be there when it comes out either.

8) Like everything else in life, unless you receive an invitation, you are NOT invited. This includes doctor appointments, ultrasounds, labor, delivery, the hospital and the parents' home. You do not decide if you will be there for the birth or if you will move in with the new parents to 'help out'. If your assistance is desired, rest assured that you will be asked for it.

9) If you are asked to help after the birth, this means you should clean up the house, help with cooking meals, and generally stay out of the way. Holding the baby more than the parents, interfering with breastfeeding and sleeping schedules and making a woman who is still leaking fluid from multiple locations lift a finger in housework is not helping.

10) The only people entitled to time with the baby are the parents. Whether they choose to have you at the hospital for the birth or ask for you to wait three weeks to visit, appreciate that you are being given the privilege of seeing their child. Complaining or showing disappointment only encourages the parents to include you less.


All the Pregnant Women in the World

I, personally, do not feel strongly about the majority if these issues. Just a select few.


With the expectant arrival of our daughter, it's come to my attention that we need to do some serious deep cleaning of this apartment. Granted, we're not slobs, no where near that actually, but we don't know who (or what) lived here prior to us. So here is a list of things we need to do in the upcoming months, (to the apartment, and otherwise)
Clean the carpet (this includes renting a carpet cleaning machine and getting off our asses)
Wash all clothes (baby's & ours) with a Free and Clear detergent
Wash all baby blankets, car seat cover, swing cover, all other "covers" for baby products with a Free and Clear detergent.
Clean Chad's car. VERY WELL. He smokes in it, and I'm not happy about the smell that will linger long after baby arrives, I'm sure he won't be happy when I tell him he can't smoke in it anymore. Sorry boo.
Do a serious dusting of all normally out of reach things, IE ceiling fans, top of cabinets, top of fridge...etc.
Along with doing all this cleaning, we will need to organize, organize, organize! Our place really isn't big enough for 2 adults, a cat, and now a baby. But we'll have to make due with what we have until our lease is up in April. I don't want our place to look like a baby's house, I want is to look like our home, with a baby living in it. That means, keeping all of her things, large and small, where they go at all times and out of the way when not in use. I say this now, but ask me again in 5 months when I haven't slept more than 2 hours a night for days.

What do you think? Is there anything I may have missed?

Friday, June 25, 2010

Follow Up

Today's appointment went great. I asked the doctor all the questions I had, she had all the answers I wanted to hear, which made me like her even more. She is awesome, I'm so glad I love my ob.

Anyhow, on to Miss. Ariana, her anatomy scan was great, everything looks normal, no worries (YAY) doc let us listen to her heartbeat, its such a beautiful sound. I wish I had an at home Doppler so I could listen to it whenever I wanted. However, she hadn't gotten the results from my Quad Screen, so I had to give some more blood, thank God that stuff regenerates otherwise I'd have run out a long time ago. Hopefully that will come back great, and then everything will be officially normal and good, and I'll be one happy momma. I can't help but have a little anxiety over these things, this is my child for Christ's sake, I want to know for sure that she is healthy. So far, so good. We have another appointment in 4 weeks, then 2 weeks after that I'll get my rhogam shot (stupid negative blood), then 3 weeks after that will be my baby shower!! I'm so excited for that btw. Oh, one more thing, in the past 4 weeks I've only gained 2 POUNDS!! That made my day. I'm hoping that I've kind of plateaued since I gained so much so early.

In other non-baby related news, my effing job pissed me off first thing this morning. Jessica's birthday party has been planned for months now, and I'm going to miss it because I have to work. Needless to say, I was furious. They scheduled me 10 days off IN A ROW so I wasn't able to request off (although I probably should have done it sooner) and then they schedule me 3 days in a row, now normally I wouldn't be bitching about it, especially since we need the money, but they NEVER schedule me more than 2 days in a row. Never! And now, when its most inconvenient for me, they do. I'll be so happy when I finally go on maternity leave so I can not worry about this job, and I can stay home and focus on being ready for this baby. Wow, I just read the last couple of sentences, and I sound like a brat. Whatevs I don't care. Until tomorrow, or later tonight...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Appointment Anxiety

Tomorrow is the follow up appointment to my anatomy scan ultrasound we had done 4 weeks ago. I'm a little nervous because its then that the doctor will go over any abnormalities they may have found (God willing they didn't find anything unusual) but it still a bit unnerving. Its first thing in the morning which I prefer to late afternoon appointments because theres no waiting around all day biting your fingernails to the nub. So, I'm going to relax for the rest of tonight and try to go to bed early since I'm used to waking up naturally, and we have to get up around 7ish tomorrow. Thoughts and prayers please.

Changing the subject a bit, I am SO pissed off at Domino's Pizza right now I could fly off the handle, and be labeled bat shit crazy. I called in and ordered our dinner tonight, Chad got his usual ham and pineapple, and I thought I would be different and I ordered BBQ chicken! Sounds delicious right? WRONG! All I wanted on my pizza was cheese (obvs) BBQ sauce and chicken, I get it home, open the box all excited and starving ready to eat, and WTF is all over my pizza?? ONIONS!!! And not the small chopped kind either, the BIG, long, nasty, slimy kind! I LOATHE ONIONS! So needless to say, I had to pick them off and eat my BBQ chicken pizza with onion juice cooked into it. Fucking domino's. Don't they know not to mess up a pregnant woman's dinner?!

Enough about that, I'm sure my blood pressure is about to fly through the roof as it is. Its settled, I'm going to have some ice cream tonight to make me feel better. Publix chocolate chip oatmeal cookie ice cream to be exact. Its as delicious as it sounds. Jealous yet?

This is it... it is soo yummy!

I'll let you know how the appointment goes tomorrow. JLM


Good afternoon loves.
Today has been a good day. I woke up earlier than usual, which made my afternoon a little longer. Thats a good thing, I had more time to do the things I usually do. Guess I should mention I only work 2 or 3 nights a week. The rest of the time I'm practicing being a stay at home mom. I'm so excited for the arrival of our daughter! I can't wait to spend all day everyday with her. Now granted I will be miserably tired for the first 6 weeks or so, but it will be worth it. These next four months can't fly by fast enough!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What a boring day

So nothing special happened today. Sat around, read up on Thebump, and the blog I've recently found/fallen in love with. The hubs is home, has been for a while now, playing his video games, which I honestly don't mind it keeps him busy and off my back while i'm doing baby stuff. Mordecai seems to be feeling better, he was kind of down the last few days, I'm glad hes back to his old self, I love that damn cat. Baby was active today, more so than yesterday, thank Goodness.
Well the hubs is done with his game, so now its time to spend some quality time together! Until next time....

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Its been a good day

Today has been quite productive, compared to others anyway. I did 3 loads of laundry, cooked dinner for the hubs when he got home from work, cleaned the kitchen and bedroom, played with the cat (Mordecai)...and, well thats about it, but I'm proud of myself, I actually got off my ass and was motivated to finish things up before 10:00 tonight. We'll probably be going to walk around the lake soon, I really need to start exercising... other than that, same ol' same ol'

Monday, June 21, 2010

My First One

I thought I was going to start a blog for my pregnancy, but I think I changed my mind. I started to document all the things I had gone through so far, as my first post, and it was verrrry long. I could honestly write a book. So I think this will be more of a day to day thing. So here goes.

Its Tuesday June 22nd, 2010. I'm watching the Law & Order SVU marathon that I watch every Tuesday and reading posts on the Second Trimester Board on My baby (Ariana) is kicking away, which makes me very happy. I love feeling her move around in my belly.

This is what she looks like right now. Beautiful, right?! I know. I never knew I could love someone so much without having ever met them. I can't wait to meet her, but I'm willing to wait these last 4 months so she'll be fully baked!

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