Today is the last day of July!! So officially as of tomorrow I can say I'm due "in a month" or "next month" and it will really be true. Although shhhh, don't tell anyone....I've been saying that for a little bit to strangers just to avoid the crazy comments and wierd stares! LOL Course i could always just say "in a few weeks"....hmmm that even sounds better! Anyways, last day of July means that starting tomorrow I have 18 days till baby is considered full term meaning the doc won't stop labor. I have 27 days until they will schedule to induce if he hasn't arrived on his own. Leaving a max of 35 days left until he arrives based on when doc said when my most likely scheduled date would be. Besides the count down till baby arrives we also have 2 days until we move into the new house, no more than 21 working days left, and 33 days till J's 1st day of Kindergarten. Anyone else saying HOLY CRAP!
This is for those mother's of boys, sisters of boys, and boys that have grown older. And anyone else who needs alaugh.Why boys need parents...And you also find out interesting things when you have sons, like... 1.) A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. ft. house 4 inches deep. 2.) If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can ignite. 3.) A 3-year old Boy's voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant. 4.) If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42 pound Boy wearing Batman underwear and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint can, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20x20 ft. room. 5.) You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on. When using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a few times before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way. 6.) The glass in windows (even double-pane) doesn't stop a baseball hit by a ceiling fan. 7.) When you hear the toilet flush and the words 'uh oh', it's already too late. 8.) Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it. 9.) A six-year old Boy can start a fire with a flint rock even though a 36-year old Man says they can only do it in the movies. 10.) Certain Lego's will pass through the digestive tract of a 4-year old Boy. 11.) Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence. 12.) Super glue is forever. 13.) No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool,you still can't walk on water. 14.) Pool filters do not like Jell-O. 15.) VCR's do not eject 'PB & J' sandwiches even though TV commercials show they do. 16.) Garbage bags do not make good parachutes. 17.) Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving. 18.) You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is. 19.) Always look in the oven before you turn it on; plastic toys do not like ovens. 20.) The fire department in Austin , TX has a 5-minute response time. 21.) The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms dizzy. 22.) It will, however, make cats dizzy. 23.) Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy. 24.) 80% of Women will pass this on to almost all of their friends, with or without kids. 25.) 80% of Men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake fluid.
10. "I finished the Oreos" 9. "Not to imply anything, but I don't think the kid weighs 40 lbs" 8. "Ya know, looking at her, you'd never guess that Jessica Alba had a baby" 7. "I sure hope your thighs aren't gonna stay that flabby forever" 6. "Well, couldn't they induce labor? The 25th is the Super Bowl!" 5. "Darned if you're not about 5 lbs away from a surprise visit from that Richard Simmons fella!" 4. "Are your ankles supposed to look like that??" 3."Get your own ice cream!" 2. "Whoa! For a minute there I thought I woke up next to Willard Scott!" And the Number 1 most fatal thing to say to your pregnant wife..........
I wonder if any of you have ever heard any of these? I remember them from when I was younger, about 9 or 10. They were on an old cassette tape and I swear I listened to it so many times I wore that thing out. I've looked for years to hear them again and finally found them on youtube.com of course. The one that is Daddy's girl is one I still sing to Jayden now except changing the words a bit to Mommy's girl. She loves it and asks for it. Just one of those things I can pass on to her I suppose. Anyways, listen and enjoy! And my fellow preggo's....caution it might cause your to tear up!
I have no idea how much more I can take size wise. I am no where near as big as I was with J but man....he just seems to be carrying heavier. I can no longer just bend over...that requires my legs being apart so the belly can go between. Although he's been lower all along I do think he has dropped some which means an easier time of breathing but way more frequent trips to the bathroom. Here's a pic for your amusement.
1. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night. 2. Don't worry about what people think, they don't do it very often. 3. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian anymore than standing in a garage makes you a car. 4. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity. 5. If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before. 6. My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance. 7. Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious. 8. A person, who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person. (This is very important. Pay attention! It never fails.) 9. For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program. 10. If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip. 11. Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks. 12. A conscience is what hurts when all of your other parts feel so good. 13. Eat well, stay fit, die anyway. 14. Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it. 15. No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes. 16. A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. 17. Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places. 18. Opportunities always look bigger going than coming. 19. Junk is something you've kept for years and throw away three weeks before you need it.
I watch a lot of the shows on HGTV which can give you a lot of great ideas. My most recent one....recovering the cushions on a glider/ottoman that was given to us. So instead of paying $150-$200 to get one for when baby arrives, this one was given to us for free. This is what it looked like before I started...
The wood is in perfect condition but the cusions, as I'm sure you can see, were definitely not in the best condition. So I went to Joanne Fabrics and picked out this dark blue cotton fleece type material that is really durable but oh so soft! I've got the ottoman covered and the bottom cushion done except for closing up the back. but you get the idea....
And just to clarify I have not done the backcushion yet at all, the fabric is just draped around it for now. Considering I am sewing it by hand since I don't own a machine, lets just say it takes awhile.
I hate being in a situation where I'm not quite sure what to say or do. When it comes to dealing with J's father it's just that type of situation. For some background we haven't spoken 2 words to each other in over 4 years. She'll be 5 in September...you do the math. When we had last spoken it wasn't exactly on the best of terms. He had just gotten confirmation that she was his and I'm sure was trying to figure out how to admit to his new wife that I wasn't the liar I was made out to be. But that was his issue not mine. In those years I've gotten the child support check every month and thats it. He has never sent her a birthday card, christmas card, called to see how she was doing....nothing.
Then he decided to get out of the Navy in May of this year and her insurance got cancelled. I waited a bit to see if I would get something from him saying what the deal was b/c the court order says he is responsible for providing it. It's now half way through July and still haven't heard anything and since she starts kindergarten in September I needed to get it figured out b/c she needs her physical and such. So I sent him a certified letter on Monday, signature required and also restricted delivery so that only he was allowed to sign for it. I've only met his wife I think twice but I know she can't stand me. I didn't want to risk that she would get it and he would never see it. yes, that's speculating but it was worth the extra $$ to make sure he got it as he should.
Today, much to my surprise he called me. I had no idea until after work when I checked my messages and darn near wrecked my car when I heard the message. I was shocked to say the least b/c honestly I figured if he did anything it would be through the mail. I also noticed he tried to call several times about an hour after that but I still didnt' know it was him at that point so I did my disconnect thing I do with sales calls so they won't go to voicemail. Once I realized it was actually him trying to call I called back and left him a message. He just called me again a few minutes ago.
To say it wasn't awkward would be untrue. I darn near didn't answer the phone but hey, we all gotta deal with uncomfortable things at times. Surprisingly he was totally civil, gave me the plan #'s and contact information for the company so that her doctor to check to see if they accept it so I could go ahead and find out if we would need to switch. he actually apologized for calling so late.
The one thing that didn't happen though is he didn't ask about her. How she is or anything. I know I probably sounded uncomfortable so I don't know if thats why or if he just really doesn't want to know. I wish he would have just to know that he isn't totally uncaring of his child but I also know you can't force someone to be involved. She's gone almost 5 years now with out knowing him and has survived and is thriving. Of course she knows who he is and what he looks like and maybe when she gets older she'll want answers. But hopefully she'll understand that I didn't do anything to prevent her from knowing him and hopefully he'll have the answers she needs. Only time will tell.
So I was talking to Jenn H yesterday yet again about how I am so over being pregnant. I'm past the point of even enjoying this anymore, I just want to wake up and it all be over with. At not quite 33 weeks I'm sure thats not likely to happen, and honestly I really hope not b/c we want our little guy here healthy and strong. yes, that was a double standard I just said there but I don't care. Anyways, I had made the comment about how it just seemed like it's been so much longer this go around when compared to J and when we do the math....it has!! Here is how....
I didn't even find out I was preggo with J until very near to 12 weeks. She was born at 37 weeks which means that I was knowingly pregnant for 25 weeks.
With this one I found out at 4 weeks and am currently 32/33 weeks with at least 4 more weeks to go. That means knowing for a minimum of 29 weeks already. I'm not even at the end yet and I've already gone through a whole extra month. Hey, it's the way I look at it anyways!
So ya, I'm totally over it. The back and hip pain....unable to get comfortable...unable to sleep b/c the heartburn gets so bad I can't lay down. Ya...who wouldn't be over it. All I can do is beg for someone to please let the next few weeks fly by!
By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds (pick up a large jicama) and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, he'll gain a third to half of his birth weight during the next 7 weeks as he fattens up for survival outside the womb. He now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). His skin is becoming soft and smooth as he plumps up in preparation for birth.
Thats what my counter says I have left. Can you believe it?? Seems like it's been hardly any time since it said I was only 60 days into this! Besides, I don't think he's going to make it to hte full 60. Probably more like 40-45......so close isn't it?
I'm kinda curious as to how some of you would handle a situation. There is this lady i work with who is sooooooo obnoxious. Honestly, thats the only term I can even think of to describe her. There are 5 of us women in this office location and it seems like no matter who is talkign to who about what or when, this lady has to butt in with her 2 cents and her stories which always seem to try and top what is already being said. Now me being hormonal....see below post....I'm tempted to tell her to please go away. Well maybe not that nicely but we know that wouldn't be a good idea. It's not that we mind her participating in the conversation but it's not a freakin competition and it really is like she has to one up everyone else. And her manner is....well annoying. She is very aggresive when she speaks so she literally takes over the conversation and it's all over from there. It's getting to where the rest of us really don't talk about anything but work while she is around b/c we don't want to have to deal with her!! So what would you do? Just ignore her or say something?
As as for a funny oen of my other coworkers had me cracking up today. The not so funny part is he goes in on Thursday due to a tumor in his brain from cancer. Since he will be otu for awhile I'll be filling in for him to take care of his customers and all that. We've worked together for 6 years and he's always been there for me so I certainly don't mind helping him out as much as i can. Anyways, he called me today about a system issue he was having and after we fixed it we were talking about me taking over his workload. He tells me "You know, don't take this the wrong way but I was thinking last night i don't know whats worse. Me with a brain tumor and doped up or you 8 months preggo! Seems like a pretty even trade". Now not knowing him or me really you might not get why that is so funny but for him and I it was hysterical. So thats my funny for today.
I haven't really complained much throug this whole pregnancy. I had horrible morning sickness in the beginning which I never had with J. I dont' think my boss really believed me with how sick I was until he saw me once. I swear I must have looked horrible! Anyways, this vent isn't really to complain about phsyical issues. Although i can certainly tell he's longer and heaver/stronger than even last week. Those kicks are seriously hurting and then he is sitting so low that my pelvis takes a beating from his head.
Anyways, this vent is more about those around me. I'm seriously getting tired of the jokes, snide comments, feelings of entitlement to my belly, etc. I wonder sometimes do these people not realize just how hormonal I can be?? I seriously almost snapped this morning when my sister wanted to feel up my belly. most days it doesn't bother me but this morning....I just didnt' want to be touched and she kinda gave me a hard time about it. Then I get the jokes about how big the belly is....you know "Are you sure it isn't twins?". Ugh, if I hear that one more time..... There are other jokes I've gotten but I won't post them here as most were pretty offensive and just down right rude. I just wish people would think before they speak, especially to an 8 month preggo woman. Seriously!
Seriously, can we go one year that I'm pregnant with out ahving a hurricane? LOL Listening to the weather this morning I heard that we now have Bertha out in the Atlantic. Granted it's likely that she will turn north and never come near us but one of the storm tracks has her coming this way too. It just depends on those eastern winds pushing her away or not. I hope they do!! I already went through having one child during a hurricane. I refuse to do it again and I hope nobody else has to either. Being in the hospital during a hurricane is horrible! No hot water, no hot food, no tv, no visitors, NOTHING. I seriously checke dout of there as soon as humanly possible just b/c I was so much more miserable in the hospital. Even though i had no idea if we even had power at home. Thank goodness for living behind a major shopping center cause we got it shortly after I got home. Granted where we will be at this time is different but still......no more babies during a hurricane!!!
I got this from my friend Heidi's blog. Some lighthearted fun for the holiday weekend! Here are the directions:
1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.
At this point in pregnancy most women are posting photo's of their nursery's or what they have gotten done with it. I mean, we're 7 weeks out from full term and 10 weeks left till the official due date. Since we haven't moved to the new house yet I figured i'd post a pic or two of babies E's closet. yes, he has a closet in the apartment and everything we have for him is crammed inside. Well, except the carseat, glider/ottoman and pack n play. So check it out.
Yes, that is stuff packed floor to shelf and then everything on the shelf ot the right. I think we have enough diapers to last a little bit at first although I should probably look into some wipes. Other than that we seriously have everything we really need to start out. Even crazier is this is not it. There is a package at the office from a friend which is the bundle me for the stroller/carseat. And then there are like 5 people at work who all say they have gifts that I'll get tomorrow or Monday. Not to mention what ever random things we pick up ourselves between now and then. I must say there is certainly more stuff than when i had J. This kiddo certainly is not doing with out!