Monday, August 30, 2010

Baby Shower

OK. Well this past Saturday was my baby shower. Finally. It seemed like it took forever for it to arrive after ordering the invitations. But eventually it came, and went, and I must admit, I enjoyed myself very much.

Those of you that know me, know that my family is bat shit crazy, I cannot stress that enough to people who are about to meet them. And that's exactly what I tried to explain to Lindsey, Jessica and Penny.... please don't judge me because of my crazy ass family. None of them get along, some of them are bitches, and they're deaf. It's quite embarrassing at times, but what do you do? You deal. That's all you can do really.

Anyhow, lets get to the deets....
I was really worried that it wouldn't be nice. I didn't want it to turn out lame and trashy.... and low and behold.... it.was.amazing. Pam Harler (my hostess) did an absolutely amazing job with everything; food, decorations, games (that we only got to play 1 of 5 scheduled) all around hostess duties, she was fantastic. She is the sweetest human being on the planet and I'm am so grateful that she offered to throw my shower. There was soooo much pink; ribbons, streamers, cups, plates, napkins...everything. I loved it. Another thing I was terrified of was no one coming. I sent out nearly 40 invitations, and was so scared of having maybe 10 guests. I didn't do a head count, but if I had to guess, I'd say that at least half of them came. Even people I didn't know were there. I was obligated to invite a few of them because my mimi (who co-hosted the shower) insisted. So although I may have looked gift grabby and selfish, I did what she asked. And some of them came. Imagine how awkward it felt to attempt to have a conversation with someone who came to your shower, brought you a gift, when you don't even know them. I actually felt really bad because there were so many people there I didn't feel like I gave everyone enough attention. I'm sure I came off rude to some people, but what the hell was I supposed to do? I only had so much time before they wanted to start the festivities.
.So the invitation said the shower would start at 2. 2 came and went because I wanted to make sure the majority of people were there that were coming. And when 2:30 rolled around, it was time.
.We started out with a game, it was cute. Guess how many mints are in this giant bottle/bank. It lasted a good 10 minutes. After it was over people were ready to eat. Apparently, no one ate lunch before coming, so they lined up fixed their plates and it was time for me to open presents! I was very surprised at how many gifts were there. Since not ONE item was purchased off any of my registries, I figured I'd get a lot of diapers and clothes. oh.em.gee. My darling daughter will not have to wear the same outfit more than once for possibly the first year or two of her life. She has sooo many outfits, and even a few duplicates (which is what registries are for people, to prevent that from happening) But all is well. She has some of the CUTEST clothes a girl could ask for. I can't wait to dress her all up and show her off to the world! Some of my personal favorites include (but are not limited to) a beautiful (etsy purchased) headband with her initial on it, and Baby Leg leg warmers!!! I cannot wait to put those on her! She will be to cool for school, I promise. Also a big hit were the mustache pacifiers (which were the only pacifiers I received surprisingly) Chad is very excited about them! I also got a diaper bag which was WAY to much. Pink and fuzzy, and flowery...thanks Mimi, but it went back to the store. Chad would not be a happy camper if he had to lug that around.
.The present opening process took what seemed like FOREVER, I was hot and sweaty by the end of it. And when I had finished, everyone was ready to go. Which was fine by me, it meant no more trying to not be rude and talk to every person there for an acceptable amount of time as to not look like a rude, selfish bitch. So the place cleared out, Linds, Jess and Penny were awesome opossums and loaded up all the prezzies, and I finally got a chance to eat what was left, a few chips, a couple cocktail weenies, a cracker or two, some fruit, and about 5 tablespoons of icing from the cupcakes. YUM. hahaha!
All in all, I was surprised there was not a lot of family drama. There were however, way too many children. The day turned out well, and I have pretty much everything I need with the exception of a few little things now. This entry has gone on way too long, and I promise to post some pictures when flickr stops fucking around.
Here are a few pictures, I'll add more when flickr sees fit.

Friday, August 27, 2010

31 weeks 1 day

•How far along?: 31 weeks 1 day

•How big is baby?: 16. 7 Inches and 3.8 pounds. Big girl!

•Maternity clothes?: With the exception of some jammies...

•Stretch marks?: ugh. battle scars, sure.

•Sleep?: Welcome back 1st trimester fatigue. It's getting more and more difficult and takes at least 2 hours for me to fall asleep, and getting up to pee 3 times before I even fall asleep doesn't help.

•Food cravings?: Chinese. I'd kill a bitch for some right now.

•Labor signs?: Nope, but I am finally feeling big and pregnant. It's not all puppies and rainbows, I can assure you.

•Belly button in or out?: Innie when I'm sitting down, and flat when I'm standing.

•What I miss: My pre preg body and weight, being able to shave easily, and the parts of my body I can no longer see.

•What I'm looking forward to: My baby shower! It's TOMORROW!

I know it's been a couple of weeks since my last update, but seriously, not a lot changed. I had to take the glucose tolerence test again and passed... again. I know I don't have gestational diabetes, but it's what I get for opening my big mouth and warning my doc AGAIN of the size of babies in my family. PLEASE cross your fingers that my baby isn't huge!
Hmm... what else is new.. Well I will have a full term baby on board in 6 weeks!! 6 WEEKS! That's a month and a half people! I could have a healthy OUTSIDE baby in less than 2 months! I'm super excited!
We've also decided that we will not be saving her cord blood. It's very expensive and it's still not 100% the best option. I've done lots of research on it, and decided that if it's possible, we'll donate it instead!
My baby shower is TOMORROW! I am super excited, even though only 1 person RSVP'd. What the fuck people. You are so damn inconsiderate. But I've heard through the "grapevine" that quite a few people are coming. But still, it pisses me off. AND not one thing has been purchased off my registry. NOTHING. So I'll probably be coming home with a bunch of baby clothes and diapers. But it's fine. I'll be happy no matter what.
Enough rambling. And I'm not proof reading because I don't feel like it.

Friday, August 13, 2010

29 weeks 1 day

•How far along?: 29 weeks 1 day

•How big is baby?: 16 inches and 3 pounds. Shes almost as long as she will be when she's born. Pretty exciting.

•Maternity clothes?: Yep. All of them.

•Stretch marks?: ugh. battle scars, sure.

•Sleep?: Welcome back 1st trimester fatigue. I'm sleeping pretty well these days, in between getting up to pee 20 times a night.

•Food cravings?: I had been dying to try Wendy's new sea salt fries, so yesterday I gave in and had some. They.Were.Good.

•Labor signs?: Nope.

•Belly button in or out?: Innie when I'm sitting down, and flat when I'm standing.

•What I miss: Coffee, my pre preg body, being able to shave easily, and the parts of my body I can no longer see.

•What I'm looking forward to: Having my baby!!!

Our last appointment went pretty well. I found out that I wont be getting another ultrasound, which is kind of a bummer since I would love to have some pictures of her with some chunk, but I guess we'll have to wait until her arrival. 76 days left, give or take a few. Her quad screen came back negative, which is wonderful, it means she doesn't have Downs Syndrome! I wasn't even a high risk for her to have it, but I was still worried.
Oh and, I only gained 3 pounds!!!! That was good news as well. Hopefully since I gained so rapidly early on, I'm hoping that it had kind of peaked and will be nice and slow for the remainder of this pregnancy.
That is all.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mini Vent

Can I just say that exercising alone is totally lame? It sucks. As I posted last week, I will be doing some form of walking/exercising everyday now that I'm in my final stretch of pregnancy. And everyday since posting that, I have, whether it be walking around our complex, or IKEA, or swimming, I've done something to keep that promise to myself. Anyway, Chad went out of town this morning for work, and he'll be gone all week, so I'm all by myself and I decided to go for a myself.... LAME. For one, it was hotter than hell (but it's Florida, should I expect anything less? NO.) and two, I had no one to talk to. So I walked for about 20 minutes and came home. I really wish I was ballsy enough to swim in the pool, but I just can't bring myself to flaunt my big, fat pregnant ass in front of strangers in a pool of urine and pubes. BLECH! OK, vent over.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

28 Weeks

•How far along?: 28 weeks.

•How big is baby?: She is about 15 inches, and 2 & 1/2 pounds.

•Maternity clothes?: Yep. Pants, shorts, shirts, dresses. I do have a few non maternity shirts I can still squeeze into, but not for long. I have a few band t's that I used to wear, now I can only wear them around the house because the bottom of my belly sticks out.

•Stretch marks?: Yes. More on that later.

•Sleep?: Welcome back 1st trimester fatigue. I'm sleeping pretty well these days, in between getting up to pee 20 times a night.

•Food cravings?: I want some fucking McDonalds. Period.

•Labor signs?: Nope.

•Belly button in or out?: Innie when I'm sitting down, and flat when I'm standing.

•What I miss: Coffee, my pre preg body, being able to shave easily, and the parts of my body I can no longer see.

•What I'm looking forward to: My baby shower, getting our place ready for baby, and of course her getting here!!

Anyhow, back to the stretch mark thing. I've known my entire life that if I were to ever get knocked up, I would most definitely have stretch marks. They are genetic. There is nothing you can do to prevent them; no magic cream or lotion, no fancy potion, and you can drink water until you over hydrate yourself there is NOTHING you can do! And it sucks. Well anyway, I've got a few. They're small, not really a big deal, but I thought maybe since I've known my entire life that I would have them, that I would be ok with it, that maybe I had talked myself in coming to terms with it. Nope. I'm not a happy camper. At all. It fucking sucks. I'm a vain bitch. I'll be the first to admit that, and the fact that I may never wear a bikini again, does not make me happy.
Speaking of my vanity, tonight starts my "Nightly Walks". I've told myself from the beginning that when I hit the 3rd trimester, I would walk everyday. Whether it be around our apartment complex, or around the block, I'm going to get off my fat ass and do it. By myself or with Chad, either way, it's happening. They say it helps with labor, and if I can do anything to prevent myself from being in labor for 20+ hours, and pushing for 3, I'm game. Plus maybe it'll help my thunder thighs shrink a bit.