Wednesday, April 22, 2009

77 days to go!

Today is officially my 29th week. Yikes. 11 more to go. This also means that starting next week, I get to see my doctor every 2 weeks instead of the usual 4 week interval. I know that it will go down to weekly visits but I'm not quite sure when that happens.
My appointment last Friday was pretty quick aside from the 1 hour wait to get my blood drawn. I gained 21 pounds at that point which seems a lot but I guess not since my doctor didn't say anything about it. It's been a pain everytime I have to get blood work done. My veins are apparently too deep so the lab techs are always having issues. Needles freak me out as it is so getting poked twice in one day since the other arm wasn't that great was seriously terrifying for me. I'm also sporting a 5-day old bruise due to this. Luckily, that is it for blood work unless something comes up.
I already found out the results of my glucola test this past Monday and I passed! That syrup was so gross. It's comparable to extra sweet super flat orange soda. Yuck! The nurse that called me also mentioned that I'm anemic so I'm now on iron supplements.

We spent the weekend buying baby things here and there. We have settled on a car seat and also a stroller. Chicco was my first choice before looking at the Easy Walker stroller (that we're going to wait on buying until the baby outgrows her infant car seat). We're going to settle for a Snap 'n Go for now.

I hope that the next 77 days go really smooth and very quick but slow enough to where I'm able to accomplish everything that I'm supposed to do.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

28th Week Update

I'm 28 weeks today and I can't quite figure out how I got here so quickly. I can't even describe how excited I am that I only have 12 weeks to go 'til J and I get to meet our little angel. I get anxiety attacks here and there when I realize how quickly time is flying and how unprepared we are.

We are slowly getting everything together though. I bought her dresser yesterday on a random trip to Babies "R" Us during my lunch break. It was on clearance since it's being discontinued and I got an extra discount since it's the floor model. I think J and his dad are picking it up either this weekend or next weekend. We are going shopping for more baby stuff on Saturday and we're also going to find a new couch and a dining set.

Friday is my 28-week appointment. I really hope that I pass that stupid diabetes screening! My doctor told me to bring a book or magazine since I have to wait an hour after I take the syrup to get my blood drawn. Thank goodness for Borders coupons I'm going to pick up The Happiest Baby on the Block tomorrow. I've read great reviews about this book and how it was so helpful with newborns that I've been wanting to read it.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

27 Weeks Down - 13 To Go

I'm officially in the last trimester of my pregnancy! It was 27 weeks yesterday and according to Alpha Mom's website - - - my baby is now the size of a 15 inch teddy bear weighing about 2 pounds.

This has to be the fastest going pregnancy on record not unless this last trimester goes very slow. It's going to be very busy for us from here on out...
- third tri screening next week
- we move Memorial weekend
- take Labor Class at the hospital
- my bff's wedding is in June
- tour labor and delivery facility at the hospital
- shop for the baby

I'm really looking forward to our move and taking off for 11 weeks once the baby is here. It's going to be a fun and exciting summer for me and J.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Crib Bedding - Done!

Almost. I want to buy a couple more sheets but I have the major stuff. I want to get a white changing pad cover and sheet with black polka dots to coordinate with what I have so far.

J and I went to the PB outlet last week in hopes of finding a great deal on a crib set. We came home with 2 super-soft pink sheets and that was it. I figured I'd go the ebay route but couldn't really find anything.

We narrowed it down to Kayla and Katie. Both are pink and very cute until I went to Short Pump yesterday. They had the Sadie skirt in pink marked down from $59 to $19! I had to buy it. The sales lady also helped me locate the bumper that was originally $99 marked down to $29. What a freaking steal! The bumper is coming from a store in MD and it should be here later on this week. I have been stalking the Sadie set online since they've been on sale for a while but the prices are bit higher on the website that the store. I'm all about buying nice things but I refuse to pay retail for anything!

[ Kayla ]

[ Katie ]

[ Sadie ]

I'm so excited to get her crib assembled and put her bedding together. Gotta wait 'til May 22 though 'cause we're moving. Now I just need to find a dresser that we can use as a changing table and as storage for all her cute clothes that we've been buying.